Midseason sports report
Irvine athletes have consistently ranked high among schools in the region in a variety of spring sports. Here’s an midseason overview.
Golf is a strong sport for local youth, with young men from Woodbridge (Hide Yoshihara and Joseph Chun), Beckman (Everton Hawkins) and Northwood (Spencer Wing, Derek Kim, Kevin Chen and Peter Navarro) named in OCVarsity.com’s early season ranking, which saw the Woodbridge golf team ranked No. 1. The Warriors still held the top OC ranking into mid-March, remaining undefeated.
The Woodbridge High School girls basketball team finished the season ranked at No. 10 by OCVarsity.com, with reporter Kenny Connolly noting that “Sierra Vaglica graduates, but the Warriors will have four starters returning next season.”
In boys baseball, Beckman is tied with Corona del Mar at the top of the Pacific Coast League standings at press time, with both teams undefeated, while Northwood and Woodbridge remain in the hunt a few games back as Pacific Coast League games got underway on March 18.
Local high school swimmers are prominent on the leader boards, with Pacific Coast League preliminary and finals scheduled for Irvine Woollett Aquatic Center May 3 and May 6.
For more information, results and schedules, go to the high schools’ websites.