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March 30, 1990 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Heidi and Heather Burge didn't waste time outgrowing their classmates. Entering kindergarten, Heather asked her mother if she could be in a class where the kids were her size. "I told her she could not because that was second grade and she was only 5," Mary Burge said. But as identical twins, at least the two were sprouting together, and they eventually decided to make the best of being tall. Enter basketball.
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April 4, 1992 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not four hours after helping Virginia advance to the Final Four in Los Angeles, Heidi Burge donned rollerblades, headphones, shorts and a T-shirt and, in 40-degree temperatures, took to the streets of Thomas Jefferson's campus in Charlottesville, Va. Nonplussed by her celebrity status in a town that sells out women's basketball games, Burge shed her athlete's role for a while and went looking for fun.
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March 29, 1992 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During the first half of the East Regional championship game Saturday, Virginia's 6 foot 5 center Heather Burge was stopped repeatedly by Vanderbilt's 6-8 Heidi Gillingham. Her ability to maintain her composure--coupled with Gillingham's foul trouble--enabled Burge, the junior from Palos Verdes Estates, to score 20 second-half points, leading No. 1-ranked Virginia past the Commodores, 70-58.
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March 29, 1992 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During the first half of the East Regional championship game Saturday, Virginia's 6 foot 5 center Heather Burge was stopped repeatedly by Vanderbilt's 6-8 Heidi Gillingham. Her ability to maintain her composure--coupled with Gillingham's foul trouble--enabled Burge, the junior from Palos Verdes Estates, to score 20 second-half points, leading No. 1-ranked Virginia past the Commodores, 70-58.
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April 4, 1992 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not four hours after helping Virginia advance to the Final Four in Los Angeles, Heidi Burge donned rollerblades, headphones, shorts and a T-shirt and, in 40-degree temperatures, took to the streets of Thomas Jefferson's campus in Charlottesville, Va. Nonplussed by her celebrity status in a town that sells out women's basketball games, Burge shed her athlete's role for a while and went looking for fun.
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December 29, 1991 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Burge twins' homecoming is still sweet. The top-ranked Virginia women's basketball team is still perfect and UCLA's is anything but. The Cavaliers came to town looking for a challenge, but what they found was another easy victory, taking UCLA in stride at Pauley Pavilion, 77-55. As for former Palos Verdes High standouts Heather and Heidi Burge, all went well before a couple of hundred fans, many of them family and friends. Heather Burge scored 14 points in 22 minutes. Heidi added nine.
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December 28, 1991 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you happen upon a very tall blonde, her hair in a ponytail and a smile on her face, chances are there's another one nearby. The Burge sisters have come home for the holidays. They are identical twins Heather and Heidi, who have been walking tall on the basketball court since they were freshmen at Palos Verdes High, and more recently as members of the top-ranked Virginia women's team. And as homesick juniors, the world's tallest female twins, at 6 feet 5, couldn't be happier.
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March 28, 1992 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It used to be that to beat No. 1-ranked Virginia, you concentrated on Dawn Staley, the 1991 Naismith player of the year, and her talented backcourt mate, Tammi Reiss. Now, the Cavaliers' front court, 6-foot-5 juniors Heather and Heidi Burge of Palos Verdes Estates, pose a formidable threat as Vanderbilt Coach Jim Foster acknowledged Friday while his team prepared for today's East Regional final on Virginia's home court, University Hall.
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February 11, 1990 | DENNIS KAISER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The temptation for a basketball coach who is losing a couple of talented 6-foot-5 players to graduation might be to grab onto an ankle or two and hold on for dear life. But for Palos Verdes High School Coach Wendell Yoshida, the transition to post-Heidi and Heather Burge, the team's standout players for three years, has been a pleasant one. For opponents, it's been a shock.
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January 18, 2002
Burge Twins Subject of Disney Basketball Movie The Disney Channel is debuting a movie this week, "Double Teamed," about former Palos Verdes High basketball stars Heidi and Heather Burge, the identical twins who led their team to the Southern Section 3-A championship and Division II title game as juniors in 1988. The story centers around their high school rivalry and journey to the WNBA. It airs tonight, 8 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.; Saturday, 8 p.m. Eric Maddy
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March 28, 1992 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It used to be that to beat No. 1-ranked Virginia, you concentrated on Dawn Staley, the 1991 Naismith player of the year, and her talented backcourt mate, Tammi Reiss. Now, the Cavaliers' front court, 6-foot-5 juniors Heather and Heidi Burge of Palos Verdes Estates, pose a formidable threat as Vanderbilt Coach Jim Foster acknowledged Friday while his team prepared for today's East Regional final on Virginia's home court, University Hall.
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December 29, 1991 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Burge twins' homecoming is still sweet. The top-ranked Virginia women's basketball team is still perfect and UCLA's is anything but. The Cavaliers came to town looking for a challenge, but what they found was another easy victory, taking UCLA in stride at Pauley Pavilion, 77-55. As for former Palos Verdes High standouts Heather and Heidi Burge, all went well before a couple of hundred fans, many of them family and friends. Heather Burge scored 14 points in 22 minutes. Heidi added nine.
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December 28, 1991 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you happen upon a very tall blonde, her hair in a ponytail and a smile on her face, chances are there's another one nearby. The Burge sisters have come home for the holidays. They are identical twins Heather and Heidi, who have been walking tall on the basketball court since they were freshmen at Palos Verdes High, and more recently as members of the top-ranked Virginia women's team. And as homesick juniors, the world's tallest female twins, at 6 feet 5, couldn't be happier.
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March 30, 1990 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Heidi and Heather Burge didn't waste time outgrowing their classmates. Entering kindergarten, Heather asked her mother if she could be in a class where the kids were her size. "I told her she could not because that was second grade and she was only 5," Mary Burge said. But as identical twins, at least the two were sprouting together, and they eventually decided to make the best of being tall. Enter basketball.
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February 11, 1990 | DENNIS KAISER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The temptation for a basketball coach who is losing a couple of talented 6-foot-5 players to graduation might be to grab onto an ankle or two and hold on for dear life. But for Palos Verdes High School Coach Wendell Yoshida, the transition to post-Heidi and Heather Burge, the team's standout players for three years, has been a pleasant one. For opponents, it's been a shock.
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March 13, 1988 | TOM KRASOVIC
This wasn't the way co-coaches Brad Merrill and Lori Becker, who are leaving San Pasqual High School, wanted it to end. And those weren't tears of joy on the faces of seniors Nicole Rothey and Julie Doria. There are surmountable odds, and then there are the Palos Verdes twins, Heidi and Heather Burge, each 6-feet 4-inches tall.
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March 5, 1988 | MITCH POLIN, Times Staff Writer
You might say Los Altos High School came up a little short against Palos Verdes in the Southern Section girls' 3-A basketball championship game Friday night at Cal Poly Pomona. Taking advantage of a size advantage, Palos Verdes broke out to an early lead and held on to win its first Southern Section title, 52-47. The Palos Verdes front line of 6-foot 4-inch twin sisters Heather and Heidi Burge and 6-foot Anglesey Thomas totaled 35 points as the Sea Kings (25-7) won their 15th straight game.
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