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2014 Boys Basketball Archive Stories

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  • National award for Mater Dei's McKnight By STEVE FRYER
    Gary McKnight of Mater Dei is the National High School Coaches Association boys basketball coach of the year, the association announced today. McKnight coached Mater Dei to its fourth consecutive CIF State champio
    Tue Jul 22, 2014
  • Godinez's Smith flew under the radar to UC Irvine BY DEVIN UGLAND
    The story detailing the rise of Godinez basketball player Brandon Smith is one that is not scripted. Unlike other Division I college basketball recruits, Smith doesn’t play at a high-profile high school, but instead made his name at a small school in the heart of Santa Ana. Smith doesn’t have awe-inspiring size
    Fri Jul 18, 2014
  • Former Mater Dei standout Tisdale adapts from hardwood to turf BY JOEY RAMIREZ
    Andrew Tisdale used to sit in the Santa Ana Bowl stands and wonder why he wasn’t one of the young men in red and white helmets on the field in front of him. Tisdale, a former Mater Dei basketball player, originally came to the school for its renowned football program, but never took a leap at joining the team. “I woul
    Tue Jul 15, 2014
  • Summer notebook: O.C. players inivted to U.S. camp
    Huntington Beach pitcher Hagen Danner and Mater Dei pitcher Nick Pratto were among the Orange County players selected to participate in the U.S. 17U National Team Development Program. The players were invited to a training camp Aug. 11-15 in Cary, N.C. Also selected were Aliso Niguel catcher Blake Sabol, Mate
    Fri Jul 11, 2014
  • North locks down South in rare win (video) By: JONATHAN KHAMIS
    [bc3]3669518254001[/bc3] The 55th annual Brea Lions OC All-Star football game featured the North breaking their losing streak to the South in a 12-6 victory. Offensive MVP Scott Lloyd made a game-winning TD throw with a minute left in the game.
    Fri Jul 11, 2014
  • Rasheed brothers transfer to Santa Margarita By STEVE FRYER
    Kaden and Noah Rasheed have enrolled at Santa Margarita and are playing with the Eagles boys basketball team this summer, Santa Margarita coach Jeff Reinert confirmed today. The brothers, 5-foot-11 guards, were at Mission Viejo last school year.
    Thu Jul 10, 2014
  • Mater Dei's Pflueger has big plans for summer BY ANDREW TURNER
    Mater Dei guard Rex Pflueger has packed his summer schedule so thoroughly he hasn’t been able to stay in one place for long. Heading into his senior year, Pflueger has taken all the requisite steps to ensure that he gets exposure to the top college programs. He participated in the Kevin Durant Skills Camp last week i
    Fri Jul 04, 2014
  • Rob Cullinan gets dream job at Mission Viejo By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Rob Cullinan is coming home, having been hired as the boys basketball coach at Mission Viejo High. Athletic Director Troy Roelen confirmed the hiring Wednesday morning. Cullinan, a 1992 Mission Viejo graduate, was the associate head coach at Dana Hills for the previous 12 years. Cullinan will be on campus
    Wed Jun 25, 2014
  • OLu's Hankins now can force the issue BY ANTONIO MORALES
    In last season’s CIF-SS Division 1AA second-round boys basketball playoff loss against Long Beach Poly, Orange Lutheran was able to go toe-to-toe defensively with the eventual champion Jackrabbits, but the Lancers didn’t pack enough scoring punch to pull out a win. Orange Lutheran welcomes back four starters from last season&
    Tue Jun 24, 2014
  • Notebook: Summer basketball is everywhere By: STAFF REPORT
    The summer basketball season is in full swing, with tournaments and leagues at several locations in Orange County. Continuing operation this week are the Hope International University High School Summer League, the Tiger Basketball League at Valencia, the Los Al Summer League at Los Alamitos, the Villa Park Summer League and the Sea King
    Tue Jun 24, 2014
  • Summer schedules By STEVE FRYER
    Here are links to some summer leagues and tournaments ... Hope International University High School Summer League is here. Tiger Basketball League at Valencia is
    Tue Jun 17, 2014
  • Fryer: An early football top 10, and more BY STEVE FRYER
    Taking a final look, forward and backward, around Orange County high school sports for the 2013-14 school year: • Let’s start with a super-early county football preseason top 10 for the fall: 1. Servite; 2. Mater Dei; 3. Mission Viejo; 4. Orange Lutheran; 5. JSerra; 6. Newport Harbor; 7. Santa Margarita; 8. Corona del Mar; 9.
    Fri Jun 13, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Athletes of the Year banquet (6-10-14)
    Check out photos from the Register’s Athletes of the Year banquet at the O.C. Sports Grill in Anaheim on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Among the awards that were handed out were the Register’s Boys Athlete of the Year (Mater Dei’s Stanley Johnson), Girls Athlete of the Year (Santa Margarita’s Katie McLaughlin), Small Sc
    Wed Jun 11, 2014
  • 2013-14: All of the OCVarsity award winners
    OC VARSITY’S 2013-14 AWARD WINNERS O.C. ATHLETES OF THE YEAR Boys athlete of the year: Stanley Johnson, Mater Dei Girls athlete of the year: Katie McLaughlin, Santa Margarita Boys small schools athlete of the year: Josh Davis, St. Margar
    Tue Jun 10, 2014
  • 2013-14 AOYs: The do-it-all star also won it all BY STEVE FRYER
    It has been said that the best athletes are basketball players. To succeed at the game, a basketball player needs to have hand-eye coordination, speed, quickness, strength, stamina and the will to win. Mater Dei’s Stanley Johnson possessed those qualities in abundance. He displayed those qualities consistently.
    Tue Jun 10, 2014
  • Fountain Valley hires Schultz as basketball coach By STEVE FRYER
    Steven Schultz today was named boys basketball coach at Fountain Valley. He replaces Roger Holmes who resigned last month. Schults was an assistant coach and junior varsity head coach at Los Alamitos the past four seasons. He was an assistant varsity coach and junior varsity head coach at Fountain Valley for seven seasons.
    Wed May 14, 2014
  • Roelen steps down as Mission Viejo basketball coach BY STEVE FRYER
    Troy Roelen confirmed Saturday night that he has resigned as boys basketball coach at Mission Viejo because of a Saddleback Valley Unified School District policy that does not allow a coach to serve as the athletic director at the same time. Roelen said he chose to remain the school's athletic director. He coached the Diablos for 12 seas
    Sun May 11, 2014
  • Fryer: Scholarships a rarity, that's the reality BY STEVE FRYER
    Taking a look around Orange County high school sports: • A study published by the National Federation of State High School Associations, of which the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) is a member, showed that only 2 percent of the nation’s high school athletes get college athletic scholarships. The average athletic s
    Thu May 08, 2014
  • CIF-SS supports limits on athletes' weekly hours BY STEVE FRYER
    The CIF-Southern Section Council voted to support a statewide proposal to limit student-athlete sports participation hours to 18 hours a week and no more than four hours a day. Also at its Wednesday session, the CIF-SS Council, the section’s rules-making and rules-changing body, voted to not support a statewide proposal that would
    Wed Apr 30, 2014
  • Fryer: Spotlight will be on Merritt, Corcoran BY STEVE FRYER
    Taking a look around Orange County high school sports: • How high can she fly this time? Santa Margarita junior Kaitlyn Merritt, the state leader in the girls pole vault at 13 feet, 9 inches, defends her title in the Orange County Championships on Saturday at Mission Viejo High. Merritt won the event at the county championshi
    Thu Apr 24, 2014
  • Holmes resigns as Fountain Valley boys basketball coach BY STEVE FRYER
    Roger Holmes confirmed Thursday he has resigned as boys basketball coach at Fountain Valley. Holmes, 54, coached the Barons for four years. He previously coached for 16 years at Marina, and before that was the coach at Santa Margarita. In an email Holmes wrote, “I just felt this was the time to step away.”
    Thu Apr 24, 2014
  • Basketball: Coach Holmes resigns at Fountain Valley By STEVE FRYER
    Roger Holmes confirmed Thursday he has resigned as boys basketball coach at Fountain Valley. Holmes, 54, coached the Barons for four years. He previously coached for 16 years at Marina, and before tha
    Thu Apr 24, 2014
  • Register All-County boys basketball team BY STEVE FRYER
    PLAYER OF THE YEAR STANLEY JOHNSON Mater Dei, Guard, 6-7, Sr. Season highlights: The Register’s Player of the Year, Trinity League player of the year, the CIF-SS Open Division player of the year, state player of the year, national player of the year &h
    Fri Apr 18, 2014
  • Mater Dei's Johnson is O.C. player of the year BY STEVE FRYER
    The following is the most obvious sentence you will read all day. Stanley Johnson is the Register’s Orange County boys basketball player of the year. Johnson, a 6-foot-7 senior at Mater Dei, led the county in scoring at 25 points a game. He averaged 8.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.5 steals. He has played in a
    Fri Apr 18, 2014
  • Canyon's Harrison is boys basketball coach of the year BY STEVE FRYER
    The Canyon boys basketball team did not look like a CIF champion when its starting five took the court. The tallest guy was 6-foot-2. The point guard was a scrawny 5-10. But this was a team that won a league championship, went 30-5 and, yes, was a CIF champion. For getting the maximum out of the Comanches, Canyon’s
    Fri Apr 18, 2014