We’re back for another week of OCVarsity Pregame Madness.
Let’s get you ready for all of great matchups and interesting stories for Week 3 of the high school football season.
My weekly top 10 vote
Here is how I voted this week: 1. Mater Dei; 2. Servite; 3. Santa Margarita; 4. Corona del Mar; 5. JS
FULLERTON - Cypress beat Troy, 34-27, Thursday and Quinten Pounds as usual was the best player on the field.
Pounds, a Cypress multi-purpose senior, scored on a pass reception and on a kickoff return. He rushed for 161 yards and had an interception.
Is Pounds the best player in Orange County?
“I think so,&rdq
ORANGE - Villa Park continued to show Thursday night the progress it has made since a season-opening, 63-point loss against Mater Dei.
Junior Ramon Chaves rushed for two touchdowns, including a spectacular, 75-yarder early in the fourth quarter, to help lead the Spartans past visiting Dana Hills, 25-10, in a nonleague game at El M
There are plenty of turnaround stories happening around the county this season – Tustin and San Clemente’s might be the two most prominent.
The most surprising rejuvenation, though, might be happening at University.
The Trojans haven’t won more than three games since 2008, and their last season winning was 2007,
Nobody turns themselves in to the IRS when taxes are underpaid. Drivers don’t hail a cop to say they ran a stop sign.
That is, though, sort of what happens when an Orange County high school team forfeits a game. The CIF-Southern Section is a self-policing organization. Schools report their own violations.
SANTA ANA - Sunny Hills continued its perfect start to the season with a 36-7 nonleague victory over Saddleback on Thursday night at Segerstrom.
Sunny Hills (4-0) did what it does best: run the ball. The Lancers had 450 yards rushing, led by Joe Ha, who capped the evening with a 75-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter which ma
The Corona del Mar girls volleyball team set the tone early and never looked back in the annual Battle of the Bay match against rival Newport Harbor.
CdM’s Katie Craig had seven of her 13 kills in the first set, helping lead the Sea Kings to the 25-19, 25-14, 24-12 home victory over Newport Harbor.
“I think the
BUENA PARK – A patient wife, a loyal dog and a great quarterback.
As the old saying goes, those are the three things a good football coach needs in his everyday life.
“I’ve got two of them,” Buena Park’s Anthony White laughed. “My wife won’t let me get a dog or else I’d have
PLACEJTIa - Six months ago, Brittany Park wasn’t a nationally ranked golfer.
That has changed.
Born in Korea, Park’s family settled in Fullerton more than a decade ago. She was in third grade when she started taking swings while tagging along with her brother and dad at the local driving range.
Extreme heat and lightning caused several high school athletic competitions to be postponed Tuesday and forced coaches to be creative with practices.
The boys water polo match between No. 3 Huntington Beach and host Santa Margarita was called off because of concerns about high temperatures, which soared into triple digits in Rancho Santa
GAME OF THE WEEK
NO. 6 CORONA DEL MAR (3-0) VS. NEWPORT HARBOR (1-1)
Where, when: Newport Harbor High, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Last time they met: Corona del Mar 34, Newport Harbor 14
Series: Newport Harbor leads, 38-14
VILLA PARK - Peyton Grahovac is taller in person than she appears in photographs.
Her 6-foot-4 frame is a gift from her 6-foot-6 father and her 6-foot mother, and when that gift gathers speed and momentum, Grahovac is as terrifying a volleyball player as there is in Orange County.
Being tall wasn’t always advantageou
VILLA PARK - Ask goalkeeper Sam Thompson what his proudest accomplishment is and he won’t miss a beat answering.
“The Foothill (High) game last year,” he said while talking before a recent practice at Villa Park High. “I think it might have been the lowest scoring game I ever played in.”
ANAHEIM - Golf runs in the Chung family, and Fairmont Prep senior Kristin Chung feels the pressure.
Her father, Hwan, was South Korea’s No. 1-ranked amateur two years ago.
Her older brother, Jack, a Sunny Hills High graduate, is a former CIF state champion who played a year of golf at Long Beach State b
OCVarstiy's Steve Fryer, Dan Albano and Jonathan Khamis travel to Edison High to preview the Chargers' Trinity League test -- back-to-back games against Servite and Mater Dei - which starts this week.
Mater Dei remains the unanimous selection as the No. 1 team in Orange County, according to the voters in the Regster's weekly high school football poll.
All 10 voters had the Monarchs at No. 1 this week. M
St. John Bosco remains the unanimous top-ranked team in this week’s SoCal Varsity Top 20.
The Braves (3-0) received all six first-place votes from the media members who voted in the poll.
The Trinity League, home to St. John Bosco, also continued to flex its strength with all six teams earning spots in the top 12.
Edison begins its usual back-to-back Trinity League challenge this week. The Chargers play Servite at Cerritos College on Friday. They play Mater Dei next week.
Few will give the Chargers a chance in those games. Of course, few gave the San Diego Chargers a chance this past weekend against Seattle and look what happened.
OCVarsity's Steve Fryer, Dan Albano and Jonathan Khamis take a look back at Week 2 and start looking at what lies ahead in Week 3 of the season.
They discuss who has the edge in the Battle of the Bay between Newport Harbor
With most of Orange County experiencing severe heat conditions, some of the county's high school sports programs are responding by taking precautionary measures to beat the heat.
In Anaheim, where the temperature reached 101 on Monday, Esperanza High's football team pushed the start of practice back from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Top to bottom, the Trinity League boasts the best collection of talent in Orange County.
That’s no secret.
On Monday, it solidified itself as the top league in California and made an even more compelling case to be called the best league in the country.
When Cal-Hi Sports released its state top-25 rankings, every me