March 12, 2013
LAKE BALBOA - The Bellarmine-Jefferson High softball coaches wanted the team to play a tough nonleague schedule in order to have it prepared for Santa Cruz League and CIF Southern Section competition. That's why the coaches scheduled Harvard-Westlake, even though the Wolverines play in Division III and the Guards play in Division VI. Last season, a game between the two squads ended in a tie. However, Bell-Jeff faced Harvard-Westlake on Tuesday to open its season depleted. Several Guards are banged up with injuries and their star pitcher is academically ineligible.
March 14, 2009
Most sports fans and athletes will agree that it is the close losses, not the blowouts that haunt them for days, months and perhaps years. So, what is one to make of a tie game that haunts its participants for decades? The thrilling documentary, ?Harvard Beats Yale 29-29? provides the answer by presenting a blow by blow account of the football game and era in which it was played. Directed by Kevin Rafferty, ?Harvard Beats Yale 29-29? is about the 1968 match up between the two Ivy League schools.
September 17, 2007
NORTH HOLLYWOOD — The schedule makers did Burroughs High no favors this season. For the second week, the Indians were on the road, and for the second time fell short, losing to Harvard-Westlake, 27-15, in a nonleague game Friday night at Ted Slavin Field on the Harvard-Westlake campus. And though the Indians are winless, there is at least something positive to build upon for the upcoming games. “These games are only going to make us better,” Burroughs Coach Keith Knoop said.
September 12, 2007
• WHEN : 7 p.m. Thursday. • WHERE : Chaminade High. • RECORDS : The Eagles are 1-0; the Bulldogs are 0-1. • LAST WEEK : Burbank lost to Torrance, 7-0; Chaminade defeated Royal, 35-27. • OUTLOOK : The Bulldogs played well for the most part last week in their opening-season loss. The defense stepped up and stopped Torrance for almost the entire game. However, the Tartars were able to score the game’s only points in the final minute of the game.
May 22, 2007
You can improve your health while benefiting the health of the planet. The April 2007 issue of the Harvard Health Letter suggests the following "green" health tips: 1. Walk or bike to work. Combining exercise and a commute builds healthful activity into your day and reduces fuel use and vehicle emissions. Could there be a better good-for-you, good-for-the-planet twofer? 2. Go to bed early. Studies have identified a correlation between short sleep and being overweight.
February 17, 2007
STUDIO CITY — There's nothing that could take away the sting of losing a playoff match and the season coming to an end for the Burbank High girls' water polo team Friday. But if it's any consolation, the Bulldogs played perhaps their finest contest of the season and pushed No. 5 Harvard-Westlake to the limit in losing a CIF Southern Section Division IV second-round match, 11-8, on the road. The Burbank players might also find solace in the fact that they were the only team in program history to win a regular-season league championship, host a postseason match and win a postseason match.
July 3, 2004
Mark R. Madler Donations from various sources will help a Burbank teenager spend the summer studying at Harvard University. Deysy Ordonez, 16, who just finished her sophomore year at Burbank High School, was accepted into the university's summer school program but was not able to receive any financial aid. Thanks to the Burbank Firefighters Assn., an area Realtor, and other donors, Deysy left recently for the East Coast to spend eight weeks earning college credit and experiencing the life of a college freshman.
June 12, 2004
Mark R. Madler Burbank High School sophomore Deysy Ordonez plans to spend the summer at Harvard University, earning college credit and experiencing the life of a college freshman. But then again, maybe she won't. She has been unable to get any financial aid from the university. "I was disappointed in that," she said, referring to a letter she received from the university last month telling her she can't get any financial aid because other students had beaten her to the grants.
July 23, 2003
While I find your prescriptions for graduation awards both reasonable and perhaps, in some ways, favorable to the current system ("Time to change who is honored come graduation," July 19), I feel that they are based on loose, even faulty, premises, which require further clarification. First of all, it is clear from my experience that overachievers in academics are rarely one-trick ponies. Your editorial seems to suggest that it is book worms and nerds who covet the top honors and, thus, spend all of their time doing school work.