November 24, 2000 |
At El Modena, the lure of the mat is supreme. It's not like that at every high school in Orange County, where some coaches plead with athletes to come out for wrestling. Then again, there's only one Alan Clinton, a coach who looks like a drill sergeant but endears himself to his team through his encouraging methods and love for the sport. Since Clinton took over in 1985, El Modena is 192-60 and has won three Southern Section and seven league titles.
November 19, 2000
Edison won a coin toss Saturday and will host its Southern Section second-round Division I playoff game Friday against second-seeded Los Angeles Loyola. The game will be played at Orange Coast College. Mater Dei and Esperanza, the other two Orange County teams alive in Division I, will play on the road. The Monarchs lost a coin flip and will play at third-seeded Rialto Eisenhower.
November 18, 2000 |
The top high school singles and doubles players in Orange County are spread out across Southern California today as they participate in the Southern Section individual preliminaries. Four singles players and four doubles teams from each of the four sites will advance to the section championships at the Claremont Club for the Round of 16 and quarterfinals on Nov. 30. The semifinals and finals also will be at the Claremont Club on Dec. 1.
November 16, 2000 |
The Southern Section Executive Committee denied Santa Margarita's appeal Wednesday to move from the Parochial Area into the Orange County Area for the 2002-06 releaguing cycle. Then, using the same set of criteria, it overturned a previous decision and will allow Orange Lutheran and Calvary Chapel to participate in Orange County public school leagues. Calvary Chapel and Orange Lutheran will look for a new home outside the Olympic League, probably the five-team Sea View or Golden West leagues.
November 13, 2000 |
Three of the eight Orange County football teams vying for at-large berths in the Southern Section playoffs were rewarded Sunday, but two of those three paid the price in the bracketing process. Servite and Fountain Valley received two of the three available berths in Division I, and Ocean View was awarded the lone berth in Division VI. Three county schools were shut out in Division IX in favor of Baldwin Park as each vied for the one playoff berth.
November 12, 2000
A brief look at the six Southern Section football divisions that include Orange County schools (pairings to be announced today): DIVISION I League champions--Rialto Eisenhower (9-1, Citrus Belt), Los Angeles Loyola (9-1, Del Rey), Long Beach Poly (10-0, Moore), Santa Margarita (8-2, Serra), Esperanza (9-1, Sunset). Overview--Defending co-champions Long Beach Poly and Mater Dei, along with traditional powers Eisenhower, Redlands, Loyola, Santa Fe Springs St.
November 10, 2000 |
He might not immediately come to mind when considering Orange County's best high school football player, but some say Tyler Thompson is an unheralded jewel, a gem that shines on offense, defense and special teams for Santa Margarita. "Tyler's the heartbeat of our team," Santa Margarita Coach Jim Hartigan said. "When he plays well, we play well. When I ask him to step up, everyone else follows. He's the pulse of our football team."
November 9, 2000 |
Reaffirming a recent ruling by Southern Section Commissioner James Staunton, a section hearing committee on Wednesday voted unanimously to sustain the athletic suspension of Villa Park basketball player Martin Iti. Tom Byrnes, a former state and section commissioner who served as chair of the three-person committee, said there was insufficient evidence to overturn Staunton's decision last week to uphold Villa Park Principal Fran Roney's one-year suspension of Iti.