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Falcons Finish as Undefeated League Champions

The Crescenta Valley High School varsity boys’ volleyball team swept visiting Burroughs High of Burbank, 25-17, 25-20, 25-21, in its regular-season finale last Thursday.
Senior Drew Puttler racked up 22 assists, six digs, four blocks and two kills while junior Logan Freemon registered 13 kills, five digs and one assist. Senior Will Allen tallied seven kills, three blocks, three digs and two aces, senior Jason Nelson finished with five digs, four kills, two aces, one block and one assist, and senior Will Chin produced three kills, three blocks and one assist. Senior Dylan Hsu collected five digs, three assists and two aces, sophomore Colin Walley recorded three blocks, two kills and two digs, and junior Matt Hong had one dig.
The Falcons finished as undefeated Pacific League champions with a 10-0 record (28-7 overall) for the first time since 2004 and recently opened the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs against visiting Notre Dame High of Sherman Oaks; the match ended after the Glendale News-Press’ deadline and will be included in next week’s issue. If victorious, CVHS would advance to the second round against Redondo Union High of Redondo Beach (19-9) or Windward High of Los Angeles (10-12) today at 6 p.m.


The Glendale High School varsity boys’ volleyball team includes Koko Haboian (front, from left), Justin Demonteverde, Caleb Shimasaki, Nathan Francisco, Quan Tran, Aaron Panuga and Lisandro Guzman. Back: Nicolas Ramirez, Thaddeus Whiting, Thomas Gonzalez, Benjamin Salmeron, Ren Gibbs, Vraj Bhagat, Ergueen Herrera and Alexavier Nuqui.

The Nitros ended the season by competing in the Sylmar Invitational and finished with a 2-1-2 record.
Glendale defeated Cleveland High of Reseda, 25-23, 25-15; and Diego Rivera High of Los Angeles, 25-13, 25-23; tied Venice, 9-25, 27-26; and Mendez High of Los Angeles, 25-18, 22-25; and lost to Marshall High of Los Angeles, 25-19.
The Nitros previously lost a Pacific League match against visiting Arcadia, 26-28, 25-20, 25-18, 25-20. Senior Ergueen Herrera registered 16 digs, 10 kills and four blocks while junior Vraj Bhagat racked up 17 blocks, four kills and four digs. Sophomore Quan Tran tallied 14 digs, seven kills and one block while sophomore Tad Whiting collected seven blocks, five digs and four kills. Junior Koko Haboian recorded 13 assists and eight digs while sophomore Caleb Shimasaki produced 11 assists and two digs.
Despite missing the CIF-Southern Section playoffs, fourth-place Glendale’s 17-8-2 overall record (3-7 in league) is one of its best in at least the last two decades, according to assistant coach Bill Whiting.

First published in the April 29 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

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