High School Sports

Burroughs High baseball makes easy work of Arcadia

BURBANK — Whether on the hill or at the dish, the Burroughs High baseball team was flat out dominant in Friday afternoon’s Pacific League showdown against visiting Arcadia.

Porras, Burbank High baseball turn back Hoover in league

Porras, Burbank High baseball turn back Hoover in league

BURBANK — In looking to keep the Burbank High baseball team in contention for the Pacific League championship, Ryan Porras provided arguably his best outing on the mound Friday.

Burroughs High track can't knock off Arcadia

BURBANK — Despite the best efforts of the Burroughs High boys' and girls' track and field teams, leadership atop the Pacific League belongs to Arcadia.

Brooks, Burbank softball shut out Crescenta Valley

Brooks, Burbank softball shut out Crescenta Valley

BURBANK — As usual, Burbank High pitcher and Notre Dame commit Caitlyn Brooks was in complete control on Tuesday afternoon.

Tryouts for Los Angeles Kings High School Hockey League coming to Pickwick

With the popularity of ice hockey continuing to ascend across Southern California, there’s been a concentrated effort to target athletes at high school level.

Providence volleyball wakes up in time to defeat Pacifica Christian

Providence volleyball wakes up in time to defeat Pacifica Christian

BURBANK — Having not practiced in 10 days, the Providence High boys' volleyball team returned from spring break Monday and had to contend with Pacifica Christian in a crucial Liberty League match.

Even without star runner, Burbank girls' track still defeats Crescenta Valley

Even without star runner, Burbank girls' track still defeats Crescenta Valley

BURBANK — Taking on a Crescenta Valley High girls' track and field team that was undefeated in the Pacific League, Burbank had a tough task in front of it Wednesday.

Burbank baseball suffers first league loss at hands of Pasadena

BURBANK — The Burbank High baseball team looked to continue one of its best starts to Pacific League play in years when it took on Pasadena Tuesday.

College update: Hooper swinging big bat for CSUN softball

The following are updates on local athletes competing in college.

Burroughs High softball holds on for wild, soggy 8-6 victory at Crescenta Valley

Burroughs High softball holds on for wild, soggy 8-6 victory at Crescenta Valley

LA CRESCENTA — What was a fast, pitcher’s duel-type of contest through three innings gave way to a soggy, plodding, but high-scoring Pacific League softball game between Burroughs High and host Crescenta Valley as the rain increased...

Burroughs High baseball walks off with win over Crescenta Valley

Burroughs High baseball walks off with win over Crescenta Valley

BURBANK — Ominous as the sky was overhead, offensive prospects proved to be just as gloomy for the Crescenta Valley High and host Burroughs baseball teams Tuesday afternoon.

All-Area Boys' Basketball Second Team

All-Area Boys' Basketball Second Team

Grant Arthur, Junior, Guard, La CaƱada

All-Area Boys' Basketball First Team

All-Area Boys' Basketball First Team

Isaac Etter, Junior, Guard, Bellarmine-Jefferson

All-Area Boys' Basketball Player of the Year: Transformation complete for Bellarmine Jefferson's Abid Oses

All-Area Boys' Basketball Player of the Year: Transformation complete for Bellarmine Jefferson's Abid Oses

Abid Oses had a great deal to become acclimated to when he first arrived at Bellarmine-Jefferson High three seasons ago.

Burroughs baseball holds down Glendale

BURBANK — Both the Glendale High and Burroughs baseball teams were looking to bounce back Friday.

Burroughs softball holds off Glendale in Pacific League contest

BURBANK — No matter the situation, there appears to be plenty of confidence throughout the lineup for the Burroughs High softball team.

Burroughs volleyball continues league supremacy with sweep of Burbank

Burroughs volleyball continues league supremacy with sweep of Burbank

BURBANK — Burbank High's boys' volleyball team had a daunting task Wednesday when it faced cross-town rival Burroughs.

Burbank softball finishes off Glendale

Burbank softball finishes off Glendale

GLENDALE — For five-plus innings Tuesday, a talented young Glendale High softball team posed a significant threat to two-time reigning Pacific League champion Burbank. But Caitlyn Brooks has made a career out of closing out league opponents and...

Burbank baseball downs Glendale on Pacific League opening day

GLENDALE — Glendale High and Burbank's baseball teams both fell short of earning playoff berths a season ago.

Burroughs tennis distances itself from Burbank

BURBANK — Burbank High and Burroughs' campuses might be close, but Tuesday's crosstown rivalry matchup proved that the boys' tennis teams are getting increasingly farther apart in 2015.

Providence volleyball 'satisfied' after loss to Paraclete

Providence volleyball 'satisfied' after loss to Paraclete

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

All-Area Girls' Water Polo Second Team

All-Area Girls' Water Polo Second Team

Gaby Aghakian, Senior, Driver, Burbank

All-Area  Girls' Water Polo First Team

All-Area Girls' Water Polo First Team

Ani Aghakhanian, Senior, Utility, Crescenta Valley

All-Area Girls' Basketball Second Team

All-Area Girls' Basketball Second Team

Sienna Brown, Senior, Center, Burroughs

All-Area Girls' Basketball First Team

All-Area Girls' Basketball First Team

Josie Brock, Junior, Forward, Crescenta Valley

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.But those struggles must have...

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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' 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-...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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