High School Sports

Burbank's running game, defense ground Monrovia

Burbank's running game, defense ground Monrovia

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.

Boys' Cross-Country Preview: Burroughs tries to follow up magical year

Boys' Cross-Country Preview: Burroughs tries to follow up magical year

With the season fast approaching, the goals and expectations for the city's four boys' cross-country squads are starting to round into form.

Girls' volleyball preview: Burbank looks to move on with new coach

Girls' volleyball preview: Burbank looks to move on with new coach

There have been some coaching changes among the four local girls' volleyball teams this season.

Girls' Cross-Country Preview: Fernandez, Burbank look for deep run

Girls' Cross-Country Preview: Fernandez, Burbank look for deep run

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 football preview: Bulldogs expect to fly under radar

Burbank football preview: Bulldogs expect to fly under radar

Burbank High football's players and coaches are about to embark on a season in which expectations might be low.

Boys' water polo season preview: Coaches take over respective programs

Boys' water polo season preview: Coaches take over respective programs

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.

Girls' Golf Preview: Burroughs has CIF playoff aspirations

Girls' Golf Preview: Burroughs has CIF playoff aspirations

With the return of its entire lineup, the Burroughs High girls’ golf team is in the hunt for a playoff berth.

Girls' Tennis Preview: Burbank, Burroughs back in the swing

Girls' Tennis Preview: Burbank, Burroughs back in the swing

For the past three seasons, the Burbank High girls' tennis team has had the benefit of Lilit Vardanyan in its lineup.

Stepanian-less Glendale women's basketball takes silver at Pan-Armenian Games

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.

Female Athlete of the Year: Brooks gives of herself, gets plenty in return

Female Athlete of the Year: Brooks gives of herself, gets plenty in return

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.

Male Athlete of the Year: Burroughs' Boulais leads run to history

Male Athlete of the Year: Burroughs' Boulais leads run to 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 football relishes challenging 2015 campaign

Burbank football relishes challenging 2015 campaign

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.

Burroughs football set for identical 2015 slate

Burroughs football set for identical 2015 slate

The 2015 football season might be weeks away, but it's not too early for Burroughs High to assess what lies ahead come September.

All-Area Baseball Second Team

All-Area Baseball Second Team

Fidel Hernandez, Senior, Infielder, Hoover

All-Area Baseball First Team

All-Area Baseball First Team

Anthony Bocanegra, Senior, Outfielder, Burroughs

All-Area Baseball Player of the Year: Gadsby's greatness shines through once more

All-Area Baseball Player of the Year: Gadsby's greatness shines through once more

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.

All-Area Softball Second Team

All-Area Softball Second Team

Adela Alatraca, Senior, Pitcher, Crescenta Valley

All-Area Softball First Team

All-Area Softball First Team

Melanie Abzun, Senior, Outfielder, Crescenta Valley

Burbank High's Brooks commanded respect from league she dominated

Burbank High's Brooks commanded respect from league she dominated

Over the last four years, the awards and accolades have certainly flowed for Burbank High pitcher Caitlyn Brooks.

Bell-Jeff alumnus Ray Witt returns to lead boys' basketball program

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.

Burbank football gets early start with 'Midnight Madness'

Anyone passing by the Burbank High football field on Glenoaks Boulevard in the wee hours of Monday morning might have caught a unique sight.

Inaugural volleyball club camp takes learning to higher level

Inaugural volleyball club camp takes learning to higher level

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...

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Second Team

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Second Team

Min Kim, Senior, Outside Hitter, Crescenta Valley

All-Area Boys' Volleyball First Team

All-Area Boys' Volleyball First Team

Raymond Barsemian, Senior, Outside Hitter, Crescenta Valley

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Player of the Year: Flintridge Prep's Dante Fregoso earns place in spotlight

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Player of the Year: Flintridge Prep's Dante Fregoso earns place in spotlight

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.

All-Area Boys' Track and Field Athlete of the Year: Weiss skies to new heights

All-Area Boys' Track and Field Athlete of the Year: Weiss skies to new heights

At the conclusion of his freshman season, two things became crystal clear for Flintridge Prep pole vaulter Barrett Weiss.

All-Area Girls' Track and Field Athlete of the Year: Melnyk went the distance for Crescenta Valley

All-Area Girls' Track and Field Athlete of the Year: Melnyk went the distance for Crescenta Valley

When asked of her goals throughout the season, Crescenta Valley High senior Megan Melnyk simply didn’t rattle off the same objectives.

Brooks, Okimoto earn state recognition

Brooks, Okimoto earn state recognition

In fueling their teams to success this past season, Burbank High’s Caitlyn Brooks and Burroughs’ Kaitlin Okimoto earned their share of accolades.

Burbank softball's Brooks an all-state selection

Burbank softball's Brooks an all-state selection

Burbank High's Caitlyn Brooks has enjoyed her share of accolades during her tenure as a standout pitcher for the Bulldogs.

Burroughs' Wilson earns all-state baseball honor

Burroughs' Wilson earns all-state baseball honor

Before he heads out to Seton Hall to began is collegiate career, Burroughs High pitcher Thomas Wilson picked up another award Sunday.

All-Area Girls' Swimmer of the Year: Vose's stellar success still surprising

All-Area Girls' Swimmer of the Year: Vose's stellar success still surprising

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.

All-Area Boys' Swimmer of the Year: Records, championship highlight amazing year for Glendale's Julian

All-Area Boys' Swimmer of the Year: Records, championship highlight amazing year for Glendale's Julian

As he stood on the deck of the Riverside City College pool, in some ways Glendale High sophomore Trenton Julian had no peers.

All-Area Boys' Tennis Doubles Team of the Year: Crescenta Valley tandem showed instant success

All-Area Boys' Tennis Doubles Team of the Year: Crescenta Valley tandem showed instant success

Fatigue had finally caught up to Albert Chtchyan while recovering from a lengthy illness.

All-Area Boys' Tennis Singles Player of the Year: Burroughs' Patterson has no regrets

All-Area Boys' Tennis Singles Player of the Year: Burroughs' Patterson has no regrets

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.

Andrade steps down from Bell-Jeff boys' basketball post

Andrade steps down from Bell-Jeff boys' basketball post

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 baseball outlasts cross-town rival Burroughs, 4-1

Burbank baseball outlasts cross-town rival Burroughs, 4-1

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.

All-Area Boys' Golf Team

All-Area Boys' Golf Team

Russell Caletena, Junior, Glendale

All-Area Boys' Golfer of the Year: Collin Morikawa caps brilliant season with run to state championship

All-Area Boys' Golfer of the Year: Collin Morikawa caps brilliant season with run to state championship

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.

Burroughs volleyball picks up two All-CIF nods

Burroughs volleyball picks up two All-CIF nods

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.

Burroughs, Providence baseball nab All-CIF honors

Burroughs, Providence baseball nab All-CIF honors

A historic season for the Burroughs High baseball team included a pair of postseason awards Monday afternoon.

Pair of city softball hurlers pick up All-CIF recognition

Pair of city softball hurlers pick up All-CIF recognition

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...

Providence girls' basketball goes on late run to down Holy Family

Providence girls' basketball goes on late run to down Holy Family

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.

Area softball players on losing end of dramatic all-star game

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.

Burbank football benefiting from influx of youth

Burbank football benefiting from influx of youth

An influx of freshmen has been the lifeblood for the Burbank High football program for a number of years.

Burbank basketball recovers in time to earn win against Saugus

Burbank basketball recovers in time to earn win against Saugus

BURBANK — The Burbank High girls' basketball team struggled deep into the second half Tuesday against Saugus in a Burroughs Summer League game.

Leake does it all in leading Burbank baseball to win

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.

Crescenta Valley boys' basketball rolls past Burroughs, 45-25

Crescenta Valley boys' basketball rolls past Burroughs, 45-25

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.

Behind Nicol, Burroughs baseball bounces back

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 baseball's Wilson earns league's top honor

Burroughs baseball's Wilson earns league's top honor

Burroughs High pitcher Thomas Wilson was involved in his share of clutch situations during Pacific League competition this past season.

Early spring, busy summer for Burroughs football

Early spring, busy summer for Burroughs football

So much for easing into the spring and summer football campaigns for Burroughs High.

Local-laden Public All-Stars volleyball sweeps Private squad

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.

Despite Burroughs volleyball's Chamberlain's best efforts, Public loses to Private in senior all-star match

Despite Burroughs volleyball's Chamberlain's best efforts, Public loses to Private in senior all-star match

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.

Burroughs basketball unable to stop Alemany in summer action

Burroughs basketball unable to stop Alemany in summer action

PASADENA – The Burroughs High boys' basketball team made an early entrance into summer league play this year.

Providence baseball has four representatives on all-league list

Providence baseball has four representatives on all-league list

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.

Burroughs' Van Loo, Chamberlain share league's top volleyball honor

Burroughs' Van Loo, Chamberlain share league's top volleyball honor

The Burroughs High boys’ volleyball team knew exactly what it was getting this season in Ryan Van Loo.

Providence volleyball lands three on all-league list

Providence volleyball lands three on all-league list

When the Providence High boys' volleyball team captured the Liberty League championship in 2014, it helped set a precedent for the program.

Fred Cook steps down as Burbank High athletic director

Fred Cook steps down as Burbank High athletic director

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-...

Sixty-year celebration of Tabori's historic track feat on tap

It's hard for Laszlo Tabori to believe its been 60 years since he etched his name into running lore.

Burbank softball's Brooks earns third straight league POY

Burbank softball's Brooks earns third straight league POY

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.

Burroughs baseball runs into season's end in second round

Burroughs baseball runs into season's end in second round

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...

Burbank softball stunned in second round by Bishop Amat

Burbank softball stunned in second round by Bishop Amat

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...

Burroughs softball loses pitcher, CIF playoff game

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.

Burbank, Burroughs track and field conclude seasons at CIF Southern Section finals

Burbank, Burroughs track and field conclude seasons at CIF Southern Section finals

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.

Providence High baseball eliminated by Santa Paula in CIF opener

Providence High baseball eliminated by Santa Paula in CIF opener

BURBANK — For a team that doesn't have any seniors, the Providence High baseball team made some strides this season.

Defense, pitching keys Burroughs baseball's playoff win over Paramount

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.

Burroughs softball continues torrid play with CIF first-round win

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...

Providence softball blitzed in first-round playoff loss

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.

Capili lifts Burbank softball to win in playoff opener over La Mirada

Capili lifts Burbank softball to win in playoff opener over La Mirada

BURBANK — Allyson Capili has had her share of struggles this season for the Burbank High softball team.

Burroughs swept out of CIF semifinals by Valencia

Burroughs swept out of CIF semifinals by Valencia

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 baseball suffers close wild-card loss

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.

Burroughs High boys' volleyball continues success with berth in CIF semifinals

Burroughs High boys' volleyball continues success with berth in CIF semifinals

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.

Burbank, Burroughs softball at home for playoff openers

Burbank, Burroughs softball at home for playoff openers

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.

Crescenta Valley, Flintridge Prep baseball teams get opening-round home playoff contests

Crescenta Valley, Flintridge Prep baseball teams get opening-round home playoff contests

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 baseball looks to continue success in CIF playoffs

Burroughs baseball looks to continue success in CIF playoffs

Burroughs High’s baseball team put together one of the most successful regular season showings in program history.

Burroughs volleyball off to Division II final four

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.

Rain doesn't stop Providence softball from earning share of league title

Rain doesn't stop Providence softball from earning share of league title

In was an anticlimactic way for the Providence High softball team to earn a share of the Liberty League championship.

Burroughs baseball waits out win against rival Burbank

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...

Providence volleyball can't get by No. 3 Laguna Blanca

It was a height advantage the Providence High boys' volleyball team just couldn't overcome.

Burroughs boys' volleyball provides excellent service in victory

RIVERSIDE — It was a slight setback that ultimately propelled the Burroughs High boys’ volleyball team even deeper into the playoffs Thursday evening.

Providence baseball's title hopes swept away

Providence baseball's title hopes swept away

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.

Burroughs softball walks off with share of Pacific League title

Burroughs softball walks off with share of Pacific League title

BURBANK — With the bases loaded in extra innings, Brianna Johnson tried to calm herself down before stepping into the batter's box.

Burroughs tennis done in my Villa Park in playoff opener

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.

Providence volleyball dominates in CIF first-round win

Providence volleyball dominates in CIF first-round win

PROVIDENCE — Providence High's boys' volleyball team had a relatively easy time winning its CIF Southern Section Division V first-round playoff match.

Burroughs boys' volleyball begins postseason with sweep against West Torrance

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.

Burbank volleyball doesn't execute in playoff loss to Lakewood

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.

Bell-Jeff volleyball falls in CIF first round

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.

Providence baseball can't pick up pivotal win at Buckley

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.

Providence softball falls out of first with loss to Pacifica Christian

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.

Back in playoffs, Burroughs tennis opens at Villa Park

Back in playoffs, Burroughs tennis opens at Villa Park

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.

Burbank, Burroughs track teams combine to win nine league titles

Burbank, Burroughs track teams combine to win nine league titles

ARCADIA — The Burroughs High track and field programs have a long standing tradition of turning out quality pole vaulters.

Burroughs volleyball nets No. 3 seed in CIF Division II playoffs

Burroughs volleyball nets No. 3 seed in CIF Division II playoffs

Throughout much of the season, the Burroughs High boys’ volleyball team was at No. 2 in the CIF Southern Section Division II rankings.

Crescenta Valley High swimming sweeps Pacific League finals

Crescenta Valley High swimming sweeps Pacific League finals

BURBANK — Crescenta Valley High’s boys’ swimming team was determined to overcome a rare regular season loss and preserve its Pacific League legacy.

Burbank softball downs Crescenta Valley to give Delaney 200th win

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.

Bellarmine-Jefferson track produces three league champions

Bellarmine-Jefferson track produces three league champions

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...

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