High School Sports

Burroughs High football rushes past Santa Fe

DOWNEY — After a bump in the road to begin the season, the Burroughs High football team appears to be turning things around at the right time.

Burbank High football limps to first loss of season against Canyon

CANYON COUNTRY — The post-James Williams era began Friday night for the Burbank High football team.

Burbank High's James Williams' season ended by injury

Burbank High's James Williams' season ended by injury

James Williams received the news Wednesday that spelled the end of his season and his high school football career.

Arcadia High doubles too much for Burbank tennis

Arcadia High doubles too much for Burbank tennis

BURBANK — The reigning co-Pacific League champions faced one another Thursday when the Arcadia High girls’ tennis team visited Burbank.

Burroughs girls' volleyball serves up sweep against Hoover

BURBANK — Nearly three weeks into the season and the Burroughs High and Hoover girls’ volleyball teams hadn’t competed in many matches.

Burbank High golf's Irene Maemura medals in league match

Burbank High golf's Irene Maemura medals in league match

PASADENA — Irene Maemura of the Burbank High girls’ golf team and Crescenta Valley picked up breakthrough efforts during the third Pacific League match of the season Wednesday.

Providence volleyball makes quick work of rival Bell-Jeff

Providence volleyball makes quick work of rival Bell-Jeff

BURBANK — The Providence High and Bellarmine-Jefferson girls' volleyball teams engaged in two competitive battles last season.

Burroughs High football team trying to refocus after tragedy

Burroughs High football team trying to refocus after tragedy

It was only a few hours before Friday's kickoff against Rosemead High when most of the Burroughs football players heard somber news.

Burbank High, Bellarmine-Jefferson value tournament experience

Burbank High, Bellarmine-Jefferson value tournament experience

BURBANK — Game experience appeared to be a valuable commodity for both the Burbank High and Bellarmine-Jefferson girls’ volleyball teams at Saturday’s day-long Burbank High Tournament.

Burroughs football notches win, while dealing with loss

Burroughs football notches win, while dealing with loss

BURBANK — Playing with heavy hearts following the death of former Burroughs High football player Jake Gnasso, the Indians needed to find a way to channel their emotions once the players stepped on to the field for Friday night's game against...

Burbank High tennis almost perfect against rival Burroughs

Burbank High tennis almost perfect against rival Burroughs

BURBANK — When the Burbank High and Burroughs girls' tennis teams both won their Pacific League openers Tuesday, it gave hope to the squads that they might be in the running for a playoff spot.

Week off gives Burbank High football valuable time to heal

Week off gives Burbank High football valuable time to heal

BURBANK — Burbank High's football team couldn't have asked for a better time to have a bye week.

Burbank High's Maemura ties for second in second Pacific League match

BURBANK — There isn’t anything surprising to Burbank High girls’ golf Coach Branco Sevic when he watches Irene Maemura perform on the course.

Providence High volleyball comes on to sweep Holy Family

Providence High volleyball comes on to sweep Holy Family

BURBANK — During the first two games Tuesday against Holy Family, the Providence High girls' volleyball team let the Gaels stick around.

Burroughs football taken down by Calabasas

Burroughs football taken down by Calabasas

BURBANK — No matter how many big plays the Burroughs High football team's offense generated, it just wasn't enough to offset a grinding ground game from visiting Calabasas High, spear-headed by sophomore Chris Brooks.

La Cañada High girls' tennis too much for Burbank in nonleague clash

La Cañada High girls' tennis too much for Burbank in nonleague clash

BURBANK — Even with two solid returning singles players, Burbank High girls’ tennis Coach Loi Phan didn’t want to play straight up against La Cañada.

Burroughs High tennis opens season with loss to Alhambra

Burroughs High tennis opens season with loss to Alhambra

BURBANK — One portion of the Burroughs High team looked good Tuesday in the squad's season opener.

Burbank High's Maemura shares medalist honors in league opener

Burbank High's Maemura shares medalist honors in league opener

LA CAÑADA — Leading up to the first Pacific League match of the season Tuesday, Irene Maemura had some time to spare.

Burroughs High's Eben Britton doesn't survive chopping block

As of Saturday afternoon, Burroughs High product Eben Britton was without a home in the NFL.

Burbank High football holds off Ayala in opener

CHINO HILLS — Burbank High’s football team walked off the field Friday night with a win in its season opener on the road against Ayala.

Burbank High ready to induct latest Hall of Fame class

Burbank High ready to induct latest Hall of Fame class

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.

Burroughs High football dealing with change

Burroughs High football dealing with change

Through the spring and into summer practices, the Burroughs High football team thought it had its starting quarterback in place.

 Bell-Jeff football back on field with JV team for 2014 season

Bell-Jeff football back on field with JV team for 2014 season

There is a small, but dedicated group of football players toiling at a nondescript local field preparing for the upcoming season.

Girls' Cross-Country Preview: Burbank High's Candela Fernandez expected to shine bright in junior season

Girls' Cross-Country Preview: Burbank High's Candela Fernandez expected to shine bright in junior season

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.

Boys' Cross-Country Preview: Burbank High boys look to lead locals again

Boys' Cross-Country Preview: Burbank High boys look to lead locals again

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 High football returns with plenty of talent, expectations

Burbank High football returns with plenty of talent, expectations

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, Burroughs boys' water polo teams fight their way back

Burbank, Burroughs boys' water polo teams fight their way back

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.

Girls' volleyball teams hoping for repeat performances

Girls' volleyball teams hoping for repeat performances

All four of the local girls' volleyball teams qualified for the CIF Southern Section playoffs in 2013.

Burbank High's Vardanyan leads girls' tennis contingent

Burbank High's Vardanyan leads girls' tennis contingent

It was an unexpected breakthrough season a year ago for the Burbank High girls' tennis team.

Burroughs, Burbank girls' golf dealing with different numbers game

Burroughs, Burbank girls' golf dealing with different numbers game

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.

All-Area Baseball Second Team

All-Area Baseball Second Team

Cameron Briggs, Junior, Infielder, Burbank

All-Area Baseball First Team

All-Area Baseball First Team

Kevin Baker, Senior, Outfielder, St. Francis

Brian Gadsby pitches Crescenta Valley High baseball to greatness

Brian Gadsby pitches Crescenta Valley High baseball to greatness

Crescenta Valley High baseball is not short on memorable seasons and memorable performances — particularly on the pitching mound.

Leader Male Athlete of the Year: Burroughs High's Matthew Schwartz perfects his high-flying act

Leader Male Athlete of the Year: Burroughs High's Matthew Schwartz perfects his high-flying act

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.

Leader Female Athlete of the Year: Burbank High's Caitlyn Brooks hauls in softball hardware

Leader Female Athlete of the Year: Burbank High's Caitlyn Brooks hauls in softball hardware

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.

All-Area Softball Second Team

All-Area Softball Second Team

OF — Kaitlin Brooks, Senior, Burbank

All-Area Softball First Team

All-Area Softball First Team

P — Mia Acosta, Senior, Bell-Jeff

Caitlyn Brooks was complete player for Burbank High softball

Caitlyn Brooks was complete player for Burbank High softball

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.

Flintridge Sacred Heart's Kirsten Vose led Tologs to even more success

Flintridge Sacred Heart's Kirsten Vose led Tologs to even more success

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.

La Cañada High swimmer Garrett Chin grabs top billing

La Cañada High swimmer Garrett Chin grabs top billing

Like the anchor of a relay, Garrett Chin waited patiently on deck for his opportunity to bring it all home.

Burbank High's Candela Fernandez enjoys season of growth

Burbank High's Candela Fernandez enjoys season of growth

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.

Providence girls' basketball ends summer on right note

BURBANK — Next season, the Providence High girls’ basketball team will return seven players.

Providence boys' basketball wraps up summer action

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.

Burroughs High baseball's late rally comes up short versus Loyola

BURBANK — What exactly can be extrapolated from a summer league baseball tournament and from an individual game is certainly up for debate.

All-Area Boys' Tennis Doubles Team

All-Area Boys' Tennis Doubles Team

Jason Chang, Junior, and Aren Abrahamian, Senior, Crescenta Valley

All-Area Boys' Tennis Singles Team

All-Area Boys' Tennis Singles Team

Cartier Juan, Sophomore, Flintridge Prep

Award-winning season for Burroughs High's Sawyer Patterson

Award-winning season for Burroughs High's Sawyer Patterson

It was a symbolic gesture and the culmination of an eventful and sometimes grueling junior year for Burroughs High’s Sawyer Patterson.

Glendale High's terrific tennis tandem made a late charge

Glendale High's terrific tennis tandem made a late charge

Throughout most of the season, the Glendale High boys’ tennis team excelled in doubles competition.

Burroughs baseball puts on power surge against Burbank

Burroughs baseball puts on power surge against Burbank

BURBANK — It’s summer, but the baseball rivalry between Burroughs High and Burbank was renewed Thursday.

Burroughs High football to face some new opponents in 2014 season

Burroughs High football to face some new opponents in 2014 season

The Burroughs High football team hasn't enjoyed a great deal of success during nonleague competition over the last four years.

Galindo steps down as softball coach at Bell-Jeff

Galindo steps down as softball coach at Bell-Jeff

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.

All-Area Boys' Golf Team

All-Area Boys' Golf Team

Russell Caletena, Sophomore, Glendale

Morikawa drives La Cañada High golf to breakthrough season

Morikawa drives La Cañada High golf to breakthrough season

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.

Tully Talk: Recognizing the best, and the worst, with the Tully Trophy

Tully Talk: Recognizing the best, and the worst, with the Tully Trophy

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.

Burbank High football to be road tested for 2014 season

Burbank High football to be road tested for 2014 season

Looking at the 2014 schedule for the Burbank High football team, one thing stands out.

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Second Team

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Second Team

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...

All-Area Boys' Volleyball First Team

All-Area Boys' Volleyball First Team

Raymond Barsemian, Junior, Outside Hitter, Crescenta Valley

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Player of the Year: Flintridge Prep's Dante Fregoso didn't allow letdown

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Player of the Year: Flintridge Prep's Dante Fregoso didn't allow letdown

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 High basketball holds down Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

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.

Burbank All-Stars rally for District 16 title over Crescenta Valley

Burbank All-Stars rally for District 16 title over Crescenta Valley

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.

Burroughs High basketball makes move in second half to defeat Flintridge Prep

PASADENA — It was a tiring day Tuesday for the Burroughs High boys’ basketball team.

Bell-Jeff tabs Martinez as new football coach, athletic director

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 Tennis Center becomes a retreat for special needs athletes

Burbank Tennis Center becomes a retreat for special needs athletes

BURBANK — The Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy for Special Needs Individuals has almost become synonyms with the Burbank Tennis Center.

Burbank High's Brooks is named to All-American softball squad

Burbank High's Brooks is named to All-American softball squad

This one took Caitlyn Brooks by surprise.

Burroughs High graduate Emily Tubert tackles her first tournament as a professional

Burroughs High graduate Emily Tubert tackles her first tournament as a professional

Emily Tubert is beginning a new chapter in her life and in her career as a women’s golfer.

Burbank High's Brooks, Burroughs' Steward secure All-CIF Division III accolades

Burbank High's Brooks, Burroughs' Steward secure All-CIF Division III accolades

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&...

Providence High's Holt secures All-CIF second-team recognition

Providence High's Holt secures All-CIF second-team recognition

It proved to be a breakthrough season for the Providence High baseball team.

Bell-Jeff softball's Mia Acosta named Santa Cruz League's top player

Bell-Jeff softball's Mia Acosta named Santa Cruz League's top player

As a team, the Bellarmine-Jefferson High softball squad dominated the Santa Cruz League this past season.

Burroughs High soccer starts summer with win over rival Crescenta Valley

Burroughs High soccer starts summer with win over rival Crescenta Valley

BURBANK — It’s been nearly four months since the Burroughs High and Crescenta Valley boys’ soccer teams battled for the Pacific League championship.

Crescenta Valley High softball's Cookson, Bellarmine-Jefferson's Acosta lead East All-Stars to dominating victory

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...

Providence basketball has trouble with its shooting

BURBANK — Had it been a regular-season game, there might have been some cause for concern.

Expectations, excitement high for Burbank High football

Expectations, excitement high for Burbank High football

BURBANK — There is an air of excitement, expectations are at an all-time high and confidence is soaring with the Burbank High football team.

Burroughs boys' basketball edges out St. Francis in final minute

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.

Fast start propels Burbank basketball past Simi Valley

BURBANK — It was a dominant way for the Burbank High girls' basketball team to open its summer.

Providence High's Taylor Saldana recognized as top volleyball player in Liberty League

Providence High's Taylor Saldana recognized as top volleyball player in Liberty League

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.

Burroughs High's Schwartz caps memorable season with seventh-place effort at state

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.

Burroughs High boys' volleyball leads push for victorious public school squad

Burroughs High boys' volleyball leads push for victorious public school squad

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.

Public All-Star underclassmen sweep to victory at SGV volleyball match

Public All-Star underclassmen sweep to victory at SGV volleyball match

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...

Burroughs High's Schwartz soars to state final in pole vault

Burroughs High's Schwartz soars to state final in pole vault

Matt Schwartz came through when it mattered most.

 Players hone hardwood skills at Tribe Youth Basketball Camp

Players hone hardwood skills at Tribe Youth Basketball Camp

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.

Sports Notebook: Emily Tubert to make professional golf debut

Sports Notebook: Emily Tubert to make professional golf debut

Bits and pieces from the local sports scene.

Extra two minutes special for Bell-Jeff boys' basketball team in victory

PASADENA — Following 44 minutes of regulation time, the members of the Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' basketball team found overtime to their liking.

Burroughs High's Schwartz ready for tough competition in state meet

Burroughs High's Schwartz ready for tough competition in state meet

Matt Schwartz is ready for the competition of his life.

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