March 19, 2003
BURROUGHS HIGH -- Burroughs High football player David Brooks has never doubted his athletic ability would earn him an opportunity to play at the college level. However, the 5-foot-9, 150-pound senior also realized his size would likely deter some collegiate coaches from recruiting him. All he needed was a coach who would look past his unassuming stature and take a chance on the skillful multipurpose player. He found that person in Weber State University Coach Jerry Graybeal, as Brooks has signed a letter of intent to play for the Wildcats.
December 13, 2008
Keeping tabs with local athletes competing in college football: Eben Britton (Burroughs High) junior left tackle, University of Arizona football : Britton has turned heads and gained accolades for his work in the trenches this season for the Wildcats. As a team, with Britton holding down the line, the Wildcats have posted the second-best scoring mark in school history at 37.1 points per game. A first-team All-Pacific 10 Conference honoree this season, the 6 foot 6, 310-pound Britton is said to be considering a jump to the NFL. Britton is predicted to go high in the 2009 NFL Draft if he does forgo his senior season at Arizona.
March 25, 2009
Bits and pieces from the local sports scene: Former Bellarmine-Jefferson football player playing professionally : The opportunity to keep playing football after finishing their college career is an opportunity not many athletes get to enjoy. However, for former Bell-Jeff and Glendale Community College standout Brendon Doyle , he is getting the chance to do just that. While enjoying a successful stint at Weber State University, Doyle was noticed by the owner of the Ogden Knights, a team in the newly formed American Indoor Football Assn.
January 20, 2007
BURBANK — With its recent success, its not surprising the Glendale Community College football program has turned out its share of talented players. It's because of that success that a large number of athletes have been moving on to four-year colleges after their tenure with the Vaqueros the last two years. Last season, 27 of the 30 sophomores on the team earned scholarships at four-year universities. However, along with individuals leaving, the program's success has also prompted players to want to come to GCC. Two former Burbank-area standouts have found new college homes after helping the Vaqueros to a fine year this past season.
October 17, 2007
Ken Tada and Lynn Ryerson will take their place among the honorees in the Burroughs Athletics Hall of Fame on Thursday, as they will be inducted during halftime of the Indians’ game against Hoover. Along with serving as Associated Student Body president in 1963, Tada played football for three seasons and was a starter at center and linebacker for the Indians. He served as a coach and teacher at Burroughs for 32 years — earning teacher-of-the-year honors several times.
June 4, 2003
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan Six local football players took part in the Seventh Annual Valley Youth Conference East-West All-Star game. Four of them had good experiences. The other two were glad Saturday's game finished as fast as it did. There was a mix of emotions following the East team's 17-7 loss at Van Nuys Birmingham High. Burroughs' Cory Brownlee said he felt like he held his own against some of the top players from elite schools, and teammates David Brooks, T.J. McDonald and Alan West -- who will play at University of Pennsylvania in the fall -- saw plenty of playing time in a dull, and sometimes boring, game.
May 28, 2003
NORWALK -- For Kyle Ivie and Carolyn Brown, running in Saturday's CIF Southern Section Track and Field Championship was probably the least stressful aspect of their respective days at Cerritos College's Falcon Stadium. It was during lengthy waiting periods on the infield grass following their races in the Division II final that the nerves and tension began to mount for two of the area's most celebrated athletes. Ivie was admittedly more confident than Brown, as the Burbank senior knew that despite finishing fourth in a loaded boys' 1,600-meter field, he had almost assured himself a spot for Friday's Master's Meet -- the top nine competitors in Southern California -- at Cerritos College.
May 21, 2003
BURBANK -- Track and field coaches have a difficult task getting their athletes to peak at just the right time. The coaches try and get their athletes to perform at their best toward the end of the season, so they can be ready for CIF Southern Section competition. Burroughs High Coaches John Peebles and Tony Novoa and Burbank Coach Darin Wolf have a group of runners who are performing well and setting their sites on a section championship. Friday, Indian and Bulldog athletes took part in the CIF Southern Section Division II preliminaries at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, and four did well enough to move on to the final.
April 3, 2011
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level. Emily Tubert (Burroughs High, 2010) freshman, Arkansas University golf: Most athletes need time to get acclimated after jumping to the next level of competition. Tubert, on the other hand, hasn't needed a grace period to adjust to college golf. Tubert has won three of her eight tournaments and earned two Southeastern Conference Women's Golfer of the Week honors already this year, most recently on March 29. The distinction came after her performance at the MountainView Collegiate tournament in Tucson, Ariz.