High school sports

Ocean View was diamond-bright

OCEAN VIEW softball team. Jose Smith is head coach (OVHS photo).

Ocean View High School’s athletic teams are known as the Seahawks. But they did so well this spring on the diamond they might fairly be called the Bathawks.

The OVHS softball team won the Division 5 pennant and the baseball team won the Empire League crown and advanced all the way to the CIF-SS Division 2 championship game, losing only by a run.

That successful season was reflected in the all-CIF-SS softball and baseball teams announced on Thursday.

Desyree Arizmendi, a pitcher, was named Player of the Year for Division 5. The championship coach was Jose Smith, also of Ocean View. Also named to the D-5 all-stars was Nivea Armenta, catcher for Ocean View.

The school also landed two players on the Division 2 baseball all-stars: seniors Thomas Williams and Brendon Wood.

Here are local players named all-CIF in the two sports.


Division 1: Jacquelyn Bickor, senior from Pacifica. Devyn Greer, senior from Huntington Beach.

Division 2: Jenna Gordon, senior from Edison.

Division 5: Arizmendi and Armenta from Ocean View; LeeAnn Miranda. senior from Westminster; Xochitl Esparza, senior from La Quinta; Tereise Tosi, senior from Garden Grove.

Division 7: Alexis Felix and Addison Pfeiffer, freshmen from Orangewood Academy; Julianne Diaz, senior from Orange.


Division 2: Williams and Wood from Ocean View,

Division 6: Alonso Rodriguez, sophomore from Orange.



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