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September 17, 2002|John Ortega; Peter Yoon; Lauren Peterson; Mike Bresnahan; Dan Arritt

BOYS' CROSS-COUNTRY

Orange, led by seniors Francisco Guerra, Robert Nieblas and Daniel Ramirez, vaults from seventh in the preseason poll to first this week after winning the Laguna Hills Invitational on Saturday ahead of Dana Hills and Long Beach Poly. Royal goes from unranked to sixth after finishing second to Canyon Country Canyon in the Seaside Invitational on Friday.

Rank School (Section-Division)...Last week

1. Orange (SS-Division II)...7

2. Dana Hills (SS-Division I)...1

3. Long Beach Poly (SS-Division I)...2

4. Rubidoux (SS-Division II)...3

5. Canyon Country Canyon (SS-Division I)...5

6. Royal (SS-Division I)...NR

7. Murrieta Valley (SS-Division I)...10

8. Barstow (SS-Division III)...4

9. Loyola (SS-Division I)...9

10. St. John Bosco (SS-Division II)...NR

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GIRLS' CROSS-COUNTRY

Canyon Country Canyon makes the leap from unranked in the preseason poll to third this week after winning the Seaside Invitational in Ventura on Friday with a meet-record effort. Murrieta Valley and Ayala will race each other for the second time in eight days Saturday in the Woodbridge Invitational.

Rank School (Section-Division)...Last week

1. Dana Hills (SS-Division I)...1

2. Sultana (SS-Division II)...2

3. Canyon Country Canyon (SS-Division I)...NR

4. Murrieta Valley (SS-Division I)...3

5. Ayala (SS-Division I)...4

6. Royal (SS-Division I)...5

7. Peninsula (SS-Division I)...6

8. Thousand Oaks (SS-Division I)...7

9. Oak Park (SS-Division IV)...9

10. Long Beach Wilson (SS-Division I)...NR

John Ortega

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GIRLS' GOLF

The preseason No. 1-ranked team, Long Beach Wilson, didn't complete an official match last week, but the first nine holes of its 18-hole match against Gahr served notice that the Bruins will be the team to beat this season. Wilson shot a nine-hole school record 203 on the Lake Course at Los Coyotes Country Club. Jenni Tangtiphaiboontana led the way with a two-under-par 34 and Wilson had three girls break 40. The previous nine-hole school record was 207.

Rank School (Record, Section-League)

1. Long Beach Wilson (0-0, SS-Moore)

2. Palm Desert (1-0, SS-Desert Valley)

3. Peninsula (1-0, SS-Bay)

4. Camarillo (0-0, SS-Pacific View)

5. Esperanza (0-0, SS-Sunset)

6. Rosary (1-0, SS-Serra)

7. South Torrance (1-0, SS-Bay)

8. Dos Pueblos (0-0, SS-Channel)

9. San Clemente (0-0, SS-South Coast)

10. Marina (0-0, SS-Sunset)

Peter Yoon

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GIRLS' TENNIS

Even without top player Anne Yelsey, who sat out because of a strained knee and may miss this week because of the injury and a recruiting trip, No. 1 Corona del Mar won easily over Mater Dei in its season opener. Second-ranked Palm Desert and No. 5 Beverly Hills open this week with matches against Redlands East Valley and No. 3 Calabasas, respectively. Calabasas routed the rankings' only Division III team, Campbell Hall, which traded places with Woodbridge after the Warriors beat Villa Park.

Rank School (Record, Section-Div.)...Last week

1. Corona del Mar (1-0, SS-Division I)...1

2. Palm Desert (0-0, SS-Division II)...2

3. Calabasas (1-0, SS-Division I)...3

4. Dana Hills (1-0, SS-Division I)...4

5. Beverly Hills (0-0, SS-Division I)...5

6. Troy (1-0, SS-Division I)...6

7. Peninsula (1-0, SS-Division I)...7

8. Woodbridge (1-0, SS-Division I)...9

9. Campbell Hall (0-1, SS-Division III)...8

10. Capistrano Valley (1-0, SS-Division I)...10

Lauren Peterson

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GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL

Sometimes losing isn't so shameful. Take this week's Top 10: Long Beach Poly and Mater Dei both lost to Los Alamitos, which isn't exactly a slouch, and Bishop Montgomery lost to Marymount in a small-school tussle. None of the three losing schools can be penalized ... yet.

Rank School (Record, Section-Div.)...Last week

1. Long Beach Wilson (5-0, SS-Division I-AA)...1

2. Mira Costa (0-0, SS-Division I-A)...2

3. Marymount (1-0, SS-Division IV-AA)...3

4. Los Alamitos (5-0, SS-Division I-AA)...4

5. Esperanza (1-0, SS-Division I-AA)...5

6. Newport Harbor (1-0, SS-Division II-AA)...6

7. Capistrano Valley (1-0, SS-Division I-A)...10

8. Long Beach Poly (3-1, SS-Division I-AA)...7

9. Mater Dei (0-1, SS-Division II-A)...8

10. Bishop Montgomery (0-1, SS-Division III-A)...9

Mike Bresnahan

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BOYS' WATER POLO

Harvard-Westlake got its season off to a good start Saturday, defeating Millikan, 12-1, in the championship game of the Jim Toring Memorial water polo tournament at Belmont Plaza in Long Beach. El Toro plays host to Santa Ana Foothill today in its season opener.

Rank School (Record, Section-Div.)...Last week

1. Long Beach Wilson (1-0, SS-Division I)...1

2. Servite (0-0, SS-Division II)...2

3. Corona del Mar (0-0, SS-Division I)...3

4. Harvard-Westlake (5-0, SS-Division I)...4

5. El Toro (0-0, SS-Division I)...5

6. Newport Harbor (0-0, SS-Division I)...6

7. Foothill (0-0, SS-Division I)...7

8. San Clemente (0-0, SS-Division I)...8

9. Riverside Poly (0-0, SS-Division V)...9

10. Villa Park (0-0, SS-Division II)...10

Dan Arritt

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