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  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: More Signing Day photos (4-13-16)
    The Register had photographers at several of Wednesday's events at local high schools to celebrate the student-athletes receiving athletic scholarships. We have a slideshow of the events that we covered, plus one for photos sent to us by readers. In this slideshow, we have photos from Edison, JSerra and Los Alamitos. Go t
    Wed Apr 13, 2016
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Signing Day celebrations in O.C. (4-13-16)
    The Register had photographers at several of Wednesday's events at local high schools to celebrate the student-athletes receiving athletic scholarships. We have a slideshow of the events that we covered, plus one for photos sent to us by readers. We will be updating the slideshows throughout the day. (In this slideshow, you will
    Wed Apr 13, 2016
  • Signing Day list: Where are the athletes going?
    Orange County high school athletes who signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday. The list includes athletes who signed a mutual agreement with an Ivy League school or service academy. (If we're missing a name, please email us the athlete's information and we will add it to our list.) 
    Wed Apr 13, 2016
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Your Signing Day photos
    Click through the slideshow to see reader-submitted photos of Orange County athletes signing National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Send your Signing Day photos to preps@ocregister.com. (Include the athlete’s name, sport, high school and university or college attending.)
    Wed Apr 13, 2016
  • Signing Day Extra: Crean Lutheran's Nair signs with Caltech By KENNY CONNOLLY
    The tennis team might not be a powerhouse, but the academic institution itself is one of the finest in the country. Crean Lutheran senior tennis player Karthik Nair signed a commitment to play at Caltech on Wednesday, becoming just the fourth Saints player in the program's young history to continue competing at the collegiate leve
    Wed Apr 13, 2016
  • OCVarsity has Signing Day covered
    OCVarsity.com will be the best place to find extensive coverage of the Signing Day news and events in Orange County on Wednesday. Our reporters will have updates on our blog (click here) throughout the day. They'll also be sending out updates
    Tue Apr 12, 2016
  • 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
    Fri Apr 08, 2016
  • Signing Day is April 13th: Tell us about your school's plans
    OCVarsity is making plans to cover the signing day events on April 13 at the local high schools. If your school is going to have an event - big or small - please let us know about it. You can email the information (date, time, location and the number of athletes expected to take part) to preps@ocreg
    Wed Apr 06, 2016
  • Terry Donahue's California Showcase to be held Saturday in Irvine
    Local high school football players who are currently seniors are invited to attend the National Football Foundation California Showcase on Saturday at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine. The event is free and hosted by former UCLA coach Terry Donahue.&n
    Fri Feb 19, 2016
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Signing Day celebrations (Part 1)
    Orange County high schools held Signing Day celebrations big and small on Wednesday to honor the athletes in football, soccer and boys water polo who were able to officially sign for their college scholarships. The Register had photographers at many of these events to capture the athletes with their teammates, family and friends on the s
    Thu Feb 04, 2016
  • Signing Day: Costello, Johnson remember their journeys By DAN ALBANO
    Highlights from National Signing Day at Santa Margarita and Mission Viejo with quarterbacks KJ Costello (Stanford) and Brock Johnson (georgetown). Video by Dan Albano, OCVarsity.com
    Thu Feb 04, 2016
  • Signing Day list: Where are the athletes going?
    The Register’s list includes only the sports that can officially sign during this period – football, boys soccer, girls soccer, boys water polo. It also includes athletes who have commitments with non-scholarship institutions (Ivy League schools, service academies). FOOTBALL
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Signing Day fun continued (Part 3)
    OC Varsity covered a lot of the signing day events held locally on Wednesday, but one of them stood out for some pretty big reasons. Huntington Beach High had 34 athletes take part in its event to honor the school's student-athletes receiving athletic scholarships this year. That is an unusually high number, and it certainly appeared to
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: More Signing Day celebrations (Part 2)
    Orange County high schools held Signing Day celebrations big and small on Wednesday to honor the athletes in football, soccer and boys water polo who were able to officially sign for their college scholarships. The Register had photographers at many of these events to capture the athletes with their teammates, family and friends on the s
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • Signing Day extra: San Clemente duo to continue their story at Utah By STEVE FRYER
    San Clemente football teammates Cole Fotheringham and Tucker Scott signed with Utah. It was not planned that way, but they are happy it turned out that way. “I committed first, and Cole was still debating,” said Scott, a 6-5, 275-pound All-County offensive lineman. “We’ve been playing togethe
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • Signing Day extra: Orange Lutheran isn't surprised Northington reached his Harvard goal By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    ORANGE - Orange Lutheran football coach Chuck Petersen noticed Lj Northington’s leadership skills early. “He was that guy that always led,” Petersen said. “When he first walked in the door, just because of his personality and he was, so good that the kids always responded to him, but as he became mor
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • Signing Day extra: Mater Dei's Martin never wavered on USC commitment By STEVE FRYER
    SANTA ANA Mater Dei’s Frank Martin followed USC’s tumultuous season closely. An early-season head coaching change and associated issues did not alter Martin’s goal – sign a letter of intent with USC, which Martin did Wednesday. The 6-foot-6, 295-pound offensive lineman was raised to become a Trojan.
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • Signing Day extra: La Habra players enjoy another highlight By KENNY CONNOLLY
    LA HABRA Eric Barriere and Jacob Colacion found themselves in their element at the heart of La Habra’s quad Wednesday morning – shaking hands, bumping fists, taking countless photos with teammates and classmates on the cusp of yet another football-related achievement. After helping write the latest championship
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • Signing Day extra: Special day for Foothill's Yaghi, Gaitan By KENNY CONNOLLY
    SANTA ANA A number of their more memorable encounters have occurred when they‘ve been separated by mere inches. Of course, once a whistle was blown or the ball was snapped, Foothill’s Chris Yaghi and Junior Gaitan would lock horns, Yaghi representing the best of the Knights defensive line and Gaitan holding that
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • They're big! They're fast! They're the #FAB15 By DAN ALBANO
    There is a quarterback at the top of the list, but this year’s Fab 15 belongs to the wide receivers. Seven speedy wideouts made the Register’s annual ranking of the best high school recruits from the Western United States heading into National Signing Day on Wednesday. The group swells to 12 of the 30 players selected
    Tue Feb 02, 2016
  • Fab 15: Second team selections By DAN ALBANO
    The Register has announced its selections for the Fab 15 teams for 2016.   FAB 15: SECOND TEAM Rank, player name, school, position, commitment 16. Michael Pittman, Oaks Christian (Westlake Village), ATH., USC (signed) 17. Curtis Robinson, Mater
    Tue Feb 02, 2016
  • Send us your Signing Day news and photos
    Do you want your athlete's name included in the Register's coverage of Signing Day? Do you want to send us a photo of an athlete signing or a signing event? Here is what you need to do to have your information and/or photo included in our coverage: IMPORTANT NOTE: Football, boys soccer, girls soccer and girls
    Mon Feb 01, 2016
  • Three of this year's top QB recruits connected by one amazingly talented Pop Warner team By DAN ALBANO
    Russ Perkins can’t contain his laughter as he recalls the Pop Warner football team he coached a few years ago. The Saddleback Valley Wolverines were so stacked with talented quarterbacks in the fall of 2011, it seemed unfair to the other teams. On the team’s signature trick play, quarterback KJ Costello
    Sat Jan 30, 2016
  • Recruiting notes: CVC's Sukut won over by underdog program By DAN ALBANO
    There’s an easy connection to draw between Ben Sukut and the Arkansas State football team, but it doesn’t fully explain why the Capistrano Valley Christian safety plans to sign with the rising Sun Belt Conference program on Wednesday. To learn the reason behind the intriguing commitment, one needs to know what motivate
    Fri Jan 29, 2016
  • Tell OCVarsity about your Signing Day plans
    OCVarsity is getting ready to go all out with its coverage of Signing Day (Feb. 3) in Orange County, but we need your help. We're looking for information about the events that will be held at the county schools. If you know about an event, please email us the basic information (send it to preps@ocreg
    Mon Jan 25, 2016