High school roundup: Newport Harbor boys’ volleyball improves to 10-0

High school roundup: Newport Harbor boys’ volleyball improves to 10-0
Newport Harbor High's Ethan Talley (18), shown competing on April 7, 2017, kept the boys' volleyball team undefeated on Tuesday. (Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)

Junior outside hitter Jack Higgs had nine kills, and senior opposite Ethan Talley added six kills as the Newport Harbor High boys’ volleyball team swept Redondo Union 25-12, 25-18, 25-17 in Tuesday’s nonleague match at home.

Newport Harbor (10-0), which won the Best of the West Invitational in San Diego on Saturday, ascended to the top spot in this week’s CIF Southern Section Division 1 poll.


The Sailors will be competing in the Orange County Championships, which are on Friday, Saturday, and conclude on Monday.

Ocean View 3, Pacifica Christian Orange County 1: Jackson Petrovich had 12 kills and 16 digs to lead the host Seahawks in their 25-18, 19-25, 25-19, 25-15 win over the Tritons in a nonleague match on Monday.


Hunter Miller added 34 assists and two service aces for Ocean View (3-6-2). Kermel Anwell had nine kills and four service aces.

Pacifica Christian (2-6) was led by Josh Griffith, who had 12 kills, 5½ blocks and five aces. Kelley Murphy had eight assists.



Huntington Beach 6, JSerra 0: Senior Zeke Ziegler and junior Jeremy Wiegman combined to throw a two-hitter for the Oilers in the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader on the road.

Ziegler lasted five innings, striking out six, walking three and allowing one hit to earn the win. Wiegman gave up a hit and walked one in two innings.

Huntington Beach’s Jag Burden was two for two with two RBIs and a run, and Luke Glascoe finished two for three with a double and two runs.

Huntington Beach 4, JSerra 2: Senior Nick Lopez went two for three with a home run, a double and two runs batted in for the visiting Oilers in the second game of a doubleheader on Tuesday.

Dylan Ramirez earned the win for Huntington Beach (8-2), ranked No. 8 in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 poll. He gave up two hits, struck out three and walked two in five shutout innings.

Justin Brodt and Cole Minato were each one for three with an RBI for the Oilers, who have won eight in a row.

Huntington Beach hosts Newport Harbor in a Sunset League opener on Friday at 3:15 p.m.

Laguna Beach 7, San Juan Hills 1: Senior Grady Morgan was two for four with a home run, a double, four RBIs and two stolen bases in the Breakers’ nonleague home game on Tuesday.

Jack Loechner got the win after going five innings. He struck out six, walked two and allowed one run on four hits.

Michael Kerner went three for three with an RBI for Laguna Beach (4-4), and Eric Silva added two hits.

The Breakers start Orange Coast League action against Calvary Chapel at Vanguard University on Friday at 3:30 p.m.

Trabuco Hills 2, Edison 0: Junior Blake Morton and senior Nolan Funke each had a hit and walk for the Chargers in Tuesday’s Downey Tournament road game.

Chase Hanson and Kannon Morgan recorded a hit for Edison (5-5), which opened the tournament with a 9-5 extra-inning win at Lakewood Mayfair on Monday. The game went nine innings.

Reliever Kevin Hultgren picked up the win against Mayfair by throwing 3 2/3 scoreless innings, and Derek Cleland was two for four with two doubles and two RBIs.

The Chargers play at Marina in a Sunset League opener on Thursday at 3:15 p.m.

Fountain Valley 3, Mission Viejo 2: Sophomore Cole Wentz was three for four with an RBI and a stolen base, helping the visiting Barons finish fifth in the Loara Tournament on Monday.

Jake Brooks picked up the save against the Diablos, ranked No. 7 in CIF Southern Section Division 1. Fountain Valley (5-3) went 4-1 during the tournament.

Cedric Perez went two for four with an RBI for the Barons, who open Sunset League play at Los Alamitos on Friday at 3:15 p.m.

Tustin 5, Costa Mesa 1: Junior Cameron Chapman finished two for three for the Mustangs in a nonleague game on the road Tuesday.

Costa Mesa (3-5) travels to Saddleback to start Orange Coast League play at 3:30 p.m. on Friday.



Huntington Beach 7, Foothill 1: Senior Allee Bunker had three hits, two RBIs and two runs scored to lead the host Oilers in a nonleague game on Tuesday.

Sophomore Shelbi Ortiz also had three hits and two runs for the Oilers (5-2). Junior Kelly Ryono had two hits, and senior Kelli Kufta drove in two runs.

Sophomore Grace Uribe allowed one run over five innings. She struck out six.

Edison 5, Capistrano Valley 2: The Chargers scored three runs in the first inning of their Saddleback Tournament game on Tuesday at Alicia Park in Mission Viejo.

Edison, ranked ninth in the CIF Southern Section Division 2 poll, is undefeated at 3-0 this season.



Edison 186, St. Margaret’s 216: Junior Pete DiBernardo earned individual medalist honors with a one-under-par 34 performance in the Chargers’ nonleague match at San Juan Capistrano’s Marbella Country Club on Tuesday.

Edison, which improved to 6-0, begins Sunset League play Thursday against Newport Harbor at SeaCliff Country Club.

Anthony Dao shot a 37 for the Chargers, while Tiger Tahvildari and Tony DiBernardo each had 38s. John Oatis finished with a 39.

Corona del Mar 189, San Clemente 191: Juniors Guy Clauss and Lawrence Shih each carded one-under-par 34s for the Sea Kings in Tuesday’s nonleague match at Talega Golf Club in San Clemente.

Ryan Shih finished with a 40 and Zack Glabman had a 41.

The Sea Kings (3-0) host San Clemente in a rematch at Newport Beach Country Club at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Costa Mesa 214, Calvary Chapel 251: Senior Huy Ngo shot three-over-par 38 in the Mustangs’ Orange Coast League match on the Mesa Linda Course at Costa Mesa Country Club on Tuesday.

Jimmy Solano finished with a 40 for Costa Mesa, followed by Blake Juncker (43), Josh Gough (46) and Cooper Crandall (47).



Edison 12, Northwood 10: Rylee Siegel had five goals for the Chargers in a nonleague road match on Tuesday.

Taylor Byrom had one goal and two assists for Edison (3-1), while Keena Colamonico had a goal and an assist. Annie Cavener, Hannah Darrow, Mia Whalen, Sarah Olsen and Brooke Moorhead also scored for the Chargers, who play at Tustin on March 20 at 3:15 p.m.



Beckman 16, Edison 2: The Chargers fell to 1-2 this season after Tuesday's nonleague loss at home.

Edison plays host to Temecula Chaparral on Thursday at 7 p.m.




Sunny Hills 9, Newport Harbor 9 (tied 71-71 on games, Sunny Hills wins in tiebreakers): Josh Watkins and Andy Myers swept in singles for the Sailors in Monday's nonleague match.


Newport Harbor coach Kristen Case said that Sunny Hills won five of six tiebreakers after the teams tied on sets and games to pull out the win.

Newport Harbor (5-1) plays at home against St. Margaret's on Wednesday.