AYSO team takes third in state championships

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The Malibu AYSO Extra G14 soccer team battled rain, strong winds and injuries to earn third place in the state championships in Cathedral City March 17-18.

This is only the fourth time in 40 years Malibu has been represented in the state championships.

In the first game, the Malibu girls defeated the number one-seeded Valencia team 1-0. The girls then tied a top-ranked Corona team 1-1 after double overtime.

Many of the local girls are honor student athletes who have been playing soccer together for many years.

The soccer team includes Sangita Stehle, Daisy Armstrong, Emery Fine, Mia Green, Madeleine Ward, Izzy Chavira, Sophie Johnson, Nina Hungerland, Lee Sandel, Skylar Cronenweth, Maya Sandel, and coach Tim Ward,.

Sharks baseball update

Varsity team defeats Oaks Christian

The Malibu High School varsity Sharks baseball team moved to 8-2 on the season and 1-1 in conference play with a 16-8, 19-hit stomping of the conference power Oaks Christian Lions last week.

Jordan Simon went 5-5, with a triple, three RBIs, five runs scored and four stolen bases. Hunter Johnson added four hits and four RBIs while Chase Lambert and Mark Stevenson each had two hits and three RBIs. Harry McAlevey moved to 4-0 on the season and 1-0 in conference play, helping the Sharks even the series with the Lions, who beat Malibu in the conference opener on Wednesday.

The Sharks move to 1-1 in conference play to stay on pace with its other league. But the win is not just a big victory in terms of the conference standings; beating Oaks Christian with 16 runs and pounding out 19 looks like a significant step overall for the emerging Sharks baseball program, which moves to 8-2 on the year, matching its win total from a year ago.

Next up for the Sharks, conference action continues with Grace Brethren on Wednesday and Friday.

JV team loses two

An undefeated JV team suffered its first two losses of the season at Oaks Christian last week. The Sharks made six errors, including three in the first inning, leading to a 14-2 loss.

The Sharks hoped to get even against the JV Lions two days later in a rematch at home, but lost 6-2. Through four innings, Freshman Andre Simoneau held the Lions scoreless. In the fifth, Simoneau gave up a base hit and hit a batter. After three errors, the Lions had scored three runs in the inning. The Sharks rallied in the bottom of the fifth and scored two runs, including a clutch RBI by freshman Hunter McMillin. Sophomore Miles Tade pitched a strong sixth and seventh.

The JV team plays Grace Brethren at home Wednesday.

AYSO team takes third in state championships

The Malibu AYSO Extra G14 soccer team battled rain, strong winds and injuries to earn third place in the state championships in Cathedral City March 17-18.

This is only the fourth time in 40 years Malibu has been represented in the state championships.

In the first game, the Malibu girls defeated the number one-seeded Valencia team 1-0. The girls then tied a top-ranked Corona team 1-1 after double overtime.

Many of the local girls are honor student athletes who have been playing soccer together for many years.

The soccer team includes Sangita Stehle, Daisy Armstrong, Emery Fine, Mia Green, Madeleine Ward, Izzy Chavira, Sophie Johnson, Nina Hungerland, Lee Sandel, Skylar Cronenweth, Maya Sandel, and coach Tim Ward,.

Sharks baseball update

Varsity team defeats Oaks Christian

The Malibu High School varsity Sharks baseball team moved to 8-2 on the season and 1-1 in conference play with a 16-8, 19-hit stomping of the conference power Oaks Christian Lions last week.

Jordan Simon went 5-5, with a triple, three RBIs, five runs scored and four stolen bases. Hunter Johnson added four hits and four RBIs while Chase Lambert and Mark Stevenson each had two hits and three RBIs. Harry McAlevey moved to 4-0 on the season and 1-0 in conference play, helping the Sharks even the series with the Lions, who beat Malibu in the conference opener on Wednesday.

The Sharks move to 1-1 in conference play to stay on pace with its other league. But the win is not just a big victory in terms of the conference standings; beating Oaks Christian with 16 runs and pounding out 19 looks like a significant step overall for the emerging Sharks baseball program, which moves to 8-2 on the year, matching its win total from a year ago.

Next up for the Sharks, conference action continues with Grace Brethren on Wednesday and Friday.

JV team loses two

An undefeated JV team suffered its first two losses of the season at Oaks Christian last week. The Sharks made six errors, including three in the first inning, leading to a 14-2 loss.

The Sharks hoped to get even against the JV Lions two days later in a rematch at home, but lost 6-2. Through four innings, Freshman Andre Simoneau held the Lions scoreless. In the fifth, Simoneau gave up a base hit and hit a batter. After three errors, the Lions had scored three runs in the inning. The Sharks rallied in the bottom of the fifth and scored two runs, including a clutch RBI by freshman Hunter McMillin. Sophomore Miles Tade pitched a strong sixth and seventh.

The JV team plays Grace Brethren at home Wednesday.