Girls water polo: Laguna Beach, El Toro capture CIF titles

    February 28th, 2015, 10:12 pm by BY DAN ALBANO

    Aria Fischer scored five goals, Makenzie Fischer added three and Holly Parker made 12 saves as Laguna Beach's girls water polo team capped a perfect season with an 11-6 victory against Foothill in the CIF-SS Division 1 final.

    It was the Breakers' second consecutive Division 1 crown.

    In Division 2, Haley Hagerty scored from center with 32 seconds left to lift El Toro past San Clemente, 5-4, in a final marked by the Tritons ...

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    Girls water polo: Ocean View falls in Div. 6 final

    February 28th, 2015, 1:18 pm by By DAN ALBANO

    Alyssa Welfringer made 12 saves and Nikki Langley scored twice but Ocean View's girls water polo team fell to a talented Pasadena Poly, 10-4, in the CIF-SS Division 6 final in Irvine on Saturday.

    The top-seeded Panthers led, 6-1, at halftime in a convincing victory.

    More info to come.

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    Wrestling: CIF-SS Masters Meet Update

    February 28th, 2015, 11:25 am by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    The first round of consolation wrestling is done. The winners qualified for the state tournament. The losers in that round drop to the ninth-place mini bracket.

    Here are the wrestlers that qualified for state with a victory this morning:

    Christian Claudio, Calvary Chapel

    Zak Evans, Irvine

    Morris Wilner, Calvary Chapel

    Gordon Livermore, Servite

    Jed Smith, Mater Dei

    VJ Leuta, Servite

    Mario Galvez, Foothill

    Cameron Gorman, Marina

    Steven Ahumada, Loara

    John Farah, University

    Here are the wrestlers headed for the 9th-place bracket:

    Elijah Palacio, Calvary Chapel

    Jacob Gunter, Esperanza

    Brandon Hernandez, Capistrano Valley

    Ethyn Ewing, Canyon

    Jeremy Huang, ...

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    Girls water polo: Albano, Weathersby's CIF finals predictions

    February 28th, 2015, 8:24 am by By DAN ALBANO

    Here are a few predictions for today's CIF girls water polo championships from Santa Margarita coach Brian Weathersby and myself. I believe all three games will be close, especially Division 2 and Division 6

    Coach Weathersby's predictions. comments:

    Division 1

    Laguna Beach def. Foothill (Coach) Ethan (Damato) will have a game plan for Foothill and the Laguna Beach girls will execute that game plan to perfection.

    Division 2

    San Clemente def. El Toro Even though El Toro ...

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    Boys basketball: The schedule

    February 28th, 2015, 2:30 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    Here is what we have for CIF-Southern Section playoff games involving Orange County teams ...

    Semifinals (all games 7 p.m.)


    Open Division -- Bishop Montgomery (29-1) at Orange Lutheran (24-4)


    Division 6 -- Orangewood Academy (18-12) at Joshua Springs (21-3)


    Open Division -- Etiwanda (22-7) at Mater Dei (26-3)

    Division 1AA -- Los Alamitos (27-2) at Great Oak of Temecula (25-4); Tustin (27-2) at Village Christian of Sun Valley (26-6)

    Division 1A -- Loyola (20-9) at Edison (24-6); Foothill (26-3) at Peninsula (16-13)

    Division 2AA -- Tesoro ...

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    Preview: Santa Margarita Eagle Invitational

    February 27th, 2015, 8:21 pm by BY ANDREW TURNER

    Santa Margarita Eagle Invitational

    Where, when: Santa Margarita High, Saturday, Feb. 28, 8 a.m.

    Overview: The track and field season starts Saturday in Orange County with the Santa Margarita Eagle Invitational. The throws field headlines the boys’ side of the meet which features Mater Dei’s Malik McMorris and St. John Bosco’s Matt Katnik, considered one of the top shot putters in the nation. Last year, McMorris was third nationally in the discus. On the ...

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    Orange Lutheran hockey captures state title

    February 27th, 2015, 8:07 pm by BY ANDREW TURNER

    After being the top-ranked team in the state all year, Orange Lutheran coach Dan Adams implored the Lancers to leave no doubts during the CAHA State Playoffs.

    The Lancers lived up to their ranking while advancing to the championship game this past Sunday at Anaheim Ice. And after they defeated Santa Margarita, 3-1, in the final, the players celebrated earning the first state title in the program’s five-year history.

    “It’s a huge accomplishment for ...

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    CIF Div. 1 final preview: Foothill-Laguna Beach

    February 27th, 2015, 12:06 pm by BY DAN ALBANO


    At Woollett Aquatics Center, Irvine


    FOOTHILL (26-4) VS. LAGUNA BEACH (30-0), 7 p.m.

       Outlook: The top-seeded Breakers are seeking to punctuate an undefeated campaign with a second consecutive Division 1 title. The second-seeded Knights are looking to return to their glory days and break through against Laguna Beach, winners of an Orange County-record 51 consecutive games. The Breakers are 4-0 against Foothill by a combined score of ...

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    CIF Div. 2 final preview San Clemente-El Toro

    February 27th, 2015, 10:58 am by BY DAN ALBANO


    At Woollett Aquatics Center, Irvine


    SAN CLEMENTE (19-7) VS. EL TORO (22-9), 4 p.m.

       Outlook: The South Coast League rivals clash for a CIF title just like the schools’ boys teams did in 1988 (El Toro won, 19-11). The Chargers’ top-seeded girls are in the finals for the first time. Third-seeded San Clemente is making its second finals appearance. The Tritons captured the Division 2 crown in ...

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    CIF Div. 6 final preview Ocean View-Pasadena Poly

    February 27th, 2015, 12:28 am by BY DAN ALBANO


    At Woollett Aquatics Center, Irvine


    OCEAN VIEW (25-6) VS. PASADENA POLY (25-3), 11:30 a.m.

       Outlook: The second-seeded Seahawks have reached a third consecutive section final but will need to beat the top-seeded Panthers to claim their first crown. Poly, also seekings its first title, features two college-bound players in utility Lindsey Kelleher (Princeton) and defender Allison Woo (Brown). The seniors played on Rose Bowl’s 18-and-under club team ...

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