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September 24, 2002|John Ortega; Peter Yoon; Lauren Peterson; Mike Bresnahan; Dan Arritt

BOYS' CROSS-COUNTRY

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Orange followed its winning performance in the Laguna Hills Invitational on Sept. 14 with a runner-up finish to Eisenhower (Wash.) in the Iolani Invitational in Oahu, Hawaii, on Saturday. Murrieta Valley, led by senior Kellen Acosta, moves up two spots after posting the second-fastest team time in the Woodbridge Invitational.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Crescenta Valley (SS-Division I)...NR

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GIRLS' CROSS-COUNTRY

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Thousand Oaks makes the leap from No. 8 to No. 1 after a superb effort Saturday in the Mt. Carmel Invitational in San Diego. The cumulative time of Thousand Oaks' top five runners was more than two minutes better than Canyon Country Canyon's and 5 1/2 minutes faster than former No. 1 Dana Hills.

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

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

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

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

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

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

6. Fountain Valley (SS-Division I)...NR

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

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

9. Mission Viejo (SS-Division I)...NR

10. Esperanza (SS-Division I)...NR

John Ortega

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GIRLS' GOLF

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It's not often that losing a match will get a team into the rankings, but Santa Margarita debuts this week at No. 7 after a 217-219 loss to Palm Desert. The impressive score came at Desert Willow, Palm Desert's home course, a day after the Eagles shot 213 at Tijeras Creek. Dos Pueblos jumps from No. 8 to No. 3 after shooting a Channel League-record 203 at Glenn Annie and then winning the San Marcos Invitational.

Rank School (Record, Section-League)...Last Week

1. Long Beach Wilson (2-0, SS-Moore)...1

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

3. Dos Pueblos (2-0, SS-Channel)...8

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

5. Camarillo (1-0, SS-Pacific View)...4

6. Esperanza (2-0, SS-Sunset)...5

7. Santa Margarita (1-1, SS-Serra)...NR

8. Rosary (4-0, SS-Serra)...6

9. San Clemente (2-0, SS-South Coast)...9

10. Marina (3-0, SS-Sunset)...10

Peter Yoon

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GIRLS' TENNIS

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Despite losing to Irvine Woodbridge, Corona del Mar retains the top spot since No. 1 player Anne Yelsey was on a recruiting trip. Beverly Hills jumps to No. 3 after beating Calabasas. With help from three talented freshmen, Laguna Beach debuts at No. 8 after beating Woodbridge. Irvine University takes over the No. 10 spot from Capistrano Valley after beating the Cougars.

Rank School (Record, Section-Division)...Last Week

1. Corona del Mar (2-1, SS-Division I)...1

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

3. Beverly Hills (2-0, SS-Division I)...5

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

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

6. Troy (2-0, SS-Division II)...6

7. Peninsula (2-0, SS-Division I)...7

8. Laguna Beach (2-0, SS-Division I)...NR

9. Woodbridge (3-1, SS-Division I)...8

10. Irvine University (2-2, SS-Division I)...NR

Lauren Peterson

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GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL

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It's tournament time, an indicator of which teams could be playoff contenders. No. 1 Long Beach Wilson defeated Los Alamitos for the Gahr title. L.A. Marymount defeated Santa Ana Mater Dei in the Dave Mohs tournament championship in Orange County and vaulted over Mira Costa to claim No. 2. Dana Hills and St. Margaret's jumped into the rankings after solid efforts at the Mohs event.

Rank School (Record, Section-Division)...Last Week

1. Long Beach Wilson (6-0, SS-Division I-AA)...1

2. Marymount (8-1, SS-Division IV-AA)...3

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

4. Los Alamitos (8-2, SS-Division I-AA)...4

5. Esperanza (7-1, SS-Division I-AA)...5

6. Mater Dei (7-2, SS-Division II-A)...9

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

8. Bishop Montgomery (7-2, SS-Division III-A)...10

9. Dana Hills (4-2, SS-Division I-A)...NR

10. St. Margaret's (4-2, SS-Division IV-A)...NR

Mike Bresnahan

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BOYS' WATER POLO

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North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake swaps spots with Corona del Mar after defeating the visiting Sea Kings, 10-7, Thursday. Santa Ana Foothill nearly handed the Sea Kings a second consecutive loss Friday, but Corona del Mar prevailed in overtime, 11-7. Foothill's effort, along with its 11-9 victory Tuesday against Lake Forest El Toro, catapults it past the Chargers and Newport Harbor.

Rank School (Record, Section-Division)...Last Week

1. Long Beach Wilson (2-0, SS-Division I)...1

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

3. Harvard-Westlake (6-0, SS-Division I)...4

4. Corona del Mar (2-1, SS-Division I)...3

5. Foothill (1-1, SS-Division I)...7

6. El Toro (0-1, SS-Division I)...5

7. Newport Harbor (0-1, SS-Division I)...6

8. San Clemente (1-0, SS-Division I)...8

9. Riverside Poly (5-0, SS-Division V)...9

10. Villa Park (1-1, SS-Division II)...10

Dan Arritt

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