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  • Girls wrestling: Valencia's Garcia makes it three in a row By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    After another CIF State wrestling tournament, Valencia’s Gabby Garcia finds herself sitting at the top of her weight class. Garcia entered this year’s tournament as third seed at 126 pounds. She won two matches by fall on the first day and wrapped up her third consecutive CIF State title with a 4-2 victory over Madd
    Sun Mar 01, 2015
  • Wrestling: O.C. qualifiers for CIF State Tournament By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    O.C. qualifiers for CIF State Tournament 106 – Liam Cronin (Servite); Dexter Viengvilay (Laguna Hills); Elijah Palacio (Calvary Chapel) 113 – Ryan Gutierrez (Brea Olinda) 126 – Noah Blakley (Servite); Russell Rohlfing (Sonora); Christian Claudio (Calvary Chapel) 132
    Sat Feb 28, 2015
  • Yorba Linda's Ochoa captures Masters Meet title BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    ONTARIO – Abe Ochoa said he’s ready for what’s ahead of him at this year’s CIF State Tournament. If his performance this weekend is any indication, then Yorba Linda’s heavyweight could have another productive Saturday. Ochoa, who won a CIF title last weekend, won four matches by fall and then defeated
    Sat Feb 28, 2015
  • Girls wrestling: Four county wrestlers advance to semifinals By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Canyon’s Aleeah Gould (106), Kennedy’s Miyuki Pugrad (126), Valencia’s Gabby Garcia (126) and Magnolia’s Arlene Hernandez (150) advanced to the semifinals at their respective weights at the CIF State Tournament in Visalia. Gould won her first match fall and her second by decision to adv
    Fri Feb 27, 2015
  • Marina's Coppa keeps streak going at Masters BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    ONTARIO – Last week, Marina’s Ryker Coppa pinned his way to the 195-pound CIF title. After the first day of the CIF-SS Masters Meet, Coppa is sticking with what is working. The senior won his first three matches, all by fall, to guarantee himself a trip to next week’s CIF State Tournament and a spot in to
    Fri Feb 27, 2015
  • OCVarsity On the Record: All the drama!!! By BRIAN WHITEHEAD and DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Welcome back to OCVarsity On the Record with Brian Whitehead and Damian Calhoun. This week, the guys discuss last weekend's CIF Individual Wrestling Championships, and Damian looks ahead to Friday, the first day of CIF Masters. Can Servite send 13 wrestlers to State? Can Fountain Valley build off its first CIF championship in 30 years? W
    Thu Feb 26, 2015
  • Girls wrestling: O.C. qualifiers for CIF State tournament By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    O.C. GIRLS STATE QUALIFIERS 106 - Aleeah Gould, Canyon; Maria Alvarez, Aliso Niguel 111 - Michaela Kim, Sunny Hills 121 - Diana Hernandez, Godinez; Casandra Para, Santa Ana; Michelle Garcia, Buena Park 126 - Miyuki Pugrad, Kennedy; Gabby Garcia, Valencia 131 - Kayla Czelusniak, Kennedy 137 -
    Wed Feb 25, 2015
  • Wrestling: O.C. qualifiers for CIF-SS Masters Meet By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Here is the list of county wrestlers qualified for the CIF-SS Masters Meet, Feb. 27-28 at Citizen Business Bank Arena in Ontario. *********************************************** Servite (13) 106 – Liam Cronin, 2nd at Inland 112 – Matt Rodriguez, 2nd at Inland 120 – AJ Silva, 4th at
    Wed Feb 25, 2015
  • Wrestler of the week: Abe Ochoa, Yorba Linda BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Abe Ochoa Yorba Linda Ochoa (heavyweight) was selected Upper Weight MVP after he recorded five first-period pins on the way to securing the title at the CIF-SS Central Division Individual Championships. Contact the writer:
    Mon Feb 23, 2015
  • Winter notes: Move pays off for Madrid
    BOYS WRESTLING Ben Madrid qualified for the CIF State Tournament last year at 195 pounds. If he’s going to get there this year, it will be at 220 pounds. After competing at 195 for the majority of this season, Madrid made the move up to 220 for the Sunset League Finals. He was first in league and also at CIF
    Mon Feb 23, 2015
  • Wrestling O.C. top 10 (2-23-15) BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    O.C. TOP 10 1. Servite 120 points 2. Fountain Valley 104 3. Laguna Hills 87 4. Santa Ana 84 5. Yorba Linda 70 6. San Clemente 56 7. Trabuco Hills 41 8. Irvine 31 9. Villa Park 28 10. Calvary Chapel 24 Others: Sonora 10; El Dorado 5 Co
    Mon Feb 23, 2015
  • Fountain Valley dominates CIF-SS Southern finals BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    The Fountain Valley wrestling team turned in a performance in the medal rounds of the CIF-SS Southern Division Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday that made certain no one would be able to sneak up and steal the title. The Barons had 24-point lead heading into the final round of matches at Marina High over Santa Ana and Pionee
    Sat Feb 21, 2015
  • Fountain Valley starts strong at Southern finals BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    The Fountain Valley wrestling team will begin the second day of the CIF-SS Southern Division Individual Championships with its sights set on the title. The Barons scored 111.5 points on Day 1 at Marina High, leading second-place Pioneer Valley of Santa Maria (96.5) and third-place Santa Ana (92.5). Fountain Valley has five wrestl
    Fri Feb 20, 2015
  • OCVarsity On the Record: The second season By BRIAN WHITEHEAD and DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Welcome back to OCVarsity On the Record with Brian Whitehead and Damian Calhoun. This week, in Part 1, Damian begins the podcast by recollecting how he spent his Valentine's Day. (Spoiler: It's not very exciting, which, come to think of it, probably isn't a spoiler at all.) He then hops into girls and boys wrestling. Which
    Wed Feb 18, 2015
  • Wrestling: O.C. league finals results By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Results from the league finals from the leagues across the county will be posted here as soon as they become available.  Trinity League 108 – 1. Olivas (St. John Bosco); 2. Cronin (Servite); 3. Keagi (Santa Margarita) 115 – 1. Rodriguez (Servite); 2. Eredia (St. John Bosco); 3. Adams (Orange
    Tue Feb 17, 2015
  • Titles on the line at Individual Championships BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    BOYS WRESTLING The CIF-SS Individual Championships start Friday at 11 a.m. at six locations: • Inland Division finals at Temecula Valley High; • Coastal Divison at Lakeside High of Lake Elsinore; • Northern Division at Santa Maria High; • Eastern Division at Ayala High of Chino
    Mon Feb 16, 2015
  • Wrestling: O.C. individual rankings (02-16-15) By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Here are the updated O.C. individual rankings 1061. Liam Cronin, Servite, Jr.2. Dexter Viengvilay, Laguna Hills, Sr.3. Josh Mabale, Cypress, Sr.4. Elijah Palacio, Calvary Chapel, Fr.5. Andres Gonzalez, Capistrano Valley1131. Ryan Gutierrez,
    Mon Feb 16, 2015
  • Wrestling O.C. Top 10 (2-16-15) By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    1. Servite 110 points 2. Santa Ana 91 3. Laguna Hills 72 4. Fountain Valley 62 5. Irvine 60 6. Trabuco Hills 47 7T. San Clemente 43 7T. Sonora 43 9. Villa Park 22 10. Calvary Chapel 18 Others: El Dorado 17; Canyon 10; Yorba Linda 9; Aliso Niguel 2; Western 1
    Mon Feb 16, 2015
  • Wrestling AOW: Aleeah Gould, Canyon BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Aleeah Gould Canyon Gould (106) earned Lower Weight MVP honors at the CIF-SS Individual Championships on Saturday. She won all five matches by fall as she qualified for her second consecutive CIF State Tournament, Feb. 27-28.
    Mon Feb 16, 2015
  • Boys scholar-athlete: Isaiah Roe, Laguna Hills BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    ISAIAH ROE LAGUNA HILLS WRESTLING GPA: 4.3 Roe will compete at this weekend’s CIF-SS Individual Championship at Ayala High. He qualified thanks to a third-place finish at 154 pounds at the Coast View Conference Championships. Other highlights this season include a seventh-place finish
    Mon Feb 16, 2015
  • Gould, Pugrad take titles at girls individual wrestling championships BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    EASTVALE – Aside from a brief moment in the finals, Aleeah Gould had a solid weekend of wrestling at the CIF-SS Girls Individual Championships. Gould, a junior from Canyon, won all five matches by fall en route to finishing first at 106 pounds at Eleanor Roosevelt High to qualify for her second consecutive CIF State Tourname
    Sat Feb 14, 2015
  • Girls wrestling: First day recap at CIF By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Here is a quick recap of the first day of wrestling at the girls CIF-SS Individual Championships at Roosevelt High. The top eight wrestlers at each class will advance to the state tournament, Feb. 27-28 in Visalia. Team Scores 1. Northview 101; 2. Hillcrest 89; 3. Pioneer Valley 77; 4. Corona 62.5; 5. Walnut 60; 6. Millik
    Fri Feb 13, 2015
  • Servite sets strong pace at Trinity finals BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    ANAHEIM – The journey toward the CIF State Tournament got off to a positive start for the Servite wrestling team. The Friars had a wrestler finish in the top three of each of the 14 weight divisions at the Trinity League Finals on Friday. By placing in the top three, wrestlers advance to the CIF-SS Inland Division Individual Champi
    Fri Feb 13, 2015
  • Girls wrestling: List of O.C. qualifiers for CIF-SS championships By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    There were four girls CIF qualifiers Saturday across the Southern Section. The Central Division took place at Tustin High. Here are how the county wrestlers and how they finished at their respective weights. The top eight wrestlers at each weight class, from all four of the, advance to the CIF-SS Individual Championships, Feb. 13-14 at R
    Thu Feb 12, 2015
  • OCVarsity On the Record: The playoff push By BRIAN WHITEHEAD and DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Welcome back to OCVarsity On the Record with Brian Whitehead and Damian Calhoun. (Just a reminder: OCVarsity On the Record is now on iTunes, meaning you can subscribe
    Thu Feb 12, 2015