High School Roundup: Back Bay rivals share Surf League boys’ volleyball title

Corona del Mar's Luke Chandler hits against Newport Harbor defenders Brendan Read, left, and James Eadie.
Corona del Mar’s Luke Chandler hits against Newport Harbor defenders Brendan Read, left, and James Eadie during a Surf League boys’ volleyball match on April 20.
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Luke Chandler had a team-high 13 kills to lead the Corona del Mar High School boys’ volleyball team to a 25-20, 19-25, 25-23, 25-22 win over Huntington Beach on Tuesday in a Surf League match at home.

Corona del Mar (8-2, 5-1 in the Surf League) earned a share of the Surf League championship, joining Newport Harbor (12-3, 5-1) atop the league standings.

Sterling Foley added eight kills, and Vanis Buckholz chipped in with six kills and four blocks for the Sea Kings.

Huntington Beach (9-4, 3-3) finished its Surf League schedule in third place.


Costa Mesa 49, Estancia 46: The Mustangs got to ring the bell after beating their crosstown rivals on the road Tuesday in the second Battle for the Bell game.

Gio Quero and Jordan Martin each scored 12 points for Costa Mesa (9-7, 6-1 in the Orange Coast League).

Estancia fell to 0-7 in league.

Ocean View 67, Westminster 36: Senior Luke Washington scored a game-high 18 points for the Seahawks in Tuesday’s Golden West League game at Ocean View High.

Seahawks coach Rusty Van Cleave highlighted the defense of senior Conor O’Donahue for first-place Ocean View (7-6, 7-0 in league).


Newport Harbor 73, Los Alamitos 63: Chase Dionio paced the host Sailors with 32 points to go with four assists and four steals in a Sunset Conference crossover game on Tuesday.

Willa Rath produced 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Cydney Jover added 11 points and six assists for Newport Harbor (11-2), which has won six in a row.

Emma Fults had seven points and seven rebounds, Kate Bland contributed four points and three rebounds, and Daelyn Renee chipped in with five points. Ellie Robinson scored two points.

Estancia 33, Costa Mesa 31: The visiting Eagles overcame a 10-point deficit in the final five minutes of the Battle for the Bell game on Tuesday night.

Alejandra Meza scored a team-high 14 points for Estancia (5-8, 4-3).

Costa Mesa dropped to 2-11 overall and 2-5 in league.

Shea Blanchard and Collin Kidd each had two hits and combined for three RBIs for Laguna Beach (6-11, 0-4).


Huntington Beach 6, Fountain Valley 5 (eight innings): The Oilers scored a run in the top of the eighth inning to earn the Surf League win Tuesday at Fountain Valley High.

Mark Muranaka cranked a two-run home run for Huntington Beach (15-5, 4-0 in league), while Nick Dumensnil had three runs batted in. Caden Aoki was two for three with two runs scored for the Oilers.

Ryan Sullivan was three for four with a double and an RBI for Fountain Valley (12-9, 1-3), which rallied from a 4-0 deficit to force extra innings. Tim Grack and Blake Wentz each had a pair of hits.

Edison 3, Los Alamitos 2 (10 innings): Cade Liefer had the walk-off base hit, singling in Tanner Gerosa for the Chargers in Tuesday’s Surf League game at Edison High.

Luke Serven excelled at pitcher for Edison (10-10, 1-3 in league), allowing two earned runs in nine innings. Zack Marker got the win in relief.

Los Alamitos is now 12-4 overall, 2-2 in league.

Corona del Mar 4, Marina 0: Pitcher Keller Strauss allowed three hits in six shutout innings, earning the victory for the Sea Kings in Tuesday’s Wave League game at CdM.

Strauss struck out nine for the first-place Sea Kings (14-4, 4-0 in league). Max Lane finished two for three with three runs batted in.

Marina fell to 10-12-1 overall, 2-2 in league.

Newport Harbor 19, Laguna Beach 5: The Sailors’ Jackson Gilles was two for four with a home run and four runs batted in Tuesday in a Wave League game at Laguna Beach High.

Sam DiCarlo finished six for six with two doubles, three runs scored and three RBIs for Newport Harbor (10-8, 2-2 in league). Will O’Neil earned the win, allowing two earned runs in three innings.


Huntington Beach 7, Marina 4: Mikayla Carman, Jaylene Duarte and Devyn Greer each homered for the visiting Oilers on Tuesday in a Surf League game.

Zoe Prystajko struck out 12, which helped her work around the eight walks she issued in 6 2/3 innings pitched for Huntington Beach (18-3, 5-1). Prystajko also clubbed three hits, including two doubles, at the plate.

Anaya Togia and Nyah Veals each had a base hit and a run batted in for Marina (11-5, 2-4).

Edison 6, Los Alamitos 4: Emme Fischer had a grand slam in the Chargers’ Surf League victory on Tuesday at Los Alamitos High School.

Jenna Gorden tossed a complete game, striking out four along the way. Delaney Faubert also drove in a run for Edison (7-8, 3-3).

Newport Harbor 13, Corona del Mar 1 (five innings): Maddy Bibona went three for three with a double and three runs batted in to lead the host Sailors on Tuesday in the Battle of the Bay.

Ava Nolan also had three hits, including a double, for Newport Harbor (12-5, 6-0 in the Wave League). She struck out seven over four innings in the pitching circle.

McKayla Cotton had two hits and drove in two runs for the Sailors.

Makena Tomlinson doubled and knocked in the only run for CdM (3-8, 2-4).


Huntington Beach 120, Marina 35: The Oilers won every race in Tuesday’s Wave League meet at Huntington Beach High, finishing the regular season with a 10-0 record.

Huntington Beach also finished 3-0 in Wave League dual meets.

Freshman Ryder Dodd won the 200-yard freestyle in 1 minute, 42.16 seconds for the Oilers. Dodd also won the 100 butterfly in 51.54 seconds.

Junior Caden Cunningham was another two-event winner, in the 50 freestyle (22.05) and 100 free (48.45).

Chase Dodd, Finneas Tas Palcza, Ryder Dodd and Cunningham won the 200 medley relay in 1:36.02. Ryder Dodd, Nickola Mirkovic, Jayden Leiva and Cunningham won the 200 free relay in 1:27.05.


Edison 19, JSerra 10: Melanie Wieland scored eight goals for the Chargers in Tuesday’s nonleague game at JSerra High.

Sydney Hoggard added three goals and two assists for Edison (8-5), and Blakely Malpass also scored three goals.

Cailien Gorsuch made five saves for Edison, which plays at Corona del Mar in a Sunset League match Thursday.


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