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  • Download our 2016 spring surveys
    Coaches, As we head toward the 2016 spring sports season, we need your help to supply us with rosters and other information about your teams. Click on a link below to download a team survey in Microsoft Word format (.doc). Fill out the survey, save it and e-mail it back to us at
    Fri Feb 05, 2016
  • CIF-SS approves overhaul of playoff system By STEVE FRYER
    LONG BEACH – The CIF-Southern Section Council voted overwhelmingly to pass a proposal that will radically change how teams are selected for CIF-SS playoff divisions in several sports. For decades, all CIF-SS playoff teams from the same league played in the same CIF-SS playoff division. Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, teams
    Wed Jan 27, 2016
  • Baseball: Beckman sophomore McLain commits to UCLA By DAN ALBANO
    Beckman sophomore infielder Matt McLain has committed to UCLA, he recently posted on Twitter. McLain played varsity baseball last spring, earning Pacific Coast League MVP honors as a freshman.
    Wed Jan 27, 2016
  • CIF-SS to vote on earlier start date for some sports By STEVE FRYER
    The CIF-Southern Section Council, the section’s legislative body, will meet Wednesday to vote on proposals that include changing the first day of competition and final day of competition for a few sports’ seasons for the 2016-17 school year. If the proposal is approved, it would move the date of first contest for girls tennis
    Thu Jan 21, 2016
  • Signing Day: Basketball, baseball notes By STEVE FRYER
    Marcus Berkley took a short detour en route to his college destination. Berkley averaged 22 points a game last basketball season as a senior at Orangewood Academy. Orangewood is one of Orange County’s smaller private schools. He did not get the college offers he wanted, although he did have an eye on UC Riverside.
    Wed Nov 11, 2015
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Fall 2015 Signing Day photos
    Check out a slideshow of photos of Orange County high school students signing National Letters of Intent on Wednesday. We have dozens of photos from signing events across the county, as well as reader-submitted photos. Do you have a photo you would like to share with us?
    Wed Nov 11, 2015
  • Pratto, Danner savor their gold-medal adventure BY ANDREW TURNER
    Huntington Beach baseball players Nick Pratto and Hagen Danner have had their fair share of fun moments during their playing careers. The latest chapter was played out in Japan over the summer, where the juniors represented the United States in the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup. Both played pivotal roles, and the Uni
    Fri Sep 11, 2015
  • Santa Ana Unified honors first group for new Hall of Fame BY STEVE FRYER
    The Santa Ana Unified School District celebrated the opening of its Santa Ana Public Schools Sports Complex by inducting 27 members into its first athletics hall of fame. Inductees names are on a Wall of Fame at the complex.
    Wed Sep 02, 2015
  • JSerra's Royce Lewis commits to UC Irvine BY NATHAN PERCY
    JSerra’s Royce Lewis committed this week to UC Irvine, Lions coach Brett Kay confirmed Thursday. The third baseman, who is going into his junior year, led the Lions in hitting this past spring. He was the Trinity League MVP and a major contributor to JSerra’s run to the quarterfinals of the CIF-SS Division 1 pla
    Thu Aug 06, 2015
  • Former Edison standout Henry Owens makes MLB debut for Red Sox BY PETER BUKOWSKI
    NEW YORK – No one could blame Henry Owens if he was haunted by the ghosts of rivalries past as he lay in bed Monday night into Tuesday morning. But once his first pitch, a 92 mph fastball, landed in Blake Swihart’s glove Tuesday night, there were real challenges ahead for the Huntington Beach native: the first-p
    Wed Aug 05, 2015
  • Area Code Games begin in Long Beach
    The Area Code Games, an annual summer showcase for the top high school baseball players in the nation, gets started Tuesday at Blair Field in Long Beach. There are players from Orange County on several of the team rosters. (See the players below.) SCHEDULETuesday12:30 p.m.: Royals vs. White Sox3:3
    Mon Aug 03, 2015
  • 2015 All-league baseball teams
    The all-league baseball teams for the 2015 season. Academy League MVP: Brett Super, Sage Hill, So. First team: Brett Super, Sage Hill, So.; Conner Bock, Sage Hill, Jr.; Parker Reposa, Sage Hill, Sr.; Kellen Ochi, Sage Hill, Sr.; Chris Cooper, Crean Lutheran, Sr.;
    Wed Jul 22, 2015
  • Update on Tyler Murray's condition BY STEVE FRYER
    Tyler Murray, the starting catcher for Huntington Beach’s baseball team this past season, remains hospitalized today because of injuries suffered in a car crash Thursday night. Murray was the driver of a 2004 Toyota Tacoma truck that was
    Fri Jun 26, 2015
  • 2015 All-CIF baseball teams BY STEVE FRYER
    Daniel Amaral of Huntington Beach and Patrick Sandoval of Mission Viejo were named CIF-Southern baseball players of the year for the 2015 season. Mission Viejo had the most All-CIF selections of any Orange County school, with three. An Orange County freshman was selected All-CIF, which is a rarity -- Beckman infielder Ma
    Mon Jun 22, 2015
  • San Clemente's Herbert signs with Atlanta Braves By STEVE FRYER
    Lucas Herbert of San Clemente, the Register's Orange County 2015 baseball player of the year, signed with the Atlanta Braves, it was announced Tuesday.  Herbert, a catcher, reportedly agreed to a $1,125,000 signing bonus. He was drafted by the Braves in the second round and was the 54th choice overall. Herbert had signed with UCLA.
    Wed Jun 17, 2015
  • 2015 All-league baseball teams
    The all-league baseball teams for 2015. ALL-LEAGUE BASEBALL Academy League MVP: Brett Super, Sage Hill First team: Brett Super, Sage Hill, So.; Conner Bock, Sage Hill, Jr.; Parker Reposa, Sage Hill, Sr.; Kellen Ochi, Sage Hill, Sr.; Chris Cooper, Cr
    Mon Jun 15, 2015
  • Baseball: Borowski resigns at Ocean View By STEVE FRYER
    Shane Borowski has resigned as baseball coach at Ocean View. Borowski coached Ocean View for 10 seasons. During his tenure, the Seahawks won a CIF chamionship, in 2010, and five league championships. His record at Ocean View is 162-112-1. Borowski explained his decision in an email that included, "I feel that it's time for
    Mon Jun 15, 2015
  • Baseball player of the year: Lucas Herbert, San Clemente BY STEVE FRYER
    The player tabbed to be the best pitcher in Southern California high school baseball was unable to play for San Clemente almost the entire season. The Tritons moved forward, so far forward they won the Sea View League championship, won the prestigious National High School Invitational and advanced to the semifinals in the CIF-SS playoffs
    Fri Jun 12, 2015
  • Baseball pitcher of the year: Nick Sprengel, El Dorado BY STEVE FRYER
    Huntington Beach had just beaten El Dorado in the CIF-SS Division 1 quarterfinals. The winning coach was asked about El Dorado pitcher Nick Sprengel. “I think he is, and this is no offense to any other teams we have faced,” Huntington Beach coach Benji Medure said, “the best pitcher we’ve fac
    Fri Jun 12, 2015
  • 2015 Register's All-County baseball team BY STEVE FRYER
    The Register’s 2015 All-County baseball team. FIRST TEAM Nick Sprengel, El Dorado, Sr., P The Register’s pitcher of the year.
    Fri Jun 12, 2015
  • Baseball coach of the year: Arlie Kearney, Sunny Hills BY STEVE FRYER
    Sunny Hills advanced to the CIF baseball semifinals this season. Generally, such varsity success started with a strong freshman team. Sunny Hills, though, did not have enough players to field a freshman team three years ago. For building a great team from practically nothing, Sunny Hills’ Arlie Kearney is the
    Fri Jun 12, 2015
  • All-County baseball: Second, third teams BY STEVE FRYER
    The Register’s 2015 All-County baseball second and third teams. SECOND TEAM P: Jack Owen, JSerra, So. P: Marrick Crouse, Dana Hills, Sr. P: Sebastian Lopez, Foothill, Sr. P: Kyle Molnar, Aliso Niguel, Sr. C: Tyler Murray
    Fri Jun 12, 2015
  • Freedman joins Mater Dei; Pratto leaves for Huntington Beach BY STEVE FRYER
    There are some comings and goings within the Mater Dei athletic department. In boys basketball: Spencer Freedman, impressive as a freshman point guard at Santa Monica last season, is transferring to Mater Dei, Coach Gary McKnight confirmed Friday. McKnight said the 6-foot Freedman was expected to make
    Fri Jun 12, 2015
  • Fryer: Look ahead shows Mater Dei on top in two sports BY STEVE FRYER
    The final high school sports column of the 2014-15 high school sports year starts with a look ahead to the 2015-16 high school sports year. The super-early football preseason top 10, super-subject to change between now and when our 2015 football preview is published in August, goes like this … 1. Mater Dei (9-3 in 2014): T
    Thu Jun 11, 2015
  • Video: Highlights from the Athlete & Coach of the Year banquet By JONATHAN KHAMIS
    The 2014-15 athletes and coaches of the year were awarded at the Marconi Museum in Tustin. Angels hall of famer Bobby Grich and former Ducks' goalie Guy Hebert were the guest speakers. Video by Jonathan Khamis and Drew A. Kelley,
    Thu Jun 11, 2015