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    Boys basketball: MD plays Wednesday

    March 16th, 2015, 1:14 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    Mater Dei's game against Bishop Montgomery in the CIF Southern California Regionals Open Division in Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Redondo Union High in Redondo Beach. Bishop Montgomery is the home team, but the Knights' gym is not larger enough for a game like this. All other regionals games are Tuesday.

    Mater Dei is the only Orange County team still playing in the boys hoops regionals.

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    Boys basketball: Regionals today

    March 14th, 2015, 10:52 am by By STEVE FRYER

    CIF Southern California Regionals, Second round (all games 6 p.m.)

    Division II: La Mirada (27-5) at Canyon (24-9). La Mirada lost to Compton in the CIF-Southern Section 2A semifinals. Canyon is 2AA champion. Including its 98-65 win over Kearny in the regionals first round Wednesday, Canyon has scored 201 points over its past two games. La Mirada beat Canyon, 61-56, in an Orange Holiday Classic semifinal in late December. The winner of this game plays the Compton-Hanford winner in the semifinals Tuesday.

    Division 3: Corona del Mar (25-7) at Damien of La Verne (25-5). Corona del Mar is on the road again in the regionals after winning at El Cajon Valley in the first round Wednesday, 46-33. CdM lost to Beverly Hills in the CIF-SS 3A final. Damien played in the Open Division: a first-round loss to Orange Lutheran; a consolation second-round win ove Alemany; a consolation semifinals loss to Redondo. Damien is No. 17 in the California top 20. The winner plays the Beverly Hills-Cantwell Sacred Heart winnner in the semifinals.

    Division 3: Sonora (29-4) at Alemany of Mission Hills (22-8). CIF-SS 3AA champion Sonora beat Valhalla by a lot, 101-74, in the regionals first round Wednesday. Alemany beat West Bakersfield 72-49. Alemany played in the CIF-SS Open Division. It lost to Centennial of Corona in the first round and to Damien in the consolation second round.The winner plays the Gahr-Cathedral winner in the semifinals.

    Division 6: Orangewood Academy (22-12) at Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth (22-4): Orangewood, CIF-SS Division 6 champion, won a regionals first-round home game against Caruthers, 68-63. Sierra Canyon, No. 6 in the state top 20, played in the Open Division of the CIF-SS playoffs. It beat St. John Bosco in the first round and lost to Etiwanda by five points in the second round. The winner plays the St. Benard-Viewpoint winner in the semifinals.

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    Baseball: Newport Elks update

    March 11th, 2015, 11:06 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    The Newport Elks' Frank Lerner Division championship game Friday at 7 p.m. at Hart Park in Orange: Mater Dei vs. St. John Bosco. Two Trinity League teams.

    Foothill Division championship game: Corona del Mar vs. Trabuco Hills, Saturday at 3 p.m. at Foothill High.

    Costa Mesa Division championship game: Hemet at Laguna Hills, Friday at 3 p.m.

    Orange County Division championship game: Whittier at Rancho Alamitos, Friday at 3 p.m.

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    Football recruiting: National champs offer Mater Dei's Robinson

    March 2nd, 2015, 10:59 am by BY DAN ALBANO

    Mater Dei junior outside linebacker Curtis Robinson might be Orange County's hottest football recruit in the class of 2016.

    Here are some of the most recent scholarship offers that Robinson reports : National champion Ohio State, UCLA, Oregon State, Colorado and Wisconsin.

    Last month, Robinson ranked fourth in OCVarsity's list of 2016 recruits to watch. Maybe that was too low?

    Please send football recruiting news to Dan Albano at

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    Basketball: MD date change; OLu doubleheader

    February 26th, 2015, 3:37 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    The Etiwanda-Mater Dei boys basketball playoff game will be played Tuesday at Mater Dei. It was scheduled for Saturday. Mater Dei has a major fundraiser event taking place off campus that day and Etiwanda has a girls basketball playoff game that day, too.

    Both schools must agree to any such schedule change which also must be approved by the CIF-SS office.

    It will be an Orange Lutheran doubleheader Saturday at Hope University in Fullerton. Lutheran's girls team plays Lompoc there at 4 p.m. The Lancers boys play Bishop Montgomery of Torrance at Hope at 7 p.m.

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    Winter Signing Day: Where will Malik McMorris end up?

    February 4th, 2015, 10:03 am by By STEVE FRYER

    Malik McMorris is an All-County defensive linemand who also was a heck of a fullback for Mater Dei. He also is one of the top track and field athletes in California, in the shot put and discus.

    He has offers from a few schools here and there, but he is leaning toward going the walk-on route at Cal for football, Mater Dei coach Bruce Rollinson said today.

    McMorris is 6-foot, 290 pounds. That footwork learned in the throws, and his quickness -- he also is a good basketball player -- should make him a bona fide football recruit for somebody.

    McMorris won a Sports Illustrated athlete of the month award this past October.

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    Winter Signing Day: Mater Dei soccer, water polo

    February 4th, 2015, 11:10 am by By STEVE FRYER

    Mater Dei today had letter-of-intent signees in boys and girls soccer, and in boys water polo.

    Girls soccer: Theresa Butcher, Cal State Dominguez Hills; Noah Sanchez, Notre Dame de Namur; Margaret Schmidt, Texas A&M.

    Boys soccer: Justin Carpenter, Loyola Marymount.

    Boys water polo: Spencer Carroll, Brown; Nicholas Lavayen, USC; Matthew Payne, Princeton; Nick Silvers; USC; Connor Talleur, USC.

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    Winter Signing Day: Five Mater Dei football players sign

    February 4th, 2015, 9:59 am by By STEVE FRYER

    These Monarchs football players signed letters of intent this morning at a ceremony in Mater Dei's Meruelo Athletic Center: Ben Humphreys, LB/WR, Duke; Kyle Penniston, TE, Wisconsin; Olive Sagapolu, DL, Wisconsin; Tristan Wallevand, OL, Colorado Mesa; Rasheed Williams, Idaho State, DL.

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    Football recruiting: Mater Dei's Robinson offered by USC, Williams going Big Sky

    February 3rd, 2015, 11:09 am by BY DAN ALBANO

    Mater Dei junior outside linebacker Curtis Robinson (6-3, 225) has been offered by USC, Monarchs football coach Bruce Rollinson confirmed.

    Robinson has emerged one of the county's top rising juniors in recent weeks, collecting offers from Notre Dame, Nebraska and Boise State among others.

    Meanwhile, Mater Dei first-team All-County defensive end Rasheed Williams (6-3, 265) has committed to FCS Idaho State of the Big Sky Conference. Rollinson said Williams will sign with Idaho State on Wednesday, National Signing Day.

    Please send football recruiting news to Dan Albano at

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    Basketball: Fryer's top 10 vote

    February 2nd, 2015, 10:38 am by By STEVE FRYER

    How I voted on the Orange County boys basketball top 10 today (I am one of five voters on The Registe Media Poll panel) ...

    1. Mater Dei (19-3 overall record); 2. Orange Lutheran (19-3);3. Sonora (19-3); 4. Santa Margarita (14-5); 5. Tustin (20-2); 6. Foothill (19-3); 7. Edison (18-5); 8. Los Alamitos (19-2); 9. Canyon (15-7); 10. Esperanza (18-5).

    Santa Margarita lost twice last week, but both losses were to good Trinity League teams -- Mater Dei and St. John Bosco.

    Tustin beat Foothill, so the Tillers get No. 5. Maybe Esperanza is better than Canyon; we will find out Tuesday when Esperanza plays at Canyon.

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