High School Sports

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.

Burroughs High girls' basketball wears down Burbank

Burroughs High girls' basketball wears down Burbank

BURBANK — Burroughs High's girls' basketball team relied on its physical endurance and mental toughness Friday night to extend the longest active winning streak in the CIF Southern Section.

Second-half surge catapults Burroughs soccer to win over Burbank

Second-half surge catapults Burroughs soccer to win over Burbank

BURBANK — Burroughs High dominated cross-town rival Burbank in the first half on Friday in a Pacific League boys’ soccer match at Memorial Field.

Bochard's two second-half goals lift Burbank soccer over Burroughs

BURBANK — Kira Bochard feels she has an obligation to get things going on offense for the Burbank High girls’ soccer team.

Bell-Jeff basketball wins Camino Real League thriller over St. Monica

BURBANK — Late in the fourth quarter and behind against St. Monica, it looked as if the Bellarmine-Jefferson boys’ basketball team wouldn’t be able to overcome the struggles it had wrestled with all game.The Guards trailed by five...

Glendale girls' water polo gets over Burroughs

Glendale girls' water polo gets over Burroughs

BURBANK — It was evident that the Glendale High girls’ water polo team had a strategy in dealing with Burroughs standout goalkeeper Kate Wilke when the teams met Wednesday in a Pacific League contest.

Burroughs basketball holds off Hoover to win in overtime

BURBANK — Battling back from a 10-point deficit, the Hoover High boys' basketball team put itself in a good position to win Tuesday's Pacific League game against Burroughs.

Bell-Jeff basketball can't hold on in loss to San Gabriel Academy

Bell-Jeff basketball can't hold on in loss to San Gabriel Academy

SAN GABRIEL — Bellarmine-Jefferson’s boys’ basketball team has navigated through a gauntlet of tough teams in the past two weeks.

Providence High boys' basketball struggles with turnovers, scoring in loss to Holy Martyrs

BURBANK — Turnovers and droughts plagued the Providence High boys' basketball team in Thursday evening's Liberty League home contest versus Encino Holy Martyrs.

Glendale girls' water polo comes up clutch to fend off Burbank

Glendale girls' water polo comes up clutch to fend off Burbank

BURBANK — In a Pacific League girls’ water polo match largely defined by defense, it was the clutch and opportunistic offensive play of Glendale High down the stretch that ultimately won the day.

Burroughs High girls' basketball downs Arcadia in first-place showdown

BURBANK — Burroughs High’s girls’ basketball team knew it would get Arcadia's best shot Wednesday in a Pacific League first-place showdown.

Second-half push lifts Hoover High boys' basketball past Burbank

Second-half push lifts Hoover High boys' basketball past Burbank

GLENDALE — With just three juniors and the rest of the team consisting of seniors, the Hoover High boys’ basketball squad, despite being without two key players, looked like a seasoned, veteran group in the first quarter of Wednesday&...

Burroughs water polo gets off to quick start, cruises to win against Burbank

Burroughs water polo gets off to quick start, cruises to win against Burbank

BURBANK — Burroughs High's girls' water polo team had a specific goal when it met cross-town rival Burbank in a Pacific League match Tuesday.

All-Area Girls' Volleyball Second Team

All-Area Girls' Volleyball Second Team

Rose Cowart, senior, outside hitter, Burbank

All-Area Girls' Volleyball First Team

All-Area Girls' Volleyball First Team

Emily Develle, senior, libero, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

Coffey served up more than just assists for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball

Coffey served up more than just assists for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball

Those in attendance at any Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball match this past season are probably familiar with one of announcer Kenny Lund’s more popular phrases.

Burbank High football's Alvarez earns All-CIF football selection

Burbank High football's Alvarez earns All-CIF football selection

Like many players on the Burbank High football team, Kyle Alvarez was significantly banged up during the course of the 2014 season.

Burroughs High boys' soccer rallies for hard-earned point against Pasadena

PASADENA — Though it still has a bit of ground to make up in its quest to win a third straight Pacific League championship, things have begun to progress nicely for the Burroughs High boys' soccer team.

Crescenta Valley High girls' soccer continues league surge versus Burroughs

LA CRESCENTA — Perhaps there were two area teams no more relieved to have concluded the nonleague portion of their schedules than the Crescenta Valley High and Burroughs girls’ soccer squads.

Late goal by Aguilar lifts Burroughs soccer past Crescenta Valley

Late goal by Aguilar lifts Burroughs soccer past Crescenta Valley

BURBANK — Burroughs High boys' soccer player Andres Aguilar has developed a knack at beating Crescenta Valley in dramatic fashion.

Burroughs High girls' basketball rallies behind turnovers to topple Crescenta Valley

BURBANK — Momentum was measured in turnovers on Friday evening.

Providence girls' basketball simply overwhelms Glendale Adventist Academy

GLENDALE — It was a matter of too much, too soon for the Glendale Adventist Academy girls' basketball team.

Glendale High boys' basketball gets past Burroughs in double overtime

GLENDALE — For the past couple of weeks, the Glendale High boys’ basketball team has looked for ways to get Eric Kirakosian more involved on offense.

Burbank High girls' water polo battles back to defeat Hoover

Burbank High girls' water polo battles back to defeat Hoover

BURBANK — The Burbank High girls’ water polo team opened Pacific League play Wednesday against Hoover with a number of starters out of action.

Burbank girls' soccer comes up short in Pacific League opener

ARCADIA — Following a three-week layoff, the members of the Burbank High girls' soccer team returned to the field for their Pacific League opener against Arcadia on Tuesday.

Burbank girls' basketball loses league opener, Sa'dullah injured

ARCADIA — After recently winning the West Coast Holiday Festival Silver Division title, the Burbank High girls' basketball team looked to use that as a major spring board entering Pacific League play.

 Burroughs boys' basketball tips off league with tough defeat against Pasadena

Burroughs boys' basketball tips off league with tough defeat against Pasadena

BURBANK —Throughout most of the first month of the season, the Burroughs High boys' basketball team found itself in many close games.

All-Area Boys' Water Polo Second Team

All-Area Boys' Water Polo Second Team

Trevor Goddard, Senior, Driver, Crescenta Valley

All-Area Boys' Water Polo First Team

All-Area Boys' Water Polo First Team

Artak Arzumanyan, Senior, Utility, Glendale

Piloyan's grit, determination carried Glendale High boys' water polo team

Piloyan's grit, determination carried Glendale High boys' water polo team

Throughout his decorated four-year run playing for the Glendale High boys’ water polo team, Manuk Piloyan experienced a plethora of highs and gained instant recognition.

Burbank High's Fernandez settles for spectacular season

Burbank High's Fernandez settles for spectacular season

After completing a cross-country season that included several peaks and only a couple of mild valleys, Burbank High junior Candela Fernandez knew she had one of two paths to take heading into the track and field season and beyond.

Van Scoter pushes Flintridge Prep boys' cross-country back onto podium

Van Scoter pushes Flintridge Prep boys' cross-country back onto podium

Half-slogan, half-challenge, there’s a common phrase uttered by the members of the Flintridge Prep boys’ cross-country team.

All-Area Boys' Cross-Country Team

All-Area Boys' Cross-Country Team

Andrew Barrondo, Burroughs, Junior

All-Area Girls' Cross-Country Team

All-Area Girls' Cross-Country Team

Kayla Grahn, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Senior

Burbank High girls' basketball takes home silver with win over Calabasas

BURBANK — With consistently strong play at both ends of the court, it occurred to the members of the Burbank High girls’ basketball team that they might be in position to fare well in the prestigious West Coast Holiday Festival before...

Burroughs High girls' basketball plays lights out after lights go out

BURBANK — Perhaps the members of the Burroughs High girls’ basketball team needed a wake-up call following the opening minutes of their game Tuesday night against Duarte.

Pairing of La Cañada High's McKenzie sisters worked strikingly well

Pairing of La Cañada High's McKenzie sisters worked strikingly well

La Cañada High tennis players Ally McKenzie and sister Cassie were experiencing a rough patch during a doubles match in the Rio Hondo League championship in late October.

Burbank High's Vardanyan bounces back for triumphant tennis season

Burbank High's Vardanyan bounces back for triumphant tennis season

When Lilit Vardanyan first showed up for practice this past summer in preparation for her senior season, Burbank High girls’ tennis Coach Loi Phan didn’t see the same player who enjoyed success as a junior.

 Bell-Jeff boys' basketball captures Bellarmine-Jefferson Holiday Classic

Bell-Jeff boys' basketball captures Bellarmine-Jefferson Holiday Classic

BURBANK — Issac Etter knew exactly what to do once he took the court Tuesday night. The Bellarmine-Jefferson junior point guard needed to be precise in executing his game plan.

Burroughs basketball goes Hawaiian for tournament

Burroughs basketball goes Hawaiian for tournament

It has been an experience of culture and adventure, with a healthy dose of basketball thrown in, the past few days for the Burroughs High girls' basketball team.

College Update: Napier leading way for Southern Illinois women's basketball

The following is an update of athletes playing on the college level.

Late goal by Canyon does in Burroughs soccer

CANYON COUNTRY — The Burroughs High boys' soccer team had its share of scoring chances Monday in a nonleague match against host Canyon Country Canyon.

Tournament win for Bell-Jeff gives Andrade 100th career victory

BURBANK — There was double the significance to the victory earned by the Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' basketball team Friday evening.

All-Area Girls' Golf Team

All-Area Girls' Golf Team

Keilee Bessho, Senior, La Cañada

Girls' Golfer of the Year: Burbank High's Maemura enjoys swinging success in senior season

Girls' Golfer of the Year: Burbank High's Maemura enjoys swinging success in senior season

Though Irene Maemura missed achieving her ultimate goal of competing in the state tournament for the first time in her career, she doesn’t harbor any regrets.

Flintridge Prep boys' soccer sends Burbank on holiday break with loss

Flintridge Prep boys' soccer sends Burbank on holiday break with loss

BURBANK — The Burbank High boys’ soccer coach and players are going to have a long time to think about Wednesday’s 2-0 nonleague loss to Flintridge Prep.

Burbank High girls' soccer knocks off Flintridge Prep late for win No. 1

GLENDALE — All it took was 30 seconds and a little bit of hustle for Burbank High sophomore forward Kira Bochard to break a season-long drought for her Bulldogs girls’ soccer team.

Tubert makes it to final three on 'Big Break'

Tubert makes it to final three on 'Big Break'

For professional golfer Emily Tubert, it was a chance of a lifetime, although she admitted, "It was the most nervous I've ever been in my entire life."

Tiegs of Burbank honored on All-CIF first team in volleyball

Tiegs of Burbank honored on All-CIF first team in volleyball

Along with possessing solid skills as a senior outside hitter for the Burbank High girls’ volleyball team, Allison Tiegs was also a fierce competitor this past season for the Bulldogs.

Burbank High girls' water polo intent on winning own tournament

BURBANK — Two games into the Burbank High girls' water polo tournament and perhaps the attitude has changed for the host squad.

Burbank High girls' water polo misses picking up hardware versus Notre Dame

BURBANK – Having come up one win short of reaching its own tournament championship, the Burbank High girls’ water polo team set its sights on picking up hardware in Saturday afternoon’s third-place game of the Burbank Tournament.

Burroughs girls' basketball comes up short against Harvard-Westlake

BURBANK — Burroughs High’s girls’ basketball team opened its season hosting the 32nd annual Magnolia Park Optimist Club Tournament by winning four games in five days to reach the championship against Harvard-Westlake.

Bellarmine-Jefferson boys' basketball holds off gritty Providence in crosstown win

Bellarmine-Jefferson boys' basketball holds off gritty Providence in crosstown win

BURBANK — Maybe there’s more than one crosstown rivalry within the Burbank city limits.

Burbank, Burroughs combine for 28 all-league selections in football

Burbank, Burroughs combine for 28 all-league selections in football

There was only a one-win difference between the Burbank High and Burroughs football programs in the Pacific League this past season.

La Cañada High girls' water polo holds down Burroughs

La Cañada High girls' water polo holds down Burroughs

LA CAÑADA — With the way the La Cañada High girls’ water polo team dominated Burroughs in the early going of the teams’ nonleague match Thursday, it looked as if the Spartans would roll to a likely victory.

Youth movement pushes La Cañada High girls' soccer past Burbank

Youth movement pushes La Cañada High girls' soccer past Burbank

BURBANK — The La Cañada High girls’ soccer team that took the field Wednesday in a nonleague game against Burbank didn’t much resemble the squad that advanced to the CIF Southern Section championship last season.

Burroughs girls' basketball outlasts Agoura to win tourney game

Burroughs girls' basketball outlasts Agoura to win tourney game

BURBANK — Whether its picking off an errant pass or diving on the court for a loose ball, Abbey Ibarra is ready and willing to do what it takes for a victory.

Burbank girls' basketball can't find way in tourney loss to Valencia

BURBANK — Burbank High girls' basketball Coach Bruce Breeden didn't know where to begin in describing his team's performance Tuesday in a pool-play game in the Burroughs Magnolia Park Optimist Club Tournament.

Burbank, Burroughs land eight players on all-league list

Burbank, Burroughs land eight players on all-league list

Since joining the Pacific League in 2006, the Burbank High and Burroughs girls' volleyball teams have been among the top squads in the league.

Luck runs out for Burroughs boys' soccer in loss to Granada Hills

Luck runs out for Burroughs boys' soccer in loss to Granada Hills

BURBANK – For the first half of its match Thursday evening, the Burroughs High boys' soccer team was completely outplayed by Granada Hills.

Strong first half propels Providence High girls' soccer past Holy Family

Strong first half propels Providence High girls' soccer past Holy Family

LOS ANGELES — As a steady rain pelted the field for most of the second half Wednesday afternoon at Occidental College, the conditions afforded the Providence High and Holy Family girls’ soccer teams few scoring opportunities during the...

Providence boys' basketball tips off season with tournament victory

BURBANK — There are just three seniors on the Providence High boys' basketball team this season. It will be essential for the Pioneers to rely on that core, which includes Michael Armstead, in order to achieve some success.

Providence girls' basketball earns resounding rivalry win against Bell-Jeff

Providence girls' basketball earns resounding rivalry win against Bell-Jeff

BURBANK — It was only a few years ago that the Bellarmine-Jefferson High girls' basketball team was the premier program in the city, as the Guards would routinely dominate Providence in the team's annual cross-town rivalry.

Girls' soccer preview: Burbank, Burroughs filling spots of graduated players

Girls' soccer preview: Burbank, Burroughs filling spots of graduated players

It was a successful 2013-14 girls' soccer campaign for the Burbank High girls' soccer team.

Burbank polo rides big start to win against Flintridge Prep

LA CAÑADA — Hoping to begin their season on a positive note and kick off their year with a victory, the Burbank High and Flintridge Prep girls’ water polo teams met Monday to open the season.

Burbank High's Fernandez, Burroughs boys take fourth at state

FRESNO — Their positions in the races were the same, but the difference in emotions for Burbank High junior Candela Fernandez and the Burroughs boys’ cross-country team following fourth-place results couldn't have been more opposite at...

Boys' basketball preview: Bell-Jeff looks to pick up where it left off

Boys' basketball preview: Bell-Jeff looks to pick up where it left off

With a large portion of its squad returning, the mood surrounding the Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' basketball team is one of anticipation and confidence.

Boys' soccer preview: Burroughs reloads in quest for third straight league title

Boys' soccer preview: Burroughs reloads in quest for third straight league title

The local high school boys' soccer landscape has changed a bit since last season.

Burroughs High boys, Burbank High's Candela Fernandez make way to state

Burroughs High boys, Burbank High's Candela Fernandez make way to state

For most of the cross-country season, the local narrative circled around the Burroughs High boys’ cross-country team, Burbank High junior Candela Fernandez and then everyone else.

Girls' Basketball Preview: Burroughs, Providence looking for league titles

Girls' Basketball Preview: Burroughs, Providence looking for league titles

For the girls' basketball teams at Burbank High, Burroughs and Providence, the combination of veteran coaching and senior leadership has been instrumental in the local programs enjoying consistent success in recent years, especially last season.

Burbank's Vardanyan gets to third round of CIF tennis tournament

Burbank's Vardanyan gets to third round of CIF tennis tournament

After advancing to the quarterfinals at last year's Southern Section Individual Tournament, Burbank High singles player Lilit Vardanyan was hoping for a favorable draw in Monday's event at the Whittier Narrows Tennis Center in South El Monte.

Burroughs boys' cross-country runs to CIF championship history

Burroughs boys' cross-country runs to CIF championship history

WALNUT — In the long run, it was an accomplishment more than 65 years in the making.

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