By Steve Breazeale
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Marina Runs Past Dana Hills in Opener
The Dana Hills football team had no answer for Marina’s running back Blaine Riederich on Aug. 26. The Vikings’ back racked up a game-high 200 yards and two touchdowns to lead visiting Marina past Dana Hills in a 34-14 nonleague victory.
Midway through the first quarter, Riederich opened the scoring following an 83-yard touchdown run. He struck again in the second quarter, capping off a Marina scoring drive with a two-yard touchdown run to make it 14-0.
Marina scored just before halftime when quarterback Ian Green connected with receiver Noah Holmes for a 35-yard touchdown pass.
Green found Holmes in the end zone one more time in the third and Rand Keidel returned an interception for a touchdown to give Marina a commanding 34-0 lead.
Dana Hills scored on an 80-yard Jake Baldiviez touchdown run and a short pass from quarterback Corey Cisowski to Ryder Lynch in the fourth quarter. Baldiviez led the Dolphins with 120 yards rushing. Cisowski threw for 131 yards, a touchdown and had five interceptions.
The Dolphins (0-1) will travel to play a nonleague game against Sunny Hills on the road on Sept. 2. Sunny Hills was a CIF-SS Southwest Division playoff team last season, and competes in the tough Freeway League. The Lancers (1-0) opened their season with a 50-14 win over Santiago on Aug. 26.
Sunny Hills used a stable of running backs to defeat Santiago last week. Junior Alex Jung ran for 154 yards and three touchdowns while senior Brandon Castelo rushed for 103 yards and two scores on just six carries. Sophomore running back Cade Caffrey also chipped in a 99-yard rushing effort.
Girls Golf Notches Back-to-Back Wins
The Dana Hills girls golf team opened its season with two solid back-to-back wins over regional rivals last week.
Dana Hills (2-0) defeated Capistrano Valley and Mission Viejo on Aug. 24 and Aug. 30, respectively.
Joan Soewondo led Dana Hills to a 211-285 win over Capistrano Valley by carding a score of 35 (E) at Marbella Country Club. Isley Gruric earned the match medal for Dana Hills two days later against Mission Viejo by shooting a 40 (+3) at the San Clemente Municipal Golf Course.
Dana Hills will travel to play Beckman, a perennial playoff team, on Sept. 6.
Girls Tennis Edges Out Northwood
A strong performance from the doubles team and its top singles player helped the Dana Hills girls tennis team defeat Northwood 11-7 in a season-opening match on Aug. 30.
Courtney Swift, the Dolphins top singles player, won all three of her sets while the doubles teams won seven of a possible nine sets to secure the victory.
Dana Hills (1-0) is the defending co-South Coast League champion and was a CIF-SS Division 1 semifinalist in 2015.