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Burbank High, Bellarmine-Jefferson value tournament experience

Burbank High, Bellarmine-Jefferson value tournament experience

BURBANK — Game experience appeared to be a valuable commodity for both the Burbank High and Bellarmine-Jefferson girls’ volleyball teams at Saturday’s day-long Burbank High Tournament.

Burroughs High football team trying to refocus after tragedy

Burroughs High football team trying to refocus after tragedy

It was only a few hours before Friday's kickoff against Rosemead High when most of the Burroughs football players heard somber news.

Providence volleyball makes quick work of rival Bell-Jeff

Providence volleyball makes quick work of rival Bell-Jeff

BURBANK — The Providence High and Bellarmine-Jefferson girls' volleyball teams engaged in two competitive battles last season.

Burroughs football notches win, while dealing with loss

Burroughs football notches win, while dealing with loss

BURBANK — Playing with heavy hearts following the death of former Burroughs High football player Jake Gnasso, the Indians needed to find a way to channel their emotions once the players stepped on to the field for Friday night's game against...

Burbank High tennis almost perfect against rival Burroughs

Burbank High tennis almost perfect against rival Burroughs

BURBANK — When the Burbank High and Burroughs girls' tennis teams both won their Pacific League openers Tuesday, it gave hope to the squads that they might be in the running for a playoff spot.

Week off gives Burbank High football valuable time to heal

Week off gives Burbank High football valuable time to heal

BURBANK — Burbank High's football team couldn't have asked for a better time to have a bye week.

Providence High volleyball comes on to sweep Holy Family

Providence High volleyball comes on to sweep Holy Family

BURBANK — During the first two games Tuesday against Holy Family, the Providence High girls' volleyball team let the Gaels stick around.

Chicago Bears re-sign Burroughs' Eben Britton

Eben Britton didn't have to wait very long to get picked up with an NFL team and the squad that signed the Burroughs High graduate is the same one that let him go.

Burroughs football taken down by Calabasas

Burroughs football taken down by Calabasas

BURBANK — No matter how many big plays the Burroughs High football team's offense generated, it just wasn't enough to offset a grinding ground game from visiting Calabasas High, spear-headed by sophomore Chris Brooks.

Battered Burbank football holds back Bell Gardens

BELL GARDENS — It's become an odd and unfortunate pattern through the first two weeks of the season for the Burbank High football team: Lose a key player to an injury, yet still hang on for a victory.

Glendale Community College football wins again behind dominant defense

For a second straight week, the Glendale Community College football team’s defense pitched a shutout.

Flintridge Prep boys' water polo pulls away from Burbank in season opener

Flintridge Prep boys' water polo pulls away from Burbank in season opener

LA CA√ĎADA — Rust and jitters played about as big a factor as an actual opponent for the Burbank High and Flintridge Prep boys' water polo teams.

Burroughs High tennis opens season with loss to Alhambra

Burroughs High tennis opens season with loss to Alhambra

BURBANK — One portion of the Burroughs High team looked good Tuesday in the squad's season opener.

Burroughs High football dealing with change

Burroughs High football dealing with change

Through the spring and into summer practices, the Burroughs High football team thought it had its starting quarterback in place.

Burbank High ready to induct latest Hall of Fame class

Burbank High ready to induct latest Hall of Fame class

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.

 Bell-Jeff football back on field with JV team for 2014 season

Bell-Jeff football back on field with JV team for 2014 season

There is a small, but dedicated group of football players toiling at a nondescript local field preparing for the upcoming season.

Burbank, Burroughs boys' water polo teams fight their way back

Burbank, Burroughs boys' water polo teams fight their way back

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.

Burbank High football returns with plenty of talent, expectations

Burbank High football returns with plenty of talent, expectations

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."

Girls' volleyball teams hoping for repeat performances

Girls' volleyball teams hoping for repeat performances

All four of the local girls' volleyball teams qualified for the CIF Southern Section playoffs in 2013.

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.

Burbank High's Maemura ties for second in second Pacific League match

BURBANK — There isn’t anything surprising to Burbank High girls’ golf Coach Branco Sevic when he watches Irene Maemura perform on the course.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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