February 12, 2012 |
High School boys' basketball rankings Rank; School (record), Division; Last week; Next games; Last ranking 1. MATER DEI (24-2); 1AA; Def. Servite, 74-45; JSerra, 72-43. Next: vs. Chaparral, Friday. (1) 2. LONG BEACH POLY (23-1); 1AA; Def. Millikan, 90-42; Long Beach Jordan, 75-62. Next: vs. King, Friday. (2) 3. ETIWANDA (26-1); 1AA; Def. Alta Loma, 66-35; Rancho Cucamonga, 70-64. Next: vs. San Clemente, Friday. (3) 4. ST. JOHN BOSCO (19-6); 3A; Def. Santa Margarita, 82-74; Orange Lutheran, 59-57.
June 3, 2011 |
They put down bunts, they converted a double play, they threw out a runner at the plate, they executed a hit-and-run play, they pulled off a double steal. Riverside North, the team that was 4-24 two seasons ago, showed everyone Friday night at Dodger Stadium how baseball is supposed to be played, and the result was a 7-1 victory over Anaheim Esperanza in the Southern Section Division 1 championship game. A three-run fourth inning by the Huskies (27-7) wiped out a 1-0 deficit and lifted them to their first title since 1994, when now-major leaguer Adam Kennedy was the star.
June 15, 2010 |
Cory Hahn posted plenty of numbers. As a pitcher, he won his last eight decisions to finish with a 14-1 record and 0.89 earned-run average, plus he batted .411 with 10 home runs and 24 runs batted in. The most impressive figures the senior from Santa Ana Mater Dei put up all season: five zeroes. The left-hander pitched five perfect innings against Dana Hills in the Southern Section Division 1 championship game, combining with Ty Moore on a perfect game in a 2-0 victory. Hahn also hit the only home run in the four title games played at the Diamond in Lake Elsinore, and he made an over-the-shoulder catch near the warning track after moving to center field in the sixth inning.
June 13, 2010 |
What a difference a summer makes. At this time last year, Santa Ana Mater Dei was scrambling to find a replacement at quarterback for Matt Barkley , the Gatorade national player of the year. Now the Monarchs have a quarterback in Max Wittek , who looked better than Barkley at times Saturday in helping Mater Dei win the championship of the Dana Point Dana Hills seven-on-seven passing tournament. Yes, the 6-foot-4 Wittek is that good, which is why he's going to follow Barkley to USC in 2011.
June 6, 2010 |
Three months after starting the season by giving up 17 runs and looking like its pitching staff was in ruins, Santa Ana Mater Dei ended it with pitching perfection. Cory Hahn retired the first 15 batters, then sophomore Ty Moore retired the next six for a combined perfect game in Mater Dei's 2-0 victory over Dana Point Dana Hills on Saturday night in the Southern Section Division 1 championship game at the Diamond at Lake Elsinore. "The moment is undescribable," Hahn said.