Santa Margarita's football team will be missing an important part of its offense for the first five games of the 2015 season.
The CIF Southern Section ruled this month that standout receiver Dylan Crawford, a transfer from St. Francis High of La Canada, won't be eligibile to play for Santa Margarita's football team until Oct. 5 -
Magnolia senior football player Laquan Pleas died early Monday morning from cardiac arrest, according to Athletic Director Rick Penn.
“He was a totally healthy kid. No (health) issues, ran track and did football,” football coach Ryan Olson said. “He was a solid kid, a quality individual.”
Jake Olson has a hurdle to clear before walking on to the USC football team.
The blind snapper and Trojans super fan from Orange Lutheran High has been accepted to USC and plans to join the squad, as first reported by the Los Angeles Times. However, Olson will have to navigate some NCAA red tape before making his latest dream a reality.
Mitch Olson last coached a high school football game in Orange County on Dec. 1, 2007, when his Kennedy team lost to Pacifica in the 2007 CIF-SS Southern Division semifinals.
After 21 seasons as the head coach at Kennedy, he moved across the country to continue his coaching career at Oconee County High in Watkinsville, Ga.
All-County running back Edward Vander (6-1, 205) has left JSerra and enrolled at his previous school, Paramount, Pirates football coach Matt Howard said Tuesday afternoon.
"He has checked back into Paramount," Howard said in a text. "Today is his first day."
Vander, a senior-to-be, transfered from Paramount to JSerr
Mitch Olson confirmed Friday night he is returning to Orange County football to coach at Loara.
Olson, 54, coached at Kennedy for 21 seasons. His Fighting Irish teams won eight league championships and in 2006 won a CIF title. Olson was 163-85-3 at Kennedy.
He will continue to teach the remainder of the spring at the high
Dana Hills didn’t have to look far to find its newest head football coach.
Athletic Director David Georgia announced Thursday that Phil Skinner, who has served numerous roles with the program since 2007, has been named the program’s football coach, replacing Todd Rusinkovich, who resigned during the offse
Great pitchers are all over south Orange County baseball and in the Sunset and Trinity leagues, too. JSerra alone could have multiple pitchers on the All-County and All-CIF teams.
Other leagues have terrific hurlers. This week in the Golden West League, league leaders Ocean View and Orange are sending some good ones to the mound.
Michael Echaves is the new football coach at Godinez, the school announced Wednesday.He replaces Aron Kaye, who resigned.Echaves was an assistant coach at his alma mater Fullerton and at Santa Ana Valley and Segerstrom.Godinez was 0-10 in 2014.
Former Newport Harbor High and Saddleback College football player Zach Cornwell, 20, died Saturday, Saddleback College officials announced.
Cornwell played last season at Saddleback before transferring to Orange Coast. Saddleback coach Mark McElroy said Cornwell “had some kidney problems last Sunday, so he went to (Ch
San Clemente linebacker Riley Whimpey is among four first-team All-County players who have been selected to the 36-player South roster for the Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game.
The game will be played July 9 at Orange Coast College at 7:15 p.m.
Defensive back Rick Ellison of Santa Margarita, offensive lineman
First-team All-County defensive end Rasheed Williams of Mater Dei and record-setting quarterback Nick Brown of Rancho Alamitos highlight the North roster for Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game on July 9.
The game will be played at Orange Coast College at 7:15 p.m.
Williams, who signed with Idaho State, led a str
IRVINE - Marcello Giuliano is coming back to Irvine to guide the Beckman football program, Athletic Director Lance Neal announced Tuesday.
Giuliano, 40, is a former Irvine High football standout who played under former Irvine coach Terry Henigan. He has been at Pacifica for the last six years, but he has been wanting
The Orange County Chapter of the National Football Foundation held its Scholar-Athlete Banquet on Monday at Anaheim Convention Center.
Seventy graduating county high school and college football players were honored for being all-league or all conference first team while maintaining a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher.
Many of Orange County’s top high school football recruits in the class of 2016 are expected to participate Sunday in the Nike Football Opening Regional at Redondo High in Redondo Beach.
The half-day event, formerly known as the Nike Football Training Camp, offers position-specific training along with drills and one-on-one competiti
Joe Silvey is the new head coach at Trabuco Hills. Brendan Chambers is the new head coach at Saddleback Valley Christian.
Silvey was defensive coordinator on this past season's CIF-Southern Section championship team at Trabuco. He also was defensive coordinator at Santa Margarita from 1994-2000. Silvey has been a head coach at Fallbrook
The North nominees for the Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game on July 9 at Orange Coast College.
The official roster will be announced later this month.
ANAHEIM – Manny Covarrubias (LB, 5-11, 220); Roberto Barajas (WR, 5-10, 160);
BOLSA GRANDE – Michael Allen (OL/LB, 6-1, 215); Reno Lace (WR,
St. Margaret’s announced Tuesday that Stephen Barbee will stay on as the team's head coach.
Barbee served as the interim head coach last season after Rod Baltau stepped down due to a health issue. Barbee led the Tartans to a 15-1 record, the CIF-SS East Valley Division championship and the Division IV regional champio
Herb Hill, who retired as the career wins leader in Orange County football coaching history, died Friday. He was 84.
Hill accumulated a then-record 191 wins at Rancho Alamitos and Loara. He retired from coaching after the 1989 season, his 31st as an Orange County football head coach. Dick Hill, no relation, broke the record
Mater Dei football coach Bruce Rollinson will be honored Wednesday as the Orange County Youth Sports Foundation's Sportsman of the Year.
Tickets for the dinner at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach are $175 each. The event, which will pay tribute to the longtime coach who has won five CIF-Southern Section titles, is a fundraiser fo