April 29, 2009
BURBANK — As the 2009 NFL Draft continued to roll on Saturday, Eben Britton became more frustrated and angrier with each pick. Britton, a former Burroughs High standout, was predicted by many experts to be taken in the first round. Some even said if he had not come out after his junior year with the University of Arizona, he could have been a top-10 pick in next year’s draft. However, as the first round came to a close, Britton was still on the board. “It was very frustrating,” Britton said of waiting for his name to be called.
December 30, 2001
Jeff Tully BURBANK -- Throughout the year, the local community experienced its share of tragic, exciting and interesting sports stories. Some of the stories touched us, some informed us and others just entertained us. Although there are far too many stories to mention, there are a select few that standout among others. Here is a list of what the Leader staff chose as the top 10 sports stories of 2000. 1. Terrorist attacks change sport: The world was rocked on Sept.
January 12, 2005
Burbank Quakes capture state title The Burbank Quakes, a fifth- and sixth-grade flag football team not only captured the Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation championship, but the squad also won a state title. The Quakes went 4-0 in the San Gabriel Valley football tournament in Duarte on Dec. 6-9 to secure the SCMAF crown. After taking first place in the event, the Quakes advanced to the state tournament in Riverside Dec. 11-12. Competing against 13 other teams, the Quakes were again victorious, going 4-0 to win the state title in a championship game against Blythe.
August 27, 2003
Jeff Tully Bellarmine-Jefferson High senior football player Brendon Doyle is finding Hell Week practices a little easier to take this year. With the Guards in the midst of traditional two-a-day workouts that can last four hours, most players are struggling to get back in shape for the upcoming season. However, the practices have been a piece of cake for Doyle, the team's starting quarterback. After what Doyle went through earlier this summer, the player not only came into camp in better shape, but he also has a renewed confidence and a new outlook on life.