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.
CANYON COUNTRY — The post-James Williams era began Friday night for the Burbank High football team.
James Williams received the news Wednesday that spelled the end of his season and his high school football career.
BURBANK — The reigning co-Pacific League champions faced one another Thursday when the Arcadia High girls’ tennis team visited Burbank.
BURBANK — Nearly three weeks into the season and the Burroughs High and Hoover girls’ volleyball teams hadn’t competed in many matches.
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.
BURBANK — The Providence High and Bellarmine-Jefferson girls' volleyball teams engaged in two competitive battles last season.
It was only a few hours before Friday's kickoff against Rosemead High when most of the Burroughs football players heard somber news.
BURROUGHS VS. SANTA FE
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.
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 — 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.
BURBANK — Burbank High's football team couldn't have asked for a better time to have a bye week.
BURBANK — There isn’t anything surprising to Burbank High girls’ golf Coach Branco Sevic when he watches Irene Maemura perform on the course.
BURBANK — During the first two games Tuesday against Holy Family, the Providence High girls' volleyball team let the Gaels stick around.
BURROUGHS VS. ROSEMEAD
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.
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.
BURBANK — One portion of the Burroughs High team looked good Tuesday in the squad's season opener.
BURROUGHS VS. CALABASAS
LA CAÑADA — Leading up to the first Pacific League match of the season Tuesday, Irene Maemura had some time to spare.
As of Saturday afternoon, Burroughs High product Eben Britton was without a home in the NFL.
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.
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.
Through the spring and into summer practices, the Burroughs High football team thought it had its starting quarterback in place.
There is a small, but dedicated group of football players toiling at a nondescript local field preparing for the upcoming season.
BURBANK VS. AYALA
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.
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 — 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 — 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.
All four of the local girls' volleyball teams qualified for the CIF Southern Section playoffs in 2013.
It was an unexpected breakthrough season a year ago for the Burbank High girls' tennis team.
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.
Cameron Briggs, Junior, Infielder, Burbank
Kevin Baker, Senior, Outfielder, St. Francis
Crescenta Valley High baseball is not short on memorable seasons and memorable performances — particularly on the pitching mound.
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.
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.
OF — Kaitlin Brooks, Senior, Burbank
P — Mia Acosta, Senior, Bell-Jeff
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.
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.
Like the anchor of a relay, Garrett Chin waited patiently on deck for his opportunity to bring it all home.
Fifteen feet, nine inches.
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.
Fifteen feet, nine inches.
BURBANK — Next season, the Providence High girls’ basketball team will return seven players.
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.
BURBANK — What exactly can be extrapolated from a summer league baseball tournament and from an individual game is certainly up for debate.
Jason Chang, Junior, and Aren Abrahamian, Senior, Crescenta Valley
Cartier Juan, Sophomore, Flintridge Prep
It was a symbolic gesture and the culmination of an eventful and sometimes grueling junior year for Burroughs High’s Sawyer Patterson.
Throughout most of the season, the Glendale High boys’ tennis team excelled in doubles competition.
BURBANK — It’s summer, but the baseball rivalry between Burroughs High and Burbank was renewed Thursday.
The Burroughs High football team hasn't enjoyed a great deal of success during nonleague competition over the last four years.
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.
Russell Caletena, Sophomore, Glendale
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.
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.
Looking at the 2014 schedule for the Burbank High football team, one thing stands out.
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...
Raymond Barsemian, Junior, Outside Hitter, Crescenta Valley
LA CAÑADA — With both the head coaches for the Bur
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 – 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.
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.
PASADENA — It was a tiring day Tuesday for the Burroughs High boys’ basketball team.
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 — The Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy for Special Needs Individuals has almost become synonyms with the Burbank Tennis Center.
This one took Caitlyn Brooks by surprise.
Emily Tubert is beginning a new chapter in her life and in her career as a women’s golfer.
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&...
It proved to be a breakthrough season for the Providence High baseball team.
As a team, the Bellarmine-Jefferson High softball squad dominated the Santa Cruz League this past season.
BURBANK — It’s been nearly four months since the Burroughs High and Crescenta Valley boys’ soccer teams battled for the Pacific League championship.
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...
BURBANK — Had it been a regular-season game, there might have been some cause for concern.
BURBANK — There is an air of excitement, expectations are at an all-time high and confidence is soaring with the Burbank High football team.
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.
BURBANK — It was a dominant way for the Burbank High girls' basketball team to open its summer.
Bits and pieces from the local sports scene.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Matt Schwartz came through when it mattered most.
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.
Bits and pieces from the local sports scene.
PASADENA — Following 44 minutes of regulation time, the members of the Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' basketball team found overtime to their liking.
Matt Schwartz is ready for the competition of his life.