CIF Updates

GIRLS WATER  POLO
Last Wednesday, the Girls Water polo team scored 3 goals vs Laguna Beach, the #1 ranked team in Division I!!   Final score:  LB 20 - Irvine 3.   LB is in the Semi-Final round this Wednesday following their defeat of Mater Dei in the Quarter Finals.  Great effort Coach Hinman & Girls Water polo vs the #1 ranked team in the nation!!
 
GIRLS BASKETBALL
Girls Basketball played it very close the entire game vs Colony of Ontario last Thursday evening.  Final Score:  Colony 35 – Irvine 28.   Great effort Coach Morris & Girls Basketball vs the #1 team from the Mt. Baldy league. 
 
WRESTLING
BRANDO TIERNEY finished 4th in CIF to qualify for the CIF MASTERS MEET this Fri / Sat at Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario.  ALEX BAY also made the Podium for a CIF Medal, finishing 6th in CIF.   Alex will attend the MASTERS MEET as a CIF Alternate (should a competitor at his weight class get sick, injured, or not make weight, Alex will get in the CIF bracket).  Irvine sent 12 wrestlers to the CIF Inland Divisional tournament at Temecula Valley this past weekend.  Six wrestlers advanced to the 2nd day of competition:  Brandon Tierney (170); Alex Bay (152); Duc Pham (113); John Choi (145); Zeke Alleman (160); & Jesse Fain (195).  See attachments for CIF Podium and CIF team picture. 
 
With the exception of Wrestling at the CIF Masters Meet this upcoming weekend, winter sports has wrapped up the season for 2015-2016.   
 
The following are our SPRING SPORTS:
 
BASEBALL – Coach Ryan Brucker
BOYS GOLF – Coach Keith Szczudlak and Coach Alex Gurski
BOYS LACROSSE – Coach Tom Clark
GIRLS LACROSSE – Coach Karen Nesbit
BOYS SWIMMING  - Coach Ray Wong
GIRLS SWIMMING  - Coach Scott Hinman
BOYS TENNIS – Coach Gary Russell
BOYS / GIRLS TRACK & FIELD – Coach Brent Youngren
BOYS VOLLEYBALL – Coach Mark Mednick
SOFTBALL (returning Pacific Coast League Champions!!)  – COACH JIM KNAPP
 
 
Thank you for your support of Irvine Athletics!

Sports Update!

GIRLS BASKETBALL
Girls Basketball has qualified for the CIF Playoffs as an At-Large team!  They will play this Thursday evening (7 PM) at Colony High School.  Colony is the #1 team from the Mt. Baldy League in the 3AA Division.   Congratulations Coach Mike Morris and the Girls Basketball Team!   Good luck this Thursday! 
 
GIRLS WATER POLO
Girls Water Polo opens up in the Division I CIF Playoffs @ Laguna Beach High School this Wednesday afternoon (4:30 PM).  Laguna Beach is the #1 team from the Orange Coast League, and ranked #1 in the Nation!   Irvine is the #3 team from the Pacific Coast League.   Congratulations Coach Scott Hinman and the Girls Water Polo Team for your qualification to the CIF Playoffs!
 
WRESTLING   
Irvine will be sending 12 wrestlers to the CIF INLAND DIVISION INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS at Temecula Valley High School this Friday & Saturday.   Wrestling will begin at 11:00 AM.   The top 6 individuals at each weight class will make the Podium, earn a CIF Medal and advance to the CIF Maters Meet on February 26 & 27 at the Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario.
 
Thank you for your Support!!

Winter Sport Update!

GIRLS WATERPOLO 
The Girls Water polo team has a current league record of 6-3, and will finish 3rd place in the PCL standings to QUALIFY FOR THE CIF PLAYOFFS!!  Their final Pacific Coast League game is tomorrow vs CdM at Woollett Aquatics Center.   A senior presentation will begin at approximately 3:30 PM, followed by their game at 4:15 PM. 
 
CIF Pairings will be announced this Saturday on the cifss.org website after 10 AM.  Irvine has a possible Wildcard Game on Tuesday, or a 1st Round CIF game on Wednesday.   The opposing team and location will be provided at the website on Saturday.   Irvine is in CIF Division I. 
 
Congratulations Girls Water polo and good luck at CIF!!
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WRESTLING
Irvine Wrestling finished as PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE CHAMPIONS, earning their 20th league title from three different leagues in the history of the program.  Irvine represented the Pacific Coast League last Saturday at the CIF DUAL MEET CHAMPIONSHIPS.  We opened Round I with Sunset League runner-up, Marina HS.  We defeated Marina 64-10 and advanced to the Quarter Finals vs # 1 seed (ranked 13th in CA), Servite HS.  We were defeated 62-3.  Brandon Tierney was our lone winner in the dual match.   Servite would go ahead and win the CIF Dual Meet Championship later that evening. 
 
Irvine qualified all 12 varsity wrestlers from the Pacific Coast League Final Tournament to the CIF INLAND DIVISION INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS at Temecula Valley HS Feb 19,20.  Seven individuals finished as Pacific Coast League Champions.  Two finished as Runners Up, and three finished 3rd (top three at each weight class qualify for CIF).  The following is a summary from Pacific Coast League Finals:
 
TEAM SCORES
1st       IRVINE                       190 pts
2nd       Woodbridge             137 pts
3rd       Beckman                   112 pts
4th       Corona del Mar        89 pts
5th       University                 68 pts
6th       Northwood               25 pts
 
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS:                 CIF QUALIFIERS!!
PRESTON SHEPHERD (106)          PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE CHAMPION!
DUC PHAM (113)                          PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE CHAMPION!
JOHN CHOI (145)                          PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE CHAMPION!
ALEX BAY (152)                             PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE CHAMPION!
ZEKE ALLEMAN (160)                   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE CHAMPION!
BRANDON TIERNEY (170)            PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE CHAMPION!
NURI OZER (195)                          PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE CHAMPION!
PARKER WEISROCK (182)            TOURNAMENT FINALIST, 2ND PLACE
FRANSICO BANDA (220)              TOURNAMENT FINALIST, 2ND PLACE
JUSTIN FLORES (120)                   3RD PLACE
TRISTAN BLEEKER (132)              3RD PLACE
CHRIS HEAD (138)                       3RD PLACE
 
 
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·        [endif]Attachment is of Varsity-JV-Frosh/Soph Wrestling teams following League Final Tournament at CdM (Jan 30).
 
 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF IRVINE ATHLETICS !!

Varsity Wrestling

Varsity wrestling had an awesome PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE FINAL TOURNAMENT today with 7 Individual Champions,  2 Finalists, and three 3rd placers; they finish as out right Pacific Coast League Champions!!   The entire varsity line-up  qualified for the CIF Individual Inland Division Championships @ Temecula Valley HS Feb 19 & 20!
 
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·        [endif]ENJOY THE PICTURES!!!!  THANK YOU GEORGIA!!
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·        [endif]THANK YOU VIKKI FAIN FOR FEEDING US TODAY!!!
 
TEAM SCORES
1st       IRVINE                       190 pts
2nd       Woodbridge            137 pts
3rd       Beckman                   112 pts
4th       Corona del Mar      89 pts
5th       University                 68 pts
6th       Northwood              25 pts
 
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS:     CIF QUALIFIERS!!
PRESTON SHEPHERD (106)    TOURNAMENT CHAMPION, WON BY FALL!!!
DUC PHAM (113)                    TOURNAMENT CHAMPION, 17-2!!!
JOHN CHOI (145)                    TOURNAMENT CHAMPION, WON BY DEFAULT!!!
ALEX BAY (152)                      TOURNAMENT CHAMPION, WON BY FALL!!!
ZEKE ALLEMAN (160)             TOURNAMENT CHAMPION, WON BY FALL!!!
BRANDON TIERNEY (170)      TOURNAMENT CHAMPION, WON BY FALL!!!
NURI OZER (195)                    TOURANMENT CHAMPION, WON BY FALL!!!
PARKER WEISROCK (182)      TOURNAMENT FINALIST, 2ND PLACE!!!
FRANSICO BANDA (220)        TOURNAMENT FINALIST, 2ND PLACE!!!
JUSTIN FLORES (120)              3RD PLACE!!!
TRISTAN BLEEKER (132)         3RD PLACE!!!
CHRIS HEAD (138)                  3RD PLACE!!!
 
 
 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT THIS SEASON  (but it’s not over yet:  the Varsity Season continues @ CIF ) !!!!!
 
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·         [endif]VARSITY CIF COASTAL DIVISION DUAL MEET CHAMPIONSHIPS:  SATURDAY,  FEB 6 @ MARINA HS
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·         [endif]VARSITY CIF INLAND DIVISION INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: FRI/SAT, FEB 19/20 @ TEMECUALA VALLEY HS
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