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May 3, 2001
The unbeaten Braves picked up their 10th win by defeating the Mets, 10-7, in Majors Division play at Robinwood Little League. Kevin Powers and Todd Locken shared pitching duties, with Powers picking up his third win of the season. Locken finished with eight strikeouts in three innings, which included striking out the side in the fourth and fifth innings. Ryan Olson delivered the big hit in the fourth inning with a bases loaded double that scored three runs.
April 12, 2001
The Braves had their offense in high gear and their pitching and defense on target during recent Robinwood Little League Majors Division play. The Braves beat the Yankees, 8-2, in their first game. Pitchers' Keegan Greebe and Kevin Powers combined to no-hit the Yanks, and Todd Locken, who scored twice, provided the Braves with a two-run double. The Braves used their bats at full throttle to punish the Mets, 20-1. Every player in the lineup contributed at least one hit. Andrew Compton went 3 for 3 with a pair of doubles, Kevin Radle and Ryan Olson each also had three hits, and Olson knocked in five runs in his four at-bats.
June 7, 2001
Two weeks ago, the Braves had to come up with a top-notch pitching effort to beat the Cardinals 2-1. Saturday, they needed to overcome a 2-0 deficit to topple those same Cardinals, 4-2, in a seven inning affair in Majors Division play. The Cardinals opened up a 2-0 lead in the second inning when Ryan Magney doubled and scored on a passed ball, and rode the pitching of Tyler Borkovetz, who held the Braves scoreless until the fourth inning. In the fourth, DJ Hubers' RBI single scored Ryan Olson and in the fifth, the Braves tied the game at 2-2 when Todd Locken crushed a 2-2 pitch over the right field fence.
March 15, 2001
Todd Locken was a terror at the plate last weekend, his five hits paved the way for the Braves in a 19-2 rout of the Dodgers in Robinwood Little League Majors Division Action. Locken's output included a three-run home run, two triples, a pair of doubles and nine RBI. He also scored five runs. Teammate Kevin Radle also had five hits and Andrew Compton finished with three RBI. Keegan Grebe pitched three scoreless innings of no-hit ball to collect his second win of the season.
May 27, 2000
The Royals broke away from a 7-7 tie by scoring twice in the fifth inning of play, then posted another run in the sixth inning, and went on to stop the Braves, 19-7, in Fountain Valley Little League Minor B Division action Friday at Mile Square Park. Matteen Khalifan had a hit and RBI and Ray Strazzulla singled and scored twice to lead the Royals. Cheyne Taylor singled twice with an RBI, Alfred Holliman and James Dean Hinson each had a hit and RBI, Chris Van Vuuren singled twice, and Taylor Young had an RBI for the Braves.
May 31, 2001
In a game that featured six lead changes and extra innings, the Braves outlasted the Mets, 11-9, in Majors Division action. Todd Locken's two-out home run in the top of the sixth inning tied the game for the Braves, who then scored two more runs in the seventh for the come-from-behind win. Trailing by two runs with one out in the sixth, Kevin Powers gave the Braves hope with his third hit of the game. That brought Locken to the plate, and he took an 0-1 pitch over the fence for his third home run of the season.
May 18, 2000
Behind the one-two punch of pitchers Scott Schauer and Casey Becker, the Brewers gained the upper hand in the race for the second half Majors Division title by defeating the Braves, 5-0, in a battle of two unbeaten Robinwood Little League teams. Schauer and Becker combined to strike out 14 and limit the Braves to just three hits. The Brewers were up, 2-0, after one inning, then began to pull away in the second inning on back-to-back home runs by Schauer and Daniel Jones.
June 14, 2001
The Braves completed their championship run in Robinwood Little League Majors Division play last weekend by beating the Dodgers, 16-4. The Braves used an 18-hit attack to get by the Dodgers. Todd Locken led the way with four hits, including a two-run home run in the first inning to jump start the Braves. In addition to his home run, Locken also tripled and singled twice, resulting in seven total RBI. Kevin Powers, Ryan Olson and DJ Huber each added three hits.
April 19, 2001
The Braves broke open a tight game by scoring six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to defeat the Dodgers, 11-6, in Robinwood Little League Majors Division weekend play. The game featured several lead changes, but turned in favor of the Braves when Andrew Compton hit a bases-loaded triple in a fifth inning that saw the Braves send 11 players to the plate. Overall, Compton, Kyle Sutheimer, Kevin Powers and Ryan Olson each contributed two hits, and David Delaney and Todd Locken also came up with big hits during the rally.
May 4, 2000
Ryan Gonzales came up with the key hit of the game, and it propelled the Yankees to a 6-2 victory over the Cardinals in Majors Division play at Robinwood Little League. Gonzales delivered a two-RBI triple in the fifth inning, then later scored on a passed ball, as the Yankees took control. Gonzales also threw three innings in relief and didn't allow the Cardinals a run. Ryan Donohue and Ryan Magney also collected an RBI for the Yankees. Matt Pluth, Ryan Nagle, Kevin Brostoff, and Devon Ugland all had hits for the Cardinals.
By Rhea Mahbubani | February 13, 2013
Allynne Noelle was portraying a Turning Girl in "Symphony in 3 Movements" when she snapped her Lisfranc ligament. With adrenaline coursing through her veins, the Huntington Beach-born ballerina didn't discover her injury until she fell out of bed the next morning, overwhelmed by pain. A soloist at the Miami City Ballet in November 2009, Noelle knew that the turnaround time was too short for the company to replace her before its matinee performance in a few hours. A combination of Aleve and "the show must go on" attitude got her through the rigorous Balanchine ballet, as well as the next 10 months.
By Chris Epting | June 29, 2011
There are many who are excited about being in Huntington Beach over the Fourth of July weekend, but none perhaps as much as Amy Scruggs. The patriotic country singer, who focuses on military audiences, will be here the entire holiday weekend, performing, meeting veterans and bringing her homegrown love of country to the people. Raised in San Dimas, Amy has been singing since age 3. She's the mother of four and has toiled for years in the local country music scene as well as in Nashville.
April 6, 2011
The Braves picked up a shutout victory Saturday by defeating the Rockies, 3-0, in Ocean View Little League Majors Division play. Braydon Salzman threw a complete game and also scored a run. The Braves scored in the opening inning when Michael Baker singled home James Williams and the second run came when Sadie Atwood drew a walk to force home Jason Mayorga. In the fifth, Salzman scored on a fielder's choice, thanks to smart base running by Mayorga. The Braves prevented the Rockies from scoring in the sixth on a double play between Mayorga at first base and Williams at the plate.
March 30, 2011
In a game featuring two outstanding pitching performances, the Fountain Valley Giants edged the Westminster Angels, 2-1, in Little League Majors Division action. The Angels jumped out to an early lead, pushing across an unearned run in the top of the second inning. With one out in the bottom of the fourth, Drake Sueda singled to give the Giants their first hit of the game off Angels pitcher Jason Carroll. One out later, Sueda, who advanced to second on a wild pitch, scored the tying run on a single up the middle by Azael Peralta.
March 16, 2011
Braydon Salzman hit a two-run home run to cap a three-run fifth inning for the Braves, who broke a scoreless game against the Rays and went on to a 3-0 victory Monday in Majors Division action at Ocean View Little League. Salzman, who also went the distance on the mound for the win, scored Jacob Sievers, who had singled home Devin Lacy for the game's first run. The Braves also got a key defensive stop at first base in the sixth inning from James Williams and Jason Mayorga to prevent the Rays from scoring.
By Michael Miller, | September 1, 2010
Tom Jones was paddling through a southeastern river this summer when he felt a sudden motion that nearly jerked him off his board. Instinctively, he hardened his stance and tightened his hands around the paddle, which, he quickly realized, a crocodile had ensnared in its teeth. At that moment, Jones, who was paddling from Florida to New York to raise money to remove plastic from the ocean, realized his fate was out of his hands. He had already put up with 100-degree heat and horseflies in the first days of his journey, and now, for a moment, everything came down to two possibilities: Either the crocodile had bitten down on his paddle as a defensive move, or it wanted Jones for its next meal.
By Michael Alexander | September 13, 2007
As a giant American flag hung from a fire engine, waving in the ocean breeze, hundreds of residents gathered on the steps at Pier Plaza Tuesday to remember the nearly 3,000 Americans who died on 9/11, as well as the country’s soldiers and veterans. Public officials, veterans’ groups and members of the military spoke on the meaning of the 2001 terrorist attacks, praising the public safety workers on the front lines of any such disaster. But the city’s official Patriot Day observance also honored the city’s first responders, as Huntington Beach named its Officers of the Year.
By: Matt Lewis | September 24, 2005
The Sage Hill School football team wanted to improve its passing. Don't let that make you think they are going to stop rushing, though. The Lightning, ranked No. 10 in CIF Southern Section Division XIII, excelled in all facets of the game, pummeling visiting Sherman Indian, 52-8, in a nonleague game Friday night. Sage Hill amassed 298 yards and four touchdowns on the ground. As expected, Don Ayres (140) and Keya Manshadi (58) earned the majority of the yards.
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