Just beyond the left-center field fence at Trabuco Hills’ on-campus baseball field stands a goal post on what is a practice field for the Mustangs football team.
Chad Crosbie can be seen hitting home runs in that direction during batting practice most days.
“I guess that’s my lucky spot,” he said after Tue
The way Irvine has been hitting recently, it was never a matter of if, but when.
Scoreless and trailing by three runs in the fourth, the Vaqueros offense came to life, riding a seven-run inning to knock off Northwood, 8-5, in a critical Pacific Coast League showdown Thursday afternoon at Northwood High.
With the win, Irvine (11-1
In 2006, JSerra hired Brett Kay, then 26, away from Capistrano Valley Christian to coach its baseball team.
That worked out well for JSerra. Kay has coached the Lions to two Trinity League championships, recently earned his 200th career coaching victory and has the team in first place in the league and at No. 1 in the O
Tesoro assistant volleyball coach Patrick Eaton said his team’s players talked about winning the program’s first outright South Coast League title during the entire summer leading up to this year.
Next summer they can talk about claiming their second title, as the No. 8 Titans bested No. 5 San Clemente, 23-25, 25-19, 2
HUNTINGTON BEACH – Young and out to prove themselves might be the best way to describe Marina’s softball team.
With one senior in the starting lineup, the Vikings had growing pains early in the season, but those stopped once the team got to league.
Marina defeated fifth-ranked Huntington Beach, 5-3, Thursday to pull i
ANAHEIM - The next match for the Santa Margarita boys volleyball team looked a lot like the previous one.
Tuesday, the Eagles extended their Trinity League match against Mater Dei to five sets, but came up a couple of points short.
Thursday, Santa Margarita was back at the edge again, but this time, the Eagles were a
SANTA ANA Probably no other high school in America could match the collection of former Olympian offspring that was assembled Wednesday at Foothill’s pool.
Five children of two medal-winning U.S. Olympic swimmers raced as the host Knights and Villa Park tried to settle the dual-meet lead in the Crestview League.
The proud f
FULLERTON – As the stakes get bigger late in the baseball season, it is not uncommon to see hitters grip their bats a little tighter.
The pitchers certainly had the edge in a game between the top two teams in the Freeway League on Wednesday.
Jake Eisner and Vince Stachelski combined on a four-hit shutout as ho
Kennedy remained undefeated in the Empire League with an 8-1 home win over Valencia on Wednesday.
The Fighting Irish are 5-0 in league and are 15-6 overall. They play league-favorite Cypress in two weeks.
Aaron Fishman pitched a complete game for Kennedy. He has pitched three complete games in three Empire League starts. F
SAN CLEMENTE – Matt Wagaman isn’t the prototypical junior golfer. The Aliso Niguel sophomore doesn’t play in AJGA tournaments and hasn’t been groomed on pristine country club greens.
He tees it up instead at places such as El Prado, an old public golf course built around, a dairy farm, shooting range and a
After allowing a pair of runs in the first inning, Foothill pitcher Anissa Amarillas found her groove and held Villa Park to just three hits in the final six frames, and the Knights capitalized on a few Spartans miscues to seal a 3-2 come-from-behind win in a North Hills League game Tuesday afternoon at Foothill High.
NEWPORT BEACH – In the hours leading up to Tuesday’s match, Orange County’s top two boys tennis teams had much to think about.
There was, of course, the match at hand. Then there was the unexpected. Only the day before, word had started to spread about the passing of former longtime Corona del Mar tennis coach Brian
JSerra beat Orange Lutheran, 5-2, Tuesday at Hart Park in Orange in the first of three Trinity League games they will play against each other this week.
JSerra is in first place in the Trinity League with a 6-2 league record. Orange Lutheran is in second place at 5-2. I
LAKE FOREST - The Capistrano Valley boys volleyball team had to adjust its lineup when it lost senior outside hitter Bobby Gaines for the rest of the season due to an injury.
“The fact we don’t have him and these guys are stepping up and playing well, is a testament to our boys,” Capistrano Valley coach Jason
O.C. TOP 25
(Records through Sunday)
1. Mission Viejo, 17-2
Best case scenario, the Diablos will play Dana Hills, Orange Lutheran and Huntington Beach in consecutive days later this week.
2. Orange Lutheran, 20-3
The Lancers went unbeaten in the first round of Trinity League pla
What started April 6 officially comes to an end Saturday, 21 days after its original conclusion was scheduled.
The championship game of the Michelle Carew Classic will be played at Canyon High at 11 a.m. Saturday. Whatever matchup the rain-interrupted tournament produces, the wait will have been worth it.
The South Coast League boys volleyball title will be decided this week.
Tesoro and San Clemente begin the week tied for first place at 5-1. The teams meet Thursday night at Tesoro.
In their first meeting on April 12, the Tritons defeated the Titans in five sets.
Tesoro plays Trabuco Hills on Tuesday night.
CIF-SS BOYS TENNIS POLLS
(Selected by the CIF-SS Boys Tennis Advisory Committee)
1. San Marino
3. Mira Costa
5. Palm Desert
6. Corona del Mar
7. Harvard Westlake
9. Los Alamitos
MISSION VIEJO – As long as there have been sports, there have been those willing to test their limits.
Marina pole vaulter Jett Gordon has made it known that his goal is not to chase the heights of others, but to jump to the best of his ability.
The senior will have a new target to hit after shattering the Orange Cou
MISSION VIEJO – Rachel Baxter was out shopping for prom dresses Friday night.
The Canyon pole vaulter — who bought a light blue dress, by the way — was trying to distract herself and avoid thinking about breaking her state record at the Orange County Championships on Saturday.
With a vault of 14 feet, 3 i