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By Mike Sciacca | January 15, 2009
Ocean View High boys? basketball coach Jim Harris, who on Jan. 3 led the school to its 600th all-time victory in the sport, will be recognized for the accomplishments he has achieved during his 31-year tenure at the school at Tuesday?s Huntington Beach City Council meeting. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at City Hall. ?I thought this would be a nice way to show an appreciation for what Coach Harris has accomplished at Ocean View High School and in the sports community in general,?
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December 12, 2002
HAPPENINGS Sliming down Huntington Beach Hospital surgeon Brian Quebbemann performs cutting-edge weight reduction surgery . B1 ALSO: Reel Critics review "Solaris" and "Analyze That." B2 Tom Titus reviews Fleabitten Productions' debut, the romantic comedy "Jerry Finnegan's Sister." B4 CITYSCAPE Big screen surf Die-hard surfers have reinvented surf movies in the theater in Huntington Beach, capturing a new audience. A4 ALSO: Assemblyman Tom Harman introduces a bill to have seven acres of sand dunes in Southeast Huntington Beach.
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January 23, 2003
Mike Sciacca John Impelman is the type of player that a coach loves to train, Jimmy Harris said. Jimmy Harris and his father, Jim, are head coaches of the boys' basketball team at Ocean View High, for which Impelman plays. The Seahawk program is one of the most solid and successful in Orange County and many a player has come into the fold hoping to get the most out of that program. Impelman, although not a starter nor a prolific scorer, certainly makes the most of every moment.
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December 12, 2002
Mike Sciacca It's not often that a son will say no when his father asks something of him. Especially when a father-son relationship is as close as the one forged between Jim and Jimmy Harris. But when Jim Harris asked his son last year if he would be interested in sharing head coaching duties for the Ocean View High boys' varsity basketball team, his son came back with a negative. "I told him no because I really felt that you could not go into coaching half-heartedly in this program," said Jimmy Harris, already a varsity assistant on his father's coaching staff.
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By Mike Sciacca | January 8, 2009
During the holiday break, the Ocean View High boys? basketball program reached another major milestone. When the Seahawks edged an 11-3 Mission Viejo team, 40-39, Saturday at Capistrano Valley High, the school earned its 600th victory. Jim Harris, who coaches the team with his son, Jimmy Harris, a former All-CIF player for the Sehawks, has been court side for each one of those victories. In his 31 years guiding the program, Harris? teams have combined to amass a 600-248 all-time record.
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By Mike Sciacca | March 22, 2007
Brandon Ishimoto, a speedy point guard on the Ocean View High boys' basketball team, has been named the 2007 MVP of the Golden West League. Ishimoto, a junior, headed the all-league team that included two other Seahawks named first-team and four more making honorable mention. Ishimoto played a majority of the season with a fractured left wrist, an injury he sustained during Ocean View's first tournament of the year in Arroyo Grande, Ocean View co-head coach Jimmy Harris said.
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November 27, 2003
Mike Sciacca If ever you need to find Jim Harris, look no further than the gymnasium at Ocean View High, it's a safe bet you'll find him there. A math teacher on campus, Harris begins his 26th year as head coach of the Seahawks' boys' basketball program on Dec. 4. Four days later, he'll begin his first year coaching the girls' program. "Needless to say, I'll be pretty busy," Jim Harris said. "I'm looking forward to what should be a very interesting season."
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By Mike Sciacca | December 7, 2011
HUNTINGTON BEACH - The first full week in December traditionally has been the week that the Ocean View High boys' basketball tournament gets underway. Such was the case Tuesday but the annual event, which has drawn some of the top prep teams, had a new look and feel to it. For starters, the tournament, formerly known as the Tournament of Champions, has been christened the Jim Harris Memorial Tournament of Champions, in honor of late-Ocean View head coach Jim Harris who died near the end of October after a brief battle with cancer. His presence was definitely missed, but he'd be proud of what the Seahawks accomplished on the court.
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By Mike Sciacca | January 20, 2009
When Fabian Luna became head coach of the Huntington Beach High boys' basketball program three years ago, he said one of the first things he did was get on the phone and try to secure games against local schools. One school to take up his offer was Ocean View. Last year, the Oilers and Seahawks finally met on the hardwood and Huntington came away with a home court victory. Monday, the Seahawks welcomed Huntington to the Ocean View gymnasium, then promptly showed the Oilers the backdoor.
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By Mike Sciacca | February 22, 2007
The Ocean View High boys' basketball team is streaking to a return appearance in the CIF Southern Section quarterfinals. The Seahawks used scoring spurts at both ends of the first and second quarters of their Division IIA second-round game Tuesday against Northview to take control, then finished the game with a flourish to eliminate the visiting Vikings, 57-47, before a raucous crowd at Ocean View. The victory sets up a quarterfinal date at 7:30 p.m. Friday against No. 13-seed Atascadero.
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By Mike Sciacca | January 18, 2012
The first quarter of Monday's nonleague boys' basketball game between Ocean View and Huntington Beach gave every indication that a fierce battle would ensue. The teams traded early punches, one taking the lead before the other regained it. A back-and-forth battle seemed imminent. But the game switched gears in the second quarter and by halftime, there was little doubt as to which team would emerge victorious. Ocean View turned a second-quarter blitz into an insurmountable lead and the visiting Seahawks went from a four-point lead after one quarter to a 31-point lead at the half and an eventual 82-68 win. Ocean View, which won its ninth straight game, scored 38 second-quarter points to overwhelm the Oilers.
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By Michael Sciacca | January 16, 2012
The first quarter of Monday's nonleague boys' basketball game between Ocean View and Huntington Beach gave every indication that a dogfight would ensue the rest of the way. The teams traded early punches, one taking the lead before the other regained it. A back-and-forth battle seemed imminent. But then the game switched gears in the second quarter, and by halftime, there was little doubt as to which team would come out victorious. Ocean View turned a second-quarter blitz into an insurmountable lead.
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By Mike Sciacca | December 7, 2011
HUNTINGTON BEACH - The first full week in December traditionally has been the week that the Ocean View High boys' basketball tournament gets underway. Such was the case Tuesday but the annual event, which has drawn some of the top prep teams, had a new look and feel to it. For starters, the tournament, formerly known as the Tournament of Champions, has been christened the Jim Harris Memorial Tournament of Champions, in honor of late-Ocean View head coach Jim Harris who died near the end of October after a brief battle with cancer. His presence was definitely missed, but he'd be proud of what the Seahawks accomplished on the court.
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By Mike Sciacca, michael.sciacca@latimes.com | February 11, 2011
HUNTINGTON BEACH — When the week began, the Ocean View High boys' basketball team needed a couple of things to happen if another Golden West League championship was to come its way. The first thing was out of the Seahawks' hands and strictly based on hope. The second was within their control but hinged on the first thing happening. Early Friday night, Ocean View had it both ways. The Seahawks earned a share of the Golden West title by knocking off Loara, quite easily, too, 81-57, at the Ocean View gym. The outcome left Ocean View, Loara and Segerstrom in a three-way tie for the championship.
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January 22, 2011
HUNTINGTON BEACH — It's been an interesting three-day work week for the Ocean View boys' basketball team, one that took the Seahawks from one end of the playing spectrum, to the other. It all began Monday with a home nonleague game against cross-town rival Huntington Beach, continued Wednesday with a key Golden West League game at Segerstrom and concluded Friday with another league contest against visiting Santa Ana. Ocean View gave up a season-high in points Monday against Huntington in an 81-72 loss.
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By Matt Szabo | March 18, 2009
Before Jim Harris’ eyes gravitate toward the basketball court, he’s looking in the stands prior to a big game. The pregame preparation and strategy sermons are over, but there’s one last thing to attend to. Harris wants to make eye contact with his wife, Sandi. “I’ve had a 30-plus year love affair with this school and basketball, and she is involved in sharing that with me,” Jim Harris said. “Or sharing me with that, however you want to say it. I try to get eye contact with her before a game and give her a signal, just to make sure she knows she’s still foremost on my mind and my heart.
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By Mike Sciacca | January 20, 2009
When Fabian Luna became head coach of the Huntington Beach High boys' basketball program three years ago, he said one of the first things he did was get on the phone and try to secure games against local schools. One school to take up his offer was Ocean View. Last year, the Oilers and Seahawks finally met on the hardwood and Huntington came away with a home court victory. Monday, the Seahawks welcomed Huntington to the Ocean View gymnasium, then promptly showed the Oilers the backdoor.
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By Mike Sciacca | January 15, 2009
Ocean View High boys? basketball coach Jim Harris, who on Jan. 3 led the school to its 600th all-time victory in the sport, will be recognized for the accomplishments he has achieved during his 31-year tenure at the school at Tuesday?s Huntington Beach City Council meeting. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at City Hall. ?I thought this would be a nice way to show an appreciation for what Coach Harris has accomplished at Ocean View High School and in the sports community in general,?
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By Mike Sciacca | January 8, 2009
During the holiday break, the Ocean View High boys? basketball program reached another major milestone. When the Seahawks edged an 11-3 Mission Viejo team, 40-39, Saturday at Capistrano Valley High, the school earned its 600th victory. Jim Harris, who coaches the team with his son, Jimmy Harris, a former All-CIF player for the Sehawks, has been court side for each one of those victories. In his 31 years guiding the program, Harris? teams have combined to amass a 600-248 all-time record.
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