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By JEFF TULLY | September 11, 2013
BURBANK — The members of the Burroughs High boys' water polo team just wanted to get into the pool this week and face an opponent to begin their season — any opponent. Under the direction of a new coach, the Indians were finally able to kick off their campaign Monday, rolling to an easy nonleague victory against Mark Keppel. Burroughs looked to build on that success Wednesday when it hosted Monrovia in a nonleague contest. After a slow start, the Indians were able to create separation in the second quarter, led by a solid defensive effort and poor shooting from the Wildcats.
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By Jeff Tully | September 2, 2006
BURBANK — There has been a great deal of change with the area's boys' water polo teams since the 2005 season. Burroughs High has a new coach in Kristina Garcia, a 2000 Glendale High graduate who played on the Division I college level at Cal State Northridge and was on the women's coaching staff at College of the Canyons last season. She replaced Carlos Ponce, who is concentrating on just the Indians girls' team after heading both programs last season. At Burbank, second-year Coach Dro Hovanessian — a Burroughs graduate — has retooled much of the Bulldogs' offense and defense.
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By Gabriel Rizk | January 30, 2010
BURBANK HIGH — The Burbank High girls’ water polo team didn’t leave a whole lot of time for Glendale to answer its game-tying tally late in the fourth quarter on Wednesday, but the Bulldogs left just enough for the Nitros to pull out a big win that figures to complicate the Pacific League playoff picture heading into the upcoming league tournament. Burbank’s Nichole Valencia scored on a deep lob with 20 seconds left to pull even with Glendale, only to see the Nitros’ Desiree Solano Garcia wrest the lead back with three seconds remaining to seal an 11-10 victory.
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By Charles Rich | January 12, 2008
GLENDALE ? Her first shot missed, but the rest didn?t. Glendale High girls? water polo player Shaggy Abolian didn?t let missing a five-meter shot in the first quarter mess with her psyche. Instead, Abolian calmly went on to enjoy a banner performance at the expense of Burroughs. Abolian scored a match-high eight goals Wednesday afternoon to propel host Glendale to a 17-3 Pacific League victory. Abolian, who helped the Nitros advance to the CIF Southern Section Division IV semifinals last year before earning All-CIF honors for the first time, scored her goals in bunches.
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By Jeff Tully | February 3, 2007
BURROUGHS HIGH — The Burbank High girls' water polo team made history Friday. By defeating cross-town rival Burroughs, 17-2, in the final match of the regular season, the Bulldogs finished undefeated in league for the first time in program history. Burbank also claimed its first regular-season league championship by easily taking care of the Indians at Burroughs. However, the Bulldogs (20-6, 7-0 in league) aren't finished with their league foes quite yet. They will be the No. 1 seed in the league tournament that will be held at Burbank's home pool Tuesday and Thursday.
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June 28, 2008
High schools to host an alumni picnic The eighth annual Burbank High School and John Burroughs High School alumni picnic is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Johnny Carson Park at 400 S. Bob Hope Drive in Burbank. The event will include an alumni classic car show and a giveaway of door prizes. Guests are invited to bring picnic chairs and blankets. A $2 donation will be collected. The proceeds will benefit the park. ? Club brings in children?s books The Rotary Club of Burbank Sunrise raised more than 1,000 children?
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February 16, 2005
ENJOY! Behind the voice of Lisa Simpson Actress Yeardley Smith's one-woman show opens up her life playing Lisa Simpson and the neuroses that have plagued her. See ENJOY!, Page A9 BUSINESS Burbank sisters revamp home Pair returns to TV screens after renovating a Glendale house on the Home & Gardens television channel. See BUSINESS, Page A8 SPORTS Water polo takes show on the road Burbank faces a tough challenge on road to the postseason against a strong Foothill team.
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January 18, 2003
Jeff Tully Burbank High girls' water polo coach John Abdou was a man in a pretty good mood despite his team suffering a 13-goal loss. Against visiting Montebello Thursday in an Almont League match at Burroughs High, the coach said he was proud of the way his team played in a 21-8 defeat. "Montebello is a very good team, one of the better teams in the CIF division," Abdou said. "They are also one of the best teams in our league. "So I'm not disappointed with the way that we played.
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By By Edgar Melik-Stepanyan | January 7, 2006
GIRLS' WATER POLO: Crescenta Valley avenges two losses last season against Burbank with 11-4 victory againt rival.LA CRESCENTA -- The rivalry is already well established between the Crescenta Valley and Burbank girls' water polo programs. It only figures to intensify next season when the Bulldogs, who play in the Almont League, join the Falcons in the Pacific League. The Falcons and Bulldogs met for the final time in a nonleague match Thursday when Crescenta Valley set out to make a statement.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | March 14, 2014
Bits and pieces from the local sports scene. Three Providence girls' basketball players honored on all-league list : For the second time in three seasons, the Providence High girls' basketball team captured a Liberty League championship, but didn't have player voted the league's player of the year. This season, that honor went to Archer School's Maia Barnett, a senior who averaged 22.4 points and 9.7 rebounds a game. However, the Pioneers did have three players honored on the single Liberty League all-league list.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | February 19, 2014
It was a long ride and a tough opponent which awaited the Burroughs High girls' water polo team in its playoff opener Wednesday. Traveling to Riverside County, the Indians went up against a powerhouse Riverside Poly team, which is seeded No. 1 in CIF Southern Section Division V, for a first-round contest. In the end, Burroughs was just overmatched, as it suffered a 23-1 loss to the host Bears. "They are by far the best team we've played all season," said Burroughs Coach Michael Singhanate, whose team finished the season 8-16 and qualified for the postseason after placing fourth in the Pacific League.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | February 17, 2014
Burroughs High girls' water polo Coach Michael Singhanate knows the task facing his team will be a daunting one. But as has been the case all season, he is hoping this recent challenge will provide another learning experience for his players. Burroughs was able to garner the fourth and final automatic postseason berth from the Pacific League and, as its reward; it will travel to face top-seeded Riverside Poly. The Indians will open the CIF Southern Section Division V playoffs by heading to face the Bears, the Inland Valley League champion and overall No. 1 seed in the tournament Wednesday.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 16, 2014
Burroughs High girls' water polo was able to garner the fourth and final automatic postseason berth from the Pacific League and, as its reward, it will travel to face top-seeded Riverside Poly. The Indians will open the CIF Southern Section Division V playoffs by heading to face Riverside Poly, the Inland Valley League champion and overall No. 1 seed in the tournament on Wednesday. Riverside Poly was the runner-up in last season's championship voyage, losing to Crescenta Valley.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | February 14, 2014
WHITTIER - While most teams would probably still be basking in the glory after winning a league championship, the members of the Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo team went right back to the pool looking to fine tune some areas of their game Friday. After capturing the Pacific League championship for the fifth season in a row on Thursday, Crescenta Valley enjoyed a brief celebration before making the trek to meet host La Serna in a nonleague match Friday. Crescenta Valley passed its final regular-season test before beginning defense of its CIF Southern Section Division V crown, as Ashley Taylor collected a team-high four goals and Elissa Arnold added two goals and four steals to earn a 10-5 victory.
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By Nathan Cambridge, Special to the Burbank Leader | January 30, 2014
BURBANK - If the Burroughs High girls' water polo team wanted to put a positive stamp on their final regular season match in Pacific League play and keep its chances alive for another CIF postseason berth, it had to overcome a visiting Hoover squad that was still looking for an elusive league victory. Burroughs took care of business against the Tornadoes, smothering them with defensive pressure en route to a 10-3 victory Thursday afternoon. “We've been having issues all season about players letting up on pressure, but this game it stayed together pretty well,” Burroughs first-year coach Mike Singhanate said.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | January 16, 2014
BURBANK - The first time the Burroughs High girls' water polo team took on cross-town rival Burbank earlier in the season in a Burbank Tournament contest, the Indians lost in overtime. In the teams' second meeting Thursday in a Pacific League contest at Burbank, it wasn't as close. Paced by a big third quarter, the Indians avenged the earlier loss by posting an 11-5 victory. "We have improved a lot as a team since the first time we played them," Burroughs Coach Michael Singhanate said.
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By Nathan Cambridge | December 14, 2013
In the final day of play at the fifth annual Burbank High School girls' varsity water polo tournament, both the Bulldogs and Burroughs had notable success, although it was the hosts who had a little better time of it when it was said and done. “I know the girls are happy,” Burroughs first-year coach Michael Singhanate said. “They're not as happy as they'd like to be, but they're happy.” Both squads won their first games on Saturday in matchups of the four third-place finishers in their respective pools, which matched Burbank and Burroughs up in what turned out to be an exciting matchup for both, as the Bulldogs triumphed, 5-4, in sudden-death overtime against the Indians to wrap up the tournament.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | December 12, 2013
BURBANK - The Burbank High girls' water polo team was sky high when it defeated Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy on Thursday. Not only were the Bulldogs able to notch the victory in the first round of pool play in their own Burbank Tournament, but the win also signified the first of the year for the group. Burbank was hoping to carry over that momentum in a tourney pool-play match later Thursday against Mayfield. However, the physical play of the Cubs threw the Bulldogs off of their game and Mayfield was able to notch an 11-4 victory.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | December 12, 2013
BURBANK - Burroughs High's girls' water polo team played San Marino in a match earlier this season and the Indians were just no match for the Titans, who rolled to a 10-goal victory. The Indians got a second crack at San Marino on Thursday in a pool-play contest in the Burbank Tournament. PHOTOS: Burroughs vs. San Marino girls' water polo Although Burroughs wasn't able to avenge the earlier loss, it did narrow the gap, as it suffered an 8-5 loss against the Titans.
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