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All-Area Girls' Basketball Player of the Year: Burroughs High's Del Castillo makes decision that leads to history

All-Area Girls' Basketball Player of the Year: Burroughs High's Del Castillo makes decision that leads to history

From the time she was just 5 years old, Davina Del Castillo excelled on the diamonds throughout Burbank. Along with competing in softball, she also participated in Little League baseball against the boys.

Providence volleyball 'satisfied' after suffering loss to Paraclete

Providence volleyball 'satisfied' after suffering loss to Paraclete

BURBANK — The Providence High boys' volleyball team was swept in convincing fashion in three games Monday in a nonleague match against Paraclete.

All-Area  Girls' Water Polo First Team

All-Area Girls' Water Polo First Team

Ani Aghakhanian, Senior, Utility, Crescenta Valley

All-Area Girls' Water Polo Second Team

All-Area Girls' Water Polo Second Team

Gaby Aghakian, Senior, Driver, Burbank

All-Area Girls' Basketball First Team

All-Area Girls' Basketball First Team

Josie Brock, Junior, Forward, Crescenta Valley

All-Area Girls' Basketball Second Team

All-Area Girls' Basketball Second Team

Sienna Brown, Senior, Center, Burroughs

Missing key players, La Cañada still wins De Bell golf tournament

Missing key players, La Cañada still wins De Bell golf tournament

BURBANK — Most of the top boys' golfers from La CaƱada High were missing Wednesday from the 51st Burbank High Schools' Invitational at De Bell Golf Club.

Bell-Jeff basketball's Etter, Oses named to All-CIF first team

Bell-Jeff basketball's Etter, Oses named to All-CIF first team

The Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' basketball team had its share of talent this past season.

Providence's Dabbaghian, Burroughs' Del Castillo earn All-CIF first-team honors

Providence's Dabbaghian, Burroughs' Del Castillo earn All-CIF first-team honors

Deep playoff runs and league championships are what the Burroughs High and Providence girls' basketball teams had in common this past season.

Bell-Jeff basketball's Oses named league player of the year

Bell-Jeff basketball's Oses named league player of the year

There were a number of talented boys' basketball players this past season who could have warranted recognition for Camino Real Player of the Year.

Burbank volleyball overcomes uneven play to defeat Arcadia in four

Burbank volleyball overcomes uneven play to defeat Arcadia in four

ARCADIA — Burbank High's boys' volleyball team didn't play particularly well in its first two games Thursday against Arcadia.

Middle school athletes shine at annual track meet

Middle school athletes shine at annual track meet

Although the temperature was in the 90s Saturday, a collection of young athletes braved the heat to take part in an annual tradition.

Burbank baseball can't get rolling in tourney loss to Granada Hills

BURBANK — Just a day earlier in a Babe Herman Tournament game against Highland, the Burbank High baseball team received solid pitching, timely hitting, stole four bases and took advantage of seven errors to earn a victory.

Burbank baseball capitalizes on miscues in 8-5 tournament victory

BURBANK — With just two weeks until Pacific League play begins, the Burbank High baseball team is trying to gain the experience it will need to compete against what could be a formidable group of teams and hopefully get back to the playoffs.

Sports notebook: Local soccer players earn all-league honors

Sports notebook: Local soccer players earn all-league honors

Bits and pieces from the local sports scene.

Burroughs boys' volleyball prevails in first Pacific League tournament

Burroughs boys' volleyball prevails in first Pacific League tournament

BURBANK – Perhaps it’s fitting that the inaugural Pacific League Varsity Invitational boys’ volleyball tournament was won by none other than the team that’s dominated the Pacific League as of late.

Burroughs High boys' volleyball sweeps St. Francis, moves on to tourney semifinals

Burroughs High boys' volleyball sweeps St. Francis, moves on to tourney semifinals

BURBANK — It was a plan hatched by a pair of Pacific League boys' volleyball coaches: Joel Brinton of Burroughs High and John Nelson of Crescenta Valley.

Crescenta Valley girls, Burroughs boys win league openers

Crescenta Valley girls, Burroughs boys win league openers

LA CRESCENTA — With limited nonleague competition heading into Thursday, the Pacific League campaign began early this season for the Crescenta Valley High, Burroughs and Hoover track and field teams.

Renfro, Crescenta Valley golf shoot for second in Pacific League's first meet

ARCADIA — With the first Pacific League match of the season on the docket Thursday, a quartet of area boys’ golf teams were eager to take to the course and see what progress they had made.

Burroughs basketball's Del Castillo earns Pacific League's top honor

Burroughs basketball's Del Castillo earns Pacific League's top honor

It has been a wildly successful career in girls' basketball for Burroughs High's Davina Del Castillo.

Providence basketball's Dabbaghian named co-league MVP

Providence basketball's Dabbaghian named co-league MVP

For the three years leading up to her senior campaign, Katia Dabbaghian proved to be an impact player for the Providence High girls' basketball team in Liberty League competition.

 College Update: Napier excelling on court, in class for Southern Illinois

College Update: Napier excelling on court, in class for Southern Illinois

The following are updates on local athletes competing in college.

Burbank volleyball out of sync in loss to Canyon

CANYON COUNTRY — The Burbank High boys' volleyball players would have liked to see how they would have fared against Canyon Country Canyon with a full team.

Providence High boys' volleyball settles for solid showing in tournament

BURBANK — Reorganizing itself on the fly finally caught up to the Providence High boys’ volleyball team in Saturday’s second day of the school’s home tournament.

Baseball preview: Providence looks to add to last season's success

Baseball preview: Providence looks to add to last season's success

With a young team a year ago, Providence High enjoyed a breakthrough season in baseball.

Revamped Providence boys' volleyball team rolls in own tournament

BURBANK — With several of its players stranded in Washington, D.C. because of transportation issues, the Providence High boys' volleyball team needed to improvise a bit during the first day of the Providence Tournament.

Doubles leads Glendale boys' tennis in league win against Burbank

Doubles leads Glendale boys' tennis in league win against Burbank

GLENDALE — Both boys' tennis coaches at Glendale High and Burbank agreed that one factor might have played a pivotal role in the final outcome of Thursday's Pacific League match.

Swimming preview: Bigger numbers could bolster Burbank, Burroughs squads

In a Pacific League that features perennial favorite Crescenta Valley High and other solid programs, the Burroughs and Burbank swimming teams have found the going rough the past few years.

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.

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.

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Photo Gallery: Burbank vs. Arcadia Pacific League boys' volleyball

Photo Gallery: Burbank vs. Arcadia Pacific League boys' volleyball

Despite their problems, the Bulldogs were able to win the first two games of their Pacific League match against Arcadia and looked to close things out in the third. But a rash of unforced errors in the third allowed the Apaches to take the third game and seize the momentum of the contest. But Burbank rallied back in the fourth game, withstood an Apaches challenge late in the...

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