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  • Brea Olinda hires Canyon's Dreux Valenti to coach track team BY ANDREW TURNER
    BREA – The future of Brea Olinda’s track program was in question after their long-time distance coach Jeremy Mattern left. Just three weeks after Mattern vacated the position to take a job at Granada High of Livermore, the Wildcats found a well-established replacement from right in their backyard. Dreux Valenti, who s
    Thu Jul 02, 2015
  • Update on Tyler Murray's condition BY STEVE FRYER
    Tyler Murray, the starting catcher for Huntington Beach’s baseball team this past season, remains hospitalized today because of injuries suffered in a car crash Thursday night. Murray was the driver of a 2004 Toyota Tacoma truck that was
    Fri Jun 26, 2015
  • Stanley Johnson: From Mater Dei to the NBA
    Click through OCVarsity’s slideshow of Stanley Johnson’s four memorable seasons at Mater Dei, which paved the way for his selection by the Detroit Pistons - No. 8 overall - in the first round of the NBA Draft on Thursday night.
    Thu Jun 25, 2015
  • O.C. All-Star Game: Rosters, ticket info, updates
    Information about the upcoming Orange County All-Star Football Game. Orange County All-Star Game When: Thursday, July 9, 7:15 p.m. Where: Orange Coast College Fan info: Tickets ($10) can be purchased in advance (c
    Thu Jun 25, 2015
  • OCVarsity Early Summer O.C. Top 10 BY STEVE FRYER
    Creating an Orange County football top 10 two months before the season begins might seem like a foolhardy endeavor. We went for it anyway. This is not the OC Varsity top 10 that will appear in our “Kickoff 2015” season preview package that comes out in late August. We will know much more about county football when tha
    Wed Jun 24, 2015
  • Top 31 O.C. football recruits for 2016 BY DAN ALBANO
    The Register's Dan Albano has updated his list of the top football recruits (Class of 2016) in Orange County. The list now is at 31 players. In late August, Albano will have the O.C. Hot 150, a list of the top 150 players in the county regardless of their grade. That will be released as part of the Register's football preview cov
    Wed Jun 24, 2015
  • El Toro's Frith takes AD job, resigns as football coach By STEVE FRYER
    Robert Frith has accepted the athletic director position at El Toro and resigned as the school's football coach, school assistant principal Ed Begany confirmed today. In the Saddleback Valley Unified School District, to which El Toro belongs, an athletic director cannot simultaneously hold a head coaching position.
    Wed Jun 24, 2015
  • Mass ceremony for Spencer Becker on Thursday
    Hundreds took part Wednesday evening in a paddleout ceremony for Spencer Becker, the Mater Dei student and volleyball player who died Tuesday in a two-car crash in Newport Bea
    Wed Jun 24, 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
  • 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
    Tue Jun 23, 2015
  • Kartje: Is 'satellite camp' tour a recruiting trip in disguise? BY RYAN KARTJE
    MISSION VIEJO – This is stop eight of 10 on his barnstorming, feather-ruffling, cross-country “Summer Swarm” football tour, and even after nearly 6,000 miles of travel, shirtless Internet memes, commitments from prospects in every corner of America and plenty of SEC agitation to go around, Jim Harbaugh is still going strong.
    Tue Jun 23, 2015
  • St. Browns enroll at Mater Dei By STEVE FRYER
    Highly rated prospect Osiris St. Brown and his brother Amon-Ra St. Brown have enrolled at Mater Dei, Mater Dei athletic director Phil Bellomo confirmed today. The St. Brown brothers withdrew from
    Mon Jun 22, 2015
  • O.C. teams tested in Adidas passing tournament BY OSCAR TERRONES
    CARSON – The best coaches recognize an opportunity when they see one, and that’s how some of Orange County’s top coaches used the Adidas 7on7 Passing Tournament at the StubHub Center on Sunday. Events like this are often an excuse for powerhouse teams to show off their talent to the other top dogs. Santa Margarita coach
    Mon Jun 22, 2015
  • 2015 All-CIF baseball teams BY STEVE FRYER
    Daniel Amaral of Huntington Beach and Patrick Sandoval of Mission Viejo were named CIF-Southern baseball players of the year for the 2015 season. Mission Viejo had the most All-CIF selections of any Orange County school, with three. An Orange County freshman was selected All-CIF, which is a rarity -- Beckman infielder Ma
    Mon Jun 22, 2015
  • 2015 All-CIF softball teams
    The All-CIF softball teams for 2015. The teams were selected by the CIF-SS Softball  Coaches' Association. DIVISION 1Player of the year: Abigail Lockman, Norco, 12, CatcherChampionship coach: Richard Robinson, Norco First teamMaddy Dwyer, Oran
    Mon Jun 22, 2015
  • 2015 All-CIF boys boys volleyball teams
    The All-CIF boys volleyball teams for 2015. The teams were selected by the CIF-SS Boys Volleyball Coaches' Association. DIVISION 1Player of the year: Josh Tuaniga, Huntington Beach, 12, SCoach of the year: Steve Conti, Corona del MarFirst teamT
    Mon Jun 22, 2015
  • 2015 All-league softball teams
    The all-league teams for Orange County's softball leagues. ALL-LEAGUE SOFTBALL Crestview League Pitcher of the year: Hailey Hilburn, Canyon, Sr. Player of the year: Molly Sturdivant, El Modena, Sr. First team: Maddie Roth, Esperanza, S
    Tue Jun 16, 2015
  • Meet O.C.'s top high school athletes for 2014-15
    Click through the slideshow to see the Register's award winners and All-County teams for the 2014-15 season. Here is a list of the Register's award winners, starting with the Athletes of the Year and then a list of
    Tue Jun 16, 2015
  • Three's company for former O.C. stars at U.S. Open BY DAMIAN DOTTORE
    NEWPORT BEACH – Beau Hossler was standing in front of a group of reporters near the practice green at Big Canyon Country Club when Brian Campbell came up from behind and gave him a hearty congratulatory pat on the back.Hossler turned toward his buddy and shook his hand, complimenting him on his success that afternoon, too. This
    Tue Jun 16, 2015
  • 2015 All-league baseball teams
    The all-league baseball teams for 2015. ALL-LEAGUE BASEBALL Academy League MVP: Brett Super, Sage Hill First team: Brett Super, Sage Hill, So.; Conner Bock, Sage Hill, Jr.; Parker Reposa, Sage Hill, Sr.; Kellen Ochi, Sage Hill, Sr.; Chris Cooper, Cr
    Tue Jun 16, 2015
  • 2015 Register's All-County baseball team BY STEVE FRYER
    The Register’s 2015 All-County baseball team. FIRST TEAM Nick Sprengel, El Dorado, Sr., P The Register’s pitcher of the year.
    Fri Jun 12, 2015
  • 2015 Register's All-County softball team BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    The Register’s 2015 All-County softball team. FIRST TEAM Taylor McQuillin Mission Viejo, Sr., P The Register’s pitcher of the year.
    Fri Jun 12, 2015
  • 2015 Register's All-County boys track & field team BY ANDREW TURNER
    The Register’s 2015All-County boys track and field team. ALL-COUNTY TEAM 100: Brandon Douglas, Los Alamitos, Sr.; Scott Patton, Woodbridge, Sr.*; Quinten Pounds, Cypress, Sr.; Alex Young, Woodbridge, Jr. 200: Brandon Douglas, Los Alamitos, Sr.; Scott Patton
    Fri Jun 12, 2015
  • 2015 Register's All-County girls track & field team BY ANDREW TURNER
    The Register’s 2015 All-County girls track and field team. 100: Sara Limp, Los Alamitos, Sr.; Hilary Ojinnaka, Cypress, Sr.; Alexis Turley-Young, Canyon, Jr. 200: Kennedy Gillian, Mission Viejo, Jr.; Sara Limp, Los Alamitos, Sr.*; Maliyah Medley, El Toro, Fr.; Hilar
    Fri Jun 12, 2015
  • 2015 Register's All-County boys tennis team BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    The Register’s 2015 All-County boys tennis team. ALL-COUNTY FIRST TEAM REESE STALDER Newport Harbor, Sr. The Register’s player of the year. EDDIE GUTIERREZ Fullerton, Sr. What Gutierrez did in two seasons at Fullerton was nothing short of sensa
    Fri Jun 12, 2015