November 22, 2013 |
Mater Dei's defense has picked off three passes and the Monarchs lead Mission Viejo 21-7 at halftime at Santa Ana Stadium. Matthew Rockett and Jacob Welch have caught touchdown passes and Landon Iakopo has run for a score for the Monarchs. Mission Viejo quarterback Ian Fieber has completed only three of 14 passes -- one to Daniel Marx for the game's first touchdown.
November 21, 2013 |
Friday's top high school football games: Long Beach Poly (10-1) vs. Ventura St. Bonaventure (8-3) at Ventura College, 7 p.m.: It's time to find out whether St. Bonaventure's run defense has improved since it gave up 466 yards and seven touchdowns to Tre Watson of Corona Centennial in the second game of the season. In this Pac-5 Division quarterfinal game, Poly will try to run the ball again and again. St. Bonaventure's defense, led by linebacker Jason Farlow, will try not to get worn down or give up the big play.
November 20, 2013 |
For the fourth time this season, Santa Ana Mater Dei and Harvard-Westlake will meet in water polo, only this time it's for the Southern Section Division 1 championship. Harvard-Westlake defeated Newport Harbor, 9-6, on Wednesday in its semifinal game. Mater Dei defeated Loyola, 7-3. The two schools will play for the championship on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine. Harvard-Westlake's Johnny Hooper had vowed to get his team into the championship game and have another opportunity against the Monarchs and he delivered, scoring four goals.
November 19, 2013 |
Defending City Section champion San Fernando will open against JSerra and its eight Division I recruits on March 29 in an opening game of the Boras Classic at JSerra. The 16-team South Division will be played at JSerra and Mater Dei. Other openers at JSerra: Glendora vs. Granite Hills, Vista Murrieta vs. Bishop Amat and Aliso Niguel vs. San Dimas on March 31. At Mater Dei, the openers include Gardena Serra vs. Mater Dei, Valencia of the Foothill League vs. Grossmont, Temecula Valley vs. Cypress and Great Oak vs. Chino Hills.
November 17, 2013 |
The Pac-5 Division quarterfinal matchups are filled with big-time games that should produce lots of intrigue and some exciting finishes. From Mater Dei and Coach Bruce Rollinson taking on Mission Viejo and Coach Bob Johnson to Long Beach Poly traveling to Ventura to take on St. Bonaventure and Alabama-bound quarterback Ricky Town, it's going to be one heck of a Friday night. The matchups: Tesoro (9-2) vs. St. John Bosco (11-0) at Veterans Stadium: The best strategy for beating St. John Bosco is to try to run the ball straight down the Braves' throat while keeping the offense off the field.
November 14, 2013 |
Stanley Johnson, a 6-foot-6 forward from Santa Ana Mater Dei High, is expected to announce Friday that he has chosen to attend Arizona over USC and Kentucky, according to two people with knowledge of Johnson's recruitment. Johnson, who is rated among the nation's top 10 high school senior basketball players, averaged 19.4 points and 8.9 rebounds per game last season. He is scheduled to make his decision public on ESPNU at 1 p.m. Friday, along with three other highly rated seniors: Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones and Cliff Alexander.
November 12, 2013 |
Santa Ana Mater Dei is ranked No. 1 in the CalHiSports.com preseason state boys' basketball rankings. The Monarchs have won three consecutive state championships, and Stanley Johnson is back for his senior year. Etiwanda is No. 2. The Eagles defeated Mater Dei to win the Southern Section Division 1AA championship. St. John Bosco is No. 3. The Braves return standouts Tyler Dorsey and Daniel Hamilton, plus added 6-foot-8 sophomore Vance Jackson, a transfer from La Salle. Westchester is No. 4. Oakland Bishop O'Dowd is No. 5, Los Angeles Loyola No. 6, Corona Centennial No. 7, Compton No. 8, Modesto Christian No. 9 and Woodland Hills El Camino Real No. 10. Other locals: Redondo is No. 11, Long Beach Poly No. 12, Chaminade No. 13, Gardena Serra No. 14, Bishop Montgoery No. 17, L.A. Windward No. 20, Rancho Cucamonga No. 21, Chino Hills No. 23 and Riverside North No. 24. Eric.email@example.com
November 10, 2013 |
If the seedings released on Sunday for the Pac-5 Division football playoffs are accurate, then Bellflower St. John Bosco (10-0) and Mission Viejo (10-0), seeded No. 1 and No. 2, will meet in the championship game on Dec. 6 at Angel Stadium. Something tells me, though, the road to Anaheim won't be as simple as many think, particularly for Mission Viejo. In the Diablos' bracket is 19-time champion Long Beach Poly (9-1), the No. 3 seed, plus Trinity League runner-up Santa Ana Mater (8-2)
November 9, 2013 |
The 105-game winning streak by the Santa Ana Mater Dei boys' water polo team has come to an end. San Diego Cathedral Catholic defeated the Monarchs, 8-7, in overtime on Saturday. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org