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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | February 19, 2012
BURBANK - From the first match of the season until the conclusion on Saturday afternoon, Burroughs High girls' water polo Coach Danny Garcia saw marked improvement from his team - along with unprecedented success. The Indians won 20 matches for the first time in the program's history, vied for a share of the Pacific League championship and reached the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Division V playoffs. "We had a great season," said Garcia, who saw it end Saturday following a 10-5 home loss against fourth-seeded Redlands East Valley.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | December 13, 2012
Trailing by eight goals in the second half with little chance to winning the match, the players from the Bellarmine-Jefferson High girls' soccer team didn't want to give up. Even when they were told they would have to. The Guards had their Thursday afternoon contest against Bishop Conaty-Lorett halted in the 67th minute because of time constraints at their home field, John Muir Middle School. Bell-Jeff lost the contest and was dominated by the Wildcats in the nonleague match, 8-0. However, as the officials blew the whistle to end the contest and the Guards walked off the pitch, they were complaining about having to stop.
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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.
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By Jeff Tully | December 6, 2008
BURBANK HIGH ? Renaissance Academy has gotten the best of Burbank the past few years in the annual Bulldog Tip-Off Classic. Last season, the Wildcats defeated the host Bulldogs in the championship game to win their second straight tournament championship. Three years ago, Renaissance Academy downed Burbank in a third-place game. That?s really not something the Bulldogs should be ashamed of, as the Wildcats have advanced to at least the CIF Southern Section semifinals the past four seasons, and played in the Division V state championship last year.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | December 6, 2011
BURBANK - As it's been for most of this early season, the Renaissance Academy boys' basketball team was just too much for its opposition to handle when the Wildcats traveled to Bellarmine-Jefferson Tuesday. The Guards were able to hold the Wildcats' deep roster in check in the first half, but Renaissance inevitably got going in the second half and walked out of the gym with a 68-41 victory. Balance was the name of the game for Renaissance (4-1) Tuesday, as four Wildcats finished the game with 10 points or more.
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By: Edgar Melik-Stepanyan | October 12, 2005
Eben Britton was stretched and set to compete against the top-ranked team in the nation. His football coaches at the University of Arizona told the Burroughs High graduate to be prepared to play Saturday, when the Wildcats visited the Los Angeles Coliseum to play USC in a Pacific-10 Conference game. Britton watched as the Trojans marched on the field. He watched as the Wildcats remained close to the defending champions and watched as Arizona flirted with a huge upset.
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January 8, 2003
Jeff Tully Maybe the summer-like January day -- with temperatures in the mid-80s -- helped distract the Burroughs High boys' soccer players. Or maybe their minds were elsewhere, with just one day remaining on their two-week holiday break. Whatever the reason, the Indians weren't at their best Saturday against Brea Olinda, as Burroughs suffered a 2-0 loss at Luther Burbank Middle School. "This is not they way we want to play, especially with league coming up," said Burroughs Coach Mike Kodama, whose team is 7-5-1.
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By Jeff Tully | September 2, 2006
Eben Britton was out with his girlfriend this week when the two decided to stop for some dinner at a restaurant near the University of Arizona campus. "The restaurant was very crowded, so we decided to eat in the bar area because it would be quicker," said Britton, a Burroughs High graduate and redshirt freshman football player for the Wildcats "When we sat down, the bartender kept looking at me and giving me funny looks. He kept on doing that through our entire meal. I told my girlfriend 'What's wrong with that guy looking at me like that?
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November 20, 1999
Jeff Tully Some might say that Ruben Douglas' decision to leave the University of Arizona basketball program is selfish. Others might call it foolish or hasty. But when you take into consideration the former Bellarmine-Jefferson High standout's situation with the Wildcats' program, Douglas' choice to switch schools is a wise one. In his sophomore season with Arizona, the 6-foot-4, 192-pound Douglas decided last week to leave the school and Coach Lute Olson's program.
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By Robert Fulton, Special to the Burbank Leader | December 22, 2012
The Bellarmine-Jefferson High and Renaissance Academy boys' basketball teams engaged in a fierce battle in the finals of the Bell-Jeff Holiday Classic on Saturday evening. Well, most of the players did. With each squad missing key starters because of injury, Renaissance Academy defeated host Bell-Jeff, 51-34. Bell-Jeff (6-6) played without starting point guard Giovanni Gabb, who sat out the contest with a shoulder injury he sustained earlier in the tournament.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | December 21, 2012
BELLARMINE-JEFFERSON HIGH - The Burroughs High and Renaissance boys' basketball teams were both not at full strength when they met Friday night in a semifinal game of the Bell-Jeff Holiday Classic. The Indians were missing four key players, three of whom were suspended after being involved in a scuffle during a tournament game Thursday against Royal and one who was injured. The Wildcats were missing their starting point guard and some other players were battling illness. Renaissance built up a big lead and had to battle to hold off Burroughs, notching a 56-46 victory at Bell-Jeff.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | December 13, 2012
Trailing by eight goals in the second half with little chance to winning the match, the players from the Bellarmine-Jefferson High girls' soccer team didn't want to give up. Even when they were told they would have to. The Guards had their Thursday afternoon contest against Bishop Conaty-Lorett halted in the 67th minute because of time constraints at their home field, John Muir Middle School. Bell-Jeff lost the contest and was dominated by the Wildcats in the nonleague match, 8-0. However, as the officials blew the whistle to end the contest and the Guards walked off the pitch, they were complaining about having to stop.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | February 19, 2012
BURBANK - From the first match of the season until the conclusion on Saturday afternoon, Burroughs High girls' water polo Coach Danny Garcia saw marked improvement from his team - along with unprecedented success. The Indians won 20 matches for the first time in the program's history, vied for a share of the Pacific League championship and reached the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Division V playoffs. "We had a great season," said Garcia, who saw it end Saturday following a 10-5 home loss against fourth-seeded Redlands East Valley.
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By Mario Aguirre, Special to The Leader | December 28, 2011
BURBANK - Even with its All-Pacific League player and most viable scorer back from injury, the Burroughs High girls' basketball squad has struggled to run its offense fluidly. A 12-point, 12-rebound and three-block effort from Aysia Shellmire on Tuesday would suggest otherwise, but the Indians appeared mostly lost in a 56-40 defeat to West Ranch in the second round of the West Coast Holiday Festival. Shellmire came off the bench Tuesday early in the second quarter and scored nine of her team's 11 points in the period.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | December 6, 2011
BURBANK - As it's been for most of this early season, the Renaissance Academy boys' basketball team was just too much for its opposition to handle when the Wildcats traveled to Bellarmine-Jefferson Tuesday. The Guards were able to hold the Wildcats' deep roster in check in the first half, but Renaissance inevitably got going in the second half and walked out of the gym with a 68-41 victory. Balance was the name of the game for Renaissance (4-1) Tuesday, as four Wildcats finished the game with 10 points or more.
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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.
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By Jeff Tully | December 6, 2008
BURBANK HIGH ? Renaissance Academy has gotten the best of Burbank the past few years in the annual Bulldog Tip-Off Classic. Last season, the Wildcats defeated the host Bulldogs in the championship game to win their second straight tournament championship. Three years ago, Renaissance Academy downed Burbank in a third-place game. That?s really not something the Bulldogs should be ashamed of, as the Wildcats have advanced to at least the CIF Southern Section semifinals the past four seasons, and played in the Division V state championship last year.
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April 23, 2008
Shortly after Renaissance Academy lost its first-ever bid for a CIF title, freshman Justin Cook sat silently behind a folding table, surrounded by senior teammate Leif Williams and Coach Sid Cooke. As the press conference carried on, Cook’s somber expression never altered and his silence rarely ended. Three seasons have passed since then, and not much has changed for the talented Wildcats guard. Cook is still as soft spoken as ever, he’s earned All-LA84 (formerly All-CIF)
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By Jeff Tully | September 2, 2006
Eben Britton was out with his girlfriend this week when the two decided to stop for some dinner at a restaurant near the University of Arizona campus. "The restaurant was very crowded, so we decided to eat in the bar area because it would be quicker," said Britton, a Burroughs High graduate and redshirt freshman football player for the Wildcats "When we sat down, the bartender kept looking at me and giving me funny looks. He kept on doing that through our entire meal. I told my girlfriend 'What's wrong with that guy looking at me like that?
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