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  • 2014-15 winter sports surveys
    Coaches, As we head toward the 2014-15 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
    Thu Oct 30, 2014
  • Wrestling: Preseason O.C. Top 10 team rankings BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Here is the preseason O.C. Top 10 wrestling team poll. Voting was done at the preseason OCWCA meeting on Oct. 20. Voting will be done every Monday during the season. 1. Servite 2. Fountain Valley 3. Laguna Hills 4. Trabuco Hills 5. San Clemente 6. Yorba Linda 7. Santa Ana 8.
    Mon Oct 27, 2014
  • Wrestling: Cal Baptist to meet Stanford outdoors BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Cal Baptist University wrestling team will move the mat outdoors next month when the Lancers host Stanford in the "Take It Outside" dual match, Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. on the CBU front lawn. Admission and parking will be free. Visit
    Tue Oct 07, 2014
  • Series of Legends wrestling clinics coming to SoCal BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Series of Legends Wrestling Clinics will kick off Sunday at Trabuco Hills High with four-time NCAA champion Kyle Dake. NCAA national champion Anthony Robles is next up, Oct. 12 also at Trabuco Hills High. Four-time NCAA finalist David Taylor (Penn State) will be up, Nov. 9 and Olympic Gold Medalist Jake Varner will be up Dec. 7.
    Tue Sep 30, 2014
  • Miller: Skvarla tackles life with blind ambition BY JEFF MILLER
    ANAHEIM HILLS – As the plane sped toward takeoff, faster and faster and faster still, the thought suddenly hit him, hit him where the most sobering thoughts always do. Right in the gut. “What,” Jim Skvarla said to himself, “am I doing here?” Good question. Honest question. See, this C
    Sat Aug 02, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Athletes of the Year banquet (6-10-14)
    Check out photos from the Register’s Athletes of the Year banquet at the O.C. Sports Grill in Anaheim on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Among the awards that were handed out were the Register’s Boys Athlete of the Year (Mater Dei’s Stanley Johnson), Girls Athlete of the Year (Santa Margarita’s Katie McLaughlin), Small Sc
    Wed Jun 11, 2014
  • Spring Signing Day: O.C. athletes who signed
    NOTE TO OUR READERS: This list consists of athletes who officially signed their letters of intent Wednesday. The only athletes who can sign during this period are those who participate in the following sports: boys and girls basketball, baseball, softball, boys and girls golf, boys and girls lacrosse, boys and girls tennis, boys a
    Wed Apr 16, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Spring Signing Day photos
    Check out all of the Register and OCVarsity photos that were taken today at the Signing Day ceremonies across Orange County.
    Wed Apr 16, 2014
  • OCVarsity wants your Signing Day news, photos
    Wednesday is the beginning of the spring period when high school students can sign a National Letter of Intent for the following sports: baseball, softball, basketball, golf, lacrosse, volleyball, tennis, girls water polo, swimming, wrestling and hockey.  Please email your signing news to the Register and at preps@ocre
    Tue Apr 15, 2014
  • Spring notebook: Beltran earns All-American honor
    WRESTLING Servite's Johnny Beltran placed fourth at 182 pounds at Senior Nationals in the National Wrestling Championships in Virginia Beach, Va., becoming the program's first All-American. Beltran advanced to the semifinals Saturday, winning his first four matches. He suffered a
    Mon Mar 31, 2014
  • Wrestling: Johnny Beltran earns All-American status By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Servite's Johnny Beltran placed fourth at 182 pounds at Senior Nationals in the National Wrestling Championships in Virginia Beach, becoming the program's first ever All-American. Beltran advanced to the semifinals Saturday, winning his first four matches. He suffered a 4-2 defeat to Luis Peguero of Florida in the semifnals. He made his
    Sun Mar 30, 2014
  • 2013-14 All-County wrestling team BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    WRESTLER OF THE YEAR JOHNNY BELTRAN Servite, Sr., 182 Read a feature about Beltran. COACH OF THE YEAR
    Fri Mar 28, 2014
  • Servite's Beltran is wrestler of the year BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    The mission for Johnny Beltran was simple on the final day of the CIF State Wrestling Championships. After losing in the semifinals that morning, Beltran had to find a way to make it back for third place. First, though, someone had to find him. The wrestlers for the 182-pound division were called to report, but Bel
    Fri Mar 28, 2014
  • El Modena's Schuld is wrestling coach of the year BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    When Corey Schuld took over the El Modena wrestling program, everybody had some adjusting to do. “I was a new coach and I didn’t have a lot of experience,” Schuld said. “It took me some time to figure things out. “It was also a matter of the kids learning a new system and (to be) willing to ge
    Fri Mar 28, 2014
  • 2013-14 All-County wrestling: Second, third teams BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    SECOND TEAM 106: Nathan Fier, Santa Margarita, Sr. 113: Minh Nguyen, Westminster, Jr. 120: Christian Claudio, Calvary Chapel, Jr. 126: Luis Lepe, Buena Park, Sr. 132: Josh Wharton, Trabuco Hills, Jr. 138: JJ Reed, Servite, Jr. 145: Michael Villega
    Fri Mar 28, 2014
  • Wrestler of the week: Johnny Beltran, Servite By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Johnny Beltran Servite Beltran placed third at 182 pounds at the CIF State Wrestling Championships in Bakersfield, Saturday. Beltran becomes the first-ever two-time state medalist for the Friars.
    Mon Mar 10, 2014
  • Servite's Beltran battles his way to third in state BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    BAKERSFIELD – Johnny Beltran didn’t have much time to feel sorry about things after dropping his semifinal match at the CIF State Wrestling Championships. The Servite senior still had some work to do to navigate his way to a possible third-place finish, and that’s what he did. After losing to Folsom&rsquo
    Sat Mar 08, 2014
  • CIF State Wrestling: Day 2 updates BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    2:16 p.m. Here is the final county wrap Johnny Beltran (Servite) finishes 3rd at 182. Aaron Negrette (Calvary Chapel) takes fourth at 160. Gino Roman (El Dorado, 145) and Andrew Morgan (Fountain Valley, 152) takes 7th. Russell Rohlfing (Sonora, 120) finishes 8th. 12:25 p.m. Beltran wi
    Sat Mar 08, 2014
  • Servite's Beltran stays in the hunt for a state title BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    BAKERSFIELD – With a quiet confidence, Servite's Johnny Beltran hit the mats Friday for the first day of the CIF State Wrestling Championships at Rabobank Arena. Beltran finished seventh at state last year as a junior. He is set up for a better ending this time. He went 3-0 in his matches Friday, including a 4-2 vict
    Fri Mar 07, 2014
  • CIF State Wrestling: Day 1 updates By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    10:40 a.m. County wrestlers alive in the consolation bracket: 106 - Michael Rangel, Calvary Chapel 120 - Russell Rohlfing, Sonora 145 - Gino Roman, El Dorado 152 - Andrew Morgan, Fountain Valley 160 - Aaron Negrette, Calvary Chapel 195 - Phillip O'Shea, Capistrano Valley 8:52 p.m.
    Fri Mar 07, 2014
  • Fortitude helps Fountain Valley wrestlers reach state BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    FOUNTAIN VALLEY – The future looks bright for the Fountain Valley wrestling team. The present doesn’t look too bad either. Fountain Valley, the Sunset League champions, challenged for a CIF-SS title, eventually finishing third at the Eastern Division championships. Today, the Barons will have four wrestlers (
    Thu Mar 06, 2014
  • Wrestler of the week: Gabby Garcia, Valencia By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Gabby Garcia Valencia Garcia, a sophomore, captured her second consecutive CIF State title Saturday night at the Visalia Convention Center. Garcia (121 pounds) pinned all five opponents on the way to the title. Garcia’s first state title was at 108 pounds.
    Mon Mar 03, 2014
  • Winter notebook: St. Margaret's back in playoffs via forfeit
    This week's Winter Notebook items from OCVarsity's reporters: GIRLS SOCCER The season appeared to be over for the St. Margaret's girls soccer team after it lost to top-seeded La Quinta of La Quinta on Friday in the CIF-SS Division 5 quarterfinals. But the CIF-SS ruled over the weekend that the Tartans were back in
    Mon Mar 03, 2014
  • O.C. qualifiers for CIF State Tournament By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Here are the county qualifiers for the CIF State Tournament, March 7-8 at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. 106 - Michael Rangel, Calvary Chapel, Jr. 113 - Scott Ha, Woodbridge, Sr. 120 - Russell Rohlfing, Sonora, Jr. 126 - Noah Blakely, Servite, Jr. 132 - Peter Cunningham, Calvary Chapel, Sr. 138 - L
    Sat Mar 01, 2014
  • Mater Dei's Perez finds perfect way to reach state By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Mater Dei wrestler Trevor Perez was in survivor mode in the early stages of the CIF-SS Masters Meet this weekend. The junior dropped his first match of the double-elimination tournament and had to stay perfect Friday to come back for a second day at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. “I knew if I lost (again Fr
    Sat Mar 01, 2014