Archive for the 'Girls Volleyball' Tag Under 'OC Varsity' Category

    Girls volleyball: Santa Margarita finishes second in Hawaii

    August 15th, 2016, 10:48 pm by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    The Santa Margarita girls volleyball team lost to Mira Costa of Manhattan Beach in the finals of the Ann Kang Invitational in Hawaii.

    The Eagles had defeated the Mustangs earlier in the tournament, but Mira Costa exacted a bit of revenge, winning 25-20, 25-21 in the final.

    Santa Margarita's Meghan McClure and Devon Chang were selected to the all-tournament team.

    Edison finished fourth in the tournament. Cassidy Dennison earned all-tournament honors.

    Sage Hill finished ninth. Los Alamitos and Newport Harbor ended up 11th and 14th, respectively. Sage Hill

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    Volleyball: Erika Kobayashi steps down at Savanna

    July 29th, 2016, 3:05 pm by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Savanna volleyball coach Erika Kobayashi is stepping down as coach after four years. Kobayashi is expecting the birth of her second child in October.

    Kobayashi was also the boys coach.

    Richard Chew, who has previously coached at Oxford Academy and Western, will replace Kobayashi as girls coach.

    As girls coach, Kobayashi led Savanna to a 22-18 Orange League record and 42-46 overall, with three consecutive CIF appearances and lead the Rebels to the quarterfinals.

    On the boys side, Kobabayshi led the program to a 35-47 overall record and 19-20 in league. Before taking over, the program had an overall record of 12-43 and 5-25 in league.

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    Girls volleyball: Trinity-Sunset Showcase coming in September

    June 13th, 2016, 2:15 pm by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    The first ever Trinity-Sunset League Girls Volleyball Showcase will take place Wednesday, Sept. 7.

    The event will take place at Orange Lutheran and Huntington Beach HS.

    At Orange Lutheran, Mater Dei v. Los Alamitos at 5 p.m. Orange Lutheran and Edison will follow at 7 p.m.

    At Huntington Beach HS, JSerra will face Newport Harbor at 5 p.m. The final match will feature Santa Margarita and Huntington Beach.

    I will have more information and coverage as the date approaches.

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    Girls volleyball: Fountain Valley's Hinnant commits

    June 13th, 2016, 12:25 pm by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Fountain Valley junior Amy Hinnant recently committed to Azusa Pacific University. Hinnant, an opposite hitter, earned second team all-Sunset League honors last season.

    Amy is the younger sister of former Fountain Valley football player JD Hinnant, who is currently at Cal.

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    Schedule for Saturday's CIF-SS volleyball finals

    November 18th, 2015, 9:57 am by By DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Here is the schedule for the CIF-SS girls volleyball finals on Saturday.


    Saturday, at Cerritos College

    10 a.m.: Division 2AA, Chadwick vs. Village Christian

    1 p.m.: Division 1A, Trabuco Hills vs. Valencia of Valencia

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    Girls volleyball: CIF-SS playoffs schedule

    November 4th, 2015, 7:16 pm by By DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Pairings for the CIF-SS girls volleyball championships will be released Friday at 2 p.m.

    If there are any wild card matches, they will take place Saturday.

    Here is the remainder of the schedule:

    1st round: Tuesday, Nov. 10

    2nd round: Thursday, Nov. 12

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    Girls volleyball: Santa Barbara TOC on deck

    October 24th, 2015, 4:59 pm by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    The pairings are available for next weekend's Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions. The tournament begins Friday and concludes Saturday.


    Top half of bracket

    Torrey Pines vs. Harbor HS, SC

    Arroyo Grande vs. Pesentation

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    Girls volleyball: California Challenge begins in San Diego

    October 9th, 2015, 12:06 pm by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    The ASICS California Challenge later this afternoon, hosted by Torrey Pines. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Matches will take place at Alliant University (10455 Pomerado Rd., San Diego, 92131). Tournament resumes Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m.

    Here are the pool assignments:

    Pool 1

    1. Santa Margarita

    2. Westview

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    Girls volleyball: Matches of the week

    September 28th, 2015, 6:14 pm by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    The final week of September brings us one step closer to the start of league play across the girls volleyball landscape. Some leagues will get under Thursday. Here is a list of matches that grab my attention this week:

    Start time for varsity matches vary, but if you're at the gym by 5:15, you should be in good shape.


    Tuesday, Sept. 29

    Laguna Beach at Newport Harbor - interesting nonleague match. Laguna Beach gets one final true test before the start of Orange Coast League play. The Sailors are coming off of a five-set loss to Orange Lutheran and every victory is important as they set their sights on the upcoming Sunset League race.

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    Girls volleyball roundup: Corona del Mar rallies against San Clemente

    September 25th, 2015, 12:44 am by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Jessie Harris had 17 kills to help the third-ranked Corona del Mar (10-1) to a five-set victory over eighth-ranked San Clemente.

    Kendal Kipp and Natalia Bruening had 13 and 12 kills, respectively in the 24-26, 25-20, 28-30, 25-16, 15-10 home victory.

    Alex Osterberg had six kills for CdM.

    In other action

    Woodbridge 3, Mission Viejo 1: Mima Mirkovic led the host Warriors with 18 kills in a 25-21, 17-25, 25-16, 25-13 home victory.

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