High school roundup: Huntington Beach boys’ swim finishes fourth in ICF Division 1 finals
The Huntington Beach High School boys’ swim team finished fourth in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 final Thursday at Santa Margarita High.
It was the best CIF ending in program history, coach Ryan Camps said, and ended a big year that saw the Oilers claim the Wave League title for their first league title since 1938.
“We’ve spent the whole year trying to be the hardest working team,” Camps said in a text message. “My athletes spent the entire trip home talking about our fourth place finish and how we are the best public school in Division 1. They didn’t care about not winning races or relays, but about winning. know how we ended up as a team. This is the team community that I tried to create at HBHS. “
Chase Dodd, the only senior on the team, set a school record in the 100 backstroke on Thursday. Dodd was sixth in the race in 49.78 seconds. He also placed fifth in the 200 freestyle in 1 minute, 39.41 seconds.
Dodd’s freshman brother Ryder Dodd placed fourth in the 100 butterfly in 49.59.
Huntington Beach also finished in the top eight in all three relays. Dodd brothers Jayden Leiva and Caden Cunningham touched third in the 400 freestyle relay in 3: 03.19, an All-American time that Camps said was three hundredths of a second off the school record.
Chase and Ryder Dodd, Cunningham and Finneas Tas Palcza placed fifth in the 200 QN relay (1: 33.07), while Nikola Mirkovic, Tas Palcza, Dylan Crane and Leiva were sixth in the 200 freestyle relay (1: 26, 05).
Host Santa Margarita won the Division 1 title with 322.5 points, edging Los Angeles Loyola (321).
CIF Finals South Section Division 1
Jana Jocic, a sophomore at Laguna Beach, was fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke Thursday at Santa Margarita High.
Jocic touched down in 1 minute, 4.28 seconds.
Torrance Bishop Montgomery 69, Huntington Beach 26: Andie Payne had 13 points and five rebounds for the host Oilers on Thursday in the first round of the ICF South Section Division 1 playoffs.
Alyssa Real added seven points for Huntington Beach (14-3), who shared the Surf League championship with Corona del Mar this season.
Kyori Lloyd scored 25 points for Bishop Montgomery (9-4), who faces Camarillo (12-1) on Saturday at home.
The first round match featured a rematch for the teams that made it to the Division 1A final in 2017. This match also followed the path of the Knights with a score of 41-38.
Tesoro 54, Corona del Mar 42: Trasara Alexander led host Sea Kings with 18 points on Thursday in a Division 2AA first-round playoff game.
Makena Tomlinson scored seven points for CdM (14-7). Dorothy Schwenck had five points, and Haley Esquino and Sarah Audiss each had four points.
Tesoro (10-5) will be at home against Lawndale Leuzinger in the second round. Leuzinger won his first playoff 59-49 against No.4 seeded Orange Lutheran.
No 2 Sage Hill 61, Lake Elsinore Temescal Canyon 26: Emily Eadie had 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead the second-seeded Lightning on the road Thursday in a Division 3AA playoff first round game.
Emily Elliott produced 12 points, 17 rebounds and three blocked shots for Sage Hill (14-6). Isabel Gomez also had 11 points, nine assists, seven rebounds and four steals, and Zoie Lamkin added 11 points and three assists.
Sage Hill will host Paramount (7-4) on Saturday in the second round. Paramount won at Chino 56-52 in their first round match.
Edison 54, Palmdale Knight 20: Adelina Fredrick had 12 points to lead the Chargers in a Division 3A first-round playoff game at home.
Brooklyn Chang had eight points and five assists for Edison (10-7). Cynthia Dinh added six points and five steals.
The Chargers travel to face Perris Orange Vista (11-2) in the second round on Saturday. Orange Vista, the # 2 seed, has won nine in a row.
South Pasadena 64, Fountain Valley 50: Kristen Ho had 17 points, the team’s top, for the visiting Barons on Thursday in the first round of the Division 3A playoffs.
Margaret Tengan added 14 points, Caitlin Okawa had seven points and Audrey Tengan added six points for Fountain Valley (8-8).
Rio Hondo League champion South Pasadena (12-5) will be on his way to face fourth seed Northridge Heritage Christian on Saturday in the second round.
Huntington Beach 7, Marina 1: The Oilers won their 13th straight game ending the regular season with a non-league victory Thursday at Marina High.
Blake Penso and Aidan Espinoza each had a pair of hits for the Surf League champion Huntington Beach (23-4). Marina, who finished second in the Wave League, fell to 13-16 overall.
Huntington Beach, ranked No.6 in Division 1 of the CIF Southern Section, awaits the release of the playoff hooks on Sunday.
Ocean View 10, Westminster 1: The Seahawks ended an unbeaten Golden West League campaign with a victory Thursday at Westminster High.
Caleb Hohman was two for three with a triple and three points for Ocean View (21-6, 10-0 in the league). Jimmy Legg added two hits and two RBIs.
Ocean View, ranked No.3 in Division 2 of the CIF South Section, is heading to the playoffs on a 14-game winning streak.
Corona del Mar 6, Fountain Valley 2: The Sea Kings ended the regular season with a non-league victory Thursday at the CdM.
Ethan Watson took the victory over the mound and also hit a three-point home run for Wave League champion CdM (19-7), ranked No.5 in Division 2 of the CIF South Section.
Fountain Valley finished the regular season 14-14.
Los Amigos 3, Loara 2: Juan Gutierrez took part in the Lobos’ march in Thursday’s Garden Grove League final at Los Amigos High.
Los Amigos (5-5 overall and in league) finished third in the league to advance to the Division 7 playoffs of the CIF South Section.
Josiah Alvarez walked the distance on the mound Thursday for the Lobos.
Newport Harbor 11, Beckman 3: McKayla Cotton went three for four with a brace to lead the Sailors on Thursday in a non-championship home game.
Eliana Gottlieb had two hits, including a double, and three runs for Newport Harbor. Lily Larkins and Ava Nolan also had two hits each.
Nolan pitched five innings, allowing two earned runs on three hits for the win. She took out six and didn’t work.
Wave League champion Newport Harbor (15-8, 8-1) awaits the release of the CIF Southern Section Division 4 playoff hooks on Saturday at 10 a.m.
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