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  • OCVarsity Girls Basketball Preview '14-15
    The Register and OC Varsity have put together their preview for the 2014-15 girls basketball season. It is appearing now online, and it will be included in Saturday's OC Varsity section of the Register. Click on the links to check it out:
    Thu Nov 27, 2014
  • Girls basketball preview: O.C. Top 10 BY JEREMY BALAN
    THE REGISTER'S O.C. TOP 10 FOR 2014-15: 1. MATER DEI: The Monarchs will have plenty of talent to surround Katie Lou Samuelson, but Mater Dei is ranked at the top of the county because it returns the top player in the country. Samuelson, a Connecticut commit, averaged 26.3 points and 9.8 rebounds per game while
    Wed Nov 26, 2014
    (Listed alphabetically) Tori Anderson Santa Margarita, So. The
    Wed Nov 26, 2014
  • No Coco, but JSerra has House, lots of confidence BY JEREMY BALAN
    One of Orange County’s most dynamic and exiting scorers likely won’t be able to participate this season, impacting not only her own decorated high school career, but also the prospects of one of the county’s best teams. Coco Miller, who already holds JSerra’s career scoring record after averaging 22.8 points
    Wed Nov 26, 2014
  • Girls basketball preview: Other players to watch BY JEREMY BALAN
    The Register's Other Players to Watch for the 2014-15 season. OTHER PLAYERS TO WATCH Medina Ali, Connelly, Sr. Chynna Autele, Tustin, Sr. Emma Bankson, San Clemente, Sr. Gloria Bates, Orange Lutheran; Jr. Karen Beltran, Santa Ana, Sr. Allie
    Wed Nov 26, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Fall Signing Day photos (updated)
    Click through the slideshow to see more photos from Orange County Register photographers from Signing Day events throughout Orange County. This slideshow has been updated to include photos from Canyon, Capistrano Valley and Trabuco Hills. It also includes photos from Aliso Niguel, Beckman, JSerra, Laguna Beach, Mater Dei, Mission Viejo a
    Wed Nov 12, 2014
  • Fall Signing Day: O.C. signees
    A list of the Orange County athletes who signed their National Letter of Intent (or submitted a letter of commitment to an Ivy League school or military academy). BASEBALL Bobby Ay, El Toro, Cal Poly SLO Brandon Alamo, Cypress Cal State Fullerton Kolby A
    Wed Nov 12, 2014
  • 2014-15 winter sports surveys
    Coaches, As we head toward the 2014-15 winter sports season, we need your help to supply us with rosters and other information about your teams. Click on a link below to download a team survey in Microsoft Word format (.doc). Fill out the survey, save it and e-mail it back to us at preps@ocre
    Thu Oct 30, 2014
  • Girls basketball: Neah Odom transfers out of Mater Dei BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Mater Dei girls basketball coach Kevin Kiernan confirmed Wednesday evening that talented junior forward Neah Odom is no longer a part of the Monarchs program.  "I have not seen Neah since spring when school let out," Kiernan said via text message. "Not sure where she went, have not heard from her. "She is a rea
    Wed Sep 03, 2014
  • La Habra girls basketball coach resigns BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Jim Bohn confirmed Monday evening that after four seasons coaching La Habra High’s girls basketball team, he has resigned for personal reasons. “There are some family issues that I have to direct my attention to right now,” Bohn explained. “It was a tough decision. We have a great varsity class returning ne
    Mon Aug 18, 2014
  • Lofink to coach Canyon girls basketball team
    Mark Lofink has been hired as the girls basketball coach at Canyon, the school announced on July 16. Lofink has been a junior varsity head coach and assistant coach at Orange Lutheran for the past 15 seasons. "Coach Lofink brings a weath of knowledge from his almost two decades of coaching experience in high-profile progra
    Tue Jul 22, 2014
  • Samuelson back at work after winning world title BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Mater Dei girls basketball coach Kevin Kiernan spent part of this past Sunday on his couch, tuned in to ESPN to watch his star player, Katie Lou Samuelson, help Team USA’s U17 squad win the FIBA World Championship in the Czech Republic. With a day of traveling ahead of her to get back stateside, the last place the Mon
    Fri Jul 11, 2014
  • El Dorado uses summer to improve BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    There’s no question the El Dorado girls basketball team had one of the most successful showings in the school’s history this past season. The Golden Hawks went 28-6 and made deep runs in the CIF-Southern Section and Regional playoffs. As memorable as the season was, however, El Dorado wants to top it next season, and
    Tue Jul 01, 2014
  • Summer notebook: Samuelson leading unbeaten U.S. team
    Mater Dei’s Katie Lou Samuelson is leading Team USA in scoring at the U-17 World Championships in the Czech Republic. Samuelson, the Register's two-time girls basketball player of the year, has averaged 15 points in the team’s three games, which were victories over China, France and Mali. - KENNY CONNOLL
    Tue Jul 01, 2014
  • Santa Margarita's DeBusk regains urge to coach BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    The last time Craig DeBusk was on the sideline for a high school basketball game was in 2008. An associate head coach at Santa Margarita alongside his father, Jerry, at the time, Craig helped the boys squad earn a trip to Sacramento, where it eventually won the Division 3 state championship. As sweet and rewarding a
    Tue Jun 24, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Athletes of the Year banquet (6-10-14)
    Check out photos from the Register’s Athletes of the Year banquet at the O.C. Sports Grill in Anaheim on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Among the awards that were handed out were the Register’s Boys Athlete of the Year (Mater Dei’s Stanley Johnson), Girls Athlete of the Year (Santa Margarita’s Katie McLaughlin), Small Sc
    Wed Jun 11, 2014
  • 2013-14: All of the OCVarsity award winners
    OC VARSITY’S 2013-14 AWARD WINNERS O.C. ATHLETES OF THE YEAR Boys athlete of the year: Stanley Johnson, Mater Dei Girls athlete of the year: Katie McLaughlin, Santa Margarita Boys small schools athlete of the year: Josh Davis, St. Margar
    Tue Jun 10, 2014
  • Santa Margarita coach Houser resigns BY MARK GARCIA
    Santa Margarita girls basketball coach Matt Houser, who guided the Eagles to two CIF championships in 2010 and 2014, announced his resignation Thursday. Santa Margarita High said in a news release Houser has accepted a women’s basketball assistant coaching position at Concordia University. In a telephone interview Th
    Thu May 22, 2014
  • Mater Dei's Samuelson makes her decision: UConn BY MARK COOPER
    Mater Dei junior Katie Lou Samuelson committed to national champion Connecticut on Monday. Samuelson, the Register’s girls basketball player of the year the last two seasons, visited UConn this spring and "loved it," Monarchs coach Kevin Kiernan said in an email. Samuelson averaged 26.3 points per game and sho
    Mon May 19, 2014
  • CIF-SS supports limits on athletes' weekly hours BY STEVE FRYER
    The CIF-Southern Section Council voted to support a statewide proposal to limit student-athlete sports participation hours to 18 hours a week and no more than four hours a day. Also at its Wednesday session, the CIF-SS Council, the section’s rules-making and rules-changing body, voted to not support a statewide proposal that would
    Wed Apr 30, 2014
  • Girls basketball: Mater Dei senior commits to Evansville By MARK COOPER
    Mater Dei senior guard Peyton Langston has committed to the University of Evansville (Ind.), Monarchs coach Kevin Kiernan said in an email. Langston averaged 5.0 points and 3.9 rebounds per game this season. She scored a season-high 13 on Jan. 28 against JSerra.
    Mon Apr 21, 2014
  • Spring Signing Day: O.C. athletes who signed
    NOTE TO OUR READERS: This list consists of athletes who officially signed their letters of intent Wednesday. The only athletes who can sign during this period are those who participate in the following sports: boys and girls basketball, baseball, softball, boys and girls golf, boys and girls lacrosse, boys and girls tennis, boys a
    Wed Apr 16, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Spring Signing Day photos
    Check out all of the Register and OCVarsity photos that were taken today at the Signing Day ceremonies across Orange County.
    Wed Apr 16, 2014
  • OCVarsity wants your Signing Day news, photos
    Wednesday is the beginning of the spring period when high school students can sign a National Letter of Intent for the following sports: baseball, softball, basketball, golf, lacrosse, volleyball, tennis, girls water polo, swimming, wrestling and hockey.  Please email your signing news to the Register and at preps@ocre
    Tue Apr 15, 2014
  • Mater Dei's Samuelson is girls basketball player of the year BY MARK COOPER
    Katie Lou Samuelson is in Nashville, Tenn., this weekend to root on her sisters and Stanford players Bonnie and Karlie in the Final Four. Three teams in the Final Four – Stanford, Connecticut and Notre Dame – are among the five schools the younger Samuelson lists as finalists for where she will attend. Th
    Fri Apr 04, 2014