Thursday, November 10, 2011

Burbank vs Burroughs Football Preview

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.
WHERE: Arcadia High.

RECORDS: The Bulldogs are 4-5, 3-3 in the Pacific League; the Indians are 5-4, 5-1 in league.

LAST WEEK: Burbank defeated Muir, 35-24; Burroughs defeated Hoover, 42-14,

LAST YEAR: Burroughs defeated Burbank, 38-35.

OUTLOOK: With renovation still taking place at Memorial Field, this year's "Big Game" will take place at Arcadia High. Both teams have had to play all of their games on the road this season. Burroughs can control its own destiny and win a share of its third straight Pacific League title with a win in the annual rivalry contest.

However, if Arcadia (7-2, 5-1) were to be upset by Crescenta Valley (6-3, 4-2), the Indians would claim the league title for their own. A loss could put Burroughs into a tie for second.

For Burbank, it needs a win to keep its playoff hopes alive. The Bulldogs enter the rivalry game tied for fifth place with Muir (5-4, 3-3). Burbank is coming off its biggest win of the season last week, as it stayed in the postseason race with a victory against host Muir.

Confidentially, Burroughs' lone league loss this season came at the hands of the Mustangs, 28-0. However, the Indians were without their potent offensive weapon, senior running back Zander Anding, for that game.

Burbank's fortunes will likely lie with its ability to stop Anding, who has racked up big yardage and broken records along the way this season. Last week, Anding broke the single-season Burroughs rushing record of 2,001 set in 2008 by Dominique Barnes. He has 160 carries for 2,104 yards and 21 rushing touchdowns. Anding is averaging 263 yards a game, which would put him eighth on the all-time state list. He also holds the school record for yards in a game with 393 against Glendale.

The Bulldogs have a good running back of their own in Herman Castro, who is also a threat as a receiver. The Burbank defense stepped up last week, as its blitz packages frustrated Muir. The Bulldogs are hoping there isn't a repeat of the 2010 game in which they went up, 35-0, in the first half only to see Burroughs fight back and earn the victory.

SOMETHING INTERESTING: Burbank has managed to win just five "Big Games" in the past 20 years.

Jeff Tully, Burbank Leader

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Bulldogs beat Muir, 35-34

Bulldogs take down Muir

Football: Burbank pulls off upset, prevailing in nailbiter, 35-34, on the road.

By Mario Aguirre, Special to the Leader
November 5, 2011

PASADENA — Though both schools still have a game remaining this season, Friday's Pacific League contest between the Burbank High and Muir football teams carried some weight as far as staying in the hunt for a postseason spot.
And despite bringing a three-game losing streak and trailing for most of the game to the ranked opponent, the Bulldogs rallied back in the final minute to secure a thrilling 35-34 win on the road.

Burbank senior running back Herman Castro shredded the defense for three touchdowns and 139 rushing yards on 10 carries.

After allowing the only consecutive touchdowns of the night that gave Muir a 31-21 advantage early in the fourth quarter, Castro countered with a 61-yard scoring run with 7:54 to play.
Muir (5-4, 3-3 in league), ranked sixth in the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division, countered with a 39-yard field goal by Jorge Castro.

But Burbank engineered a seven-play drive that covered 80 yards in under two minutes, capped by Castro's 22-yard run to push the Bulldogs (4-5, 3-3) ahead for good.

"That was a phenomenal game," Burbank Coach Hector Valencia said. "We needed this win, obviously. Every game that we play is a playoff game; we have to win. We lose a game and we're out. At least now we're still in the running. READ FULL STORY

Friday, October 28, 2011

Burbank Loses 38-7 in Football

Early woes sink 'Dogs

Football: Burbank gives up 32 first-half points and falls to Arcadia, 38-7.

October 15, 2011, By Jeff Tully,

ARCADIA — The Burbank High players and coaches knew they would face a motivated and focused Arcadia football team when the teams squared off Friday in a Pacific League game.
A week earlier, the Apaches, who many in league picked to take this year's championship, had a poor showing and, as a result, suffered a 12-point loss to Burroughs.

Arcadia couldn't afford another loss if it expected to keep its title hopes alive.
Unfortunately, the Bulldogs took the brunt of Arcadia's wrath, scoring early and taking advantage of Burbank mistakes to gain an initial advantage. That was all too much for the Bulldogs to overcome, as they suffered a 38-7 loss on the road.


Friday, September 23, 2011

Burbank Loses 32-21 against S. Torrance, Non League Game

TORRANCE — It appeared the Burbank High football team had a tough struggle awaiting it Friday evening in a nonleague game at host South Torrance.

The Spartans not only came into the contest ranked No. 2 in the CIF Southern Section Northwest Division, but the program is coming off a 2010 season in which it advanced to the division championship game.

The Bulldogs braced for a challenging fight in their final nonleague game of the season and were up for the task, keeping step with South Torrance and even holding a lead late in the fourth quarter. But the Spartans mounted a late 99-yard scoring drive and tacked on an additional touchdown in the waning moments to turn back the Burbank threat, 32-21.

"They are very well-coached team and they have talent," Burbank Coach Hector Valencia said of the Spartans. "But we were able to stay right up with them, and if we don't make dumb mistakes late in that fourth quarter we could have won the game."

Burbank (1-2) looked to have grabbed control of the game in the second half, as quarterback Austin Mowatt plunged into the end zone on a two-yard keeper with 6:57 remaining in the third quarter to give the Bulldogs a 21-18 advantage. READ FULL STORY

Monday, September 19, 2011

BHS Senior Bulldog Luncheon

These are photos from the September Senior Bulldog Luncheon which is held the first Monday of the month at 11:00 at the Burbank Elks Lodge on Hollywood Way.

Cathy Coyle, BHS 67, Linda Mustion, BHS 67, Pam Kiekwood, BHS 64 were all winners of a stuffed teddy bear.

BHS Athletic Director Fred Cook and new BHS Principal Hani Yousself attended the Senior Bulldog Luncheon and spoke on current events at BHS.

Friday, September 16, 2011

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Today is September 16, 2011, National POW/MIA Recognition Day in honor and memory of all American soldiers who died as Prisners of War or are listed as Missing in Action and their remains were never found. There are many Burbank High School grads that are listed as missing from World War II and one listed as missing in action from the Vietnam War. Let us never forget them! Keep them and their families in our prayers!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Ready for some FOOTBALL!

Burbank defense does job in victory

Football: Bulldogs able to survive battle of the miscues against Warren in season-opener, 10-3

By Jeff Tully,
September 3, 2011

DOWNEY — There were plenty of questions surrounding the Burbank High football team heading into Friday's season-opening game.

With a new quarterback, a new defensive scheme and coordinator and a variety of starting players getting their first chance to shine, the Bulldogs went into their nonleague Zero Week contest against host Warren looking for some answers.

If the Bulldogs were able to come away with anything from Friday's game it was that they are resilient, as they overcame their share of mistakes to notch a 10-3 victory.

Both teams contributed to a game that was rife with penalties, miscues, fumbles and missed opportunities.

"Being the first game of the year, obviously you are going to have your share of mistakes," said Burbank Coach Hector Valencia, whose team beat the Bears last season as well, 41-39. "Having a team with a lot of young guys, sometimes it just takes some time to get in sync." READ FULL STORY

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

BHS 1964 Yell Leaders

Left to Right: Randy Ziglar, Walt Ames (Head Yell Leader), Ron Cooper, Mike Davis.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Party Of The Century Photos!

KNBC Weatherman Fritz Coleman was MC

Gary Owens from Laugh - in fame.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

History,Lore & Fun Facts About Burbank!

Today at 2 p.m. 1974 Burbank High School grads Mike McDaniel and Wes Clark are giving a slide show on the City of Burbank History and Lore and Fun Facts at the Buenta Vista Branch Library in Burbank.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wordless Wednesday!

Pingpong Anyone! From the 1957 BHS Yearbook.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Linda Mustion - Glendale 2011 Patriot Of The Year

Linda Mustion, BHS 1967 Alumni was honored by the City of Glendale as their 2011 Patriot Of The Year! The ceremony took place at the Glendale Elks Lodge at their Flag Day Luncheon, on Friday June 10, 2011.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Hani Youssef Named New Principal Of Burbank High School

Hani Youssef Named New Principal Of Burbank High School

Hani Youssef has been a professional educator since 1994. He received his B.A. at California State University, Northridge, in 1995, and his M.S. and administrative credential at Mount St. Mary’s College in 2000.

For six years, Hani taught English at both the high school and middle school level before serving as an administrator. He has acquired experience as an administrator in three different districts: Los Angeles Unified, Conejo Unified, and Burbank Unified School District. He has been serving as an assistant principal at Burbank High School since 2003.

Youssef has grown into a proven leader who can make positive changes happen. He has many years of different kinds of administrative experiences which show that he can succeed in any assignment with any group or team. Hani possesses strong character traits that match the ones identified by parents and staff members and are needed for the leadership at BHS. His experience and knowledge of the culture, history, and community will aide him as he creates future successes at Burbank High School.

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

BHS 2011 Graduation

Burbank High seniors brace for the future
Of nearly 600 graduates, a quarter have GPAs of 3.0 or higher.

By Megan O'Neil, Burbank Leader
May 28, 2011

As the first measures of “Pomp and Circumstance” echoed throughout the Starlight Bowl on Friday, a large cheer erupted from the nearly 600 Burbank High School graduates waiting their turn to take to the stage. “It is about time,” said Jeremy Labertew. “It has been a long time coming, 13 years of school and it is finally here. It is like the finale of my life in Burbank.”

The 2011 graduates, sporting cap and gowns in Bulldog blue, and some with tassels and medals indicating special achievements, are among the most accomplished in recent memory, said Principal Bruce Osgood.

The class includes 150 students with grade point averages of 3.0 or higher, and 65 students with grade point averages of 4.0 or higher, the latter statistic a school record, Osgood said.

Class valedictorian Young Hong – who will attend Cal Tech in the fall – told his classmates that they could no longer shirk responsibilities nor hide behind the guise of youth. As adults, they will be responsible for coming up with practical solutions to real problems.“Graduation is not merely a formal ceremony, it is symbolic of our maturity and entrance into adulthood,” Hong said. “The baton has been passed into our hands and it is our responsibility to take part.”

Family members and friends, many bearing bouquets of flowers and balloons, snapped photos as their loved ones mounted the stage.“It is a proud moment,” said Robin Vaughn as her daughter, Magenta Vaughn, prepared to accept her diploma.

The graduates, some still bleary eyed from a trip to Disneyland the night before, said they were sorry to say goodbye, but they’re ready for the future.“You pretty much know a good majority of these people; after tonight, you will not see them again, maybe on Facebook, but you are not going to be as connected as you were in high school,” said Samantha Johnson. “But it is an exciting new chapter of our lives to get started on.”

The Burbank High graduation ceremony was the last for Osgood, who announced in February that he would leave at the end of the school year to be principal at Village Christian School in Sun Valley. READ FULL STORY

Saturday, May 21, 2011

BHS & JBHG Baccalaureate 2011

Tomorrow, Sunday, May 22, 2011 the John Burroughs and Burbank High School Baccalaureate will be at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of John Burroughs High School, 1920 W. Clark Ave. Burbank. The Rev. Wayne Walters of Burbank First United Methodist Church will be the keynote speaker and Paul Clairville of the Westminister Presbyterian Church will give the invocation. Call (818) 640-4891.

Friday, May 20, 2011

BHS & JBHS Concert

On June 11, 2011 Burbank High School and John Burroughs High School perform in a concert benefiting the Burbank Arts For All Foundation in the "All American Show Choir Super Show" at 7 p.m. at the Starlight Bowel Amphiteatre, 1249 Lockheed View Drive, Burbank.

Tickets costs $12 for general admission or $25 for VIP seating. Parking is $8 cash per vehicle. Call (818) 525-3721.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Burbank High School Pop Show

The Burbank High School Pop Show is at 7 tonight, Friday, and Saturday in the school's auditorium, 902 N. Third Street, Burbank. A barbeque will begin at 6.p.m. and will coincide with 10 acts that almost made it into the show. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Student and senior tickets cost $10. Purchase tickets at or call (818) 558-4700.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011



Deborah Lee Albas -
Segovia (Steven Andrew) Bader - b. May 25, 1952; d. June 2, 2010
Brian Henry Bartsch - b. June 10, 1952; d. October 9, 2005
Dennis James Canterbury - b. September 22, 1952; d. December 9, 1994
James Anthony Caraway - b. March 23, 1952; d. January 2, 1978
Guy Robert Casagrande - b. July 23, 1952; d. August 9, 2005
Dale Bernard Cordier - d. August 28, 2001
Karl Mordo Dana - b. August 8, 1952; d. June 13, 2000
James Kenneth Dean - b. December 29, 1951; d. April 14, 2008
Alfred Steven Di Sarro - b. December 14, 1951; d. January 13, 2011
Charlene Dotson Stenson - b. April 19, 1952; d. May 9, 2006
Jerry Anthony DuBray - b. September 24, 1952; d. June 19, 1981
David Michael Dudden - b. November 30, 1952; d. September 24, 2007
Santiago Escobar - b. July 4, 1952; d. November 1982
Robert Ian Gorrie - b. December 19, 1951; d. January 6, 2006
David Charles Greene - d. July 1992
Sandra Jean Haldeman - b. November 8, 1951; d. November 4, 1991
Leila Hamner Wasson - b. May 2, 1952; d. October 10, 2008
Michael A. Hansen - b. August 27, 1952; d. November 24, 2008
Debra Jean Hathaway - b. May 18, 1951; d. April 22, 1973
Nancy Rae Helquist - b. July 12, 1952; d. September 2008
Jeanine Ellyn Hilt - b. November 22, 1952; d. August 11, 1993
Sandra Joanne Hoorn - b. May 14, 1952; d. 1994
Tommy Clyde Hopper - b. January 12, 1952; d. November 8, 2009
Steven William Leach - b. February 8, 1952; d. September 26, 1996
Mark Rutherford Lean - b. January 3, 1951; d. April 1, 1974
Lance William Long - b. October 20, 1952; d. March 17, 2008
Keith Ian Olsen Maiben - b. August 31, 1952; d. July 26, 1979
Geraldine Lillian Mann - d. 1971
Jean Ann McMurrin - d. February 25, 2004
Robert Louis McNeal - b. June 29, 1951; d. December 24, 1998
Kristine Ann Meade Reger - b. April 30, 1952; d. June 28, 2006
Dana Molin Allen - b. January 27, 1951; d. March 23, 1996
Harry Andrew Morris - b. June 23, 1952; d. May 16, 1977
Michele Marie Nolan - b. February 2, 1952; d. August 13, 1983
Kim Christopher Norwood - b. July 1, 1951; d. December 20, 2009
Deborah Ann Osmon - b. February 22, 1952; d. October 11, 2010
Tom Fredrick Pittman - b. October 7, 1952; d. May 5, 2011
Gary Douglas Rand - b. April 16, 1951; d. December 17, 2009
Dennis Keith Sabin - b. May 29, 1952; d. January 1, 2007
Anthony Vincent Schiavone - b. October 10, 1952; d. March 13, 1986
Samuel Sanford Smith - b. February 21, 1952; d. March 11, 1986
Kerry David Sterger - b. July 12, 1951; d. March 2, 2006
Christine JoAnne Walsh Ramirez - b. April 23, 1952; d. May 25, 1991

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Burbank High Grad at Equestrian National Championships

Burbank High graduate Becca Murray helped Texas A&M win an equestrian national championship. (Courtesy of Graig Murray)

Murray takes reins for national champion

Burbank Leader, Jeff Tully

Burbank High graduate shines on center stage at Equestrian National Championships for Texas A&M, clinching title.

Becca Murray got her first taste of collegiate national championship competition as a freshman last season at Texas A&M University. However, as some her teammates were busy winning a title at the Varsity Equestrian National Championships, Murray wasn't chosen as one of the Aggies' riders and didn't get the opportunity to compete.

"Even though I didn't compete last year, it was kind of nice to be able to just watch everybody and see what happens at the competition," said Murray, a 2009 Burbank High graduate. "I helped out a lot and I was able to warm up horses. It was nice to be there supporting our team and seeing what it was all about."

This season, Texas A&M's western team again made its way to the championship event — the 10th Varsity Equestrian National Championships April 14-16 at Waco's Extraco Events Center in Texas. But instead of watching from the sideline, Murray, a sophomore, got her chance to shine as a participant at the event.

"I definitely felt more prepared this year after watching last year," Murray said.
Murray didn't disappoint. As a matter of fact, she came through with the decisive win in the reining competition that put the No. 1-ranked Aggies over the top in a 5-3 victory against Kansas State.

It was Texas A&M's third straight national championship and ninth in the history of the program since the national event began in 1999.

Murray said being able to compete, and to win her event, was thrilling.
"It feels pretty amazing," she said. "I really, truly can't believe that we were able to win it. For the school to win its ninth title is incredible."

Friday, April 29, 2011

Vietnam Traveling Wall in Orange, CA

The Vietnam Traveling Wall is coming to the City of Orange, CA and they are looking for volunteers to help out. Any Burbank High grads that live in the area may want to help out can check the Facebook Page for more information.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Update on Grand View Cemetery

The remodeling is still going on and the cemetery will be opened on Sunday before Memorial Day and Monday Memorial Day from 12 - 4pm.

Equipment truck in front of the chapel.

They had plan on digging out the grass and reseeding but the winter rains made it impossiable to do so they dugged the trenches as they went.

The trees were all trimed and some were removed and the ones that had been cut down before and a stump left, they grounded those down.

Another shot of the cemetery grounds.

Looking from Section M.

A hawk visited the cemetery and I was able to get this one shot before he flew away.

The trees trimed and all the shrubbry cleared and removed along the wall in Section A.