Golden State: SCHS Boys Cross Country Wins First-Ever CIF State Championship
For in-game updates, news and more for all the San Clemente High School sports programs, follow us on Twitter @SouthOCSports and on Instagram @South_OC_Sports, and sign up for weekly South OC Sports updates straight to your inbox. It was a run to history and a run to redemption for the...
Life Time RSC Hosts Pro Pickleball Championship Weekend
Professional pickleball returns to San Clemente with back-to-back championship events over a six-day stretch at Life Time Rancho San Clemente. After wildly successful weekends for both the individual-based PPA Tour’s Orange Country Cup and team-based Major League Pickleball Season 1 Finals at Life Time in June, both pro circuits will again be awarding championships at the San Clemente venue.
The Perfect 3-Board Winter Quiver According To Kevin Schulz
From Kelly Slater's shark-inspired twin-fin to more traditions shortboard outlines, San Clemente's own breaks down his toys for the El Nino season ahead.
Grom of the Week: Eden Walla
One day she’s hanging around the Stoke-O-Rama at T-Street, and the next thing you know, Eden Walla is rolling up the coast to compete in the Cold Water Classic in Santa Cruz or flying south to Brazil to represent the United States at the ISA World Junior Championship. Such...
San Clemente holds off late Woodbridge rally in final minutes to capture narrow win
Will Whidden of San Clemente and Jason Briggs of Woodbridge get ready for the opening tip-off. (Photo: Tim Burt, OC Sports Zone). San Clemente’s boys basketball team survived a late run by Woodbridge and held on for a 61-58 victory over the Warriors Wednesday night in a hotly-contested game at the Portola-Woodbridge Classic at Woodbridge.
John Maffei's picks: Expect a tight one between Granite Hills and Mission Viejo in SoCal championship
The Union-Tribune's John Maffei delivers the matchups, names and stats to watch in all 6 of this weekend's playoff games
Laguna Beach High School girl’s water polo: ready for a comeback this season
Laguna Beach High School has had a lot of success with their various sports teams since 1934, a legendary one being their girl’s water polo team. LBHS has had three infamous female water poloists including Annika Dries in 2009 and the Fischer sisters, Makenzie in 2015 and Aria in 2017. After a loss against Foothill High School during the 2022-2023 Opening Division CIF games, Laguna is ready to come back as strong as ever with assistance from head coach Katie Teets and assistant coaches Danielle Borelli and Molly Barnes. Through intense training and a great team dynamic, Laguna is ready to take that spot of being number one.
Ladera Ranch Community Services Announces Fall Season Adult Softball Champions
Ladera Ranch Community Services (LARCS) concluded the fall season of the Men's Slow Pitch Adult Softball League. Games were played on Tuesday (1 Division) and Thursday (Upper and Lower Divisions) evenings at Cox Sports Park. This year, eighteen teams competed in the 2023 fall season. The division winners are: Tuesday: Viejo Thursday D: Solo Shots Thursday D+: 4 the Fallen Ladera Ranch Softball (Men's League) is organized by Ladera Ranch Community Services (LARCS); this men’s league runs year-round, with games regularly scheduled at Cox Sports Park.Visit here for more details.
Mission Viejo and Mater Dei football teams continue seasons in CIF state playoffs
DIVISION 1–AA North: Clovis North at De La Salle, Friday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. South: Granite Hills at Mission Viejo – Friday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. North: Pittsburg at Folsom – Saturday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. South: St. Bonaventure vs. St. Augustine at Mesa...
The Rise of Girls’ Lacrosse at LBHS
With lacrosse being one of the fastest-growing sports across America, it is no surprise that the Laguna Beach High School girls’ lacrosse team has nearly doubled in size within the last couple of years. The girls of LBHS lacrosse have shown their grit and determination, as they almost qualified to be a part of the 2023 CIF playoffs, despite being their first year playing at the varsity level. The LBHS athletic department has shared their amazement at the increased participation and the team built over the years.
State championship pairings set: Granite Hills has rough road after drawing Mission Viejo
The pairings appear more favorable for St. Augustine, which draws St. Bonaventure in Saturday's playoff game
Undefeated Dana Hills gets off to sizzling start and rolls to victory against Portola
Dana Hills boys basketball team got off to a torrid start in the first quarter and rolled to an 85-48 victory over Portola Tuesday night in the first game of the Portola-Woodbridge Classic at Portola. The Dolphins (5-0) led 23-4 after one quarter and 48-17 at halftime and were never...
Mission Viejo tops Servite for Southern Section Division 2 football title
Mission Viejo gambles with two trick plays and quarterback Luke Fahey has a big night in the Diablos' victory over the Friars in the Division 2 final.
LBHS Girls Soccer program starts with a fresh start this season
Girls soccer, a highly regarded sport at Laguna Beach High School, is making waves this coming season with many aspirations to succeed. They are starting fresh this season with a new coach and many experienced returning players. After a chaotic season last year, the players are ready to return stronger and with redemption to win. They are set to play some of the most challenging teams in the Sunset League (Division Two).
Corsairs Defeat 2022 State Champions
Women’s soccer beats previously undefeated Saddleback in tense playoff. The Santa Monica College Corsairs women’s soccer team defeated the Saddleback College Bobcats 1-0 in a tense playoff match on Nov. 21 in Mission Viejo, California. The Bobcats were undefeated this season, and also last year’s state champion. Both teams came close to scoring several times throughout the game, yet it was Corsair midfielder Vashti Zuniga who scored a point during a penalty shot in the final minutes of the first half.
Local CUSD Student-Athletes Commit to College Sports on National Signing Day
National Signing Day occurred on November 8. Several student-athletes from Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) signed their National Letters of Intent (NLI). They will participate in college sports next year. These students hail from schools such as Aliso Niguel, Capistrano Valley, Dana Hills, San Clemente, San Juan Hills, and Tesoro.
Cal Basketball: Fardaws Aimaq Wins Pac-12 Player of the Week Honors
The Texas Tech transfer averaged 18.3 points and 14.3 rebounds in three Cal defeats.
Cal prepares to face San Diego St. amid investigation into fan
The Cal men’s basketball team made international headlines this week at the SoCal Challenge in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Cal
3 Thoughts: San Diego State 76, Cal 67 (OT) ... the last play, rebounding issues, and an intimate atmosphere
What the Aztecs were hoping for with 16 seconds left in regulation, getting crushed on the offensive boards (again) and the Maui-like feel of JSerra High
Zhou, Rancho Santa Margarita Sweep Titles in CIF-SCGA Championships
Freshman Donina Zhou of defending champion Rancho Santa Margarita High claimed the individual title and led the Eagles to the team championship in the 2023 California Interscholastic/Southern California Golf Association Championships at Los Serranos Golf Club in Chino Hills. Zhou posted a score of three-under-par 69 and beat Kaila Elsayegh...