Marina wins league crown

The Marina High girls' golf team completed a perfect Sunset League season Oct. 20 by defeating Huntington Beach, 213-253.

The league finale was rained out Oct. 19 and played Oct. 20 on the opening day of the Sunset League finals at Lakewood Golf Course.

The Vikings earned the league championship for the second time in four years. The program's junior varsity team also won a league title.

"This has been a fun season and it has been rewarding for me to see the team improve as the season went on," Marina Coach Jim Morris said. "Every match, it seemed, that one or two players were shooting their low for the season or for their career. It is a season that I wish would go on forever, and I'm glad to have been a part of it."

Marina was led by sophomore Haley Wian at 40, senior Halle Young at 41 and junior Mackenzie McCollum at 42 on the par 37 front nine. The 213 score was the best team score of the season for the Vikings, who ended league play 10-0 and went 14-4 overall during the regular season.

Young, Wian and senior Casey Kang will represent the Vikings at the CIF Individual Tournament that begins Monday at El Dorado Golf Course in Long Beach. Also advancing from league to the tournament is Sally Kim of Fountain Valley, Jamie Harada and Vanessa Honnes of Edison and league individual champion Esther Lee of Los Alamitos.

Marina begins play today in the CIF Team Divisional playoffs at Jurupa Hills Golf Course in Riverside. Edison and Fountain Valley also are representing the Sunset League in the team playoffs.


Field Hockey

Huntington Beach went on the road Monday and picked up a 4-0 Sunset League victory against host Edison.

Early in the first period, senior center midfielder Brooke Berns scored on a pass by sophomore Abby Masters. Sophomore outside midfielder Kayla Wigney scored next off an assist from senior outside midfielder Corinne Clegg. Junior center-midfielder Lindsey Walter sent a pass to Jessica Van Arsdale, who scored Huntington's third goal.

Wigney scored on a breakaway to make it 4-0.

The Oilers held a 9-2 edge on the Chargers on short corners.

The Sunset League schedule comes to a close today with five games on tap. Locally, Huntington hosts Marina, Edison is home to Westminster and Fountain Valley travels to face Newport Harbor. Heading into today's finales, Huntington and Newport Harbor are tied for the league lead.


CIF rankings

Four local prep teams have earned spots in this week's CIF Southern Section rankings.

In girls' volleyball, Ocean View is No. 3 and Brethren Christian is No. 9 in the Division 4-AA poll. Top-ranked St. Margaret's and No. 2 Laguna Blanca are ahead of the Seahawks. Spots four through 10 are taken by Serra, Viewpoint, Sage Hill, St. Paul, St. Monica Catholic, Brethren Christian and Buckley.

Edison is ranked fifth and Huntington Beach No. 10 in Division 1-AA. Harvard-Westlake heads the poll with Long Beach Poly, Los Alamitos and Mira Costa taking the next three spots. Following Edison in spots six through nine is Redondo Union, Dos Pueblos, Orange Lutheran and Thousand Oaks.

Despite a tough loss last week to Golden West League newcomer Loara, Ocean View rose from 10th to ninth in the Southern Division football poll. Garden Grove is No. 1, followed by another Golden West league school, Segerstrom, Woodbridge, Corona del Mar, Northwood, Loara, Santa Ana Valley, Beckman, Ocean View and Calvary Chapel/Santa Ana.

Both Edison and Fountain Valley received votes in the Pac-5 Division football rankings but didn't crack the top 10.

In boy's water polo, Huntington Beach has moved into the No. 10 slot in Division 1. Mater Dei leads the poll and is followed by Newport Harbor, El Toro, Loyola, Dos Pueblos, Los Alamitos, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Harvard-Westlake and Huntington.

In Division 7, Ocean View is ranked No. 9. Santa Ynez leads the rankings. Spots two through 10 belong to Nogales, Nipomo, Brentwood, Cabrillo/Lompoc, Don Lugo, Wilson/Hacienda Heights, Orange, Ocean View and Los Amigos.

In boys' cross-country, Marina is No. 8 in Division 1. Arcadia tops the poll and is followed by Dana Hills, Trabuco Hills, Rancho Cucamonga, Long Beach Poly, El Toro, Great Oak, Marina. M.L. King, Corona, California, Troy and Valley View and Aliso Niguel are tied for the No. 12 spot.

In girls' cross-country, Edison is ranked 12th in a Division 2 poll headed by Saugus. Redondo Union is No. 2 followed by Mira Costa, Canyon/Anaheim, Foothill, Ayala, Sultana, Serrano, Thousand Oaks, Esperanza, Edison and Claremont.

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