Briefly In Sports

Locals ranked in CIF winter polls

Local prep teams continued to hold down rankings in this week's CIF Southern Section winter sports polls, although there was a changing of the guard in the boys' basketball Division 2AA rankings.

Edison, which had been ranked No. 1 over the past month, slipped to No. 4 after its 39-37 loss Jan. 12 at Huntington Beach. The Oilers, meanwhile, dropped from eighth, to ninth, in the same poll. Huntington was upended by unranked Fountain Valley two nights after defeating Edison. Falling out of the 2AA poll was Ocean View, which last week was ranked No. 14.

In other boys' basketball polls, Fountain Valley, ranked 14th last week, is tied with San Clemente for the No. 12 slot in Division 1A, and Brethren Christian rose from sixth to fifth in Division 5A.

In girls' basketball, Edison maintained its No. 1 position in the Division 1A poll. Other girls' basketball rankings has Huntington tied for third with Norco in Division 2AA, Ocean View 16th in Division 4AA and Brethren Christian third in Division 5A.

In boys' soccer, undefeated Edison is again No. 1 in Division 1. In girls' water polo, Edison is eighth and Fountain Valley No. 10 in Division 1.


Final signups Saturday for Fountain Valley LL

The final day to register and tryout for the 2011 Fountain Valley Little League season is Saturday. The session is from 9 a.m. to noon at Mile Square Park (Field No. 14, next to snack bar). Tryouts will be held for kids ages 9 and up. League-age 8-year-olds who wants to be eligible for the draft also must tryout. Players should bring a glove, cleats and bat to the tryout, as well as a birth certificate and proof of residency. For information, visit


Surf City USA Marathon a sellout

The 2011Surf City USA Marathon, Half Marathon and One Mile Charity races are sold out for the fifth consecutive year, event organizers have announced. A record 21,000 runners are registered for the race Feb. 6 (Super Bowl Sunday). The event, which is celebrating its 15th year, serves as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. For more information on event festivities, visit


Adult club football team looking for players

Beach Cities All-Americans Pro-Am Football is a club football team open to men ages 21 and above and plays other teams in charity games. The team is looking for new players with an emphasis on linemen. For information, visit


Seahawks baseball fundraiser Feb. 12

The Ocean View High baseball program will hold its annual Texas Hold'em fundraiser Feb. 12. The event starts at 5 p.m. at Centerfield Sports Bar and Grill (17296 Beach Blvd.) and a $60 donation is required to play. To reserve a seat or for information on donating prizes to the event, visit

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