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Burbank Major All-Stars softball headed to West Region Tournament

Burbank Major All-Stars softball headed to West Region Tournament

For the members of the Burbank Major All-Stars softball team, they will be representing more than just their city when they begin competition in the Little League West Region Tournament on Friday.

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.

Burbank Major Softball All-Stars rally for victory to end memorable summer

SAN BERNARDINO — The Burbank Major All-Stars had plenty of fight left in them.

Passarella still enjoys sharing knowledge of basketball

Passarella still enjoys sharing knowledge of basketball

GLENDALE — At 6 years old, Giacomo Mencarelli can already speak three languages fluently.

Inaugural volleyball club camp takes learning to higher level

Inaugural volleyball club camp takes learning to higher level

LOS ANGELES — Even after recording hundreds of kills and helping the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team achieve plenty of success the past two seasons, junior outside hitter Kayla Lund found a minor flaw in an important facet of...

Burbank Major All-Stars keep hopes alive with win in regionals

After dropping their first two softball games in the 2015 Little League West Regional Tournament, the Burbank Major All-Stars had no more margin for error.

All-Area Boys' Volleyball First Team

All-Area Boys' Volleyball First Team

Raymond Barsemian, Senior, Outside Hitter, Crescenta Valley

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Second Team

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Second Team

Min Kim, Senior, Outside Hitter, Crescenta Valley

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Player of the Year: Flintridge Prep's Dante Fregoso earns place in spotlight

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Player of the Year: Flintridge Prep's Dante Fregoso earns place in spotlight

There has been a steady stream of talented boys’ volleyball players who have done their handy work in the Flintridge Prep gym over the years.

Burbank softball drops to 0-2 in West Region Tournament

It’s been a phenomenal summer for the Burbank Major All-Stars softball team.

Burbank Major All-Stars softball falls in West Region opener

SAN BERNARDINO — For one of the rare instances this postseason, the Burbank Majors All-Stars softball team finds itself in unfamiliar territory.

All-Area Girls' Track and Field Athlete of the Year: Melnyk went the distance for Crescenta Valley

All-Area Girls' Track and Field Athlete of the Year: Melnyk went the distance for Crescenta Valley

When asked of her goals throughout the season, Crescenta Valley High senior Megan Melnyk simply didn’t rattle off the same objectives.

All-Area Boys' Track and Field Athlete of the Year: Weiss skies to new heights

All-Area Boys' Track and Field Athlete of the Year: Weiss skies to new heights

At the conclusion of his freshman season, two things became crystal clear for Flintridge Prep pole vaulter Barrett Weiss.

Brooks, Okimoto earn state recognition

Brooks, Okimoto earn state recognition

In fueling their teams to success this past season, Burbank High’s Caitlyn Brooks and Burroughs’ Kaitlin Okimoto earned their share of accolades.

MVP Basketball Camp continues to pick up steam around Burbank

MVP Basketball Camp continues to pick up steam around Burbank

BURBANK — Anthony Kardosh vividly recalled how he spent some of his summers before becoming a member of the Burbank High boys' basketball team. Now, he's volunteering his time to teaching many of the principals that were taught to him when he...

Burbank Major All-Stars win Division 3 championship

The journey to the Division 3 State Championship for the Burbank Major All-Stars softball team was an epic adventure filled with a quick start, a long delay, rain, the ejection of a coach and an opponent that would not go away.

Burbank softball's Brooks an all-state selection

Burbank softball's Brooks an all-state selection

Burbank High's Caitlyn Brooks has enjoyed her share of accolades during her tenure as a standout pitcher for the Bulldogs.

Burbank-Jewel City Major baseball eliminated

Despite building some momentum off a hard-fought District 16 championship, it appears the competition at the Section 2 Major Baseball Tournament was too much for the Burbank-Jewel City/Jewish War Veterans All-Stars baseball squad.

Burbank Major All-Stars earn spot in state title contest

The Burbank Little League Major All-Stars found themselves on the wrong side of a homefield advantage Thursday in the Division 3 State Championship softball tournament.

Burbank 10-11 All-Stars softball wins state in dominant fashion

Burbank 10-11 All-Stars softball wins state in dominant fashion

DESERT HOT SPRINGS — Once the final pitch of the game went for a called strike three, the members of the Burbank 10-11 All-Stars softball team flocked to the front of their dugout and enjoyed a couple of moments of jubilation.

Burroughs' Wilson earns all-state baseball honor

Burroughs' Wilson earns all-state baseball honor

Before he heads out to Seton Hall to began is collegiate career, Burroughs High pitcher Thomas Wilson picked up another award Sunday.

Burbank-Jewel City Major baseball no match for Quartz Hill

It was a tough opening effort for the Burbank-Jewel City/Jewish War Veterans Major All-Stars baseball team in Wednesday afternoon’s Section 2 action.

Burbank Major All-Stars find way to hold on for win

The Burbank Major All-Star team remained in the running for a title in the divisional state championship, but it wasn't easy.

Burbank 10-11 All-Stars blast way into state tournament

The Burbank 10-11 All-Stars softball team wasted little time signifying that it looks to be the team to beat in the divisional state championship.

Nathan Celusta captures amateur championship at Oakmont by four strokes

Nathan Celusta captures amateur championship at Oakmont by four strokes

GLENDALE — Buoyed by an exceptional short game, Nathan Celusta steered clear of the remainder of the field en route to a milestone victory.

Crescenta Valley 9-10s win nailbiter over Burbank for District 16 title

Crescenta Valley 9-10s win nailbiter over Burbank for District 16 title

MONTROSE — A tightly contested game that went down to the final at-bat concluded the District 16 9-10 All-Star Tournament on Sunday at Montrose Park.

Burbank-Jewel City/Jewish War Veterans shut down Foothill for District 16 title

MONTROSE — Behind a stellar pitching performance, the Burbank-Jewel City/Jewish War Veterans Major All-Stars defeated Foothill to claim the District 16 championship.

Crescenta Valley 9-10s force deciding game with 15-1 win over Burbank

Crescenta Valley 9-10s force deciding game with 15-1 win over Burbank

LA CRESCENTA—After a series-opening game in which offense came at a premium, Crescenta Valley’s 9-10 All Stars knew what they needed to do to avoid another uncharacteristic game and force a third and deciding must-win with Burbank on...

Foothill Major All-Stars thump Burbank, force District 16 finale

MONTROSE — It’s going to take one more day and one more game to decide who is king of the District 16 Major Little League baseball tournament.

Crescenta Valley 10-11 All-Stars roll to District 16 title

Crescenta Valley 10-11 All-Stars roll to District 16 title

MONTROSE — Similarly to what they’ve done throughout the 10-11 District 16 All-Star tournament, Crescenta Valley’s All-Stars again showed overall superiority against an overwhelmed opponent in their latest tilt Sunday at Montrose...

Crescenta Valley Junior baseball outlasts Burbank for District 16 title

TUJUNGA — In a contest in which the walks were as plentiful as the sands of Tujunga Ball Fields, the Crescenta Valley All-Stars Junior baseball team claimed a District 16 championship by defeating visiting Burbank, 11-7, on Saturday afternoon.

Khashakyan pulls off comeback KO win at Valley Fight Night

A riveting rally that led to a third-round knockout victory for Alfred Khashakyan proved to be a large local highlight late Friday night at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City at Lightsout Promotions/Bash Boxing’s Valley Fight Night 3.

Celusta stays atop SCGA Amateur Championship leaderboard

Nathan Celusta stayed consistent and maintained his spot atop the leaderboard Saturday afternoon at the Southern California Golf Assn. Amateur Championship at Oakmont Country Club.

Burbank 10-11 softball captures Section 2 championship

TUJUNGA — A day removed from a “lethargic” effort, the Burbank 10-11 All-Stars softball team responded with energy, aggression and action.

Burbank Junior All-Stars stay alive, go to game three with Crescenta Valley

Burbank Junior All-Stars stay alive, go to game three with Crescenta Valley

TUJUNGA — Members of the Burbank Junior All-Stars baseball team were not pleased with their District 16 Tournament performance Thursday in which they lost to Crescenta Valley by six runs.

Burbank 9-10 softball squad falls short in Section 2 Tournament final

The Burbank 9-10 All-Stars softball team might have been expecting a tight game when it took on Quartz Hill in the championship game of the Section 2 Tournament Friday evening.

Nathan Celusta grabs first-day lead at Southern California Golf Assn. Amateur Championship

Nathan Celusta grabs first-day lead at Southern California Golf Assn. Amateur Championship

GLENDALE — Following 35 holes and with daylight about to evaporate, Nathan Celusta had enough energy to cap a superior effort during the first two rounds of the 116th annual Southern California Golf Assn. Amateur Championship on Friday at...

Burbank 10-11 softball forced into winner-take-all final

Burbank 10-11 softball forced into winner-take-all final

TUJUNGA — What was a win-and-in situation for the Burbank 10-11 All-Stars softball team Thursday afternoon has now morphed into a three-game series.

Garcia pitches, hits Burbank Major softball to Section 2 championship

SAN FERNANDO — The majority of the members of the Burbank Major All-Stars softball team know what it's like to be successful.

Schaffer's bat, arm lead Crescenta Valley Junior baseball to opening victory

TUJUNGA — Nothing hardly rattled JD Schaffer when he stood on the mound or in the batter’s box.

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Photo Gallery: Burbank falls short in first game of 10-11 softball championship against Canyon Country

Photo Gallery: Burbank falls short in first game of 10-11 softball championship against Canyon Country

What was a win-and-in situation for the Burbank 10-11 All-Stars softball team Thursday afternoon has now morphed into a three-game series. That's because visiting Canyon Country avenged its earlier loss to Burbank in a big way, defeating the Media City entrant, 9-3, to force a winner-take-all game back at Tujunga Ball FieldsĀ on Friday at 5:15 p.m. for the Section 2 title.

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