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Rustlers win state title in men's water polo

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November 22, 2011
  • The Untouchables Under-13 boys' soccer team won several tournaments and went 12-0-2 in Silver West bracket play.
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The Golden West College men's water polo team won the California Community College Men's Water Polo State Championship title Saturday by defeating Long Beach City College, 9-6, at the Cerritos Aquatic Complex in Cerritos.

Golden West freshman Bero Rusz was named the men's tournament Most Valuable Player. He scored five goals in the title-game victory over Long Beach City College and had 11 goals in two state tournament games. Rustler teammates Marko Madaras and goalie Taylor Lapin also made the state's all-tourney team.

The Rustlers, who finished the year 31-2, won the state championship for the 22nd time.

Golden West also finished runner-up to the women's state title Saturday. The Rustlers (24-5) fell, 6-4, to Riverside Community College (32-1) in the final. Gabriela Cabrera and Kellie Guerin represented the Rustlers on the women's all-tourney team.

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Vikings headed to Fresno

The Marina High girls' cross-country team is heading to Fresno this weekend for the CIF State Cross-Country Championships. The Vikings qualified for state after finishing in fifth place in Division 1 Saturday at the CIF Southern Section Cross-Country Championships at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut.

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The Vikings turned in a team time of 1-hour, 32 minutes 57 seconds. Edison placed 11th with a team time of 1:35.27. San Clemente won the team title in 1:31:44.

Individually in the girls' Division 1 race, Marina senior Laura Hollander led the local contingent with a sixth-place finish with a time of 17:49 and Edison junior Haley Seward (17:56) finished 10th. .

Fountain Valley finished in 16th place in the boys' Division 1 race with a team time of 1:21.58. In the race, Marina junior Richie Soto (15:07) placed 10th and Edison junior Jeff Thies (15:30) was in 22nd place.

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Ocean View hosts hoops event Saturday

The first Coaches for a Cure basketball event at Ocean View High is Saturday. Five varsity games are on tap, starting with a 1 p.m. girls' match-up between Ocean View and La Quinta. Four boys' games follow: Marina-Calvary Chapel (2:30 p.m.); La Habra-Magnolia (4 p.m.); Westminster-Compton Centennial (5:30 p.m.), and Ocean View-Foothill (7 p.m.)

Ocean View Athletic Director Tim Walsh said that proceeds from this year's event, and future Coaches for a Cure events, will benefit those struggling with various diseases.

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Untouchables complete undefeated season

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