Full Force Hoops Academy

Full Force Basketball Academy will hold five-week youth basketball clinics Mondays and Thursdays at the Glendale YWCA, 735 E. Lexington Drive, Glendale.

The elite basketball training and conditioning clinic will run from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays. The shooting clinic will be conducted 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays.

The clinics are geared for boys and girls of all ages.

For more information, call (818) 731-8014 or visit the organization’s website at

Karapetyan Soccer Academy set

Harut Karapetyan, a former striker on the Los Angeles galaxy and Armenian National Team, will conduct his soccer academy Tuesdays and Fridays beginning March 2. The event will run from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the Glendale Sports Complex, 2200 Fern Lane, Glendale.

The development program is geared for ages 5-12 and will cover fundamentals.

For more information, call (818) 392-8666 or visit the organization’s website at

2010 GCC Athletic Hall of Fame

The ninth annual Glendale Community College Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. March 6 at the college’s J. Walter Smith Student Center, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale.

Reservations are now available. The cost is $60 per person.

Rene Gonzalez, Karoline Tomicich, Ralph Turner, Bill and Ethel Gallagher, Ron Palmer and the 1976 men’s cross-country team will be inducted.

Gonzalez played baseball at Glendale college from 1980-81 before moving on to Cal State Los Angeles. He was drafted by the Montreal Expos and played 13 Major League seasons.

Tomicich played women’s tennis in 1999 and 2001, earning All-American honors in singles and doubles.

Turner excelled in track and field, setting the college’s mark in the 200-meter race in 1963. The record still stands.

Palmer competed on the men’s tennis team and ran track and field in the 1940s before becoming a badminton player in the 1950s while representing the United States in the Thomas Cup.

The 1976 men’s cross-country squad won the Southern California and state championship under Coach Tom McMurray.

The reception starts at 5 p.m., with dinner served at 6.

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