January 13, 2010
BURBANK — It might still be winter, but it felt like a warm summer day when the Burbank Parochial League kicked off its 2010 baseball season with opening-day ceremonies at Schafer Park. The BPL, represented by 41 teams from St. Finbar, St. Francis, St. Patricks and St. Roberts, is best recognized for its on-field competitiveness. However, it can now add a successful opening-day tradition to its permanent roster. The Jan. 3 event was only the second year in recent memory that the 53-year-old league held opening-day ceremonies.
August 15, 2009
Bits and pieces from the local sports scene. Burroughs girls’ golfer does well in prestigious events : Burroughs High’s Emily Tubert continues to enjoy a busy, and successful, summer. Two weeks ago, she was part of a Southern California team that won a championship at the 2009 Girls Junior Americas Cup at the Logan Golf and Country Club in Logan Utah. She was one of four girls to represent Southern California and played against teams from the United States, Alberta, British Columbia and Mexico.
August 10, 2010
Bits and pieces from the local sports scene. Baseball team impresses at tournament: The Valley Cats 12-and-under baseball team enjoyed its share of success this past season. However, the squad might have enjoyed its biggest accomplishment recently when the Pony travel team participated in the Triple Crown World Series in Steamboat Springs, Colo. In the event that concluded earlier this month, the area squad placed third Only teams that qualified first or second in Triple Crown tournaments during the season were allowed to participate in the World Series.
July 25, 2009
In successfully aiding in La Cañada High’s fourth consecutive CIF Division II boys’ swimming and diving championship, Spartans swimmer Chris Myers did exactly what he’s always done — pile up points in freestyle events. Swimming the backstroke before practice at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center pool, Myers’ stride is smooth and sweet, his kicks minimal, his arms moving in a succinct motion like hands on a clock. “He’s changed so much since he first came to me,” said his swimming coach at Rose Bowl Aquatics, Jeff Jullian, who has coached Myers for five years.
August 18, 2004
Charles Rich A chance meeting with Rod Dedeaux at USC knocked some sense into a spry teenager from Glendale High. The legendary USC baseball coach pointedly asked Rudy Regalado if he planned to attend college. Like most high-school athletes, Regalado said that he wanted to play professional baseball. Dedeaux cautioned Regalado to reconsider his priorities, and the former Nitro great wisely listened. "He told me that I needed to take the right courses, such as English, history and chemistry, to help prepare me for college and life," said Regalado, who starred on the Glendale baseball team from 1945-47.