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Leader Male Athlete of the Year: Burroughs High's Matthew Schwartz perfects his high-flying act

Leader Male Athlete of the Year: Burroughs High's Matthew Schwartz perfects his high-flying act

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.

Burbank High's Vardanyan leads girls' tennis contingent

Burbank High's Vardanyan leads girls' tennis contingent

It was an unexpected breakthrough season a year ago for the Burbank High girls' tennis team.

Burroughs, Burbank girls' golf dealing with different numbers game

Burroughs, Burbank girls' golf dealing with different numbers game

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.

Burbank Vikings football hoping to sustain success

Burbank Vikings football hoping to sustain success

The 2013 season proved to be a measuring stick for the Burbank Vikings Youth Tackle Football program.

Female players learn hockey from an L.A. King

Female players learn hockey from an L.A. King

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.

Lonnie Kauppila regains form, moves up in minors

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.

Local taekwondo studio turns out winners in short order

Local taekwondo studio turns out winners in short order

BURBANK — As a martial arts instructor, Joseph Salim often sees himself as an artist.

La Cañada High swimmer Garrett Chin grabs top billing

La Cañada High swimmer Garrett Chin grabs top billing

Like the anchor of a relay, Garrett Chin waited patiently on deck for his opportunity to bring it all home.

Flintridge Sacred Heart's Kirsten Vose led Tologs to even more success

Flintridge Sacred Heart's Kirsten Vose led Tologs to even more success

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.

Leader Female Athlete of the Year: Burbank High's Caitlyn Brooks hauls in softball hardware

Leader Female Athlete of the Year: Burbank High's Caitlyn Brooks hauls in softball hardware

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.

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.

All-Area Baseball First Team

All-Area Baseball First Team

Kevin Baker, Senior, Outfielder, St. Francis

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.

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.

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.

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...

All-Area Baseball Second Team

All-Area Baseball Second Team

Cameron Briggs, Junior, Infielder, Burbank

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.

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.

Brian Gadsby pitches Crescenta Valley High baseball to greatness

Brian Gadsby pitches Crescenta Valley High baseball to greatness

Crescenta Valley High baseball is not short on memorable seasons and memorable performances — particularly on the pitching mound.

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.

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.

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.

Caitlyn Brooks was complete player for Burbank High softball

Caitlyn Brooks was complete player for Burbank High softball

Burbank High’s Caitlyn Brooks has made a name for herself as a successful pitcher since she broke onto the high school scene three years ago as a freshman.

Jewel City 9-10 all-stars turn back Burbank

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

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.

All-Area Softball First Team

All-Area Softball First Team

P — Mia Acosta, Senior, Bell-Jeff

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.

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.

All-Area Softball Second Team

All-Area Softball Second Team

OF — Kaitlin Brooks, Senior, Burbank

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.

Providence basketball has trouble with its shooting

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

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.”

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.

Summer Series attracts variety of runners

Summer Series attracts variety of runners

LA CRESCENTA — The opportunity afforded someone like Ayla Ataya is the reason why the Crescenta Valley Cross Country Summer Series is held.

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.

 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.

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Photo Gallery: Crescenta Valley Cross Country Series

Photo Gallery: Crescenta Valley Cross Country Series

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.

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