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Stingers Advance to AAU Championship Round

The Fullerton Stingers scored four runs in the fifth inning, defeating NorCal, 7-6, at the AAU 14-and-under World Series Thursday in Chickasha, Okla.

Tony Haro was two for four for the Stingers, who ended a NorCal rally in the seventh with a game-ending double play.

The Stingers will begin play in the championship round at 9 a.m. today against South Kitsap, Wash. If the Stingers win, they will play another game in the afternoon--a loss will send them home.

HONORS

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The Orange County Sports Celebrities group has honored 11 recent high school graduates for their community service and academic honors. They received scholarship awards of $1,500 each.

The recipients were Kevin Dykes (El Modena, football, track, wrestling), Jennifer Inmon (Foothill, basketball), Lisa Massoth (Esperanza, cross-country, track) Kelly McKibben (Valencia, basketball, track and field, volleyball)), Tara Moore (Westminster, basketball, swimming, track, volleyball), Dustin O’Malley (Cypress, basketball, tennis, track and field), Renee Orem (Los Amigos, track and field, volleyball), Tiffany Whitton (Brea Olinda, cross-country, soccer, softball, water polo), Adam Shaeffer (Los Amigos, baseball) and Guillermo Vargas (Katella, cross-country, track and field).

HIRINGS

Aaron Junta has been named men’s and women’s cross-country coach for Irvine Valley College.

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Junta, a former track and field athlete at Long Beach State, coached at Cerritos High School the last two years.

Junta, 25, replaces Les Berman, who resigned after one year as coach at Irvine Valley, which had only one female and four male athletes in cross-country program last year.

SOCCER

The Galaxy and its Major League Soccer rival the Columbus Crew will meet at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at Cal State Fullerton in a quarterfinal match of the U.S. Open Cup.

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“We have played in Fullerton several times before, but this is the first opportunity we have had to bring two MLS teams for a quality match,” Galaxy General Manager Sergio del Prado said.


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