YORBA LINDA – Esperanza dominated the second half Thursday in a 39-15 win over Irvine at Yorba Linda High in the season opener for both.
The Aztecs outscored the Vaqueros, 32-0, in the second h... Full story
TUSTIN – - For starters, this one went well for everyone associated with the Beckman football program.
Beckman, under new coach Marcello Giuliano, used all facets of its attack, leading to a 29-14 season-opening victory over visiting Santa Ana... Full story
OCVarsity's Steve Fryer has previews and predictions for some of the top games this week.
GAME OF THE WEEK
NO. 5 TESORO (1-0) VS. NO. 1 MATER DEI (1-0)
Last time they met: 2010, Mater Dei 17, Tesoro 0, second round of CIF-SS Pac-5 playoff... Full story
HUNTINGTON BEACH – A smile gleams from Garrett White as he remembers growing up with two older brothers who included him in their roughhousing play.
From being tossed into the family couch during WWE-style wrestling to a basketball game that w... Full story
This week the Calhoun Countdown spotlight is on …. Tustin vs. Foothill.
There are several good rivalries across the county, but for the staff here in the Calhoun Countdown office (myself), my favorite is Tustin vs. Foothill.
According to Map... Full story
Here is this week's updated OCVarsity football poll for Week 1 of the season:
OCVARSITY'S O.C. TOP 10(A weekly poll of 10 members of the Orange County media)
1. Mater Dei (1-0, 100 poll points)
Monarchs, ranked No. 8 in California, used defense ... Full story
San Juan Hills coach Aaron Flowers didn’t want to dwell on it, but he knows the perception of his team’s season-opening triumph against then-No. 9 San Clemente.
Biggest victory in school history, right?
“In everyone’s eyes... Full story
Mater Dei trailed Bishop Amat of La Puente by a touchdown at halftime this past Friday night. The Monarchs won, 24-21.
That has the looks of a game in which one team perhaps out-conditioned the other.
“I told the kids at halftime,” Mo... Full story
LAS FLORES – The consensus from both sidelines pregame suggested Tesoro quarterback Devon Modster was going to be the best player on the field Friday night.
The Arizona-bound signal caller didn’t disappoint in the opener, but he did get ... Full story
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – San Juan Hills coach Aaron Flowers said before Friday’s game against No. 9 San Clemente that he wanted his team to rely on good vision, especially on the defensive end.
The Stallions saw more than a few opportunitie... Full story
SANTA ANA – All the offseason discussion about Mater Dei’s quarterback competition and wide receiver transfers stepped aside Friday for the Monarchs’ ground attack.
Brandon LaMarche rushed for 133 yards and three touchdowns &ndas... Full story