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.
Through the spring and into summer practices, the Burroughs High football team thought it had its starting quarterback in place.
There is a small, but dedicated group of football players toiling at a nondescript local field preparing for the upcoming season.
BURBANK VS. AYALA
It isn’t just team competition, but individual races that will fuel much of the local excitement for the four Burbank-area schools as the cross-country season is about to commence.
For a second straight year, there won’t be a Burbank All-City Cross-Country Meet to determine which boys’ program is the best within city limits in a head-to-head competition and which individual athlete would shine brightest.
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."
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.
All four of the local girls' volleyball teams qualified for the CIF Southern Section playoffs in 2013.
It was an unexpected breakthrough season a year ago for the Burbank High girls' tennis team.
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.
Cameron Briggs, Junior, Infielder, Burbank
Kevin Baker, Senior, Outfielder, St. Francis
Crescenta Valley High baseball is not short on memorable seasons and memorable performances — particularly on the pitching mound.
Prior to the 2014 track and field season, Matthew Schwartz accumulated a list of goals he hoped to accomplish before his senior campaign was over.
When Caitlyn Books walks away from the softball program at Burbank High after four years of success with the Bulldogs, she will have accumulated a trophy case full of awards and honors.
OF — Kaitlin Brooks, Senior, Burbank
P — Mia Acosta, Senior, Bell-Jeff
Burbank High’s Caitlyn Brooks has made a name for herself as a successful pitcher since she broke onto the high school scene three years ago as a freshman.
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.
Like the anchor of a relay, Garrett Chin waited patiently on deck for his opportunity to bring it all home.
Fifteen feet, nine inches.
As she crossed the finish line at Cerritos College and concluded a season of growth and records, Burbank High sophomore runner Candela Fernandez took special delight at something she didn’t do.
Fifteen feet, nine inches.
BURBANK — Next season, the Providence High girls’ basketball team will return seven players.
BURBANK — Following an extensive spring and summer schedule, it’s time for the members of the Providence High boys’ basketball team to hang up their gear.
BURBANK — What exactly can be extrapolated from a summer league baseball tournament and from an individual game is certainly up for debate.
Jason Chang, Junior, and Aren Abrahamian, Senior, Crescenta Valley
Cartier Juan, Sophomore, Flintridge Prep
It was a symbolic gesture and the culmination of an eventful and sometimes grueling junior year for Burroughs High’s Sawyer Patterson.
Throughout most of the season, the Glendale High boys’ tennis team excelled in doubles competition.
BURBANK — It’s summer, but the baseball rivalry between Burroughs High and Burbank was renewed Thursday.
The Burroughs High football team hasn't enjoyed a great deal of success during nonleague competition over the last four years.
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.
Russell Caletena, Sophomore, Glendale
Fresh off playing 18 holes at Soule Park Golf Club in the heart of Ojai in northern Ventura County, the members of the La Cañada High boys’ golf team quickly turned from athletes to mathematicians.
Summer is in full force and many local high school athletes are finally getting some time to relax, while others are competing in summer leagues or headed to compete in college after an eventful 2013-14 school year.
Looking at the 2014 schedule for the Burbank High football team, one thing stands out.
Danny Casillas, Senior, Libero, Burroughs: The Pacific League first-team selection set a school record with 257 digs for the Indians. Was part of a defensive unit that shined and propelled Burroughs to a 19-6 record, a league title...
Raymond Barsemian, Junior, Outside Hitter, Crescenta Valley
LA CAÑADA — With both the head coaches for the Bur
About the only known commodity for the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team heading into the start of 2014 season was that there would be plenty of unknowns.
BURBANK – For the Burbank High girls’ basketball team, Wednesday’s game against Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy was a chance to see how it could manage without its top player.
GLENDALE — Having bludgeoned its way into the championship game of the District 16 9-10 All-Stars Tournament, the Burbank All-Stars softball team showcased a different skill set Tuesday evening.
PASADENA — It was a tiring day Tuesday for the Burroughs High boys’ basketball team.
Only days into his new job, Fred Martinez has been hard at work trying to turn around the sports programs at Bellarmine-Jefferson High.
BURBANK — The Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy for Special Needs Individuals has almost become synonyms with the Burbank Tennis Center.
This one took Caitlyn Brooks by surprise.
Emily Tubert is beginning a new chapter in her life and in her career as a women’s golfer.
Caitlyn Brooks of Burbank High softball and Cheyenne Steward of Burroughs helped their respective teams advance to the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs. Though Burbank and Burroughs saw their playoffs runs end early, it certainly didn&...
It proved to be a breakthrough season for the Providence High baseball team.
As a team, the Bellarmine-Jefferson High softball squad dominated the Santa Cruz League this past season.
BURBANK — It’s been nearly four months since the Burroughs High and Crescenta Valley boys’ soccer teams battled for the Pacific League championship.
LAKE BALBOA — Behind the offensive exploits of Crescenta Valley High’s Hannah Cookson and Bellarmine-Jefferson’s Sam Casarez and the pitching prowess of the Guards’ Mia Acosta and Burroughs’ Cheyenne Steward, softball...
BURBANK — Had it been a regular-season game, there might have been some cause for concern.
BURBANK — There is an air of excitement, expectations are at an all-time high and confidence is soaring with the Burbank High football team.
GLENDALE — Needing a score, the Burroughs High boys’ basketball team put the ball in the hands of Jakob Davis with less than a minute remaining.
BURBANK — It was a dominant way for the Burbank High girls' basketball team to open its summer.
Bits and pieces from the local sports scene.
When Taylor Saldana became a starter for the Providence High boys' volleyball team as a sophomore in 2013, he wanted to contribute and hopefully make some kind of impact with the Pioneers.
While hundreds of area athletes began the track and field campaign on March 1, only one, Burroughs High senior Matt Schwartz, reached the season’s final day Saturday evening.
PASADENA — Behind a strong effort from the four-player contingent of Burroughs High, public schools reigned again at the third annual San Gabriel Valley Boys’ Volleyball All-Star Game hosted at Pasadena Poly on Saturday afternoon.
PASADENA — The third annual San Gabriel Valley Boys’ All-Star Volleyball Match, featuring players from public schools versus those from private institutions, was contested this year at Pasadena Polytechnic and got started with the...
Matt Schwartz came through when it mattered most.
BURBANK — Jagger Green is a perfect example of why the organizers of the Tribe Youth Basketball Camp have hosted a series of events the past four years at Burroughs High.
Bits and pieces from the local sports scene.
PASADENA — Following 44 minutes of regulation time, the members of the Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' basketball team found overtime to their liking.
Matt Schwartz is ready for the competition of his life.
BURBANK — There is a lot of competition taking part within the Burroughs High football team.
As a part of the Burroughs High boys' volleyball team, Nick Van Loo and Tristin Martin took on opponents and enjoyed success side by side as senior teammates.
NORWALK – For the first time since 2010, the Burbank-area will have representation at the season-ending CIF State Track and Field Championships.
Winning awards might seem old hat for Burbank High's Caitlyn Brooks.
Burroughs High boys' tennis player Sawyer Patterson had experience playing in the CIF Southern Section Individual Tournament.
LOS ALAMITOS — By a vote of 7-2, the Providence High baseball team will likely have more time to make history in Division VI of the CIF Southern Section.
BURBANK — Strangers to the postseason, the members of the Providence High baseball team showed they could handle themselves during their first playoff run in 13 seasons.
BURBANK — The Bellarmine-Jefferson High softball team had been there before.
NORWALK — Even though the Burbank High, Burroughs and Bellarmine-Jefferson track and field programs were only represented by one athlete apiece at the CIF Southern Section Divisional Track and Field Championships at Cerritos College, it would...
BURBANK — For a group of seniors on the Bellarmine-Jefferson High softball team, there wasn’t much time to get prepared for Saturday’s CIF Southern Section Division VI quarterfinal game against St. Monica Catholic.
The No. 1 seed in the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs held a great deal of prestige for the Burbank High softball team.
GLENDALE — Following three straight trips to the CIF Southern Section Division VI final and a championship victory last season, Bellarmine-Jefferson High's softball team isn't new to the ups and downs of the playoffs.
Just qualifying for the CIF Southern Section Division VI playoffs was an accomplishment for the Providence High baseball team after missing out on the postseason for 12 straight years.
Bellarmine-Jefferson High is searching for a new athletic director and head football coach, said school principal Michael Stumph Thursday, ending the tenure of Lance Fauria, who held both positions for a year.
A change to the postseason formatting was made by the CIF Southern Section office, which released its 2014-2106 playoff groupings Tuesday. Each of the four local schools were affected in either the make-up of their league or respective division....
Matt Schwartz has some unfinished business to attend to.
BURBANK — Eager to begin defense of its CIF Southern Section Division VI championship, the members of the Bellarmine-Jefferson High softball team demonstrated Tuesday why they might be in good position to repeat.
BURBANK — It was nailbiting, controversial and chaotic.
BURBANK — A wide gap between opportunities and opportunities cashed in proved to be a big part of the reason why the Burroughs High softball team's season ended quicker than any members of the squad had hoped.
BURBANK — When the CIF Southern Section Division II playoff pairings were released Monday morning, the Burroughs High baseball players and coaches cringed at having to travel to Santa Maria to take on Righetti in a wild-card game.
BURBANK — This year's Providence High baseball team accomplished something no other Pioneers squad has been able to do in more than a decade.
Four local schools participated Saturday in the CIF Southern Section Division prelims at various locations across Southern California. The following is a roundup of those who advanced to the CIF finals next Saturday.
Following a superb regular season that included 21 victories and a Pacific League championship, the members of the Burbank High softball team had their body of work recognized Saturday after being awarded the top seed in the CIF Southern Section...
BURBANK — The Burroughs High boys' volleyball team isn't accustomed to having to fight back from a two-game deficit this season.
BURBANK — It could have easily unraveled.
BURBANK — Lily Winn was the right person at the most opportune time.
It was a battle of second-place teams in their respective leagues when the Burbank High boys' volleyball team traveled to Foothill on Tuesday for the opening round of the CIF Southern Section playoffs.
BURBANK — The Burroughs High boys' volleyball team isn't used to losing even a game when it takes the court lately — the Indians entered Tuesday's CIF Southern Section Division II playoff opener coming off an undefeated Pacific League...
BURBANK — The Providence High boys' volleyball team entered Tuesday's opening playoff match with a wealth of confidence.
BURBANK — Fueled by a dominating pitching performance, the Burbank High softball team clinched its second consecutive outright Pacific League title in Tuesday afternoon’s pitcher’s duel with visiting Glendale.