One player does not make a team, but Sunny Hills might not have taken home the CIF-SS Division 2 boys soccer championship without Herminio Padilla.
He scored a goal in all five of the Lancers’ postseason games, ending the Southern Section tournament with four consecutive game winners. The last of those decisive scores delive
Sunny Hills boys soccer coach Mike Schade likes to come up with a theme to use each season, hoping it can help motivate his players.
He used “no goals allowed” one season, and had the acronym “NGA” stitched on Sunny Hills’ uniforms to drive home his desire to shut out every opponent.
The Register’s All-County boys soccer second team.
Garrett Amador, Servite, Forward, Sr.
Derek Ayala, Garden Grove, Defender, Sr.
Joseph Barry, Laguna Hills, Defender, Sr.
Eduardo Chavez, Anaheim, Forward, Sr.
ALL-CIF BOYS SOCCER
Player of the year: Elliot Smith-Hastie, Loyola
Coach of the year: Chris Walter, Loyola
First team: Aror Rudich, Los Alamitos; Julian Guerrero, Los Alamitos; Clayton Barnes, Loyola; Rola Badawiya, Martin Luther King; Jess Fitzgerald, Notre Dame; Ma
Four players from Orange County - Sunny Hills' Herminio Padilla, Godinez's Bryan Ibarra, Garden Grove's Derek Ayala and Santa Margarita's Natalie Kennedy - were selected as the All-CIF soccer player of the year for their division.
In boys soccer, Padilla was selected the top player in Division 2, while Ibarra
SANTA ANA – Defense has been the strength of the Godinez boys soccer team this season, but a lapse of concentration Saturday in the 71st minute handed the CIF Southern California Division IV Regional championship to Valencia of Valencia. “They were just sharper than us,” Godinez coach Ruben Fernandez said. “
This was no ordinary Saturday for Orange County’s high school teams and athletes.
The collision of winter and spring sports created a unique situation where teams in a large variety of sports - basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, volleyball and hockey - participated in signifcant games.
CIF SOUTHERN CALIFORNA REGIONAL FINAL
GODINEZ (22-1-5) VS. VALENCIA OF VALENCIA (22-3-2)
Where, when: Santa Ana Sports Complex, Saturday, 4 p.m.
Fan info: Tickets, $12 general admission, $8 seniors, children and students (with valid ASB card).
Scores and updated schedule for the CIF Southern California Regionals for boys soccer.
DIVISION ISemifinals, ThursdayCathedral 2, Santa Barbara 1Loyola 2, Los Alamitos 1
DIVISION IISemifinals, ThursdaySouth/Bakersfield 3, La Costa Canyon 2 (OT)
SANTA ANA - It took Godinez’s boys soccer team eight years, but it won its first CIF-SS championship last week.
Now the Grizzlies have a chance to win their second trophy in a week.
After playing Garden Grove to a 0-0 tie on Thursday, Godinez converted four of its penalty kicks to edge the Argonauts, 4-3, in a CIF Southern
Scores and schedule for the CIF Southern California Regionals for boys soccer.
DIVISION IQuarterfinals, TuesdayCathedral 2, Warren 1Santa Barbara 3, Palisades 1Los Alamitos 2, Buchanan 2 (Los Alamitos advances on PKs, 5-4)Loyola 3,
SANTA ANA – After Tuesday’s game at Santa Ana Valley High, Godinez boys soccer coach Ruben Fernandez gathered his players around and told them they should learn a valuable lesson from the game's result.
Never take anything for granted, he said, in life or soccer.
Still riding an emotional high from winning a CI
The Register's final O.C. top 10 for the 2015-16 season.
FINAL O.C. TOP 10
2. Sunny Hills
3. Los Alamitos
4. Santa Ana
5. Garden Grove
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He scored in overtime to help Sunny Hills beat Long Beach Jordan, 1-0, to win the CIF-SS Division 2 championship. It was his fourth winning goal in the playoffs.
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The schedule for the CIF Southern California Boys Soccer Championships.
DIVISION IQuarterfinals, Tuesday, 4 p.m.Warren at Cathedral/San DiegoPalisades at Santa BarbaraLos Alamitos at Buchanan/ClovisSan Pasqual/Escondido at Loyola
A day after winning the CIF-SS Division 2 and 4 championships, Sunny Hills and Godinez earned No. 1 seeds for the So Cal boys soccer regionals when CIF State officials released the eight-team brackets on Sunday.
The Lancers(20-3-4) will open the Division 2 regionals with La Costa Canyon (15-6-4), and La Jolla (7-8-5) will play the Grizzl
DOWNEY — Godinez boys soccer took home the school’s first CIF-SS championship Saturday by defeating South Torrance, 2-0, in the CIF-SS Division 4 final at Warren High.
Godinez (21-1-4) was founded in 2007, and Coach Ruben Fernandez founded the soccer program, which advanced to the Division 4 semifinals last season and
DOWNEY – Moments before Sunny Hills walked back onto the field to begin overtime at Warren High, Coach Mike Schade reminded his boys soccer team about the only weakness he saw in Long Beach Jordan.
The Panthers, he told them, were having trouble defending crosses into the box because the Lancers were winning the battle in th
There were great plays, big celebrations and a few tears for the Orange County teams and athletes competing on what is commonly called Championship Saturday - the day when titles are up for grabs in boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer and boys wrestling.
The action started in the morning, with the Orange Lutheran and Sonora
DOWNEY - There was one minute of action that might have changed everything for Saddleback Valley Christian on Saturday at Warren High.
Twice in those 60 seconds Fillmore defenders turned away shots by Brian Peek. Jesus Ballesteros denied the Warriors’ high-scoring forward first, using a bicycle kick to clear the ball
DOWNEY – For Jose Vega, it’s the eyes that tell the story. They are the first thing the Garden Grove sophomore goalkeeper looks at when an opponent lines up to take a penalty.
By studying the eyes, Vega sa
CIF-SS BOYS SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
SUNNY HILLS (19-3-4) VS. LONG BEACH JORDAN (17-10-0)
Where, when: Warren High, Downey, Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
Outlook: The Lancers field a well-organized defense. They have shut out their last two opponents and have allowed two goals in fo
The 40th annual Southern California Senior All-Star Game will be played Sunday at Chino High.
The boys game starts at 2 p.m. The girls game starts at 4 p.m.
Here is the roster for the South All-Stars for the girls game.
OCVarsity's preview of the CIF-SS Division 5 boys soccer championship game.
SANTIAGO (19-4-5) VS. GARDEN GROVE (14-7-3)
Where, when: Warren High, Downey, Friday, 5 p.m.
Outlook: To defend their CIF title, the Cavaliers will have to beat a Garden Grove League rival