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Burroughs starts summer play

Bits and pieces from the local sports scene.

Burroughs gets summer play underway: The Burroughs High girls’ basketball team has jumped into summer competition with both feet.

The Indians went 2-2 during their first week of play.

Taking part in the Southern California Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Assn., Burroughs earned wins against La Cañada, 32-22, and Diamond Bar, 29-22.


Against the Spartans, Aysia Shellmire had 12 points and 14 rebounds. She also had nine points and seen rebounds and Gabriella Pineiro had 11 points and seven rebounds in the win against Diamond Bar.

Also in the tournament, the Indians lost to Bishop Amat, 34-19. Shellmire tallied five points and 11 rebounds and Nicole Williams had seven points and five rebounds.

In the Valencia League, Shellmire had 16 points and eight rebounds and Davia Del Castillo had seven rebounds in a 37-25 loss to West Ranch.

Burbank baseball continues to play well: The Bulldogs have enjoyed a productive summer and have a winning record to show for it.


Burbank (5-1) suffered its first loss of the summer Wednesday with a 6-2 setback in a Valley Invitational Baseball League game against visiting Quartz Hill.

The Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead in the second inning until the Rebels cut the lead in half with a run in the third inning. Quartz Hill took control of the game in the fifth, however, scoring five runs.

Paul Frias was two for three with a run batted in, Harrison Hernandez was two for three with a run scored and Sam Tredway drove in a run for the Bulldogs.

Burbank came out on top of its VIBL game Tuesday, defeating host Golden Valley, 14-6.

Frias had a big day for the Bulldogs, going three four with a double, three RBI and two runs scored. Dylan Mersola was two for four with two runs scored and an RBI and Ian McKennon went one for four with two RBI and two runs scored.

Free local skateboard event planned: Burbank’s Valley Skate Park will hold a Go Skateboarding Day celebration from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the facility at 1625 N. Valley St.

The event is sponsored by the Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services Department.

Skating will be free at the park, however, each athlete is required to be registered and a parent waver must be signed for skaters under 18. All athletes are also required to wear a helmet and elbow and knee pads.


Along with the skating, there will also be music, food, free prizes and contests, skate demos and trick contests. For more information, call (818) 238-5390.

Jeff Tully