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May 1, 2002
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan NORTHRIDGE -- Every all-star game usually has an unforgettable moment, whether it be a specific play or the performance of a single player. Burroughs High girls' basketball player Gracie Coronado's basket in the sixth annual Battle of the Valley All-Star game between the CIF Southern Section and the L.A. City Section left her teammates and the near-capacity crowd at Cal State Northridge laughing and shaking their heads in disbelief.
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May 1, 2002
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan NORTHRIDGE -- In a contest that resembled more of a pick-up game -- when barely any defensive pressure is applied, nobody hustles and players try to show each other up -- Trent Cleveland and Jason Flowers enjoyed the competition and the excitement of participating in the sixth annual Battle of the Valley All-Star game. The Burbank High boys' basketball players competed for the Southern Section team that was routed by the City Section, 135-111, on Saturday night at Cal State Northridge.
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By Jeff Tully | February 13, 2010
BELLARMINE-JEFFERSON HIGH — Technically, the Bellarmine-Jefferson High girls’ basketball team clinched its third straight Santa Cruz League championship Thursday evening. Ranked No. 1 in the CIF Southern Section IVA Division, the Guards were no doubt the favorites to capture the league title again this season. Maybe it was that expectation, or the fact the clinching game came with a 73-25 blowout win against St. Mary’s Academy at Bell-Jeff, but the moment was definitely anticlimactic.
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April 28, 2001
Sang Lee BURBANK -- Everything was at stake: the playoffs, a rivalry, and perhaps most importantly, respect. The Burroughs High boys' golf team stepped onto Hansen Dam Golf Course Thursday knowing full well the implications: do well or it's the end of the season. The Indians outshot rival Burbank High by 10 strokes to finish third in the Foothill League final match, earning them a spot in the CIF Southern Section playoffs for the first time since 1996.
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September 6, 2003
BELLARMINE-JEFFERSON HIGH -- It has been an eventful week for the Bellarmine-Jefferson High football team. While most teams in the Southern Section are anticipating their season-opening games next week, the Guards jump right into the thick of things tonight. At 7 p.m. at Burroughs' Memorial Field, the Guards will kick off the 2003 campaign with a nonleague contest against Compton Centennial. The game between the Guards and Apaches will be one of 24 so-called "early games" this week played in the Southern Section.
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By Jeff Tully | February 20, 2010
BURBANK HIGH — Most of the Burbank High players probably didn’t realize the history and success their opening postseason opponent possessed. However, Bulldogs Coach Jose Hernandez is all-too familiar with the winning Glendora program, as well as Tartans’ place in Southern California boys’ basketball lore. Fortunately for the Bulldogs, past success couldn’t save Glendora in a first-round game of the CIF Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs. Behind the shooting of Andy Karandganyan, coupled with a solid inside game, Burbank was able to notch a 58-44 victory at home.
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By Story by Jeff Tully? Photo by Scott Smeltzer | April 19, 2010
For four years, Cassie Pappas honed her skills and increased her proficiency as a basketball player on the hardwood at Crescenta Valley High. In her first three years with the Falcons program, Pappas showed flashes of brilliance, impressing coaches, frustrating opponents and thrilling fans with her inspired play. But that was only a prelude for a senior season that helped lift the four-year starter into the upper echelon of girls’ players in the state. Adapting to a switch to point guard this past season, Pappas was called upon to run the Crescenta Valley offense.
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April 29, 2010
F or four years, Cassie Pappas honed her skills and increased her proficiency as a basketball player on the hardwood at Crescenta Valley High. In her first three years with the Falcons program, Pappas showed flashes of brilliance, impressing coaches, frustrating opponents and thrilling fans with her inspired play. But that was only a prelude for a senior season that helped lift the four-year starter into the upper echelon of girls' players in the state. Adapting to a switch to point guard this past season, Pappas was called upon to run the Crescenta Valley offense.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | February 17, 2014
It was an emotional end to the regular season for the Burroughs High boys' soccer team. The Indians ended the campaign Thursday with a 4-2 victory against cross-town rival Burbank. The victory clinched the Pacific League championship for Burroughs in what turned out to be a highly competitive league season. "I think the boys enjoyed winning the league, and obviously it was emotional for them," said Burroughs Coach Mike Kodama, whose team captured the league crown for the second consecutive season.
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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 Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | December 27, 2013
Throughout the past year, the local community experienced its share of important, interesting and significant sports stories. Some of the stories enlightened us, some informed us and others just entertained us. Although many of the stories deserve recognition, a select few stood out among the others. Chosen by the Leader, here is a list of the top 10 sports stories of 2013. 1 Burbank football team rolls to CIF-SS semifinals: The Bulldogs were able to accomplish something that no other team in the program has been able do for more than 80 years.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | November 21, 2013
For the girls' tennis players taking part in the CIF Southern Section Individual Tournament, there is always an element of the unknown. That's because athletes who qualify for the tournament don't find out about their draw until they arrive on the morning of the event. One Burbank High singles player and one doubles team will likely experience that anticipation when they take part in the tournament Monday. "It's really tough because you never know who you are going to face or what kind of seeding you're gonna get," Burbank Coach Loi Phan said.
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By Nathan Cambridge | November 12, 2013
BURBANK - The Burbank High girls' volleyball team was unsuccessful in defending its share of the Pacific League title it earned last season. What the Bulldogs did earn, with a sweep at Burroughs in the final match of the regular season, was a tie for second place with their rivals. This meant that, by way of an aggregate victory total of four games to three in the two meetings with the Indians, Burbank became the No. 2 seed out of the league in the CIF Southern Section Division IIA playoffs, thereby avoiding going on the road to start its postseason run. So as a reward for the regular season finale shutout, the Bulldogs looked to cash in on home court advantage as they hosted Temescal Canyon in the first round.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | August 27, 2013
For the first time in years, there will be no Burbank All-City Cross-Country meet to sort, determine and highlight the top runners within the Media City. Yet, just because there's no race doesn't mean there isn't a competition among the four local schools to showcase which is strongest. BURBANK When asked to describe the state of his boys' and girls' teams, Burbank Coach Trevor Marca gave a similar response for two squads hoping to post breakout seasons. "I would say both are determined and hungry to have big years," Marca said.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | July 12, 2013
SAN MARINO - There's a natural temptation to wonder just what kind of season San Marino High senior James Wade would have had without the presence of University High phenom Gage Brymer. It seemed around every corner, at every championship opportunity, Wade would ultimately run into the nation's top-ranked player and would ultimately be denied. "In all honestly, Gage is just on another level. He's a machine and his work ethic, from what I hear, is the best in Southern California," San Marino High Coach Melwin Pereira.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | May 7, 2013
BURBANK - After wrapping up their CIF Southern Section Division V first-round playoff match, the members of the Providence High boys' volleyball team noticed some pluses and minuses. On the positive side, the Pioneers got another strong effort from both Phil Harvey and Taylor Saldana. On the other end of the spectrum, the Pioneers agreed they need to work on raising their concentration level throughout an entire contest. Providence received 14 kills from Harvey and nine from Saldana on Tuesday to earn a 25-6, 26-24, 23-25, 25-15 home victory against California Academy of Math and Science.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | February 16, 2013
BURBANK - A potential blowout for the Burbank High girls' basketball team nearly turned into a blown victory in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division I-A playoffs on Saturday evening. The Pacific League third-place Bulldogs led by as many as 14 points before holding their collective breath and holding back visiting El Toro, which cut that deficit to one possession before running out of steam in a 53-41 victory for host Burbank. With the win, the Bulldogs (16-12)
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | July 20, 2012
PASADENA - Every race has a finishing point. Yet, the same may not necessarily apply to every runner. Take La Salle High junior Daniel De La Torre, for instance. This year's All-Area Boys' Track and Field Athlete of the Year, as voted by the sports writers and editors of the Pasadena Sun, La CaƱada Valley Sun, Glendale News-Press and Burbank Leader, concluded a highly successful 2012 campaign in early June. This season, De La Torre was the lone area athlete to advance to the CIF State Meet in two events, was one of five area participants to win a CIF Southern Section Division championship, and claimed a handful of nonleague invitational titles.
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