Defense Paces Guards!

June 27, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

BURBANK HIGH – Bell-Jeff looks strong in summer-league play, as it has no trouble downing Hoover, 65-10. Read more

Bell-Jeff Picks Up Transfer!

June 25, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Girls Basketball: Fresh off winning the state Division V championship, the Bell-Jeff of Burbank girls basketball team has added a talented player as it attempts to win another title next season.

Khia Jones, a part time starter at Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth has transferred in, adding to a deep, talented Guards roster.

Jones will be a sophomore in September, joining forces with Margeaux Gupilan, Julia Tani and Rishonda Napier.

“It is not surprising because I think Bell-Jeff was her first choice after junior high,” Sierra Canyon coach T.J. Knox said.

By Jack Pollon – Daily News

Guards Gearing Up For 2009 – 2010 Season!

June 24, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Burbank – Fresh off of a history making state championship, newly hired boys head coach Bryan Camacho Read more

Bell-Jeff Girls Take Second in Palm Springs!

June 22, 2009 by · Comments Off on Bell-Jeff Girls Take Second in Palm Springs! 

Palm Springs, Ca. – June 21, 2009  Believe it or not, the 2009 – 2010 basketball season is already upon us and the Read more

Bell-Jeff Softball Players Named All-League!

June 18, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Bell-Jeff (4-13, 1-5) tied St. Anthony for third place in the Santa Cruz League.

The Guards were represented by two all-league honorees: senior pitcher Shelby Ingram and senior outfielder Taylor Nelson (batted over .400).

Village Christian (26-6, 6-2) won the Olympic League championship and advanced to the Division V semifinals, losing to San Dimas, 2-0.

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Locals Earn League Honors!

June 13, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Bell-Jeff (10-12, 5-7) placed third in the Santa Fe League and qualified for the postseason for the seventh straight season under Coach Hector Perez.

The Guards were rewarded with five all-league selections.

Making the first team was senior shortstop/pitcher Jairo Trujillo, junior first baseman/pitcher Patrick Haney and sophomore shortstop Philip Diaz.

Haney led the team with a .458 average (33 for 72) and had 30 RBI and 19 runs scored and Diaz — an All-CIF pick last season — hit .311 (19 for 61) with 25 runs scored and 13 RBI.

Trujillo, a four-time all-league selection, two-time league player of the year and All-CIF pick in 2008, hit .303 (20 for 66) with 18 RBI and 17 runs scored.

Making the second team was senior outfielder Ryan Martinez and freshman infielder Matt Landini. Martinez batted .403 (25 for 62) with 27 runs scored, 14 RBI and 15 stolen bases and Landini batted .413 (26 for 63) with 25 runs scored and 19 RBI.

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De Leon, Diller and Crencia Make All League!

June 10, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

BURBANK — It wasn’t exactly an overwhelmingly successful season for the area boys’ volleyball teams.

With Burbank High not fielding a team this year, that left Burroughs, Bellarmine-Jefferson and Providence to carry the torch for the local squads.

Although all the teams played well at times during the campaign, and all made the postseason, no squad was able to finish higher than third in their respective league.

While Bell-Jeff placed third in the Santa Fe League, Providence was the No. 3 team from the Liberty League and Burroughs was fourth in the Pacific League.

All, however, were able to land players on all-league lists.

Despite having to apply for an at-large berth into the postseason after placing fourth, the Indians were well represented in the all-league voting.

“I was pretty surprised that we did eventually get as many as we did,” said Indians Coach Joel Brinton, who had four players earn honors. “It was really nice to see the guys honored.”

Brinton — a Crescenta Valley High graduate — continued to push Burroughs (14-11) in the right direction in just the program’s third year of existence.

Fielding a team with just one returning senior, that player quit the program early on. Despite the inexperience, the Indians were a competitive squad in league play, going, 5-5.

Burroughs pushed league- champion Claremont to five games, did the same to Crescenta Valley and defeated Arcadia.

Brinton’s contributions this season didn’t go unnoticed by his peers, as he was voted the Pacific League’s Coach of the Year.

The award definitely caught Brinton by surprise.

“I didn’t expect the award at all,” said the coach, who has guided his team to CIF Southern Section playoff competition two of three seasons. “It’s something very special, and it means a lot to me.”

With a talented cast of mostly underclassmen, the Indians garnered their share of awards.

Leading the way was Burroughs’ lone first-team pick, sophomore outside hitter Lucas Yanez. The athlete broke school records in kills (231) and digs (211).

“Lucas just played great for us all season,” Brinton said.

Making the second team were George Gonzalez and Dimitri Navsrides. Gonzalez, a senior middle blocker, tallied 160 kills and 34 blocks and Navsrides, a junior middle blocker, had 196 kills and 43 blocks.

“The amazing thing about George is that he’s only been playing volleyball for six months,” Brinton said. “We found him in a P.E. class and asked him to come out for the team. For him to get on the second team is just remarkable.”

Sophomore setter Tyler Yanez had 520 assists (second all-time) and 117 digs to earn honorable-mention honors.

The Indians were defeated in the first round of the Division II playoffs by Arroyo Grande, 21-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-18.

The Guards (5-10, 4-5 in league) finished third in league, as champion Salesian went on to play in the Division V championship contest.

Making all-league for the Guard was senior setter Randall DeLeon (304 assists and 32 aces).

“Randall was a four-year varsity player for us,” Bell-Jeff Coach Miguel Segura said. “He was a guy we had to switch to setter his sophomore year and he really stepped up and made the sacrifice.”

Also honored were junior outside Dietrich Diller (146 kills) and senior libero Kevin Crencia (101 digs).

The Guards lost in the first round of the Division V playoffs to Arrowhead Christian, 25-5, 25-12, 25-11.

Providence (12-9, 7-4) was able to land only two players on the All-Liberty League list: Junior outside hitter, Gabe Constantino (162 kills, 28 aces and 95 digs) and senior outside hitter Alex Hobbs (142 kills and 24 aces).

The Pioneers fell in the first round of the Division IV playoffs to Windward, 25-16, 25-19, 25-15.

by Jeff Tully

Summer Basketball Schedules Announced!

June 6, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Believe it or not, Basketball season is upon us once again and Coach Bryan Camacho has both team busy.  

That’s right, the 2009 Summer schedules have been announced and the action Officially kicks off next weekend with our State Champion girls participating in the Cathedral City Tournament 6/12-6/14/09.  

They follow that up with league play on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Burroughs High School, and tournaments in Palm Springs and San Diego!

New head Coach Camacho is making sure the Boys are putting in work this summer as well with a challenging schedule that starts on 6/15/09 with league games at Providence High School on Mondays and Crespi High School on Wednesdays.

They will also travel with the girls to Palm Springs at the end of the month. As always, the coaches and players invite everyone to come out and support your Guards as they prepare for the 2009-2010 season.

Please click here for links to a complete listing of game times and locations. 

Go Guards!


by – Eric “Rico” Reed

Magallon earns All-American Honor!

June 3, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

College Update: The former Guards standout had a wildly successful season at Columbia Union College, located near the nation’s capital in Maryland.
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2009 – 2010 Cheerleading Squad Announced!

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Newly appointed Cheerleading Coach Jill Machuca has formally announced her squad for the upcoming season. 

In a change from previous years, there will be one combined Varsity Squad that Coach Jill promises will be new and improved, bringing fresh energy and infectious school spirit to the games and have fans rocking in the stands!

Congratulations to the following 15 students who have committed to the Bell-Jeff Varsity Cheer Squad for 2009-2010!

Eric Laughlin
Jason Montoya
Shannon Apsay
Alina Malakian
Elizabeth Rangel
Megan Salcedo
Lily Sipan
Roxanne Apsay
Andrea Carrasco
Lily Golshan
Kimberly Linares
Monique Medeiros
Briana Montalban
Kristen Lago
Natalie Naranjo

Go Guards!

Story by Eric “RIco” Reed