High school sports

Argonauts top first High Five

GARDEN GROVE High School baseball team is off to a 5-1 start and will play a strong Westminster High team on March 21 to open Golden West League play (GGUSD photo).


In our West Orange County coverage area of Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Stanton and Westminster, the team with the best record is Garden Grove High with a 5-1 mark.

The Argonauts started the season by dining out on former Garden Grove League rivals La Quinta, Los Amigos and Bolsa Grande, winning all five games. Their streak came to an end with a 6-4 loss to Estancia High of Costa Mesa.

Joining the red-and-white in this season’s first High Five for prep baseball are Pacifica (4-1), Huntington Beach (1-3), Westminster (4-1) and Ocean View (4-1).

League play is a ways off for most teams, but the Garden Grove League will begin play – weather permitting – on Friday with Bolsa Grande at Santiago, Los Amigos at Rancho Alamitos and La Quinta at Loara.

The Golden West League looks to have a strong race for the pennant with three of our High Five teams being from the GWL. They’ll start league action on March 21.

Pacifica is off to a good start and will probably challenge powerhouse Cypress in the Empire League.  EL action starts on March 28 with the M’s hosting Valencia. Pacifica and Cypress won’t meet until the final two games of the league schedule on April 25 and 27.

In the four-team Sunset Wave loop, Huntington Beach – despite its creaky opening record – will be a favorite. The Chargers start league play against city rival Marina on March 24.

Orange High (2-2) of the Orange Coast League begins OCL action on March 7 at Calvary Chapel of Santa Ana. In the Orange League, Magnolia (3-2) and Western (0-2) meet in the league opener on March 17 at the Pioneer diamond.

Note to readers: Records cited above are through games of Monday, Feb. 27. For Tuesday results, see box. We will debut our High Five for softball on Saturday.

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