June 25, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

Irvine Vaquero junior center Cooper Stearns achieves 1,000 points in career

Irvine High School’s Cooper Stearns achieved a personal milestone. (Photo: Tim Burt, OC Sports Zone).

Irvine High School’s 6-4 junior standout Cooper Stearns achieved a personal milestone over the winter holiday, reaching the 1,000 point mark in his career during the Estancia Coast Classic.

“We are all proud of Cooper on achieving this 1,000 point milestone,” Irvine Coach Harry Meussner said Monday. “It is the result of his tireless work ethic, dedication, and competitive spirit.”

Stearns is averaging 21.5 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.4 steals and one block.

He also has a promising golf career.

Irvine (9-9) opens Pacific Coast League play Monday night at Sage Hill (7-11).

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Two other OC players reached the 1,000-point career mark:

KAIDEN BAILEY, CREAN LUTHERAN

GRAYSON SINEK, LA HABRA

—Tim Burt, OC Sports Zone; timburt@ocsportszone.com