Coach: Lucas Mealy (First Year)
2022 Record: 4-6
2022 Calpreps.com Rating: 13.3
Last Six Year Calpreps.com Avg. Rating: 20.3
Number of All-League Players Returning: 0
The San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League recently announced that Chase De Leo has been named the team’s winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the San Diego community during the 2022-23 season.
De Leo, 27, volunteered and participated in a plethora of charitable endeavors this season, including the team’s Rady Children’s Rink visit – an event raising funds for the local Rady Children’s Hospital to help improve the health of young patients. San Diego’s captain also volunteered his time to participate in grassroots efforts to promote health, wellness and the sport of hockey in the San Diego community, joining the Jr. Gulls 10-and-under and 12-and-under teams for a practice at THE RINKS – POWAY Ice. (more)
Battle for first place in Gateway League tonight in Downey
Calm, cool, and collected.
That 's how the La Mirada Matadores operate; as they defeated the Foothill Knights 53-50 in a comeback thriller at the MLK Dream Classic at St. John Bosco Monday night.
La Mirada started the night rough. They couldn’t get much going offensively and defensively they couldn’t stop Foothill’s bigs.
The Matadores (18-6), headed to the locker room down at halftime 30-21. However there was no yelling or screaming to motivate. Instead, La Mirada head basketball coach Randy Oronoz reiterated the team message of: don’t panic. (more)
Lakewood~In their third straight game, the La Mirada Matadores Boys Basketball team held their opponent to under 50 points, as they defeated the Mayfair Monsoons at home 58-41.
The Matadores (16-6) controlled this one from start to finish as the Monsoons never led once. La Mirada started the game on a 13-2 run, with that culminating into a 16-point lead going into halftime. The rout was on in the second half as the Matadores led by 22 going into the 4th quarter, where the bench saw extensive action. (more)
On Friday night, the La Mirada Matadores (13-6) lost 70-69 on a buzzer-beater to the Campbell Hall Vikings (10-5).
It was junior guard Baron Bellamy for the Vikings who made the put-back shot to help lead Campbell Hall to the silver division title at The Classic at Damien.
The Matadores played a little uncomfortably in the first half, being down by 10 at the half. They clawed and fought back into the game, eventually taking the lead with 11 seconds left in the game on a layup by Sophomore guard Julien Gomez. (more)
Physical. That is the only word that can be used to describe the way the La Mirada Matadores’ play right now.
In a late Thursday night game at Bonita High School, The Matadores (13-5) defeated the St. Anthony Saints (8-6) 60-49.
This was the second matchup between the two schools, something rarely seen nowaday. “When you beat a team like St. Anthony twice, it is hard to do,” Coach Randy Oronoz of La Mirada said about playing teams twice. (more)
In the quarterfinal of the SIlver Division of The Classic At Damien tournament, the La Mirada Matadores (12-5) defeated the Orange Lutheran Lancers (8-4) by a score of 76-53.
An offensive explosion of 51 points in the second half propelled the Matadores to another victory as they had a tough time finding their rhythm, finishing the first half with only 25. (more)
In dominating fashion, The La Mirada Matadores (10-5) bounced back and defeated the Cerritos Dons (2-11), 83-48.
The Matadores came out swinging offensively and laid down eight three’s in the first half alone, “When it goes in, we are a three-point shooting team, when it doesn’t go in it hurts us at times,” Coach Randy Oronoz of La Mirada put it.
Sophomore guard #3 Julien Gomez started the Matadores off with their first five points of the game. Gomez finished with 16 points in a complete performance. (more)
In an exciting matchup between two of the best teams in the area, the St. Paul Swordsmen (8-2) defeated the La Mirada Matadores (9-5), 63-60.
La Mirada was riding high after a good performance at the St. John Bosco tournament last week, playing some good teams including the host in the finals. (more)
The La Mirada Matadores Boys varsity basketball squad began the 2022-23 season with a very busy week, playing five games in six days.
The 5th annual Rumble for Rosecrans, hosted by Sunny Hills High School features 32 different high school programs from around Southern California competing in four brackets. La Mirada competed in the West Region Bracket D. All games in this bracket were played at Fullerton High.
On Monday, La Mirada beat Huntington Beach 61-48. Sophomore guard Juliene Gomez led the Mats in scoring with 21 points; also contributing 10 rebounds and four assists. Senior Athan Sierra tossed in nine points. (more)