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By Charles Rich | September 30, 2009
BURBANK HIGH — The Burbank High and Crescenta Valley girls’ volleyball teams want to participate in the playoffs in November. In the first of two Pacific League meetings this season, Burbank took a step toward possibly achieving that goal. Talented Crescenta Valley might have regressed a bit. Burbank received 13 kills from middle blocker Narine Kirakosyan and 25 assists from setter Sarah Tubert to pick up a 25-19, 25-23, 23-25, 25-19 home win. “It’s our biggest win of the season,” said Burbank Coach Sarah Brown, who previously served as an assistant at Crescenta Valley for two seasons.
By Seth Amitin | October 20, 2007
MEMORIAL FIELD — With penalties abound against Muir High, the Burbank football team tried to take advantage in its Pacific League game Friday. However, despite getting a host of yellow flags, the Mustangs proved too tough, as they downed the Bulldogs, 41-15, at Memorial Field. Muir (5-2, 4-0 in league) received 13 penalties, a few on personal fouls, but none came on any deciding plays. On the flip side, Burbank received four penalties in the first half, three of which negated big plays or benefited to Muir.
By Jeff Tully | October 15, 2008
BURROUGHS HIGH — The Burbank High girls’ volleyball team came two points away from knocking off defending Pacific League champion Burroughs. The Bulldogs played well in the first two games of the match Tuesday, and had late leads in the first three. However, the Indians were able to battle back and weathered their rival’s charges, as Burroughs gained a 26-24, 26-24, 21-25, 25-21, victory at home. The victory keeps the Indians (7-3, 6-1 in league) in second place in league.
By Jeff Tully | March 15, 2008
GLENDALE ? With just one returning player, the Glendale High boys? volleyball team fields a young team with very limited varsity experience this season. However, the Nitros have one up on Burbank High ? literally ? as the Bulldogs have no returning players. In just its second year of existence, Burbank spent its inaugural season in the sport a year ago competing on the junior varsity level. The Bulldogs are also playing their first season in the Pacific League. Burbank showed it has even less experience than Glendale, as the Nitros easily swept the visiting Bulldogs, 25-11, 25-12, 25-14, Friday in a league match.
By Jonathan Raber | October 28, 2006
BURBANK ? The Burbank High football team understands the pain of lopsided losses. The Bulldogs beat Hoover High, 61-0, in a Pacific League game on Thursday at Memorial Field. However, it was the Bulldogs who experienced the pain of some lopsided results in recent years. "It gives us a better perspective of what the Hoover kids go through," said Bulldogs Coach Greg Sobiech of suffering prior big defeats. Although the Tornadoes have struggled through a winless season, including being shut out in six games, the team's play continues to please its coach.
October 21, 2006
PASADENA — For the Burroughs High football team, the formula for success is simple. Play intense, physical defense to shut down the opposition, then give the ball to your workhorse running back to wear it out. The plan didn't work to perfection, but it worked well enough on Friday, as the Indians defeated Muir, 25-18, in a showdown of the Pacific League's top two teams, behind strong second-half efforts from the defense and running back...
By Jeff Tully | November 7, 2009
MEMORIAL FIELD — With both teams battling to stay in Pacific League championship picture, the Crescenta Valley High and Burroughs football teams battled to a stalemate through three quarters. Unfortunately for the Indians, if they hoped to remain as the lone unbeaten team in league they would have to beat a potent Falcons squad without their starting quarterback, who was knocked out of Friday’s game contest in the second quarter. Despite the challenge, Burroughs rose to the occasion, as its defense stopped the Falcons with a huge goal-line stand in the fourth quarter to earn a 14-12 victory at Memorial Field.
By Charles Rich | December 22, 2007
GLENDALE — Oh, the possibilities that might exist. One of these upcoming Pacific League matches, there’s a good chance the Glendale High girls’ soccer team will score its first goal in league play. There’s also a chance that Burbank won’t yield a goal at the rate it’s playing during the first month of the season. Burbank got another stellar defensive effort Thursday afternoon to earn a 2-0 victory against Glendale at Glendale High’s Moyse Field.
By Jeff Tully | April 4, 2009
BURROUGHS HIGH — The way things went in the first of three rounds Thursday, it appeared the Glendale High boys’ tennis team had a distinct advantage against Burroughs. But the Indians played better in the final two rounds and challenged the Nitros, who were pushed to the brink late in the Pacific League match. Glendale had to rely on a win by its No. 1 doubles team in the last set of the contest to hold on for a 10-8 victory at Burroughs. “We figured it was going to be close,” Nitros Coach Bob Davidson said.
By Jeff Tully | February 4, 2009
BURROUGHS HIGH — Burroughs High boys’ basketball Coach Art Sullivan has made changes to his lineup since the first time his squad faced Glendale last month. The coach shuffled his starting five and now has some of that group coming off the bench, in hopes of giving the squad a boost. Much like the Indians, the Nitros also have a different look since defeating Burroughs by nine points Jan 12. However, Glendale has been forced to make the changes after two of its players were sidelined with injuries.
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