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Bulldogs, Indians look to stay undefeated in league

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Casey Barbello carries the ball for Burroughs High (Roger Wilson/The Leader).

Casey Barbello carries the ball for Burroughs High (Roger Wilson/The Leader).

FOOTBALL PREVIEWS

BURROUGHS VS. PASADENA

WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday.

WHERE: Memorial Field (Burroughs High).

RECORDS: The Indians are 3-2, 2-0 in the Pacific League; the Bulldogs are 3-2, 2-0.

LAST WEEK: Burroughs defeated Hoover, 45-7; Pasadena defeated Arcadia, 19-14.

OUTLOOK: Heading into the game, the Indians trail just Pasadena, 73-80, for fewest points allowed by Pacific League teams this season. The Bulldogs might be a tough team to figure out. Although Pasadena barely beat a weak Hoover team, 21-13, it also defeated Long Beach Jordan, 19-13, and lost to a good program in Saugus, 17-7. The two teams, along with Burbank, are the only undefeated squads left in league.

SOMETHING INTERESTING: The Indians didn’t crack the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division poll this week, but the team is listed as “others.” Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Jeff Tully

October 13, 2009 at 2:22 pm

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Big wins have football teams rolling for this week’s games

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Burbank had a lot to celebrate last week with in a 42-14 league win against Crescenta Valley (Roger Wilson/The Leader)

Burbank had a lot to celebrate last week with in a 42-14 league win against Crescenta Valley (Roger Wilson/The Leader)FOOTBALL PREVIEWS

BURROUGHS VS. HOOVER

WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday.

WHERE: Memorial Field.

RECORDS: The Indians are 2-2, 1-0 in the Pacific League; the Tornadoes are 1-3, 0-1.

LAST WEEK: Burroughs defeated Muir, 9-6; Hoover lost to Pasadena, 21-13.

OUTLOOK: The Indians go down a few notches as far as opponents go in their Pacific League game against the Tornadoes. Hoover’s lone win was a 16-13 triumph against South Pasadena. Hoover doesn’t score a lot of points, as it is averaging 11 per game. The team’s offense is paced by quarterback A.J. Pule (32 of 64 passing for 436 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions). It was the Burroughs defense that stepped last week in the win against the defending league champions. Senior linebacker Charlie Hosea continues to pace the defensive charge, as he leads the team with 47 tackles and averages nearly 12 a game. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 6, 2009 at 11:37 am

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Burbank, Burroughs football teams open Pacific League play

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Burbank quarterback Adam Colman leads the Bulldogs into their league opener against Crescenta Valley (Dan Watson/The Leader).

Burbank quarterback Adam Colman leads the Bulldogs into their league opener against Crescenta Valley (Dan Watson/The Leader).

BURBANK VS. CRESCENTA VALLEY

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: Moyse Field (Glendale High).  RECORDS: The Bulldogs and Falcons are both 2-1.

LAST WEEK: Burbank had a bye; Crescenta Valley defeated La Cañada, 28-35.

OUTLOOK: The Bulldogs should be well rested for the Pacific League opener after having last week off with a bye. The Bulldogs’ only loss was a 17-14 setback in overtime to Chaminade in the first week of the season. The Falcons needed a late field last week to gain the win against the Spartans. The team has a solid running back in senior Harry Pessy, who gained 226 yards in 17 carries last week. Burbank junior quarterback Adam Colman has completed 32 of 62 passes for 508 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions.

SOMETHING INTERESTING: The Falcons are ranked No. 5 in the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division. The Bulldogs are No. 8 in the same division. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Jeff Tully

September 29, 2009 at 1:10 pm

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Freddy Sanchez suffers another injury

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Freddy Sanchez sustained a knee injury.
It’s been a tough first couple of months for former Burbank High and Glendale Community College baseball standout Freddy Sanchez since he joined the San Francisco Giants in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 29.

First, Sanchez, a three-time All-Star and the 2006 National League batting champion, suffered a shoulder injury while taking a practice swing in New York in August.

Things got perhaps a bit worse when Sanchez sustained a left-knee injury while playing second base in a road game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.

Sanchez had to be helped off the field by teammates during the third inning and didn’t return.

Sanchez reportedly was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Tuesday afternoon and it wasn’t clear if he would be in the lineup Tuesday night against Arizona. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Jeff Tully

September 22, 2009 at 3:52 pm

Burbank football team ranked among the top 10 in its division

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Coach Hector Valencia has the Burbank High football team off to a 2-1 start (Raul Roa/The Leader).

Coach Hector Valencia has the Burbank High football team off to a 2-1 start (Raul Roa/The Leader).

Over the past few seasons, the Bellarmine-Jefferson High and Burroughs football teams have been ranked among the top 10 in their respective CIF Southern Section divisions.

In fact, this season the Guards have been ranked as high as forth in the Northwest Division and the Indians were ranked as high as fifth in the Southeast Division.

This week, Burbank cracked the top 10 in the Southeast Division, coming in at No. 8.

The Bulldogs were not ranked last week.

Burbank is having a fine season under first-year Coach Hector Valencia. The Bulldogs are 2-1, with the only loss coming in overtime to host Chaminade, 17-14. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Jeff Tully

September 22, 2009 at 1:54 pm

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Martinez continues Burroughs’ dominance in all-city meet

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Monique Martinez won the girls' race at the 19th Burbank All-City Cross-Country Meet (Raul Roa/Th Leader).

Monique Martinez won the girls' race at the 19th Burbank All-City Cross-Country Meet (Raul Roa/The Leader).

The female runners from Burroughs High have been nothing short of dominating over the past decade in the Burbank All-City Cross-Country Meet.

In Thursday’s 19th installment at Griffith Park, that dominance continued.

In the meet that  featured the Indians, Burbank and Bellarmine-Jefferson, along with Village Christian, Burroughs runners won both varsity races.

Senior Monique Martinez won the girls’ race for the second straight year, finishing in 20 minutes 24 seconds. On a shorter course last season, Martinez clocked a winning time of 20:30.

“I honestly think taking the time off last week [because of the fires] actually helped me,” Martinez said. “I was able to relax a little bit from my training and I think I was able to come back stronger.”

Martinez was the 10th straight Indians female to win an all-city championship. The last non-Burroughs runner to place first was Burbank’s Kim Lorimer in 1998.

No meet was held in 2001 because of the 9/11 tragedies.

Following on Martinez’s heels was teammate Kristy Payne, who placed second in 20:35. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Jeff Tully

September 11, 2009 at 2:03 pm

Colman gets nod in opener for Burbank football team

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Burbank junior quarterback Adam Coleman (Raul Roa / The Leader).

Burbank junior quarterback Adam Coleman (Raul Roa/The Leader).

The Burbank High football team is in a position many coaches would be envious of.

The Bulldogs head into the season with two strong quarterbacks: senior Zach Wilke (6 feet 3, 210 pounds) and junior Adam Colman (6-4, 205).

The two have been taking part in a friendly rivalry during the postseason to determine who will be the Bulldogs’ starter.

“As of now, Adam will be our starter for Friday,” Burbank Coach Hector Valencia said of the team’s nonleague opener at Simi Valley. “Those two guys have been pushing each other in practice. We have two capable guys who could both help us.”

Last season, Colman was the team’s backup, completing 36 of 69 passes for 498 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. Wilke didn’t complete any of his five passes and had one interception. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Jeff Tully

September 2, 2009 at 12:58 pm

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