ORANGE – In the eternal struggle of Orange County bragging rights between north and south, it was the south that could safely put another mark in its win column on Saturday.
Dana Hills became t... Full story
It looked like this was going to be a down year for the El Toro boys cross country team. The Chargers lost eight of their top 10 runners to graduation from last season’s CIF-SS finalist.
But El Toro hasn’t skipped a beat as a summer of h... Full story
The Los Alamitos girls cross country team has experienced a surge this season thanks to a jolt from a talented freshman.
Lauren Velasco has burst into the Griffins’ top five positions with a string of strong efforts.
“She’s a natu... Full story
BREA – With only 40 teams, the Brea Invitational is one of the more intimate meets of the cross country season.
It also accurately describes the budding competition between two of central Orange County’s powers in the sport.
Resurgent V... Full story
DANA POINT – It’s a different face that leads the county’s foremost cross country power these days.
With All-County stalwarts Jake Ogden and Mason Coppi out of the picture at Dana Hills, the burden of leadership has not proved too ... Full story
NORCO – Cross country runners have long looked at the Woodbridge Invitational as an opportunity to set personal records.
With a new location, however, word of mouth began to spread from teammates and coaches earlier in the day that the course ... Full story
LAGUNA HILLS – The adage is that records are made to be broken. It is also said that good things come in threes.
Both were true on Saturday, as three county runners bested individual meet records at the 33rd Annual Laguna Hills Cross Country I... Full story
A vulture might be hovering over Hawk Hill.
Hawk Hill is where runners’ aspirations can die in the Laguna Hills Invitational.
The Laguna Hills Invitational is Orange County’s first big meet of the cross country season.
And we mean big.... Full story
It doesn’t seem possible on the surface, but Dana Hills’ boys cross country team never seems to go through a rebuilding year. Last December, the Dolphins appeared to have reached the top of the mountain when they achieved a podium finish ... Full story
OCVarsity’s season-opening boys top 10:
O.C. BOYS TOP 10
1. Dana Hills (50 poll points): The Dolphins opened the season as the top-ranked team in CIF-SS Division 1 for the second straight year. All-County junior Jack Landgraf leads four retur... Full story
OCVarsity’s list of the top boys runners to watch this season:
TOP BOYS RUNNERS TO WATCH
Brandon Hough, Dana Hills, Sr.: Hough was a top-10 performer in last year’s Orange County Championships. He produced a top-15 showing in the CIF-SS... Full story