Six of the previous Fountain Valley-Huntington Beach baseball games had been decided by one run.
So it figured that their game Wednesday would be dramatic.
Fountain Valley took an early lead, lost it midway through the game, then came back to beat Huntington Beach, 9-7, in their Sunset League game at Huntington Beach.
IRVINE - It was about a year ago when University's Drew Dawson received an unexpected history lesson that has lingered in his mind ever since.
During the trophy presentation at last April’s Ojai Tournament, Dawson stood alongside teammate Tyler Lu after they won the doubles championship at the famed event.
PLACENTIA – Valencia and Pacifica, two of the frontrunners in the Empire League, traded punches worthy of a heavyweight bout Wednesday.
A blow from Laine Huffman dealt the biggest impact.
Huffman hit a tying home run in the bottom of the sixth and the Tigers went on to score three additional runs to earn a 6-3 victor
ANAHEIM - The development of Nigel Ward continues.
The junior pitcher battled his way to a complete-game victory, allowing one run on three hits, to lead the Friars to a 4-1 victory over visiting Santa Margarita on Wednesday.
Ward (3-1) didn’t have his best stuff, but his ability escape potential jams was a big reaso
Canyon got a big win but little time to enjoy it.
The Comanches defeated Foothill, 5-3, Tuesday in a nine-inning Century League game at Foothill.
The victory extends league-leading Canyon’s lead over Foothill to 1½ games. The Comanches board a bus again Wednesday for another league game.
IRVINE – Jeff Kamo couldn’t hide on the court if he tried.
The senior outside hitter for the Beckman boys volleyball team wore a pair of bright green shoes and put in a lot of work, carrying the load Tuesday night, leading the Patriots back for a five-set victory over visiting Northwood in a Pacific Coast League match.
On Thursday morning, University’s dynamic trio of Drew Dawson, Arash Hafezi and Eric Tseng will take the court at the annual Ojai Tournament with aspirations of capturing a fifth consecutive team title.
While it’s undeniably a lot to think about, the Trojans teammates proved they were doing anything but l
NEWPORT BEACH – There were plenty of gaps for Corona del Mar’s boys lacrosse team to fill on its offense entering this season.
Injuries have created new voids, and another one emerged in the first quarter of Tuesday’s game against No. 6 Santa Margarita when Nino Chavez suffered an apparent ankle injury.
A look at Orange County baseball:
• A tournament MVP was not selected for the Beach Pit Classic that was won by Beckman. Beckman coach Kevin Lavalle said it would have been difficult for him to select one nominee for the award. “It sounds like total coach-speak,” Lavalle said, “but right now there’s no
It’s been a long, slow couple of weeks for the top-ranked Mission Viejo softball team.
Since March 26, the Diablos have played a grand total of four games. They earned a pair of South Coast League victories, against No. 8 Dana Hills and El Toro, during that time period, but today’s game against Tesoro will be the first time t
The Foothill Knights went 6-1 during the weekend, winning the Vallhalla West Coast Challenge Tournament.
The Knights went 3-0 Friday, lost their seeding match against Torrey Pines on Saturday, but won the next three matches, including a 25-18, 20-25, 15-8 victory over Ca
WALNUT – While first-place finishes are nice, Orange County athletes took progression over wins at the Mt. SAC Relays on Saturday.
In the field events, Los Alamitos’ Mackenna Howard, who is fifth in the all-time county annals for girls shot put, recorded a personal best of 47 feet, 9 inches, which placed her third in t
The following is the most obvious sentence you will read all day.
Stanley Johnson is the Register’s Orange County boys basketball player of the year.
Johnson, a 6-foot-7 senior at Mater Dei, led the county in scoring at 25 points a game. He averaged 8.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.5 steals.
He has played in a
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Mater Dei, Guard, 6-7, Sr.
Season highlights: The Register’s Player of the Year, Trinity League player of the year, the CIF-SS Open Division player of the year, state player of the year, national player of the year &h
WESTMINSTER – Kristen Hong has always closely followed in her sister’s footsteps.
When she was 6, Hong decided she wanted to play softball like Rachel, four years her senior.
As they grew up, Hong frequently tried to outdo her older sister. They made up competitions where they’d take turns pitching
And down the stretch they come.
The conclusion of the Hard 9 National Classic and Ryan Lemmon Invitational tournaments this week means that the baseball season is all about league games from now until the playoffs begin May 20.
Some teams are right where they were expected to be in their league standings. Sonora is on top in the