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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 | May 1, 2014
BURBANK - For the first time in a number of years, the season finale boys' tennis match between Burroughs High and Burbank carried with it no Pacific League championship or playoff implications. "I think it's been probably 10 years or more since we didn't at least make the playoffs," Indians Coach Roy Bernhardt said. What was on the line in Thursday's match was not much more than pride and city bragging rights. Burroughs used a doubles sweep, winning all nine sets, to earn a 12-6 victory against the visiting Bulldogs.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | May 1, 2014
BURBANK - Crescenta Valley High was the latest squad trying to derail the Pacific League juggernaut that is the Burroughs boys' volleyball team this season. In Thursday's league match, the Falcons were attempting to become the first squad to upend the Indians and only the second to even earn a game off of Burroughs. Unfortunately for the Crescenta Valley, it was not able to accomplish either. PHOTOS: Crescenta Valley boys' volleyball derails Burroughs Using a balanced offensive attack, the Indians were able to roll to a 25-21, 25-19, 25-17 win in front of their home crowd.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 29, 2014
BURBANK - If there was a good time for the Crescenta Valley High softball team to get to a Burroughs High squad that was reeling, Tuesday's Pacific League contest was the perfect opportunity. The Indians were fresh off a loss last week to rival Burbank. To make matters worse, the team was without its all-league starting catcher after she was thrown out of the game against the Bulldogs and was forced to sit out the contest against the Falcons. She was one of four players missing from the Burroughs roster for various reasons Tuesday.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 25, 2014
BURBANK - Hits were at a premium and pitching took center stage Friday when the Burroughs High baseball team squared off against Burbank in the first cross-town rivalry game of the season. While the Indians received a masterful performance from submarine starter Cole Meyer, the Bulldogs got a solid performance from their pitcher, Randy Higgens. Between the two, they surrendered just two hits apiece. Burroughs was able to take advantage of a Burbank error in the first inning to score the contest's lone run, as the Indians walked off their homefield with a 1-0 Pacific League victory.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 24, 2014
BURBANK - Early in its game Thursday against Burroughs High, it looked as if the Burbank softball team, behind ace pitcher Caitlyn Brooks, would pour it on against the Indians. PHOTOS: Burbank vs. Burroughs girls' softball That scenario appeared evident after the Bulldogs scored five runs in the first three innings of their Pacific League contest against their cross-town rivals. However, Burroughs pitcher Cheyenne Steward buckled down after some early problems, allowing no hits and just a single baserunner through the final four frames.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | April 24, 2014
LOS ANGELES - While the Arcadia High boys' golf team took a stranglehold lead atop the Pacific League standings at the fourth league meet at the Harding Golf Course in Griffith Park, Thursday afternoon could have also been classified as a breakout day for the Burroughs and Burbank programs. The Indians took second with 412 points, behind Arcadia (394), but ahead of league title aspirant Crescenta Valley, which was third with 415 points, while Bulldogs sophomore Jason Apinchapong continued his strong play by tying with Arcadia senior Andrew Baek for medalist honors with a four-over 76 on the par-72 course.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 23, 2014
A long standing league championship drought was going to be snapped Wednesday. The Burroughs High and Burbank boys' track and field teams entered the final dual meet of the season tied and undefeated in the Pacific League. With both teams vying for their first crown in the Pacific League, the Indians were looking for their first title in 17 years, while the Bulldogs hadn't notched a championship in 29 years. Both of those titles came in the Foothill League. Behind outstanding performances by Matt Schwartz and Corwin Scherer, Burroughs was the team which was able to finally end the drought, besting Burbank, 79-57, at Memorial Field.
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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 22, 2014
BURBANK - The Arcadia High softball team accomplished something not many teams have been able to pull off this season against Burbank and ace pitcher Caitlyn Brooks. The Apaches scored a run against the reigning All-Area Player of the Year in the first inning to take an early lead. Although the Bulldogs tallied a run in their half of the first inning, the score was still tied after two innings. Burbank was able to break the game open in the third and tallied six runs over three innings to earn an 8-4 Pacific League victory Tuesday against Arcadia at McCambridge Park.
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