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By Mike Sciacca | September 11, 2013
It's only two weeks into the 2013 prep football season but already, the CIF Southwest Division top 10 poll is top-heavy with Sunset League teams. Defending division champion Edison High still rides atop the poll but Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley have quickly made their presence felt. The Oilers started the season tied for the No. 6 position, but now rank at No. 5. The Barons, meanwhile, were not included in the preseason rankings but have climbed their way to the No. 6 slot.
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By Mike Sciacca | August 14, 2013
OK, what to do for an encore? A year ago at this time, the Edison High football team was not only preparing for the 2012 season but, like its five Sunset League rivals, was gearing up for its maiden year as a competing member of the CIF Southern Section Southwest Division. With a talent-packed team a year ago, Edison went on to run the table in both the Sunset League and Southwest Division and won two championships in the process. The Sunset crown marked the seventh time in the last eight years the Chargers have either won or shared the title, and the Southern Section championship was the school's first since a co-title in 1985.
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By Mike Sciacca | June 19, 2013
Brock Lundquist, a key figure behind Fountain Valley's drive to the 2013 Sunset League baseball championship, has been named the league's most valuable player. The junior heads an all-league team that includes Marina senior Jack Westermeyer as the pitcher of the year, Fountain Valley teammate Justin Cobb, a sophomore, sharing the rookie of the year honor with Huntington Beach freshman Logan Pouelsen, and Fountain Valley's Deric Yanagisawa as the coach of the year. Three players from Ocean View, seniors Jared Goodman an Aaron Beuel, and junior James Wilson, have been named to the All-Golden West League baseball team.
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By Mike Sciacca | May 15, 2013
The final week of the Sunset League baseball race sure made things interesting. Prior to the closing day of league play on May 9, Fountain Valley High already had won the Sunset League baseball championship. The Barons finished league play with a 12-3 record, one game ahead of fast-charging Marina which took second place with an 11-4 record. In a battle for CIF playoff consideration, Huntington Beach defeated Edison to finish fourth in league. The Barons had a three-game lead in the Sunset standings going into the final week.
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May 13, 2013
Marina, Edison, Huntington Beach and Ocean View softball teams learned of their respective opponents in the CIF Southern Section playoffs, as pairings were released Monday. In Division 1, Marina (24-3), the Sunset League champion, plays host to Tuesday's wild-card winner in Thursday's first round. The Vikings await the winner between Corona (17-14, Big VIII League at-large) at Moreno Valley Rancho Verde (14-9, Inland Valley League No. 3) Edison (20-10), the Sunset League second-place team, plays at Moreno Valley Valley View (13-14, Inland Valley League No. 2)
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May 13, 2013
The Marina High baseball team's two wins against Fountain Valley last week proved to be big for momentum in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs. The Vikings took the series against the Sunset League champion Barons, 2-1, and earned a home game when pairings were released Monday. Marina (18-8), the Sunset League's second-place team, will play host to Norco (20-4, Big VIII League second-place team) Thursday at 3:15 p.m. Fountain Valley (23-4) will open the playoffs at home in Thursday's first round.
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By Mike Sciacca | May 10, 2013
HUNTINGTON BEACH - For Fountain Valley High's sake, the Barons had to be happy to have already sewn up the Sunset League baseball title before this week's two-game series with Marina. The Vikings, on the other hand, had to wish that the league race had one more week to it. For the second time in a 24-hour period, Marina defeated Fountain Valley. Thursday's league and regular season finale for both teams belonged to the Vikings who bolted to a big lead early and never looked back, in claiming an 8-3 victory on senior day. A day earlier at Fountain Valley, the Vikings knocked off the second-ranked Barons, 8-5. Thursday's win allowed Marina, which increased its win streak to five games, to take the league series, 2-1. Fountain Valley won the first meeting between the teams, 3-2, on March 28 at Marina.
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By Mike Sciacca | May 8, 2013
Marina clinched a tie for the 2013 Sunset League softball championship Tuesday when the Vikings rolled to a 12-0 victory at Newport Harbor. Emili Olague went three for three with a home run and junior pitcher Tera Blanco earned the win to improve to 23-3. "I am very pleased with the team's performance," Marina Coach Shelly Luth said. "They came out on fire and really took charge and played all six innings with intensity. Marina, ranked No. 2 in CIF Southern Section Division 1, can earn the Sunset title outright with a victory Thursday over Fountain Valley.
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By Mike Sciacca | May 8, 2013
Rainy conditions may have postponed Tuesday's game between Fountain Valley and Marina, but the delay had no bearing on the Sunset League championship. It already had belonged to the Barons. Fountain Valley sewed up the 2013 league title Friday when the Barons scored a 7-3 victory over rival Edison. It was the 10th Sunset title in the program's history, and first since 2002. When the final out was recorded Friday, it was only fitting that the Barons, both on the playing field and in the dugout, made a mad dash for the pitcher's mound to take part in a celebratory dog pile.
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By Mike Sciacca | May 3, 2013
FOUNTAIN VALLEY — When a line drive was snagged on the right side of the Fountain Valley infield late Friday afternoon, it set off a wild celebration. Not only did the out put the final touch on Fountain Valley's 7-3 victory over rival Edison, it made certain that the Barons were undisputed champions in Sunset League baseball. It was the program's 10th Sunset title in school history, and first since 2002. It was only fitting that the Barons, both on the playing field for the final out, and in the dugout, made a mad dash for the pitcher's mound to take part in a celebratory dog pile.
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