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  • OCVarsity's Friday Pregame Madness: Week 3 BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    We’re back for another week of OCVarsity Pregame Madness. Let’s get you ready for all of great matchups and interesting stories for Week 3 of the high school football season.  My weekly top 10 vote Here is how I voted this week: 1. Mater Dei; 2. Servite; 3. Santa Margarita; 4. Corona del Mar; 5. JS
    Fri Sep 19, 2014
  • Pounds does it all in Cypress victory BY STEVE FRYER
    FULLERTON - Cypress beat Troy, 34-27, Thursday and Quinten Pounds as usual was the best player on the field. Pounds, a Cypress multi-purpose senior, scored on a pass reception and on a kickoff return. He rushed for 161 yards and had an interception. Is Pounds the best player in Orange County? “I think so,&rdq
    Thu Sep 18, 2014
  • Villa Park delivers solid blow to Dana Hills BY DAN ALBANO
    ORANGE - Villa Park continued to show Thursday night the progress it has made since a season-opening, 63-point loss against Mater Dei. Junior Ramon Chaves rushed for two touchdowns, including a spectacular, 75-yarder early in the fourth quarter, to help lead the Spartans past visiting Dana Hills, 25-10, in a nonleague game at El M
    Thu Sep 18, 2014
  • Inside O.C. football: University full of surprises BY ANTONIO MORALES
    There are plenty of turnaround stories happening around the county this season – Tustin and San Clemente’s might be the two most prominent. The most surprising rejuvenation, though, might be happening at University. The Trojans haven’t won more than three games since 2008, and their last season winning was 2007,
    Thu Sep 18, 2014
  • All of Thursday's stories, photos, scores
    This is the place to find all of OCVarsity's game stories, photos, video and more from the high school football games Thursday: Pounds does it all in Cypress victory
    Thu Sep 18, 2014
  • Fryer: Forfeits show CIF honor system works BY STEVE FRYER
    Nobody turns themselves in to the IRS when taxes are underpaid. Drivers don’t hail a cop to say they ran a stop sign. That is, though, sort of what happens when an Orange County high school team forfeits a game. The CIF-Southern Section is a self-policing organization. Schools report their own violations. Whittier Christian
    Thu Sep 18, 2014
  • Sunny Hills stays perfect BY TIM BURT
    SANTA ANA - Sunny Hills continued its perfect start to the season with a 36-7 nonleague victory over Saddleback on Thursday night at Segerstrom. Sunny Hills (4-0) did what it does best: run the ball. The Lancers had 450 yards rushing, led by Joe Ha, who capped the evening with a 75-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter which ma
    Thu Sep 18, 2014
  • Corona del Mar rises to the occasion against rival BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    The Corona del Mar girls volleyball team set the tone early and never looked back in the annual Battle of the Bay match against rival Newport Harbor. CdM’s Katie Craig had seven of her 13 kills in the first set, helping lead the Sea Kings to the 25-19, 25-14, 24-12 home victory over Newport Harbor. “I think the
    Thu Sep 18, 2014
  • Coyotes off to roaring start with unstoppable duo BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    BUENA PARK – A patient wife, a loyal dog and a great quarterback. As the old saying goes, those are the three things a good football coach needs in his everyday life. “I’ve got two of them,” Buena Park’s Anthony White laughed. “My wife won’t let me get a dog or else I’d have
    Thu Sep 18, 2014
  • Valencia's Park a rising star on the course BY MATT HANLON
    PLACEJTIa - Six months ago, Brittany Park wasn’t a nationally ranked golfer. That has changed. Born in Korea, Park’s family settled in Fullerton more than a decade ago. She was in third grade when she started taking swings while tagging along with her brother and dad at the local driving range. Park&rsq
    Thu Sep 18, 2014
  • Heat, lightning in O.C. force games to be cancelled BY DAN ALBANO
    Extreme heat and lightning caused several high school athletic competitions to be postponed Tuesday and forced coaches to be creative with practices. The boys water polo match between No. 3 Huntington Beach and host Santa Margarita was called off because of concerns about high temperatures, which soared into triple digits in Rancho Santa
    Wed Sep 17, 2014
  • Fryer: Previews and predictions for Week 3 BY STEVE FRYER
    GAME OF THE WEEK NO. 6 CORONA DEL MAR (3-0) VS. NEWPORT HARBOR (1-1) Where, when: Newport Harbor High, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Last time they met: Corona del Mar 34, Newport Harbor 14 Series: Newport Harbor leads, 38-14 Coaches: Coron
    Wed Sep 17, 2014
  • O.C. Hot 150 update: Studs, snubs after Week 2 BY DAN ALBANO
    Here's another review of The Register's annual Hot 150 list of football players to watch in a blog I'm calling "Hot 150 studs and snubs." The "studs"
    Wed Sep 17, 2014
  • Villa Park's Grahovac is now the one they look up to BY BRIAN WHITEHEAD
    VILLA PARK - Peyton Grahovac is taller in person than she appears in photographs. Her 6-foot-4 frame is a gift from her 6-foot-6 father and her 6-foot mother, and when that gift gathers speed and momentum, Grahovac is as terrifying a volleyball player as there is in Orange County. Being tall wasn’t always advantageou
    Wed Sep 17, 2014
  • Thompson gives Villa Park a big reason to believe BY MATT HANLON
    VILLA PARK - Ask goalkeeper Sam Thompson what his proudest accomplishment is and he won’t miss a beat answering. “The Foothill (High) game last year,” he said while talking before a recent practice at Villa Park High. “I think it might have been the lowest scoring game I ever played in.” He st
    Wed Sep 17, 2014
  • Fairmont Prep's Chung in tune with her golf game BY BRIAN WHITEHEAD
    ANAHEIM - Golf runs in the Chung family, and Fairmont Prep senior Kristin Chung feels the pressure. Her father, Hwan, was South Korea’s No. 1-ranked amateur two years ago. Her older brother, Jack, a Sunny Hills High graduate, is a former CIF state champion who played a year of golf at Long Beach State b
    Wed Sep 17, 2014
  • OCVarsity Gridiron: Edison's Trinity test (video) BY JONATHAN KHAMIS
    [bc3]3788587061001[/bc3] OCVarstiy's Steve Fryer, Dan Albano and Jonathan Khamis travel to Edison High to preview the Chargers' Trinity League test -- back-to-back games against Servite and Mater Dei - which starts this week.
    Tue Sep 16, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Laguna Hills Invitational
    Click through the slideshow to see photos from the Laguna Hills Cross Country Invitational at Laguna Hills High School on Saturday, Sept. 13.
    Tue Sep 16, 2014
  • O.C. Top 10 for Week 3: Mater Dei unanimous No. 1 BY STEVE FRYER
    Mater Dei remains the unanimous selection as the No. 1 team in Orange County, according to the voters in the Regster's weekly high school football poll. All 10 voters had the Monarchs at No. 1 this week. M
    Mon Sep 15, 2014
  • OCVarsity Fandemonium: Week 2 (Free)
    Click through the slideshow to see photos of O.C. football fans at Week 2 games.
    Mon Sep 15, 2014
  • SoCal Varsity Top 20 for Week 3 BY DAN ALBANO
    St. John Bosco remains the unanimous top-ranked team in this week’s SoCal Varsity Top 20. The Braves (3-0) received all six first-place votes from the media members who voted in the poll. The Trinity League, home to St. John Bosco, also continued to flex its strength with all six teams earning spots in the top 12. M
    Mon Sep 15, 2014
  • Fryer: Edison won't duck a challenge BY STEVE FRYER
    Edison begins its usual back-to-back Trinity League challenge this week. The Chargers play Servite at Cerritos College on Friday. They play Mater Dei next week. Few will give the Chargers a chance in those games. Of course, few gave the San Diego Chargers a chance this past weekend against Seattle and look what happened. Edison a
    Mon Sep 15, 2014
  • OCVarsity Gridiron: This week in O.C. football (video) BY JONATHAN KHAMIS
    [bc3]3786806536001[/bc3] OCVarsity's Steve Fryer, Dan Albano and Jonathan Khamis take a look back at Week 2 and start looking at what lies ahead in Week 3 of the season. They discuss who has the edge in the Battle of the Bay between Newport Harbor
    Mon Sep 15, 2014
  • O.C. teams look for ways to deal with heat BY ANTONIO MORALES, STEVE FRYER, DAN ALBANO AND KENNY CONNOLLY
    With most of Orange County experiencing severe heat conditions, some of the county's high school sports programs are responding by taking precautionary measures to beat the heat. In Anaheim, where the temperature reached 101 on Monday, Esperanza High's football team pushed the start of practice back from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aztecs c
    Mon Sep 15, 2014
  • Trinity League arguably best in nation BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Top to bottom, the Trinity League boasts the best collection of talent in Orange County. That’s no secret. On Monday, it solidified itself as the top league in California and made an even more compelling case to be called the best league in the country. When Cal-Hi Sports released its state top-25 rankings, every me
    Mon Sep 15, 2014