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By Mike Sciacca | April 9, 2014
Through Round One of the Sunset League baseball season, the Huntington Beach Oilers sit atop the league standings. Not only that, but they entered the week atop the CIF Southern Section Division 1 rankings. Huntington completed the first round of league play with a 5-0 record, scoring wins last week against Los Alamitos (10-1), and Edison (3-2). The Oilers overpowered Los Alamitos Friday to earn their sixth-straight victory. Junior Tyler Murray delivered three doubles and drove in three runs, junior Daniel Amaral had a double, home run and three runs batted in, and junior Noah Davis took a no-hitter into the sixth inning.
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NEWS
April 2, 2014
Fountain Valley police are asking for the public's help identifying suspects involved in separate crimes. Authorities released photos of three individuals suspected in respective criminal actions, according to multiple press releases from police. On March 24, a suspect wearing a blue jacket and a riding a blue mountain bike reportedly stole a cell phone and an MP3 player from an employee's desk at a business on Lawson River Avenue. He was last seen riding away on his bicycle.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | April 2, 2014
Huntington Beach High and Edison both won their first two matches in Sunset League boys' volleyball competition, each winning on Tuesday. Huntington , which continues at No. 1 in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 rankings, defeated host Fountain Valley , 25-12, 26-28, 25-18, 25-17. Outside hitters TJ DeFalco (nine digs) and Sean Morrissey had 19 and 14 kills, respectively, for the Oilers (17-0), who ran their league match win streak to 22. Will Thibodeau had eight kills and Brian Martinez 13 digs for the Barons (9-4)
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By Mike Sciacca | April 2, 2014
It's still in the early stages of the Sunset League baseball season, but setting the early pace, are co-league leaders Huntington Beach High and Edison. Huntington Beach , the fourth-ranked team in CIF Southern Section Division 1, went on the road March 26 to face Fountain Valley, and won a well-played nail-biter, 2-1. The Oilers on Friday took a 9-3 home win from Marina. Senior Jarrett Anton hit a two-run triple in the top of the seventh inning to break open a scoreless tie at Fountain Valley, then held off the Barons in the bottom-half of the seventh to get the key win. Senior Sean O'Toole (2-0)
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By Mike Sciacca | March 19, 2014
There was an unveiling Monday night at Elmer Combs Gymnasium at Huntington Beach High that paid tribute to the Oilers' boys' volleyball program, and for good reason. Three championship banners, one for CIF Southern Section Division 1 title, another for a State Regional Championships title, and the third, for a national championship title, each symbolic of the many accomplishments achieved by the 2013 team, went up on permanent display, prior to the start of Huntington's nonleague match against Hawaii Kamehameha.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | March 19, 2014
The 2014 prep baseball season is not even a month old, but the start to what is sure to be a fun Sunset League race already gets underway Friday. The first games in the first round of league play finds defending champion Fountain Valley traveling to face Los Alamitos, Marina hosting Edison, and Huntington Beach home to Newport Harbor. First pitch for all three games is 3:15 p.m. Two Sunset teams enter league play ranked among the top 10 in CIF Southern Section Division 1: Los Alamitos is No. 2 and Huntington No. 6. — • Edison played a nonleague doubleheader Monday against Long Beach Poly, and split with the visiting Jackrabbits.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | March 12, 2014
After rain delayed the start to the season for several local prep baseball teams, the locals finally got their respective seasons underway in the past week. Huntington Beach played three games over a three-day period, and went 2-1 in the process. The Oilers, ranked 10th in CIF Southern Section Division 1, won their opener, 7-2, Friday against Foothill, came back Saturday to play at JSerra and lost, 11-8, to the Lions (No. 5, Division 1), and bounced back Monday to defeat visiting Palm Desert (No. 5, Division 3)
NEWS
By Katie Metzger | March 7, 2014
A new law in Fountain Valley that aims to clean up parks and other public spaces by cutting down on scavenging is closer to adoption. The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance amending the city's scavenging law. The law will go into effect upon adoption of the second reading at the next council meeting March 18. Fountain Valley Police Department officials said there have been increased complaints about...
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | March 6, 2014
Ocean View High girls' softball got its 2014 season off to a big start Tuesday by overpowering visiting Costa Mesa, 10-0. Senior co-captain Emily Long homered and drove in three runs, senior co-captain Tobi Salzman had three hits, and junior Billi Derleth had two hits and drove in five runs for the Seahawks whose offense came alive in the third inning. Ocean View hosts Tustin at 3:15 p.m. Thursday in nonleague play. Edison and Huntington Beach had their season openers rained out Saturday.
NEWS
March 3, 2014
A Fountain Valley man was sentenced to 33 years to life in state prison for causing an explosion that started a fire in a motel room, according to authorities. Thanh Van Quang, 39, was also ordered to pay more than $177,000 in restitution, according to a press statement from the Orange County district attorney's office. A jury found him guilty Oct. 30, 2013, on one count each of arson of an inhabited property and possession of a flammable material. Last year's incident marked the fifth conviction for Quang.
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