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By Jeff Tully, | January 27, 2012
LA CRESCENTA — The Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball team got pushed by Burbank in Friday's Pacific League game. Down by nine points early in the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs started draining three-pointers and not only grabbed the momentum but also jumped in front of the host Falcons. But Crescenta Valley responded to the challenge like a team determined to remain within striking distance of the league leaders. The Falcons stopped the Burbank run, wrestled back control of the contest and ultimately turned back the Bulldogs to gain a 62-55 victory.
By Gabriel Rizk, | March 30, 2011
LA CRESCENTA — A hit with runners in scoring position here, or an inning-ending defensive play there, might have led to a different outcome for the Burbank High softball team when it took on Crescenta Valley on Tuesday. Instead, it was the host Falcons coming up with clutch hits — on a pair of two-out, run-scoring singles by Sydney House — and enough inning-altering defensive plays to pull out a 2-0 Pacific League victory. "I thought our defense in those first two innings was a turning point," said Crescenta Valley Coach Dan Berry, whose team turned double plays in both the first and second frames.
By Charles Rich | May 5, 2007
GLENDALE — With a suddenly torrid offense and overwhelming pitching staff, it's no wonder the Crescenta Valley High baseball team has feasted on its most recent competition. Ask Burbank High Coach Bob Hart, who watched Crescenta Valley post a 10-0 Pacific League victory against Burbank on Wednesday night at Stengel Field. The game was called in the bottom of the fifth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule. The Falcons (19-2, 10-1 in league) made believers out of him. "They are a well-coached team with lots of talent," said Hart, whose team suffered a 9-0 home loss to the Falcons on March 20. "They have a prototype lead-off hitter.
By Gabriel Rizk | October 21, 2006
LA CRESCENTA — Having already been swept by it in late September, the Crescenta Valley High girls' volleyball team knew Burroughs was not to be taken lightly coming into Thursday afternoon's Pacific League match. That knowledge proved to be of little help to the Falcons, as they were again stifled by Burroughs, 25-19, 20-25, 25-22, 25-15, for their third loss in the last four league matches. Burroughs, (10-6, 7-2 in league) riding a streak in the opposite direction with three straight league wins, outplayed the Falcons in every aspect to complete the regular-season sweep.
By Gabriel Rizk | October 7, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — Upending defending Pacific League champion Crescenta Valley High won’t be an easy task for any of the other teams looking to make a run at the league title, as Burbank found out on Tuesday at Crescenta Valley. The Falcons’ starters made their point early, putting up 10 unanswered goals in the first period, and the reserves that made up most of the lineup for the final three quarters were pretty effective themselves, in securing a 15-6 win the league opener for both teams.
By Gabriel Rizk | May 12, 2010
BURBANK HIGH — At this point, Crescenta Valley High pitcher Nate Rousey might be the last guy the Burbank baseball team wants to see on the mound. The sophomore right-hander beat the Bulldogs for the second time this season on Tuesday afternoon, allowing one run on four hits over seven innings to lead the Falcons to an 8-1 Pacific League victory at Burbank. “I was just trying to get ahead in the count and let the defense work for me,” said Rousey, who received plenty of run support from Troy Mulcahey and Elliott Surrey, who both went four for four with a combined seven runs batted in. The win was Crescenta Valley’s 12th in its last 13 league games since dropping its league opener to Burroughs on March 23. The Falcons’ only loss in that span came to Arcadia, which clinched the league title on Tuesday with its win over Glendale.
By Charles Rich | April 5, 2008
BURBANK ? Just a freshman, Crescenta Valley High girls? swimmer Mackenzie Hobby has been given the responsibility to participate in some of the more difficult races and relays. She?s been doing just fine. Hobby captured two individual events and helped win two relays to propel visiting Crescenta Valley to a 122-48 victory against Burroughs on Wednesday afternoon in a Pacific League dual meet. Crescenta Valley notched a 106-64 victory in the boys? portion of the meet. Hobby finished first in the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes 30.27 seconds and the 500 freestyle (5:42.
By Charles Rich | March 21, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — With the Crescenta Valley High and Burroughs track and field teams each missing at least one key athlete during Thursday’s opening Pacific League dual meet, depth became an issue. That meant Crescenta Valley Coach Mark Evans and Burroughs Coach John Peebles needed to shuffle their respective lineups to help put their teams in position to pick up points. It worked for the most part, as Crescenta Valley and Burroughs split the meet at Crescenta Valley.
By Gabriel Rizk | May 13, 2009
GLENDALE — Lest anyone had forgotten that the defending Pacific League champions weren’t out of the hunt just yet, the Crescenta Valley baseball team has been busy over the month of May reminding its competition that the chase for the league title is far from over. For Burbank, it is battling to stay in postseason contention in a league that has become extremely tight the last few weeks. Going back to the first of the month, the Falcons have strung together wins against the same three teams that sent them spiraling into a three-game skid and under .500 in league as of April 3. Wins over Burroughs, Pasadena and now the Bulldogs, 7-5, on Saturday night at Stengel Field, have catapulted Crescenta Valley back into the title mix. “This gives a chance,” Crescenta Valley Coach Phil Torres said.
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