GLENDALE — The following are odds and ends from the area sports scene.
EIGHT LOCALS IN
No less than eight area football players have been selected to play in Friday’s Hall of Fame All-Star football game at Bassett High in La Puente.
The Crescenta Valley High trio of center Tanner Farwell, linebacker Parker Haleen and receiver Clay Sierra will be on the West Team, along with the Glendale trio of receiver Zane Archer, linebacker Mario Cruz and lineman Arshak Abramyan. St. Francis defensive back Kyle Morgan and guard Dan Scheper are also members of the squad.
The game, which traditionally pits the best of the San Gabriel Valley against each other, kicks off at 7 p.m.
PLENTY OF SUCCESS
FOR SLEW OF LOCALS
The 106th annual Southern California Junior Sectional Championships tennis tournaments started as early as June 14 for some and concluded on Monday in Fountain Valley.
A slew of locals took part in the tournament, with perhaps the most successful ventures coming in the Boys’ 16 Singles.
Glendale’s Alexios Halebian picked up four consecutive straight-set wins before falling against seventh-seeded Campbell Johnson, 6-3, 7-6, in the Round of 16.
Sahak Bazrgarian of Glendale gritted his way to the Round of 32, winning first in straight sets, before a 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 win in the Round of 128 and a 7-6, 7-5, victory in the Round of 64, before losing to 11th-seeded Daniel Kosakowski.
In Girls’ 18 Singles, Jessica Harrow notched two sweeps in the prelims, before getting past sixth-seeded Jojo Sanford, who withdrew, in the first round of the main draw. She lost in the Round of 16, just as she did in the Girls’ 18 Doubles after her and partner Marie Zalaneda won their first match.
However, on Sunday night, Harrow was named the SCTA’s Most Improved Female Athlete of the Year for 2007, as the La Crescenta resident went 61-22 and made a successful jump up from Girls’ 16s to 18s play.
Elsewhere in girls’ action, Crescenta Valley High’s Sarah Ali, the reigning All-Area Player of the Year, won two matches in straight sets before falling in the Round of 64 of the Girls’ 14 tourney. La Crescenta’s Karen Ataian made it a round farther in the same tournament, picking up three straight-set wins before falling to No. 1-seed Riko Shimizu, the eventual winner, in the Round of 32.
In Girls’ 10 singles, Glendale’s Andrea Kevakian upset both the No. 9 and No. 4 seeds, before losing to the fifth seed in the quarterfinals.
In Boys’ 10 Singles, Glendale’s Sam Babayan notched two wins before losing to eventual-winner Maxwell Cancilla in the Round of 32. Anthony Ashikian notched two wins before losing in the Round of 16.
John Kazagian of Glendale notched a win before falling in the Boys’ 14 Round of 128.
WINS PONY TITLE
Trophy Shoppe ended its season with a 5-3 win against CV Tow on June 14 at Montrose Park to become the Crescenta Sports Assn. Pony League champions in the Bronco Division.
“We were a young team, but every player stepped up and made a contribution to our success,” Coach Dave Klein said in a statement.
The 11- and 12-year-old squad lost its prior chance to clinch the title, before coming back to win the title and finish the season 12-4.
Trophy Shoppe consisted of: Brian Gadsby, Brett Klein, Austin Brines, Eric Patton, Edward Pollock, Kenny Lund, Ian Pickering, Isaiah Nakama, Nick Peters, Jimmy Crokett and Gage Vankempen, with coaches Klein and John Gadsby. CV Tow consisted of: Bryan Wang, Cole Rademacker, Dakota Low, Chris Bouchard, Erich Laudeman, Kyler Chin, William Turner, Tyler Laskey, Austin Grist, Nolan Moultrie, George Dulcich, with coaches Kasper Wang and Gregg Rademacker.