CIF Results!

FOOTBALL  Congratulations to Coach Erik Terry, his coaching staff, and the 2014 Varsity Football team for their effort Friday night versus the Crestview League Champions, Villa Park HS.  Although Irvine was defeated 42-17, it is the 2nd consecutive season the Vaqueros have represented Irvine HS in the CIF Playoffs.   Way to go IRVINE FOOTBALL!    
 
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY   A big Congratulations to ALEX STERRITT who finished 7th out of 113 individuals to qualify for CIF FINALS (see Alex in the attached picture following her race)!  Alex will race this Saturday morning (Mt. Sac College) @ 8:45 AM.  Way to go Coach Jenny Ormes and Alex! 
 
 
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CIF Results and Sports Update

BOYS WATER POLO On Wednesday afternoon, Irvine Water Polo was defeated by the #1 ranked team in the nation, Harvard-Westlake of Studio City, 23-2.  As Ray jokingly shared with me yesterday morning, “We scored the first goal and the final goal of the game!”.    Congratulations to Irvine Water Polo for earning a CIF victory vs Millikan HS on Tuesday.  It was the first CIF win for the IHS Water polo program since 2002.   And even though Wednesdays win was not as successful, it is an honor to get the opportunity to compete against the best in the nation.  Congratulations Coach Wong and Boys’ Water Polo for a great 2014 season!
 
IRVINE FOOTBALL vs Villa Park tonight (7 PM) in Round I of the CIF Southwest Division at Fred Kelly Stadium/El Modena HS.
 
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY   ALEX STERRITT competes tomorrow at CIF Prelims / Mt Sac College (11:30 AM – Division 3 / Heat 3)    
 
 
Winter Sports Season has Begun:
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·         [endif]Boys Basketball           Coach Kris Klamberg
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·         [endif]Girls Basketball           Coach Steve Munsell
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·         [endif]Boys Soccer                 Coach Eugene Day
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·         [endif]Girls Soccer                 Coach Rebeccah Phillips
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·         [endif]Girls Water Polo         Coach Scott Hinman
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·         [endif]Wrestling                    Coach John Phillips
 

Irvine earns first CIF win since 2001

BY DAN ALBANO
STAFF WRITER
Irvine boys water polo goalie Preston Fox credited the passionate halftime message from Coach Ray Wong. Both coaches focused on the counterattack. But either way, Irvine found a way to rally Tuesday night for a rare playoff victory.
The Vaqueros scored three counterattack goals in the third period and shut out visiting Long Beach Millikan in the second half en route to a 9-4 victory in a CIF-SS Division 1 wild-card playoff match at the Woollett pool in Irvine.
It was Irvine’s first CIF triumph ince 2001 and second in program history.
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Blog: Albano's playoff predictions
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Travis Gellerman (four goals), Micah Kamai (three steals) andJacob Lee (two goals) scored on the counter in the third for Irvine (19-8), which trailed, 4-3, at halftime.
But the Vaqueros didn’t overcome an ordinary one-goal deficit. Long Beach Millikan’s Andrew Ingram scored on a mid-pool shot at the buzzer to give the Rams (15-10) their first lead.
But Irvine recovered and grabbed the momentum for good in the first five minutes of the third to advance to Wednesday’s first-round match at top-seeded Harvard-Westlake of Studio City (25-0).
“Coach Ray definitely got us pumped (at halftime),” said Fox, who made 12 saves, including a redeeming penalty block in the fourth.
Wong said he wanted to push the counterattack in the second half and inserted two of his fastest players: Oscar Nomura and Lee.
Lee scored 54 seconds into the third on a counterattack and a wide-open Gellerman added another counter strike on a pass by Nomura a minute later to give the Vaqueros the lead for good, 5-4.
“They’re a fast team,” Millikan coach Danely Smith said of Irvine.
Millikan went 1 for 9 on the man-advantage; Irvine 2 for 6.

National Signing Day!

IHS Athletics will be hosting a short signing ceremony to celebrate Irvine athletes who are signing their National Letter to Intent to play sports at the collegiate level.  November 12th is the first day that any athlete in the nation can officially accept an offer to compete for a college or university.  Less than 10 percent of high school varsity athletes will play college level sports, and even fewer athletes are given offers that allow them the opportunity to commit to a college or university on the first day.
 
Please join us for the ceremony in front of the
Practice Gym @ approximately 11:35am on Wednesday, November 12th.  
 
 
Athletes Signing:
 
Sarah Miles – University of West Alabama – Softball
 
Mikey Filia – University of California, Irvine – Baseball
 

Girls Cross Country CIF!

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY  
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·         [endif]Good luck to ALEX STERRITT at CIF Prelims (Mt Sac College), this Saturday (11:30 AM – Division 3 / Heat 3)!    

CIF Update!

BOYS WATER POLO defeated Millikan HS tonight 9-4 in the CIF Wild Card Game.  They travel tomorrow to the #1 seed of Division 1,  Harvard-Westlake HS in Studio City.   Congratulations to Coach Wong and the Boys’ Water Polo team.  Good luck tomorrow afternoon!  Game start time is 4 PM. 
 
FOOTBALL Congratulations to Coach Erik Terry and the Varsity Football team with their 35-16 victory over University Friday night.  With that win, coupled with their overall record (6-4) and other variables determined by the CIF Southern Section, Irvine earned a Playoff berth in the CIF Southwest Division Playoffs versus Villa Park HS (Crestview League Champions).  VP will host at Fred Kelly stadium/El Modena HS this Friday (7 PM). 
 
Thank you for your support!

CIF Update!

BOYS WATERPOLO
The boys will play a CIF Wild Card game vs Millikan (3rd Place – Moore League) tomorrow at Woolett Aquatics Center (5  PM).
 
FOOTBALL
Irvine will play Villa Park this Friday in Round I of the CIF Playoffs at Fred Kelly stadium/El Modena HS on Friday (7 PM). 
 
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY  
Coach Jenny Ormes had a qualifier for CIF in ALEX STERRITT, who finished 3rd at Pacific Coast League Finals on Friday!   Alex will be running in the CIF Prelims at Mt Sac College on Saturday (11:30 AM – Division 3 / Heat 3).    Congratulations Coach Jenny Ormes! 
 
Good luck to our CIF bound teams and Athletes!

CIF!

CONGRATULATIONS to Coach Wong and the CIF bound Boys’ Water Polo team!  With their 10-5 victory yesterday vs University, they finished 3rd place in the final Pacific Coast League Standings.  They earned an overall record of 18-7, and 6-4 in the PCL.  CIF will announce Sunday morning Irvine’s CIF pairing and bracket (Division I) for the opening round.  That can be found Sunday morning at CIFSS.org.   
 
 
FOOTBALL will play University this Friday (7 PM) at the University Stadium.   A win over University would enable Irvine to apply as an At Large team in the CIF Playoffs.  Currently, Irvine has an overall record of 5-4.  The pairings and CIF bracket will also be announced Sunday morning, and can be found at the CIFSS.org website.   Pacific Coast League Football is in the CIF Southwest Division.
 
 
CROSS COUNTRY will have their Pacific Coast League Final meet this Friday at Irvine Regional Park (1:30 PM).  The outcome of League Finals will determine teams and individuals that advance into CIF.   Currently, following two cluster meets, they girls and boys are both in 4th place going into PCL Finals. 
 
Thank you for your support of Irvine Athletics!