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Briefly In Sports

June 29, 2011

Former Seahawk makes USA men's hoops roster

Former Ocean View High and current Stanford University basketball player Anthony Brown has been named to the 12-man USA Under-19 World Championship team roster for 2011. Brown made the Pacific 10 Conference All-Freshman Team for the 2010-11 season. The U.S. will compete Thursday through July 10 at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Latvia. The U.S. won the gold medal at last year's tournament.

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Locals fare well at Salt Creek

The Edison High surf team earned a runner-up finish in the High School Varsity division standings at the 2011 National Interscholastic Championships at Salt Creek in Dana Point on June 19. The Chargers (103 points) were second to San Clemente (111), which won its 11th national title. Huntington Beach (64) was fourth, one spot behind Newport Harbor (90) . Marina (11) finished in 11th place.

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In the National High School Varsity Championships, Derek Peters (9.60 points) of Huntington Beach finished fourth in the Varsity Men's Division and Anise Guzman of Edison was fifth in the Varsity Women's Division. Huntington's Tony Bartovich won the Varsity Longboard crown by narrowly defeating runner-up Shaun Thompson of Edison, 10.57 to 10.54.

Huntington won the High School Junior Varsity championship with 53 points. Edison was runner-up to the title with 51 points and Marina, with 14 points, was third. Dylan Aragon (11.97 points) of Edison won the Junior Varsity Men's title. Cameron Faris (10.10) and Dane McCrystal (8.7) of Huntington finished second and third, respectively. Jordan Robinson (8.10) and Tony Morelli (6.63) of Edison were fourth and fifth, respectively, and Huntington's Taylor McDole (6.10) placed sixth. McDole also won the Junior Varsity Longboard title, finishing in front of Edison's Nathan Thompson (5.50) an Marina's Nico Emmer (2.30).

Huntington's Paige Ortiz (5.53) won the Junior Varsity crown. Torrey Miethke (Edison, 2.97), Haley Handy (Huntington, 1.37) and Brittany Gingrich (Edison, 0.40) took spots two through four.

In the National Middle School Championships competition, Huntington Beach schools Dwyer (74 points) and Sowers (28) finished second and eighth, respectively, in a division won by the Shorecliffs "A" team (136) of San Clemente. Kanoa Igarashi (10.24) of Dwyer was second in the Boys' Division and Mackie Albertson (2.77) of Sowers was fifth in the Girls' Division.

The annual event drew 17 college teams, 12 high schools and nine middle schools totaling nearly 370 competitors.

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