June 2, 1999
Marissa Young pitched a one-hitter and Mater Dei defeated Thousand Oaks, 4-0, Tuesday in the Southern Section Division I semifinals. Mater Dei (28-4), advancing to the final for the third time in four years, will play Moreno Valley Valley View this weekend at Lakewood. Mater Dei did all of its damage in the third, bunching four of its six hits. With one out, consecutive singles by Young, Christina Clark and Courtney Betley produced an earned run off Sheridan Fowler (11-6).
May 11, 1989 |
Playing solely for pride, Servite High School probably cost Mater Dei its third-place seeding in the Southern Section 5-A division playoffs and its top ranking in Orange County with a stunning 8-1 victory Wednesday in Santa Ana. Servite (11-11-1 overall, 4-7 in Angelus League play) entered the game knowing it had no chance of earning a berth in the playoffs that begin next week. But the Friars chased Mater Dei pitcher Scott Corliss, one of the county's best pitchers, with a seven-run outburst in the sixth inning.
March 15, 2013 |
When it comes to girls' basketball, all signs point toward Saturday's CIF Southern California Open Division championship game between Los Angeles Windward (31-0) and Santa Ana Mater Dei (30-1) as being the game of the year. The 6 p.m. showdown is one of six regional championship games - boys and girls - to be played at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. Another five games will be played at Ontario Colony High for Divisions III, IV and V. The winners advance to state championship games next weekend in Sacramento.
March 19, 2000 |
Mater Dei's Casie Phillips lashed a single into right field, driving in Desiree Gutierrez from second base in the eighth inning to give Mater Dei a 1-0 victory over Fountain Valley in the championship game of the National Prep Softball Classic Saturday in Bullhead City, Ariz. Gutierrez had been placed on second to begin the eighth inning in accordance with the international tiebreaking rule.
August 19, 2000
The football rematch between Mater Dei and Concord De La Salle on Sept. 23 has been moved from Cerritos College to Edison Field, Mater Dei officials said Friday. The Monarchs originally tried to play the game at Edison Field, but the stadium was booked. Recently, the date became available, so the venue change was made. The Saturday night game begins at 7 p.m.
December 14, 1993 |
Schea Cotton, one of the top young basketball players in the nation, has registered at Mater Dei, Monarch Coach Gary McKnight said Monday. Cotton, a 6-foot-5, 215-pound freshman, began the school year at Bellflower St. John Bosco, where he was playing on the varsity. His family is in the process of moving to Orange County, according to McKnight. That would make Cotton immediately eligible. Under Southern Section rules, a player who transfers is eligible if his family has a change of residence.
February 23, 1989 |
Sometimes things change, and sometimes they just change names. St. Monica High School beat Mater Dei in the Southern Section 5-AA quarterfinals, 69-66, Wednesday at Rancho Santiago College in front of 2,800. It was the first loss for Mater Dei, four-time defending large-school champion, in the playoffs since 1984, when it lost to Long Beach Poly in overtime, 45-44, in the 5-A final. Wednesday's game was a close one, the type that Mater Dei--except for 1984--has always won in the playoffs.
March 16, 2003 |
Santa Ana Mater Dei shook off a slow start and kept alive its quest for a fifth state championship with an 88-54 victory over Inglewood in the Southern California Regional Division II boys' basketball championship game Saturday at Long Beach Arena. Wesley Washington scored 19 points and the Monarchs (34-2) helped brush away bad memories of a stunning loss in the last year's regional final against Riverside King.