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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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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 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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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 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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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 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 9, 1989 | STUART MATTHEWS
Strangers try just about anything to tell Heather and Heidi Burge apart. You're looking at 6-4, blonde, identical twins, basketball stars at Palos Verdes High School and headed for the University of Virginia. Burge watchers say it's not tough to tell the twins apart on the basketball court--even without looking at their numbers. There are differences in style. Heather relishes the banging and bumping under the boards while Heidi opts for finesse.
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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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July 29, 1998 | EARL GUSTKEY
at Washington 4 PDT Site--MCI Center. Radio--KLAC (570). Records--Sparks 6-13, Mystics 2-17. Update--The Sparks--losers of four of five--draw an opponent playing even worse. Washington has lost six in a row and 14 of 15. The expansion club ousted its coach, Jim Lewis, and promoted assistant Cathy Parson last week but the results have not been encouraging. The Mystics lost to Sacramento, 79-65. The Sparks hope to finish their three-game trip with a win, after losing at Detroit and Cleveland.
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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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February 9, 1989 | STUART MATTHEWS
Strangers try just about anything to tell Heather and Heidi Burge apart. You're looking at 6-4, blonde, identical twins, basketball stars at Palos Verdes High School and headed for the University of Virginia. Burge watchers say it's not tough to tell the twins apart on the basketball court--even without looking at their numbers. There are differences in style. Heather relishes the banging and bumping under the boards while Heidi opts for finesse.
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March 2, 1988 | CHRIS FOSTER, Times Staff Writer
Greg Yeck, El Toro High School coach, pointed out a few key statistics that led to his team's downfall in the semifinals of the Southern Section 3-A girls' basketball playoffs Tuesday night. Yeck cited poor shooting and lack of rebounding as probable causes of the Chargers' 45-41 loss to Palos Verdes at Miraleste High School. But, when it came to the bottom line, Yeck said that his team was just too small.
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