Heller, a senior setter, returns for his second year as the starter for the Aztecs. Last year, he helped lead Esperanza to the CIF-SS Division 2 and CIF Division 2 SoCal Regional title last year. He’s off to a good start this season, earni
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Best was a four-year varsity player. She helped the Mustangs capture the CIF Division 6 title in 2013 and finish as the CIF Division 6 runner-up this season. She scored 77 goals and added 50 assists this season and was All-CIF as a junio
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He scored the Tritons’ only goal in the CIF-SS Division 1 championship match on Saturday night. It was his 26th goal, which puts him in a tie for third in the county.
He scored 28 points with 22 rebounds over Canyon’s two wins last week as the Comanches won the CIF-Southern Section Division 2AA championship. Anderson, a 6-foot-1 junior guard, scored 20 points with 16 rebounds in the Comanches’ 71-54 win over Westlake of Westlake Village in
The Eagles’ lone senior led them to their first CIF-SS title since 2010, scoring 18 points in Santa Margarita’s 53-41 win over Inglewood Friday in the Division 3AA championship. That came six days after she led the Eagles with 24 points in a semifinal win over La Ca
Mater Dei’s quest for a fourth consecutive CIF State boys basketball championship begins Friday when the Monarchs play a home game against St. Augustine of San Diego in the first round of the CIF Southern California Regionals.
In the CIF Southern California Regional Girls Soccer Championships pairings, Santa Margarita will look to add to its CIF-SS Division 1 title with a regional Division 2 championship.
The Eagles will play host to Southern Section Division 2 runner-up Hart of Santa Clarita. Edison, who fell to Santa Margarita on Saturday, will play at Torre
San Clemente, the top-ranked team in the state according to maxpreps, earned the No. 3 seed in Division 1 when the brackets were announced Sunday for the CIF Southern California Regional Boys Soccer Championships.
The Tritons (25-3-1), who lost to Loyola in the CIF-SS Division 1 championship match Saturday will play host to sixth-seeded
And of those 13 teams, four lost in CIF-Southern Section semifinals.
Tustin and Foothill, which were eliminated in 2A and 2AA semifinals respectively, play away games in San Diego in Division 2's first round. Orangewood Academy and Capistrano Valley Christian, which lost in CIF-SS 5A semis, also have road games in the first round of the
Alexandra Rische, who coached Beckman’s girls lacrosse team to a championship game appearance in 2013, was found dead at her home in Santa Ana on early Saturday morning, according to an Orange County coroner’s report. Rische, better known as Ali, was 21.
An autopsy is pending to figure out the cause of death, and results will
ANAHEIM – Only three players were able to make baskets for Mater Dei.
Fortunately for the Monarchs, one of them was Stanley Johnson.
Johnson scored 28 points, more than half of his team’s total, as Mater Dei beat Chino Hills, 48-44, in the CIF-Southern Section Open Division boys basketball championship game Sat
DOWNEY – San Clemente had a lead. It just never really had control.
The Tritons' valiant run to defend their CIF-SS Division 1 title ended in the finals, where they lost to top-seeded Loyola of Los Angeles, 3-1, Saturday at Warren High.
It was the first time all season third-seeded San Clemente had surrendered three goals i
ANAHEIM – The road to redemption sometimes isn't easy.
Just ask Santa Margarita's boys basketball team.
The top-seeded Eagles needed a late surge to defeat No. 3 Brea Olinda, 53-46, to capture the CIF-SS Division 3AA title at Honda Center on Saturday night.
The Eagles (23-8) lost to Damien of La Verne, 54-40, in las
CORONA – Twelve years had passed since Santa Margarita last won a CIF title in girls soccer.
It took 80 minutes to erase that 12-year drought on Saturday night.
It wasn't pretty, but the result was beautiful for the Eagles, who pulled ahead of Edison early and cruised the rest of the way to claim a CIF-SS championship with
AZUSA – Brooke Salas walked toward the sideline and stood, solemnly, next to El Dorado coach Wayne Carlson as the referees walked to the scorer's table.
When they verified the junior guard had picked up her fifth foul with 3:02 to play, she immediately grabbed the open seat on the bench, where fellow starter Mirand
SANTA ANA – One of the more difficult duties not listed in a head coach’s job description is consoling players after a devastating loss.
On Saturday afternoon, Fairmont Prep’s David Esparza learned exactly how hard that task actually is.
Up by four points late, Esparza and the Huskies were a mere three mi