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Howard Hired to Coach Football at Bolsa Grande

Steve Howard has been named football coach at Bolsa Grande, Athletic Director Ron Inman said Tuesday. Howard will replace Earl Graves, who resigned in March.

Howard previously coached at El Modena, where his record for five years was 21-29-2. Last season, he took the Vanguards to the Southern Section Division V playoffs. They lost to Brea Olinda in the first round. Howard resigned from the El Modena position in February.

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Diane Vaughan has been named girls’ basketball coach at Irvine. She will replace Joni Easterly, who resigned in May to pursue club coaching opportunities.

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Vaughan was an assistant coach at Chino last season. Before that, she was head coach at Rialto Eisenhower from 1994 to 1997 and at Corona from 1989 to 1994.

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Tamara Inoue, who helped lead Laguna Hills High to the 1997 state Division II girls’ basketball championship, has transferred from California to Long Beach State. She will have to sit out a season before she can play for the 49ers.

Inoue was named to the 1996-97 All-Southern Section Division II girls’ basketball team.

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Christina Ashley of Santa Margarita has signed to play softball at Long Beach State. She was named to the 1998 All-Sea View League second team.

Other signings at Long Beach State include:

* Tyler Wawrzynski of Los Alamitos signed to play men’s water polo. He was named to The Times Orange County all-county second team this year.

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* Karen Helm of Orange Coast College, Candace Chick of Marina and Tawny Tivenan of El Dorado signed to play women’s water polo.

* Lara Spica of Dana Hills will play tennis for the 49ers.

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Jeslin Olson, a 6-foot middle blocker at Fountain Valley High, has signed to play volleyball at Southern California College, Coach Carin Zielinski announced.

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Olson was a second-team All-Sunset League selection and helped the Barons to the league’s co-championship last season.

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Malkal Makana of Newport Beach edged Malibu’s Pascal Stansfield to win the explorer men’s division of the National Scholastic Surfing Assn. championships at Lower Trestles in San Clemente.

Makana won the event, which includes surfers 18-24 years old, Saturday. Jessie Evans of Huntington Beach finished fourth.

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In other Saturday results, Jason Acuna of Huntington Beach won the explorer longboard division (all ages). Steve Schenkenbarger of Capistrano Beach took second. Henry Handy of Huntington Beach finished fourth.

Dean Quinn of Huntington Beach won the explorer senior (35-up) men’s division. Former world champion Peter Townend of Huntington Beach finished fifth. Quinn also won the explorer masters (25-34).

In the open juniors (13-15), Tim Reyes of Huntington Beach was third. Greg Long took sixth in the explorer boys (13-14) and Chris Waring of Seal Beach, competing in the 10-under division, finished sixth. Justin Hill of San Clemente took fourth in the open bodyboard competition.

Bobby Martinez of Santa Barbara won the explorer junior (15-17). Sena Seramur of Hanaiel, Hawaii, won the women’s open division.

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