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By Steve Breazeale
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Dolphins Golf Wins Regional Title
The Dana Hills boys golf team had all six of its players break 80 at Talega Golf Club in San Clemente on May 17 to card a total of 371, winning the CIF-SS South Coast Team Regional.
The Dolphins qualified for the SCGA Southern California Championship qualifier in Desert Hot Springs on May 21. Results were not available at press time.
Tanner Podres and Clay Feagler each shot 71 (-1) at Talega to lead the way. Alex Diaz shot a 74 (+2) and Matt Fry shot a 77 (+5).
Woodbridge finished second with a score of 374 and Beckman finished third with 378.
Dolphins Baseball Falls to Norco in CIF First Round
The Dana Hills and Norco baseball teams were at a standstill heading into the fifth inning of their CIF-SS Division 1 opening round game on May 21, as both starting pitchers were settling in and erasing any baserunners.
But Dana Hills senior starter Marrick Crouse gave up three hits and two walks in the bottom of the fifth which resulted in three runs, which was all Norco would need to secure a 3-0 victory.
Crouse and Justin Sterner would get two hits to start the top of the seventh but Norco’s Kyle Hatton escaped the jam. Hatton threw a complete game, allowing three hits and three walks to go with four strikeouts.
Dolphins Volleyball Falls in CIF Second Round
After barnstorming their way to a South Coast League title and into the second round of the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs, the Dana Hills boys volleyball team was dealt only its fourth loss of the season in a four-set defeat to Los Alamitos, 25-20, 18-25, 25-23, 27-25.
The Dolphins swept Los Alamitos earlier in the year at the Orange County Championship Tournament, but the Griffins were able to turn the tables on the Dolphins in the postseason.
Dana Hills advanced to the second round after sweeping JSerra in three sets in the first round.
The 2015 All-South Coast League selections were recently announced and the Dolphins, who won the league title, were well-represented.
Outside hitter Grady Yould was named the league MVP, and senior teammates Teddy Fitzgerald and Nick Karnazes were named to the first team.
Seniors Jake Lorscheider and Grant Marocchi were named to the second team.
Dolphins Track Teams in CIF Competition
The Dana Hills boys and girls track and field teams finished first and second, respectively, at the South Coast League Finals on May 8 before heading to the CIF-SS Division 1 Prelims at Trabuco Hills High School on May 16.
Junior Claire Kao placed third in the girls pole vault, clearing 10-06. Cameron Baxter placed 12th in boy’s the pole vault (13-06).
Junior Jake Ogden placed fifth in the 1600 (4:13.63) and seventh in the 3200 (9:13.25). Junior Mason Coppi placed seventh in the 3200 (9:13.25).
Grant Bayr placed 12th in the 110-meter hurdles (15.19).
Sophomore Kathryn Kaloroumakis placed 12th in the 3200 (11:09.52).
Thrower Joy McArthur placed eighth in the shot put (36-09) and Evelyn Roberts took 12th in the discus (114-10).
Nash Parker placed seventh in the discus (162-11)
Senior Paul Romero took eighth in the long jump (21-09.50) and Charlie Kappes placed 14th in the triple jump (43-09).