High school sports

Mariners, Vikings at the top

PACIFICA AND MARINA top this week’s High 5 for baseball and softball (Shutterstock).

Pacifica tops the High 5 this week for area high school baseball teams, and Marina is first in The Tribune’s High 5 for softball.

The PHS Mariners are 11-2 and have won six games in a row. They began Empire League play on Tuesday (results below) against Valencia (2-9), but face some serious title challenges against Cypress (11-4) and Crean Lutheran (11-3).

Next week will be an early test as Pacifica takes on Crean next Tuesday and Thursday.

The rest of the baseball High 5 for the West Orange County area are Huntington Beach (8-6), Garden Grove (9-5), Edison (7-5) and Westminster (9-2).

Not ranked but worthy of mention are Los Amigos (7-4) and Orange (7-6).

In softball, Marina is 14-1 and has won six in a row. The Vikings’ biggest rival for the Sunset League crown will be Los Alamitos (7-2). Those two will open SL play next Tuesday at the Viking diamond.

The rest of the High 5 for area softball are Pacifica (8-3), Westminster (11-5), Edison (10-6) and tied for fifth are Garden Grove (8-3) and Ocean View (9-6). Worthy of mention is Huntington Beach (5-3).

Note: all records are as of Monday, March 27 games.

Locals having a star spring

While area high school sports programs do well all year long, they seem to excel in the spring. Proof of that in this week’s CIF-SS polls, 19 local teams are recognized.


  • Division 2: Ocean View (not ranked but receiving votes).
  • Division 6: Garden Grove (fourth), Westminster (fifth).
  • Division 7: Magnolia (eighth).


  • Division 1: Pacifica (fifth), Huntington Beach (10th).
  • Division 2: Marina (first)
  • Division 4: Edison (10th)
  • Division 7: Los Amigos (ninth)

Boys’ volleyball

  • Division 1: Huntington Beach (fourth), Edison (ninth).
  • Division 3: Garden Grove (not ranked but receiving votes).
  • Division 5: Magnolia (not ranked but receiving votes).

Boys’ tennis

  • Division 2: Huntington Beach (second), Edison (fourth).
  • Division 4: Rancho Alamitos (third)
  • Division 5: Garden Grove (eighth)

Girls’ lacrosse

  • Divisions 1 and 2: Edison (fifth)
  • Division 3: Huntington Beach (first).

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