High school sports

Edison, Rancho, Cavs get key wins

EDISON, Rancho Alamitos and Santiago posted key victories Friday night on the final games of the 2016 regular season schedule.

EDISON, Rancho Alamitos and Santiago posted key victories Friday night on the final games of the 2016 regular season schedule.

The high school football regular season concluded Friday night with league races finally resolved for teams in the Garden Grove-Huntington Beach-Westminster area.

In the Sunset League, Edison finished league play with a perfect 5-0 mark after defeating Huntington Beach 42-6. The Chargers are 9-1 overall and are ranked second in CIF-SS Division 3. The Oilers fell to 4-6 and 2-3 in league.

Griffin O’Connor was again the star for EHS, throwing for three first half scores and finishing with 253 yards passing.

Golden West League action saw Santa Ana finish a perfect 10-0 season with a 36-21 win over Westminster. The Lions are 3-2 in league (third place) and 5-5 overall. Ocean View, which started the season strong, lost 35-20 to Segerstrom to finish 4-6 overall and 1-4 in league.

WHS was led by Noah Melbon, who passed for 177 yards for the home team

In the Garden Grove League, Rancho Alamitos defeated Los Amigos 28-14 to create a three-way tie for second place with La Quinta and Los Amigos, as all are 3-2 in GGL play. Rancho is 6-4 overall; LA is 6-4 and LQ is 7-3.

Rancho was led by the aerial combination of Blake Culbert and Cross Faletoi. Culbert passed for 216 yards and Faletoi had 107 yards receiving and scored four times.

Santiago bested Bolsa Grande 49-26 to claim fifth place in the GGL at 1-4 and finish 2-8 overall. Bolsa went to 0-5 and 1-9.

CIF-SS pairings will be announced on Sunday.


Orange High and Bolsa Grande were the sole local survivors of the first round of the CIF-SS girls’ tennis playoffs on Friday. The Panthers defeated Duarte 11-7 in Division 6 action and will play Paloma Valley on Monday. Bolsa beat Ramona 12-6 and will meet Hemet on Monday in another D-6 quarterfinal.

In Division 1, Fountain Valley lost 14-4 to Corona del Mar, while, in D-3, Garden Grove fell 13-5 to Orcutt Academy. In Division 4, La Quinta lost 14-4 to La Serna while Pacifica lost to El Segundo on a tie-breaker after deadlocking 9-9 in points. In Division 5, Westminster lost 13-5 to Rancho Mirage.

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