High School Sports

Burroughs High baseball comes alive late against Glendale

Burroughs High baseball comes alive late against Glendale

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.

Pole vaulter Matt Schwartz's future is up in the air

Pole vaulter Matt Schwartz's future is up in the air

Matt Schwartz has vaulted himself into some rarefied air at Burroughs High.

Big first inning sparks Burroughs softball past Glendale

GLENDALE — Doug Nicol has seen his share of hard-hit balls around the diamond.

Burbank softball doubles up on Arcadia

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 baseball able to come back to steal league win against Glendale

Burbank baseball able to come back to steal league win against Glendale

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.

Burbank's Apinchapong has fine showing at league boys' golf match

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.

It's a Winn, win result for Burbank High softball against Glendale

It's a Winn, win result for Burbank High softball against Glendale

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.

Burroughs boys' track downs Arcadia to stay unbeaten in league

Burroughs boys' track downs Arcadia to stay unbeaten in league

ARCADIA — With the Arcadia High boys' track team being a perennial powerhouse in the Pacific League, Burroughs received some encouraging news two weeks ago.

All-Area Girls' Soccer Second Team

All-Area Girls' Soccer Second Team

Brianna Albarian, Senior, Midfielder, La Cañada

All-Area Girls' Soccer First Team

All-Area Girls' Soccer First Team

Casey Basso, Senior, Midfielder/Forward, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

La Cañada High soccer's Megan Decker led Spartans' success with a smile

La Cañada High soccer's Megan Decker led Spartans' success with a smile

Every high school team has high hopes before the season — some realistic, some maybe not so much.

Early deficit too much for Burroughs baseball to overcome versus Arcadia

ARCADIA — Still in the first round of Pacific League play, the Burroughs High baseball team isn't about to panic just yet.

Hurtado sets new Burbank High discus mark at Arcadia Invitational

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.

Burroughs High boys' volleyball sweeps through Crescenta Valley

Burroughs High boys' volleyball sweeps through Crescenta Valley

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.

Crescenta Valley High baseball too much for Burbank

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.

All-Area Girls' Water Polo Second Team

All-Area Girls' Water Polo Second Team

Devin Aubert, senior, hole/set, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

All-Area Girls' Water Polo First Team

All-Area Girls' Water Polo First Team

Ani Aghakhanian, junior, utility, Crescenta Valley

Elissa Arnold, Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo maintain tradition of greatness

Elissa Arnold, Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo maintain tradition of greatness

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.

Bellarmine-Jefferson High softball overpowers St. Anthony in key Santa Cruz League matchup

Good things seem to happen when Sofia Palacios steps into the batter’s box.

Glendale High golfer Caletena, Crescenta Valley conquer Brookside

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.

Brooks, Burbank High softball shut out Crescenta Valley

Brooks, Burbank High softball shut out Crescenta Valley

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.

All-Area Girls' Basketball Second Team

All-Area Girls' Basketball Second Team

Keilee Bessho, Junior, Guard, La Cañada

All-Area Girls' Basketball First Team

All-Area Girls' Basketball First Team

Katia Dabbaghian, Junior, Guard, Providence

La Cañada High's Chen pushed her team to new heights

La Cañada High's Chen pushed her team to new heights

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.

Burbank High softball sweeps La Cañada behind strong effort from Brooks

Burbank High softball sweeps La Cañada behind strong effort from Brooks

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...

Burroughs High softball holds down Crescenta Valley

Burroughs High softball holds down Crescenta Valley

LA CRESCENTA — Cheyenne Steward had quite a bit on her mind Friday.

Crescenta Valley High baseball notches first league win at Burroughs' expense

Burroughs High baseball falls short against Crescenta Valley

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...

Burroughs golf defeats rival to take back Burbank Cup

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.

Burbank boys' track pulls off upset against defending champion Arcadia

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.

Burroughs volleyball proves too much for upstart Burbank

Burroughs volleyball proves too much for upstart Burbank

BURBANK — Since it resurrected its boys' varsity volleyball program two seasons ago, Burbank High has had a tough time against cross-town rival Burroughs.

Sarah Brown steps down as Burbank girls' volleyball coach

Sarah Brown steps down as Burbank girls' volleyball coach

When Sarah Brown took over the Burbank High girls' volleyball team in 2007, she stepped into a program that wasn't accustomed to winning.

Burroughs High baseball falls to Glendale in Pacific League opener

GLENDALE — With new coaches occupying their respective dugouts, the Glendale High and Burroughs baseball teams have been eager to begin Pacific League action.

Errors fuel Burroughs softball win at Glendale's expense

Errors fuel Burroughs softball win at Glendale's expense

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.

All-Area Boys' Soccer Second Team

All-Area Boys' Soccer Second Team

Andres Aguilar, Junior, Midfielder, Burroughs

All-Area Boys' Soccer First Team

All-Area Boys' Soccer First Team

Jake Anderson, Soph., Midfielder, St. Francis

All-Area Boys' Soccer Player of the Year: Burroughs High's Gerlach finds his niche on pitch

All-Area Boys' Soccer Player of the Year: Burroughs High's Gerlach finds his niche on pitch

It was something that Brandon Gerlach had done hundreds, maybe even thousands of times since he took up soccer as a boy.

St. Francis High golf gets back on track, tops Alemany

PASADENA — Just past the halfway point of his nine-hole round, Michael Finney got things organized.

All-Area Boys' Basketball First Team

All-Area Boys' Basketball First Team

Robert Cartwright, Senior, Guard, Flintridge Prep

All-Area Boys' Basketball Player of the Year: Grand season draws St. Francis' Leufroy deserved recognition

All-Area Boys' Basketball Player of the Year: Grand season draws St. Francis' Leufroy deserved recognition

Relatively unknown, Kyle Leufroy showed up on the doorstep of the St. Francis High gymnasium seeking an opportunity.

All-Area Boys' Basketball Second Team

All-Area Boys' Basketball Second Team

Grant Arthur, Sophomore, Guard, La Canada

La Cañada High boys' golf captures Burbank Invitational again

La Cañada High boys' golf captures Burbank Invitational again

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.

Providence baseball slugs its way to win in league opener

BURBANK — Baserunners were aplenty for the Providence High boys' baseball team in its league opener against Pacifica Christian on Tuesday evening.

 Providence volleyball opens league play with three-game sweep

Providence volleyball opens league play with three-game sweep

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.

Bell-Jeff's Oses earns All-CIF first-team honors in boys' basketball

Bell-Jeff's Oses earns All-CIF first-team honors in boys' basketball

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.

Chen, Federici receive All-CIF first-team recognition

Chen, Federici receive All-CIF first-team recognition

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.

Providence's Dabbaghian named All-CIF in girls' basketball for third season in a row

Providence's Dabbaghian named All-CIF in girls' basketball for third season in a row

Katia Dabbaghian should be used to receiving recognition this time of the year.

Burbank High's Sa'Dullah gets share of Pacific League Player of the Year

Burbank High's Sa'Dullah gets share of Pacific League Player 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.

Burroughs High softball splits double dip against Canyon Springs

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.

Burbank tabs Richard Broussard as new football coach

Burbank tabs Richard Broussard as new football coach

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.

Providence volleyball turns the tide in victory against Bell-Jeff

Providence volleyball turns the tide in victory against Bell-Jeff

BURBANK — The Providence High boys' volleyball team took advantage when it needed to.

Wright, Gartside honored as All-CIF selections in boys' soccer

Wright, Gartside honored as All-CIF selections in boys' soccer

Throughout the last few seasons, the Crescenta Valley High and La Cañada boys' soccer teams have fielded their share of prolific athletes.

Six Crescenta Valley girls' water polo players receive All-CIF honors

Six Crescenta Valley girls' water polo players receive All-CIF honors

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...

Burbank's Guerrero honored with All-CIF first-team award in girls' soccer

Burbank's Guerrero honored with All-CIF first-team award in girls' soccer

There was little debate about how much Clarissa Guerrero's presence on the soccer field benefited the Burbank High girls' team this past season.

La Cañada, Flintridge Prep, girls' soccer players pick up All-CIF accolades

La Cañada, Flintridge Prep, girls' soccer players pick up All-CIF accolades

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.

Burbank High softball wins High Desert Classic

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.

Basketball, water polo players earn all-league accolades

Bits and pieces from the local sports scene.

Bell-Jeff volleyball loses in three to Village Christian

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.

Burbank, Crescenta Valley High split Pacific League track and field cluster meet

Burbank, Crescenta Valley High split Pacific League track and field cluster meet

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's Guerrero shares Pacific League's top honor in girls' soccer

Burbank's Guerrero shares Pacific League's top honor in girls' soccer

No matter where Clarissa Guerrero was positioned on the soccer field, she was determined to make the best of every situation.

Providence baseball stays unbeaten with home victory

Providence baseball stays unbeaten with home victory

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 baseball downed by another tough opponent

BURBANK — The schedule hasn't exactly been easy for the Burbank High baseball team so far this season.

Providence softball survives shaky start to earn win

BURBANK — With a crop of good hitters, the Providence High softball team has proven it can score runs this season.

St. Francis volleyball gets past neighbor La Cañada

St. Francis volleyball gets past neighbor La Cañada

LA CAÑADA — About two months ago, there were no plans for Sean Stephen to be a part of the St. Francis High volleyball team.

Burroughs' Gerlach named league player of the year

Burroughs' Gerlach named league player of the year

Since he was a sophomore playing on varsity two years ago, Burroughs High's Brandon Gerlach continued to grow as a player.

Baseball preview: Three teams poised to make runs this season

Baseball preview: Three teams poised to make runs this season

The local baseball landscape has changed a bit from last year, as the city lost one program this season and plenty of talent.

Golf Preview: Boys' golf teams trying to look forward

Golf Preview: Boys' golf teams trying to look forward

It might be difficult for the three local boys' golf teams to look forward this season without thinking a little about the past.

Bell-Jeff softball overcomes early miscues to defeat Harvard-Westlake

BURBANK — The Bellarmine-Jefferson High softball team is at it again.

Burbank volleyball rebounds to win opener in five

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.

Katie Hooper having productive first season with CSUN softball

An update on local athletes playing in college.

CIF championship for St. Francis basketball set

CIF championship for St. Francis basketball set

The St. Francis boys' basketball team found out Monday the...

Burroughs again leads boys' volleyball pack

Burroughs again leads boys' volleyball pack

Recently in the Pacific League, the Burroughs High and Claremont boys' volleyball teams have engaged in some epic battles for league supremacy.

Hector Valencia resigns his Burbank High football post after five seasons

Hector Valencia resigns his Burbank High football post after five seasons

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.

Track and field squads hoping to accomplish goals

Track and field squads hoping to accomplish goals

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.

Burroughs girls' basketball withstands comeback for close second-round win

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.

Long drought by Providence girls' basketball proves costly in quarterfinal playoff loss

Long drought by Providence girls' basketball proves costly in quarterfinal playoff loss

BURBANK — The Providence High girls' basketball team couldn't have asked for a better start in its playoff game Wednesday night.

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