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December 23, 1999
The Magic assumed sole possession of first place in the Fountain Valley National Junior Basketball boys Division I standings with a 40-23 victory over the previously unbeaten Titans Sunday at Fountain Valley High. The Magic (3-0) took a five point lead after the first quarter, then went on a 25-2 tear in the second quarter en route to a 34-6 halftime lead. Ricky Hagen led the way with 19 points, with Nguyen Dau adding 11. Nate Haglund topped the boards with 13 rebounds, and Ryan Pham finished with 10. Drew Peterson's nine points paced the Titans.
NEWS
October 7, 1999
Former Marina High standout Kristen Palmer continues to lead the Northwestern University women's soccer team, and she padded her offensive statistics Wednesday in a 2-2 tie with Illinois. Palmer, a 5-foot-6 senior defender, assisted both Wildcat goals as Northwestern improved to 0-5-1 in Big Ten play and 2-8-1 overall. The former All-CIF performer from Marina also scored her team's lone goal in Monday's 3-1 loss to Iowa. Palmer leads the Wildcats in scoring this season with 13 total points, with seven coming on assists.
NEWS
January 20, 2000
The North Huntington Beach Rebels, a 6th-grade All-Net girls basketball team, jumped out to a quick lead and never let up on the defensive pressure in scoring a 34-15 Blue Conference victory over Fullerton in National Junior Basketball weekend action. Lauren Kortizija, Erin Eskey, and Lindsey Schulze combined for 11 steals, and Kortizija paced the Rebel offense with 15 points and five steals. Schulze, who hit five of six field goal attempts, scored 11 points and had six assists, and Ciara Sheppard added eight points.
NEWS
May 11, 2000
Justin Isabell delivered a grand slam in the second inning to lead the way for the Pirates, who went on to hold off the Rockies, 10-9, in Seaview Little League Minor A Division play. The Rockies, however, held a 9-4 lead heading into the fifth inning, where Bryan Kobylka, Chaz Haffke, and Chris Czerniachowski all had key hits to spark the Pirates' comeback. Anthony Lee had two hits and a walk to lead the Rockies. Mariners 10, Yankees 3 The Mariners staked their way to seven first inning runs behind key hits from lead-off hitter Jamie Martin and the Amaral Brothers, Aaron and Josh.
NEWS
May 12, 2000
The East Huntington Beach Mercury bolted to an early nine point lead, but then had to battle from behind in the second half Thursday to score a 30-24 victory over West Huntington Beach in an National Junior Basketball girls All-Net 7th-grade contest at the West Newport Community Center. East Huntington Beach took a 14-5 through the first 1 1/2 quarters of play, but the Mercury had to settle for a 14-11 halftime lead. West Huntington Beach continued to rally early in the second half and even forged a 19-14 lead, before East Huntington Beach closed the game with a 16-5 run. Kay-Dee Lane scored 10 points, DJ Butler scored six points to go along with 11 rebounds and two blocked shots, and Allison Budzinski scored six points with four assists.
NEWS
June 6, 2002
Brian Cassidy had a big day at the plate and Garrett Shinn had enough firepower on the mound to lead the Indians to a 6-5 victory over the A's in Majors Division action at Ocean View Little League. Cassidy was perfect in a three for three performance with five RBI. Shinn went the distance on the mound. In other games: Mariners 9, Astros 5 Cole Tisher hit a home run and got the win as the Mariners upended the first place Astros. Yankees 4, Diamondbacks 2 Daniel Williams, Mickey Moses and Brian Roberts combined pitching to lead the Yankees past the Diamondbacks.
NEWS
February 8, 2001
Crystal Perez poured in a game-high 19 points and Amanada Cecil grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Fountain Valley Hotshots over Newport Mesa, 37-26 in a National Junior Basketball girls' Division I contest. Perez also added three steals and 10 rebounds. Cecil scored six points and fouled out in the final quarter, forcing the Hotshots to finish the game with just five players. The Hotshots improved to 5-3 in division play. In Division II girls' play the Electricity improved to 8-0 after topping the Snappers, 32-23.
NEWS
May 4, 2000
The Angels stormed to an early lead Wednesday and used that fast start to produce an 8-5 victory over the Yankees in Minor A Division play at Seaview Little League. A five run first inning gave the Angels the cushion they would need. Robert McCarty began the outburst with a lead-off single, which was followed up by hits from Matt Seymour, Robbie Coutts, Bree Williston, and Alex Johnson. Seymour and Williston both finished the game 2 for 2 with a walk.
NEWS
April 20, 2000
Emily Hyams delivered an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning to lift the Diamond Demons to a 10-9 victory over Tuff & Teal in Huntington Beach Fastpitch Softball 8 and Under action. Hyams' hit capped a rally that began with successive singles by Caroline Gergen and Katie Roberts. Tuff & Teal had forged a tie at 9-9 in the fourth inning behind a lead-off single by Shady Person-Scott and a double by Paige Cook. Consecutive hits by Shannon McCormick, Cheyenne Flores, and Brooke Gross produced two runs and the deadlock.
NEWS
December 16, 1999
Jonathan Schuesler scored 18 points and the Oilers picked up their second win of the young season by defeating the Trailblazers, 53-43, in a boys Division I West Huntington Beach National Junior Basketball game at Westminster High. Lucas Puttock added 13 points, and both Jeff Holliday and Tim Hoffman came up with several key steals and blocked shots to lead the Oiler defense. Tony Moses poured in 17 points and Joey Hynes finished with 10 to lead the Trailblazers.
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SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | April 23, 2014
There is still plenty of action left in the 2014 Sunset League softball race but three games into the league season, the Huntington Beach Oilers hold the lead. Huntington picked up a key victory Tuesday at Marina in a game that featured two of the league's perennial top pitchers. The Oilers scored a run in the third inning, avoided several scoring opportunities by the Vikings, and made the run stand in a 1-0 win against the defending league champions. The win, combined with Edison's loss Tuesday at Los Alamitos, allowed the Oilers, 15-3 overall, 3-0 in league and ranked sixth in CIF Southern Section Division 1, to grab sole possession of the league lead.
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SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | April 2, 2014
Edison High won its first three games at the Woodbridge Tournament, and Monday's 4-0 quarterfinal round shutout of La Habra has put the Chargers into the semifinals. Sophomore pitcher Kiana Pancino threw a no-hitter with seven strikeouts and helped her cause offensively with a two-for-three hitting performance. Senior Liz Talataina smashed a three-run home run, and junior Ali Wester went two for three. The Chargers started the tournament with pool-play action Saturday and edged Rosary, 1-0. Junior Reis Birkett went three for three, freshman Riley Wester two for three, and freshman Aislinn Martin two for three with a double.
SPORTS
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)
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | March 12, 2014
As openers go, Marina High's softball team couldn't have asked for a better debut. Behind a potent offense and a first-game pitching gem, the Vikings were all over Kennedy, winning, 25-1, in nonleague play March 6 over the host Fighting Irish. Several Vikings powered the offense led by senior Tera Blanco, who hit a grand slam and drove in six runs. Blanco also registered her initial pitching win in her first game, getting the win on a one-hitter. Junior Emili Olague also homered in a three for three performance that included five RBIs.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | February 6, 2014
The Sunset League girls' basketball title chase is coming to a close and with three games left, the Huntington Beach High Oilers are close to closing in on a championship. The Oilers stayed undefeated in league play Monday by defeating visiting Fountain Valley, 81-53. Senior guard Paola Roa scored a game-high 23 points, and senior guard Stephanie Louie and freshman forward Frankie Wade-Sanchez had 15 points apiece for the Oilers. Senior post Emily Krause scored 16 points to pace Fountain Valley (9-14, 2-5)
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | January 22, 2014
Huntington Beach High remained alone in first place in the Sunset League Monday by going on the road and defeating Edison, 50-30, in girls' basketball action. The Oilers, the No. 4-ranked team in CIF Southern Section Division 1A, ran out to a 21-9 lead in the first quarter and extended their lead to 41-21, through three quarters. Senior guards Stephanie Louie and Paola Roa led the way for Huntington with 16 and 14 points, respectively. Louie connected on four three-point shots en route to her game-high 16 points.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | January 15, 2014
It was only the opening night of the Sunset League boys' basketball title chase but Edison's Rich Boyce and Marina's Nick Racklin knew heading into Friday's that getting off to a good start was imperative if their respective teams had hopes of winning a championship. "This league is such a grind," Boyce said. "You need to be ready every night to play because there are so many good teams and great coaches in this league. It's important to defend your home court, and that was something we waned to do tonight.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | January 2, 2014
A wild Sunset League race ended with six of seven teams making the CIF Southern Section playoffs, and several local players took top awards for the 2013 all-league team. Edison High senior two-way lineman Tico Fuga was named the Sunset's MVP. Another two-way lineman for the Chargers, Jesse Sosebee, also a senior, was named Offensive Lineman of the Year. Chargers' junior linebacker Manase Time took the Defensive Player of the Year honor. "Those guys played big roles for us this year," Edison Coach Dave White said after the Chargers' season came to an end in November.
NEWS
November 25, 2013
The Huntington Beach Fire Department responded to a fire in a three-story apartment building at 8102 Ellis Ave. on Saturday, according to a news release. The fire started on the stove top of a third-floor kitchen and was extinguished by the building's sprinkler system. Residents were evacuating the building when the first fire engine responded at 7:40 a.m. One minor injury was reported, but the victim was not transported to a hospital. The sprinklers caused significant water damage in the building, including the first and second floors, according to the release.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Miller | November 18, 2013
If Christopher Meredith wins the top prize at the Huntington Beach Downtown Artwalk's year-end showcase Thursday, he may make a gracious speech thanking his supporters. Then, the next week, he may make another one over Thanksgiving dinner. Meredith, a Fountain Valley resident, has been a visual artist for two decades. But if not for the urging of one patron - which is to say, his mother-in-law - he never would have created the image of the Huntington Beach Pier that will join other works from this year's artwalk at the Shorebreak Hotel.
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