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By Mike Sciacca | November 6, 2013
It has come down to this: two nights of action will determine which prep football teams will win or tie for a league championship, and stay in the running for a CIF playoff berth. The chase for the 2013 Sunset League title continues Thursday and ends Friday with the final three games of the league and regular season. Thursday in Long Beach, Fountain Valley takes on Los Alamitos in a game with big implications, both title-wise and postseason, alike. On Friday, Edison goes after no worse than a portion of the title when it faces Marina, and Huntington Beach gets the chance to improve its playoff chances when it plays host to a Newport Harbor team looking to take home the top prize.
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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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By Mike Sciacca | November 2, 2013
Dave White knows just how special is the Battle for the Bell football game between rivals Edison and Fountain Valley. White has played in the game, worked it as an assistant coach and for the last 28 years, has been head coach at Edison. The veteran coach also knows how special it is to win this game, and doing so, by shutout. Actually, Friday turned out to be the third time since 2005 that Edison has earned a shutout victory against Fountain Valley. The Chargers' defense put on a spectacular performance at sold-out LeBard Stadium at Orange Coast College and as a result, Edison went on to claim a 24-0 win. It was the ninth-straight Bell Game triumph for Edison, and 18th in the contest for White, who is now 18-10 as head coach against the Barons.
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By Mike Sciacca | October 26, 2013
The Victory Trophy is staying put at Huntington Beach High, the place where it has resided the past four years. Huntington made it five straight victories against Marina in this cross-city rivalry game Friday by rolling past the visiting Vikings, 50-12, in a Sunset League game at Cap Sheue Field. The Oilers rode a big second quarter, where they scored four quick touchdowns, to open up a commanding, 43-12 halftime lead. After Huntington scored its seventh touchdown of the game less than two minutes into the second half, the game went to a running clock.
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By Mike Sciacca | October 25, 2013
In forging a three-game winning streak over the past three weeks, the Edison High football team took care of the football. Thursday night at Huntington Beach High's Cap Sheue Field, the Chargers couldn't hang on to the pigskin, and it cost them an important Sunset League game. And, the final result sent the league race into a wide-open affair. In a low-scoring slugfest between two teams ranked in the CIF Southern Section Southwest Division, fifth-ranked Los Alamitos climbed back into the league title chase by squeezing out a 16-10 victory, knocking second-ranked Edison out of first place in the process.
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By Mike Sciacca | October 23, 2013
Heading into the eighth game of the season, local prep football teams have plenty to play for: league championships are still up for grabs, and CIF playoff berths also are on the line. For Marina and Huntington Beach, there's plenty more incentive when the Vikings and Oilers clash Friday. Awaiting the winner of this Sunset League matchup between cross-town rivals, is the Victory Trophy, which both programs covet. The trophy has resided on the Huntington campus for the past four years.
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By Mike Sciacca | October 15, 2013
Edison made a statement Friday at Sheue Field: in order to win the 2013 Sunset League football championship, a team will need to go through the Chargers. Edison took a first step toward repeating as league champ by cruising past host Huntington Beach, 48-6, in a Sunset opener for both teams. The Chargers, ranked No. 2 in the CIF Southern Section Southwest Division poll, winners of two straight and now 4-2 overall, stunned Huntington early and never let up. They bolted to leads of 13-0 after one quarter, 27-0 at the half, and 34-0 early in the fourth quarter.
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By Mike Sciacca | October 9, 2013
Opening week of the Sunset League football race is a big one. It provides teams the chance to start anew and get a leg up on the competition. For Huntington Beach, no game is bigger than the one scheduled that week for the Oilers, no matter the opponent, Coach Eric Lo said. The fact that their next foe is Edison, only adds to its importance. The Oilers' league debut on Friday comes against an Edison program that has won or shared seven of the last eight, and eight of 10, Sunset championships.
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By Mike Sciacca | October 9, 2013
After two matches, Huntington Beach High and Los Alamitos have taken the early lead in the Sunset League girls' volleyball title race. The Oilers on Tuesday went to 2-0 in league by sweeping host Fountain Valley, 25-9, 25-23, 25-3. Senior setter/opposite Kendra Koelsch had three kills and seven blocks, junior defensive specialist Julia Hennekam seven aces, and senior outside hitter Katie Lespier six kills and eight digs for the Oilers. The win put Huntington at 18-4 overall. Fountain Valley slipped to 0-2 in league.
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