SPORTS NOTEBOOK:Locals crowned champs

GLENDALE — The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene:


The Crescenta Valley Soccer Club girls’ under-15 team continued to dominate local teams in the Island Classic in Camarillo. The team has won five of its last six tournaments.

The team began the tournament with a 7-0 victory against Real California. Cecilia Martinez, Lisa Lim, Chelsea Short and Vanessa Capra each scored at least one goal.


Danielle Busta, Mallory Carcich, Susan Ibarra and Dani Burford moved up from the under-14 team to provide contributions.

Crescenta Valley, which is coached by Reggie Rivas, then posted a 4-1 win against the Force G92. Kelly Clark, Lauren Cech, Savannah Rhoads and Hallie White played well defensively for Crescenta Valley. Danielle Molina, Olivia Sierra and Whitney Cowell sparked the team, as they began to surge toward the semi-finals. Martinez added the go-ahead goal and Jordan Royer added an insurance goal to cap the win.

Crescenta Valley then got another strong effort in a 3-0 semifinal win against the Burbank Red Machine Rebels. Ibarra, Sierra and Janelle Topete scored first-half goals and Burford notched the shutout.

In the championship match, Crescenta Valley got two goals from Royer and one from Martinez to record a 3-0 win against the Glendora FC.



The Glendale-based Junior Team In-Sync from the Moonlight Rollerway won the Gold Medal at the Southwest Pacific Regional Roller Skating Championships in Fresno.

The program won the event June 30 by skating a flawless routine to beat out some tough competition.

Junior Team In Sync skated past team Clock Work Orange from Orange and a Northridge-based team.

Junior Team In-Sync will next participate at the National Roller Skating Championships in Nebraska. Choreographer Tammy Gantz Patino and Coach David Allen lead Junior Team In Sync.

A Junior Precision Team consists of eight to 18 skaters, 16 years of age and under.

Teams are judged based on the synchronization of the skaters, difficulty of maneuvers, smoothness of transitions from one maneuver to the next, and the overall artistic impression. Routines must contain certain required elements such as straight-line footwork, traveling in a block, pinwheel formations, circles and intersections.



The Glendale Panthers boys’ basketball team posted a 70-24 victory, its biggest of the summer, against the Chatsworth Crew at Taft High in Woodland Hills on July 20.

The Panthers jumped out to a 12-0 lead against the Crew and never looked back.

Dion Banoian led the Panthers with 18 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals. Steven Gasparian scored 11 points, to go along with four assists and three steals.

Suren Gyurgchyan had nine points, four assists and five steals for the Panthers, who got nine points, seven rebounds and six assists from Erik Arutyunyan. Arden Auyeung had six points and six rebounds for Glendale, which got six points and five rebounds from Julius Lasin.

Robert Melkonyan scored five points for the Panthers, who got four points and six rebounds from Aslan Torossian and two points and five rebounds from Aaron Castillo.