SANTA ANA – The Orange County football universe changed Friday.
JSerra 17, Mater Dei 10.
It was only a few years that JSerra had to forfeit Trinity League games because it did not have enough healthy players to finish the season. Then the Lions started winning a league game here and there. They won their final two league ga
Scores from Friday's Week 8 high school football games:
ACADEMY LEAGUEBrethren Christian 48, Sage Hill 14St. Margaret's 49, Crean Lutheran 7ALMONT LEAGUEAlhambra 49, Keppel 0Bell Gardens 26, Schurr 18Montebello 20, San Gabriel 0AMBA
PLACENTIA – While the Empire League title wasn’t on the line in Friday night’s highly anticipated showdown between Valencia and Cypress, overwhelming control of the league’s fate certainly was.
As both Mike Marrujo and Rick Feldman suspected, the game’s outcome came down to the final drive, act
MISSION VIEJO – Santa Margarita wasn’t part of the title talk in the Trinity League before the season, but the Eagles thrust themselves in that conversation Friday night.
Dre Hall and Rick Ellison each rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown, Grady Higgins forced and recovered a key second-half fumble and No
Bill Swisshelm, one of the greatest athletes in Orange County track and field history, died Monday of complications related to skin cancer. He was 78.
He set records at Santa Ana High and at Santa Ana College.
Swisshelm ran the 180-yard low hurdles in a county-record time of 18.7 in 1954. Future NFL star Isaac Curtis
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Kyle Beeler scored five goals Thursday to help Trabuco Hills’ boys water polo team defeat host Capistrano Valley, 10-8, to move into a first-place tie with the Cougars atop the Sea View League.
Jacob Rendina and
Top-ranked Mater Dei, No. 3 Huntington Beach, No. 4 Laguna Beach along with Century League contender Villa Park are among the boys water polo teams competing at the North-South Challenge on Friday and Saturday in Atherton.
The Monarchs (14-3) are the four-time defending tournament champion and could clash f
BELLFLOWER – Add another to the list for Orange Lutheran – the list of heartbreaking Trinity League losses that is only three games long, but feels endless.
For the third game in the row Friday, the Lancers were in position to win in the fourth quarter against one of the state’s best football programs and again they cam
MISSION VIEJO – The real adjustments came after halftime for the Mission Viejo football team Friday night.
After a frustrating first half on defense for the Diablos, they turned up the aggression in the second half, keeping the San Juan Hills offense out of the end zone until the fourth quarter, leading to a 42-21 South Coast Leagu
MISSION VIEJO – Minutes before kickoff Friday night, Coach Tony Henney called Trabuco Hills’ showdown with Sea View League foe Capistrano Valley a “seize the moment” kind of game.
It wasn’t long before the swarming Mustangs’ defense was seizing just about everything in its path.
BUENA PARK – Buena Park and Troy have exchanged the last three Freeway League silver medals.
The chasm between La Habra and its leaguemates is shrinking, yes, but it’ll exist until someone knocks the Highlanders off their throne.
The way Buena Park looks right now, its time is fast approaching.
GARDEN GROVE – Moby Contreras was finding gaps for big gains on the ground for Los Amigos, and Nick Brown was connecting with his assortment of receivers as Rancho Alamitos’ aerial game was firing on all cylinders, a recipe for a real shootout between the Garden Grove League rivals.
In the first quarter alone, t
HUNTINGTON BEACH – It didn’t take long for Edison’s A.J. Beynon to make an impression Friday night.
After intercepting a pass in the end zone in the first quarter, Beynon snagged the first of his two first-half scoring catches from Grant Lowary on the ensuing drive, helping the Chargers roll past the Sailo
NEWPORT BEACH – Corona del Mar took advantage of an injury-riddled University squad Friday night, running away with a 35-0 Pacific Coast League victory at Newport Harbor High.
After his impressive performance last week, Corona del Mar (7-1, 3-0) gave sophomore quarterback Chase Garbers the start and he did not disappoint. On the Se
FULLERTON – Both Sonora coach Paul Chiotti and Fullerton coach Gus Martinez emphasized that Friday night’s Freeway League game was as Martinez put it an "October playoff game."
With both teams coming off losses last week, neither could afford another setback with the playoffs on the horizon.
LAGUNA HILLS – Coming off its bye week, a slow first quarter and a sluggish second half couldn’t keep No. 10 San Clemente from defeating Laguna Hills, 49-10, Friday in a Sea View League game at Laguna Hills.
San Clemente (7-1, 2-0) sets up a league showdown with Trabuco Hills next week. The Mustangs picked up a 21-6 win over
IRVINE – After a frustrating first half, Woodbridge finished with a bang Friday night in a Pacific Coast League game with Northwood at University.
The Warriors scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter and went on to capture a 24-7 victory, ending Northwood’s five-game winning streak.
The victory moved Woodbridge
LAS FLORES – A week after a narrow loss to rival Mission Viejo, No. 7 Tesoro took out its frustration on Dana Hills.
Tesoro dominated both sides of the ball in a 52-12 South Coast League victory Friday night at Tesoro. Tesoro (7-2, 2-1) gained 337 yards, scored on eight of its first 10 drives and held Dana Hills (1-7, 0-2) to 44 ya