IRVINE – University tennis star Gage Brymer and Santa Margarita pole vaulter Kaitlyn Merritt were announced as Orange County's 2012-13 athletes of the year Wednesday at the Orange County Register/OCVarsity Athlete and Coach of the Year awards.
Former Mater Dei High and USC star Matt Leinart presented the awards following a speech i
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE
MVP: Trevor Keene, Beckman, Jr.
First team: Wes Filipek, Beckman, Jr.; Matt Blackburn, Northwood, Sr.; Nick White, Beckman, Jr.; Raylan Chen, University, Sr.; Ben Berkow, Woodbridge, Jr.; Nick Sims, Irvine, Sr.; Eric Nelson, Northwood, Sr.; Tanner Culley, Beckman, Jr.; Jeff Lynch, Woodbri
The Orange County Athletic Directors Association named Colby Lindholm of JSerra and Max Redfield of Mission Viejo its female and male athletes of the year for the 2012-13 school year.
Lindholm was a standout in cross country and track and field. She was All-County in cross country. She received a scholarship to Cal Poly San
Rewind to May 2012, and you'd find Glen Miles leading San Clemente to an appearance in the U.S. Lacrosse Southern Section South Division Championship game.
Shortly after, Miles left the Tritons to become head coach at St. Margaret's.
"It was a family decision," Miles said about the move. "St. Margaret's was a very good place for
Frustration had begun to set in for Ryan Harnisch.
After transferring from Huntington Beach to JSerra, then from JSerra to St. Margaret's, Harnisch was forced to sit out his team's first nine games of the season.
During that time, the Tartans started 2-4. The team had rallied to get a game above .500 with a 5-4 record befo
Eddington came up big for the Tartans in the U.S. Lacrosse Southern Section Championship game. With St. Margaret’s trailing by three goals, Eddington scored five-second half goals to lead his team to a section championship.
TORRANCE – One player after another has seemed to assert himself from game to game for the St. Margaret's boys lacrosse team during its playoff run.
In the semifinals, Alexander Waller scored five goals to help the Tartans upend Foothill.
Prior to that, Ryan Harnisch's ability to control faceoffs led St. Marga
Two teams had accounted for the past six Orange County boys lacrosse championships before the 2013 season.
Foothill had won five consecutive titles under the guidance of Jon Fox and Corona del Mar broke through under GW Mix in 2012 to claim the championship.
The Sea Kings and Knights entered this year's U.S. Lacross
Welcome to Hot Shots Overtime - a daily slideshow of photos from events held all over the county. This slideshow features photos from CIF-SS lacrosse finals between the St. Margaret's and Corona del Mar boys, and the Beckman and Los Alamitos girls played on Wednesday (May 8, 2013).
MISSION VIEJO – A minute and nine seconds; it may not seem like a large amount of time, but on Wednesday at Mission Viejo High it made all the difference.
Trailing by a goal, St. Margaret's scored four goals in a 69-second span to surge its way to a lead and a 12-7 victory against Corona del Mar in the U.S. Lacrosse Southern Sectio
U.S. LACROSSE SOUTHERN SECTION CHAMPIONSHIPS
South Division Finals
CORONA DEL MAR (18-2) VS. ST. MARGARET'S (19-4)
Site, time: Mission Viejo High, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Road to the division finals: Corona del Mar, No. 1 seed: first round, def. Dana Hills, 16-5
A week after scoring six goals in the Tartans’ Trinity League-clinching win against JSerra, Waller scored five goals in a 19-6 victory against second-seeded Foothill in the U.S. Lacrosse Southern Section South Division semifinals.
ALISO VIEJO – The U.S. Lacrosse Southern Section Championship South Division semifinal matchup between second-seeded Foothill and third-seeded St. Margaret's was billed as the best matchup of all four Orange County lacrosse games taking place on Saturday.
So don't blame anybody for being in shock about what ensued on the field at A
Welcome to Hot Shots Overtime - a daily slideshow of photos from events held all over the county. This slideshow features photos from boys and girls lacrosse playoffs and softball and baseball games played on Saturday (May 4, 2013).
Welcome to Hot Shots Overtime - a daily slideshow of photos from events held all over the county. This slideshow features photos from boys and girls lacrosse quarterfinal matches played on Thursday (May 2, 2013).
Whatever debate there might have been when Corona del Mar's boys lacrosse team was awarded the top overall seed in the South Division of the U.S. Southern Section Lacrosse Championships has been silenced by the Sea Kings' performance in the postseason.
Corona del Mar dominated Beckman, 18-5, in the South Division quarterfinals on Thursda
Welcome to Hot Shots Overtime - a daily slideshow of photos from events held all over the county. This slideshow features photos from first-round boys lacrosse playoff matches played on Tuesday (April 30, 2013).
Any possibility of a Santa Margarita upset was squashed early in Tuesday's matchup against Huntington Beach.
The Oilers raced out to a six-goal lead in the first half and defeated the Eagles, 10-2, in the first round of the South Division U.S. Lacrosse CIF Southern Championships at Huntington Beach.
Jerritt Rodenas led Huntington
SAN CLEMENTE - As the postseason got underway Tuesday afternoon, the San Clemente boys lacrosse team wasn't looking past its first-round playoff opponent, Great Oak of Temecula – by the end of the first quarter the Tritons would have had to look back over their shoulder to see the Wolfpack at all.
No. 7 seed San Clemente sprinted o
LAS FLORES – Opening the playoffs at home, as the higher seed, Tesoro did what they expected to do Tuesday night: advance. The No. 6 Titans did so emphatically, beating No. 11 Aliso Niguel, 18-5, Tuesday at Tesoro High.
"It feels good, we're always anxious to get the first one under our belt," Tesoro coach Adam Miner said.