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February 5, 2004
Nearly one month ago, Marina High opened the Sunset League boys' basketball race with a loss at Esperanza. Last Friday, the Vikings evened the score with the Aztecs -- in a big way. With five players scoring in double figures, Marina rolled from start to finish and romped past the visiting Aztecs, 88-65, as the second half of league play got underway. Marina led by 14 points at halftime and never was challenged in the second half. The victory moved the Vikings into a second-place tie with Esperanza in the league standings.
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By By Mike Sciacca | October 13, 2005
With their eyes on the Sunset League title, Chargers and Aztecs clash Friday at Valencia High.It's the opening weekend of play in the Sunset League, where a game is more than a game and each week seems to produce a matchup larger than the last. As opening weekends go, it doesn't get any bigger than this: Edison, with a record of 4-1, meeting Esperanza, also 4-1, Friday at Valencia High in Placentia. It's the CIF-Southern Section Division I top-ranked Chargers versus the No. 5 Aztecs.
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By Mike Sciacca | May 23, 2012
Marina's season was on the line heading into the bottom of the seventh inning of Tuesday's CIF Southern Section Division 1 baseball playoff game, the Vikings two runs down to Esperanza. But there was immediate hope as they loaded the bases with just one out. The Vikings, however, could not push a run across and ended up with a 2-0 loss to the Aztecs. "I thought we might do it there, at the end," Marina Coach Bob Marshall said. Marina did look as though it would climb back into the game after sophomore Austin Sokja hit a lead-off single and junior Jake Bauers drew a walk, to start the bottom of the seventh.
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May 1, 2003
Huntington Beach outlasted Fountain Valley in a key Sunset League match, 7-15, 15-9, 16-14, 14-16, 15-10. Kenny Markwardt paced the Oilers with 22 kills in a match that lasted more than two hours. The Oilers came back to earn a hard-fought, 13-15, 15-0, 15-13, 13-15, 15-10 over last-place Los Alamitos. Markwardt again led in kills with 26 and Eric Eastman added 19. Edison took league-leading Esperanza to the limit but the visiting Aztecs, behind 43 kills and seven blocks by Jayson Jablonsky, rallied to pull out an 11-15, 14-16, 15-8, 15-8, 15-6 victory.
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November 27, 2003
Marina High's bid to win a boys' CIF Southern Section water polo championship came to an end against Sunset League rival Esperanza, but not before the Vikings gave it their all -- and then some. The host, Aztecs, got a game-winning goal from Vinny Bauerlein in a third, sudden-death overtime period, the senior's goal the difference in an 8-7 game. The match was tied on five occasions, the last time, at 7-7, when the Aztecs took advantage of a man-up situation with Jon Beckman scoring with 14 seconds left in the second overtime Reed Honrath's three goals led Marina, which ended its season 22-4.
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October 14, 2004
The Edison High girls' volleyball team picked up a key Sunset League victory and rare win over Esperanza by defeating the visiting Aztecs, 25-16, 14-25, 25-21, 25-21. Colleen Burke finished with 13 kills, Kari Pestolesi had 12 kills and Kelly Keating came up with 40 assists as the Chargers ran their league record to 2-0 and 13-2, overall. Huntington Beach suffered its first Sunset League loss when Los Alamitos swept the host Oilers, 25-14, 25-19, 25-19.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | April 28, 2010
Serving wasn’t a problem Tuesday night for the Edison High boys’ volleyball team, as senior Ryan Smith and junior Danny McCarty combined for seven aces. Passing wasn’t bad either, as 10 different Chargers recorded kills. Edison is now ready for Friday night after topping intercity rival Marina, 25-17, 25-17, 25-12, in a Sunset League match at home Tuesday. Esperanza (6-1 in league) suffered its first league loss Tuesday at Newport Harbor (5-2). Edison is also 5-2 in league, so the Chargers can create a possible three-way tie for first by beating Esperanza on Friday night.
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By Mike Sciacca | February 8, 2007
An Edison High girls' basketball team that has gained steam as the season has progressed has a chance to earn a share of the 2007 Sunset League title tonight when the Chargers host Esperanza. With the regular season winding down for local girls' teams, Edison faces its last chance at catching Esperanza in the title chase. The Chargers (16-7) are 8-1 in league and trail undefeated Esperanza by a game in the standings. The Aztecs won the first meeting between the schools, 42-33, on Jan. 18. "We're definitely excited to have the chance to win league," Edison Coach Cory Kelly said.
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By Matt Szabo | October 29, 2009
To be sure, it’s been a tough year for the Marina High football team. The Vikings have been outscored, 243-79, in their seven games. In their first two Sunset League games, they’ve been outscored, 108-7. Yet tonight at Valencia High, they feel like they have a chance to do something they haven’t done since 2004: win a league game. Marina (1-6, 0-2) faces Esperanza (3-4, 0-2), another team looking for its first league win. “As coaches, we feel like we match up with them very, very well,” Marina Coach Dan Petrone said.
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By Mike Sciacca | November 12, 2012
COSTA MESA - It wasn't the smoothest effort, but it was more than enough to keep the dream alive for the Edison High football team. The Chargers overcame mistakes and the absence of a key player to take their first step forward in postseason play Friday at Orange Coast College, defeating visiting Esperanza, 27-3, in the CIF Southern Section Southwest Division playoffs. Edison, the top-ranked team in the division, won its 10th game and improved to 10-1. The victory sends the Chargers on to a second-round game at 7 p.m. next Friday at Valencia of Placentia.
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By Mike Sciacca | May 23, 2012
The Marina and Huntington Beach high baseball teams had a few opportunities to put runs on the scoreboard in their second-round CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoff games, but neither could capitalize and saw their seasons come to an end. In a pair of matchups pitting Sunset League teams against two from the Century League, Marina fell, 2-0, to visiting Esperanza, while Huntington lost, 6-1, at El Dorado. Marina's season was on the line heading into the bottom of the seventh inning against Esperanza, but the Vikings had immediate hope as they loaded the bases with one out. The Vikings, however, could not push a run across and the victory by the seventh-ranked Aztecs, champions of the Century League, sent them to Friday's quarterfinal game against Mater Dei. "I thought we might do it there, at the end," Marina Coach Bob Marshall said.
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By Mike Sciacca | May 23, 2012
Marina's season was on the line heading into the bottom of the seventh inning of Tuesday's CIF Southern Section Division 1 baseball playoff game, the Vikings two runs down to Esperanza. But there was immediate hope as they loaded the bases with just one out. The Vikings, however, could not push a run across and ended up with a 2-0 loss to the Aztecs. "I thought we might do it there, at the end," Marina Coach Bob Marshall said. Marina did look as though it would climb back into the game after sophomore Austin Sokja hit a lead-off single and junior Jake Bauers drew a walk, to start the bottom of the seventh.
SPORTS
June 16, 2010
Eight players from three local schools have landed on the 2010 All-Sunset League boys' volleyball team. Named to the first team were senior opposite Torey Darrin, senior middle blocker Ryan Smith and junior libero Michael Brinkley of Edison. Edison senior setter Jeff Newella and middle blocker Nick Capriccio were named to the second team which also included senior outside hitter Chad Hoppe of Marina and senior outside hitter Chris Van Vuuren and junior opposite Trent Kursten of Fountain Valley.
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By Matt Szabo | May 6, 2010
The Edison High baseball team continues its quest to try to win back-to-back Sunset League titles for the first time in program history. The Chargers took a big step toward that goal by winning at Esperanza last Friday, 12-9, in a battle for outright first place in league. Edison came into this week's series against Fountain Valley in first place at 9-2 in league. Esperanza is in second at 8-3. "If we play our game, we'll let everything else speak for itself," Edison Coach Steve Lambright said.
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By Matt Szabo | May 1, 2010
HUNTINGTON BEACH — Game 1 slipped away Friday night for the Edison High boys’ volleyball team. The match followed, along with a good chance at a Sunset League title. Visiting Esperanza pulled out the broom to sweep the Chargers, 26-24, 25-16, 25-22, staying alone in first place in league with a week to go. The Aztecs (7-1 in league), ranked No. 2 in the CIF Southern Section Division I poll, only have to beat Los Alamitos and Fountain Valley next week to win the title outright.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | April 29, 2010
Coach Steve Lambright said only twice in his 10 years with the Edison High baseball program have the Chargers swept Marina. This is one of those years, as Edison — first place in the Sunset League — used a pair of home runs from junior outfielder Eric Snyder and strong pitching from senior Nic Hanson to win, 7-1, on Friday at Marina High. Snyder, who had a solo home run in a 1-0 victory over Los Alamitos the previous week, finished Friday’s game three for three with the two homers and five runs batted in. “I’ve been really focusing on my stance lately, and I’ve just been seeing the ball great,” Snyder said.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | April 29, 2010
Serving wasn’t a problem Tuesday night for the Edison High boys’ volleyball team, as senior Ryan Smith and junior Danny McCarty combined for seven aces. Passing wasn’t bad either, as 10 different Chargers recorded kills. Edison is now ready for Friday night after topping intercity rival Marina, 25-17, 25-17, 25-12, in a Sunset League match at home Tuesday. Esperanza (6-1 in league) suffered its first league loss Tuesday at Newport Harbor (5-2). Edison is also 5-2 in league, so the Chargers can create a possible three-way tie for first by beating Esperanza on Friday night.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | October 29, 2009
To be sure, it’s been a tough year for the Marina High football team. The Vikings have been outscored, 243-79, in their seven games. In their first two Sunset League games, they’ve been outscored, 108-7. Yet tonight at Valencia High, they feel like they have a chance to do something they haven’t done since 2004: win a league game. Marina (1-6, 0-2) faces Esperanza (3-4, 0-2), another team looking for its first league win. “As coaches, we feel like we match up with them very, very well,” Marina Coach Dan Petrone said.
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