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May 13, 2013
The Marina High baseball team's two wins against Fountain Valley last week proved to be big for momentum in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs. The Vikings took the series against the Sunset League champion Barons, 2-1, and earned a home game when pairings were released Monday. Marina (18-8), the Sunset League's second-place team, will play host to Norco (20-4, Big VIII League second-place team) Thursday at 3:15 p.m. Fountain Valley (23-4) will open the playoffs at home in Thursday's first round.
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By Matt Szabo | May 21, 2009
Kendra Rosales calls it a huge dream come true, seeing the Edison High softball team win a share of its first league title since 1983. Rosales knows what it’s taken to get there for the Chargers, who clinched by edging Los Alamitos, 2-1, on the road May 14. Junior Courtney Gonzales’ RBI double in the seventh scored pinch-runner Jessica Reichner, after freshman Jessica Plaza had doubled to open the inning. Edison (19-5) plays host to Brea Olinda today in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs.
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By Mike Sciacca | August 28, 2013
When you look at the 2013 Brethren Christian High football roster, the tangibles are present for what could be a big season. BC Coach Pat McInally shares those sentiments. It'd be hard not to, what with 17 returning starters back from last year's six-win team that made the CIF Southern Section playoffs. "If we stay healthy, I think we can be a great team," McInally said. "We have a great group of talented players, many from a great JV team we had two years ago that was dominant.
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By: | September 16, 2005
After nearly a two-month lull, the Newport Beach Breakers begin their quest tonight in the playoffs to defend their World Team Tennis crown. Last year's King Trophy winners, the Breakers face Western Conference champion Sacramento in the conference semifinal at 7 p.m. at Allstate Stadium at Sunrise Mall in the Sacramento area. "I know that everybody wants to do well," said Breakers Coach Dick Leach, whose team enters the playoffs the conference's No. 2 seed behind the Capitals.
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January 25, 2001
Mike Sciacca, Independent For the first time in a long time, AYSO Region 143 (Huntington Beach/Westminster) will be sending a team to the sectional playoffs. The Surf-City Smackers, girls' Under-10 Division team, will carry the Region 143 banner at University of California, Irvine in March, when they compete at the sectional tournament playoffs. The Smackers earned the right to advance by winning the Area 11-K tournament last weekend at Peterson School in Huntington Beach.
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By Mike Sciacca | June 19, 2008
When the 2007-08 prep sports calendar opened the first week of September, athletic contests went onward as usual. But as the hot, dry days of October began to unfold, winds of change changed the way the games were played. Yet as the school year forged on, and by the time classes let out for summer this past week, the prep sports calendar concluded the way it had began ? with plenty to celebrate. Below are some of the key sports happenings that were reported to the Independent during the 2007-08 school year.
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November 16, 2000
Mike Sciacca Ocean View High earned itself a berth in the CIF Southern Section Division VI playoffs by winning its regular season finale Friday, and the Seahawks have been rewarded a first-round date Friday with Seaview League champion Irvine. Also on opening night of the Division I playoffs, Sunset League runner-up Edison (8-2) will host Servite (7-3) at Huntington Beach High in the second meeting between the two teams this season, while Fountain Valley High (5-5)
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August 21, 2008
Former Edison High softball player Stacy Birk helped the Philadelphia Force secure second place in the 2009 National Pro Fastpitch season. The Philadelphia Force is based in Allentown, Pa. Birk, the Sunset League Pitcher of the Year at Edison, helped Philadelphia complete a four-game sweep of the Akron Racers on Sunday, which knocked Akron out of the four-team playoffs and kept the Force in second place in the final standings. During the regular season, Birk, who went from Edison to a playing career at Illinois State University, had an 0-1 record with a 3.65 earned-run average in 23 innings.
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November 18, 1999
You will have to forgive the excitement that has been echoing around the Ocean View High campus this week. Really, there is plenty to celebrate. For the first time since the 1990 season, the Ocean View football program will be involved in a CIF Southern Section postseason playoff game. Friday at 7:30 p.m., the Seahawks will travel to Western High's Handel Stadium in Anaheim to battle the Kennedy Fighting Irish in a Division VI first round showdown.
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January 4, 2001
The HB Stars, a girls' Under-14 Division squad out of AYSO Region 143 (Westminster/Huntington Beach) posted a 2-1-1 record last weekend and finished runner-up at the Fountain Valley High-5 Tournament. In winning their pool, the Stars defeated cross-town rival Region 56 (Huntington Beach) and Pasadena by identical 3-0 scores, before fighting Quartz Hills to a scoreless tie. They advanced to the championship game, where the fell to Cypress, 2-0. Kelli Fresenius, Gena Johnson, Loren Kortizija, Ann Ludolph, Caitlin McGinnis, Casey Mosard, Lauren Peaslee, Hilary Pohlman, Lindsey Rodgers, Gail Schenck, Jessica Shannon, Mia Show, Emily Tims and Mary Ann Watson all contributed to the Stars' tournament success.
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By Mike Sciacca | February 26, 2014
Five of the top 10-ranked teams, including the top four seeds, are still in the running for the CIF Southern Section Division 1 boys' soccer championship. Edison High is one of those remaining teams, and it's a golden feeling for the Chargers. The division's No. 2 seed needed two late scores, including a goal two minutes into a overtime by Jack Slavik, to pull out a 2-1 victory Tuesday at Long Beach Cabrillo. Slavik's golden goal, preceded by a goal by teammate Connor Gordon late in the second half, allowed the Chargers to slip past the upset-minded Jaguars, and into Thursday's quarterfinal round.
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By Mike Sciacca | February 26, 2014
Both Huntington Beach High and Ocean View took the first step toward a possible Southern Section championship by winning their respective games in weekend CIF girls' basketball playoffs competition. Sunset League champion Huntington easily advanced to the second round of the Division 1A playoffs by disposing of visiting Montebello (Almont League No. 3), 89-52. Senior guard Paola Roa netted a game-high 29 points and senior guard Stephanie Louie had 20 points as the Oilers cruised to the win. Huntington, the No. 3 seed in the tournament, took a 24-2 record into a Wednesday second-round game at Golden West League champion Westminster.
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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 19, 2014
The wild-card way is how the Edison High girls' water polo team has begun its postseason drive. The Chargers opened CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoff action by playing a wild-card game Tuesday, and their thorough performance Tuesday at the Costa Mesa High pool has them moving on in the postseason. Edison cruised to a 12-2 victory over El Dorado. The ninth-ranked Chargers shut out the Golden Hawks (Century League No. 4) in the first quarter and the entirety of the second half.
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January 2, 2014
The HB Breakers, an AYSO Extras Under-11 girls' soccer team, concluded their successful postseason by sweeping the AYSO Section 11 Extra League Cup playoffs Dec. 14-15 in Cypress. AYSO Section 11 consists of 68 separate regions spanning as far north as East LA and south to the border of Mexico. All of the teams are comprised of selected players chosen to represent their respective area regions. The teams who participate in the League Cup playoffs are invited based on the results of their fall season standings.
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By Mike Sciacca | November 20, 2013
The prep football season lives on for Edison High and Huntington Beach. Both the Chargers and Oilers kept their CIF Southern Section championship hopes alive by winning first-round playoff games Friday. Two other local teams, Fountain Valley and Brethren Christian, both were eight minutes away from advancing from their openers but each, instead, dropped their game on late touchdowns. Edison and Huntington are in the Southwest Division quarterfinal round, and both will play their second-round games Friday.
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By Mike Sciacca | November 13, 2013
Huntington Beach High and Ocean View are moving forward in the CIF Southern Section girls' volleyball playoffs. Both the Oilers and Seahawks picked up first-round home victories Tuesday. The Oilers, the second-place team from the Sunset League, did so by sweeping Mission Viejo (South Coast League No. 3), 25-19, 25-8, 25-15, in a Division 1-AA game. The Seahawks, the No. 2 team from the Golden West League, eliminated Chaffey (Mt. Baldy League No. 3), 25-20, 19-25, 25-22, 25-23, in Division 4-AA.
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By Mike Sciacca | November 13, 2013
Four local prep football teams have made their way into the postseason. The four teams - Edison, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach and Brethren Christian - will start the third leg of their season's journey with first-round games Friday in the CIF Southern Section Football Championships. Edison, Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach are all part of the Southwest Division field. The Chargers, the division's defending champion, will play at home for their opening game. The Barons and Oilers, are on the road for their openers.
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October 23, 2013
The Huntington Beach Jr. Pee Wee Division Gold Chargers opened up Pop Warner Football postseason playoff action Saturday at Lyons Field in Fullerton and came away with a 39-14 victory over the La Habra White Lions. The win advances the Gold Chargers to a 1 p.m. playoff game Saturday against the Tustin Black Cobras at Estancia High. Huntington drove inside the La Habra five-yard line early in the game but couldn't score. The White Lions got on the scoreboard first on a 95-yard touchdown run and two-point kick, to take an 8-0 lead.
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