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: Mike Graceffo, A Local Staple

Longtime Burbank resident and former baseball player has been involved in coaching for more than four decades.

Rick’s Sports Corner: A Brief Introduction

In the first Rick's Sports Corner, I will introduce myself to the readers.

Burbank Baseball Blanked 11-0 By Visiting Arcadia

The Bulldogs manage just one hit, a leadoff double by Dominik Severo in the sixth inning.

Burroughs Girls Hoops Can’t Keep Pace With Westchester

Indians fall to Comets 59-48 in the CIF State Southern California Regional Division III playoffs.

Doug Nicol Back As Burroughs Softball Coach

After three-year absence, longtime softball mentor returns as the Indians' coach.

Burbank Baseball Takes Out Kennedy, 3-1, In Easton Tournament Finale

Starter Josh Balos and reliver Ryan King secure win over the Cougars.

Burroughs Girls Water Polo Sinks Diamond Bar 11-7 In CIF Second Round

Emily Callahan scores a match-best four goals, Angelina Lee adds three and goalie Emanuella Nathan shines in the cage.

Burroughs Boys Soccer End Season With 4-1 Loss To Montebello In CIF First Round

The Indians trail 2-0 at the half and cut the lead to 3-1 on a goal from Elias Galaviz.

Manuel Travieso Named New Providence Girls Softball Coach

Recently-hired Pioneers girls softball coach hopes to change the culture.

Burbank Boys Basketball Hangs On For 46-42 Win Versus Burroughs

The Bulldogs rally in the fourth quarter behind Vartan Avetisyan, who scored a co-game high 16 points including five points in the final frame.

Burroughs Girls Hoops Post 59-26 Win Against Visiting Burbank

Faith Boulanger's game-best 26 points and Kayla Wrobel's 19 points with a game-high 11 rebounds paces the Indians.

Burroughs Girls Water Polo Cruise To 9-2 Decision Over Burbank

Clarissa Robles leads the offensive charge with five goals as the Indians outscore the Bulldogs 6-1 in the second half.

Burroughs Girls Basketball Takes Out Visiting Glendale

Dyani Del Castillo's game-best 18 points includes five three-pointers to pace the Indians to a 52-43 triumph over the Nitros.