CdM runners No. 1 in nation

The Corona del Mar High girls cross country team was recently ranked

No. 1 in the nation in the Nike/Footlocker Super 25 high school poll.

The Sea Kings, ranked No. 1 in CIF Southern Section Division III,

garnered much attention when they finished first at the Clovis

invitational Oct. 8, setting a course record at Fresno's Woodward

Park, the same site as the state championships.

Senior Annie St. Geme, who finished second overall in Fresno,

headlines the squad, which is also heavily benefiting from sophomore

Shelby Buckley this season. Buckley, who transferred from Rosary, is

the defending CIF State Division III champion.

Eagles drive past Mesa

* GOLF: Estancia High's girls golf team won a Golden West League

match Thursday, 226-306, over Costa Mesa at Mesa Verde Country Club.

Bridgett Gleason led the Eagles with a 3-over-par 38. Caroline

Clements contributed a 40. Lauren Cushing (47), Josie Flores (50) and

Lauren Donner (51) scored for Estancia (14-2, 7-0 in league), which

takes on Huntington Beach Monday at David Baker golf course.

Newport over Irvine

* VOLLEYBALL: The Newport Harbor High girls volleyball team won

Sea View League match, 27-25, 25-11, 25-22, Thursday at home against

Irvine. Bryana Carey led the Sailors with 15 kills. Cassidy Gayner

contributed seven digs and six kills. The Sailors (10-6, 4-0 in

league) play a league match Tuesday at Laguna Hills.

Sea Kings triumph

* TENNIS: Corona del Mar High's girls tennis team won Thursday at

home, 16-2, over Calvary Chapel in a Pacific Coast League match. The

Sea Kings won all nine singles matches. Junior Kelly McKitterick

swept her sets, 6-0, 6-0, 6-0. Corona del Mar (12-2, 7-0 in league)

will play Santa Barbara in the CdM All American tournament at Balboa

Bay Club Racquet Club today at 11 a.m.

Hawks handle Sailors

* GOLF: The Newport Harbor High girls golf team fell to visiting

Laguna Hills, 238-249, in Sea View League play Thursday on Costa Mesa

Golf & Country Club's Mesa Linda course.

Sophomore Kendall Horn led the Sailors (0-11, 0-6 in league) with

a 46, while freshman Brittany Phillips (48), junior Iko Kagasoff

(48), sophomore Ali Grace (52) and freshman Tiffany Kim (55) also

tallied scores for Newport.

Irene Atkins earned medalist honors with a 43 for Laguna Hills

(9-6, 4-3).

Newport plays host to Woodbridge at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Santa Ana

Country Club.

Sage Hill falls late

* VOLLEYBALL: Sage Hill School's girls volleyball team lost an

Academy League match at home Wednesday, 25-22, 23-25, 25-22, 20-25,

15-10, to St. Margaret's. Cat Dailey led the Lightning with 20 kills

and Vista Murphy added 18 kills in a losing effort.

Sage Hill lost its first match of the season and is now 7-1, 4-1

in league. The Lightning next play Tuesday afternoon at home against

Whitney.

Team USA splits

* WATER POLO: Despite a tough defensive effort, Newport Harbor

High star Clay Jorth and the USA Junior National Water Polo Team fell

to Russia, 10-5, at the Junior World Championships in Mar Del Plata,

Buenos Aires, Argentina Thursday. But the U.S. men redeemed

themselves in the next game against Argentina with a resounding 13-3

win. Seven players scored for Team USA, including local product

Jorth, who netted one goal.

Lions are victorious

* SOCCER: Vanguard University's men's soccer team registered its

second consecutive shutout with a 1-0 win over Westmont College

Wednesday night in Costa Mesa.

The Lions move to fifth place in conference with a 2-2-1 Golden

State Athletic Conference record.

David McAulay scored 13 seconds into the second half for his first

goal of the season. The Lions move to 6-5-2 overall.

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