IRVINE – It was easy to spot the Aquazot swimmers Thursday night as they navigated the pool deck at the Speedo Junior National Championships.
Decked out in bright, blue “Junior National Team” T-shirts, the Irvine-based club drew upon its Orange County-high 23 individual qualifiers for the meet to line the sides of the p
IRVINE – Corey Okubo received an extra boost from his cheering section before the men’s 200-meter butterfly final at the Speedo Junior National Championships on Wednesday night.
The Aquazot swimmer ended up needing every bit of the encouragement from his teammates.
Okubo rallied from sixth after the first lap t
Mater Dei’s boys water polo team might not feature a star player this fall like in years past. But because of the teamwork they showed Tuesday, the Monarchs could be just as good as seasons past.
Regency’s 18-and-under boys club team, a near replica of Mater Dei’s upcoming squad, outlasted
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LADERA RANCH – A day after he finished his junior year and celebrated late into the night, San Juan Hills High football player Dalton deDianous fell asleep at the wheel of his father’s car.
Dalton, 17, and his father, Michael deDianous, were going camping in the Mojave desert. Around 2 p.m. on June 21, they were driving along
ANAHEIM – Over the last four seasons, Kaylee Carlson has built up one of the more impressive resumes in county softball history, and she has done so wearing Pacifica’s pinstriped jerseys. So during the CIF-SS softball championship weekend in late May, it was a tad strange seeing the Mariners ace stroll around Irvine&rsq
IRVINE - Makayla Martin scattered four hits and struck out nine as the SoCal Athletics edged the Beverly Bandits, 2-1, on Friday at Barber Park to capture the 16 Premier Division title at the Premier Girls Fastpitch National Championships.
The Bandits, based in Beverly, Ill., got off to a solid start in trying to defend
NEWPORT BEACH – Nothing unites a team like a plunge or two … or three … off a 600-foot building, right?
It sounds extreme, but that’s one of the experiences the Corona del Mar girls water polo players bonded over during a recent trip to New Zealand.
The players also hiked inactive volcanoes, endured the
Century’s new football coach, Andrew Lapic, is looking to help the Centurions take the next step.
Lapic, 39, takes over for Ted Crego, who resigned after five seasons. Century was 7-3 overall and fourth in the Orange League last year, just missing the playoffs.
“I’m excited, I’m good friends
YORBA LINDA – The crystal trophy that Issei Tanabe cradled in left arm at Yorba Linda Country Club might not have been his had the Mater Dei boys golf not achieved an historic level of success last season.
It was playing for the Monarchs last season that he learned to survive tournament pressure, knowing that each shot could have p
Micah Croom, a highly regarded safety, today was accepted at Servite and is enrolling there, Servite athletic director Alan Clinton confirmed today.
Croom, 6-foot-1 and 188 pounds, will be a junior this coming school year. He attended Long Beach Poly as a freshman and sophomore. He was named to CalHiSports.com's All-Sophomo
Gary McKnight of Mater Dei is the National High School Coaches Association boys basketball coach of the year, the association announced today.
McKnight coached Mater Dei to its fourth consecutive CIF State champio
Santa Margarita co-coaches and brothers Rich and Ron Blanc were named national girls swimming coaches of the year by the National High School Coaches Association.
The Eagles' girls swimming team won its 15th consecutive Trinity League championship this past school year, and were CIF-Southern Section Division 1 champions.
The head coach in Sacramento just sent in a new play.
Local high school football teams are trying to figure out how to run it.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law AB2127, which limits full-contact football practices at the high school and middle school level. The law, which takes effect Jan. 1, will limit teams to t
HUNTINGTON BEACH – Tesoro’s defense struggled mightily in a semifinal loss to Bishop Amat of La Puente in the Surf City passing tournament at Huntington Beach High on Saturday.
The Titans’ defense came together in the tournament’s third-place game as they picked off Santa Margarita quarterback KJ Costello four tim
Mater Dei’s boys water polo team didn’t get the outcome it desired Sunday but the Monarchs said they still proved an important point:
They can play with reigning CIF Division 1 champion Harvard-Westlake of Studio City despite heavy losses from graduation.
Top-seeded Harvard-Westlake never trailed but couldn’t co
Two words separated 17-year-old Morgan Wilson from life and death, her parents believe: if only.
If only the tennis center where she suffered a fatal heart attack had a defibrillator.
If only someone had administered CPR in the precious minutes before paramedics arrived.
Wilson’s family is trying to prevent others f
San Clemente senior-to-be quarterback and Elite 11 selection Sam Darnold has committed to USC, he confirmed Friday.
The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Darnold had narrowed his choices to the Trojans, Utah and Duke but said in a text message that he picked USC because, “I want to stay in SoCal for the rest of my life and the opportunity
HUNTINGTON BEACH – Even from afar Saturday, it seemed clear that Santa Margarita’s KJ Costello received positive words from several St. John Bosco players as he navigated the teams’ postgame handshake at the Edison passing tournament.
The junior-to-be quarterback comfortably chatted with a cluster of his Trinity
Division 1 boys water polo rivals Mater Dei and Harvard-Westlake of Studio City remained on a collision course Saturday at the California State High School Championships.
Last season’s Division 1 finalists each won twice to cruise into Sunday’s semifinals at Foothill.
COSTA MESA – The North vowed this week to break the South’s dominance in the Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game.
On Thursday night, they made good on their promise.
Quarterback Scott Lloyd of Fullerton threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to Servite receiver Neil Pau’u with 1:32 left in the fourth quarter for the
The story detailing the rise of Godinez basketball player Brandon Smith is one that is not scripted.
Unlike other Division I college basketball recruits, Smith doesn’t play at a high-profile high school, but instead made his name at a small school in the heart of Santa Ana.
Smith doesn’t have awe-inspiring size
IRVINE – Thomas Smith of Edison dominated the Sunset League swim finals in May but his victories and awards don’t seem to be his favorite memories from the meet. He instead cites his interaction with a boy from rival Fountain Valley after a race.
“As we were getting out of the water, he (said), ‘Hey, I read
NEWPORT BEACH One by one, Newport Harbor’s boys water polo players emerged on the pool deck Friday afternoon with a display of solidarity and disapproval regarding a coaching change that caught them off guard just hours earlier.
The players walked toward their locker room at Newport Harbor with their team T-shirts turned inside out