Mater Dei QB Cole Leinart transfers midseason to Newport Harbor
The son of Heisman Trophy winner, Matt Leinart, is on the move.
Orange County high school football score updates for Thursday night, Sept. 28
Week six of high school football in Orange County begins Thursday night with some key match-ups. OC Sports Zone will once again provide score updates throughout the night and game coverage later tonight. Coaches and team reps, please include us on Twitter @ocsportszone or email us quarter updates and final scores to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can provide updates for our readers.
Whatever Could Go Wrong…
The Corsairs had more injuries than they did points against Santa Ana. The Corsair football team suffered a crushing 49-3 defeat at Eddie West Field in Santa Ana on Saturday against the Santa Ana College Dons. Not only did their score suffer, but over half a dozen Corsairs were injured during the game.
What’s ahead for Orange Coast League football teams battling for CIF playoffs, league title
St. Margaret’s 28-22 upset road victory over Orange in an Orange Coast League football game Friday night created a logjam for the first four spots in the league with four weeks left in the regular season. It was the biggest win of the year for the Tartans, coached by...
Sayeri from Chaminade gaining an advantage over competitors
Witness the exceptional talent of Chaminade kicker, Ryon Sayeri, who has already scored two field goals of over 50 yards this season. With a determined focus, Sayeri is setting new goals and getting a leg up on the competition.
Five-Star '25 RB Jordon Davison excited for weekend visit to Colorado
Colorado is hosting a ton of talent this weekend and Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei junior running back Jordon Davison will be one of the headliners. Although just a junior, Davison is arguably the top back in the state right now, regardless of class. We’ve been watching him since middle school and like where his game is progressing.
Four-Star '25 Edge Nasir Wyatt cuts his list to eight, goes in-depth on his finalists
Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei junior linebacker Nasir Wyatt cut his list of schools to eight on Wednesday. Wyatt is the top player in the state in both the 247Sports Composite and Top247. He’s ranked the No. 20 player nationally in the Composite and a five-star prospect as well.
2024 AMA Supercross Championship Schedule
Feld Motor Sports Inc. has released the schedule for the 2024 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship. As usual, the series will begin at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. The iconic Orange County venue has become synonymous with the start of the AMA Supercross season as The Big A has hosted 32 season openers—the most of any venue in the sport.
News Briefs for Sept. 25
This Friday, Sept. 29, Mater Dei Football will take on its long-standing rival, Servite High School. The epic game will take place at the Santa Ana Bowl at 7:00PM. The Mater Dei Girls’ Cheer Team and the Mater Dei Marching Band will be performing there as well. All student tickets are free but you must get them from the GoFan website. Make sure to support the team. Let’s Go Monarchs!
Greg Cronin Postgame
Greg Cronin breaks down Anaheim's second consecutive preseason victory and shares his thoughts on the play of Olen Zellweger.
League play on tap for some
League action starts for a bunch of area high school football teams this weekend. Garden Grove League play has games on Thursday and Friday. There’s no clear favorite in the GGL as four of six teams have 3-2 records. Thursday’s Rancho Alamitos vs. Santiago game should give us a...
LAHS X-country team takes 1st in 3 divisions
The Los Alamitos High School Cross Country Team ran their third race of the season at The Chaffey HS Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 23. The Griffins raced against 18 teams from the surrounding area. The Griffin freshman, sophomore, and junior girls all came in first place. The boys freshman team came in second place missing out on first by only one point.
No. 9 Oregon needs to ‘bring your own juice’ when the Ducks visit struggling Stanford
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Finding motivation last week couldn’t have been easier for Oregon after all the pregame trash talking, logo stomping and hype that fueled the Ducks’ showdown against Colorado. The ninth-ranked Ducks (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) used that to roll to a decisive victory over the...
Player Tragically Dies in Motorcycle Accident This Morning
The hockey world was dealt another devastating blow today as news emerged of the tragic passing of Nic Kerdiles in a motorcycle accident. An Irvine native, Nic achieved a significant milestone in 2017 when he became the first player from Orange County to don the Anaheim Ducks' jersey. However, today, the community is left heartbroken by the loss of a promising talent.
Revolutionizing the Game: Eastside Golf's Impact on Golf's Aesthetics
Discover how Eastside Golf, founded by Earl Cooper and Olajuwon Ajanaku, is revolutionizing the golfing world. Their mission? To redefine golfers' style on the course and challenge the traditional norms of the game. Tune in to learn more.
Biola comes to a standstill against Stanton
Biola men’s soccer (1-4-2) tied against the Stanton Elks (0-1-1) 1-1 on Wednesday night. Within the first five minutes, Stanton set up a goal as the ball was cleared from midfield. Biola goalie Nicholas Daniel stepped up to the edge of the box and prevented an early score. After a yellow card, Biola moved the ball downfield and midfielder Andrew Darke got a good shot at the goal but it was wide left.
PREVIEW: Jordan vs. Lakewood, Football
The562’s coverage of football in 2023-24 is sponsored in part by the MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center Foundation and Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Foundation. The562’s coverage of Lakewood Athletics is sponsored by J.P. Crawford, Class of 2013. Jordan will be looking for some revenge on...
Dons destroy Corsairs at home, break 74-year-old record
Santa Ana College running back Jackson Smith rushed for a 95-yard touchdown during Saturday’s game against Santa Monica College, breaking the record for the longest in school history. Smith, a sophomore, broke the record set by Don Balsley in 1949, in which Balsley ran for a 90-yard touchdown, also...
Outmatched Dons fall to powerful Lasers
Santa Ana College women’s volleyball team continued their recent skid with a 3-0 loss to Irvine Valley College on Friday. The Dons lost each set convincingly by finals of 25-13, 25-10, and 25-13. Irvine Valley was physically more daunting. The Lasers have five women over 5 feet, 9 inches...