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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | September 4, 2012
YOUTH FOOTBALL Burbank Vikings : Three teams from the Burbank Vikings Youth Tackle Football program remained undefeated with wins Saturday in the second week of the season. Leading the way was the Senior Green (2-0), which dominated in a 52-0 victory against Oxnard. The Midget Green (2-0) also enjoyed a shutout, downing Calabasas Black, 28-0. The Junior Green also improved its record to 2-0 following a 22-6 win against the Highland Bulldogs. A pair of local teams got their first win of the season after losing the opening week, The Senior Gold (1-1)
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November 15, 2003
Jeff Tully For the first quarter of their CIF Southern Section Division III playoff match, Burbank and Whittier La Serna highs looked like two evenly matched boys' water polo teams. However, after the opening quarter, the host Lancers stepped up their defense and the Bulldogs couldn't keep up Thursday, as Burbank fell, 15-3, to end its season. The Bulldogs (14-9) received a harsh welcome to the playoffs, its second straight trip to the postseason.
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By Jeff Tully | March 26, 2008
BURBANK — The St. Francis Xavier Catholic Youth Organization boys’ basketball team had a chance to accomplish something that no other Lancers team had been able to pull off. Although the school has won two CYO championships in flag football, it had never won a title in basketball. Although St. Francis Xavier came one game away from accomplishing its goal, the squad put together a fine playoff run, upsetting their share of teams along the way. In a semifinal game March 16, the Lancers fell to Marina Regina of Gardena, 44-43, in double overtime at Verbum Dei High.
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By Emin Avakian | November 15, 2013
WHITTIER - The Burroughs High football team ran into a buzz saw when it faced a relentless offense and suffocating defense in its first round CIF Southern Section Southeast Division playoff game Friday evening. Both strengths proved to be too much for the Indians, who were overwhelmed and outmatched in a 55-7 loss to No. 3 seed La Serna at California High. The defeat ends the season for a Burroughs squad that improved from last season's 4-6 overall record to finish 6-5. The Indians also had 5-2 record the Pacific League for third place - just two years removed from capturing a share of the league title.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | November 9, 2012
MEMORIAL FIELD - It was Norwalk High's potent offensive attack against Burbank's stingy defense when the two met Friday in a CIF Southern Section first-round playoff football game. Entering the contest, the Lancers had the No. 1 offense in the Southeast Division, scoring 39.9 points a game, while the Bulldogs had the top-rated defense, giving up an average of 15.6 points a contest. However, it was apparent early in the contest at Memorial Field that Burbank was going to have trouble containing the Norwalk rushing attack.
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February 2, 2002
Garrett Uribe BELLARMINE-JEFFRSON HIGH -- Armchair pundits and controversy freaks wait lifetimes for games like the one that pitted Bellarmine-Jefferson and Pasadena La Salle highs. And fans of dramatic finishes were not disappointed with the Lancers' 45-43 Santa Fe League victory Wednesday night at Bell-Jeff. For Bell-Jeff, the contest yielded nothing but a heightened sense of frustration, as a whole game's worth of world-beating defense got expunged by a controversial buzzer-beating tip-in Second-guessers could point to the fact that Bell-Jeff had three of its starters on the bench through most of the first quarter, a result of a disciplinary move by Guard Coach Eli Essa.
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November 29, 2000
Jeff Tully BURBANK -- The boys' flag football team at St. Francis Xavier School didn't know what it was like to play for a Southern California championship. But the group of seventh and eighth graders appeared to know exactly what it was doing in the Catholic Youth Organization title contest against St. Peter and Paul of Wilmington. In the contest Nov. 18th at Cantwell-Sacred Heart High in Montebello, St. Francis Xavier jumped out to an early lead and coasted to a 30-14 victory.
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March 14, 2000
Andrew Kushner BURBANK -- For the La Canada and Burbank high baseball teams', scoring really hasn't been the problem this year. Instead, it's been their inability to hold the opposition scoreless. However, when the two teams met on Monday, it was anything but a problem for the Lancers, as they held a struggling Burbank team to just one hit to help themselves blank the Bulldogs, 10-0, in a non-league game at Burbank High. The game was called after six-innings due to the ten-run mercy rule.
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January 17, 2004
Jeff Tully It's no secret the Burroughs High girls' water polo team has had trouble handling Bell Gardens in the past. Heading into Thursday's Almont League match at Burroughs, the Indians had never defeated the Lancers, who have won four CIF Southern Section Division III championships and cranked out outstanding athletes like Stanford and Team USA member Brenda Villa, along with Patty Cardenas, Alex Lopez and...
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | November 10, 2012
BURBANK - Down three goals early in the first quarter against second-seeded La Serna High, Burbank's boys' water polo team looked like it was on track to get blown out rather than pull off an upset. But the underdogs rallied right back. The hopes of an upset carried on through the midway point of the third period, as the Bulldogs were down by just one, but a three-goal La Serna run proved to be the difference in sending the No. 2 seed ahead to the semifinals and Burbank to its season's conclusion after a 14-10 loss on Saturday morning in the CIF Southern Section Division V quarterfinals at Burbank High.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | January 20, 2014
PASADENA - Eli Essa and Ernest Baskerville have a friendship that goes back more than 25 years, back to when Essa was Baskerville's Ameteur Athletic Union coach on a youth boys' basketball team in the San Fernando Valley. When Baskerville became the basketball coach at Providence two seasons ago, he asked Essa to be one of his assistant coaches. And when Baskerville took over the Pasadena La Salle job prior to this season, he again asked Essa to assist him. Both times Essa respectfully declined.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | November 26, 2013
Burbank High football Coach Hector Valencia didn't have to go too far to pick the brain of someone who had first-hand knowledge of the Bulldogs' next opponent. That opponent is La Serna, and Burbank will face the Lancers in a CIF Southern Section Southeast Division semifinal game at 7:30 p.m. Friday at California High in Whittier. In the opening game of the playoffs, cross-town rival Burroughs absorbed the brunt of La Serna's potent offensive attack, with the Indians coming out on the losing end of a 55-7 result.
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By Emin Avakian | November 15, 2013
WHITTIER - The Burroughs High football team ran into a buzz saw when it faced a relentless offense and suffocating defense in its first round CIF Southern Section Southeast Division playoff game Friday evening. Both strengths proved to be too much for the Indians, who were overwhelmed and outmatched in a 55-7 loss to No. 3 seed La Serna at California High. The defeat ends the season for a Burroughs squad that improved from last season's 4-6 overall record to finish 6-5. The Indians also had 5-2 record the Pacific League for third place - just two years removed from capturing a share of the league title.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | November 10, 2012
BURBANK - Down three goals early in the first quarter against second-seeded La Serna High, Burbank's boys' water polo team looked like it was on track to get blown out rather than pull off an upset. But the underdogs rallied right back. The hopes of an upset carried on through the midway point of the third period, as the Bulldogs were down by just one, but a three-goal La Serna run proved to be the difference in sending the No. 2 seed ahead to the semifinals and Burbank to its season's conclusion after a 14-10 loss on Saturday morning in the CIF Southern Section Division V quarterfinals at Burbank High.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | November 9, 2012
MEMORIAL FIELD - It was Norwalk High's potent offensive attack against Burbank's stingy defense when the two met Friday in a CIF Southern Section first-round playoff football game. Entering the contest, the Lancers had the No. 1 offense in the Southeast Division, scoring 39.9 points a game, while the Bulldogs had the top-rated defense, giving up an average of 15.6 points a contest. However, it was apparent early in the contest at Memorial Field that Burbank was going to have trouble containing the Norwalk rushing attack.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | September 4, 2012
YOUTH FOOTBALL Burbank Vikings : Three teams from the Burbank Vikings Youth Tackle Football program remained undefeated with wins Saturday in the second week of the season. Leading the way was the Senior Green (2-0), which dominated in a 52-0 victory against Oxnard. The Midget Green (2-0) also enjoyed a shutout, downing Calabasas Black, 28-0. The Junior Green also improved its record to 2-0 following a 22-6 win against the Highland Bulldogs. A pair of local teams got their first win of the season after losing the opening week, The Senior Gold (1-1)
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By Christine Putnam | June 28, 2008
If given the choice between a fancy gourmet dinner and home-style cooking, every U.S. president from George Washington to George W. Bush has preferred the latter. Meatloaf with mashed potatoes, turkey with gravy and baked chicken with hot rolls have been presidential favorites for years. Even culinary master Thomas Jefferson had to indulge in his favorite, fried chicken. Fortunately, you do not have to take the oath of office to admit that you prefer classic home-style cooking.
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By Jeff Tully | March 26, 2008
BURBANK — The St. Francis Xavier Catholic Youth Organization boys’ basketball team had a chance to accomplish something that no other Lancers team had been able to pull off. Although the school has won two CYO championships in flag football, it had never won a title in basketball. Although St. Francis Xavier came one game away from accomplishing its goal, the squad put together a fine playoff run, upsetting their share of teams along the way. In a semifinal game March 16, the Lancers fell to Marina Regina of Gardena, 44-43, in double overtime at Verbum Dei High.
NEWS
January 17, 2004
Jeff Tully It's no secret the Burroughs High girls' water polo team has had trouble handling Bell Gardens in the past. Heading into Thursday's Almont League match at Burroughs, the Indians had never defeated the Lancers, who have won four CIF Southern Section Division III championships and cranked out outstanding athletes like Stanford and Team USA member Brenda Villa, along with Patty Cardenas, Alex Lopez and...
NEWS
November 15, 2003
Jeff Tully For the first quarter of their CIF Southern Section Division III playoff match, Burbank and Whittier La Serna highs looked like two evenly matched boys' water polo teams. However, after the opening quarter, the host Lancers stepped up their defense and the Bulldogs couldn't keep up Thursday, as Burbank fell, 15-3, to end its season. The Bulldogs (14-9) received a harsh welcome to the playoffs, its second straight trip to the postseason.
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