All-Stars looking to shine

Glendale News Press

GLENDALE — The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.

ALL-STAR GAME FEATURES LOCALS A slew of area talent will be showcased Sunday night at Birmingham High as part of the 14th annual East-West All-Star Football Game.

A trio of Crescenta Valley High players have been invited to take part on the East squad, which is coached by Burbank Coach Hector Valencia.

All-Area running back Harry Pessy and lineman Sam Campbell are set to play, as is fellow Falcon Julian Craig.

Hoover High lineman Ivan Abarenov is also slated to play.

Plenty of other area players are on the team, as well.

Burbank's Leo Rodas, Michael Williams and Anthony Cervantes, Burroughs' Kohl Adams-Hurd, Dalton Williams, Charlie Hosea and Michael Solano, Bell-Jeff's Alex Davidians and David Quintanilla-Rico and La Cañada's Josh Hanson and Rocky Moore are all members of the roster.

The game kicks off at 6 p.m. and tickets cost $8.

SOVEREIGN TO JOIN ALL-STARS After turning in a stellar four-year career for the Crescenta Valley High softball team, the Penn State-bound Alyssa Sovereign will represent the Falcons one last time when she takes part in the annual East-West All-Star Game at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Birmingham High.

Sovereign was a standout No. 3 hitter and shortstop for the Falcons during a season in which they took second place in the Pacific League.

Joining Sovereign on the East squad will be La Crescenta resident Rebecca Gieske, who played for Village Christian, which recently wrapped up a season in which it advanced to the CIF Southern Section Division V semifinals.

Also on the East team will be Burbank's Kassy Uchida and Burroughs' Jenna Serranzana.

LOCALS QUALIFY IN GOLF TOURNEY The local qualifier for the 42nd Big I National Championship was held Tuesday at Oakmont Country Club. The open event, hosted by the Insurance Agents and Brokers of Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena, is designed for golfers that will not reach 19 by July 30.

In the boys' division, Crescenta Valley High graduate Michael Timpson of Montrose and Chris Ramirez of Northridge both fired a four-over-par 76 to tie for first. Ramirez won in a playoff.

Ramirez and Timpson, both of whom will attend Glendale Community College in the fall, received invitations to the state qualifier.

St. Francis High graduate Drake Muir shot a 79 and also qualified.

The girl's division low score was shot by Jennifer Johnson of Los Angeles. She is an eighth grader at the Westchester Lutheran School.

The state qualifier will be held July 12-13 in Santa Cruz.

The five low boys and two low girls will be invited to compete in the national championship, which will be held July 27-30 in Chesterfield, N.J.

VAQUEROS RANKED IN STATE Though the Glendale Community College men's team didn't qualify for the Southern California Regionals this season, they did manage to be ranked in the state.

According to the National Junior College Athletic Assn., the Vaqueros finished 13th in the state after going 6-11 and 3-5 in the Western State Conference.

Ventura College was ranked No. 1, while Santa Barbara City College finished 12th. Both are members of the Western State Conference.

Two Vaquero doubles teams also finished ranked.

Joey Tresierras and Emanuel Haug were ranked No. 21 and Paul Nagapetyan and Dinusha Wijesuriya were 37.

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