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By Mike Sciacca | November 6, 2013
Huntington Beach High girls' volleyball coach Craig Pazanti knew that in order for his team to have success in Tuesday's Sunset League showdown against top-ranked Los Alamitos, the Oilers would have to prevent the Griffins from taking the early lead. "It's something we worked on in practice for the past 2 1/2 weeks, since we last played them," he explained after Tuesday's match. "We had a game plan set but we didn't execute on any of those things we had worked on. " In a match that determined the 2013 Sunset champion, visiting Los Alamitos took command early and went on to claim the crown by sweeping the Oilers, 25-18, 25-21, 25-17.
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By Mike Sciacca, michael.sciacca@latimes.com | January 19, 2011
Edison picked up a critical victory and Marina defeated a crosstown rival Tuesday in Sunset League girls' soccer action. In a showdown at Laurel School in Los Alamitos, unranked Edison rallied in the second half to record a 2-1 win over Los Alamitos, the top-ranked team in CIF Division 1. Chargers Coach Kerry Crooks said it was Edison's first win over the Griffins in four years. Los Alamitos (3-1) struck first with a goal at the 58th-minute mark. Edison (3-1) came back and tied the score eight minutes later on a goal by sophomore Karly Freeman, off an assist by Becca Ross.
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February 8, 2014
Edison got what it had hoped for Friday: a shot at first place in the Sunset League boys' basketball race. The Chargers, in fact, had three shots at a share of the league lead in the final 9.3 seconds of their showdown with Los Alamitos, but when the final buzzer sounded it was the visiting Griffins who were able to somehow survive. Two of the three shot attempts Edison got off in a wild and frantic finish at Dave Mohs Gymnasium bounced off the rim - the other was blocked - and Los Alamitos was able to escape with a 52-51 victory that would give the Griffins at least a share of the 2014 league championship.
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By Mike Sciacca | October 17, 2012
Two games into the race for the Sunset League football championship, defending-champ Edison and Huntington Beach have emerged as the early leaders for the 2012 crown. In the Golden West League, Ocean View is still in the running for the top spot and possible CIF Southern Section playoff berth. For Brethren Christian, a new season gets under way with the start of Academy League play. Below is a preview of this week's games. * Thursday Sage Hill (0-7) vs. Brethren Christian (4-3)
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By: Matt Lewis | September 28, 2005
Newport Harbor High's girls tennis team fell, 11-7, in nonleague play to one of Orange County's best tennis squads, Los Alamitos. The Sailors lost five of six sets in the opening round, and could not overcome the deficit. "I was impressed with our girls," said Sailor Coach Fletcher Olson. "After we dropped far behind in the first set, the girls really turned it around in the second and third sets." Newport won five of nine doubles sets. Melissa Chinn and Alex McIntosh had the most impressive match, rallying from 4-5 to a 7-5 victory in their opening match.
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By Matt Szabo | January 28, 2010
HUNTINGTON BEACH — The Marina High boys’ basketball team was in an unfamiliar position, with a chance to knock off defending league champion Los Alamitos with a basket. Shooting the three-ball, though? Plenty familiar for Vikings senior Dane Okuda. Okuda buried a three-pointer from the left wing with two seconds left Friday night, the winning basket as the Vikings stunned the Griffins, 67-66. “I thought [senior point guard Tyler James] was going to take it and he just passed it,” Okuda said.
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By Mike Sciacca | November 9, 2006
The final week of the prep football season has one Huntington Beach school competing for a coveted league championship. Tonight at 7 p.m., Edison and Los Alamitos square off at Veterans Stadium in Long Beach, and the winner of that game will earn no worse than a share of the Sunset League championship. The Chargers-Griffins showdown is just one of two games involving Surf City teams tonight. Also at 7 p.m., Huntington Beach plays host to Foothill in Sea View League action.
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By Mike Sciacca | October 26, 2006
It's jockeying time on the football field. With league races entering the halfway point this week, four local teams will be looking to get back into championship contention. Marina starts the week's local action by taking to the road tonight, while Edison, Huntington Beach and Ocean View go under the lights Friday. Tonight's game: Marina (1-6, 0-2) vs. Los Alamitos (6-1, 2-0) (at Veterans Stadium, 7 p.m.) Los Alamitos gets the favorite's nod in this one, as the Sunset League enters its third week of competition.
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By Mike Sciacca | March 27, 2008
All along, Edison baseball coach Steve Lambright has said his young squad needed a boost in the confidence department. His team got that shot in a big way March 20. Los Alamitos, not only the top-ranked team in CIF Division I and Orange County but also the state, came to Edison sporting a 9-1 record and four-game winning streak that took them to the title of the prestigious Loara Tournament and a 2-0 start in Sunset League play. That streak came to an end, though, when the visiting Griffins were handed a 4-0 shutout loss by the Chargers.
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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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By Mike Sciacca | April 16, 2014
Two thorough victories to end the previous week, has left two teams tied for the top spot in the Sunset League softball race. Huntington Beach went into spring break tied with Edison for the Sunset lead, as both the Oilers and Chargers picked up double-digit wins April 10. Huntington, ranked sixth in CIF Southern Section Division 1, took a 12-2 win from Fountain Valley in a game that went five innings. Alyssa Horeczko had four hits and scored three runs, and Ivy Davis had three hits and three RBIs for the Oilers who racked up 16 hits.
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By Mike Sciacca | April 9, 2014
Huntington Beach High ran its mark of consecutive boys' volleyball matches won to 42 Friday by sweeping visiting Marina in Sunset League action. The Oilers ran their league record to 3-0 by taking down the Vikings, 25-14, 25-14, 25-13. Connor Kotchnik and Alex Wolf had five kills each for the CIF Southern Section's No. 1-ranked team in Division 1, now 18-0 on the season. Huntington's 42-match win streaks dates to last season. "This was a good team effort," Huntington Coach Craig Pazanti said.
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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 | 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.
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By Mike Sciacca | February 19, 2014
Four local girls' basketball teams have aspirations of playing for a championship. Each will take its initial step into the postseason and toward that goal when CIF Southern Section first-round games begin Thursday and Saturday. • Ocean View gets the locals off and running Thursday. The Seahawks, the No. 2 team from the Golden West League and tournament's No. 12 seed, play host to Pomona (Valle Vista League No. 3) in a first-round Division 3A game at 7 p.m. A second-round date Saturday awaits either the Seahawks or Red Devils.
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By Mike Sciacca | February 19, 2014
For four local prep basketball teams, the season has come to an end. In boys' basketball, Marina went out on a winning note Feb. 13 by handing playoff-bound Newport Harbor (5-5 league, third-place) a 62-59 loss in Sunset League action. Sophomore guard Ethan Young scored 13 points and in his final game, senior guard Derek Mallard scored 11 points for the Vikings who won on Senior Night. Marina completed a 3-7 Sunset League campaign, good for fourth place. The Vikings, who suffered late, consecutive league losses earlier this month to Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley which denied them postseason consideration, went 9-17 overall.
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By Mike Sciacca | February 12, 2014
The Sunset League boys' basketball season is one game away from its completion, but the suspense as to which team will win the league championship is over. That title belongs to Los Alamitos. The Griffins (9-0 league) captured a share of the title Friday by holding off host Edison, 52-51. They secured an outright championship Tuesday by rallying from a one-point halftime deficit at Newport Harbor (5-4 league) to down the Sailors, 55-43. In Sunset matchups Tuesday that featured local teams going head-to-head, Fountain Valley led wire-to-wire in defeating visiting Marina , 65-54, and Edison remained entrenched in second place in the league standings by winning, 59-44, at Huntington Beach . Senior guard Richard Le hit five three-point shots and scored a game-high 20 points on Senior Night at Fountain Valley as the Barons (9-17, 2-7)
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By Mike Sciacca | February 12, 2014
The Edison High boys' soccer team again is champion of the Sunset League. In a game that determined first place and as to which team would take the title, Edison slipped past visiting Los Alamitos, 1-0, Friday to clinch the crown. It took Connor Gordon's goal off a penalty kick in the final minute of the game, to give the Chargers the win and secure the program's third league title in five years. "This team has come up big in key games all season long," Edison Coach Charlie Breneman said.
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