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Burroughs rolling in early going


Burroughs d. South Torrance: 23-25, 25-21, 25-20, 25-15: The Indians got a early taste of competition against a ranked opponent with the win Thursday at home.

Burroughs was ranked No. 2 in the CIF Southern Section III and the Spartans were ranked No. 5.

Tyler Yanez had 34 assists, seven digs, four kills and two blocks for Burroughs. Teammate Daniel Jacobs had 14 kills, Ike Nwachie added eight kills and four blocks and Justin Llamas had 18 digs.


Burroughs d. La Cañada, 25-9, 25-13, 25-11: Daniel Jacobs had nine kills to pace the Indians to a nonleague win in their season-opener March 1.


Bellarmine-Jefferson 13, Kilpatrick 3: Philip Diaz had four hits and drove in two runs to pace the Guards to a nonleague mercy-rule victory Monday.

Bell-Jeff had its offense rolling, as Mitch Kellog had a double, two singles and a run batted in, Matt Landini had a triple and four RBI, Johnny Karalis had a double and two RBI and Sam Kachikian drove in a run.


Golden Valley 9, Burbank 6: The Bulldogs were unable to gain the win Saturday in a Royal Tournament game at home.

Paul Frias went two for four with a run scored and Broderick Jenkins was two for three with two runs batted in and a run scored for Burbank (0-2). Dylan Mersola, John White and Daniel Starkand also had hits for the Bulldogs.

Sylmar 2, Burbank 1: Bulldogs’ pitcher Daniel Syarkan threw a solid game, but picked up the one-run loss Friday in a Royal Tournament game.

Starkand went six innings, allowing two runs and just four hits.

Andrew Saldana, Ryan Favor and Tyler Do could manage Burbank’s only hits of the contest.


Providence 21, Brentwood 2: The Pioneers began their season Friday with an overwhelming nonleague win on the road.

The game was called after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.


Bronwyn Stewart pitched for the Pioneers, allowing just three hits and striking out three.

Providence was unstoppable on offense, as Michelle Longtain led the way with four runs batted in. Stewart had three RBI of her own, as did Natalie Ohrt. Sierra Nelson, Natalie Ficocelli, Amber Bartmus and Caitie Guttry had two RBI each.

Jackie Brewer and Estelle Glorioso also knocked in runs.

Bellarmine-Jefferson 9, Mark Keppel 3: Jaylen Watson hit a two-run home run and pitcher Jackie Pons scattered four hits in leading the Guards to a nonleague win Friday in their season opener at Gross Park.


Burroughs vs. Hart: The Burroughs boys’ and girls’ teams suffered losses Thursday in the nonleague season opener at Hart High.

On the girls’ side, Burroughs fell, 79-49.

The Burroughs 4x100-meter relay team of Giovanna Carrasco, Shannon Kermah, Nohely Romero and Paris Vaughn won in 52.5 seconds. Kermah had a fine day, also winning the long jump (16 feet 1) and the triple jump (34-9). Teammate Danitza Eyo placed first in the discus (72-11).


On the boys’ side, Burroughs fell, 86-50.

Anthony Monroy had a fine effort, winning the 800 (2:00) and the 1,600 (4:32) and teamed up with Brandon Andrade, Alejandro Rosas and Alec Villalpando to take the 4x400 relay (3:34).

Devin Rojas was a double winner in the 200 (23.6) and the 400 (51.9), Austin Allen won the pole vault (13-6) and David Shaw took the triple jump (39-1).


Burbank vs. Hart: The Bulldogs boys lost, 112-58, and the girls fell, 124-32, Thursday in a nonleague opener at home.

The Burbank boys’ 200-yard medley relay team of Chris Mitillian, Brian Kwon, Nathan Jo and Dimitar Tantchev swam in a CIF-consideration time of 1 minute, 44.79 seconds. Alex Lambert swam the 200 freestyle in a CIF-consideration time of 1:50.19, Tantchev won the 50 freestyle (23.52) and Lambert won the 100 freestyle (49.31 ). The 200 freestyle relay team of Tantchev, Shane Pentowski and Jo swam to a CIF-consideration time (1:32.70).

Burbank vs. Golden Valley: The Bulldogs teams began the season with nonleague wins March 2 at home.

The Burbank boys won, 128-42, and the girls finished first as well, 116-53.

Wins for the Bulldogs on the boys’ side came from Sam Akopian in the 200-yard freestyle (2 minutes, 1.50 seconds) and the 500 freestyle (5:39.87), Dimitar Tantchev in the 200 individual medley (2:20.33), Shane Pentkowski in the 50 freestyle (24.24), Nathan Jo in the 100 butterfly (56.23). Alex Lambert in the 100 freestyle (a CIF-consideration time of 49.69) and the 100 backstroke (a CIF-consideration time of 57.73) and Brian Kwon in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.89).

For the girls, Bell Mingcharaenwong won the 200 individual medley (2:35.88) and the 100 breaststroke (1:21.16), Jordan Card won the 100 freestyle (1:04.15) and Andrea Kunza won the 500 freestyle (6:25.78).


Burroughs in Vail Lake Challenge: The Indians had two riders place among the top 10 in a SoCal High School Cycling League competion Sunday at Vail Lake in Temecula.

More than 220 riders took part in the event, which was the first race for the Burroughs athletes. Ryan Martenson placed eighth in the boys’ sophomore race and Angelique Margve placed ninth in the gir;s’ sophomore race.