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By Mike Sciacca | January 30, 2014
Rivals Edison and Fountain Valley met Wednesday on the closing night of the first round of the Sunset League boys' basketball season, and it was the host Chargers who came away with a 75-56 victory. Five Chargers scored in double figures, led by junior guard Brae Ivey's 17 points. Junior guards AJ Garrity and Jake Haar scored 14 and 13 points, respectively, senior guard Nick Rubio had 12 points, and junior guard Derek Molina scored 10. The win kept Edison in second place in the Sunset standings at 4-1. The Chargers, the seventh-ranked team in CIF Southern Section Division 1A, improved to 17-4 overall.
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By Mike Sciacca | January 29, 2014
Edison maintained the lead in the Sunset League girls' soccer standings Tuesday by fending off determined Fountain Valley by a 1-0 score at Edison. Amanda Erickson took a long pass from defender Bailey Webster in the 1 1/2 minutes of the game and scored what turned out to be the winning goal. The Chargers lead the Sunset race at 4-1. The Barons, whom Edison Coach Kerry Crooks said played a "solid game," have not given up more than a single goal in each of their first five league games.
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By Mike Sciacca | January 29, 2014
The Sunset League girls' basketball race had the chance Tuesday to become a wide-open affair. With the first-half of league play coming to an end, the outcome of one game on Tuesday's schedule, Huntington Beach at Los Alamitos, determined which team, or teams, would be in the league lead. Turns out, that lead still belongs to Huntington. The Oilers gained further distance between the rest of their Sunset foes as they scored an important, 53-43, victory over the Griffins. The win capped a 5-0 run during the first-half of league action, and put the Oilers, ranked fourth in CIF Southern Section Division 1A, at 18-2 overall.
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By Mike Sciacca | January 22, 2014
Huntington Beach High remained alone in first place in the Sunset League Monday by going on the road and defeating Edison, 50-30, in girls' basketball action. The Oilers, the No. 4-ranked team in CIF Southern Section Division 1A, ran out to a 21-9 lead in the first quarter and extended their lead to 41-21, through three quarters. Senior guards Stephanie Louie and Paola Roa led the way for Huntington with 16 and 14 points, respectively. Louie connected on four three-point shots en route to her game-high 16 points.
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By Mike Sciacca | January 15, 2014
It was only the opening night of the Sunset League boys' basketball title chase but Edison's Rich Boyce and Marina's Nick Racklin knew heading into Friday's that getting off to a good start was imperative if their respective teams had hopes of winning a championship. "This league is such a grind," Boyce said. "You need to be ready every night to play because there are so many good teams and great coaches in this league. It's important to defend your home court, and that was something we waned to do tonight.
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By Mike Sciacca | January 8, 2014
A challenge took place Tuesday night at Fountain Valley High and University High in Irvine, one that pitted six Sunset League boys' basketball teams, against six teams from the Pacific Coast League. After five hours and six games at the two host sites, the leagues split their meetings. Among the four local schools, Edison, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach and Marina, in the Sunset League-Pacific Coast League Challenge, only Marina, was able to came away with a victory. The Vikings downed Irvine, getting 14 points apiece from sophomore wing Buzz Stafford and junior guard Daniel Neff, who hit four, three-pointers.
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By Mike Sciacca | January 2, 2014
A wild Sunset League race ended with six of seven teams making the CIF Southern Section playoffs, and several local players took top awards for the 2013 all-league team. Edison High senior two-way lineman Tico Fuga was named the Sunset's MVP. Another two-way lineman for the Chargers, Jesse Sosebee, also a senior, was named Offensive Lineman of the Year. Chargers' junior linebacker Manase Time took the Defensive Player of the Year honor. "Those guys played big roles for us this year," Edison Coach Dave White said after the Chargers' season came to an end in November.
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By Mike Sciacca | November 30, 2013
COSTA MESA - Eric Lo was at a loss for words late Friday. Not once, but twice. "I don't know what to say," the Huntington Beach head coach finally managed to get out, repeating the phrase a few minutes apart, before walking over to join in the celebration with his ecstatic team and coaching staff near one end of the field at LeBard Stadium. You can't blame Lo for not being able to find the right words to describe what had just transpired at Orange Coast College. His Oilers had just upset defending champion and Sunset League rival Edison, 28-21, to continue an amazing journey in the CIF Southern Section Southwest Division playoffs.
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By Mike Sciacca | November 13, 2013
A championship was won, and playoff berths secured, on the final night of prep football's regular season. Edison enjoyed a best-case scenario and benefited from a big night Nov. 7 for rival Fountain Valley, and the following night, for rival Huntington Beach. The Barons went to Veterans Stadium in Long Beach to take on a Los Alamitos squad having designs on no worse than a share for the Sunset League title. Those designs were put on the heap, as the Barons led from start to finish in a 10-7 victory.
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By Mike Sciacca | November 6, 2013
Huntington Beach High girls' volleyball coach Craig Pazanti knew that in order for his team to have success in Tuesday's Sunset League showdown against top-ranked Los Alamitos, the Oilers would have to prevent the Griffins from taking the early lead. "It's something we worked on in practice for the past 2 1/2 weeks, since we last played them," he explained after Tuesday's match. "We had a game plan set but we didn't execute on any of those things we had worked on. " In a match that determined the 2013 Sunset champion, visiting Los Alamitos took command early and went on to claim the crown by sweeping the Oilers, 25-18, 25-21, 25-17.
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