Monthly Archives: January 2015

‘Slingin’ Nick named Player of the Year

The ALL CIF Southern Section football team has been named, and 16 Garden Grove players are on it.

Moreover, quarterback “Slingin” Nick Brown of Rancho Alamitos High was named Offensive Player of the Year and utility player — that’s one way of saying he does it all — Alejandro Ceja of Garden Grove High was named Defensive Player of the Year.

For the full team, see this week’s Orange County News.

–Brady Rhoades

Be a good sport…

and check out Page 12 of the OCN this week. Photographer Dave Smithson has a color photo spread featuring Rancho Alamitos basketball players — boys and girls.

There are some really good shots. The page is full of action and passion.

For a slew of prep sports photos, check out Smithson’s site at

–Brady Rhoades