Thursday, September 25, 2008

Deceased Alumni for Jun,Jul,Aug & Sep 2008

It is with great sadness to report the lost of several Burbank High Alumni that have passed to Bulldog Heaven since June 08. They are as follows:

Marjorie Helen Voyles Rohwer, BHS S48, died on June 18, 2008 in Camarillo, CA , she lost her battle with colom/liver cancer.

Dan Stolpe, BHS 1949, died June 27, 2008 in Burbank, CA of pneumonia.

Dodi E. Peppmuller Stucky, BHS 1945, died June 29, 2008 in Grass Valley, CA after a short battle with lung cancer.

Margaret A. Cranston Stoutenberg, BHS 1961, died July 10, 2008 in Denver, CO after a 5 year battle of Lymphoma cancer.

Robert "Bob" Wilkie, BHS 1947, died August 27, 2008 in Placentia, CA. Bob was one of the founders of the Senior Bulldogs. He suffered with Alzheimer's

Lance G. Clenard, BHS 1968, died Sep 2008, in Brementon, IL of a heart attack.

Alan Lloyd Buckley, BHS 1966, died Sep 12, 2008 in Chatsworth, CA. He was one of 25 people killed in the Metrolink Train crash.

Jonathan C. Davis, BHS 1965, died Sep 11, 2008 in Montreal, Can. of a sudden heart attack.

Pam Burket Birnkrant, BHS 1964, died Sep 2008, services were priviate.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Burbank Beats Chaminade 27 - 23

Defense does job in victory

FOOTBALL: A huge defensive stand with less than a minute left lifts Burbank past Chaminade, 27-23.
By Jeff Tully

MEMORIAL FIELD — There were plenty of reasons the Burbank High football team could use as excuses for not being able to beat Chaminade.The Bulldogs were coming off a crushing 35-point loss last week, were playing their second game in less than a week and were taking on an Eagles team from the tough Mission League that is ranked No. 7 in the Western Division.Despite all the variables stacked against it, Burbank stepped up big time and stunned Chaminade, 27-23, Thursday at Memorial Field, notching one of the biggest wins in recent program history.“We have never beat [Chaminade] — ever,” said Burbank Coach Ted Amorosi, whose team improved to 2-1. “This is a big win for us.”It wasn’t an easy win for the Bulldogs by no means.

It took a monumental defensive stand with less than a minute left, and a big interception by Cody Cardenaz, to secure the victory for Burbank.“I am just so proud of the effort by of these young men,” Amorosi said. “I’m also extremely proud of the way our defense played, and the job our defensive staff did of mixing things up the whole game.”That defense never played better than in the waning moments of the contest.

Down by four points, Chaminade (1-1) began a potential winning drive with 2:30 remaining from the Burbank 40-yard line. As precious time ticked off the clock, the Eagles drove the ball down to the 25-yard line and had a second-and-six situation.After two incomplete passes, Chaminade faced fourth down with 40.5 seconds left. On the crucial play, Eagles quarterback Anthony Vitto stepped back and let a pass fly into the endzone. However, Burbank senior defensive back Cody Cardenaz stepped in front of the receiver and snatched the offering for an interception, falling to the turf with his prize.“We knew they were going for the home-run ball,” said Cardenaz, an all-league defender in 2007. “The coaches just wanted me to play back far enough so they couldn’t put it in.”Cardenaz had quite a successful night.

Along with two interceptions, as a receiver, he also caught two touchdown passes, including a 68-yard effort. He ended the game with three catches for 110 yards.“Our defense was really able to step it up,” Cardenaz said. “It’s just a really great group.”That defense limited Chaminade to just 62 yards of total offense in the first half.The offense, on the other hand, played well at times, but also fell apart at others. Burbank was also its own worst enemy, as it committed nine penalties for more than 100 yards in the first half alone.The team also suffered from turnovers.“We just have to find a way to get over the turnover bug,” Amorosi said. “We have to be able to take care of the ball and not give the other team extra chances.”That defense also hounded Vitto all night, often flushing the passer out of the pocket and making him throw — unsuccessfully — on the run.Under pressure, the hard-throwing Vitto completed just five of 21 passes for 81 yards and two interceptions.

The Eagles came out gunning in the first quarter, taking a 10-0 lead.Burbank cut into the lead early in the second quarter when senior quarterback Kevin Hunter hit Jackson Diamond on 31-yard touchdown.The Bulldogs used a bit to trickery to score its next touchdown, as Nate Galles connected with Cardenaz on a 33-yard halfback option.Burbank took a 20-10 lead with 8:59 left in the third quarter when Hunter hit Cardenaz on a 68-yard pass play down the right sideline.Chaminade scored twice to take a 23-20 lead to put the pressure again on Burbank.The go-ahead touchdown came via a Burbank turnover. The Bulldogs had the ball at their own 19-yard line when Hunter threw a pass right into the hands of Chaminade linebacker Nick Grodotzke. Grodotzke took the offering and lumbered into the endzone untouched.

However, the Bulldogs responded by scoring at 11:54 of the fourth quarter on a three-yard sweep by Sam Bethany. Hunter completed nine of 13 passes for 180 yards and had two touchdowns and an interception. Because Burbank played a Zero Week game to begin the season, it will have a bye week coming up.That gives the Bulldogs more than a week to prepare for their Pacific League opener. The team will begin league play Oct. 3 against Pasadena at Pasadena City College. Last season, Burbank finished tied for fifth in the Pacific League and failed to qualify for the CIF Southern Section playoffs.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sunday's Centennial Picnic, Car Show, School Tour

BHS student gives a school tour.
BHS Centennial Car Show which was held on the outside basketball courts.

Cathy Nicholls Coyle, Chris Peterson, Nancy Krough Brez, Chris's wife.

Linda Mustion 1967 with Anson (Heimlick) Williams 1967. Anson was the emcee of the picnic and car show.

John Coyle 1965 clowning around!

In the end Trudie Lombard Hentze 1965 just plain old POOPED OUT!

Sunday's Class of 1967 Breakfast

Everyone eating scrambled eggs, bacon & french toast, fruit & just having a good time. Thank You Fred and Joan for having us at your house on Sunday morning.
Dave Hourigan 1967 & Gene Hernandez 1967

1967 Classmates sharing old photos and memories.

Class of 1967 grads who went to Luther Burbank Junior High School

Class of 1967 Group Photo

Saturday Night at BJ's

Kent Barcus 1967 talking to Alan Landros 1970 at BJ's
Paula Dean, Ken Peterson, Alan Singer, Linda Mustion

All from Class of 1967 at BJ'S in Burbank.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Burbank High School Centennial Football Game

Sign welcoming everyone to Burbank High School first home game at Burbank High since 1948. We played Torrance in a non-league game. Burbank lost 35 - 0
Ready! Set! Hike! - GO BULLDOGS !

Burbank fumbles and scrambles for the ball.

Burbank makes a tackle.

Monday, September 15, 2008

BHS Centennial Parade

Burbank Police Motorcycle Officer Dan Turbin surrounded by Burbank High School Alumni Drill Team before the Parade was to start.

Last miniute skirt repair, Carole Collins 1963, Sally Shelton 1968.

Class of 1959 had the 2nd largest alumni, Lynn Kothe Cole, Linda Durkee Johnson, Vicki Abdo Margolin, Sandy Mustion Wessel, Penny Hermann

Class of 1967 had the most members: Jeanne Barron Aikman, Shari Deuel Nicholls, Cathy Nicholls Coyle, Carol Nicholls Lebrecht, Cathy Palmer, Marilyn Miller.

Alumni Drill team warming up before the parade.

Actress Kim Fields BHS 1986 was Grand Marshall of the Burbank High Centennial Parade.

Alumni Drill team is marching down 3rd street.

Sandy (Mustion) Wessel BHS 1959 waves to a fellow 59 grad in crowd.

Alumni Drill Team marching in front of the school.

Burbank High School Marching Band

BHS Principal Bruce Osgood announcing the parade participents.

Cathy Ferguson BHS 1966 won 2 Gold Medals in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics in swimming.

Catherine (Hunter) Nicholls, Burbank High 1938

What would a Burbank High Parade be without Bob's Big Boy and a fancy car pulling him.

BHS Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony in Gym

BHS inducted it's first school Hall Of Fame inductees, but my camera's battery went dead so not able to get any photos.

BHS Centennial Staff Reception

Art Cobery
Bill North

Clyde Richards

Ham Lloyd

Helen Price

Judy Shalhoub

Donna Jonkey & Frank Kallem

Larry Auzene

Leonard Hayes with Sheri Deuel Nicholls

Leon Frankamp

Les Bruckner

Pete LiPera