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  • Sonora battles back, grabs share of league lead By ANDREW TURNER
    FULLERTON – Sonora coach Mike Murphy’s boys basketball teams have had a lot of success. The Raiders have won 15 of a possible 26 Freeway League titles in Murphy’s time with the school, including the last three. With experience like that, Sonora didn’t panic when it lost two of its first three league games.
    Fri Feb 05, 2016
  • Cage stands tall in Mater Dei's victory in Nike Extravaganza By STEVE FRYER
    SANTA ANA – Mater Dei’s MJ Cage delivered one of his stronger performances of the season in a 79-72 win over Shadow Mountain of Phoenix, Ariz., on Friday night in the Nike Extravaganza at Mater Dei. The 6-
    Fri Feb 05, 2016
  • San Clemente applies pressure to get what it wants By ZACH CAVANAGH
    SAN CLEMENTE – Not that long ago, San Clemente’s boys basketball team had gone 35 years without a league title. All of a sudden, the Tritons are establishing a legacy in the South Coast League. San Clemente pressured Aliso Niguel from the tip and surged to a 77-64 victory on its home floor Friday to clinch at least a share of
    Fri Feb 05, 2016
  • Esperanza stays calm, collects share of Crestview title By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    ANAHEIM – On the surface, fifth-ranked Esperanza is a young team, with just three seniors on the roster. The Aztecs proved again Friday night that looks can be deceiving, as they pulled out a hard-fought 64-57 victory over visiting Villa Park in a Crestview League game. The victory clinched at least a share of the title for
    Fri Feb 05, 2016
  • Los Alamitos' depth too much for Newport Harbor By BOB KEISSER
    NEWPORT BEACH – Los Alamitos got the win Friday night, but the Griffins had to do it Newport Harbor’s way. The Sailors were determined to put a cap on Los Alamitos standout guard Eyassu Worku, and did as good a job as anyone has this season, holding the senior to 19 points and only five field goals, four of them
    Fri Feb 05, 2016
  • Souza puts Aliso Niguel on brink of claiming league title By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    ALISO VIEJO – It is probably the most difficult play to defend in high school boys soccer. It doesn’t involve a head or a foot and it begins off the field, with a player directing the ball on a high-flying arc toward the goal. A long throw-in can turn the game into a physical battle in the box. Often it is hard to keep track o
    Fri Feb 05, 2016
  • CdM sinks in sudden-death overtime to San Marcos By DAN ALBANO
    NEWPORT BEACH – Corona del Mar’s girls water polo team earned the chance Friday night to upset San Marcos of Santa Barbara in sudden-death overtime at the Irvine Southern California Championships. Considering who San Marcos had sprinting to open the extra period, that was no small feat. Considering the personnel challenges Co
    Fri Feb 05, 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
    Fri Feb 05, 2016
  • Aliso Niguel's Mathews, Desiano fast-rising stars in O.C. soccer By ANDREW TURNER
    Aliso Niguel soccer coach Randy Dodge is as much a fixture as any other figure in the Southern California soccer scene. Since taking over the Wolverines’ girls program in 1997, he has witnessed his fair share of greatness. His teams have seen and produced a lengthy list of pro-level talents. That group includes Allison Sc
    Fri Feb 05, 2016
  • Freshman D'Aquila leading the way for JSerra soccer team By NATHAN PERCY
    She was, perhaps, Greg and Matt Baker’s best-kept secret. Having worked with the Bakers for the past two-plus seasons in club, JSerra freshman forward Isabella D’Aquila is now taking Orange County high school soccer by storm, one goal – and sometimes more than that – at a time. Few tea
    Fri Feb 05, 2016
  • Huntington Beach strikes fast, knocks off No. 5 Edison By ANDREW TURNER
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – Huntington Beach’s girls soccer team won its first Sunset League title last year. Against fifth-ranked Edison, the No. 10 Oilers showed that they’re serious about getting a second bite of the apple. Huntington Beach struck three times in the first half to defeat the Chargers, 3-1, Thursday nig
    Thu Feb 04, 2016
  • CdM pride shows in win over Newport Harbor By DAN ALBANO
    Corona del Mar’s girls water polo team lost Maddie Musselman to the U.S. national team before the season, and it entered a pivotal showdown Thursday night in the Irvine Southern California Championships without another
    Thu Feb 04, 2016
  • Fryer: Fotheringham fast, but mission comes first By STEVE FRYER
    Cole Fotheringham is on a mission for his mission. The All-County tight end for San Clemente’s football team signed with Utah on Wednesday, the first day of the national letter-of-intent signing period for football. Fotheringham, a senior, will start his Mormon mission shortly after graduating from San Clemente in th
    Thu Feb 04, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mission Viejo, Santa Margarita have reasons to celebrate By DAN ALBANO
    Santa Margarita sports information director Sean Zeitler saw the crowd of football recruits assembling for the picture early Wednesday and offered his assistance. “Get in tight,” he calmly instructed. &ldq
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • All of OCVarsity's Signing Day coverage
    This is the place to find all of OCVarsity's coverage of Signing Day on Wednesday: OCVarsity Hot Shots: Huntington Beac
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Your Signing Day photos (Part 2)
    Click through the slideshow to see more reader-submitted photos of Orange County athletes signing National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Click here to see Part 1 of our slideshow. Send your Signing Day photos to preps@ocregister.com. (I
    Wed Feb 03, 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, Feb. 3, 2016. Send your Signing Day photos to preps@ocregister.com. (Include the athlete’s name, sport, high school and university or college attending.)
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • Santa Margarita surge isn't enough to catch Mater Dei By STEVE FRYER
    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA – Again, Santa Margarita got close to Mater Dei in the fourth quarter. Again, Mater Dei pulled away to win. Mater Dei went from a 12-point lead to start the fourth quarter to a two-point lead before beating Santa Margarita, 59-51, Wednesday in a Trinity League game at Santa Margarita. The Monarchs, ra
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • Servite gives up late goal, ties St. John Bosco By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    NORWALK – St. John Bosco coach Dave Sabet studied the game film, figured out where the Braves weak spots were, changed the personnel and the tinkered the formation. This time, the Braves would be ready for Servite. Because if the No. 1 Friars are involved in a match, “nothing comes for free,” Sabet said.
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • Yorba Linda pulls off stunning rally to beat No. 4 Esperanza By ANDREW TURNER
    YORBA LINDA – Down two goals to fourth-ranked Esperanza with two minutes to play, Yorba Linda’s girls soccer team had nothing to lose. That is, unless bragging rights are counted, and perhaps program appeal for the next wave of players to come through the area. The truth is there was a lot on the line for two schools
    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
  • 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