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Orange Lutheran Defeats Calvary Chapel

In a rematch of last year’s Southern Section Division V softball championship, Orange Lutheran beat two-time defending section champion Calvary Chapel, 4-1, in an Olympic League game Tuesday.

Jenny Miklos drove in two runs with a single, and in a two-run seventh inning, had a sacrifice bunt for Orange Lutheran (11-3, 3-0). Jessica Edwards (6-2) gave up only three hits and struck out 10. Calvary Chapel is 2-5, 0-2.

The Eagles still had not recovered from last week’s announcement by Rose Imbriano that she had resigned as coach, athletic director and teacher, citing personal reasons.

Imbriano was 70-17 as a coach, including this year’s 1-4 start.

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“It’s been hard, a total shock,” said junior center fielder Lindsey Stice. “We’re the same team, we’re just as good [as last year], we just need to get mentally focused and more confident in ourselves.

“She was the motivation of our team. Now we have to dig inside ourselves.”

In nonleague softball:

Fountain Valley 3-4, No. 5 Woodbridge 2-0--Woodbridge scored twice in the 10th, but Fountain Valley scored three in the bottom of the inning. Natalie King struck out 11 and walked three in a no-hitter for Fountain Valley (6-5) in the second game, giving Woodbridge (8-6) its fourth consecutive loss.

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Marina 2, No. 3 El Toro 1--Losing pitcher Susan Churchwell gave up only two hits, but the Chargers (6-3) committed five errors and Marina (6-5) scored two unearned runs in the upset.

In Sea View League golf:

No. 1 Santa Margarita 176, Newport Harbor 202--Steve Conway shot a four-under 32 to help the Eagles (6-0, 2-0) at Coto de Caza.

In the Sunset League:

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Huntington Beach 191, No. 3 Fountain Valley 200--Freshman Andy Leavelle shot par 36 for Huntington Beach (3-2, 1-0) at Sea Cliff.

In Freeway League girls’ track and field:

Sunny Hills 86, Fullerton 41--Sunny Hills’ Jessica Perez broke her school record in the discus for the third time this season with a throw of 129-10 1/2, second best in the county.


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