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2014 Girls Volleyball Archive Stories

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  • Aliso Niguel's Ruddins in 2014 girls volleyball player of the year BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    The CIF-SS title was quickly slipping away from the Aliso Niguel girls volleyball team. The Wolverines, who had lost just five sets all season, dropped the first two against Santiago of Corona in the Division 1A final. That’s when senior outside hitter Lindsey Ruddins challenged her teammates to fight for what they w
    Fri Dec 19, 2014
  • 2014 All-County girls volleyball team BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    FIRST TEAM LINDSEY RUDDINS Aliso Niguel, Senior, OH The Register’s player of the year. Read more about Ruddins. PAYTON CARTER
    Fri Dec 19, 2014
  • SVC's Stratton is 2014 girls volleyball coach of the year BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    At times this season, things might have appeared easy for the Saddleback Valley Christian girls volleyball team. Behind all of its success, however, was a lot of hard work. “When we took over the program, four to five years ago, we pushed the kids in the program to play club (volleyball),” SVC coach Carmen Stratton
    Fri Dec 19, 2014
  • 2014 All-County girls volleyball: second, third, fourth teams BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    SECOND TEAM Meghan McClure, Santa Margarita, Soph., OH Natalia Bruening, Corona del Mar, Jr., MB Sydney Beyma, Los Alamitos, Sr., MB Halland McKenna, Sage Hill, Sr., OH Heidi Dyer, Saddleback Valley Christian, Sr., Opp.
    Fri Dec 19, 2014
  • Girls volleyball: 2014 All-CIF teams
    The All-CIF girls volleyball teams were announced Monday by the CIF-SS. The teams were selected by the Girls Volleyball Coaches' Committee. ALL-CIF GIRLS VOLLEYBALLDIVISION 1AACo-Players of the Year: Yaseen Behart Ghani, Redondo Union, Sr., OH; Alyse Ford, Mater Dei, Sr., OH]Coach of the Ye
    Mon Dec 15, 2014
  • Girls volleyball AOW: Heidi Dyer, SVC By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Heidi Dyer Saddleback Valley Christian Dyer, a senior opposite/setter, helped lead the Warriors into their first ever CIF State Division III final with 15 kills, 25 assists, 15 digs and three blocks in a four-set victory over Sage Hill in the regional final. In the finals, she had eight kills, 15 assi
    Mon Dec 08, 2014
  • Girls scholar-athlete: Sammie Yeager, Newport Habor By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    SAMMIE YEAGER NEWPORT HARBOR VOLLEYBALL GPA: 4.28 Yeager is a senior libero for the Sailors. She is the senior class president and a two-year member of the Student Athlete Leadership Council. Yeager is currently enrolled in AP Calculus, AP Language, AP Government and AP Art History. She
    Mon Dec 08, 2014
  • SVC falls in state championship match BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    ORANGE – A slow start proved to be something the Saddleback Valley Christian girls volleyball team couldn’t overcome Saturday. The Warriors, playing in their first CIF State final, fell into an eight-point deficit early in the first set and were never able to get on track, falling to Sacred Heart Cathedral of San Francisco, 2
    Sat Dec 06, 2014
  • Schedule prepared SVC for state final BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Saddleback Valley Christian girls volleyball coach Carmen Stratton acknowledged there was a method to the scheduling madness she put her team through this season. The Warriors faced a daunting nonleague schedule that included matches against several Division 1 schools, including eventual CIF-SS Division 1A champion Aliso Niguel.
    Fri Dec 05, 2014
  • Preview: CIF State girls volleyball championships BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    CIF STATE GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS Division III Saddleback Valley Christian (33-5) vs. Sacred Heart Cathedral of San Francisco (36-3) Where, when: Santiago Canyon College, 3 p.m. Fan info: Tickets, $12 for adults, $8 for seniors, children over 5 and students with a valid AS
    Fri Dec 05, 2014
  • OCVarsity On the Record: Episode 6
    Welcome back to OCVarsity On the Record with Brian Whitehead and Damian Calhoun! This week, the guys are joined by OCVarsity's Kenny Connolly to discuss the CIF-SS finals. Will Southern Division favorite Garden Grove defeat city rival Rancho Alamitos a second time this season? Does Trabuco Hills have all the momentum
    Thu Dec 04, 2014
  • Mater Dei upset after wild, controversial ending BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    REDONDO BEACH - The Mater Dei girls volleyball team ran through all of the emotions in Tuesday’s Southern California Regional girls volleyball final, but ended up on disappointment. After losing the first two sets, the Monarchs rallied to win the next two and served for match point on two separate occasions in the fifth set, but in
    Tue Dec 02, 2014
  • SVC rolls on, reaches state final By NATHAN PERCY
    Just call them the Road Warriors. For the third consecutive match, Saddleback Valley Christian’s girls volleyball team walked into an opponent’s gym and walked out with a win, this time a 27-25, 17-25, 25-23, 25-14 victory over CIF-SS Division 3AA champion Sage Hill. The Warriors earned a berth into the CIF State Divi
    Tue Dec 02, 2014
  • Girls volleyball: Regional finals schedule BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Here is the schedule for Tuesday’s regional finals in the CIF girls volleyball Regional playoffs. All matches in the reginonal finals begin at 7 p.m. The state finals are Saturday at Santiago Canyon College.  ***************************************** Division I NorCal No. 2
    Mon Dec 01, 2014
  • Girls volleyball AOW: Payton Chang, Mater Dei BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    PAYTON CHANG MATER DEI Chang, a senior setter and opposite, had five kills, 25 assists and 13 digs in a sweep over Point Loma in the frst round of the Division I CIF SoCal Regional playoffs. She followed that with seven kills, 17 assists and 10 digs
    Mon Dec 01, 2014
  • Mater Dei finds a spark, makes final BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    The timing was just right for the Mater Dei girls volleyball team. Trailing by four points late in the first set of the CIF Division I SoCal Regional semifinal Saturday night, the Monarchs found an 8-0 run that turned a potential defeat into a victory. Mater Dei went on to sweep visiting Santiago of Corona, 25-21, 25-11, 25-18, t
    Sat Nov 29, 2014
  • Girls volleyball: CIF SoCal Regional scores; schedule By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Here are the results from the first round of the CIF SoCal Regional girls volleyball championships and the schedule for Saturday's second round. Division I Redondo Union def. Palisades, 25-11, 25-12, 25-13 Clovis def. Aliso Niguel, 25-14, 25-22, 14-25, 9-25, 15-8 Mater Dei def. Point Loma, 25-17, 25-19, 25-
    Tue Nov 25, 2014
  • Mater Dei sweeps in regional BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    The Mater Dei girls volleyball team needed to have a short memory regarding its loss Saturday in the CIF-SS Division 1AA final. From the looks of things, that’s the exact approach they took as they opened the CIF Division I Southern California Regional championships with a sweep of visiting Point Loma of San Diego, 25-17, 25-19, 25
    Tue Nov 25, 2014
  • Fall notebook: O.C. runners ready for CIF State meet
    Seven boys and seven girls cross country teams from Orange County have advanced to the CIF State Championships on Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno. The teams earned the spots with their performances this past Saturday in the CIF-SS Finals at Mt. SAC in Walnut. Top-ranked Brea Olinda boys delivered a team title in Division 3.
    Mon Nov 24, 2014
  • Girls volleyball AOW: Halland McKenna, Sage Hill By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Halland McKenna Sage Hill McKenna had 22 kills, 19 digs and four aces to lead Sage Hill to its second consecutive CIF title in Saturday’s four-set victory over St. Margaret’s. McKenna, who is
    Mon Nov 24, 2014
  • Five county teams headed to volleyball regionals BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    The girls volleyball season will continue for Mater Dei, Aliso Niguel, Sage Hill, St. Margaret’s and Saddleback Valley Christian with the opening round of the CIF State SoCal Regional Championships. The first round is set for Tuesday night at 7 p.m. In Division I, Mater Dei (28-11), who lost to Redondo Union in the CIF-SS D
    Sun Nov 23, 2014
  • Biggest prize eludes Mater Dei again BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    NORWALK – The Redondo girls volleyball team proved to be too much for Mater Dei in Saturday’s CIF-SS Division 1AA final. After the Monarchs tied the match at 1-1, the Sea Hawks relied on their balanced attack to lead the way to the 25-23, 23-25, 25-20, 25-20 victory at Cerritos College. The triumph gives Redondo its f
    Sat Nov 22, 2014
  • Aliso Niguel wins 1A title with epic comeback BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    NORWALK – Aliso Niguel girls volleyball coach DP Butler said this week his team’s players will fight for each other and each point. Saturday, the Wolverines showed that a team that fights together will ultimately find success. The top-seeded Wolverines rallied after losing the first two sets to defeat second-se
    Sat Nov 22, 2014
  • OCVarsity updates: girls volleyball finals
    OCVarsity's Damian Calhoun will have live updates on Twitter from today's CIF-SS girls volleyball finals today at Cerritos College. You can follow Damian on his Twitter handle (@DamianCalhoun) or by searching for the hash tag #ocvupdates. We'll also have the streaming updates on the Twitter feed on the OCVarsity homepage. Here
    Sat Nov 22, 2014
  • Championship Saturday: Stories, photos, results
    Saturday was is the biggest day of Fall for Orange County's high school athletes. CIF-SS championships were decided in boys and girls cross country, boys water polo and girls volleyball in a series of events that ran throughout the day. OCVarsity had all of it covered -- with a reporter and photographer at every event. Cl
    Sat Nov 22, 2014