APPLE VALLEY — The Silverado girls tennis team likely earned the Desert Sky League title Thursday afternoon.The Hawks definitely earned a day off though.The Hawks beat Granite Hills 76-73 in a tiebreaker Thursday to claim sole possession of first place in the Desert Sky League with one match left in the regular season.Afterward, Silverado coach Bill Mocharnuk told his team that they had earned a day off Friday.”I’m giving the girls a […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/sports/20171019/area-roundup-10-19-17-silverado-takes-over-first-place-after-tiebreaker-win?rssfeed=true
ANAHEIM — If only the sight of a deeply-pained Cam Fowler having to be helped off the ice didn’t exist, the Ducks would have reveled in a night of many firsts that ended with an opponent in total collapse.
A spirited three-goal first period segued into a horrific second to survive before the wild contest with Montreal morphed into free-for-all third, where the Ducks put away the woeful Canadiens with three goals in 97 seconds and took home a 6-2 victory before a sellout crowd at Honda Center.
There was enough drama to make a network executive blush but the lingering storyline will be the condition of Fowler, who couldn’t put any weight on his right leg while being assisted off the ice after an awkward spill into the side boards following a run-of-the-mill check by Montreal’s Phillip Danault.
The Ducks (3-3-1) only gave a brief update on Fowler during the game, saying that the bedrock defenseman and current alternate captain remained under evaluation. The injury looked serious, with his knee bending in an unexpected manner.
RC on Fowler: “He’ll have an assessment done tomorrow and find out the extent of the damage. … Hopefully it isn’t too long.”
— Eric Stephens (@icemancometh) October 21, 2017
It would be another critical loss for the Ducks, who have been ravaged by injuries to key players from the days of training camp. The defense had grown accustomed to dealing without Hampus Lindholm and Sami Vatanen as the two fully recovered from offseason shoulder surgeries.
Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said Fowler would continue to be assessed Saturday morning, where they would “find out the extent of the damage.” A sprain would likely put Fowler out for weeks. A tear will mean months. Carlyle was already calling on Lindholm, who figures to open his season on the team’s upcoming road trip.
“You can look at it a lot of different ways,” Ducks goalie John Gibson said. “Hopefully we’ll get it out of the way now and we won’t have to deal with it at the end of the season. it seems like every team goes through it but hopefully we go through it now. Smoother roads ahead.”
Fifty-one shots allowed showed they need Lindholm and Vatanen more than ever. And they can use impact forwards Ryan Getzlaf and Patrick Eaves, while already knowing they won’t have Ryan Kesler for the first half of the season. But they busted out without them all, taking advantage of a Montreal meltdown.
Thanks to Gibson and his team-record 28 saves for one period, stopping all but two in the second, the Ducks emerged with a 3-2 lead. The frustrated Canadiens (1-6-1) watched Derek Grant score his first two NHL goals, with his second sandwiched between tallies by Brandon Montour and Chris Wagner.
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“You don’t really think about that, I don’t think,” Grant said. “Kaser (Ondrej Kase) made a great play on the second one to give me an easy one. All the credit to him.”
After Wagner scored on an odd-man rush, Montreal goalie Carey Price took his stick and smashed it against the goalpost before skating over to the Canadiens’ bench for a replacement. Price carried a 3.56 goals-against average heading into the contest.
Gibson stopped 49 shots in all to conjure memories of last New Year’s Day, when he made a career-high 51 saves in a shootout win over Philadelphia that became a regular-season franchise mark.
There were other notable subplots. Most of them also occurred in the first period, one that was clearly the Ducks’ best opening frame of the season and would have been the highlight if not for the Fowler injury.
Dennis Rasmussen kicked it off by scoring his first goal on a neat deflection of Jaycob Megna’s shot that also gave Megna his first NHL point. Grant, who’s on his fifth team, followed that with his first goal in his 93rd career game.
— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) October 21, 2017
The score on the power play gave them their first with the man advantage after opening the season without one in their first 21 chances. The Ducks were the last team to get a power-play goal.
After scoring three first-period goals in their initial six games, the Ducks matched that in one dominating 20-minute stretch. Four days in between games gave them plenty of energy and the goals were the rewards for dictating the game with their physical play.
It began with Josh Manson leveling Montreal’s Ales Hemsky and continued with Francois Beauchemin, Kevin Bieksa, Corey Perry and Jared Boll also delivering big hits. And it went sideways in the second but the Ducks were upright at the end.
“We have a template that we try to play to,” Carlyle said. “We just want to play the game the right way. And for, I guess, 40 minutes of the hockey game, we were pretty good. There was 20 minutes that we need some work on, that’s for sure.”
— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) October 21, 2017
ANAHEIM — Carrying signs and shouting slogans, about 100 protesters crowded Friday night outside of the Marriott Hotel to denounce a speech by President Donald Trump’s former adviser Steve Bannon at the California Republican Party’s convention .
“Boycott the Marriott” and “Racists go home” the boisterous throng yelled in unison while corralled behind a metal barrier across the street from the hotel.
There did not appear to be any counter-protesters.
About a half-dozen or so Anaheim police officers looked on but did not intervene and no arrests were made.
Several protesters at the rally questioned why the GOP invited Bannon because of what they described as his polarizing stance on race relations and immigration.
“I’m confused,” said 46-year-old Maria Minney of Irvine. “Do they agree with his white nationalist views?”
Jon Cruz, a 51-year-old Fullerton resident and former Army sergeant, held a sign that read “Have you no sense of dignity?”
Bannon represents all that is wrong with the Trump administration that seems to twist the truth for its own benefit, Cruz said.
“People can have their own opinions, but they can’t have their own facts,” he said.
Cruz also criticized Trump’s stance on immigration and efforts to implement travel bans.
“That’s not the America we (as U.S. citizens) should represent and not how we stand for freedom” he said.
Kimberly O’Neil, 27, of Orange, said she attended the rally to voice her opposition to what she called racial discord perpetuated by Trump. “I’m fed up with racism and bigotry,” she said.Original Article: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/10/20/protesters-denounce-bannon-in-anaheim/
SANTA ANA Top-ranked Mater Dei showed Friday that it only knows one speed on the football field.
JT Daniels passed for two touchdowns and ran for two scores and Amon-Ra St. Brown returned a punt 89 yards for a TD as the Monarchs sprinted past No. 3 JSerra, 45-3, in a clash of undefeated Trinity League teams at Santa Ana Stadium.
One week after dispatching rival St. John Bosco, Mater Dei (8-0, 3-0) also didn’t slow on defense.
JSerra (7-1, 2-1) scored at least 50 points in each of its first two league games but left with only a field goal and a 2 for 11 effort on third-down conversions.
The Monarchs pressured quarterback Matt Robinson and shut down running back Al Fisher and the Lions’ ground attack on a night that featured homecoming and senior recognition.
“We focused up well,” Mater Dei coach Bruce Rollinson said. “This was a good performance by our guys. … The one thing I’ve learned about this football team, when it’s time to go, they go.”
Four JSerra players were hobbled in the first quarter, including fullback Chris Castillo (ankle), but Lions coach Pat Harlow made no excuses.
“They’re really good and I didn’t prepare us well enough – it’s on me,” he said.
St. Brown highlighted a 21-point outburst in the third quarter by zig-zagging to an 89-yard punt return for a touchdown. The senior looked pinned by multiple JSerra tacklers but escaped before turning on his speed burners.
“I think half their team had shots at him,” Rollinson said of St. Brown. “He’s a special player.”
Mater Dei led, 24-3, at halftime behind Daniels and its defense.
Daniels capped a swift opening drive with an 8-yard touchdown pass to wide out CJ Parks. Daniels went 4 for 4 for 68 yards on the possession and finished 16 of 21 for 224 yards.
JSerra responded with a 23-yard field goal by Jake Haggard on its first possession but the Monarchs’ defense shut out the Lions’ next six possessions of the first half.
Midway through the first, Mater Dei turned an interception by cornerback Stephon Robins at the JSerra 39 into a 37-yard field goal by Nicolas Lopez. Robins returned the interception for an apparent touchdown but it was negated by a penalty.
In the second quarter, linebacker Jack Genova intercepted Robinson and returned the ball 25 yards to the 14. One play later, Daniels scored on a 14-yard TD run to the front corner of the end zone to extend Mater Dei’s lead to 24-3 with 5:08 left in the half.
JSerra’s Victor Clanton and Tristan West also intercepted Daniels in the first half but the Lions couldn’t capitalize.
Next week, Mater Dei plays Orange Lutheran at Santa Ana Stadium while JSerra plays host to Santa Margarita.Original Article: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/10/20/mater-dei-stays-focused-dominates-jserra-in-trinity-league-clash/
COSTA MESA — Orange Lutheran’s advantage over visiting Servite as time wound down Friday night came down to a missed extra point early in the third quarter.
Zachary Grisotti made huge amends at the finish, booting a 19-yard field goal as the clock hit 0:00 to lift the Friars to a 29-28 triumph at Orange Coast College in a critical battle between rivals that had dropped their first two Trinity League games.
Servite (6-2, 1-2), ranked seventh in Orange County and 14th in the state, rallied from an eight-point deficit in the final five and a half minutes to cap a stirring, back-and-forth battle that saw five lead changes and several shifts in momentum.
The Friars had to play catch-up after Orange Lutheran, No. 5 in the county and No. 16 in the state, put together long scoring drives on successive possessions in the third and fourth quarters.
Servite pulled within two points on T.J. McMahon’s 76-yard bomb to Julius Irvin — McMahon’s two-point conversion pass fell incomplete — and then drove from the Lancers’ 44 to the 3, to set up Grisotti’s winning kick, after forcing Orange Lutheran (5-3, 0-3) to punt afterward.
The teams traded touchdowns on their opening possessions.
Malachi Rice, who ran for 86 yards on 18 carries, gave Servite the lead on a 5-yard run three and a half minutes into action, and Reginald Strong answered four minutes later, with a 6-yard run, for the Lancers.
OLu went ahead midway through the second quarter on Ryan Hilinski’s 17-yard pass to Logan Loya, and Servite, struggling to move after its first score, made it 14-14 on a 2-yard Rice run after Loya misplayed a fair catch on a punt and Robert Krebs recovered.
Servite scored again on its first second-half drive, McMahon going the final 5 yards, but Grisotti’s PAT hit the left upright. The Friars allowed nothing on Orange Lutheran’s next possession, and Trent McDuffie intercepted Hilinski deep the next time the Lancers had the ball.
Zach Brogden’s 42-yard interception return on the next play was called back on a holding penalty, but Hilinski barged in from the 1 10 plays later to give OLu a 21-20 lead, then scored on another 1-yard run after Kue Olotoa intercepted McMahon. It was all Servite the rest of the way, starting with McMahon’s TD pass to Irvin on the first play after the kickoff.
McMahon completed 10 of 16 passes for 233 yards. Hilinski was 23 of 34 for 187 yards — with Kyle Ford (82 yards) and Loya (79) hauling in eight apiece — after connecting on 20 of his first 24 throws, including a stretch of 11 successive completions in the second quarter.Original Article: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/10/20/servite-kicks-last-play-field-goal-to-escape-with-win-over-orange-lutheran/
IRVINE – Irvine held off a comeback bid by University in the fourth quarter to capture a wild 31-30 Pacific Coast League victory Friday night at Irvine.
Irvine (5-3, 2-1) made a big defensive stop late in the game, stopping University (5-3, 1-2) on a fourth-and-one play at the Irvine 25 with 4:41 remaining.
University got the ball back again on the Trojans’ 46-yard line with 2:15 left following an interception by Jackson Muniz.
— Tim Burt (@TimBurtIrvine) October 21, 2017
But the drive stalled and Irvine took over with 1:34 left, then celebrated the victory which helps the Vaqueros keep their CIF-SS playoff hopes alive.
Irvine led, 31-27, after three quarters but University cut the lead to 31-30 on a 22-yard field goal by Sam Kelley with 6:55 remaining.
Quarterback Marc Filia led Irvine passing for 295 yards and two TDs. Irvine’s Bryce Tanikawa hauled in four catches for 120 yards and a touchdown.
Rian Fields had three catches for 87 yards for the Vaqueros.
— Tim Burt (@TimBurtIrvine) October 21, 2017
University was led by Daniel Dolan, who rushed for 197 yards and three touchdowns. Dolan also hauled in a 39-yard pass from quarterback Tristan Lucas to set up one of the scores.
But Dolan came out of the game with an injury with 10:07 left and did not return.
Dolan capped a big first half when he ran from 42 yards out to put the Trojans ahead, 20-17, with 1:04 left in the first half.
But Irvine battled back.
Filia connected with Tanikawa on a 39-yard TD pass with 18 seconds left in the second quarter to give the Vaqueros a 24-20 halftime lead.
University was victimized by two turnovers in the first half, including a fumble on the opening drive after it advanced the ball to the Irvine 26 yard-line.
Irvine capitalized, moving ahead, 3-0, on a 27-yard field goal by Jacob Yi midway through the first quarter.
Austin Lake was also solid for University, rushing for 46 yards on nine carries for University.
Irvine won despite having three turnovers.Original Article: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/10/20/irvine-fends-off-late-challenge-from-university-to-win-crucial-pcl-game/
HUNTINGTON BEACH – Huntington Beach High junior linebacker John Gosney said he relied on “heart” to end Marina’s threat late in the fourth quarter on Friday night at Sheue Field.
The Vikings were 27 yards from trying to tie the score with 19 seconds left when Gosney tripped up quarterback Ian Green to preserve a 28-20 Sunset League victory on the Oilers’ homecoming night.
Green rolled toward the Vikings’ sideline about to launch a pass toward the end zone when Gosney grabbed at his feet for a game-saving sack.
“I just saw open field and the quarterback,” Gosney said. “I better get him before he gets it off. It was just heart.”
Quarterback Arick McLawyer certainly played with passion for the Oilers (3-5, 2-1 in league). He recorded touchdown runs of 38 yards and 15 yards, and he also threw a touchdown pass.
McLawyer connected with Isaac Bryant for a 52-yard touchdown. Bryant did most of the running after he picked up more than the first down on a third-and-13 early in the third quarter. The big passing play gave the Oilers a 26-7 lead. McLawyer then converted a run for the two-point conversion.
Marina (3-5, 0-3) later responded with 11 seconds left in the third quarter when Brandon Savea scored from 11 yards out. Savea scored again, on a 2-yard run, with 5:48 remaining in the game.
But the Oilers were able to hold off the Vikings. McLaywer rushed for 92 yards on 14 carries to lead the Oilers. He passed for 101 yards, as he connected on four of nine attempts to go with one interception.
The Oilers have won two straight since suffering a 63-0 loss to Edison on Oct. 5.
“We had a short memory,” said Jeremiah Flanagan, a wide receiver and defensive back for Huntington Beach. “We just worked hard and came back.”
Flanagan came up with a huge play during the Vikings’ first drive of the game. He intercepted Savea’s pass on a trick play and ran it back 45 yards for the touchdown.
“I thought it was a run play,” Flanagan said. “But I got back in coverage and he ended up just throwing it into my hands. I ended up running it back. I was at the right place at the right time.”
Original Article: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/10/20/gosney-makes-sure-huntington-beach-holds-on-for-win-against-marina/
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