LAS FLORES – Aliso Niguel’s Kyle Molnar knows that his job does not change each time he takes the mound.
His coaches have told him to pitch to contact and not to worry about cranking up the velocity.
That mentality is a little easier to accept when the Wolverines’ bats are as hot as they were in Wednesday
Welcome back to OCVarsity On the Record with Brian Whitehead and Damian Calhoun.
This week, the guys are joined by OCVarsity's Jonathan Khamis, who chimes in on all things spring sports.
Damian leads by talking boys volleyball. Which players earned first-team laurels at the recent O.C. Championships? Which Or
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA – Two teams that have recently played for a state boys golf championship find themselves in a slightly different position this season.
Both Mater Dei and Santa Margarita are just hoping to get one of the Trinity League’s three automatic berths into the postseason.
And after Wednesday’s mat
Ashley Ross’ focus throughout the early part of this season has been centered around the circle, but Tuesday afternoon the senior pitcher showed she can swing it just as good as she can spin it.
Ross drove in two runs in the first inning with a bases-loaded single and used that cushion to guide the Centurions past Edison, 6-
Dana Hills’ No. 5 boys swim team braced for a tempest pool Tuesday with the arrival of preseason-ranked San Clemente.
The Dolphins experienced the visitor’s speed but not until after their own power calmed the waters of the South Coast League opener.
Dana Hills rode a sizzling start, impressive victories by freshman
Dana Hills coach Tom Faris had a problem nominating a Dolphin for player of the week.
He had too many candidates.
Faris went with pitcher/first baseman/outfielder Marrick Crouse, who had a fine week on the mound and in the batter’s box.
He could have gone with catcher/first baseman Jay Schuyler,
REGISTER MEDIA POLL
(Records through Sunday)
1. JSerra, 6-0 (50 poll points)
Preseason No. 1 playing like it, swept doubleheaders against Cypress and Huntington Beach last week.
2. San Clemente, 6-1 (45)
Loara Tournament champ beat Trabuco Hills and swept Pacifica in doubleheade
O.C. TOP 10
(Records through Sunday)
1. Mission Viejo, 11-0
The Diablos topped Pacifica to win their third straight Best of the West championship.
2. Orange Lutheran, 14-0
The Lancers went 5-0 last week to remain unbeaten.
3. Los Alamitos, 8-4
Dana Hills coach Brandon Cosenza had no idea what he had in the pitching circle coming into the season other than a pair of sophomores who played for the junior varsity last season.
Scoring runs wasn’t going to be a problem. Neither was playing defense, that is, if the softball stayed in the park.
“We were a li
HUNTINGTON BEACH – The early moments of the match saw the Huntington Beach boys volleyball team in a situation that has been uncommon recently.
Second-ranked Corona del Mar scored five of the first seven points and remained in striking distance for most of the first set of the Division 1 final of the Orange County Championships on
Foothill’s Eric Patton (Division 1A), Canyon’s Nicholas Anderson (Division 2AA), Sonora’s Josh Rodriguez (Division 3AA) and Orangewood Academy’s Marcus Berkley (Division 6) were selected the All-CIF boys basketball players of the year for their divisions.
The awards, selected by the Sou
Mater Dei’s Katie Lou Samuelson (Open Division), Orange Lutheran’s Gloria Bates (Division 3A), Fairmont Prep’s Tristen Rollon (Division 4A) were selected the All-CIF girls basketball players of the year for their divisions. Orangewood Academy’s Jaqueline Saucedo and Estafania Giner were
Regis Jesuit of Aurora, Colo., scored three consecutive goals to come from behind and defeat Santa Margarita, 3-1, Monday in the final of the USA Hockey Pure Division National High School Championships at the Hardee’s Iceplex Olympic Rink in Chesterfield, Mo.
Michael Fary tallied Santa Margarita’s goal at the 4:54 mark
LONG BEACH – Kevin Kiernan has said repeatedly this is the most fun he has had coaching a group of girls at Mater Dei in his eight years on campus.
Seniors Katie Lou Samuelson and Andee Velasco are right there with their head coach, adding that the team chemistry is the best the Monarchs have had in years.
LONG BEACH – The drive for five is very much alive.
Mater Dei will get a chance at a fifth consecutive CIF State boys basketball championship next week, having defeated Fairfax of Los Angeles, 51-40, Saturday in the CIF Southern California Regionals Open Division final at Walter Pyramid at Long Beach State.
Mater Dei (29-4)
HUNTINGTON BEACH – The Corona del Mar boys volleyball team has to play catch up to everyone else, but things are headed in the right direction.
When the volleyball season began, several key players were still in the CIF-SS basketball playoffs.
The quintet of Matt Ctvrtlik, Kevin Fults, Mitch Haly, Sam Kobrine and
ONTARIO – One team’s elation was the other’s devastation.
That was the outcome of Saturday’s CIF Southern California Division III Regional girls basketball final after top-seeded Brea Olinda mounted an improbable fourth-quarter comeback.
Sierra Bononi hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 3:12 remaining,
GARDEN GROVE - The moment Taylor McQuillin tossed the final strike into Kayleen Shafer’s mitt Saturday afternoon, the Mission Viejo ace was oblivious to her feat.
“I didn’t even know I threw a no-hitter until well after the game,” the reigning Gatorade National Player of the Year said. “It&rsqu
LOS ALAMITOS – The finals of the boys Millikan Southern Section Relays shifted Saturday night to the Joint Forces Training Base, offering swimmers new starting blocks and sight lines to navigate.
But nothing changed with University’s championship mentality.
The reigning CIF-SS Division 1 champion captured its trademar
SAN CLEMENTE - Midway through its Sea View League opener Friday against Trabuco Hills, No. 2 San Clemente received word that its standout pitcher, Kolby Allard, would be out of action for a while. The Tritons’ senior left-hander, considered one of the top pro prospects in the nation, felt tightness in his back Tuesday and sen