March 29, 2001
Ashton White hit a grand slam to spark a seven-run first inning as visiting Santa Margarita upended Mater Dei, the county's top-ranked team, 9-4, in a Serra League baseball game Wednesday. The victory put the Eagles (5-6, 3-1) in a first-place tie with Mater Dei (10-1, 3-1). Mike Foley drove in three runs for Santa Margarita, and David Lagrew gave up two earned runs in pitching a five-hitter.
September 19, 2012 |
A lawsuit filed in 2010 by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange and Santa Ana Mater Dei against the CIF Southern Section lives on, and attorney fees for the CIF have exceeded $109,000, CIF Executive Director Roger Blake said Monday. A status conference is scheduled for Nov. 5 in Orange County Superior Court. No trial date has been scheduled after a previous date last February was vacated. The status conference will come just days after a scheduled Oct. 29 vote at the CIF State Federated Council, where Mater Dei and the Trinity League are supporting a proposal that would remove the wording "athletically motivated transfer" from all CIF rules.
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 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.
November 4, 2013 |
Santa Ana Mater Dei comes in at No. 6 in Student Sports' preseason Fab 50 boys' basketball national rankings. No. 1 is Monteverde Academy of Florida. No. 7 is Etiwanda, which won last season's Southern Section 1AA championship. St. John Bosco is No. 15. Here's the link to complete rankings. Eric.email@example.com
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.