SPORTS BRIEFS

Baseball/softball registration set

Registration for the upcoming Crescenta Sports Assn. baseball and softball seasons will take place.

Registration will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 10 at the Glendale Sports Complex, 2200 Fern Lane, Glendale. Player evaluations and tryouts will be Jan. 24 and Jan. 31.

Online registration is available.

For more information, visit the organization’s website at www.playcsaball.com.

Boys and girls water polo players sought

A Santa Clarita Valley-based water polo club is seeking boys and girls between the ages of 11-13.

The club is run by Crescenta Valley High School girls’ Athletic Director Pete Loporchio.

For more information, contact Loporchio at coachloporchio@aol.com or visit the website www.scvwaterpolo.homestead.com.

Report your youth sports results

To get in youth sports results, whether it’s soccer, football, baseball, basketball, etc., please drop off or e-mail results by 2 p.m. Mondays.

The Glendale News-Press encourages any and all teams to turn in their results weekly.

E-mails can be sent to grant.gordon@latimes.com and hard copies can be sent to: 221 N. Brand Blvd., second floor, Glendale, 91203-2605.

Looking for athletes beyond high school

In order to provide the most comprehensive coverage possible, the News-Press sports department is constantly trying to keep tabs on area athletes beyond high school.

If you know of any area athletes playing at the collegiate or professional level, please let us know.

Feel free to contact News-Press Sports Editor Grant Gordon at grant.gordon@latimes.com or call him at (818) 637-3225. You can also fax information to (818) 241-1975.

Keeping tab on the private schools

Whether Glendale or La Crescenta, if you know of a varsity athlete that attends a private school outside of our coverage area, please let us know.

You can call News-Press Sports Editor Grant Gordon at (818) 637-3225 or e-mail him at grant.gordon@latimes.com.

2009 GCC Athletic Hall of Fame

The eighth annual Glendale Community College Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held March 21 at the college’s J. Walter Smith Student Center, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale.

Jeff Nelson, George McGowan, Steve Moore, Dr. John Davitt, Tony Spino and the 1978 women’s volleyball team will be inducted.

Nelson was the individual state champion in cross-country in 1980, helping the squad win the team title. He held the high school record in the two-mile in eight minutes 36.3 seconds for almost 30 years until it was recently eclipsed.

McGowan and Moore were Glendale High graduates and All-American teammates on the 1967 Glendale college football team at wide receiver. McGowan went on to become a record-setting receiver in the Canadian Football League and was named the league’s most valuable player in 1973 before being placed in the league’s hall of fame in 2003.

Moore served as an assistant coach for the Seattle Seahawks for many years.

Davitt was the superintendent and president at the college from 1985-2006 with the athletic facilities improving under his watch.

Spino was a student-trainer at Glendale college from 1968-70 and has been a trainer for more than 35 years at UCLA. He was a trainer for the Milwaukee Bucks from 1975-79.

The volleyball squad, coached by Dianne Spangler, won the Western State Conference championship and finished fourth in state in 1978.

For more information, contact Glendale college Sports Information Director Alex Leon at (818) 240-1000, ext. 5674.

News-Press seeking stats and honors

The News-Press is seeking statistics from all coaches for their respective teams.

Please fax information to (818) 241-1975 or e-mail to grant.gordon@latimes.com.

For more information, call (818) 637-3225.


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