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    Football recruiting: Buena Park's Wingfield flying to Rocky Mountain

    July 29th, 2014, 9:47 pm by By DAN ALBANO

    Buena Park's football program certainly takes placing its players in college programs seriously.

    Take Coach Anthony White's announcement Tuesday night as just the latest example.

    White reports that running back/cornerback/wide receiver Delvon Wingfield (5-10, 181) recently committed to Division II Western New Mexico as an athlete.

    Wingfield graduated with Buena Park on May 28 but White's announcement shows that the Coyotes are still helping kids get placed at colleges.

    The Western New Mexico Mustangs, who were 4-6 last season, feature a ton of players ...

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    Water polo flash: Mater Dei-based Regency strikes gold at Junior Olympics

    July 29th, 2014, 7:49 pm by By DAN ALBANO

    Tournament MVP Nick Lavayen scored in the final round of shootouts and goalie Jonathan Van De Velde made two key saves at the end of regulation to help Mater Dei-based Regency defeat L.A. Premier, 11-10, in the gold-medal match of the boys 18-and-under water polo Junior Olympics at Stanford.

    Regency claimed the crown for the second consecutive year but this summer did it without any graduated seniors.

    More info to come.

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    Basketball: Pflueger lists top five schools

    July 29th, 2014, 2:23 pm by ANTONIO MORALES

    Mater Dei senior guard Rex Pflueger trimmed his college choice down to five potential schools on Tuesday afternoon.

    In a Twitter post, Pflueger said the final five are (in no order): Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Cal, Washington State, and San Diego State.

    Pflueger averaged 12 points and five assists a game for the Monarchs as a junior last season. He was named second-team All-County by the Register.

    Pflueger was also named All-Trinity League and All-CIF Open Division first team. He, along with Stanley Johnson and ...

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    OLu's Lucier-South releases list of his top 5 schools

    July 28th, 2014, 4:53 pm by

    Orange Lutheran linebacker/defensive end Keisean Lucier-South, who is No. 38 in ESPN's ranking of the top 300 recruits in the nation for 2015, released a list of the top five schools he is likely to sign with - UCLA, Florida, Michigan, Oklahoma and Oregon. He did not rank them in any order.

    The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Lucier-Smith was a first-team All-County defensive lineman in 2013. This season, the Lancers are planning to play him at outside linebacker in their new 3-4 defense.

    Lucier-South ...

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    Los Alamitos punter Johnson commits to Arkansas

    July 28th, 2014, 1:52 pm by

    Los Alamitos punter Blake Johnson said he has committed to Arkansas, which offered him a scholarship during a visit to the campus last week.

    Johnson is one of the top-ranked punters in the nation for the class of 2015. Rivals ranks him fourth in the nation and ChrisSailerKicking.com ranks him second.

    Johnson also held offers from Colorado, Oregon State and Duke.

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    JSerra's Lewis to play for U.S. in Baseball World Cup

    July 25th, 2014, 11:22 pm by

    JSerra incoming sophomore Royce Lewis was selected Friday to be part of the U.S. team that will play in the 15U Baseball World Cup in Mazatlan, Mexico, from July 31 to Aug. 11.

    Lewis made the 20-player roster after going through the National Team Trials this week in Cary, N.C.

    The team will play an exhibition game July 29 at Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, in Phoenix before heading to Mazatlan on July 30. The U.S. begins pool play in ...

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    Mater Dei's Tanabe wins first AJGA tournament

    July 24th, 2014, 7:47 pm by By DAMIAN DOTTORE

    YORBA LINDA – The crystal trophy that Issei Tanabe cradled in left arm at Yorba Linda Country Club might not have been his had the Mater Dei boys golf not achieved an historic level of success last season.

    It was playing for the Monarchs last season that he learned to survive tournament pressure, knowing that each shot could have prevented the Monarchs from eventually reaching the CIF State championship

    “There were a lot of good players, and to keep advancing to the ...

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    Croom transfers to Servite from LB Poly

    July 23rd, 2014, 1:13 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    Micah Croom, a highly regarded safety, today was accepted at Servite and is enrolling there, Servite athletic director Alan Clinton confirmed today.

    Croom, 6-foot-1 and 188 pounds, will be a junior this coming school year. He attended Long Beach Poly as a freshman and sophomore. He was named to CalHiSports.com's All-Sophomore defense first team in 2013.

    Croom has received a scholarship offer from Utah.

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    Lofink to coach Canyon girls basketball team

    July 22nd, 2014, 10:03 pm by

    Mark Lofink has been hired as the girls basketball coach at Canyon, the school announced on July 16.

    Lofink has been a junior varsity head coach and assistant coach at Orange Lutheran for the past 15 seasons.

    "Coach Lofink brings a weath of knowledge from his almost two decades of coaching experience in high-profile programs," Canyon principal Dr. Kim Fricker said in a statement released by the school. "Coupled with his unique understanding of our student-athletes, we feel he brings an unmatched skill ...

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    Santa Margarita's Blancs share national honor

    July 22nd, 2014, 11:17 am by By STEVE FRYER

    Santa Margarita co-coaches and brothers Rich and Ron Blanc were named national girls swimming coaches of the year by the National High School Coaches Association.

    The Eagles' girls swimming team won its 15th consecutive Trinity League championship this past school year, and were CIF-Southern Section Division 1 champions.

    Mater Dei's Gary McKnight was named national boys basketball coach of the year by the NHSCA.

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