By Steve Breazeale
Dolphins Volleyball Sweeps Stallions, Irvine in Playoffs
The Dana Hills boys volleyball team were led by their big two in a three-set win over visiting San Juan Hills on May 7 in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs.
Senior middle blocker Bryce Yould led the Dolphins with 13 kills while junior outside hitter Christian Hessenauer tallied 11 in the Dolphins convincing 25-12, 25-13, 25-17 win.
The win advanced Dana Hills into the second round, where they beat Irvine in another three-set sweep. The Dolphins won convincingly 25-16, 25-22, 25-17. The Dolphins will now play host to Huntington Beach on May 11 at 7 p.m. in what will be a blockbuster quarterfinals match.
Dana Hills Track and Field at League Finals
The Dolphins boys and girls track and field teams had a wide range of success at the South Coast League finals on May 4 at San Clemente High.
Junior Justin Hunter had a solid day in the sprints after winning the 200 meter (21.98 seconds) and placing second in the 100 meter (10.98).
Senior Jack Morgenson continued his success in the 800 meter event and took home first place with a time of 1:57.41.
The boys distance team had three runners finish inside the top four in the 3200 meter, led by junior Gavin Diem who took home first-place (9:25.26). Freshman Jake Ogden finished second (9:28.43) while junior Wyler Svoboda took fourth (9:33.32).
Senior Claire Mckernan (12.54) and Michaela King (12.60) finished one-two, respectively, in the girls 100 meters. Mckernan would also finish second in the 200 meter (25.77). King won the 100 and 300 meter hurdles.
Junior Emma Kao missed out on first-place in the 800 meters by two seconds and settled for second place with a time of 2:16.54.
As she has been prone to do this season, senior Brenna Barker swept the field jumping events, winning the high jump, long jump and triple jump.