Steve Fryer, Dan Albano, and Jonathan Khamis preview the semifinals of the CIF-SS playoffs. Can Mater Dei take down mighty Centennial? Will Mission Viejo advance to the finals again? Who makes it out of the Southwest? Video by Jonathan Khamis, OCVarsity.com.
CORONA DEL MAR
The junior shot a 2-under-par 69 at Poppy Hills Golf Course to win the CIF State Championship. The triumph capped a remarkable postseason performance in which she finished with scores in the 60s in six of her seven rounds.
The Register's boys water polo final O.C. top 10.
FINAL O.C. TOP 10
1. Mater Dei
3. Huntington Beach
4. Dana Hills
5. Orange Lutheran
6. Corona del Mar
7. Newport Harbor
8. El Toro
9. Capistrano Valley
10. Laguna Beach
Saddleback Valley Christian football has visited this emotional ledge before.
So has its 26-year-old, first-year head coach.
This week’s CIF-SS semifinals pack plenty of challenges, but the Warriors and Coach Brendan Chambers are armed with more experience than one might guess.
SVC (12-0) will attempt to win
It would not feel right if Garden Grove wasn’t playing in the CIF-SS football semifinals this week.
For the fourth year in a row, and for the sixth time in seven seasons, Garden Grove has advanced to a semifinal. Garde
The freshman center scored two of his team-high three goals in the fourth, including the winner with 2:37 left, to help the Jaguars defeat Temescal Canyon of Lake Elsinore, 7-6,
Shannon Geraty Saddleback Valley Christian Gerraty, a senior middle blocker, recorded 22 kills, eight in the deciding fifth set to lead the Warriors to their third consecutive CIF title with Saturday’s 18-25, 25-16, 22-25, 25-19, 15-12 victory over Templeton in the Division 3A final. She also had 11 kills and fo
A weekly poll of O.C. media members:
1. Mater Dei (10-2, 95 poll points)
Monarchs return to top of poll after getting late defensive touchdown and clutch two-point conversion to beat Serra of Gardena, 28-27, i
Corona del Mar
The Sea Kings sophomore won the decisive match against Arcadia High in last week’s CIF Southern California Regional Team Championship. Willson’s three-set victory gave CdM a 4-3 win in the tournament’s second round before it was eventually upended by the eventual cha
2. Capistrano Valley
3. Dana Hills
5. Trabuco Hills
7. Mission Viejo
8. Corona del Mar
10. Yorba Linda
Also Considered: Brea Olinda, JSerra, Foothill, San Juan Hills, Laguna Hills
The senior goalie led the county with 389 saves to help push the Dolphins to the South Coast League title and a runner-up finish in the CIF-SS Division 2 finals. Zachary is taking AP literature and government. The former USA Water Polo academ
A loss in the CIF-SS Division 3 championship game frustrated the Capistrano Valley boys water polo team, but didn’t wash away the Cougars’ feeling of accomplishment.
“I told them only two teams from our division got to play tonight,” Capistrano Valley coach Steve Yancey said Saturday after a 12-8 loss again
MADIE CHOU FOOTHILL GOLF GPA: 4.81 Chou, who has signed with Stanford, recently finished tied for the seventh at the CIF State Championship, shooting a 3-over-par 74. She’s a three-time Register first team all-county performer. She’s also earned AJGA Rolex All-America honors and
He amassed 361 total yards in the Highlanders’ 42-14 win over Laguna Hills in a CIF-Southern Section Southwest Division second-round playoff game. Barriere had a season-high 114 rushing yards. In the second
The senior cornerback racked up 13 total tackles and three pass knock downs, one of which led to an interception, to help the Spartans defeat previously undefeated Valencia, 28-15, in the second round of the CIF So
3. Alta Loma
5. Chino Hills
7. La Sierra
8. Norte Vista
2. Santa An