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By Zach Cavanagh

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San Clemente Youth Football Advances to Regional Semifinals

The South Coast Youth Football Mitey Mite Tritons posted back-to-back shutout wins and have advanced to the Wescon Regional semifinals.

After a 6-1 regular season record where the Tritons posted five shutouts, the 7-to-9-year-old Tritons faced La Mirada in the Orange Bowl on Oct. 27. It was a defensive battle, but the Tritons prevailed, 7-0.

On Nov. 3, the Tritons headed down to San Diego to take on the Point Loma Pointers in the Wescon Regional playoffs. The defense remained dominant and the Tritons found more offense in a convincing victory, 27-0.

The Tritons will now host out-of-state competition for the semifinals as the Gilbert Vikings of Arizona come in on Saturday, Nov. 10. The game will be at Mission Viejo High School at 11 a.m.

The Tritons are coached by Chance King, Matt McCarty, Parker Wondries, Steve Oprian, Antero Diez and Matthew Geldermann.

Sanden Second at NYC Marathon

San Clemente resident Beth Sanden completed the New York City Marathon and finished second in the women’s handcycle division on Sunday, Nov. 4.

Sanden posted a time of 2:32:43 and finished just two minutes behind the first-place finisher but nearly nine full minutes ahead of the third-place finisher.

Sanden has completed six of the world’s 12 major marathons and is looking to become the first women’s challenged athlete to compete in and complete all 12.

Sanden already owns three world records: for the fastest aggregate time to complete a handcycle marathon on each continent by a female, for the first female to race in seven marathons on seven continents and the North Pole via handcycle and for the fastest aggregate time for the seven continents and North Pole by a female.

Little League Spring Registration Open

Registration for the San Clemente Little League Spring 2019 baseball season is open.

There are nine divisions based on age groups, plus two challenger divisions.

Registration for the nine age divisions closes on April 30 and fees range from $195 to $250. Those seasons run between March 3 and June 30.

Registration is open all season for the challenger divisions and is free. Challenger seasons run from March 31 to June 30.

To register or find more information, go to


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