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  • Late goal leads Godinez past Esperanza in Aliso Cup By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    ANAHEIM HILLS – The last 10 minutes of a boys soccer game, Esperanza coach Conan Hawkins said, is the time that separates the good players from the great ones, the ones who never stop fighting until the match is won. “And we showed we aren’t ready for that level yet,” Hawkins said. For the first 70 minutes
    Mon Nov 30, 2015
  • Fall notes: Trabuco Hills to play for spot in state final
    Trabuco Hills is the lone county girls volleyball team still alive in the CIF State playoffs. The Mustangs will attempt to book their spot in the state final when they play at Redondo Union on Tuesday at 7 p.m. This will be the first meeting between the two teams this season. Redondo Union, which lost to Mater Dei in the CIF-SS D
    Mon Nov 30, 2015
  • Boys soccer: CIF-SS preseason polls (11-16-15)
    CIF-SS boys soccer preseason polls. BOYS SOCCER Division 1 1. Servite 2. El Toro 3. Loyola 4. Edison 5. Warren 6. Paramount 7. Corona 8. Santa Barbara 9. Palos Verdes 10. Los Alamitos
    Mon Nov 16, 2015
  • 2015-16 winter sports surveys
    Coaches, As we head toward the 2015-16 winter sports season, we need your help to supply us with rosters and other information about your teams. Click on a link below to download a team survey in Microsoft Word format (.doc). Fill out the survey, save it and e-mail it back to us at preps@ocre
    Mon Nov 16, 2015
  • Santa Ana Unified honors first group for new Hall of Fame BY STEVE FRYER
    The Santa Ana Unified School District celebrated the opening of its Santa Ana Public Schools Sports Complex by inducting 27 members into its first athletics hall of fame. Inductees names are on a Wall of Fame at the complex.
    Wed Sep 02, 2015
  • Saddleback remains undefeated in Foothill Summer League By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    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
    Tue Jul 14, 2015
  • Brea Olinda shuts out Valencia to win summer league title By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    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’
    Mon Jul 06, 2015
  • Western shut outs Kennedy to advance to summer league semifinals By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    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
    Thu Jul 02, 2015
  • Fullerton in unusual place in Sunny Hills Summer League By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    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
    Wed Jul 01, 2015
  • Sunny Hills' defense shines in a summer league win over Sonora By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    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
    Mon Jun 29, 2015
  • Sunny Hills' defense shuts down Kennedy in Summer League triumph By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    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
    Thu Jun 18, 2015
  • Video: Highlights from the Athlete & Coach of the Year banquet By JONATHAN KHAMIS
    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,
    Thu Jun 11, 2015
  • Hot Shots: 2015 O.C. Register Athlete & Coach of the Year Awards
    Check out a slideshow of the 2015 O.C. Register /OCVarsity Athlete & Coach of the Year Awards held at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.
    Wed Jun 10, 2015
  • Meet O.C.'s top high school athletes for 2014-15
    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
    Wed Jun 10, 2015
  • 2014-15 Boys soccer player of the year: JT Cook, Servite BY DAMIAN DOTTORE
    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
    Fri Apr 10, 2015
  • 2014-15 Register All-County boys soccer team BY DAMIAN DOTTORE
    The Register’s All-Orange County boys soccer first team for 2014-15. BOYS SOCCER PLAYER OF THE YEAR J.T. Cook Servite, Midfielder, Sr.
    Fri Apr 10, 2015
  • 2014-15 Register All-County winter sports teams
    Here are links to All-County teams for the 2014-15 winter sports season Boys basketball Girls basketball
    Fri Apr 10, 2015
  • 2014-15 Boys soccer coach of the year: Jon Spencer, Servite BY DAMIAN DOTTORE
    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
    Fri Apr 10, 2015
  • 2014-15 All-County boys soccer: Second team BY DAMIAN DOTTORE
    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. Tyler DeJianne
    Fri Apr 10, 2015
  • 2014-15 All-CIF boys soccer teams
    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
    Mon Mar 16, 2015
  • Boys scholar-athlete: Zachary Burns, Sage Hill BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    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
    Mon Mar 16, 2015
  • Servite stunned by Sylmar in regional final BY JOHN SCAFETTA
    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
    Sat Mar 14, 2015
  • Schedule for soccer regional finals
    Schedule for the boys and girls soccer championship games in the CIF Southern California Regionals. BOYS SOCCER 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
    Sat Mar 14, 2015
  • Regional final preview: Servite vs. Sylmar BY DAMIAN DOTTORE
    CIF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL FINAL DIVISION II 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
    Fri Mar 13, 2015
  • Servite gets boost from reserves in semifinals victory BY DAMIAN DOTTORE
    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
    Thu Mar 12, 2015