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October 28, 2003|Paul McLeod; John Ortega;Lauren Peterson;Dan Arritt;Peter Yoon

GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL

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Los Angeles Marymount, winner of three major tournament titles, is not expected to be challenged the remainder of the season or in the Southern Section or state playoffs because it plays in a relatively weak division. Long Beach Wilson was upset by Lakewood, which allows Long Beach Poly to stay in contention in the Moore League race. Huntington Beach Edison defeated Los Alamitos a second time and plays host to Anaheim Esperanza on Wednesday. Torrance Bishop Montgomery, Manhattan Beach Mira Costa and Newport Harbor face tough competition at Santa Barbara tournament Friday and Saturday.

Rk. School (Record, Division) Last Week

1. Marymount (21-1, SS-Div. IV-AA)...1

2. Mater Dei (26-3, SS-Div. II-A)...2

3. Mira Costa (19-2, SS-Div. II-AA)...4

4. Long Beach Wilson (21-5, SS-Div. I-AA)...3

5. Newport Harbor (13-4, SS-Div. II-AA)...5

6. Long Beach Poly (21-3, SS-Div. I-AA)...6

7. Esperanza (23-1, SS-Div. I-AA)...7

8. Edison (16-2, SS-Div. II-AA)...10

9. Los Alamitos (17-8, SS-Div. I-AA)...8

10. Bishop Montgomery (18-5, SS-Div. III-A)...9

-- Paul McLeod

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BOYS' CROSS-COUNTRY

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Upland makes a big jump after finishing fourth in the team sweepstakes race of the Mt. San Antonio College Invitational on Saturday. Illnesses to various runners had slowed Upland since the Irvine Woodbridge Invitational last month, but a healthy Highlander squad finished ahead of Murrieta Valley, Rancho Cucamonga, Canyon Country Canyon, Bellflower St. John Bosco, Dana Point Dana Hills, West Covina and Crescenta Valley at Mt. SAC. Murrieta Valley maintains its No. 3 ranking because the Nighthawks defeated Upland in three previous meets.

Rk. School (Section-Division) Last Week

1. Don Lugo (SS-Div. I)...1

2. Royal (SS-Div. I)...2

3. Murrieta Valley (SS-Div. I)...3

4. Upland (SS-Div. I)...10

5. Rancho Cucamonga (SS-Div. I)...7

6. C.C. Canyon (SS-Div. I)...6

7. St. John Bosco (SS-Div. II)...5

8. Dana Hills (SS-Div. I)...8

9. West Covina (SS-Div. I)...NR

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

-- John Ortega

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GIRLS' CROSS-COUNTRY

Undefeated Murrieta Valley, the No. 11-ranked team in the nation by Harrier magazine, maintains its top position here after defeating No. 13 Reno (Nev.) and No. 20 Hesperia Sultana in the team sweepstakes race of the Mt. San Antonio College Invitational on Saturday. West Torrance rejoins the rankings after finishing sixth in the team sweepstakes at Mt. SAC. The Warriors will meet Rolling Hills Estates Peninsula in the Bay League finals.

Rk. School (Section-Division) Last Week 1. Murrieta Valley (SS-Div. I)...1

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

3. Esperanza (SS-Div. I)...3

4. C.C. Canyon (SS-Div. I)...5

5. Ventura (SS-Div. I)...6

6. Cypress (SS-Div. II)...7

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

8. West Torrance (SS-Div. II)...NR

9. Woodbridge (SS-Div. II)...10

10. Ayala (SS-Div. I)...4

-- John Ortega

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GIRLS' TENNIS

Unbeaten Rolling Hills Estates Peninsula has been upward-bound for weeks and finally moves into the top spot. Peninsula scored a decisive 12-6 victory over Calabasas last week and has victories over five other top 10 teams. Next up for the Panthers is a match against No. 3 Laguna Beach on Wednesday. Corona del Mar switches places with Beverly Hills in the rankings thanks to a combination of the Sea Kings' victory over Laguna Beach and their schedule, which is stronger than the Normans'.

Rk. School (Record, Division) Last Week

1. Peninsula (16-0, SS-Div. I)...4

2. Campbell Hall (14-0, SS-Div. III)...2

3. Laguna Beach (14-1, SS-Div. I)...3

4. Calabasas (14-1, SS-Div. I)...1

5. Corona del Mar (9-4, SS-Div. I)...6

6. Beverly Hills (9-1, SS-Div. I)...5

7. Dana Hills (14-3, SS-Div. I)...7

8. Mater Dei (13-0, SS-Div. I)...8

9. Santa Barbara (12-2, SS-Div. II)...9

10. Brentwood (9-4, SS-Div. III)...10

-- Lauren Peterson

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BOYS' WATER POLO

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San Clemente threw its name in the hat as another Southern Section Division I title contender with a 7-6 victory over Santa Ana Foothill on Friday. Another team that faced a stiff test last week was La Verne Damien, which slipped past cross-town rival La Verne Bonita, 7-4, in a nonleague game on Saturday. Newport Harbor rallied to defeat a talented Villa Park team, 10-8, on Tuesday, but failed to draw any ejections Saturday in a 13-10 overtime loss to La Jolla The Bishop's, a top San Diego Section team. Anaheim Esperanza continues to come on strong, losing to Anaheim Servite by only three goals on Friday.

Rk. School (Record, Division) Last Week

1. Servite (18-1, SS-Div. II)...1

2. Harvard-Westlake (17-1, SS-Div. I)...2

3. Long Beach Wilson (17-3, SS-Div. I)...3

4. San Clemente (11-7, SS-Div. I)...NR

5. Foothill (14-5, SS-Div. I)...4

6. El Toro (16-4, SS-Div. I)...5

7. Damien (20-0, SS-Div. V)...6

8. Newport Harbor (11-8, SS-Div. I)...7

9. Los Alamitos (16-8, SS-Div. II)...9

10. Esperanza (12-8, SS-Div. II)...NR

-- Dan Arritt

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GIRLS' GOLF

A week after shooting 188 in a Bay League victory over North Torrance, Peninsula shot an 18-hole score of 374 at par-74 Lakewood Golf Course and won the Knabe Cup by 17 strokes over Cerritos. Shannon Yocum shot six under-par 68 to pace Peninsula in what is believed to be the lowest 18-hole score by a five-player girls' golf team in Southern Section history. The second-place finish by Cerritos earned the Dons a spot in the top 10. Katrina Sutton shot a school-record three-under 33 for Camarillo.

Rk. School (Record, Region) Last Week

1. Dos Pueblos (15-0, SS-Northern)...1

2. Peninsula (14-0, SS-Central)...2

3. Palm Desert (16-1, SS-Eastern)...3

4. Marina (14-0, SS-Southern)...4

5. Santa Margarita (16-0, SS-Southern)...6

6. Keppel (10-1, SS-Central)...7

7. San Clemente (16-1, SS-Southern)...5

8. Saugus (21-0, SS-Central)...8

9. Camarillo (11-1, SS-Northern)...10

10. Cerritos (12-0, SS-Freelance)...NR

-- Peter Yoon

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