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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.

 Burbank High football eliminated by Salesian

Burbank High football eliminated by Salesian

EAST LOS ANGELES — For a team that lost its two perennial skill players for most of the season, it might have been a surprise to some that the Burbank High football team got as far as it did this season.

Burroughs, Burbank polo teams have share of returning talent

Burroughs, Burbank polo teams have share of returning talent

While the Burroughs High girls' water polo team qualified for the CIF Southern Section playoffs last season after placing fourth in the Pacific League, Burbank wasn't able to earn a postseason berth.

City sends three schools to CIF Southern Section cross-country finals

City sends three schools to CIF Southern Section cross-country finals

While it's no small feat to advance to the CIF Southern Section cross-country championships, the city of Burbank qualified entrants from Burbank and Burroughs highs along with Bellarmine-Jefferson to Saturday morning's meet at Mt. San Antonio...

Burbank singles player, doubles team ready for CIF tennis tournament

Burbank singles player, doubles team ready for CIF tennis tournament

When Lilit Vardanyan showed up for the CIF Southern Section Individual Tournament at Whittier Narrows Tennis Center in South El Monte last season, the junior didn't know what to anticipate.

Burbank football battered, but still standing in playoffs

Burbank football battered, but still standing in playoffs

One afternoon in September, a few weeks into the current football season, coach Richard Broussard leaned back in his chair in his small Burbank High office, gazed up at the ceiling and contemplated his team's fate.

Burroughs High, Burbank lead way at cross-country prelims

Burroughs High, Burbank lead way at cross-country prelims

Even though Saturday’s day-long CIF Southern Section cross-country divisional preliminaries are primarily about earning a spot to the following week’s divisional championship, there were still standout local efforts turned in, led by...

Windfall season for Burbank volleyball ended by Windward

LOS ANGELES — One of their goals for this season was to advance to the quarterfinals of the playoffs, a round that their program had not reached in at least 30 years.

Burbank High football overcomes injury, obstacle in first-round upset over El Rancho

PICO RIVERA — If there's been one calling card for the Burbank High football team in 2014 more than suffering injuries, it's been overcoming them.

Maemura's bid to reach state tournament ends unceremoniously

Shortly after Irene Maemura teed off Thursday on her first hole at the CIF Regional State Qualifier on Thursday at Arrowhead Country Club in San Bernardino, she received a brief visit from a CIF staff member who told the Burbank High senior girls'...

Undermanned Burbank polo no match for Cerritos in playoff loss

Even with a full squad, Burbank High boys’ water polo Coach Gilbert Raposa said it would have been tough for his team to beat Cerritos.

Strong start doesn't carry on in Burroughs' volleyball's CIF loss

GLENDORA — Despite playing solid defense throughout and getting off to a strong start in the opening game, the Burroughs High School girls' volleyball team could not come up with enough finishing power in its CIF Southern Section Division II-...

Burbank volleyball gets past letdown to win playoff opener

Burbank volleyball gets past letdown to win playoff opener

BURBANK — For a team that hadn't lost a match, let alone dropped a game in nearly a month, Burbank encountered an uncharacteristic letdown in the third game Tuesday night against Xavier Prep in the first round of the CIF Southern Section...

Providence volleyball can't sustain momentum in playoff loss

The Providence High volleyball team got of to a good start Tuesday in its first-round playoff match against St. Anthony.

Burbank High boys' water polo defense comes up big in wild-card win versus Culver City

With the Burbank High boys’ water polo team clinging to a one-goal lead with less than a minute remaining Tuesday in its wild-card playoff contest against Culver City, the team turned to its defense.

Burbank High football treks to El Rancho for CIF playoffs

Burbank High football treks to El Rancho for CIF playoffs

For all the injuries and obstacles incurred by the Burbank High football team this season, the Bulldogs still found their way into the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division playoffs.

Burbank High boys' water polo headed to Culver City

Burbank High boys' water polo headed to Culver City

With a new coach coming on board late in the offseason, perhaps not a lot was expected from the Burbank High boys’ water polo team.

Big Game: Burbank football beats Burroughs to earn final automatic playoff berth

Big Game: Burbank football beats Burroughs to earn final automatic playoff berth

BURBANK — Forget about city bragging rights and rivalry one-upmanship. As far as the players and coaches were concerned, Friday's annual cross-town football clash between Burroughs High and Burbank came down to one thing.

Burbank, Burroughs, Providence volleyball teams learn playoff pairings

It was a prosperous local girls' volleyball season, as three of the four city programs earned berths into the CIF Southern Section playoffs.

Crescenta Valley, Burbank, Burroughs highs cross-country teams enjoy standout day at Pacific League finals

Crescenta Valley, Burbank, Burroughs highs cross-country teams enjoy standout day at Pacific League finals

LA CRESCENTA — A Pacific League cross-country season full of surprises included one last shocker at Thursday afternoon’s league finals at Crescenta Valley Park.

Burbank High girls' golfer Maemura reaches state qualifier

There were four goals Burbank High girls' golfer Irene Maemura set before the season began. She reached the halfway point Thursday afternoon following one of her top 18-hole rounds of the year.

Burbank just misses comeback in CIF tennis opener against Santa Monica

SANTA MONICA — The CIF Southern Section Division II first-round girls' tennis playoff match Wednesday between Burbank High and Santa Monica came down to a singles set between two substitute players.

Burroughs' Andy Amela has dealt with triumph and tragedy

Burroughs' Andy Amela has dealt with triumph and tragedy

Nobody would have held it against Andy Amela if he chose to sit out and not play. Emotionally devastated and feeling as if his heart had been pummeled by a sledgehammer, even his teammates and coaches would have understood if he took his place on the...

Burbank volleyball completes league sweep of rival Burroughs

Burbank volleyball completes league sweep of rival Burroughs

BURBANK — With the teams' Pacific League finishing order already determined prior to their meeting Tuesday, the second match of the season between the Burbank High and Burroughs girls' volleyball teams might not have held much drama.

Glendale High boys' water polo too much for Burbank

Glendale High boys' water polo too much for Burbank

BURBANK — A few moments after the Glendale High boys’ water polo team topped Burbank on Tuesday, the Nitros were already looking ahead to accomplishing something for the first time in the program’s history — a fourth...

Burbank tennis will travel to Santa Monica for CIF playoff opener

Burbank tennis will travel to Santa Monica for CIF playoff opener

Burbank High girls' tennis Coach Loi Phan was trying to figure out which opponent his team might play in the first round of the playoffs before the pairings were released Monday morning.

Britton, Gudzin join Burroughs Hall of Fame

Britton, Gudzin join Burroughs Hall of Fame

BURBANK — A storied athletic tradition added two pillars Friday evening.

Burroughs High football overwhelms Glendale, 38-0

Burroughs High football overwhelms Glendale, 38-0

BURBANK — Behind a spread out offensive attack and a smothering defense, the Burroughs High football team’s comeback this season is nearly complete, minus one big prize.

Burbank High football bounces Arcadia in preparation for showdown with Burroughs

BURBANK — Scoring on eight of 11 total drives, the Burbank High football team set in motion its path toward a collision course with archrival Burroughs by obliterating visiting Arcadia, 56-14, in Thursday evening's Pacific League contest at...

 Burbank High girls' volleyball tunes up for postseason with win over Glendale

Burbank High girls' volleyball tunes up for postseason with win over Glendale

BURBANK — With their opponent fighting for its playoff life, the Burbank High girls' volleyball team received a quality postseason tune-up in the form of visiting Glendale in Thursday afternoon's Pacific League match.

Burbank High girls' tennis reigns at Pacific League finals

Burbank High girls' tennis reigns at Pacific League finals

PASADENA — While the Glendale and Crescenta Valley high girls’ tennis programs certainly made an impact locally at Wednesday afternoon’s Pacific League individual tennis finals, when it comes to best in show, nobody topped Burbank&...

Playoff-bound Burbank water polo defeats rival Burroughs

Playoff-bound Burbank water polo defeats rival Burroughs

BURBANK — With the graduation of some key seniors and a coach who took over only weeks before the season began, prospects for the 2014 boys' water polo season looked challenging at best for the Burbank High boys' water polo team.

Burroughs volleyball can't maintain momentum in loss to Arcadia

BURBANK —Burroughs High's girls' volleyball team came out with a spirited and unrelenting effort Tuesday against Arcadia, winning the opening game of the Pacific League match in relatively easy fashion.

Burbank's Vardanyan shines in first day of league tennis tourney

Burbank's Vardanyan shines in first day of league tennis tourney

PASADENA — Lilit Vardanyan understands what's at stake.

Burbank golfer Irene Maemura advances in CIF

Burbank golfer Irene Maemura advances in CIF

Burbank High girls' golfer Irene Maemura had to work extra Monday in the CIF Southern Section Northern Regional at River Ridge Golf Club Vineyard Course in Oxnard.

Burbank High's Candela Fernandez tracks down another record at Mt. SAC

Burbank High's Candela Fernandez tracks down another record at Mt. SAC

It was a breakthrough effort for both the Burbank High and Burroughs cross-country teams at Saturday’s second day of the 67th annual Mt. San Antonio College Invitational.

Burbank football rumbles past Hoover

BURBANK — Both the Burbank High and Hoover football teams have very much been the walking wounded throughout the current season with injuries plaguing both squads from the beginning of the season.

Burbank High girls' volleyball pulls away from Crescenta Valley

Burbank High girls' volleyball pulls away from Crescenta Valley

BURBANK — Though it was the closest set of the match, Burbank High’s girls’ volleyball team hardly lost its poise in the third game of Thursday afternoon’s Pacific League match against visiting Crescenta Valley.

Return of Amela sparks Burroughs football to lopsided win against Arcadia

Return of Amela sparks Burroughs football to lopsided win against Arcadia

BURBANK — The Burroughs High football team was just happy to have its quarterback back.

Burbank girls' tennis rolls to 14-4 win against Hoover

GLENDALE — With the Burbank High and Hoover girls’ tennis teams having already locked up automatic playoff spots prior to Thursday’s matchup, both squads had something to play for when they met Thursday in a Pacific League match.

Providence volleyball doesn't have enough to topple Pacifica Christian

Providence volleyball doesn't have enough to topple Pacifica Christian

BURBANK — The Providence High girls' volleyball team members and coach had reason to be optimistic before taking on Pacifica Christian on Wednesday, even though the Seawolves are the defending CIF Southern Section Division IV-AA and Liberty...

Burroughs High girls' volleyball loses opening game but rallies to defeat Crescenta Valley

Burroughs High girls' volleyball loses opening game but rallies to defeat Crescenta Valley

LA CRESCENTA — The Crescenta Valley High girls’ volleyball team was able to accomplish something against Burroughs in the opening game Tuesday that it wasn’t able to do against the Indians in the entire match when the teams played...

Bell-Jeff football program moving forward

Bell-Jeff football program moving forward

It is a decision they are happy they made.

Bell tolls for Burroughs High football in win over Pasadena

Bell tolls for Burroughs High football in win over Pasadena

PASADENA — With its starting quarterback shelved for the third consecutive game with a concussion, the Burroughs High football team still liked its chances with its ground attack Friday night against Pasadena.

Burbank High football holds off Glendale comeback attempt to earn league win

Burbank High football holds off Glendale comeback attempt to earn league win

GLENDALE — The Glendale High and Burbank football teams have both had their share of struggles this season.

Burroughs High boys, Burbank's Fernandez find spot in Pacific League winner's circle

Burroughs High boys, Burbank's Fernandez find spot in Pacific League winner's circle

ARCADIA — For quite some time, it seemed as if the Arcadia High cross-country program was unbeatable at its home course of Arcadia County Park.

Burbank High girls' volleyball can't shake Arcadia from Pacific League perch

ARCADIA — There was no changing of the guard atop the Pacific League girls’ volleyball standings, much to the chagrin of Burbank High.

Arcadia once again too tough for Burbank tennis

Arcadia once again too tough for Burbank tennis

ARCADIA — When the Burbank High girls' tennis team played Arcadia in September, the Bulldogs were easily beaten in the first Pacific League meeting between the squads.

Burbank's Maemura, Crescenta Valley's Han carry local girls' golf torch into CIF

OXNARD — Advancement to the CIF Southern Section individual postseason was on the line for the Pacific League’s final 13 survivors who qualified to Tuesday morning’s league finals at the River Ridge Golf Club Vineyard Course.

Depleted Burbank High football no match for Muir

PASADENA — A once promising season has turned into a battle of attrition for the Burbank High football team.

Valerio leads after first round of Burbank City Amateur Championship

BURBANK — For golfers who haven't played the course all that much, the De Bell Golf Club layout can be a tricky venture.

Experience pays off for Burbank volleyball in win over Burroughs

Experience pays off for Burbank volleyball in win over Burroughs

BURBANK — It was Burbank High's experience against Burroughs' youth when the two girls' volleyball teams met Thursday in the first cross-town rivalry showdown of the season.

Burroughs High football picks up rare shutout versus Hoover

Burroughs High football picks up rare shutout versus Hoover

GLENDALE — Rather than become history in the Pacific League postseason race, the Burroughs High football team made a little Thursday evening at Glendale High.

Crescenta Valley golf's Chung, Han, Burbank's Maemura, La Cañada's Bessho advance to league final

VAN NUYS — With the Pacific League finals on deck, a handful of area girls’ golf players came into Wednesday’s final league match at Woodley Lakes Golf Course with plenty at stake.

Hoover High boys' water polo cruises past Burbank in league opener

Burbank High boys' water polo can't stick with Hoover in league opener

BURBANK—For the first quarter of its Pacific League boys’ water polo opener Tuesday, Hoover High couldn’t create much separation in the contest with host Burbank.

School officials up funding for athletic field

School officials up funding for athletic field

Burbank school officials have agreed to spend $330,000 more than the $420,000 they had already voted to spend early this summer to upgrade a field at Burbank High School.

Morning full of victories for local cross-country teams

Morning full of victories for local cross-country teams

LA CRESCENTA — It was a morning full of victories, top efforts and personal-best times for the six local schools that participated in Saturday’s 47th annual Staub Barnes Invitational at Crescenta Valley Park.

Burroughs football can't stay with Muir in Pacific League loss

PASADENA — With its starting quarterback sidelined with a concussion, the Burroughs High football team had to install a simplified and abbreviated offense for its Pacific League game Friday.

Crescenta Valley High football defense stands tall versus Burbank

Burbank High football can't hold on versus Crescenta Valley

BURBANK — Leave it up to the Crescenta Valley High defense to lead the way on an evening in which its high-flying offense met stiff resistance from a battered, but prideful Burbank defense.

Providence volleyball sweeps past Buckley with good cause at forefront

BURBANK — National Breast Cancer Awareness Month began Wednesday with the first day of October.

Burbank High girls' volleyball outlasts Crescenta Valley in four

Burbank High girls' volleyball outlasts Crescenta Valley in four

LA CRESCENTA — Another sample of what should be a very exciting and competitive race for a Pacific League girls’ volleyball postseason spot played out Tuesday afternoon between two of the league’s stronger competitors.

Crescenta Valley High girls' golf places fourth in league match

ALHAMBRA — Through the first four Pacific League matches, the Crescenta Valley High girls’ golf team finished no worse than third place.

Latest group of inductees take place in Burbank High Athletic Hall of Fame

Latest group of inductees take place in Burbank High Athletic Hall of Fame

BURBANK — There are those who say that Dyson Hamner is one of the best all-around athletes to ever come out of Burbank High.

Burbank High football begins league with win against Pasadena

PASADENA — After the final game of Pacific League football last season, Burbank High and Pasadena were at very different places. Pasadena finished a one-win season, whereas Burbank won its last four in league to secure a share of second place...

Crescenta Valley High football shines in league opener against Burroughs

Burroughs High football struggles in Pacific League-opening loss to Crescenta Valley

GLENDALE — Minutes after the conclusion of Friday night’s Pacific League opener at Glendale High, the Crescenta Valley football team posed for photos, while head coach Paul Schilling enjoyed a Gatorade bath.

Burbank High's Fernandez, Burroughs boys run to victory at first Pacific League meet

Burbank High's Fernandez, Burroughs boys run to victory at first Pacific League meet

LA CRESCENTA — If there were any doubts that times were changing within the Pacific League cross-country landscape, they were quickly extinguished by the fleet-footed dominance of Burbank High junior Candela Fernandez and the Burroughs boys&...

Burroughs volleyball bounces back, sweeps Crescenta Valley

Burroughs volleyball bounces back, sweeps Crescenta Valley

BURBANK — Trailing the visiting Crescenta Valley High girls' volleyball team late in the opening game of Thursday's Pacific League contest, it looked as if Burroughs would have to climb out of an early hole.

Providence volleyball sweeps AGBU to stay perfect at home

BURBANK — The Providence High girls' volleyball team has been gaining momentum during the nonleague portion of its schedule.

Glendale High girls' volleyball takes out Burroughs in four

Burroughs High girls' volleyball falls to Glendale in four

GLENDALE — Ta’ase Mose could see the momentum beginning to evaporate and a fifth game looming.

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.

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