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By Mike Sciacca | February 26, 2009
Marina High senior Victoria Anthony was named the Lower Weight Most Valuable Player on Saturday at the 2009 CIF Inland Division Wrestling Championships at Los Osos High in Rancho Cucamonga. Anthony claimed first place in the 103-pound weight class. She finished the tournament with two falls, two technical falls and one decision. Athletes from 41 schools participated in the two-day competition that began last Friday. In the team standings, Edison finished in sixth place. Fountain Valley placed seventh and Marina was 11th.
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By Matt Szabo | February 28, 2009
SANTA ANA — Anthony Brown said the Ocean View High boys’ basketball team wanted to set the tone early in Friday night’s CIF Southern Section Division IV-AA semifinal game. The No. 3-seeded Seahawks, as it turned out, wanted to play smash-mouth basketball against No. 2 Serra. “We wanted to attack them right from the beginning and not them let them have a chance to get in the game, or think they could play with us,” junior guard Anthony Brown said.
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By Matt Szabo | November 18, 2009
HUNTINGTON BEACH — They’ve spent time before every game of every CIF playoff match in a circle, chanting the words "I believe, I believe that we can win" over and over again. "That’s our word that we go by," senior outside hitter Kellie Turner said. "Just, ‘believe.’ " The Huntington Beach High girls’ volleyball team has always believed in its Cinderella story. Now everyone else can, too. The unseeded Oilers upset No. 2-seeded Santa Barbara in four games Tuesday night at home, 25-21, 15-25, 25-21, 25-18, advancing to the CIF Southern Section Division IA final.
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By Mike Sciacca | March 21, 2012
Guards Maya Kennedy and Kelsey Minato - two key figures in leading the Huntington Beach High girls' basketball team to a share of the Sunset League championship and a spot in the CIF Southern Section Division 1A title game - have been named to the 2011-12 All CIF-Southern Section Division 1A Team. The 10-member team was headed by senior Jillian Alleyne of Summit, who was named Player of the Year. Summit, which defeated Huntington Beach in the Division 1A championship game in early March at Anaheim Arena, also had LaTrina Duncan named Coach of the Year.
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By Mike Sciacca | June 4, 2008
Brandice Cutspec thought she had hit a pop up to the outfield. It wasn’t until the sophomore said she heard “loud cheering” from Ocean View fans and then caught teammates jumping up and down out of the corner of her eye that she knew she hadn’t hit into just any routine fly out. Cutspec’s sixth-inning shot cleared the fence in left-center field, helping the Ocean View softball team to an 8-3 victory against Bishop...
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By Mike Sciacca | March 7, 2012
ANAHEIM - The Huntington Beach High girls' basketball team had nearly enough firepower in its arsenal to knock off another giant. Three days after taking down second-ranked El Toro, third-ranked Huntington Beach gave top-ranked Summit all it could handle in Friday's CIF Southern Section Division 1A championship game at Anaheim Arena. The SkyHawks scored the final five points of the game to pull out a 56-51 victory to give the school its first Southern Section title in girls' basketball.
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By Mike Sciacca | May 31, 2008
For a photo gallery click here. IRVINE — Brandice Cutspec thought she had hit into a pop up to the outfield. It wasn’t until the sophomore said she heard “loud cheering” from Ocean View fans echo in her ears and then caught teammates jumping up and down out of the corner of her eye as she headed toward first base in the bottom of the sixth inning of Saturday’s CIF Southern Section Division IV softball title game...
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By Mike Sciacca | March 12, 2014
Edison High girls' soccer coach Kerry Crooks knew the challenge her team would go up against in Saturday's CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship game. Not only did her Chargers have to face a talented Santa Margarita team, but had to do so without their top scorer. Edison's bid to win the program's third Southern Section title, and first since 2002, fell short at Corona High. The 10th-ranked Chargers fell, 3-0, to the fifth-ranked Eagles. Despite the loss, Edison joined Santa Margarita in the CIF Southern California Regional Girls' Soccer Championships.
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By Mike Sciacca | March 6, 2014
Huntington Beach High girls' basketball Coach Russ McClurg figured his team would face a tall order in Ventura, the Oilers' CIF Southern Section semifinal opponent Tuesday. He was right. Visiting Ventura worked its inside game and went to its veterans throughout the Division 1A showdown, and the second-seeded Cougars pulled away to score a 60-41 victory over the third-seeded Oilers. Huntington led early but the Cougars, led in the middle by 6-foot-1 senior center Cassandra McCambridge, 5-11 senior forward Marki Meyer and 5-9 senior forward Kayalin Akens-Matthews-Irby, were able to build a double-digit midway through the second quarter.
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By Mike Sciacca | March 6, 2014
The CIF Southern Section Division 7 girls' water polo championship game matched the top two teams from the Golden West League and like the previous two meetings this season between Segerstrom and Ocean View, Saturday's final favored Segerstrom. Second-seeded Ocean View stayed with the Golden West League champions late into the third quarter but the top-seeded Jaguars were able to pull away to record a 7-4 victory that gave the program its first Southern Section title in the sport.
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By Mike Sciacca | March 6, 2014
For the first time in 12 years, the Edison High girls' soccer program is returning to a CIF Southern Section championship final. The Chargers earned their first trip to a title game Tuesday by taking down another higher ranked opponent in postseason play. This time, third-seeded Foothill fell victim to the Chargers who took a 1-0 home field victory in a Division 1 semifinal. The triumph puts 10th-ranked Edison in the Saturday's division final. The Sunset League champion Chargers (11-6-7)
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By Mike Sciacca | March 1, 2014
IRVINE - The CIF Southern Section Division 7 girls' water polo championship game matched the top two teams from the Golden West League and like the previous two meetings this season between Segerstrom and Ocean View, Saturday's final favored Segerstrom. Second-seeded Ocean View stayed with the Golden West League champions late into the third quarter but the top-seeded Jaguars were able to pull away to record a 7-4 victory that gave the program its first Southern Section title in the sport.
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By Mike Sciacca | February 28, 2014
In order to find success in their 29th game of the season, the Edison Chargers wanted to stick to a two-prong approach when it took on Temecula Valley in the quarterfinal round of the CIF Southern Section Division 1A boys' basketball tournament. For a good portion of the game, the host Chargers were on their game plan. "For the most part, we executed what we had wanted to do," Edison Coach Rich Boyce said. "We wanted to shut down No. 1, and we didn't want to be hesitant if the three [point shot]
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By Mike Sciacca | February 26, 2014
Five of the top 10-ranked teams, including the top four seeds, are still in the running for the CIF Southern Section Division 1 boys' soccer championship. Edison High is one of those remaining teams, and it's a golden feeling for the Chargers. The division's No. 2 seed needed two late scores, including a goal two minutes into a overtime by Jack Slavik, to pull out a 2-1 victory Tuesday at Long Beach Cabrillo. Slavik's golden goal, preceded by a goal by teammate Connor Gordon late in the second half, allowed the Chargers to slip past the upset-minded Jaguars, and into Thursday's quarterfinal round.
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By Mike Sciacca | February 26, 2014
Both Huntington Beach High and Ocean View took the first step toward a possible Southern Section championship by winning their respective games in weekend CIF girls' basketball playoffs competition. Sunset League champion Huntington easily advanced to the second round of the Division 1A playoffs by disposing of visiting Montebello (Almont League No. 3), 89-52. Senior guard Paola Roa netted a game-high 29 points and senior guard Stephanie Louie had 20 points as the Oilers cruised to the win. Huntington, the No. 3 seed in the tournament, took a 24-2 record into a Wednesday second-round game at Golden West League champion Westminster.
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By Mike Sciacca | February 19, 2014
Four local girls' basketball teams have aspirations of playing for a championship. Each will take its initial step into the postseason and toward that goal when CIF Southern Section first-round games begin Thursday and Saturday. • Ocean View gets the locals off and running Thursday. The Seahawks, the No. 2 team from the Golden West League and tournament's No. 12 seed, play host to Pomona (Valle Vista League No. 3) in a first-round Division 3A game at 7 p.m. A second-round date Saturday awaits either the Seahawks or Red Devils.
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By Mike Sciacca | February 19, 2014
The wild-card way is how the Edison High girls' water polo team has begun its postseason drive. The Chargers opened CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoff action by playing a wild-card game Tuesday, and their thorough performance Tuesday at the Costa Mesa High pool has them moving on in the postseason. Edison cruised to a 12-2 victory over El Dorado. The ninth-ranked Chargers shut out the Golden Hawks (Century League No. 4) in the first quarter and the entirety of the second half.
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