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By Matt Szabo | July 23, 2009
NEWPORT BEACH — Jacqueline Pelletier has only been playing competitive tennis for about a year. Pelletier, a Huntington Beach resident, still has plenty of time to grow as a player. She just turned 12. But her game already appeared to be quite grown at the 20th annual Balboa Bay Club Junior Tournament, where she captured the girls’ 12 singles title Friday with a 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-0 victory over Natalie Penner of Alta Loma. Other locals in finals included Jacqueline’s brother, Beau, who fell in a tough boys’ 10 singles championship match, 7-6, 6-4, to top-seeded Leo Hibi of Irvine.
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By From Staff Reports | October 8, 2009
The Huntington Beach Pop Warner Junior Pee Wee division Gold Chargers won another nail-biter Saturday over the Tustin Gold Cobras, 12-6. Behind the blocks of Paul Rogers and Jonathan Moreida, Mike Saffell scored the winning touchdown in overtime for the Chargers. The Cobras scored first in a quarterback sneak and HB ended the first half down, 6-0. On their first possession of the second half, Chase Ault ran the ball 60 yards for a touchdown behind great downfield blocking.
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January 10, 2008
Eight members of the Huntington Beach High football team have been named to the 2007 All-Sea View League Football Team. Four members ? seniors Justin Niutapuai, Johnny Olivé, Josh Smith and Jason Spangler ? made the first team. Four other seniors ? Nick Gordan, Jimmy Elby, Anthony Vidal and Keith Roberts ? made the second team. ? Offensive Player of the Year Matt Wagner, senior, Trabuco Hills ? Defensive Player of the Year Gabe Lemon, junior, Trabuco Hills ?
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April 16, 2009
Huntington Beach High senior Allison Koressel finished first in the girls? pole vault Saturday at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational track and field meet. Koressel?s mark of 13 feet, 1 inch tied her personal-best and is also the top mark in California this season. It?s the same mark she earned to win the Surf City Invitational in late March. Fountain Valley junior Kyle Middlebrooks also fared well in Arcadia, taking third in the 100 meters in 10.89 seconds. Barons junior Jeff Tran placed fifth in the pole vault with a mark of 15-1.
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March 2, 2000
Marina High junior Cara Chlebicki was named co-MVP of for Sunset League girls water polo 2000, sharing the league's top honor with Esperanza senior Teresa Guidi, it was announced Wednesday. Esperanza's Max Miyahara, who guided the Aztecs to the league title, was selected the Coach of the Year. The nine-member First Team was dotted with five local players, while the Second Team was comprised of eight locals. Representing Marina on the First Team were senior Shauna Nielsen and junior Kendra Shanley, from Edison came juniors Caitlin Wilkes and Ali Malczynski, and Kristen Freemon was chosen from Huntington Beach.
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April 16, 2009
Ocean View High senior guard Mason Jones, along with junior guards Anthony Brown and Avery Johnson, have all been named MVPs of the Golden West League for boys? basketball. Sophomore guard Billy Keller is a first-team all-league honoree, and junior center Ryan Okwudiboyne and junior guard Aaron Delgado both made the second team. Jones, Brown and Johnson were the top three scorers for the Seahawks, who won the league title and also the CIF Southern Section Division IV-A title.
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January 6, 2000
Deshai Houston capped his football career at Ocean View High by being named recently as the Golden West League's Offensive Player of the Year. Houston, a quarterback, ended his record-setting senior campaign by passing for 2,645 yards and 35 touchdown passes. But offense wasn't his lone forte, as Houston, who also played defensive back, finished the season with 54 tackles, 32 assists, and eight interceptions (one of which was returned for a touchdown)
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December 3, 2009
Huntington Valley holding sign-ups Huntington Valley Little League is holding its final in-person sign-ups for spring Saturday. Registration will take place from noon to 4 p.m. at the Huntington Valley fields, 9191 Pioneer Ave. in Huntington Beach, near Magnolia Boulevard and Adams Avenue. All players must have an original birth certificate, three documents indicating proof of residency and payment for fees due. Costs are $75 for T-ball division, $120 for Little League division and $175 for both Junior and Senior divisions.
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January 13, 2005
Three members of the 2004 Edison High football team have been named to the CalHiSports.com All-State Underclass Football Team. Romney Fuga, Brian Shrock and Hunter White each was named to the squads. Fuga and Shrock made the Juniors team, and White made the Sophomores team. The junior players were set up on a first and second team, each composed of 30 players statewide. The sophomore team is composed of 30 players. Fuga, a 6-foot-2, 260 junior lineman last fall, was named to the junior first team.
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By: Natalie Venegas | September 8, 2005
The Corona del Mar High girls volleyball team, fresh off a CIF Southern Section playoff run last season, returns three seniors to the lineup, including last year's first-team All-CIF setter Kelly Christian. Last season, the Sea Kings captured first place in the Pacific Coast League while also claiming the CIF Division III-A championship. The team finished 27-6 after falling to University of San Diego High in the regional semifinals of the CIF State Division III championships.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 16, 2014
Two years after a privately run junior lifeguard organization ended its operations at Sunset Beach, a new state-funded program has set up at Bolsa Chica State Beach and is looking for students. California State Parks lifeguard and junior lifeguard program coordinator Chris Egan said the classes in Bolsa Chica will fill the gap that the California Junior Lifeguards program left behind. In February, members of the California Junior Lifeguards pleaded with Huntington Beach to allow the business to keep running in the Sunset Beach community after its permit to operate expired.
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October 2, 2013
A dominant performance Saturday by the Huntington Beach Oilers paved the way to their fourth victory of the Junior All-American Football season. The Oilers led the entire way against the Whittier Trojans Gold team at Huntington Beach High and registered a 52-6 win in a Clinic Division contest. Aden Eckenwiler started the scoring on a 25-yard touchdown run that got the Huntington crowd fired up. A strong offensive line of Joseph Vardaro , Halu Ikeda , Andrew Ancona , Riley Rosenkranz , and Nick Skorhiem , made it look easy for the Oilers.
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August 28, 2013
It's been a busy, and successful, summer on the links for Lauren LaBow. The Huntington Beach resident won three junior golf tournaments this summer while playing on the PGA Southern California Junior Tour. LaBow capped her title run with a first-place performance at the Newport Beach Summer Shootout at Newport Beach Golf Club Aug. 11. The 13-year-old started the summer by winning her age division (girls' 12-14) title at the Recreation Summer Championship July 14 at Recreation Park Golf Course in Long Beach.
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August 28, 2013
The USA Water Polo women's junior national team won the gold medal at the 2013 FINA Women's Junior World Championships Sunday by defeating Spain, 9-7, in the championship game at Volos, Greece. Former Edison All-CIF player Alys Williams (Class of 2012), now at UCLA and a defender for the Bruins, is on the Team USA roster. Williams scored three goals during the tournament, posting single goals in wins against Greece (10-3) Saturday, New Zealand (12-5) Aug. 21, and against Italy (8-5)
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August 7, 2013
The 10-and-under coed water polo team from Vanguard Aquatics in Huntington Beach won the national championship in its division at the 2013 USA Water Polo Junior Olympics. Vanguard went undefeated in the tournament and capped its performance with a 7-3 victory over United (Los Alamitos), 7-3, in the championship division's gold-medal game Sunday at UC Irvine. The 10U coed team, which competed in Session 2 of the two-session tournament, also scored wins against Davis Water Polo Club (15-4)
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July 31, 2013
The 14-and-under boys' Blue (A) team from Vanguard Aquatics of Huntington Beach captured gold Tuesday at the 44th annual USA Water Polo Junior Olympics. Vanguard 14U Blue won the Championship Division tournament and gold medal by defeating Foothill Red (A), 11-8, in the division final at UC Irvine. Four Vanguard teams, all part of Session 1 of the tournament, played games at various venues in Orange County. Competition was held in Championship and Classic divisions for each age group.
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July 5, 2013
Kendall Small will transfer from Ocean View High, Ocean View Athletic Director and boys' basketball coach Tim Walsh said Friday. Walsh confirmed that Small is leaving Ocean View and it is his understanding that the 6-foot point guard will transfer to Lakewood Mayfair High. Small played varsity basketball and started at Ocean View in both his freshman and sophomore years. The junior-to-be is a two-time All-Golden West League player and was the league's Most Valuable Player this year.
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By Mike Sciacca | June 19, 2013
Brock Lundquist, a key figure behind Fountain Valley's drive to the 2013 Sunset League baseball championship, has been named the league's most valuable player. The junior heads an all-league team that includes Marina senior Jack Westermeyer as the pitcher of the year, Fountain Valley teammate Justin Cobb, a sophomore, sharing the rookie of the year honor with Huntington Beach freshman Logan Pouelsen, and Fountain Valley's Deric Yanagisawa as the coach of the year. Three players from Ocean View, seniors Jared Goodman an Aaron Beuel, and junior James Wilson, have been named to the All-Golden West League baseball team.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | March 6, 2013
The Huntington Beach City Council gave city staff the green light Monday to update its report on the possible annexation of the remaining portions of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands and uplands. In a 5-1 vote, with Councilman Dave Sullivan dissenting and Councilman Jim Katapodis absent, the city agreed to spend around $5,000 to update the study. "We have a huge pension problem over our head. The magnitude is going to be massive," Sullivan said. "We cannot afford to take this on. It's protected by government agencies.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | February 27, 2013
The Sunset Beach Junior Lifeguard program can keep catching waves along the shore, as long as they're headed out of town. The group has taught youngsters the basics of lifesaving for more than 20 years but now neighbors and the Sunset Beach Community Assn. are saying it's time for the program to move along. During the process of annexation to Huntington Beach in 2010, the Sunset Beach Community Assn. asked the city to discontinue the program. The two groups agreed to a written agreement that stated the city "shall not enter into an [sic]
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