El Dorado’s senior duo of Brooke Salas and Jaylin Jones combined to score 46 points Saturday night in leading the Golden Hawks past visiting South Hills of West Covina, 66-50, in the CIF-SS Division 3AA semifinals.
For the second consecutive season, El Dorado (24-7) will play in a CIF championship game. The Golden Haw
FULLERTON – They were playing their best at the end of the season.
Orange Lutheran’s boys basketball team had won five in a row against a handful of tough opponents.
The magic ran out Saturday night as the Lancers fell to top-seeded Bishop Montgomery of Torrance, 69-47, in a CIF-SS Open Division semifinal at Hope Inte
Aria Fischer scored five goals, Makenzie Fischer added three and Holly Parker made 12 saves as Laguna Beach's girls water polo team capped a perfect season with an 11-6 victory against Foothill in the CIF-SS Division 1 final.
It was the Breakers' second consecutive Division 1 crown.
In Division 2, Haley Ha
ONTARIO – Abe Ochoa said he’s ready for what’s ahead of him at this year’s CIF State Tournament. If his performance this weekend is any indication, then Yorba Linda’s heavyweight could have another productive Saturday.
Ochoa, who won a CIF title last weekend, won four matches by fall and then defeated
The first round of consolation wrestling is done. The winners qualified for the state tournament. The losers in that round drop to the ninth-place mini bracket.
Here are the wrestlers that qualified for state with a victory this morning:
Christian Claudio, Calvary Chapel
Zak Evans, Irvine
Morris Wilner, Cal
Scores from Friday's games and the updated schedule for all of the divisions of the CIF-SS boys soccer playoffs.
DIVISION 1Quarterfinals, FridayServite 3, Paramount 0Loyola 3, Santa Margarita 1El Toro 2, Los Alamitos 0Edison 1, Cor
Scores from Friday's games and the updated schedule for all of the divisions of the CIF-SS boys basketball playoffs.
OPEN DIVISIONChampionship semifinal, SaturdayBishop Montgomery 69, Orange Lutheran 47
IRVINE – Laguna Beach’s girls water polo team felt a little nervous at the start Saturday night and quickly fell behind against Foothill in the CIF-SS Division 1 final.
“We were definitely freaking out,” attacker Bella Baldridge said. “I was kind of surprised (Foothill) came out so hard.”
IRVINE – The joyful screams from the El Toro players huddled around the championship plaque Saturday night rang with history.
The Chargers claimed their first CIF-SS girls water polo title by rallying past South Coast League rival San Clemente, 5-4, in a dramatic Division 2 final with an ending cut from Olympic legend.
Here is what we have for CIF-Southern Section playoff games involving Orange County teams ...
Semifinals (all games 7 p.m.)
Open Division -- Bishop Montgomery (29-1) at Orange Lutheran (24-4)
Division 6 -- Orangewood Academy (18-12) at Joshua Springs (21-3)
IRVINE – Ocean View’s crowd rose to its feet and cheered Saturday as the Seahawks climbed from the pool after the CIF-SS Division 6 girls water polo final.
For the third consecutive season, Ocean View fell in the section’s biggest splash, falling to top-seeded Pasadena Poly and left-hander Lindsey Kelleher, 10-4,
SANTA ANA – When they made their way out of the locker room at the conclusion of Friday night’s contest, Mater Dei’s senior duo gave off an aura of exhaustion, but for good reason.
Katie Lou Samuelson hit the deck time after time over the course of four physical quarters, while Andee Velasco sported a fres
Canyon’s Aleeah Gould (106), Kennedy’s Miyuki Pugrad (126), Valencia’s Gabby Garcia (126) and Magnolia’s Arlene Hernandez (150) advanced to the semifinals at their respective weights at the CIF State Tournament in Visalia.
Gould won her first match fall and her second by decision to adv
TUSTIN – Tustin’s boys basketball team has been pointing for a return trip to the semifinal round of the CIF-SS playoffs for a while.
Friday night, the No. 3 Tillers punched their ticket with a 64-60 victory over Long Beach Millikan in the quarterfinal round of the 1AA playoffs in front of a near-capacity crowd in the Tustin
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA – It was not working for Eyassu Worku.
Noah Rasheed and his Santa Margarita teammates were doing what Worku would say was the best defense he has encountered all season. So Los Alamitos needed some scoring help elsewhere Friday. And Los Alamitos got it.
Five players, including two reserv
HUNTINGTON BEACH – Edison will be making its first trip to the CIF-Southern Section boys basketball semifinals next week in 21 years. Appropriately, the achievement came via a slew of 3-point field goals that all seemed to be from 21 feet or longer.
Senior Brae Ivey hit four 3-pointers, each seemingly longer the other, in th
POMONA – Sonora boys basketball coach Mike Murphy called senior point guard Josh Rodriguez “the best player in the county” after the Raiders defeated Diamond Ranch of Pomona, 76-56, on Friday night in a CIF-SS Division 3AA semifinal.
Rodriguez, the Raiders’ captain, stands just under 5-foot-11, but h
SANTA ANA – “Amazing, wasn’t it?”
“I have no words. Just awesome.”
“Amazing. I don’t have the words to say how I’m feeling right now.”
Those postgame quotes from Foothill boys basketball coach Rusty Van Cleave, Riley O’Hern and Lucas Araujo fr
Garen Balikoiogla scored in the 70th minute with a powerful blast from 30 yards out, and goalkeeper Tiago Costa withstood a barrage of shots early in the game as visiting Edison defeated Corona, 1-0, on Friday in the quarterfinals of the CIF-SS Division 1 boys soccer playoffs.
By winning, the Chargers (14-7-2) advance to th
ONTARIO – Last week, Marina’s Ryker Coppa pinned his way to the 195-pound CIF title.
After the first day of the CIF-SS Masters Meet, Coppa is sticking with what is working.
The senior won his first three matches, all by fall, to guarantee himself a trip to next week’s CIF State Tournament and a spot in to
LAKE FOREST – Two El Toro boys soccer players picked the water cooler up off the bench and headed onto the field, making a beeline for Coach Shawn Watts.
Watts spotted them, turned around, wagged a finger and stopped them in their tracks.
But the No. 2 Chargers were still in a mood to celebrate. Their classmates had