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  • Wrestling: O.C. individual rankings (01-26-14) By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Here are the updated O.C. Individual rankings. 106 1. Liam Cronin, Servite, Jr. 2. Dexter Viengvialey, Laguna Hills, Sr. 3. Josh Mabale, Cypress, Sr. 4. Elijah Palacio, Calvary Chapel, Fr. 5. Adrian Curiel, Buena Park, Sr.113 1. Jacob Gunter, Esperanza, Jr.
    Mon Jan 26, 2015
  • Wrestling O.C. Top 10 (1-26-15) By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    1. Servite 80 points (8 first-place votes) 2. Fountain Valley 72 3. Santa Ana 60 4. Laguna Hills 52 5. San Clemente 44 6. Villa Park 33 7. Trabuco Hills 31 8. Calvary Chapel 27 9. Yorba Linda 21 10. El Dorado 19 Other: Dana Hills 1
    Mon Jan 26, 2015
  • Wrestling AOW: Mike Marshall, San Clemente BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Mike Marshall San Clemente Marshall (170) was selected Champion of Champions at Saturday’s Rotary Invitational winning two matches by fall, one by decision and by major decision (13-0) in the finals. Wrestling O.C. Top 10 1. Servite 80 points (8 first-place votes) 2. Fountain Valley
    Mon Jan 26, 2015
  • Winter notes: Improving Tustin takes Roy Brown title
    Tustin’s girls water polo team notched one of its biggest victories of the season Saturday, setting the stage for another intriguing week in the Empire League. Senior Angela Chacon scored from the perimeter with about 30 seconds left in sudden-death overtime to lift the host Tillers past Santa Ana Valley, 7-6, in the finals
    Mon Jan 26, 2015
  • Wrestling: 2014-15 O.C. Dual Meet Results By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    This page will be updated throughout the season with the dual results throughout the county. Feel free to email your results to or Saturday, Jan. 24 Nonleague SANTA ANA 49, TRABUCO HILLS 13 106 - Cortez (SA) pin Matesole, 3:35; 113 - Solorio (SA) d
    Sun Jan 25, 2015
  • Santa Ana roll in front of ex-stars BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    SANTA ANA – With several eyes in the gym from Santa Ana High wrestling’s past, the present group of Saints wrestlers turned in a solid performance Saturday night. The sixth-ranked Saints, on their Alumni Night, won 11 of the 14 matches against fifth-ranked Trabuco Hills, leading to their 49-13 nonleague victory. &ldqu
    Sat Jan 24, 2015
  • Wrestling notes: Girls will have four CIF-SS qualifiers BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    In this case, change is good. A fourth qualifier has been added to the CIF-SS girls wrestling postseason. Now, the top eight in each weight class at each location will qualify for the CIF-SS Championships, creating a 32-wrestler bracket. Tustin High will host the Central Qualifier, which is where all of the county wrestlers will
    Fri Jan 23, 2015
  • Servite loses Trinity title to St. John Bosco BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    BELLFLOWER With the Trinity League dual meet wrestling title on the line, St. John Bosco took aim at the defending champs and didn’t miss. With two matches remaining, St. John Bosco’s Danny Salas clinched the title with his major-decision victory at 222 pounds, giving the Braves a 12-point lead that resulted in a 37-29
    Thu Jan 22, 2015
  • OCVarsity On the Record: Episode 13 By BRIAN WHITEHEAD and DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Welcome back to OCVarsity On the Record with Brian Whitehead and Damian Calhoun. This week, the guys preview the inaugural Orange County/Inland Empire All-Star Football Game, and wonder if it's a true all-star game if Orange County's leading quarterbacks, running backs and receivers aren't playing. Damian shares Five Counties mus
    Thu Jan 22, 2015
  • Irvine's Evans makes his case for No. 1 ranking BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    HUNTINGTON BEACH - The Orange County Wrestling All-Star Classic offers both wrestlers in each match a chance to either protect his ranking or an opportunity throw a wrench into things. Irvine’s Zak Evans chose the latter. Evans entered ranked third in the county at 138 pounds. He faced top-ranked Andrew Gom
    Mon Jan 19, 2015
  • Wrestling O.C. Top 10 (1-19-15) By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    1. Servite 70 points (7 first-place votes) 2. Fountain Valley 61 3. Laguna Hills 58 4. Trabuco Hills 46 5. Calvary Chapel 36 6. Santa Ana 35 7. Yorba Linda 19 8. Villa Park 18 9. San Clemente 14 10. El Dorado 10 Others: Dana Hills 9; Irvine 6; Sonora 5
    Mon Jan 19, 2015
  • Wrestling AOW: Russell Rohlfing, Sonora BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Russell Rohlfing Sonora Rohlfing (126) won two matches by technical fall, one by fall and two by decision to advance to Saturday’s finals at The Five Counties Invitational. Rohlfing, who is ranked fourth in the state, dropped a 4-2 decision to No.2 ranked Durbin Lloren (Buchanan) in the finals.
    Mon Jan 19, 2015
  • Winter notebook: Foothill's Manzella back on the attack
    Foothill’s girls water polo team received a boost at the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champion with the re-emergence of All-County center Cana Manzella. The UC Irvine-bound senior scored twice from center and matched her season-high with three goals to help the Knights beat Newport Harbor, 6-2, in the semifinals. The
    Mon Jan 19, 2015
  • O.C. All-Star Classic on tap tonight By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    The annual O.C. All-Star Classic will be tonight at Marina High at 6. The event is designed to have the county’s top two wrestlers at each weight class face off, however, there will be changes. The matches count toward a wrestler’s 40-match season limit. Wrestlers must be in attendance by 5 p.m. General admiss
    Sun Jan 18, 2015
  • Servite finishes 2nd at Five Counties BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    FOUNTAIN VALLEY – The road to a successful tournament has been followed several times this year by the Servite wrestling team. It was no different this weekend at the Five Counties Invitational at Fountain Valley High. The Friars finished with seven medalists, one finalist and posted a second-place finish in the 60-plus tea
    Sat Jan 17, 2015
  • Fountain Valley among leaders at Five Counties BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    FOUNTAIN VALLEY – Running a successful tournament as large as the Five Counties Invitational is a challenge in itself. Doing so and still having success on the mats is doubly difficult. After the first day of this year’s event – the 50th edition – at Fountain Valley High, the Barons’ wrestling team i
    Fri Jan 16, 2015
  • OCVarsity On the Record: Episode 12 By BRIAN WHITEHEAD and DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Welcome back to OCVarsity On the Record with Brian Whitehead and Damian Calhoun. This week, the guys navigate the Orange County wrestling landscape, beginning with Brian asking Damian why his sport hands out league championships so early in the season. Damian also breaks down this weekend's Five Counties tournament, talking teams and wre
    Thu Jan 15, 2015
  • No. 2 Laguna Hills collects another South Coast win BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    While his team was battling on the mats, Laguna Hills coach Cliff Jarmie was devising a plan to preserve a victory against visiting Trabuco Hills in a South Coast League dual Tuesday night. With a 15-point lead after Dominic Larraga’s victory by fall at 182 pounds, Jarmie decided to forfeit the match at 195 and bumped
    Tue Jan 13, 2015
  • Winter notebook: Calvary Chapel's small group doing big things
    The Calvary Chapel wrestling team has put together a couple of good weekends of work recently. A couple of weeks after a third-place finish at the Black Watch Invitational, Calvary Chapel made a strong push for the team title Saturday at the Asics SoCal Challenge, but the Warriors had to settle for second place. “Our goal w
    Mon Jan 12, 2015
  • Wrestling: O.C. individual rankings (01-12-14) By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Here are this week's O.C. Individual rankings. The top wrestlers in each weight class are scheduled to meet in the annual O.C. All-Star Classic, Jan. 19 at Marina HS at 7 p.m. ********************************** 1061. Liam Cronin, Servite, Jr.2. Dexter Viengvialey, Laguna Hills, Sr.3. Adr
    Mon Jan 12, 2015
  • Wrestling O.C. Top 10 (1-12-15) By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    1. Servite 80 (8 first-place votes) 2. Laguna Hills 66 3. Fountain Valley 65 4. Trabuco Hills 56 5. Calvary Chapel 47 6. Santa Ana 43 7. San Clemente 24 8. Yorba Linda 20
    Mon Jan 12, 2015
  • Wrestling AOW: Xavier Hernandez, Villa Park BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Xavier Hernandez Villa Park Hernandez was unseeded in the 195-pound weight class at the Dinuba Invitational, but that didn’t stop him as he navigated his way through the field for the title, defeating Daniel Metz of Granite Hills 15-7 in the finals. Contact the writer:
    Mon Jan 12, 2015
  • Fountain Valley wrestlers win SoCal Challenge BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    TUSTIN – The Fountain Valley wrestling team entered the Asics SoCal Challenge with nine wrestlers competing. Saturday, more than half (five) advanced to the finals, with Karson Ayres (126) and Andrew Morgan (170) winning titles, helping the Barons claim the overall team title with 205.5 points to conclude the two-day
    Sat Jan 10, 2015
  • Santa Ana girls wrestling wins city dual tournament By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    The Santa Ana girls wrestling team went 3-0 Thursday night to wrap up the first ever Santa Ana City Dual Meet tournament. The Lady Saints, who had seven champions, defeated host Segerstrom, 54-24, Santa Ana Valley 52-12 and Godinez 42-24. Godinez finished second, defeating Segerstrom (36-18) and Santa Ana Valley (36-6).
    Thu Jan 08, 2015
  • Aliso Niguel moves close to first league title BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    ALISO VIEJO – The Aliso Niguel wrestling team is one step closer to officially being referred to as league champion. The Wolverines picked up a pair of late victories by fall in their Sea View League dual against visiting Capistrano Valley on Thursday night to close out a 42-30 victory and is now close to reaching one of their goal
    Thu Jan 08, 2015