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Burroughs Wins the “myBurbank CUP” as City Champions for 2014-15

The "myBurbank CUP" will be given to either Burbank or Burroughs in June of each year (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The “myBurbank CUP” will be given to either Burbank or Burroughs in June of each year (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

Drum roll please….

Without further ado, it’s time to officially present the winner of the 2014-15 “myBurbank CUP” trophy presented by Trophy King and Gifts.

And the winner is…….John Burroughs High School!

By virtue of its 96-56 victory over Burbank High for the past athletic calendar year, the Indians have won the “myBurbank CUP” for the second consecutive campaign. Burroughs won the battle for the inaugural silver CUP a year ago by a 79-56 score.

myBurbank-Trophy-3579-202x450A challenge was presented to each school’s athletic departments to compete and earn enough points to claim the newest trophy in town.

This coveted and stunning trophy will be annually recognized for “the spirit of cross-town competition and the pursuit of athletic excellence.”

The “myBurbank CUP” presented by Trophy King and Gifts will be presented in June of each year to the athletic department of either Burbank or Burroughs High School. The trophy will remain at the winning school to showcase to its community until the winner is decided the following year and so forth.

The winner between Burbank and Burroughs was determined by the accumulation of points based on head-to-head varsity competition and athletic achievement (league titles, playoff success, bonus points for season sweeps against each other) during the school year. This pertains only to team competition and not individual achievement.

During fall competition, Burbank took an early 32-30 lead by taking the head-to-head battles (11-9) while tying JB in athletic excellence (21-21). The highlight of the fall was the first-ever CIF championship in Burroughs’ history when the boys cross country team won the CIF Division I title.

Burroughs responded with a strong winter by knocking off Burbank, 20-8. This included a 6-3 advantage in head-to-head matchups and a 14-5 victory in athletic excellence.

myBurbank-Trophy-3584-268x450The spring sports season arrived with Burroughs holding a 10-point margin, 50-40, in the race for the “myBurbank CUP.” An anticipated close duel turned out to be a mere afterthought as JBHS poured it on with a decisive 16-7 win in head-to-head competition and a 30-9 advantage in athletic excellence as the Indians rolled behind the league titles won by their baseball, boys volleyball and softball teams.

Burroughs took the spring by a total of 46-16 which resulted in a convincing 96-56 win in cumulative points to take ownership of the second annual “myBurbank CUP.”

We would like to thank Burbank’s own Trophy King and Gifts located at 1509 W. Magnolia Blvd. for their incredible kind gesture and generosity. They donated this spectacular trophy that will be kept each year at the winning high school. Please visit at http://burbanktrophies.com or call at (818) 848-3566.

The trophy features a base where each year Trophy King and Gifts will inscribe the winner of that year’s competition in either blue for Burbank or red for Burroughs.

myBurbank-Trophy-3582-475x450On top of the base are beautiful acrylic pieces that feature the logos of both Burroughs and Burbank High School.

The top of the trophy features a magnificent silver cup that will stand out in the trophy case for the winning high school each year.

Wear your red or blue with school pride. Each athletic event now carries more meaning in the city than ever before. With that being said, best of luck to both schools next year as the battle for the “myBurbank CUP” resumes.

Did you know by simply clicking on the green box in the Sports section on the myBurbank home page will directly lead you to last year’s and this year’s “myBurbank CUP” results? Everything you need to know and more is there. Check it out!

Here are the 2014-15 results sport by sport; contest by contest; season by season-

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Burroughs and Burbank Athletes Earn All-CIF Honors


By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

To be recognized as an All-League player is a great honor. To be bestowed as an All-CIF player is simply special. Both Burroughs and Burbank had recipients who made a significant impact upon their team’s success this year in baseball, softball and boys volleyball.

Burroughs’ Thomas Wilson, Danny Bustos, Presley Miraglia, Ryan Van Loo and Andrew Dalmada and Burbank’s Caitlyn Brooks each received All-CIF honors for their outstanding efforts this past spring.


Burroughs baseball rode the arms of pitching standouts Thomas Wilson and Danny Bustos to its first league title since 1997.

Wilson, the Pacific League player of the year, finished 9-0 overall with a 0.57 earned run average (five earned runs allowed in 61 innings). In league, he went 5-0 with a 0.82 era.

Bustos went 9-2 overall with a 0.96 era in 80 innings pitched including a 5-0 mark in league with an 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.

“I am very happy for both Danny and Thomas on their All-CIF selections. It is amazing to have a one-two punch like we did this year that no matter who was on the mound, we expected to not only get a great performance, but to also win the game,” Burroughs coach Craig Sherwood said. “To have two pitchers make All-CIF on a team that did not win a title also goes to show just how dominate they were and the respect they have garnered.

“What I think is scary, is that both have still not shown all they have yet and will continue to develop and become stronger. I think Seton Hall got one of the most underrated pitchers and in my opinion it is a crime that four year schools are not breaking down Danny’s door to get him in the fold. They can both dominate.”

Sherwood also gave praise to assistant coach Tony Sandoval who has done a masterful job with the pitching staff since Sherwood’s arrival to Burroughs in fall of 2013.

“I want to give a lot of credit also to our pitching coach guru, Tony Sandoval, who worked with both of these guys to develop them,” said Sherwood. “Our strength has become our pitching and there is no coincidence that Coach Sandoval has a lot to do with that.”

All-CIF players are few and far between nowadays in the ultra-competitive game of baseball. One player resonated in Sherwood’s mind that made a huge impact upon the program nearly 20 years ago.

“I have not seen a turn-around of a team so dramatically at Burroughs since catcher Tim Cates (All-CIF ‘96) roared into the spotlight to dominate the position and game and raise everyone’s levels,” Sherwood said.

The VIBL Indians have continued the winning ways for Burroughs having won six of 10 games thus far this summer.


Burbank won its third consecutive league title behind the incredible exploits of Notre Dame-bound Caitlyn Brooks. She was named the Pacific League player of the year for three straight seasons, an amazing feat in itself.

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 is a well-deserved honor and just validates her career even more. It just goes to show you that hard work and determination pay off,” Burbank coach Mike Delaney said. “Caitlyn has set a new standard for our pitchers to follow.

“Her work ethic has definitely rubbed off on our younger pitchers. They now understand what it takes to be successful. As a coach, it is gratifying to see her pass the torch to our younger players.”

Burroughs clinched a share of its first Pacific League title in three years behind the sparkling play of freshman Presley Miraglia. She led the Indians with a 20-4 record with 119 strikeouts and was a threat at the plate as well with 24 runs batted in.

“I am so proud of Presley and her development as a player and a person. Being one of two freshmen on the All-CIF first team shows how hard it is to make it and how incredible of an honor it is,” Burroughs coach Doug Nicol said. “It is a pretty exclusive club and it did not come without a lot of hard work, dedication, and long hours spent on the softball field.

“It is a very well deserved honor, and the best is yet to come as she has really only scratched the surface of her potential. I am so happy for her.”

Boys Volleyball

The Burroughs boys volleyball team was represented by two players as they rolled to their sixth consecutive league title. Ryan Van Loo and Andrew Dalmada each earned All-CIF honors.

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

“Ryan did a tremendous job leading our team this year and of finding a way to distribute the sets to the right attackers based on what was happening in the match,” Burroughs coach Joel Brinton said. “For our hitters to rack up the number of kills they did all season, that is a huge credit to Ryan’s volleyball IQ for making that happen and creating those opportunities for them.”

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.

“The hard work and dedication that this kid puts in to making himself better and his teammates better is above and beyond what we could ask for,” Brinton said. “We all believe that he gets this energy that he puts into others back in return, and that was such a key part of his season. Put that together with his amazing performance throughout CIF Playoffs, he was our MVP for the playoffs, and it’s no wonder that he was selected for this honor.”

“Both of these guys do such a great job of representing JBHS volleyball and what we want our program to be about,” said Brinton.

A glaring omission from the All-CIF team was Pepperdine-bound Max Chamberlain, the Pacific League co-player of the year.

“It is a shame that he was not selected. He is without doubt one of the best players in our Division, but a certain number of spots is typically allocated for each team. I told the CIF committee that he should be honored, but what can you do? It’s out of our control,” Brinton said. “And I don’t think Max needs this to validate what he meant to our program this year and the last four years, I certainly don’t. I have told you and everyone else many times that we DO NOT accomplish what we did this year without Max’s skill and sacrifice. He’s All-CIF in my book.”

Congratulations to each of these recipients!


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.




Burroughs Graduates Set to Compete at Next Level

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor


What a year it has been for Burroughs sports. Many of the school’s best athletes have decided to continue their playing careers at a four-year college. Pretty impressive to say the least!

The list below features all of the spring sport athletes who have committed as well as two fall athletes who were late signees. Congratulations to everyone!

Cross Country

Garrett Boulais- UC San Diego; La Jolla, Calif.

Garrett Boulais

Garrett Boulais


Michael Ospina- Earlham College; Richmond, Indiana

Michael Ospina

Michael Ospina


Max Haddad- Lewis and Clark College; Portland, Oregon

Tyler Lewis- Whitman College; Walla Walla, Washington

Chris Peres- University of La Verne; La Verne, Calif.

Thomas Wilson- Seton Hall University; South Orange, New Jersey


Delaney Nicol- Hamilton College; Clinton, New York

Michelle Santiago- Saint Peter’s University; Jersey City, New Jersey

Tori Talavera- Colorado State Pueblo; Pueblo, Colorado

Track and Field

Nathan Bradley- University of La Verne; La Verne, Calif.

Corwin Scherer- Johnson and Wales University; Denver, Colorado


Max Chamberlain- Pepperdine University; Malibu, Calif.

Max Chamberlain

Max Chamberlain






Burroughs Girls Basketball Summer League Tips-Off

Burroughs Girls Basketball Summer League: (first two weeks)-

Tuesday, June 9 @ Burroughs

2pm  Chaminade vs. Burroughs

3pm  Saugus vs. Glendale

4pm  Chaminade vs. The Park

5pm  Notre Dame vs. Poly

6pm  Canyon vs. Burroughs

7pm  Crescenta Valley vs. Valencia

8pm  Hart vs. La Salle

9pm  Burbank vs. BEAST Basketball

Tuesday, June 16 @ Burroughs

2pm  Valencia vs. Burroughs

3pm  Burbank vs. Saugus

4pm  Chaminade vs. Canyon

5pm  Chaminade vs. Beast Basketball

6pm  Glendale vs. The Park

7pm  Providence vs. Poly

8pm  Crescenta Valley vs. Hart

9pm  La Salle vs. Notre Dame

Note:  *The Park (Keppel High School), *BEAST (Granada Hills High), *Woodland West (El Camino High)

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
ArcadiaOut 36In 35Total  70John BurroughsOut 36In 35Total  70
Peter Ju383775Louis D’Aquila364480
Vamsi Damerla363874Daniel Kesicbasian403878
Johny Flores424284Patrick Colbert423880
Jesse Narkmanee434588Tnick Trivimol384381
Will Oetojo393978Calvin Guntetong454388
Ricky Cen384280Ethan Williams444791
Crescenta ValleyOut 36In 35Total  70GlendaleOut 36In 35Total  70
Cody Renfro413576Russell Caletena373572
AJ Roa363672Ellison Alaan434184
Jon Hong423880Sammy Do474188
David Holeman414182Arman Aloyan455196
Tanner Schilling403979Eyna Alaan4955104
Trey Ballard414182
BurbankOut 36In 35Total  70PasadenaOut 36In 35Total  70
Jason Apinchapong393776Oliver Collings454489
Joe Grasse434285Javier Valadez5248100
Evan Jensen474289James Schultz0
Michael Guzman4740870
Jason Snow4444880
Shane Lynch4543880

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
ArcadiaOut 36In 35Total  71John BurroughsOut 36In 35Total  71
Ricky Cen363571Louis D’Aquilla413778
Peter Ju394180Daniel Kesicbasian383775
Vamsi Damerla403575Tnick Trivimol443983
Will Oetojo403979Patrick Colbert424284
Johny Flores424082Garrit Green474491
Daniel Sun403878Calvin Guntetong454388
Crescenta ValleyOut 36In 35Total  71GlendaleOut 36In 35Total  71
Cody Renfro343468Russell Caletena413778
AJ Roa382866Eyna Alaan5152103
David Holeman464285Sammy Do444690
Jonghyuk Hong363672Elison Alaan423779
Tanner Schilling413677Arman Aloyan494897
Trey Ballard394079
BurbankOut 36In 35Total  71PasadenaOut 36In 35Total  71
Jason Apinchapong383472Oliver Collings454287
Joe Grasse374279Javier Valadez494392
Evan Jensen485199James Schultz485098
Michael Guzman454590
Jason Snow454287
Shane Lynch434588

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

Heartbreak City for Burroughs and Burbank Baseball and Softball

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

May 26, 2015, was not a day to rejoice in Burroughs or Burbank sports history. However, the season as a whole was one to celebrate for everyone.

In a matter of 10 minutes of each game being played, all three local teams suffered excruciating defeats in the second round of the CIF Playoffs. One-run losses doomed the Indians and Bulldogs as their seasons came to a screeching halt.

We applaud each team for a fantastic season!!!


Moorpark 1 Burroughs 0

Musketeers scored their lone run on a single, sacrifice bunt and RBI single in the fifth inning to prevail. JB pitcher Danny Bustos threw a complete game 5-hitter allowing one run, no walks and striking out five batters.

Burroughs ends the season 24-5 (school record for wins) and 13-1 in league (first place- league champions for the first time since 1997). Congrats to Coach Craig Sherwood, his staff and the Indians on a memorable season!


Bishop Amat 4 Burbank 3

The Lancers scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to come from behind and stun the Bulldogs. Notre Dame-bound Caitlyn Brooks recorded her 1000th strikeout of her career in the game.

Burbank ends the season 21-5 and 13-1 in league (first place- league champions for a third consecutive year). Congrats to Coach Mike Delaney, his staff and the Lady Bulldogs on a great season!

Laguna Hills 4 Burroughs 3

The Hawks scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to come from behind and stun the Indians.

Burroughs ends the season 23-5 and 13-1 in league (first place- league champions for the first time since 2012). Congrats to Coach Doug Nicol, his staff and the Lady Indians on a phenomenal season!


Burroughs Collects 24th Win in 3-2 Playoff Victory

Max Haddad leads off second after a double (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Max Haddad leads off second base after a double (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

Burroughs took the field Friday afternoon on a 13-game winning streak highlighted by a league title. The stands were full, alumni and friends gathered behind home plate, distinct guests dotted the surroundings, and excitement wafted through the air. Ahh…it must be playoff time.

Picking up where they left off, the Indians played a stellar game in all phases en route to a 3-2 first-round victory over the Paramount Pirates. No. 5 seed Burroughs (24-4) advances to play Moorpark at JBHS at 3:15 pm on Tuesday.

It was Burroughs’ first playoff win in the first round in more than a decade. The Indians do own wild card victories in 2008 and 2013. Burroughs hasn’t reached the CIF Quarterfinals since 1998. A victory over Moorpark would match that feat 17 years ago.

Thomas Wilson won his ninth game of the season (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Thomas Wilson won his ninth game of the season (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

“Every game is tough. It’s emotion, it’s concentration, it’s all those things,” Burroughs coach Craig Sherwood said. “It’s the playoffs. It’s the greatest time in the world. It’s what you work for nine months of the year.”

“We came out fired up and we knew we had to win this game,” Indians’ second baseman Max Haddad added. “I felt we took pretty good at-bats at the plate and hit balls hard. We just need to stick with the same approach and let the baseball gods do the rest.”

Entering the game having won 19 of their last 20 contests, the Indians received another quality outing from Thomas Wilson (9-0) who threw a complete game five-hitter. Wilson also induced two key double play ground-outs that ended potential Pirate threats. Burroughs’ defense shined again.

The infield duo of Haddad and shortstop Ryan Galan turned two crisp double plays to thwart Paramount (16-17) in the second and fourth innings.

“Wilson throws a lot of ground balls so we have to be ready for the double plays,” said Haddad. “We work every day on infield. We take ground balls and work on those double plays. Hard work pays off.”

Haddad and Roy Hirota each had two hits apiece as the Indians mustered just enough runs to slide by their first round opponent.

Roy Hirota smashed a two-run double (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Roy Hirota smashed a two-run double (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Chris Peres drove home the Indians’ first run on an RBI groundout scoring Max DeAmicis who had doubled. Hirota’s towering blast over the Pirates’ leftfielder plated Anthony Bocanegra and Peres giving Burroughs a commanding 3-0 lead at the end of four innings.

“He’s capable of doing that. He’s got a little bit of power,” said Sherwood of Hirota’s blistering double. “He’s an overlooked player that schools should be looking at now.”

Paramount rallied in the fifth inning scoring two runs on three hits to cut the deficit to one run.

The Pirates made one last attempt to upset the champions of the Pacific League in the top of the seventh. A single, sacrifice bunt and passed ball had the tying run 90 feet away. True to form as he has done all season, Wilson dug deep and recorded a 6-3 groundout to end the game.

Legendary coach Scott Muckey watched the Indians survive and advance (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Legendary coach Scott Muckey watched the Indians survive and advance (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Galan’s smooth fielding and accurate throw across the diamond sent the Indians into the second round to face the Musketeers who beat JBHS 7-3 back on March 5 in the Easton Tournament.

With graduation set for May 28 and the playoffs still ongoing, this is quite the exciting time for the 15 Burroughs seniors.

“It feels great. Just happy to play another high school game,” Haddad said. “None of us want it to be our last. We are going to keep grinding and pushing to the end.”

Bring on Moorpark.