MONROVIA – Behind a bruising ground game and a relentless defense, the Burbank High football team made quite a statement in its season opener Friday evening.
With the season fast approaching, the goals and expectations for the city's four boys' cross-country squads are starting to round into form.
There have been some coaching changes among the four local girls' volleyball teams this season.
While the city's four schools differ in size and division, aspirations are pretty similar for the Burbank, Burroughs, Providence and Bellarmine-Jefferson High girls' cross-country teams.
Burbank High football's players and coaches are about to embark on a season in which expectations might be low.
BURBANK — In high school, Allyson Young and Jordan Card were rivals. The two battled one another in the pool when Young played for Burroughs High and Card starred at Burbank.
With the return of its entire lineup, the Burroughs High girls’ golf team is in the hunt for a playoff berth.
For the past three seasons, the Burbank High girls' tennis team has had the benefit of Lilit Vardanyan in its lineup.
Four years ago, an injury to the top player on the Glendale women’s basketball team left the local squad wondering what would have happened if its full team competed in the Pan-Armenian Games.
Heading into her senior year at Burbank High, Caitlyn Brooks had already established herself as one of the most dominant softball players in school history.
Opened as a high school in 1948, Burroughs High has had its share of successful athletes and teams over the course of nearly 70 years.
BURBANK — Burbank High football Coach Richard Broussard listened to the criticism from more than a few people when the Bulldogs 2015 nonleague schedule was revealed.
The 2015 football season might be weeks away, but it's not too early for Burroughs High to assess what lies ahead come September.
Fidel Hernandez, Senior, Infielder, Hoover
Anthony Bocanegra, Senior, Outfielder, Burroughs
A lanky right-hander who was a buck-60 soaking wet, Brian Gadsby hardly ever looked intimidating when he stepped up onto the hill, his uniform hanging loose upon a thin frame.
Adela Alatraca, Senior, Pitcher, Crescenta Valley
Melanie Abzun, Senior, Outfielder, Crescenta Valley
Over the last four years, the awards and accolades have certainly flowed for Burbank High pitcher Caitlyn Brooks.
When Ray Witt was a student and boys' basketball player at Bellarmine-Jefferson High, graduating in 1989, he benefited from the education, knowledge and guidance from a group of coaches and teachers.
Anyone passing by the Burbank High football field on Glenoaks Boulevard in the wee hours of Monday morning might have caught a unique sight.
LOS ANGELES — Even after recording hundreds of kills and helping the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team achieve plenty of success the past two seasons, junior outside hitter Kayla Lund found a minor flaw in an important facet of...
Min Kim, Senior, Outside Hitter, Crescenta Valley
Raymond Barsemian, Senior, Outside Hitter, Crescenta Valley
There has been a steady stream of talented boys’ volleyball players who have done their handy work in the Flintridge Prep gym over the years.
At the conclusion of his freshman season, two things became crystal clear for Flintridge Prep pole vaulter Barrett Weiss.
When asked of her goals throughout the season, Crescenta Valley High senior Megan Melnyk simply didn’t rattle off the same objectives.
In fueling their teams to success this past season, Burbank High’s Caitlyn Brooks and Burroughs’ Kaitlin Okimoto earned their share of accolades.
Burbank High's Caitlyn Brooks has enjoyed her share of accolades during her tenure as a standout pitcher for the Bulldogs.
Before he heads out to Seton Hall to began is collegiate career, Burroughs High pitcher Thomas Wilson picked up another award Sunday.
One might assume Kirsten Vose is used to posting incredible times and winning big races by now or that she might have long ago started to enter any given meet expecting to dominate the competition or even do something historic.
As he stood on the deck of the Riverside City College pool, in some ways Glendale High sophomore Trenton Julian had no peers.
Fatigue had finally caught up to Albert Chtchyan while recovering from a lengthy illness.
By Sawyer Patterson’s standards, his senior season and his boys’ tennis career at Burroughs High didn’t end the way he would have liked.
Julian Andrade, who piloted the most successful boys’ basketball program in the city in recent years, said he resigned his position at Bellarmine-Jefferson High late Tuesday morning after leading the program for five seasons.
BURBANK — It might not be the more glamorous part of producing offense, yet the members of the Burbank High baseball team seemed to have perfected the art of bunting.
Russell Caletena, Junior, Glendale
After three seasons of falling short in qualifying for the CIF State Championship, Collin Morikawa came into the season on a mission to make all of the shots he needed throughout the playoffs to land him a spot in the prestigious event.
While all three of the city’s boys’ volleyball teams qualified to this past season’s CIF Southern Section playoffs, only Burroughs High picked up first-team postseason recognition when Monday’s All-CIF list was released.
A historic season for the Burroughs High baseball team included a pair of postseason awards Monday afternoon.
After turning in outstanding efforts throughout the season, Burbank High's Caitlyn Brooks and Burroughs' Presley Miraglia received All-CIF Southern Section Division III first-team honors after the CIF office unveiled the first-team selections for all...
BURBANK — In some ways, the Providence High and Holy Family girls’ basketball teams that competed against each other in summer league action Thursday afternoon were not all that different.
LAKE BALBOA — For a group of area softball players, Wednesday's 10th annual San Fernando Valley East-West All-Star Game was a final opportunity to represent their schools on the diamond.
An influx of freshmen has been the lifeblood for the Burbank High football program for a number of years.
BURBANK — The Burbank High girls' basketball team struggled deep into the second half Tuesday against Saugus in a Burroughs Summer League game.
BURBANK — Henry Leake did all he could to help his Burbank High baseball team Monday in a Valley Invitational Baseball League game against the Gas House Gang.
GLENDALE — Through the first couple of weeks of the summer season, the Crescenta Valley High and Burroughs boys' basketball teams have played exhausting schedules. In that stretch, neither team had faced each other.
NEWHALL — Looking to see how it measures up against quality competition during the summer, the Burroughs High baseball team got a healthy dose of just that Friday in a pair of Valley Invitational Baseball League games at Hart High.
Burroughs High pitcher Thomas Wilson was involved in his share of clutch situations during Pacific League competition this past season.
So much for easing into the spring and summer football campaigns for Burroughs High.
BURBANK — With his squad holding a comfortable lead and moments away from clinching a victory in the San Gabriel Valley All-Star Boys’ Volleyball Underclassmen Game, Public School Coach Taase Moe decided to call a timeout.
BURBANK — For the past four seasons, senior boys’ volleyball players from Crescenta Valley and Burbank highs tried to stop Burroughs’ Max Chamberlain from causing havoc against the Falcons and Bulldogs during Pacific League play.
PASADENA – The Burroughs High boys' basketball team made an early entrance into summer league play this year.
Thomas Keller and Sean Holt put up impressive numbers this past season for the Providence High baseball team. In fact, some of those numbers were the most productive in the Liberty League.
The Burroughs High boys’ volleyball team knew exactly what it was getting this season in Ryan Van Loo.
When the Providence High boys' volleyball team captured the Liberty League championship in 2014, it helped set a precedent for the program.
Fred Cook stepped out of his empty office Thursday just down the hall from the Burbank High gym and, as he attempted to make his way to the gym, was swarmed by a group of students that wouldn't let him pass without a high-five, a hug or some well-...
It's hard for Laszlo Tabori to believe its been 60 years since he etched his name into running lore.
When Caitlyn Brooks was a freshman four seasons ago, she earned All-Pacific League first-team honors after posting a 16-5 record, 1.95 earned-run average and hitting .429.
BURBANK - Burroughs High's baseball team prided itself this season on being an aggressive team on the basepaths. The Indians pressured pitchers and defenses with their speedsters and their style of play. Coupled with outstanding pitching and timely...
LA PUENTE — After it was upset in the second round of last year's softball playoffs, third-seeded Burbank High was back in the second round and one strike away from a victory against host Bishop Amat with a trip to the CIF Southern Section...
The Burroughs High softball team and freshman pitcher Presley Miraglia were cruising along Tuesday in their CIF Southern Section Division III second-round game against host Laguna Hills.
NORWALK – For the city of Burbank, the end of the high school track and field season came at the CIF Southern Section Divisional Finals at Cerritos College on Saturday afternoon.
BURBANK — For a team that doesn't have any seniors, the Providence High baseball team made some strides this season.
BURBANK — The Burroughs High defense and, particularly its double play combo up the middle, has helped the Indians work their way out of some sticky situations this season.
BURBANK — At the conclusion of the regular season, Burroughs High's softball team had not given up a run in the month of May, along the way winning four games, including an extra-inning triumph over rival Burbank in its Pacific League finale to...
It was not a good outing for the Providence High softball team in its CIF Southern Section Division VII playoff opener Thursday on the road against Santa Clara.
BURBANK — Allyson Capili has had her share of struggles this season for the Burbank High softball team.
VALENCIA — Burroughs High's boys' volleyball team quickly found out it was in for a tough clash Wednesday in the CIF Southern Section Division II semifinals against host Valencia.
Burbank High’s baseball team was able to back into the CIF Southern Section playoffs, earning a postseason berth despite losing its final Pacific League game thanks to Arcadia losing a day later to Crescenta Valley.
Over the course of the last nine years, the Burroughs High boys’ volleyball team has enjoyed a wealth of success and has been one of most decorated programs in the city in any sport.
One of the rewards of winning a league championship is usually being able to host a first-round game in the CIF Southern Section playoffs.
Following second-place finishes in their respective leagues, the Crescenta Valley High and Flintridge Prep baseball teams will look to turn in successful playoff runs.
Burroughs High’s baseball team put together one of the most successful regular season showings in program history.
BURBANK — With a berth in the CIF Southern Section Division II boys’ volleyball semifinals on the line, third-seeded Burroughs High hosted Adolfo Camarillo, which had already pulled an upset, beating No. 6 seed South Pasadena.
In was an anticlimactic way for the Providence High softball team to earn a share of the Liberty League championship.
BURBANK — In a ballgame that ultimately took four hours to determine a winner, the Burroughs High and Burbank baseball teams concluded the regular season on a cold night that saw heavy rain, thunderstorms and lightning — the latter...
It was a height advantage the Providence High boys' volleyball team just couldn't overcome.
RIVERSIDE — It was a slight setback that ultimately propelled the Burroughs High boys’ volleyball team even deeper into the playoffs Thursday evening.
BURBANK — Providence High's baseball team's regular season finale and second game in three days with the Liberty League title at stake played out eerily similar to the first game just two days prior.
BURBANK — With the bases loaded in extra innings, Brianna Johnson tried to calm herself down before stepping into the batter's box.
Burroughs High No. 1 singles player Sawyer Patterson did his job for the Indians on Wednesday in their CIF Southern Section Division II opening-round match against Villa Park, sweeping his three sets.
ARCADIA — It was a dogpile 18 years in the making.
PROVIDENCE — Providence High's boys' volleyball team had a relatively easy time winning its CIF Southern Section Division V first-round playoff match.
BURBANK — With Andrew Dalmada and Max Chamberlain providing a steady one-two punch, the members of the Burroughs High boys' volleyball team has aspirations of making a deep playoff run.
Having faced Lakewood High earlier in the season, the Burbank boys' volleyball team and Bulldogs Coach Patrick McMenamin felt they had a solid game plan for Tuesday's CIF Southern Section Division II first-round playoff match.
After finishing in a three-way tie for second place in the Santa Fe League, the Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' volleyball team won not one, but two coin flips to earn a spot in the CIF Southern Section Division V playoffs.
SHERMAN OAKS — Providence High stood on the cusp of its first Liberty League baseball championship since 1996, with one final step to take in the form of a road win at Buckley, but the Pioneers stumbled on the doorstep and will have to wait.
BURBANK — Providence High’s softball team could have earned at least a share of the Liberty League championship with a win Monday at home against Pacifica Christian.
When the Burroughs High boys’ tennis team failed to make the CIF Southern Section playoffs a year ago, members of the team made it a goal to get back to the postseason.
ARCADIA — The Burroughs High track and field programs have a long standing tradition of turning out quality pole vaulters.
Throughout much of the season, the Burroughs High boys’ volleyball team was at No. 2 in the CIF Southern Section Division II rankings.
BURBANK — Crescenta Valley High’s boys’ swimming team was determined to overcome a rare regular season loss and preserve its Pacific League legacy.
LA CRESCENTA — Crescenta Valley High's softball team was able to accomplish something Thursday that no Pacific League squad has been able to manage this season against Burbank and its All-CIF pitcher Caitlyn Brooks.
BURBANK — Even though the Bellarmine-Jefferson boys’ and girls’ track and field teams did not capture a Santa Fe League team title this past season, several found redemption at the league’s individual finals at Memorial...