| Aug 28, 2013
| 11:27 AM
Four members of the Huntington Beach High baseball program got their recruiting process out of the way early by recently committing to three NCAA Division 1 schools.
Oilers Head Coach Benji Medure said Logan Pouelsen and Hagen Danner both committed to...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 10:22 AM
Die-hard Dodger fan Aaron Roberts did what he had to in order to secure a spot in the Major League Baseball Fan Cave this season.
He made promotional videos, stayed active on social media, wrote an essay and interviewed third baseman Adam Kennedy (who...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 9:40 AM
To fill his friends at the Huntington Beach and Los Angeles police departments with envy, Larry Bullock would send them pictures of himself holding a hot dog and a beer at a baseball stadium.
The former officer — he spent 20 years with the LAPD...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Five years ago, Eric Filia made a decision that would alter his future when he verbally committed to play baseball at UCLA.
He did so, he said then, during his sophomore year at Edison High, for many reasons. One, in particular, stood out.
| Jun 7, 2011
| 6:04 PM
It could be called the first summer pool party at the home of Mike and Julie Owens, but Monday's big splash wasn't planned.
It was spontaneous. Most certainly, it was joyous.
It happened shortly after their son, Edison pitching sensation Henry Owens,...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 3:52 PM
The Orange County All-Star High School Seniors baseball game played Tuesday at Glover Stadium in Anaheim had a local flavor to it. And a pair of local outfielders had a big hand in the outcome of the 44th annual game, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of...
| Dec 22, 2010
| 4:03 PM
I still remember the first time I saw my name in print. It was the spring of my freshman year in high school, and I submitted an essay on the Major League Baseball strike to a Los Angeles Times column, "My Turn," that featured work by local teenagers....
| Dec 29, 2010
| 12:21 PM
Another prep sports year has come and gone. As has been the case in years past, several local teams and athletes reached the pinnacle of their respective sports.
Below is a listing of some of the top prep highlights reported to the Independent in the...
| Jan 26, 2011
| 4:15 PM
Last year in this column space, I wrote about a special event at SeaCliff Country Club. It was a golf outing and banquet put on by KinderVision that featured a slew of Major League Baseball legends, including Rollie Fingers and Harmon Killebrew....
| Feb 2, 2011
| 3:50 PM
Meet Don Ruisinger, the Jim Joyce of Dwyer Middle School.
Anyone who follows sports must remember the flack last year regarding Joyce, the Major League Baseball umpire whose blown call with two outs in the ninth inning thwarted what would have been the...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 1:36 PM
Another year on the high school sports scene has come and gone, but not without local athletes again turning in outstanding performances.
Below are some of the highlights from the 2011 calendar that were reported to the Independent.
| Feb 6, 2012
| 11:57 AM
Scott McCall is no stranger to the water.
The 30-year-old grew up in Huntington Beach. He learned to swim at Pacific Sands Cabana Club with his sisters, Jayme and Megan. But McCall always wanted to surf.
He received some special lessons at the Surf's Up...