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By Mike Sciacca | February 19, 2009
Five local girls’ basketball teams begin the final leg of the 2008-09 season at 7:30 tonight when they play first-round games in the CIF Southern Section playoffs. On Friday, one area boys’ hoops team begins its drive for a Southern Section championship. Three others — Edison, Huntington Beach and Marina — opened postseason play Wednesday.   Girls’ Basketball Division IA Marina, the No. 3 team from the Sunset League, opens tournament play hosting Mission Viejo.
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.
By Mike Sciacca | December 18, 2008
Pulling off one of the early upsets in the girls’ prep basketball season, the Huntington Beach Oilers won the Hoops Challenge at Fountain Valley High on Saturday by upending Woodbridge, 56-40, in the tournament final. Noelani Viloria scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds and went on to be named to the all-tournament team. Teammate Meghan White hauled in 14 rebounds and shut down the Warriors’ inside game. The win moved Huntington to 5-0 overall. The Oilers currently are in Phoenix playing at the NIKE Tournament of Champions.
By Mike Sciacca | July 31, 2008
The Ocean View High American Legion baseball team lost its first two games in district tournament play and was eliminated from title contention at Glover Stadium in Anaheim. Ocean View, Mission Viejo, Dana Hills and Whittier high school-aged teams competed in the district tournament, which was a double-elimination event. The Seahawks entered the tournament with a 14-1 record. Ocean View led Mission Viejo throughout the majority of the tournament opener July 24, but Mission Viejo scored twice in the top of the seventh to win, 6-2. Ocean View was in scoring position with one out in the bottom of the seventh after juniors Matt Larsen and Aaron Delgado singled.
By Mike Sciacca | July 24, 2008
The Huntington Beach High girls? basketball team defeated the South Torrance Spartans to win the San Diego Classic title Sunday. The tournament, started in 1987 with eight teams, is the nation?s largest high school girls? basketball tournament. This year?s event had 352 teams from California, Arizona, Oregon and Washington. The Oilers, coached by Russell McClurg, are: Lauren Ogata, Alyssa Shapiro, Merwa Asizi, Kelsey Minato, Maya Kennedy, Emi Harase, Kala Johnson, Maddie McKinley, Sarah Boggeln, Noelani Viloria, Chelsey Pinegar, Amber Page, Sasha Mancisidor and Meghan White.
By Mike Sciacca | July 10, 2008
A victory lap around LeBard Park was warranted after Ocean View Little League defeated Costa Mesa National, 5-2, to claim the District 62 All-Star Majors title Monday night. A few minutes later after his team hoisted and waved the championship banner for supporters, Coach Richard Lopez put into words what led to the locals taking the winning spin around the field. “We never gave up,” he said. “We came out very tense and uncharacteristically made two or three errors in those first innings.
By Mike Sciacca | July 7, 2008
HUNTINGTON BEACH — It was only the bottom of the first inning of Monday’s championship game of the District 62 Little League All-Stars tournament, and already Ocean View had dug itself into a 2-0 hole against Costa Mesa National. Yet the remainder of the way, Ocean View tamed Costa Mesa National, scored the final five runs of the game at Seaview Little League’s LeBard Field and went on to claim a 5-2 victory and the District 62 banner. “The kids came out very tense but I was really happy with how they finished the game,” said Manager Richard Lopez who will lead Ocean View into the Section 10 tournament that begins Saturday.
May 15, 2008
EDITOR?S NOTE: These people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. They are considered innocent until proved guilty. Huntington Beach Roscoe W. Whitesell, 45, Whittier Megan L. Conway, 24, Los Alamitos Luis G. Garcia, 42, Midway City Quentin K. Wallace, 28, Wilmington Raul L. Vargas, 24, Fullerton Ara J. Cazandjian, 39, Glendale Timothy J. Byington, 47, Huntington Beach Vanessa E. Wenot, 22, Huntington Beach Jafar H. Shahwan, 26, Garden Grove Pamela S. McBride, 39, Huntington Beach Kimberly T. Nilsen, 37, Los Alamitos Benjamin P. Richardson, 26, England Eric Timmering, 25, Huntington Beach Gerardo M. Rodriguez, 30, Anaheim Scott T. Coulon, 30, San Diego Cammie A. Moore, 43, Huntington Beach Aarika I. Jackson, 22, Mission Viejo Michael E. Chase, 42, Fountain Valley Francisco C. Sandoval, 34, Long Beach Michael Tran, 24, Long Beach Eric J. Schaeffer, 47, Fountain Valley Fountain Valley Jose L. Ordonez Cruz, 25 Jessica L. Gohner, 22 Arturo O. Brito, 22 Michael E. McComb, 59 Ram Yeon Ahn, 45 The Fountain Valley Police Department does not provide city of residence.
By Mike Sciacca | March 6, 2008
The Huntington Beach High baseball team is off and running in the Newport Elks Tournament. The Oilers opened up their 2008 campaign this past week with three impressive victories, the most recent being a 9-0 shutout of host Ocean View Monday. Huntington blew open a tight game by posting a four-run third-inning, then tacked on two runs in each of the fifth and seventh innings to put the game away. The Oilers outhit the Seahawks, 9-3. Senior MJ Forsberg notched his second win of the young season in a complete-game performance.
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