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SPORTS ROUNDUP:Vikings open at home with victories

September 12, 2007

Burbank Vikings: The organization enjoyed success at home Saturday, as all four Vikings teams that played at Burbank High won their season openers.

In all, six of the Vikings’ 10 teams opened the campaign with wins.

Leading the way was the Junior White team, which turned back the Ventura Gray, 34-8, at home. The Bantam White squad was also successful at home, defeating the Newbury Park Gold, 28-8.

Also enjoying the local confines was the Pee Wees, who scored a 12-8 victory against visiting Simi Valley, and the Bantam Black team, which defeated Port Hueneme, 16-12.

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Getting wins on the road was the Junior Black team, which got past the Newbury Park White, 14-8, and the Senior Black squad, which defeated the Santa Clarita Seminoles, 20-6.

On a losing note, the Bantam Green fell to Newbury Park Black, 26-0, Junior Gold was defeated by Newbury Park Gold, 22-28, in overtime, Senior Green fell to Port Hueneme, 24-6, and Senior White was defeated by Newbury Park Gold, 42-24.

The organization’s teams will be back in action Saturday for their second week of competition.

Burbank 16, Flintridge Prep 2: The Bulldogs evened their season record at 1-1 Friday with a nonleague victory on the road.

Burbank was paced by its singles players — Anastasia Altounian, Mindy Ou and Tatevik Hartuynyan — who all swept by 6-0 scores.

Burroughs 14, Canyon 4: Melanie Irinco and Kelly Bonner led singles sweeps Friday to pace the Indians to a nonleague victory Friday in their season opener.

Burbank d. South Pasadena, 25-19, 25-20, 17-25, 25-12: The Bulldogs played well Friday and earned a nonleague victory on the road against the Tigers.

Tracy Luna had five aces and Tess Butera had three blocks.

Gardena Serra d. Bellarmine- Jefferson, 23-25, 25-12, 25-17, 25-16: The Guards (1-1) roared out to a first-game win but couldn’t maintain the momentum Thursday in losing the nonleague match on the road.

Southern California Professional Golfers Assn. Toyota Tour Cup: Burroughs High sophomore Emily Tubert took some time out of her high school duties to take part in the event Saturday and Sunday at Ironwood Country Club in Palm Desert.

In a competitive field of 30 golfers, Tubert played well and bested the field, winning the event with a two-day total of 143.

She was the only player to finish under par and she also had the lowest round of the tournament.

On Sunday, she fired a four-under 68, collecting four birdies with no bogies. Saturday she shot a three-over 75 and was in eighth place heading to the second day.

Tubert placed second in the Pacific League last season.

Jeff Tully

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