OCVarsity spends a lot of time each week shining the spotlight on the football players, coaches and teams in Orange County.
But don't think we've forgotten about the other stars of the game -- the fans, bands, cheerleaders and spirit crews.
We know some of the best action (and most fun) happens off the field, and that’s why
The Aliso Niguel girls volleyball team was pushed to the limit in Thursday’s nonleague match against visiting Beckman.
The Wolverines lost two of the first three sets, but rallied to edge the Patriots in five sets. The scores were 23-25, 25-14, 22-25, 25-16, 15-7.
Kathryn Plummer led the Wolverines with 19 kills.
LONG BEACH – Los Alamitos played host to a trio of former Orange County players Thursday, but the Griffins weren’t in the mood for pleasantries at Veterans Stadium.
The county’s eighth-ranked team was still
YORBA LINDA – Esperanza dominated the second half Thursday in a 39-15 win over Irvine at Yorba Linda High in the season opener for both.
The Aztecs outscored the Vaqueros, 32-0, in the second half. Irvine had taken a 15-7 lead early in the third quarter.
Patrick Campos rushed for 157 yards and four touchdowns. In the
HACIENDA HEIGHTS – When Beth Lille stood over her ball on the fifth fairway at Hacienda Country Club on Thursday, the Troy junior didn’t really know what to do.
She had 131 yards left to the pin, which put her in between clubs. Eventually, she pulled her 9 iron out of her bag and decided to
It's never too early to start looking ahead in football recruiting. Orange County's class of 2017 football recruits is already starting to take shape and it looks impressive with more players to come.
Here's an initial list of the Top 17 recruits to watch from the class of 2017, with more detailed info to come on these current juniors:
The latest Trinity League football podcast by Dan Albano and Scott Barajas, former publisher of Orange County's Gridiron magazine, is live.
Episode 2 of the first-season podcast features an interview with
TUSTIN – - For starters, this one went well for everyone associated with the Beckman football program.
Beckman, under new coach Marcello Giuliano, used all facets of its attack, leading to a 29-14 season-opening victory over visiting Santa Ana Valley on Thursday at Tustin High.
I’Jon Akahi rushed for 165
FULLERTON – - Halftime adjustments are vital in determining who wins tight football games.
Fortunately for Troy’s coaching staff, the only real piece of fine-tuning it had to do during Thursday’s intermission included inserting its workhorse running back into the contest when the second-half whistle blew.
Seven-man officiating crews will become more commonplace in football.
The Edison-Tesoro game last week used a seven-man crew. So did Huntington Beach’s home game against West Adams Prep of Los Angeles, Fountain Valley-Servite and Bishop Amat-Mater Dei. Tesoro-Mater Dei tonight at Santa Ana Stadium will have a seven-man crew.
Welcome back to OCVarsity On the Record with Brian Whitehead and Damian Calhoun!
This week, the guys share their musings on Week 0 and preview Week 1.
What did Tesoro and San Juan Hills declare with victories over ranked Week 0 opponents? Can the Trinity League be stopped? And why couldn't Damian get Segerstrom and Santa Ana Vall
NEWPORT BEACH – If season openers are about discovering what you have, then Newport Harbor certainly arrived at one conclusion.
The Sailors have every bit the blocking scheme they thought they had coming out of training camp.
Newport Harbor’s offense faced little duress as the Sailors routed Eisenhower of Rialto, 44-0
ANAHEIM – Estancia’s combination of quarterback Connor Brown and wide receiver Konrad O’Daley led a potent offensive attack Thursday evening as the Eagles won their nonleague opener, 37-14, over Loara at Western High. Brown, the reigning MVP of the Orange Coast League, completed 17 passes for 347 yards and
ANAHEIM - Katella’s ground attack, featuring the contrasting running styles of Francisco Pineda and Randy Furbush, was too much for Western in a nonleague contest Thursday at Glover Stadium.
Furbush ran for 129 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries, and Pineda carried 18 times for 111 yards and three scores to lead the
GARDEN GROVE – Behind Bryan Ibarra and a spirited defensive effort, Godinez pulled away late and defeated Los Amigos, 29-7, in a nonleague matchup Thursday night at Garden Grove High.
With the score tied at 7 in the third quarter, Grizzlies sophomore Izak Verduzco picked off an errant pass by Jorge Najera, turn
IRVINE - Saddleback Valley coach Brendan Chambers couldn’t have asked for a better start in his coaching debut.
The second quarter is more likely what he will be focused on during practices this coming week.
The Warriors nearly gave up a large first-half lead, helping Crean Lutheran’s offense through penalties,
GARDEN GROVE — Rancho Alamitos got three touchdown passes from Blake Culbert and its defense was stout against the in a season-opening victory, 20-12, over Savanna in a nonleague game at Bolsa Grande High on Thursday.
“We showed a lot of experience for an inexperienced team,” Rancho Alamitos coach Mike Enright
SANTA ANA – Twin brothers Jorge and Jonathan Briseño combined for four rushing touchdowns to help Santa Ana defeat Century, 43-0, in a nonleague game Thursday night at Santa Ana Stadium.
The Saints (1-0) scored on their first four series in the opening half.
Jorge Briseño’s 50-yard return o
HUNTINGTON BEACH – A smile gleams from Garrett White as he remembers growing up with two older brothers who included him in their roughhousing play.
From being tossed into the family couch during WWE-style wrestling to a basketball game that would have generated a few flagrant fouls, he excitedly races through his formative