REDONDO BEACH - Katie Lou Samuelson scored 22 points and Alli Rosenblum helped key a late first-quarter surge as No. 1 Mater Dei rolled past Serra of Gardena, 90-61, in the Battle at the Beach final of the girls basketball tournament at Redondo Union High on Saturday night.
Rosenblum and Jayde Woods added 12 points e
TOP 10 PLAYERS TO WATCH
Samantha Clement, Fairmont Prep, Jr., 5-7, G: Clement averaged 20.6points per game last season. Those stats could go up as she has matured and improved over the offseason.
Abby Conklin, San Juan Hills, Sr., G: The San Diego-bound guard is the major reason why the Stallions are expecte
1. Mater Dei: The Monarchs lost Karlie Samuelson to graduation, but everybody else returns, including the youngest Samuelson, Katie Lou, and that's why they are ranked No.1 in the state in CalHi-Sports.com's preseason rankings. Also returning are point guard Andee Velasco; 5-foo
Woodbridge at Fairmont Prep, Dec. 12; Fairmont Prep at San Clemente, Dec. 14; JSerra at Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth, Dec. 14; South Torrance at Brea Olinda, Dec. 16; Redondo Union of Redondo Beach at Mater Dei, Dec. 17; St. Mary's of Albany vs. Mater Dei at Long Beach City College, Jan. 3; JSerra at St. Bernard of
Player of the year: Katie Lou Samuelson, Mater Dei. She was the Register's player of the year last season and during this offseason she starred on Team USA's women's U16 national team. Coach Kevin Kiernan said Samuelson is going to be even better this season and he expects her to sho
Mater Dei girls basketball coach Kevin Kiernan said the team’s schedule this season is the toughest one he's put together "from top to bottom."
The Monarchs have entered three of the toughest tournaments in the nation. They are in the Battle at the Beach (Dec. 2-7) at Redondo Union High of Redondo Beach, the Nike Tournament of Cham
Austin Holtzendorff couldn’t complete his sentences as he spoke to his father and abruptly hung up his cell phone.
The football player called back a few seconds later, sobbing and confused but determined to keep trying.
“Dad, I can’t figure out what I’m going to say,” he pleaded.
The CIF-Southern Section has approved the addition of an Open Division for the boys and girls basketball playoffs starting with the 2013-14 season.
There will be as many as 16 teams in the Open Division. Teams ranked in the top 10 for their division at the end of the season will be eligible for selection by a committee.
Eric Bangs, who resigned after the 2011 season following 26 successful seasons, is returning as head coach of the Woodbridge girls basketball team, Bangs said Wednesday.
Bangs stepped down, saying it was “just the right time,” but he remained at the school as a teacher and athletic director. He was an assistant coach to Pete
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The county’s midseason showcase - the Orange County Championships - is now a two-day meet. It takes place Friday and Saturday at Irvine Regional Park in Orange.
Friday’s meet, which is slated to begin at 3 p.m., will consist of races between schools with enrollment of 2,000 students and below.
Saturday’s meet, w
Mater Dei's junior guards Andee and Bianca Velasco both committed to Loyola Marymount, Monarchs girls basketball coach Kevin Kiernan announced Friday.
The Velasco sisters helped lead Mater Dei to the So Cal Regional finals last season.
"This is a great fit for Andee and Bianca," Kiernan said. "They get to play at a high level of
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San Clemente senior-to-be Kelsey Benoit finished second in the shot put at the IAAF World Youth Trials on Tuesday in Edwardsville, Ill.
Benoit recorded a throw of 59 feet, 5½ inches. According to San Clemente throwing coach Kevin Corbett, Benoit fouled twice on throws over 63 feet.
Benoit is scheduled to comp