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Burroughs and Burbank Boys Volleyball Earn All-League Recognition

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

After leading their team to new heights never seen before in the boys volleyball program, Burroughs’ Max Chamberlain and Ryan Van Loo were chosen as the Pacific League Players of the Year.

For the first time in school history, the Indians advanced to the CIF semifinals. A loss to Valencia derailed their hopes of reaching the CIF Finals but winning a sixth straight Pacific League championship soothed any wounds left behind from the semifinals.


Max Chamberlain (left) and Ryan Van Loo (right)

Chamberlain finished with 344 kills (new record for kills in a season), 92 digs, 39 aces and 24 blocks. His total of 511 kills in two years on varsity places him fifth all-time in the JBHS volleyball annals.

Van Loo dished out 974 assists (new record for a season) as the team’s setter including 145 digs, 54 blocks, 43 kills and 14 aces.

Burroughs (30-4, 12-0) was also represented by Andrew Dalmada, Matt Kim and Cameron Capili on the first team. Bailey Carter earned second-team honors and Scott McHorney was named honorable mention.

Dalmada recorded 298 kills (second most ever in a season), 156 digs (second on team), 40 aces (led team- fourth most ever in a season) and 29 blocks. Kim led the Indians with 240 digs (third most ever in a season) and 18 aces. Capili had 248 kills (fifth most ever in a season), 142 digs, 21 aces and 16.5 blocks.

Leading the way for Burbank (16-10, 7-5) was Willie Perryman who was named to the All-League first team. The middle blocker had 177 kills and 101 blocks on the season and played a pivotal role in the program’s resurgence and rise in the Pacific League.

The Bulldogs’ were represented by juniors Aram Krakirian and Christian Park on the second team and sophomore Zack Cranmer as an honorable mention recipient.

Burbank and Burroughs Softball Dominate All-League Selections

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

Burbank and Burroughs have been the two most dominant softball programs in the Pacific League over the last six seasons. The Lady Bulldogs have won three straight league titles (2013, 2014, 2015) and Burroughs has won four during that span (2010, 2011, 2012, 2015).

This year the two teams led by their fantastic coaches shared the league title in fitting fashion. Both squads reached the second round of the CIF Division 3 Playoffs only to suffer heartbreaking defeats in the same manner (walk-off) and by the same score (4-3).

Caitlyn Brooks

Caitlyn Brooks

One defeat won’t define their season but rather a season of success including 23 wins by Burroughs and 21 victories by Burbank. In the end, 14 players (seven from each school) were recently recognized for their outstanding play in the Pacific League.

Leading the way one final time is the University of Notre Dame-bound pitcher Caitlyn Brooks of Burbank. For the third consecutive year, Brooks was named the Pacific League Player of the Year.

The most dominant pitcher to come through the city of Burbank in many, many years leaves behind a legacy where she finished her career with 82 wins, more than 1,000 strikeouts, and a batting average of .481. She was as good at the plate as she was in the circle.

This season Brooks hit .461 and had a record of 18-5 with a 0.66 ERA, 264 strikeouts and only 18 walks.

It’s going to be fun to see Brooks next in an Irish uniform mowing down batters in the Atlantic Coast Conference. From one Notre Dame alum to a future one- “Go Irish!”

Bridgette Pisa

Bridgette Pisa

Joining Brooks on First Team from Burbank are Lily Winn, Bridgette Pisa and Isabel Frias. Winn hit .426 for her career and struck out only 16 times in her four-year varsity career. She hit .390 and played solid defense committing just two errors all season.

Pisa hit .370 for her four-year varsity career and was an excellent catcher and student of the game according to Burbank coach Mike Delaney. She hit .373 this year and had a fielding percentage of .992.

Frias, a junior, really blossomed as a player this spring hitting .417.

Jazmin Orozco (.320 avg.) and Julia Duarte (.365 avg.) were named to the Second Team. Duarte has committed to Penn University. She committed only two errors in 121 chances.

Cailey Stevenson earned honorable mention with a .319 average and led BHS in stolen bases.

Burbank senior class won three straight league titles (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank’s senior class won three straight league titles (Photo by Ross A. Benson)


Michelle Santiago, Kaitlin Okimoto and Presley Miraglia were first team recipients for the Lady Indians.

Okimoto, a junior who recently committed to Brown University, was the team’s best clutch hitter this year. She led the team in batting average at .489 and was second in hits with 34. Her reliable defense at shortstop helped fortify the infield.

Kaitlin Okimoto

Santiago ended her sterling career as a four-time Pacific League first-team honoree. She led the team this season in home runs (five) and was second in RBIs with 22. Santiago batted lead-off and set the tone each game for JBHS. She will play at Saint Peter’s University next season.

Miraglia, a freshman, finished with a 20-4 record with 119 strikeouts and led the team in RBIs with 24. She split her two head-to-head matchups with Brooks this year. Look for Miraglia to be the next great pitcher from the Pacific League.

Presley Miraglia

Presley Miraglia

Representing Burroughs on the second team were Delaney Nicol, Kailanie Oasay and Brianna Johnson. Nicol, a two-time All-League selection who will be playing for Hamilton College next year, led the team in hits (35) and runs (27) while batting .427 this season. Defensively, she was also a standout as she made only two errors in her four-year career at Burroughs.

Oasay batted .459 and played solid defense all year.  Johnson had the game-winning hit versus Burbank to give Burroughs a share of the league title. She hit .605 and scored 19 runs in a splendid sophomore campaign.

Tori Talavera was named honorable-mention for the Indians.

“This season was very satisfying. With a freshman starting pitcher and other young players at key positions we were not looked on as a league title contender,” Burroughs coach Doug Nicol said. “We thought we were, but not many others did. This team did that and more, as they brought another league title to JBHS. We are proud of that.”

Burroughs shared the league title; its fourth in six years (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

Burroughs shared the league title; its fourth in six years (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)


Burroughs and Burbank Garner All-League Baseball Honors

Burroughs' Thomas Wilson (left) and Danny Bustos formed the best pitching duo in CIF Division 2 this season (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

Burroughs’ Thomas Wilson (left) and Danny Bustos formed the best pitching duo in CIF Division 2 this season (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

A banner season for Burroughs, in the figurative and literal sense, culminated in the selection of six Indians being recognized as All-League honorees. Seton Hall-commit Thomas Wilson was chosen as the Pacific League Player of the Year after dominating the opposition on the hill.

Fellow pitching standout Danny Bustos and shortstop Ryan Galan were named to the first team; outfielders Max DeAmicis and Anthony Bocanegra were second-team recipients; and first baseman Chris Peres earned honorable mention. Each was a senior on the team.

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Thomas Wilson

Burroughs had a season for the ages going 24-5 overall and winning its first Pacific League title ever (13-1) and the first league title of any kind since the old Foothill days in 1997. The Indians accomplished many goals including sweeping Crescenta Valley, taking three out of five in the opening Easton Tournament and winning the Coach Bob National Invitational Tournament in Phoenix, Arizona with an unblemished 5-0 record.

The 24 wins are a school-record. The Indians lost in the second round of the CIF Division 2 playoffs and were unable to match the 1998 squad that advanced to the CIF quarterfinals, the farthest a Burroughs team has ever gone.

Wilson and Bustos were two dominant pitchers who both deserved the league’s top honor. Wilson earned the title of POY because of his two wins versus CV and against their ace pitcher, Brian Gadsby. Wilson finished 9-0 overall with a mind-boggling 0.57 earned run average (five earned runs allowed in 61 innings). In league, he went 5-0 with a 0.82 era.

Danny Bustos

Danny Bustos

Bustos went 9-2 overall with a 0.96 era in 80 innings pitched including a 5-0 mark in league with an astounding 0.31 era (two earned runs in 45 innings).

The pitching duo led a staff that had a season era of 1.62 overall and 1.06 in the Pacific League.

While the pitching was the backbone to success for JBHS, no one represented the team’s drive for excellence more than Galan. By far the most improved player on the team with his ability to hit consistently to all parts of the field or playing solid defense at shortstop, Galan was selected by his peers as the team’s best hitter. No greater honor than to have your peers support.

Galan batted .316 with 20 runs scored and eight RBIs overall. In league, he hit .378 with team-highs of 17 hits and 12 runs scored. As the team’s number two batter in the lineup, Galan led the Indians with seven sacrifice bunts.

Ryan Galan (far right)

Ryan Galan (far right)

DeAmicis (.351 average in league, 13 RBIs, six doubles), Bocanegra (.333 avg.) and Peres (.400 avg.) rounded out the All-League members for Burroughs.

“This team, these players went far beyond my expectations. They grew as young men. Our pitching and defense were as good as I have ever seen,” Burroughs coach Craig Sherwood said. “Not only did we set a record for wins in a season but this team should go down as the best team in Burroughs history.”

Burroughs started nine seniors throughout the season. With plenty of talent returning and more coming up from the lower levels as well as a grizzly veteran coach leading the way, the Indians might be on top for a while in the Pacific League.


Leading the way for the Bulldogs were first-team selections Randy Higgens and Cameron Briggs. Burbank (12-12, 7-7) finished in fourth place and advanced to the first round of the CIF Division 2 playoffs.

Higgens, a third baseman, hit .428 with an on-base percentage of .500, slugging percentage of 667, and OPS of .1167. He along with Ryan Porras were the catalysts of the team this year on the hill as well as with the bat. Porras batted .500 with an on-base percentage of .458 and was a second-team all-league selection.

Briggs batted .350 with an OPS of .801. The UC Davis-commit was reliable at shortstop and served as the team’s closer as well.

Centerfielder Alex Minnick hit .396 and was named honorable mention. All of the above players were seniors for the Bulldogs.


Sherwood was named the Coach of the Year in the Pacific League. In 2013 when Burbank tied for the league title for the first time in 22 years, Burbank coach Bob Hart should have been named the Coach of the Year but wasn’t. To this day that is the biggest farce among the coaches in the Pacific League.

Sherwood and Hart are two of the finest coaches around. Both should be recognized for their achievements at both schools. The same can be said of their softball peers- Burroughs’ Doug Nicol and Burbank’s Mike Delaney. It’s time for the parents to back off and let the coaches coach and the players play. Each coach mentioned above have proven their worth.




High School Sports Weekly Recap

CIF Playoffs- Baseball

Division 2:

Moorpark 1 No. 5 Burroughs 0

Indians end their season 24-5 and 13-1 in league (LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!)

No. 5 Burroughs 3 Paramount 2 (first round)  see story

Damien 2 Burbank 1 (wild card)

Cameron Briggs had two hits and Randy Higgens pitched six strong innings allowing seven hits while striking out six batters. Higgens drove in the lone Burbank run (Briggs) in the top of the seventh inning. The Bulldogs finish the season 12-13 overall and 7-7 in league (4th place).

CIF Playoffs- Softball

Division 3:

Bishop Amat 4 No. 3 Burbank 3

Bulldogs end season 21-5 overall and 13-1 in league (LEAGUE CHAMPS!)

Laguna Hills 4 No. 5 Burroughs 3

Indians end season 23-5 overall and 13-1 in league (LEAGUE CHAMPS!)

No. 3 Burbank 3 La Mirada 1  see story  (first round)

No. 5 Burroughs 3 Beaumont 0  see story  (first round)

CIF Playoffs- Boys Volleyball

Division 2:

No. 2 Valencia 3 No. 3 Burroughs 0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-14)  see story


Max Chamberlain and Andrew Dalmada each had 9 kills; Ryan Van Loo 21 assists and 2 blocks. Indians finish the season 30-4 overall and 12-0 in league (CHAMPIONS!)

No. 3 Burroughs 3 Camarillo 1 (26-24, 20-25, 25-20, 25-8)  see story

Andrew Dalmada had 16 kills; Max Chamberlain and Cameron Capili each had 13 kills; Matt Kim recorded 11 digs; and Ryan Van Loo dished out 41 assists.

No. 3 Burroughs 3 La Sierra 1 (25-18, 25-15, 20-25, 25-17)

Indians advance to the CIF Quarterfinals with a huge win on the road.

Andrew Dalmada 14 kills; Max Chamberlain 11 kills and 5 aces; Bailey Carter 8 kills; Matt Kim 8 digs; Ryan Van Loo 36 assists

No. 3 Burroughs 3 West Torrance 0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-20)

Andrew Dalmada 16 kills; Max Chamberlain 15 kills; Cameron Capili 10 kills; Matt Kim 15 digs; Ryan Van Loo 40 assists and 12 digs

Lakewood 3 Burbank 0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-16)

Willie Perryman 9 kills; Aram Krakirian 8 kills and 6 digs; Zach Cranmer 5 kills; Paul Shim 13 assists; Isaiah Torres 11 assists. Bulldogs finish the season 16-10 and third place in league.

CIF Playoffs- Boys Tennis

Division 2:

Villa Park 13 Burroughs 5 (round one)


Burroughs 3 Burbank 1 (see story)

Indians end the regular season 23-4 overall and 13-1 in league by sweeping the season series from Burbank. Burroughs earns three points in the “myBurbank CUP” race.

Burroughs 4 Arcadia 0

It’s time to party like it’s 1997!

The Indians won the Pacific League title outright with another shutout. Danny Bustos threw a complete game four-hit shutout walking none and striking out four. Ryan Galan went 3 for 4 with a double and two runs scored and Max DeAmicis singled in two runs as Burroughs rolled to its 12th straight win and 22nd victory of the season in championship style!

Burbank 5 Hoover 4

Garrett Dolan and Henry Leake (win) combined on a seven-hitter for BHS.

Burroughs 13 Muir 4

For the first time in 18 years, the Burroughs Indians are league champions. Jason Whaley went 2 for 3 with a home run, double, two runs scored and three RBIs to lead JB to at least a share of the Pacific League title. Anthony Pelayo had two hits and a RBI in the 15-hit effort by the Indians. Whaley also struck out the side to end the game. Jesse Galindo and Kyle Nicol combined to throw five innings giving up one hit and striking out 12 batters.

Crescenta Valley 2 Burbank 0

The Bulldogs’ Ryan Porras fired a one-hitter but it wasn’t enough as the Falcons slid by……barely.

Burroughs 4 Hoover 0

The Indians won their 20th game of the season behind a complete game five-hit shutout from Danny Bustos. Max Haddad, Tyler Lewis, Max DeAmicis and Anthony Pelayo each drove in a run and Roy Hirota had two hits including a double.

Burbank 6 Muir 2

Rory Roughtean earned the win; Randy Higgens hit a home run and Ozzie Dominguez had three hits for the Bulldogs who kept their playoff hopes alive.

Burroughs 4 Crescenta Valley 3 (see story)

The Indians sweep the Falcons for the first time ever in the Pacific League!

Pasadena 12 Burbank 2

Leading 2-0 after three innings, Burbank gave up seven runs in the 4th inning and five more runs in the 5th in the tough loss on the road.

Burroughs 2 Glendale 1

The Indians’ mastery of pitching continued behind the excellent effort from spot starter Jesse Galindo who threw four innings and allowed three hits and no runs. Danny Bustos threw two scoreless innings and Max DeAmicis got the save getting the final out with runners on first and second. Aidan Anding and Chris Peres each had two hits for the Indians who scored single runs in the first and second innings to maintain their hold on to first place heading into the showdown at Crescenta Valley on Friday night at 7 pm.

Burbank 4 Arcadia 3

The Bulldogs playoff hopes stayed alive with a huge walk-off win against Arcadia. The win moved BHS into a 3-way tie for third place along with Arcadia and Pasadena. Randy Higgens had three hits including the game-winning RBI. Ryan Porras added two RBIs and Henry Leake earned the win on the hill in relief of an outstanding effort from Porras.


Burroughs 1 Burbank 0 (8 innings)  see story

The Lady Indians earn a share of the league title by snapping the Lady Bulldogs’ 41-game league winning streak in dramatic fashion. Brianna Johnson’s walk-off RBI single wins it for Burroughs. Both teams finish 13-1 in the Pacific League. Indians gain a point in the “myBurbank CUP” race.

Burbank 8 Hoover 1

The Lady Bulldogs won a share of their third consecutive league title and notched their 41st straight win in league. Hanna Moulton hurled six innings and gave up one run on three hits. Caitlyn Brooks went 2 for 3 with a two-run home run and RBI double. Bridgette Pisa was 2 for 3 with a RBI double. Sabrina Steward had two hits and two RBIs and Cailey Stevenson had two hits and two stolen bases.

Burroughs 5 Arcadia 0

Presley Miraglia tossed a complete game four-hit shutout and hit a three-run home run to lead the Lady Indians. Michelle Santiago had a double and home run and Kaitlin Okimoto added two hits for JBHS who stayed within a game of Burbank for the league title. Burroughs scored five runs in the fifth inning to break a 0-0 stalemate.

Burbank 3 Crescenta Valley 2

Sabrina Steward’s two-run home run in the fifth inning broke a 1-1 tie and propelled the Bulldogs to a victory. Bridgette Pisa added two hits and Caitlyn Brooks pitched a gutty seven innings giving up nine hits, one earned run, one walk and fanned 11 batters as Burbank won its 40th straight league contest.

Burroughs 20 Muir 0 (5 innngs)

Hannah Talavera tossed three innings and gave up one hit, no runs and struck out three. The Indians recorded 19 hits and plated 20 runs as they rolled the Mustangs. Kailanie Oasay and Lauren Lopez each had three hits and three RBIs and Brianna Johnson added three hits including a home run and two RBIs. Lopez and Johnson also scored four runs apiece as the Indians won their 20th game of the season.

Burbank 17 Muir 1 (5 innings)

The Bulldogs scored 17 runs on 17 hits in the easy win. Hanna Moulton tossed a one-hitter through four innings striking out seven. Lily Winn had a double, triple and home run and two RBIs. Bridgette Pisa and Anysia Gonzalez each had three RBIs.

Burroughs 10 Hoover 0 (5 innings)

The Indians scored 10 runs on 17 hits in the easy win. Presley Miraglia fired a complete game one-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts. Miraglia and Lauren Lopez (two doubles) each had three hits and Kaitlin Okimoto had two hits and two RBIs.

Burbank 9 Pasadena 0

Caitlyn Brooks and Hanna Moulton combined on a two-hitter as the Bulldogs posted their eighth straight shutout. Brooks went 4 for 4 with a home run, double and four RBIs and Julia Duarte was 2 for 3 with three RBIs. The Bulldogs scored four runs in the fifth to jump ahead 8-0 en route to their 38th consecutive league victory.

Burroughs 8 Crescenta Valley 5

Presley Miraglia fired a two-hitter giving up three earned runs and striking out two. Kailanie Oasay was 3 for 3 with an RBI; Tori Talavera went 2 for 3 with two RBIs; and four other Lady Indians had two hits apiece as Burroughs pounded out 15 hits. The Lady Indians scored four runs in the first and three more in the third to take a commanding 7-2 lead en route to the win.

Burbank 4 Arcadia 0

Caitlyn Brooks tossed a complete game two-hit shutout walking one and fanning 10 batters. Lily Winn had two hits and two RBIs and Bridgette Pisa recorded two hits and two runs scored as the Lady Bulldogs won their 37th consecutive league game.

Burroughs 4 Glendale 0

Delaney Nicol went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and Presley Miraglia bounced back with a complete game shutout allowing five hits and striking out two. The Lady Indians scored three runs in the top of the sixth to break open a close contest.

Burroughs 9 Canyon 8    8 innings (Game 1)

Presley Miraglia went 3 for 5 with a home run and 4 RBIs and freshman Nikki Ricciardella had three hits including a double. Freshman Gabby Perez scored 3 runs as the Indians won in extra innings in the first game of the doubleheader.

Canyon 7 Burroughs 3 (Game 2)

Brianna Johnson had a 3-run home run in the fourth inning but the Indians fell behind 6-0 after three innings and couldn’t rally in game two of the double dip.

Boys Volleyball

Burroughs 3 Claremont 0 (25-11, 25-8, 25-16)

Bailey Carter (3 blocks) and Cameron Capili each had 8 kills; Ryan Van Loo had 19 assists and Skyler Bercini had 6 digs as the Indians went undefeated (12-0) in the Pacific League.

Burbank 3 Glendale 1 (25-23, 25-20, 22-25, 25-19)

Willie Perryman 18 kills; Patrick Lance 14 kills and 13 digs; Zack Cranmer 10 kills; Isaiah Torres 19 assists

Burroughs 3 Crescenta Valley 1 (19-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-22)

The Indians won their 6th consecutive league title with a monster win on the road. It was the 30th straight league victory for Burroughs as well. Pepperdine-commit Max Chamberlain had 16 kills and three aces; Ryan Van Loo dished out 33 assists to go along with four blocks; Andrew Dalmada had 13 kills and Matt Kim added 12 digs. Burroughs, ranked No. 2 in CIF Division 2, improved to 22-1 on the season and 11-0 in league.

Burbank 3 Golden Valley 1 (25-21, 25-19, 22-25, 25-21)

Willie Perryman 8 kills, 10 blocks; Aram Krakirian 8 kills; Patrick Lance 11 digs; Kirk Capalla 12 assists; Isaiah Torres 13 assists

Burroughs 3 Glendale 0 (25-15, 25-14, 25-19)

Cameron Capili 10 kills; Bailey Carter 9 kills, 3 blocks; Matt Kim 14 digs; Ryan Van Loo 33 assists

Crescenta Valley 3 Burbank 1 (26-28, 25-23, 27-25, 28-26)

Boys Tennis

Burroughs 13 Burbank 5

Indians sweep the season series and gain two points in the “myBurbank CUP” race.


Burroughs shot a 407 (third) and Burbank recorded a 424 (fourth) in Pacific League match #6 held at Santa Anita GC.

Result sheet for League Match #6 Santa Anita Par 71
Arcadia Out 36 In 35 Total  70 John Burroughs Out 36 In 35 Total  70
Peter Ju 38 37 75 Louis D’Aquila 36 44 80
Vamsi Damerla 36 38 74 Daniel Kesicbasian 40 38 78
Johny Flores 42 42 84 Patrick Colbert 42 38 80
Jesse Narkmanee 43 45 88 Tnick Trivimol 38 43 81
Will Oetojo 39 39 78 Calvin Guntetong 45 43 88
Ricky Cen 38 42 80 Ethan Williams 44 47 91
Totals 193 198 391 Totals 200 206 407
Crescenta Valley Out 36 In 35 Total  70 Glendale Out 36 In 35 Total  70
Cody Renfro 41 35 76 Russell Caletena 37 35 72
AJ Roa 36 36 72 Ellison Alaan 43 41 84
Jon Hong 42 38 80 Sammy Do 47 41 88
David Holeman 41 41 82 Arman Aloyan 45 51 96
Tanner Schilling 40 39 79 Eyna Alaan 49 55 104
Trey Ballard 41 41 82
Totals 199 189 389 Totals 444
Burbank Out 36 In 35 Total  70 Pasadena Out 36 In 35 Total  70
Jason Apinchapong 39 37 76 Oliver Collings 45 44 89
Joe Grasse 43 42 85 Javier Valadez 52 48 100
Evan Jensen 47 42 89 James Schultz 0
Michael Guzman 47 40 87 0
Jason Snow 44 44 88 0
Shane Lynch 45 43 88 0
Totals 218 204 424 Totals 45 44 89
Place Team Points Place Team Points
1 CVHS 5 4 BHS 2
2 AHS 4 5 GHS 1
3 JBHS 3 6 PHS

Burroughs shot a 408 (third place) and Burbank had a 416 (fourth) in Pacific League match #5 at Brookside GC.

Result sheet for League #5 Brookside 2 G.C. Par 70
Arcadia Out 36 In 35 Total  71 John Burroughs Out 36 In 35 Total  71
Ricky Cen 36 35 71 Louis D’Aquilla 41 37 78
Peter Ju 39 41 80 Daniel Kesicbasian 38 37 75
Vamsi Damerla 40 35 75 Tnick Trivimol 44 39 83
Will Oetojo 40 39 79 Patrick Colbert 42 42 84
Johny Flores 42 40 82 Garrit Green 47 44 91
Daniel Sun 40 38 78 Calvin Guntetong 45 43 88
Totals 383 Totals 408
Crescenta Valley Out 36 In 35 Total  71 Glendale Out 36 In 35 Total  71
Cody Renfro 34 34 68 Russell Caletena 41 37 78
AJ Roa 38 28 66 Eyna Alaan 51 52 103
David Holeman 46 42 85 Sammy Do 44 46 90
Jonghyuk Hong 36 36 72 Elison Alaan 42 37 79
Tanner Schilling 41 36 77 Arman Aloyan 49 48 97
Trey Ballard 39 40 79
Totals 362 Totals 447
Burbank Out 36 In 35 Total  71 Pasadena Out 36 In 35 Total  71
Jason Apinchapong 38 34 72 Oliver Collings 45 42 87
Joe Grasse 37 42 79 Javier Valadez 49 43 92
Evan Jensen 48 51 99 James Schultz 48 50 98
Michael Guzman 45 45 90
Jason Snow 45 42 87
Shane Lynch 43 45 88
Totals 416 Totals
Place Team Points Place Team Points
1 CVHS 362 4 BHS 416
2 AHS 383 5 GHS 447
3 JBHS 408 6 PHS

Track and Field

Pacific League Finals @ Arcadia

*Qualified for CIF Prelims (Burroughs) 

Varsity Boys 


Niko Guerrero (3)                             11.34



*Niko Guerrero (3)                           22.77



Michael Molina (5)                          52.62

Kevin Alpizar (7)                              53.28



David Carrillo (6)                              2:04.68

Christian Fuentes (9)                      2:05.88

Trent Harrison                                  2:06.23



*Andrew Barrondo (3)                    4:26.80

Shane Thompson (5)                       4:29.13



*Garrett Boulais (2)                         9:20.28

*Andrew Barrando (3)                    9:35.73

Shane Thompson (7)                       9:48.14

Evan Thomas                                     9:54.78

Justin Villagran                                  9:54.96

Elias Hoxsie                                       10:00.48

Manne Green                                     10:02.35

Dion Mokhtari                                   10:24.34



B 3200



B 3200



*Corwin Scherer (2)                         14.80

*Nathan Bradley (3)                        15.32

Brandon Tong (4)                             15.62

Neron Palmer (7)                              16.24



B 110H



*Corwin Scherer (1)                          39.41

*Nathan Bradley (3)                        40.89


*4×400 – 3rd – 3:29.25

Kevin Alpizar, Nathan Bradley,

Michael Molina, Corwin Scherer



*Kent Truong (1)                               14’6

Ben Mathov                                        11’



Jeremy Phan (6)                               19’5

Nathan Bradley (7)                          18’11.5

Dylan Dovaston                                17’10



*Niko Guerrero (2)                           42’9.5

Dylan Dovaston (6)                          40’

Ben Mathov (7)                                 39’9

Jeremy Phan (8)                                39’0.5



Joseph Jacobson                              35’9.5

Austin Bui                                           33’7.5



Austin Bui (6)                                    103’8

Joseph Jacobson                              78’4


Varsity Girls


Sara Ehlers (5)                                64.18



Emily Virtue (4)                             5:12.93



G 1600



*Emily Virtue (2)                              11:18.86

Heidi Eligio (5)                                 11:37.51

Eileen Eckles (8)                              11.50.66

Ashley Contreras                              12:08.18

Valerie Monroy                                 12:22.66



G 3200



Breanna McCallum (6)                   17.57

Samantha Hebri (7)                        17.80



Breanna McCallum (8)                   53.10

Samantha Hebri (9)                        55.45



*Sarah Prystupa (1)                         10’6

Bailey Harrison (6)                          7’6



Jordan Meltzer (5)                           4’10

Monica Brown (7)                             4’4



Monica Brown (9)                             15’2.5



Breanna McCallum (7)                   30’10



Nadime Younan (4)                         29’4.25

Megan Ly-Lim (6)                            28’9

Sofia Piedrahita (9)                          27’4

Emory Goodwin                                25’9

Olivia Villegas                                   24’5



*Nadime Younan (3)                       100’2

Megan Ly-Lim (7)                            88’2

Olivia Villegas                                   80’4

Sofia Piedrahita                                75’

Emory Goodwin                                66’4





Pacific League Prelims (Burroughs)

*Qualified for Pacific League Finals 

Varsity Boys 


*Niko Guerrero                                  11.5



*Niko Guerrero                                  22.81

Kevin Alpizar                                     24.83



*Michael Molina                               52.04

*Kevin Alpizar                                   52.89



*David Carrillo                                  2:08

*Trent Harrison                               2:09

Christian Fuentes                            2:10

David Olympia                                  2:11

Quang Nguyen                                  2:19



*Garrett Boulais                                4:27

*Andrew Barrondo                           4:32

*Shane Thompson                           4:38

Adam Villalpando                            4:53



*Corwin Scherer                                15.85

*Brandon Tong                                  15.86

*Nathan Bradley                              16.49

*Neron Palmer                                  16.92

Emerson Sosa                                    17.84



*Corwin Scherer                                40.97

*Nathan Bradley                              41.63

Brandon Tong                                    44.60

Emerson Sosa                                    44.92


Varsity Girls


Sara Ehlers                                         29.18



*Sara Ehlers                                       65.50

Deanna Fierro                                   68.20

Kayla Dighero                                    69.16



*Emily Virtue                                    2:27

*Heidi Eligio                                      2:29



*Emily Virtue                                    5:27

*Heidi Eligio                                      5:37

Ashley Contreras                              5:45

Eileen Eckles                                     5:52



*Breanna McCallum                        18.13

*Samantha Hebri                             18.84



*Breanna McCallum                        52.52

*Samantha Hebri                             53.07


Burbank Backwards Meet

Varsity Boys


Niko Guerrero (1)                  11.33

Michael Huynh                      12.12

Dylan Garcia                          12.12



Kevin Alpizar                          24.21

Michael Huynh                      25.40

Dylan Garcia                          25.50



Kevin Alpizar (5)                    53.27

Michael Molina                      53.47



David Carrillo                         2:07

Trent Harrison                       2:08

David Olympia                       2:09

Quang Nguyen                       2:17



Shane Thompson (2)               4:36

Christian Fuentes                  4:44

Adam Villalpando                  4:52

Jared Perez                            5:05



Garrett Boulais (1)                 9:31.42

Andrew Barrondo (3)            9:43.15

Manne Green                         ?

Evan Thomas                         ?

Justin Villagran                     ?



Crwin Scherer (1)                  15.41

Nathan Bradley (3)               16.14

Brandon Tong                         16.56

Emerson Sosa                         18.09



Corwin Scherer (1)                39.52

Niko Guerrero (3)                  41.02

Nathan Bradley                     41.77

Brandon Tong                        43.34

Emerson Sosa                       45.14



B 300H



Kent Truong (1)                     14’

Ben Mathov (4)                     11’6



Neron Palmer (2)                  20’

Niko Guerrero (3)                  19’3.5

Nathan Bradley (5)               18’10.5

Nick Phillippi                          16’3



Niko Guerrero (1)                  42’7

Ben Mathov (4)                     39’7

Dylan Dovaston                     36’5

Nick Phillippi                          33’1



Austin Bui                              35’

Joseph Jacobson                   22’5



Austin Bui                              95’3

Joseph Jacobson                   80’3.5


Varsity Girls


Emma Bartram (5)               13.22



Ignatia Teresa                        31.01

Jaymie Olea                           31.24



Megan Wade (4)                   63.96

Sara Ehlers (5)                      64.21

Deanna Fierro                      67.11



Betsy Ramirez                       6:03



Emily Virtue (1)                     11:31.46

Heidi Eligio (2)                      11:36.21

Eileen Eckles                         11:57

Ashley Contreras                   12:16

Valerie Monroy                      12:30



G 3200



G 3200



Samantha Hebri (4)              17.71

Dakotah Tilton                       21.44



Samantha Hebri                    51.50

Dakotah Tilton                       59.09


4×100 – 3rd – 52.50

Emma Bartram, Sara Ehlers,

Izzy Funes, Megan Wade,


4×400 – 3rd – 4:12.28

Emma Bartram                     62.3

Sara Ehlers                            62.4

Izzy Funes                              63.6

Megan Wade                         63.7



Sarah Prystupa (2)                10’6

Bailey Harrison                      7’6



Monica Brown (5)                  4’6



Izzy Funes (5)                        15’4

Monica Brown                        14’8



Breanna McCallum (4)         30’9.5



Nadime Younan (5)              29’9.5

Megan Ly-Lim                        29’6

Sofia Piedrahita                     27’7

Olivia Villegas                         25’4



Megan Ly-Lim (4)                 88’3

Olivia Villegas                        74’6.5

Sofia Piedrahita                     60’9

Burroughs Closes Out Magical Regular Season With 3-1 Victory Over Burbank

Burroughs Indians: 2015 Pacific League Champions (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burroughs Indians: 2015 Pacific League Champions (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

A 90 minute lightning and rain delay didn’t deter the Burroughs Indians from ending the regular season in style. A day that began with Senior Night recognition ended with another dogpile as Burroughs defeated Burbank, 3-1, to sweep the season series from their crosstown rivals.

Max DeAmicis’ two-run single in the third inning was all that Thomas Wilson needed as the 6-foot-4 right-hander threw six innings and gave up four hits, no runs, walked one and struck out six Bulldogs.

Another victory; another dogpile (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Another victory; another dogpile (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burroughs (23-4, 13-1) added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth on the very first pitch after the hour-and-a-half delay. Roy Hirota smashed a single to centerfield scoring Kevin Navarro and the Indians went ahead 3-0.

Burbank (12-12, 7-7) threatened in the top of the seventh scoring one run off DeAmicis when Alex Minnick singled in Chandler Robbins for the Bulldogs’ first run of the contest. With runners on second and third and two out, DeAmicis struck out Fischer Cabot to end the game.

Ryan Porras pitched a strong game for BHS going five and a third innings allowing three runs on just three hits while fanning eight Indians.

Just like the softball game the previous evening, neither team had an extra base hit.

Indians centerfielder Aidan Anding had two hits and a stolen base. Chris Peres had a pinch-hit single for JBHS and played solid defense at first.

Burroughs' Ryan Galan slides in safely at the plate just before the tag by Jake Noud of Burbank (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burroughs’ Ryan Galan slides in safely at the plate just before the tag by Jake Noud of Burbank (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

“After the loss at Pasadena, I looked in the eyes of all my teammates and I told them that we are not losing another one,” said Peres, who will be playing at the University of La Verne next fall. “That was our goal. We are not losing anymore.”

Peres credited the team’s success to coming together as one unit with a common goal in mind.

“At the beginning of the season, we were separate,” he said. “We meshed as a whole and now we are basically brothers. We do everything together. We made our own events to blend together.”

The Indians did indeed come together and had one of the best seasons in Burroughs baseball history. They have won a school-record 23 games (presumably since there are no official records), and ended the regular season with 13 straight wins and 19 of their last 20.

Burroughs Senior Class and Parents  (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burroughs Senior Class and Parents (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The senior pitching duo of Wilson and Danny Bustos ranks up there with the best in Southern Section history. Wilson went 8-0 with a 0.64 earned run average in 54 innings of work including an era of 0.82 in league.

Bustos, also a right-hander, went 9-1 with a 0.96 era in 73 innings of work including an era of 0.31 in league.

Wilson and Bustos each went 5-0 in league as they dominated the opposition with relative ease.

Thomas Wilson shines again (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Thomas Wilson shined once again (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

In 27 games, the Burroughs pitching staff had an astounding 1.70 era in 189 innings.

With a steady and consistent defense behind them, Burroughs will have an opportunity to advance throughout the CIF playoffs. If there is any concern, the Burroughs’ offense will have to play at a higher level against stiffer competition beginning May 22 when the playoffs start.

“If we come out hard and fast like we do every time we play a tough opponent, it’s going to be great to watch what will happen with us,” said Peres.

While Burroughs sits back and enjoys a well-deserved four days off, Burbank must wait for the Arcadia-Crescenta Valley result to see if they will earn a berth into the playoffs.

Burbank needs Arcadia to lose to advance. Should the Apaches defeat CV, the Bulldogs will be on the fence to get in. A Falcons’ win sends the Bulldogs to the playoffs as the automatic fourth place entry from the Pacific League. Arcadia-CV is scheduled for tonight but must play by tomorrow to determine the league standings.

The CIF Division 2 playoff pairings will be announced on Monday morning at 9 a.m. Stay tuned.

Burroughs Softball Walks-Off Against Burbank to Win Share of League Title

Senior Night for the Burroughs Indians (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Senior Night for the Burroughs Indians (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

Two teams. One city. Co-league champions.

It was only fitting that the final regular season game between two fantastic teams would go extra innings. When it was all said and done after a pitcher’s duel for the ages, Burroughs won in eight innings in dramatic fashion against Burbank, 1-0, to claim a share of the Pacific League title.

It was the Lady Indians first league title since 2012 before the Lady Bulldogs won in 2013, 2014 and 2015. On this day, the Indians celebrated. On this season, both teams were crowned league champions with identical 13-1 records.

“I think this is the best moment in high school because we knew that we could beat them this time and we finally did it,” Burroughs senior Delaney Nicol said. “We’ve accomplished so much and the whole moment is so exciting.”

Burroughs Indians

Burroughs Indians

Brianna Johnson’s one-out single up the middle set off pandemonium for the Burroughs faithful that included Coach Doug Nicol prancing around in pure elation and then performing a dance rendition known as the “Whip” with his team whooping and hollering to every move as he grooved in the circle.

“I don’t care if it looked bad. We are league champs,” Nicol said. “One of the greatest wins of my life. Just incredible.”

Back on April 23, things looked bleak for Burroughs (22-4) after suffering an 8-0 loss at the hands of Notre Dame-bound Caitlyn Brooks and the Burbank Bulldogs. Fast forward three weeks later and the Indians came of age to deal Brooks a rare loss while snapping the Bulldogs’ 41-game league winning streak in the process.

Burbank Bulldogs

Burbank Bulldogs

Burbank’s last loss in league was on May 10, 2012, when the Bulldogs lost, 2-1, in eight innings, ironically, to Burroughs giving the Indians a third straight league title at the time.

Burroughs pitcher Presley Miraglia arguably turned in her best performance of the year shutting down the Bulldogs’ potent offense to zero runs on four hits, walking no one and striking out three in eight innings. Her 180 degree turnaround from the previous outing against Burbank (20-4) was pure bliss for the freshman ace.

“The first time I played them I was so nervous. I was worrying about everything else but pitching,” Miraglia said. “Tonight I really focused in on every batter. I felt so confident. To go from last time when they were hitting shots off of me to this is so amazing. I really wanted to win for the seniors since this was their last Burbank-Burroughs game.”

Miraglia matched Brooks pitch-for-pitch as the team battled to a 0-0 scoreless game for seven and one half innings.

“For a freshman to come out there and battle Caitlyn (Brooks) pitch-for-pitch and pitch just as well with the whole support of her team was phenomenal,” said the elder Nicol.

The Burroughs Indians slid safely by the Lady Bulldogs to capture a share of the league title (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The Burroughs Indians slid safely by the Lady Bulldogs to capture a share of the league title (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

An error followed by back-to-back walks from Brooks loaded the bases with one out. Johnson calmly drove a 1-2 fastball right back up the middle scoring Michelle Santiago with the winning run.

“I just kept telling her to put the ball in play. I kept telling that to her over and over after each pitch. And she did it,” said Nicol, who won his fourth league title as coach. “She put it on the ground and let the ball do the work. For a sophomore to do what she did, we have so much faith in her.”

Johnson, a sophomore third baseman who recently broke into the starting lineup, knew that when she walked up to the plate, a league title was waiting only 60 feet away.

“I thought about it but I just wanted to push it out of my mind and not put too much pressure on me,” Johnson said. “With two strikes on me, it was just drive it up the middle. It felt amazing and especially against Caitlyn Brooks. I was nervous but I got it done and I’m happy about that.”

Brooks finished the game with 13 strikeouts on a four-hitter. It was a moment where the torch was passed from Brooks to Miraglia who earned the biggest win in her young and promising career.

After the eight-run loss to BHS a few weeks ago, the Indians regrouped and vowed to come back a stronger team. From the first pitch to the walk-off hit, Burroughs improved leaps and bounds and now enters the CIF playoffs on a role having shutout four straight opponents.

Delaney Nicol and family (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Delaney Nicol and family (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

“You saw it on the field. The growth has been incredible. They could have given up,” Nicol said. “After that game we had a big pow-wow on the field, they practiced the next day and we asked them, ‘What do you want to do? Where do you want to go?’ And they all said, ‘We are ready to go, coach.’ They worked hard every practice and these girls earned it.”

Across the diamond, the Bulldogs struggled to find consolation after a tough defeat but Coach Mike Delaney shared his message to the girls as they move on to the CIF playoffs hoping to make a deep run.

“It was a great game. Both pitchers pitched well but one team played better defense. That was the difference in the game,” he said. “We had our chances, they had their chances and they earned it.

“One thing we can’t lose sight of is that we are league champions. It’s three years in a row and we’ve had an incredible run. They (Burbank) don’t understand right now how hard it is to do what they did. 41 wins is a big pressure thing. At some point it was going to end. Maybe this is what we needed. We need to get some fire back in our belly. We can’t assume we will go out every time and shut out everybody. We’ve become complacent with our hitting and we have some things to fix. They will do it and we will be fine.”

The CIF playoffs will be announced Monday afternoon with games beginning later in the week.


Burroughs Baseball Wins First-Ever Pacific League Title

Burroughs Indians: 2015 Pacific League Champions! (Photos courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

Burroughs Indians: 2015 Pacific League Champions! (Photos courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

It’s time to party like it’s 1997! The drought is over!!

In a remarkable season thus far, the Burroughs Indians made history Tuesday afternoon claiming the program’s first league title in 18 years as well as winning their first-ever Pacific League title.

Burroughs has won league titles in baseball in 1953, 1954, 1957, 1959, 1997 and 2015. Head Coach Craig Sherwood was an assistant under Jose Valle back in 1997. Now 18 years later, he leads his alma mater back to the top in just his second year on the job.

Danny Bustos fired a complete game four-hit shutout, the team’s ninth skunking this year, Ryan Galan (3 for 4 with a double and two runs scored) and Max DeAmicis (two RBIs) ignited the offense, and Burroughs blanked Arcadia 4-0 to celebrate as league champions with a well-deserved dogpile on the mound.



“It hasn’t happened in 18 years so it feels good to bring it back to Burroughs. It was probably the first championship that I ever won in baseball so it means a lot to me personally. It felt good to get it,” Galan said. “I thought we had a chance to do this last year and obviously it didn’t work out but with the people we have it was nothing but destiny right here.”

“It meant everything. We’ve been building for this for four years now,” DeAmicis added. “Dreaming on this for four years and working on it for four years.”

DeAmicis’ single plated Galan and Max Haddad to give the Indians a 2-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning.

“It was huge to get out in front in that game,” said DeAmicis. “We settled in and got some breathing room and we just played our game.”


Brennan Brown (23), catcher Tyler Lewis and Danny Bustos (21) begin the celebration after clinching the outright league title

Galan scored his second run of the game an inning later as Burroughs increased its lead to 4-0. With Bustos mowing down Arcadia batters one-by-one, the game was pretty much over at that point.

A three-hit afternoon on the day his team clinched the outright league title was pretty special for Galan.

“I was sticking with my approach and sitting back on the ball and going right side,” Galan said. “Pitcher kept throwing fast balls outside and I knew what I had to do to get on base.

“Everyone on this team contributes. It just feels special to play with these 23 guys. They all put in hard work and that’s what we are all about.”

The Indians improved to 23-4 overall (thought to be a school-record for wins in a season) and a RED-hot 13-1 in league as they won their 13th straight game and 19 of their last 20.

Burroughs has now established itself as a favorite to win CIF Division 2 behind the area’s best pitching duo in Bustos and Thomas Wilson. Expect the Indians to earn a top-six seed for the upcoming playoffs beginning next week and hopefully make a run for the sport’s top prize.

“I think we can,” DeAmicis said of a possible CIF title. “We have the pitching for it, we are deep in the bullpen, we have clutch hitters and we are deep one through nine in the lineup. We play 23 as one and we are a strong team.”

Photo gallery by Mitch Haddad-



Burroughs Boys Volleyball Claims Sixth Straight League Title


Burroughs Indians: 2015 Pacific League Champions (Photo courtesy of Joel Brinton)

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

Not one. Not two. Not three. Not four. Not even five. How about six!

For a sixth consecutive season, the Burroughs boys volleyball team are Pacific League champions. The Indians have won 32 straight matches in league dating back to their last loss on March 29, 2013, to Claremont.

Coach Joel Brinton has led his program to a 63-3 league mark over the last six seasons (Photo by Dick Dornan)

Coach Joel Brinton has led his program to a 63-3 league mark over the last six seasons (Photo by Dick Dornan)

“Winning six in a row is awesome….not sure how much it actually means though,” Burroughs coach Joel Brinton said. “Probably isn’t something I will really understand until after the season or until after I’m done coaching. I am just really proud of this group for winning this year’s title.

“Winning league was one of our goals this year but I was always so proud of this team because we never said, ‘Ok, this game means more than this one.’ The Crescenta Valley match was the same as any other match. We need to prepare, play the best we can and learn from where our mistakes in the match. This group of guys has been more willing to do that than any group I have coached before. For that I am so proud and proud of them accomplishing being league champs.”

The Indians are 27-3 overall and concluded a second straight 12-0 campaign in league. They are currently ranked No. 3 in Division 2 in the CIF Southern Section.

“This year’s group of guys has been such a unique experience,” said Brinton. “They have made themselves vulnerable to each other and the coaches and in doing so have grown so much over the last four months. That growth has been a key to our success this season.”

Brinton represents the gold standard of coaching at Burroughs. How dominant have the Indians been over the last six seasons? In 66 league matches, JBHS has a staggering 63-3 record. Simply remarkable.

Congratulations on a job well done. The CIF Division 2 playoffs begin next week.

Burroughs Sweeps Crescenta Valley to Take Sole Possession of First Place

The celebration is on for the Indians after sweeping the Falcons (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

The celebration is on for the Indians after sweeping the Falcons (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

They came, they saw, they conquered.

For the first time since joining the Pacific League in 2006-2007, Burroughs has swept Crescenta Valley in baseball. With their heart-stopping 4-3 win on Friday night at Stengel Field, the Indians moved one step closer to winning their first league title since 1997.

Coming into the season, Burroughs knew that the road to a possible league title would have to go through Crescenta Valley and their ace pitcher, Brian Gadsby. In a span of three weeks, the Indians have defeated Gadsby twice dealing the future UCLA Bruin a couple of tough one run losses.

“It feels pretty good because at the beginning of the year they (media) were handing a lot of things to Crescenta Valley. They didn’t realize that we have 23 guys here ready to take that away,” Burroughs coach Craig Sherwood said. “We are used to being under pressure situations like that. I leave it on their (Burroughs) shoulders. It’s their game to win or lose. I like how they handled it.”

Thomas Wilson has defeated Brian Gadsby in both games (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

Thomas Wilson has defeated Brian Gadsby in both games (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

Playing a major role in both Burroughs victories has been right-hander Thomas Wilson. In a 1-0 win against CV back on April 7, Wilson fired a complete game four-hitter.

This time around there was more at stake. Both teams entered last night’s game tied for first with 8-1 records. Playing under the lights in front of an enthusiastic crowd at the old venerable ballpark in Glendale, Wilson held the Falcons at bay limiting them to only one hit through the first four innings.

Wilson finished with five innings under his belt giving up three hits, one earned run, striking out six and walking just one. He improved to 7-0 overall with a mind-boggling 0.72 earned run average on the season.

Ryan Galan had two hits on the evening (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

Ryan Galan had two hits on the evening (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

“We knew it was a big game coming into it. We had high energy going in. I went out there and felt confident,” Wilson said. “The team does the hitting so that’s on them. I give them props for putting up runs against Gadsby because that is tough to do. I did my job and they did their job and we got the win.”

“They have a great pitcher over there but we have a great pitcher too. In fact we have a great team,” said Sherwood, who has done a masterful job of defining roles and getting his team to believe in themselves. “Wilson has shown that he should be somebody who is seriously looked at for the next level. I think this will go a long way and it’s telling people that he is a guy you want to have on your team.”

Wilson and teammate Danny Bustos have done an incredible job on the hill for the Indians this season who have won nine straight games and 15 of their last 16 contests.

Gadsby was clearly not himself after having thrown five plus innings three days earlier versus Pasadena. The Indians took advantage and swung freely and without hesitation to the tune of seven hits.

Anthony Bocanegra sprints home for the Indians' first run (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

Anthony Bocanegra sprints home for the Indians’ first run (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

Burroughs (19-4, 9-1) scored single runs in the second and third innings to take an early 2-0 lead. An errant throw by CV shortstop Ryan Lynch brought home Anthony Bocanegra for a 1-0 Indians’ lead in the second.

Base hits by Aidan Anding and Max Haddad put runners on first and third with two outs in the third inning. Tyler Lewis drove a Gadsby fastball up the middle for an RBI single and a 2-0 lead.

Meanwhile, Wilson was cruising retiring 12 of the first 13 batters he faced.

In the top of the fifth, Burroughs added two very important insurance runs. Gadsby reached his 10 inning limit for the week and moved to the outfield leaving runners on first and second.

Roy Hirota smashed a triple, the game's only extra base hit (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

Roy Hirota smashed a triple, the game’s only extra base hit (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

A strike three, wild pitch by Eric Ma bounced to the backstop bringing home Ryan Galan (2 for 4) and advancing Haddad to third base. Max DeAmicis followed with a sacrifice fly in foul ground plating Haddad to give the Indians a 4-0 lead on the Falcons.

Crescenta Valley (19-4, 8-2) rallied with two runs in the bottom of the sixth and one more in the seventh. With runners on second and third and two outs in the bottom of the seventh, DeAmicis saved the game with a wicked changeup to strikeout Adrian Damla.

“We’ve been beaten a lot by them the past couple of years. I honestly think they are bigger than Burbank,” DeAmicis said. “If it wasn’t for that fluke loss (vs. Pasadena) earlier in the year we would be undefeated. It just feels great.”

Max DeAmicis closed out the game to earn a save (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

Max DeAmicis closed out the game to earn a save (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

The significant win should catapult the Indians from No. 10 in the recent CIF Division 2 poll over Crescenta Valley who was ranked No. 3 despite losing to JBHS the first time. Burroughs also owns a win over No. 6 Camarillo.

“I can’t figure out how we are not ranked higher but we should worry about the final score of the game and not what the rankings are,” Sherwood said.

Point taken. The odd rankings should be revised after the Indians swept the Falcons for the first time ever in league.

The quest for a league title and win No. 20 continues with a home game against Hoover on Tuesday, May 5.



High School Sports Weekly Recap


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