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  • 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 OCVarsity.com at preps@ocre
    Tue Apr 15, 2014
  • Kimberly, Yorba Linda reach championship game BY STEVE FRYER
    Carter Kimberly was, as John Fogerty sang it, a-roundin’ third and headed for home. Then he stumbled. Kimberly righted himself to sprint the final 85 feet and score the winning run for Yorba Linda on Brent Schuber’s two-out hit in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Mustangs beat Valencia, 4-3,
    Tue Apr 15, 2014
  • La Habra rolling behind its new ace, Pierce BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    It’s not that La Habra senior Taylor Pierce is unfamiliar with life in the circle. She just hasn’t consistently had the opportunity to showcase her abilities during her first three years with the Highlanders. Pitching behind Vanessa Ciocatto and Kayla Klein, Pierce’s primary role has been in relief
    Tue Apr 15, 2014
  • San Clemente battles its way past Dana Hills BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    DANA POINT - After the first two sets, it appeared that it was going to be a short and frustrating night for the third-ranked San Clemente boys volleyball team. The Tritons dropped the first two sets to 10th-ranked Dana Hills and survived match point in the fourth set, but eventually escaped with a 20-25, 25-27, 25-17, 27-25, 15-12 victo
    Tue Apr 15, 2014
  • No. 1 Foothill rallies to beat St. Margaret's BY ANTONIO MORALES
    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – Foothill’s boys lacrosse team has had to deal with the bitter taste of a postseason loss to St. Margaret’s for the past 11 months. So Tuesday’s result had to be a little sweet for the top-ranked Knights. Foothill utilized a clutch fourth quarter from Warren Case to rally to an
    Tue Apr 15, 2014
  • CdM defense shuts down No. 2 JSerra BY MICHAEL KATZ
    NEWPORT BEACH - Down a goal at halftime of Tuesday afternoon's game against JSerra, Corona del Mar boys lacrosse coach G.W. Mix told his team it needed to dig a little bit deeper. Goalie Hoyt Crance and the rest of the team got the message. Behind 12 saves from the junior goalie, the Sea Kings knocked off the Lions,
    Tue Apr 15, 2014
  • CIF-SS baseball rankings (4-14-14) BY STEVE FRYER
    This week's CIF-SS baseball rankings. The voting is done by the coaches. DIVISION 11. Huntington Beach2. Loyola3. JSerra4. West Ranch5. Hart6. Harvard-Westlake7. Edison8. Alemany9. Trabuco Hills10. Norco
    Tue Apr 15, 2014
  • Corona del Mar remains perfect at Newport Beach CC By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    NEWPORT BEACH – Corona del Mar has had some talented boys golf teams over the years, but it was never able to find much success outside of a CIF-SS regional tournament. That could be about to change. This year’s lineup is extremely deep, and Tuesday all five of the Sea Kings that figured into the final score - a 183-1
    Tue Apr 15, 2014
  • Tesoro girls, Capo Valley boys make strides BY DAN ALBANO
    MISSION VIEJO - The encouraging shouts from coaches pierced the pool deck with more energy. The cheering from swimmers and spectators featured added enthusiasm. And the Tesoro girls and Capistrano Valley boys went above-and-beyond Tuesday to impress in the South Coast League. Tesoro’s No. 6 girls defeated the three-time defending l
    Tue Apr 15, 2014
  • Fryer: Perfect Sea View so far for Dana Hills BY STEVE FRYER
    A look at Orange County baseball: • Dana Hills coach Tom Faris knew his team would be good, but he was unsure how good, before the season began. The Dolphins are in an excellent league, the five-team Sea View League that also has Aliso Niguel and San Clemente in it. The Dolphins are ranked third in Orange County and take a 14
    Mon Apr 14, 2014
  • Romaine gives Rosary big boost in league race BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Rosary won a total of three Trinity League games in 2013 and finished in the middle of the always-competitive five-team league race. This season, the Royals look like they’re peaking at the right time to make a run at their first league championship since the 2008 season. With wins over JSerra and Mater Dei last week, Rosar
    Mon Apr 14, 2014
  • No-hitter puts San Juan Hills in semifinals
    Three pitchers combined for the first no-hitter in San Juan Hills history Monday night as the Stallions defeated Redondo, 1-0, in the Ryan Lemmon Invitational. Michael Carr (1-0), in his second start back from an Achilles' injury, threw five strong innings for the Stallions (11-7). He struck out seven and walked five. G
    Mon Apr 14, 2014
  • Spring notebook: Esperanza climbs volleyball ladder
    BOYS VOLLEYBALL The big mover in this week’s CIF-SS boys volleyball rankings is Esperanza. The Aztecs, the defending Division 2 champion, were ranked fifth last week. This week, they are up to No. 2. San Marcos is ranked No. 1. With the return of Jake Arnitz last week, the Aztecs have become the strong
    Mon Apr 14, 2014
  • CIF-SS softball rankings (4-14-14) BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    This week's CIF-SS softball rankings, which were released Monday. The rankings are voted on by the coaches. DIVISION 11. Santiago/Corona2. Esperanza3. Pacifica4. Los Osos5. ML King6. Huntington Beach7. Vista Murrieta8. Marina9. Canyo
    Mon Apr 14, 2014
  • CIF-SS boys volleyball rankings (4-14-14) BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    This week's CIF-SS boys volleyball rankings were released Monday. The coaches vote on the rankings. DIVISION 11. Huntington Beach2. Corona del Mar3. Redondo Union4. Loyola5. Mira Costa6. Newbury Park7. Westlake8. San Clemente9. Valen
    Mon Apr 14, 2014
  • Updated CIF-SS boys tennis rankings (4-14-14) BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    This week's CIF-SS boys tennis rankings: DIVISION 1 1. University 2. Harvard-Westlake 3. Corona del Mar 4. Beckman 5. Northwood 6. Santa Barbara 7. Dos
    Mon Apr 14, 2014
  • Early commitments create debate in softball BY DAN ALBANO
    A late national signing day for softball arrives Wednesday, and according to coaches, it will be just that: late. Most of the recruits, they say, have already signed letters of intent, but that’s not where the debate lies in softball recruiting. In a trend that concerns some coaches, softball seems to be among the sports fe
    Sun Apr 13, 2014
  • Costello gets scholarship offer from Florida State BY DAN ALBANO
    Best morning ever. That’s how Santa Margarita sophomore quarterback KJ Costello views what happened to him Tuesday. At about 6:30 a.m., Costello received his first scholarship offer and it came from the reigning national champion: Florida State. “No doubt it was the best morning of my life,” he sa
    Sun Apr 13, 2014
  • Hot Shots Overtime: Saturday's baseball (4-12-14)
    Click through the slideshow to see photos of boys baseball played on Saturday, April 12, 2014.
    Sun Apr 13, 2014
  • Mater Dei’s Godin thrives at Arcadia BY ANTONIO MORALES
    ARCADIA – Competition tends to bring out the best in people. It sure brought the best out of Mater Dei’s Curtis Godin at the 47th Arcadia Invitational track meet Saturday night at Arcadia High. Godin edged Paul Lucas from Mountain Pointe of Arizona and ran a 10.36 to win the boys invitational 100 meters.
    Sat Apr 12, 2014
  • Lakewood's Storm too much for Laguna Hills
    SANTA ANA – The Laguna Hills boys volleyball team was one step away from the title of the Foothill Varsity Classic until a Storm arrived, derailing all plans. Lakewood’s Storm Fa’agata was unstoppable in the finals match, recording 13 kills in the first set, leading the Lancers to a 25-18, 25-22 victory over the
    Sat Apr 12, 2014
  • Aliso Niguel outlasts San Clemente BY STEVE FRYER
    ALISO VIEJO – Aliso Niguel took on quite a schedule this season. The Wolverines played in the National High School Invitational in North Carolina. They were in the Boras Classic, which is as close as there is to a state championship tournament. And Aliso plays in the Sea View League, which has three of its five teams in the
    Fri Apr 11, 2014
  • Hard-hitting Loara knocks off Ocean View BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    The instant the softball beamed off of Skylar Tonumaipea’s bat in the fifth inning, all eyes darted toward Ocean View pitcher Billi Derleth. With literally no time to react, Derleth somehow managed to get part of her glove on the hard-hit liner, preventing the laser-like shot from reaching the outfield. While
    Fri Apr 11, 2014
  • Early outburst lifts Canyon past El Dorado BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    ANAHEIM – The Canyon offense set the tone early in Friday’s Century League game against El Dorado. In the first inning, the first three batters reached base. John Zanze drove in the first run with a sacrifice fly and Greg Firman followed with a two-run single. By the time the dust had settled, the Comanc
    Fri Apr 11, 2014
  • Bases-clearing double sparks Capo Valley's victory BY JOHN WILKINSON
    MISSION VIEJO – Dylan Sharon was inches from wriggling his way out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the second inning. The Tesoro right-hander thought he painted the corner with an inning-ending strikeout pitch, but it was called a ball. Capistrano Valley’s Nick Batesole capitalized, clearing the bases wit
    Fri Apr 11, 2014