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Burroughs Softball Eclipsed in Loss to Arcadia

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

Sky gazers caught a glimpse of the “blood moon” early Tuesday morning as a rare lunar eclipse captivated many of us. Unfortunately for the Burroughs softball team, they were still gazing when they took the field against Arcadia at Olive Park.

Rather than the “blood moon” serving as good karma for the red-clad Indians, it resulted in a bad omen. Behind a season-high five errors, Burroughs stumbled in a 10-6 loss to the Apaches that took 10 innings to decide.

“That was our worst loss of the season,” Burroughs coach Doug Nicol said. “The girls played lackadaisical and were not mentally prepared before the game. I could sense it.”

Delaney Nicol

Delaney Nicol

Burroughs (12-4-1, 4-1) fell a game behind front-running Burbank in league with the loss.

The biggest highlight of the day for JBHS might have been turning a triple play in the first inning limiting the Apaches to one run.

The Indians jumped out to a 2-1 lead in the first inning when Kaitlin Okimoto smashed a line drive down the third base line scoring Michelle Santiago and Sidney Ortega.

Arcadia responded with two runs in the top of the third to take a 3-2 lead heading into the bottom of the fifth inning.

Then the game of chess began. Back-and-forth each team countered the other with runs creating an “anything you can do, I can do better” atmosphere.

Burroughs scored a run to tie the game at three apiece when Okimoto drove in Santiago. Arcadia came back with a run in the top of the sixth to re-establish its lead, 4-3.

With two outs in the bottom of the seventh, the Indians’ Aimee Rodriguez singled to left field driving in Santiago to tie the game, 4-4.

The Apaches countered in the top half of the 8th inning with a two-run home run down the right field line passed the out-stretched arms of Ortega.

Cheyenne Steward

Cheyenne Steward

Back came the Indians, who despite their funk most of the game, displayed plenty of grit and resiliency in their efforts to come back multiple times.

Naelyse Garcia’s RBI single followed by Danielle Ryan’s RBI single with two outs tied the game, 6-6.

Arcadia (5-8, 3-2) applied the dagger with four runs in the top of the 10th inning courtesy of four consecutive singles and two Indian errors.

Despite rallying three times to tie the game, the Indians had their chances to win with the winning run 90 feet away in the 7th and 8th innings. A fly out and pop up ended Burroughs’ threats, respectively.

A 16-hit effort wasn’t enough as the Indians suffered their first loss since March 19, a span in which they went 7-0-1 until Tuesday’s defeat.

“It just wasn’t our day,” Nicol said.

Santiago went 4-for-6 with four runs scored and two doubles. Okimoto added two hits and three RBI’s. Cheyenne Steward had three hits and threw five and one-third innings allowing six hits, two runs and a walk.

Firm of Brooks and Brooks Leads Burbank to Win over Crescenta Valley

Caitlyn Brooks mashes an RBI double in the first inning (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Caitlyn Brooks mashes an RBI double in the first inning (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

Same pronunciation, same last name, same team. A few letters may be different in their first names but Caitlyn Brooks and Kaitlin Brooks produced similar results as they formed a strong one-two punch on Thursday afternoon at McCambridge Park.

The firm of Brooks and Brooks led Burbank to a 4-2 win against Crescenta Valley as the defending Pacific League champions remained in first place with Burroughs at 4-0. Crescenta Valley, Glendale and Arcadia are two games off the pace at 2-2.

Caitlyn Brooks

Caitlyn Brooks

It was business as usual for Notre Dame-commit Caitlyn Brooks who threw a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts and walked only one.

She escaped trouble in the first inning inducing a groundout with runners on second and third with two outs to end the Falcons’ threat. In the third inning, CV had runners on first and second with one out and Brooks calmly ended the frame with a fly out and strikeout.

“I just threw my pitches and I trusted that if they hit it at my team they would get it,” Brooks said. “When you have trust, you can pretty much do anything.”

Burbank (11-3) struck in the first inning when Caitlyn Brooks doubled home Sabrina Steward who had walked earlier.

Two batters later, Kaitlin Brooks drove home pinch runner Amber Ingram on a single to left field. The 2-0 lead was all that Caitlyn Brooks needed as she methodically dissected the Falcons lineup.

“It was Caitlyn Brook’s type of game,” Burbank coach Mike Delaney said. “She took control and established her strike zone. She just goes out and takes care of her business. She works hard every day in practice.”

Julia Duarte slides in safely at second base (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Julia Duarte slides in safely at second base (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The Bulldogs added an insurance run in the bottom of the third inning. Consecutive singles by Julia Duarte, Kaitlin Brooks and Jazmin Orozco loaded the bases. Mandy DeLeon then hit into a 6-4-3 double play bringing home Duarte in the process.

Kaitlin Brooks, the team’s lone senior, finished the afternoon 3-for-3. Caitlyn Brooks, a junior, went 1-for-2 with two walks as CV pitched around her after getting torched by the RBI double in the first inning.

Junior Lily Winn bats behind Caitlyn Brooks in the lineup and should get plenty of opportunities to drive in runs as the season progresses.

“When teams intentionally walk Caitlyn, there is nobody else I’d rather have up there than Lily. I’m thinking, ‘pick your poison.’” said Delaney about Winn, who is hitting an astronomical .605 on the season. “She has been hitting the ball hard all year long. I’m really thrilled with her.”

The only glitches on the Burbank scorecard were three errors. Otherwise, the Bulldogs looked rather solid in all phases as they attempt to march to a second consecutive league title.

“Right now we are still a little rough around the edges but we have a confidence within us that we can improve in every aspect of the game,” said Caitlyn Brooks, who is tearing up the plate with a .548 average, 28 RBI’s and an OPS of 1.809. “I think we are doing well but we can get better.”

Caitlyn Brooks is also heating up in the circle. After giving up 11 runs in her first five starts, she has limited the opposition to only three runs in the last eight games.

Delaney, in his first season at the helm for Burbank, agreed with his ace pitcher. He likes what he sees and appreciates what he has.

“We are about 80 percent of our full potential. We still have some youngsters who are learning as we go. They are learning what it takes to play at a high level on a consistent basis,” Delaney said. “The sky is the limit. There is so much talent on this team that you see it every day in practice and in competition.”

Burbank battles Burroughs on April 24 at 6 p.m. at Olive Park.

Morning Sports Ticker- April 18


Arcadia 4 Burroughs 2

The Apaches scored four runs in the first inning en route to the victory. Roy Hirota had two hits and an RBI for the Indians and Kevin Navarro knocked in the other run.

Hoover 5 Burbank 4

The Tornadoes scored four runs in the bottom of the 4th inning for the come-from-behind win. Sam McKinnon had two hits, a double and two RBI’s.

Burroughs 9 Muir 1

Noah Hoad went 2-for-2 with three runs scored, a triple, and two RBI’s; Max Haddad scored two runs and had an RBI; Anthony Bocanegra tripled in a run; Thomas Wilson got the win throwing six innings allowing one run on three hits and striking out six.

Crescenta Valley 4 Burbank 1

Ryan Porras had a double and scored the lone run for BHS. Cameron Briggs had the RBI.

Burbank 10 Muir 0

Jake Noud, Ryan Porras and Rory Roughtean threw a combined one-hitter. Danny Porras went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI’s; Randy Higgens had a double and two RBI’s and Noud added two RBI’s as well.

Burroughs 4 Hoover 2

Danny Bustos got the win throwing five innings allowing one run, two hits and striking out eight. Cole Meyer recorded the save. Max DeAmicis had two RBI’s on a single in the first inning to help the Indians to the win.


Burbank 13 Glendale 1

Caitlyn Brooks threw a complete game five-hitter with 10 strikeouts and no walks. She also had two hits including a triple. Lily Winn went 4-for-4 with six RBI’s, three runs scored and three triples. Jazmin Orozco had two hits and three RBI’s and Julia Duarte was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI’s. Hannah Moulton scored three times.

Burroughs 18 Pasadena 1

Cheyenne Steward and Danielle Ryan combined on a three-hitter with no walks and five strikeouts. Steward also was 3-for-4 with four RBI’s, two runs scored, two doubles and a home run. Delaney Nicol went 3-for-3 with three RBI’s, two runs scored and a home run. Ryan and Michelle Santiago added three hits apiece.

Burbank 11 Hoover 1

Caitlyn Brooks and Hannah Moulton combined on a two-hitter. Bridgette Pisa went 4-for-4 with a triple and three RBI’s. Sabrina Steward was 2-for-3 with three runs scored and an RBI. Caitlyn Brooks and Jazmin Orozco each drove in two runs.

Arcadia 10 Burroughs 6    10 innings (see story)

Burbank 2 El Segundo 0 (game one)

Izzy Frias went 2-for-4 with an RBI to pace the Bulldog attack. Caitlyn Brooks pitched a 2-hitter striking out 9. Jazmin Orozco had a triple and RBI.

Burbank 4 El Segundo 2 (game two)

Julia Duarte went 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs. Bridgette Pisa was 3-for-4 with an RBI. Caitlyn Brooks was 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI and pitched a complete game with 12 strikeouts.


Burbank 3 Crescenta Valley 0 (see story)

Burroughs 22 Muir 0

Naelyse Garcia and Cheyenne Steward combined on a one-hitter. Steward went 2-for-3 with three runs, three RBI’s and a home run. Jessica Little was 2-for-3 with two runs, four RBI’s and a home run. Aimee Rodriguez and Kaitlin Okimoto also had three RBI’s each and Garcia led the 17-hit attack with three hits and three runs scored.

Burbank 23 Muir 0

Hannah Moulton threw a no-hitter with seven strikeouts. Caitlyn Brooks went 4-for-4 with a double, triple and six RBI’s. Lily Winn was 4-for-4 with two triples and two RBI; Jazmin Orozco was 3-for-4 with a double, triple and three RBI’s; and Bridgette Pisa had four hits and scored four runs. Six different Bulldogs scored at least three runs each.

Burroughs 16 Hoover 0

Naelyse Garcia and Danielle Ryan combined on a one-hitter. Ryan also had a home run and three RBI’s. Aimee Rodriguez drove in three and scored two runs. DJ Santos had three hits as 13 different Indians collected hits.


Burbank defeated Crescenta Valley 3-2 (25-19, 20-25, 25-20, 22-25, 16-14)

Joseph Servin 12 kills;

Willie Perryman 12 kills, 6 blocks;

Robert O’Brien 8 kills;

Paul Shim 8 digs;

Dylan Anderson 8 digs;

Peter Jang 36 assists

Burroughs defeated Crescenta Valley 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-18)

Tristan Martin: 11 kills, Danny Casillas: 11 digs, Ryan Van Loo: 29 assists

Burbank defeated Hoover 3-0 (25-18, 25-11, 25-18)

Joseph Servin: 11 kills, Paul Shim: 17 digs, Peter Jang: 21 assists


Burroughs 209 Pasadena 253

John Burroughs High School
Date: 4/14 Location: Eaton Canyon Par 35
Varsity Match
JBHS Player Name Score Pasadena Player Name Score
1 Daniel Kesicbasian 42 1 James Schultz 50
2 John Gonzalez 40 2 Javier Valadez 45
3 Patrick Colbert 43 3 Daniel Vidimos 54
4 Ethan Williams 44 4 Joshua Ramirez 51
5 Tnick Trivimol 45 d 5 Joshua Lee 53
6 Dylan McNeely 40 6
Team Total 209 Team Total 253
Low Medalist:
John Gonzalez 40
Dylan McNeely 40
d signifies dropped score

Burroughs 206 Crescenta Valley 208

John Burroughs High School
Date: 4/7 Location: Brookside 2 Par 35
Varsity Match
JBHS Player Name Score Crescenta Valley Player Name Score
1 Daniel Kesicbasian 37 1 Cody Renfro 38
2 Louis D’Aquila 38 2 AJ Roa 40
3 Patrick Colbert 43 3 Jon Hong 38
4 Garrit Green 44 4 Matt Carbajal 43
5 Tnick Trivimol 44 5 Gio LaBellarte 49
6 Dylan McNeely 44 d 6 Harry Cho 50 d
Team Total 206 Team Total 208
Low Medalist:
Daniel Kesicbasian 37
d signifies dropped score


Burroughs -

Varsity Boys

Burroughs – 72.5 Arcadia – 63.5

Burroughs – 124 Hoover – 10



Niko Guerrero (1)                   11.52

Miguel Barbosa                       13.55



Niko Guerrero (1)                   23.00

Robert Brennan (3)                 23.45

Miguel Barbosa                       27.72



Robert Brennan (1)                 50.06

Augusto Corea (2)                  51.83


Robert Brennan

#10 JBHS B 400



Ricky Mendez (2)                   2:00

Everth Vargas                         2:02

Shane Thompson                     2:07

Garrett Boulais                        2:08

Thomas Switzer                      2:14

Branden Campos                    2:27



Shane Thompson (3)               4:32

Garrett Boulais                        4:35

Thomas Switzer                      4:41

Chris Van Dam                       5:01

Jarrett Duran                           5:02

Quang Nguyen                        5:13

David Carrillo                         5:16

Michael Contreras                   5:28



Elias Hoxsie (3)                       10:05

Jack Howe                              10:12

Chris Van Dam                       10:47

Jarrett Duran                           10:49

Quang Nguyen                        11:21

Michael Contreras                   11:35



Corwin Scherer (1)                  16.29

Nathan Bradley (2)                 16.34

Brandon Tong                         16.96

Emerson Sosa                          18.48



Nathan Bradley (1)                 40.96

Corwin Scherer (3)                  42.08

Augusto Corea                        43.66

Brandon Tong                         44.95

Emerson Sosa                          48.42


Nathan Bradley

#5 JBHS B 300H


4×100 (1) – 43.77

Augusto Corea

Robert Martinez

Andrew Williams

Corwin Scherer



Team A (1) – 3:29

Robert Martinez                      51.9

Ricky Mendez                         52.3

Everth Vargas                         52.4

Corwin Scherer                       52.9

Team B – 3:45

Nathan Bradley                       53.2

Shane Thompson                     56.8

Garrett Boulais                        57.3

Thomas Switzer                      58.2



Matt Schwartz (1)                   15’1

Kent Truong (2)                      13’6

Mark Allsman (3)                    10’6

Ricky Cam                              9’

Albert Manukyan                    8’6


Matt Schwartz




Nick Garduno (1)                    5’8

Matt Schwartz (T3)                 5’6

Matt Woodward                     5’4



Matt Schwartz                        18’10

Niko Guerrero                         18’7

Nadjee Bey                             16’9

Dylan Dovaston                      16’



Niko Guerrero (1)                   40’11

Nadjee Bey (3)                        38’4

Dylan Dovaston                      36’4.5

Albert Manukyan                    35’2.5



Deon Castillo                          35’3

Austin Bui                               34’3



Austin Bui (3)                         96’6

Deon Castillo                          95’5


Varsity Girls

Arcadia – 113.5 Burroughs – 22.5

Burroughs – 112 Hoover – 16



Alejandra Moreno (3)             13.33



Alejandra Moreno (2)             27.54

Izzy Funes                               28.95



Deanna Fierro (3)                    65.60

Kayla Dighero                         65.73

Patricia Nunez                         74.88



Dayanna Yanez                       2:38

Lili Hooshivar                         2:55

Ignatia Teresa                          2:58



Eileen Eckles (2)                     5:40

Valerie Monroy                       5:59

Bailey Harrison                       6:26



Breanna McCallum                 18.42

Gabriela Turla                         20.27



Breanna McCallum                 53.91

Gabriela Turla                         58.78

Priscilla Ramirez                     62.28


4×100 – 53.23

Kayla Dighero

Alejandra Moreno

Izzy Funes

Sarah Prystupa


4×400 – 4:27

Izzy Funes                               64.9

Deanna Fierro                         65.5

Jordan Meltzer                        68.2

Dayanna Yanez                       68.9



Sarah Prystupa (1)                   8’6

Bailey Harrsion (3)                  6’



Jordan Meltzer (3)                   4’8

Sarah Prystupa                        4’6



Izzy Funes (2)                         15’10

Sarah Prystupa                        14’10

Jamie Phan                              12’8

Laura Rodriguez                     12’5.5



Breanna McCallum (2)            30’4.5

Laura Rodriguez                     30’

Jamie Phan                              28’0.5



Ashley Sapone (3)                   28’4

Megan Ly-Lim                        26’11.5

Olivia Villegas                        26’3

Alyssa Perez                            19’9

Rania Mataoui                         15’4



Ashley Sapone (3)                   88’1

Megan Ly-Lim                        74’7

Olivia Villegas                        72’6

Alyssa Perez                            55’1


Arcadia Invitational


The Arcadia Invitational is one of the most elite meets in the nation and the Bulldogs were represented by six individuals and one relay team in the 2-day event. On Friday night, Chris Miranda cleared 13-6.25 to finish 8th in the open pole fault. Ethan Moskowitz clocked 9:49.15 to finish in 20th and Gabriel Ellman ran 9:42.86 to claim 17th in their respective heats of the rated 3200. The 4 x 1600 relay team of Brennan Doyle, Arsen Mkrtchyan, Sam Gorman, and Adam Navar finished in 19th place in the Invitational heat, with a time of 18:24.15.

On Saturday, Andy Hurtado took 5th in the seeded discus with a throw of 166-9, eclipsing his own school record set earlier this season. Mkrtchyan doubled back to finish 10th in his heat of the seeded 800, with a time of 1:59.07, while Candela Fernandez clocked 11:05.04 to finish 19th in the seeded 3200 held Saturday night.


Matt Schwartz (3rd)   Open pole vault     15’0

Burbank vs.Glendale-

The Burbank boys defeated Glendale, 115-21, to remain undefeated (5-0 in Pacific League and 6-0 overall).  Winners included: Arsen Mkrtchyan (1600- 4:26), Jonathan Afzali (110HH- 15.75), Chris Roe (200- 22.93 and 400- 51.47), Ethan Moskowitz (800- 2:02), Martin Swan (300H- 42.51), Enrique Vizcaino (3200- 10:04), Chris Miranda (PV- 13-0), James Williams (LJ- 20-8), Noah Powell (TJ- 40-0), and Andy Hurtado (SP- 43-3.5 and DT- 162-9).  Burbank also won both relays (4 x 100- Roe, Afzali, Williams, Hideki Nakazawa- 44.65 and 4 x 400- Swan, Mkrtchyan, Pulgarin, Nakazawa- 3:32)

The Lady Bulldogs defeated Glendale, 109-27 (3-2 in Pacific League and 4-2 overall).  Winners included: Kira Bochard (400- 61.98 and 300H- 49.11), Taryn Stevenson (1600- 5:52 and 3200- 12:19), Julia Newton (100- 12.52 and PV- 9-0), Candela Fernandez (800- 2:21), Felicia Tomits (200- 26.15) Elizabeth Sanchez (HJ- 4-10 and TJ- 30-1), and Kynlee Vuncannon (SP- 29-5). Burbank also won both relays (4 x 100- Newton, Tomitsa, Haleigh Cusamano, Keren Zepeda- 49.85 and 4 x 400- Bochard, Tomitsa, Fernandez, Cusamano- 4:15)

Results vs. Glendale-

DATE 4/9/2014
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place SCORE
4 x 100 44.65 Burbank 46.34 Glendale 5 0
1600 4:26 Mkrtchyan B 4:29 Doyle B 4:39 Shieh G 8 1
110HH 15.75 Afzali B 16.19 Swan B 16.53 Patel B 9 0
400 51.47 Roe B 53.41 Pulgarin B 53.71 Jung G 8 1
100 11.31 Aldana G 11.32 Williams B 11.78 Afzali B 4 5
800 2:02 Moskowitz B 2:04 Ellman B 2:06 Doyle B 9 0
300H 42.51 Swan B 43.35 Afzali B 44.81 Pulgarin B 9 0
200 22.93 Roe B 23.10 Aldana G 23.22 Torres G 5 4
3200 10:04 Vizcaino B 10:09 Navarro B 10:10 Gorman B 9 0
4 x 400 3:32.9 Burbank 3:34.1 Glendale 5 0
HJ 5-10 Ranes G 5-8 Walker B 5-4 Powell B 4 5
PV 13-0 Miranda B 11-0 Williams G 10-0 Gibbons B 6 3
LJ 20-8 Williams B 20-6 Powell B 18-9.5 Aldana G 8 1
TJ 40-0 Powell B 38-4 Walker B 36-10 Williams G 8 1
SP 43-3.5 Hurtado B 39-4.5 Lee, JB B 39-3.5 Lee, Jo B 9 0
DT 162-9 Hurtado B 117-11 Gibbons B 114-0 Miranda B 9 0
115 21
DATE 4/9/2014
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place SCORE
4 x 100 49.85 Burbank 51.57 Glendale 5 0
1600 5:52.7 Stevenson B 6:01.8 Ignacio B 6:20.5 Solomon B 9 0
100H 18.76 Faustino G 18.78 O’Dea B 19.16 Lopez B 4 5
400 61.98 Bochard B 64.56 Cusamano B 65.53 Sargsyan G 8 1
100 12.52 Newton B 13.09 Tomitsa B 13.19 Gaskin G 8 1
800 2:21.5 Fernandez B 2:27.1 Setian G 2:31.4 Movsesyan B 6 3
300H 49.11 Bochard B 50.47 Pajulas G 55.85 Hallajian B 6 3
200 26.15 Tomitsa B 26.41 Newton B 27.25 Zepeda B 9 0
3200 12:19.1 Stevenson B 12:58.5 Ignacio B 13:20.7 Movsesyan B 9 0
4 x 400 4:15.15 Burbank 4:18.13 Glendale 5 0
HJ 4-10 Sanchez B 4-8 Cusamano B 4-2 Lorenzo G 8 1
PV 9-0 Newton B 7-6 O’Dea B 6-0 Bednarek B 9 0
LJ 14-7.75 Habanian G 13-11.75 Vuncannon B 13-7.5 Sanchez B 4 5
TJ 30-1 Sanchez B 28-6.75 Vardanyan B 27-6.5 Vardanyan G 8 1
SP 29-5 Vuncannon B 27-5 McCord B 26-5.5 Vardanyan G 8 1
DT 83-10 Esqueda G 83-1 Vuncannon B 81-10 Vardanyan G 3 6
109 27

Burroughs vs. Crescenta Valley and Muir

Varsity Boys

Burroughs – 85 Crescenta Valley – 51

Burroughs – 128 Muir – 7



Niko Guerero (1)                     11.1

Miguel Barbosa                        13.5



Niko Guerrero (1)                    22.7

Robert Martinez (2)                  23.0



Robert Martinez (1)                  50.9

Augusto Corea (3)                    52.2

Dylan Dovaston                        57.1

Branden Campos                      NT



Everth Vargas (2)                     2:01

Chris Van Dam             2:16

Quang Nguyen             2:20

Michael Contreras                    2:30


1600 (?)

Ricky Mendez (2)                     4:29

Thomas Switzer                        4:36

Jack Howe                               4:56

Jarrett Duran                            5:01



Garrett Boulais (2)                    9:35.7

Shane Thompson (3)                9:36.5

Luis Celaya                              10:04


Garrett Boulais

#8 JBHS B 3200


Shane Thompson

#9 JBHS B 3200



Corwin Scherer (1)                   15.3

Nathan Bradley (2)                   15.6

Emerson Sosa                          17.8



Corwin Scherer (1)                   40.4

Nathan Bradley (2)                   41.2

Brandon Tong                          44.2

Emerson Sosa                          44.3


Corwin Scherer

#2 JBHS B 300H


Nathan Bradley

#5 JBHS B 300H


4×100 (1) – 44.1

Augusto Corea

Robert Martinez

Andrew Williams

Corwin Scherer


4×400 (1) – 3:27

Ricky Mendez                          51.1

Robert Brennan                        52.1

Augusto Corea                         52.1

Everth Vargas                           52.7



Matt Schwartz (1)                    15’

Kent Truong (2)                       13’6

Mark Allsman                           10’

Ricky Cam                               9’


Matt Schwartz




Matt Schwartz (1)                    5’10

Nick Garduno                          5’6

Matt Woodward                      5’4



Andrew Williams (1)                 20’5

Niko Guerrero (3)                    19’1

Jeremy Phan                             18’8



Niko Guerrero (1)                    42’10

Andrew Williams (3)                 39’9

Dylan Dovaston                        39’9

Nadjee Bey                              38’10

Corwin Scherer                        38’

Jeremy Phan                             35’2


Niko Guerrero





Matt Schwartz (2)                    36’11

Deon Castillo                            35’10

Austin Bui                                 32’4.5

Diego Villasenor                       28’4.5



Austin Bui                                 95’

Deon Castillo                            88’1

Diego Villasenor                       73’4


Varsity Girls

Crescenta Valley – 93 Burroughs – 43

Burroughs – 92 Muir – 40



Alejandra Moreno                    NT



Alejandra Moreno (2)               27.5

Kayla Dighero                          29.3



Izzy Funes (2)                           64.5

Deanna Fierro (3)                     65.9

Kayla Dighero                          68.2

Patricia Nunez                          72.9



Dayanna Yanez (3)                   2:31

Brianna Maya                           2:51

Jasmine DeLaCueva                 3:05



Ashley Contreras                      5:40

Bailey Harrison             6:22

Ignatia Teresa                           7:04



Eileen Eckles (2)                       12:06

Valerie Monroy (3)                   12:33



Breanna McCallum                   18.5

Gabriela Turla                           19.5

Priscilla Ramirez                       23.3



Breanna McCallum                   54.4

Gabriela Turla                           59.9

Priscilla Ramirez                       63.7


4×100 – 53.6

Kayla Dighero

Emma Bartram

Izzy Funes

Alejandra Moreno


4×400 – 4:29

Izzy Funes                                65.3

Deanna Fierro                          65.7

Dayanna Yanez                        68.3

Alejandra Moreno                    70.2



Sarah Prystupa (1)                    9’6

Bailey Harrison (3)                   7’


Sarah Prystupa




Jordan Meltzer (3)                    4’10

Sarah Prystupa                         4’4



Sarah Prystupa (1)                    15’6

Izzy Funes (2)                           15’2



Breanna McCallum (1) 29’7

Laura Rodriguez                       28’7

Jamie Phan                               27’6.6



Ashley Sapone (3)                    29’7.5

Nadime Younan                       28’3

Megan Ly-Lim             27’

Olivia Villegas               25’10.5

Alyssa Perez                             10’11



Ashley Sapone (2)                    84’8

Olivia Villegas               75’4

Megan Ly-Lim             72’9

Nadime Younan                       72’2

Alyssa Perez                             49’4

High School Sports Weekly Recap

Crescenta Valley slid by Burroughs in a Pacific League showdown (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

Crescenta Valley slid by Burroughs in a Pacific League showdown (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)


Burroughs 3 Burbank 0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-16) see story

Burroughs 3 Claremont 0 (25-10, 25-12, 25-17)

Tristan Martin and Nick Van Loo led the Indians in kills with 6 each and Nick also had 4 blocks; Max Chamberlain had 6 kills and 6 blocks; Ryan Van Loo had 21 assists, 4 aces and 7 digs.

Burbank 3 Glendale 1 (21-25, 25-20, 25-9, 25-19)

Peter Jang had 26 assists; Joseph Servin broke the school record for kills in a match with 15; Paul Shim broke the school record for digs in a match with 31.


Burbank 11 La Canada 1

Caitlyn Brooks pitched a no-hitter while striking out six. Lily Winn went 2 for 3 with a 3-run home run. Jazmin Orozco went 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs. Mandy Deleon went 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs.

Burbank 5 La Canada 1

Caitlyn Brooks picked up her ninth win of the season striking out 13 and going 3 for 4 with two doubles and four RBIs. Bridgette Pisa went 2 for 3 with three runs scored and Isabele Frias had two hits.

Burroughs 7 Crescenta Valley 3

Cheyenne Steward had two hits including a home run and got the win in the circle. The Indians mashed out 15 hits (two each by Michelle Santiago, Delaney Nicol and Danielle Ryan) with Sidney Ortega getting three of her own. Kaitlin Okimoto had a double and three RBI’s.

Burbank 25 Pasadena 0

Caitlyn Brooks and Hanna Moulton threw a combined PERFECT game (15 up; 15 down) as the Bulldogs hammered 21 hits and rolled to the easy win. Brooks also hit for the cycle including a grand slam and eight RBI’s. Bridgette Pisa was 4-for-4 with five runs scored; Lily Winn had a double, triple and home run to go along with her four RBI’s and three runs scored; and Julia Duarte went 4-for-4 with five RBI’s, three runs scored, a triple and home run.

Burbank 8 Arcadia 1

Caitlyn Brooks threw a complete game two-hitter allowing only one run and striking out 15. At the plate, she was 2-for-3 with two RBI’s. Julia Duarte had a 3-run home run and Lily Winn added three hits, two runs scored and two RBI’s.

Burroughs 11 Glendale 1

Michelle Santiago went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI’s; Delaney Nicol had a monstrous home run and Cheyenne Steward went the distance giving up two hits and one run.


Pasadena 6 Burbank 5

Pasadena scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh innng to pull out the win. Cameron Briggs had three hits for BHS.

Burroughs' Cole Meyer

Burroughs’ Cole Meyer

Crescenta Valley 4 Burroughs 1

Max DeAmicis had two hits including a double for the Indians.

Arcadia 5 Burbank 0

Cameron Briggs and Ryan Porras each had two hits for the Bulldogs

Glendale 4 Burroughs 0

Roy Hirota had three hits and Max Haddad added two hits for the Indians


Burroughs 12 Burbank 6

The Indians’ Sawyer Patterson swept in singles 6-0, 6-0, 6-0

Glendale 14 Burroughs 4


Burroughs 199 Pasadena 280

John Burroughs High School
Date: 4/1 Location: DeBell Par 36
Varsity Match
JBHS Player Name Score Pasadena Player Name Score
1 Daniel Kesicbasian 41 1 Oliver Collings 55
2 Louis D’Aquila 36 2 James Schultz 54
3 Patrick Colbert 44 d 3 Javier Valadez 51
4 John Gonzalez 42 4 Danny Vidimos 52
5 Tnick Trivimol 39 5 Joshua Lee 69 d
6 Calvin Guntetong 41 6 Joshua Ramirez 68 d
Team Total 199 Team Total 280
Low Medalist:
Louis D’Aquila 36
d signifies dropped score


Burroughs vs. Glendale @ Glendale

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Varsity Boys

Burroughs – 100 Glendale – 36



Niko Guerrero (1)                   11.2

Adam Adams (3)                    11.9

Miguel Barbosa                       13.3



Niko Guerrero (1)                   22.9

Robert Martinez (2)                23.0

Adam Adams                          24.7



Robert Martinez (1)                50.3

Michael Molina                       55.6



Ricky Mendez (1)                   2:04

Everth Vargas (2)                    2:04

Garrett Boulais (3)                  2:09

Luis Celaya                             2:15

Thomas Switzer                      2:16



Ricky Mendez (1)                   4:29

Shane Thompson (3)               4:31

Garrett Boulais                        4:34

Everth Vargas                         4:38

Thomas Switzer                      4:44

Luis Celaya                             4:46

Jarrett Duran                           5:06

Carvin Ortega                         5:09

Quang Nguyen                        5:16

Michael Contreras                   5:29



Shane Thompson (1)               9:44

Jack Howe (2)                         10:27

Jarrett Duran (3)                      11:23

Quang Nguyen                        11:36

Michael Contreras                   11:54



Corwin Scherer (1)                  15.7

Brandon Tong (2)                   17.1

Emerson Sosa (3)                    18.0



Corwin Scherer (1)                  40.8

Augusto Corea (2)                  42.8

Emerson Sosa (3)                    44.6


Corwin Scherer

#4 JBHS B 300H


4×100 (1) – 44.2

Augusto Corea

Robert Martinez

Andrew Williams

Corwin Scherer



Team A (1) – 3:30

Robert Martinez                      51.7

Ricky Mendez                         52.6

Everth Vargas                         53.2

Augusto Corea                        53.3

Team B – 3:51

Michael Molina                       55.7

Garrett Boulais                        57.5

Thomas Switzer                      58.4

Luis Celaya                             59.8



Matt Schwartz (1)                   13’

Mark Allsman (3)                    10’6

Ricky Cam                              9’



Matt Schwartz (2)                   5’6

Nick Garduno (3)                    5’6

Matt Woodward                     5’4



Andrew Williams (1)              20’8

Matt Schwartz (2)                   20’

Niko Guerrero (3)                   19’10

Jeremy Phan                            17’2



Niko Guerrero (1)                   41’3.75

Andrew Williams (2)              39’8

Corwin Scherer (3)                  38’10

Albert Manukyan                    36’8

Jeremy Phan                            35’5



Niko Guerrero




Matt Schwartz (3)                   39’11.5

Diego Villasenor                     28’9.5



Diego Villasenor                     70’1


Varsity Girls

Burroughs – 82 Glendale – 53



Alejandra Moreno (1)             12.8

Kayla Dighero                         14.2



Alejandra Moreno (1)             27.1

Izzy Funes (3)                         29.4

Kayla Dighero                         29.7



Deanna Fierro (2)                    64.0

Patricia Nunez                         72.3



Sara Ehlers (1)                         2:31

Ashley Contreras                    2:39

Dayanna Yanez                       2:47

Ignatia Teresa                          3:07

Jasmine DeLaCueva               3:10



Ashley Contreras (1)               5:41

Dayanna Yanez (2)                 5:43

Eileen Eckles (3)                     5:46

Valerie Monroy                       5:51

Brianna Maya                          6:12

Bailey Harrison                       6:13

Lili Hooshivar                         6:49



Eileen Eckles (1)                     12:22

Valerie Monroy (2)                 12:22

Brianna Maya (3)                    13:39

Lili Hooshivar                         14:58






Gabriela Turla (3)                    61.9

Priscilla Ramirez                     62.3


4×100 – 53.4

Kayla Dighero

Alejandra Moreno

Izzy Funes

Sarah Prystupa



Team A (1) – 4:18

Izzy Funes                               63.5

Alejandra Moreno                   64.3

Sara Ehlers                              65.6

Deanna Fierro                         65.7

Team B – 4:42

Kayla Dighero                         68.0

Jordan Meltzer                        70.2

Patricia Nunez                         71.3

Ashley Contreras                    73.4



Sarah Prystupa (1)                   7’6

Bailey Harrison (2)                  6’6



Jordan Meltzer (1)                   4’6

Sarah Prystupa (2)                   4’6



Sarah Prystupa (1)                   15’11

Izzy Funes (2)                         15’5

Laura Rodriguez                     12’9

Jamie Phan                              12’2

Mariah Murcia             11’8



Laura Rodriguez (1)                30’3

Jamie Phan                              25’10



Ashley Sapone (1)                   29’7.5

Mariah Murcia             21’1.5

Alyssa Perez                            20’11



Ashley Sapone (1)                   78’3

Mariah Murcia             54’8

Alyssa Perez                            49’8

Burbank Boys Track and Field Stun Defending Champ Arcadia

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

There is nothing like defeating the defending league champion and ending a couple of streaks in the process. Just ask the Burbank High track and field team what a great feeling that is.

Burbank traveled to Arcadia High on Thursday hoping to put an end to years of futility. The Bulldogs had never beaten the Apaches, in any level, since joining the Pacific League in the 2006 – 2007 season.

Burbank hurdled over Arcadia into first place (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank hurdled over Arcadia into first place (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Arcadia had also not lost a league dual meet, at any level, in five years. Not one. Well, it’s time to celebrate, at least for this weekend, after the Burbank boys were able to defeat Arcadia in both the boys varsity and frosh-soph divisions.

Here are the numbers that shook up the Pacific League on the boys varsity level:

Burbank 69.5 Arcadia 66.5

“This was a huge win for our program,” Burbank coach Darin Wolf said.  “Last year we beat CV for the first time since joining this league and this year we knock off the 5-time reigning champions Arcadia. It was just an overall outstanding effort and I am just so proud of this team.”

Both BHS teams are now 4-0 in league and 5-0 overall while Arcadia drops to second place, an area very unfamiliar to them.

As for the Bulldogs, it’s a nice view from above as they sit atop the league standings in their drive for a league championship.




(Burbank- 69.5 Arcadia 66.5)


(Burbank 71 Arcadia 65)



(Arcadia 102 Burbank 34)


(Arcadia 107 Burbank 25)

4 x 100

2nd- 49.57


2nd Ethan Moskowitz  4:31.68

1st- Sam Gorman  4:41.51

2nd Jonas Macromalis  4:48.65

2nd Candela Fernandez 5:06.82

3rd  Alexia Hatun- 4:45.89


1st Jonathan Afzali  15.6

2nd Martin Swan  16.0

3rd Dev Patel  16.3

1st Nevin Velasquz  18.4

3rd Gevorg Papazyan  20.2

2nd Adriana Lopez  18.4


1st Chris Roe  51.81

3rd Caroline Adams 67.60


3rd James Williams  11.88

1st Julia Newton 12.69


3rd Arsen Mkrtchyan  2:03.2

1st Sam Gorman   2:07.38

3rd Justin Smith   2:09.63

1st Daisy Ignacio 2:31.24

3rd Caroline Adams 2:47.0


1st Jonathan Afzali   42.51

3rd Martin Swan   42.94

1st Nevin Velasquez

2nd Kira Bochard 50.24


3rd Chris Roe   23.79

3rd Raymond Francois  24.74

2nd Felicia Tomitsa 26.99


1st Gabriel  Ellman  9:41.9

2nd Ethan Moskowitz  9:43.3

1st Jonas Macromallis  10:23.2

3rd Angel Flores  10:34.6

2nd Candela Fernandez 11:32.5

1st Alexia Hatun 12:33.7

4 x 400

1st Roe, Mkrtchyan, Pulgarin,

Swan    3:30.33


2nd Noah Powell   5-8

3rd Chris Walker   5-8

1st Colin Vuncannon  5-0

3rd Elizabeth Sanchez and Haleigh Cusamano  4-8

1st Makenzie Dolan 4-6


1st Chris Miranda  12-0

2nd Andres Pulgarin  10-6

3rd Eddie Gibbons   10-0

1st Andre Poladian  10-6

2nd Davit Papoyan   10-0

1st Julia Newton 9-0

2nd McKenzie O’Dea 7-0


2nd Noah Powell  20-3

3rd James Williams   19-5.5

2nd Davit Papoyan  17-4

3rd Nevin Velasquz  16-11.5


1st James Williams   41-9

1st Davit Papoyan  38-11

2nd Nevin Velsquez   35-3.75

3rd Makenzie Dolan 26-8.5


3rd Andy Hurtado   44-7

2nd Mitchell Aslo  38-8

3rd Gianni Razavi   34-6.5

3rd Kynlee Vuncannon 28-7

2nd Rachel Wiley  25-0


1st Andy Hurtado   161-3

* New School Record

3rd Eddie Gibbons   115-2

1st Peter Abrahamian   100-6

2nd Mitchell Aslo   92-6

3rd Colin Vuncannon  90-9

1st Rachel Wiley 69-2

2nd Sara Larson 68-5

Burroughs Boys Volleyball Reminds Burbank Who’s the Boss

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

Easy there young fella. Be careful of who you are messing with.

Wednesday night’s Pacific League match between Burroughs and Burbank was expected to be a close affair. With the Bulldogs having won 10 of their first 11 contests on the season, the question was whether or not they were ready to break through against the four-time defending league champions.

Burroughs was able to maneuver around the Burbank defense in straight sets (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burroughs was able to maneuver around the Burbank defense in straight sets (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The Indians quickly reminded everyone in attendance who the boss still is. Burroughs dominated in every phase of the match as they swept Burbank in three sets 25-15, 25-15, 25-16.

“I thought the boys did well. I knew we had a challenge because Patrick (McMenamin) has done a great job up there with Burbank,” Burroughs coach Joel Brinton said. “This game was bigger than it usually is but we didn’t blow it up to anything more than that. We came out focused and did a good job.”

The first set featured a series of runs between the two clubs. Burroughs increased a slim 5-4 lead into a 14-6 advantage only to see Burbank rip off five consecutive points to close the gap to three. Two blocks by Willie Perryman helped the Bulldogs come back.

The Indians, however, went on an 8-1 run large in part due to the poor play by the Bulldogs. Five hitting errors by BHS enabled Burroughs to go ahead, 22-12, en route to the first set win.

“We worked hard last week and everything came out pretty smooth,” the Indians’ Max Chamberlain said. “We came out confident and it worked.”

A back-and-forth see-saw affair consumed the early part of the second set with Burroughs leading, 13-12.

Three kills by the Indians’ Nick Van Loo highlighted an 8-0 run to give JBHS a commanding 21-12 lead. Back-to-back kills by Chamberlain and Dalton Burroughs closed out the 25-15 win for the Indians.

The Bulldogs couldn't rise above the Indians on this night (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The Bulldogs couldn’t rise above the Indians on this night (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

If Burbank had any chance to come back from a 2-0 deficit, the first few points of the third set would be pivotal. Van Loo squashed those ideas by serving consecutive aces to begin the third frame. A Burbank hitting error made it 3-0 in favor of Burroughs and the Bulldogs never recovered trailing the rest of the way.

“First of all we came out like it’s another game on our schedule. One more road bump,” said Van Loo, who had 10 kills and four aces. “We came out to show the league and anybody else who we are. I can’t wait for the rest of the season.”

Burroughs (9-3, 3-0) played a very efficient match with four players recording seven or more kills. Along with Van Loo, Chamberlain had seven kills while Tristan Martin and (Dalton) Burroughs each had nine.

Van Loo and Chamberlain came up with big play after big play shutting down any Burbank threats.

“They have been working hard at practice so it doesn’t surprise me to see them play like that,” Brinton said. “They have been busting their tail at practice over the last two weeks or so. It’s one of the better games they have had this year and I know they will keep improving too.”

Ryan Van Loo, Nick’s brother, played a steady game at setter with 35 assists and Danny Casillas contributed 10 digs.

It was a quiet night in the stat column for Burbank as the Bulldogs’ star player, Joseph Servin, was held to a season-low two kills (both of which came in the third set).

Dylan Anderson led Burbank (10-2, 3-1) with five kills and six digs. Perryman added four blocks but it wasn’t enough for the Bulldogs who have closed the gap on Burroughs but still have a ways to go.

“We didn’t execute our game plan and they did,” Burbank coach Patrick McMenamin said succinctly. “They played real well. They showed why they are the best team in the league.”

Burroughs plays at co-defending league champion Claremont on Friday with undefeated Crescenta Valley looming in the distance a week from Friday.

Burbank will have to wait until April 25 for another crack at the Indians.




Cheyenne Steward, Burroughs Softball

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

One throws with power and strength while the other tosses with grace and efficiency. Both are scintillating softball performers for Burbank and Burroughs High School, respectively. They are the queens of the circle and two of the best pitchers in the region.

A year ago, myBurbank wrote a story featuring the talents of Burbank star, Caitlyn Brooks. Her ability to overpower the opposition led the Bulldogs to their first league title since 1987. Brooks’ dominating style helped end a string of three consecutive league titles by the Indians.

Cheyenne Steward

Cheyenne Steward

With the first of two meetings between the two schools less than a month away, we take a look this year at Burroughs’ gem on the diamond, Cheyenne Steward. The senior will play a major role in the Indians’ quest to regain the league championship.

“Cheyenne is our quiet leader on the team. We have players who are more vocal but she leads in a quiet way and by example,” Burroughs coach Doug Nicol said. “Once she became committed and she got focused on what she needed to do this year, she’s been pitching very well. She’s been on point at practice and at games. She’s a great girl.”

A year ago, Steward recorded a 9-3 record with a 2.29 earned run average with four shutouts as the No. 2 pitcher on the staff. She batted .431 with a team-best nine doubles and five home runs as JBHS finished 19-9 and 10-4 in league.

“I wasn’t always a pitcher but when I started to pitch I didn’t think of myself that highly,” Steward said. “But when I started to work on it more, going to lessons and practicing all the time, I could tell that I could do something great.”

This year Steward has assumed the role as the Indians’ ace and thus far has been effective through the team’s first 12 games.

Steward has a 3-2 record with a 2.10 era and two saves. At the plate, Steward is hitting a blistering .421 and a team-leading 11 RBI’s. Her on base percentage (.522) and slugging percentage (.789) ranks second on the squad.

The journey for Steward has been a special one. The four-year lettermen reflected upon her high school career and what it has meant to her as a person and player.

“It’s been a great journey. They are my family,” Steward said of her teammates. “I couldn’t ask for a better program because we work hard and we are successful. We come together when it matters most. It’s just been so much fun. I know when I pitch I have all these great players to back me up. It’s just amazing. I couldn’t ask for anything more. It’s been a great time.”

While Brooks fires the heat from the circle, Steward relies on control and accuracy to outduel her opponents. Her calm, cool demeanor and attention to detail has enabled Steward to be successful.

Cheyenne Steward is the Indians' ace in the circle (Photo by Dick Dornan)

Cheyenne Steward is the Indians’ ace in the circle (Photo by Dick Dornan)

“She is a finesse pitcher who relies on location and movement which she is really mastering right now,” Nicol said. “If she keeps the ball down and hits her spots and keeps the hitters off-balance, she is extremely tough to hit.

“We have relied on her the last few years. Last year Cheyenne was one of our top pitchers and players in the lineup. This year I expect big things from her. I think she can be one of the surprise pitchers in this region.”

Burroughs (8-3-1) begins league play on Tuesday at home against Glendale. With Brooks back again for the Bulldogs along with a host of other returners, Burbank is considered the frontrunner to win the league title.

The Indians, Crescenta Valley, Arcadia and Glendale will be the contenders to topple BHS.

“I can’t wait to play Burbank and play our hearts out,” Steward said. “I’m not big on the rivalry but when it comes to it you have this sense of urgency like to win and play your best. It brings out a different side of you. That makes it so much more exciting.”

Steward vs. Brooks will be softball’s version of the Angels’ Jared Weaver going up against the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw. Red vs. blue. Star against star. Two of the Pacific League’s best players will lead their squads into battle as April 24 looms in the distance.

“Sometimes it can be nerve-wracking because the pressure is on you all the time,” Steward said of being the center of attention in the circle. “Being nervous pushes me. It’s a great feeling especially when you pitch a great game.”

Steward has made the most of her opportunity thus far and hopes to close out her Burroughs’ career in a positive manner.

“I look to do my best every day,” she said with a big smile and twinkles in her eyes. “I don’t want to leave the field thinking I could do more but rather how can I make my team better.”

Thinking of others before yourself is life’s greatest treasure. Steward is a shining example of that and her pot of gold gleams with hope and aspirations.




Burbank Boys Volleyball Off to Strong Start

Burbank is off to a high-flying start in boys volleyball (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank is off to a high-flying start in boys volleyball (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

Don’t look now but the Burbank boys volleyball team is on the rise. Only in their third year of existence after bringing back the program in 2012, the Bulldogs have quietly put together a strong season thus far.

Entering next week’s big match at four-time defending league champion Burroughs, Burbank is 10-1 overall and 3-0 in league.

The Bulldogs are 10-1 overall (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The Bulldogs are 10-1 overall (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

“It’s been fun. All three of our levels are experiencing some success right now,” Burbank coach Patrick McMenamin said. “I want us to stay humble because we are approaching the heart of our season right now. It’s nice to have some of the previous years of work and even some losing start to go away and see success start to arise.”

After going 11-18 a year ago and losing 10 players to graduation, McMenamin has done a masterful job of taking this year’s crop of athletes and molding them into a cohesive unit playing sound and fundamental volleyball.

“These kids are becoming students of the game in terms of understanding our opponents, analyzing film, our approach to practice,” he said. “I think it’s starting to pay off and the kids are noticing that too.”

On March 18, Burbank stunned defending league co-champion Claremont on the road in a five-set thriller, 3-2 (25-21, 25-21, 23-25, 25-27, 15-8).

After losing the first two sets, Claremont roared back and tied the match at two apiece. Then the Bulldogs displayed the maturity they have developed by regaining their composure and winning the all-important fifth set in convincing fashion.

“We had an opportunity to put it away in the fourth set,” said McMenamin. “But it was definitely nice to see our boys respond in the manner that they did in the fifth set taking them 15-8.”

Senior opposite hitter Joseph Servin led the way with 12 kills and 11 digs. Dylan Anderson added nine kills, Robert O’Brien eight kills, Justin Saisirikul 11 digs and setter Peter Jang with 22 assists.

One day later Burbank shutout Arcadia, 3-0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-16). Leading 13-11 in the first set, BHS rattled off five of seven points to take an 18-13 lead and Servin’s kill gave the Bulldogs the first set. They never looked back in the easy three-set victory.

“Our passing was strong and our ball control was there so it helped us to diversify our offense a little bit,” McMenamin said. “From there we found a rhythm.”

Burbank has stuffed its competition thus far (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank has stuffed its competition thus far (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Junior middle blocker Willie Perryman recorded 10 kills, Servin nine kills, sophomore libero Paul Shim 16 digs, Anderson nine digs and Jang had another productive match with 22 assists.

Servin’s steady play has helped propel Burbank into first place in the Pacific League alongside Burroughs (8-3, 1-0). The two rivals will tangle on Wednesday, April 2, at Burroughs at 6 p.m.

“Joseph (Servin) is starting to hit the way we need him to,” McMenamin said. “He’s a four-year player who has been around since we started our program. He’s definitely clicking when he’s hitting.”

Burbank has been clicking on all cylinders thus far. The match on Wednesday against the Indians will be a good indicator how far they’ve come in just three short years.


Pacific All-League Selections Announced for Winter Sports

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

Break out the champagne. Burroughs and Burbank combined for three Pacific League Most Valuable Players and 36 All-League honorees for the 2014 winter sports season.

Burroughs’ Brandon Gerlach (boys soccer), Burbank’s Clarissa Guerrero (girls soccer) and Burbank’s Yazzy Sa ‘Dullah (girls basketball) each were chosen as Most Valuable Players in their respective sports.

Burroughs Indians: 2014 League Champions

Burroughs Indians: 2014 League Champions



Davina Del Castillo & Paula Galicia – 1st Team All-League

Sidney Ortega & Jakarra Waddell – 2nd Team All-League

Delaney Nicol – Honorable Mention


Yazzy Sa ‘Dullah – Co-Most Valuable Player; 1st Team All-League

Sharis Ghazeri – 2nd Team All-League

Ratiana Karapet – Honorable Mention



Amaad Wainright – 1st Team All-League

Steven Hubbell – Honorable Mention


Richard Elmoyan – 2nd Team All-League

Anthony Kardosh – Honorable Mention

Burroughs Indians: 2014 League Champions

Burroughs Indians: 2014 League Champions



Brandon Gerlach – Most Valuable Player, 1st Team All-League

Michael Conrad, Milosh Petko, Ashot Veisyan, Nolberto Alcantar – 1st Team All-League

Andres Aguilar, Alberto Mier – 2nd Team All-League

VJ Salazar – Honorable Mention


Christopher Mazzi – 2nd Team All-League

Andrew Hank – Honorable Mention



Clarissa Guerrero – Co-Most Valuable Player, 1st Team All-League

Michelle Morales, Mireya Gonzalez, Dakota Briseno – 1st Team All-League

Kaitlin Brooks, Juliana Marx – 2nd Team All-League

Kira Bochard – Honorable Mention


Kristin Masuzuni – 1st Team All-League

Alexsis Hernandez – 2nd Team All-League

Taylor Bailey – Honorable Mention



Kailee Groveman – 1st Team All-League

Cheyenne Morrison – Honorable Mention


Stella Aghakian – 2nd Team All-League

Lala Herpetian – Honorable Mention



Burbank and Burroughs Softball Swing into Action

By Jim Riggio
Special to MyBurbank

Contributions from Dick Dornan, Sports Editor

Rivalries are at their best when two teams are successful and evenly matched. That is what makes the softball showdowns between Burbank and Burroughs highly exciting.

Both teams have won at least 10 games in the 14-game Pacific League schedule each of the past four seasons. Burroughs has five straight seasons of at least 10 wins in league.

Burbank won the league title last season (its first since 1987) by going unbeaten and finishing 25-3 overall. Burroughs, which had won the three previous league titles (2010, 2011, 2012), slipped a bit. This year the Indians are looking to regain the league championship.

The two cross-town rivals will meet on April 24 and May 14 to vie for city supremacy and hopefully another league title.


The Bulldogs have a new coach in Mike Delaney, who spent the past nine seasons as the head coach at Village Christian.

Mike Delaney

Mike Delaney

“I knew it was time to move on,” Delaney said of leaving Village Christian. “I had been at Village for 16 years and 27 years as a family. It was time for a new challenge.”

Delaney inherits eight players who were full-time varsity players last season and 10 of his 14 players have at least some varsity experience.

The headliner is junior Caitlyn Brooks, who has already committed to the University of Notre Dame, and is considered one of the top pitchers in the nation. Brooks was a first-team All-CIF selection who had a remarkable sophomore season.

Caitlyn Brooks

Caitlyn Brooks

She had a 25-3 record with 23 complete games, 21 shutouts, 309 strikeouts and 0.78 era. At the plate she led BHS in batting average (.526), runs (42), hits (40), RBI’s (35) and home runs (12).

Brooks will be throwing to junior Bridgette Pisa, who returns as the starting catcher. Pisa batted .438 a year ago.

Junior Jazmin Orozco (.417 avg.) may also see time behind the plate and may play a number of roles for the Bulldogs.

Sophomore Julia Duarte, a returning varsity player who hit .371, takes over at first base for the graduated Tiffany Pisa.

Sophomore Cailey Stevenson, who spent part of last season on varsity, is expected to play second base.

Junior Mandy DeLeon and sophomore Sabrina Stewart, a transfer from Burroughs, are expected to compete for playing time at shortstop.

Lily Winn

Lily Winn

Junior Lily Winn (.430 avg., 30 RBI’s) returns as the starting third baseman.

Senior Kaitlin Brooks (.400 avg.) leads a group of outfielders that include junior Allyson Capili and sophomores Amber Ingram, Izzy Frias. Freshman Sarah Sarquiz is a utility player who could play a number of roles.

Junior Hanna Moulton is Caitlyn Brooks’ backup on the mound.

“Our goal is to get CIF,” Delaney said. “They know what it takes. They’ve been working hard since October. They have a good attitude.”

While his team is confident of getting towards its goal, Delaney said he expects it will not be easy to win league.

“Winning league is the first step,” Delaney said. “There will be tough competition with Burroughs and Crescenta Valley.”


The Indians went 19-9 last season with just one senior on the roster. Still relatively young with just four seniors among the 18 players on the roster this year, Burroughs looks to improve with 12 returning varsity players.

Doug Nicol

Doug Nicol

“This is the deepest team we’ve had in a long time,” fourth-year coach Doug Nicol said. “We have a lot of good players.”

Nicol has three pitchers he can count on in senior Cheyenne Steward (9-3, 2.29 era., .431 average, five home runs) and junior Naelsye Garcia and sophomore Danielle Ryan.

“They all do different things well,” Nicol said. “Until league starts they will all be competing. They are all pretty equal.”

Junior Michelle Santiago (.443 avg., five home runs) returns at catcher with senior Jessica Little, sophomore Brianna Devellano and freshman Destiny Velasquez as capable backups.

Cheyenne Steward

Cheyenne Steward

Junior Tori Talavera returns at first base.

The second base job could do to either senior Aimee Rodriguez or junior Kailaine Oasay. Nicol said Rodriguez can play any one of the four infield positions.

Sophomore Kaitlin Okimoto, a second-team all-league selection last season is slated to be the starting shortstop. She batted .398 with a team-leading 28 RBI’s in 2013.

The third base job could go to junior Sabrina Espitia or Rodriguez.

The outfield is strong with three returning starters. Junior DJ Santos is expected to start in left field. Junior Delaney Nicol, a first-team all-league pick last season who batted .449 and drove in 19 runs, will play center field. Senior Sidney Ortega (.418 avg.) is expected to start in right field.

Delaney Nicol

Delaney Nicol

“The entire outfield made just one error all of last year,” Doug Nicol said.

Freshman Amanda Flores and juniors Tara Seavey and Maile Tanigawa give JBHS a solid trio of backups in the outfield.

Nicol said manufacturing runs will not be a problem.

“Our girls can hit the ball,” he said.

Nicol said the key will be pitching and feels optimistic that area will be solid.

“These girls work well together,” he said.

Burbank opens its season on March 7 against Thousand Oaks in the Hart Tournament. Burroughs plays Buena on March 8 in the Simi Valley Tournament.