One of Orange County’s most successful boys basketball programs over the past decade is in search of its third coach in as many years. Rob Cullinan announced July 27 he has resigned as the head coach at Mission Viejo. Cullinan, a 1992 Mission Viejo graduate, took over from longtime coach Troy Roelen last season after 12 seasons as t
(Editor's note: This story was updated Wednesday, Aug. 5, to include information about services and other details.)
Karen Taylor, the mother of former Mater Dei basketball star Stanley Johnson, died Saturday.
Taylor, 54, had battled breast cancer for more than 20 years, according to her family.
WESTMINSTER - Beads of sweat are forming atop C.J. Hollingsworth’s head.
It’s the final day of summer practice, and for whatever reason, the air conditioning in Hollingsworth’s office is on the fritz. Just the other week, the white-walled, carpeted room cooled to a crisp 60 degrees. Today, it’s a sweltering
ORANGE - Not one of the keys on Tim Williams’ lanyard appears to open the door to the Orange High gymnasium.
“All part of being a new coach, I guess,” he says after another failed turn. “You get a set of keys, and you’ve got to figure out where they all go.”
After trying every key twice over, W
San Juan Hills High administrators didn’t look very far to find their next varsity boys basketball coach. The school looked to the South Coast League and found Jason Efstathiou, an assistant varsity coach at Aliso Niguel, to lead the Stallions starting this summer.
Efstathiou, 33, takes over for Kelly Hambrick, who re
Click through OCVarsity’s slideshow of Stanley Johnson’s four memorable seasons at Mater Dei, which paved the way for his selection by the Detroit Pistons - No. 8 overall - in the first round of the NBA Draft on Thursday night.
Adrease Jackson, who was All-Orange County last season as a sophomore at Tesoro, has transferred to Santa Margarita, his father Ben Jackson reported via email today.
Santa Margarita athletic director Richard Schaaf confirmed that Jackson enrolled at Santa Margarita.
Adrease Jackson, a 6-foot-8 forward, averag
Tim Williams is the varsity boys basketball coach at Orange, Orange athletic director Mitch Ryan confirmed Wednesday morning.
Williams has been an assistant coach at Northwood.
We are pursuing confirmation that C.J. Hollingsworth is the new coach of the Westminster boys basketball team. Hollingsworth has been
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
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
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, OCVarsity.com.
Click through the slideshow to see the Register's award winners and All-County teams for the 2014-15 season.
Here is a list of the Register's award winners, starting with the Athletes of the Year and then a list of
Segerstrom High officials named Brandon Rogers as the school’s new boys basketball coach Wednesday afternoon.
Rogers replaces Adrian Gomez, who resigned after 10 seasons. Gomez started the Segerstrom program in 2005.
Rogers is a graduate of Santa Ana Valley. He played basketball at Irvine Valley College and Menlo College.
“One town, one team” is not the official motto of San Clemente High, although it accurately summarizes the close school-community relationship. That dynamic produced one heck of an athlete this year. Sam Darnold led San Clemente to a CIF-SS football championship game while setting school passing records. He was
Marcus Berkley seems to be humoring me.
He has readily accepted my challenge to a game of “PIG” inside Orangewood Academy’s gymnasium – his haven. He finishes a cookie and meets me on the court.
“No dunks,” I stipulate.
“Then you better go first,” he quips.
Santa Margarita’s Kaitlyn Merritt will be remembered as one of the county’s top girls field athletes of all time, having won the CIF-SS title in the pole vault for all four of her high school years.
The event has some rising stars worth watching Friday at the CIF-SS Masters Meet and, perhaps, in next week’s CIF S
The most difficult team championship to win in the CIF-Southern Section is the Division 1 baseball championship.
The quality of baseball in Southern California in general and at the Division 1 level in particular is as high or is higher than the quality of play in any other CIF-SS sport.
Many teams that finished fourth in a Divis
Adrian Gomez, the only boys basketball coach at Segerstrom since the school opened in 2005, resigned, school athletic director Nick Canzone announced today via email.
Gomez previously was boys basketball coach at Santa Ana.
The Jaguars in the 2014-15 season finished third in the Golden West League with a 6-4 league record. They l
San Juan Hills Co-Athletic Director Armando Gonzalez said Friday he expects the school to hire a new boys basketball coach within the next couple of weeks.
Gonzalez said the school has narrowed the candidates down to two, and will conduct interviews next week. Gonzalez, Principal Tom Ressler and another assistant principal will be conduc
Kelly Hambrick resigned as boys basketball coach at San Juan Hills, the school announced Thursday.
Hambrick coached the Stallions for seven years. San Juan Hills principal Tom Ressler reported via email that Hambrick resigned to create time for his family.
San Juan Hills in the 2014-15 season finished 14-13 overall
Great pitchers are all over south Orange County baseball and in the Sunset and Trinity leagues, too. JSerra alone could have multiple pitchers on the All-County and All-CIF teams.
Other leagues have terrific hurlers. This week in the Golden West League, league leaders Ocean View and Orange are sending some good ones to the mound.
Check out OCVarsity’s photos from the Spring Signing Day ceremonies that took place at county schools on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. This slide show includes photos from Mater Dei, Sonora and Trabuco Hills, and it will be updated later with photos from events at other schools.
The spring period when high school athletes can sign a National Letter of Intent begins Wednesday, and OCVarsity would like your help to make sure we don't miss any signings.
Please email us the name of any county athletes who will officially sign Wednesday. A list of the athletes who sign will be published in Thursday's Sports section a