Newport Harbor edged by Dana

The Newport Harbor High surf team evened its overall record by losing

a close competition to Dana Hills, 86-82, Tuesday morning. This

marked the third straight defeat to Dana Hills in the past two years,

with the total margin of loss being a mere 15 points. The surfing

conditions at Salt Creek were terrific, with continuous sets of

overhead waves under warm sunny skies.

The boys short board squad evened their season record at 1-1 by

sweeping all four heats and outscoring Dana, 47-37. Short boarder

Bryan Doheny's 31.5 points secured first place, with Chase Wilson

taking third place in heat one. Newport narrowly won the next two

boys short board heats led by Stevie Farmer's high point total of

36.5 and an individual high wave score of 8.5, which placed him first

in heat three.

Bret Catron placed second and Christian Morabito and Tyler Tarlow

took third in heats two and three. The Tar short board team won the

last heat led by last year's South Coast individual league champion

Daniel Shea placing first while Reagan Riley took second place.

The boys long board team remained undefeated as they defeated the

Dana squad, 12-9. Chase Smith remained undefeated as he took first

place for the second week in a row. Tanner Prairie placed third for

the 2-0 long board squad.

The body board team dropped its record to 1-1, losing 14-7. Matt

Kretschmar placed third in the event.

The girls short board squad lost a close competition, 11-10, with

Camille Collett placing second and Hailey Sandberg taking third. The

girls long board squad lost 15-6.

Newport takes on state champion San Clemente at 56th Street on

Oct. 18.

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