By Steve Breazeale
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Garbers’ Five Touchdowns Lead Sea Kings Past Dolphins
Corona del Mar junior quarterback Chase Garbers and his receiving corps put on an offensive display against Dana Hills on Sept. 4. Garbers threw five first-half touchdown passes to five different receivers, the final scoring throw coming on a 79-yard hookup between Garbers and receiver Tae Le that pushed the Sea Kings’ lead to 35-0.
Corona del Mar (2-0) went on to comfortably win the game 52-14.
Garbers turned in an efficient performance, completing 16 of 22 passes for 258 yards to go with his five touchdown passes. Senior receiver Peter Bush led the Sea Kings with five catches for 81 yards and a touchdown.
The Dolphins’ (0-2) junior running back Joe Rice scored on a 3-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and, minutes later, junior Zack Schuman scored on a 32-yard run.
The Dolphins have been outscored 126-28 two games into their difficult nonleague schedule.
Dana Hills will play host to rival San Clemente on Sept. 11. The Tritons (1-1) returned to form in their second game of the season against Huntington Beach on Sept. 4, running away with a convincing 51-21 victory. The San Clemente offense will be directed by junior quarterback Jack Sears, junior running back/wide receiver Brandon Reaves and senior tailback Vlad Dzhabiyev.
The game between the Dolphins and the Tritons will feature a tribute to local first responders. The Orange County Sheriff’s Color Guard will have a demonstration before the game and the local agency’s helicopters will do a fly-over during a pre-game ceremony. Representatives from the Sherriff’s department and the Orange County Fire Authority will serve as honorary captains for the game. The game is set to begin at 7 p.m.
Cross Country Teams Compete in Chino Hills
The Dana Hills boys and girls cross country teams started their 2015 campaigns Sept. 5 in Chino Hills at the Cool Breeze Invitational.
The boys team, which returns several standout runners from last year, placed sixth overall in the seeded division. Senior Mason Coppi posted a 10th-place finish, looping the three-mile El Prado Golf Club course in a time of 15:13.60. Sophomore Jack Landgraf was not far behind, finishing 12th with a time of 15:16.06. Juniors Brandon Hough and Thomas Wilfert placed 45th and 50th, respectively.
The boys team entered the season as the No. 2 ranked team in the DyeStatCal state rankings.
As a team, the girls squad placed 12th in the seeded division. Senior Camille Perkins finished 38th with a time of 18:44.93 and junior Kathryn Kaloroumakis took 52nd, posting a time of 19:01.25. Junior Jennifer Daly finished 60th and freshman Lauren Soto placed 72nd.
The girls team entered the season as the No. 20 ranked team in the state, according to DyeStatCal.
The boys cross country team will compete at the Laguna Hills Invitational on Sept. 12. Both the girls and boys teams will make their annual trip to Hawaii on Sept. 19 to take part in the Kualoa Ranch-Hakipuu race.
Girls Volleyball Set for Dave Mohs Tournament
After starting their season with three consecutive losses, the Dana Hills girls volleyball team was set to host Huntington Beach and travel to compete in the Dave Mohs Tournament Sept. 11-12.
The Dolphins (0-3) dropped their first three games to Mira Costa, Santa Margarita and JSerra. They will continue to play top-level opponents at the Dave Mohs Tournament.