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Burbank High's Candela Fernandez enjoys season of growth

Burbank High's Candela Fernandez enjoys season of growth

As she crossed the finish line at Cerritos College and concluded a season of growth and records, Burbank High sophomore runner Candela Fernandez took special delight at something she didn’t do.

Vince De Pinto captures Glendale City Golf Championship

Vince De Pinto captures Glendale City Golf Championship

GLENDALE — With just four holes left, things appeared a bit murky for Vince De Pinto.

MVP Basketball Camp still going strong in Burbank

MVP Basketball Camp still going strong in Burbank

BURBANK — Even without a basketball in hand, it didn’t take long for a throng of eager youngsters to work up a sweat inside the spacious McCambridge Park gymnasium early Friday evening.

Burroughs High football to face some new opponents in 2014 season

Burroughs High football to face some new opponents in 2014 season

The Burroughs High football team hasn't enjoyed a great deal of success during nonleague competition over the last four years.

Burbank 10-11 softball crushes way to state crown

BANNING — From the beginning of the postseason, the dominance of the Burbank Little League 10-11 All-Stars was uncontested.

Burbank 10-11 All-Stars dominate in taking Section 2 softball title

The Burbank Little League 10-11 All-Stars softball team went into Wednesday's Section 2 championship game with a wealth of confidence.

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 in full force and many local high school athletes are finally getting some time to relax, while others are competing in summer leagues or headed to compete in college after an eventful 2013-14 school year.

Galindo steps down as softball coach at Bell-Jeff

Galindo steps down as softball coach at Bell-Jeff

During his three-year tenure as the Bellarmine-Jefferson High softball coach, Florencio Galindo accomplished something that is rare among coaches at the school, or in the city for that matter.

Crescenta Valley Major All-Stars power way to 14-1 win over Burbank-Tujunga

GLENDALE — Behind two home runs and seven extra-base hits, the Crescenta Valley Major Baseball Little League All-Stars bashed their way into the Section 2 Tournament by completing an undefeated run through the District 16 field with a 14-1...

Burbank High football to be road tested for 2014 season

Burbank High football to be road tested for 2014 season

Looking at the 2014 schedule for the Burbank High football team, one thing stands out.

Learning is 'Real' in youth volleyball camp

Learning is 'Real' in youth volleyball camp

BURBANK — There doesn’t appear to be any shortage of learning for those who attend the Real Youth Volleyball Camp each summer.

Providence girls' basketball ends summer on right note

BURBANK — Next season, the Providence High girls’ basketball team will return seven players.

Jewel City 9-10 all-stars turn back Burbank

TUJUNGA — After a brief struggle on the mound, Cameron Cassidy bounced back nicely.

Burbank Junior Baseball All-Stars get even with Crescenta Valley

Burbank Junior Baseball All-Stars get even with Crescenta Valley

GLENDALE — Brandon Martinez arrived on the doorstep of pitching a complete game for the Burbank Junior baseball All-Star team.

Bell-Jeff tabs Martinez as new football coach, athletic director

Only days into his new job, Fred Martinez has been hard at work trying to turn around the sports programs at Bellarmine-Jefferson High.

Tubert moving forward following professional debut

Tubert moving forward following professional debut

It has been a whirlwind last three weeks for women’s golfer Emily Tubert.

Tubert goes from one 'Big Break' to another in first tourney as a pro

Tubert goes from one 'Big Break' to another in first tourney as a pro

Emily Tubert arrived Thursday at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G a little late, just one day prior to Friday's first round of play in the LPGA event.

Burbank Tennis Center becomes a retreat for special needs athletes

Burbank Tennis Center becomes a retreat for special needs athletes

BURBANK — The Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy for Special Needs Individuals has almost become synonyms with the Burbank Tennis Center.

Providence basketball has trouble with its shooting

BURBANK — Had it been a regular-season game, there might have been some cause for concern.

Providence High's Taylor Saldana recognized as top volleyball player in Liberty League

Providence High's Taylor Saldana recognized as top volleyball player in Liberty League

When Taylor Saldana became a starter for the Providence High boys' volleyball team as a sophomore in 2013, he wanted to contribute and hopefully make some kind of impact with the Pioneers.

Bell-Jeff softball's Mia Acosta named Santa Cruz League's top player

Bell-Jeff softball's Mia Acosta named Santa Cruz League's top player

As a team, the Bellarmine-Jefferson High softball squad dominated the Santa Cruz League this past season.

CV Landrys outlasts Burbank Dukes to nab Major Baseball title

CV Landrys outlasts Burbank Dukes to nab Major Baseball title

GLENDALE — From top to bottom, it's difficult to detect a weakness in a lineup used by Crescenta Valley Landrys. All of the batters appear disciplined and some have a knack for hitting the ball over the fence at the most opportunistic times.

Burbank High's Brooks is named to All-American softball squad

Burbank High's Brooks is named to All-American softball squad

This one took Caitlyn Brooks by surprise.

Burroughs High's Schwartz ready for tough competition in state meet

Burroughs High's Schwartz ready for tough competition in state meet

Matt Schwartz is ready for the competition of his life.

Jake Ledbetter grabs lead in Glendale City Golf Championship

Jake Ledbetter grabs lead in Glendale City Golf Championship

GLENDALE — For someone who has played golf for about two years, Jake Ledbetter caught the attention of the field Wednesday during the qualifying round of the third annual Glendale City Golf Championship.

Burbank claims Junior baseball championship

GLENDALE — Game 15 had always been on the schedule of the District 16 Junior Baseball Tournament of Champions, but it had carried the addendum of “if-necessary.”

Tully Talk: Fathers, never underestimate your children

Tully Talk: Fathers, never underestimate your children

As a father, I have learned to never underestimate my children, especially when it comes to athletic activities.

Expectations, excitement high for Burbank High football

Expectations, excitement high for Burbank High football

BURBANK — There is an air of excitement, expectations are at an all-time high and confidence is soaring with the Burbank High football team.

Extra two minutes special for Bell-Jeff boys' basketball team in victory

PASADENA — Following 44 minutes of regulation time, the members of the Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' basketball team found overtime to their liking.

 Players hone hardwood skills at Tribe Youth Basketball Camp

Players hone hardwood skills at Tribe Youth Basketball Camp

BURBANK — Jagger Green is a perfect example of why the organizers of the Tribe Youth Basketball Camp have hosted a series of events the past four years at Burroughs High.

Ruthless softball defeats Bees in battle of Burbank teams, earns shot in title game

Ruthless softball defeats Bees in battle of Burbank teams, earns shot in title game

GLENDALE — In an elimination game in the Little League District 16 Major Softball Knock-Out Tournament, the Burbank Ruthless team was trying to rebound a from a tough loss a night earlier against the Crescenta Valley Red Hots.

Fast start propels Burbank basketball past Simi Valley

BURBANK — It was a dominant way for the Burbank High girls' basketball team to open its summer.

Bruner helps Humbolt State win national title in women's rowing

Bruner helps Humbolt State win national title in women's rowing

When Christina Bruner arrived on the campus of Humbolt State in the fall of 2012, she made a discovery that would not only change the course of her collegiate career, but alter her life completely.

Sports Notebook: Emily Tubert to make professional golf debut

Sports Notebook: Emily Tubert to make professional golf debut

Bits and pieces from the local sports scene.

Glendale City Golf Championship continues to gain traction

Glendale City Golf Championship continues to gain traction

As a spectator last season, Bob Merette watched the final round of the Glendale City Golf Championship unfold at Oakmont Country Club.

Burroughs High's Schwartz powers his way to state

Burroughs High's Schwartz powers his way to state

NORWALK – For the first time since 2010, the Burbank-area will have representation at the season-ending CIF State Track and Field Championships.

Providence High baseball, Liberty League to remain in Division VI

Providence High baseball, Liberty League to remain in Division VI

LOS ALAMITOS — By a vote of 7-2, the Providence High baseball team will likely have more time to make history in Division VI of the CIF Southern Section.

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Photo Gallery: MVP Basketball Camp in Burbank

Photo Gallery: MVP Basketball Camp in Burbank

Local youth were taught the fundamentals of basketball at the MVP Basketball Camp in Burbank. Along with drills, participants take part in relays, a free-throw shooting contest with trophies to the winners and raffles.

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