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  • Spring notes: Valencia's Garcia finalist for national wrestling award
    Valencia’s Gabby Garcia, a four-time state champion in girls wrestling, is a finalist for the Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award. The award, which was first awarded in 2014, is named after Saunders, who was a four-time World Champion and women’s wrestling pioneer. She was the first woman inducted into
    Mon May 02, 2016
  • Girls wrestling: Valencia's Gabby Garcia finalist for national award By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Valencia’s four-time state champion Gabby Garcia is a finalist for the Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award. The award, which was first awarded in 2014, is named after Saunders, who was a four-time World Champion and women’s wrestling pioneer. She was the first woman inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame a
    Sat Apr 30, 2016
  • Signing Day Extra: Canyon's Gould to continue her journey in Tennessee By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Aleeah Gould has come a long way on the wrestling mats. Gould started wrestling at Canyon as a freshman. Initially, she was the only girl in the program. Then she turned into an on-campus recruiter and in the process, helped create a girls wrestling team. Along the way, she continued to focus on her improvement, resulting
    Wed Apr 13, 2016
  • Wrestling: Canyon's Aleeah Gould ready to take next step By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Aleeah Gould has come a long way on the wrestling mats. Gould started wrestling at Canyon as a freshman. Initially, she was the only girl in the program. Then she turned into an on-campus recruiter and in the process, helped create a girls wrestling team. Along the way, she continued to focus on her improvement, resulting in beco
    Wed Apr 13, 2016
  • Notebook: Valencia's Castillo wins AJGA event
    Valencia freshman Ricky Castillo survived a three-hole, sudden-death playoff to win the Heather Farr Golf Classic on Sunday at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz. Castillo started the final round in second place, and finished the 54-hole tournament with a 1-over-par 72 to move into a three-way tie for first at 5-under-par 208.
    Mon Mar 28, 2016
  • Boys wrestling coach of the year: Cliff Jarmie, Laguna Hills By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Having potential is one thing. Living up to the potential is always the greatest challenge facing a team at the start of the season. “I thought we had the potential to do well once we got everybody in the lineup and got them to the weights they were supposed to be at,” Laguna Hills coach Cliff Jarmie said.
    Fri Mar 25, 2016
  • Boys co-wrestlers of the year: Jeremy and Justin Thomas, Calvary Chapel By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    By the time Justin and Jeremy Thomas entered high school, their trophy case was already overflowing with wrestling awards earned at meets across the country. They won national titles, were Folkstyle State champions and captured Reno National titles. When the twin brothers were in the eighth grade, they both won frosh/soph s
    Fri Mar 25, 2016
  • 2015-16 All-County boys wrestling: First team By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    The Register’s All-County boys wrestling first team. FIRST TEAM Justin Thomas, Calvary Chapel, Sr. (160) Jeremy Thomas, Calvary Chapel, Sr. (170)
    Fri Mar 25, 2016
  • All-County boys wrestling: Second, third teams By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    The Register’s All-County boys wrestling second team. SECOND TEAM 106 pounds: Ethan Gould, Esperanza, Fr. 113 pounds: Luciano Arroyo, Calvary Chapel, Fr. 120 pounds: Elijah Palacio, Calvary Chapel, So. 126 pounds: Ryan Gutierrez
    Fri Mar 25, 2016
  • Girls wrestler of the year: Gabby Garcia, Valencia By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Gabby Garcia comes from a wrestling family, or, as she is quick to point out, a Valencia wrestling family. Garcia’s two older brothers, Ryan and Robert, wrestled for Valencia. Her father also attended the school. She was introduced to the sport at an early age. By the time she was in the sixth g
    Fri Mar 25, 2016
  • Wrestling: Blake Vasquez advances to quarterfinals at Flo Nationals By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Fountain Valley's Blake Vasquez (165) is in the quarterfinals at Flo Nationals. Vasquez opened the tournament with at 12-2 major decision victory over Cade Wilson of Nazareth and then a victory by fall over Uriel Beristain. He will face Trent Hidlay of Pennslyvania in the quarterfinals, Friday.
    Thu Mar 24, 2016
  • Notebook: Huntington Beach looks to set national record
    The Huntington Beach boys volleyball team has a chance tonight to set a national record for consecutive wins. The top-ranked Oilers, who will be at Servite for a nonleague match, has won 112 matches in a row, which is tied for the record with Salem of New Hampshire. Hungtington Beach’s last loss came against San Clemente in
    Mon Mar 07, 2016
  • Wrestling final O.C. top 10 (3-7-16) By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    The Register's final O.C. top 10 for the 2015-16 season. FINAL O.C. TOP 10 1. Calvary Chapel 2. Servite 3. Laguna Hills 4. Santa Ana 5. Trabuco Hills 6. San Clemente 7. Yorba Linda 8. Mater Dei 9. Canyon 10. Esperanza Contact the writer:
    Mon Mar 07, 2016
  • Wrestler of the week: Justin Thomas, Calvary Chapel By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Justin Thomas Calvary Chapel Thomas captured his first CIF State title when he defeated Abner Romero of Buchanan, 5-3, in the final of the 160-pound division. The senior ends his high school career as a four-time state medalist. Contact the writer:
    Mon Mar 07, 2016
  • Calvary Chapel's Thomas brothers realize dream with state titles By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    BAKERSFIELD – It was the perfect and sweetest ending for Calvary Chapel’s brother duo of Justin and Jeremy Thomas. Justin Thomas (160) needed a late takedown as time expired in the third period to force overtime in his 160-pound final match against Abner Romero (Buchanan). In overtime, Thomas scored a take
    Sat Mar 05, 2016
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Championship Saturday's action, drama (3-5-16)
    There were great plays, big celebrations and a few tears for the Orange County teams and athletes competing on what is commonly called Championship Saturday - the day when titles are up for grabs in boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer and boys wrestling. The action started in the morning, with the Orange Lutheran and Sonora
    Sat Mar 05, 2016
  • Wrestling: Day 2 live updates from CIF State Tournament By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    2:19 p.m. O.C. medalists 113 - Arroyo, Calvary Chapel, 7th 138 - Ewing, Canyon, 8th 152 - Meisinger, San Clemente, 4th 170 - Lukas Howa, Trabuco Hills, 6th 182 - Morris Wilner, Calvary Chapel, 6th 12:55 p.m. Luciano Arroyo (Calvary Chapel) finishes seventh at 113 pounds with 7-5 ove
    Sat Mar 05, 2016
  • Calvary Chapel's Thomas twins take care of business at state meet By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    BAKERSFIELD – A loss in the finals of last week’s CIF-SS Masters Meet provided Calvary Chapel’s Jeremy Thomas with all of the motivation he needed. Thomas suffered a narrow defeat to Palm Desert’s Anthony Mantanona in the 170-pound title. The two close friends could meet again tonight in the fi
    Fri Mar 04, 2016
  • CIF won't postpone state tourney for 'mat herpes' By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    BAKERSFIELD – The CIF State office released a statement Thursday saying that this weekend’s state wrestling tournament will proceed. Wrestling begins at 9 a.m. Friday at the Rabobank Arena. The statement came after the parents of Blake Flovin, a senior from Archbishop Mitty High in San Jose, sent a letter requesting th
    Thu Mar 03, 2016
  • Wrestling: O.C. qualifiers for the CIF State meet By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    O.C. qualifiers for CIF State Tournament March 4-5 in Bakersfield 106: Marcos Polanco, Servite 113: Luciano Arroyo, Calvary Chapel; Liam Cronin, Servite; Jacob Gunter, Esperanza 120: Elijah Palacio, Calvary Chapel; Anthony Le, Laguna Hills 126: Ric
    Thu Mar 03, 2016
  • Wrestling O.C. top 10 (2-29-16) By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    O.C. TOP 10 1. Calvary Chapel 2. Servite 3. Laguna Hills 4. Santa Ana 5. Trabuco Hills 6. San Clemente 7. Yorba Linda 8. Mater Dei 9. Canyon 10. Esperanza Contact the writer: dcalhoun@ocregister.com
    Mon Feb 29, 2016
  • Notebook: Valencia's Garcia becomes state's second four-time champion
    Valencia senior Gabby Garcia capped her high school career with a history-making weekend. Garcia captured her fourth CIF State Girls Wrestling title when she defeated Nicole Joseph of Camarillo, 10-0, Saturday night in the 126-pound final in Visalia. She is the second girls wrestlers in CIF State history to win four
    Mon Feb 29, 2016
  • Wrestler of the week: Ethyn Ewing, Canyon By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    ETHYN EWING CANYON Ewing (138) won six consecutive matches to finish third at the CIF-SS Masters Meet. His only loss was 5-3 to eventual champion Julian Flores of San Marino in the second round. Contact the writer: dcalhoun
    Mon Feb 29, 2016
  • Calvary Chapel storms back to place first at Masters By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    ONTARIO – For the second consecutive week, the Calvary Chapel wrestling team turned in a strong second-day performance to close out a tournament. Last week, Calvary Chapel started the second day in fifth place in the team standings, but rallied to win the CIF title. Saturday, the second day of the CIF-SS Masters Meet at Cit
    Sat Feb 27, 2016
  • Servite's Cronin has smooth first day at Masters By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    ONTARIO – Servite’s Liam Cronin knows all about the latest CIF State individual wrestling rankings. He’s just not going to pay too much attention to them until his work is done. Cronin moved this week into the No. 1 spot in the state at 113 pounds. On Friday, the first day of the CIF-SS Masters Meet at Ci
    Sat Feb 27, 2016