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
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
NOTE TO OUR READERS: This list consists of athletes who officially signed their letters of intent Wednesday.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 (
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.
This week's Winter Notebook items from OCVarsity's reporters:
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
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
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
The goal of avoiding the consolation bracket on the first day of the CIF Southern Section Masters Meet was accomplished by 13 county wrestlers Friday, meaning they've guaranteed themselves a trip to the state tournament next week.
Calvary Chapel led the charge at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario with four wrestlers, Michael Ran
Taking a look around Orange County high school sports:
• Calvary Chapel, still cranking out excellent wrestlers year after year, has a county-leading eight athletes in this weekend’s CIF-Southern Section Masters Meet at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. With nine place-winners advancing to the state meet, March 7-8 in B