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  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Our best action and Fandemonium photos from Friday's games
    Here are the tackles, touchdowns and fan fun from Orange County high school football Week 6
    Sat Oct 10, 2015
  • Freshman Daniels stars as Mater Dei wins thriller BY STEVE FRYER
    COSTA MESA – Brandon LaMarche has the best view of the progress. LaMarche, the Mater Dei running back, stands almost hip-to-hip in the backfield with Mater Dei freshman qu
    Sat Oct 10, 2015
  • Jaenichen rallies Modster-less Tesoro past El Toro BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    LAS FLORES – Tesoro’s Matt Poston looked as if he could barely stand after the game, the emotional ups-and-downs of the previous 2 1/2 hours noticeably taking their toll on the head coach. As drained as Poston was, his team was equally as amped, celebrating amidst a sea of students at midfield following a dramatic back
    Sat Oct 10, 2015
  • Simpson, Servite make statement vs. JSerra BY DAN ALBANO
    NORWALK – Don’t count out Servite in the Trinity League. The ninth-ranked Friars proved that to themselves and the Pac-5 Division league Friday by rallying in the final seconds to stun No. 5 JSerra, 39-38, on the
    Sat Oct 10, 2015
  • All of Friday's stories, photos, scores, video, more
    This is the place to find all of OCVarsity's game stories, photos, scores, video and more from  the high school football games on Friday.
    Sat Oct 10, 2015
  • OCVarsity updates from tonight's football games
    OCVarsity makes it easy for you to get updates from our reporters from all of tonight's Orange County high school football games. Fans can keep track of the games by: 1.) follow us on Twitter (@OCVarsity) and look for the hash tag #ocv updates. 2.) go to the OCVarsity homepage and follow the scor
    Fri Oct 09, 2015
  • La Habra thumps Sonora behind Taylor's 4 TD runs BY BRIAN WHITEHEAD
    LA HABRA – The city once again belongs to La Habra, and all Cortlin Taylor wants to do now is eat. What began as the rivalry’s most anticipated game in recent memory ended as a rout, Taylor’s four touchdown runs what happens when an offensive line as hefty as his has its way at the point of attack. Taylor
    Fri Oct 09, 2015
  • Valencia's Marrujo earns win No. 300 BY DAN ARRITT
    PLACENTIA – Mike Marrujo has never been a fan of individual recognition during his decorated high school coaching career. In his fifth season at Valencia in 1985, his running back broke the Orange County career rushing record, but Marrujo was dead set against stopping the game to honor the feat. So it was no surprise
    Fri Oct 09, 2015
  • El Modena's defense finishes off Esperanza By ANDREW TURNER
    ORANGE – As Dillon Keefe picked up the ball and headed for the end zone with zeroes on the clock, the only question was what the final score would be. El Modena, which had lost its past two games by one-point margins, had just earned the defensive stop that vanquished its fourth-quarter demons. Led by Keefe’s t
    Fri Oct 09, 2015
  • St. John Bosco batters Santa Margarita, Costello BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    MISSION VIEJO – Things were going well for KJ Costello and the third-ranked Santa Margarita football team. Costello completed eight of his first nine passes, six to Dylan Crawford and the Eagles had a seven-point lead. Unfortunately for the Eagles, that was apparently the wake-up call St. John Bosco needed.
    Fri Oct 09, 2015
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Thursday's best action, Fandemonium photos
    Check out OCVarsity’s photos from the Los Alamitos-Edison and Villa Park-Canyon football games on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2015.
    Thu Oct 08, 2015
  • Edison loses QB Lowary, but finds way past Los Alamitos BY STEVE FRYER
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – They are the two best teams in the Sunset League, according to the rankings. So when Edison beat Los Alamitos, 17-14, on Thursday at Huntington Beach High, it
    Thu Oct 08, 2015
  • Corbin's two TDs spark Villa Park past Canyon BY DAN ALBANO
    ORANGE – Villa Park carried extra motivation into its game Thursday against Canyon, but Spartans coach Dusan Ancich wasn’t sure it would translate into well-executed play. Brennan Corbin and his Vil
    Thu Oct 08, 2015
  • Fryer: Valencia's Marrujo tries to quietly reach 300th win BY STEVE FRYER
    Sorry, coach. Your secret is out. Valencia football coach Mike Marrujo is close to getting his 300th career win. He has 299 going into the Tigers’ home game Friday against Kennedy. Some of those wins were at Pius X in Downey, where Marrujo coached from 1977 to 1980. He took over in ’81 at Valencia; 2
    Thu Oct 08, 2015
  • Fryer and Albano make Midseason Awards picks
    OCVarsity's Steve Fryer and Dan Albano give their opinions on the top players in the county at the midway point in the football season. Find out who made their their lists for the top
    Thu Oct 08, 2015
  • All of Thursday's stories, scores, photos, more
    This is the place to find all of OCVarsity's game stories, photos, scores, video and more from the high school football games Thursday night.
    Thu Oct 08, 2015
  • Mater Dei attack too much for Orange Lutheran BY DAN ALBANO
    ORANGE - Storylines about who wasn’t in the pool were plentiful Thursday as Mater Dei’s top-ranked boys water polo team opened the Trinity League against No. 6 Orange Lutheran at Santiago Canyon College. The Monarchs made the match about execution. Mater Dei went 5 for 6 on the man-advantage and forced nine turnovers
    Thu Oct 08, 2015
  • Fryer on football: Previews, predictions for Week 6 BY STEVE FRYER
    OCVarsity's Steve Fryer has previews and predictions for the top matchups in Week 6, as well as the complete schedule of games. GAME OF TH
    Wed Oct 07, 2015
  • OCVarsity Gridiron gets you ready for Week 6
    OCVarsity's Steve Fryer, Dan Albano and Jonathan Khamis stop by Mater Dei High for this week's Gridiron video. They preview the Monarchs' Trinity League opener against Orange Lutheran,
    Wed Oct 07, 2015
  • Motivated Los Alamitos cools off Edison BY DAN ALBANO
    Los Alamitos’ boys water polo team notched a large piece of payback Wednesday night that might ultimately send the Griffins back to the postseason. Paul Carey scored five goals and center Adam Lott added
    Wed Oct 07, 2015
  • Cheerleading becomes a CIF-sanctioned sport BY STEVE FRYER
    High school cheerleading is going to become a CIF sport. California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed into law an Assembly bill that brings competitive cheer under the auspices of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) beginning with the 2017-18 school year. Cheerleading will join football, basketball, baseball
    Wed Oct 07, 2015
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Tuesday's girls volleyball
    Check out OCVarsity’s photos from four matches - Trabuco Hills vs. Mission Viejo, Savanna vs. Magnolia, Cypress vs. Tustin and Aliso Niguel vs. Laguna Hills - played on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015.
    Wed Oct 07, 2015
  • CdM knocks off another PCL challenger BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    NEWPORT BEACH – The Corona del Mar girls volleyball team began Pacific Coast League play against the two teams that potentially pose the biggest obstacles as it tries to claim another league title. Second-ranked CdM defeated Woodbridge in four last week, and the Sea Kings swept ninth-ranked Beckman, 25-18, 25-19, 25-22, on Wednesda
    Wed Oct 07, 2015
  • OCVarsity Pregame Madness: Countdown to kickoff
    For high school football fans, this is the best day of the week. The only hard part: waiting for kickoff. OCVarsity is here to help pass the time with its Pregame Madness. It’s the ideal mix of football and Fandemonium. Check out our collection of photos that show the energy, passion and fun the student sections, ch
    Wed Oct 07, 2015
  • Trabuco Hills sweeps again, stays focused on its goal BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    One of the goals this season for Coach Craig Moothart and the Trabuco Hills girls volleyball team is winning the Sea View League title. After a couple of years of being an afterthought in the league title discussion, the Mustangs believe this year’s group is the one that could end the title drought. “These kids
    Tue Oct 06, 2015