High school sports

Chargers celebrate twice with titles

EDISON HIGH won the CIF-SS Division 3 football title and the state Division 1 girls' volleyball crown all on the same night.

EDISON HIGH won the CIF-SS Division 3 football title and the state Division 1 girls’ volleyball crown all on the same night.

It was a banner day for Edison High School athletics, and the collection of banners may not be over year. The football team won the CIF-SS Division 3 title Friday night, defeating La Mirada 44-24 at the Matadore field. The girls’ volleyball team Menlo-Atherton in the three games to win the state Division 1 final at Santiago Canyon College in Orange.


Under retiring coach Dave White, Edison built a 28-10 halftime lead and went on to the victory for the section title. Blake O’Conner, as usual, was the star for the green-and-gold, passing for 229 yards and rushing for 55 more and a pair of touchdowns. Jack Carmichael added to the Chargers’ balanced attack, rushing for 181 yards and two scores.

But the season and White’s tenure – he’s been at Edison for 42 years – isn’t over. By virtue of the win Friday night, the Chargers (13-1) will advance to the State Regionals, possibly against San Clemente, which won the Division 2 crown Friday with a 45-35 win over Edison_Chargers_logoMurrieta Valley.


For the second straight year, Edison made it to the state girls’ volleyball final. This year the team swept aside its opponent 25-20, 25-20 and 25-18 to grab the title. The Chargers were led by Hannah Phair with 13 kills. Cassidy Dennison and Taylor Gray added 10. Lindsay Sparks had 37 assists.

The road to the state finals was winding for Edison (30-6) because the Chargers were knocked out in the CIF-SS Division 1 quarterfinal round, but qualified for the SoCal regional tournament.


Here are scores from Friday night’s high school basketball results for schools in the Garden Grove-Huntington Beach-Westminster area.

Boys’ basketball

  • Westminster 63, La Quinta 46
  • Rancho Alamitos 57, Orange 46
  • Garden Grove 56, Santa Ana 46
  • El Modena 59, Bolsa Grande 51
  • Pacifica 50, Saddleback 38
  • Dana Hills 56, Orangewood 43
  • Godinez 67, Fountain Valley 62
  • Huntington Beach 62, El Dorado 61
  • Cypress 71, Santiago 58
  • Saddleback Valley Christian 74, Ocean View 43

Girls’ basketball

  • Dana Hills 53, Westminster 39
  • Godinez 44, La Quinta 37
  • Katella 50, Bolsa Grande 28
  • Edison 67, Carson 55





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