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Two capture league titles


Burbank, Burroughs in Pacific League finals: The Bulldogs and Indians each claimed an individual league title at Thursday’s meet at Burbank High.

Burbank, which finished third with 281 points, got a win in the 100-yard freestyle in 48.93 seconds from Alex Lambert, who edged out runner-up Chris Reithel of Burroughs (49.88).

“I’ve gone that time before, it’s just been a long time since I got it,” Lambert said. “Chris over there, he was just as fast as me in the water, so I really had to work the start and the turns to push ahead of him. In fact, I fell like if it was a straight shot, he might have beat me.”


Reithel won the 50-yard freestyle in 22.16 seconds to help the Indians finish fourth with 238 points.

“I felt pretty strong; I feel like I could have gone out a little faster, it’s nowhere near my best time,” Reithel said. “But I did the job and I got it done, so that’s good.”

In relays, the Indians got a runner-up finish from Casey Ueno, Kevin Ueno, Skyler Winkler and Reithel in the 200-freestyle in 1:30.97 and the same group was second in the 400-freestyle in 3:21.83.

Burbank’s 200-medley relay team of Christopher Mitillian, Brian Kwon, Kevin Miller and Lambert placed second in 1:44.98.


Crescenta Valley won the meet and the outright league title with 563 points.


Burbank, Burroughs in Pacific League finals: The Indians received runner-up finishes from Michaela Salinas in the 200-yard freestyle (1 minute 58.49 seconds) and the 500 freestyle (5:11.84), while the 200-medley relay team of Salinas, Savannah Simmons, Erika Green and Ahsha Earwood finished second in 1:46.73.

Burroughs finished with 317.5 points for third place, while Burbank placed sixth with 134.

Crescenta Valley won the meet and the outright league title with 503 points.


Burroughs, Burbank in Pacific League Individual Tournament: Kelsey Danzeisen of Burroughs fired a three-over-par 74 in the event Wednesday at Santa Anita Golf Course. Danziesen, who battled a rib injury, finished with a two-round score of 388 after shooting a 78 on Tuesday.

Danzeisen finished in eighth place and will serve as the league’s alternate. The top seven qualified for the CIF Southern Section Individual Tournament, which will be held May 14 at Las Posas Country Club in Camarillo.


“I’ve been battling the rib injury since the beginning of the year,” Danzeisen said. “I didn’t want to injure myself more, but I felt like I had a solid round.”

Other locals who participated were Chris Kesicbasian of Burroughs, who recorded a 78 to place 11th (400), followed by Roman Verciglio of Burbank with a 79 for 12th (409), Brady Dunayer of Burbank with an 88 for 13th (410), Sean White of Burroughs with an 81 for 411 (14th) and Burbank’s Andy Chung with an 81 for 426 (16th).


Burbank 13, Muir 0: Paul Frias and Angel Villagran both drove in two runs to pace the Bulldogs to a Pacific League win Friday at Muir.

Pitcher Shaun Troy picked up the win, surrendering one hit in five innings.

Burroughs 13, Hoover 7: The Indians were able to earn the Pacific League win Friday on the road.

Burbank 3, Arcadia 0: The Bulldogs snapped the Apaches’ 41-game Pacific League winning streak that dated back to 2009 with the victory Wednesday at Arcadia.

Bulldogs’ pitcher Daniel Starkand hurled his fifth complete game in league, notching the win. The senior left-hander scattered seven hits, struck out three and didn’t allow a walk. In 35 league innings, Starkand has given up no earned runs and just three runs total.


Burbank scored single runs in the second, third and seven innings.

Dylan Mersola was one for two with a double, two walks and run batted in, Harry Hernandez was two for four with one RBI and CC Okimoto also drove in a run.


Burroughs 11, Hoover 2: The Indians stayed in first place in the Pacific League with a win Friday at Olive Park.

Providence 14, Buckley 7: The Pioneers battled back to win the Liberty League game Tuesday on the road.

Providence scored five runs in the fifth inning, one in the sixth and six in the seventh.

Jackie Brewer led the way on offense with four hits, including a two-run home run and seven runs batted in. Teammate Phylizia Carrillo had two home runs and an RBI, Gian-Mari Llaguno hit a solo home run and Dominique Dominguez and Salina Hasrouty drove in a run each.

Pitcher Caitie Guttry came on in relief and struck out seven to record the win.

Burbank 27, Pasadena 0: Katie Hooper was four for four with four home runs and 10 runs batted in to pace the Bulldogs to a Pacific League win Tuesday at Pasadena.

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

Pitcher freshman Cailtyn Brooks had 14 strikeouts to record the win.

Laina Do was four for five with a home run and four RBI and Crystal Diaz was three for five with a home run and four RBI.