BURBANK — An opportunity to move into a tie for fourth place awaited the Burroughs and Glendale high baseball teams before Tuesday's Pacific League game.
Matt Schwartz has vaulted himself into some rarefied air at Burroughs High.
GLENDALE — Doug Nicol has seen his share of hard-hit balls around the diamond.
BURBANK — The Arcadia High softball team accomplished something not many teams have been able to pull off this season against Burbank and ace pitcher Caitlyn Brooks.
BURBANK — Burbank High's baseball team, the co-defending league champion, found itself in an all-too-familiar situation Friday of having to play catch-up in a Pacific League game against visiting Glendale.
ARCADIA — On an afternoon of small surprises from both the Crescenta Valley High and Burbank boys’ golf teams, a change among the Pacific League leaders wasn’t shocking.
GLENDALE — Burbank High softball Coach Mike Delaney and Glendale Coach Greg Martin walked into distinctly different situations when they took over their respective programs this season.
ARCADIA — With the Arcadia High boys' track team being a perennial powerhouse in the Pacific League, Burroughs received some encouraging news two weeks ago.
Brianna Albarian, Senior, Midfielder, La Cañada
Casey Basso, Senior, Midfielder/Forward, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
Every high school team has high hopes before the season — some realistic, some maybe not so much.
ARCADIA — Still in the first round of Pacific League play, the Burroughs High baseball team isn't about to panic just yet.
ARCADIA — Despite sending a small contingent, the Burbank-area produced a record-setting effort at Saturday’s second day of the 47th annual Arcadia Invitational Track and Field Meet at Arcadia High.
BOYS’ TRACK AND FIELD
LA CRESCENTA — For quite some time, the Burroughs High and Crescenta Valley boys’ volleyball teams had been eager to meet up with the goal of gaining the upper hand in the hunt for the Pacific League championship.
GLENDALE — A season ago, the Burbank High baseball team and the Crescenta Valley High baseball team were neck-and-neck atop the standings and eventually shared the Pacific League crown.
Devin Aubert, senior, hole/set, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
Ani Aghakhanian, junior, utility, Crescenta Valley
To look at the body of work compiled by the Crescenta Valley High girls’ water polo team this past season is to grab a snapshot of another successful campaign for the area’s top program.
Good things seem to happen when Sofia Palacios steps into the batter’s box.
PASADENA — Russell Caletena got to Brookside Golf Course No. 2 aware the conditions of the greens might not be too favorable for him leading up to Thursday’s Pacific League golf match.
BURBANK — Thus far in the Pacific League season, the Burbank High softball team, seen as the favorite by most to repeat as league champion, has run roughshod over some overmatched competition.
Keilee Bessho, Junior, Guard, La Cañada
Katia Dabbaghian, Junior, Guard, Providence
Regardless of whether the La Cañada High girls’ basketball team played at home or on the road this past season, the Spartans’ jerseys had a certain uniformity of cardinal, gold and white.
BOYS’ TRACK AND FIELD
LA CAÑADA — The La Cañada and Burbank High softball teams faced off in a nonleague double-header among area powers before returning to play in the Rio Hondo and Pacific leagues respectively, in which each squad has started with...
LA CRESCENTA — Cheyenne Steward had quite a bit on her mind Friday.
BURBANK — With both the Burroughs High and Crescenta Valley baseball teams, squads that had made the playoffs a season earlier, having opened up Pacific League play with losses to teams that had finished outside of the top four in league last...
In recent years, the Burroughs High boys' golf team has enjoyed a great deal of success in the annual Burbank Cup rivalry contest against cross-town foe Burbank.
ARCADIA — Burbank High track and field Coach Darin Wolf surmised that his boys' team would have to have a lot go its way if it hoped to upset perennial Pacific League champion Arcadia in a league dual meet Wednesday with Pasadena.
BURBANK — Since it resurrected its boys' varsity volleyball program two seasons ago, Burbank High has had a tough time against cross-town rival Burroughs.
When Sarah Brown took over the Burbank High girls' volleyball team in 2007, she stepped into a program that wasn't accustomed to winning.
GLENDALE — With new coaches occupying their respective dugouts, the Glendale High and Burroughs baseball teams have been eager to begin Pacific League action.
BURBANK — Perhaps the smallest and yet most complex difference that separated the Burroughs High and Glendale softball teams in Tuesday afternoon’s Pacific League opener was defense.
Andres Aguilar, Junior, Midfielder, Burroughs
Jake Anderson, Soph., Midfielder, St. Francis
It was something that Brandon Gerlach had done hundreds, maybe even thousands of times since he took up soccer as a boy.
PASADENA — Just past the halfway point of his nine-hole round, Michael Finney got things organized.
Robert Cartwright, Senior, Guard, Flintridge Prep
Relatively unknown, Kyle Leufroy showed up on the doorstep of the St. Francis High gymnasium seeking an opportunity.
Grant Arthur, Sophomore, Guard, La Canada
BURBANK — With a tremendous amount of depth throughout the La Cañada High boys’ golf team’s lineup, it’s no coincidence the Spartans have been on quite a streak lately.
BURBANK — Baserunners were aplenty for the Providence High boys' baseball team in its league opener against Pacifica Christian on Tuesday evening.
BURBANK — Weeks of tournament matches, nonleague contests and hours of practice had led the Providence High boys' volleyball team to the moment the Pioneers have been working toward.
When Abid Oses was a sophomore last season for the Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' basketball team, he had to share the floor with a group of seniors.
After helping lead their respective teams to deep runs into the CIF Southern Section playoffs, a pair of area girls’ basketball players have been bestowed with prestigious postseason recognition.
Katia Dabbaghian should be used to receiving recognition this time of the year.
After moving from the Las Vegas area last summer, Yazzy Sa’Dullah had little difficulty adjusting to the culture Burbank had to offer.
BURBANK — Burroughs High’s softball team welcomed CIF Southern Section Division I opponent Canyon Springs for a nonleague doubleheader at Olive Park in the host’s final games before spring break.
When Hector Valencia stepped down as Burbank High head football coach Feb. 28, he hoped the school would find a suitable replacement for a program that has enjoyed its share of success in recent years.
BURBANK — The Providence High boys' volleyball team took advantage when it needed to.
Throughout the last few seasons, the Crescenta Valley High and La Cañada boys' soccer teams have fielded their share of prolific athletes.
Though the Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo team came up short of winning the CIF Southern Section Division V championship for a second straight season, the Falcons still commanded plenty of attention when it came to the opponents trying to...
There was little debate about how much Clarissa Guerrero's presence on the soccer field benefited the Burbank High girls' team this past season.
The tradition continues.
Before the season began in early December, the La Cañada High and Flintridge Prep girls' soccer teams had common goals of challenging for their respective league championships and possibly making a long run in the postseason.
With one swing, Burbank High softball sophomore Julia Duarte plated two runs, led the Bulldogs to a 5-4 win over West Ranch and bestowed her team with the High Desert Classic tournament championship Saturday.
Bits and pieces from the local sports scene.
BURBANK — There was plenty of inexperience to go around when the Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' volleyball team took on Village Christian Friday in a nonleague contest.
LA CRESCENTA — In a Pacific League track and field cluster meet that was more rust-shaker than showdown, the Crescenta Valley High girls and Burbank boys showed off depth and may have signaled their intent for a title run after splitting action...
BURBANK — Take Jong Hyuk Hong off the bubble.
No matter where Clarissa Guerrero was positioned on the soccer field, she was determined to make the best of every situation.
BURBANK — For a No. 3 hitter, Providence's Sean Holt couldn't have asked for more ideal situations than the four times he walked to the batter's box on Tuesday evening.
BURBANK — The schedule hasn't exactly been easy for the Burbank High baseball team so far this season.
BURBANK — With a crop of good hitters, the Providence High softball team has proven it can score runs this season.
LA CAÑADA — About two months ago, there were no plans for Sean Stephen to be a part of the St. Francis High volleyball team.
Since he was a sophomore playing on varsity two years ago, Burroughs High's Brandon Gerlach continued to grow as a player.
The local baseball landscape has changed a bit from last year, as the city lost one program this season and plenty of talent.
It might be difficult for the three local boys' golf teams to look forward this season without thinking a little about the past.
BURBANK — The Bellarmine-Jefferson High softball team is at it again.
BURBANK — Having graduated 10 seniors, a Burbank High boys' volleyball team with plenty of new faces was eager to see how the new squad would gel.
An update on local athletes playing in college.
The St. Francis boys' basketball team found out Monday the...
Recently in the Pacific League, the Burroughs High and Claremont boys' volleyball teams have engaged in some epic battles for league supremacy.
Citing a desire to spend more time with his two young children, Hector Valencia stepped down as head football coach at Burbank High Friday afternoon.
As the track season is just about to commence, all four city squads begin with different goals and expectations, but all with one similar commitment, which is to be competitive within their respective leagues.
CHINO — Up by 18 points at halftime, it didn't stand to reason that the Burroughs High girls' basketball team would have to sweat another close finish.
BURBANK — The Providence High girls' basketball team couldn't have asked for a better start in its playoff game Wednesday night.