Woodbridge overcame an 11-point, second-half deficit to beat Valencia, 63-59, Wednesday at Northwood High in a second-round game of the Irvine World News/Gary Raya Classic.
Woodbridge will play Esperanza in a tournament semifinal Friday. Esperanza beat Dana Hills, 62-59, Wednesday. The time and location of the semifinal will be determine
Welcome back to OCVarsity On the Record with Brian Whitehead and Damian Calhoun.
This week, the guys celebrate their two-month anniversary by hosting OCVarsity's Kenny Connolly (again) and Nathan Percy.
How does St. Margaret's feel about playing a 16th football game? And how important are head coaches to gridiron success?
Click through the slideshow to see photos from the San Juan Hills vs. Long Beach Wilson boys basketball game played in the North Orange County Championships boys basketball tournament at Sonora High School on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.
The CIF-SS boys basketball polls that were released Monday (Dec. 15, 2014) by the CIF-SS.
OPEN DIVISIONWatch list will begin Jan. 12 DIVISION 1AA1. Mater Dei2. Centennial/Corona3. Long Beach Poly4T. Chino Hills4T. St John Bosco6T. Etiwanda6T. Village Christian
The Orange County North/South Challenge again will have many of the county’s top teams in it when the two-day showcase is played at El Toro on Monday and Tuesday of next week.
Among the matchups for the 16th edition of the event: Mission Viejo vs. Los Alamitos on Monday at 6 p.m.; Saddleback Valley Christian vs. Edison on Monday at
REGISTER MEDIA POLL
1. Mater Dei, 6-0 (50 points)
The Monarchs won the Corona del Mar Beach Bash tournament.
2. Orange Lutheran, 4-1 (44)
The Lancers have wins over Canyon, Mission Viejo and Woodbridge.
3. Sonora, 5-1 (35)
Even with All-County guard Ben Rico out with inj
He averaged 32 points a game for the Tartans in the Valley Christian of Cerritos Tournament. Cahill, a 6-foot-4 senior forward, had a high game of 38 points in a 68-56 win over South Torrance in the tournament. For the season, Cahill is averaging a county-leading 26 points a game. H
HUNTINGTON BEACH – It can be difficult for the host team of a tournament to get motivated to play in that tournament’s third-place game.
Corona del Mar lost big to Mater Dei on Friday in the semifinals of its Beach Bash tournament. The Sea Kings bounced back with a solid effort to beat Edison, 59-54, Saturday in the Beach Bas
NEWPORT BEACH – Gary McKnight’s most important win happened 18 years ago, when he beat cancer.
Another glorious triumph was when he convinced Judy Keithley to marry him 39 years ago.
McKnight got another significant victory Friday. He became the first basketball coach in California high school history to get 1,
LA HABRA – Adversity is part of basketball. It has found Sonora’s team early this season.
The Raiders won their fifth straight game Friday night, defeating Woodbridge, 62-50, in a nonleague boys basketball game at Sonora High.
All of those wins have come with senior leader Ben Rico watching from the sidelines.
LOS ALAMITOS It’s funny that the only shots Canyon’s Jake Emeterio missed Friday were a pair of free throws with 10 seconds left in the fourth quarter.
By that point, the Comanches’ bench had enough breathing room to razz the senior when both freebies rimmed out.
Everything else the small forward put up p
IRVINE – Shane Taleisnik’s modest birthday wish Friday was to simply sink a shot.
After struggling to find success in the first 31 minutes of a nonleague boys basketball contest against visiting San Juan Hills, the Beckman guard found the bottom of the basket at the most opportune moment.
Connecting on a wide-o
NEWPORT BEACH - George Wilson had the fourth quarter that Tustin coach Ringo Bossenmeyer had been expecting from the senior forward.
Wilson scored seven of his 14 points, including a four-point play, in the final period to help lead the Tillers to a 48-42 victory over seventh-ranked Edison (4-1) in the semifinals of the Cor
YORBA LINDA - Yorba Linda's boys basketball team needed a basket.
In less than three minutes of game time, its 14-point lead had evaporated into the gymnasium rafters. Capistrano Valley had used a 13-0 run late in the fourth quarter to pull within a point.
Yorba Linda looked overwhelmed by half-court pressure during this precario
Tustin’s little guy had a big game and so did its big guy.
The appropriately named T.J. Shorts scored a game-high 20 points and Myles Garvin scored 10 points with 10 rebounds for the Tillers in a 61-38 win over Troy in a second-round game of the Corona del Mar Beach Bash boys basketball tournament at Corona del Mar Hi
Mater Dei coach Gary McKnight this season will become the first in California boys basketball history to achieve 1,000 wins.
It could happen this week.
The Monarchs are in the Beach Bash Tournament at Corona del Mar. McKnight had 996 wins going into the tournament, which began Monday. All tournament teams will play five ga
Kusch earned second team all-Sunset League honors last season for the Griffins and he is a captain this season. He’s a starting forward. He’s enrolled in Multivariable Calculus, via Cypress College, AP Physics, AP English Literatu
MISSION VIEJO – Through three games at the Diablo Inferno Tournament, the second-ranked Orange Lutheran boys basketball team had represented an unstoppable force.
The Lancers were winning their games by an average of 32.6 points per game.
The first challenge to that reputation came in Saturday night’s championship gam
SANTA ANA — Brandon Smith hit nine of 10 free throws in the third quarter to push Godinez to a 50-43 victory over Aliso Niguel in the Gold Bracket semifinals of the Grizzly Invitational at Godinez High on Friday.
“It’s even more exciting,” Smith said of making the final in Godinez’s tournament. &ldquo
TUSTIN - Tustin point guard T.J. Shorts scored a team-high 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Tillers to a 57-47 victory over Brea Olinda in Friday’s nonleague game at Tustin High.
Shorts was able to get to the rim with eases and led the way for the Tillers (2-0) on both ends of the floor, collecting four steals