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  • Hot Shots: More Fall Signing Day photos
    Check out a slideshow of even more photos of Orange County high school students signing National Letters of Intent. Click here to see our first Signing Day slideshow.
    Wed Nov 11, 2015
  • Fall Signing Day: O.C. athletes who have signed
    List of the Orange County athletes who signed their letters of intent Wednesday. *If a name is missing from our list, please email us the information:* BASEBALL Dom Abbadessa, Huntington Beach, Long Beach State James Acuna, Cypress, Oregon Micheal Alati, Ora
    Wed Nov 11, 2015
  • Signing Day: Basketball, baseball notes By STEVE FRYER
    Marcus Berkley took a short detour en route to his college destination. Berkley averaged 22 points a game last basketball season as a senior at Orangewood Academy. Orangewood is one of Orange County’s smaller private schools. He did not get the college offers he wanted, although he did have an eye on UC Riverside.
    Wed Nov 11, 2015
  • Fall Signing Day: Water polo, swimming notes By DAN ALBANO
    A notable athlete was absent from Santa Margarita’s signing day ceremony, but he had a good excuse. Grant Shoults, the Register’s reigning swimmer of the year who committed to Stanford in late July, was in Minneapolis preparing for the Arena Pro Swim Series meet, which runs Thursda
    Wed Nov 11, 2015
  • Fall Signing Day: Calvary Chapel's Thomas twins headed to Oklahoma By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    For Justin and Jeremy Thomas, wrestling became a part of their lives at an early age. By the time they were in the second grade, they had claimed youth wrestling titles. They even competed against
    Wed Nov 11, 2015
  • Fall Signing Day: Cross country, track & field notes By ANDREW TURNER
    Tesoro senior Amanda Gehrich had long said that she wanted to make her college decision early and end the drama. The defending CIF-State 1,600 meters champion ended speculation when she signed with the University of Utah. Gehrich joins Ca
    Wed Nov 11, 2015
  • Do you want to send us Signing Day news or a photo? Here's what to do
    Do you want your athlete's name included in the Register's coverage of Fall 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: • To report a signing: You can send us an email (pre
    Wed Nov 11, 2015
  • OCVarsity covers Fall Signing Day
    Today will be an important and memorable day for many of the county's high school athletes, and OC Varsity is here to help you keep track of it. Dozens of county athletes will sign a scholarship offer - officially known as a National Letter of Intent - on the first day of the fall signing period. The period
    Wed Nov 11, 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
    Wed Oct 28, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Buena Park's Gates gets offer from Cincinnati By DAN ALBANO
    Buena Park junior athlete Elijah Gates (5-11, 175) has been offered by Cincinnati, Coyotes football coach Anthony White reports. In other Coyotes news, linebacker Andrew Wright made an unofficial visit last week to Sacramento State while linebacker Andrew Mulipola took an official trip to San Diego S
    Tue Oct 27, 2015
  • 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
  • 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