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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | November 11, 2010
BURBANK HIGH — There was a playoff double dip taking place Tuesday at Burbank High. Not only was the girls' tennis team hosting Great Oak in a CIF Southern Section Division II wild-card match, just a few steps away the Bulldogs boys' water polo team was taking on visiting La Salle in a Division V playoff contest. Unfortunately for Burbank, both of the teams had something else in common beside playing at home: both suffered losses. While the tennis team was beaten, 11-7, the water polo squad fell, 10-6.
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By Charles Rich | January 9, 2010
LA CRESCENTA — The Crescenta Valley High and Burbank girls’ water polo teams have recently enjoyed the spotlight in the Pacific League. The squads have combined to win the last five league championships. Crescenta Valley saw its bid to win a fifth straight league title derailed by Burbank last season. In search of regaining the top spot in league, Crescenta Valley Coach Pete Loporchio said he recently made it a point for the Falcons to attack early and often in their league matches.
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By Jeff Tully | February 7, 2009
BURROUGHS HIGH — With a convincing 18-3 victory Wednesday against cross-town rival Burroughs, the Burbank High girls’ water polo team completed a Pacific League sweep of its six league opponents. Accomplishing that feat in any other team sport in the Southern Section would give a team like the Bulldogs a league championship. However, in water polo, things are done a little differently. If Burbank wants to nail down its first-ever crown, it has to win two head-to-head matches against league foes in the Pacific League Tournament, which begins Tuesday at Burbank High.
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By Jeff Tully | January 30, 2008
BURBANK HIGH — Burbank High girls’ water polo Coach Carlos Pelayo said his team “suffered several mental lapses” and “played sluggish at times” Tuesday in a Pacific League match against Burroughs. A happy Indians Coach Carlos Ponce said his squad “played a very good game” and made the Bulldogs “play our type of game” in the cross-town rivalry contest. However, despite what the coaches’ comments seem to indicate, the outcome favored Burbank.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | March 18, 2011
BURBANK HIGH — Jordan Card has definitely stayed busy with her athletic endeavors during her senior year at Burbank High. Currently, she is competing for the Bulldogs girls' swim team, as well as the girls' track and field squad. In the fall, she tried her hand on the links with the Burbank girls' golf team. However, it is in water polo that Card has been able to make her biggest splash. Despite the rigors of spending much of her time competing in athletics this school season, Card wouldn't have it any other way. "I like being active mostly," Card said.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | October 29, 2010
BURROUGHS HIGH — Burbank High boys' water polo coach Carlos Pelayo wasn't exactly honest with his team prior to Wednesday's match against Burroughs. Although there was likely a chance his Bulldogs could finish fourth in the Pacific League regular season even if they lost, the coach didn't tell that to his group. "I told them they had to win to get fourth place," Pelayo said. "I didn't want to take any chances. " Burbank did gain the win, 9-6, but had to hold off a surging Indians squad in the second half to do so, playing solid defense in the fourth quarter of the contest at Burroughs High.
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BY JEFF TULLY, jeff.tully@latimes.com | February 13, 2012
The Burroughs High girls' water polo team couldn't have asked for a better draw for the first round of the CIF Southern Section V playoffs. Not only will the Indians began the postseason with a home match, but they will take on a team that they easily defeated earlier in the season. Burroughs (19-4) is fresh from a gutsy performance last week in the Pacific League championship. The Indians lost to Crescenta Valley, 8-6, to earn the No. 2 seed from the league. Burroughs will take on Elsinore (9-17)
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | October 22, 2010
BURROGHS HIGH — After seeing how close the Burroughs High boys' water polo team played Glendale's archrival Hoover in the first half on Tuesday, the Nitros made sure not to fall into the same predicament when they met the Indians in a Pacific League match at Burroughs on Thursday. The match was never close, as Glendale scored the first 10 goals and had little trouble holding off Burroughs for a 15-4 win. Glendale (15-6, 4-1 in league) led, 5-0, by the end of the first quarter after getting goals from Mamikonyan, David Grigorian, Martin Narinyan, Manuk Hakobyan and Martik Chatalyan.
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BY JEFF TULLY, jeff.tully@latimes.com | December 8, 2011
BURBANK HIGH — With just three matches played between them coming into the third annual Burbank Tournament, the girls' water polo teams from Burbank High and Hoover were hoping to use the event to get some much-needed experience. Playing five to six matches during the three-day tourney that began Thursday and concludes Saturday, the Bulldogs and Tornadoes will get their fill of competition in the event that features 10 teams. It was a rocky first day of matches for Hoover, as it dropped two contests Thursday, the last being a 17-0 defeat at the hands of the Indians.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | October 5, 2011
LA CRESCENTA - There were plot lines aplenty as the Crescenta Valley High boys' water polo team, the three-time reigning Pacific League champion, began defense of its league crown against visiting Burbank on Tuesday afternoon. A season removed from a CIF Southern Section Division V semifinal appearance, the Falcons found themselves reeling from graduations and entering league with an overall record far below .500. Just four days removed from first-year Burbank Coach Adam Wright stepping down from the Bulldogs helm, Burbank found itself with its third coach in less than a year leading an undefeated squad into league with aspirations of defeating the Falcons for the first time in program history.
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