High School Roundup: CMHS XC teams advance to CIF


Orange Coast League finals

ORANGE — Costa Mesa High senior Brett Bermudez finished second in 15 minutes, 20.45 seconds and led the Mustangs to a second-place finish Wednesday at Irvine Regional Park.

Costa Mesa qualified for the CIF Southern Section Division 4 preliminaries Nov. 16 at Mt. San Antonio College.

Juniors Anuare Magana (sixth in 15:38.44), John Hernandez (11th in 16:36.21) and Andres Avelar (21st in 17:11.36), as well as freshman Francisco Ruiz (22nd in 17:32.72) also competed for the Mustangs.

Laguna Beach won the meet, and Breakers senior Veda Rebollar came in first in 15:18.33.

Estancia was sixth out of the six teams.

Junior Alberto Espindola led the Eagles, finishing 30th in 18:23.38.


Orange Coast League finals

ORANGE — Costa Mesa High freshman Emily Olvera finished eighth in 19:14.42 to lead the Mustangs to a third-place finish Wednesday at Irvine Regional Park.

Costa Mesa qualified for the CIF Southern Section Division 4 preliminaries Nov. 16 at Mt. San Antonio College.

Sophomore Gabriela Perez (13th in 19:40.11), freshman Bianca Duarte (22nd in 21:01.12), senior Daysi Vazquez (23rd in 21:06.93) and senior Jocelyn Gutierrez (25th in 21:11.80) also competed for the Mustangs.

Natalie Kimball of Laguna Beach won the race in 18:19.32 and the Breakers captured the league title.

Estancia finished fifth, led by sophomore Viri Rios, who finished 15th in 20:12.05.


Harvard-Westlake 1, Newport Harbor 0

STUDIO CITY — The Sailors were turned away in sudden-death overtime when Harvard-Westlake scored with 10 seconds left Wednesday in the semifinals of the Los Angeles Field Hockey Assn. Tournament of Champions.

Newport Harbor (19-7) will play for third place against Westminster Saturday at Moorpark College. Goalie Cailynn Smethurst stood out for the Tars with 14 saves.

The Sailors had advanced to the semifinals after beating La Verne Bonita, 2-1, in overtime Monday at Davidson Field.

Jordan Blanchfield and Alex Palmer scored, while Cameron Dewan produced an assist.

Harvard Westlake and Edison will play for the title


Academy League finals

The Sage Hill School doubles team of Briana Rayhaun and Connie Yu reached the title match and qualified Wednesday for the CIF Individuals at The Tennis Club Newport Beach.

Rayhaun and Yu beat Whitney's Amy Hanamoto and Kimberly Phong, 7-6, 6-2 in the semifinals. Oxford Academy sisters Grace Yao and Emily Yao beat two Sage teams, in the semifinals and in the final, to win the doubles crown.

The Yaos defeated Rayhaun and Yu, 6-3, 6-2. The Yao sisters scored a 6-0, 6-1 win over Sage Hill's Marina Anderson and Tess Alexander in the semifinals.

In singles, Sage Hill's Jaclyn Gerschultz reached the semifinals, but lost to Crean Lutheran's Christie Kittelsen in a tight match, 6-3, 2-6, 11-9.

Crean Lutheran's Lorna Morris won the league's singles title.

Sunset League finals

SEAL BEACH — Newport Harbor High's Anna Burke and Kendall Cosenza, the No. 4-seeded team, advanced to Thursday's semifinals after recording two victories Wednesday at Seal Beach Tennis Center.

Burke and Cozenza beat a Huntington Beach duo, 8-0, and then took down an Edison tandem in the quarterfinals, 6-2, 6-2.

The Sailors' duo will play the top-seeded team from Los Alamitos at Marina High.

Newport Harbor also had others who competed. The No. 6-seeded team of Annie LeGrandeur and Reagan Rutter beat an Edison team, 8-1, but then lost to Los Al's No. 3-seeded team, 2-6, 2-6.

The Sailors' Olivia Zehnder and Elle Zielinski won in the first round against an Edison duo, 8-2. They also beat a Huntington Beach team, 8-7 (9-7), but then lost to the No. 2-seeded team of Los Al, 2-6, 2-6.

In singles, Newport Harbor senior Kate Knight, the No. 5 seed, won in the first round, beating Fountain Valley's Tae Ho, 8-1. Knight fell to Edison No. 4 seed Elle Jubas, 5-7, 5-7.

The Sailors' Jen Kingsley, the No. 8 seed, won her first-round match against Em Kishimoto of Huntington Beach, 8-0. Kingsley then lost to No. 1 seed Jae Lu of Los Al in the quarterfinals, 0-6, 1-6.


Corona del Mar def. Beckman

IRVINE — Hayley Hodson had 26 kills to lead the Sea Kings to a 25-19, 22-25, 25-15, 25-18 Pacific Coast League win Wednesday.

Katie Craig had 11 kills and Paige Migliori amassed 31 assists for CdM (19-4, 9-0 in league), which competes in the two-day Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions, starting Friday.

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