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  • Servite looks to repeat as CIF-SS Dual champs By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Servite’s wrestling team will try to claim a second consecutive CIF-SS Dual title Saturday. The Friars are the top seed in the Coastal Division meet at Marina. League champions are the only teams guaranteed a spot in the 16-team brackets. Second-place finishers have to apply for an at-l
    Fri Feb 05, 2016
  • Girls wrestling: Wrestlers to watch at Girls CIF qualifier By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    The process for qualifying for the CIF State Girls wrestling championships begin Saturday with four qualifying tournaments. The local division (Southern) will take place at Tustin HS. Wrestling begins at 10 a.m., with medal matches set for 7:15 p.m. The top eight wrestlers at each weight class at each location, will advance to CIF Individuals, F
    Thu Feb 04, 2016
  • Wrestling: O.C. league finals results By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    This list will be updated throughout the upcoming weeks with the results from the league finals across the county **************************************** Orange League 106 - 1. Chavez (Magnolia); 2. Solis (Katella); 3. Madrid (Anaheim) 113 - 1. Mendez (Santa Ana Valley); 2. Arcilia (Savanna); 3. Perez (Ana
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • Wrestling: O.C. Dual Meet results (2015-16) By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    This will be place for all of the dual meet results involving county teams. It will be updated throughout the season ******************************************* Monday, Feb. 1 SUNSET LEAGUE MARINA 33, LOS ALAMITOS 33 (Marina wins tiebreaker, 4-3) 106 – Nguy
    Mon Feb 01, 2016
  • Marina wins close one, forces Los Alamitos to share title By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    HUNTINGTON BEACH - All 14 of the night’s wrestling matches had been completed, but the winner of Marina vs. Los Alamitos still needed to be decided. With the final score tied, 33-33, after a heavyweight forfeit victory for Los Alamitos’ Marquis Sablo, the teams had to follow the tiebreaking criteria. It ultimat
    Mon Feb 01, 2016
  • Wrestling O.C. Top 10 (2-1-16) By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    1. Servite 2. Calvary Chapel 3. Laguna Hills 4. Santa Ana 5. Trabuco Hills 6. San Clemente 7. Yorba Linda 8. Cypress 9. Villa Park 10. Los Alamitos
    Mon Feb 01, 2016
  • Wrestler of the week: Anthony Nixon, El Toro By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Anthony Nixon El Toro Nixon (220) won all three matches fall Saturday to capture the Coast View Conference title. Last week, Nixon upset the county’s Nos.3 and 5 wrestlers to win the title at the Laguna Hills Invitational. He’s currently 27-4. Contact the writer:
    Mon Feb 01, 2016
  • Winter notes: Servite ready for Trinity soccer showdown
    Servite’s boys soccer team will take on St. John Bosco on Wednesday in a game that could greatly impact whether the Friars retain the Trinity League title. The Friars are in first place in the standings, and they beat the Braves, 4-1, in the teams’ first league meeting on Jan. 15. Servite is 6-0-1 in league and ranked No. 1 i
    Mon Feb 01, 2016
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: La Habra-Sunny Hills wrestling
    Check out a slideshow of photos from the La Habra at Sunny Hills (Freeway League) dual held on Thursday, Jan. 28.
    Fri Jan 29, 2016
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Yorba Linda-El Dorado wrestling
    Check out a slideshow from the Yorba Linda at El Dorado (Crestview League) wrestling dual on Wednesday, Jan. 27.
    Thu Jan 28, 2016
  • Villa Park secures second place with powerful effort By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    ORANGE - The Villa Park wrestling team jumped out to a strong start Wednesday in a Crestview League dual. The Spartans won the first eight matches to build a 30-point lead and finished with a 39-18 road victory over El Modena. The Spartans clinched second place in the Crestview League with the victory. Yorba Linda finished first
    Wed Jan 27, 2016
  • Wrestling: League finals schedule By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Here is the schedule for the upcoming league finals. League individual entries are due to CIF by Monday, Feb. 15. ************************************ Saturday, Jan. 30 Pacific Coast League at Corona del Mar HS Coast Valley Conference at San Clemente HS Orange League at Savanna HS
    Tue Jan 26, 2016
  • Wrestling O.C. Top 10 (1-25-16) By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    1. Servite 2. Calvary Chapel 3. Laguna Hills 4. Santa Ana 5. Trabuco Hills 6. San Clemente 7. Yorba Linda 8. Cypress 9. Canyon 10. Los Alamitos
    Mon Jan 25, 2016
  • Wrestler of the week: Ryan Gutierrez, Brea Olinda By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    RYAN GUTIERREZ BREA OLINDA Gutierrez (126) won three matches by decision, one by fall and another by technical fall to win the title at the two-day CIT Invitational at Morro Bay. Gutierrez is currently ranked 20th in the state, sixth in the Southern Section and first in the county. Contact the wr
    Mon Jan 25, 2016
  • Winter notes: Changes in girls soccer top 10 reflect the intense competition
    The heat of league competition has ratcheted up the intensity in girls soccer, and the results have shaken up the county top 10. The top three teams in last week’s rankings - Esperanza, Edison and Santa Margarita, in that order - all suffered losses, leading to a new trio at the top of the top 10 - Mater Dei, Aliso Niguel and Tesor
    Mon Jan 25, 2016
  • Cordova, Servite enjoy their comebacks vs. St. John Bosco By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    ANAHEIM - Angel Cordova had been out of the lineup for a couple of weeks, so Thursday night the Servite wrestler was looking to make a big return. Despite being a tired late in his match, he was able to pull off a memorable comeback victory. Cordova scored a late reversal to tie his 164-pound match with Jacob Bueno&
    Thu Jan 21, 2016
  • Katella wrestling program enjoys 'spectacular' turnaround By BRIAN WHITEHEAD
    You get the sense even Tom Ricci doesn’t know exactly how he got here. As recently as last year, Katella’s wrestling program lay dormant, some 14 kids from a student body of more than 2,700 voluntarily spending their winters inside an unbearably hot, padded room run on sweat and guts. Peter Ramirez was t
    Thu Jan 21, 2016
  • Wrestling: Updated O.C. individual rankings (1-19-16) By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Here are the updated O.C. individual rankings: 1061. Elijah Palacio, Calvary Chapel2. Ethan Gould, Esperanza3. Marcos Polanco, Servite4. Jose Mata, Santa Ana5. Noah Edsell, Ocean View1131. Liam Cronin, Servite2. Luciano Arroyo, C
    Tue Jan 19, 2016
  • Calvary Chapel freshman Arroyo stuns top-ranked Cronin By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – Calvary Chapel freshman Luciano Arroyo faced off against Servite’s Liam Cronin, the top-ranked wrestler in the state, on Monday night for the third time this season. Arroyo, who lost their first two meetings, recorded the biggest upset of the OCWCA All-Star Classic, knocking off Cronin,
    Mon Jan 18, 2016
  • Winter notes: Valencia's Garcia earns top honor at wrestling tournament
    Valencia girls wrestler Gabby Garcia earned the Lower Weight MVP honor at the The Go Big or Go Home Classic on Saturday at Tustin. Garcia won all four of her matches by fall in the 126-pound division. Canyon’s Aleeah Gould (108), Santa Ana’s Josahandy Moreno (133) and Godinez’s Maria Sanc
    Mon Jan 18, 2016
  • Wrestling O.C. Top 10 (1-18-16) By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    1. Servite 2. Calvary Chapel 3. Santa Ana 4. Laguna Hills 5. Trabuco Hills 6. Yorba Linda 7. San Clemente 8. Villa Park 9. Canyon 10. Los Alamitos
    Mon Jan 18, 2016
  • Wrestler of the week: Johnny Knowles, Calvary Chapel By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Johnny Knowles Calvary Chapel Knowles (145) went up a weight class and finished first at the Five Counties Invitational. Knowles was seeded second and won two matches by fall and three by decision to win the title. C
    Mon Jan 18, 2016
  • Wrestling: OCWCA All-Star Classic set for Monday By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    The best of Orange County wrestling will be on display Monday at Marina High for the OCWCA All-Star Classic. Wrestling begins at 6 p.m. The classic is designed to pit the top wrestlers in the county at each weight, according to the county individual rankings before Five Counties Week. Tickets are $5 for general admission; $3 for
    Sun Jan 17, 2016
  • Calvary Chapel has three winners at Five Counties By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    FOUNTAIN VALLEY – All eyes are always on the Thomas Brothers (Justin and Jeremy) whenever they’re on the wrestling mats, and for good reason. They’re both ranked No. 1 in the state at their respective weights (Justin at 160 pounds and Jeremy at 170) and nationally. With Jeremy sitting out th
    Sat Jan 16, 2016
  • Sonora's Kawaguchi feels good competing at 160 By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    FOUNTAIN VALLEY – Life feels pretty good right now for Sonora’s Josh Kawaguchi. After a couple of years of having to cut down to get to his wrestling weight, the senior is now in a comfortable spot, competing at 160 pounds. He has been in a couple of duals so far, but this weekend is the best chance for him and
    Fri Jan 15, 2016