A weekly poll of O.C. media members:
1. Mater Dei (10-3, 96 poll points)
Monarchs rallied but could not overcome large early deficit in 42-36 loss to Centennial of Corona in Pac-5 semifinal. This we... Full story
LONG BEACH Being two of the first teams to arrive at The Grand Event Center on Monday morning, La Habra coach Frank Mazzotta and San Clemente’s Jaime Ortiz offered up handshakes and swapped a number of laughs before being seated at their design... Full story
Valencia’s administrators tried to talk him out of it.
Of course they would. No school wants to see its football coach, who won more than 300 games while having the respect of coaches throughout Southern California, walk out the door.
Mike Ma... Full story
Check out our photos from Friday night's high school football playoffs games. County teams were playing in the semifinals of the CIF-SS playoffs, and there was a lot of great action on the field and excitement in the stands.
Go to OCVarsity.com... Full story
SANTA ANA – Mater Dei made a magical comeback last week to beat Serra of Gardena.
The Monarchs couldn’t quite duplicate that Friday.
They lost to Centennial of Corona, 42-36, in a CIF-Southern Section Pac-5 Division semifinal at Santa A... Full story
We've got updated playoff brackets following Friday night's semifinals.
We've also got the matchups for all 13 finals next week and the home teams for those games.
Click on the links below.
Here are the links to the brackets:
• Central Divis... Full story
SAN CLEMENTE – The rallying cry cut through the chilly air just before San Clemente ended its postgame team huddle Friday night.
“Let’s finish it!” someone shouted after the Tritons advanced to their second consecutive CIF-... Full story
VILLA PARK – Ramon Chaves has a list of hobbies for his free time away from the football field.
He likes watching movies, snowboarding, going to the beach and bodysurfing.
However, during the football season, there isn’t much time for o... Full story
Check out our photos from Friday night's high school football playoffs games. County teams were playing in the second round of the CIF-SS playoffs, and there was a lot of great action on the field and excitement in the stands.
Go to OCVarsity.com to... Full story
LA HABRA – San Clemente coach Jaime Ortiz knew his team had just dodged a bullet.
With a 10-point lead late, the Tritons nearly allowed Sonora to claw its way back after the Raiders recovered a pooch kick and closed the deficit to 45-42 with 5... Full story
GARDENA – Trust comes when the coaching staff has what it is believed to be the perfect game-winning 2-point conversion play ready with a spot in the CIF-SS Pac-5 semifinals at stake.
True elation arrives when that play, in this case a pass fr... Full story