Simonyan Powers Nitros Past Burroughs, 2-0

First published in the Dec. 11 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Glendale High School’s varsity boys’ soccer team shut out visiting Burroughs High of Burbank, 2-0, on Tuesday to move to 1-0-1 in the Pacific League (3-1-1 overall).
Nitros junior Andrey Simonyan scored a goal with 24 minutes remaining in the second half, ultimately deciding the match for Glendale.
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Shareef Helps Glendale Narrowly Beat Burroughs

First published in the Dec. 11 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

In a heart-stopping matchup, Glendale High School’s varsity boys’ basketball team edged visiting Burroughs High of Burbank, 51-49, in a Pacific League game on Tuesday.
With the score tied 41-41 in the fourth quarter, Nitros sophomore guard Mo Shareef, who scored a team-high 14 points, drained back-to-back 3-pointers to help Glendale open up a six-point lead in the final minutes of play.
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Burroughs Shut Out in Pacific League Contest, 2-0

First published in the Dec. 11 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

Burroughs High School’s varsity boys’ soccer team was shut out at Glendale High, 2-0, in a Pacific League game on Tuesday.
Nitros junior Andrey Simonyan broke a scoreless tie with 24 minutes remaining in the second half, ultimately deciding the match for Glendale.
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Bears Fall Short Against Glendale, 51-49

First published in the Dec. 11 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

In a heart-stopping matchup, Burroughs High School’s varsity boys’ basketball team was edged out at Glendale, 51-49, in a Pacific League game on Tuesday.
With the score tied 41-41 in the fourth quarter, Nitros sophomore guard Mo Shareef, who scored a team-high 14 points, drained back-to-back 3-pointers to help Glendale open up a six-point lead with two minutes to play.
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Bulldogs Edged by Whitney in Quarterfinals, 10-8

First published in the Nov. 13 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

Burbank High School’s varsity girls’ tennis team narrowly fell to visiting Whitney High of Cerritos, 10-8, in the CIF-SS Division 3 tennis quarterfinals on Monday afternoon.
The Bulldogs’ doubles teams carried the load, recording six of nine set wins. However, Burbank dropped seven of nine singles sets.
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Robinson Helps Bulldogs Pummel Crescenta Valley, 48-25

First published in the Oct. 30 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

Burbank High School’s varsity football team defeated host Crescenta Valley High, 48-25, in a Pacific League game at Glendale’s Moyse Field on Friday, Oct. 22.
The Bulldogs’ second consecutive victory pushed them to third place in the Pacific League with a 2-2 record (3-6 overall) while dropping the Falcons to fourth with a 1-3 league record (2-6 overall).
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Falcons Finish as League’s Runner-Up

First published in the Oct. 30 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

The Crescenta Valley High School varsity boys’ water polo team was defeated by Burbank High, 12-5, at Arcadia’s Aquatic Center in the Pacific League championship on Thursday.
The Falcons finished with a 5-3 league record (11-15 overall) and secured a CIF playoff berth. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs finished a perfect 8-0 in league and improved to 19-2 overall.
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Falcons Defeated by Burbank, 14-4

First published in the Oct. 23 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Crescenta Valley High School’s varsity girls’ team lost to Burbank, 14-4, in Pacific League action on Thursday afternoon.
CV’s No. 3 doubles team — Karis Yun, Teleya Blunt and alternate Ramya Kumarasuriar — earned the Falcons’ only sweep, defeating Burbank’s Arpi Krikorian and Lilyan Hawrylo, Lena and Jenna Jabourian, and Elli Sumera and Ellen Petrosyan.
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Avetisyan, Mosley Lead Burbank Past Burroughs

By Nathan Cambridge

Burbank Leader

The boys’ basketball season usually allows John Burroughs and Burbank High to get two shots at beating their intracity rivals. However, this season has been so different in so many ways, including a condensed schedule containing just a single matchup to win city bragging rights.

In a competitive contest and high-scoring affair, host Burbank executed on offense to come away with a 90-80 win over the visiting Bears in the Pacific League finale for both squads.

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LCHS Girls Win 1st League Title Since 1993

Photo courtesy Pete Magill
The La Cañada High School girls’ varsity track and field team captured its first Rio Hondo League championship in 28 years by edging South Pasadena last Tuesday. Pictured above are (seated, from left) Stella Shrinsky, Mindy Martinez, Caitlin Roehmholdt, Joanna Gropper, Sundara Wakeman, Nicole van Slooten, Jayli Day, Annalise Evans, Jordan Lay, Leslie Dick, Arielle McKenzie and Katelyn Hung. Standing: assistant coach Greg Creighton, Brooke Gilchrest, Audrey Butler, Claudia Plocher, Grace Paton, Catherine Mispagel, Jenna Milbrodt, Ellaney Matarese, Katelyn Matarese, girls’ head coach Chris Matarese, Artis Phillips, Chiara Matuska, Amy Kiang, Yasmin Ghaneh, Sarvin Youssefizad, Ellie Cucullu, Kaitlyn Creighton, Lainey Johansing, Arianna Kim, Amanda Grabal and assistant coach Andy Rodemich.

Three decades after legendary La Cañada High School coach Pat Logan last delivered a Rio Hondo League track and field championship — a feat he accomplished with the regularity of spring turning to summer — the 2021 Spartan girls’ team capped an undefeated season last Tuesday with a thrilling, down-to-the-wire 65-61 victory over visiting South Pasadena. 

The win earned the Spartans (7-0 record) their first league title in 28 years and, simultaneously, ended a decade of Tigers’ domination. South Pas had won the girls’ league title each year from 2010-19. (There was no league champion crowned in 2020 due to the pandemic.)

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