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Norman Notebook Softball Team Honors Members, Tennis Makes It To Semi-Finals

The Beverly High Norman softball team honored its own Tuesday night at the annual awards banquet.

Receiving honors on the varsity team were:

• Morgan Harding who was named “Most Valuable Player” and also earned first-team all- Ocean League honors.

A senior  captain,  she played shortstop and was a four-year starter.

She tied the BHHS season record of four triples and set a new school career record with nine triples.

Her other stats include batting .418 this season with five doubles, four triples and one home run with 25 runs batted in and 28 hits.

• Rebecca Gold was  also named MVP and to the second team all-Ocean League.

Also a senior caption, Gold was the team’s catcher and a four-year starter.

She batted .466 this season with 27 hits and 17 runs batted in. Additional stats include six doubles and 13 walks.

• Sophomore Emily Rosen won the “Coach’s Award.”

She pitched 112 out of 142 innings this season with a final record of eight wins and 12 losses.

• Erica Hendry,  a  sophomore left fielder, was named the  “Most Spirited Player,” and;

• Lexi Silbiger  received “Rookie of the Year” honors.

The freshman right fielder has three doubles, three triples, two home runs and 17 RBIs.

• On the JV team, Jackie Pop earned MPV honors and Ore Ezer and Ida Tevino earned “Coach’s Awards.”

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After beating Santa Monica  to become Ocean League champs, the Beverly High varsity tennis team triumphed in a quarter final match against Villa Park, 10-8, last Tuesday in Villa Park. The Spartans were ranked No. 5 in CIF’s Division II.

The team saw its season end Tuesday, when it fell to No.1 ranked and top seeded Brent-wood, 8-10 in a tight match.

A bright spot was Gary Parizher and Daniel Ho who swept singles play.

    “The kids played great,” said coach Mike Margolin. “The tennis was of a high caliber. Some of the top kids in the country are on both teams. Division II is tough. Just getting to the semi-final was good for the team.”

     In the team’s Individual Ocean League Tournament earlier this month, Parizher won the league singles title.

 The team of James Ephrati and Jonathan Jason nabbed the Ocean League doubles championship, qualifying them to go on to the sectional tournament last Friday in Costa Mesa.

They were taken out in the first round to the No. 1 team from Santa Margarita in a close match, 6-3, 6-4.

At Wednesday night’s Quest Awards dinner, tennis awards went to Ho as “Junior Athlete of the Year” and Parizher earned the “Varsity Club award.”

On the girls team, Brittany Morgan and Marie Zalameda received the “Senior Hall of Fame Award,” Zarina Pisnoy took the  “Varsity Club Award” and Brianma Morgan was named “Freshman Athlete of the Year.”

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