| Jul 2, 2011
Bits and pieces from the local sports scene.
Player among 24 national finalists in competition: Burbank resident Erin Lashkari is headed to the 2011 MLB All-Star Game in Phoenix.
Lashkari, who plays for the Skittles in the Burbank Park, Recreation and...
| May 28, 2011
BURBANK — In the hour-plus he spent signing autographs and greeting fans, Matt Kemp didn't stop smiling and laughing.
Although the Los Angeles Dodgers player had a rare off-day Thursday, Kemp, the team's starting centerfielder, took time away...
| Jun 4, 2011
GLENDALE — At a glance, the evening practices that have occupied Stengel Field recently resemble any other that typically take place on the venerable field, which is home to high school and junior college baseball contests throughout the year....
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Every child ought to have a dream, a big dream. It ought to be a human right.
Mine was to be a major league baseball player. It was the summer of 1948 and my family bought our first house and I listened to Jimmy Dudley and Jack Graney on the radio and...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 10:41 PM
GLENDALE — When the Crescenta Valley-Foothill and Westchester Del Rey Junior All-Star softball teams last met, CVFH pulled out a walk-off win on Westchester's home field to take the 2012 Southern California Division III tournament title.
| Aug 1, 2013
| 5:14 PM
COMPTON — After a week that included four straight one-run games and an exciting tournament finale, the Arroyo Seco Saints 19U baseball team enjoyed a rare reprieve Thursday afternoon.
The West Zone champions spared all the drama by scoring 10 runs...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 7:32 PM
Things finally got moving for a handful of baseball players with local ties on the final day of the Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft on Saturday.
While the wait was longer than hoped for a quartet of players who’ve spent time with...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 7:40 PM
As he continued to languish on the disabled list since the beginning of the 2012 season while trying to return from right shoulder surgery and a subsequent back ailment, the prognosis seemed to become increasingly dim for San Francisco Giants second...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Honesty, integrity and fairness were among the major themes local students and community leaders discussed Wednesday at the 28th annual Youth, Leadership and the Future Conference.
Around 100 students from the Glendale, Burbank and La Cañada Flintridge...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 8:30 PM
GLENDALE — Tracey Weber may be a full-grown adult, but he felt like a little kid when he met Los Angeles Dodgers starting first baseman Adrián González Friday afternoon.
“I couldn’t believe it, I was tongue tied,” said Weber,...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 1:01 PM
GLENDALE — After suffering a shoulder injury that stemmed from a violent home-plate collision last season, Gregg Zaun found himself behind home plate for the first time Sunday during a spring training contest against the Oakland Athletics at the...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 5:35 PM
Lee Ross has rooted for the hometown team at all but one baseball stadium in the nation.
He’ll get his chance on Tuesday, when the Washington Nationals host the Cincinnati Reds.
Ross, 75, of Glendale, and his friend, Dimon McFerson of Ohio,...