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February 28, 2009
NAVY RECRUIT COMPLETES BASIC TRAINING Navy Seaman Recruit Shane C. Sigston , son of Natalie K. Burkhart of Burbank and Jeffery C. Sigston of Apache Junction, Ariz., completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Sigston completed a variety of training that included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety.
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June 7, 2006
Vessella gets his shot at the majors: It has been a dream for Tom Vessella to be a professional baseball player. Tuesday, he took a step forward in realizing that dream. Vessella, a Burbank resident, was chosen in the 11th round ? 339th overall ? by the Houston Astros in the 2006 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft The left-handed pitcher is coming off a fine junior season for Whittier College. Vessella, who attended Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, was named the Whittier College Male Team Sport Athlete of the Year for his performances on the mound during the 2006 season.
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By Jeff Tully | June 10, 2006
Tom Vessella gathered together his family and friends for what he hoped would be a monumental day in his life. The Vessella home in Burbank was equipped for optimum viewing for the 2006 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Vessella's father ? also named Tom ? is a teacher, and he brought home an overhead projector to display the results of the draft on a wall in the living room. The younger Vessella, a 20-year old left-handed pitcher from Whittier College, didn't have to wait long Tuesday to see if he would be selected.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | February 6, 2014
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level. Kareem Ismail (Flintridge Prep, 2013) Macalester College men's basketball, freshman: It's been quite a struggle throughout the season for the Scots. Behind a huge effort from Ismail, Macalester was able to snap a 13-game losing streak that had spanned nearly two months. Ismail, a center and a former All-Prep League standout, finished with a team-high 15 points and four blocks to propel host Macalester to a 71-67 home overtime victory against Hamline on Saturday in a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | October 15, 2010
BURROUGHS HIGH — They have enjoyed success on the high school, college and even excelled in the professional ranks. But for a group of former Indians athletes Friday night, being inducted into the Burroughs Athletic Hall of Fame is something they will cherish. Two of the inductees, Mike Sheppard and Jeff Fitzgerald, who are both assistant coaches for the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals, took time off from their bye-week to attend the ceremony at Burroughs High. Also inducted were Kim Peppi-Kuenn and Elvin "Hutch" Hutchison, who was inducted posthumously.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | September 24, 2010
BURROUGHS HIGH — Burroughs High Athletic Director Marty Garrison gets a kick out of looking for former athletes to induct into the school's hall of fame. Scanning through years of information and a large group of deserving individuals, Garrison and others make sure that each year the Burroughs Athletic Hall of Fame is well represented by former Indians standouts. Throughout the years, Garrison said he is continually surprised at the response he gets when he tells a former athlete about his or her induction.
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January 5, 2000
Robert Blechl CIVIC CENTER -- When Burbank City Manager Bud Ovrom said "These are the best of times and the worst of times," he wasn't talking about the French Revolution. Instead, Ovrom was offering his own bittersweet take on Thomas Hoefel taking over for David Newsham as Burbank Chief of Police. At 9 a.m. Monday, Newsham passed his badge to 20-year department veteran Hoefel. The former captain's symbol of leadership was pinned to his uniform by his 11-year-old son, Keith.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | December 3, 2011
Keeping up with area athletes competing in college . Western Nelson (Burroughs High, 2009) Cal State San Marcos men's cross-country : The former Indians standout earned All-America honors and helped the Cougars to a second-place finish at the 2011 National Assn. of Intercollegiate Athletics National Championships on Nov. 19. The Cougars came into the race at Fort Vancouver, Wash. as the No. 8 team, but finished the season at No. 2 after the runner-up finish. San Marcos returned to the podium for the first time since a fourth-place place finish in 2003.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | September 7, 2012
One reason John Paramo - the new principal at John Burroughs High School - feels he can understand teenagers is because he considers himself a child at heart. “Most parents say, 'How can you deal with teenagers?' For me, it's a piece of cake. I love the same music they like. I'm into the same things,” he said. It's the elementary school crowd, to which his 8-year-old son belongs, that puzzles him more, he added. Among high schoolers, when Paramo sees something that catches his attention, he'll stop a student and say something like: “Dude, I love those kicks you got on.” “It just takes that one time that you make that connection.
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By By Jeff Tully | November 23, 2005
Burroughs and Burbank have players who could put up big numbers and score a wealth of goals this season.BURBANK -- The area scoring title is up for grabs this season in girls' water polo. Last year's leader in goals, Catalina Casas, who tallied 124, led the region and set a new school record. For her efforts, Casas was earned All-Area Player of the Year, as well as earning All-CIF Southern Section Division I first-team and All-Almont League first-team honors. However, she graduated, leaving the door open for a new high-scorer to take her place.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | February 6, 2014
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level. Kareem Ismail (Flintridge Prep, 2013) Macalester College men's basketball, freshman: It's been quite a struggle throughout the season for the Scots. Behind a huge effort from Ismail, Macalester was able to snap a 13-game losing streak that had spanned nearly two months. Ismail, a center and a former All-Prep League standout, finished with a team-high 15 points and four blocks to propel host Macalester to a 71-67 home overtime victory against Hamline on Saturday in a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest.
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FEATURES
February 28, 2009
NAVY RECRUIT COMPLETES BASIC TRAINING Navy Seaman Recruit Shane C. Sigston , son of Natalie K. Burkhart of Burbank and Jeffery C. Sigston of Apache Junction, Ariz., completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Sigston completed a variety of training that included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully | June 10, 2006
Tom Vessella gathered together his family and friends for what he hoped would be a monumental day in his life. The Vessella home in Burbank was equipped for optimum viewing for the 2006 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Vessella's father ? also named Tom ? is a teacher, and he brought home an overhead projector to display the results of the draft on a wall in the living room. The younger Vessella, a 20-year old left-handed pitcher from Whittier College, didn't have to wait long Tuesday to see if he would be selected.
SPORTS
June 7, 2006
Vessella gets his shot at the majors: It has been a dream for Tom Vessella to be a professional baseball player. Tuesday, he took a step forward in realizing that dream. Vessella, a Burbank resident, was chosen in the 11th round ? 339th overall ? by the Houston Astros in the 2006 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft The left-handed pitcher is coming off a fine junior season for Whittier College. Vessella, who attended Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, was named the Whittier College Male Team Sport Athlete of the Year for his performances on the mound during the 2006 season.
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