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By Mike Sciacca | June 3, 2010
Two local senior track and field athletes have vaulted their way to the 92nd annual CIF State Track and Field Championships in Clovis. Both athletes, Michael Loschiavo of Huntington Beach, and Jeremy Kennedy of Marina, will be after the same individual title when they compete at Friday's preliminaries in the boys' pole vault. Both secured a spot at the State meet following strong performances Friday at the CIF Southern Section Masters Meet at Cerritos College in Norwalk. The top five finishers in each event from Masters advance to the State prelims at Buchanan High.
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By Matt Szabo | April 30, 2009
Fountain Valley High junior Kyle Middlebrooks won both the 100- and 200-meter dashes Saturday at the Orange County Championships track and field meet at Mission Viejo High. Middlebrooks won the 100 in a wind-aided time of 10.48 seconds, tops in the state this season. His time of 21.54 in the 200 was the fourth-best in the state this year. Huntington Beach senior Allison Koressel added to her standout season with a winning vault of 12 feet, 6 inches in the girls? pole vault.
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By Mike Sciacca | May 31, 2007
It's on to State for Huntington Beach High's Chrissy Van Doornum. Van Doornum, a senior, cleared 11-feet-8 in the girls' pole vault at last Friday's CIF-Southern Section Masters meet at Cerritos College in Norwalk. She tied for third place with Michelle McNamara of Covina and Lauren Radke of Oak Christian in an event won by Allison Stokke (13-3 1/2 ) of Newport Harbor High School. Van Doornum hit all of her heights on her first attempt and went out of the competition at 12-3, Oilers Coach Kim Clarke said.
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By Mike Sciacca | May 13, 2010
Randy Cruz saw the delivery from a different perspective Monday. Stationed behind home plate and in the visitor's dugout at the Saddleback High softball field, site of Ocean View's Golden West League game with the host Roadrunners, the Seahawks coach got a first-hand, straight-on look at freshman pitcher Brittany Hitchcock. "Her ball was really moving well and her inside and out pitches and drop curve were really happening," Cruz said. "It was really great to see her throw from that vantage point."
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By Michael Sciacca | May 30, 2012
A trio of local athletes have earned their way to the CIF State Track and Field Championships. Laura Hollander and Kylie Nishisaka of Marina, and Karen Snapper of Edison, will all be at Buchanan High in Clovis on Friday for the preliminary round of the State meet. The finals are Saturday. Hollander qualified in the girls' 3,200 meters run, finishing in 10 minutes, 17.2 seconds, and placed second behind sophomore Sara Baxter of Simi Valley, who won the evesnt in 10:08.71. Both easily cruised past the State qualifying time of 10:42.57.
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By Mike Sciacca | April 26, 2007
The Orange County Championships gave local athletes the chance to show their stuff Saturday, and several gave outstanding performances in the day-long event at Mission Viejo High. Huntington Beach senior Laura Boggeln threw 39-feet-9 3/4 in the girls' discus, and Oilers' teammates Bonnie Sorsensen (16-feet-10 1/4 ) and Chrissy VanDoornum (10-3) placed fifth and seventh, respectively, in the girls' long jump and pole vault. The Oilers trio was among several local athletes to garner a top 10 finish at the event.
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May 19, 2005
Mike Sciacca School records fell and top times and distances were established by local athletes at the CIF-Southern Section track and field preliminaries. Twenty athletes from Edison, Marina and Huntington Beach hit qualifying times and marks at the preliminaries to qualify for Saturday's Southern Section finals. The championships begin at 10:30 a.m. at Cerritos College in Norwalk. Here's a breakdown of how the locals fared at the preliminaries: Edison Boys The Chargers qualified their 4x100 relay team of Pat Murray, Bill Colazas, Josh Herrera and Justin Christjaener; their 4x400 relay team of Herrera, David Taff, Tyler Knox and Christjaener; Joe Gatel and Jayson Hayes in the 1600 and Aaron Roy in the pole vault.
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By Mike Sciacca | January 1, 2009
Another prep sports year has come and gone. But it didn?t fade into the past without plenty of fanfare and accomplishment from local high school sports teams and individuals. Titles were won, playoff berths secured, records set and sheer personal satisfaction was achieved in various athletic endeavors Here are some of the key prep highlights that were reported to the Independent during the past year: ? January-June It was a record-setting start to the New Year on the basketball court.
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By Britney Barnes | September 9, 2009
Sloshing through the mud in the freezing rain, pushing a broken down motorcycle on a trip with his two sons along the Continental Divide Trail is a memory that has become even more precious for one father since his youngest son, Léon Roach III, died Sunday. The trip was just one of the family’s usual summer adventures, but looking back on the journey across the more than 2,500 mile trail, Léon Roach II remembers when his son grabbed him as they made their way along in the miserable conditions and said, “You’re my hero.
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