WALNUT - It’s the challenges in life that bring people together.
The cross country season was nothing short of a family affair for the Laguna Hills girls team, and the CIF-SS Finals carried that same tune.
Twin sisters Brianna and Marissa Bartello advanced to the CIF State championship meet in Clovis with top-
Saturday was is the biggest day of Fall for Orange County's high school athletes.
CIF-SS championships were decided in boys and girls cross country, boys water polo and girls volleyball in a series of events that ran throughout the day.
OCVarsity had all of it covered -- with a reporter and photographer at every event.
Countless miles have been run leading up to this moment.
At today’s CIF Finals at Mt. San Antonio College, the county’s top cross country runners and teams will try to complete their quests for Southern Section supremacy.
There are also coveted spots on the line for the CIF State Finals later this month in Clovis.
CIF-SS PRELIMSAt Mt. San Antonio College2.94-mile courseTop 8 individuals advance to CIF FinalsTop 5 teams and best 6th place from 3 heats advance to CIF Finals
1. Cortes (Great Oak) 15:16, 2. Pederson
Bartello ran a 17:57 in the CIF-SS Prelims at Mt. SAC to lift Laguna Hills to its fourth straight appearance in the sectional finals. The senior finished 18 seconds faster than the second-place runner.
Spectators will be able to attend the CIF-SS boys water polo semifinals in Divisions 1, 2 and 3 at the two-pool Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine on Wednesday for a single admission price. Adult tickets will be $10 while students with ID will be $5.
Also, a live stream of the Division 1 games will be shown by GoLivePolo.com. The stream,
WALNUT – The fall has offered relief from the blazing sun. Cloud cover yielded perfect conditions for the CIF-Southern Section’s distance runners as action got underway on the hallowed hills of the Mt. San Antonio College cross country course.
Still, it was without much hesitation that the top-ranked Brea Olinda boys and Capi
Here are the boys and girls champions for each of the league finals in Orange County:
LEAGUE FINALS RESULTS
Academy LeagueBoys Team: St. Margaret’sBoys Individual: Collin Price (St. Margaret’s) 15:03Girls Team: Crean LutheranGirls Individual: Julia Lowe (Sage Hill) 19:05
Click through the slideshow to see more photos from Orange County Register photographers from Signing Day events throughout Orange County.
This slideshow has been updated to include photos from Canyon, Capistrano Valley and Trabuco Hills. It also includes photos from Aliso Niguel, Beckman, JSerra, Laguna Beach, Mater Dei, Mission Viejo a
Click through the slideshow to see reader-submitted photos of Orange County athletes signing National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014.
Send us your Signing Day photos: email@example.com. Include the athlete’s name, school, university or college attending, and sport.
A list of the Orange County athletes who signed their National Letter of Intent (or submitted a letter of commitment to an Ivy League school or military academy).
Bobby Ay, El Toro, Cal Poly SLO
Brandon Alamo, Cypress Cal State Fullerton
Brooke Caravello Canyon Caravello staved off a furious challenge at the finish to help the Comanches win the Crest League Finals. The senior won the race by two seconds to pick up her second individual league crown in three years. O.C. GIRLS TOP 10 1. Capistrano Valley 2. Trabuco Hills
The CIF boys water polo playoffs will feature some fresh faces of boys, and girls, when matches start Tuesday.
Sage Hill will return to the postseason after a four-year absence when it takes its squad, featuring two girls, to Alhambra for a Division 3 wild-card match. The game is scheduled for Granada Park in Alhambra at 5 p.m.
HUNTINGTON BEACH – Ashley Geisler had an extra dose of inspiration as she prepared to compete in the Trinity League Finals.
Her grandfather passed away just before the state meet the previous year, and Geisler desperately wanted to honor him with a third individual league crown.
Geisler made her wish come true, as sh
JULIA VAN MARTER
Van Marter is four-sport athlete at Canyon. She also competes in water polo in the winter and track and swimming in the spring. She’s described as the team leader and a big reason why Canyon finished fifth as a team at the Orange Coun
Sonora’s revival in the Freeway League under a well-known coach is one of storylines to watch during the final week of the regular season for boys water polo.
With 79-year-old Jim Sprague at the helm with co-coach Stephen Kim, the Raiders (14-13, 5-3) are locked in a three-way tie with Troy and La Habra for second pla
Sienski posted a time of 18:13 to repeat as the individual champion of the Sunset League. The senior topped the next best finish by 10 seconds in the Sunset League finals at Central Park on Saturday.
League finals for girls tennis will be held throughout the county this week.
One league sure to produce some intriguing matchups will be the South Coast League.
San Clemente and Dana Hills, which are are tied at No. 5 in this week’s county top 10, finished the regular season tied atop the league standings. Both teams went 6
MacKellar posted the top county time in the Division 3 Sweepstakes race at the Mt. SAC Invitational on Friday. The sophomore placed third with her time of 18:23 to lead Esperanza to the event’s Division 3 team title.