New CIF-SS grid divisions; Angels win 6th

EDISON HIGH has the top spot among area high schools in the 2018 division groupings. Above, the Chargers’ 2017 quarterback Griffin O’Connor (16) in green (OC Tribune photos by Dave Simpson).

New divisional groupings for the 2018 football season have been announced by the CIF-SS. The divisions are created through a complex system evaluating the teams’ performances in previous seasons as well as rankings by the CalPrep organization.

Here are the divisions for teams serving the Garden Grove-Huntington Beach-Westminster area.

Division 1: Edison

Division 6:Huntington Beach

Division 7:Pacifica

Division 9:Westminster, Orange, Garden Grove, Marina

Division 11:Ocean View, La Quinta

Division 12:Rancho Alamitos

Division 13:Santiago, Los Amigos, Bolsa Grande.

Angels win again behind Skaggs

The Los Angeles Angels posted their sixth straight win on Saturday, besting the Minnesota Twins 2-1 behind home runs by Ian Kinsler and Albert Pujols.

It was a long outing for both teams in Minnesota, as a four-hour rain delay stretched the game out.

Tyler Skaggs (5-4) got the win, going seven innings and giving up five hits and one run. He walked one and struck out eight.

For Pujols, it was his 623rd career home run, and his 1,951st RBI, tying him with Stan Musial for sixth on the all-time list.

“Albert has the utmost respect for what Stan Musial was about,” Scioscia said. “Not only on the field, but he was a man of great character off the field. I know those two had a chance to spend a lot of time together when he was in St. Louis. He respects his legacy tremendously, so for him to be in the same sentence as Stan Musial, I know it’s a nice feeling for Albert.”

The Angels are now 37-28 and still in third place in the American League West.  The Halos  are 3.5 games behind the Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros, who are virtually tied for first.

On Sunday the Angels will send Nick Tropeano (3-3) to the mound as starter, while the Twins will counter with Fernando Romero (3-3).


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