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  • Swim notes: Santa Margarita finds its depth BY DAN ALBANO
    Santa Margarita’s girls swim team was unsure early in the season about where its new depth would come from after graduating several seniors last year. The Eagles now know. The reigning CIF-SS Division 1 champion has been buoyed by five freshmen. “A strong freshman class has really helped us out,” Sa
    Tue Mar 31, 2015
  • Boys swimming AOW: Nick Norman, Capistrano Valley BY DAN ALBANO
    Nick Norman Capistrano Valley The Cal-bound senior won the 200- (1:38.68) and 500-yard (4:23.76) freestyles in Orange County-leading and automatic All-America times during a double-dual meet against Division 1 powers Corona del Mar and Loyola of Los Angeles. Contact the writer:
    Mon Mar 30, 2015
  • Boys swimming O.C. top 10 (3-30-15) BY DAN ALBANO
    O.C. BOYS TOP 10 (Dual meets) 1. University 2-1 2. Corona del Mar 2-1 3. Northwood 7-0 4. Santa Margarita 2-1 5. Dana Hills 5-0 6. Edison 1-2 7. Foothill 3-0 8. Mater Dei 3-1 9. Tesoro 2-1 10T. Newport Harbor 1-0 10T. San Clemente 1-2
    Mon Mar 30, 2015
  • Swim: Top times from Mission Viejo Invitational BY DAN ALBANO
    Mission Viejo Invitational At Marguerite Recreation Center Finals Team scores – 1. Campolindo 515 ; 2. Granite Bay 334.5; 3. Las Lomas 331 Dive – 1. Hidalgo (CV) 582.30; 200-yard medley relay (2:01.00) – Acalanes 1:48.29; CL 1:51.32; 200 free (2:00.90) – El. Eastin (CL) 1:50
    Sun Mar 29, 2015
  • Girls swim: Final results from Millikan Southern Section Relays BY DAN ALBANO
    GIRLS SWIMMING Millikan Southern Section Relays At Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos Finals Team scores – 1. Santa Margarita 258; 2. Edison 226; 3, Fo
    Sat Mar 28, 2015
  • McLaughlin leads Santa Margarita to its 3rd straight Millikan Southern Section Relays swim title BY DAN ALBANO
    Santa Margarita’s girls swim team utilized its depth and a pair of speedy anchors to defend its title at the Millikan Southern Section Relays on Saturday night in Los Alamitos. Anchor Katie McLaughlin’s dash of nostalgia provided another boost. The U.S. national team member and freshman Samantha Shelton ra
    Sat Mar 28, 2015
  • All-County girls water polo team BY DAN ALBANO
    The Register’s All-County girls water polo team for the 2014-15 season. ******************* MAKENZIE FISCHER Laguna Beach, Senior The Register’s player of the year.
    Fri Mar 27, 2015
  • Girls swim: Santa Margarita claims six top seeds at Millikan SS Relays BY DAN ALBANO
    Sometimes domination isn't just about winning but how teams win. Laguna Beach girls water polo coach Ethan Damato recently raised that point when reviewing the Breakers' improved play this past season
    Fri Mar 27, 2015
  • Major events at Mission Viejo, Los Alamitos on Saturday BY DAN ALBANO
    Two major meets on opposite ends of Orange County will make Saturday one of the busiest and most competitive days of the swimming and diving regular season. The Mission Viejo Invitational will play host to teams from throughout the state while the finals of the girls Millikan Southern Section Relays will be held at the Joint Forces Train
    Fri Mar 27, 2015
  • Boys swim: Capo Valley's Norman sizzles against CdM, Loyola BY DAN ALBANO
    The high school swim season is young but that didn't stop Capistrano Valley's Nick Norman from throwing down times Thursday worthy of the championship season. The senior out of the Mission Viejo
    Thu Mar 26, 2015
  • Mater Dei sweeps JSerra in a dual swim meet BY DAN ALBANO
    Mater Dei swim coach Ken Dory loves the dual-meet format because of days such as Thursday. The Monarchs’ No. 9-ranked girls used their depth and strategy to open the Trinity League with a 99-70 dual-meet victory at No. 3 JSerra. “I wish there was a CIF championship for dual meets,” Dory said. “I&rsq
    Thu Mar 26, 2015
  • CdM freshman blazes two school records in victory BY DAN ALBANO
    Corona del Mar freshman Eva Merrell blazed two school records Wednesday to help lead the Sea Queens' No. 5 girls swim team past host No. 8 Irvine, 90-80, in the Pacific Coast League. The Aquazot club swimmer won the 100-yard butterfly (54.26 seconds) and 100 backstroke (56.20) in school records but also anchored the
    Wed Mar 25, 2015
  • Fast start carries Dana Hills' boys past San Clemente BY DAN ALBANO
    Dana Hills’ No. 5 boys swim team braced for a tempest pool Tuesday with the arrival of preseason-ranked San Clemente. The Dolphins experienced the visitor’s speed but not until after their own power calmed the waters of the South Coast League opener. Dana Hills rode a sizzling start, impressive victories by freshman
    Tue Mar 24, 2015
  • Boys water polo: CdM's Spruth joins wave to Pepperdine BY DAN ALBANO
    Corona del Mar water polo player Garrett Spruth has committed to Pepperdine, Sea Kings boys coach Barry O'Dea confirmed. Spruth was a first-team all-Pacific Coast League selection w
    Tue Mar 24, 2015
  • Spring notes: Peirsol makes his debut
    The large straw hat and sunglasses offered protection from the sun but briefly hid his identity Saturday afternoon before the boys Millikan Southern Section Relays. But as he approached, the embroidered name on his shirt - Coach Aaron - gave him away. In his typical low-key and humble style, five-time Olympic gold medalist and world-reco
    Tue Mar 24, 2015
  • Boys swimming O.C. Top 10 (3-23-15) By DAN ALBANO
    1. University 1-1 2. Corona del Mar 0-0 3. Northwood 6-0 4. Santa Margarita 1-1 5. Dana Hills 2-0 6. Edison 0-2 7. Foothill 2-0 8. Mater Dei 2-1 9. Tesoro 1-1 10. Newport Harbor 0-0
    Mon Mar 23, 2015
  • Boys swimming AOW: Daniel Tran, University BY DAN ALBANO
    Daniel Tran University The Harvard-bound senior raced on three winning relays to help the Trojans defend their title at the boys Millikan Southern Section Relays. Tran led off the 4x100-yard individual medley, 200 backstroke and the championship-clinching 200 medley (1:34.66), which ranks second in meet history.
    Mon Mar 23, 2015
  • University pushed but wins Millikan boys relays BY DAN ALBANO
    LOS ALAMITOS – The finals of the boys Millikan Southern Section Relays shifted Saturday night to the Joint Forces Training Base, offering swimmers new starting blocks and sight lines to navigate. But nothing changed with University’s championship mentality. The reigning CIF-SS Division 1 champion captured its trademar
    Sat Mar 21, 2015
  • Swim: Results from boys Millikan Southern Section Relays BY DAN ALBANO
    BOYS SWIMMING Millikan Southern Section Relays At Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos Finals Team results: 1. University 254; 2. Northwood 244; 3. Corona
    Sat Mar 21, 2015
  • University, CdM headed toward showdown at Millikan-SS Relays BY DAN ALBANO
    Pacific Coast League boys swimming rivals University and Corona del Mar are set to duel Saturday night at the finals of the 44th annual Millikan Southern Section Relays in Los Alamitos. And if either squad falters, watch out for another PCL contender: Northwood. The annual relay meet shifts to the Joint Forces Training Base in Lo
    Sat Mar 21, 2015
  • Swim: Boys Millikan SS Relays prelims pace Friday leaderboard BY DAN ALBANO
    BOYS SWIMMING Millikan SS Relays At Joint Forces Training Base, Los Al Combined Prelims (Tues, Thurs sessions) Top 8 advance to Saturday’s 5 p.m. finals 400-yard IM -- 1. CdM 3:30.02; 2. Uni 3:36.33; 3. SM 3:45.33; 4. Arc 3:45.11; 5. Nor 3:47.15; 6. Lake 3:48.18; 7. NH 3:49.16; 8. SoPa 3:57.01
    Fri Mar 20, 2015
  • Swim: Santa Margarita-Tesoro 'Dual in the Pool' paces Thursday leaderboard BY DAN ALBANO
    BOYS SWIMMING Nonleague SANTA MARGARITA 92, TESORO 78 DANA HILLS 114, EL TORO 56 OCEAN VIEW 107, ESTANCIA 59 LOS AMIGOS 117, SANTA ANA 46 HUNTINGTON BEACH 106, MIRA COSTA 64 200-yard medley relay (1:48.00) – Tes 1:36.51; SM 1:36.69; DH 1:46.76; ET 1:47.57 200 free (1:48.50) &n
    Thu Mar 19, 2015
  • Santa Margarita girls lean on depth to beat Tesoro BY DAN ALBANO
    LAS FLORES - Santa Margarita’s depth was put to the test Thursday by the No. 2-ranked girls swim team in Orange County and the absence of two CIF qualifiers. The top-ranked Eagles and Katie McLaughlin passed with record-setting numbers, defeating host Tesoro, 101-69, to capture the schools’ “Dual in the Pool&rdqu
    Thu Mar 19, 2015
  • Swim notes: Woodbridge hauls in three titles in single weekend BY DAN ALBANO
    Woodbridge’s swim teams had a busy but successful weekend. The Warriors’ girls emerged from a tight competition to capture the Canyon Relays on Friday and then turned in a dominant effort at the Kennedy Invitational on Saturday. Woodbridge also claimed the boys title at Kennedy. At the Canyon Relays, the Woodbridge and Or
    Mon Mar 16, 2015