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Bellarmine-Jefferson girls' volleyball tops Holy Family in five games

Bellarmine-Jefferson girls' volleyball tops Holy Family in five games

BURBANK — Looking to begin their season on the right note and end a long losing streak, the members of the Bellarmine-Jefferson High girls’ volleyball team turned to a freshman to turn the tide.

Burbank girls' tennis topples Flintridge Prep in final nonleague tune-up

BURBANK — Even though the girls’ tennis season is less than a week old, the Burbank High and Flintridge Prep squads were on different schedules when they met Thursday afternoon.

Burroughs Football Preview: Indians hoping for positive results from senior-laden team

Burroughs Football Preview: Indians hoping for positive results from senior-laden team

As a sophomore running back for the Burroughs High football team last season, Chance Bell had to share time in the Indians' backfield.

Burroughs, Crescenta Valley girls' golf teams place third, fourth, respectively

PACOIMA — After one Pacific League match, Ashley Phelps already likes the makeup of the Burroughs High girls’ golf team.

Burbank tennis can't get over against South Pasadena

SOUTH PASADENA — It has already been a busy week for the Burbank High girls' tennis team as it opened its season.

Bell-Jeff football preview: Guards keep program alive, switch to eight-man

Bell-Jeff football preview: Guards keep program alive, switch to eight-man

With low numbers that forced it to cancel its season two years ago and field just a junior varsity team in 2014, the Bellarmine-Jefferson High football program was faced with a dilemma.

Burbank's running game, defense ground Monrovia

Burbank's running game, defense ground Monrovia

MONROVIA – Behind a bruising ground game and a relentless defense, the Burbank High football team made quite a statement in its season opener Friday evening.

Girls' volleyball preview: Burbank looks to move on with new coach

Girls' volleyball preview: Burbank looks to move on with new coach

There have been some coaching changes among the four local girls' volleyball teams this season.

Boys' Cross-Country Preview: Burroughs tries to follow up magical year

Boys' Cross-Country Preview: Burroughs tries to follow up magical year

With the season fast approaching, the goals and expectations for the city's four boys' cross-country squads are starting to round into form.

Girls' Cross-Country Preview: Fernandez, Burbank look for deep run

Girls' Cross-Country Preview: Fernandez, Burbank look for deep run

While the city's four schools differ in size and division, aspirations are pretty similar for the Burbank, Burroughs, Providence and Bellarmine-Jefferson High girls' cross-country teams.

Boys' water polo season preview: Coaches take over respective programs

Boys' water polo season preview: Coaches take over respective programs

BURBANK — In high school, Allyson Young and Jordan Card were rivals. The two battled one another in the pool when Young played for Burroughs High and Card starred at Burbank.

Girls' Golf Preview: Burroughs has CIF playoff aspirations

Girls' Golf Preview: Burroughs has CIF playoff aspirations

With the return of its entire lineup, the Burroughs High girls’ golf team is in the hunt for a playoff berth.

Girls' Tennis Preview: Burbank, Burroughs back in the swing

Girls' Tennis Preview: Burbank, Burroughs back in the swing

For the past three seasons, the Burbank High girls' tennis team has had the benefit of Lilit Vardanyan in its lineup.

Burbank football preview: Bulldogs expect to fly under radar

Burbank football preview: Bulldogs expect to fly under radar

Burbank High football's players and coaches are about to embark on a season in which expectations might be low.

Burroughs football community reacts to Erik Kramer's reported suicide attempt

Burroughs football community reacts to Erik Kramer's reported suicide attempt

Members of the Burroughs High football community expressed feelings of shock, disbelief and sorrow after learning about the tragedy involving former Indians player and 10-year NFL veteran Erik Kramer.

Optimism running high with Burbank Vikings

Optimism running high with Burbank Vikings

While some youth football programs have struggled maintaining numbers in recent years, the Burbank Vikings Youth Tackle Football organization has been able to continue along with strong numbers.

Female Athlete of the Year: Brooks gives of herself, gets plenty in return

Female Athlete of the Year: Brooks gives of herself, gets plenty in return

Heading into her senior year at Burbank High, Caitlyn Brooks had already established herself as one of the most dominant softball players in school history.

Male Athlete of the Year: Burroughs' Boulais leads run to history

Male Athlete of the Year: Burroughs' Boulais leads run to history

Opened as a high school in 1948, Burroughs High has had its share of successful athletes and teams over the course of nearly 70 years.

Moffly, Kyaw share lead halfway through Glendale City Golf Championship

Moffly, Kyaw share lead halfway through Glendale City Golf Championship

GLENDALE — In each of its first three years of existence, the Glendale City Golf Championship saw an increase in participants. When the fourth rendition of the event began Thursday at Scholl Canyon Golf Course, organizers expected a field of...

Petros and Money Show brings homecoming to Burbank

Petros and Money Show brings homecoming to Burbank

BURBANK — It might be August, but there was a homecoming celebration in Burbank on Friday.

Field expected to rise for Glendale City Golf Championship

Field expected to rise for Glendale City Golf Championship

On and off the course, there’s been plenty of build up leading to the fourth rendition of the Glendale City Golf Championship.

Stepanian-less Glendale women's basketball takes silver at Pan-Armenian Games

Four years ago, an injury to the top player on the Glendale women’s basketball team left the local squad wondering what would have happened if its full team competed in the Pan-Armenian Games.

Burroughs football set for identical 2015 slate

Burroughs football set for identical 2015 slate

The 2015 football season might be weeks away, but it's not too early for Burroughs High to assess what lies ahead come September.

 Burbank football relishes challenging 2015 campaign

Burbank football relishes challenging 2015 campaign

BURBANK — Burbank High football Coach Richard Broussard listened to the criticism from more than a few people when the Bulldogs 2015 nonleague schedule was revealed.

Ladies learn finer points of hockey under direction of Kings' Daryl Evans

Ladies learn finer points of hockey under direction of Kings' Daryl Evans

BURBANK — When Daryl Evans was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in 1980, ice hockey wasn’t exactly booming in Southern California.

All-Area Baseball First Team

All-Area Baseball First Team

Anthony Bocanegra, Senior, Outfielder, Burroughs

All-Area Baseball Second Team

All-Area Baseball Second Team

Fidel Hernandez, Senior, Infielder, Hoover

All-Area Baseball Player of the Year: Gadsby's greatness shines through once more

All-Area Baseball Player of the Year: Gadsby's greatness shines through once more

A lanky right-hander who was a buck-60 soaking wet, Brian Gadsby hardly ever looked intimidating when he stepped up onto the hill, his uniform hanging loose upon a thin frame.

Burbank High's Brooks commanded respect from league she dominated

Burbank High's Brooks commanded respect from league she dominated

Over the last four years, the awards and accolades have certainly flowed for Burbank High pitcher Caitlyn Brooks.

All-Area Softball First Team

All-Area Softball First Team

Melanie Abzun, Senior, Outfielder, Crescenta Valley

All-Area Softball Second Team

All-Area Softball Second Team

Adela Alatraca, Senior, Pitcher, Crescenta Valley

Soccer camp with global flavor is kick for young players

Soccer camp with global flavor is kick for young players

BURBANK — It was humid and the temperature soared above the 90-degree mark Thursday afternoon in Burbank.

Final Crescenta Valley cross-country summer series race serves many purposes

Final Crescenta Valley cross-country summer series race serves many purposes

LA CRESCENTA — It’s often said that the area’s toughest cross-country course is located at Crescenta Valley Park.

Burbank Little League softball enjoys memorable summer

Burbank Little League softball enjoys memorable summer

In recent years, the Burbank High and Burroughs softball programs have experienced a boon.

Bell-Jeff alumnus Ray Witt returns to lead boys' basketball program

When Ray Witt was a student and boys' basketball player at Bellarmine-Jefferson High, graduating in 1989, he benefited from the education, knowledge and guidance from a group of coaches and teachers.

Little League Recap: More success achieved across diamonds

Little League Recap: More success achieved across diamonds

Plenty of snapshot moments and exciting games took place throughout the 2015 Little League season on diamonds across the state involving local baseball and softball teams.

Burbank football gets early start with 'Midnight Madness'

Anyone passing by the Burbank High football field on Glenoaks Boulevard in the wee hours of Monday morning might have caught a unique sight.

Tully Talk: Recognizing the best and the worst with the Tully Trophy

Tully Talk: Recognizing the best and the worst with the Tully Trophy

Summer is winding down and many local high school athletes are enjoying some much-needed time off, some are about to start a new season while others are headed to college after an eventful 2014-15 school year.

Card earns third water polo All-American honor at Cal Lu

Card earns third water polo All-American honor at Cal Lu

Putting up impressive numbers, making a huge impact and leading her team were some of the results of a successful senior season at California Lutheran University for women's water polo player Jordan Card.

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