Briefly In Sports

Sellers hits first MLB home run

Marina High graduate Justin Sellers had a memorable Sunday for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 2005 graduate, who made his Major League debut Friday, hit his first career home run in his third game, helping the Dodgers to a 7-0 victory against the Astros.

Sellers' blast was a three-run shot off Astro starter Jordan Lyles and resulted in the Dodger Stadium crowd requesting a curtain call from the rookie shortstop, which Sellers was happy to provide.

"When I started rounding first base … I got the chills talking about it right now," Sellers told the Los Angeles Times. "I dreamed of it as a child and for it to happen with my family here like this in my hometown, I feel so blessed."

Sellers is hitting .231 so far (three for 13) for the Dodgers after batting .304 with 14 home runs and 49 runs batted in in triple A.


Chargers win in Hawaii

The Edison High girls' volleyball team captured first place Saturday at the Ann Kang Volleyball Invitational at Iolani High in Oahu, Hawaii. The Chargers went undefeated (8-0 in matches, 16-0 in games) in the 24-team event that also included Orange County teams Huntington Beach, Mater Dei and Newport Harbor.

The Chargers swept Moanalua, 25-19, 25-20, in the final. Huntington Beach went 6-2 and won the Silver bracket title by defeating Mid-Pacific, 25-17, 21-25, 15-9. Mater Dei beat Newport Harbor in the third-place match.


Locals capture showcase tourney

The Wolfpack boys' Under-13 Silver Elite soccer team went undefeated to win the FC Irvine Showcase tournament Sunday. Wolfpack outscored its opponents, 15-4, en route to the title.

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