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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | January 27, 2012
LA CRESCENTA — In a prime example that anything can change from game to game in the world of Pacific League girls' soccer, Wednesday's match between host Crescenta Valley High and Burroughs couldn't have been much more different than the teams' initial meeting. After playing to a one-goal draw earlier in the season at Burroughs, a focused and fired-up Falcons squad came out blazing to the tune of a 5-0 drubbing of the visiting Indians. "It was a total mental lapse, if you will, in the first game [and a]
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | May 10, 2011
GLENDALE — Even with a four-run lead in the middle innings, Burbank baseball Coach Bob Hart knew it wasn't large enough against a Crescenta Valley team capable of posting another comeback. Hart's thought proved to be correct. Crescenta Valley got a key bases-loaded triple from Elliot Surrey in the bottom of the fifth inning to help rally to an 8-7 victory against Burbank on Tuesday night in a Pacific League game at Stengel Field. Crescenta Valley improved to 24-2, 13-1 in league, while Burbank concluded its regular season at 11-16, 6-8. The Falcons also stayed alive in their attempt to clinch a share of the league championship, provided they beat first-place Arcadia on Friday night on the road.
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By Grant Gordon | January 26, 2008
BURROUGHS HIGH — Unrelenting rain, bitter cold nor Burroughs High could slow down the Crescenta Valley girls’ water polo team as it continued its unbeaten run through the Pacific League. Paced by Keri Kunkel’s five goals and a tenacious defense, the Falcons continued their run to a fifth straight league title with a resounding 14-3 win against the Indians on a chilly Thursday afternoon at Burroughs High. “Playing in a steady downpour, you have to focus a little more — that’s the nature of a winter sport,” said Crescenta Valley Coach Pete Loporchio, whose team never seemed to lose focus, jumping out to an insurmountable 8-0 advantage.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | January 27, 2012
LA CRESCENTA — Several story lines were prevalent during Friday's Pacific League boys' soccer match between Crescenta Valley High and Burbank. Crescenta Valley looked to remain unbeaten in league despite having to play with two of its starters serving mandatory one-match suspensions, while Burbank had an opportunity to take advantage of those absences and climb in the standings. Blocking out the windy weather and personnel distractions, Crescenta Valley managed to record a 4-0 home victory and move the Falcons a step closer to their third league championship in a row. Alex Berger recorded one goal and two assists for the Falcons, who improved to 12-0-6, 9-0-2 in league for 29 points despite competing without forward Pavle Atanackovic and midfielder Michael Shahnazarians.
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By Andrew Shortall | December 16, 2010
andrew.shortall@latimes.com LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE — The Crescenta Valley High girls' soccer offense got a jolt of life at the expense of host La Cañada on Monday afternoon after having been dormant for most of the season prior. Crescenta Valley only had one goal to its name the entire season before manufacturing three goals against the Spartans for a 3-2 comeback win, with all three coming in the second half and the game-winner coming on a fall-away effort from Whitley Boller.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | April 15, 2011
LA CRESCENTA — With the Pacific League finals scheduled for later in the month, many track and field athletes are heading down the home stretch in search of refining their strategies to possibly get there. That proved to be the case during Wednesday afternoon's league tri-meet between Glendale, Burroughs and host Crescenta Valley. Among those who stood out were Bob Anderson of Crescenta Valley, Glendale's Mike Davis and Danitza Eyo of Burroughs. Each won two events for their respective squads in a meet that concluded just before sundown, but it was the Falcons who swept through the opposition as a team.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | March 4, 2011
BURBANK — Burroughs High swimming Coach Danny Garcia and his first-year counterpart at Burbank, Chris Goldberg, agree about which school should be the powerhouse in the Pacific League this season. "CV is just going to be untouchable," Garcia said. "They are just so good that I don't think anyone is going to come close to them in our league. " Goldberg offered a similar outlook. "They are going to be very tough," he said about the Falcons. "They usually have excellent swimmers, and I think they'll have another good group this season.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 29, 2014
BURBANK - If there was a good time for the Crescenta Valley High softball team to get to a Burroughs High squad that was reeling, Tuesday's Pacific League contest was the perfect opportunity. The Indians were fresh off a loss last week to rival Burbank. To make matters worse, the team was without its all-league starting catcher after she was thrown out of the game against the Bulldogs and was forced to sit out the contest against the Falcons. She was one of four players missing from the Burroughs roster for various reasons Tuesday.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | April 10, 2014
BURBANK - Thus far in the Pacific League season, the Burbank High softball team, seen as the favorite by most to repeat as league champion, has run roughshod over some overmatched competition. PHOTOS: Burbank vs. Crescenta Valley girls' league softball On Thursday afternoon, the Bulldogs faced their most arduous opposition yet, but behind a stellar effort in the circle from junior pitcher Caitlyn Brooks and some early offense, Burbank still looked impressive in a 3-0 win over Crescenta Valley at McCambridge Park.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | February 14, 2014
WHITTIER - While most teams would probably still be basking in the glory after winning a league championship, the members of the Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo team went right back to the pool looking to fine tune some areas of their game Friday. After capturing the Pacific League championship for the fifth season in a row on Thursday, Crescenta Valley enjoyed a brief celebration before making the trek to meet host La Serna in a nonleague match Friday. Crescenta Valley passed its final regular-season test before beginning defense of its CIF Southern Section Division V crown, as Ashley Taylor collected a team-high four goals and Elissa Arnold added two goals and four steals to earn a 10-5 victory.
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By Emin Avakian, Special to the Burbank Leader | February 5, 2014
LA CRESCENTA - Sparked and backed by an unconscious first-quarter shooting display from its junior guard, the Burbank High girls' basketball team notched a huge Pacific League victory against host Crescenta Valley on Wednesday. Yassemeen Sa'Dullah connected on five of her seven three-pointers in the opening frame and scored 17 of her game-high 32 points to set the tone for the Bulldogs in a 50-47 overtime win over the Falcons. PHOTOS: Sa'Dullah sets tone for Burbank win over Crescenta Valley Sa'Dullah's opportunities to score were fewer thereafter, as the Falcons defense switched to a man-to-man from a 2-3 zone and bottled her up as best as it could, with Samantha Lamb as the primary defender, but Sa'Dullah took matters into her hands again late and scored seven of the team's nine overtime points to secure the victory.
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By Charles Rich | February 5, 2014
BURBANK — There's quite a battle at hand involving three girls' soccer teams for second place in the Pacific League. With undefeated Arcadia High on the verge of sewing up the league championship, its left Burbank, Crescenta Valley and Burroughs scrambling for second place with less than two weeks remaining in the regular season. Burbank and Crescenta Valley met for the second time this season Wednesday, with both looking for a windfall. Burbank received a goal from Clarissa Guerrero with about 13 minutes remaining to post a 2-1 home victory against Crescenta Valley.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | February 3, 2014
BURBANK - In recent years, the matchup between the Crescenta Valley High and Burroughs boys' soccer teams seems to bring out the best in both squads. It was no different Monday, as the Falcons and Indians faced one another for the second time this season. It was a spirited battle throughout, with both teams enjoying their share of scoring chances over the course of the first 75 minutes. But despite the opportunities, neither squad could put the ball in the back of the net. That changed, however, in the 76th minute when Burroughs' Brandon Gerlach scored a goal to break a scoreless deadlock.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | January 13, 2014
BURBANK - Perhaps it was just a little extra hustle that proved the difference for the Burroughs High girls' soccer team in Monday afternoon's Pacific League action versus visiting Crescenta Valley at Memorial Field. Indians junior forward Danielle Tilton fired a brilliant 12-yard goal into the top left corner of the opposing box in the 65th minute, having to outrun two defenders in the process, in what was a 1-0 victory for Burroughs, the first such triumph for the program versus the Falcons since Feb. 1, 2008.
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