Author: Rick Assad

About Rick Assad

Rick Assad is a longtime sports writer and editor and has been in the Burbank area for over 20 years

Rick’s Sports Corner: Emily Seidel, Softball Sensation, Prep, College Coach

Talent, hard work and determination have all led local star to reach Hamilton College, an NCAA Division III program, as an assistant coach.

Rick’s Sports Corner: Julia Duarte’s Incredible Softball Ride

For much of her collegiate softball career, the one-time Burbank High standout, was sidelined because of an assortment of injuries.

Rick’s Sports Corner: Joey Kaufman, Local Makes Good As Sportswriter

Burbank native finds success covering college football locally and nationally for the Columbus Dispatch.

Rick’s Sports Corner: OakLee Spens, Burbank High’s On-Field Catalyst

A leadoff hitter and center fielder, the recent graduate played every game with enthusiasm and made an impression on the field.

Rick’s Sports Corner: Maddie Riggs, UC Irvine’s Rising Golf Star

A two-sport standout at Burroughs High, Riggs chooses golf and succeeds.

Rick’s Sports Corner: Lauryn Bailey, Burroughs High’s Soccer Wizard, Survivor

Soon-to-be senior hopes to finish her high school soccer career with a CIF Southern Section title.

Rick’s Sports Corner: Burroughs High’s Steven Hubbell, Hoopster, Gunslinger

Two-sport athlete finds success at Glendale Community College and the University of Hawaii Hilo.

Rick’s Sports Corner: Bri Castro, Burbank High Sharpshooter

Aside from being a three-point artist, Bri Castro developed into an all-around talent for the Bulldogs.

Rick’s Sports Corner: Katie Treadway, Burbank High’s Two-Sport Standout

Treadway fulfilled a goal by playing varsity softball and volleyball.

Rick’s Sports Corner: Erick Hernandez, Burroughs Football Player, Turned Coach

Onetime standout wide receiver played high school and college football and wants to move up the coaching ladder.

Rick’s Sports Corner: Marin Grote, Blossoming In Seattle

Burroughs High two-sport standout finds her groove on the University of Washington women's volleyball team.

Rick’s Sports Corner: Miguel Malonzo, Amateur Boxer, Tough And Determined

Inspired by Manny Pacquiao, the only eight-weight division boxing champion, local boxer finds his own path.

Rick’s Sports Corner: Burbank High’s Jakob Duarte, A Triple Threat

Senior infielder/pitcher had stellar career on the field and in the classroom.