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By Mike Sciacca | September 19, 2012
The fifth week of the 2012 prep football season has three local teams closing out the nonleague portion of their respective schedules. The highlight of the week is arguably the Mater Dei-Edison showdown. "It's a big one, for sure," Edison Coach Dave White said. "Any time you play Mater Dei, it's special. It should be a good game. " In the previous 13 games between the schools, Mater Dei owns an 8-5 series edge. * Friday Mater Dei (3-0) vs. Edison (3-0), 7 p.m., Orange Coast College: The Monarchs and Chargers put their undefeated seasons on the line when the teams meet for the 13th consecutive year.
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By Mike Sciacca | September 22, 2012
COSTA MESA - The way they dug themselves into a hole Friday, it seemed a far stretch that the Edison Chargers could make a game of it with Mater Dei. No, not the way the charitable Chargers started things at Orange Coast College. "You can't make that many mistakes and expect to beat a team of Mater Dei's caliber," Edison Coach Dave White said. "But our kids nearly overcame those mistakes, and we had our chances their at the end. " Edison climbed out of a three-touchdown hole before a near-full house at LeBard Stadium, fought and clawed its way back into contention, and had opportunities to go into the lead in the fourth quarter.
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By Mike Sciacca | September 28, 2013
SANTA ANA - OK, so it wasn't the prettiest of things Friday at Santa Ana Stadium, but there were a few exciting moments by way of big plays during the big nonleague game between Edison High and Mater Dei. There were plenty of lights and cameras - the showdown was the Prep Game of the Week and televised by Fox Sports 1 cable network, but little offensive action. No, not when three of the game's four scores came by way of defense. Mater Dei cashed in on three turnovers to score all of its points and went on to take a 21-7 victory.
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October 2, 2003
TONIGHT'S GAME Edison (3-0) vs. Mater Dei (0-3) (at Santa Ana Bowl, 7 p.m.) The 17th meeting between the Edison and Mater Dei will feature teams heading in opposite directions. Mater Dei is 0-3 for the first time since the 1989 season. The Monarchs have faced a tough schedule, though, losing to No. 2 Orange Lutheran (Division VI), Mission Viejo, ranked first in Division II and the division's reigning two-time champion and J.W. North, ranked second in Division V. Offensively, the Monarchs are led by quarterback Jason Forcier and Brandon Nicolas is a terror on both sides of the line.
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December 2, 1999
Perennial prep football powers Mater Dei and Edison highs have signed a two-year home-and-away contract to meet in football during the next two seasons, Edison Coach Dave White said Wednesday. The Chargers will host the Monarchs at Orange Coast College in the fourth week of the 2000 season, and Mater Dei will entertain Edison in 2001 at Santa Ana Bowl. 'We're excited about renewing our rivalry with Mater Dei,' White said. 'Both schools have had great success on the football field, and this should be two more exciting games in the series.
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By: Mike Sciacca | September 29, 2005
A rivalry between two of Orange County's most successful prep football programs continues Friday when Edison takes on Mater Dei in nonleague play. The Chargers will face the host Monarchs in a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Cal State Fullerton. Edison comes into the matchup on a three-game winning streak. Mater Dei, meanwhile, collected its first victory of the season Friday against Foothill. "Don't let their record fool you," Edison coach Dave White said of the Monarchs, who blitzed Foothill, 33-0, last week.
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September 28, 2000
Mike Sciacca, Independent Edison High Coach Dave White was among the 15,000 or so in attendance last Saturday night to see if Mater Dei could knock off Concord De La Salle, the nation's top-rated prep football team. The Monarchs didn't stop De La Salle's win streak at 102 games, although the 31-28 defeat left White with nothing but praise for Mater Dei. "They are an outstanding football team, and I have nothing but respect for (Mater Dei coach)
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November 16, 2000
The Huntington Beach High girls' volleyball team's bid for an appearance at this weekend's CIF Southern Section Division I-A championship final fell one match short, as second-seeded Mater Dei defeated the third-seeded Oilers, 15-7, 15-4, 6-15, 15-6, Tuesday at Huntington Beach High. The Monarchs, who won their 20th match of the season to improve to 20-2 overall, cruised in the first two games. However, for as listless as Huntington Beach was in the first two game, the Oilers displayed the same emotion and intensity that earned them the Sunset League championship.
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By Matt Szabo | October 2, 2009
SANTA ANA — The Edison High football team probably doesn’t want to be known as a second-half team, but another comeback was in the works Thursday night at Santa Ana Stadium. Now the Chargers can say they’re an overtime team, too. Edison senior quarterback Matt Viles scored on seven-yard quarterback draw in the second overtime and the Chargers held on for a thrilling 36-29 nonleague victory over Mater Dei. It wasn’t settled until the Monarchs got the ball back and moved the ball back to the Edison five-yard line.
NEWS
March 4, 2000
The Edison High boys soccer team will be out to win a CIF Southern Section championship today when the Chargers take on Mater Dei at 10 a.m. at Cal State Fullerton's soccer stadium. Edison (19-4-2) advanced to the title match by edging El Dorado Tuesday, 1-0, on the strength of junior midfielder Jeff Kinkoff's second half goal and a strong defensive effort led by goalie Joey Balbas and seniors Jeff Kunze and Billy Pena. Mater Dei (27-5-1) moved on to the final by virtue of a 4-1 semifinal upset of previously unbeaten Riverside Poly, which had its 29-match win streak ended.
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By Mike Sciacca | April 2, 2014
It was three years ago this coming summer, that Huntington Beach took center stage nationally and internationally, on the youth sports scene. In late-August of 2011, the Ocean View Little League All-Star team (11-12 year-olds) made it all the way to Williamsport, Pa., for the Little League Baseball World Series. Ocean View not only qualified for the tournament, but also won the coveted title. Since that time, the 13 members of that memorable squad have all moved on. Each, now, is in high school, several at the same school, Huntington Beach High, and although not all are walking the halls on the same campus, they all have one thing in common: all 13, are still playing baseball.
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By Mike Sciacca | November 13, 2013
Huntington Beach High and Ocean View are moving forward in the CIF Southern Section girls' volleyball playoffs. Both the Oilers and Seahawks picked up first-round home victories Tuesday. The Oilers, the second-place team from the Sunset League, did so by sweeping Mission Viejo (South Coast League No. 3), 25-19, 25-8, 25-15, in a Division 1-AA game. The Seahawks, the No. 2 team from the Golden West League, eliminated Chaffey (Mt. Baldy League No. 3), 25-20, 19-25, 25-22, 25-23, in Division 4-AA.
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By Mike Sciacca | October 2, 2013
Final exams. No, not in the classroom, but on the playing field. The Huntington Beach High and Fountain Valley football teams each passed their final nonleague tests last week with near-flying colors. This weekend, Edison, Marina and Ocean View and Brethren Christian, will attempt to do the same. The Chargers, Vikings, Seahawks and Warriors, all close out nonleague play with home games. Huntington and Fountain Valley both are in a bye week. - Friday games San Clemente (2-3)
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By Mike Sciacca | September 28, 2013
SANTA ANA - OK, so it wasn't the prettiest of things Friday at Santa Ana Stadium, but there were a few exciting moments by way of big plays during the big nonleague game between Edison High and Mater Dei. There were plenty of lights and cameras - the showdown was the Prep Game of the Week and televised by Fox Sports 1 cable network, but little offensive action. No, not when three of the game's four scores came by way of defense. Mater Dei cashed in on three turnovers to score all of its points and went on to take a 21-7 victory.
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By Mike Sciacca | September 25, 2013
The games seem to get bigger as the weeks roll on, and Week 4 of the prep football season certainly fits the bill. Local teams are trying to work out their final kinks before league play begins next month, and will do so against some stiff nonleague competition. For starters, Edison is taking on Mater Dei in a big, televised game. In other key games, Huntington Beach will face a highly-ranked Downey team that won a CIF championship last year, and Fountain Valley is on the road to face a Westminster squad that has worked its way up in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division rankings.
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By Mike Sciacca | December 3, 2012
The Ocean View High boys' basketball team played the opening game of its own Jim Harris Memorial Tournament of Champions on Monday afternoon and, at the same time, recorded its first victory of the 2012-13 season. Ocean View had little trouble with South Gate and cruised to an 83-42 victory. It was only the second game of the season for the Seahawks (1-1), who move on to the championship side of the bracket and will face the winner of Tuesday's Verbum Dei-Dominguez first-round game at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
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By Mike Sciacca | September 26, 2012
The end of a tough three-week stretch comes to an end Friday for the Edison High football team. Having taken on the likes of Servite and Mater Dei in their previous two outings, splitting those two nonleague games, the Chargers - ranked second in the CIF Southern Section Southwest Division - now venture to San Clemente to take on the Tritons. "It's a real tough stretch for us," said Edison Coach Dave White. "We schedule these types of games to get us ready for Sunset League play.
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By Mike Sciacca | September 22, 2012
COSTA MESA - The way they dug themselves into a hole Friday, it seemed a far stretch that the Edison Chargers could make a game of it with Mater Dei. No, not the way the charitable Chargers started things at Orange Coast College. "You can't make that many mistakes and expect to beat a team of Mater Dei's caliber," Edison Coach Dave White said. "But our kids nearly overcame those mistakes, and we had our chances their at the end. " Edison climbed out of a three-touchdown hole before a near-full house at LeBard Stadium, fought and clawed its way back into contention, and had opportunities to go into the lead in the fourth quarter.
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By Mike Sciacca | September 19, 2012
The fifth week of the 2012 prep football season has three local teams closing out the nonleague portion of their respective schedules. The highlight of the week is arguably the Mater Dei-Edison showdown. "It's a big one, for sure," Edison Coach Dave White said. "Any time you play Mater Dei, it's special. It should be a good game. " In the previous 13 games between the schools, Mater Dei owns an 8-5 series edge. * Friday Mater Dei (3-0) vs. Edison (3-0), 7 p.m., Orange Coast College: The Monarchs and Chargers put their undefeated seasons on the line when the teams meet for the 13th consecutive year.
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By Mike Sciacca | July 18, 2012
The Edison High football team couldn't have capped summer play any better way. On Saturday at Edison, the Chargers won the Bash at the Beach 7-on-7 passing tournament by defeating Mater Dei, 29-20, in the final. In the championship game, quarterback Alek Torgersen led the Chargers to four scores and also threw a two-point conversion pass. The Chargers won the tournament for the fifth time in its 14-year history, and first since 2009. This year's event again drew 16 teams, several of which are considered among the top squads in the Southland.
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