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Tully Trophy: And the winners are...

June 12, 2012|By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com
  • Burroughs' Zander Anding (21) slips through a tackle in the in the first half of a first-round CIF-SS playoff game against Los Altos at Glendale High School in Glendale, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011.
Burroughs' Zander Anding (21) slips through a tackle… (Burbank Leader )

Many local senior athletes have already traded in their uniforms for caps and gowns, as they graduated from high school recently.

Instead of performing to the roars of the crowd, they received their diplomas to the strains of Pomp and Circumstance.

While many seniors are moving on to try their success at the college level, prep underclassmen are looking forward to what the next school year will bring.

However, before this school year fades away completely, let's take one last look back at the events and individuals that made an impact.

The year saw its share of remarkable achievements; successful teams and outstanding individuals who helped make the campaign memorable.

But along with the successes come disappointing moments and unique happenings that deserve recognition.

As is the yearly tradition, these deserving athletes, coaches and events from the four high schools — Burbank, Burroughs, Providence and Bellarmine-Jefferson — should be given special treatment.

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So, here is this year's list of Tully Trophy winners. To be a recipient, an individual, team or school has to exhibit meritorious or worthy accomplishments. Either that, or they have to have done something stupid or strange.

So, without further adieu, here are the winners from the 2011-12 school year.

The historical run trophy goes to Burroughs running back Zander Anding. The senior broke school records and had the finest season by a running back in city history, rushing for 2,686 yards in 204 carries with 26 touchdowns.

•The it's about time trophy is awarded to those involved in the Memorial Field restoration project. Although it was decades in the making, took years of planning and months of construction, the project was finally finished in February.

•The what were you thinking trophy is given to the designer of the scoreboard at the newly refurbished Memorial Field. All over the venue the proper name of the facility, "Memorial Field" is prominently displayed. However, when the football field was dedicated, many in attendance noticed that the scoreboard read "Memorial Stadium."

•The instant impact trophy goes to Providence freshman boys' basketball player Marcus LoVett Jr. In his first year with the Pioneers, he helped lead the team to its first-ever appearance in a CIF Southern Section championship game. In addition, LoVett earned his share of awards after averaging 31.7 points a game, which was best in the nation among freshmen.

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