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  • North selects roster for O.C. All-Star Game BY DAN ALBANO
    First-team All-County defensive end Rasheed Williams of Mater Dei and record-setting quarterback Nick Brown of Rancho Alamitos highlight the North roster for Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game on July 9. The game will be played at Orange Coast College at 7:15 p.m. Williams, who signed with Idaho State, led a str
    Fri Mar 20, 2015
  • O.C. All-Star Game: South team nominees
    The South nominees for the Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game on July 9 at Orange Coast College. The final roster is expected to be announced later this month. (Click here to see North te
    Tue Mar 17, 2015
  • Giuliano leaves Pacifica to take Beckman job By TIM BURT
    IRVINE - Marcello Giuliano is coming back to Irvine to guide the Beckman football program, Athletic Director Lance Neal announced Tuesday. Giuliano, 40, is a former Irvine High football standout who played under former Irvine coach Terry Henigan. He has been at Pacifica for the last six years, but he has been wanting
    Tue Mar 17, 2015
  • NFF-OC Chapter Honorees for 2014-15 By STEVE FRYER
    The Orange County Chapter of the National Football Foundation held its Scholar-Athlete Banquet on Monday at Anaheim Convention Center. Seventy graduating county high school and college football players were honored for being all-league or all conference first team while maintaining a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher. The chap
    Wed Mar 11, 2015
  • O'Brien, Crawford take home Nike MVP awards BY DAN ALBANO
    REDONDO BEACH San Juan Hills quarterback Patrick O'Brien, pictured, arrived Sunday at the Nike Football Opening Regional without a scholarship offer but also not much of a recruiting profile.
    Mon Mar 09, 2015
  • Top O.C. recruits headed to Nike Regional
    Many of Orange County’s top high school football recruits in the class of 2016 are expected to participate Sunday in the Nike Football Opening Regional at Redondo High in Redondo Beach. The half-day event, formerly known as the Nike Football Training Camp, offers position-specific training along with drills and one-on-one competiti
    Fri Mar 06, 2015
  • Fooball: Coaching hires at Trabuco, SVC By STEVE FRYER
    Joe Silvey is the new head coach at Trabuco Hills. Brendan Chambers is the new head coach at Saddleback Valley Christian. Silvey was defensive coordinator on this past season's CIF-Southern Section championship team at Trabuco. He also was defensive coordinator at Santa Margarita from 1994-2000. Silvey has been a head coach at Fallbrook
    Thu Mar 05, 2015
  • O.C. All-Star Game: North team nominees BY DAN ALBANO
    The North nominees for the Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game on July 9 at Orange Coast College. The official roster will be announced later this month. ANAHEIM – Manny Covarrubias (LB, 5-11, 220); Roberto Barajas (WR, 5-10, 160); BOLSA GRANDE – Michael Allen (OL/LB, 6-1, 215); Reno Lace (WR,
    Tue Mar 03, 2015
  • Barbee to continue as St. Margaret's coach
    St. Margaret’s announced Tuesday that Stephen Barbee will stay on as the team's head coach. Barbee served as the interim head coach last season after Rod Baltau stepped down due to a health issue. Barbee led the Tartans to a 15-1 record, the CIF-SS East Valley Division championship and the Division IV regional champio
    Wed Feb 25, 2015
  • Longtime football coach Herb Hill, 84, dies
    Herb Hill, who retired as the career wins leader in Orange County football coaching history, died Friday. He was 84. Hill accumulated a then-record 191 wins at Rancho Alamitos and Loara. He retired from coaching after the 1989 season, his 31st as an Orange County football head coach. Dick Hill, no relation, broke the record
    Sat Feb 21, 2015
  • Mater Dei's Rollinson to receive OCYSF Sportsman of the Year honor
    Mater Dei football coach Bruce Rollinson will be honored Wednesday as the Orange County Youth Sports Foundation's Sportsman of the Year. Tickets for the dinner at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach are $175 each. The event, which will pay tribute to the longtime coach who has won five CIF-Southern Section titles, is a fundraiser fo
    Fri Feb 20, 2015
  • Football: Mission Viejo's Brock Johnson breaks collarbone BY DAN ALBANO
    Mission Viejo quarterback Brock Johnson, who helped lead the Diablos to the CIF-SS West Valley Division title in December, broke his collarbone over the weekend while riding the snow slopes, Mission Vi
    Tue Feb 17, 2015
  • Lappin resigns as Loara football coach By STEVE FRYER
    Dean Lappin resigned as football head coach at Loara, school athletic director Scott Wilson announced. Lappin the Saxons for nine seasons. His cumulative record at Loara is 38-56. The Saxons in 2014 were 1-9 overall and 1-4 in the Golden West League. Wilson said Lappin resigned to create more family time.
    Sun Feb 15, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Tesoro's Modster offered by Cal BY DAN ALBANO
    Tesoro junior quarterback Devon Modster (6-2, 190) has been offered by Cal, Titans football coach Matt Poston reports. Modster now holds three Pac-12 offers: Cal, Arizona and Arizona Sta
    Fri Feb 13, 2015
  • Enright, Bucher named All-Star coaches BY DAN ALBANO
    Rancho Alamitos’ Mike Enright and Capistrano Valley’s Ernie Bucher have been selected coaches for the Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game on July 9. The annual football game will be played at Orange Coast College. Enright will guide the North while Bucher will lead the South. The North defeated the So
    Fri Feb 13, 2015
  • Meyer accepts the Servite challenge BY ANDREW TURNER
    ANAHEIM - After a relatively brief but phenomenal run at Corona del Mar, Scott Meyer walked away from the powerhouse program on Friday to take on one of the biggest challenges in Orange County football. After days of speculation, Meyer officially was announced in the afternoon as Servite’s new football coach. “
    Fri Feb 13, 2015
  • Fisher leaves Beckman for Costa Mesa BY TIM BURT
    Beckman football coach Glen Fisher has resigned after two seasons to become the head coach at Costa Mesa. Fisher replaces Wally Grant who resigned after four seasons. The Mustangs were 2-8 last year. Fisher’s Beckman teams were 4-6 overall and 1-4 in the Pacific Coast League the past two years and did not adva
    Thu Feb 12, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Orange Lutheran WR grabs preferred walk-on from UCLA By DAN ALBANO
    Orange Lutheran wide receiver Hudson Hankins (6-1, 190) has accepted a preferred walk-on spot from UCLA, Lancers football coach Chuck Petersen confirmed. The senior slot receiver finished 2014 with 23 catches for 402 yards. Orange Lutheran outside linebacker Keisean Lucier-South signed with UCLA on Feb. 4.
    Thu Feb 12, 2015
  • OCVarsity On the Record: The playoff push By BRIAN WHITEHEAD and DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Welcome back to OCVarsity On the Record with Brian Whitehead and Damian Calhoun. (Just a reminder: OCVarsity On the Record is now on iTunes, meaning you can subscribe
    Thu Feb 12, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Foothill's Di Carlo picks Cal BY DAN ALBANO
    Foothill All-County offensive lineman Pat Di Carlo (6-3, 285) has committed to Cal as a preferred walk-on, his father, Patrick, reports.  Di Carlo, a member of the inaugural O.C. all-star team for the O.C. vs. Inland Empire game, joins Mater Dei defensive lineman Malik McMorris as a preferred walk-on for the Golde
    Wed Feb 11, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Sunny Hills running back commits BY DAN ALBANO
    Sunny Hills All-Freeway League running back Joe Ha has committed to Pomona Pitzer, Lancers football coach Peter Karavedas reports. The senior rushed for 1,123 yards and 10 TDs last season and served as a team captain.
    Wed Feb 11, 2015
  • Henney leaving Trabuco Hills for Westlake By STEVE FRYER
    Tony Henney today resigned as football coach at Trabuco Hills to take the coaching position at Westlake of Westlake Village. Henney coached Trabuco Hills to the CIF-SS Southwest Division championship in 2014, his only season coaching the Mustangs. They defeated San Clemente in the Southwest championship game to finish 10-4 overall
    Tue Feb 10, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Santa Margarita DE commits to Chicago BY DAN ALBANO
    Santa Margarita defensive end Stash Rowley (6-3, 230) has committed to Division III Chicago, his father, Stash, reports. Rowley was a second-team All-Trinity League pick this past season and joins N
    Tue Feb 10, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Tesoro's Modster adds fourth offer, first from Big 12 BY DAN ALBANO
    Tesoro junior quarterback Devon Modster has been offered by Kansas, Titans football coach Matt Poston reports. Modster also has offers from Arizona and Arizona State and Colorado State. Please send football recruiting news to Dan Albano at
    Mon Feb 09, 2015
  • Not too early to look at top 2016 recruits BY DAN ALBANO
    National Signing Day came and left Wednesday for Orange County football, but the college recruiting process continues at powerhouses such as Mater Dei and small-school contenders like Capistrano Valley Christian. Case in point: Ben Sukut. OCVarsity’s first list of the Top 16 recruits to watch in the class of 2016 inc
    Fri Feb 06, 2015