| 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...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 3:48 PM
Another prep sports school year has gone into the books. 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...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 4:16 PM
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...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 3:19 PM
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...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 3:19 PM
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...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 2:34 PM
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...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 1:49 PM
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...
| Jun 3, 2010
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...
| Jun 10, 2010
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...
| Jun 17, 2010
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...
| Jun 30, 2010
| 5:14 PM
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...
| Jul 7, 2010
| 8:49 PM
"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...