HUNTINGTON BEACH – With one phone call, the Santa Margarita girls volleyball team went from spending the afternoon in practice to playing at night in the finals of the Dave Mohs tournament.
“The whole program had started practice,” Santa Margarita coach Katy Daly said, recalling what happened when officials for t
One week after earning tournament MVP honors at the Segerstrom tournament, Miller, a senior outside hitter, helped lead the Tartans to title of Dave Mohs Division 2 tournament, recording 52 kills, 29 digs, seven aces and 1.5 blocks in pool play and Saturday’s playoffs. Miller
The updated CIF-SS girls volleyball rankings are in. Aliso Niguel (1A), Troy (2A), Sage Hill (3AA) and Saddleback Valley Christian (3A) are sitting atop their respective rankings. Here are the complete rankings
St. Margaret's will face Woodbridge in the Division 2 finals of the Dave Mohs Tournament, Monday at Edison High at 6 p.m.
Following the Division 2 match, Mater Dei will take on Lakewood in the Division 1 final.
In other action, San Juan Hills won the Division 1 Silver Bracket and Dana Hills was the Division 1 Bronze Bracket champ
HUNTINGTON BEACH – Some of the faces are new and the roles aren’t defined, but the Mater Dei girls volleyball team has found a way back to the finals of the Dave Mohs Memorial tournament.
Mater Dei started Saturday with a loss to conclude pool play, but then swept Aliso Niguel, JSerra and Santa Margarita in the semifinals to
Senior outside hitter Alyse Ford, who transferred to Mater Dei, made her season debut Wednesday night in a five-set loss to La Costa Canyon.
Ford, who is committed to USC, had 24 kills and five aces in the match.
Mater Dei will have to wait until Oct. 6 for senior transfer Jacqueline Wolfe to become eligible.
This year's Dave Mohs Memorial tournament gets underway Friday afternoon.
Pool play concludes Saturday morning at 8 a.m., leading way to the playoffs in the afternoon.
Keep in mind, for Friday's matches, No. 1 vs. No. 3; No. 2 vs. No. 4; No. 1 vs. No. 4; No. 2 vs. No. 3.
Saturday morning: No. 3 vs. No. 4 and No. 1 vs. No.
The Corona del Mar girls volleyball team wound up on the wrong side of the opening set Tuesday.
The Sea Kings’ response to the situation was just what Coach Steve Astor was looking for.
Corona del Mar, ranked sixth in the county, won each of the next three sets in convincing fashion to beat visiting Laguna Beach, 23-
Rich Polk is back as the head coach of the Tesoro girls volleyball program.
Polk had resigned Thursday amid controversy over the selection of players to the junior varsity team, but he rescinded his resignation and held practice Monday.
The rest of his staff, which had resigned in an act of solidarity, also returned.
Here is the updated girls volleyball O.C. Top 10 poll.
Voting is done by a panel that includes four coaches and two media members.
1. Aliso Niguel 2-0, 60 points, 6 first-place votes
2. Santa Margarita 2-0, 50
3. Los Alamitos 3-1, 49
4. Villa Park 3-1, 44
5. Sage Hill 1-1, 33
6. Corona del
There is an old saying that familiarity breeds contempt, but that doesn’t apply to the Aliso Niguel girls volleyball team.
For the Wolverines, familiarity is leading the way toward success.
After their second trip to the CIF-SS quarterfinals in three years, the Wolverines return to the court this season with their sights on
O.C. PRESEASON TOP 10
1. Aliso Niguel: The Wolverines return the same lineup that captured the first league title and made the CIF quarterfinals a year ago. Could a deeper playoff run be on tap this year?
2. Los Alamitos: The defending CIF-SS Division 1AA champions r
O.C. TOP PLAYERS TO WATCH
Peyton Grahovac, Villa Park, Sr.: Grahovac is one of more dynamic players in the county on offense and defense. She was second-team All-County last season.
Maddy Abbott, Sage Hill, Sr.: Abbott has been one of the key players in helping the Lightni
Tesoro girls volleyball coach Rich Polk and his entire staff resigned Thursday, leaving the program and its season in limbo.
Polk, the Register’s Orange County Coach of the Year in 2012, informed the team’s players of his resignation following a controversy over the selection of players for the junior varsity team.
Finals of Lakewood Molten Classic, Tuesday; Sage Hill at Santa Margarita, Laguna Beach at Corona del Mar, Sept. 9; Redondo Union at Mater Dei, Sept. 11; Dave Mohs Tournament, Sept. 12-13, 15; Saddleback Valley Christian at Aliso Niguel, Sept. 16; Newport Harbor at Corona del Mar, Sept. 18; Durango Fall Classic, Sep
ORANGE – When creating the schedule for this season, Andrew Mabry had one thing in mind: tough competition.
The third-year coach at Orange Lutheran knows all too well the tall task of taking on the Trinity League, even if his program is the defending league champion.
Mabry and his girls varsity volleyball team got wh
Taking a look around Orange County high school sports:
• Barry Turner, who died last week after a gave-it-hell fight with ALS, was not just a great soccer coach at Foothill. He also was outstanding in the class room at Hillview. Turner was Tustin Unified School District High School Teacher of the Year in 2002.
Here are the CIF-SS girls volleyball preseason polls, which are voted on by the coaches.
Three teams from Orange County - Los Alamitos, Aliso Niguel and Troy - are starting the season as the top-ranked team in their division.
In Division 1AA, five of the top 10 teams are from the county and two others also received votes.