TUSTIN – Two years ago, Saddleback coach Mel Silva said a group club players “basically destroyed” his boys soccer team, intimidating some talented sophomores such as Brady Carbajal and Jorge Chavarria.
“The club players didn’t come to play. They were looking for some way to stay in shape for club, and for t
FULLERTON – With eight minutes to go on Monday at Sunny Hills High, Brea Olinda’s one-goal lead suddenly seemed to be in serious jeopardy.
The Wildcats committed a handball in the box, and Charlie Zuniga was getting ready to take a penalty kick for Valencia.
Zuniga lined a shot toward the right post, but Sean O’
FULLERTON – The Western boys soccer team has only one goal – hang a league championship banner in the gym for the first time in the program's history.
That could be about happen this winter.
Usingprecise passing and an organized defense, the Pioneers shutout Kennedy, 1-0 in a Sunny Hills Summer League quarterfinal mat
FULLERTON – Fullerton boys soccer coach George Shumaker has rarely been in a position such as this before so he thought the Indians’ time in the Sunny Hills Summer League was over.
His players had to remind him that they did indeed have one game remaining in the tournament.
After ending pool play with a 0-0 tie with K
FULLERTON – This has been a strange summer for Sunny Hills boys soccer coach Mike Schade.
Normally, the Lancer smother their opponents with an unrelenting, well-organized defense.
But for some reason, Schade said, the Lancers haven’t bought into the system just yet, and through eight summer league games, Sunny Hills h
FULLERTON - The Sunny Hills boys soccer team wasn't itself in its first two summer league games.
The Lancers gave up three goals. Sunny Hills still won, but three is a large number for this team that prides itself on defense to the point of stitching NGA to their shorts, standing for no goals allowed.
"We have got som
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
What he does on the field doesn’t show up in the box score.
It is one of the most overused clichés in sports. But it applies to Servite’s JT Cook.
Judged solely by his statistics (2 goals, 7 assists), the senior holding midfielder seemingly didn’t have much of an impact this season. But t
When Jon Spencer was hired as Servite’s boys soccer coach three seasons ago, he made defense the focus for the Friars.
Not just for the four guys manning the backline. Everyone on the field had a role to play when the opposition had the ball.
For Spencer is was an exercise in building discipline, a way to get the tea
The Register’s All-Orange County boys soccer teams for 2014-15.
ALL-COUNTY SECOND TEAM
Jake Fisher, Santa Margarita, Forward, Sr.
Oscar Navarro, Santa Ana, Forward, Sr.
Alexis Diaz, Brea Olinda, Midfielder/Forward, Sr.
The All-CIF boys soccer teams were annouced Monday.
Twou orange county players - Servite’s James Cook (Division 1) and Santiago’s Israel Espinosa (Division 5) - were selected player of the year in their division.
Servite's Jon Spencer (Division 1) and Santiago's Sean Redmond (Division 5) we
ZACHARY BURNS SAGE HILL SOCCER GPA: 4.11 Burns is a three-sport athlete (football and track and field) for the Lightning. He played in defense and goalkeeper for Sage Hill. He helped lead the Lightning to the semifinals of the CIF-SS Division 6 semifinals and a berth in the CIF Division IV
YORBA LINDA – The dejected image of defeat spread evenly across the faces of the Servite boys soccer team as it staggered off the pitch at Yorba Linda High on Saturday.
The top-seeded Friars’ CIF Southern California Regional Division II title dreams were deflated by a tenacious Sylmar club, the No. 6 seed, which defeated Serv
Schedule for the boys and girls soccer championship games in the CIF Southern California Regionals.
Division IChula Vista at El Camino Real, 5 p.m.Division IISylmar vs. Servite at Yorba Linda High, 4 p.m.Division IIICanoga Park at Cathedral, 5 p.m.Divi
CIF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL FINAL
NO. 1 SERVITE (27-2-1) VS. NO. 6 SYLMAR (22-7-5)
Where, when: Yorba Linda High, Saturday, 4 p.m.
Outlook: Before this season, the Friars had never won a CIF-SS boys soccer title. Now, they have a chance to add a regionals title t
The Servite boys soccer team is tired. Playing 30 games in three months has taken a toll, so how Coach Jon Spencer manages a game is key to the Friars’ success at this point.
On Thursday at Santa Ana Stadium, Spencer went to his bench often, and it was four reserves who helped send the Friars through to the CIF Southern Cali
Scores from the boys soccer semifinals Thursday in the CIF Southern California Regionals, and the tentative schedule for Saturday's finals.
(Note: Some game times and locations for Saturday's finals are tentative.)
DIVISION ISemifinals, Thurs
Servite's Southern California Chamoinship semifinal match against Bakersfield South on Thursday has been moved from Cal State Fullerton to Santa Ana Stadium, school officials said Wednesday.
Game time is still 4 p.m.
Tim Lloyd has rarely played for the Servite boys soccer team this season, but the 10 minutes that he was on the field against Oceanside on Tuesday at Cal State Fullerton helped extend the Friars’ postseason for more game at least.
The junior goal keeper made a diving save, knocking away Victor Flores’ penalty kick as it heade
LAKE FOREST – - Early in the second half of Tuesday’s CIF Southern California Division 1 Regional boys soccer game, El Toro coach Shawn Watts begged his team to “play with some urgency.” They did, but it was too little and too late. The Chargers, who lost their first game of the season Saturday in the
Scores from Tuesday's boys soccer games in the CIF Southern California Regional playoffs.
DIVISION IQuarterfinals, TuesdayEl Camino Real 2, Santiago/GG 1 (OT)San Diego Torrey Pines 4, La Quinta 1Chula Vista 1, El Toro 0Clovis Bucha