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By Joyce Rudolph | April 8, 2006
Becoming president of the Burbank Art Assn. was Doris Vick's destiny. She and her husband, Bill, bought their house from Helen Young, the first president of the art association, in 1965. The Vicks bought it and they have lived there ever since. Doris Vick, who is in her second consecutive term as president, has been a member for about 30 years. The association was chartered in 1950, the same year the Vicks moved to Burbank. The nonprofit organization's purpose, Doris Vick said, is to entice new artists to the field, she said.
By Jeff Tully | May 28, 2008
BURBANK — It was a successful spring season for many teams and individuals from Burbank, Burroughs, Bellarmine-Jefferson and Providence highs. Ten of the 14 local squads qualified for the CIF Southern Section playoffs, the teams won seven playoff contests and the area boasted four individual league champions in two sports. In addition, one team captured a league championship and four others finished second in their respective leagues. Leading the way in spring was the Burroughs boys’ tennis team, which also provided the biggest surprise of the year.
August 3, 2005
FREDDY SANCHEZ (Burbank High; third baseman; Pittsburgh Pirates): The former Bulldog and Glendale Community College star is getting his share of playing time in his first full season in the major leagues. The 27-year-old infielder has been steady on offense and has impressed many with his defensive skills. At the plate, he is hitting .278 (66 for 237) with 12 doubles, two triples and a home run in 79 games. He also has driven in 18 runs, scored 21 runs and walked 14 times.
January 8, 2005
Jeff Tully Genai Kerr and Wolf Wigo have taken distinctly different paths to reach the pinnacle of their sport. However, both have made their way to the same destination. Although Kerr and Wigo have diverse stories about how they have become two of the finest men's water polo players in the nation, the U.S. Olympic Team teammates share a common goal: to help promote the sport to young athletes. "I have been playing water polo since I was about 10," said Wigo, a 31-year-old driver on the U.S. National Team.
By Jeff Tully | November 25, 2009
About midway through the season, Burbank High junior running back Ulises Ochoa made a bold prediction. “It was about the fourth or fifth game that I told our assistant coach, Marcus Hood, ‘Hey man, I’m coming for your record,’ ” Ochoa said. Hood, an assistant under Coach Hector Valencia, set the school single-season rushing record of 1,268 yards in 2006 when he was a standout player for the Bulldogs. Ochoa grabbed that record last week, as he has 162 carries for 1,288 yards (7.9 yards a carry)
By Jeff Tully, | December 24, 2010
Rain is coming down in sheets, making the streets and sidewalks around Burbank High wet and slippery. Most normal people have sought refuge in their homes, or shelter themselves under the protection of an umbrella, in an attempt to keep dry. But for Burbank track and field and cross-country standout McKenzie Paul — and a group of Bulldogs runners — the rain only serves as a minor distraction. Paul has training to get in, and a little precipitation isn't going to stop her from completing her six-mile run. "I'm trying to come back after being sick for a few weeks, so I have to get my training in," said Paul, a senior.
By Jeff Tully, | July 23, 2010
Burroughs High boys' volleyball Coach Joel Brinton likes to tell the story about an encounter he had with player Tyler Yanez prior to last season. Brinton had Yanez run around the school, and the coach decided to accompany his player on the trek. "We started talking, and I asked him about his goals for the season," Brinton said. "He thought about it and he said 'I want to get first-team all-league this year.' When he said that I just stopped him right there. I told him 'What are you talking about?
By Jeff Tully, | November 29, 2011
It was a good 2010-11 season for three of the local girls' soccer programs, as Burbank, Burroughs and Providence highs all qualified for the CIF Southern Section playoffs. Two of the teams have new coaches this season. Eric Montoya, an assistant under Loi Phan, takes over the Bulldogs' program. At Burroughs, Eddie Garcia comes into the Indians' program for Louie Binda. Burbank and Burroughs are coming off seasons in which they stayed in the hunt for the Pacific League championship late into the year, only to see Crescenta Valley come on to take the title.
By Jeff Tully, | March 8, 2011
BURBANK — Hector Perez has built a winning baseball program at Bellarmine-Jefferson High over the last 11 years. Along with turning out a crop of players who have won league player-of-the-year honors and players who have gone on to compete on the college level, Perez has a postseason track record that no other area baseball coach can match. Under Perez, the Guards have qualified for the CIF Southern Section players for eight straight years. "I've just been fortunate to have been able to coach some pretty good players over the years," said Perez, a Burroughs High graduate.
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