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By Grant Gordon | March 24, 2010
LA CRESCENTA — Leading into the Pacific League softball season, the two biggest quandaries were whether or not Crescenta Valley High’s reign was in jeopardy and, if so, was Burroughs the top contender to take over the top spot? As the teams began their league seasons against each other on Tuesday afternoon, the Indians made their case for a changing of the guard. Behind a shutout performance from sophomore pitcher Heather Haynes and a two-run rally in the seventh, Burroughs knocked off three-time reigning league champion Crescenta Valley, 2-0, at CV High.
By Jeff Tully | January 28, 2009
GLENDALE — The boys’ soccer teams from Burbank High and Hoover had separate motivations heading into their match Monday. Well into the second half of Pacific League play, the Bulldogs were trying to remain among the elite squads in the league, as well as keep their hopes for a championship alive. The Tornadoes, on the other hand, needed a win to put themselves within striking distance of the league leaders. Despite a hard-fought, physical battle that yielded a ton of scoring chances, just a goal ended up separating the teams.
By Jeff Tully | January 17, 2009
GLENDALE — The Burbank High boys’ basketball team had the luxury of starting its Pacific League season with three games against opponents who aren’t very highly regarded. The Bulldogs won all three games. Glendale, on the other hand, opened league against teams considered at the top of the league, defeating Burroughs and Crescenta Valley and falling only to defending champion Pasadena. The Bulldogs and Nitros braced for a tough battle when the squads squared off Wednesday in a game at Glendale.
By Jeff Tully | March 24, 2007
GLENDALE — Scoring runs has been a difficult task this season for a young Hoover High baseball team. Likewise, creating scoring opportunities has been something that hasn't come easy for Burroughs. So, when the teams met Wednesday for a Pacific League game at Hoover, both squads expected a tight contest and a low-scoring affair. However, it didn't take the Indians long to deviate from the script, as they scored seven runs in the top of the first inning and rolled to an 8-3 victory.
By Charles Rich | March 15, 2008
BURBANK HIGH ? Performing on the Burbank High baseball field seems to bring out the best in Crescenta Valley starting pitcher Travis Feldman. The senior right-hander doesn?t mind pitching on the field at night and showed he can handle himself well with the bat in key situations, as well. Feldman struck out five in six innings and delivered a key two-run double in the first inning to spark Crescenta Valley to a 9-2 win against Burbank on Friday night in a Pacific League opener for both teams.
By Jeff Tully | October 17, 2009
MEMORIAL FIELD ? The Glendale High football team ran headlong into a motivated and focused Burbank squad Friday in a Pacific League game. Fresh from a win last week against defending champion Muir, the Bulldogs were determined to stay unbeaten in league and take the reigns as the team to beat. For the Nitros, they went into the contest looking for their first league win, and the squad had to accomplish that task short handed. To make matters worse, Glendale had both of its quarterbacks knocked out of the game in the first half.
By Jeff Tully | September 5, 2009
BURBANK — With Crescenta Valley High in the same league, most of the other teams in the Pacific League have a lot of catching up to do. Although the Falcons did lose some key players to graduation from last year’s CIF Southern Section Division VI and league championship team, the two area coaches expect the squad to again be formidable this season. “CV is always going to be tough, and we expect that this season,” Burroughs Coach Carlos Ponce said. “They have a strong program and they always seem to get great players.
By Dylan Kruse | April 30, 2008
GLENDALE — Both the Burroughs and Crescenta Valley high baseball teams entered Tuesday night’s Pacific League bout swinging hot bats, with each club averaging over 13 runs in its previous five contests. At the end of the night, only the Indians were able to keep that trend going. Burroughs junior right-hander Kyle Hart tossed a one-hit, complete-game gem to silence the lethal Falcons attack and the Indians pounded out 10 hits, including two towering home runs, to grab a pivotal 6-2 victory over the Falcons at Stengel Field.
By Gabriel Rizk | February 11, 2009
BURBANK HIGH — Crescenta Valley High’s offense finally began to string together some big shots in the fourth quarter, just in time to turn up the pressure on host Burbank in the teams’ Pacific League meeting on Tuesday night. But whereas the Falcons relied on their field-goal shooting to cut the Bulldogs’ lead to just two with under a minute to play, Burbank fell back on foul shots and not one, but two offensive rebounds plus a putback from Adam Colman with 20 seconds remaining that ended up being the key in securing a 55-49 win. “We kind of went away from what we do,” said Burbank Coach Jose Hernandez, whose team went over four minutes between Colman’s layup and its previous field goal, while taking 12 free throws in the fourth quarter.
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