September 26, 1992 |
The next time you see Marina Coach Dave Thompson, don't be surprised to see a few more gray hairs on his head. After losing a close game to Corona del Mar last week in the last minute, the Vikings were on the other end of a close score when they defeated the El Rancho, 24-23, Friday night at El Rancho. "Now I know what Corona del Mar felt last week," Thompson said. "This was another great football game."
May 19, 1989 |
Royal High earned a berth into the Southern Section 2-A Division final against St. Bernard by nipping Campbell Hall, 16-18, 7-15, 15-10, 15-5, 17-15, Thursday at Moorpark High. In the final game, Royal built an 8-3 lead behind junior Jeff Colton and senior Craig Parker. The Vikings would not fold, however, and tied the score, 8-8, when the Highlanders' Matt Brown hit into the net. But Viking miscues gave Royal an 11-8 margin. After Campbell Hall Coach Kris Ragland called a timeout, the Vikings rallied to a 13-13 tie. The teams continued to trade points before Colton gave Royal a 16-15 lead with a deep spike.
January 24, 1998 |
Marina defeated top-ranked Irvine, 4-2, in a nonleague girls' water polo game Friday at Heritage Park in Irvine, but the Vikings won't have much time to celebrate the upset victory. Marina, ranked third in the county, gets another test today when it plays No. 5 Rosary in a nonleague game at Golden West. "This is great, I'm very happy and everything, but it's not over yet," Marina Coach Dave Carlson said. The Vikings (13-4) are in the middle of the toughest stretch on their schedule.
January 12, 1996 |
Sonya Bryant returned to the Marina lineup with a flourish on Thursday, entering the game in the second quarter, sparking a comeback from a 14-point deficit and helping the ninth-ranked Vikings to a 59-51 Sunset League victory over No. 7 Esperanza. "I would say she was intent on making an impact," Marina Coach Pete Bonny said of Bryant, who missed seven games with a bruised knee. The Vikings (14-3, 2-1 in league) are tied with Esperanza (15-2, 2-1) and No. 6 Edison (12-6, 2-1) for second place.
October 24, 1992 |
For the second consecutive year, Marina outlasted Edison in a Sunset League defensive struggle. Marina took advantage of two fourth-quarter Edison turnovers to rally for a 9-6 victory Friday night at Westminster High. Last season, the Vikings edged the Chargers, 15-12, giving Marina Coach Dave Thompson his first victory over Edison. Edison's mistakes helped Marina (4-3, 3-1) and Thompson make it two in a row.
April 27, 1986
Andy Lewin's single in the seventh inning drove in two runs and broke a 3-3 tie to give Huntington Beach High School a 5-3 Sunset League win over Marina Saturday at Marina. Jeff Haack (8-2) pitched a one-hit complete game, but Haack's wildness and an error in the third inning gave the Vikings their three runs. After two walks and a single to center by Rick Vanderhiet, Haack walked in one run. A throwing error on a ground ball scored two more runs for Marina.
February 24, 1993
Coach: Dave Pickford (sixth year) 1992: Third in Sunset League; fifth in 4-A championship meet. Key Returners: Katie Danlasky, Sr.; Linda Levitan, Sr.; Alison Mijares, Jr.; Stephanie Natcher, Sr. Key Newcomers: Adrienne Leight, Fr., butterfly and distance freestyle; Kristi Rietzel, Fr., backstroke and individual medley.
March 4, 1987 |
Can it really be that Santa Monica High lost six straight basketball games this season? That it began Ocean League play with a 4-8 record? On paper, maybe. But on the court, the Vikings of late February and early March are related to the group from December and January in name only, and that became all the more clear Tuesday night as Santa Monica earned a spot in Saturday's Southern Section 4-A title game with a 69-60 semifinal win over Diamond Bar at Glendora High.