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13 Dec 18
Orange County Register
It’s a mismatch when it’s a boy wrestling against a girl. A mismatch in favor of the girl, that is, when the girl is Aine Drury. Drury, whose first name is pronounced “Ahn-yuh,” is going to win such matches. The boy who loses to her should not be embarrassed. Drury, a junior at Westminster High, was Orange County wrestling’s only state champion – boy or girl – last season. She won a CIF State girls wrestling title last season at 137 pounds She might be even better this season, wrestling in the same weight class. “I’ve been working on my ‘shots,’ ” said Drury, referring to the quick, assertive moves of a wrestler on the attack. “And I’m working on my cardio. I make bad decisions in the second or third period when I’m a little tired.” She is said to be in outstanding condition and a vocal and by-example leader for the boys and girls wrestlers at Westminster. So why does she have the cardio concern? “It’s kind of like a nervous problem,” Drury said. “I’m always thinking, ‘What if I’m getting weaker?’ ” Westminster coach Mike Provenzano doubts Drury is getting weaker. “She does almost everything the guys in our program do,” Provenzano said. “She lifts weights like the guys, she runs in the morning like the guys and works as hard as any of the guys.” Because there are not a lot of girls wrestlers who can compete with her, Drury wrestles boys at many matches. When league finals arrive, followed by CIF-Southern Section competition, Drury will wrestle against girls exclusively. She has competed in national tournaments in North Dakota, Texas and Oklahoma. Drury is something of a team mom, too, in Westminster wrestling. “When our young guys were going to their first tournaments,” Provenzano said, “Aine showed up at 6 in the morning to show the guys how to put their head gear on properly. She’s always the one who organizes team parties like our Halloween party.” Provenzano said Drury is winning mostly on sheer strength and needs to improve in the technical aspects of wrestling. “But when she leaves here and goes to college,” Provenzano said, “she is going to be technically strong.” Some boys wrestlers probably can’t wait until Aine Drury leaves and goes to college. Taking a look around Orange County high school sports: • Mater Dei’s football team should be outstanding next season with several starters returning on offense and defense. While it’s hard to improve upon the CIF-SS Division 1 and CIF State Open Division championships they won this season, the Monarchs can be better discipline-wise. It is not unreasonable to expect school leaders to demand the highest level of sportsmanship from all of their teams and athletes and to not allow their athletes’ behavior, on and off of the field, to undermine their schools’ stated values and mission. • Volleyball players Natalie Berty of Mater Dei and Kendall Kipp of Corona del Mar will play in the Under Armour All-American Game on Friday at the Target Center in Minneapolis. FloVolleyball.com will live stream the match at 5 p.m. • La Quinta is having its Athletic Hall of Fame Night on Thursday in the school gym. All-time great (and retired) baseball coach Dave Demarest and ex-Aztecs baseball star Brandon Laird will be honored. The ceremony starts at 6 p.m. followed by the faculty vs. varsity boys basketball game at 7 p.m. • Hopes of a Mater Dei vs. Villa Park boys basketball matchup at the Charlie Wilkins Memorial Tournament at Westminster High vanished Monday when Villa Park lost to St. Anthony’s of Long Beach in the first round. Mater Dei is No. 1 in the OCVarsity top 25 and Villa Park is No. 5. • Fullerton’s Stone Sinek, who recently set a school record with 53 points in the Indians’ 79-50 win over La Quinta, is the O.C. scoring leader at 35.2 points a game. Next are Fairmont Prep’s Atin Write (27.9 points a game) and Costa Mesa’s Nico Dasca (26.4). • University sophomore Kody Uyesugi is fourth in the county in scoring at 25.6 points a game. University coach Mike Dinneen said this year’s Trojans team is the best shooting team he has had in his long tenure at University. Considering the excellent shooters Dinneen has coached there, that is quite a statement. • Santa Margarita is in second place in the Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League’s Division 1 with 11 points. (Go to ADHSHL.com for more information on the league.). Damien of La Verne is on top with 20 points. Villa Park, at 10 points, is second in Division 3 to Corona-Norco (15 points).  
13 Dec 18
SCNG
It’s a mismatch when it’s a boy wrestling against a girl. A mismatch in favor of the girl, that is, when the girl is Aine Drury. Drury, whose first name is pronounced “Ahn-yuh,” is going to win such matches. The boy who loses to her should not be embarrassed. Drury, a junior at Westminster High, was Orange County wrestling’s only state champion – boy or girl – last season. She won a CIF State girls wrestling title last season at 137 pounds She might be even better this season, wrestling in the same weight class. “I’ve been working on my ‘shots,’ ” said Drury, referring to the quick, assertive moves of a wrestler on the attack. “And I’m working on my cardio. I make bad decisions in the second or third period when I’m a little tired.” She is said to be in outstanding condition and a vocal and by-example leader for the boys and girls wrestlers at Westminster. So why does she have the cardio concern? “It’s kind of like a nervous problem,” Drury said. “I’m always thinking, ‘What if I’m getting weaker?’ ” Westminster coach Mike Provenzano doubts Drury is getting weaker. “She does almost everything the guys in our program do,” Provenzano said. “She lifts weights like the guys, she runs in the morning like the guys and works as hard as any of the guys.” Because there are not a lot of girls wrestlers who can compete with her, Drury wrestles boys at many matches. When league finals arrive, followed by CIF-Southern Section competition, Drury will wrestle against girls exclusively. She has competed in national tournaments in North Dakota, Texas and Oklahoma. Drury is something of a team mom, too, in Westminster wrestling. “When our young guys were going to their first tournaments,” Provenzano said, “Aine showed up at 6 in the morning to show the guys how to put their head gear on properly. She’s always the one who organizes team parties like our Halloween party.” Provenzano said Drury is winning mostly on sheer strength and needs to improve in the technical aspects of wrestling. “But when she leaves here and goes to college,” Provenzano said, “she is going to be technically strong.” Some boys wrestlers probably can’t wait until Aine Drury leaves and goes to college. Taking a look around Orange County high school sports: • Mater Dei’s football team should be outstanding next season with several starters returning on offense and defense. While it’s hard to improve upon the CIF-SS Division 1 and CIF State Open Division championships they won this season, the Monarchs can be better discipline-wise. It is not unreasonable to expect school leaders to demand the highest level of sportsmanship from all of their teams and athletes and to not allow their athletes’ behavior, on and off of the field, to undermine their schools’ stated values and mission. • Volleyball players Natalie Berty of Mater Dei and Kendall Kipp of Corona del Mar will play in the Under Armour All-American Game on Friday at the Target Center in Minneapolis. FloVolleyball.com will live stream the match at 5 p.m. • La Quinta is having its Athletic Hall of Fame Night on Thursday in the school gym. All-time great (and retired) baseball coach Dave Demarest and ex-Aztecs baseball star Brandon Laird will be honored. The ceremony starts at 6 p.m. followed by the faculty vs. varsity boys basketball game at 7 p.m. • Hopes of a Mater Dei vs. Villa Park boys basketball matchup at the Charlie Wilkins Memorial Tournament at Westminster High vanished Monday when Villa Park lost to St. Anthony’s of Long Beach in the first round. Mater Dei is No. 1 in the OCVarsity top 25 and Villa Park is No. 5. • Fullerton’s Stone Sinek, who recently set a school record with 53 points in the Indians’ 79-50 win over La Quinta, is the O.C. scoring leader at 35.2 points a game. Next are Fairmont Prep’s Atin Write (27.9 points a game) and Costa Mesa’s Nico Dasca (26.4). • University sophomore Kody Uyesugi is fourth in the county in scoring at 25.6 points a game. University coach Mike Dinneen said this year’s Trojans team is the best shooting team he has had in his long tenure at University. Considering the excellent shooters Dinneen has coached there, that is quite a statement. • Santa Margarita is in second place in the Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League’s Division 1 with 11 points. (Go to ADHSHL.com for more information on the league.). Damien of La Verne is on top with 20 points. Villa Park, at 10 points, is second in Division 3 to Corona-Norco (15 points).  
12 Dec 18
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12 Dec 18
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12 Dec 18
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12 Dec 18
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12 Dec 18
Orange County Register
Highlights and top scorers from the Orange County basketball games on Tuesday, Dec. 11. BOYS BASKETBALL Kaden Headington scored 28 points and Aiden Garnett had 20 as No. 17 Edison won for the second straight night in the Gary Raya/SoCal Elite Tournament, beating University 76-59 at Woodbridge. The Chargers won Pool A in the 10-team tournament and will meet the Pool B winner at 7 p.m. Friday at El Dorado. The winner will play the Pool C winner for the championship at 6:15 p.m. Saturday at Woodbridge. No. 21 Fairmont Prep won an early San Joaquin League game with Saddleback Valley Christian 80-60 at home. Kofi Aboagye had 22 points and Atin Wright 20 for the Huskies. Gavin O’Neill led SVC with 27 points. Bolsa Grande rallied from 10 points down in the fourth quarter to beat Katella 53-50 in a nonleague game at Katella. Ruben Nunez led the Matadors with 14 points, seven of them in the fourth quarter, including a basket with seven seconds left to virtually seal the win at 53-50. No. 4 JSerra trailed by 15 points at halftime but rallied to beat Esperanza 66-53 in the Gary Raya/SoCal Elite Tournament. The Lions were down 33-18 at intermission but took control with a 26-9 third quarter to take a 44-42 edge into the fourth. Esperanza’s Jason Francis scored 32 points with seven 3-pointers. No. 5 Villa Park fell to St. Anthony 75-60 in the Charlie Wilkins Memorial Tournament at Westminster. St. Anthony pulled away with a 24-13 fourth quarter. GIRLS No. 16 Aliso Niguel advanced to the championship game of the Lady Pioneer Classic at Artesia by routing Temple City 69-36. Sarah Matossian had 23 points, seven rebounds and six steals to lead the Wolverines, who will play Fountain Valley in the final Thursday. Sara Eyre added 12 points and Nicole Referente 11, while Abby Miller dished nine assists. No. 2 Rosary scored the first 28 points of the game and wound up in triple digits with a 101-24 win over Cypress in the first round of the Santa Ana Elks Classic at Segerstrom. The Royals (5-2) have not scored below 60 points all season. Kate Goostrey scored 19 points, Breanne Ha 15 and Kaylee Byon 13 as Rosary spread the scoring around. The Royals will play Palos Verdes at 6 p.m. Tuesday. This is the second of five tournaments Rosary will play in before starting the single round of Trinity League games on Jan. 10 against No. 1 Mater Dei.   Tuesday’s top scorers BOYS Player, school                                             Pts Francis, Esperanza                                       32 Headington, Edison                                       28 G. ONeill, Saddleback Valley Christian        27 Weingard, San Juan Hills                             26 Flowers, Loara                                              25 J. Wohlgemuth, St. Margaret’s                     25 Griffin, Orange Lutheran                             24 Howlin, La Habra                                        23 Aboagye, Fairmont Prep                              22 Alamudun, Marina                                       22 Turner, El Dorado                                        22 Garnett, Edison                                            20 Poling, El Dorado                                        20 Wright, Fairmont Prep                                 20 Askew, Mater Dei                                        19 Brown, Pacifica                                           18 Brown, Cypress                                           18 Pate, St. Margaret’s                                      18 Pua, Pacifica                                                18 Rain, Woodbridge                                       18 Kenner, St. Margaret’s                                 17 Maker, Orange Lutheran                             17 Hewitt, Mission Viejo                                  16 Kitaen, San Juan Hills                                 16 Kayekjian, Acaciawood                               15 Moran, Century                                           15 A ONeill, Saddleback Valley Christian       15 Rosario, Acaciawood                                  15 Worthy, Sonora                                           15   GIRLS Player, school                                   Pts Manning, Capistrano Valley                28 Uyematsu, Canyon                             25 Matossian, Aliso Niguel                      23 Feldman, Crean Lutheran                  22 Fries, Esperanza                                20 Gardiner, San Clemente                     20 Ewell, Santa Margarita                      19 Goostrey, Rosary                               19 Maggard, Woodbridge                       19 Masuno, Oxford Academy                  19 Yoshitake, Sonora                               19 Eddy, Pacifica Christian                     18 Williams, Fullerton                              18 Anderson, Sonora                               16 Choi, Oxford Academy                       16 Kitsigianis, Canyon                             16 S. Carrido, Trabuco Hills                    15 Clark, Trabuco Hills                            15 Demetre, Mater Dei                            15 Ha, Rosary                                          15 Krebs, San Clemente                         14 Rath, Godinez                                    14 Ross, Orangewood                            14 Tran, La Quinta                                   14 Coaches and team representatives are encouraged to email their scores and stats after every game to the Register at preps@ocregister.com.  
12 Dec 18
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Highlights and top scorers from the Orange County basketball games on Tuesday, Dec. 11. BOYS BASKETBALL Kaden Headington scored 28 points and Aiden Garnett had 20 as No. 17 Edison won for the second straight night in the Gary Raya/SoCal Elite Tournament, beating University 76-59 at Woodbridge. The Chargers won Pool A in the 10-team tournament and will meet the Pool B winner at 7 p.m. Friday at El Dorado. The winner will play the Pool C winner for the championship at 6:15 p.m. Saturday at Woodbridge. No. 21 Fairmont Prep won an early San Joaquin League game with Saddleback Valley Christian 80-60 at home. Kofi Aboagye had 22 points and Atin Wright 20 for the Huskies. Gavin O’Neill led SVC with 27 points. Bolsa Grande rallied from 10 points down in the fourth quarter to beat Katella 53-50 in a nonleague game at Katella. Ruben Nunez led the Matadors with 14 points, seven of them in the fourth quarter, including a basket with seven seconds left to virtually seal the win at 53-50. No. 4 JSerra trailed by 15 points at halftime but rallied to beat Esperanza 66-53 in the Gary Raya/SoCal Elite Tournament. The Lions were down 33-18 at intermission but took control with a 26-9 third quarter to take a 44-42 edge into the fourth. Esperanza’s Jason Francis scored 32 points with seven 3-pointers. No. 5 Villa Park fell to St. Anthony 75-60 in the Charlie Wilkins Memorial Tournament at Westminster. St. Anthony pulled away with a 24-13 fourth quarter. GIRLS No. 16 Aliso Niguel advanced to the championship game of the Lady Pioneer Classic at Artesia by routing Temple City 69-36. Sarah Matossian had 23 points, seven rebounds and six steals to lead the Wolverines, who will play Fountain Valley in the final Thursday. Sara Eyre added 12 points and Nicole Referente 11, while Abby Miller dished nine assists. No. 2 Rosary scored the first 28 points of the game and wound up in triple digits with a 101-24 win over Cypress in the first round of the Santa Ana Elks Classic at Segerstrom. The Royals (5-2) have not scored below 60 points all season. Kate Goostrey scored 19 points, Breanne Ha 15 and Kaylee Byon 13 as Rosary spread the scoring around. The Royals will play Palos Verdes at 6 p.m. Tuesday. This is the second of five tournaments Rosary will play in before starting the single round of Trinity League games on Jan. 10 against No. 1 Mater Dei.   Tuesday’s top scorers BOYS Player, school                                             Pts Francis, Esperanza                                       32 Headington, Edison                                       28 G. ONeill, Saddleback Valley Christian        27 Weingard, San Juan Hills                             26 Flowers, Loara                                              25 J. Wohlgemuth, St. Margaret’s                     25 Griffin, Orange Lutheran                             24 Howlin, La Habra                                        23 Aboagye, Fairmont Prep                              22 Alamudun, Marina                                       22 Turner, El Dorado                                        22 Garnett, Edison                                            20 Poling, El Dorado                                        20 Wright, Fairmont Prep                                 20 Askew, Mater Dei                                        19 Brown, Pacifica                                           18 Brown, Cypress                                           18 Pate, St. Margaret’s                                      18 Pua, Pacifica                                                18 Rain, Woodbridge                                       18 Kenner, St. Margaret’s                                 17 Maker, Orange Lutheran                             17 Hewitt, Mission Viejo                                  16 Kitaen, San Juan Hills                                 16 Kayekjian, Acaciawood                               15 Moran, Century                                           15 A ONeill, Saddleback Valley Christian       15 Rosario, Acaciawood                                  15 Worthy, Sonora                                           15   GIRLS Player, school                                   Pts Manning, Capistrano Valley                28 Uyematsu, Canyon                             25 Matossian, Aliso Niguel                      23 Feldman, Crean Lutheran                  22 Fries, Esperanza                                20 Gardiner, San Clemente                     20 Ewell, Santa Margarita                      19 Goostrey, Rosary                               19 Maggard, Woodbridge                       19 Masuno, Oxford Academy                  19 Yoshitake, Sonora                               19 Eddy, Pacifica Christian                     18 Williams, Fullerton                              18 Anderson, Sonora                               16 Choi, Oxford Academy                       16 Kitsigianis, Canyon                             16 S. Carrido, Trabuco Hills                    15 Clark, Trabuco Hills                            15 Demetre, Mater Dei                            15 Ha, Rosary                                          15 Krebs, San Clemente                         14 Rath, Godinez                                    14 Ross, Orangewood                            14 Tran, La Quinta                                   14 Coaches and team representatives are encouraged to email their scores and stats after every game to the Register at preps@ocregister.com.