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."
Through the spring and into summer practices, the Burroughs High football team thought it had its starting quarterback in place.
As of Saturday afternoon, Burroughs High product Eben Britton was without a home in the NFL.
CHINO HILLS — Burbank High’s football team walked off the field Friday night with a win in its season opener on the road against Ayala.
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.
BURBANK VS. AYALA
There is a small, but dedicated group of football players toiling at a nondescript local field preparing for the upcoming season.
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.
For a second straight year, there won’t be a Burbank All-City Cross-Country Meet to determine which boys’ program is the best within city limits in a head-to-head competition and which individual athlete would shine brightest.
It isn’t just team competition, but individual races that will fuel much of the local excitement for the four Burbank-area schools as the cross-country season is about to commence.
All four of the local girls' volleyball teams qualified for the CIF Southern Section playoffs in 2013.
It was an unexpected breakthrough season a year ago for the Burbank High girls' tennis team.
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.
The 2013 season proved to be a measuring stick for the Burbank Vikings Youth Tackle Football program.
BURBANK — As a martial arts instructor, Joseph Salim often sees himself as an artist.
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.
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.
Like the anchor of a relay, Garrett Chin waited patiently on deck for his opportunity to bring it all home.
In a sport characterized by individual accomplishment in which success is most often defined by tenths of a second, Kirsten Vose's past season at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy was hardly one that ran along traditional definitions.
Fifteen feet, nine inches.
BANNING — From the beginning of the postseason, the dominance of the Burbank Little League 10-11 All-Stars was uncontested.
The Burroughs High football team hasn't enjoyed a great deal of success during nonleague competition over the last four years.
Prior to the 2014 track and field season, Matthew Schwartz accumulated a list of goals he hoped to accomplish before his senior campaign was over.
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.
The Burbank Little League 10-11 All-Stars softball team went into Wednesday's Section 2 championship game with a wealth of confidence.
Looking at the 2014 schedule for the Burbank High football team, one thing stands out.
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.
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...
GLENDALE — Brandon Martinez arrived on the doorstep of pitching a complete game for the Burbank Junior baseball All-Star team.
TUJUNGA — After a brief struggle on the mound, Cameron Cassidy bounced back nicely.
It has been a whirlwind last three weeks for women’s golfer Emily Tubert.
Only days into his new job, Fred Martinez has been hard at work trying to turn around the sports programs at Bellarmine-Jefferson High.
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 — The Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy for Special Needs Individuals has almost become synonyms with the Burbank Tennis Center.
This one took Caitlyn Brooks by surprise.
As a team, the Bellarmine-Jefferson High softball squad dominated the Santa Cruz League this past season.
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.
BURBANK — Had it been a regular-season game, there might have been some cause for concern.
When Caitlyn Books walks away from the softball program at Burbank High after four years of success with the Bulldogs, she will have accumulated a trophy case full of awards and honors.
Bits and pieces from the local sports scene.
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.”
The Crescenta Valley Cross Country Summer Series took place on August 6, 2014 at Crescenta Valley Park. The event aims to encourage people of all ages to run.