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Final CCC women's basketball state poll

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Woen's basketball
CCCWBCA Final State poll
College Rec. Previous
1. Mt. San Antonio (20) (27-0) 1
2. Ventura (26-3) 2
3. Fresno City (26-3) 3
4. Santa Rosa JC (23-5) 4
5. Mt. San Jacinto (24-2) 6
6. Foothill (23-5) 7
7. San Bernardino Valley (22-5) 5
8. Long Beach City (21-4) 8
9. Pasadena City (20-6) 9
10. Sierra (19-7) 12
11. Siskiyous (19-5) 11
12. L.A. Valley (20-8) 14
13. Chaffey (19-7) 10
14. Cypress (19-7) 13
15. San Francisco (89-9) 16
16. San Joaquin Delta (17-8) 15
17. Canyons (19-8) 17
18. Diablo Valley (16-10 18
19. Cuesta (19-9) NR
20. Mission (19-7) 19

Maddog wins again

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Just two months after Oxnard College decided to suspend its basketball programs, a Condor led his team to the state championship.

Ed Madec, the Rio Mesa High and Oxnard College product, coached the Fresno City men's basketball team to the state title for the second time in five years.

The Rams beat Yuba 77-62 in the state final Sunday at Consumnes River in Sacramento.
Mount San Antonio beat Foothill, 68-58, in the women's final. Ventura College sophomore Rebecca Griffin, who scored a game-high 14 points in the Pirates' semifinal loss, was named to the all-tournament team.

Panapa narrows her focus for state

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After a season of carrying so much weigh, Ventura College freshman Brianna Panapa will focus on just two events at the California Community College track and field championships Saturday at American River College in Sacramento.

One of two athletes to qualify for Southern California prelims in all four throwing events, Panapa will compete in the women's javelin and hammer throw.

"It does feel a little light," said Panapa. "For once I won't be running around trying to do all four. I'll still have the same mindset, though."

Honored as the team's Most Valuable Player and Scholar Athlete, the St. Bonaventure High product memorably swept all four throwing events during the six-way
meet at Ventura on April 1.

She was second in the shot put, third in the hammer and discus and fourth in the javelin at the Western State Conference championships.

The No. 12 and final seed in both events, Panapa took an optimistic view.

"I have nothing to lose," said Panapa. "I can only move up from where I'm at."

Panapa's teammates in Sacramento include Shara Longbotham, the No. 5 seed in the women's high jump, and Luis Guevara, the No. 11 seed (33:23.58) in the men's 10,000 meters.

Ventura's Teddy Elsenbaumer and Tomek Czerwinski are the Top 2 seeds in the men's decathlon. Moorpark's Garrett Demirjian is No. 4.

The Moorpark contingent also includes Lydia French, the top seed in the women's high jump; Charlie Petrie, the No. 3 seed in the men's 1,500 meters and No. 10 seed in the men's 10,000 meters; Nicole Rietveld, is the No.5 seed in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase; Zuleima Jimenez; the No. 6 seed in the women's 10,000 meters; and Andrew Scott; the No. 7 seed in the men's hammer.

Sugishita takes second in discus

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Moorpark College's Kenneth Sugishita came in a distant second to first-place finisher Nate Moses of Fresno City College in Friday's discus competition at the California Community College championships at Antelope Valley College.

Moses unleashed a winning first throw of 192 feet, 11 inches. Sugishita had a long throw of 174-7.

Misko finishes fourth at state golf

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Paul Misko left the Oak Valley Golf Club Monday feeling like he was one decision from winning the state championship.

The Ventura College sophomore shot a 3-under 141 over 36 holes to finished tied for third at the California Community College men's golf championships in Beaumont.

"I hit the ball really well," said Misko, who was tied for the lead after 18 and 35 holes and finished one shot behind champion Connor Covington. "I hit everything stiff. I made a lot of putts that were crucial."

"That's the only thing that makes me sad. I haven't hit the ball this good when I've won tournaments."

Having lost the card off for third place, Misko, who officially finished fourth, is VC's second straight All-State selection. Alton Anderson tied for the medal last year, before losing a card off for the title. The Top 6 finishers make up the All-State team.

The Royal High product was 4-under and tied for the tournament lead stepping into the 36th and final tee box. Setting up for his second shot, 237 yards from the pin, Misko reached for his 3 wood, rather than the hybrid that had served him so well all day.

"I knew I had adrenline," said Misko. "I knew I had to hit a shot."

The shot flew over the green, carrying nearly 260 yards, leaving him to chip back onto the green and two-putt for just his fifth bogey of the day.

"I could have hit a hybrid, made birdie and won the tournament," said Misko. "But I'm not really disappointed. It's a lesson learned."

Misko didn't bogey a hole until the par-4 15th in the morning. He finished the first round with a 2-under 70.

Misko credited Ventura coach Bob E. Smith for his good day.

"He talked me through every single shot, every single yardage," said Misko. "It took a lot of pressure off me. It was a tremedous."

VC men's swimming wins state title

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Daniel Colvin won the 50-yard free style and quartets won the 200 and 400 medley relays as the Ventura College men's swimming team cruised to its second state championship by a 127.5-point deluge Saturday night at the Marie T. Mills Aquatic Facility at Mount San Antonio College.

Click here for the story from today's Star.

VC swimming builds 102-point lead a state

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There may not have been an individual champion Saturday, but every member of the Ventura College men's swimming team drew closer to a state championship today by piling on the points on the second day of the California Community College championships.

The Pirates will bring a 102-point cushion into the final day of the meet today at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut.

"Today was our depth day," said Ventura coach Larry Baratte. "We scored over 200 points.

"They're fired up and excited about tomorrow."

Ventura leads second-place Orange Coast, 347-245, followed by Diablo Valley (241), Santa Rosa (202) and Sierra (174.5).

After a strong morning in the preliminaries, Ventura started the night session strong as Collin Baratte, Rafael Ingannamonte, Steven Edgar and Daniel Colvin combined to win the win the 200-yard medley relay in 1:33.03.

Ventura piled up 36 points in the men's 200 free as Eric Rennspiess finished third (1:42.69), Michael Craft was sixth (1:44.12), Evan Hedrick was 13th (1:45.56) and Spencer McGrath was 14th (1:45.91).

David Hine finished second in the 400 individual medley (4:05.03). Ingannamonte was sixth (58.57) in the 100 breast stroke.

Edgar finished second in the 100 butterfly in 49.94 seconds. Wade Federer was seventh (51.66) and Colvin was 12th (52.42).

In the 100 backstroke, Jordan Singleton was fourth (52.10), Baratte was seventh (53.34), and Michael Crowley was eighth (54.06).

Edgar, Hedrick, Craft and Reinspeiss were second (6:52.46) in the 800 freestyle relay.

"Most of it was just solid performances,' said Baratte. ""Everybody did their job. We're looking forward to (today), a good morning and we should be in good shape."

It all started in the morning for the Pirates Friday.

"It was great morning in which we just loaded up championship and consolation finals," said Baratte. "We got all the people we really needed back.

"It was the best prelims that we've had."

The Ventura women sat in eighth with 146 points, 13 behind sixth-place Modest. Orange Coast leads the meet with 362.

Shyla Motley finished second (30.12) in the women's 50 backstroke. In the 200 freestyle, Deanna Pickman was ninth (1:57.73) and Kayleigh Jeffrey was 12th (1:59.64).

Pickman, Jeffrey, Cristina Fung and Kelsey Michon were a strong fourth in the 800 freestyle relay.

"That was just a terrific swim," said Baratte.

In position in the pool

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Larry Baratte won't know if his Ventura College men's swimming team will be the favorite in this weekend's California Community College championships until today.

But it looks pretty close.

The Pirates look like they qualified a school-record 15 men and five women for the three-day meet at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut.

"I don't know for sure," said Baratte Sunday. "I'll know when I see the psych sheets.

"We'll see. I think we're in the conversation."

Nine men were unshaven when the Pirates won the WSC Championship Saturday by a record margin in Santa Claritate.

"I think that's pretty big," said Baratte. "That's a pretty good thing."

MC men's volleyball sweeps to state title

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One year after being upset in the playoffs by Orange Coast, the Moorpark College men's volleyball team won the state championship in the sweetest of sweeps, 30-24, 30-24, 30-25, over the Pirates before a raucous crowd of 850 on Saturday night at Orange Coast's Peterson Gymnasium.

Here's my game story from Sunday's Star.

Middle blocker Kyle Auge had 13 kills and four blocks and right-side Josh Howley had 12 kills to each earn all-tournament honors and Quinn locked up the Most Valuable Player award with 41 assists.

Outside hitters Tyler Peterson and Trevor Willenberg had 12 and 10 kills, respectively, and liberos Erik Varney and Brendan Keane combined for 24 digs as Moorpark (16-4) improved to 2-0 in state finals in 11 years of existence.

LIVE -- MC men's volleyball plays for the state championship

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I'm here at Peterson Gymnasium in Costa Mesa, where the Moorpark College men's volleyball team will play for the state championship at 7 p.m. against a familiar face, host Orange Coast College.

You can read my preview story from today's Star by clicking here.

I'll have live updates on the Twitter page or you can watch the live Internet video broadcast at HomefieldSports.com.

Making its first state final appearance since its banner-stitching season of 2005, Moorpark faces the team that stopped cold its playoffs run a year ago in five grueling games.

In its 13th final appearance, Orange Coast will be playing for its sixth state title, but first since 1994.

Orange Coast also won the teams' lone meeting this season in five games on Feb. 19.

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