Katie Lou Samuelson and Andee Velasco sat at the podium at Walter Pyramid last Saturday night beaming with smiles and – maybe more so than anything – overcome with a sense of vindication.
They had finally knocked the proverbial monkey of... Full story
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 Dr... Full story
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... Full story
LONG BEACH – Kevin Kiernan has said repeatedly this is the most fun he has had coaching a group of girls at Mater Dei in his eight years on campus.
Seniors Katie Lou Samuelson and Andee Velasco are right there with their head coach, adding tha... Full story
ONTARIO – One team’s elation was the other’s devastation.
That was the outcome of Saturday’s CIF Southern California Division III Regional girls basketball final after top-seeded Brea Olinda mounted an improbable fourth-quart... Full story
It has been one of the better Orange County rivalries over the past few years, and Saturday night’s installment will be for the biggest prize to date: a CIF Southern California Regional championship.
For the third time this season, Brea Olinda... Full story
They sat on their bench mostly in disbelief, the celebratory noise in the background deadened by the realization of what had transpired.
Up by 14 points midway through the third quarter, and by 10 with roughly six minutes to go, Mater Dei’s gi... Full story
Katie Lou Samuelson started out her high school career as the little sister from a family full of outstanding basketball players. (OK, a little sister with a tremendous shooting touch.)
Now a senior, she is considered the top player in the nation. S... Full story
SANTA ANA - The national player of year club at Mater Dei welcomed a new member Thursday.
Senior Katie Lou Samuelson, who received the Naismith, Morgan Wooten and Women’s Basketball Coaches Association national awards in recent weeks, added th... Full story
As soon as she landed on the floor after throwing up a floater in the lane, Shaylissa Jarrett immediately reached for her left ankle, clutching it with a considerable amount of pain on her face.
Trailing by eight points midway through the second qua... Full story