Sports

2016-17 Girls' Athlete of the Year: Sammy Fabian speeds to greatness

Long before Sammy Fabian put her fleet feet upon the Glendale High softball diamond in the spring of 2014, the diminutive dynamo had already begun building a reputation locally and beyond. As a freshman, she would join the likes of Alex Howard and Jordan Lousararian, longtime Little League teammates...

High School

  • Sports Briefs: Estrada gets elusive victory, Sigman signs with Royals

    Sports Briefs: Estrada gets elusive victory, Sigman signs with Royals

    Sigman signs with Kansas City In a span of only a few months, former Glendale Community College pitcher Jackson Sigman has seen his baseball future progress rather quickly. Sigman signed with the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday only months after finishing up his collegiate career with the University...

  • Top Five Coaches of 2016-17: Roffina, Riehl lead Flintridge Prep to unparalleled heights

    Top Five Coaches of 2016-17: Roffina, Riehl lead Flintridge Prep to unparalleled heights

    The top five high school coaches from the 2016-17 season were voted on by the Glendale News-Press sports department. 1 Mike Roffina and Jill Riehl, Flintridge Prep girls’ cross-country – There was perhaps no better sendoff in the final of 19 years for Roffina, who now leaves Riehl to solely run...

  • Top 10 Boys’ Athletes of 2016-17: Scott delivered magic for St. Francis

    Top 10 Boys’ Athletes of 2016-17: Scott delivered magic for St. Francis

    The top 10 boys' high school athletes of the year were voted on by the Glendale News-Press sports department. These are selections two through 10. 2 Daniel Scott, St. Francis football/basketball, senior: A year’s worth of recognition was backed by big-time plays, clutch efforts and plenty of success....

  • St. Francis football braces for another tough schedule

    St. Francis football braces for another tough schedule

    Though there will be two different opponents on the 2017 schedule, the objective will remain the same for the St. Francis High football team. Playing a stretch of tough nonleague opponents will hopefully put the Golden Knights in position to contend for the Angelus League championship. “That’s...

  • Glendale High football schedule undergoes pair of changes

    Glendale High football schedule undergoes pair of changes

    With a season that includes seven Pacific League games, there didn’t seem much room for adjustments for the Glendale High football team. Yet, the Nitros’ 2017 season schedule of all 7 p.m. games does have a few quirks and one big change. Last season, Glendale struggled to a 1-9 record and 0-7 mark...

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College

  • Glendale Community College Men’s Soccer Preview: Hungry Vaqueros eye division title, playoffs

    Glendale Community College Men’s Soccer Preview: Hungry Vaqueros eye division title, playoffs

    There’s a sting still resonating within the Glendale Community College men’s soccer team. Last season, the Vaqueros appeared on the cusp of advancing to the playoffs for the first time since 2003. Needing a win on the final day of the season against Victor Valley, the teams played to a 1-1 tie...

  • No winds of change in schedule for Glendale Community College football

    No winds of change in schedule for Glendale Community College football

    Unlike last season, there won’t be any changes on the schedule this upcoming campaign for the Glendale Community College football team. Glendale joined the seven-team American Division Metro League last season after it previously resided in the eight-squad American Division Pacific League. The...

  • College Update: Locals turn in terrific track seasons

    The following are updates on area athletes at the collegiate level. David Renteria (Glendale Community College, 2015) Cal State Los Angeles track and field senior: There were plenty of positives for the one-time Vaqueros standout. Renteria posted two victories and seven top-10 efforts in the javelin...

  • Jarrard receives call from Milwaukee Brewers

    Jarrard receives call from Milwaukee Brewers

    Having played several positions successfully throughout his collegiate career, Julian Jarrard hoped someday his versatility would put him in position to play professional baseball. The Glendale Community College product will no longer have to ponder over reaching the next level. Jarrard received...

  • Glendale college product Akins picked by Minnesota Twins

    Glendale college product Akins picked by Minnesota Twins

    There was an expectation before the 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft that Glendale Community College standout Jared Akins would hear his named called. The La Salle High alumnus had committed to Fresno State University, but was still waiting to see if a major league team would...

Pros

  • Sanchez enjoys being clubfoot ambassador

    Sanchez enjoys being clubfoot ambassador

    Throughout his 39 years, Burbank High alumnus Freddy Sanchez has known two sides of clubfoot. The 2006 National League batting champion with the Pittsburgh Pirates was born with a right clubfoot and a pigeon-toed left foot. Around 150,000-200,000 babies per year are afflicted with clubfoot, which...

  • Davis tries to prove he’s more than speed

    Davis tries to prove he’s more than speed

    COSTA MESA — In many ways, it’s been speed that has always put Michael Davis on the map. While the Glendale High football team won a total of six games during Davis’ three seasons and missed the postseason each year, the Jewel City native still lined up against some of the country’s greatest youth...

  • Minor League Baseball Update: Glendale college product Gailen stays hot at plate

    The following are updates on local baseball players at the minor league level. Blake Gailen (Glendale Community College, 2005) Tulsa Drillers outfielder: Gailen has been hot at the plate for Tulsa, the double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers. One of Gailen’s best performances of the season...

  • Sports Briefs: Huh cools down after fast start

    Sports Briefs: Huh cools down after fast start

    Huh cools down after fast start Crescenta Valley High alumnus John Huh created quite a stir when he took the lead after the first day of play in the Barracuda Golf Championship at Montreaux Golf and Country Club in Reno on Thursday. Unfortunately for Huh, the momentum didn’t last as Chris Stroud...

  • Minor League Update: Glendale Community College’s Gailen continues to impress

    Minor League Update: Glendale Community College’s Gailen continues to impress

    The following are updates on local baseball players at the minor league level. Blake Gailen (Glendale Community College, 2005) Tulsa Drillers: Through 25 games, Gailen has been impressive with the Los Angeles Dodgers’ double-A affiliate. Gailen signed a free agent deal with the Dodgers on June...

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