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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | November 3, 2011
BURBANK - After losing the chance to defend their Pacific League Tournament title with a loss in Tuesday's semifinals, the members of the Crescenta Valley High boys' water polo team didn't look all that interested in competing for third place either when they faced Burbank on Thursday. The Bulldogs, on the other hand, came out with plenty of motivation to topple last year's league champion and stuck it to a lackluster Falcons team for the better part of three quarters before Crescenta Valley made a late rally.
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | October 19, 2011
LA CRESCENTA — Conflicting school colors blended into a unified shade of pink for Tuesday afternoon's Pacific League girls' volleyball game between Burbank High and host Crescenta Valley. The Bulldogs and the Falcons both donned pink jerseys for the annual "Dig Pink" event, through which both teams raised money to find a cure for breast cancer. But while the two squads came together for the cause, Tuesday's game was very much about gaining separation for the Bulldogs, who widened their lead over the Falcons for third place in league with a 21-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-17 win. "It was a huge win for us, it takes a little pressure off us for the rest of the season," said Bulldogs Coach Sarah Brown, whose squad improved to 8-4 and 7-3 in league, while the Falcons dropped to 6-6 and 5-5. "It's nice to be alone in third place.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | August 2, 2011
When Erin Ashby arrived upon the Crescenta Valley High softball diamond as a freshman, she was a complement to an already star-studded and established cast of Falcons that included the likes of Baillie Kirker, Lainey DePompa, Ashleigh Viers-Gordillo, Stephanie Ziemann and Alyssa Sovereign. But after a senior season in which she stood out just as she did during her sophomore and junior campaigns, it's quite clear that Ashby has left a mark on the program and the area all her own. "She showed what you can do by working hard and she started out with a good work ethic and kept it," says Falcons Coach Dan Berry.
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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 Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | April 22, 2011
BURBANK HIGH — After watching the Crescenta Valley High boys' and girls' swimming teams perform Thursday afternoon in a Pacific League dual meet, Burbank first-year Coach Chris Goldberg figured out how he'd like to pattern his teams for the future. "We want to be like they are, and a meet like this is a good motivational tool," Goldberg said after Crescenta Valley posted a 115-54 win in the boys' portion of the meet and a 124-46 win in the girls' meet at Burbank. "It's good to have a type of meet like this because it's a barometer to see where you are. " While the Bulldogs have an eye toward the future, the Falcons showed why they presently have two strong teams geared toward winning league championships.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | April 19, 2011
Pavle Atanackovic asked his Crescenta Valley High Coach Kiel McClung an interesting question prior to the beginning of the winter boys' soccer season. The Falcons standout forward inquired about how many goals his coach had scored during his junior season when McClung played in high school? The answer was 33. McClung's was himself a standout at Quartz Hill High in Palmdale. The coach's tally that year helped lead the Rebels to a co-CIF Southern Section Division I championship, as McClung was named the Golden League Player of the Year, as well as the division's player of the year.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 15, 2011
LA CRESCENTA — The Burroughs High boys' volleyball team almost had a slip-up a few weeks ago in league competition. The Indians didn't play well against Arcadia, and as a result, had to pull out a win in five games against the Apaches. To maintain their No. 1 ranking in CIF Southern Section Division III, as well as stay on track to win their second straight Pacific League championship, the Indians realize that they are going to have to bring their "A game" for every league contest.
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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 Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | 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.
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By Emin Avakian, Special to the Leader | March 11, 2011
LA CRESCENTA — For Sarah Wiggins, the result of Thursday afternoon's Pacific League tennis match versus Burroughs wasn't quite as crucial as continuing to progress her young team moving forward. The coach of the Crescenta Valley boys' tennis squad went with the strategic move of focusing her resources and attention on doubles play and trying new things for upcoming matches, figuring that defending Pacific League co-champion Burroughs would dominate singles play and ultimately win. And the Indians were plenty dominant, giving up four singles games total and taking all nine sets from Crescenta Valley, which didn't fare as well as Wiggins wanted in the 14-4 lopsided league win for visiting Burroughs.
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