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By Jeff Tully, | August 6, 2011
BURBANK — Kyle Hart has taken advantage of a valuable learning experience this summer. But the education the Burroughs High graduate has received didn't come in a classroom or from a book. Instead, Hart has gotten tutelage on the mound as a pitcher for the Corvallis Knights of the West Coast League, a wood-bat collegiate summer league. "It's been a really great experience for me," said Hart, a 2009 Burroughs graduate who is in his first season with the Knights. "They have really taken good care of me. I have learned a ton about just mixing up my pitches and pounding the strike zone.
By Kelly Corrigan, | July 25, 2011
Church Women United of Glendale hosts the 34th annual “Meals on Wheels” program from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 134 N. Kenwood St., Glendale. The salad bar luncheon will feature meat salads, fruit salads, deviled eggs and bread. Tickets cost $8. All proceeds assist those who can't afford the meal. Call (818) 243-9573. There are still seats available for children and teens to join Summer Acting Camp at Glendale Centre Theatre. The three-week camp session is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday from Aug. 1 through Aug. 22 at the theater, 324 N. Orange St., Glendale.
By Joyce Rudolph, | July 22, 2011
Youths enrolled in the city's Summer Daze day camp learned how airport police and fire departments handle emergencies and fight crime during a tour of Bob Hope Airport on Wednesday. Police officers demonstrated the T3 electric stand-up vehicle's siren and flashing lights. Its three-wheel design boasts a tiny turning circle, which makes it easy to maneuver small spaces. “We can use it inside and outside the airport terminal and on sidewalks,” said Sgt. Tom Davenport, of the airport police department.
By Jeff Tully, | July 13, 2011
BURBANK — At no time in history has young girls and boys had so much to choose from when it comes to leisure activities. From satellite and cable television with hundreds of channels, movies on DVD, computers and computer games and music on the go to suit any taste from rap to country, children have a multitude of choices. But even with so many couch-potato selections, many youngsters are still choosing to take part in athletics and sporting endeavors. In the summer in Burbank, young boys and girls have traditionally had a wide variety of sporting choices.
June 28, 2011
OLIVE PARK — For years, the Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services Department Ponytail Softball leagues have been the premier place for the area's young players to hone their playing skills. Following a season of intense rivalries and games, athletes got a chance to take it easy and partake in some friendly competition. Saturday at Olive Park, the players celebrated the ending of another successful season with the annual Ponytail Softball Jamboree, sponsored by the Foothill Civitan Club.
June 18, 2011
Bits and pieces from the local sports scene. Burroughs gets summer play underway : The Burroughs High girls' basketball team has jumped into summer competition with both feet. The Indians went 2-2 during their first week of play. Taking part in the Southern California Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Assn., Burroughs earned wins against La Cañada, 32-22, and Diamond Bar, 29-22. Against the Spartans, Aysia Shellmire had 12 points and 14 rebounds. She also had nine points and seen rebounds and Gabriella Pineiro had 11 points and seven rebounds in the win against Diamond Bar. Also in the tournament, the Indians lost to Bishop Amat, 34-19.
By Jeremy Curtis, Special to the Leader | June 15, 2011
GRANADA HILLS — It's happening already. All early signs point to a Burroughs High baseball program that's back on the rise. The Indians were dealt a significant setback in March, when the team was caught in the midst of an alleged underage drinking scandal involving a number of players. The remainder of the season was canceled. On April 18, former coach J.R. Schwer and his staff were fired by the school, which determined an assistant coach allegedly provided players beer during a tournament trip to Arizona.
By Jeremy Curtis, Special to the Leader | June 10, 2011
BURBANK HIGH — The looming dog days of summer may be a slower period for many teams, but for the Burbank High boys' basketball squad, it's hardly an offseason. The Bulldogs concluded their 2010-2011 campaign back in February with a 41-39 first-round playoff loss at Mission Viejo, a team that went on to play for a CIF Southern Section championship. Burbank finished the season with a 16-12 overall record and graduated senior starting forwards Adam Colman and Chris White. That campaign came a year after a record-breaking 2009-10 season in which the Bulldogs advanced to the CIF semifinals.
By Gretchen Meier, | January 19, 2011
The Burbank City Council is reconsidering its decision to cut a $52,000 after-school program as the nonprofit that stepped in to fill the void warned that it may not be able to shoulder the financial burden for much longer. The Burbank Boys and Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley has operated the Middle School After School Program since August, when city officials axed it because of low attendance and budget constraints. Burbank Unified School District asked the organization to step in before the start of the school year to offer a drop-in program for teens at John Muir and Jordan middle schools.
By Joyce Rudolph, | July 17, 2010
The Aircraft Rescue Firefighting vehicle picked up speed and headed west in front of the Bob Hope Airport fire station Thursday morning while a crowd of youngsters waited patiently. Then, as it reached the group, it sprayed water over their heads, igniting shrieks of delight as the youngsters threw their hands up into the air and ran this way and that. The kids were from the Summer Daze Express camp run by the Burbank Parks Recreation and Community Services out of Robert Gross Park, just down the street from the airport.
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