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  • Robinson selected by Twins in MLB Draft

    Robinson selected by Twins in MLB Draft
    Ocean View senior Timmy Robinson was drafted in the 31st round (940th overall) of the Major League Baseball First-Year Draft on June 6 by the Minnesota Twins. Robinson, who signed last month with USC, batted .523 during the prep season, hit 12 home runs...
  • Locals Amaral, Filia-Snyder advance to Omaha

    Huntington Beach High grad Beau Amaral, a junior outfielder at UCLA, and Edison High grad Eric Filia-Snyder, a freshman outfielder for the Bruins, are in Omaha for the 2012 College World Series. The Bruins, the No. 2 seed, open World Series play Friday...
  • Lopes signs with Seattle

    Lopes signs with Seattle
    Timmy Lopes, who graduated from Edison High last week, has signed with the Seattle Mariners. Lopes was taken in the sixth round (No. 191 overall) June 5 by the Mariners in the Major League First-Year Player Draft. Lopes previously had been a UC Irvine...
  • Finishing on a high note

    Finishing on a high note
    Editor's Note: The Independent looks back on the 2011-2012 high school season. Below is the third of three parts, focusing on the spring season. * The softball season saw several local teams turn in successful runs. Edison ran up a program-record 26...
  • A special day of surfing

    A special day of surfing
    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...
  • A year of highs and lows

    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. * January-June The...
  • Vikings could be improved

    The summer yielded good returns and the fall could prove to be another stepping stone for the Marina High football team, which begins its second year under Coach George Pascoe. The return of several skill players has the veteran coach feeling...
  • In the Pipeline: Giving children care and hair

    In the Pipeline: Giving children care and hair
    Two stories this week highlighted some great efforts being made in Huntington Beach on behalf of kids, and by kids themselves. We start by going back to 1991 San Diego. You may remember the tragic case of Leticia Hernandez, the Oceanside youngster who...
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    Vikings' Lewis taken by Oakland Marina High third baseman Chad Lewis was selected by the Oakland A's in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball draft Tuesday. He was the 125th overall pick. During his senior year, Lewis hit .395 and had four home...
  • MLB Hall of Famers visit Surf City

    MLB Hall of Famers visit Surf City
    "Cheaters." That's what Harmon Killebrew called the recently revealed Major League Baseball steroid users to a packed dinner crowd at SeaCliff Country Club last week at the KinderVision fundraiser. It was but one of many revealing, interesting moments...
  • Another year to remember

    When the prep sports season began in September, it became apparent that the 2009-2010 school year would be a special one in athletics for the local high schools. It didn't disappoint, as both the highs and lows, put local teams and athletes in the...
  • 'Take Me Out' to the monument

    "He is the Francis Scott Key of baseball, and whatever you can do to preserve his memory and legacy, it's definitely something baseball fans should get involved with." That's what Los Angeles Dodgers team historian Mark Langill told me last week in...