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Girls' Golfer of the Year: Burbank High's Maemura enjoys swinging success in senior season

Girls' Golfer of the Year: Burbank High's Maemura enjoys swinging success in senior season

Though Irene Maemura missed achieving her ultimate goal of competing in the state tournament for the first time in her career, she doesn’t harbor any regrets.

All-Area Girls' Golf Team

All-Area Girls' Golf Team

Keilee Bessho, Senior, La Cañada

Tournament win for Bell-Jeff gives Andrade 100th career victory

BURBANK — There was double the significance to the victory earned by the Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' basketball team Friday evening.

Tubert makes it to final three on 'Big Break'

Tubert makes it to final three on 'Big Break'

For professional golfer Emily Tubert, it was a chance of a lifetime, although she admitted, "It was the most nervous I've ever been in my entire life."

Burbank High girls' soccer knocks off Flintridge Prep late for win No. 1

GLENDALE — All it took was 30 seconds and a little bit of hustle for Burbank High sophomore forward Kira Bochard to break a season-long drought for her Bulldogs girls’ soccer team.

Flintridge Prep boys' soccer sends Burbank on holiday break with loss

Flintridge Prep boys' soccer sends Burbank on holiday break with loss

BURBANK — The Burbank High boys’ soccer coach and players are going to have a long time to think about Wednesday’s 2-0 nonleague loss to Flintridge Prep.

Tiegs of Burbank honored on All-CIF first team in volleyball

Tiegs of Burbank honored on All-CIF first team in volleyball

Along with possessing solid skills as a senior outside hitter for the Burbank High girls’ volleyball team, Allison Tiegs was also a fierce competitor this past season for the Bulldogs.

Bellarmine-Jefferson boys' basketball holds off gritty Providence in crosstown win

Bellarmine-Jefferson boys' basketball holds off gritty Providence in crosstown win

BURBANK — Maybe there’s more than one crosstown rivalry within the Burbank city limits.

Burroughs girls' basketball comes up short against Harvard-Westlake

BURBANK — Burroughs High’s girls’ basketball team opened its season hosting the 32nd annual Magnolia Park Optimist Club Tournament by winning four games in five days to reach the championship against Harvard-Westlake.

Burbank High girls' water polo misses picking up hardware versus Notre Dame

BURBANK – Having come up one win short of reaching its own tournament championship, the Burbank High girls’ water polo team set its sights on picking up hardware in Saturday afternoon’s third-place game of the Burbank Tournament.

Burbank, Burroughs combine for 28 all-league selections in football

Burbank, Burroughs combine for 28 all-league selections in football

There was only a one-win difference between the Burbank High and Burroughs football programs in the Pacific League this past season.

Burbank High girls' water polo intent on winning own tournament

BURBANK — Two games into the Burbank High girls' water polo tournament and perhaps the attitude has changed for the host squad.

La Cañada High girls' water polo holds down Burroughs

La Cañada High girls' water polo holds down Burroughs

LA CAÑADA — With the way the La Cañada High girls’ water polo team dominated Burroughs in the early going of the teams’ nonleague match Thursday, it looked as if the Spartans would roll to a likely victory.

Youth movement pushes La Cañada High girls' soccer past Burbank

Youth movement pushes La Cañada High girls' soccer past Burbank

BURBANK — The La Cañada High girls’ soccer team that took the field Wednesday in a nonleague game against Burbank didn’t much resemble the squad that advanced to the CIF Southern Section championship last season.

Burroughs girls' basketball outlasts Agoura to win tourney game

Burroughs girls' basketball outlasts Agoura to win tourney game

BURBANK — Whether its picking off an errant pass or diving on the court for a loose ball, Abbey Ibarra is ready and willing to do what it takes for a victory.

Burbank girls' basketball can't find way in tourney loss to Valencia

BURBANK — Burbank High girls' basketball Coach Bruce Breeden didn't know where to begin in describing his team's performance Tuesday in a pool-play game in the Burroughs Magnolia Park Optimist Club Tournament.

Hoover boys' basketball defeats Providence to win Paul Sutton Tipoff Classic

BURBANK — Written on the dry erase board of the Providence High boys’ basketball team’s locker room were four notes about a Hoover squad that the Pioneers had to face in the championship game of the 26th annual Paul Sutton Tipoff...

Burbank, Burroughs land eight players on all-league list

Burbank, Burroughs land eight players on all-league list

Since joining the Pacific League in 2006, the Burbank High and Burroughs girls' volleyball teams have been among the top squads in the league.

Luck runs out for Burroughs boys' soccer in loss to Granada Hills

Luck runs out for Burroughs boys' soccer in loss to Granada Hills

BURBANK – For the first half of its match Thursday evening, the Burroughs High boys' soccer team was completely outplayed by Granada Hills.

Strong first half propels Providence High girls' soccer past Holy Family

Strong first half propels Providence High girls' soccer past Holy Family

LOS ANGELES — As a steady rain pelted the field for most of the second half Wednesday afternoon at Occidental College, the conditions afforded the Providence High and Holy Family girls’ soccer teams few scoring opportunities during the...

Providence girls' basketball earns resounding rivalry win against Bell-Jeff

Providence girls' basketball earns resounding rivalry win against Bell-Jeff

BURBANK — It was only a few years ago that the Bellarmine-Jefferson High girls' basketball team was the premier program in the city, as the Guards would routinely dominate Providence in the team's annual cross-town rivalry.

Providence boys' basketball tips off season with tournament victory

BURBANK — There are just three seniors on the Providence High boys' basketball team this season. It will be essential for the Pioneers to rely on that core, which includes Michael Armstead, in order to achieve some success.

Girls' soccer preview: Burbank, Burroughs filling spots of graduated players

Girls' soccer preview: Burbank, Burroughs filling spots of graduated players

It was a successful 2013-14 girls' soccer campaign for the Burbank High girls' soccer team.

Burbank polo rides big start to win against Flintridge Prep

LA CAÑADA — Hoping to begin their season on a positive note and kick off their year with a victory, the Burbank High and Flintridge Prep girls’ water polo teams met Monday to open the season.

Burbank High's Fernandez, Burroughs boys take fourth at state

FRESNO — Their positions in the races were the same, but the difference in emotions for Burbank High junior Candela Fernandez and the Burroughs boys’ cross-country team following fourth-place results couldn't have been more opposite at...

Boys' basketball preview: Bell-Jeff looks to pick up where it left off

Boys' basketball preview: Bell-Jeff looks to pick up where it left off

With a large portion of its squad returning, the mood surrounding the Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' basketball team is one of anticipation and confidence.

Boys' soccer preview: Burroughs reloads in quest for third straight league title

Boys' soccer preview: Burroughs reloads in quest for third straight league title

The local high school boys' soccer landscape has changed a bit since last season.

Burroughs High boys, Burbank High's Candela Fernandez make way to state

Burroughs High boys, Burbank High's Candela Fernandez make way to state

For most of the cross-country season, the local narrative circled around the Burroughs High boys’ cross-country team, Burbank High junior Candela Fernandez and then everyone else.

Girls' Basketball Preview: Burroughs, Providence looking for league titles

Girls' Basketball Preview: Burroughs, Providence looking for league titles

For the girls' basketball teams at Burbank High, Burroughs and Providence, the combination of veteran coaching and senior leadership has been instrumental in the local programs enjoying consistent success in recent years, especially last season.

Burbank's Vardanyan gets to third round of CIF tennis tournament

Burbank's Vardanyan gets to third round of CIF tennis tournament

After advancing to the quarterfinals at last year's Southern Section Individual Tournament, Burbank High singles player Lilit Vardanyan was hoping for a favorable draw in Monday's event at the Whittier Narrows Tennis Center in South El Monte.

Burroughs boys' cross-country runs to CIF championship history

Burroughs boys' cross-country runs to CIF championship history

WALNUT — In the long run, it was an accomplishment more than 65 years in the making.

 Burbank High football eliminated by Salesian

Burbank High football eliminated by Salesian

EAST LOS ANGELES — For a team that lost its two perennial skill players for most of the season, it might have been a surprise to some that the Burbank High football team got as far as it did this season.

Burroughs, Burbank polo teams have share of returning talent

Burroughs, Burbank polo teams have share of returning talent

While the Burroughs High girls' water polo team qualified for the CIF Southern Section playoffs last season after placing fourth in the Pacific League, Burbank wasn't able to earn a postseason berth.

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Photo Gallery: Burbank vs. Flintridge Prep boys soccer

Photo Gallery: Burbank vs. Flintridge Prep boys soccer

Led by two goals from Ari Baranian, the Flintridge Prep boys' soccer team, ranked second in CIF Southern Section Division II, were able to notch a 2-0 win Wednesday against the Burbank High Bulldogs on their home field. The victory improved the Rebels to 5-1-2 on the season.

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