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By Grant Gordon | January 7, 2009
When Michelle Callister began her days with the Crescenta Valley High cross-country program, she was a freshman on a varsity squad poised to begin a tradition. Three seasons later, Callister has been a focal point in the Falcons’ girls’ program becoming one of the most well-regarded in all of California. Upon her senior-year curtain call, Callister led a flock of Falcons that proved a throng of naysayers wrong by holding strong to its Pacific League crown and status as one of the state’s best.
By Grant Gordon | January 24, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — With the first half of Pacific League play officially past, Crescenta Valley High’s girls’ soccer team has clearly established itself as the league’s frontrunner. The latest to challenge that was Burbank, but just enough offense and another tenacious defensive performance keyed the Falcons’ 2-0 victory on Wednesday afternoon at Crescenta Valley against the Bulldogs, getting Crescenta Valley through the first half unscathed. “CV’s solid,” Burbank Coach Loi Phan said.
By Andrew J. Campa, | January 13, 2014
BURBANK - About all that was absent from Monday evening's wild Pacific League boys' basketball contest between visiting Crescenta Valley High and Burroughs was a miracle shot. And yet, that was almost a reality. A half-court heave from Falcons senior forward Eric Patten hit the bottom of the net and concluded a frenzied contest that resulted with a thrilling 82-80 victory for the Indians. “These types of games are always fun and always exciting. We knew this was going to be a battle with Crescenta Valley,” Indians Coach Adam Hochberg said.
By Charles Rich | October 11, 2008
BURBANK HIGH — For the Crescenta Valley and Burbank high boys’ water polo teams, there’s something for each of them to prove during the next month in their quest to navigate through the Pacific League. For Crescenta Valley, it’s about getting back to the top of league. For Burbank, it’s about trying to grab one of the four available playoff berths while a young team learns on the job. Crescenta Valley showed why many believe it to be the best in the league Thursday afternoon during a lopsided 19-3 road victory against Burbank.
By Grant Gordon | January 16, 2008
A season ago, Crescenta Valley High’s Zack Torres was undoubtedly the area’s best cross-country runner. Things changed drastically for Torres and the Falcons in his 2007 campaign, however. As the tenacious, flat-topped junior led the way for the Falcons’ first-ever CIF-State berth, he became a Pacific League champion, one of the CIF Southern Section Division I’s best and, ultimately, one of the top runners in the state. So crowning him as the area’s best for a second straight year came without question, as the editors and sportswriters of the Burbank Leader, Glendale News-Press and La Cañada Valley Sun unanimously voted Torres the 2007 All-Area Boys’ Cross-Country Runner of the Year.
By Jeff Tully, | 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.
By Charles Rich | February 7, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — Throughout the season, the Crescenta Valley and Burroughs high boys’ basketball teams have taken turns going on winning streaks in the Pacific League to put themselves in position to qualify for the playoffs in two weeks. There are still two league games left for each team, but the Falcons might have lowered the boom on the Indians with respect to jockeying for a higher placement in the standings entering the final week. Crescenta Valley broke a tie for third-place with the Indians on Friday night with a 70-59 victory.
By Story by Charles Rich ?Photo by Tammy Abbott | April 11, 2009
So many things went through Coltrane Powdrill?s mind last summer after he landed awkwardly following a slam dunk while playing for his travel team. Powdrill crumpled to the floor, feeling a sharp pain in his left knee. That triggered a series of questions, ranging from what kind of injury did Powdrill sustain to would he be able to participate in the upcoming season for the Crescenta Valley High boys? basketball team? Powdrill needed those questions answered before he could tackle the additional hurdle of learning the offensive and defensive systems used by Crescenta Valley after transferring from St. Francis.
By Dylan Kruse | April 30, 2008
LA CRESCENTA ? For the second time this season, Burroughs High gave the mighty Crescenta Valley softball team everything it could handle for the first five innings in a Pacific League battle on Tuesday afternoon. However, much like the first meeting earlier this season, the Falcons stepped up when it mattered most ? the final two frames. Trailing by a run entering the bottom of the sixth, Crescenta Valley rallied to score three runs, all of which came with two outs, to narrowly edge the visiting Indians, 3-1. With the win, Crescenta Valley, the No. 1 team in CIF Southern Section Division III, improves to 22-0, 10-0 in league, setting up a huge showdown with second-place Burbank today.
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