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Huntington Valley Little League wins Section 10 title

With fans barely settling into the bleachers, the ding of Tony Martinez’s bat echoed throughout Woodfield Park in Aliso Viejo. His two-run home run off Brody Connors catapulted Huntington Valley Little League’s 12-and-under team to a three-run first inning and an 8-3 triumph, clinching the Section...

  • Jeff Thies reigns supreme once more at Surf City Run

    Jeff Thies reigns supreme once more at Surf City Run

    Shortly after walking away with his second consecutive men’s open title in the Surf City 5K Run, Jeff Thies waxed nostalgic about being home once again. A sterling collegiate career at the University of Portland did not make Thies forget where he came from. As a student at Edison High, he ran the...

  • Home runs, heat do in Fountain Valley PONY against West Garden Grove

    Home runs, heat do in Fountain Valley PONY against West Garden Grove

    Across Southern California, a heatwave brought oppressive temperatures. Some locations, including Cypress, cancelled youth baseball activities on Friday due to the inhospitable conditions. Whether it was for the love of the game or out of desperation to avoid having to play a doubleheader on this...

  • Edison’s Battle at the Beach to showcase wealth of talent

    Edison’s Battle at the Beach to showcase wealth of talent

    A blistering heat is expected to hit locally this weekend. As temperatures rise, football fans hope that the quarterback play will be just as hot on Saturday in the 20th annual Battle at the Beach at Edison High. The seven-on-seven passing tournament features top-notch high school programs, including...

  • Daily Pilot Softball Dream Team: Unexpected year from Kelli Kufta kept Huntington Beach strong

    Daily Pilot Softball Dream Team: Unexpected year from Kelli Kufta kept Huntington Beach strong

    Even before her first day of high school, Kelli Kufta had been a part of the Huntington Beach High softball family. She joined the Oilers as the younger sister of an already established face in the softball program. Anna Kufta, now a sophomore infielder at the University of Maryland, had been on...

  • Fountain Valley PONY edges Cypress to reach regional semifinals

    Fountain Valley PONY edges Cypress to reach regional semifinals

    Fountain Valley saw a monstrous lead evaporate. It needed stability. Cooper Rolish and Roman Goluboff stepped up just in time on Friday night. Rolish scored late to stake the Fountain Valley All-Stars to a 7-6 victory over host Cypress at Oak Knoll Park, advancing to the Pinto Region semifinals...

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  • Fountain Valley PONY All-Stars win Central Region opener

    Fountain Valley PONY All-Stars win Central Region opener

    Carlos Molina has been around the PONY All-Star baseball circuit for a while now. The manager of the Fountain Valley PONY 14-and-under All-Stars B team has seen his son, who also goes by the name Carlos Molina, play All-Stars in all but one season since he competed in the Shetland Division, which...

  • Andrew DeCarlo climbing the youth hockey ladder

    Andrew DeCarlo climbing the youth hockey ladder

    In the near future, Andrew DeCarlo hopes to realize the dream of any hockey player. After helping the 18-and-under Selects Academy at South Kent School (a.k.a. – the Central Connecticut Capitals) win the Tier 1 title of the USA Hockey National Championships in April, DeCarlo is plotting his next...

  • Ocean View girls’ soccer trio on first team

    Ocean View girls’ soccer trio on first team

    Ocean View High seniors Chelsea Hardgrave, Micayla Shook and Taylor Voegelie all earned first-team All-Golden West League honors in girls’ soccer. Hardgrave, a forward, scored a team-best eight goals for Ocean View (5-11-4, 4-3-3 in league). Ocean View was unable to defend its three straight league...

  • Marina’s Erika Sosa, Edison’s Amy Kirk earn Sunset League girls’ soccer awards

    Marina’s Erika Sosa, Edison’s Amy Kirk earn Sunset League girls’ soccer awards

    Erika Sosa of Marina High earned Most Outstanding Offensive Player honors for Sunset League girls’ soccer, while Amy Kirk of Edison was named the Most Outstanding Defensive Player. Sosa had a team-best 28 goals and 14 assists for Marina (14-6-4, 5-4-1 in league). The Sacramento State-bound forward...

  • Fountain Valley PONY 12-and-under all-stars strike early to beat Irvine

    Fountain Valley PONY 12-and-under all-stars strike early to beat Irvine

    Fountain Valley PONY Baseball 12-and-under All-Star catcher Joey Sangenito provided an unconventional, yet satisfying end to his team’s game against Irvine on Thursday evening. Relief pitcher Jack Quenzler had just struck out an Irvine player on a pitch in the dirt, the final out of the seventh...

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