SANTA ANA – The Orange County football universe changed Friday.
JSerra 17, Mater Dei 10.
It was only a few years that JSerra had to forfeit Trinity League games because it did not have enough healthy players to finish the season. Then the Lions started winning a league game here and there. They won their final two league ga
MISSION VIEJO – Santa Margarita wasn’t part of the title talk in the Trinity League before the season, but the Eagles thrust themselves in that conversation Friday night.
Dre Hall and Rick Ellison each rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown, Grady Higgins forced and recovered a key second-half fumble and No
BELLFLOWER – Add another to the list for Orange Lutheran – the list of heartbreaking Trinity League losses that is only three games long, but feels endless.
For the third game in the row Friday, the Lancers were in position to win in the fourth quarter against one of the state’s best football programs and again they cam
PLACENTIA – While the Empire League title wasn’t on the line in Friday night’s highly anticipated showdown between Valencia and Cypress, overwhelming control of the league’s fate certainly was.
As both Mike Marrujo and Rick Feldman suspected, the game’s outcome came down to the final drive, act
BUENA PARK – Buena Park and Troy have exchanged the last three Freeway League silver medals.
The chasm between La Habra and its leaguemates is shrinking, yes, but it’ll exist until someone knocks the Highlanders off their throne.
The way Buena Park looks right now, its time is fast approaching.
MISSION VIEJO – The real adjustments came after halftime for the Mission Viejo football team Friday night.
After a frustrating first half on defense for the Diablos, they turned up the aggression in the second half, keeping the San Juan Hills offense out of the end zone until the fourth quarter, leading to a 42-21 South Coast Leagu
MISSION VIEJO – Minutes before kickoff Friday night, Coach Tony Henney called Trabuco Hills’ showdown with Sea View League foe Capistrano Valley a “seize the moment” kind of game.
It wasn’t long before the swarming Mustangs’ defense was seizing just about everything in its path.
GARDEN GROVE – Moby Contreras was finding gaps for big gains on the ground for Los Amigos, and Nick Brown was connecting with his assortment of receivers as Rancho Alamitos’ aerial game was firing on all cylinders, a recipe for a real shootout between the Garden Grove League rivals.
In the first quarter alone, t
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Another week of O.C. football is here. If you haven’t noticed, the regular season is moving quickly. It is time to start focusing your attention on the league standings.
It is also time for you to start scoreboard watching or Twitter watching.
Time to take a look at some of Friday’s can’t-miss games.
ORANGE Quarterback Anthony Navarro and Villa Park gave their fellow contenders in the CIF-SS Southwest Division plenty to ponder Thursday with their stellar play and potential injury news. The first-year starting senior passed for a school-record 367 yards and two touchdowns to wide receiver Kyle Harlin as Villa Park won its
ANAHEIM – When sophomore Jorge Fonseca recovered Katella’s game-opening onside kick Thursday night, Coach Fred DiPalma got an inkling things were going to be breaking the Knights’ way in their Orange League matchup with Savanna. Everything seemed to work for Katella during and after the opening kickoff, as
Only one Orange County school has a girls tennis team ranked No. 1 in its CIF division.
The school is not a private school or a beach school. It’s not south of the El Toro “Y” nor is it in the county’s northeast hills.
Orange is No. 1 in Division 5 girls tennis.
The Panthers are 16-1 overall and 10
SANTA ANA – Before Malik McMorris plays a down of football Friday night for Mater Dei, he plans to pose for a family picture on the field as part of the school’s homecoming tradition for seniors. He hopes to have his father, Patrick, and perhaps his siblings by his side along with a special keepsake.
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This week: Who do Damian and I think will capture the
Jonathan Khamis travels to El Toro High School and hears voices in his head. The voices lead to the unveiling of El Toro's secret weapon. Video by Kevin Warn and Jonathan Khamis, OCVarsity.com.
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GAME OF THE WEEK
NO. 2 JSERRA (6-1 overall, 1-1 league) VS. NO. 1 MATER DEI (6-1, 1-1)
Where, when: Santa Ana Stadium, Friday, 7 p.m.
Last time they met: Mater Dei won, 38-14
Series: Mater Dei leads, 8-0
Coaches: JSerra, Jim Har
Here are the top-10 single-game performances this season in Orange County.
The lists are through the Week 7 games.
1. Carlos Martin, La Habra, Week 4: 31 carries, 429 yards, 4 TDs
2. Jacob Fimbres, Sonora, Week 6: 25 carries, 310 yards,
With only three weeks left in the regular season, the jockeying for playoff positioning is in full swing.
To help prepare you for the home stretch, we’re breaking down a handful of this week’s top games happening outside of the Orange County top 10, providing a key statistic from each matchup that'll help determine the outcom
SANTA ANA – It was an emotional night all around for the Mater Dei girls volleyball team.
It was senior night for 11 players on the team’s roster, and the match took the team through a wide range of emotions. It finally ended in jubilation for the fourth-ranked Monarchs as Alyse Ford connected on her 32nd kill to seal
ANAHEIM - Jakeishya Le didn’t have a good answer for how she has been able to do it, other than saying she has found her rhythm. She seemed surprised when she was reminded of her scores the last couple of weeks.
That’s understandable, given that the Mater Dei senior is on the kind of roll rarely seen in girls golf.