Wednesday's swim leaderboard:
FOOTHILL 104, BREA OLINDA 66VILLA PARK 98, CANYON 72
ESPERANZA 125, EL MODENA 43
SONORA 117, LA HABRA 67
TROY 118, SUNNY HILLS 51
GOLDEN WEST LEAGUE
SANTA ANA 70, LOARA 31
The Barons found themselves trailing 7-5 to No. 1 Huntington Beach after leading 5-0, but Fountain Valley rallied to a 9-7 victory.
Daniel Patzlaff hit a grand slam in the 2nd inning.
Video by Jonathan Khamis, O
Villa Park’s girls swim team needed to capture the meet-ending 400-yard freestyle relay or finish second-third in the race to beat rival Canyon on Wednesday.
The Spartans narrowly missed taking first but accomplished the latter to secure an 87-83 victory in a Century League meet at Canyon.
The Comanches’ 400 free rela
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.
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
It was a score that came a day late for the Los Alamitos boys golf team.
On Wednesday at Old Ranch Country Club, the No. 4 Griffins eased to a 185-192 nonleague victory against No. 1 Servite with all five of their players finishing in the 30s.
Had the Griffins posted this score on Tuesday while playing host to rival Marina on Tue
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
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.
In boys swimming Tuesday:
In the Sunset League:
Newport Harbor 87, Los Alamitos 83: The host Sailors (3-2, 3-1) edged the Griffins in the 400-yard freestyle relay to seal their first victory against Los Alamitos since coaches Robert Lynn and Pavle Filipovic arrived at Newport Harbor
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.
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.
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.
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 – Newport Beach Country Club seems to afford the Corona del Mar boys golf team quite a home-course advantage.
As last week came to a close, the Sea Kings were 16-1 there since the start of the 2013 season.
The one loss came against Pacific Coast League rival Woodbridge last April.
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