WALNUT – The healthy competition of the invitational season is exactly what the county’s top track and field athletes had been looking for.
It helped Canyon’s Rachel Baxter, who took home the girls pole vault title at the Mt. SAC Relays on Saturday night.
Baxter was the only competitor to conquer the bar
The Estancia Frosh-Soph Invitational attracted varsity-level swimmers Saturday and the fast times followed.
Huntington Beach’s sprint-duo of sophomore Ethan Wojciechowski and freshman Natalie Crocker led the way with four meet records that were close to automatic CIF-SS Division 1 qualifying standards.
NORMAN, Okla. – Oklahoma senior Lauren Chamberlain hit her 90th home run Saturday to tie the NCAA career softball record set by former UCLA star Stacey Nuveman in 2002.
Chamberlain’s record-tying home run to center field started a seven-run fourth inning in the Sooners’ 11-3, five-inning victory over Baylor.
Mitch Olson confirmed Friday night he is returning to Orange County football to coach at Loara.
Olson, 54, coached at Kennedy for 21 seasons. His Fighting Irish teams won eight league championships and in 2006 won a CIF title. Olson was 163-85-3 at Kennedy.
He will continue to teach the remainder of the spring at the high
CYPRESS – Cypress has won two Empire League championships in a row.
The Centurions took an early yet important step toward a third straight title Friday with an 8-2 league win over Pacifica at Cypress High.
Cypress is off to a 2-0 start in league, having also defeated Pacifica on Wednesday.
The Centurions (11-8 over
HUNTINGTON BEACH – Huntington Beach baseball coach Benji Medure described one his of players, Cooper Moore, as a “man-child,” but he could have been talking Friday about most of his lineup.
The Oilers look as if they could play a few downs at linebacker or defensive end during football.
Corona del Mar freshman Eva Merrell was born in Colorado, so guessing one of her favorite swimmers isn’t tough.
It’s Olympian Missy Franklin, who is from Centennial, Colo.
But Merrell doesn’t admire Franklin only because of her Olympic gold medals. It’s because of her interaction with Frankli
The last tuneup for the Orange County Championships takes place Saturday as 20 county teams take part in the Mt. SAC Relays.
After a sterling performance at the Arcadia Invitational last weekend, the Dana Hills boys team hopes to work its magic in the distance medley relay for the second week in a row.
Dana Hills set the national
JSerra junior left tackle Luke Wattenberg (6-5, 275) has committed to Washington, Lions assistant coach football coach John Baggerly confirmed Friday.
Wattenberg is the first player from the Lions' class of 2016 to commit.
It was a big week for Trinity League offensive lineman. Mater Dei right tackle Frank Martin
SAN CLEMENTE – Following San Clemente’s championship baseball game in the National High School Invitational on March 28, Coach Dave Gellatly let loose an insightful quote about his team’s senior catcher, Lucas Herbert.
“Maybe you guys have figured this out and maybe you haven’t, but (the co
The junior captured the 200-yard freestyle (1:44.37) and 100free (48.10) to help lead the Eagles to a second-place finish at the CaliforniaCatholic High School Swim Challenge at Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton.
The junior won the 100-yard backstroke (56.62) and finished second in the 100 free (52.17) in automatic Division 1-qualifying times as theMonarchs finished third at the California Catholic High School Swim Challenge at Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton. Her touch in the 100 free was under the pre
Foothill junior defensive lineman Chris Yaghi (6-4, 275) has been offered by Air Force, Knights football coach Doug Case reports.
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Katie McLaughlin’s resume as an Olympic hopeful for the 2016 Olympics became more diversified Thursday night in Arizona.
Racing for the Mission Viejo Nadadores, the Santa Margarita senior blazed a personal-best in the 200-meter freestyle to finish an impressive fourth at the Arena Pro Swim in Mesa at Skyline Aquatic Center.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO Ryan Pena provided the big blast Friday night for the JSerra baseball squad, but Kyle Stewart’s third-inning, eight-pitch at-bat left the greatest impression on Coach Brett Kay.
Stewart, a Navy-bound senior, earned a walk by battling back from an 0-2 count with one out and runners on the cor
IRVINE – University’s baseball team used one big inning to get past Woodbridge, 8-7, in a Pacific Coast League game at Ryan Lemmon Stadium Friday afternoon.
The Trojans cashed in two walks, two hit batters, two hits and an error in the third inning to score five runs. Chris Kawata had a two-run single in the inning.
Tuesday’s result was a hard one to stomach.
In addition to being Mater Dei’s fourth consecutive loss, the setback to Santa Margarita meant the Monarchs had stumbled out of the gate in what perennially is one of the county’s toughest softball races.
An 0-2 start in the Trinity League? That would be flirting with