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  • Fryer: Playoff changes will benefit basketball By STEVE FRYER
    Anaheim’s boys basketball team lost by 40 points in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section playoffs last season. That was in Division 1A. Anaheim will be in the playoffs again this season. The Colonists moved up to Division 1AA because the school has one of the larger enrollments in the section. Beverly Hills won the C
    Thu Feb 11, 2016
  • Football recruiting: CdM's Garbers, Buena Park duo receive offers By DAN ALBANO
    Corona del Mar junior quarterback Chase Garbers has been offered by Boston College, he and Coach Dan OShea said Thursday morning. Garbers' offer from the ACC school follows an offer from Boise
    Thu Feb 11, 2016
  • Football: CVC lands Curtis as coach, athletic director By DAN ALBANO
    Capistrano Valley Christian has named former Santa Margarita and Northwood coach Rick Curtis as its football coach and athletic director, the San Joaquin L
    Mon Feb 08, 2016
  • Football: San Clemente's Sears, Servite's Lytle offered by same Pac-12 school By DAN ALBANO
    Oregon State has its eye on at least two Orange County junior quarterbacks. The Beavers have offered San Clemente's Jack Sears (6-3, 200) and Servite's
    Mon Feb 08, 2016
  • Tracking the football coaching changes
    There has been a lot of movement in Orange County's football coaching ranks since the end of the 2015 season. Here is a list of the coaching moves that have been announced since December: Capistrano Valley Christian: Eric Preszler (resigned). Rick
    Thu Feb 04, 2016
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Signing Day fun continued (Part 3)
    OC Varsity covered a lot of the signing day events held locally on Wednesday, but one of them stood out for some pretty big reasons. Huntington Beach High had 34 athletes take part in its event to honor the school's student-athletes receiving athletic scholarships this year. That is an unusually high number, and it certainly appeared to
    Thu Feb 04, 2016
  • Fryer: Fotheringham fast, but mission comes first By STEVE FRYER
    Cole Fotheringham is on a mission for his mission. The All-County tight end for San Clemente’s football team signed with Utah on Wednesday, the first day of the national letter-of-intent signing period for football. Fotheringham, a senior, will start his Mormon mission shortly after graduating from San Clemente in th
    Thu Feb 04, 2016
  • Signing Day: Costello, Johnson remember their journeys By DAN ALBANO
    Highlights from National Signing Day at Santa Margarita and Mission Viejo with quarterbacks KJ Costello (Stanford) and Brock Johnson (georgetown). Video by Dan Albano,
    Thu Feb 04, 2016
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Your Signing Day photos (Part 2)
    Click through the slideshow to see more reader-submitted photos of Orange County athletes signing National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Click here to see Part 1 of our slideshow. Send your Signing Day photos to (I
    Thu Feb 04, 2016
  • Signing Day list: Where are the athletes going?
    The Register’s list includes only the sports that can officially sign during this period – football, boys soccer, girls soccer, boys water polo. It also includes athletes who have commitments with non-scholarship institutions (Ivy League schools, service academies). FOOTBALL
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: More Signing Day celebrations (Part 2)
    Orange County high schools held Signing Day celebrations big and small on Wednesday to honor the athletes in football, soccer and boys water polo who were able to officially sign for their college scholarships. The Register had photographers at many of these events to capture the athletes with their teammates, family and friends on the s
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • Football: Promising quarterbacks Bonds, Hilinski depart Newport, JSerra By DAN ALBANO
    Tuesday produced plenty of quarterback transfer news. For those trying to keep track of the top players and some of the offseason moves, it's important stuff. The late-breaking news was that Newpor
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • Mission Viejo, Santa Margarita have reasons to celebrate By DAN ALBANO
    Santa Margarita sports information director Sean Zeitler saw the crowd of football recruits assembling for the picture early Wednesday and offered his assistance. “Get in tight,” he calmly instructed. &ldq
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • All of OCVarsity's Signing Day coverage
    This is the place to find all of OCVarsity's coverage of Signing Day on Wednesday: OCVarsity Hot Shots: Huntington Beac
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • Signing Day extra: San Clemente duo to continue their story at Utah By STEVE FRYER
    San Clemente football teammates Cole Fotheringham and Tucker Scott signed with Utah. It was not planned that way, but they are happy it turned out that way. “I committed first, and Cole was still debating,” said Scott, a 6-5, 275-pound All-County offensive lineman. “We’ve been playing togethe
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • Signing Day extra: Mater Dei's Martin never wavered on USC commitment By STEVE FRYER
    SANTA ANA Mater Dei’s Frank Martin followed USC’s tumultuous season closely. An early-season head coaching change and associated issues did not alter Martin’s goal – sign a letter of intent with USC, which Martin did Wednesday. The 6-foot-6, 295-pound offensive lineman was raised to become a Trojan.
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • Signing Day extra: Orange Lutheran isn't surprised Northington reached his Harvard goal By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    ORANGE - Orange Lutheran football coach Chuck Petersen noticed Lj Northington’s leadership skills early. “He was that guy that always led,” Petersen said. “When he first walked in the door, just because of his personality and he was, so good that the kids always responded to him, but as he became mor
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • Signing Day extra: La Habra players enjoy another highlight By KENNY CONNOLLY
    LA HABRA Eric Barriere and Jacob Colacion found themselves in their element at the heart of La Habra’s quad Wednesday morning – shaking hands, bumping fists, taking countless photos with teammates and classmates on the cusp of yet another football-related achievement. After helping write the latest championship
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • Signing Day extra: Special day for Foothill's Yaghi, Gaitan By KENNY CONNOLLY
    SANTA ANA A number of their more memorable encounters have occurred when they‘ve been separated by mere inches. Of course, once a whistle was blown or the ball was snapped, Foothill’s Chris Yaghi and Junior Gaitan would lock horns, Yaghi representing the best of the Knights defensive line and Gaitan holding that
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Your Signing Day photos
    Click through the slideshow to see reader-submitted photos of Orange County athletes signing National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Send your Signing Day photos to (Include the athlete’s name, sport, high school and university or college attending.)
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • They're big! They're fast! They're the #FAB15 By DAN ALBANO
    There is a quarterback at the top of the list, but this year’s Fab 15 belongs to the wide receivers. Seven speedy wideouts made the Register’s annual ranking of the best high school recruits from the Western United States heading into National Signing Day on Wednesday. The group swells to 12 of the 30 players selected
    Tue Feb 02, 2016
  • Fab 15: Second team selections By DAN ALBANO
    The Register has announced its selections for the Fab 15 teams for 2016.   FAB 15: SECOND TEAM Rank, player name, school, position, commitment 16. Michael Pittman, Oaks Christian (Westlake Village), ATH., USC (signed) 17. Curtis Robinson, Mater
    Tue Feb 02, 2016
  • Football: QB Matt McDonald lands at Mission Viejo By DAN ALBANO
    Mater Dei junior quarterback Matt McDonald, who dueled with JT Daniels for the starting job and suffered an early-season injury, has transferred to Mission Viejo, Diablos football coach Bob Johnso
    Tue Feb 02, 2016
  • Football recruiting: Mission Viejo's Johnson commits to Georgetown By DAN ALBANO
    Mission Viejo quarterback Brock Johnson, The Register's offensive player of the year, has committed to FCS Georgetown, he announced on Twitter on Sunday night.
    Mon Feb 01, 2016
  • Three of this year's top QB recruits connected by one amazingly talented Pop Warner team By DAN ALBANO
    Russ Perkins can’t contain his laughter as he recalls the Pop Warner football team he coached a few years ago. The Saddleback Valley Wolverines were so stacked with talented quarterbacks in the fall of 2011, it seemed unfair to the other teams. On the team’s signature trick play, quarterback KJ Costello
    Sat Jan 30, 2016