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Edison wins tourney crown

Chargers boys' water polo team wins title, and more, at Newport Rib Co. Classic.

October 20, 2010|By Mike Sciacca, michael.sciacca@latimes.com
  • The Edison boys' water polo team earned the title at the Newport Rib Compnay Classic.
The Edison boys' water polo team earned the title… (Courtesy Giavanna…)

The Edison High boys' water polo team won a team championship and an all-you-can eat feast Saturday by winning the in the inaugural Newport Rib Co. Classic at Costa Mesa High's new pool.

The Chargers defeated University, 11-5, in the semifinals and in the title game beat arch-rival and Sunset League foe Fountain Valley, 10-9, in sudden death overtime.

Junior Brent Bazzell scored with 10 seconds remaining in the first overtime on a shot that hit the inside of both posts to lift Edison to the title. Senior goalie John Mroch had three of his 11 saves in overtime.

By winning the 16-team tournament, the Chargers were treated to all-they-could eat rib feast outside the pool deck after the title game, Edison Coach Diggy Riley said.

The boys played a really good University team in the semis and put together one of their most complete games of the year on both ends of the pool," Riley said. "Our press defense was the key to our success as it really fueled our counter attack. Beating Fountain Valley, while nice, really means nothing because it wasn't in league. Neither of the teams wanted to show too much. Our game on Nov. 3 will decide who advances to the postseason in CIF this year.

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"It was pretty exciting, however, to watch the shot, a skip-double-bar-in by Brent Bazzell, become the game winner. That was one incredible shot that you don't see happen too often and when you do, there are always 'oohs' and 'aahs' that follow."

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Girls' Golf

Marina moved to 9-0 in the Sunset League following a 219-232 victory over visiting Los Alamitos at Meadowlark Golf Course in Huntington Beach. Senior Taylor Weber shot a 41, sophomore Haley Wian a 42 followed by Halle Young (44), Mackenzie McCollum (45) and Kayla Pacot (47) for the Vikings who improved to 13-4 overall..The medalist was Esther Lee of Los Alamitos with a one-under par score of 35.

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Cross-Country

Marina's Richie Soto ran a 14:56 to finish in eighth-place and the Vikings, as team, had 201 points to finish fifth in the Sweepstakes standings of the Orange County Championships Saturday at Irvine Regional Park. Huntington Beach finished third behind first-place St. Margaret's and second-place Santiago/Garden Grove in the Division 3 boys' standings. In the girls' Division 3 race, Huntington freshman Amanda Honn ran 18:33 to earn a third-place individual finish.

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Field Hockey

Huntington Beach and Newport Harbor once again played a close, tough battle that went to the wire.

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