By Steve Breazeale
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Dolphins Football Drops Two Games to Start Season
The Dana Hills football game lost back to back games against Tustin and Corona del Mar, respectively, to start their 2014 campaign.
On Sept. 4, the Dolphins traveled to Newport Harbor High School to play the Sea Kings, last year’s CIF-SS Southwest Division champion and owner of a current state-best 28 winning streak.
Corona del Mar used their wealth of impact players to dismantle Dana Hills in a 37-0 shutout. Sea Kings receiver Bo St. Geme caught two touchdown passes and Chase Garbers ran for two scores in the win.
Against Tustin in their season opener, the Dolphins were plagued by turnovers and a slow start.
The first half was all Tustin, as the visitors piled up a healthy 20-0 lead at halftime. The second half, however, belonged to Dana Hills. The Dolphins righted the ship in the third quarter and slowly chipped away at the Tillers’ lead.
Dana Hills narrowed the score following a touchdown pass from Cole Wilber to Jay Schuyler and a touchdown run by Brian Scott in the fourth quarter to make it 20-14.
The Dolphins had a chance to take the lead with the clock winding down in the fourth, but a Hail Mary attempt by Wilber was intercepted in the end zone to seal the win for the Tillers.
Dana Hills will travel to play rival San Clemente on Sept. 12.
Dolphins Cross Country Digs in For New Season
The Dana Hills boys and girls cross country teams come into the new season on the heels of successful runs in 2013.
The boys team had an especially strong showing last year, finishing third at the CIF State Cross Country Championships and 18th at the elite Nike Cross Nationals event.
Both the boys and girls teams were named the No. 3 team in their respective CIF-SS Preseason Rankings. Both teams compete in Division 1.
The two teams will open their seasons at the Laguna Hills Invitational at Laguna Hills High School on Sept. 13.
The boys team will have the benefit of fielding returning standout junior Jake Ogden, the reigning 2013 CIF-SS Division 1 champion.
Dolphins Girls Golf Gets First Win over Mustangs
The Dana Hills girls golf team opened their 2014 season with a 216-236 nonleague victory over Trabuco Hills at El Niguel Country Club on Sept. 2.
The Dolphins’ Tori Hummel earned medalist honors after shooting a 37 (+1) on the front nine.
Dana Hills (1-0) will host Newport Harbor in another nonleague match at El Niguel Country Club on Sept. 11.
Dolphins Girls Tennis to Play Northwood
The reigning South Coast League champion Dana Hills girls tennis team will start their season with a tough nonleague road match against Northwood, a perennial playoff team, on Sept. 11.
Girls Volleyball Set for Match with Chargers
The Dana Hills girls volleyball team is set to play a nonleague game against Edison on Sept. 11 before jumping into tournament play the following day.
From Sept. 12-13 the Dolphins will compete in the Dave Mohs Tournament.