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  • Burns steps down as San Clemente girls basketball coach BY NATHAN PERCY
    Lacey Burns has stepped down as girls basketball coach at San Clemente to become an assistant coach at Pepperdine, Athletic Director Jon Hamro announced via email Wednesday afternoon. In four seasons as coach, Burns guided the Tritons to a 70-34 overall record, with back-to-back 19-win seasons in 2012-13 and 2013-14. Her te
    Wed Aug 12, 2015
  • New girls basketball coach at Villa Park By STEVE FRYER
    Brad Willis has been shifted from boys basketball lower levels coach to varsity girls basketball head coach at Villa Park, the school announced Wednesday. Willis was boys basketball head coach at Pioneer of Whittier before moving to Villa Park where he is an on-campus teacher. Willis replaces Nelson Herrerra, who resigned a
    Wed Jun 17, 2015
  • El Dorado basketball coach Carlson retires BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Wayne Carlson, who led El Dorado’s girls basketball team to consecutive CIF-SS championship appearances, announced his retirement. “I have had (the head coaching) position for 18 years, and during that time I have been blessed to have great student-athletes and the support of faculty, administration, and parents,&rdquo
    Fri Jun 12, 2015
  • Video: Highlights from the Athlete & Coach of the Year banquet By JONATHAN KHAMIS
    The 2014-15 athletes and coaches of the year were awarded at the Marconi Museum in Tustin. Angels hall of famer Bobby Grich and former Ducks' goalie Guy Hebert were the guest speakers. Video by Jonathan Khamis and Drew A. Kelley,
    Thu Jun 11, 2015
  • Hot Shots: 2015 O.C. Register Athlete & Coach of the Year Awards
    Check out a slideshow of the 2015 O.C. Register /OCVarsity Athlete & Coach of the Year Awards held at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.
    Wed Jun 10, 2015
  • Meet O.C.'s top high school athletes for 2014-15
    Click through the slideshow to see the Register's award winners and All-County teams for the 2014-15 season. Here is a list of the Register's award winners, starting with the Athletes of the Year and then a list of
    Wed Jun 10, 2015
  • Samuelson is the O.C. Girls Athlete of the Year BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    By year’s end, the medical tape wrapped around her left elbow and the brace supporting her right knee had become just as essential to Katie Lou Samuelson’s game day attire as the scarlet jerseys and grey Nikes. Double-teams became the norm. Triple-teams weren’t uncommon, nor were jabs from the elbows of her oppon
    Tue Jun 09, 2015
  • Migliorini to coach Fountain Valley girls basketball team
    Fountain Valley has hired Barry Migliorini as its girls basketball coach. He replaces Cory Clarke, who resigned in April after coaching the team for the past three seasons.
    Mon May 11, 2015
  • Savanna's Fromknecht to retire as coach BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Savanna girls basketball coach Don Fromknecht, who has been at the helm of the program for the past 15 seasons, announced this week he will retire at the conclusion of the school year. Fromknecht, 61, led the Rebels to a 17-10 overall record and the Orange League title this past season. “(Savanna administration) offe
    Fri Apr 24, 2015
  • Send OCVarsity your Signing Day news
    The spring period when high school athletes can sign a National Letter of Intent begins Wednesday, and OCVarsity would like your help to make sure we don't miss any signings. Please email us the name of any county athletes who will officially sign Wednesday. A list of the athletes who sign will be published in Thursday's Sports section a
    Tue Apr 14, 2015
  • 2014-15 O.C. girls basketball player of the year: Katie Lou Samuelson, Mater Dei BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Katie Lou Samuelson watched the NCAA women’s basketball national championship game in “enemy” territory Tuesday night. With Mater Dei on spring break, she traveled to Stanford’s campus in Palo Alto to join her two sisters, Bonnie and Karlie, and all of their teammates on the Cardinal women&rsq
    Fri Apr 10, 2015
  • 2014-15 Register All-County girls basketball team BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    The Register’s All-Orange County girls basketball team for 2014-15. GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR Katie Lou Samuelson Mater Dei, Guard/Forward, Sr. Samuelson was also the Register’s player of the year in 2012-13 and 2013-14.
    Fri Apr 10, 2015
  • 2014-15 Register All-County winter sports teams
    Here are links to All-County teams for the 2014-15 winter sports season Boys basketball Girls basketball
    Fri Apr 10, 2015
  • 2014-15 Girls basketball coach of the year: Tom Howard, Orange Lutheran BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Tom Howard spent the start of this season getting to know the large collection of new players on the Orange Lutheran roster. By the end of the season, he had seen enough to know it was a special group. Despite having just one returning starter, Gloria Bates, the Lancers won a CIF-SS championship. For his role in tha
    Fri Apr 10, 2015
  • 2014-15 All-County girls basketball: 2nd, 3rd teams BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    The Register’s All-Orange County girls basketball teams for 2014-15. SECOND TEAM Gloria Bates, Orange Lutheran, Jr. Cierra Hall, Fairmont Prep, So. Shaylissa Jarrett, Brea Olinda, Sr. Coco Miller, JSerra, Sr. Barbara S
    Fri Apr 10, 2015
  • Fryer: Plenty to cheer from basketball season BY STEVE FRYER
    The following is a semi-encompassing review of the 2014-15 boys basketball season. Subtitled “The State of Orange County Basketball” … • The quality of play in the county is OK. It would be better if players would stop passing up open 12-foot jump shots so they can drive to the basket where three defenders
    Thu Apr 02, 2015
  • Samuelson, West lose to East in McDonald's All-American Game
    CHICAGO - Asia Durr scored 14 points and Taja Cole added 13 points to lead the East to an 89-87 victory over the West in the McDonald’s All-American girls basketball game on Wednesday night at the United Center. Mater Dei's Katie Lou Samuelson scored 12 points for the West while shooting 5-for-17, including 2 of 10 on
    Wed Apr 01, 2015
  • St. Mary's too much for Mater Dei in state final BY STEVE FRYER
    BERKELEY – It was a game of big shots. St. Mary’s simply made more. Mater Dei lost to St. Mary’s of Stockton, 76-69, Saturday in the CIF State Open Division championship game at Cal. The Monarchs shot 50 percent from the field. They made six 3-pointers. As Mater Dei coach Kevin Kiernan sai
    Sat Mar 28, 2015
  • Brea Olinda comes up short in state title game BY STEVE FRYER
    BERKELEY – It was a tie game at halftime. Brea Olinda coach Jeff Sink succinctly and accurately described the rest of the game. “In the second half,” he said, “their athletes dominated.” Bishop O’Dowd’s Dragons quickly built a big lead in the third quarter and rolled to a 5
    Fri Mar 27, 2015
  • Mater Dei girls have eyes on the final prize BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Katie Lou Samuelson and Andee Velasco sat at the podium at Walter Pyramid last Saturday night beaming with smiles and – maybe more so than anything – overcome with a sense of vindication. They had finally knocked the proverbial monkey off their back. After two previous meetings with Chaminade of West Hil
    Fri Mar 27, 2015
  • CIF State girls final preview: Mater Dei vs. St. Mary's BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    CIF STATE GIRLS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS Open Division Mater Dei (31-2) vs. St. Mary’s of Stockton (33-1) Where, when: Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, Saturday, 6 p.m. Fan info: Tickets are $16 general admission; $10 (seniors and students with valid ID), $10 children. Parking: $10
    Fri Mar 27, 2015
  • Brea Olinda benefits from fresh approach BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    BREA – The "Ghosts of the Alumni" overlook the basketball courts inside Brea Olinda’s on-campus gymnasium, serving as constant reminder of where the girls basketball program has been, as well as where it should strive to be. Those ghosts are embodied in the form of nine state championship banners, hanging from the walls, fill
    Thu Mar 26, 2015
  • Fryer: Challenges continue for No. 1 Diablos BY STEVE FRYER
    It’s been a challenging and successful March for Mission Viejo’s softball team. How does April look? Also challenging. The Diablos, undefeated going into Thursday’s game against Santa Margarita and No. 1 in county, state and national rankings, play in the Michelle Carew Classic that begins Wednesday. The tournam
    Thu Mar 26, 2015
  • CIF State finals preview: Brea Olinda vs. Bishop O'Dowd BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    CIF STATE GIRLS BASKETBALL FINALS DIVISION III Brea Olinda (26-4) vs. Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland (24-9) Where, when: at Haas Pavilion, Berkeley; Friday, 2 p.m. Fan info: Tickets are $16 general admission; $10 (seniors and students with valid ID), $10 children. Parking: $10.
    Thu Mar 26, 2015
  • OCVarsity Hoops: CIF State finals preview from Brea Olinda
    OC Varsity's Steve Fryer and Jonathan Khamis travel to Brea Olinda to preview the CIF state championships. Can the Mater Dei boys win their fifth straight title? Will the Mater Dei girls send off Katie Lou Samuelson with a championship? Do the Ladycats have enough to win the title?
    Mon Mar 23, 2015