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By Jeff Tully, | 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.
By Jeff Tully, | January 15, 2013
BURBANK - It was not too long ago that the Burroughs High girls water polo team was in the same boat that Pasadena finds itself this season. The Bulldogs have a young team with just four seniors. The squad is still finding its way and still developing as a unit. The Indians are young as well, but they do have a few key experienced players from last season's CIF Southern Section Division V quarterfinal squad. That experience was evident Tuesday in a Pacific League match against host Pasadena.
By Jeff Tully, | October 23, 2013
BURBANK - With its most productive player sidelined with an injury, Burbank High's boys' water polo team wondered how it would perform without the services of top scorer Dante Nazarian. And the Bulldogs would have to find that out against cross-town rival Burroughs. The Bulldogs' Arthur Mheryan wanted to make sure he did his part to fill in for his injured teammate. Despite suffering through a slow start, the Bulldogs came on in the second half, receiving a match-high six goals from Mheryan to turn back the Indians, 10-4, on Wednesday in a Pacific League contest at Burbank.
By Mary O’Keefe | August 5, 2009
In an early-afternoon game Saturday, the Burbank girls 10-and-under team took to the water to compete against Pasadena. But how well the Burbank side played wouldn’t matter because the team had to forfeit the game due to lack of girls competing. They were there as part of the city’s summer aquatics program at McCambridge Park pool. “We have to have at least three girls on the team, and two must be in the water at all times,” said Coach Bob Farmer. The water polo team is sponsored through the City of Burbank’s Park and Recreation and funding from LA 84, a foundation that came together during the 1984 Olympics games to support youth swim programs.
By Jeff Tully, | December 6, 2012
BURBANK HIGH - Things didn't look good for the Burroughs High girls' water polo team as it fell behind by five goals late in the third quarter Thursday night against Sherman Oaks Notre Dame in a second-round, pool-play match in the Burbank Tournament. But instead of rolling over, the Indians battled back. Burroughs cut the deficit to just two goals with 4:44 remaining in the contest and appeared to have momentum on its side. However, missed opportunities late in the final quarter allowed the Knights to hold on for a 7-4 victory.
By Jeff Tully, | November 7, 2012
BURBANK HIGH - Burbank High and coach Kristina Garcia didn't know much about Arlington from Riverside prior to the teams' CIF Southern Section Division V opening-round boys' water polo playoff match Wednesday. “We looked around on the Internet and we tried to find information about them, but there just wasn't that much,” Garcia said. “They weren't in the media a lot, so finding out about them was extremely difficult.” With little advanced information, the Bulldogs entered their opener with wide-eyed wonder.
February 26, 2000
Andrew Kushner VAN NUYS -- It's a good bet that not too many in the CIF Southern Section girls' water polo community expected Burroughs High to be in the Diviusion III semifinals. Along with finishing in second place in the Almont League behind No. 1-ranked Bell Gardens High, the Indians got little respect during the season, never being ranked among the division's top 10. But there they were Friday, in a final-four match against No. 2-seeded Harvard-Westlake High at L.A. Valley College in Van Nuys.
By Story by Timithie Gould ?Photo by Tammy Abbott | January 9, 2008
For Mike Scott, water polo has been a constant since the fifth grade. That was when Scott abandoned soccer, volleyball and swimming in favor of the age group water polo program in La Cañada ? a decision neither he nor his twin brother Max ever regretted. Since then, Scott has spent many hours in the pool en route to the pinnacle of his high school polo career, this year?s CIF Southern Section Division III championship game. Playing against Montebello for the championship for the third year running, Scott scored twice in the first quarter and again in the third to help his team to an 11-8 win to secure the Spartans?
February 9, 2010
When lightning that accompanied Tuesday’s rain storm struck close to Burbank High, that was a call to action. Not wanting to put athletes in possible harm’s way, officials from the Pacific League decided to postpone girls’ water polo and boys’ and girls’ soccer matches that were scheduled for Tuesday. One of the biggest events affected was the Pacific League water polo preliminaries. Host No. 3 Burbank was to take on No. 2 Pasadena at 4 p.m. and No. 4 Burroughs was to face No. 1 Crescenta Valley at 5. “We had some pretty big lightning strikes,” Burbank High girls’ water polo Coach Carlos Pelayo said.
By Jeff Tully | February 7, 2007
Burbank High's LaChee Singleton has worked hard in the pool to get noticed among her girls' water polo peers. With cat-like reflexes, an uncanny ability to block shots, a driving passion to be successful and the willingness to be a leader, the senior has received her share of attention in her three seasons playing for the Bulldogs varsity team. However, Singleton has also had to deal with individuals who are preoccupied with pointing out just one thing about her — the color of her skin.
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