Bears, Bulldogs Try to Bounce Back

First published in the Dec. 25 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

John Burroughs High School’s varsity girls’ basketball team improved to 3-1 in Pacific League play after routing visiting Pasadena Muir, 44-14, on Thursday, Dec. 16. No individual statistics were provided to the Leader.
The Bears (9-3 overall), currently tied for second in the league standings with Burbank and Arcadia, will host the John Burroughs West Coast Holiday Tournament. The Bears will host Yeshiva of Los Angeles on Monday, Dec. 27, at 7:30 p.m. on the first day of tournament play.

Continue reading “Bears, Bulldogs Try to Bounce Back”

Bears Tie Kennedy, Bulldogs Lose

First published in the Dec. 25 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

John Burroughs High School’s varsity boys’ soccer team opened its Ralph Brandt Tournament with a 2-2 tie against visiting Granada Hills Kennedy on Monday.
The previous week, the Bears shut out visiting Muir High of Pasadena, 3-0, in a Pacific League match on Dec. 16. No individual statistics were provided to the Leader.
Continue reading “Bears Tie Kennedy, Bulldogs Lose”

Burbank, Burroughs Regroup for New Year

First published in the Dec. 25 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

John Burroughs High School’s varsity girls’ soccer team recently lost to visiting Lake Balboa Birmingham, 3-2, in a nonleague match last Saturday. Previously, the Bears dominated host Pasadena Muir, 5-0, in a league contest on Thursday, Dec. 16. No individual statistics were provided to the Leader for either match.
Continue reading “Burbank, Burroughs Regroup for New Year”

Bulldogs, Bears Set Season’s Goals

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

It’s back to work for the girls’ soccer teams at Burbank and Burroughs high schools, and this season promises to be a little more familiar than the COVID-shortened spring campaign.
“I know the girls are thrilled to be back together and to be able to train and practice as a group. It’s nice to have some normalcy for them,” Burroughs coach Brady Riggs said. “I know from their standpoint they’re really happy to be able to do this again, something we love to do.”
Continue reading “Bulldogs, Bears Set Season’s Goals”

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.
Continue reading “Burroughs Shut Out in Pacific League Contest, 2-0”

Roderick Leads Burroughs to Victory in League Opener

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

John Burroughs High School’s varsity girls’ basketball team defeated host Glendale, 59-47, in a Pacific League game on Tuesday.
Burroughs junior Izzy Roderick registered a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds to help the Bears snap their two-game losing streak.
Continue reading “Roderick Leads Burroughs to Victory in League Opener”

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.
Continue reading “Bears Fall Short Against Glendale, 51-49”

Bulldogs, Bears Hope for Return to CIF Playoffs

First published in the Dec. 4 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

The new high school boys’ basketball season promises to be a little more familiar than last season’s campaign, which was hindered by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The two biggest schools in Burbank are ready to go and already on the court.
“[Last season] was obviously tough for us, but not just for us, but everyone involved over the last year,” Burroughs Head Coach Allan Ellis said. “We all had to do what was necessary, but it’s nice to have some normalcy.”

Continue reading “Bulldogs, Bears Hope for Return to CIF Playoffs”