Blanking and more blanking. The AYSO Girls U12 Extra Club Team Huntington Beach Region 55 team (whew!), also known as the Strikers, earned the League Cup 2012 Sunday.
Team mom Susan Steiner let us know that nobody could score off the team during the tournament at the Tustin Sports Complex.
The girls won two games Saturday, 5-0 against Newport Beach and 2-0 against San Juan Capistrano. They won Sunday 3-0 against Corona del Mar and finally 5-0 against Yorba Linda.
Coaches Nick Davison and Mark DiLauro players Amy Gitmed, Ella Davison, Ella Sacaccio, Ella McAndrews, Madelyn Botts, Natalie Doumanium, Rena Sacaccio, Sabrina Hillyar, Sidney Steiner, Summer Stewart and Taylor Voegeli to victory.
Top of the crop
Some of Huntington Beach's best assets were recognized Dec. 6 during the Chamber of Commerce's annual Business and Leadership Awards Luncheon at the SeaCliff Country Club.
The International Athena Award went to Janie Wolicki of Women Helping Women and Rotary of Huntington Beach.
The Outstanding Citizen of the Year went to community leader Bob Dettloff. Business Person of the Year went to Barbara Delgleize of RE/MAX Select One.
Business of the Year went to Suzanne's Catering (small business) and Gustafson Brothers (medium business). The Sustainable Business Award went to American Green Products/Earth-log (small business) and Rainbow Environmental Services (large business).
The Educational Partnership Award went to Greg Goran, adviser of Huntington Beach High School's sustainability club, and Judy Elmore of Elmore Toyota. The Legacy Award went to Affinity & Co. Jewelers.
Chairman's Member of the Year was awarded to Dianne Thompson of State Farm Insurance. The Ambassador of the Year went to Jerry Supernaw of SuperStarz Business Network.
"Our amazing quality of life that we have here in Huntington Beach would not be possible without the contributions of time, talent and treasure that these volunteers and businesses provide," Jerry Wheeler, chamber president/CEO, said in a press release.
Firefighters offer their boots
It may sound risque to stuff dollar bills in the boots of firefighters but this is for a worthy cause.
Huntington Beach firefighters (local 3354) are offering up their time and footwear to entice the public to drop some money for the sake of families living with neuromuscular disease through the Fill the Boot fundraiser.