Gary McKnight has been involved in many huge events in his 35 seasons as Mater Dei’s boys basketball coach.
He rarely has been part of something like this – a high school basketball doubleheader so huge that it is being played at a 10,... Full story
The CIF-Southern Section boys basketball playoffs begin this week. So, as usual, it’s time for my predictions on what will happen between now and the CIF-SS finals on March 3 and 4.
If a team that I didn’t pick to go far gets to the semi... Full story
Every team in every sport needs a Brendon Vos.
Fullerton baseball coach Tony Gonzalez knew he could rely upon Vos to accept any assignment and execute it with full effort. Vos was a multi-position player as a freshman. Gonzalez asked Vos to zero in ... Full story
Coaches sometimes give their players books on leadership. Former Lakers coach Phil Jackson often did so.
In Mater Dei’s water polo program, it has been the other way around.
When Mater Dei water polo coach Chris Segesman introduced polo senio... Full story
Releaguing is like planning a wedding reception.
You have to figure out who wants to sit with who. Who is going to be OK sitting with Aunt Hilda?
For the releaguing process that has just begun, Crean Lutheran is Aunt Hilda.
Starting with the 2018-... Full story
Let’s take a look at the South Coast League so far this season …
Tesoro and San Clemente are tied for first place in the five-team league. Both have 2-1 league records. Trabuco Hills and Aliso Niguel are 2-2, and El Toro is 1-3.
El Tor... Full story
Mater Dei’s boys basketball team just got bigger, and better.
The CIF-Southern Section on Thursday declared 6-foot-11 junior Bol Bol eligible to play at Mater Dei. He is eligible under the “valid change of residence” rules and met ... Full story
It looked like Friday would be the day Edison would announce who will replace the retired Dave White as the school’s football coach.
Probably next week. These things can get complicated.
We’ve speculated here for months that it will be ... Full story
This transfer is bigger than most.
Transfers happen at all schools in all sports. When the transfer involves a player rated one of the top 20 boys basketball prospects in the nation for his graduating class and has transferred to perennially top-ran... Full story
Blake Burzell has broken the career scoring record at Laguna Beach.
And it’s still the first half of his junior year. And basketball is not his best sport.
Burzell got the record while scoring 26 points in Breakers’ loss to Bishop Manog... Full story