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By Jeff Tully | February 21, 2007
PROVIDENCE HIGH — Playing solid defense is not just a game plan for the Providence High girls' basketball team, it's a mission. In a CIF Southern Section Division VAA second-round playoff game against Boron Saturday at Providence, the Pioneer defensive effort was in full force. Every time a Bobcat player touched the ball, a Providence defender was there to hound her. And the Boron shooters had a tough time with the Pioneers contesting almost every shot. The fine effort led to a historic 43-28 victory by the Pioneers.
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From Staff Reports | February 15, 2013
BOYS' BASKETBALL Burbank 55, Loara 43 : The Bulldogs pulled off an upset Friday, earning a win on the road against the No. 15 seed in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division I-A playoffs. Burbank (16-12) limited the Saxons (20-8) to just four baskets and 15 points in the second half. The Bulldogs also converted 14 of 15 free-throw attempts. Sarkis Karian led the way for Burbank, scoring 17 points. Burbank will take on either No. 2 Santa Monica or Alhambra in a second-round game at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | June 25, 2011
BELLARMINE-JEFFERSON HIGH — As a freshman with the Bellarmine-Jefferson High baseball team, Philip Diaz-McTague was an All-CIF Southern Section second-team selection. As a sophomore, Diaz-McTague had another fine season, earning All-Santa Fe League first-team accolades, although he did not make any All-CIF teams. His quest to earn his second All-CIF selection of his tenure with the Guards was quashed during his junior campaign, when a severe ankle injury ended his season.
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May 7, 2003
Jim Riggio The Burbank and Burroughs high swim teams have moved up this season, and that might not be a good thing. With the Foothill League schools competing in Division I in CIF Southern Section postseason competition, earning qualifying times for the premier division has been difficult for local athletes. So difficult, in fact, not one Bulldog or Indian swimmer -- in any event -- has met the time standard needed to qualify for the Division I preliminaries That dry spell continued Monday in the league preliminaries at Burroughs.
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By Jeff Tully | February 24, 2007
PROVIDENCE HIGH — Providence High girls' basketball Coach Andrew Bencze was disappointed Wednesday following his team's ouster from the postseason. However, the coach's feelings weren't directed at his squad's 42-33 CIF Southern Section Division VAA quarterfinal loss to Villanova Prep at Providence, ending the Pioneers' season. Instead, his sadness about something else took precedence over his emotions concerning the loss. "I'm not as disappointed with losing the game than I am with the fact that I won't see this group of players in practice [Thursday]
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By Soraya Nadia McDonald and The Leader | May 14, 2008
HUNTINGTON BEACH ? The Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys? volleyball team was hoping for a repeat of its postseason success last season when it advanced to the quarterfinals. Those hopes were still intact prior to Bell-Jeff meeting host Sage Hill Tuesday in a Division V second-round match. However, when the match ended, the Guards? playoff run ? as well as their season ? came to a close, as the Lightning came away with a 25-17, 25-10, 25-10 victory. The Lightning (20-9), beneficiaries of a first-round bye, swept the Guards to advance to the third round, and surprised them in the process.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | June 28, 2011
BURBANK — There was likely no sneaking up on opponents this season for Burbank resident and Village Christian pitcher Emily Seidel. Coming into her senior softball campaign, Seidel was already a perennial All-CIF Southern Section selection and a previous All-State honoree who had signed with the University of Nevada Reno. The same can't be said for Burbank second baseman Katie Hooper, who came into her sophomore season with little funfair. When the season came to an end for Seidel and Hooper, they both enjoyed their share of recognition, as the two were honored with All-CIF awards.
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By Jeff Tully | May 13, 2006
BURBANK ? Ginny English isn't about to crunch the numbers. The Burbank High senior doesn't want to make a prediction or set a particular goal of which height she would like to reach in the girls' pole event at the CIF Southern Section Division II preliminaries. English and a group of Bulldogs, as well as athletes from Burroughs, will take part in the event today at Moorpark High. The athletes will be trying to qualify for the CIF Southern Section Finals May 20 at Cerritos College.
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May 21, 2005
The Providence High boys' volleyball team did all it could to let Whitney High hang around in its CIF Southern Section Division V playoff match. The Pioneers came out a little shaky Wednesday in the second-round contest, and made their share of mistakes that allowed the Wildcats to stay in the match. However, Providence finally got its act together, overcoming its early woes, and was able to dispose of the visitors, 25-18, 19-25, 25-16, 25-17.
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May 26, 2004
Cavan Ewing didn't know if he would be a contributor on a L.A. Loyola boys' track and field team that had a legitimate shot to win a CIF Southern Section championship. However, in the Division II final Saturday at Falcon Stadium at Cerritos College in Norwalk, the Burbank resident placed sixth in the triple jump with a 42-foot-8 effort, scoring a point for the Cubs. Loyola easily won the championship with 42 points, outdistancing Compton Dominguez, which finished with 34. "I'm proud to represent Loyola High School, and the city of Burbank, in the CIF finals" said Ewing, a senior.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | March 24, 2014
Katia Dabbaghian should be used to receiving recognition this time of the year. For the two previous seasons, Dabbaghian, a junior on the Providence High girls' basketball team, was honored with All-CIF Southern Section accolades. This year, the tradition continued. For the third straight season, Dabbaghian earned All-CIF accolades, as she was named to the Division IV-A first-team when the list was released by the CIF Office on Monday. A pair of local players were named to the All-CIF second team, as Burbank junior Yazzy Sa'Dullah and Burroughs junior Davina Del Castillo were honored in Division I-A. "Honestly, it was a real shock when Coach [Andrew]
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | March 24, 2014
When Abid Oses was a sophomore last season for the Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' basketball team, he had to share the floor with a group of seniors. As a result, he took a back seat in most of the Guards' games and ended up averaging a steady 13 points a contest. With the graduation of the senior contingent, Oses took more of a centralized role this past season for Bell-Jeff. The junior stepped into the role nicely, leading the team in scoring and helping the Guards advance to the CIF Southern Section quarterfinals.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | March 17, 2014
The tradition continues. The machine that is the Burroughs High boys' soccer program continues to churn out All-CIF Southern Section players. This season, senior midfielder Brandon Gerlach is the latest Indians recipient, as he was named to the Division III first team when the first-team members from seven divisions were released by the Southern Section Office on Monday. "It is always nice to see players from our program recognized," Burroughs veteran Coach Mike Kodama said.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | March 17, 2014
There was little debate about how much Clarissa Guerrero's presence on the soccer field benefited the Burbank High girls' team this past season. "Anyone who watched our team play could see how important a player Clarissa was for us," said Burbank Coach Eric Montoya about the senior forward. "Just the things she could do in the field were pretty amazing, and it was fun do watch her. I know we wouldn't have been as successful as we were without Clarissa. " In the roles of both goal-scorer and facilitator, Guerrero enjoyed a wealth of success during her senior campaign.
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By Emin Avakian | March 1, 2014
BURBANK - A Burroughs High girls' basketball squad that has shown resiliency all season did so once again in its CIF Southern Section Division I-A quarterfinal playoff game on Saturday evening. Previous instances resulted in the Indians coming out victorious in the midst of an undefeated Pacific League season that gave them the title and, more recently, two postseason victories that set up a home showdown with Huntington Beach for the right to clinch a berth in the semifinals. PHOTOS: Burroughs vs. Huntington Beach girls' basketball in CIF quarterfinal playoffs Burroughs had a spirited second-half comeback attempt against the Oilers in front of a near capacity crowd at Burroughs High, but a first half littered with turnovers proved to be too much to overcome for the Indians, who succumbed to relentless defense and an athletic Huntington Beach team that has dropped just two games all season.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | February 28, 2014
It was a banner year in 2013 for the local softball teams. Leading the way was Bellarmine-Jefferson High, which won the program's first-ever CIF Southern Section championship after nailing down its fourth straight Santa Cruz League title. Burbank also had a breakthrough season, going undefeated in the Pacific League and securing its first league crown in 26 years. Burroughs and Providence also enjoyed their share of success, as both qualified for the postseason. The good news this season for the quartet is that they all have a solid group of players returning and only the Bulldogs suffered a substantial hit from graduating seniors.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | February 26, 2014
BURBANK - The Providence High girls' basketball team couldn't have asked for a better start in its playoff game Wednesday night. The Pioneers opened up their CIF Southern Section Division IV-A quarterfinal game against No. 2 Fairmont Prep by scoring the first seven points of the contest, while forcing three turnovers. Motivated by the opportunity to guide the program to its third-straight semifinal berth, the Pioneers looked determined and invigorated. Unfortunately for Providence, they then hit a monumental skid and a scoring drought that began in the first quarter and carried over into the second.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | February 22, 2014
The Burbank High girls' basketball team began the CIF Southern Section Division I-A playoffs with a major speed bump. Playing Knight of Palmdale on the road Saturday night, the Bulldogs dug themselves a hole to the tune of a 20-point deficit. However, Burbank was able to battle back late in the fourth quarter to make it just a two-point game. But that was as close as the Bulldogs would come, as they saw their season come to an end with a 60-57 loss. "We fell behind and we were trailing by 20 in the fourth quarter," Burbank Coach Bruce Breeden said.
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BY MICKY SHAKED | February 22, 2014
OAK PARK — Sometimes the other team is just better. That was the case as the Burroughs High girls' soccer team traveled to Oak Park to take on the undefeated Eagles on Friday in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs. The Indians dropped the contest, 3-0, with two of Oak Park's goals coming on set pieces. Entering the opening playoff contest, the Eagles had scored 80 goals in 22 games, compared to just 36 in 21 games for Burroughs. In a game of lopsided possession, the result could have been much worse for the Indians (8-11-2)
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BY JEFF TULLY | February 21, 2014
With similar records, the Burbank High boys' basketball team was hoping to have a chance Friday in its opening-round playoff game against Peninsula on Friday. The Bulldogs had further hope in their CIF Southern Section Division I-A first-round contest after the Panthers lost their leading scorer, Stanley Roberts, to a broken hand prior to the playoffs. But even with things looking up for Burbank, it couldn't match up with Peninsula, as the host Panthers got out to an early lead and stayed in control to notch a 69-43 victory.
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