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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | September 28, 2010
GLENDALE — From Glendale to La Crescenta and across to the San Gabriel Valley, eight high school football coaches from the Pacific League are devising plans to make their respective way to the top of the Pacific League. At hand for Crescenta Valley, Glendale, Hoover, Muir, Arcadia and Pasadena will be the challenge of knocking off defending co-league champions Burbank and Burroughs. With the nonleague portion of the 10-week schedule complete, those teams will get to work when Pacific League plays begins this week.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | June 9, 2012
After winning the Pacific League championship outright and advancing to the CIF Southern Section Division III championship match in 2011, the Burroughs High boys' volleyball team had high expectations for the 2012 campaign. The Indians fell a bit short of their goals, as they were eliminated in the semifinal round of the playoffs this season and lost the final match of the regular season, forcing the team to share the Pacific League crown with Claremont. It was the second time in three years the Indians shared the league title with the Wolfpack.
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By Gabriel Rizk | September 29, 2007
LA CRESCENTA — In 2006, its first season in the Pacific League, the success enjoyed by the Burroughs’ High girls’ volleyball team was a pleasant surprise. Welcoming almost all of their starters back, the Indians entered 2007 Pacific League play poised to surpass the accomplishments of last season, in which they went 15-9, placed third in league and reached the quarterfinals of the CIF playoffs for the first time in 20 years. With a 25-11, 25-22, 25-17 victory on Thursday against host Crescenta Valley, last year’s fourth-place team in league, the Indians ran their league record to 4-0 and are quickly emerging as one of the top teams in the Pacific League.
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By Charles Rich | May 3, 2008
PASADENA — For somebody who just won a second straight individual Pacific League championship, Justin Yu wasn’t overly thrilled. The senior Crescenta Valley High boys’ golfer didn’t turn in the type of performance he believed should merit elite status despite winning by a whopping 12 strokes. Yu carded a seven-over-par 77 on Wednesday afternoon to capture the league title at Brookside Golf Course No. 2 in Pasadena. “Seven-over-par isn’t a good round for me,” said Yu, who recorded a three-round score of 213 to topple Arcadia’s Erik Stratton (225)
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By Charles Rich | September 13, 2006
GLENDALE — In nonleague competition, the Glendale and Burbank high girls' tennis squads built a respectable rivalry. Now, they will look to do the same while participating in the Pacific League. The Nitros and Bulldogs completed their first league match Tuesday with the Nitros posting a 14-4 home victory. Burbank (1-2) joined the Pacific League, along with Burroughs, after a lengthy stint in the Foothill League. The Nitros (2-0) traditionally play Burbank during the first or second week of the season to prepare for the rigors of competing against perennial Pacific League powerhouses Crescenta Valley and Arcadia.
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October 4, 2006
GLENDALE ? It certainly wasn't an ordinary Pacific League opener for the Hoover and Burroughs high boys' water polo teams. The first-year coaches on both squads would attest to that assessment, though their defensive units seemed to take the day off in Burroughs' 19-17 road victory against Hoover on Tuesday. Hoover Coach Matt Jung and Burroughs Coach Kristina Garcia said following the 36-goal match, that defense had been a strong point. That didn't seem indicative Tuesday.
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By Rick Assad | October 7, 2006
MEMORIAL FIELD — The Burbank High football team couldn't afford another Pacific League loss after last week's one-point, double-overtime setback to Muir. This meant Friday night's encounter against Arcadia could make or break their chances at a league title. But all is well, as the Bulldogs easily handled the Apaches, 42-14, at Memorial Field. Senior quarterback Robert Linda was especially effective as a runner. In the opening half, Linda accounted for 161 yards on the ground with scoring runs of 19, 56 and 54 yards.
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May 2, 2007
blr-BurroughsBaseball02.TextOV269H59BASEBALL: Crescenta Valley proves too much for Burroughs in Pacific League game on the road, 9-0.Credit: BY TAMMY ABBOTT The Leader Caption: Burroughs High starting pitcher Byron Pacheco delivers Tuesday in a Pacific League game against host Crescenta Valley. The Indians lost, 9-0. blr-BurroughsBaseball02TextN9269H41GNPThe Leader BURROUGHS HIGHBURROUGHS HIGH — With the lone blemish on its Pacific League record coming at the hands of Burroughs High, the Crescenta Valley baseball team set out to atone that lone loss on Tuesday.
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By Gabriel Rizk | September 30, 2006
LA CRESCENTA — After getting swept in its last two matches, perhaps the Crescenta Valley High girls' volleyball team is beginning to look beatable to the other teams in the Pacific League. Burbank certainly showed no fear of the Falcons in its league match Thursday, testing Crescenta Valley in a tight first game before eventually falling, 25-23, 25-15, 25-18. "I was kind of afraid we would let it slip," said the Falcons' Ally Hearn (five kills) of the first game in which the Bulldogs battled back to tie the score at 23. "We shouldn't have let it get that close."
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By Gabriel Rizk | July 30, 2008
Yumi So’s reaction to the news that she had been voted swimmer of the year was one of surprise, partly born of modesty and partly of genuine puzzlement. “I was kind of shocked because I haven’t been to a lot of high school meets this year,” the Crescenta Valley High junior said. “I’ve been to less than half.” So’s time with the Falcons this year was fleeting, but when it came to the biggest meets of the Pacific League and CIF Southern Section Division II, So was there and she was unbeatable, leading the sportswriters and editors of the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader and La Cañada Valley Sun to unanimously select her as Girls’ Swimmer of the Year.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 16, 2014
ARCADIA - With the Arcadia High boys' track team being a perennial powerhouse in the Pacific League, Burroughs received some encouraging news two weeks ago. That news came in the form of a Burbank win over the Apaches, giving the Indians hope that they too could possibly topple the defending league champions. Burroughs realized that aspiration Wednesday, as it remained undefeated in league with a 72 ½-63 ½ victory over the Apaches in a double-dual meet that included Hoover at Arcadia High.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | April 11, 2014
LA CRESCENTA - For quite some time, the Burroughs High and Crescenta Valley boys' volleyball teams had been eager to meet up with the goal of gaining the upper hand in the hunt for the Pacific League championship. The Indians and Falcons met Friday night in the first of two head-to-head contests, with each squad undefeated in league. Thanks to a big effort from Tristan Martin, the Indians are the only unbeaten team standing in league. Martin finished with a team-high 11 kills and Ryan Van Loo contributed 29 assists to power visiting Burroughs to a 25-21, 25-22, 25-18 victory in front of a loud crowd.
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From Staff Reports | April 10, 2014
SOFTBALL Burroughs 22, Muir 0 (five innings): The Indians banged out 17 hits en route to the easy Pacific League win Thursday at Olive Park. Naelyse Garcia and Cheyenne Steward combined for the one-hitter. Both also had big days offensively, as Garcia had three hits, three runs and a run batted in, while Steward had two hits, three RBI and three runs. Jessica Little had four RBI, two runs and two hits, Kaitlin Okimoto had three RBI, three runs and two hits and Aimee Rodriguez had three RBI, two hits and a run. BOYS' TRACK AND FIELD Burbank 115, Glendale 21: The host Bulldogs notched a Pacific League victory Wednesday.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 3, 2014
ARCADIA - Burbank High track and field Coach Darin Wolf surmised that his boys' team would have to have a lot go its way if it hoped to upset perennial Pacific League champion Arcadia in a league dual meet Wednesday with Pasadena. Instead, the Bulldogs suffered their share of woes. In the first event of the meet, the 4x100-meter relay, Josh Cantong pulled up injured in the race and the Bulldogs didn't finish. Cantong, who was also slated to compete in the 200, 400 and the 4x400 relay, was done for the day. "That was a loss of potentially 20 points right there," Wolf said.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 2, 2014
BURBANK - Since it resurrected its boys' varsity volleyball program two seasons ago, Burbank High has had a tough time against cross-town rival Burroughs. In two years, the Indians dominated the city competition, earning sweeps in all four matches en route to back-to-back Pacific League championships. PHOTOS: Burroughs boys' volleyball bests rival Burbank For this season's first meeting between the squads, at least on paper, it looked as if Burroughs might have its hands full with the upstart Bulldogs.
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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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By Nathan Cambridge, Special to the Leader and By Nathan Cambridge, Special to the Leader | March 21, 2014
BURBANK - Burroughs High's boys' volleyball team, ranked No. 8 in CIF-Southern Section II, began Pacific league play this season hosting Arcadia, which came into the Indians' league opener with three league matches already under its belt. However, that made no difference on Friday afternoon, as Burroughs came out strong and rode the momentum to a convincing sweep of the Apaches 25-7, 25-19, 25-7, featuring a balanced attack and strong defense by the host team, which began defense of the league crown.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | March 19, 2014
After moving from the Las Vegas area last summer, Yazzy Sa'Dullah had little difficulty adjusting to the culture Burbank had to offer. What she found very appealing was playing for the Burbank High girls' basketball team. It didn't take long for Sa'Dullah to make an impression after trying out for the team during the first week of school in August. After meeting Burbank Coach Bruce Breeden, she made a favorable impression on the Bulldogs following the first practice session. “We had a five-on-five session and you could see she was quite a player within about five minutes,” Breeden said.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | March 12, 2014
No matter where Clarissa Guerrero was positioned on the soccer field, she was determined to make the best of every situation. "I will play anywhere they need me on the field," said Guerrero, who just completed her senior season on the Burbank High girls' team. "If they needed me at forward I would play there or if them needed me on defense I would play there, too. I would even play goalie if they needed me there. " Primarily a forward, there were times this past season when Bulldogs Coach Eric Montoya used the four-year starter all over the field.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | February 13, 2014
BURBANK - With just one win in 13 league games for the Burbank High boys' soccer team, some thought Burroughs had a gimme when it faced the Bulldogs on Thursday needing a win to clinch its second straight Pacific League championship. But the match was anything but a walk-over for the Indians. Although Burroughs clung to a one-goal lead more than half way through the second half, it was able to come on late in the contest, and sparked by a hat trick from Milosh Petko, the Indians secured a 4-2 victory that allowed them to walk off Memorial Field as league champions.
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