Jeff Tully Throughout the year, the local community...

December 28, 2002

Jeff Tully

Throughout the year, the local community experienced its share of

tragic, exciting and interesting stories.

Some of the stories touched us, some informed us and others

entertained us.

Although there are too many stories to mention, there are a select

few that standout among the others.


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'

basketball team.

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 --

going 22-7.

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

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