Donnelly Quits as Ocean View's Football Coach

John Donnelly has resigned as Ocean View's football coach, telling school officials he wanted to spend more time with his family, Athletic Director Tim Mennealy said Friday.

Donnelly finished his third season at Ocean View with a 3-7 record, 1-4 in the Golden West League. Donnelly's record at the school is 5-25.

Mennealy said Donnelly, who informed Mennealy of his decision Friday morning, was not under any pressure by the school to resign.

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Brian Kreutzkamp has resigned as Costa Mesa water polo coach, Athletic Director Jerry Howell said.

Kreutzkamp, who was a walk-on coach, quit to finish his last year of college and work on a teaching credential. He will attend Long Beach State.

"My goal is to be a coach the rest of my life," Kreutzkamp said. "For that, I need a teaching credential."

The Mustangs were 23-4 and beat Marina, 12-11, to win the Southern Section Division II championship this season. They won two Pacific Coast League titles in Kreutzkamp's two seasons as coach. He also stepped down as boys' swimming coach.

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Kristi Pearson, a 6-2 middle blocker at Orange Lutheran, has orally committed to play volleyball at the University of San Diego next year.

Pearson is a three-year varsity player for the Lancers and was an Olympic League first-team selection the last two years.

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Teams from throughout Southern California will compete in the Stix High School Roller Hockey tournament Dec. 27-29 at Stuart's Rollerworld 2 in Orange.

The tournament, which is sponsored by Stix Hockey Magazine, is open to co-ed teams, and high schools may enter more than one team. Trophies will be awarded, as will individual awards for most goals, most points and fewest goals given up by a goalie.

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