Rosary fans deemed best in Orange County

The OCVarsity staff put together an All-County team of these student cheering sections for the winter sports season. If the Superdome in New Orleans had their energy, there would not have been a power outage at the Super Bowl.

Orange County high school sporting events become the cool place to be for students. Many county schools have dedicated student cheering sections, sections that make some games feel like a Duke vs. North Carolina basketball game.


Carlos Arias’ favorite fans: Rosary

The campus at Rosary is a tight-knit community.

The all-girls Catholic school features students who are extremely involved with clubs and extracurricular activities, which means there is a ton of support for the athletic programs.

Rosary's fans pack the school's tiny on-campus gym for big Trinity League girls basketball games, and the Royals faithful cheer with the same intensity when their team is involved in a razor-thin decision or is down by 20 points.

I saw a girl in the student section lose her mind when Royals guard Samantha Hernandez knocked down a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter that cut JSerra's lead to 17 points during a game this season. You would have thought Hernandez just hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer in the CIF-SS finals.

That's how hard these Royals fans pull for their team.

The student section is always filled with clever chants. One of my favorites was earlier this season when the fans recognized OCVarsity videographer Jonathan Khamis and started chanting "OC-VARSITY!" Of course, that landed them a spot on Khamis' highlight video and on the top of my list of favorite fans. Source: Photos courtesy of Steven Georges for the OC Register