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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | November 10, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH - On the Newport Harbor High sideline, standout players wore hooded sweatshirts, jeans, outfits not fit for a football game Thursday. The Sailors went into the evening with a shot at sharing the Sunset League title. They looked banged up before the home game even started against Edison. Newport Harbor's focus turned to getting healthy for the CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division playoffs next week after the Chargers clinched the outright league title with a 35-7 win. On senior night at Newport Harbor, the Sailors missed three key seniors.
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From Staff Reports | December 28, 2011
Six local players were awarded top honors on the 2011 All-Sunset League football team. The team is headed by Edison senior quarterback Chase Favreau, who was named the league's Most Valuable Player. One person protecting Favreau up front was Edison senior, Alex Kircher, who was named Offensive Lineman of the Year. Senior Michael Chislock of Huntington Beach was selected Offensive Back of the Year. The Offensive Player of the Year honor went to Los Alamitos senior running back Cody Paul.
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By Mike Sciacca | May 2, 2012
Entering the final week of the Sunset League baseball season, it's just about anybody's guess as to which team - or teams - will emerge as champion. That race did become less crowded at the top as Edison was knocked off a share of the perch, while Marina and Los Alamitos held on to their respective grip. Marina (14-8 overall, 8-3 league) maintained its piece of the lead by taking two games from Fountain Valley in the past week. The most recent was a 1-0 road win Friday.
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By Mike Sciacca | May 3, 2013
HUNTINGTON BEACH - When Marina High defeated Edison back on April 16, the Vikings walked away with a surprising, 10-0 mercy-rule victory at Edison. When the teams met Thursday at Marina, the game had a completely different feel to it and with plenty riding on the outcome, this showdown went down to the wire. Marina scored the final two runs of the game, including the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning, to grind out a 2-1 victory that gave the Vikings sole possession of first place in the Sunset League with two games to play.
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October 14, 2004
For the next five weeks, it will be an all out war in the race for the 2004 Sunset League football championship. With the nonleague portion of the schedule now a thing of the past, five schools will battle it out for Sunset supremacy, and it all begins tonight when Marina travels to face Los Alamitos and Esperanza hosts Fountain Valley. On Friday, Edison entertains Huntington Beach and in Golden West League action, Ocean View visits Estancia. TONIGHT'S GAME Marina (0-5)
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By Mike Sciacca | October 10, 2012
It's only the second week of the five-week Sunset League season, but already a front runner for the title could emerge Friday. A 5-1 Edison team takes on a 5-1 Los Alamitos squad Friday in a showdown between two of the CIF Southern Section Southwest Division leaders at 7 p.m. at Veterans Stadium in Long Beach. It's the No. 1-ranked Chargers versus the No. 3 Griffins, both looking to move to 2-0 in league play. Friday's prep football slate is full of other key games. Huntington Beach, the other undefeated team in the Sunset League, travels to face city rival Marina.
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By Mike Sciacca | November 3, 2012
HUNTINGTON BEACH - Edison left little doubt Friday as to who would reign as Sunset League football champion in 2012. In a game whose outcome would have a direct bearing on the league race, the host Chargers sewed up an outright title for the second consecutive year by controlling Huntington Beach, 34-0, at Cap Sheue Field. Edison, the top-ranked team in the CIF Southern Section Southwest Division, has, indeed, controlled the Sunset League the past two years. Friday's win capped a second-straight 5-0 league finish and put the Chargers' league win streak at 10. The title was their seventh in the last eight years, and the program's 18th overall.
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By Mike Sciacca | January 23, 2013
The lead in the Sunset League girls' soccer race belongs to one team this week. A week ago, Edison and Los Alamitos shared the league's top spot. After results from games played Jan. 17 and Monday, that lead now belongs only to Los Al. The Chargers (4-0-2 in league) trails the Griffins (5-0-1) by a half-game in the league standings. Edison, ranked seventh in CIF Southern Section Division 1, fell from a tie for the top spot on Jan. 17 after playing Huntington Beach to a 1-1 tie. On Monday, the Chargers picked up a 2-1 victory over Newport Harbor, getting two scores in the second half from Mackenzie Cerda.
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May 4, 2006
Four local athletes hit CIF-Southern Section qualifying scores on the final day of the regular season in Sunset League diving. In the boys' competition, Chris Salgado of Edison had a qualifying score of 196.90. The Chargers defeated Los Alamitos, 11-5. Huntington Beach fell to Fountain Valley, 6-0, and Marina and Esperanza fought to an 8-8 tie. In the girls' competition, Jaclyn Funke (250.95), Shayna Solomon (249.35) and Nikke Burrelli (197.20) of Marina each hit qualifying marks.
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By Mike Sciacca | April 30, 2014
Fountain Valley High baseball Coach Deric Yanagisawa called it a "huge week" for his Barons, and rightfully so: they were about to embark on a two-game swing against Huntington Beach that would have a direct impact on the Sunset League race. It turned out to be a beneficial week for the Barons who by virtue of their two wins over the Oilers, took over sole possession of first-place in a tight title chase. Fountain Valley won a wild, 9-7 contest April 23, then led the entire way Friday in defeating the visiting Oilers, 6-0. The two wins catapulted previously unranked Fountain Valley into the No. 3 slot in this week's CIF Southern Section Division 1 poll.
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By Mike Sciacca | April 30, 2014
Roger Holmes, who spent the last four years rebuilding the Fountain Valley High boys' basketball program, has stepped down as the Barons' head coach. Holmes announced he was stepping down from his post April 24. In his four years as head coach of his alma mater, his teams posted records of 16-10, 17-10, 21-7 and his final team, a young, inexperienced and hard-working squad that endured several injuries this year, went 9-18. His 2012-13 team captured the Sunset League championship, the first league title for the program since 1995.
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By Mike Sciacca | April 23, 2014
The Sunset League boys' volleyball season resumed Tuesday, and Edison and Huntington Beach both picked up victories. Edison hosted Marina and the Chargers upended the Vikings in five sets, 25-17, 24-26, 27-29, 25-20, 15-11. The Chargers improved to 4-2 in league. Marina fell to 1-5 in league. "We played well in Game 1," Edison Coach Trent Jackson said. "We had a let-up in Game 2, and Marina played well. The momentum shifted and they took sets two and three. We were able to battle back.
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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
Through Round One of the Sunset League baseball season, the Huntington Beach Oilers sit atop the league standings. Not only that, but they entered the week atop the CIF Southern Section Division 1 rankings. Huntington completed the first round of league play with a 5-0 record, scoring wins last week against Los Alamitos (10-1), and Edison (3-2). The Oilers overpowered Los Alamitos Friday to earn their sixth-straight victory. Junior Tyler Murray delivered three doubles and drove in three runs, junior Daniel Amaral had a double, home run and three runs batted in, and junior Noah Davis took a no-hitter into the sixth inning.
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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 26, 2014
Opening day of the Sunset League baseball race Friday figured to be full of high quality matchups, and Day 1 did not disappoint. Defending league champion Fountain Valley and Edison went on the road for their openers, and both picked up impressive victories, the Chargers, at the expense of Marina. Huntington Beach, meanwhile, was home for its opener, and also impressed. - • Huntington scored an 8-4 victory over visiting Newport Harbor. Senior Dillon Millar went three for three and gave the Oilers the lead for good when he scored on senior Clint Jack's single in the bottom of the second inning.
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By Mike Sciacca | March 21, 2014
Edison High baseball Coach Cameron Chinn earlier in the week felt that a big key for his Chargers in their Sunset League opener against Marina, would be the ability to produce offensively with runners in scoring position. Do that, and Chinn believed his team could give the host Vikings a "good game. " The Chargers did achieve that key aspect, and it led to a victory. They used timely hitting to rally from an early, two-run deficit to post a 6-4 win. Edison scored its six runs over three innings, built a 6-2 lead, then held off the Vikings.
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