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No. 1 Bell-Jeff boys' basketball stunned by St. Bernard

No. 1 Bell-Jeff boys' basketball stunned by St. Bernard

PLAYA DEL REY — When the buzzer sounded at the conclusion of its CIF Southern Section Division V-A semifinal game against St. Bernard High, Bellarmine-Jefferson’s boys’ basketball team had three players sitting on the bench after...

No. 1 Burroughs basketball falls short of quest to play for CIF title

No. 1 Burroughs basketball falls short of quest to play for CIF title

TORRANCE — The Burroughs High girls’ basketball team has taken some rather big steps this season. Tuesday, however, the program looked to take a monumental leap.

Burbank track splits nonleague meet with Valencia

VALENCIA — In their first dual meet of the season, the Burbank High boys' and girls' track and field teams were still trying to figure out where all the pieces will come together that will hopefully lead to a successful campaign.

Softball season preview: Burbank returns with high hopes, while Bell-Jeff not returning at all

Softball season preview: Burbank returns with high hopes, while Bell-Jeff not returning at all

Bellarmine-Jefferson High enjoyed the most success of any softball team in the city the past few years, winning five straight league titles, capturing a CIF Southern Section Division VI championship in 2013 and getting to two other title contests...

Jerry DeLaurie steps down as Burbank boys' basketball coach

Jerry DeLaurie steps down as Burbank boys' basketball coach

Citing the need for time to grieve following the death of his mother, Jerry DeLaurie said Monday he stepped down as boys' basketball coach after guiding Burbank High for three seasons.

Boys' volleyball preview: Burroughs shooting for sixth straight league title

Boys' volleyball preview: Burroughs shooting for sixth straight league title

Joel Brinton took a second to count the number of starters he graduated from last year's team and then sighed, realizing that 70% of his starters from a season ago have moved on.

Boys' Golf Preview: Local teams have goals outlined

Boys' Golf Preview: Local teams have goals outlined

There’s reason for optimism for all three local boys' golf teams leading into the upcoming season.

Burroughs High girls' basketball off to semifinals

BURBANK — A few moments after they achieved a program milestone, the members of the Burroughs High girls’ basketball took a lap through a victory tunnel formed by a throng of ardent supporters inside a noisy and packed home gymnasium.

Bellarmine-Jefferson boys' basketball misses chance to make history

Bellarmine-Jefferson boys' basketball misses chance to make history

PLAYA DEL REY — Advancing to a CIF Southern Section championship has been a daunting task in the history of the Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys’ basketball program.While the Guards girls’ hoops program has a successful track record...

Track and field preview: Burroughs boys look to defend league crown

Track and field preview: Burroughs boys look to defend league crown

Last season, the Pacific League boys' track and field championship came down to the final regular season meet.

Big effort in second half propels Burroughs girls' basketball to playoff win

It was not a dominating first half Wednesday evening for the Burroughs High girls' basketball team in its CIF Southern Section Division I-A second-round game against Westminster.

Burbank High girls' basketball has no answer for Foothill in loss

SANTA ANA — It was the sort of game and final result that put a sour note on an otherwise successful season.

Bell-Jeff basketball passes first playoff test, earns spot in semifinals

Bell-Jeff basketball passes first playoff test, earns spot in semifinals

BURBANK — In its first two playoff games, the Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' basketball team was relatively untested, winning both contests by an average of 36.5 points.

Boys' tennis preview: Burbank, Burroughs looking to rebound

Boys' tennis preview: Burbank, Burroughs looking to rebound

While many of the other spring sports are just beginning practice this week, the local boys' tennis teams are already taking part in league competition.

Top-seeded Burroughs girls' basketball rolls past Santa Fe

Top-seeded Burroughs girls' basketball rolls past Santa Fe

BURBANK — As a member of the top-seeded team in girls’ basketball in CIF Southern Section Division I-A, Sienna Brown had mixed emotions when Burroughs High received the honor.

Dabbaghian-led Providence girls' basketball holds off Santa Clara for CIF win

BURBANK — With one starter on the bench with foul trouble, another out of the game with an injury and a third an infraction away from fouling out, Katia Dabbaghian took it upon herself to carry the Providence High girls’ basketball team.

Troy helps Burbank basketball conquer Arroyo Valley in playoff opener

Burbank High senior girls' basketball player Abby Troy suffered an injury to her thumb just before the holiday break in December and reinjured it during Pacific League play, causing her to miss her share of games.

Etter shoots Bell-Jeff basketball to CIF quarterfinals

BURBANK — It was a roundabout journey that finally led to the Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' basketball team to playing at home Friday evening in its second-round playoff game.

Burroughs High boys' basketball overwhelmed in CIF loss to Westlake

The Burroughs High boys' basketball team was overwhelmed and overmatched.

Burbank basketball can't keep up with No. 1 Loyola

LOS ANGELES — It didn't take long for the Burbank High boys' basketball team to discover why Loyola earned the No. 1 seed in the CIF Southern Section Division I-A playoffs.

Providence girls' basketball perseveres for 51-39 playoff win over Cate

Providence girls' basketball perseveres for 51-39 playoff win over Cate

BURBANK — It wasn't always pretty on Friday night at Providence High, but the Pioneers girls' basketball team did enough to get past visiting Cate of Carpinteria, 51-39, in their CIF Southern Section Division 5-AA first-round matchup.

Burbank girls' soccer falls in overtime to San Marino in playoff opener

SAN MARINO — Having matched up against San Marino High earlier this season and playing to a tie, the Burbank girls' soccer team went into Thursday's opening CIF Southern Section playoff match with confidence.

Burroughs soccer no match for No. 1 in playoff opener

Going against a No. 1 seed to open the CIF Southern Section Division IV playoffs, the Burroughs High girls' soccer team and coach Brady Riggs knew they would have their hands full.

Burroughs girls' water polo sees positives in playoff loss to Mission Viejo

There were no illusions for the Burroughs High girls' water polo team Thursday evening.

Providence boys' soccer downed in OT by St. Bonaventure

Providence boys' soccer downed in OT by St. Bonaventure

LOS ANGELES — Even down to the use of their traditional green school colors, there was little to distinguish Providence High and St. Bonaventure of Ventura when they met on the field during Wednesday's CIF Southern Section Division VII wild-...

Bell-Jeff basketball flexes its muscle in playoff opener

BURBANK — It was a resounding showing for the Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' basketball team Wednesday to open the CIF Southern Section playoffs.

Providence boys' basketball can't climb past Pacific Hills

LOS ANGELES — Providence High entered the CIF Southern Section Division VAA boys' basketball playoffs as the bracket's No. 16 seed after finishing tied for second in the Liberty League.

Providence girls' soccer ousted in wild-card home match

Providence girls' soccer ousted in wild-card home match

GLENDALE — Things looked promising early on for the members of the Providence High girls’ soccer team in their CIF Southern Section Division VII wild-card match against St. Mary’s Academy on Tuesday.

Bell-Jeff boys' basketball begins CIF title quest as No. 1 seed

Bell-Jeff boys' basketball begins CIF title quest as No. 1 seed

Bellarmine-Jefferson’s boys’ basketball team has sat atop the CIF Southern Section Division 5-A rankings all season.

Providence boys' soccer at home for CIF wild-card match

There is just one local representative in this season's CIF Southern Section boys' soccer playoffs.

Burroughs girls' basketball is No. 1 seed in Division I-A

Perhaps one of the better developments in terms of playoff pairings as it relates to the Burroughs High girls’ basketball team came on Friday.

Burroughs girls' water polo heads south to Mission Viejo

Burroughs girls' water polo heads south to Mission Viejo

On the strength of a dramatic 5-4 victory over Pasadena on Thursday in the Pacific League Tournament third-place match, Burroughs High’s girls’ water polo team locked up third place in league.

Burbank, Burroughs, Providence girls' soccer teams earn playoff berths

Burbank, Burroughs, Providence girls' soccer teams earn playoff berths

Despite both suffering their share of injuries this season, the Burbank High and Burroughs girls' soccer teams remained competitive in the Pacific League.

 Burbank girls' soccer shuts out Burroughs in league finale

Burbank girls' soccer shuts out Burroughs in league finale

BURBANK — The Burbank High girls' soccer team was finally able to come home Thursday.

Burbank boys' basketball comes on to take rivalry rematch with Burroughs

BURBANK — For more than two weeks, members of the Burbank High boys' basketball team have been thinking about, and preparing for, their rematch with cross-town rival Burroughs.

Burroughs girls' basketball finishes off back-to-back undefeated league runs

BURBANK — What could have been a challenging last obstacle for Burroughs High's girls' basketball team Thursday night at rival Burbank wound up being a significant final statement to the rest of the Pacific League.

Providence girls' basketball captures sixth straight league championship

Providence girls' basketball captures sixth straight league championship

BURBANK — It was a championship blueprint that was laid out six years ago when the 2009-10 Providence High girls' basketball team captured its first Liberty League championship.

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