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AYSO 88 registration set

AYSO Region 88, serving Glendale and La Crescenta, will conduct several registration sessions for the fall season.

The tryouts are geared for boys and girls, ages 4-18.

For more information, visit the organization’s website at


Inaugural ACE Awards

The first-ever ACE Awards banquet, recognizing athletes and coaches with character and ethics takes place Tuesday at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale.

Tickets for $5 are on sale at the Alex Theatre.

Awards will be given out for nine high school categories and five Glendale Community College categories.


For Glendale college, awards for Coach of the Year, Women’s Athlete, Men’s Athlete, Female Team and Men’s Team will be handed out.

For high school, which consists of nominees from Crescenta Valley High, Glendale and Hoover, awards will be handed out for Female Athlete, Male Athlete, Female Scholastic Athlete, Male Scholastic Athlete, Coach of a Female Team, Coach of a Male Team, Female Team, Male Team and Spirit Team.

Glendale college track and field and cross-country Coach Eddie Lopez, men’s basketball Coach Brian Beauchemin and baseball Coach Chris Cicuto are the nominees for GCC’s Coach of the Year.

The GCC Female Team nominees are cross-country, volleyball and track and field, while the Men’s Team nominees are cross-country, basketball and track and field.

Volleyball player Ashleigh Diller, basketball player Kendra Carter and track and field athlete Shannon Azizi are up for the college’s Women’s Athlete of the Year, while Male Athlete nominees are track and cross-country runner Jonathan Alpizar, basketball player Jose Garcia and tennis player Emmanuel Haug.

Nominees for high school Female Athlete are Hoover volleyball player Sara Ortiz, Glendale swimmer Katalina Sher and CV soccer player Frances Boukidis, while the Male Athlete nominees were CV swimmer and water polo player Chris Veselich, Glendale water polo player Gor Asryan and Hoover soccer player Arman Ter Barseghyan.

Nominees for Female Scholastic Athlete are Glendale’s Sher, CV cross-country and track and field runner Eliza Collison and Hoover water polo player and swimmer Atineh Sepanian, while the Male Scholastic Athlete nominees are Glendale’s Asryan, CV volleyball player Eric Boyd and Hoover water polo player and swimmer Aryan Azarian.

In the Coach of a Female Team category, the nominees are Hoover softball Coach Rich Henning, CV basketball Coach Jason Perez and Glendale tennis Coach Bob Davidson, while the Coach of a Male Team nominees are Hoover football Coach Chris Long, Glendale water polo Coach Forest Holbrook and CV boys’ basketball Coach Shawn Zargarian.


Nominees for Female Team are Hoover softball, CV cross-country and Glendale tennis and the Male Team nominees are Hoover basketball, Glendale water polo and CV soccer.

Basketball clinic being conducted

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

Harut Karapetyan, a former striker on the Los Angeles Galaxy and Armenian National Team, will conduct his soccer academy Tuesdays and Fridays. 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

Falcon Baseball Camp set

The first Falcon Summer Baseball Camp will be held 9 a.m. to noon June 28 through July 1 at Stengel Field in Glendale.

The event will be spearheaded by the Crescenta Valley High baseball coaching staff and will focus on fundamentals ranging from defense to pitching to hitting.

The camp is geared for those age 7-13 and the cost is $130.

For more information, contact Crescenta Valley High baseball Coach Phil Torres at (818) 249-5871, ext. 6110 or via e-mail at

Basketball camp set to take place

The fifth annual Coach Z Basketball Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 26-30 at Crescenta Valley High’s gymnasium, 2900 Community Drive, La Crescenta.

The camp, conducted by Crescenta Valley boys’ basketball Coach Shawn Zargarian, is geared for athletes 6-13.

The cost is $225 and include T-shirts, trophies, guest speakers and instruction.

For more information, contact Zargarian at

Water polo players sought

Falcon Water Polo Club (formerly Santa Clarita Valley Water Polo Club) is seeking boys and girls between the ages of 8-13.

All practices will be held at Crescenta Valley High, 2900 Community Drive, La Crescenta.

The club, which runs throughout the year, is run by Coach Mike Bertram and Club Administrator Pete Loporchio.

For more information, contact Bertram at or Loporchio at

Figueras to hold football academy

Former Glendale High and University of Oregon football player Jaiya Figueras will conduct the West Coast Football Academy from 12:30-2 p.m. Saturdays at the Glendale Sports Complex, 2200 Fern Lane, Glendale.

The cost is $25 per session and the event will focus on basic fundamentals, evaluations and more.

For more information, visit the organization’s website at

Report 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 and hard copies can be sent to: 221 N. Brand Blvd., second floor, Glendale, 91203-2605.

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

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.

Contact News-Press Sports Editor Grant Gordon at or at (818) 637-3225. Information can be faxed at (818) 241-1975.

Keeping tab on 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.

Contact News-Press Sports Editor Grant Gordon at (818) 637-3225 or by e-mail at Information can be faxed at (818) 241-1975.

Seeking team stats and honors

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

We are also seeking all-league lists.

Please fax information to (818) 241-1975 or by e-mail to

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