BERKELEY – It was a tie game at halftime.
Brea Olinda coach Jeff Sink succinctly and accurately described the rest of the game.
“In the second half,” he said, “their athletes dominated.”
Bishop O’Dowd’s Dragons quickly built a big lead in the third quarter and rolled to a 55-40 wi
Corona del Mar
Simaan, a junior midfielder and face-off specialist, won 22 of 23 face-offs in a pair of victories last week for the Sea Kings. CdM defeated St. John’s of Texas (19-1) and Beckman (16-1). He also had an assist against Beckman. Simaan is committed to Brown University.
Houser, who earned first team all-county honors last season as a freshman, is off to a great start so far this season, scoring 21 goals in six games. She scored five in a big 15-4 victory over Aliso Niguel last week.
Brea Olinda lost to Bishop O'Dowd of Oakland, 55-40, Friday here at UC Berkeley in the CIF State Division III girls basketball championship game.
Reili Richardson scored 19 points, almost half of the Ladycats' total.
Brea finished 26-5. O'Dowd finished 25-9. It is O'Dowd's third state title over the past four years.
Reili Richardson leads the Ladycats with 11 points in this CIF State girls basketball Division III championship game here at UC Berkeley's Haas Pavilion, which is not one of the better venues for a CIF championship event.
Brea had its only lead late in the second quarter, 22-18.
Brea shot 7 for 24 in the first half. O'Dowd was 7
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA – Santa Margarita quarterback KJ Costello called it an opportunity too good to pass on.
So on Thursday afternoon before teammates, friends and family, Orange County’s top class of 2016 recruit committed to Stanford, picking the Cardinal over USC and Michigan.
Costello placed hats from eac
BREA – The "Ghosts of the Alumni" overlook the basketball courts inside Brea Olinda’s on-campus gymnasium, serving as constant reminder of where the girls basketball program has been, as well as where it should strive to be.
Those ghosts are embodied in the form of nine state championship banners, hanging from the walls, fill
It’s been a challenging and successful March for Mission Viejo’s softball team.
How does April look? Also challenging.
The Diablos, undefeated going into Thursday’s game against Santa Margarita and No. 1 in county, state and national rankings, play in the Michelle Carew Classic that begins Wednesday. The tournam
Welcome back to OCVarsity On the Record with Brian Whitehead and Damian Calhoun.
This week, the guys are joined by OCVarsity's Jonathan Khamis, who chimes in on all things spring sports.
Damian leads by talking boys volleyball. Which players earned first-team laurels at the recent O.C. Championships? Which Or
San Juan Hills
Meech became the state pace-setter in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 38.37 at the Triton/Asics Invitational at San Clemente High. The senior also placed second in the 100 hurdles (15.61) on Saturday.
Gehrich put herself in elite company at the Laguna Beach Trophy Invitational by running the third best 3200 time in the nation. Her 10:33.99 mark ranks second in the state. The junior also won the 1600 in 4:59.56.
LAS FLORES – Aliso Niguel’s Kyle Molnar knows that his job does not change each time he takes the mound.
His coaches have told him to pitch to contact and not to worry about cranking up the velocity.
That mentality is a little easier to accept when the Wolverines’ bats are as hot as they were in Wednesday
CIF STATE GIRLS BASKETBALL FINALS
Brea Olinda (26-4) vs. Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland (24-9)
Where, when: at Haas Pavilion, Berkeley; Friday, 2 p.m.
Fan info: Tickets are $16 general admission; $10 (seniors and students with valid ID), $10 children. Parking: $10.
Mater Dei swim coach Ken Dory loves the dual-meet format because of days such as Thursday.
The Monarchs’ No. 9-ranked girls used their depth and strategy to open the Trinity League with a 99-70 dual-meet victory at No. 3 JSerra.
“I wish there was a CIF championship for dual meets,” Dory said. “I&rsq
The eighth-ranked Servite boys volleyball team went into survival mode late in the second set of Thursday’s Trinity League match against St. John Bosco and escaped unscathed.
After winning the opening set against St. John Bosco, the Friars were on the verge of dropping the second set as they trailed, 24-18.
The Celebration of Life form longtime county football coach Herb Hill is Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m. at The Green Parrott, 2035 N. Main Street in Santa Ana.
Hill, at one time the Orange County leader in career coaching victories, coached at Rancho Alamitos and Loara.
The Green Parrott is on the east side of Main Street
Corona del Mar freshman Eva Merrell blazed two school records Wednesday to help lead the Sea Queens' No. 5 girls swim team past host No. 8 Irvine, 90-80, in the Pacific Coast League.
The Aquazot club swimmer won the 100-yard butterfly (54.26 seconds) and 100 backstroke (56.20) in school records but also anchored the
El Toro nose tackle Victor Reyes (6-1, 255) has committed to Northern Arizona as a preferred walk-on, Chargers football coach Robert Frith reports.
The senior was first-team All-South Coast League defense last season for El Toro.
Please send football recruiting news to Dan Albano at email@example.com
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA – Two teams that have recently played for a state boys golf championship find themselves in a slightly different position this season.
Both Mater Dei and Santa Margarita are just hoping to get one of the Trinity League’s three automatic berths into the postseason.
And after Wednesday’s mat
He fired a 2-under-par 34 at Tustin Ranch Golf Club to help Beckman , post a school-record 171 on the par-36 course and beat Corona del Mar by 23 strokes. He has a 34.6 average over his last six matches and has shot 34 in three consecutive matches. He's 10-under in his last five rounds.