High school sports

Argos, Aztecs pile up honors

MIGUEL ORTEGA (25) of Garden Grove High was named CIF-SS Division 4AA Player of the Year (OC Tribune photos).

The just-finished high school basketball season brought a lot of excitement, energy and accomplishments to local teams. Now come the accolades.

On Monday the All CIF-SS teams were announced for both boys’ and girls’ and recognition came to 10 athletes and two coaches.

The highest honors went to the Garden Grove High boys’ program. The Argonauts won the Division 4AA title, and Miguel Ortega was named Player of the Year. Brian Girard is Coach of the Year, and Grove senior Vidal Jimenez was named to the all-division team.

La Quinta’s boys’ team did very well, also. Although the Aztecs didn’t win the Division 5A title, they rose from third place in the Garden Grove League and made a strong run in the CIF Southern California regionals, advancing all the way to the Division V final game before losing to Chaffey High of Ontario.

BRIAN GIRARD, the Garden Grove High coach, was named Coach of the Year.

Mark Sanchez was named Coach of the Year, and two players – Viggo Nguyen and Shaub Tahir – were named all-Division V.

Others honored from The Tribune’s coverage area of Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Stanton and Westminster were:

  • Division 2A: Trey Wilborn of Edison
  • Division 3A: Tyler Woods of Orangewood Academy; Ramon Lopez of Ocean View.

On the girls’ side, three athletes were honored.

  • Open Division: Hannah Stines of Orangewood Academy.
  • Division 5A: Teresa Martinez Perez and Diana Vo, both of Magnolia.

Who’s climbing the polls?

Here are this week’s CIF-SS polls for baseball, softball, boys’ volleyball, boys’ tennis and boys’ and girls’ lacrosse.


  • Division 1: Huntington Beach is seventh.
  • Division 2: Pacifica is unranked but received some votes
  • Division 6: Garden Grove is 10th
  • Division 7: Los Amigos is first


  • Division 1: Pacifica is ninth
  • Division 2: Marina is ninth
  • Division 6: Garden Grove s eighth


  • Divisions 1 and 2: Huntington Beach is eighth
  • Division 4: Bolsa Grande is fourth
  • Division 6: Magnolia is ninth.


  • Division 2: Marina is fourth
  • Division 3: Edison is unranked but received some votes
  • Division 5: Westminster is seventh


  • Division 3: Marina is eighth


  • Divisions 1 and 2: Edison is eighth

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