September 28, 2000
Mike Sciacca, Independent It was Saturday morning, and Russ Oschman was getting ready to go in and watch game film. In many ways, it was a typical Saturday for Oschman during the prep football season, but what had transpired the night before, was anything but typical for the Huntington Beach High senior. Oschman all but turned game film from last Friday night's nonleague game with visiting Capistrano Valley into a personal highlight reel. Playing before the holm folk at Sheue Field, the senior running back rushed the ball 50 times for 268 yards and a touchdown to lead Huntington Beach to its initial victory of the season, a 17-0 blanking of the Cougars.
August 26, 2004
Mike Sciacca The first football rifled through the air at Ocean View High Monday, not to mention the first hit. It was the same that day at Huntington Beach and Marina, too. The day marked the official start of preseason practice for the three local schools, who went through their paces and took their first steps in preparation for the 2004 prep football season. Edison got a jump on its Huntington Beach brethren by beginning preseason practice on Aug. 19. That's because the Chargers open the season a week earlier than the other locals, with a Sept.
September 20, 2001
The images, the death, the destruction, the evil are almost too horrific to comprehend. Landmark skyscrapers that once graced the New York City horizon toppled and demolished by an unthinkable terrorist act. The nation's military headquarters attacked in similar fashion. But through it all, America's people stand proud, and here in Huntington Beach it's no different. Our patriotism stirred like never before, we are flying flags, donating blood, money and time, and promising that no matter how many shameful acts of cowardice, we will never crumble.
October 21, 1999
It's a safe assumption to say that the 1999 prep football season has been kind thus far to the Ocean View High Seahawks. If nothing else, the Seahawks have been highly entertaining. Entering the seventh week of the season, Ocean View comes into their Saturday night meeting with Golden West League rival Santa Ana with a 5-1 record, 1-0 in league play. The Seahawks' explosive offense has averaged 45 points per game - tops in the county. But their defense, which yielded 68 points in its first four games, has been hit for 115 in its last two outings.
September 7, 2011
Editor's note: The Independent ran the following editorial, its first after the 9/11 attacks, on Sept. 20, 2001. * The images, the death, the destruction, the evil are almost too horrific to comprehend. Landmark skyscrapers that once graced the New York City horizon toppled and demolished by an unthinkable terrorist act. The nation's military headquarters attacked in similar fashion. But through it all, America's people stand proud, and here in Huntington Beach it's no different.
November 20, 2003
The 2003 prep football season has come to an end for three local high schools. While Huntington Beach, Marina and Ocean View each were playing for pride in their season finales, Edison was playing for a piece of the Sunset League championship when it took on the Oilers. The Chargers gained a portion of the crown, too, and a berth in Friday's CIF playoffs, as they blanked Huntington, 35-0, at Cap Sheue Field. Edison took command of the game following a scoreless first quarter.
November 21, 2002
There will be no postseason party for three Huntington Beach high school football teams, each of which concluded their 2002 seasons last Friday. Ocean View went out on a winning note and began building for its future by defeating host Estancia, 26-19, on the final night of Golden West League competition. It finished the season 2-8. Junior quarterback Alex Hickerson threw for 235 yards and three touchdowns, junior running back Aaron Gonya became the school's single-season rushing leader, as he gained 46 yards on 17 carries, Shawn Kim had four receptions for 121 yards and one touchdown, and junior Ryan Morejon returned a third-quarter fumble 46 yards for a touchdown.
September 19, 2002
The opening weekend of the 2002 prep football season contained mixed results for the four local schools, who posted a combined record of 2-2. Week No. 2 finds the locals involved in some key nonleague clashes with schools taking on traditionally-strong programs the likes of Newport Harbor, Charter Oak and Capistrano Valley, plus the new kid on the block, Tesoro. Here's a look at the matchups: Friday's Games Charter Oak (0-1) vs. Huntington Beach (1-0)
December 26, 2012
The 2012 prep football season, which began in August, came to an end on Dec. 15. Below are the names of local players who have been named to the All-Sunset, Golden West and Academy League teams. 2012 Sunset League Football Team MVP: Derek Baljeu, Edison, DE/FB, Sr. Defensive Player of the year: Alejandro Perez, LB, Sr. Co-Offensive Back of the Year: Alek Torgersen, Edison, QB, Sr.; Chris d'Entremont, Fountain Valley, QB, Sr. Defensive Back of the year: Dylan Luther, Edison, DB, Sr. Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year: Miah Frost, Edison, Sr.; Adam Khouri, Huntington Beach, Sr. Co-Defensive Lineman of the year: Trenton Aschoff, Edison, Sr.; Ramsey Hufford, Newport Harbor, Jr. First Team Edison: Garrett Garcia TE/ED, Sr.; Donald Rice, RB/LB, Sr.: Elijah Herrera, RB/LB, Sr.: Marquis Ross, RB/DB, Sr.; Tico Fuga, OL/DL, Jr.; Trevor Borkowski, WR/DB, Sr.; Robert Reyes, LB/RB, Sr.; Jesse Sosebee, OL, Jr. * Fountain Valley: Wyatt Christensen, WR/LB/FS, Sr.; J.D. Hinnant, OT/DE, Sr.; Tyler Argy, NG, DL, Sr. * Huntington Beach: Kai Ross, QB/CB, Jr.; Milo Aviles, DL, Sr.; Sebastian DeMartini, OT/DL, Sr.; Matt Tavakoli, LB, Jr.; Jeff Wiederkehr, LB, Sr. * Marina: Izak Faoa, OL/DL, Sr.; James Myers, TE/LB, Jr. * Second Team Edison: Jeremy Maxwell, WR/DB, Jr.; Kiante Goudeau, WR/DB, Jr.; David Siliuta, OL, Jr.; Marcus Stepancich, WR, Sr.: Zach Donnelly, DL,...
November 28, 2012
For much of the 2012 prep football season, Edison has held down the top ranking in the CIF Southern Section Southwest Division poll. On Friday night, the Chargers will get to actually play for that coveted position. At 7:30 p.m., Edison will go up against third-seeded Villa Park in the division final at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. It will be the second meeting of the season between the two schools who first locked horns back in September. For Edison, the trip to Anaheim will mark the eighth time the program has played for a Southern Section title.