High School Sports

Swimming preview: Bigger numbers could bolster Burbank, Burroughs squads

In a Pacific League that features perennial favorite Crescenta Valley High and other solid programs, the Burroughs and Burbank swimming teams have found the going rough the past few years.

Burbank track splits nonleague meet with Valencia

VALENCIA — In their first dual meet of the season, the Burbank High boys' and girls' track and field teams were still trying to figure out where all the pieces will come together that will hopefully lead to a successful campaign.

No. 1 Burroughs basketball falls short of quest to play for CIF title

No. 1 Burroughs basketball falls short of quest to play for CIF title

TORRANCE — The Burroughs High girls’ basketball team has taken some rather big steps this season. Tuesday, however, the program looked to take a monumental leap.

Softball season preview: Burbank returns with high hopes, while Bell-Jeff not returning at all

Softball season preview: Burbank returns with high hopes, while Bell-Jeff not returning at all

Bellarmine-Jefferson High enjoyed the most success of any softball team in the city the past few years, winning five straight league titles, capturing a CIF Southern Section Division VI championship in 2013 and getting to two other title contests...

Jerry DeLaurie steps down as Burbank boys' basketball coach

Jerry DeLaurie steps down as Burbank boys' basketball coach

Citing the need for time to grieve following the death of his mother, Jerry DeLaurie said Monday he stepped down as boys' basketball coach after guiding Burbank High for three seasons.

Boys' volleyball preview: Burroughs shooting for sixth straight league title

Boys' volleyball preview: Burroughs shooting for sixth straight league title

Joel Brinton took a second to count the number of starters he graduated from last year's team and then sighed, realizing that 70% of his starters from a season ago have moved on.

Burroughs High girls' basketball off to semifinals

BURBANK — A few moments after they achieved a program milestone, the members of the Burroughs High girls’ basketball took a lap through a victory tunnel formed by a throng of ardent supporters inside a noisy and packed home gymnasium.

Boys' Golf Preview: Local teams have goals outlined

Boys' Golf Preview: Local teams have goals outlined

There’s reason for optimism for all three local boys' golf teams leading into the upcoming season.

Bellarmine-Jefferson boys' basketball misses chance to make history

Bellarmine-Jefferson boys' basketball misses chance to make history

PLAYA DEL REY — Advancing to a CIF Southern Section championship has been a daunting task in the history of the Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys’ basketball program.While the Guards girls’ hoops program has a successful track record...

No. 1 Bell-Jeff boys' basketball stunned by St. Bernard

No. 1 Bell-Jeff boys' basketball stunned by St. Bernard

PLAYA DEL REY — When the buzzer sounded at the conclusion of its CIF Southern Section Division V-A semifinal game against St. Bernard High, Bellarmine-Jefferson’s boys’ basketball team had three players sitting on the bench after...

Track and field preview: Burroughs boys look to defend league crown

Track and field preview: Burroughs boys look to defend league crown

Last season, the Pacific League boys' track and field championship came down to the final regular season meet.

Burbank High girls' basketball has no answer for Foothill in loss

SANTA ANA — It was the sort of game and final result that put a sour note on an otherwise successful season.

Big effort in second half propels Burroughs girls' basketball to playoff win

It was not a dominating first half Wednesday evening for the Burroughs High girls' basketball team in its CIF Southern Section Division I-A second-round game against Westminster.

Bell-Jeff basketball passes first playoff test, earns spot in semifinals

Bell-Jeff basketball passes first playoff test, earns spot in semifinals

BURBANK — In its first two playoff games, the Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' basketball team was relatively untested, winning both contests by an average of 36.5 points.

Boys' tennis preview: Burbank, Burroughs looking to rebound

Boys' tennis preview: Burbank, Burroughs looking to rebound

While many of the other spring sports are just beginning practice this week, the local boys' tennis teams are already taking part in league competition.

Dabbaghian-led Providence girls' basketball holds off Santa Clara for CIF win

BURBANK — With one starter on the bench with foul trouble, another out of the game with an injury and a third an infraction away from fouling out, Katia Dabbaghian took it upon herself to carry the Providence High girls’ basketball team.

Troy helps Burbank basketball conquer Arroyo Valley in playoff opener

Burbank High senior girls’ basketball player Abby Troy suffered an injury to her thumb just before the holiday break in December and reinjured it during Pacific League play, causing her to miss her share of games.But those struggles must have...

Troy helps Burbank basketball conquer Arroyo Valley in playoff opener

Burbank High senior girls' basketball player Abby Troy suffered an injury to her thumb just before the holiday break in December and reinjured it during Pacific League play, causing her to miss her share of games.

Top-seeded Burroughs girls' basketball rolls past Santa Fe

Top-seeded Burroughs girls' basketball rolls past Santa Fe

BURBANK — As a member of the top-seeded team in girls’ basketball in CIF Southern Section Division I-A, Sienna Brown had mixed emotions when Burroughs High received the honor.

Burroughs High boys' basketball overwhelmed in CIF loss to Westlake

The Burroughs High boys' basketball team was overwhelmed and overmatched.

Burbank basketball can't keep up with No. 1 Loyola

LOS ANGELES — It didn't take long for the Burbank High boys' basketball team to discover why Loyola earned the No. 1 seed in the CIF Southern Section Division I-A playoffs.

Etter shoots Bell-Jeff basketball to CIF quarterfinals

BURBANK — It was a roundabout journey that finally led to the Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' basketball team to playing at home Friday evening in its second-round playoff game.

Burroughs soccer no match for No. 1 in playoff opener

Going against a No. 1 seed to open the CIF Southern Section Division IV playoffs, the Burroughs High girls' soccer team and coach Brady Riggs knew they would have their hands full.

Burroughs girls' water polo sees positives in playoff loss to Mission Viejo

There were no illusions for the Burroughs High girls' water polo team Thursday evening.

Providence girls' basketball perseveres for 51-39 playoff win over Cate

Providence girls' basketball perseveres for 51-39 playoff win over Cate

BURBANK — It wasn't always pretty on Friday night at Providence High, but the Pioneers girls' basketball team did enough to get past visiting Cate of Carpinteria, 51-39, in their CIF Southern Section Division 5-AA first-round matchup.

Burbank girls' soccer falls in overtime to San Marino in playoff opener

SAN MARINO — Having matched up against San Marino High earlier this season and playing to a tie, the Burbank girls' soccer team went into Thursday's opening CIF Southern Section playoff match with confidence.

Burbank girls' soccer falls in overtime to San Marino in playoff opener

SAN MARINO — Having matched up against San Marino High earlier this season and playing to a tie, the Burbank girls’ soccer team went into Thursday’s opening CIF Southern Section playoff match with confidence.

Providence boys' basketball can't climb past Pacific Hills

LOS ANGELES — Providence High entered the CIF Southern Section Division VAA boys' basketball playoffs as the bracket's No. 16 seed after finishing tied for second in the Liberty League.

Bell-Jeff basketball flexes its muscle in playoff opener

BURBANK — It was a resounding showing for the Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' basketball team Wednesday to open the CIF Southern Section playoffs.

Providence boys' soccer downed in OT by St. Bonaventure

Providence boys' soccer downed in OT by St. Bonaventure

LOS ANGELES — Even down to the use of their traditional green school colors, there was little to distinguish Providence High and St. Bonaventure of Ventura when they met on the field during Wednesday's CIF Southern Section Division VII wild-...

Providence girls' soccer ousted in wild-card home match

Providence girls' soccer ousted in wild-card home match

GLENDALE — Things looked promising early on for the members of the Providence High girls’ soccer team in their CIF Southern Section Division VII wild-card match against St. Mary’s Academy on Tuesday.

Providence boys' soccer at home for CIF wild-card match

There is just one local representative in this season's CIF Southern Section boys' soccer playoffs.

Burbank, Burroughs, Providence girls' soccer teams earn playoff berths

Burbank, Burroughs, Providence girls' soccer teams earn playoff berths

Despite both suffering their share of injuries this season, the Burbank High and Burroughs girls' soccer teams remained competitive in the Pacific League.

Bell-Jeff boys' basketball begins CIF title quest as No. 1 seed

Bell-Jeff boys' basketball begins CIF title quest as No. 1 seed

Bellarmine-Jefferson’s boys’ basketball team has sat atop the CIF Southern Section Division 5-A rankings all season.

Burroughs girls' basketball is No. 1 seed in Division I-A

Perhaps one of the better developments in terms of playoff pairings as it relates to the Burroughs High girls’ basketball team came on Friday.

Burroughs girls' water polo heads south to Mission Viejo

Burroughs girls' water polo heads south to Mission Viejo

On the strength of a dramatic 5-4 victory over Pasadena on Thursday in the Pacific League Tournament third-place match, Burroughs High’s girls’ water polo team locked up third place in league.

Burbank boys' basketball comes on to take rivalry rematch with Burroughs

BURBANK — For more than two weeks, members of the Burbank High boys' basketball team have been thinking about, and preparing for, their rematch with cross-town rival Burroughs.

 Burbank girls' soccer shuts out Burroughs in league finale

Burbank girls' soccer shuts out Burroughs in league finale

BURBANK — The Burbank High girls' soccer team was finally able to come home Thursday.

Burroughs girls' basketball finishes off back-to-back undefeated league runs

BURBANK — What could have been a challenging last obstacle for Burroughs High's girls' basketball team Thursday night at rival Burbank wound up being a significant final statement to the rest of the Pacific League.

Bell-Jeff basketball finishes perfect run through league

Having already secured the Camino Real League championship two nights earlier, the Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' basketball team was aiming for a perfect league finish Wednesday against La Salle.

Providence girls' basketball captures sixth straight league championship

Providence girls' basketball captures sixth straight league championship

BURBANK — It was a championship blueprint that was laid out six years ago when the 2009-10 Providence High girls' basketball team captured its first Liberty League championship.

Hoover High boys' basketball rallies past Burroughs in overtime

GLENDALE — In the second-to-last game of the boys’ basketball Pacific League season, visiting Burroughs High came knocking on Hoover’s door looking for a share of fourth place on the leader board and the final automatic qualifying...

Glendale High girls' water polo rides momentum to 10-3 win over Burroughs

Glendale High girls' water polo rides momentum to 10-3 win over Burroughs

BURBANK — Though Glendale High’s girls’ water polo team got off to a self-described sluggish start, the Nitros never trailed.

Outright league title is third straight championship for Burroughs girls' basketball

The Burroughs High girls' basketball team has endured its share of close Pacific League contests this season in its quest to secure a third straight league championship.

Providence High girls' basketball earns spot in league tournament final

BURBANK — It's the rematch the Providence High girls' basketball team was hoping for, and expecting.

Streaking Crescenta Valley soccer too much for hobbled Burroughs

Streaking Crescenta Valley soccer too much for hobbled Burroughs

BURBANK — Over the course of the past three weeks, the Crescenta Valley girls' soccer team has been tough to beat. Even opponents at full strength have found the going rough against the aggressive and talented Falcons.

Bell-Jeff basketball secures share of league championship

When two of its starters fouled out in the second half of a pivotal Camino Real League game against St. Monica High on Friday, the rest of the Bellarmine-Jefferson boys' basketball team had to buckle down.

Burbank girls' basketball see-saws past Glendale in key Pacific League battle

Burbank girls' basketball see-saws past Glendale in key Pacific League battle

GLENDALE — It was a battle of teams fighting for a coveted playoff spot when the Glendale High and Burbank girls’ basketball squads met Friday in a Pacific League contest.

Hoover basketball fends off Burbank

Hoover basketball fends off Burbank

GLENDALE — In notching its third straight win, the Hoover High boys' basketball team never trailed, but still faced plenty of resistance and a late surge from visiting Burbank in a gritty and, at times, chippy contest.

Burroughs basketball downs Arcadia to win 20th straight

ARCADIA — Sienna Brown came alive for Burroughs High's girls' basketball team in the second half Wednesday, allowing the Indians to survive one of their toughest challenges of the season at Arcadia.

Burbank's James Williams signs with Washington State in football

Burbank's James Williams signs with Washington State in football

Burbank High senior running back James Williams signed his national letter of intent to play football at Washington State at an event Wednesday on campus.

Quick start not enough for Burbank soccer in loss to Muir

PASADENA — With just two wins and just six points in the Pacific League heading into Tuesday's match against Muir, the Burbank High boys' soccer team was still in contention for a playoff spot.

Burroughs soccer misses chance against Pasadena

BURBANK — Time is beginning to run out for the Burroughs High boys' soccer team, and the team's players and coaches realize that.

Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball halts Burroughs

LA CRESCENTA — Berj Krikorian wanted a fresh start while playing guard for the Crescenta Valley High boys’ basketball team against Burroughs on Friday night.

Burroughs High girls' basketball holds off Crescenta Valley in another thriller

Burroughs High girls' basketball holds off Crescenta Valley in another thriller

LA CRESCENTA — When the Crescenta Valley High and Burroughs girls’ basketball teams met for the first time earlier this season, the Indians were able to pull out a close victory in overtime.

Bell-Jeff basketball picks up pace in second half to down La Salle

Bell-Jeff basketball picks up pace in second half to down La Salle

PASADENA – The pace was a bit slow during the first half of Wednesday’s Camino Real League game between Bellarmine-Jefferson High and La Salle.

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.

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