Quijada Leads Bears Past Pasadena, 4-1

First published in the Jan. 22 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

John Burroughs High School’s varsity boys’ soccer team cruised to a 4-1 Pacific League victory at Pasadena on Wednesday afternoon.
Sophomore Dominic Quijada led the Bears by scoring two goals in the first half. Meanwhile, goalie Christian Alfaro logged six saves, including one on a penalty kick in the second half. Teammates Alexander Loera and Mario Herrera each scored one goal in the last half.
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Bears Win Back-to-Back; Bulldogs Fall in Overtime

First published in the Jan. 22 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

The John Burroughs High School varsity girls’ water polo team won its second game in as many days when it defeated visiting Crescenta Valley High of La Crescenta, 16-8, in a Pacific League matchup on Wednesday.
Seniors Makenna Palamara, Nancy Baylor and Clarissa Robles each contributed four goals while junior goalie Mindy Hernandez added six saves.
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Burroughs Defeats Burbank in Rivalry Game, 61-48

First published in the Jan. 22 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

In a normal season, Burbank High and John Burroughs usually face one another in boys’ basketball twice, and at the start of this season it could have been even more as the Pacific League schools were to play in an upper and lower tier after the midway point.
However, COVID variant Omicron has altered plans and the league competition was reduced to a single round. This meant that when the Bears hosted the Bulldogs on Thursday, it would be the lone encounter between the intracity rivals, giving extra importance to the matchup.
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Casillas, Tarvirdi Help Bulldogs Dominate Hoover

First published in the Jan. 22 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

The Burbank High School varsity girls’ basketball team routed host Hoover High, 55-25, in a Pacific League matchup last Friday as three Bulldogs scored in double digits.
Junior Karen Casillas scored a team-high 14 points, senior Alle Tarvirdi posted 12 points, senior Tabitha Cruz added 10 points, and senior Emily Megerdichian had six points on two 3-pointers.
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BUSD Stalls on Testing Mandate

First published in the Jan. 22 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

With a more transmissible Omicron variant causing a surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations throughout the state, the Burbank Unified School District’s plans for a testing mandate have been put on hold due to staffing shortages.
Under the direction of the Board of Education, district staff was hopeful of implementing required testing for students and employees by Jan. 24, but Superintendent Matt Hill said such a task isn’t possible at the time.
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JBHS Class of ’62 Celebrates 60th Reunion

First published in the Jan. 15 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

John Burroughs High School’s class of 1962 has scheduled to come together for their 60th year class reunion celebration on Saturday, June 25, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Burbank Elks Lodge located at 2232 N. Hollywood Way.
Alumni can expect to renew old friendships, share memories and catch up on what’s new amid an evening of fine dining, nostalgic music and video and photo opportunities to capture the special moments made during the event.
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Bears Rout Rival Bulldogs, 7-1

First published in the Jan. 15 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

John Burroughs High School’s varsity girls’ soccer team routed host Burbank, 7-1, in last week’s intracity rivalry Pacific League match. No individual statistics were reported to the Leader.
The Bears (4-1 league record 4-5 overall) are scheduled to host Arcadia for a league game on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 3:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, the Bulldogs also fell to Hoover High, 3-0, in a Pacific League match on Tuesday, Jan. 11. Burbank (1-6 in league, 1-8 overall) is currently in seventh place in the league standings in front of Pasadena’s John Muir (0-5 in league) as league play ends this month.

Burroughs Defeats Cantwell, 56-48

First published in the Jan. 15 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

John Burroughs High School’s varsity boys’ basketball team defeated visiting Montebello Cantwell-Sacred Heart, 56-48, in the Huntington Park tournament last Saturday. No individual statistics were reported to the Leader.
The Bears (5-5 overall, 1-1 in league) are scheduled to resume Pacific League action at Pasadena High on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m. Continue reading “Burroughs Defeats Cantwell, 56-48”

Burbank Falls to Crescenta Valley

First published in the Jan. 15 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

Burbank High School’s varsity girls’ water polo team traveled to Crescenta Valley for a Pacific League match and lost 15-14 in double overtime on Thursday.
The Bulldogs were led by Julie Kim, who scored a team-high five goals including four in the final quarter to help send Burbank into overtime.
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