Boys' U-11 team excels at State Cup

The North Huntington Beach (NHB) Under-11 boys' soccer team advanced to the round of 16 in the Cal South State Cup Playoffs Feb. 1-2.

NHB competing against from throughout southern California, Carlsbad and Fallbrook. Starting tournament play in San Diego with more than 100 teams, NHB made it to the top 16. In the first five games of the tournament, its stingy defense allowed only three goals, while the high-powered offense scored 16 goals.

NHB was defeated by San Marcos in its final game in tourney action in Lancaster.

NHB trains and plays all of its home games at Hope View School in Huntington Beach. The team is: Ryan Bui, Jacob Bullock, Colin Ryan, Cantor Wright, Ty Polk, Ivan Lopez, Christian Hodson, Elijah Guptill, Alex Gamez, Ethan Rose, Nate Mester, David Pantaleon, Patrick Buckie and Malakai Nolasco. The team is coached by John McArthur and Chris Ruiz.

NHB is looking to add players to its team. For more information, visit

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