Search:
Varsity sites:
LA
|
IE
|
SoCalVarsity.com

2015 Sports Archive Stories

Sort By: Date Headline Author/Byline Available Categories:
  • Determined Tustin returns to semifinals BY TIM BURT
    TUSTIN – Tustin’s boys basketball team has been pointing for a return trip to the semifinal round of the CIF-SS playoffs for a while. Friday night, the No. 3 Tillers punched their ticket with a 64-60 victory over Long Beach Millikan in the quarterfinal round of the 1AA playoffs in front of a near-capacity crowd in the Tustin
    Fri Feb 27, 2015
  • Los Alamitos finds way around Santa Margarita BY STEVE FRYER
    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA – It was not working for Eyassu Worku. Noah Rasheed and his Santa Margarita teammates were doing what Worku would say was the best defense he has encountered all season. So Los Alamitos needed some scoring help elsewhere Friday. And Los Alamitos got it. Five players, including two reserv
    Fri Feb 27, 2015
  • Hot-shooting Edison has postseason breakthrough BY BOB KEISSER
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – Edison will be making its first trip to the CIF-Southern Section boys basketball semifinals next week in 21 years. Appropriately, the achievement came via a slew of 3-point field goals that all seemed to be from 21 feet or longer. Senior Brae Ivey hit four 3-pointers, each seemingly longer the other, in th
    Fri Feb 27, 2015
  • Rodriguez makes sure Sonora gets back to final BY BRIAN REED-BAIOTTO
    POMONA – Sonora boys basketball coach Mike Murphy called senior point guard Josh Rodriguez “the best player in the county” after the Raiders defeated Diamond Ranch of Pomona, 76-56, on Friday night in a CIF-SS Division 3AA semifinal. Rodriguez, the Raiders’ captain, stands just under 5-foot-11, but h
    Fri Feb 27, 2015
  • Araujo, Foothill pull off 'amazing' comeback BY BRIAN WHITEHEAD
    SANTA ANA – “Amazing, wasn’t it?” “I have no words. Just awesome.” “Amazing. I don’t have the words to say how I’m feeling right now.” Those postgame quotes from Foothill boys basketball coach Rusty Van Cleave, Riley O’Hern and Lucas Araujo fr
    Fri Feb 27, 2015
  • CdM surges into 3A championship game BY DAN ALBANO
    NEWPORT BEACH – The opponent’s zone was shredded. The defensive matchups followed. And the free throws in the fourth quarter made. Corona del Mar’s No. 2-seeded boys basketball team accomplished each with precision Friday night to defeat visiting Tahquitz of Hemet, 57-50, in the CIF-SS Division 3A semifinals and reach t
    Fri Feb 27, 2015
  • Jackson's effort, attitude help Tesoro pull off upset BY JOHN SCAFETTA
    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA – Don’t tell Adrease Jackson he is too early to take this stage. The dynamic sophomore, brimming with a can’t-stop-me attitude, knew his Tesoro boys basketball squad was more worthy than its No. 8 playoff seeding. On Friday night, Jackson was quick to hit on nearly every mark, manip
    Fri Feb 27, 2015
  • Anderson delivers another winning effort for Canyon BY ANDREW TURNER
    ANAHEIM – When it comes to leading by example, Nick Anderson refuses to take time off. Canyon’s senior point guard was the epitome of an iron man this year, playing through the flu for a two-week span and still getting his team into the playoffs. The Comanches are still looking to Anderson to lead. He had 15 po
    Fri Feb 27, 2015
  • Friday's stories, photos, video and more
    This is the place to find all of OCVarsity's game stories, photos, video, scores and more from the boys basketball playoffs on Friday: Scores, schedule for the boys basketball playoffs
    Fri Feb 27, 2015
  • Scores, schedule for boys basketball playoffs
    Scores from Friday's games and the updated schedule for all of the divisions of the CIF-SS boys basketball playoffs. **UPDATED FRIDAY** OPEN DIVISIONChampionship semifinal, Saturday (Feb. 28), 7:30 p.m.Bishop Montgomery vs. Orange
    Fri Feb 27, 2015
  • Roundup: CVC, Esperanza fall in semifinals
    Trace Redfield made two free throws with 3.9 seconds remaining to lift Rancho Christian of Temecula to a 68-66 victory over Capistrano Valley Christian in a CIF-SS 5A boys basketball semifinal Friday night at Temecula Valley High. Capistrano Valley Christian, the No. 2 seed, tied the score, 66-66, on a basket by Spider Adetunji
    Fri Feb 27, 2015
  • Savanna comes up short against La Mirada BY MAURICE PENNINGTON
    LA MIRADA – Last year, Savanna made it to the second round of the boys basketball playoffs for the first time in over 20 years. This year the Rebels made it to the third round. That is where the Rebels’ season came to a bitter end Friday night as La Mirada rolled to a 77-47 victory in the quarterfinals of the CIF-Sout
    Fri Feb 27, 2015
  • OCVarsity On the Record: All the drama!!! By BRIAN WHITEHEAD and DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Welcome back to OCVarsity On the Record with Brian Whitehead and Damian Calhoun. This week, the guys discuss last weekend's CIF Individual Wrestling Championships, and Damian looks ahead to Friday, the first day of CIF Masters. Can Servite send 13 wrestlers to State? Can Fountain Valley build off its first CIF championship in 30 years? W
    Thu Feb 26, 2015
  • Updated schedule for boys basketball playoffs
    Scores from Wednesday's Open Division games and the updated schedule for all divisions of the CIF-SS boys basketball playoffs. **UPDATED THURSDAY** BOYS BASKETBALL OPEN DIVISION Championship quarterfinals, Wednesday
    Thu Feb 26, 2015
  • Fryer: It's batters up for baseball, softball BY STEVE FRYER
    Weather permitting – and isn’t that always the situation, this time of year? – spring sports get started Saturday. Spring sports can have their first official CIF-Southern Section competition Saturday. In baseball, the game of the day Saturday is, or maybe “would be,” Huntington Beach at Aliso Niguel
    Thu Feb 26, 2015
  • Orange Lutheran proves it can play with the elite BY STEVE FRYER
    FULLERTON - Any doubts that Orange Lutheran could cope in the CIF-SS Open Division of the boys basketball playoffs were eliminated Wednesday. Orange Lutheran advanced to the Open semifinals with a 78-73 win over Centennial of Corona at Hope International University. The Lancers (24-4) will play top-seeded Bishop Montgomery (28-1)
    Wed Feb 25, 2015
  • Trio carries Mater Dei into semifinals BY ANDREW TURNER
    ONTARIO – La’vette Parker and Rex Pflueger combined for 45 points, and Mater Dei’s boys basketball team used the overall strength of its five-man unit to come away with a 73-62 victory over Chino Hills in the Open Division quarterfinals on Wednesday night at Colony High. Junior MJ Cage added 18 poin
    Wed Feb 25, 2015
  • Esperanza knocks out Servite with incredible finish BY STEVE FRYER
    ANAHEIM - Kezie Okpala will remember every detail of the biggest shot he’s made in his life. The score. The opponent. How much time was on the clock. Even who passed him the ball, right? “I have no idea,” Okpala said. “Wait, I think it was … I forgot.” The sophomore made
    Tue Feb 24, 2015
  • Tustin triumphs over San Clemente in thriller BY NATHAN PERCY
    SAN CLEMENTE - T.J. Shorts knew he would have to keep a clean slate in the second half of Tustin’s CIF-SS Division 1AA second round matchup with San Clemente. The senior guard collected his third foul with 2:30 left to play in the first half and in his absence, the Tritons built a 35-28 lead. Shorts played the entire
    Tue Feb 24, 2015
  • Santa Margarita's triple-threat attack keeps rolling BY BRIAN REED-BAIOTTO
    RANCHO CUCAMONGA - It didn't take long for Santa Margarita and its triple-threat attack to assert its dominance Tuesday in a 74-59 victory over Rancho Cucamonga in the second round of the CIF-SS Division 1AA playoffs. Santa Margarita (19-7), which never trailed, got 18 points from Jordan Guest, 17 and eight assists by Noah Rash
    Tue Feb 24, 2015
  • Foothill comes up with big effort against Troy BY BRIAN WHITEHEAD
    FULLERTON - Rarely does Eric Patton go against Lucas Araujo in practice, and for that, Foothill’s starting center is eternally grateful. Patton goes 6-foot-6 flatfooted, about two, three feet taller given his wingspan. Araujo comes in four inches shorter, with heart and physicality that compensate for his height disad
    Tue Feb 24, 2015
  • Woodbridge can't keep up with Glendora BY TIM BURT
    IRVINE - Woodbridge’s boys basketball team was unable to slow down No. 2 seeded Glendora in the second round of the CIF 2AA playoffs on Tuesday night. The Tartans led from the start on their way to a 56-31 victory at Woodbridge. Glendora (25-4) was led by senior guard Brandon Brothers, who had 26 points and senior fo
    Tue Feb 24, 2015
  • Smith extends Godinez's postseason run BY ANDREW TURNER
    SANTA ANA – There were no secrets left to share. In two previous meetings, Godinez and El Toro had split a pair of very close games. Perhaps that ramped up the pressure just a bit more as the teams prepared for their second round matchup at Godinez High. Led by Brandon Smith’s 21 points, the Grizzlies r
    Tue Feb 24, 2015
  • Boys basketball: Esperanza-Servite sold out By STEVE FRYER
    Today's Esperanza vs. Servite boys basketball game is sold out. Don't show up unless you have a ticket ... or a CIF press credential! That is a CIF-Southern Section Division 3A quarterfinal game at Servite. The winner advances to the 3A semifinals to play the winner of Beverly Hills-Gabrielino on Friday.
    Tue Feb 24, 2015
  • Fryer: Crean Lutheran savoring every bite of playoffs BY STEVE FRYER
    Crean Lutheran had not won a boys basketball playoff game until last week. The Saints beat Rim of the World, of Lake Arrohead, 57-31, on Wednesday in a CIF-Southern Section Divission 4A first-round game. They did not stop there. Crean beat Don Bosco Tech of Rosemead, 57-53, in the second round Friday. “At this point,”
    Mon Feb 23, 2015