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October 22, 2002|John Ortega, Peter Yoon, Lauren Peterson,Mike Bresnahan, Dan Arritt

BOYS' CROSS-COUNTRY

*--* Dana Point Dana Hills vaults from eighth to second as Tyler Kastorff's return to the Dolphins' lineup helped them win the sweepstakes title of the Orange County championships last Saturday. Long Beach Poly, Dana Hills, Los Angeles Loyola, Canyon Country Canyon, Murrieta Valley, Simi Valley Royal and Chino Don Lugo are all entered in the Division I-II team sweepstakes race of the Mt. San Antonio College Invitational on Saturday Rank School (Section-Division)...Last Week 1. Long Beach Poly (SS-Division I)...1 2. Dana Hills (SS-Division I)...8 3. Loyola (SS-Division I)...3 4. Barstow (SS-Division III)...4 5. Canyon Country Canyon (SS-Division I)...5 6. Murrieta Valley (SS-Division I)...6 7. Royal (SS-Division I)...7 8. Don Lugo (SS-Division I)...9 9. Katella (SS-Division II)...10 10. Orange (SS-Division II)...2

GIRLS' CROSS-COUNTRY No new teams enter the top 10 this week, although Dana Point Dana Hills moves from eighth to sixth after finishing five points behind first-place Anaheim Esperanza in the sweepstakes race of the Orange County championships. Hesperia Sultana, Murrieta Valley, Canyon Country Canyon, Dana Hills, Long Beach Wilson and Chino Hills Ayala are all entered in the Division I-II team sweepstakes of the Mt. San Antonio College Invitational on Saturday Rank School (Section, Division)...Last Week 1. Sultana (SS-Division II)...1 2. Murrieta Valley (SS-Division I)...3 3. Thousand Oaks (SS-Division I)...2 4. Canyon Country Canyon (SS-Division I)...4 5. Esperanza (SS-Division I)...5 6. Dana Hills (SS-Division I)...8 7. Ventura (SS-Division II)...7 8. Fountain Valley (SS-Division I)...6 9. Long Beach Wilson (SS-Division I)...9 10. Ayala (SS-Division I)...10

GIRLS' GOLF Torrance has been the best-kept secret this season. The Tartars, led by freshman Angela Park and junior Maria Ham, are averaging 214 for the season and have not shot higher than 224. Park has shot under par six times in nine matches and Ham has been under par three times. Torrance, debuting at No. 6, has already clinched the Ocean League title Rank School (Record, Section-Division)...Last Week 1. Long Beach Wilson (10-0, SS-Moore)...1 2. Peninsula (10-0, SS-Bay)...2 3. Dos Pueblos (11-0, SS-Channel)...3 4. Camarillo (9-0, SS-Pacific View)...4 5. Palm Desert (10-0, SS-Desert Valley)...5 6. Torrance (8-0, SS-Ocean)...NR 7. San Clemente (5-1, SS-South Coast)...7 8. Marina (12-0, SS-Sunset)...9 9. Esperanza (9-1, SS-Sunset)...6 10. Rosary (9-1, SS-Serra)...8

GIRLS' TENNIS Palm Desert, 144-18 in sets this season, holds onto the top spot. Corona del Mar remains at No. 2, but has an interesting week with matches today and Wednesday against Laguna Beach and Dana Point Dana Hills, respectively. Beverly Hills retains the No. 3 spot after winning a key Bay League match over Rolling Hills Estates Peninsula. Peninsula will move to No. 4 after beating Dana Hills. Laguna Beach defeated Irvine University and swaps spots Rank School (Record, Section-Division)...Last Week 1. Palm Desert (9-0, SS-Division II)...1 2. Corona del Mar (9-2, SS-Division I)...2 3. Beverly Hills (11-0, SS-Division I)...3 4. Peninsula (11-2, SS-Division I)...6 5. Calabasas (12-2, SS-Division I)...5 6. Dana Hills (8-2, SS-Division I)...4 7. Woodbridge (11-3, SS-Division I)...7 8. Laguna Beach (9-3, SS-Division I)...9 9. Irvine University (11-3, SS-Division I)...8 10. Troy (11-3, SS-Division II)...10

GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL None of the Southland teams lived up to the name of the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions, but there were some noteworthy matches. Torrance Bishop Montgomery finished fifth out of 16 teams, by defeating Manhattan Beach Mira Costa, Newport Harbor and Torrey Pines. Mira Costa finished sixth. Newport Harbor struggled, going 1-3 and finishing eighth. Mountain View St. Francis won the tournament, defeating Fresno Buchanon in three games Rank School (Record, Section-Division)...Last Week 1. Long Beach Wilson (20-1, SS-Division I-AA)...1 2. Esperanza (20-2, SS-Division I-AA)...3 3. Mater Dei (16-7, SS-Division II-A)...4 4. Marymount (14-3, SS-Division IV-AA)...5 5. Los Alamitos (18-7, SS-Division I-AA)...6 6. Bishop Montgomery (17-8, SS-Division III-A)...8 7. Mira Costa (14-4, SS-Division I-A)...2 8. Newport Harbor (15-6, SS-Division II-AA)...7 9. St. Margaret's (11-2, SS-Division IV-A)...9 10. Capistrano Valley (17-2, SS-Division I-A)...10

BOYS' WATER POLO La Verne Damien makes its debut after winning the North Orange County tournament. Damien defeated previously 10th-ranked South Pasadena, 16-7, in the semifinals, then ousted Mission Viejo Capistrano Valley with a 5-2 victory. Long Beach Wilson maintained its grip on the top spot with an 8-6 victory at North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake, its second victory over the Wolverines in eight days. Servite had a impressive week, traveling to El Toro and Riverside Poly for nonleague victories Rank School (Record, Section-Division)...Last Week 1. Long Beach Wilson (17-0, SS-Division I)...1 2. Harvard-Westlake (14-2, SS-Division I)...2 3. Servite (13-2, SS-Division II)...3 4. El Toro (14-5, SS-Division I)...4 5. Corona del Mar (12-5, SS-Division I)...5 6. Newport Harbor (12-5, SS-Division I)...6 7. Foothill (10-7, SS, Division I)...7 8. Riverside Poly (15-2, SS, Division V)...8 9. Laguna Beach (12-5, SS, Division I)...9 10. Damien (16-0, SS, Division V)...10

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