This, for area high school basketball teams, is the stretch run. Who will be the league champs? Which teams will do well enough to make the playoffs?
Here’s a quick look by league.
- Empire League boys: Pacifica is 1-6 in league but 13-8 overall, so a playoff spot is not impossible.
- Empire League girls: Pacifica is 0-8 and 8-16.
- Garden Grove League boys: Santiago (7-1) has a one-game lead over Bolsa Grande (6-2) and La Quinta (6-2). The big game upcoming is Bolsa at Santiago on Thursday at 6 p.m.
- Garden Grove League girls: Santiago (8-0) can clinch the title this afternoon with a win over Rancho Alamitos (3-6) at the Vaq gym. Loara (7-2) will likely finish second with Los Amigos (4-4) in third.
- Golden West League boys: Garden Grove (8-0) has clinched no worse than a tie for the GWL title and needs just one win in the Argos’ last two league games to own it all. Ocean View (5-2) and Segerstrom (5-3) will settle who finishes second and third.
- Golden West League girls: Segerstrom (8-0) leads the field and can lock up at least a tie for the crown with a win over Godinez (5-3) today. In second is Westminster (6-1), which will have one last shot at the Jaguars on Thursday.
- Orange League boys: Western (7-1) has the lead going into the final week. The Pioneers are being chased by Anaheim (6-2). A win over Century (4-4) today will mean at least a title tie.
- Orange League girls: Anaheim (8-0) is running away with the league; a win over Santa Ana Valley (3-4) today should clinch the crown.
- Orange Coast League boys: Calvary Chapel (9-0) and Santa Ana (7-2) are finishing first and second. Orange (1-7 in league) is tied for fifth.
- Orange Coast League girls: Calvary Chapel (9-0) has won the title; Orange (3-5) is in fourth,
- Surf League boys: Edison (4-0) has a one-game lead over Los Alamitos (3-1). They will clash on Thursday in the Charger gym.
- Surf League girls: Newport Harbor (5-0) has the title. Edison (2-3) and Marina (0-5) are in third and fourth.
- Wave League boys: Marina and Fountain Valley (each 3-1) are tied for first and don’t meet again. Huntington Beach (0-4) is fourth.
- Wave League girls: Newport Harbor (5-0) and Laguna Beach (3-2) lead; Edison (2-3) and Marina (0-5) trail.
Also: Orangewood Academy is winning the boys’ title in the Academy League and is leading in the San Joaquin League race for girls.
Last polls before the playoffs
The CIF-SS released its final winter sports polls before the start of playoffs next week. Here are the local teams named in the various rankings, by sport.
- Division 2AA: Marina (14th)
- Division 2A: Edison (second)
- Division 3A: Orangewood Academy (fifth)
- Division 5AA: Bolsa Grande (10th)
- Division 5A: La Quinta (second)
- Open Division: Orangewood Academy (unranked)
- Division 1: Orangewood Academy (seventh)
- Division 1: Huntington Beach (fifth)
- Division 3: Savanna and Los Amigos (tied for 10th)
- Division 4: Westminster (received votes)
Girls’ water polo
- Division 3: Edison (tied for first)
- Division 6: Westminster (third), La Quinta (fifth).
19 locals are all-CIF/SS for football
Nineteen athletes from area high schools have been named to the 2021 All-CIF-SS teams announced on Tuesday.
- Division 2: Troy Fletcher and Austin Grbic (both Edison)
- Division 4: Kobe Boyin and Blaze Iglesias (both Orange)
- Division 7: Jordan Ross (Pacifica)
- Division 9: Drew Faulkner, Michael Sutton, Tywon Mitchell and Chris Banos (all Western)
- Division 10: Malachi Bey (Garden Grove)
- Division 12: Anthony Leal and Nicholas Amman (both Rancho Alamitos); Ivan Felix (Santiago)
- Division 14: Jaime Mondragon, Adrian Lopez, Cesar Vasquez, Andre Sanchez, Ezra Tafilele and Issac Malauula (all Loara).
“Prep Sport Spotlight” is posted on Tuesdays during the high school athletic year.
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