| Oct 29, 2010
| 3:22 PM
The journey has been a long one for Freddy Sanchez.
From toiling countless hours as a youth on the baseball fields of Burbank, to competing for three junior colleges — including a year at Glendale Community College — to years of making his...
| Nov 2, 2010
| 5:17 PM
BURBANK — From Burbank High graduate to Glendale Community College standout to 2010 World Series champion.
Freddy Sanchez' nine-year Major League Baseball career, though it's featured a National League batting title and three All-Star appearances,...
| Nov 12, 2010
| 9:44 PM
BURBANK HIGH — They were award-winning athletes, successful coaches and revered administrators.
In their tenure at Burbank High, a special group of individuals helped put the school on the athletic map, helped bring pride to the city and...
| Jun 12, 2010
BURBANK — Although he just completed his senior baseball season, Burbank High baseball standout Lonnie Kauppila has already fulfilled two of his dreams.
Last year, Kauppila fulfilled a childhood dream of earning a college scholarship when he signed...
| Jul 2, 2010
| 3:08 PM
BURBANK — The baseball coaches at Burbank and Bellarmine-Jefferson highs would probably not want to ponder what their seasons would have been like without their star players.
Bulldogs senior Lonnie Kauppila and the Guards senior Patrick Haney...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Looking to shore up their severely depleted starting pitching staff, the New York Yankees acquired Glendale native Brandon McCarthy from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday in exchange for pitcher Vidal Nuno.
McCarthy, who turned 31 on Monday, could make...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 8:24 PM
From high school to the minor leagues, it’s been quite a journey the last 13 years for Brandon Higelin.
Higelin starred at Crescenta Valley High before attending Cal State Los Angeles and being drafted by the San Diego Padres. At each level,...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 6:10 PM
A promising start to a Major League Baseball career was momentarily derailed for Colorado Rockies pitcher Christian Bergman.
The St. Francis High pitching product was placed on the 60-day disabled list Wednesday after sustaining an injury in his last...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 2:15 PM
LOS ANGELES — Amid the hustle and hubbub, chaos and circumstance that has defined Christian Bergman’s introduction into Major League Baseball, the St. Francis High graduate seems to have found calm within the storm of opportunity.
| Jun 11, 2014
| 4:32 PM
After the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft last week came and went without his name scrolling across the computer screen, Michael Noteware’s disappointment lasted less than a minute before his cell phone rang.
Noteware, who played at...
| Jun 11, 2014
It certainly didn’t take long for St. Francis High alumnus Christian Bergman to achieve his ultimate career goal.
Four years after being drafted by the Colorado Rockies, the starting pitcher made his Major League debut Monday night with Colorado...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Whether it was starting in the NCAA World Series as a freshman or his ascent through the minor leagues, St. Francis High graduate Christian Bergman has been on the rise since his days as a Golden Knights standout leading his team to the CIF finals.