June 26, 2002
Erik Boal For the first three innings of their Little League District 16 Minor Baseball Tournament semifinal against Andy's Transfer and Storage, the Burbank Dodgers relied on the strong left arm of pitcher Ryan Piper to repeatedly escape trouble. The Dodgers cut down two runners at the plate in the first, held a runner at third in the second and forced their opponent to strand the bases loaded in the third, which kept the game tied Saturday at Montrose Park.
June 9, 2007
VAN NUYS — In no time, Kathryn Poet and Jade Terry found themselves on the diamond surrounded by stars. Make that a cast of all-stars that included the duo. Poet and Terry each played a role Wednesday afternoon in helping the East Team notch a 7-3 victory against the West Team in the San Fernando Valley Classic All-Star Game at Birmingham High. Poet, who graduated Sunday from Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, scored a key insurance run in the eighth inning and played left field for three innings in game geared for top seniors from the San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Antelope and Conejo valleys.
May 22, 2004
OLIVE PARK -- Providence High softball Coach Maggie Boozel resigned herself to the fact that this was going to be a rebuilding year for the Pioneers. Either Boozel is a great architect, or the Pioneers have enjoyed a tremendous growth spurt, because this season has been anything but a bust for Providence. Rebuilding teams usually don't finish second in league, as the Pioneers did in the Liberty League. Also, young teams usually don't record overwhelming CIF Southern Section playoff victories, as Providence did Wednesday at Olive Park, rolling to a 25-0 Division VI wild-card triumph against L.A. Shalhevet at Olive Park.
May 31, 2006
Keeping up with locals who are playing professional baseball. Freddy Sanchez (Burbank High; Glendale Community College), second baseman, Pittsburgh Pirates ? Sanchez proved in 2005 that once he was given an opportunity to start on a daily basis, he would produce. He finished the year with a career-best and team-high 17-game hitting streak, including nine multiple-hit contests this year. A year later, Sanchez is proving once again that he's a reliable starter. Sanchez was inserted into the starting lineup and had a 12-game hitting streak that ended May 22. Sanchez went 21 for 47 during the surge, giving him a .350 average on the season, which would have tied him for the league lead had he had enough plate appearances.
March 15, 2003
Jeff Tully Tom Crowther has vivid memories about the last time the Burroughs High baseball team advanced to the championship game of the El Segundo Tournament In 1996, the first-year coach was a senior on an Indian squad that was defeated by Simi Valley Royal in the title contest. Tonight at 7:30, Crowther and Burroughs will get a chance to win its first championship in the prestigious tourney, after defeating host Acradia, 4-2, in a semifinal game Thursday.
March 19, 2003
Jeff Tully The Burroughs High baseball team has waited seven years to get back to the championship game of the El Segundo Tournament. Because of rains that pelted Southern California last weekend, the Indians will have to wait four more weeks to vie for their first title in the prestigious tournament. The damp weather not only washed out Burroughs' championship game, but it also forced the postponement of the 30th annual Burbank Invitational track and field meet.
June 9, 2004
Erik Boal For Burroughs High senior Val Rico and Burbank residents Jim and Laura Stone, Monday's 18th annual San Fernando Valley All-Star Game served as the ideal therapy following an emotional week. For the Stone family, representing the Village Christian softball team, the contest provided a fun release after a chaotic four-day stretch that included a heartbreaking one-run, eight-inning loss in Friday's CIF Southern Section Division V championship game in Irvine.
May 17, 2003
Jim Riggio McCAMBRIDGE PARK -- Eight years of playing travel and high school softball has consumed a big part of Burroughs pitcher Dani Regan's life. So much so that the senior has decided to seek life after softball following the season. Regan probably thought she ended her career in style Thursday night, as she pitched a three-hit shutout in Burroughs' 7-0 victory against Burbank in a Foothill League finale at McCambridge Park. "I didn't play to the best of my abilities tonight, but my team supported me," Regan said.
April 1, 2014
BURBANK - For the first time in more than two decades, the Burbank High baseball team entered the league campaign as a defending champion. Last season, the Bulldogs shared the Pacific League crown with Crescenta Valley for the program's first title since 1991. However, after the graduation of 14 seniors, this year's team doesn't much look like the squad from a season ago. Burbank played like an inexperienced squad in its league opener at home Tuesday against Arcadia, running itself out of scoring opportunities with baserunning mistakes and failing to score a run despite putting runners on base in every inning.
July 12, 2003
BURBANK-- Like most coaches, Kris Kohlmeier has no problem bestowing praise upon his players. But when the Glendale High softball coach talks about Heather Hamasaki, his compliments aren't just any run-of-the-mill remarks. "She's the best person I've ever had the pleasure of coaching," Kohlmeier said of his Lehigh University-bound pitcher. "If you look up the word 'humble' in the dictionary, you'd see a picture of Heather. The girl wasn't about records or stats, she was about her teammates."