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.

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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.”

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Bulldogs Historic Season Ends With Loss in CIF Final

First published in the Nov. 20 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

Burbank High School’s varsity boys’ water polo team, in its most successful season in more than 50 years, lost to top-seeded Carpinteria, 12-9, in the CIF-SS Division V final last Saturday at Irvine’s William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center.
The Bulldogs capped a marvelous year with a 19-3 overall record after winning the Pacific League title for the first time since 1969, according to Burbank Athletic Director Patrick McMenamin. It was also the first CIF finals appearance by any Burbank High team since the varsity boys’ basketball team in 2017.
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