December 13, 2008
Keeping tabs with local athletes competing in college football: Eben Britton (Burroughs High) junior left tackle, University of Arizona football : Britton has turned heads and gained accolades for his work in the trenches this season for the Wildcats. As a team, with Britton holding down the line, the Wildcats have posted the second-best scoring mark in school history at 37.1 points per game. A first-team All-Pacific 10 Conference honoree this season, the 6 foot 6, 310-pound Britton is said to be considering a jump to the NFL. Britton is predicted to go high in the 2009 NFL Draft if he does forgo his senior season at Arizona.
September 2, 2006
Eben Britton was out with his girlfriend this week when the two decided to stop for some dinner at a restaurant near the University of Arizona campus. "The restaurant was very crowded, so we decided to eat in the bar area because it would be quicker," said Britton, a Burroughs High graduate and redshirt freshman football player for the Wildcats "When we sat down, the bartender kept looking at me and giving me funny looks. He kept on doing that through our entire meal. I told my girlfriend 'What's wrong with that guy looking at me like that?
April 30, 2005
Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis Service Club honored Burbank mayors on Friday April 22, at their eighth annual Mayors Cup Golf Tournament. Leaders in attendance had quite a good time celebrating their years in office. The members of Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis thank our generous sponsors: Ken and Sherry Corday; NBC Universal; Cusumano Real Estate Group; Providence St. Joseph Medical Center; Burbank Community Development Department; Bob and Gerri Dickinson; Alliance Bank; Behunin Construction Co. Inc.; Billiards and Barstools; Burbank Public Works Recycling Center; Courtyard by Marriott; Disney Worldwide Outreach; First Security Lending; Gary Bric's Ramp; King, King, Alleman & Jensen; R.G. Meyers, Inc.; Schaefer Ambulance; VER Sales Inc.; and Provident Financial.
January 7, 2009
BURBANK — It was an opportunity that Eben Britton couldn’t pass up. As a highly touted junior offensive lineman for the University of Arizona football team, the former Burroughs High standout thought long and hard about possibility forgoing his senior season and opting for the 2009 NFL Draft. Although his allegiance to the Wildcats program made his decision a difficult one, when he weighed his options, Britton decided to throw his hat in the ring and take his chance with the NFL. “It was a very tough decision for me,” said Britton, who redshirted at Arizona four years ago. “At this time in my life and my career, I think it’s the right decision for me. “It is hard leaving Arizona and the coaches.
June 8, 2005
JEFF TULLY In a matter of days, seniors from Burbank and Burroughs highs will graduate and head out into the real world. While many will move on to college, some will get the chance to play at the collegiate level, the majority competing for community colleges. However, an elite group of Indians and Bulldogs have been given the opportunity to play at the highest collegiate level -- Division I. Six boys and girls in five sports have earned Division I scholarships, the highest number of recipients in recent years.
November 17, 2007
Items from the local sports scene: Athletes hoop it up at basketball event : Local youth basketball enthusiasts got a chance to show off their shooting abilities last weekend at John Muir Middle School. The annual Burbank Elks Hoop Shoot free-throw contest Nov. 10 drew 64 contestants in three girls’ and boys’ age categories. The day culminated in a tie-breaking shootout in the boys’ 12-13 group. After making 20 of 25 free throws in regulation, Arturo Hernandez sank all five of his baskets in the extra period to edge out Hanoak Amonios by one shot.
August 6, 2005
Jeff Tully At 6 feet 7 and 300 pounds, it's hard to miss Eben Britton on the football field. Competing in a sport that traditionally features large athletes, Britton towered over the rest of this Burroughs High teammates, and usually, most of the opposing players, as well. Although he used his size to his advantage during his tenure with the Indian program, being the biggest kid among his peers hasn't always been comfortable for Britton. Because he was built more like a man than a child, some people would mistakenly treat the young boy -- who was 6-3, 230 entering Burroughs as a freshman -- like an adult.