Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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National Letter of Intent Signing Day for Orange County Student-Athletes

BOYS BASKETBALL Joe Furstinger (Santa Margarita) New Mexico GIRLS BASKETBALL Amy Ogren (Mater Dei) Point Loma Nazarene Kayla Stephens (Segerstrom) Alabama State BASEBALL John Balliet (Mission Viejo) Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Turner Buis (Fullerton) Cal State Fullerton Chase Calabuig (Capistrano Valley) San Diego State Griffin Canning (Santa Margarita) UCLA Parker Coss (Capistrano Valley Christian) UC Irvine Taylor Fajardo (Capistrano …

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Orange Coast League and Trinity League Tennis Champions

Congratulations to Laguna Beach High School’s Kira Hamilton for taking the League singles championship and only losing 4 games in the championship tournament. Hamilton is also on the Laguna Breakers Surf Team — she competed in 2 surf events during the League tennis tournament finals. Also, congratulations to Santa Margarita freshman Katie Chang for taking the singles championship. Chang entered …

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SMCHS Welcomes New Girls Lacrosse Coach

Santa Margarita Catholic High School is proud to welcome the new girls’ varsity Lacrosse Head Coach, Bob Mezeul. Coach Mezeul grew up playing lacrosse in Long Island, NY before moving out west. Since moving to California in 1980, he has been active in Northern California lacrosse when he began 5 years of post-collegiate competitive men’s league play as a goalkeeper …

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Scholar Athlete Carlye Cunningham

Laguna Hills High School Golfing athlete, Carlye Cunningham, displays an exceptional work ethic on and off the field with a 4.30 GPA. Cunnigham’s classes include Honors Humanities, Anatomy, and Statistics, and is the class vice president, president of the school’s Best Buddies Club, and a member of the California Scholastic Federation. Cunningham is also active in the National Charity League.

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Trabuco Hills High School Football and the Best Buddies Club

The Best Buddies is a volunteer program designed to foster one-on-one relationships for people with intellectual and development disabilities. Trabuco Hills High School and the student volunteers are a great example of how volunteers can give back to their community. The Trabuco Hills football team is a great example of those efforts. For each home game the Mustangs take one …

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Garrett Corcoran Sets Fastest Time

Congratulations to Villa Park senior Garrett Corcoran for his outstanding effort at the 33rd annual Woodbridge/Estancia/Costa Mesa Classic. Corcoran finished the race with the fastest individual time of the meet among all county runners and placed third in his race. Corcoran, who had the lead early, finished in a time of 14:07.

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SMCHS Alumni In the News

Santa Margarita softball standout Garland Cooper ’03 was recently inducted into Northwestern University’s elite Hall of Fame. Cooper, along with three other former Northwestern athletic standouts to receive this prestigious designation, were recognized during halftime of the Northwester-Purdue men’s basketball game. The Santa Margarita graduate currently resides in Chicago. Ryan Martin ’07 had a spectacular 2012 that was capped off …

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All-Time High School Football Records

11-Man Football National Records ALL-TIMESTATE CHAMPIONSHIPS All-Time 35 Sioux Falls Washington, SD (1905-76) 32 Little Rock Central, AR (1907-04) 27 Lawrence, KS (1945-95) 26 Butte, MT (1900-91) 25 Phoenix Union, AZ (1913-55) 24 Artesia, NM (1957-04) 23 Valdosta, GA (1940-98) 23 Massillon Washington, OH (1909-03) 23 Everett, MA (1896-2004) 21 Pine Bluff, AR (1915-95) Consecutive 14 Honolulu St. Louis, HI …

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Orange County Alumni Spotlight – Travis Wilson

Congratulations to starting Quarterback, Travis Wilson (2012 San Clemente High School graduate) and the Utah Utes for the season opening win against in-state rival Utah State. Wilson showed his leadership and athletic ability in the 30 – 26 win. Wilson ended the night with 17 for 28 and 302 yards passing and 2 TDs. (174.9 rating).

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JSerra Baseball – Chase Strumpf named Pan-American Games MVP

Chase Strumpf hit 5 home runs in eight games for the U.S. under-15 team in the tournament. Strumpf, JSerra sophomore shortstop, recently appeared in Sports Illustrated “Faces in the Crowd” editorial. Strumpf has committed to UCLA to play ball.

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