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Fountain Valley can’t keep up with Valley Christian

The Fountain Valley High girls’ basketball team is one that has more freshmen than seniors on its roster. The presence of five freshmen on the team is one fact that Barons coach Marianne Karp was quick to point out when addressing the team’s lack of identity at this early juncture of the season....

  • Everything goes Wright for Fountain Valley

    Everything goes Wright for Fountain Valley

    The Fountain Valley High boys’ soccer team started a freshman in its back line on Wednesday in a nonleague match against Dana Hills. Cantor Wright started alongside his older brother, sophomore Connor Wright, and everything went right defensively for the Barons in their 3-0 shutout at home. Senior...

  • Huntington Beach girls’ soccer loses to rival Los Alamitos at Mater Dei tournament

    Huntington Beach girls’ soccer loses to rival Los Alamitos at Mater Dei tournament

    It is somewhat unusual for high school girls’ soccer teams from the same league to be placed in the same group in preseason tournaments. Huntington Beach and Los Alamitos were not only both placed in Group D for the Mater Dei Premier Invitational, but the Sunset League rivals met in their very...

  • High School Roundup: Edison girls' soccer claims Aliso Cup

    Junior Chloe Helenihi’s goal lifted the Edison High girls’ soccer team to a 1-0 win against Orange Lutheran in the Aliso Cup President’s Cup final at Aliso Niguel High on Monday. The Chargers, who won four of their five matches in the tournament, play at Canyon on Dec. 21. * BOYS’ SOCCER Corona...

  • High School Girls’ Basketball Preview: Freshmen to make big impact on contending teams

    High School Girls’ Basketball Preview: Freshmen to make big impact on contending teams

    Significant roster turnover seems to be a theme in the early stages of the high school girls’ basketball season. Local teams are adjusting to the change, most of which was expected, but some parts of it could not have been accounted for. Huntington Beach gave the area a story to follow all of last...

  • Garza seals Corona del Mar's win over Edison, finishes fifth in Beach Bash

    When Corona del Mar High junior Jack Garza popped open and received the ball on a baseline out of bounds play, Edison was quick and happy to foul him. The Chargers were down three at the time with 12.4 seconds left to play, but what they didn’t know was that Garza is exactly who the Sea Kings wanted...

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  • High School Girls’ Water Polo Preview: Laguna Beach intent on defending CIF title

    High School Girls’ Water Polo Preview: Laguna Beach intent on defending CIF title

    The Laguna Beach High girls’ water polo team is going for its fourth CIF Southern Section Division 1 title in five seasons, and that’s rarefied air. The only other team that has done it since girls’ water polo became a CIF sport in 1998 is Foothill. The Knights won four straight Division 1 titles...

  • Fountain Valley girls’ water polo knocks off Ocean View

    Fountain Valley girls’ water polo knocks off Ocean View

    Jacob Moore has long-term aspirations for the Fountain Valley High girls’ water polo program, which has long inhabited the Sunset League basement as a series of coaches have come and quickly gone. The Barons’ first-year coach plans to stick around awhile, and his team believes it can surprise some...

  • New back line holds up for Edison in win over Bishop Amat

    New back line holds up for Edison in win over Bishop Amat

    Edison High girls’ soccer coach Kerry Crooks is excited about the challenge set in front of her. Crooks is going back to the drawing board after she said that her team lost 15 players from last season’s roster, including both goalkeepers in Zoe Clevely and Jessica Neighbors. The Chargers are starting...

  • Edison boys’ soccer routs Katella without key players

    Edison boys’ soccer routs Katella without key players

    Coach Charlie Breneman’s rebuild of the Edison High boys’ soccer team has been slowed somewhat as he awaits the arrival of some of his best players, who are still dealing with club responsibilities. It’s one of those works in progress, and the inherent difficulties were on display through at least...

  • Edison picks up first win by beating Canadian team

    Edison picks up first win by beating Canadian team

    One minute into the first quarter, the Edison High offense swung the ball to senior point guard David Atencio on the left side of the perimeter. Atencio stepped back for a moment, eyeing the defense, then appeared to set the offense with a pair of crossovers as he re-approached the three-point...

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