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Burbank High's James Williams' season ended by injury

Burbank High's James Williams' season ended by injury

James Williams received the news Wednesday that spelled the end of his season and his high school football career.

Burbank High football limps to first loss of season against Canyon

CANYON COUNTRY — The post-James Williams era began Friday night for the Burbank High football team.

Burroughs High football rushes past Santa Fe

DOWNEY — After a bump in the road to begin the season, the Burroughs High football team appears to be turning things around at the right time.

Burroughs girls' volleyball serves up sweep against Hoover

BURBANK — Nearly three weeks into the season and the Burroughs High and Hoover girls’ volleyball teams hadn’t competed in many matches.

Arcadia High doubles too much for Burbank tennis

Arcadia High doubles too much for Burbank tennis

BURBANK — The reigning co-Pacific League champions faced one another Thursday when the Arcadia High girls’ tennis team visited Burbank.

Burbank High golf's Irene Maemura medals in league match

Burbank High golf's Irene Maemura medals in league match

PASADENA — Irene Maemura of the Burbank High girls’ golf team and Crescenta Valley picked up breakthrough efforts during the third Pacific League match of the season Wednesday.

Providence volleyball makes quick work of rival Bell-Jeff

Providence volleyball makes quick work of rival Bell-Jeff

BURBANK — The Providence High and Bellarmine-Jefferson girls' volleyball teams engaged in two competitive battles last season.

Burroughs High football team trying to refocus after tragedy

Burroughs High football team trying to refocus after tragedy

It was only a few hours before Friday's kickoff against Rosemead High when most of the Burroughs football players heard somber news.

Burroughs football notches win, while dealing with loss

Burroughs football notches win, while dealing with loss

BURBANK — Playing with heavy hearts following the death of former Burroughs High football player Jake Gnasso, the Indians needed to find a way to channel their emotions once the players stepped on to the field for Friday night's game against...

Burbank High tennis almost perfect against rival Burroughs

Burbank High tennis almost perfect against rival Burroughs

BURBANK — When the Burbank High and Burroughs girls' tennis teams both won their Pacific League openers Tuesday, it gave hope to the squads that they might be in the running for a playoff spot.

Providence High volleyball comes on to sweep Holy Family

Providence High volleyball comes on to sweep Holy Family

BURBANK — During the first two games Tuesday against Holy Family, the Providence High girls' volleyball team let the Gaels stick around.

Week off gives Burbank High football valuable time to heal

Week off gives Burbank High football valuable time to heal

BURBANK — Burbank High's football team couldn't have asked for a better time to have a bye week.

Chicago Bears re-sign Burroughs' Eben Britton

Eben Britton didn't have to wait very long to get picked up with an NFL team and the squad that signed the Burroughs High graduate is the same one that let him go.

Burroughs football taken down by Calabasas

Burroughs football taken down by Calabasas

BURBANK — No matter how many big plays the Burroughs High football team's offense generated, it just wasn't enough to offset a grinding ground game from visiting Calabasas High, spear-headed by sophomore Chris Brooks.

Battered Burbank football holds back Bell Gardens

BELL GARDENS — It's become an odd and unfortunate pattern through the first two weeks of the season for the Burbank High football team: Lose a key player to an injury, yet still hang on for a victory.

Flintridge Prep boys' water polo pulls away from Burbank in season opener

Flintridge Prep boys' water polo pulls away from Burbank in season opener

LA CA√ĎADA — Rust and jitters played about as big a factor as an actual opponent for the Burbank High and Flintridge Prep boys' water polo teams.

Burroughs High tennis opens season with loss to Alhambra

Burroughs High tennis opens season with loss to Alhambra

BURBANK — One portion of the Burroughs High team looked good Tuesday in the squad's season opener.

Burbank High, Bellarmine-Jefferson value tournament experience

Burbank High, Bellarmine-Jefferson value tournament experience

BURBANK — Game experience appeared to be a valuable commodity for both the Burbank High and Bellarmine-Jefferson girls’ volleyball teams at Saturday’s day-long Burbank High Tournament.

Burroughs High football dealing with change

Burroughs High football dealing with change

Through the spring and into summer practices, the Burroughs High football team thought it had its starting quarterback in place.

Burbank High ready to induct latest Hall of Fame class

Burbank High ready to induct latest Hall of Fame class

Since it inducted its first class in 2008, the Burbank High Athletic Hall of Fame has had a long and illustrious group of former athletes, coaches, teams and administrators to choose from.

 Bell-Jeff football back on field with JV team for 2014 season

Bell-Jeff football back on field with JV team for 2014 season

There is a small, but dedicated group of football players toiling at a nondescript local field preparing for the upcoming season.

Burbank, Burroughs boys' water polo teams fight their way back

Burbank, Burroughs boys' water polo teams fight their way back

BURBANK — The first year with a new water polo coach, something both the Burroughs High and Burbank boys' teams experienced last season, inevitably involves a learning curve.

Burbank High football returns with plenty of talent, expectations

Burbank High football returns with plenty of talent, expectations

BURBANK — The first day of summer football practice, Burbank High standout senior running back James Williams had what coach Richard Broussard described as a "horrible practice."

Girls' volleyball teams hoping for repeat performances

Girls' volleyball teams hoping for repeat performances

All four of the local girls' volleyball teams qualified for the CIF Southern Section playoffs in 2013.

Burbank High's Vardanyan leads girls' tennis contingent

Burbank High's Vardanyan leads girls' tennis contingent

It was an unexpected breakthrough season a year ago for the Burbank High girls' tennis team.

Burroughs, Burbank girls' golf dealing with different numbers game

Burroughs, Burbank girls' golf dealing with different numbers game

The Burroughs High and Burbank girls' golf teams are dealing with different predicaments as far as numbers are concerned with the 2014 season rapidly approaching.

Burbank Vikings football hoping to sustain success

Burbank Vikings football hoping to sustain success

The 2013 season proved to be a measuring stick for the Burbank Vikings Youth Tackle Football program.

Lonnie Kauppila regains form, moves up in minors

Playing minor league baseball for the Everett AquaSox, a class-A short season affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, last season, Lonnie Kauppila was struggling and the game wasn't much fun.

Local taekwondo studio turns out winners in short order

Local taekwondo studio turns out winners in short order

BURBANK — As a martial arts instructor, Joseph Salim often sees himself as an artist.

Female players learn hockey from an L.A. King

Female players learn hockey from an L.A. King

BURBANK — Shortly after the Zamboni had resurfaced the ice at Pickwick Ice Arena on Tuesday night, a group of about 20 women took to the fresh surface for an hour to grasp some fundamentals on hockey.

La Cañada High swimmer Garrett Chin grabs top billing

La Cañada High swimmer Garrett Chin grabs top billing

Like the anchor of a relay, Garrett Chin waited patiently on deck for his opportunity to bring it all home.

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Photo Gallery: Burbank vs. Arcadia Pacific League girls' tennis

Photo Gallery: Burbank vs. Arcadia Pacific League girls' tennis

The reigning co-Pacific League champions faced one another Thursday when the Arcadia High girls' tennis team visited Burbank. The Apaches proved to be a formidable force in doubles, winning eight of nine sets to turn back Burbank, 13-5, in the first league meeting of the season between the two squads.

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