By Steve Breazeale
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Girls Hoops Team Opens Season at Staples Center
As part of a preseason exhibition, the Dana Hills girls basketball team travelled to the Staples Center in Los Angeles to play against Laguna Beach on Nov. 25. The Dolphins played a scrimmage against the Breakers earlier in the day and stuck around to watch the Los Angeles Clippers take on the Utah Jazz.
The Dolphins (1-1) officially opened their season three days later, playing host to University High School in a nonleague game on Nov. 28. The Dolphins lost 52-43 to University, but bounced back with a 58-50 win over San Juan Hills as part of the Corona Del Mar Tip-Off Tournament on Nov. 30.
Dana Hills is set to open play in the Ocean View Tournament on Dec. 7.
Dolphin Boys Basketball Opens Season in Tournament Mode
Playing in the Coast News Tip-Off Classic tournament, the Dana Hills boys basketball team began their season with a 69-58 loss to Temecula Valley on Dec. 1.
The Dolphins (0-1) and Temecula Valley were neck-and-neck for much of the game. Dana Hills trailed by four points heading into the fourth quarter but were outscored by the Golden Bears 24-17 in the final quarter.
The Dolphins will wrap up their tournament debut with a game against Army-Navy on Dec. 4.
Boys Soccer Falls to Tritons in Season Opener
Two first-half goals propelled the visiting San Clemente boys soccer team to a 2-1 nonleague victory over rival Dana Hills on Dec. 2.
The Tritons (1-0-1) benefitted from two early goals by senior Barrett Croft and junior Michael Saba.
In the second half, Dana Hills (0-1) got on the scoreboard following a goal by senior Spencer Madden.
The Dolphins will continue their nonleague schedule with a Dec. 4 home match against Laguna Beach.
Dolphin Girls Soccer Set for Tough Opening Stretch
The Dana Hills girls soccer team was set to open its season with a home match against Valencia on Dec. 3. Results were not available at press time.
Dana Hills will travel to play Huntington Beach in a nonleague contest on Dec. 4. The Oilers entered the season as the No. 7-ranked team in the CIF-SS Division 1 preseason polls.
The Dolphins are coming off a season that saw them go 10-10-2 overall and place third in the South Coast League.