GRIFFIN SPORTS: Girls Water Polo and Soccer post wins; Boys BB postponed

Shanna Davidson

The Los Alamitos Girls Water Polo team won their Surf League opener with a strong 12-5 win over Corona Del Mar at the Los Al pool.

The Griffins, who improved their record to 7-2, were led by senior Shanna Davidson with 3 goals.  Senior Sydney Munatones added two goals.

Los Al hosts Laguna Beach next Thursday, Jan. 18.  Laguna Beach fell to Newport Harbor 7-5 on Tuesday.  Laguna Beach is ranked No. 1 in the most recent CIF Division I rankings.  Newport Beach is No. 2, and Los Al is tied for No. 5

Los Alamitos 12, Corona del Mar 5
Los Al: Shanna Davidson 3, Sydney Munatones  2, Ouellette 2, Valaika 2.


The Los Al Girls Soccer team downed Newport Habor 2[-1 on Tuesday afternoon.

Griffin goals were scored by juniors Kaylee Noble and Saana Guyness, with assists from seniors Maria Salazar and Mimi Abusham.  All goals were scored in the first half.

The Griffins are scheduled to travel to Laguna Beach on Thursday, but Covid protocols may alter the schedule.

The Los Al girls, who improved their record to  8-3-5, stayed at No. 2 in the Press-Telegram’s Long Beach area soccer rankings.  Millikan was Number 1.  The Griffins are ranked No. 8 in the latest CIF Division I polls.


The Los Al Girls dropped their Sunset League opener, falling 56-44 to Newport Harbor.

The Griffins were ranked No 19 in the latest Register OC rankings, while Newport was at Np. 15

Newport Harbor…..  7     19     12     18 —  56
Los Alamitos………  9     13       6     16 —  44

Los Al is scheduled to play Laguna Beach on Thursday night.


Good news and bad news.  The bad news is the Corona del Mar boys basketball team had to postpone Wednesday night’s game against Los Al due to COVID-protocol within the CdM program. No make-up dates have been announced.

The good news is that Griffin Tyler Matthews was named to Steve Fryer’s Fab 5 athlete of the week list in the OC Reg.  Mathews, a 6-3 senior guard, won MVP honors at the Tustin Holiday Classic after scoring 15 points with six rebounds in the Griffins’ 41-36 win over Chaparral in the championship game.

CIF to allow Sunday Games for schedules “affected by Covid”

The California State CIF will allow high school games to be played on Sundays this winter to combat the impact of surging COVID-19 cases.  The rules, which go into effect this week, according to the OC Register, will, starting this week, permit teams and leagues to hold competitions on Sundays if their schedules were affected by the coronavirus.

Locally, the CIF-Southern Section postponed its traditional competitive cheer championships, scheduled for Saturday, to Feb. 5.   A new date has not been set, although the section noted “we want to try and provide every possible opportunity we can to allow for this competition to take place this year.”



Author: Los Al TV


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