Spring notes: Oilers-Sailors to battle again Friday



The Huntington Beach and Newport Harbor boys volleyball teams will meet again Friday at Newport Harbor.

The Sailors snapped the Oilers’ 121-consecutive match winning streak on April 5, winning the Sunset League match in four sets.

Since then, Huntington Beach has swept Edison, Los Alamitos and Fountain Valley. Newport Harbor has swept Los Alamitos and Marina and edged Edison in five sets.

Friday is also the date for the second showdown between Corona del Mar and Beckman in the Pacific Coast League. CdM swept the first meeting on March 31.



The South Coast League title will be on the line when San Clemente visits Tesoro on Friday.

The Tritons begin the week 5-0 in the SCL. The Titans are 4-1, with the only league loss coming against the Tritons, 7-6, on March 30.

Also this week, Newport Harbor has a chance to wrap up the Sunset League title. The Sailors begin the week 4-0 and has games against Los Alamitos (Wednesday) and Edison (Friday).

Los Alamitos suffered its second loss in league, falling to Marina, 9-8, Saturday.



They’re young and not drawing much attention, but Aliso Niguel’s boys swim team is on the rise.

The Wolverines took a major step toward defending their Sea View League title last week by upsetting No. 10 and host Mission Viejo, 86-84.

Aliso Niguel (4-1, 3-0) used four sophomores, one freshman and one junior in the 400-yard freestyle relay and sealed the meet victory by placed second and third.

Sophomore Aaron Pang, who owns an automatic CIF Division 2 qualifying time in the 100-yard butterfly, anchored one of the relays.

The Wolverines’ top freshman, Sean Slusiewicz wasn’t on either of the relays but teamed with Pang, sophomore Max McKendry and junior Nick Ure to win the 200-yard medley relay in a season-best and Division 2 auto time of 1 minute, 39.44 seconds.

Slusiewicz owns individual Division 2 cuts in the butterfly and 50 free.

“We’re a very young team,” said third-year Aliso Niguel boys coach Jon Puffer, whose team blends four club swimmers with water polo players. “The future is looking good.”

Top meets this week: Fountain Valley at Edison (Tuesday), Northwood at Corona del Mar (Wednesday) and Foothill Swim Games finals (Saturday).



San Clemente senior Tyler Meisinger (152) committed to Michigan on Saturday after trips to Oregon, Michigan and Arizona State.

Meisinger, a two-time CIF Champion, won seven tournaments this season, five of which he was selected outstanding wrestler.

He finished fourth at the CIF State Tournament.


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