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All-Area Boys' Tennis Singles Player of the Year: Burroughs' Patterson has no regrets

All-Area Boys' Tennis Singles Player of the Year: Burroughs' Patterson has no regrets

By Sawyer Patterson’s standards, his senior season and his boys’ tennis career at Burroughs High didn’t end the way he would have liked.

All-Area Boys' Tennis Doubles Team of the Year: Crescenta Valley tandem showed instant success

All-Area Boys' Tennis Doubles Team of the Year: Crescenta Valley tandem showed instant success

Fatigue had finally caught up to Albert Chtchyan while recovering from a lengthy illness.

Plenty of appeal for Little League baseball all-stars

Plenty of appeal for Little League baseball all-stars

Not long after the Fourth of July celebrations have concluded, there might be plenty of immediate fireworks to follow on the local diamonds when the Little League District 16 baseball all-star teams begin to compete.

Burbank Junior All-Stars fall in Section 2 Tournament opener

The Granada Hills Junior All-Star softball team that Burbank took on Thursday in the opening game of the Section 2 Tournament was vastly different than the squad the locals faced during the regular season.

Andrade steps down from Bell-Jeff boys' basketball post

Andrade steps down from Bell-Jeff boys' basketball post

Julian Andrade, who piloted the most successful boys’ basketball program in the city in recent years, said he resigned his position at Bellarmine-Jefferson High late Tuesday morning after leading the program for five seasons.

Burbank 9-10 All-Stars take District 16 crown in dominant fashion

GLENDALE — Complete and utter domination by the Burbank 9-10 All-Stars in their sweep of the Tujunga-Jewel City/Jewish War Veterans-Foothill All-Stars in the District 16 Minor Softball championship round has them going to the Section 2...

Photo Gallery: Burbank Junior Allstars softball vs. Foothill CV Junior Allstars

Burbank Juniors ride momentum past Foothill to District 16 title

GLENDALE — When the Burbank Junior All-Stars rallied to defeat Crescenta Valley-Foothill-Vaquero on Saturday to even the District 16 softball championship series, they didn’t just force the deciding game, they carried the momentum into...

Burbank Major All-Stars rally past Foothill for District 16 softball title

Burbank Major All-Stars rally past Foothill for District 16 softball title

GLENDALE — Down to its final out and on the verge of having its summer season come an end, the Burbank Major All-Stars softball team needed a savior.

Burbank baseball outlasts cross-town rival Burroughs, 4-1

Burbank baseball outlasts cross-town rival Burroughs, 4-1

BURBANK — It might not be the more glamorous part of producing offense, yet the members of the Burbank High baseball team seemed to have perfected the art of bunting.

More than 100 attend Down syndrome tennis camp at Burbank Tennis Center

More than 100 attend Down syndrome tennis camp at Burbank Tennis Center

BURBANK — An event that began as a way to give back instead provided dual benefits to those who participated as well as to those who volunteered.

Pair of city softball hurlers pick up All-CIF recognition

Pair of city softball hurlers pick up All-CIF recognition

After turning in outstanding efforts throughout the season, Burbank High's Caitlyn Brooks and Burroughs' Presley Miraglia received All-CIF Southern Section Division III first-team honors after the CIF office unveiled the first-team selections for all...

Burroughs volleyball picks up two All-CIF nods

Burroughs volleyball picks up two All-CIF nods

While all three of the city’s boys’ volleyball teams qualified to this past season’s CIF Southern Section playoffs, only Burroughs High picked up first-team postseason recognition when Monday’s All-CIF list was released.

Burroughs, Providence baseball nab All-CIF honors

Burroughs, Providence baseball nab All-CIF honors

A historic season for the Burroughs High baseball team included a pair of postseason awards Monday afternoon.

All-Area Boys' Golfer of the Year: Collin Morikawa caps brilliant season with run to state championship

All-Area Boys' Golfer of the Year: Collin Morikawa caps brilliant season with run to state championship

After three seasons of falling short in qualifying for the CIF State Championship, Collin Morikawa came into the season on a mission to make all of the shots he needed throughout the playoffs to land him a spot in the prestigious event.

All-Area Boys' Golf Team

All-Area Boys' Golf Team

Russell Caletena, Junior, Glendale

Burbank Juniors out slug CV-Foothill-Vaquero to force finale

Burbank Juniors out slug CV-Foothill-Vaquero to force finale

GLENDALE — Thirty-three runs, 32 hits and three hours and 18 minutes worth of play produced one exciting game, while also lining up a potentially thrilling finale between the Burbank and Crescenta Valley-Foothill-Vaquero Junior softball all-...

Foothill Major All-Stars force game three with win over Burbank

Foothill Major All-Stars force game three with win over Burbank

GLENDALE — A day after losing by 13 runs in a mercy-ruled game, the members of the Foothill-Crescenta Valley-Jewel City/Jewish War Veterans Major All-Stars softball knew that not many onlookers expected the 11-and 12-year-old team to defeat...

Softball diamonds soon to feature plenty of stars

Following a two-week break in the action from competing in games, a group of softball teams from Little League District 16 are set to venture into the next stage.

Providence girls' basketball goes on late run to down Holy Family

Providence girls' basketball goes on late run to down Holy Family

BURBANK — In some ways, the Providence High and Holy Family girls’ basketball teams that competed against each other in summer league action Thursday afternoon were not all that different.

College Update: Hancock concludes stellar Redlands run with career season

Connor Hancock (Burbank native) Redlands baseball senior: It was a final season filled with accolades and big numbers for the Burbank resident who attended Loyola High.

Burbank football benefiting from influx of youth

Burbank football benefiting from influx of youth

An influx of freshmen has been the lifeblood for the Burbank High football program for a number of years.

Early spring, busy summer for Burroughs football

Early spring, busy summer for Burroughs football

So much for easing into the spring and summer football campaigns for Burroughs High.

Tully Talk: OMG, I'm the parent of a high schooler

Tully Talk: OMG, I'm the parent of a high schooler

Just a few days ago, my 13-year-old daughter Shannon, reveling in her final day of the eighth grade, walked into the house, put down her backpack and exclaimed emphatically, "I am now a high school freshman."

Area softball players on losing end of dramatic all-star game

LAKE BALBOA — For a group of area softball players, Wednesday's 10th annual San Fernando Valley East-West All-Star Game was a final opportunity to represent their schools on the diamond.

Burbank basketball recovers in time to earn win against Saugus

Burbank basketball recovers in time to earn win against Saugus

BURBANK — The Burbank High girls' basketball team struggled deep into the second half Tuesday against Saugus in a Burroughs Summer League game.

Leake does it all in leading Burbank baseball to win

BURBANK — Henry Leake did all he could to help his Burbank High baseball team Monday in a Valley Invitational Baseball League game against the Gas House Gang.

Battle of Burbank goes to Indians in Junior baseball championship

GLENDALE — Potent pitching, stellar defense, coupled with untimely errors from their opponent resulted in the Burbank Indians winning the District 16 Tournament of Champions Junior baseball championship Saturday morning at the Scholl Canyon...

Burroughs baseball's Wilson earns league's top honor

Burroughs baseball's Wilson earns league's top honor

Burroughs High pitcher Thomas Wilson was involved in his share of clutch situations during Pacific League competition this past season.

Behind Nicol, Burroughs baseball bounces back

NEWHALL — Looking to see how it measures up against quality competition during the summer, the Burroughs High baseball team got a healthy dose of just that Friday in a pair of Valley Invitational Baseball League games at Hart High.

Crescenta Valley boys' basketball rolls past Burroughs, 45-25

Crescenta Valley boys' basketball rolls past Burroughs, 45-25

GLENDALE — Through the first couple of weeks of the summer season, the Crescenta Valley High and Burroughs boys' basketball teams have played exhausting schedules. In that stretch, neither team had faced each other.

Burbank Bees softball buzzes past Ruthless for Junior title

Burbank Bees softball buzzes past Ruthless for Junior title

GLENDALE — Patience at the plate and small ball proved to be the catalysts for the Burbank Bees prevailing in the District 16 Tournament of Champions Junior softball championship game Tuesday evening at the Scholl Canyon Ball Fields.

Burbank Dukes eliminate Crescenta Valley Kiwanis in resounding fashion

GLENDALE — In a rematch of their opening-round game, the Burbank Dukes and Crescenta Valley Kiwanis faced each other in an elimination game of the Junior Baseball District 16 Tournament of Champions.

Despite Burroughs volleyball's Chamberlain's best efforts, Public loses to Private in senior all-star match

Despite Burroughs volleyball's Chamberlain's best efforts, Public loses to Private in senior all-star match

BURBANK — For the past four seasons, senior boys’ volleyball players from Crescenta Valley and Burbank highs tried to stop Burroughs’ Max Chamberlain from causing havoc against the Falcons and Bulldogs during Pacific League play.

Local-laden Public All-Stars volleyball sweeps Private squad

BURBANK — With his squad holding a comfortable lead and moments away from clinching a victory in the San Gabriel Valley All-Star Boys’ Volleyball Underclassmen Game, Public School Coach Taase Moe decided to call a timeout.

College Update: Earwood turns in All-SCIAC first-team season

The following are updates on local athletes competing in college.

Burbank Bees stay alive after comeback against Burbank Ruthless

Burbank Bees stay alive after comeback against Burbank Ruthless

TUJUNGA — The Burbank Bees and Burbank Ruthless put on a thrilling show in the championship game of the District 16 Junior Softball Tournament of Champions on Monday.

Burbank Twisted Sisters softball downs Foothill Two Guys for Minor title

TUJUNGA — District 16’s Tournament of Champions Minor softball championship came to a rematch between the Burbank Twisted Sisters and the Foothill Two Guys From Italy.

Burbank Ruthless softball wins Major crown against Foothill Tommy's

TUJUNGA — In the Major softball District 16 Tournament of Champions, Burbank Ruthless had lived up to its name, shutting out both its opponents on the way to the championship game Saturday afternoon.

Providence baseball has four representatives on all-league list

Providence baseball has four representatives on all-league list

Thomas Keller and Sean Holt put up impressive numbers this past season for the Providence High baseball team. In fact, some of those numbers were the most productive in the Liberty League.

Burbank softball's Brooks earns third straight league POY

Burbank softball's Brooks earns third straight league POY

When Caitlyn Brooks was a freshman four seasons ago, she earned All-Pacific League first-team honors after posting a 16-5 record, 1.95 earned-run average and hitting .429.

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Photo Gallery: Summer baseball Burbank vs. Burroughs

Photo Gallery: Summer baseball Burbank vs. Burroughs

Burbank High received a pair of insurance runs on push bunts and starting pitcher Henry Leake had a complete game to help the host Bulldogs pick up a 4-1 victory against cross-town rival Burroughs on Monday night in a Valley Invitational Baseball League contest.

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