Three things we learned from Wednesday’s prelims:
1. The boys breaststroke has been the most exciting individual event in Orange County swimming this spring, and thankfully, there’s more racing left.
For three years, Bradley Spooner waited, never giving any sign he was growing impatient.
Spooner, a senior right-handed pitcher for El Toro, spent his first three years in the program developing at the lower levels, while younger kids were brought up to varsity to help out immediately.
Throughout those years, Spooner trusted the
Laguna Beach swimming maintained its grip on the Orange Coast League on Wednesday, but the Breakers’ girls team offered something extra.
With a dominating performance at the league finals meet at Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach’s girls signaled that they might be on the rise next week at the CIF-SS Division 2 meet in Riverside.
SANTA ANA – The setting sun might have served as a metaphor for the playoff hopes of Mater Dei’s baseball team.
Down by a run in the sixth inning, the Monarchs were holding out for a ray of hope that could save their season. They got one in the biggest of spots.
Josh Stephen drove in two runs with a two-ou
Capistrano Valley's Brandon Hernandez signed with Jamestown University of North Dakota this week.
Over the last three years, Hernandez posted a sixth, second and first-place finishes at CIF. He was first team all-county as a junior.
SAN CLEMENTE – Andre Pallante of San Clemente and Tanner Bibee of Mission Viejo were squarely locked in a pitching duel.
The starters traded zero after zero into an extra eighth inning, and that’s where Mission Viejo grabbed its opportunity.
The Diablos scored six runs in the eighth inning to defeat San
The pairings for the boys and girls lacrosse playoffs.
Southern Section Lacrosse Championships
No. 8 Tesoro at No. 1 Corona del Mar, 3:15 p.m.
No. 5 Great Oak at No. 4 Santa Margarita, 7 p.
Could San Clemente quarterback Jack Sears follow his predecessor, Sam Darnold, to USC?
That became a more intriguing question Wednesday when the Trojans offered rising junior Sears.
Tritons football coach Jaime Ortiz said Sears received the offer from USC coach Clay Helton during lunch Wednesday.
Three things we learned from Tuesday’s swim prelims:
1. Kate Krolikowski and Woodbridge are more than just darkhorse contenders in Division 1: The Warriors’ junior blasted county-leading times in the 200 (1
FOUNTAIN VALLEY Through the first two league meetings, there wasn’t much that separated the Edison and Los Alamitos boys volleyball teams.
They had met twice during the regular season, the Chargers won their home match in five sets and the Griffins did the same on their court. Neither team won consecutive sets in the fi
Sage Hill’s pitcher lived up to his name.
Brett Super threw a two-hitter Tuesday in Sage Hill’s 2-0 win over Crean Lutheran in an Academy League baseball game at Sage Hill.
Super has been superior before. A junior right-hander, Super is 9-0 with a 0.72 ERA. He has 93 strikeouts with only 15 walks in 68 innings.
LONG BEACH – Hide Yoshihara was the only player to post two sub-par rounds during the Pacific Coast League championship, but the Woodbridge senior once again finished second to a rival from Beckman after coming up short in a sudden death playoff.
His 20-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole grazed the edge of the cup as rolled t
The first titles of league championship week in Orange County aquatics have been earned.
Marina's Tanner Tenhulzen and Los Alamitos' Mary Sojin captured diving titles at the Sunset League finals Monday at Los Alamitos.
US Lacrosse Southern Section Playoffs
Orange County Bracket
SANTA MARGARITA 14, JSERRA 10
TRABUCO HILLS 13, NEWPORT HARBOR 2
CORONA DEL MAR 14, YORBA LINDA 3
TESORO 5, EL TORO 4 (3OT)
GREAT OAK 15, B
Academics always come first, and with AP exams taking place at Edison High on Tuesday afternoon, the Chargers softball team was facing a must-win situation with two of its top players – Kiana Pancino and Riley Wester – hitting the books.
Thrust into the pitching circle, freshman Jenna Bloom had quite the
Trabuco Hills boys lacrosse coach Eric Bassett didn’t like the way his team started its first-round game in the U.S. Lacrosse Southern Section championships on Tuesday.
The Mustangs didn’t score their first goal until late in the first period and struggled with possession.
The remainder of the game told a bette