High School Sports

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.

Burbank boys' basketball comes on to take rivalry rematch with Burroughs

BURBANK — For more than two weeks, members of the Burbank High boys' basketball team have been thinking about, and preparing for, their rematch with cross-town rival Burroughs.

 Burbank girls' soccer shuts out Burroughs in league finale

Burbank girls' soccer shuts out Burroughs in league finale

BURBANK — The Burbank High girls' soccer team was finally able to come home Thursday.

Burroughs girls' basketball finishes off back-to-back undefeated league runs

BURBANK — What could have been a challenging last obstacle for Burroughs High's girls' basketball team Thursday night at rival Burbank wound up being a significant final statement to the rest of the Pacific League.

Bell-Jeff basketball finishes perfect run through league

Having already secured the Camino Real League championship two nights earlier, the Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' basketball team was aiming for a perfect league finish Wednesday against La Salle.

Providence girls' basketball captures sixth straight league championship

Providence girls' basketball captures sixth straight league championship

BURBANK — It was a championship blueprint that was laid out six years ago when the 2009-10 Providence High girls' basketball team captured its first Liberty League championship.

Hoover High boys' basketball rallies past Burroughs in overtime

GLENDALE — In the second-to-last game of the boys’ basketball Pacific League season, visiting Burroughs High came knocking on Hoover’s door looking for a share of fourth place on the leader board and the final automatic qualifying...

Glendale High girls' water polo rides momentum to 10-3 win over Burroughs

Glendale High girls' water polo rides momentum to 10-3 win over Burroughs

BURBANK — Though Glendale High’s girls’ water polo team got off to a self-described sluggish start, the Nitros never trailed.

Outright league title is third straight championship for Burroughs girls' basketball

The Burroughs High girls' basketball team has endured its share of close Pacific League contests this season in its quest to secure a third straight league championship.

Providence High girls' basketball earns spot in league tournament final

BURBANK — It's the rematch the Providence High girls' basketball team was hoping for, and expecting.

Streaking Crescenta Valley soccer too much for hobbled Burroughs

Streaking Crescenta Valley soccer too much for hobbled Burroughs

BURBANK — Over the course of the past three weeks, the Crescenta Valley girls' soccer team has been tough to beat. Even opponents at full strength have found the going rough against the aggressive and talented Falcons.

Bell-Jeff basketball secures share of league championship

When two of its starters fouled out in the second half of a pivotal Camino Real League game against St. Monica High on Friday, the rest of the Bellarmine-Jefferson boys' basketball team had to buckle down.

Burbank girls' basketball see-saws past Glendale in key Pacific League battle

Burbank girls' basketball see-saws past Glendale in key Pacific League battle

GLENDALE — It was a battle of teams fighting for a coveted playoff spot when the Glendale High and Burbank girls’ basketball squads met Friday in a Pacific League contest.

Hoover basketball fends off Burbank

Hoover basketball fends off Burbank

GLENDALE — In notching its third straight win, the Hoover High boys' basketball team never trailed, but still faced plenty of resistance and a late surge from visiting Burbank in a gritty and, at times, chippy contest.

Burroughs basketball downs Arcadia to win 20th straight

ARCADIA — Sienna Brown came alive for Burroughs High's girls' basketball team in the second half Wednesday, allowing the Indians to survive one of their toughest challenges of the season at Arcadia.

Burbank's James Williams signs with Washington State in football

Burbank's James Williams signs with Washington State in football

Burbank High senior running back James Williams signed his national letter of intent to play football at Washington State at an event Wednesday on campus.

Quick start not enough for Burbank soccer in loss to Muir

PASADENA — With just two wins and just six points in the Pacific League heading into Tuesday's match against Muir, the Burbank High boys' soccer team was still in contention for a playoff spot.

Burroughs soccer misses chance against Pasadena

BURBANK — Time is beginning to run out for the Burroughs High boys' soccer team, and the team's players and coaches realize that.

Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball halts Burroughs

LA CRESCENTA — Berj Krikorian wanted a fresh start while playing guard for the Crescenta Valley High boys’ basketball team against Burroughs on Friday night.

Burroughs High girls' basketball holds off Crescenta Valley in another thriller

Burroughs High girls' basketball holds off Crescenta Valley in another thriller

LA CRESCENTA — When the Crescenta Valley High and Burroughs girls’ basketball teams met for the first time earlier this season, the Indians were able to pull out a close victory in overtime.

Bell-Jeff basketball picks up pace in second half to down La Salle

Bell-Jeff basketball picks up pace in second half to down La Salle

PASADENA – The pace was a bit slow during the first half of Wednesday’s Camino Real League game between Bellarmine-Jefferson High and La Salle.

Burroughs girls' basketball isn't slowed by Glendale

Burroughs girls' basketball isn't slowed by Glendale

GLENDALE — Glendale High boasts more front-line depth than any girls' basketball team in the Pacific League with a trio of talented post players in Sylvia Vartazarian, Kristina Sahakian and Kailyn Gideon.

Burbank soccer can't gain share of first place in loss to Arcadia

Burbank soccer can't gain share of first place in loss to Arcadia

BURBANK — Burbank High's girls' soccer team had a chance to grab a share of first place in the Pacific League when it faced Arcadia on Tuesday.

Burroughs boys' basketball takes care of rival Burbank

BURBANK — As it usually is when Burroughs High and Burbank meet on the hardwood, a raucous environment filled Burroughs High Friday evening as the respective boys' basketball teams squared off.

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