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September 28, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 For the third consecutive week in high school football, Trinity League teams went unbeaten. That's a 16-game winning streak. And two schools, St. John Bosco and Servite, didn't even play this week. Four schools are unbeaten _ Mater Dei (5-0), Orange Lutheran (5-0), JSerra (4-0) and St. John Bosco (4-0). With one week to go before league play begins, the Trinity League schools are trying to fix any weaknesses that might be exposed when the grind of league play starts. JSerra has been having some penalty issues, so that needs to be cleaned up. But Dante Pettis, a senior receiver-defensive back, continues to be a player to watch.
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April 9, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The Trinity League quarterbacks are getting lots of love from college recruiters, and the season is still months away. K.J. Costello , a 6-foot-5 junior-to-be quarterback at Sana Margarita, has picked up a scholarship offer from Florida State. He joins Travis Waller of Servite, a senior-to-be with multiple offers, and St. John Bosco's Josh Rosen, who's committed to UCLA. JSerra's Nick Robinson is returning all-leaguer, and don't count out Jack Lowary, a 6-4 quarterback at Mater Dei with a strong arm who's expected to replace Cal-bound Chase Forrest.
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October 28, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 If the Trinity League is the best football league in the state, then why shouldn't the league receive the two at-large berths for the Pac-5 Division playoffs? Three Trinity League teams are guaranteed berths. A fourth is almost certain to receive one of the at-large berths. But everything comes down to meeting criteria. Here's the criteria that is followed in choosing at-large berths: Head-to-head competition (four points); overall strength of the league (one point); overall win-loss record (one point)
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April 7, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Anaheim Servite isn't going away in the Trinity League baseball race. With Tyler Armour throwing six strong innings, Gabriel Teposte contributing two hits and Connor Clancy getting two RBIs, the Friars (9-5, 3-1) knocked off Santa Ana Mater Dei, 7-1, on Monday. Brandon Moore struck out six in five innings and Jesus Mercado had three hits in St. John Bosco's 6-5 win over Orange Lutheran. Reid Budrovich threw two shutout innings of relief. UCLA-bound Griffin Canning of Santa Margarita handed JSerra its first loss in Trinity League play, pitching the Eagles past the Lions, 4-3. Canning allowed five hits in a complete game.
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July 18, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The summer seven on seven passing season is ending with Trinity League teams in the spotlight. Huntington Beach is hosting a tournament on Saturday that begins at 8:45 a.m., and Trinity League teams St. John Bosco, Santa Margarita, Orange Lutheran and Servite are entered and will be tough to beat. Last week, St. John Bosco defeated Mater Dei in the finals of the Edison tournament. Pool A: Huntington Beach, Aliso Niguel, Corona. Pool B: St. John Bosco, El Toro, Saddleback Valley Christian.
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November 8, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 There was a three-way tie for third place in the Trinity League between Servite, Orange Lutheran and JSerra. Coin flips were held, and Servite was given third place, Orange Lutheran fourth and JSerra fifth. Servite is definitely in the Pac-5 playoffs. Orange Lutheran and JSerra will have to battle Crespi for the two at-large berths. Here's the criteria: Head-to-head competition (four points); overall strength of the league (one point); overall win-loss record (one point); strength against common opponents (one point)
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April 7, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Anaheim Servite isn't going away in the Trinity League baseball race. With Tyler Armour throwing six strong innings, Gabriel Teposte contributing two hits and Connor Clancy getting two RBIs, the Friars (9-5, 3-1) knocked off Santa Ana Mater Dei, 7-1, on Monday. Brandon Moore struck out six in five innings and Jesus Mercado had three hits in St. John Bosco's 6-5 win over Orange Lutheran. Reid Budrovich threw two shutout innings of relief. UCLA-bound Griffin Canning of Santa Margarita handed JSerra its first loss in Trinity League play, pitching the Eagles past the Lions, 4-3. Canning allowed five hits in a complete game.
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March 8, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 All hail the Trinity League. A third team, Santa Margarita, won a Southern Section title on Saturday night, with the Eagles defeating Brea, 53-46, in the 3AA championship game. Mater Dei and JSerra earlier won titles. Devonte Klines scored 15 points for Santa Margarita (23-8), which saw Brea rally and tie the game at 46-46 in the fourth quarter. But a three-pointer from the top of the key with 2:02 left by Joe Furstinger broke the tie, and Santa Margarita went on to victory. Jonathan Wallace led Brea with 12 points.
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November 15, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 On the opening night of the Pac-5 Division playoffs, Anaheim Servite turned a tie game at halftime into a rout with three third-quarter touchdowns en route to a 42-21 victory over Westlake Village Westlake on Friday night. “The third quarter was a big one,” Servite quarterback Travis Waller said. “We had to come out strong and put the game away.” It was a good night for the Trinity League. Besides the Friars (6-5), top-seeded Bellflower St. John Bosco defeated Agoura, 69-24, and Santa Ana Mater Dei won over Oaks Christian, 28-17.
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October 12, 2010 | Eric Sondheimer
It's called Trinity League madness, and it begins Thursday night with the league football opener between Santa Ana Mater Dei and Bellflower St. John Bosco at Santa Ana Stadium. What separates the Trinity League from virtually all other leagues is how tough, competitive and intense each game is played. "You have to come to play every week," said Anaheim Servite Coach Troy Thomas, whose team has won or shared the last five Trinity League titles. This season, the six teams have a combined record of 24-6 going into league play.
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March 10, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Stanley Johnson of Santa Ana Mater Dei has been named the Trinity League MVP after leading the Monarchs to an unbeaten league record. First-team all-league: MJ Cage, Mater Dei, So.; La'vette Parker, Mater Dei, Jr.; Rex Pflueger, Mater Dei, Jr.; Tyler Dorsey, St. John Bosco, Jr.; Daniel Hamilton, St. John Bosco, Sr.; Vance Jackson, St. John Bosco, So.; Johnnie Vassar, JSerra, Sr.; Rogers Printup, Orange Lutheran, Jr.; Trevor Treinen, Servite, Jr....
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March 8, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 All hail the Trinity League. A third team, Santa Margarita, won a Southern Section title on Saturday night, with the Eagles defeating Brea, 53-46, in the 3AA championship game. Mater Dei and JSerra earlier won titles. Devonte Klines scored 15 points for Santa Margarita (23-8), which saw Brea rally and tie the game at 46-46 in the fourth quarter. But a three-pointer from the top of the key with 2:02 left by Joe Furstinger broke the tie, and Santa Margarita went on to victory. Jonathan Wallace led Brea with 12 points.
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January 15, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
It's time for Compton to show if it's ready to take charge of the Moore League race with a showdown road game against Long Beach Poly on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Compton has been playing much better of late, almost knocking off Loyola a couple weeks ago. Robert Lewis has been the key player in the last two league games. Poly is very strong defensively and still has weapons, such as improving center Jordan Dallas. In the Trinity League, top-ranked and unbeaten Santa Ana Mater Dei hosts St. John Bosco.
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January 8, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Top-ranked Santa Ana Mater Dei begins Trinity League basketball action on Wednesday at home against Santa Margarita (10-3), which has made quiet improvement over the course of the season. Joe Furstinger, a 6-foot-8 senior, is averaging 14 points for the Eagles. Santa Margarita Coach Jeff Reinert will be the first of the Trinity League coaches to see what kind of strategy will be employed against Stanley Johnson, who has been playing point guard for the Monarchs this season.
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December 12, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 JT Ayers, the track and field coach at Orange Lutheran the last three years, has been hired at Trabuco Hills. He had 13 Trinity League champions and five state finalists. It's a return to Trabuco Hills for Ayers, who guided Trabuco Hills in 2009. He also has coached cross country and football.  Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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December 7, 2013 | By Steve Galluzzo
Jaleel Wadood caught a nine-yard scoring pass from Josh Rosen and St. John Bosco has taken the lead over Trinity League rival Mater Dei, 10-7, with 1:45 remaining in the first half at Angel Stadium.
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September 8, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
There's a lot to debate in high school football this season, including who's the best quarterback in Southern California and how many points it will take to defeat Corona Centennial, but no one can challenge one indisputable fact: the strength of the Trinity League. For the first time in the history of The Times' top-25 rankings, all six Trinity League teams are ranked. It's just another reminder of how grueling the weekly league games will be when they start in early October. "It kind of validates what people say about the league in terms of Southern California football," Santa Ana Mater Dei Coach Bruce Rollinson said.
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November 1, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
Championship teams find a way to succeed when things aren't going smoothly. Top-ranked Bellflower St. John Bosco had a fumble inside the 10-yard line, an interception in the end zone and a bad snap over the head of its punter in the first half Friday night against Santa Ana Mater Dei. And yet, the unbeaten Braves held a 14-2 halftime lead on the strength of Sean McGrew's 49-yard touchdown run and 33-yard touchdown catch. In the second half, St. John Bosco kept rolling and clinched its second consecutive Trinity League championship with a suffocating defensive performance in a 24-2 victory over the Monarchs (7-2, 2-2)
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December 7, 2013 | By Steve Galluzzo
St. John Bosco has been the favorite to win the Pac-5 Division all season and Trinity League rival Mater Dei is the only team left standing in the way of the Braves' first CIF title. They meet at Angel Stadium in Anaheim tonight and both teams are on the field for pre-game warmups. Kickoff is 10 minutes away and fans of both teams are filing into the stands down the left field line.  The Monarchs (11-2) have won four in a row since being shut down in a 24-2 loss to St. John Bosco in the fourth week of Trinity League play.
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November 15, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 On the opening night of the Pac-5 Division playoffs, Anaheim Servite turned a tie game at halftime into a rout with three third-quarter touchdowns en route to a 42-21 victory over Westlake Village Westlake on Friday night. “The third quarter was a big one,” Servite quarterback Travis Waller said. “We had to come out strong and put the game away.” It was a good night for the Trinity League. Besides the Friars (6-5), top-seeded Bellflower St. John Bosco defeated Agoura, 69-24, and Santa Ana Mater Dei won over Oaks Christian, 28-17.
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