Glendale 8, Antelope Valley 4: Sophomore right fielder Bennett Koss delivered a bases-loaded triple to highlight a five-run fifth inning Friday to spark the visiting Nitros in their season opener.

Koss' hit gave Glendale a 6-3 lead. Junior designated hitter Kevin Perez contributed a run-scoring double in the fifth for the Nitros, who earlier received a run-scoring double from junior second baseman Ian Conover in the fourth.

Glendale reliever John Evans picked up the victory.



Flintridge Prep 18, Sierra Vista 0: The visiting Rebels picked up their first win of the season Friday in a nonleague match.

Flintridge Prep (1-2) got singles victories from Alex Wood, Eric Kazangian and John Lee. The trio combined to lose just six games.

In doubles competition, the Rebels got wins from Robert Goodwin and Daniel McLaughlin, Kent Byun and David Chou and Krishan Sutharshana and Jonathan Kim.



La Cañada 3, St. Francis 0: The visiting Golden Knights (0-3) suffered a 25-15, 25-18, 25-13 nonleague loss Friday.

St. Francis received a team-high five kills from senior outside hitter Danny Valdez and three blocks from junior middle blocker Tim Mortensen.



Glendale Community College in Western State Conference Meet No. 2: The Vaqueros placed second Friday at Santa Monica City College in the season's second Western State Conference meet.

Glendale college finished with 49 points. Santa Monica won the meet with 62 points. Bakersfield College was third (44) and Citrus College claimed fourth (29).

Glendale college captured five events, led by the 4x100-meter relay team of Lucas Williams, Alex Love, David Nalbandyan and Jose Navarro winning in 44.65 seconds.

Michael Flowers took the 1,500 race in 4:04.78 and Masashi Wada won the 800 (2:00.62). Alex Murphy captured the javelin with a throw of 151 feet 11 inches. St. Francis High graduate James Poet took the shot put (41-3).



Glendale Community College in Western State Conference Meet No. 2: Visiting Glendale college finished second Friday at Santa Monica City College.

The Vaqueros won eight events to finish with 64 points. Bakersfield College won the competition with 67 points. Citrus College took third (18) and Santa Monica City College was fourth (12).

Freshman Melani Artoun-Livaskan won the 100- and 200-meter events. She clocked 12.7 seconds in the 100 and 26.67 in the 200. Desiree Ruiz captured the 1,500 in 5:04.38 and Vivien Wadeck took the 800 (2:26.24).

Sophomore Tove Berg finished first in the 3,000 (10:14.14). Glendale college's 4x400 relay team of Wadeck, Brigette Fernandez, Janette Morfin and Berg won in 4:26.15.

Crescenta Valley High graduate Ashley Baucham took the high jump (5 feet 2 1/4 inches) and Satine Gorgyan finished first in the pole vault (eight feet).

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