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By Charles Rich | April 3, 2010
GLENDALE — A common theme occurred during a Pacific League-opening match between Glendale High and Burroughs on Wednesday afternoon. Glendale and Burroughs played even in the early stages of each game before Burroughs used a big run in the middle to pull away with a 25-13, 25-16, 25-16 road victory. It’s something Burroughs Coach Joel Brinton and his counterpart, Taase Mose, certainly noticed. “Every game went the same exact way,” said Brinton, whose team improved to 8-5. “For those moments when we did pull away, our passing got better, and that led to our setting and hitting getting better.
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By Jeff Tully | December 17, 2008
BURBANK — Nobody was left out of the postseason when it came to the local girls’ volleyball teams last season. All four programs — Burroughs, Burbank, Bellarmine-Jefferson and Providence — qualified for the CIF Southern Section playoffs for the first time in more than a decade. Bell-Jeff proved to be the most successful program, as the Guards won their third straight Santa Fe League title and advanced to the Division IVA quarterfinals. With their success, all the programs garnered their share of all-league selections.
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July 8, 2009
COACH OF THE YEAR Sean Beattie, Flintridge Prep After losing several major players to graduation, guided fourth-seeded Rebels to CIF Southern Section Division V semifinals for second time in past three years. Rebels went 20-6 and placed second in Prep League.   Edmund Chow, Flintridge Prep, Senior, Libero Registered 244 digs, 35 kills and 18 aces. Selected to All-Prep League second team and helped Rebels advance to CIF Southern Section Division V semifinals.
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By: Charles Rich | August 27, 2005
Believe it: The Glendale Community College women's volleyball team would like to become heavy hitters. It's a program that's struggled for many years, culminating in it being shut down in 2002 because the college's athletic department decided the team couldn't field a sufficient amount of players. Things have changed since. Granted, the Vaqueros haven't posted a winning record since the program resurrected. But, they appear to have followed through on their well-conceived plan to recruit from the local talent base.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | September 3, 2010
The Bellarmine-Jefferson High girls' volleyball team achieved two major successes last season, accomplishments no other area squad could claim. The Guards were the lone local squad to capture a league championship, as they won their fourth straight Santa Fe League title. In addition, Bell-Jeff advanced to the CIF Southern Section Division IVA championship match. It was the first trip to a CIF final in program history, and the first time a team Guards had advanced past the quarterfinals.
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By Jeff Tully | December 9, 2009
BURBANK — For the second straight season, all four area girls’ volleyball teams made the postseason. However, three of the squads — Burroughs, Burbank and Providence highs — fell in the first round of the playoffs. That wasn’t the case for Bellarmine-Jefferson, which advanced to the program’s first-ever CIF Southern Section championship. Unfortunately for the Guards, they fell in the Division IVA title match to Upland Christian Academy, 25-22, 25-23, 25-23.
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By Gabriel Rizk | September 1, 2007
GLENDALE — Glancing at the win-loss record for the Glendale Community College women’s volleyball team from a year ago, one doesn’t immediately get the impression of a season of progress. But, while the modest gains made by last year’s squad on the court didn’t quite qualify as a turnaround from preceding seasons, they did go a long way in reversing perceptions of a downtrodden program. “Even though that team was frustrated because they thought they could have won more, they did some things that we needed to have done,” fifth-year Coach Yvette Ybarra said of the 2006 Vaqueros, who improved on a winless 2005 campaign with a 6-17 record and went 2-8 in the Western State Conference to snap a conference winless streak dating back to 2001.
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By Jeff Tully | July 16, 2008
BURBANK — Opponents of the Burroughs High girls’ volleyball team are going to have to deal with Traci Hamanaka next season. For two seasons, she has already frustrated and turned back opposing teams with her skills as a libero for the Indians. However, the junior-to-be has been improving her skills during the summer and should be back even stronger in the fall. “I play a lot of volleyball in the summer, both with my club team and with Burroughs,” said Hamanaka, who competes for the California Juniors club team out of Long Beach.
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August 28, 2004
Scott Melesky Not many things have gone right for the Glendale Community College women's volleyball team the past decade. The struggling program was scrapped in 2002, after the college's athletic department decided the team couldn't field enough players. The Vaqueros returned last season from their brief hiatus, but struggled, going 1-18 and 0-14 in the Western State Conference. Through two months of gloom, the Vaqueros had two bright spots in setter/outside hitter Jocelyn Abad and Merisol Speat.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | December 7, 2010
BURBANK— Jocelyn Cervantes has been a driving force in the Santa Cruz League for three seasons. However, although she paced the Guards to two league championships in 2008 and 2009 during her freshman and sophomore campaigns, the player-of-the-year award eluded her. That changed this season, as the junior outside hitter was named the Santa Cruz Player of the Year after pacing the Guards to their fifth-straight league title. Cervantes — who has made a name for herself with her powerful kills and deceptive serve — put up monster numbers for Bell-Jeff.
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By Charles Rich | April 3, 2010
GLENDALE — A common theme occurred during a Pacific League-opening match between Glendale High and Burroughs on Wednesday afternoon. Glendale and Burroughs played even in the early stages of each game before Burroughs used a big run in the middle to pull away with a 25-13, 25-16, 25-16 road victory. It’s something Burroughs Coach Joel Brinton and his counterpart, Taase Mose, certainly noticed. “Every game went the same exact way,” said Brinton, whose team improved to 8-5. “For those moments when we did pull away, our passing got better, and that led to our setting and hitting getting better.
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By Jeff Tully | December 17, 2008
BURBANK — Nobody was left out of the postseason when it came to the local girls’ volleyball teams last season. All four programs — Burroughs, Burbank, Bellarmine-Jefferson and Providence — qualified for the CIF Southern Section playoffs for the first time in more than a decade. Bell-Jeff proved to be the most successful program, as the Guards won their third straight Santa Fe League title and advanced to the Division IVA quarterfinals. With their success, all the programs garnered their share of all-league selections.
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