Los Angeles Preps: Top 10

Mater Dei and Orange Lutheran won the Southern Section Division 1AA and 1A championships, respectively. Now, with only the state playoffs remaining, the two Trinity League teams -- ranked 1-2 at the beginning of the season -- are 1-2 again. Mater Dei never left its spot atop the perch, but Lutheran -- which lost four games while Gabe York was out with appendicitis -- has had to earn its way back to its rightful position.

1. Mater Dei (29-2): Top-seeded Monarchs won their 21st Southern Section championship with victory over Long Beach Poly, which has 19, led by Katin Reinhardt, Xavier Johnson and Stanley Johnson. Next: vs. Crescenta Valley, Wednesday.

2. Orange Lutheran (21-10): Lancers began the year ranked No. 2 behind Mater Dei, and after mid-season losses with Gabe York out, they finally return to their rightful spot with York leading the way to a 1A championship. Next: vs. L.A. Dorsey, Wednesday.

3. Mission Viejo (27-4): Top-seeded Diablos made a run at OLu, but Michael Cramer, Evan Zeller and Max Redfield had no answer for York. Next: at Del Mar Torrey Pines, Wednesday.

4. Capistrano Valley (25-5): Second-seeded Cougars had no answer for York or Payton Banks but 17 seniors still have a chance in the regional playoffs. Posted victories over Trabuco Hills. Next: at Long Beach Poly, Wednesday.

5. Ocean View (24-4): Sea Hawks had a bitterly disappointing run in the playoffs, but over the weekend coach Jim Harris was posthumously entered into the SCIBCA Hall of Fame. Posted victories over Aliso Niguel, Mission Viejo. Next: Season concluded.

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O.C.: Boys' basketball top 10

February, 20, 2012
Three Century League teams in Division 3AAA are history, but three others in higher divisions are still alive. Esperanza, seeded sixth in 3AAA, was upset by Lawndale in the second round and gets dropped from the top 10. For the moment, JSerra remains ahead of Tustin -- a team it beat previously -- but the Tillers can move up if they continue to win, and JSerra is going nowhere but down. Anaheim Canyon moves in. Ocean View has a big hurdle on Tuesday.

1. Mater Dei (25-2): Top-seeded Monarchs beat Temecula Chaparral in the first round as Xavier Johnson scoreD 17 against his former school. Next: vs. Palmdale, Tuesday.

2. Mission Viejo (24-3): Top-seeded Diablos cruised past La Sierra as Evan Zeller scored 17 and Max Redfield 13. Next: vs. Glendale, Tuesday.

3. Capistrano Valley (23-4): Second-seeded Cougars advance, and their chances of winning title are increased with the return of point guard Nick Thomas (knee), who scored 15 -- along with Aleks Lipovic -- in win over Marina. Next: vs. Walnut, Tuesday.

4. Orange Lutheran (17-11): Third-seeded Lancers get 24 points and a massive dunk from Arizona-bound Gabe York in 70-46 win over Dana Hills. Next: at Temecula Great Oak, Tuesday.

5. Ocean View (24-3): Sea Hawks won their 18th in a row as 7-footer Conor Clifford led the way with 19 points in 69-51 win over Redondo. Next: at Thousand Oaks, Tuesday.

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O.C.: Boys' basketball top 10

February, 12, 2012
The Century League is tough, and difficult to find any clear consensus. There was some consideration given to moving Orange Lutheran to No. 2 -- where the Lancers began the season when they were at full strength -- but being in the same division as Mission Viejo and Capistrano Valley, the rankings will sort itself out as the teams win. Should Ocean View and Mission Viejo both win out, Ocean View would jump the Diablos by virtue of a head-to-head win.

1. Mater Dei (24-2): Monarchs close out the season with 24th consecutive league title, 29th overall. Now embark on a 21st Southern Section title. Next: vs. Temecula Chaparral, Friday.

2. Mission Viejo (23-3): Michael Cramer dropped 29 points on Capo Valley to give the Diablos a share of the South Coast League title and the top-seeded position in the Division 1A playoffs. Next: Riverside La Sierra, Friday.

3. Capistrano Valley (22-4): Cougars lost to Mission Viejo but lost more than sole possession of the South Coast League title; they "won" the right to be on the same side of the playoff bracket as Orange Lutheran. Next: vs. Marina, Friday.

4. Orange Lutheran (16-11): Lancers were beaten by St. John Bosco, 59-57, but won twice against JSerra, including third-place playoff game, 75-71. Next: Dana Hill, Friday.

5. Ocean View (23-3): Cristian Rivera scored 18 and Conor Clifford 14 as Sea Hawks beat Segerstrom for Golden West perfection. Next: vs. Redondo, Friday.

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O.C.: Boys' basketball Top 10

January, 29, 2012
1. Mater Dei (19-2) — A 32-11 start in the first quarter held off Trinity League unbeaten St. John Bosco as Xavier Johnson and Katin Reinhardt scored 23 and 22, respectively. Next: at Orange Lutheran, Wednesday.

2. Capistrano Valley (20-2) — Point guard Nick Thomas is out with a knee injury but seasoned Cougars still beat El Toro behind Aleks Lipovic and a defense that shut down the Chargers for seven minutes. Next: at Trabuco Hills, Friday.

3. Mission Viejo (20-2) — Three of the Diablos' last five games have been decided by four points or fewer, the most recent an 80-76 victory over Aliso Niguel behind Sage Stone's 23 points. Next: vs. Tesoro, Friday.

4. JSerra (14-7) — Rebounded from four-point loss to St. John Bosco with wins over Servite and Cerritos Valley Christian. Next: vs. Santa Margarita, Wednesday.

5. Orange Lutheran (14-7)Gabe York returned to lineup and averaged 25 points in three games; Lancers stopped the bleeding with two Trinity League wins but lost a marquee game to Loyola, 92-84. Next: vs. Mater Dei, Wednesday.

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1. Mater Dei (15-2) — Trailed early against Orange Lutheran before Johnson and Johnson -- Xavier and Stanley -- took over. Next: vs. Middle Village (NY) Christ the King, Monday.

2. Capistrano Valley (17-2)Aleks Lipovic hangs 19 on Aliso Niguel and 22 on Dana Hills as Cougars’ win fifth in a row to set up huge South Coast showdown. Next: vs. Mission Viejo, Wednesday.

3. Mission Viejo (18-1) — Diablos have won 18 in a row, but trailed by five in fourth quarter to El Toro before pulling out 76-72 win behind Evan Zeller's 31 points. Next: at Capistrano Valley, Wednesday.

4. JSerra (12-5) -- Lions take care of business against York-less OLu, and Devon Pflueger and Reece Lemon scored season highs against Santa Margarita. Next: vs. Mater Dei, Friday.

5. Orange Lutheran (12-4) -- With Gabe York out with appendicitis for a second week, the Lancers lose their big gun -- and two in a row, to Mater Dei and JSerra. Next: vs. La Verne Lutheran, Monday.

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O.C.: The Top 10

November, 27, 2011
Ranking Servite fifth seems inherently wrong, given the Friars' body of work, including a victory over Santa Margarita, but placing them behind Tesoro following the epic upset seems the only option until the division shakes out completely.

1. (2) Santa Margarita (10-2)
Johnny Stanton rushed for four touchdowns and the Eagles prevented Poly from getting out of the second round for the third year in a row. Last: beat Long Beach Poly, 49-16. Next: at Mission Viejo, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

2. (3) Mission Viejo (10-2)
Buzzy Yokoyama scored four touchdowns and Diablos bolted to an early lead and then withstood a comeback by an Oilers team with everything to prove. Last: beat Huntington Beach, 41-31. Next: vs. Santa Margarita, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

3. (4) San Clemente (11-1)
Tritons' impressive victory behind Travis Wilson's one passing and three rushing touchdowns would have gotten more notice and appreciation if it wasn't for Tesoro's victory. Last: beat St. John Bosco, 42-24. Next: vs. Tesoro, TBA.

4. (5) Tesoro (8-4)
Titans and substitute RB Blake Rodgers scored the biggest victory in program history, doing something that Mission Viejo, Long Beach Poly and Alemany couldn't: End Servite's Pac-5 run. Last: beat Servite, 24-20. Next: vs. San Clemente, TBA.

5. (1) Servite (10-2)
Friars won back-to-back Pac-5 championships and became the standard for Southern Section football, but four turnovers were too much to overcome against a playoff-inspired opponent. Last: lost to Tesoro, 24-20. Next: season concluded.

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O.C.: The Top 10

November, 21, 2011
1. (1) Servite (10-1)
Friars got a complete effort in first-round victory; scored on offense (several times), as well as defense (Connor Hoffman interception return) and special teams (Garrett Airey blocked punt return). Last: beat Long Beach Wilson, 41-3. Next: vs. Tesoro at Orange Coast College, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

2. (2) Santa Margarita (9-2)
Johnny Stanton had another great game, but the hero was sophomore Alex Suchesk, who replaced injured Ryan Wolpin in the third quarter and rushed for 133 yards and two touchdowns. Last: beat Bishop Amat, 45-21. Next: vs. Long Beach Poly at Veterans Stadium, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

3. (3) Mission Viejo (9-2)
Diablos scored six touchdowns in the second quarter. Buzzy Yokoyama carried 14 times for 170 yards and three scores. Last: beat Long Beach Cabrillo, 51-22. Next: at Huntington Beach, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

4. (4) San Clemente (10-1)
Tritons excelled in every phase as they won their first playoff game since 2005 as Travis Wilson passed for four touchdowns. Last: beat Lakewood, 42-6. Next: at St. John Bosco, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

5. (9) Tesoro (7-4)
Just as they did last season, the Titans lost their last two games of the regular season and then upset a more highly regarded opponent in the first round of the Pac-5 playoffs. Last year it was fourth-seeded Bishop Amat; this time, the Sunset League champion. Last: beat Edison, 16-14. Next: vs. Servite at Orange Coast College, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

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O.C.: The Top 10

November, 13, 2011
Cody Pittman's pass to Ainslie Johnson for a two-point conversion in overtime gave Servite a 43-42 victory over Santa Margarita in one of the season's great games. Despite the loss, Santa Margarita certainly justified its move up to No. 2 last week.

1. (1) Servite (9-1)
Friars got a two-point conversion in overtime to extend Trinity League winning streak to 19 games and polish off a seventh consecutive league title behind behind Cody Pittman, who rushed for 100 yards and passed for 239. Next: vs. Long Beach Wilson at Cerritos College, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

2. (2) Santa Margarita (8-2)
Johnny Stanton gave Servite all it could handle; he rushed for 133 yards and passed for 275 in a losing effort. Last: lost to Servite, 43-42, in overtime. Next: vs. Bishop Amat at Saddleback College, Friday, 7 p.m.

3. (3) Mission Viejo (8-2)
Diablos put the finishing touches on their third consecutive South Coast League title as six different players scored and the first-team defense didn't allow a score. Last: beat Trabuco Hills 42-7. Next: vs. Long Beach Cabrillo, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

4. (4) San Clemente (9-1)
Tritons, after losing the league title to Mission Viejo, had two weeks to get ready for Tesoro, then played like they made the most of their practice time. Last: beat Tesoro, 31-6. Next: vs. Lakewood, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

5. (5) Orange Lutheran (6-4)
Lancers have victories over La Habra and Mater Dei, but they couldn't keep pace with Bosco's explosive offense though trailing by a touchdown going into the fourth quarter. Last: lost to St. John Bosco, 48-28. Next: Season concluded.

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Football: Week 9 CIF-SS top 10 polls

November, 7, 2011
(Divisions listed in alphabetical order)


1. Rancho Verde (Inland Valley) 9-0 Won Canyon Springs 42-0
2. Palm Springs (Desert Valley) 9-0 Won La Quinta/La Quinta 35-6
3. Carter (San Andreas) 9-0 Won San Bernardino 55-0
4. La Sierra (Inland Valley) 8-1 Won Moreno Valley 26-14
5. Colony (Mt. Baldy) 8-1 Bye Bye Bye
6. Chino (Mt. Baldy) 7-2 Won Montclair 52-0
7. Cajon (San Andreas) 8-1 Won Arroyo Grande 35-6
9. La Quinta/La Quinta (Desert Valley) 5-4 Lost Palm Springs 6-35
9. Valley View (Inland Valley) 7-3 Won Ramona 48-20
10. Rialto (San Andreas) 6-3 Lost San Gorgonio 10-41
Other Palm Desert (Desert Valley) 5-3 Won Indio 31-10
Other Arlington (Inland Valley) 5-4 Won Vista del Lago 63-14
Other San Gorgonio (San Andreas) 4-5 Won Rialto 41-10


1. Summit (Sunkist) 8-1 Won Jurupa Valley 56-7
2. Citrus Hill (Mountain Pass) 9-0 Won West Valley 69-28
3. Heritage (Sunbelt) 8-1 Won Elsinore 24-8
4. Kaiser (Sunkist) 7-2 Won Norte Vista 42-3
5. Serrano (Mojave River) 7-2 Won Barstow 61-0
6. Oak Hills (Mojave River) 8-1 Won Hesperia 42-20
7. Elsinore (Sunbelt) 7-2 Lost Heritage 8-24
8. Apple Valley (Mojave River) 6-2 Won Sultana 19-16
9. Sultana (Mojave River) 6-3 Lost Apple Valley 16-19
10. San Jacinto (Mountain Pass) 7-2 Won Hemet 41-20
Other West Valley (Mountain Pass) 5-4 Lost Citrus Hill 28-69
Other Silverado (Desert Sky) 4-5 Won Burroughs/R. 23-7


1. Sierra Canyon (Alpha) 9-0 Won Paraclete 36-26
2. Paraclete (Alpha) 7-2 Lost Sierra Canyon 26-36
3. Twentynine Palms (De Anza) 8-1 Won Yucca Valley 26-7
4. St. Margaret’s (Academy) 7-2 Won Sage Hill 38-3
5. Bishop Diego (Frontier) 8-1 Won Villanova Prep 54-3
6. Ontario Christian (Ambassador) 6-2-1 Won Western Christian 58-7
7. Aquinas (Ambassador) 7-2 Won Linfield Christian 30-0
8. Citrus Valley (Mountain Valley) 8-1 Won Jurupa Hills 37-13
9. Campbell Hall (Alpha) 7-3 Won Kilpatrick 63-12
10. Rubidoux (Mountain Valley) 7-2 Won Notre Dame/R. 24-3
Other Malibu (Frontier) 5-4 Lost Grace Brethren 15-23
Other Yucca Valley (De Anza) 5-4 Lost Twentynine Palms 7-26
Other Grace Brethren (Frontier) 5-4 Won Malibu 23-15

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O.C.: The Top 10

November, 6, 2011
Santa Margarita jumps Mission Viejo; the Eagles have been more impressive and consistent over the course of the season, and it sets up a 1-2 matchup this week for the Trinity League title. Despite Orange Lutheran's loss to JSerra, there isn't much movement with the Lancers because of wins over La Habra and Mater Dei, which has wins over Santa Margarita and Edison.

1. (1) Servite (8-1)
Friars got TD runs of 78 and 52 yards from Charlie Etiaki in his first game back from suffering a broken collarbone. Last: beat Mater Dei, 35-28. Next: vs. Santa Margarita at Cerritos College, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

2. (3) Santa Margarita (8-1)
A pair of fourth-quarter stops by the defense allowed the Eagles to hold on to their first victory by fewer than 11 points. Last: beat St. John Bosco, 28-20. Next: vs. Servite at Cerritos College, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

3. (2) Mission Viejo (7-2)
Diablos clinched a share of their third consecutive league title by grinding out a victory; Buzzy Yokoyama carried 32 times for 157 yards and two TDs. Last: beat Tesoro, 14-7. Next: at Trabuco Hills, Thursday, 7 p.m.

4. (5) San Clemente (8-1)
Tritons lost the battle for first place with Mission Viejo, and have had two weeks to prepare for the battle for second place. Last: idle. Next: vs. Tesoro, Thursday, 7 p.m.

5. (4) Orange Lutheran (6-3)
Lancers' offense accounted for only one touchdown, and defense gave up 17 points in the fourth quarter; still, better to lose last week instead of next. Last: lost to JSerra, 31-14. Next: at St. John Bosco, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

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Football: Week 8 CIF-SS top 10 polls

October, 31, 2011
(Divisions listed in alphabetical order)


1. Rancho Verde (Inland Valley) 8-0 Won Ramona 49-14
2. Palm Springs (Desert Valley) 8-0 Won Palm Desert 49-10
3. Carter (San Andreas) 8-0 Won Rialto 16-7
4. La Sierra (Inland Valley) 7-1 Won Arlington 31-14
5. Colony (Mt. Baldy) 8-1 Won Chino 24-16
6. La Quinta/La Quinta (Desert Valley) 5-3 Won Coachella Valley 50-7
7. Chino (Mt. Baldy) 6-2 Lost Colony 16-24
8. Cajon (San Andreas) 7-1 Won Colton 31-13
9. Rialto (San Andreas) 6-2 Lost Carter 7-16
10. Valley View (Inland Valley) 6-3 Lost Moreno Valley 27-32
Other Don Lugo (Mt. Baldy) 6-3 Won Garey 2-0 (Forfeit)
Other Palm Desert (Desert Valley) 4-3 Lost Palm Springs 10-49
Other Arlington (Inland Valley) 4-4 Lost La Sierra 14-31
Other San Gorgonio (San Andreas) 3-5 Won San Bernardino 63-13


1. Summit (Sunkist) 7-1 Won Bloomington 63-0
2. Citrus Hill (Mountain Pass) 8-0 Won Tahquitz 49-14
3. Heritage (Sunbelt) 7-1 Won Lakeside 41-14
4. Elsinore (Sunbelt) 7-1 Won Perris 62-23
5. Kaiser (Sunkist) 6-2 Won Patriot 56-28
6. Serrano (Mojave River) 6-2 Won Oak Hills 21-14
7. Oak Hills (Mojave River) 7-1 Lost Serrano 14-21
8. Apple Valley (Mojave River) 5-2 Lost Silverado 12-14
9. Sultana (Mojave River) 6-2 Won Hesperia 38-10
10. West Valley (Mountain Pass) 4-4# Won San Jacinto 36-35 (OT)
Other San Jacinto (Mountain Pass) 6-2 Lost West Valley 35-36 (OT)
Other Jurupa Valley (Sunkist) 5-2-1 Lost Norte Vista 42-43
Other Paloma Valley (Sunbelt) 2-6* Won Temescal Canyon 20-14
Other Norte Vista (Sunkist) 4-4@ Won Jurupa Valley 43-42
Other Silverado (Desert Sky) 3-5 Won Apple Valley 14-12
* Includes 3 forfeit losses. # Includes 1 forfeit win and 1 forfeit loss. @ = Includes 1 forfeit win.


1. Sierra Canyon (Alpha) 8-0 Won Brentwood 42-8
2. Paraclete (Alpha) 7-1 Won Calvary Chapel/D. 49-0
3. Twentynine Palms (De Anza) 7-1 Won Desert Mirage 41-27
4. St. Margaret’s (Academy) 6-2 Won Brethren Christian 52-16
5. Bishop Diego (Frontier) 7-1 Won Grace Brethren 33-17
6. Ontario Christian (Ambassador) 5-2-1 Won Linfield Christian 45-20
7. Aquinas (Ambassador) 6-2 Won Calvary Murrieta 48-0
8. Citrus Valley (Mountain Valley) 7-1 Won Banning 30-24
9. Campbell Hall (Alpha) 6-3 Won Marshall 52-7
10. Malibu (Frontier) 5-3 Bye Bye Bye
Other Rubidoux (Mountain Valley) 6-2 Won Rim of the World 42-35
Other Yucca Valley (De Anza) 5-3 Lost Desert Hot Springs 13-14
Other Grace Brethren (Frontier) 4-4 Lost Bishop Diego 17-33
Other Brentwood (Alpha) 3-5 Lost Sierra Canyon 8-42
Other Big Bear (De Anza) 5-3 Won Shadow Hills 50-7

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O.C.: The Top 10

October, 30, 2011
Newport Harbor's 35-21 victory over Los Alamitos knocked the Griffins out of the top 10, which opens the door for a new team this week. Should it be Newport (4-4), Villa Park (8-0), Trabuco Hills (5-3), Huntington Beach (6-2) or Yorba Linda (8-0)?

1. (1) Servite (7-1)
Friars come from behind in the fourth quarter and use a physical run game anchored by Mana Pauu and Andrew Moore to turn back a stiff challenge. Last: beat St. John Bosco, 35-27. Next: vs. Mater Dei at Angel Stadium, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

2. (3) Mission Viejo (6-2)
Diablos looked better than they had all season -- in the first half, anyway -- as Buzzy Yokoyama returned to the lineup and stung Tritons for two first quarter TDs. Last: beat San Clemente, 29-21. Next: vs. Tesoro, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

3. (4) Santa Margarita (6-2)
Ryan Wolpin scored four touchdowns as the Eagles head into the toughest two weeks of the season. Last: beat JSerra, 42-14. Next: St. John Bosco at Saddleback College, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

4. (5) Orange Lutheran (6-2)
In a must-win situation to make playoffs, the Lancers responded with a decisive victory as Conner Sullivan threw three TD passes and four different players scored. Last: beat Mater Dei, 28-0. Next: vs. JSerra at Orange Coast College, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

5. (2) San Clemente (8-1)
Tritons rallied in the second half to make a game of it after a disastrous first half with the probable South Coast League title on the line. Last: lost to Mission Viejo, 29-21. Next: idle.

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Football: Week 7 CIF-SS top 10 polls

October, 24, 2011
(Divisions listed in alphabetical order)


1. Rancho Verde (Inland Valley) 7-0 Won Vista del Lago 63-0
2. Palm Springs (Desert Valley) 7-0 Won Coachella Valley 59-0
3. Carter (San Andreas) 7-0 Won Pacific 46-0
4. Chino (Mt. Baldy) 6-1 Won Garey 58-6
5. La Sierra (Inland Valley) 6-1 Won Valley View 35-21
6. Colony (Mt. Baldy) 7-1 Won Chaffey 35-8
7. Rialto (San Andreas) 6-1 Won Cajon 27-25
8. Cajon (San Andreas) 6-1 Lost Rialto 25-27
9. La Quinta/La Quinta (Desert Valley) 4-3 Won Indio 56-26
10. Valley View (Inland Valley) 6-2 Lost La Sierra 21-35
Other Palm Desert (Desert Valley) 4-2 Won Cathedral City 57-17
Other Arlington (Inland Valley) 4-3 Won Canyon Springs 34-0
Other San Gorgonio (San Andreas) 2-5 Won Arroyo Valley 28-6


1. Summit (Sunkist) 6-1 Won Patriot 51-0
2. Citrus Hill (Mountain Pass) 7-0 Won Hemet 49-7
3. Heritage (Sunbelt) 6-1 Won Paloma Valley 28-14
4. Elsinore (Sunbelt) 6-1 Won Temescal Canyon 10-0
5. Oak Hills (Mojave River) 7-0 Won Victor Valley 42-7
6. Kaiser (Sunkist) 5-2 Won Jurupa Valley 13-6
7. Serrano (Mojave River) 5-2 Won Sultana 49-26
8. Apple Valley (Mojave River) 5-1 Won Hesperia 36-3
9. San Jacinto (Mountain Pass) 6-1 Won Beaumont 37-13
10. Jurupa Valley (Sunkist) 5-1-1 Lost Kaiser 6-13
Other Sultana (Mojave River) 5-2 Lost Serrano 26-49
Other Granite Hills (Desert Sky) 4-3* Lost Silverado 12-19
Other Paloma Valley (Sunbelt) 4-3 Lost Heritage 14-28
* Includes 1 forfeit loss


1. Sierra Canyon (Alpha) 7-0 Won Campbell Hall 33-0
2. Paraclete (Alpha) 6-1 Won Brentwood 38-7
3. Twentynine Palms (De Anza) 6-1 Won Desert Hot Springs 28-10
4. St. Margaret’s (Academy) 5-2 Won Firebaugh 50-0
5. Bishop Diego (Frontier) 6-1 Won Santa Clara 35-0
6. Aquinas (Ambassador) 5-2 Lost Ontario Christian 17-33
7. Citrus Valley (Mountain Valley) 6-1 Won Rim of the World 33-26
8. Campbell Hall (Alpha) 5-3 Lost Sierra Canyon 0-33
9. Ontario Christian (Ambassador) 4-2-1 Won Aquinas 33-17
10. Malibu (Frontier) 5-3 Won Villanova Prep 48-14
Other Calvary Chapel/Downey (Alpha) 5-1 Bye Bye Bye
Other Rubidoux (Mountain Valley) 5-2 Won Jurupa Hills 41-21
Other Yucca Valley (De Anza) 5-2 Won Big Bear 14-6
Other Brethren Christian (Frontier) 4-3 Won Xavier Prep 28-21
Other Big Bear (De Anza) 4-3 Lost Yucca Valley 6-14
Other Grace Brethren (Frontier) 4-3 Lost Mission College Prep 6-31

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O.C.: The Top 10

October, 23, 2011
Nate Tago and Blake Rodgers pounded Trabuco Hills for four quarters as Tesoro scored three second-half touchdowns to beat the then-No. 10 Mustangs. That's enough to get the Titans back into the top 10. As for the Trinity League, it's a mess -- should Santa Margarita jump Mater Dei?

1. (1) Servite (6-1)
Friars turned in another complete performance as Mana Pauu rushed for 133 yards and Cody Pittman rushed for 77 and passed for 151. Last: beat JSerra, 42-14. Next: at St. John Bosco, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

2. (2) San Clemente (8-0)
After falling behind, 10-7, balanced attack with QB Travis Wilson and RB Mike Elespuru turn back the Tritons' natural rival. Last: beat Dana Hills, 35-10. Next: at Mission Viejo, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

3. (3) Mission Viejo (5-2)
Diablos, off last week, will have had two weeks to get ready for San Clemente, and may have some additions to the lineup after early injuries. Last: Idle. Next: vs. San Clemente, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

4. (6) Santa Margarita (5-2)
Eagles were the exact opposite of what they were a week earlier in loss to Mater Dei; Johnny Stanton, Ryan Wolpin and defense were outstanding in must-win game. Last: beat Orange Lutheran, 31-10. Next: vs. JSerra at Saddleback College, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

5. (4) Orange Lutheran (5-2)
Couldn't keep up in the second half as a pair of late fourth-quarter scores turned a close score into a runaway. Last: lost to Santa Margarita, 31-10. Next: vs. Mater Dei at Orange Coast College, 7:30 p.m.

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Links to all of this week's CIF-SS polls

October, 17, 2011
We published this week's CIF-SS football polls earlier today, but if you're interested in other sports, here are links to those polls.

8-Man football

Girls' volleyball

Boys' water polo

Girls' tennis

Boys' and girls' cross country