Thursday, October 21, 2021


Injured Quarterback Honored as Athlete of the Month

Johnny Stanton’s senior year seemed to be off to a great start. After returning from a CIF and State Championship his junior year, Stanton was poised to dominate again. Then, during a September game, Stanton tore his ACL — and his high school playing career came to an end. The disappointment was shared not just by the Santa Margarita football …

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PacSun Surfers Have Orange County Connections

Southern California is home to some of the world’s elite surfers — and many of them are still in high school. Here’s a look at the professional PacSun team. Boys Kolohe Andino Hometown: San Clemente Profile: 5’10”, 150 lbs. Sponsors: Nike 6.0, Red Bull, Target Accomplishments: Andino has won nine National Scholastic Surfing Association championships. He holds records for being …

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Olympic Recap: How Did O.C. Stars Fare?

Nearly 80 athletes with Orange County connections competed in the 2012 London Olympics. Here’s a look back on how some of the big stars fared… Misty May-Treanor Sport: Beach volleyball O.C. Connection: Newport Harbor High School graduate Results: May-Treanor and her partner Kerri Walsh Jennings won their third consecutive Olympic gold medals. Afterward, both women announced their retirements from professional …

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Santa Margarita Boys Cross-Country: Jog-a-Thon For the Janics

On the morning of Sept. 5, the Santa Margarita boys cross-country team took to the track for the annual jog-a-thon. This year’s event was dedicated to sophomore Ryan Janics, who was diagnosed with cancer last year and is currently undergoing treatment. Motivated to raise money for the Janics family, the 21 cross-country runners and two coaches withstood 90-degree weather to …

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Manning’s Record-Setting Game the Result of Hard Work

El Toro quarterback Conner Manning has started the season on an impressive note. During a Sept. 21 game against Valhalla, he completed 44 of 58 passes for a total 613 yards — a new county record. Seven of those passes resulted in touchdowns, which helped the El Toro team to its fifth win of the season. Although there’s no relation …

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Freshman From Santa Margarita Sets Swim Marathon Record

During the early morning hours of Sept. 23, 13-year-old Fiona Goh stepped into the water off of Anacapa Island. Just more than 10 hours and 12.4 miles later, she emerged from the brisk ocean as the youngest swimmer ever to complete a California channel passage. In order to accomplish the feat, Goh, a freshman at Rancho Santa Margarita High School …

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