Mater Dei's Brianna Daboub scored a power-play goal off a pass from Los Alamitos' Makenna Oberst to lift the North past the South, 9-8, in double sudden-death overtime in the Orange County all-star girls water polo match at Villa Park on Sunday.
The USC-bound Daboub scored a game-high four goals while Mater Dei's Sydney
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
SANTA ANA – One thing that cannot be taught on a basketball court is size.
The major concern Orangewood Academy had entering Saturday night’s championship matchup was whether they’d be able to overcome an absence of height against a much larger Ribet Academy of Los Angeles team.
It was evident early on, however,
ANAHEIM Villa Park boys basketball coach Kevin Reynolds slapped hands with Lamont Tyler as the center walked slowly toward the Spartans’ bench after the CIF-SS Division 1A final on Saturday.
The 6-foot-10 senior with the shooting guard’s touch scored a game-high 26 points, but it wasn’t enough to help Vill
AZUSA – The JSerra girls basketball team stood behind a hoop at Azusa Pacific on Friday night, joining in on the celebration when the Lions boys team captured its first CIF-SS title.
The Lions girls anticipated they would be celebrating their own a little more than 12 hours later. And with four minutes to go Saturday, they had it i
BAKERSFIELD – Johnny Beltran didn’t have much time to feel sorry about things after dropping his semifinal match at the CIF State Wrestling Championships.
The Servite senior still had some work to do to navigate his way to a possible third-place finish, and that’s what he did.
After losing to Folsom&rsquo
CORONA – The St. Margaret’s boys soccer team reluctantly posed for a team photo, not having much to smile about, and then exchanged a few hugs before walking off the field at Corona High.
This was not how the Tartans thought their season was going to end.
After holding its previous four playoff opponents scoreless, th
CORONA – There are only two seniors on the St. Margaret’s girls soccer team’s roster.
On a team as young as the Tartans, it’s only fitting one of those senior veterans won them a CIF-SS championship on Saturday.
Alexa Barbaresi nailed a clutch penalty kick with two minutes left in double overtime to
ANAHEIM — As the championship plaque was being presented, Mission Viejo senior forward Chandler Hutchison stood next to Troy Roelen, listening as his coach thanked him for his latest, gutsy performance.
“There’s nothing to be embarrassed about,” Roelen told him.
Third-seeded Mission Viejo had
ANAHEIM – It looked like something good could be developing for Sonora.
When the Raiders’ Ben Rico made two free throws with 5:48 left in the game, Sonora trailed Calabasas by three points, the closest margin since the second quarter.
Sonora then got as cold as the ice under the court at Honda Center. The Raide
Valencia senior Matt Ruff tossed a no-hitter as the Tigers (2-0) rolled past St. Paul of Santa Fe Springs, 9-0, on Saturday at the Newport Elks Tournament.
Ruff allowed only one walk in seven innings for Valencia (2-0).
Tigers catcher Philip Bracamontes went 2 for 4 with a double and three RBI.
ANAHEIM — If you asked Canyon boys basketball coach Nate Harrison how the Comanches ended up in the CIF-SS Division 2AA championship game, he’d say it’s because his players are fearless.
Canyon was again fearless with the size advantage against them.
The Comanches were fearless when not shooting well from
Saturday could be remembered as the greatest day in the history of Orange County high school sports.
You don't believe us? OK, consider this:
There were 17 county teams competing for CIF-SS titles in basketball and soccer.
Those teams were taking part in 15 championship games.
All of it happened in one day and eve
One thing that cannot be taught on a basketball court is size.The major concern Orangewood Academy had entering Saturday night's championship matchup was whether it would be able to overcome an absence of height against much taller Ribet Academy of Los Angeles.It was evident early on, however, the Spartans' lack of inches would ult
SANTA ANA – If there’s one guy you don’t want to get into a track meet with, it’s San Gabriel Academy’s Marcus Lovette Jr. From the opening tip, the lightning-quick junior point guard made it be known Saturday night’s matchup with Saddleback Valley Christian was going to be played at his pace &nd