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January 3, 2007
FIRST TEAM Katie Condon, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Junior The first-time All-Mission League first-team selection combined with Julie Herrera to form a potent tandem at outside hitter for the Mission League co-champion Tologs. Heather Hansen, Providence, Senior The All-CIF Southern Section Division VII first-team selection and Liberty League Player of the Year, tallied 267 kills and 204 digs. She led the Pioneers to a share of the league championship and to the division semifinal for the first time in school history.
By Charles Rich | May 16, 2007
PROVIDENCE HIGH ? For a few moments Tuesday night, it appeared that another lengthy playoff run might be in store. For several moments, the Providence High boys' volleyball team seemed completely energized. However, it all then came tumbling down in a hurry. Providence saw its season conclude with a 25-23, 16-25, 25-19, 25-21 home loss to Sage Hill in the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division V playoffs. The Pioneers (10-11) put up a battle against the Lightning (15-7)
By Jeff Tully | September 19, 2007
BURROUGHS HIGH — With seven seniors and a fine group of returning players, the Burroughs High girls’ volleyball team figured it might have enough talent to contend for a league championship. However, the Indians realized that any title would have to go through Pasadena, and that would be no easy task. Although the Bulldogs lost some players from last season — including All-American Kimmee Roleder, who is at USC — the team was coming off a 2006 season in which it went undefeated, won the Pacific League crown and captured a CIF Southern Section Division IIA championship.
By Jeff Tully | September 24, 2008
GLENDALE — The phrase “Defenders of the Pacific” is written on the back on their warmup shirts. Although some of the faces are different from last season, the goal for this year’s Burroughs High girls’ volleyball team remains the same: win the Pacific League championship. After claiming their first title in 13 years in 2007, the Indians have their sights focused on repeating as champions. Burroughs took the first step in its quest to repeat Tuesday by easily disposing of Hoover, 25-9, 25-11, 25-8, in a league opener that lasted just 58 minutes.
March 28, 2009
TRACK AND FIELD Bellarmine-Jefferson vs. St. Anthony : The Guards girls? team earned a 51-40 Santa Cruz League win and the boys? squad fell, 54-51, in Santa Fe League action Wednesday against St. Anthony at Clark Field in Long Beach. ?We had some key athletes missing from both teams because they were attending a senior retreat,? Bell-Jeff Coach Mike Morgan said. ?We could have really used them on the boys? side.? In the win, freshman Rishonda Napier ? fresh off helping the school?
By Gabriel Rizk | October 2, 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.
By Jeff Tully, | March 3, 2014
Recently in the Pacific League, the Burroughs High and Claremont boys' volleyball teams have engaged in some epic battles for league supremacy. The last two years, Indians' Daniel Jacobs and the Wolfpacks' Stephen Zetterberg paced their respective squads, putting up big numbers and enjoying a wealth of success. In the 2013 campaign, Jacobs and Zetterberg shared the Pacific League Player of the Year honor. But Jacobs did graduate with up-upmanship bragging rights over his rival, as Burroughs won the league championship.
By Jeff Tully, | December 3, 2011
Watching the Burroughs High girls' volleyball team play this past season, there was no doubt how much the play of senior outside hitter Megan Stephenson meant to the Indians. The same was apparent across town at Bellarmine-Jefferson, where senior outside hitter Jocelyn Cervantes stood out as the leader for the Guards. Behind their talented performers, both the Indians and Guards captured league championships during the 2011 campaign. The value of the two players wasn't lost on the coaches from their respective leagues, as both garnered their league's top honor.
By Jeff Tully, | May 21, 2011
BURROUGHS HIGH — There is a vast difference in playoff experience between the boys' volleyball programs at Burroughs and Cerritos Valley Christian highs. The Crusaders are consistent postseason participants, and the program won a CIF Southern Section championship in 2007. In contrast, the Indians have only fielded a program for five years. Prior to this season, the furthest Burroughs had ventured in the playoffs was the second round after winning its first-ever postseason match last season in the opening round.
By Jeff Tully, | August 27, 2011
There are always high expectations at Bellarmine-Jefferson High when it comes to girls' volleyball. The past few years, the Guards have emerged as the premier program in the city, winning league championships and making deep CIF Southern Section playoff runs. Last season, Bell-Jeff continued its dynasty in the Santa Cruz League by securing its fifth straight title. In addition, the Guards advanced to the Division IVAA semifinals, losing to No. 1-seeded Hemet, 25-16, 25-11, 25-14.
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