May 4, 2001 |
University High won the Pacific Coast League boys' track and field finals Thursday at Irvine High, earning a share of its first league title since 1982. The Trojans won only two of 16 events, but scored 119 points to edge Northwood (111) and Corona del Mar (102). Because the Sea Kings went undefeated in league dual meets this season, they will share the league title with University, which lost to Northwood in a head-to-head meet last month.
May 3, 2001
Top-seeded Aaron Yovan of University needed three sets to defeat Corona del Mar's Cameron Ball and win the Pacific Coast League boys' tennis singles championship Wednesday at the Balboa Bay Club. Coming off a three-set loss in the finals of the Ojai Tournament last weekend to Servite's Patrick Buchanan, Yovan won the first set, 7-6, by winning a 7-5 tiebreaker. Ball, the league's No. 2 seed, came back to win the next set, 6-4, before Yovan regained the momentum to win the third set, 6-4.
April 17, 2001 |
Before the boys' tennis season began, Servite High Coach Dick Fumanti went out on a limb and proclaimed this would be his best team ever. Apparently Fumanti knew what he was talking about. The Friars are two victories away from completing their first undefeated regular season and a win away from clinching their sixth league title in seven years and their first Serra League title. There are more milestones.
March 31, 2001
In another Pacific Coast League game: Laguna Beach 3, Northwood 2--John Verdugo (1-3) struck out 10 and Jimmy Bobst scored the winning run on a fifth-inning fielder's choice for the Artists (5-6, 2-3). Andrew Morrison gave up six hits for Northwood (3-10, 1-4). In the Century League: Foothill 6, Villa Park 2--Reid Horton (4-1) struck out six and Brent Halstead's fourth-inning double drove in the winning run. Bob Hamer had a two-run double for the Knights (8-4, 3-2).
March 30, 2001
The Katella boys' track and field team Thursday lost an Empire League meet for the first time in six years. Cypress won 12 of 16 events, including three by Mike Hicks, to defeat the Knights, 91-45. Hicks won the triple jump with a county-leading 43 feet 5 inches, the 110 hurdles in 16.1 seconds and the 300 hurdles in 42.1. Darren Shorter and David Napper won two events each for Cypress (3-0, 2-0).
February 27, 2001
Corona del Mar Coach: Terry Cristiano 2000 record: 7-11 League record: 4-6 Nine starters from last year's second-place team return to the lineup for Terry Cristiano (second year), including catcher Amy Tyson and pitcher/shortstop Alissa Zoelle, who was co-MVP and a first-team all-leaguer. Shortstop Mijanou Pham and second baseman Lauren Loe provide strength up the middle, with Casey Bunney, Melanie Cole, Andrea Gruber and Lauren Jacobson competing for outfield spots.
February 13, 2001 |
Last year at this time, Estancia High was riding into the Southern Section playoffs as the top-seeded team in Division IV and one of most prolific scoring teams in Orange County history. Monday, Estancia Coach Steve Crenshaw had to call the section office to see if his fourth-place team would even get an at-large bid. By early afternoon, Crenshaw learned that the Eagles would be given a chance to defend their Division IV title.