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Burroughs Volleyball Sets Aside Burbank Once Again

By Rick Assad
Special to MyBurbank

It’s not as though the Burroughs High boys’ volleyball team was on cruise control, but it was pretty close as the Indians were forced to play four games in order to capture a Pacific League victory over Burbank on Friday night.

Encouraged by a loud capacity crowd, the host Indians used a multi-pronged offensive attack that featured senior outside hitter Max Chamberlain, and starred junior middle blocker Andrew Dalmada, junior outside hitter Cameron Capili and junior setter Ryan Van Loo in a 25-20, 21-25, 25-15, 25-17 triumph.

A change in shift was evident after the Bulldogs’ second game win, but alas, they couldn’t derail Burroughs, the CIF Southern Section Division II No. 2 ranked team, and owners of a 17-match winning streak.

“We didn’t play well,” said Burroughs coach Joel Brinton, whose powerhouse team is ranked No. 12 in the state according to the website maxpreps.com, and is seeking its sixth consecutive league banner. “We struggled some in the early going of games, and it seems that we do our best work in the 20’s. We’re getting everybody’s best shot. We’re like those Los Angeles Lakers’ teams who flipped the switch and I’m not crazy about that.”

Chamberlain’s 15th and final kill was the match-clincher, and it seemed appropriate given his incredible body of work.

Chamberlain was helped significantly by Dalmada, who paved the way with 16 kills, 12 digs and four blocks, while senior libero Matt Kim contributed 17 digs and Van Loo had 43 assists.

The final game saw the Bulldogs (14-8 and 6-4 in league) pull ahead 5-2 when Chamberlain’s smash drifted out of bounds before redeeming himself when his ace knotted it at 7-7.

“I want the ball,” said Chamberlain, who will play volleyball at Pepperdine University. “I’m always ready to go. I’ve been hitting the ball in the backcourt. I trust everybody on the court.”

Burbank leveled it at 9-9 on a service ace from sophomore outside hitter Zack Cranmer, before Burroughs (20-1 and 9-0 in league) darted ahead 14-10 on a winner from Capili (10 kills).

The Indians moved in front 20-15 when Dalmada and senior middle blocker Tulley Hunt joined forces on a block.

The second game was even seven times including 2-2, 4-4, 12-12, 15-15, 16-16, 17-17 and 20-20, and wasn’t settled until Burbank outscored the Indians, 5-1, that included three stuffs from senior middle blocker Willie Perryman. In the run, Cranmer had an ace while junior setter Paul Shim added a block.

Burroughs opened up a 2-0 advantage in that stanza on junior middle blocker Bailey Carter’s kill, however, the Bulldogs rebounded and led 6-4 when Perryman and senior middle blocker Robert O’Brien collaborated on a jam.

Burbank led 12-10 that included Perryman’s block and winner, but the Indians tied it at 12-12 on Chamberlain’s kill, and it was even at 17-17 on Burbank junior outside hitter Brandon Alba’s smash.

The opening game was tied at 2-2 on Dalmada’s winner, and 3-3 on O’Brien’s kill, before Burbank seized control and led 12-8 on Perryman’s blast.

“I always feel that I could have done more,” said Perryman, who finished with eight kills and five blocks, and will attend the University of San Diego where he’ll play club volleyball. “I know that it takes the whole team, but I think I could have contributed more.”

Perryman was rightfully downcast after the match, realizing that in three varsity seasons, he’s failed to knock off his arch rival. “I’ve never beaten Burroughs,” he lamented. “I’ve never taken a match from them.”

The momentum swung in favor of the Indians, who knotted it at 12-12 in the opener on senior outside hitter Cole Wantland’s ace. Burroughs then scored the next seven points and led, 19-12, on Carter’s block.

Showing spirit and determination, Burbank outscored the Indians, 8-6, but it wasn’t enough as Dalmada added a tapper that gave Burroughs the initial game.

“I thought we played really well in both sets,” Burbank coach Patrick McMenamin said. “We stuck to our game plan which was to contain their outside hitters, but when Burroughs is clicking, they’re tough to stop.”

Burroughs dashed in front 4-2 in the third game on Capili’s ace, and moved ahead 11-7 on Carter’s kill. A 4-2 spurt made it 15-9 on Carter’s and Van Loo’s co-block.

Chamberlain’s kill pushed the Indians in front, 17-11, and eventually seized control as the Bulldogs fell behind 22-13 when O’Brien’s bullet sailed out of bounds.

Burroughs inched closer and led 23-14 on Capili’s kill and 24-14 on Carter’s rocket, before taking the final point for a one-game advantage.

The Indians have three matches left including league battles on April 30 at second-place Crescenta Valley and May 5 at Claremont, while the Bulldogs have three matches including home games against Crescenta Valley on April 28 and Glendale on May 5.


Burroughs Stymies Burbank, 5-1, to Maintain Hold on to First Place

Anthony Bocanegra lays down a bunt to score a run in the Indians victory (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Anthony Bocanegra lays down a bunt to score a run in the Indians victory (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

In another workman-like performance, the Burroughs baseball team continued its pursuit of a league title with a 5-1 victory against Burbank Friday night. Behind a strong outing from pitcher Danny Bustos, the Indians won their seventh straight game and 13 of their last 14 contests.

“I was proud of our guys in the fact that they did not play one of their better games and still found a way to win,” Burroughs coach Craig Sherwood said. “I think you have to give Burbank the credit for playing us tight the whole way through.”

With six games remaining on its regular season schedule, Burroughs (17-4, 7-1) has now defeated every Pacific League team. The Indians remain tied for first place with Crescenta Valley who defeated Arcadia, 9-0, last night.

Burroughs will travel to Glendale next Tuesday afternoon before the big showdown on May 1 versus Crescenta Valley at Stengel Field.

Danny Bustos improved to 7-1 on the season (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Danny Bustos improved to 7-1 on the season (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

“Our next focus is our next game and only our next game,” said Sherwood. “As a team we always just think only about the next game, the next inning and the next pitch. We try and play for the now.”

Friday’s night victory against their crosstown rivals was no different than their previous 16 wins. Consistent pitching backed by a reliable defense mixed in with some timely hitting has created a recipe of success for the Indians.

Bustos went six innings giving up five hits, no earned runs, two walks and striking out two. He improved his overall record to 7-1 with a 1.22 era including a minuscule 0.48 era in league.

“I think Danny did a great job on the bump as always,” Sherwood said. “He has stepped up for us in many big games this season and has a great deal of poise whenever he pitches. He has become a pitcher, not just a guy who throws pitches.”

In four league contests, Bustos has allowed just two earned runs in 29 innings of work. His workload has consisted of seven, nine, seven and six innings in four starts.

Bustos takes pride in going deep into games. Against the Bulldogs, he threw 77 pitches, 55 for strikes.

“I try to establish that as a base of what I want to do every time,” said Bustos. “I expect myself to go at least six innings.”

Bustos’ teammate, Thomas Wilson, has followed suit allowing only three earned runs in 23 innings of work in league play. Wilson sports a perfect 6-0 record with a 0.64 overall era and 0.91 in league. As a team, Burroughs owns a 1.10 era in 57 innings during league.

BHS vs JBHS Basball Senior Game 5

Brennan Brown scores for Burroughs (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burroughs gave Bustos a 3-0 lead in the second inning courtesy of four hits. Roy Hirota had an RBI single and Aidan Anding ripped an RBI double down the left field line.

Burbank (9-9, 4-4) threatened in the fourth with a leadoff double by Randy Higgens followed by a bunt single from Cameron Briggs. An error plated Higgens with Briggs advancing to second.

With no outs and a runner on second, Burbank’s Danny Porras smashed a hard line drive to right field only to see Anthony Bocanegra use every inch of his 5-8 frame to jump and snag the ball. The sensational catch and play of the game prevented the Bulldogs from making it a 3-2 score.

Bustos then got the next two batters and no further damage occurred.

“I was thinking I could probably catch it and I’m just going to go for it. I went up for it and got it,” Bocanegra said. “It was a big play and I had to do it for my team.”

Two innings later Bocanegra added another splendid play with a bunt single that drove in Tyler Lewis to give Burroughs an insurance run making it 4-1.

Adrian Johnson played a solid game at second base for the Bulldogs (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Adrian Johnson played a solid game at second base for the Bulldogs (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

“Anthony Bocanegra was once again big for us,” Sherwood said. “The catch he made in right field plus the RBI bunt he laid down were both clutch. He has been one of our most solid players this past month.”

After Burroughs tacked on its fifth run in the top of the seventh, Indians closer Max DeAmicis came in and struck out the side to end the game.

“It was a really big win. We came out like it’s another game,” said Anding, who had a single, RBI, run scored and two stolen bases. “We knew it was Senior Night for them but we just blocked that out and continued to play our regular baseball.”

Randy Higgens went six strong innings for Burbank (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Randy Higgens went six strong innings for Burbank (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

“We try not to get caught up in the crowd but knowing that it’s a Burbank game definitely hypes up some of the guys,” Bustos added. “We just wanted to go out there, get some hits, and win the game.”

Aside from the second inning mishap, Higgens pitched well throwing six innings allowing four runs with six strikeouts.

“I thought he did well enough to keep us in the game or maybe win the game,” Burbank coach Bob Hart said.

Alex Minnick collected two of the Bulldogs’ six hits on the evening. Burbank had its opportunities but couldn’t cash in against Bustos.

“I felt the balls we hit weren’t falling and some of the ones they hit did. Sometimes that’s baseball. We hit balls hard right at people,” Hart said. “We also had some moments where we didn’t do what we are capable of doing. Ultimately we have to own it.”

The crosstown rivals meet again on May 14 at Burroughs at 6 p.m.


Brooks Leads Burbank to Shutout Win Over Burroughs

Burbank's senior class rose to the occasion against Burroughs (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank’s senior class rose to the occasion against Burroughs (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

In a battle of undefeated teams in league, Burbank delivered the knockout blow early and prevailed with relative ease against crosstown rival Burroughs. The Lady Bulldogs rode the arm of Notre Dame-bound Caitlyn Brooks to an 8-0 victory to win their 36th straight contest in the Pacific League.

Brooks threw a complete game two-hitter allowing only two walks while striking out nine as she tossed her fifth consecutive shutout.

Caitlyn Brooks dominated yet again for win #76! (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Caitlyn Brooks dominated yet again for win #76! (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

“It meant so much to do this for my team,” said Brooks, who won her 76th career game in the circle. “We all really worked so hard at practice leading up to this game. As seniors it was so awesome to be celebrating this game.”

Burbank (15-3) and Burroughs (15-3) entered Thursday night’s much anticipated matchup with identical 7-0 marks in league. The Bulldogs left no doubt who the odds-on favorite is to win the league title for a third year in a row.

The Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first inning. Cailey Stevenson drove home Lily Winn (2 for 3, two runs) with an RBI single up the middle off Burroughs’ Presley Miraglia to start things off.

The Indians freshman ace was making her first start in the rivalry and her nerves were evident from the outset as she hit two batters and gave up three hits to the first five Burbank hitters.

Julia Duarte’s picture perfect push bunt single past second base and into right field brought home Stevenson and Brooks to stake BHS to a 3-0 advantage.

Julia Duarte stretches to record the out just before Tori Talavera arrives (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Julia Duarte stretches to record the out just before Tori Talavera arrives (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

“When Coach Mike (Delaney) asked me about it, I was pretty confident in doing so,” Duarte said. “I kind of knew their second baseman would break over to first so I was prepared for that to happen. I just tried to push it as hard as I could by them and it worked out.”

The lead grew to 7-0 after Burbank manufactured four more runs in the bottom of the second. Stevenson (2 for 3, two RBIs) had an RBI sacrifice fly to make it 4-0. Brooks (3 for 4) followed with a mammoth triple to deep center scoring Winn who had singled prior to Stevenson’s at bat.

Izzy Frias singled in Brooks and two batters later Jazmin Orozco joined the hit parade with an RBI single. By the time the second inning had ended, Burbank was in full control having scored seven runs on seven hits.

“We wanted to do our job and get out on top early,” Brooks said. “We did and supported ourselves.”

“We’ve been talking to the team about being consistent on our approach to hitting,” Burbank coach Mike Delaney said. “We changed our approach to our hitting and it’s paid off the last few games for us. I’m really proud of that. Tonight our veteran leadership won out.”

Burroughs' Presley Miraglia

The future is bright for Burroughs’ Presley Miraglia (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Miraglia settled down and did a splendid job the next four innings limiting Burbank to six hits but only one run.

“We knew she was a tough pitcher so we kept the pressure up,” said Delaney. “She has put up some great numbers so far this year. Everything we heard about her was true. I thought she threw a really good game.”

“It’s tough when it’s your first experience in this game as a freshman. Your first time in this environment is hard,” Burroughs coach Doug Nicol said. “She had a tough time but it’s up to our team to have her back and help her through it. We did a poor job of that.”

While the future is extremely bright for the Indians with Miraglia around for three more years, the Burbank faithful are witnessing the special talents of Brooks whose mastery in the circle has been nothing short of spectacular.

Brooks improved to 14-3 overall with a ridiculous .52 era. She has struck out 201 batters and walked only nine in 108 innings of work. At the plate, Brooks is batting a team-high .490 with four home runs and 19 RBIs.

Bridgette Pisa slides in safely for another Bulldogs run (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Bridgette Pisa slides in safely for another Bulldogs run (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

After allowing a single to Kaitlin Okimoto in the first inning, Brooks retired 16 Indian batters in a row before Okimoto struck again with a one-hop double off the left field fence in the seventh inning. No other JBHS player had a hit against the future Fighting Irish hurler.

“Bridgette (Pisa) did a great job behind the plate keeping my tempo,” said Brooks of her battery mate. “We kept pushing ourselves and I didn’t want to let up.”

For Duarte (2 for 4, two RBIs) and the BHS senior class, winning a league title and possibly a CIF title are the ultimate goals. So far, so good as they pursue those lofty goals.

“Many of my best friends are on this team and I really want to go out with a bang this year with them,” Duarte said. “We are really close as a team, closer than we have ever been. I think we can take it all the way with this kind of attitude.”

The two rivals meet again on May 13 at Olive Park. It will be Senior Night for the Lady Indians. Expect to see a different Burroughs team the next time around.

“We didn’t come to play,” Nicol said. “You didn’t see the Burroughs team that we’ve been all year. We didn’t play well but we will be better next time I promise.”


Burbank Sweeps Burroughs in Track and Field

Burbank High's Juliana LaFrance takes 1st place in the Girls 100 Meter Hurdle with Burroughs Breanna McCallum coming in second. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank High’s Juliana LaFrance takes first place in the Girls’ 100 Meter Hurdles with Burroughs’ Breanna McCallum coming in second (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

By Rick Assad
Special to MyBurbank

What should have been a fairly close dual track and field meet at Memorial Field on Wednesday turned out to be anything but as the Burbank High boys’ and girls’ squads cruised to easy wins over Burroughs.

The Burbank boys’ galloped to a 78-58 triumph over the Indians while the girls’ scorched its Pacific League rival, 88-48, as ominous gray skies hovered overhead.

“They always want to win because it’s Burroughs,” Burbank coach Darin Wolf said. “But we didn’t peak toward this meet. We still have the league meet to look forward to.”

Wolf, of course, was nonetheless pleased with the boys’ and girls’ efforts against the Indians.

Burbank boys pole vault (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank boys pole vault (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

“It’s really nice that we can hopefully finish second in the league,” he said. “We’ve never beaten Crescenta Valley in the same season. The girls did it one year and the boys did it a few years in a row, but never in the same season.”

The Burbank boys’ and girls’ teams suffered its only league setback at the hands of first-place Arcadia, which takes on the Falcons on Thursday. The Bulldogs swept Crescenta Valley two weeks ago.

Burbank’s strong showing was powered in part by Noah Powell, who captured the high jump with a leap of 5-10 and the triple jump (43-1), as the boys are 6-1 in league action and 7-1 overall.

Mitchell Aslo was another twin victor as he took the shot put (43-1) and the discus (131-5), while Martin Swan was first in the 100 meters in a time of 11.37 and the 300 meter hurdles (40.45).

Brennan Doyle won the 400 (49.84) for the Bulldogs, and the team of Swan, Chris Roe, Doyle and Joey Miller placed first in the quarter-mile relay (43.31).

The foursome of Doyle, Miller, Powell and Hideki Nakazawa garnered first place in the mile relay and was clocked in 3:28.90.

Burroughs Corwin Scherer takes 1st place in the 110 Meter Varsity Hurdles with Burbank High's Martn Swan in second as Burroughs Nathan Bradley took 3rd. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burroughs’ Corwin Scherer takes first place in the 110 Meter Hurdles with Burbank High’s Martin Swan in second. Burroughs’ Nathan Bradley took third (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Despite the weather it wasn’t all gloomy for the Burroughs boys (5-2 in league and 5-4 overall) as Niko Guerrero finished first in the 200 (22.69), Garrett Boulais in the 800 (2:01.90), Andrew Barrondo in the 1,600 (4:26.30), Corwin Scherer in the 100 meter hurdles (15.23), Ben Mathov in the pole vault (11-0), Neron Palmer in the long jump (19-11) and Manne Green in the 3,200 (9:56.00).

Haleigh Cusumano, Juliana LaFrance and Kira Bochard were double winners and led the Burbank girls who are 6-1 in league and 7-1 in all meets.

Cusumano took the top spot in the 200 in a time of 26.03 and the high jump (4-10), LaFrance scooped up the 100 meter hurdles (16.55) and the triple jump (33-10), while Bochard snared the 300 meter hurdles (16.55) and the 400 (1:01.33).

Cusumano, Julie Newton, Chloe Tilton and Mikaela Teixeira were first in the quarter-mile relay in a clocking of 50.32, while Cusumano, Bochard, Tilton and Sydney Custer were on top in the mile relay (4:12.90).

“It’s a little more stressful because it’s Burroughs,” Cusumano admitted. “I just try not to think about it. I just wanted to do the best I could.”

Burroughs' (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burroughs’ Nadine Younan won two events (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Newton nabbed first place in the 100 (12.64), while teammate Caroline Adams was first in the 800 (2:26.50) and Candela Fernandez took first in the 3,200 (11:53.0).

Nadine Younan won twice for Burroughs (4-3 in league and 4-5 overall) as she claimed the shot put (29-11 1/2) and the discus (99-11).

Teammate Emily Virtue took first place in the 1,600 (5:21.80) for the Indians, while Izzy Funes won the long jump (16-1 1/2) and Sarah Prystupa the pole vault (10-6) for Burroughs.

League finals will be held on May 8 at Arcadia High School.



Pacific League Baseball and Softball Races Heating Up

The Indians are in first place with big games coming up against Pasadena, Burbank and Crescenta Valley (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

The Indians are in first place with big games coming up against Pasadena, Burbank and Crescenta Valley (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

For the first time in many, many, many years, both the Burroughs baseball and softball teams have a chance to be in first place at the same time when they meet their crosstown rivals next week. That hasn’t happened since….well, nobody really knows. But it’s great for the local Burbank community.

Seats will be at a premium and fans will be fired up for two excellent games between the Indians and Bulldogs. Burbank High will be hosting both clashes as softball takes to the field on Thursday evening and baseball follows suit on Friday night.

Here is what we do know as of today. The Indians haven’t won a league title in baseball since 1997. They are currently in first place with a 5-1 record and 15-4 overall having knocked off Arcadia, 9-0, and Crescenta Valley, 1-0, in recent games. A 5-3 loss to Pasadena is the lone strike on an otherwise tremendous start to league.

Danny Bustos (above) and fellow pitcher Thomas Wilson have been lights out this season (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

Danny Bustos (above) and fellow pitcher Thomas Wilson have been lights out this season for Burroughs (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

“I have been thrilled how the players have responded this year. It is important to keep their attention focused to each game since the prize is the same,” Burroughs coach Craig Sherwood said. “Our entire focus right now is in our upcoming game with Pasadena who defeated us this year. We hope having them in our yard will make a difference.”

After Pasadena, the Indians will battle the Bulldogs at 6 p.m. Friday night at the Dog Pound. Burbank (9-7, 4-2) is one game behind as they nip at the heels of their rivals.

UC Davis bound Cameron Briggs is having a solid season for Burbank (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

UC Davis bound Cameron Briggs is having a solid season for Burbank (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

“It’s a nice theory that it’s just another game. And to portray it to the players as such because yes they do all in fact matter,” Burbank coach Bob Hart said. “However reality indicates otherwise. Too much history, too many participants. When that many people show up the players know it’s different. A lot of cases you’re playing against kids you played against or with since you first picked up a glove. From a coaching standpoint it’s just another game but to the players and the community it’s the big game.”

The best part for all of us baseball fanatics is that there is another seven games after next week. There is a long way to go before a champion is crowned. But wouldn’t it be special if a league title is decided on May 14 as it was two years ago?

“It’s going to be a battle to the end,” said Hart, who won the league championship in 2013 with Sherwood at his side as his assistant. “I have a feeling a lot of things won’t be in place until the last week of the season and possibly the last day of it.”


Just when you thought the baseball showdown couldn’t be surpassed in hype, you’re dead wrong. Softball will be the “big game” for next week.

The clash between the two softball squads is shaping up to be a dandy as well. Both teams are a perfect 6-0 in league and feature the two best pitchers in league. Burbank’s Caitlyn Brooks and Burroughs’ Presley Miraglia have each tossed a no-hitter this season.

This could very well be the passing of the torch in the coming weeks as Brooks, a senior committed to Notre Dame, and Miraglia, a talented freshman, meet on the diamond for the very first time.

Caitlyn Brooks is having an All-American season in the circle and at the plate (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Caitlyn Brooks is having an All-American season in the circle and at the plate (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank coach Mike Delaney reflected on his team’s progression as they seek a third consecutive league title.

“I think the season so far has gone to plan as far as our approach to games and practices,” Delaney said. “The league in general has gotten stronger. We have been working really hard at improving each and every day in all aspects of the game.”

Burroughs (14-2) is seeking to reclaim its perch atop the league having won three league titles in a row before Burbank (13-3) claimed the past two championships. The two teams share a two game lead in the Pacific League with Arcadia and Crescenta Valley looking up at 4-2.

“I couldn’t be more excited about where our team is right now,” Nicol said. “To be 14-2 with a very tough and challenging schedule is a credit to the work our girls and my coaching staff have put in since August.”

Delaney Nicol rounds third base for another Indians run (Photo by Dick Dornan)

Delaney Nicol rounds third base for another Indians run (Photo by Dick Dornan)

The rivalry game is set for Thursday evening at 6 p.m. at McCambridge Park. The Burbank seniors will be recognized before the game and then the fun and intense competition will begin.

“The Burbank-Burroughs games are always intense. Both teams have excellent athletes. Both teams are used to success and it is a great atmosphere,” said Delaney. “The game on Thursday is an important test for us but it doesn’t define our season. We need to continually play at a high level to achieve the goals we have set for ourselves and the game on Thursday will help us continue to do so.”

“I am excited, but not the least surprised, that both us and Burbank have been so successful so far,” added Nicol. “It is a credit to their girls and their coaching staff that they have been so successful this season, and we are really looking forward to playing them on Thursday. To have both teams playing so well only adds to the excitement and intrigue leading up to the game. It should be fun.”

And to add to the drama….there are points available for all four teams to seize as part of the race for the “myBurbank CUP.”



Morning Sports Ticker- April 25


Burroughs 5 Burbank 1 (see story)

The Indians won their seventh straight game and 13 of their last 14 contests behind a superb pitching effort from Danny Bustos and Max DeAmicis. Burroughs gained a point in the myBurbank CUP race.

Burroughs 4 Pasadena 2

The Indians avenged their lone loss in league with a solid defensive effort. While the Bulldogs couldn’t play catch (three throwing errors), Burroughs made routine plays look easy and spectacular plays look routine. Max Haddad’s splendid off-balance throw to first base finished the game and ended any possible comeback by Pasadena. On the hill, Thomas Wilson settled in after giving up two runs in the second and threw six innings allowing five hits and striking out five. Max DeAmicis recorded the save. Aidan Anding had two RBIs and Roy Hirota had two of the four Indian hits on the afternoon.

Glendale 7 Burbank 3

Ryan Porras had three hits and an RBI for the Bulldogs but it wasn’t enough as the Nitros jumped out to a 6-0 lead after two innings en route to the win.

Burroughs 9 Arcadia 0

Danny Bustos had another dominating outing as he pitched a complete game 3-hit shutout walking none and striking out four. He threw a total of 64 pitches including 49 for strikes. Tyler Lewis went 3 for 3 with three RBIs and two doubles and Chris Peres drove in three runs. Lewis, Max Haddad and Max DeAmicis each scored two runs. Lewis’ double and Peres’ single in the first inning plated two runs each for the Indians who scored four runs in the first and fifth innings to maintain their hold on to first place.

Burbank 4 Hoover 2

Ryan Porras had a strong outing going six innings and giving up three hits and striking out eight. Alex Minnick collected two hits and Randy Higgens drove home two runs to propel the Bulldogs. Burbank scored two runs in the fifth inning to break a 2-2 tie.

Burroughs 28 Muir 0 (five innings)

*This is NOT a misprint. Thomas Wilson threw a no-hitter in a game called after five innings. He struck out 10 and walked only one. The Indians led 13-0 after the first inning, 22-0 after two innings and banged out 21 hits. Max DeAmicis drove home 4 RBIs on 3 hits and scored 3 runs; Chris Peres and Roy Hirota each had 3 RBIs and Ryan Galan had 3 hits and scored 4 runs in the rout of the Mustangs.

Crescenta Valley 6 Burbank 0

The Bulldogs were limited to three hits and struck out 12 times against CV star and UCLA-bound Brian Gadsby. The Falcons scored twice in three different innings to stymie host Burbank.


Burbank 8 Burroughs 0 (see story)

Caitlyn Brooks wins her 76th career game tossing a complete game two-hit shutout as the Lady Bulldogs move into sole possession of first place with the big win over the Lady Indians. The victory was the 36th in a row in league for Burbank who gained a point in the myBurbank CUP.

Burbank 7 Glendale 0

Caitlyn Brooks won her 75th career victory in the circle in dominating fashion. She struck out 16 Nitros, gave up just two hits and only one walk as she posted her fifth consecutive shutout. Brooks also went 2 for 4 at the plate with a double and RBI. Isabel Frias was 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs. The Lady Bulldogs mashed out 17 hits on the day including seven starters with at least two hits apiece.

Burroughs 7 Pasadena 0

Presley Miraglia continued her torrid pitching throwing a shutout giving up only two hits. Michelle Santiago had two hits and scored two runs and Miraglia and Kaitlin Okimoto each recorded two hits. The Lady Indians won their third consecutive game by shutout scoring three runs in the fifth and sixth innings to put away the Bulldogs.

Burbank 10 Hoover 0

Caitlyn Brooks went 2 for 2 with 2 home runs and 4 RBIs. Bridgette Pisa was 3 for 3 with a double and RBI, Jazmin Orozco had a double and 2 RBIs and Sabrina Steward had a hit with 2 RBIs. Brooks tossed a one-hitter with no walks and struck out 13 of the 15 batters she faced.

Burroughs 7 Arcadia 0

Presley Miraglia fired a no-hitter and came within an out of a perfect game. With two outs in the top of the seventh, Miraglia hit a batter. She recorded the no-hitter on the very next batter. Miraglia also had a double and triple. Michelle Santiago knocked in 3 RBIs as the Lady Indians scored two runs in the 4th, 5th and 6th innings to win going away against the Apaches.

Burbank 9 Crescenta Valley 0

Caitlyn Brooks threw a complete game allowing 4 hits, 0 walks and striking out 12 batters. She had a bases loaded triple as well. Julia Duarte smashed a 2-run home run into the trees and was 2 for 4 on the day with 3 RBIs. Izzy Frias was 2 for 4 with a triple and RBI. Sabrina Steward went 3 for 3 with an RBI.

Burroughs 27 Muir 0 (five innings)

*This is NOT a misprint. The Lady Indians racked up 33 hits in the easy win. Amanda Flores (home run) and Destiny Velazquez each had 5 RBIs. Flores, Velazquez and Hannah Talavera (home run) recorded 4 hits each. Flores also scored 4 runs. Talavera threw a five inning complete game shutout giving up 3 hits, 2 walks and striking out 4 batters. The Lady Indians scored 10 runs in the first inning and seven apiece in the third and fourth innings to roll to the win.

Boys Volleyball

Burroughs 3 Burbank 1 (25-20, 21-25, 25-15, 25-17) see story

The Indians swept the season series from the Bulldogs and in doing so gained two points in the myBurbank CUP.

Burroughs 3 Arcadia 0 (25-16, 25-14, 27-25)

Max Chamberlain 21 kills; Andrew Dalmada 9 kills, 2 aces; Ryan Van Loo 37 assists, 3 blocks; Matt Kim 13 digs

Burbank 3 Claremont 0 (25-18, 25-11, 25-15)

Brandon Alba 7 kills; Aram Krakirian 7 kills, 12 digs; Willie Perryman 7 kills; Paul Shim 20 assists

Burbank 3 Arcadia 0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-22)

Robert O’Brien 12 kills; Aram Krakirian 8 kills, 14 digs; Isaiah Torres 17 kills; Paul Shim 16 assists

Burroughs 3 Hoover 0 (25-16, 25-8, 21-25, 25-15)

Max Chamberlain 15 kills, 3 aces, 2 blocks; Andrew Dalmada 12 kills; Ryan Van Loo 35 assists, 7 digs; Matt Kim 7 digs

Crescenta Valley 3 Burbank 1 (25-13, 25-13, 25-27, 25-14)

Willie Perryman 5 kills; Paul Shim 12 assists


Burbank 86 Burroughs 82 (BOYS)

Burroughs 104 Burbank 66 (GIRLS)

Boys Golf

Burroughs shot a 427 (third) and Burbank followed with a 432 (fourth) in Pacific League match #4 at DeBell GC.

Result sheet for League Match #4 DeBell Par 71
Arcadia Out 36 In 35 Total  71 John Burroughs Out 36 In 35 Total  71
Peter Ju 38 42 80 Louis D’Aquila 46 46 92
Vamsi Damerla 38 39 77 Daniel Kesicbasian 40 37 77
Johny Flores 37 38 75 Patrick Colbert 44 45 89
Will Oetojo 42 42 84 Tnick Trivimol 37 44 81
Danny Sun 43 39 82 Calvin Guntetong 45 43 88
Ricky Cen 43 35 78 Ethan Williams 48 45 93
Totals 198 193 392 Totals 212 214 427
Crescenta Valley Out 36 In 35 Total  71 Glendale Out 36 In 35 Total  71
Cody Renfro 37 33 70 Russell Caletena 42 35 77
AJ Roa 40 41 81 Ellison Alaan 40 42 82
Jon Hong 35 43 78 Sammy Do 55 51 106
David Holeman 45 38 83 Arman Aloyan 56 41 97
Tanner Schilling 46 39 85 Eyna Alaan 55 47 102
Trey Ballard 47 41 88
Totals 203 192 397 Totals 248 216 464
Burbank Out 36 In 35 Total  71 Pasadena Out 36 In 35 Total  71
Jason Apinchapong 39 39 78 James Schultz 48 43 91
Joe Grasse 43 43 86 Daniel Vidimos 57 46 103
Evan Jensen 43 44 87 Nicholas Whiting 58 54 112
Michael Guzman 44 41 85 0
Jason Snow 49 47 96 0
Shane Lynch 51 46 97 0
Totals 218 213 432 Totals 105 89 194
Place Team Points Place Team Points
1 AHS 5 4 BHS 2
2 CVHS 4 5 GHS 1
3 JBHS 3 6

Burroughs shot a 408 (third) and Burbank 423 (fourth) in Pacific League match #3 held at Harding GC.

Result sheet for League Match #3 Harding Par 72
Arcadia Out 37 In 35 Total  72 John Burroughs Out 37 In 35 Total  72
Peter Ju 38 38 76 Louis D’Aquila 37 36 73
Vamsi Damerla 38 38 76 Daniel Kesicbasian 38 41 79
Danny Sun 45 45 90 Patrick Colbert 44 43 87
Johnny Flores 37 37 74 Tnick Trivimol 39 41 80
Will Oetojo 44 43 87 Ethan Williams 48 42 90
Ricky Cen 40 38 78 Garrit Green 45 44 89
Totals 197 194 391 Totals 203 203 408
Crescenta Valley Out 37 In 35 Total  72 Glendale Out 37 In 35 Total  72
Cody Renfro 34 33 67 Russell Caletena 46 38 84
A J  Roa 42 39 81 Brandon Ahn 37 35 72
Jonghyuk Hong 43 38 81 Elis Alaan 47 38 85
Tanner Schilling 42 41 83 Sammy Do 51 46 97
Trey Ballard 43 47 82 Arman Aloyan 44 44 88
Brady Soper 45 47 92 999 999 999
Totals 204 198 394 Totals 225 201 426
Burbank Out 37 In 35 Total  72 Pasadena Out 37 In 35 Total  72
Jason Apinchapong 40 41 81 Oliver 41 40 81
Joe Grasse 41 39 80 0
Michael Guzman 47 39 86 0
Even Jensen 44 44 88 0
Jason Snow 46 45 91 0
Shane Lynch 45 43 88 0
Totals 216 206 423 Totals 0
Place Team Points Place Team Points
1 AHS 5 4 BHS 2
2 CVHS 4 5 GHS 1
3 JBHS 3 6

Track and Field

Burbank 78 Burroughs 58 (BOYS)

Burbank 88 Burroughs 48 (GIRLS)


Mt. SAC Relays (Walnut)

G 4×400 – 7th in Heat – 4:17.72

Sara Ehlers, Deanna Fierro,

Izzy Funes, Megan Wade

B 4x110H Shuttle Relay (Seeded) – 1st – 63.09

Nathan Bradley, Neron Palmer,

Corwin Scherer, Brandon Tong

G PV (Seeded)

Sarah Prystupa – 2nd – 11’0”

B PV (Seeded)

Kent Truong – 2nd – 14’6”


Arcadia Invitational – Arcadia HS

B 4×1600 Invitational – 13th – 18:03.96

Andrew Barrondo (4:28), Garrett Boulais (4:27),

Alexander Hirsch (4:40), Justin Villagran (4:40)

B 4×110 Rated Shuttle Hurdles – 3rd – 64.77

Nathan Bradley, Neron Palmer, Corwin Scherer, Brandon Tong

G PV – Sarah Prystupa – 4th – 11’3


B 110H – Corwin Scherer – 5th in Heat – 15.58

B 300H – Corwin Scherer – 2nd in Heat – 39.34

B PV – Kent Truong – 13th – 13’1


Tiger Invite – South Pasadena HS

B 100 – Niko Guerrero – 8th – 11.57

GRS 400 – Izzy Funes – 9th – 63.73

GRS 400 – Megan Wade – 10th – 64.09

BRS 800 – Patrick Wells – 11th – 2:09.24

GRS 1600 – Emily Virtue – 1st – 5:23.30

JBHS #8 ALL-TIME – G 1600

GRS 1600 – Heidi Eligio – 6th – 5:34.66

GRS 1600 – Molly Stapelfeldt – 15th – 5:48.66

GRS 1600 – Sapphire Sandoval – 22nd – 5:56.61

BRS 1600 – Jacob Calderon – 6th – 4:39.00

BRS 1600 – Daniel Fendrich – 7th – 4:40.86

BRS 1600 – Jagdeep Chahal – 8th – 4:41.52

BRS 1600 – Justin Dorris – 26th – 4:54.24

G 3200 – Eileen Eckles – 12th – 12:02.96

G 3200 – Valerie Monroy – 20th – 12:12.90

BRS 3200 – Timothy Wells – 1st – 10:00.76

BRS 110H – Brian Vo – 10th – 18.56

BV 300H – Niko Guerrero – 8th – 42.45

BRS 300 – Brian Vo – 8th 44.35

GRS LJ – Izzy Funes – 3rd – 15’9

B TJ – Niko Guerrero – 1st – 42’9


Varsity Boys

Arcadia 74 Burroughs 62

Burroughs 128 Pasadena 8



Corwin Scherer (3)                11.2

Nicko Guerrero                      11.2

Kent Truong                           11.4

Michael Huynh                      12.2

Dylan Garcia                          12.6



Corwin Scherer (3)                22.3

Michael Huynh                      25.0

Dylan Garcia                          25.3



Michael Molina (2)                51.0

Kevin Alpizar                          53.9



Justin Villagran (2)               2:04

David Carrillo (3)                   2:06

Trent Harrison                       2:12

David Olympia                       2:12



Andrew Barrondo (2)             4:26

Garrett Boulais (3)                4:30

Justin Villagran                     4:33

Shane Thompson                  4:41

Adam Villalpando                  4:54

Jared Perez                            5:03

Quang Nguyen                       5:06

Eduardo Cabrera                   5:12



Garrett Boulais                      9:47

Andrew Barrondo                  9:51

Manne Green                         10:03

Elias Hoxsie                           10:03

Evan Thomas                         10:10

Dion Mokhtari                        10:17

Adam Villalpando                  10:30

Quang Nguyen                       11:19

Jared Perez                            11:20



Nathan Bradley (1)                15.3

Brandon Tong (2)                  15.4

Neron Palmer (3)                  16.0



Nathan Bradley (1)                41.5

Niko Guerrero (2)                  42.2

Brandon Tong (3)                  42.4


4×100 – 43.7

Chance Bell, Niko Guerrero,

Corwin Scherer, Kent Truong


4×400 – 3:36

Kevin Alpizar, David Carrillo,

Michael Molina, Justin Villagran



Kent Truong (1)                     14’7

Ben Mathov (2)                     11’6

Neron Palmer                         9’6





Chance Bell (2)                      5’4

Corwin Scherer                      5’



Nathan Bradley (1)                19’11

Neron Palmer (2)                  19’5

Brandon Tong                        18’2.5

Jeremy Phan                          18’

Kent Truong                           18’

Dylan Dovaston                     16’7

Nick Phillippi                          15’4



Niko Guerrero (1)                  42’11

Ben Mathov (2)                     39’10

Nathan Bradley                     38’3

Jeremy Phan                          37’2

Branden Campos                   33’6





Austin Bui (3)                          35’3

Joseph Jacobson                   32’9.5



Austin Bui (2)                         99’3

Joseph Jacobson                   71’2


Varsity Girls

Arcadia 107 Burroughs 29

Burroughs 122 Pasadena 4



Sara Ehlers (3)                      13.5

Ignatia Teresa                       14.0

Jaymie Olea                           15.0



Emma Bartram (3)               26.6

Izzy Funes                              27.5

Megan Wade                         27.8

Ignatia Teresa                         30.5



Izzy Funes                              63.5

Megan Wade                         65.4

Deanna Fierro                       67.9

Kayla Dighero                         70.1



Emily Virtue (2)                     2:24.5


JB #8 ALL-TIME 800



Eileen Eckles                         5:38

Valerie Monroy                      5:56



Heidi Eligio (2)                      12:17

Ashley Contreras (3)             12:32

Maddy Davis                          14:10



Breanna McAllum (2)             17.4

Dakotah Tilton                       20.5



Breanna McCallum               54.5

Dakotah Tilton                       58.7


4×100 – 53.0

Emma Bartram, Sara Ehlers,

Izzy Funes, Megan Wade


4×400 – 4:36

Kaya Dighero, Deanna Fierro,

Jaymie Olea, Emily Virtue



Sarah Prystupa (1)                 10’

Bailey Harrison (3)                7’6



Jordan Meltzer                      4’6

Sarah Prystupa                      4’6



Izzy Funes                              14’3.5

Sarah Prystupa                      13’8.5



Breanna McCallum               30’8

Sarah Prystupa                      29’6.5



Nadime Younan (1)               29’10.5

Sofia Piedrahita                     28’1.5

Megan Ly-Lim                         27’11.5

Emory Goodwin                     27’4.5

Olivia Villegas                          24’9



Nadime Younan (1)               95’2

Sofia Piedrahita (3)               78’9

Megan Ly-Lim                        74’2

Olivia Villegas                          72’11

Emory Goodwin                     60’3




High School Sports Weekly Recap


Burbank 12 Alhambra 4

The Bulldogs collected 18 hits en route to the easy non-league victory. BHS scored four runs in the first and six runs in the sixth inning. Cameron Briggs, Randy Higgens and Alex Minnick each had three hits; Henry Leake drove home four runs; and Garrett Dolan earned the victory on the hill.

Burroughs 3 Hoover 1 (11 innings)

The Indians prevailed after another solid pitching effort saved the struggles on offense. Danny Bustos threw nine innings of four-hit ball walking none and striking out eight. Max DeAmicis added two innings of hitless baseball while striking out three. DeAmicis added two hits and two RBIs and Anthony Bocanegra had three hits. DeAmici’s two-run double in the top of the 11th inning broke a 1-1 stalemate scoring Ryan Galan and Max Haddad who doubled and singled, respectively.


Danny Bustos fired nine innings of brilliant pitching (Photo courtesy of Ivan Galan)


Burbank 22 Muir 1

Burroughs 1 Crescenta Valley 0 (see story)

The Indians hand CV star Brian Gadsby a rare loss in a dramatic walk-off win. Thomas Wilson pitches a complete game shutout.

Pasadena 7 Burbank 0

Ryan Porras had 2 hits for the Bulldogs in the defeat.

Burbank 6 Arcadia 4

The Bulldogs won a big game on the road scoring five runs in the first inning to defeat the Apaches. Randy Higgens got the win and Cameron Briggs earned the save. Alex Minnick went 3 for 3 while Ryan Porras had two hits to lead Burbank who is off to a 2-0 start in league.

Burroughs 4 Glendale 1

Danny Bustos settled down after the first inning and threw a complete game five-hitter allowing just one run, no walks and striking out six. Ryan Galan had two hits, an RBI and a run scored and Roy Hirota had a huge pinch-hit RBI double for the Indians.

Burbank 7 Glendale 2 (see story)

Ryan Porras went 4 for 5 with a double and Garrett Dolan got the win on the mound for the Bulldogs. Dolan fired a two-hitter through six innings to go along with six strikeouts. Randy Higgens added two hits as BHS scored two runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth to pull away for the road win.

Pasadena 5 Burroughs 3

The Bulldogs rallied from a 3-0 deficit scoring five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to stun the Indians in the Pacific League opener for both teams. Ryan Galan of Burroughs went 3 for 4 with a double and RBI and Thomas Wilson threw five effective innings for JBHS allowing two hits and only one run with four strikeouts.


Burbank 17 Muir 0

The Lady Bulldogs blizted Muir with 11 runs in the first inning en route to the easy win. Hannah Moulton and Melissa Daniel combined on a no-hitter. Anysia Gonzalez and Daniel each scored three runs and Bene Snyder had a triple and drove home 4 runs.

Burroughs 15 Hoover 1 (see story)

The Lady Indians pounded out 22 hits on the road win. Brianna Johnson went 4 for 4 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored and Kailanie Oasay and Destiny Velazquez each had 3 hits. Hannah Talavera picked up the win going three innings and giving up 2 hits, 1 run and striking out 3 batters.

Burbank 7 Pasadena 0

Caitlyn Brooks struck out 19 and allowed 1 hit (bunt single), no walks, in a complete game victory (89 pitches, 70 for strikes). She also had 3 hits and 2 RBIs in a dominating effort in the circle and at the plate. Julia Duarte went 2 for 4 with a double, triple and 2 runs scored. Izzy Frias added a hit and 3 RBIs.

Burroughs 8 Crescenta Valley 6

Without the services of their skipper, the Indians prevailed on the road with a big win against CV. Delaney Nicol had a home run, 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs. Michelle Santiago had 3 hits and 2 doubles; Destiny Velazquez added a home run and Brianna Devellano had a double and 2 RBIs. Nicol’s two-run HR gave JB a 3-1 lead that swelled to 6-2 and then 8-4 before holding off the Falcons.

Burbank 4 Arcadia 1

Lily Winn knocked in all four runs and had two hits including a double to lead the Bulldog attack. BHS scored three runs in the fifth inning to pull away from pesky Arcadia. Caitlyn Brooks struck out 11 allowing five singles, no walks and no earned runs as she earned her 9th win of the season. Brooks also had two hits including a double and Cailey Stevenson had two hits, two runs and a double as Burbank won its 30th straight league game.

Burroughs 5 Glendale 4

The Lady Indians held on for an emotional win as Coach Doug Nicol was ejected in the game. Nicol, a passionate a coach as they come, questioned a call when the home plate umpire overruled a call made by the first base umpire. Nicol’s ejection lit a fire under the Indians as they scored three runs in the third and two more in the fifth to hold off the Nitros. Kaitlin Okimoto had two hits and two RBIs and Kailanie Oasay added two hits and two runs to lead an Indians’ attack that feature five doubles including four straight in the pivotal third inning.

Burbank 10 Glendale 0 (see story)

The Lady Bulldogs scored 3 runs in the sixth and 6 more in the seventh inning to pull away from the Nitros. Caitlyn Brooks of Burbank struck out 14 batters in a complete game victory walking only one and giving up four hits. It was Brooks’ 70th career victory in the circle. Jazmin Orozco had 3 hits, 3 runs scored and 2 RBIs. Sabrina Steward collected 2 hits and 3 RBIs. Izzy Frias recorded 2 hits and 2 runs for BHS.

Burroughs 7 Pasadena 2

Michelle Santiago went 3 for 3 with 2 runs scored and a double and Kaitlin Okimoto drove in 2 runs to back the fine effort by Presley Miraglia who tossed six innings of shutout ball giving up only one hit and no walks while fanning eight. The Lady Indians broke open a 1-0 game scoring four runs in the fifth inning.

Boys Tennis

Burroughs 13 Burbank 5

Sawyer Patterson swept his three sets 7-5, 6-0, 6-0 to lead the Indians to the victory. Burroughs gains a point in the “myBurbank CUP” race.

Crescenta Valley 11 Burroughs 7

Boys Volleyball

Burroughs 3 Crescenta Valley 1 (22-25, 29-27, 25-15, 25-18)

Max Chamberlain 19 kills; Bailey Carter 10 kills; Cameron Capili 11 kills; Matt Kim 11 digs; Ryan Van Loo 41 assists

Burbank 3 Hoover 0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-17)

Willie Perryman 8 kills; Brandon Alba 7 kills; Robert O’Brien 6 kills; Paul Shim and Isaiah Torres each had 12 assists

Burroughs 3 Burbank 0 (25-18, 28-26, 25-19) see story

Indians gain a point in the “myBurbank CUP” race.

Burroughs 3 Claremont 0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-14)

Bailey Carter 12 kills; Max Chamberlain 10 kills, 3 aces; Ryan Van Loo 28 assists; Andrew Dalmada 9 digs, 4 aces

Burbank 3 Glendale 1 (19-25, 25-20, 25-14, 25-21)

Robert O’Brien 19 kills (set new school record for kills in a match); Dylan Anderson 13 kills; Willie Perryman 7 kills; Christian Park 18 digs; Isaiah Torres 27 assists

Burroughs 3 Arcadia 0 (25-20, 25-18, 25-13)

The No. 2 ranked Indians improved to 13-1 with the sweep of the Apaches. Cameron Capili had 13 kills and 3 aces; Max Chamberlain had 13 kills; Ryan Van Loo had 40 assists and 4 blocks; Matt Kim had 16 digs.

San Gabriel Volleyball Tournament:

Paul Shim (Burbank) was selected to the all-tournament team

Friday Pool Play:

Burbank defeated West Covina 2-0 (25-17, 25-12)

Patrick Lance 6 kills; Aram Krakirian 5 kills; Dylan Anderson 6 digs; Paul Shim 20 assists

Burbank defeated Villa Park 2-1 (25-20, 27-29, 15-13)

Dylan Anderson 11 kills & 8 digs; Willie Perryman 7 kills; Brandon Alba 7 kills; Paul Shim 27 assists

Burbank defeated Temple City 2-1 (19-25, 25-21, 15-4)

Aram Krakirian 10 kills; Dylan Anderson 7 kills; Christian Park 12 digs; Willie Perryman 7 blocks; Kirk Capalla 15 assists

Round of 16:

Burbank defeated San Gabriel 2-1 (25-17, 29-31, 15-12)

Willie Perryman 9 kills & 6 blocks; Dylan Anderson 8 kills & 9 digs; Paul Shim 30 assists


Burbank defeated West Torrance 2-0 (25-17, 25-19)

Dylan Anderson 6 kills; Aram Krakirian 5 kills; Paul Shim 8 digs & 18 assists


Canyon defeated Burbank 2-1 (25-19, 15-25, 15-7)

Dylan Anderson 9 kills; Paul Shim 18 assists

Boys Golf

Burbank CUP at DeBell GC-

Match play: Burroughs 13 Burbank 1

DeBell Golf course Par 71 Match Play Format
16th Annual Burbank Cup 4/8/2015
JBHS Player Score Win/Loss BHS Player Score Win/Loss
Louis D’Aquila 87 L 3-1 Jason Apinchapong 85 W 3-1
Daniel Kesicbasian 85 W 1-0 Joe Grasse 86 L 1-0
Patrick Colbert 89 W 2-1 Michael Guzman 93 L 2-1
Tnick Trivimol 83 W 8-6 Evan Jensen 97 L 8-6
Ethan Williams 93 W 5-4 Robert Prephan 99 L 5-4
Calvin Guntetong 86 W 6-4 Shane Lynch 102 L 6-4
Garrit Green 86 W 2-1 Jason Snow 88 L 2-1
William Guglielmo 98 W 4-3 Cole Pendarvis 94 L 4-3
John Gonzalez 87 W 8-6 Leonard Wee DNF L 8-6
Ryan O’Neill 94 W 7-5 Joe Lyneis 105 L 7-5
Cole Astamendi 96 W 5-3 Dennis McCarthy 104 L 5-3
Aaron Cohen 97 W 7-6 Gregory Albarian 128 L 7-6
Dillan Bernard 90 W 9-7 Adam Barnfather 136 L 9-7
Geoffrey Bark 106 —– Jae Choi 135 L 8-6
Aidan Brahms 102 —–
Evin Tekarian 96 W 8-6
Overall 13 Overall 1
Low Medalist
Tnick Trivimol (JBHS) 83

Burroughs took third with a 421 while Burbank finished fourth shooting a total of 436 at the Pacific League’s second match held at DeBell GC.

Result sheet for League Match #2 DeBell Par 71
Arcadia Out 36 In 35 Total  71 John Burroughs Out 36 In 35 Total  71
Peter Ju 38 39 77 Louis D’Aquila 38 38 76
Vamsi Damerla 39 37 76 Daniel Kesicbasian 43 38 81
Johny Flores 41 44 85 Patrick Colbert 47 39 86
Danny Sun 41 39 80 Tnick Trivimol 45 47 92
Jeremy Chieng 44 43 87 Calvin Guntetong 46 47 93
Ricky Cen 38 34 72 Ethan Williams 44 42 86
Totals 390 Totals 421
Crecenta Valley Out 36 In 35 Total  71 Glendale Out 36 In 35 Total  71
Cody Renfro 42 40 82 Russell Caletena 37 36 73
AJ Roa 38 39 77 Ellison Alaan 39 41 80
Jon Hong 47 38 85 Sammy Do WD WD WD
David Holeman 41 44 85 Arman Aloyan 45 46 91
Tanner Schilling 44 46 90 Eyna Alaan 52 57 109
Trey Ballard 45 38 83
Totals 412 Totals NS
Burbank Out 36 In 35 Total  71 Pasadena Out 36 In 35 Total  71
Jason Apinchapong 42 42 84 0
Joe Grasse 44 43 87 0
Evan Jensen 44 43 87 0
Michael Guzman 43 46 89 0
Jason Snow 47 44 91 0
Shane Lynch 47 42 89 0
Totals 436 Totals 0
Place Team Points Place Team Points
1 AHS 8 4 BHS 1
2 CVHS 6 5 GHS 2
3 JBHS 3 6

Track and Field

Varsity Boys

Burroughs 91 Glendale 41


Corwin Scherer (1)                11.1

Dylan Garcia                          12.5


Corwin Scherer (1)                22.5

Niko Guerrero (2)                  23.0

Dylan Garcia                          25.4


Niko Guerrero (1)                  51.8

Michael Molina (2)                52.8


Garrett Boulais (1)                 2:04

Andrew Barrondo                  2:09

Adam Villalpando                  2:14

Quang Nguyen                       2:16

Eduardo Cabrera                   2:20

Jared Perez                            2:23


Andrew Barrondo (1)              4:29

Garrett Boulais (2)                4:30

Justin Villagran (3)               4:30

Elias Hoxsie                           4:34

Shane Thompson                  4:40

Trent Harrison                       4:48

Evan Thomas                         4:49

Dion Mokhtari                        4:50

David Carrillo                         4:52

Christian Fuentes                  4:56

David Olympia                       5:03


Justin Villagran (1)                10:04

Elias Hoxsie (2)                     10:12

Manne Green (3)                   10:13

Dion Mokhtari                        10:40

Evan Thomas                         10:52

David Carrillo                         10:54

Trent Harrison                       11:11


Nathan Bradley (1)                15.3

Brandon Tong (2)                  15.8

Neron Palmer (3)                  15.8

Emerson Sosa                         17.3


Nathan Bradley (1)                41.1

Brandon Tong (3)                  44.2

Neron Palmer                         45.0

Emerson Sosa                          45.3

4×100 – 44.5 – 1st

Nathan Bradley, Niko Guerrero,

Corwin Scherer, Kent Truong

4×400 – 3:43

Michael Molina                      52.5

Kevin Alpizar                          54.0

Emerson Sosa                          56.2

Quang Nguyen                       60.6


Kent Truong (1)                     14’

Neron Palmer (3)                  8’


Corwin Scherer (1)                5’6


Neron Palmer (1)                   19’6.5

Nathan Bradley (2)               19’5

Brandon Tong (3)                  18’1

Dylan Dovaston                     17’4

Jeremy Phan                          16’9

Nick Phillippi                          16’2.5


Niko Guerrero (1)                  41’9.5

Jeremy Phan (3)                    35’5.5

Dylan Dovaston                     33’5.5

Branden Campos                   33’3


Austin Bui                              35’0.5

Joseph Jacobson                   31’5.5


Austin Bui (3)                      102’6


Varsity Girls

Burroughs 82 Glendale 54 


Megan Wade (3)                   13.6


Emma Bartram (1)                27.2

Megan Wade (3)                   28.2


Izzy Funes (1)                         63.9

Sara Ehlers (2)                      64.3

Deanna Fierro                         66.7


Ashley Contreras                   2:42

Maddy Davis                          3:03


Eileen Eckles (2)                   5:42

Ashley Contreras (3)             5:53


Heidi Eligio (1)                       11:59

Emily Virtue (2)                     11:59


Breanna McCallum (2)         17.7


Breanna McCallum (1)          52.9

4×100 – 51.8 – 1st

Emma Bartram, Sara Ehlers,

Izzy Funes, Megan Wade

4×400 – 4:20 – 1st

Megan Wade                         63.9

Sara Ehlers                            65.6

Izzy Funes                              65.7

Deanna Fierro                        65.8


Sarah Prystupa (1)                 10’6

Bailey Harriosn (2)                7’


Sarah Prystupa (2)                4’4


Izzy Funes (1)                            15’8

Sarah Prystupa                      14’10


Sarah Prystupa (1)                 31’3

Breanna McCallum (2)         30’9


Nadime Younan (1)               29’5.5

Megan Ly-Lim (3)                 27’9.5

Emory Goodwin                     26’8

Sofia Piedrahita                     26’8

Olivia Villegas                           26’1.5


Nadime Younan (1)               98’7

Megan Ly-Lim (3)                 80’11

Olivia Villegas                          74’9

Emory Goodwin                     68’11

Sofia Piedrahita                     57’3


UCLA Legends Meet – UCLA

B 3200

Garrett Boulais – 4th – 9:26.41

JBHS #5 All-Time – B 3200

B 110H

Corwin Scherer – 6th – 15.78

Nathan Bradley – 9th – 16.03

Brandon Tong – 11th – 16.17

B 300H

Corwin Scherer – 2nd – 39.45

Nathan Bradley – 7th – 40.98


Sarah Prystupa – 4th – 10’6”

JBHS School Record – G PV


Kent Truong – 5th – 13’9”


Varsity Boys

Burroughs 115 Muir 17


Niko Guerrero (1)                  10.9

Kent Truong (2)                     11.0

Chance Bell (3)                      11.7

Jeremy Phan                          11.8

Dylan Garcia                          12.2


Corwin Scherer (1)                22.2

Niko Guerrero (2)                  22.4

Michael Molina                      24.1

Kevin Alpizar                          24.4

Dylan Dovaston                     24.7

Corwin Scherer

#9 JB All-Time B200


Corwin Scherer (1)                51.8

Michael Molina (3)                52.4

Kevin Alpizar                          57.1

Dylan Dovaston                     57.2


Justin Villagran (1)                2:04

Jacob Calderon (2)                2:04

Alexander Hirsch (3)             2:06

Daniel Fendrich                     2:06

Elias Hoxsie                           2:07

David Carrillo                         2:07

Patrick Wells                          2:08

Christian Fuentes                  2:08

Timothy Wells                          2:08

Trent Harrison                       2:10

David Olympia                       2:13

Manne Green                         2:19


Shane Thompson (1)             4:48

Jagdeep Chahal (2)               4:50

Manne Green (3)                   4:51

Adam Villalpando                  4:54

Quang Nguyen                       5:05

Michael Contreras                 5:17

Eduardo Cabrera                   5:21

Jared Perez                            5:22


Quang Nguyen (1)                 11:13

Jared Perez (2)                      11:29

Michael Contreras (3)             11:29

Eduardo Cabrera                   12:02


Nathan Bradley (1)                15.4

Emerson Sosa (2)                  17.4


Nathan Bradley (1)                41.5

Emerson Sosa (2)                  44.0

4×100 – 44.3

Chance Bell, Nathan Bradley,

Corwin Schere, Kent Truong


Team B – 1st – 3:49

Justin Valligran                     56.4

Daniel Fendrich                     57.3

Patrick Wells                          57.8

David Olympia                       58.0

Team A – 3:53

Christian Fuentes                  57.6

Trent Harrison                       58.1

David Carrillo                         58.3

Elias Hoxsie                           59.3

Team C – 3:53

Jagdeep Chahal                     56.4

Jacob Calderon                      57.6

Timothy Wells                        59.2

Alexander Hirsch                  60.2


Kent Truong (1)                     14’

Ben Mathov (2)                     10’6

Cody Brake (3)                       8’6


Chance Bell (3)                      5’6


Nathan Bradley (1)                20’

Kent Truong (2)                     19’7.5

Chance Bell (3)                      18’1

Dylan Dovaston                     17’5

Jeremy Phan                          17’3.5

Nick Phillipp                           15’10

Branden Campos                   15’4


Ben Mathov (1)                      38’3.5

Dylan Dovaston (2)               34’4

Branden Campos (3)             31’7


Austin Bui (1)                         34’9.5

Joseph Jacobson (2)             31’4


Austin Bui (1)                         93’5

Joseph Jacobson (2)             72’10


Varsity Girls

Burroughs 101 Muir 16


Monica Brown (1)                  13.2

Megan Wade (2)                   13.2

Izzy Funes (3)                          13.6

Sara Ehlers                            13.8

Deanna Fierro                       14.1


Megan Wade (2)                   27.9

Izzy Funes (3)                         28.2

Sara Ehlers                            28.4

Ignatia Teresa                        29.8

Kayla Dighero                         30.0


Kayla Dighero (1)                   68.7

Breanna McCallum (2)         69.9

Ignatia Teresa (3)                  70.6

Jaymie Olea                           71.9


Emily Virtue (1)                     2:30

Heidi Eligio (2)                      2:35

Eileen Eckles (3)                   2:46

Valerie Monroy                      2:49


Eileen Eckles (1)                    5:44

Valerie Monroy (2)                6:00

Maddy Davis (3)                    6:49



Samantha Hebri (2)              17.0

Dakotah Tilton (3)                 21.5


4×100 – 52.8 – 1st

Sara Ehlers, Izzy Funes,

Samantha Hebri, Megan Wade

4×400 – 4:19 – 1st

Deanna Fierro                       64.9

Megan Wade                         65.4

Emily Virtue                           69.4

Heidi Eligio                            69.7


Sarah Prystupa (1)                 9’

Bailey Harrison (2)                7’6


Monica Brown (1)                  4’8

Jordan Meltzer (2)                4’6

Sarah Prystupa (3)                4’2


Sarah Prystupa (1)                 14’10.5

Izzy Funes (2)                          14’7

Monica Brown (3)                  11’6


Sarah Prystupa (2)                31’2.5

Breanna McCallum (3)         29’5


Nadime Youan (1)                 29’2.5

Megan Ly-Lim (2)                 28’5.5

Emory Goodwin (3)               26’11

Olivia Villegas                          24’10


Nadime Younan (1)               93’10

Megan Ly-Lim (2)                 78’6

Olivia Villegas                           69’8

Emory Goodwin                     60’5


Mt. Carmel Invitational – San Diego

G 1600

Emily Virtue – 15th – 5:23.90

JBHS #8 ALL-TIME – G 1600

Heidi Eligio – 27th – 5:44.96

B 1600

Alexander Hirsch – 14th – 4:28.53


Garrett Boulais – 18th – 4:29.22

Justin Villagran – 19th – 4:29.28

B 3200 #2

Elias Hoxsie – 10th – 9:52.37

Timothy Wells – 12th – 9:58.60

JBHS #10 ALL-TIME – BSF 3200

Manne Green – 16th – 10:11.20

Dion Mokhtari – 23rd – 10:35.05

B 110H

Brandon Tong – 9th – 15.59

Nathan Bradley – 11th – 15.71

Corwin Scherer – 20th – 16.09

B 300H

Corwin Scherer – 6th – 40.25

Nathan Bradley – 12th – 41.32

B 4×100 – 20th – 44.51

Kent Truong, Corwin Scherer, Chance Bell, Nathan Bradley


Sarah Prystupa – 12th – 9’8”


Kent Truong – 7th – 14’2”

G SP #3

Nadime Younan – 10th – 29’3.5”

G DT #2

Nadime Younan – 6th – 98’7”



California Relays – Cerritos College

Large School 3200

Garrett Boulais – 1st – 9:38.01

Justin Villagran – 6th – 9:46.46


Maurice Greene Invitational – Oaks Christian HS

BV 110H

Corwin Scherer – 1st – 15.34

Nathan Bradley – 4th – 15.85

Brandon Tong – 5th – 15.91

BV 300H

Corwin Scherer – 1st – 39.21


Nathan Bradley – 7th – 41.80

Brandon Tong – 9th – 43.52

BSF Distance Medley (1200-400-800-1600)

Team A – 11:04.51 – 1st

(Jacob Calderon – 3:24, Rakat Rahman – 57, Daniel Fendrich – 2:08, Alexander Hirsch – 4:34)

Team B – 11:29.28 – 2nd

(Patrick Wells – 3:32, Eno Fox – 55, Jagdeep Chahal – 2:14, Timothy Wells – 4:47)

Team C – 11:47.81 – 4th

(Chris Hoxsie – 3:32, Asif Chowdhury – 57, Justin Dorris – 2:15, Javier Hurtado – 5:02)


Sarah Prystupa – 2nd – 10’4”



Kent Truong – 2nd – 14’4”



Burroughs Softball Hammers Hoover, 15-1, Continues Excellent Play

Burroughs is 12-2 on the season (Photo by Dick Dornan)

Burroughs is 12-2 on the season and 4-0 in league (Photo by Dick Dornan)

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

Entering Thursday afternoon’s contest at Hoover, the Burroughs softball team came in riding a 9-game winning streak and undefeated in Pacific League play. When the game concluded, the Indians had pounded the Tornadoes, 15-1, in five innings (mercy rule), and extended their winning streak to 10 games including a perfect 4-0 mark in league.

Presley Miraglia and Hannah Talavera combined to toss a 4-hitter allowing no walks while striking out seven.

Burroughs jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead on six hits in the first inning. Brianna Johnson and Delaney Nicol had back-to-back singles to lead off the game followed by a double down the left field line from Kaitlin Okimoto scoring two runs. Consecutive hits by Destiny Velazquez, Brianna Devellano and Lauren Lopez brought home two more runs.

Delaney Nicol rounds third base for another Indians run (Photo by Dick Dornan)

Delaney Nicol rounds third base for another Indians run (Photo by Dick Dornan)

“I was really happy because we have had a tendency the last couple of times to not come out strong and not play to our level,” said Burroughs coach Doug Nicol, who rejoined the team after a one game suspension for getting ejected against Glendale last week. “Getting those first four runs was really important. It jumpstarted us and got the girls thinking of what we needed to do. We focused on hitting ground balls and line drives and that’s a reason for our success.”

“It’s really great because we knew we had to play at our level,” added Okimoto. “Just because we had a great win at CV doesn’t mean we get to slack off. It was important to get those early hits and runs for us.”

Nicol served his suspension by attending the Burroughs baseball game versus Crescenta Valley last Tuesday. Pacing back and forth behind the backstop and receiving multiple updates via texts and phone calls from supporters at the softball game, Nicol received good news when the Lady Indians won a big contest at Crescenta Valley, 8-6.

Welcome back, Coach Doug Nicol!

Welcome back, Coach Doug Nicol!

“I missed my girls the other day. It was more stressful being at the Burroughs baseball game and getting texts,” he said. “I’m glad to be back here. It’s less stress here than it was over there. It was a really tough situation. I’m really proud of my coaching staff and proud of the girls on how they stepped up. They really hit the ball that day. They fought all the elements and beat a good CV team at their house.”

Burroughs continued its hot hitting at Hoover jumping on the Tornadoes from the start and adding seven runs on seven hits in the third inning to go up 11-0. Johnson (4 for 4, two runs, two RBIs) and Delaney Nicol (2 for 3, one run, one RBI) had RBI singles during the outburst.

The Lady Indians added two runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings. When it was all said and done, they had accumulated 22 hits. Eleven different players recorded a hit.


Amanda Flores at the plate

Velazquez (two RBIs) and Kailanie Oasay each had three hits and Amanda Flores contributed two hits of her own.

“Everybody on our team can hit from the top of our lineup all the way to the bottom,” Delaney Nicol said. “We work on hitting at practice and it pays off especially against teams like this. We can get everyone in the game and it’s pretty cool to see everyone get a hit.”

A year ago, Burroughs led Division 3 with the most runs scored on the season (268). This year, they are averaging 8.5 runs per game good enough for sixth in the entire division.

With an overall record of 12-2, the Lady Indians have established themselves as a league title contender with huge games against Arcadia (April 16) and Burbank (April 23) looming in the distance.


Hannah Talavera picked up the win vs. Hoover (Photo by Dick Dornan)

“I couldn’t be happier. We have the highest winning percentage in Division 3,” said Nicol. “We have some young girls in really tough spots. Freshman pitcher, first-year catcher, young infield at short and second. Those girls and our seniors have really meshed well. I love the progress we are making and will continue to make.”

The Lady Indians are looking to dethrone Burbank, the two-time defending league champions. Prior to the Bulldogs recent conquest (31 consecutive league wins), Burroughs had won three straight league titles.

“This team is capable of a lot of things more than we even know right now,” Delaney Nicol said. “As long as everyone stays together and competes throughout the whole season, we will do things that a lot of people didn’t expect from us.”

Keep an eye out for the Big Red Machine.




Burroughs Walks-Off Against Crescenta Valley, 1-0

The Indians rush the field to greet Max DeAmicis (Photo courtesy of Ivan Galan)

The Indians rush the field to greet Max DeAmicis (Photos courtesy of Ivan Galan)

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

Don’t look now but there is a five way tie for first place in the Pacific League after just three games. Burroughs pulled off the upset, if you really want to call it an upset, knocking off defending champion Crescenta Valley, 1-0, on Max DeAmici’s walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning. Meanwhile across town, Pasadena shutout Burbank, 7-0.

On a balmy day at John Burroughs, the Indians rained on CV’s parade behind an outstanding pitching effort from Thomas Wilson (7 innings, 4 hits, 0 runs, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts), a solid defense that produced four double plays, and timely hitting to offset the talented arm of UCLA-bound and CV ace Brian Gadsby.

Indians win! Indians win!

Indians win! Indians win! Theeeee….Indians win!

Gadsby had a no-hitter through five innings before the Indians struck for two singles in the sixth. No damage was done until Burroughs’ final at-bat. After Max Haddad walked, Tyler Lewis reached first on a fielder’s choice and subsequently stole second base. With one out and a 1-2 count, DeAmicis crushed a ball to deep left field scoring Lewis and setting off a wild celebration.

Wilson (4-0) threw 86 pitches en route to winning his fourth straight decision. His era is a miniscule .43.

Burroughs improved to 12-4 overall while the Falcons fell to 13-3.

After the game, the John Burroughs baseball twitter account said it all:

“Every player who has ever worn a Burroughs Baseball uniform is proud of you today. Not one player backed down or showed any hesitation #23=1”

“Enjoy this win tonight but remember we have to get back to work tomorrow. As Yoda once personally told me, ‘One game does not make a season.’”

Is Yoda the “real Yoda” or is Yoda the “Scott Muckey?” Hmmmm. Here’s what we do know so far-

Crescenta Valley beat Pasadena who beat Burroughs who beat Crescenta Valley. Pasadena beat Burbank who beat Arcadia. What’s next?

April 24 can’t come soon enough!


Burroughs Boys Volleyball Dispatches Burbank, 3-0

Burroughs' Andrew Dalmada goes up for a kill in the Indians' victory (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burroughs’ Andrew Dalmada goes up for a kill in the Indians’ victory (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

By Rick Assad
Special to MyBurbank

One way to measure success is whether a team is consistent, and although the Burroughs High boys’ volleyball team wasn’t against host Burbank on Wednesday night, the Indians still had more than enough to push aside the Bulldogs, 25-18, 28-26, 25-19, in a Pacific League encounter before a boisterous full house.

Burroughs senior outside hitter Max Chamberlain was consistent and a clear difference-maker as he demonstrated why he will be playing volleyball for Pepperdine University in the fall.

Max Chamberlain (lt) prepares to block Burbank's Robert O'Brien (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Max Chamberlain (17) prepares to block Burbank’s Robert O’Brien (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

“I was not worried at all,” said Chamberlain, who finished with eight kills and four digs on the closeness of the middle game. “That was our own fault. We also know that we have a big target on our back. I try not to think about who we’re playing even if it’s Burbank. For me every game feels the same.”

The swing game was the second because it could have gone to either squad, but eventually went in favor of Burroughs (14-1 and 3-0 in league), the CIF Southern Section Division II No. 2 ranked team.

With it tied at 2-2, 5-5, 6-6, 7-7 and 8-8, the Indians, who have an 11-match winning streak after losing to Notre Dame on March 6, pulled ahead 13-10, only to see the feisty Bulldogs knot it at 17-17.

It was even at 19-19 on a splendid block by Burroughs junior setter Ryan Van Loo, who had 25 assists.

Burbank knotted it at 20-20 on a tapper from sophomore outside hitter Zack Cranmer, at 21-21 on senior middle blocker Robert O’Brien’s bullet, while Burroughs tied at 22-22 when O’Brien’s serve sailed out of bounds.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Cameron Capili of Burroughs fires a shot against Burbank’s Willie Perryman (16) and Robert O’Brien (17) (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

“These games are more mental,” said Burroughs coach Joel Brinton, who has watched his teams capture five consecutive league titles, and 23 league matches in a row. “They [the Indians] don’t take a game off. But there are small things we need to dial in. They’re teenagers and they’re bound to make mistakes. What I want is for them to be consistent. They’re a great group of guys.”

The Bulldogs (10-6 and 2-2 in league) never flinched despite losing the first two games as they stayed within striking distance.

“That second set was our opportunity, but we didn’t capitalize,” Burbank coach Patrick McMenamin noted. “We didn’t focus on playing the perfect game. We just wanted to play good. We have respect for Burroughs. They are balanced at all the positions and they’re difficult to stop.”

After it was level at 2-2 in the third game, the Indians, ranked No. 8 in the state by the website maxpreps.com, proceeded to pull ahead 12-6 on a winner from junior middle blocker Bailey Carter, who finished with eight kills and two blocks.

It became 15-9 on a slam from junior middle blocker Andrew Dalmada before the Indians bolted in front 22-13 on a marvelous stretch from Chamberlain, who had a stuff and two spectacular winners.

The Bulldogs demonstrated true grit as they outscored the Indians, 6-3, with senior middle blocker Willie Perryman and senior outside hitter Dylan Anderson (five kills) doing most of the damage.

It was even at 2-2 in the opening frame, but the explosive Indians went on a tear and led 10-6 on a rocket from Van Loo, who also delivered four blocks along with 11 digs.

Burbank's Willie Perryman looks to outmanuveur the Indians (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank’s Willie Perryman looks to outmanuveur the Indians (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank wasn’t about to fold and outscored the Indians, 5-2, to close within 12-11 on a winner from Perryman, who capped the night with eight kills and six blocks.

Burroughs reasserted itself and darted in front, 19-15, on a terrific stuff from Dalmada (14 digs, six kills and two blocks), and then built a 23-17 advantage on a bullet from junior outside hitter Cameron Capili, who had nine digs with six kills.

In the final game Burroughs dashed ahead 6-3 on a service ace from Chamberlain, and then took control 11-6 on a kill from Carter.

The Indians settled into a 15-9 lead on Dalmada’s blast, and it blossomed to 22-13 on another brilliant stretch from Chamberlain, who tossed in a block with a pair of kills.

Burbank continued to show spunk and resilience as it rallied and outscored the Indians, 6-3, with Perryman chipping in with three blocks.

Junior setter Paul Shim contributed 20 assists for the Bulldogs, junior libero Christian Park added nine digs, while senior libero Matt Kim had nine digs for the Indians.

These two longtime rivals will meet again on April 24 at Burroughs, and it should be just as tight and exciting.