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By Charles Rich | July 6, 2012
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — Vahe Aristakessian wasn't going to fret after he missed a free throw in the closing seconds of the second half that likely would have given the Glendale High boys' basketball team a victory in regulation against Pacific League rival Burroughs. Aristakessian shook off the misfortune and took it upon himself to stand out in overtime. He got the job done. "I missed the free throws at the end (with 3.6 seconds left), and I wanted to help my team win in overtime," said Aristakessian, who scored six of his 20 points in overtime to spark Glendale to a 48-45 victory against Burroughs on Friday afternoon in a pool-play game of the Vaquero Summer Classic at Glendale Community College.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | June 13, 2012
BURBANK - For the entire first half and a large portion of the second, the Glendale High girls' basketball team did an excellent job containing Burroughs standout center Aysia Shellmire. In the opening half, Shellmire, a senior-to-be and perennial All-Area and all-league honoree, was held to just two points, as the Nitros constantly double- and triple-teamed the Indians' offensive centerpiece. However, Shellmire was able to break through the pressure late in the second half, scoring 11 of her game-high 13 points in the stanza to lift Burroughs to a 36-26 victory Wednesday in a Burbank Summer League game.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 7, 2012
SOUTHEAST GLENDALE - With a golden opportunity to take care of its league standing, Burroughs' High's boys' soccer team found few golden opportunities against host Glendale presenting themselves in Tuesday afternoon's Pacific League match. Turns out all the Indians would need was one, and it came off the head of Francisco Baez in the 64th minute, as the Indians fended off the Nitros, 1-0, to secure second place in league. "We had to take advantage of our opportunities," said Burroughs Coach Mike Kodama, whose team improved to 8-8-4 and 7-3-3 in league for 24 points, which, combined with a Pasadena tie with Hoover, clinched second place.
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | November 2, 2011
BURBANK - It started as a shootout, but over the course of Tuesday's Pacific League championship tournament preliminary match between Glendale High and host Burbank, the Bulldogs just couldn't match or contain the top-seeded Nitros' firepower for long. Led by 10 goals on the night from Armand Momdzhyan, Glendale used a run of six unanswered goals in the second quarter to pull away from fourth-seeded Burbank and lay the groundwork for a 25-11 win that set the stage for a championship showdown with archrival Hoover at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Burbank.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | September 4, 2012
BURBANK - It was only four days into September on Tuesday and girls' tennis teams from Burbank High and Glendale were already taking part in Pacific League competition. Whereas the Nitros had two nonleague matches in preparation for the league campaign, the Bulldogs had one and a half, as their contest with Monrovia last week was halted midway through because of lightning. The quick start of the league season likely affected Glendale more adversely, taking into consideration it returned just three players from last year.
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By Gabriel Rizk | April 8, 2009
OLIVE PARK — The Burroughs High softball team struck late to put Tuesday’s Pacific League game out of reach for visiting Glendale, but more importantly, the Indians struck early to put the Nitros at a disadvantage they never overcame. Burroughs starter Kayla Dalley, who held Glendale to five hits while striking out seven with no walks, needed no more than the three runs of support she received in the first inning to lead the Indians to a 9-2 win at Olive Park. “It gave us a little cushion and kind of took pressure off of us and put it on them,” Indians Coach Jose Valle said of the three-run first keyed by a two-run single by second baseman Shannon Trujillo.
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By Jeff Tully | January 5, 2008
GLENDALE ? Both Glendale and Burroughs high were bracing for a tight contest when the girls? basketball teams met Friday for a Pacific League game. In three of their four previous league games this season, the Nitros and Indians notched three wins between them by an average of five points. Friday?s meeting went true to form, as the squads battled in a close affair. However, a second-half push by Burroughs sparked the visitors to a 58-55 league win at Glendale High. ?Vicky and I are friends,?
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | January 31, 2014
GLENDALE - For the second time this season, the Glendale High and Burroughs boys' soccer teams played in a close match. While the Nitros and Indians traded golden scoring opportunities throughout their Pacific League match Friday at Glendale, both teams demonstrated why they are well-balanced and inched closer to qualifying for the postseason. Glendale received a second-half goal from Benito Fausto to earn a 1-1 tie against Burroughs at windy Moyse Field. "These were two good teams going at it today," said Fausto, a senior who scored off a corner kick by Avo Haroutunyan in the 55th minute.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | March 28, 2013
BURBANK - Thanks in part to stellar pitching and a relentless offense, the Burbank High softball team finds itself atop the CIF Southern Section Division III poll. The Bulldogs spent most of the first month of the season trying to attain the top spot. With that accomplished, the Bulldogs will look to remain there while also trying to capture the program's first Pacific League championship. “We have to stay fresh and focused to stay on top,” said Burbank Coach Nicole Drabecki, whose team registered a 17-1 league home win against Glendale on Thursday at McCambridge Park.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | April 23, 2014
BURBANK - An opportunity to move into a tie for fourth place awaited the Burroughs and Glendale high baseball teams before Tuesday's Pacific League game. While the visiting Nitros struck first, they did not take advantage of several opportunities, which allowed the Indians to rally for four runs over the last two innings in a come-from-behind 4-1 victory at Tomahawk Field. With the win, Burroughs improved to 9-9 overall and 3-4 in league heading into Friday's cross-town showdown with Burbank (5-11, 2-5)
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | April 23, 2014
BURBANK - An opportunity to move into a tie for fourth place awaited the Burroughs and Glendale high baseball teams before Tuesday's Pacific League game. While the visiting Nitros struck first, they did not take advantage of several opportunities, which allowed the Indians to rally for four runs over the last two innings in a come-from-behind 4-1 victory at Tomahawk Field. With the win, Burroughs improved to 9-9 overall and 3-4 in league heading into Friday's cross-town showdown with Burbank (5-11, 2-5)
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | April 22, 2014
GLENDALE - Doug Nicol has seen his share of hard-hit balls around the diamond. On Tuesday, the Burroughs High softball coach saw another one that he likely won't soon forget that helped pave the way for a big first inning for the Indians. Danielle Ryan hit a two-run inside-the-park home run high off the 40-foot chain-linked fence at Glendale High to spark visiting Burroughs to a convincing 16-3 victory against Glendale in a Pacific League game called after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 17, 2014
GLENDALE - Burbank High softball Coach Mike Delaney and Glendale Coach Greg Martin walked into distinctly different situations when they took over their respective programs this season. For Delaney, a longtime coach at Village Christian, he took over a squad fresh off winning a Pacific League championship and chalk full of experienced players, including a standout junior pitcher in All-CIF Southern Section and All-Area Player of the Year Caitlyn Brooks. Conversely, Martin inherited a team that didn't make the playoffs in 2013 after placing fifth and half the players on the roster were underclassmen.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | April 1, 2014
BURBANK - Perhaps the smallest and yet most complex difference that separated the Burroughs High and Glendale softball teams in Tuesday afternoon's Pacific League opener was defense. Even simpler put, the young Nitros committed five errors, while the more veteran Indians minimized their one mistake in an 11-1 win called after five innings at Jack Smock Field at Olive Park in Burbank. PHOTOS: Burroughs girls' softball team beats Glendale 11-1 “Our game plan was to just go there, pitch to contact and play solid defense behind [starting pitcher]
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February 27, 2014
BOYS' TENNIS Burbank 13, Pasadena 5 : The Bulldogs evened their season and league record at 1-1 with the Pacific League victory Thursday at home. Burbank received a singles sweep, as Kevin Orellana, Michael Kundibekian and Reed Bruner won all three of their matches. Crescenta Valley 15, Burroughs 3 : The Indians, the defending Pacific League champions, fell to 0-2 in league and on the season with the setback Thursday at home. Arcadia 13, Burbank 3 : The Bulldogs opened Pacific League play with a loss Tuesday on the road.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | January 31, 2014
GLENDALE - For the second time this season, the Glendale High and Burroughs boys' soccer teams played in a close match. While the Nitros and Indians traded golden scoring opportunities throughout their Pacific League match Friday at Glendale, both teams demonstrated why they are well-balanced and inched closer to qualifying for the postseason. Glendale received a second-half goal from Benito Fausto to earn a 1-1 tie against Burroughs at windy Moyse Field. "These were two good teams going at it today," said Fausto, a senior who scored off a corner kick by Avo Haroutunyan in the 55th minute.
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By Emin Avakian, Special to the Burbank Leader | January 21, 2014
BURBANK - Before meeting their respective rivals for the first time this season, the Glendale and Burbank high girls' basketball teams met in a key Pacific League match-up on Tuesday. Going into the contest, the Nitros trailed the Bulldogs by one game for the coveted fourth-place spot in the standings, but after the game at Burbank High was settled, the Bulldogs created more separation while inching toward the top with a 54-38 victory. “We came out and did what we needed to do,” said Bulldogs Coach Bruce Breeden, whose team was paced by Yazzy Sa'Dullah's 22 points.
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January 10, 2014
GIRLS' SOCCER Burroughs 2, Glendale 0 : The Indians improved to 2-0 in the Pacific League with a victory on the road Friday. Burroughs (3-6) received its second league shutout in a row from goalkeeper Taylor Bailey. The Indians received goals from Miranda Kaekul and Kelly Arrue. BOYS' SOCCER Arcadia 1, Burbank 0 : The Bulldogs lost in Pacific League road action on Friday afternoon, falling to 1-6 and 0-2 in league. BOYS' BASKETBALL Burbank 64, Arcadia 43 : Despite missing 14 free throws in the first half, the Bulldogs weathered the storm and came away with a victory Friday in a Pacific League game on the road.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | October 28, 2013
BURBANK VS. HOOVER WHEN : 7 p.m. Thursday WHERE : Moyse Field (Glendale High) RECORDS : The Bulldogs are 6-2, 3-2 in the Pacific League; the Tornadoes are 2-6, 0-5 LAST WEEK : Burbank defeated Glendale, 56-14; Hoover lost to Crescenta Valley, 56-16. OUTLOOK : The Bulldogs played well last week against the Nitros after suffering two straight Pacific League losses the previous two weeks to Crescenta Valley and Muir. Heading into Thursday's contest, Burbank finds itself in a two-way tie for fourth place in league with Arcadia.
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