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BY JEFF TULLY, | January 20, 2012
BURBANK HIGH - The Burbank High girls' basketball coaches and players were unaware of the added significance that Friday's cross-town rivalry game against Burroughs held. A short time before the Bulldogs took on the visiting Indians in a Pacific League game, undefeated Muir lost its first league contest of the season to Pasadena. That meant Burbank, which came into Friday's game with one league loss, could grab a share of the league lead with a win. Although it was a struggle, Burbank overcame a six-point deficit late in the fourth quarter to earn a 37-34 win at home.
By Jeff Tully, | September 17, 2010
SAN GABRIEL — Totally dominating. That's how the Burbank High football team looked in the first half against San Gabriel. Totally overwhelmed. That's the way the Bulldogs looked in the second half against the Matadors. Burbank was able to jump out to an early 37-point lead Friday in its nonleague game on the road. It appeared as if the Bulldogs would be on the giving end of a monumental blowout, and San Gabriel looked powerless to stop the onslaught. But Burbank began to self-destruct.
By Jeff Tully, | October 2, 2010
PASADENA — When the Burbank High football team played against Muir last season, the teams took part in a thriller that the Bulldogs were finally able to win in two overtimes. That win helped pave the way for the Bulldogs to share the league championship in 2009. When the Pacific League foes met Friday in the Pacific League opener for both teams, the Bulldogs were bracing for another dog fight. And that's just what they got in a contest at Muir. After the Mustangs took the lead late in the third quarter, the Bulldogs embarked on a drive with the game on the line.
By Jeff Tully, | August 6, 2011
This is the second in a four-part series looking back on the sports accomplishments of the four local high schools over the past school year. This installment is Burbank High: ¿ League championships were hard to come by during the 2010-11 campaign for the Bulldogs teams. In fact, no Burbank squad was able to claim a Pacific League title. The football team came closest, staying in contention for a crown late in the season. However, the Bulldogs lost their final game of the regular season to place third.
BY JEFF TULLY, | January 31, 2012
BURBANK HIGH - The Burbank High and Glendale boys' basketball teams found themselves in a precarious position. At this point in the season, every misstep could prove disastrous; every loss could ultimately be the difference between making the playoffs and spending the postseason sitting home. With the first three of four playoffs spots just about locked up by Muir, Pasadena and Crescenta Valley, the Bulldogs and Nitros met Tuesday in a battle of squads scratching to stay in contention for the coveted fourth position.
BY JEFF TULLY, | December 9, 2011
BURBANK HIGH - The Burbank High girls' water polo team didn't have much competition in the first two matches of their own third annual Burbank Tournament. In the opening pool-play contests Friday at Burbank High, the Bulldogs surrendered just two goals and earned easy victories against West Torrance and La Cañada. However, that soft competition might have been detrimental to the Bulldogs when they faced Sherman Oaks Notre Dame in the third contest of the day. Burbank came out sluggish in the first half against the Knights and found itself in a heated, physical battle.
BY JEFF TULLY, | February 3, 2012
GLENDALE - One team keeps its hopes alive, while another sees its hopes dashed. With three matches remaining coming into Friday's Pacific League boys' soccer contest between Hoover High and Burbank, both squads were fighting for their playoff lives. Although the Bulldogs could absorb a loss and still be in contention for a postseason spot, the Tornadoes couldn't afford that luxury. Knowing full well a loss would end their playoff quest; Hoover battled and held a lead against the visiting Bulldogs.
By Charles Rich, | May 10, 2011
GLENDALE — Even with a four-run lead in the middle innings, Burbank baseball Coach Bob Hart knew it wasn't large enough against a Crescenta Valley team capable of posting another comeback. Hart's thought proved to be correct. Crescenta Valley got a key bases-loaded triple from Elliot Surrey in the bottom of the fifth inning to help rally to an 8-7 victory against Burbank on Tuesday night in a Pacific League game at Stengel Field. Crescenta Valley improved to 24-2, 13-1 in league, while Burbank concluded its regular season at 11-16, 6-8. The Falcons also stayed alive in their attempt to clinch a share of the league championship, provided they beat first-place Arcadia on Friday night on the road.
BY JEFF TULLY | April 11, 2012
BURBANK HIGH — The first time the Burbank High boys' volleyball team played Arcadia earlier this season, the Bulldogs came two points away from forcing a winner-take-all fifth game on the Apaches' home floor. With confidence that they could possibly turn the tide on Arcadia when the teams met Wednesday at Burbank, the Bulldogs went into the Pacific League contest with high expectations. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, the second matchup against the Apaches ultimately yielded the same result as the first, as Burbank fell in four games, 25-14, 25-16, 22-25, 25-14.
May 14, 2005
SOFTBALL Burbank 2, Canyon 0: The Bulldogs ended the Foothill League campaign with a victory Thursday on the road at Canyon. Jillian Schafer went the distance for Burbank (8-15, 2-8 in league), allowing just three hits in seven innings to get the win. Schafer also helped her cause at the plate, going two for three. Andi Diaz, Kelsey Rohr, Brianne Schafer and Gina Wahoviak had hits for the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs will not make the playoffs, as they finish fifth in league.
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