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Articles by Ted Apodaca

State Senate candidate Gerrie Schipske was the guest speaker at the recent monthly meeting of the Democratic Club of West Orange County (WOCDC).

Schipske is challenging State Senator Janet Nguyen for the 34th State Senate seat.

The Cypress High girls soccer team remained unbeaten in league play with wins over Valencia High and Kennedy High. The Centurions held Valencia scoreless for a 1-0 win on Wednesday and then topped rival Kennedy, 2-1, on Friday.

After a late lead slipped away, forcing overtime, the Los Alamitos High boys soccer team got a much-needed win with a 2-1 overtime victory over Huntington Beach in a Sunset League game last Wednesday at Huntington Beach High.

Heading into last week, the Academy League girls basketball race was looking like a two-team battle for the championship. Oxford Academy made it fairly clear that it was their title to lose, as they took down Sage Hill Academy, 68-36, in the first meeting between the two teams. 

A movement recently rose up from Los Alamitos and has reached out to people all around the southland and even out of state. The movement, in this case, is an actual physical movement. Burpees have become a trend, thanks to a cause taken up by the Los Alamitos High football team.

Kennedy High’s boys basketball team has struggled in preseason as the Fighting Irish are transitioning with several young players moving into the varsity team. The Fighting Irish are starting several sophomores and using freshman as well this year.

Cypress High’s girls volleyball team dominated the first set, but Kennedy High regrouped, forcing the Centurions to scrap for a 25-16, 24-26, 25-21, 25-20, Empire League victory last week at Cypress High.  

The Los Alamitos High girls volleyball team reached the semifinals of the Tae Kim Molten Tournament at Lakewood High, before falling to the host Lancers in three sets. Lakewood advanced to the title match with a 27-25, 25-21, 25-21 win over the Griffins.

The Cypress High football team jumped out to a 28-0 lead by the end of the first quarter and cruised to a 49-21 win over Santa Ana Valley last week at Western High. 

Issac Hurtado rushed for two touchdowns, Dominique Thompson had two punt returns for touchdowns and quarterback Alex Ashcraft threw for 232 yards and three touchdowns as the Centurion offense built up a 42-0 lead by halftime.

The Los Alamitos Girls Softball All-Stars have been hard at work in tournament play to get ready for this weekend’s ASA B District Championship in Aliso Viejo. Early in the warmup tournament play, the Los Alamitos teams had five teams reach the semifinals at the Memorial Day Classic at Penasquitos Tournament in San Diego.