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January 7, 2011
Eirene Kim, Senior, Libero, La Cañada All-Area Player of the Year candidate was an All-CIF first-team selection after leading the Spartans to the CIF Southern Section Division II-A semifinals. Digging balls most players couldn't touch, the Rio Hondo League's co-Most Valuable Player recorded a team-high 435 digs and 49 aces. Jocelyn Cervantes, Junior, Outside Hitter, Bellarmine-Jefferson The All-Area first-team pick for the second straight season posted impressive offensive and defensive numbers this season.
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November 29, 2011
Bits ands pieces from the local ports scene . Hamanaka named honorable-mention All-American : Traci Hamanaka , a former Burroughs High standout and sophomore for the Wellesley College women's volleyball team, has been named an American Volleyball Coaches Assn. Division III honorable-mention All-American. The awards were presented Nov. 17 at the NCAA Division III Women's National Championship banquet in St. Louis. The honor came at the conclusion of a fine season for Hamanaka, a defensive specialist/libero.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | August 28, 2012
The Burroughs High and Bellarmine-Jefferson girls' volleyball teams both lost a key player to graduation this past season. Both players earned All-CIF Southern Section honors and helped their squads win championships in their respective leagues. Likewise, Providence also lost a solid group to graduation. In contrast, Burbank graduated just one athlete from a year ago, and the Bulldogs have almost their entire squad back. Here is a closer look at how the teams are shaping up. BURROUGHS Megan Stephenson was Burroughs' go-to player in 2011, as she was voted the Pacific League's Player of the Year and earned All-CIF and All-Area selections.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | March 4, 2011
BURBANK — It was a historic season last year for the Burroughs High boys' volleyball team. Not only did the Indians win a share of their first league championship, but the squad also rolled to its first win in the CIF Southern Section playoffs. That success has not been lost on Burroughs' peers in the division, as the Indians are ranked No. 1 in the Division III preseason poll. "That's a little different for us," Burroughs Coach Joel Brinton said. "We're used to being the underdog, not one of the favorites.
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By Jeff Tully | September 1, 2007
BURBANK — Last season proved to be a successful year for three of the four local girls’ volleyball programs. Providence won a share of the Liberty League championship and advanced to the CIF Southern Section Division IVAA semifinals for the first time in school history. Burroughs also enjoyed a fine postseason run, advancing to the CIF Division IIA quarterfinals for the first time in 20 years. Bellarmine-Jefferson won a share of the Santa Cruz League title and was successful in its opening Division IVA playoff match.
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By Jeff Tully | August 30, 2008
BURBANK — Girls’ volleyball was by far the most successful sport last season for the four local high schools. Three of the schools — Burroughs, Bellarmine- Jefferson and Providence — won or shared league championships. Although Burbank didn’t win a league crown and wasn’t able to qualify for the postseason, the Bulldogs showed a big improvement and remained in the playoff race until the last few matches of the season. This season, the Indians, Guards and Pioneers have something else in common besides being defending champions.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | November 12, 2010
BURBANK — Both the Bellarmine-Jefferson High and Burroughs girls' volleyball teams had to hit the road Thursday for second-round postseason matches. While the Guards had to play a Division IVAA match at California Lutheran, the Indians ventured to play host Diamond Bar in a Division IIA contest. While Bell-Jeff will be moving on in the playoffs, Burroughs' season came to an end. The Guards were able to settle down to notch a 25-22, 23-25, 25-14, 25-16 victory. "Because of injuries we had to switch some things around," Bell-Jeff Coach Miguel Segura said.
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By Jeff Tully | October 14, 2009
BURBANK HIGH ? Sometimes, handling the pressure of a Burbank-Burroughs cross-town rivalry contest is almost as important as handling the talent of the opponent. With a group of sophomores on the floor for the Indians, the youngsters were able to deal with the rigors of the rivalry Tuesday to defeat the Bulldogs, 25-20, 25-14, 12-25, 25-16, in a Pacific League girls? volleyball match at Burbank. ?I intentionally didn?t talk to them about the pressure and the rivalry before the match,?
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By Gabriel Rizk | September 23, 2009
BURROUGHS HIGH — Glendale and Burroughs high’s girls’ volleyball teams opened the Pacific League season in head-to-head competition on Tuesday, with each resembling the form in which they finished the 2008 season. In thrashing the Nitros, 25-4, 25-13, 25-8, at Burroughs, the Indians look like the team that finished second in league last season and hopes to contend strongly this year. “We wanted to come out strong and make a little statement to the rest of the teams in the league and you do it by winning,” said Burroughs Coach Edwin Real, whose Indians were led by 10 kills from sophomore Kathy Henry.
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