With just two more weeks to go, the local high school basketball races are far from decided. But which teams are in position to potentially grab a league crown is a little easier to discern.
Here’s a look at the potential royalty among teams serving Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Stanton and Westminster.
Surf League boys: Edison (3-0, 16-9) is in the driver’s seat but Newport Harbor (2-1, 20-5) is just a game back.
Golden West League boys: Garden Grove (5-1, 17-7) is back on top after Ocean View (4-2, 14-10) suffered a pair of losses, However, these two will meet again on the Seahawk campus this Friday in a contest which could settle the matter for good.
Garden Grove League boys: Los Amigos (5-1, 14-8) leads the GGL but Bolsa Grande is close behind at 4-2 (8-15). The Lobos won by 10 when the two met at the Matador gym on Jan. 21, but on Feb. 6, the Mats may have a chance to return the favor in the LAHS gym.
Surf League girls: Huntington Beach (3-0, 17-4) has the edge, a game ahead of Corona del Mar (2-1, 19-6). They’ll met again tonight (Tuesday), but the Oilers crushed the Sea Kings by 28 points the last time they played.
Wave League girls: Marina and Fountain Valley are each 2-0 in league and they will clash Thursday in the Baron gym.
San Joaquin League girls; Orangewood Academy (5-0, 18-5) defeated Fairmont Prep (4-1, 16-6) the last time they met by a convincing 16 points. They’ll meet again on Saturday in the Spartan gym.
Orange League girls: Magnolia (5-1, 12-8) is in the race, just one game behind Anaheim (6-0, 18-4). Anaheim won big in its first meeting, but this one on Thursday is in the Sentinel gym.
Golden West League girls: Garden Grove’s Argonauts (6-0, 13-10) have the inside track, but Segerstrom (5-1, 9-13) can force a tie when the two teams play again on Feb. 6 at home. In their last encounter in the Argo gym, Grove won by three.
Garden Grove League girls: The decisive game may well by on Wednesday when Santiago (6-0, 12-10) visits Rancho Alamitos (5-1, 13-8). In their previous meeting, Santiago won by two.
The South rose again and again
The South team won the 61st Orange County All-Star Classic football game Saturday night, defeating the North 27-13 at Orange Coast College’s LeBard Stadium. It was a sixth straight win.
Dan Davidson of Western coached the North team. Other local standouts included Issac Galvan of Orange, who intercepted a pass and Pacifica running back Isiah Blevens, who rushed for 65 yards and had 53 yards as a receiver.
Back to the old school
Steve Anderson, a 2013 graduate of Westminster High School, has been hired as the new head football coach of the Lions.
Anderson, who starred at quarterback for WHS, will replace Willy Puga, whose teams won two of 20 games during his tenure. Puga went to Westminster after a more successful run at Garden Grove High, where the Argonauts went 41-12 over four seasons, won three Garden Grove League titles and the CIF-SS Southern Division crown in 2010.
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