Saturday, March 23, 2024


Brooke Vines: Lovin’ The Game

By Noor Jahanshahi As a senior at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School in Rolling Hills Estate, California, Brooke Vines is capping a high school softball career that began when she was in first grade in local recreation leagues. Ranked seventh in the nation for girls softball and heading to the University of Tennessee to play softball as a Volunteer, Brooke …

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Double Threat: The Best of Orange County Softball

Taylor McQuillin, pitcher, and Alyssa Palominos, center-field, both attend Mission Viejo High School and are currently in their junior year. Both girls earned numerous athletic achievements, titles, and rankings in softball. Alyssa was ranked OC Player of the Year and broke the OC record for homeruns her sophomore year with 18 homers. Alyssa is also the co-MVP for the South …

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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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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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New OC Home Run Record

Mission Viejo’s Alyssa Palomino hit her 18th home run of the season in the first round of playoffs against Aliso Niguel, breaking the Orange County home run record. The MV Diablos won the game 14-0.

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