Burbank, Burroughs Athletes Earn All-League

Photo by Austin Green / Burbank Leader
Choy Jimenez, Jonathan Coleman and Christian Choe were three of five boys’ volleyball players from Burbank High School to earn All-Pacific League honors.

The Pacific League recently released its annual All-League lists and dozens of athletes from Burbank and John Burroughs high schools were recognized.

The biggest honor went to Carter Cotrell, who was named the league’s Player of the Year after helping the Burroughs boys’ volleyball team claim the league championship and reach the CIF Southern Section Division 2 quarterfinals. His teammates Kade McGovern, who was an All-CIF first-team selection, and Justin Burras made the All-League first team, and Chris Johnson and Cole Kvarda earned spots on the second team. Michael Cutone received an honorable mention.

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Bulldogs Sweep Glendale in Straight Sets

Burbank High School’s Matthew Ballash leaps for a kill attempt as teammates Alekhine Basco (10), Meena Ammari and Choy Jimenez (19) look on during the Bulldogs’ game at Glendale High School on Monday. Photo by Austin Green / Burbank Leader

By Austin Green
Burbank Leader

Jonathan Coleman and Choy Jimenez combined for 23 kills to propel the Burbank High School boys’ volleyball team to a sweep of Glendale on Monday. Burbank settled into a rhythm on offense late in the match’s first set and never looked back, winning in straight sets 25-16, 25-16, 25-10.

The win improved the Bulldogs to 3-0; the Nitros dropped to 0-2 on the season. (The match was considered a nonleague game and thus does not count towards either team’s Pacific League record.)

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