Here is a list of what the Leader Sports staff chose as the top 10
stories of 2001.
10 Josh Campbell tosses no-hitter for Burroughs: It was a triple
delight for Indian pitcher Josh Campbell in a game on March 19.
Not only did Campbell hurl a 7-0 no-hitter, but he did it as a
freshman, against cross-town rival Burbank.
Despite two controversial plays in the Foothill League game that
could have gone as hits, the left-hander struck out six and walked
four to earn the feat at Burbank High.
9 Burroughs girls' basketball team gets to quarterfinals: It was a
record-setting venture for last season's Burroughs High girls'
For the first time in school history, the team advanced to the CIF
Southern Section IIA quarterfinals. However, Burroughs fell in the
contest to Santa Margarita, 74-57.
It was the farthest any Burroughs team -- in any sport -- went in
the playoffs last year.
The team also set an all-time best mark for wins in a season --
Under the watchful eye of Coach Doug Nicol and behind talented
players Sara Larquier, Gracie Coronado and Tulyah Gaines, the Indians
put together a fine season that culminated with a nice playoff run.
8 Mike Magnante is released by Oakland Athletics: The major league
baseball season didn't end well for former Burroughs High standout
baseball player Mike Magnante.
On Aug. 2, Magnante -- a left-handed pitcher -- was released by
the Oakland Athletics after being designated for assignment July 30.
Magnante, who was in his third season in Oakland, had nearly 10
full years of major-league service, playing for the A's, the Kansas
City Royals, Houston Astros and Anaheim Angels. During his tenure he
has a 26-32 record with a 4.08 earned-run average.
Magnante, 37, a 1983 Burroughs graduate, was signed by the L.A.
Dodgers on Aug. 16 and finished the season with the club's triple-A
affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s.
7 Burbank boys' tennis dynasty comes to an end: For 14 seasons,
the Bulldog boys' team was the toast of the Foothill League,
capturing 14 straight championships.
However in 2002, the program's dynasty was halted by Valencia,
which took home the league crown.
The Vikings won the first match between the schools on April 11 on