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  • Football recruiting: CdM's Peter Bush lands 2nd major preferred walk-on offer BY DAN ALBANO
    Corona del Mar wide receiver Peter Bush (6-2, 205) has been offered a preferred walk-on by Michigan, the senior said in an e-mail Tuesday. Bush, the Sea Kings' former quarterback who has successfull
    Tue Oct 06, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Buena Park's Hawkins offered by Washington BY DAN ALBANO
    Buena Park junior wide receiver Jeremiah Hawkins, a recent transfer from Yorba Linda, has been offered by Washington, Coyotes football coach Anthony White reports. Hawkins (5-9, 180) also has
    Thu Aug 06, 2015
  • JSerra's Royce Lewis commits to UC Irvine BY NATHAN PERCY
    JSerra’s Royce Lewis committed this week to UC Irvine, Lions coach Brett Kay confirmed Thursday. The third baseman, who is going into his junior year, led the Lions in hitting this past spring. He was the Trinity League MVP and a major contributor to JSerra’s run to the quarterfinals of the CIF-SS Division 1 pla
    Thu Aug 06, 2015
  • O.C. Top 25 recruits for Class of 2016 (updated) BY DAN ALBANO
    This past May, the Register's Dan Albano updated his rankings of the top football recruits for the Class of 2016 in Orange County. The list is shown below. OCVarsity will reveal its Hot 150 - a list of the top 150 players in the county - shortly before the 2015 season kicks off in late August.  *************** O.C
    Tue Jun 23, 2015
  • O.C.'s signed and committed softball players
    OCVarsity's list of the signed and committed softball players in Orange County. The list was compiled using various sources, including information provided by coaches on our preview surveys, information provided by the athletes and their families, and recruiting sources. If we're missing a player, send the player's information to
    Thu May 28, 2015
  • San Juan Hills' O'Brien commits to Nebraska BY DAN ALBANO
    San Juan Hills quarterback Patrick O'Brien has committed to Nebraska, Stallions football coach Aaron Flowerssaid in a text Thursday. "He's honored to have the opportunity to p
    Thu May 21, 2015
  • Gunslinger kicks off busy passing tournament season BY DAN ALBANO
    Orange County’s 7-on-7 passing season for high school football teams begins in earnest Saturday with the San Juan Hills-hosted Gunslinger Tournament. The list of entries includes JSerra, Mater Dei, Edison, Oaks Christian of Westlake Village and St. John Bosco. Here are a few other tournaments to watch this spring and summer
    Fri May 15, 2015
  • Basketball: San Clemente's Crankshaw commits to Westmont By STEVE FRYER
    San Clemente senior boys basketball player Nick Crankshaw committed to Westmont, San Clemente announced today. Crankshaw, a 6-foot-4 guard/forward, was Sea View League co-MVP with teammate Sam Darnold and was All-Orange County fifth team.
    Fri Apr 24, 2015
  • Hot Shots: Your Signing Day photos (4-15-15)
    Check out the Spring Signing Day photos submitted by our readers. The photos are of athletes who signed on Wednesday, April 15, 1015.
    Thu Apr 16, 2015
  • Mater Dei OL Frank Martin commits to USC
    Mater Dei’s Frank Martin became the second offensive lineman in as many days to verbally commit to USC when he announced his intention to attend the school Thursday. S
    Thu Apr 16, 2015
  • Spring Signing Day: O.C. athletes who signed
    Orange County’s high school athletes who signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday. The list includes athletes who signed a mutual agreement of commitment with an Ivy League school or service academy. **UPDATED FRIDAY, APRIL 17** BOYS SPORTS BASEBALL
    Wed Apr 15, 2015
  • Signing Day notes: Sonora athletes enjoy special day
    The email from Sonora stated, “We are having a little signing for our athletes … ” It turned out to be a big party. “We had our band there, our cheerleaders and ‘The Jungle,’ ” said Sonora basketball player Christian Rhodes. “It was great.” “The Jungle&rd
    Wed Apr 15, 2015
  • Hot Shots: Spring Signing Day (4-15-15)
    Check out OCVarsity’s photos from the Spring Signing Day ceremonies that took place at county schools on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. This slide show includes photos from Mater Dei, Sonora and Trabuco Hills, and it will be updated later with photos from events at other schools.
    Wed Apr 15, 2015
  • Signing Day Central: The latest news, updates
    OCVarsity will be keeping track throughout the day of the Signing Day news from Orange County's high schools. We'll have signing news and updates in our blog (click here). We'll also have a slideshow of Register photos from the Signing Day
    Tue Apr 14, 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
    Mon Apr 13, 2015
  • SMCHS quarterback Costello picks Stanford BY DAN ALBANO
    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA – Santa Margarita Catholic High School quarterback KJ Costello called it an opportunity too good to pass on. So last week before teammates, friends and family, Orange County’s top class of 2016 recruit committed to Stanford, picking the Cardinal over USC and Michigan. Costello placed hats from eac
    Thu Mar 26, 2015
  • Top O.C. recruits headed to Nike Regional
    Many of Orange County’s top high school football recruits in the class of 2016 are expected to participate Sunday in the Nike Football Opening Regional at Redondo High in Redondo Beach. The half-day event, formerly known as the Nike Football Training Camp, offers position-specific training along with drills and one-on-one competiti
    Fri Mar 06, 2015
  • O.C. All-Star Game: North team nominees BY DAN ALBANO
    The North nominees for the Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game on July 9 at Orange Coast College. The official roster will be announced later this month. ANAHEIM – Manny Covarrubias (LB, 5-11, 220); Roberto Barajas (WR, 5-10, 160); BOLSA GRANDE – Michael Allen (OL/LB, 6-1, 215); Reno Lace (WR,
    Tue Mar 03, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Sunny Hills' Ha commits BY DAN ALBANO
    Sunny Hills All-Freeway League running back Joe Ha (5-7, 180) has committed to Pomona Pitzer, Lancers football coach Peter Karavedas reports.
    Wed Feb 11, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Top 16 for Class of 2016 By DAN ALBANO
    Orange County football recruiting: Top 16 for Class of 2016 Rankings by Dan Albano NAME SCHOOL HT. WT. POS. COMMENT
    Fri Feb 06, 2015
  • Not too early to look at top 2016 recruits BY DAN ALBANO
    National Signing Day came and left Wednesday for Orange County football, but the college recruiting process continues at powerhouses such as Mater Dei and small-school contenders like Capistrano Valley Christian. Case in point: Ben Sukut. OCVarsity’s first list of the Top 16 recruits to watch in the class of 2016 inc
    Fri Feb 06, 2015
  • Hot Shots: Signing Day photos (Part 1)
    Click through the slideshow to see more photos from the Signing Day events at Buena Park, Foothill, Huntington Beach, Mater Dei, Newport Harbor and San Clemente and Santa Margarita on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015.
    Fri Feb 06, 2015
  • Hot Shots: Signing Day photos (Part 2)
    Click through the slideshow to see more of the Register’s photos from the Signing Day events at Aliso Niguel, Capistrano Valley, Dana Hills, El Toro, JSerra, Laguna Hills Mission Viejo and Tesoro on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015.
    Fri Feb 06, 2015
  • Hot Shots: Your Signing Day photos (2-4-15)
    Click through the slideshow to see reader-submitted photos of Orange County athletes signing National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2015. Send us your Signing Day photos to (Include the athlete’s name, sport, high school and university or college attending.)
    Fri Feb 06, 2015
  • Mater Dei's Malik McMorris chooses Cal BY DAN ALBANO
    Mater Dei senior Malik McMorris has committed as a preferred walk-on to Cal, the senior said Friday night. He also will  throw for the track team. He said Cal recruited him mostly as a defensive lineman. "Berkeley and UCLA have been my dream schools," said McMorris, who was a defensive lineman/fullback for the Monarch
    Fri Feb 06, 2015