Defending champs win title in H.B.

For the second week in a row, the Bellflower St. John Bosco Braves reached the championship game of a passing tournament in Huntington Beach.

This time, the defending CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division champions won the title.

St. John Bosco took the Surf City Passing Tournament at Huntington Beach High Saturday by going 5-0. The Braves' tourney run ended with a victory over the La Puente Bishop Amat Lancers in the final.

On July 12 at Edison, St. John Bosco finished runner-up to Newhall Hart at the Battle at the Beach passing tournament.

Host Huntington Beach, the defending CIF-SS Southwest Division champion, finished in10th place in the 16-team event. The Oilers were in the same pool play bracket as Bishop Amat.

Tesoro defeated Santa Margarita in the third-place game.

Saturday's schedule also included a linemen's competition.

In other football passing tournament action Saturday, Ocean View closed strong by winning its final two games at the Lobo Challenge at Los Amigos High.

The Seahawks defeated Bolsa Grande, 45-18, and host Los Amigos, 35-29, to overcome a slow start in the tournament, which saw them drop games to Beckman (18-6), Pacifica (22-13) and Los Amigos (35-27) in pool play action.

The Seahawks, who played without key starters Saturday, placed fifth among eight teams in the passing tournament.

They finished third among eight teams in the linemen competition, missing out on the team title by five points. Ocean View Coach Luis Nunez said eight Seahawks linemen combined for 128 repetitions at 185 pounds to win the bench press portion of the competition.

"Overall, it was a good day to end summer camp and win our last two games," Nunez said. "If this group can nail down the intangibles of the game, we will be able to surprise a lot of people this year.

"Our lines are not big but we are strong and quick. (I'm) excited to spread teams out this year as we feel our personal fits that style of play. Looking forward to fall as the talent is here to win some ball games."



Edison reached the semifinals of the San Clemente Tournament last weekend and took third-place, overall.

The Chargers went 5-1 at the tournament, defeating La Mirada (4-3), Canyon/Anaheim (4-3), Foothill (3-2), Henderson (NV.) Basic (3-1) and the Southern California Warriors (9-3). Their lone loss was a 7-4 setback to Las Vegas Bishop Gorman.

At the tournament, Leo Hyodo went 8 for 18, Kevin Ando 8 for 19 with a home run and three doubles, and Jake Scott went 7 for 20 with a home run and drove in six runs for the Chargers, who have won 17 of 21 summer games.

"The guys showed the potential of how good they could be when playing as a team and against quality competition," Edison Coach Cameron Chinn said.

Huntington Beach wrapped its summer league season Friday . In games played the final week of their summer session, the Oilers defeated Santa Margarita (5-4), split with Vista Rancho Buena Vista (10-1 win, 3-2 loss), and beat San Diego Torrey Pines twice (9-2, 7-1).

Noah Davis, Bryan Rousseau and Nick Krakower earned pitching wins and Cooper Moore paced the Oilers offense by going seven for 10 with a pair of home runs, a triple and seven RBIs.

Huntington finished 10-5 in summer league play.

"We did what we wanted to and that was finish strong," Oilers Coach Benji Medure said of his team's summer run.

"We played our best baseball in the last five games of the year. I really think that our team speed is the No. 1 difference in our team this year. Everybody runs well. I am excited for the upcoming season."



Edison won its 25th game of the summer season by defeating Irvine, 64-44. Guard Jake Haar scored 17 points to lead the Chargers who improved to 25-6.

"When we have everyone available, we have done very well," Edison Coach Rich Boyce said. "Injuries have slowed us up a bit."


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