Bulldog teams forced to take act on road
Burbank High’s track and field teams will have to get used to
being away from home for all of their meets next season -- which is
three weeks away.
The Bulldog boys’ and girls’ squads have been put out because
their running track is unusable. Because of ongoing demolition of the
old school buildings, Burbank has been left with three-quarters of
“It will be a challenge for us to get our workouts in,” Burbank
Coach Darin Wolf said. “We will have to do our sprint workouts at
The track teams aren’t the lone Bulldog squads affected by the
construction project. The baseball team has had some of its facility
taken away as well.
“We thought we wouldn’t have any teams playing on campus for the
spring season,” said Helen Quayle, assistant principal of activities
and athletics. “But although we scheduled all the baseball games as
away games, we might be able to move some back because the team won’t
be affected as much as we first thought.”
That is no consolation to Wolf.
“We lost more than we thought we were going to, and [the baseball
team] lost less,” he said. “We will just have to deal with it.”
Will the real Eriberto please stand up
Burbank High boys’ soccer player Eriberto Cosio shares a unique
name with a questionable pro athlete.
Last season, a Brazilian midfielder by the name of Eriberto --
players often go by just one name -- suited up for Chievo Verona,
which plays in the first division in Italy.
He had gone by that name since he began playing in Italy during
the 1998-99 season, when he starred with Bologna.
However, last summer, it came to light that Eriberto had used a
fake birth certificate when he first came to Italy, seeking a work
A man in Brazil sued Eriberto for using his likeness. The player
served a sixth-month suspension at the beginning of 2002-03 season,
and recently returned for the second half of the campaign, under a
new name -- Luciano.
Compiled by Jeff Tully and Jim Riggio