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  • Aliso Niguel's bats do number on Tesoro BY ANDREW TURNER
    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
    Thu Mar 26, 2015
  • OCVarsity On the Record: volleyball, baseball and Wrestlemania By BRIAN WHITEHEAD and DAMIAN CALHOUN
    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
    Thu Mar 26, 2015
  • Hot Shots: Wednesday's baseball (3-25-15)
    Check out a slideshow of photos from the Mission Viejo vs. San Juan Hills baseball game played on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
    Thu Mar 26, 2015
  • Santa Margarita golf team adds to Mater Dei's woes BY DAMIAN DOTTORE
    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
    Thu Mar 26, 2015
  • Hot Shots: Wednesday's boys golf (3-25-15)
    Check out a slideshow of photos of the El Modena vs. Esperanza boys golf match at the Yorba Linda Country Club on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
    Wed Mar 25, 2015
  • Hot Shots: Wednesday's boys volleyball (3-25-15)
    Check out a slideshow of photos from the La Quinta vs. Oxford Academy boys volleyball match played on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
    Wed Mar 25, 2015
  • Ross' change up leads Cypress past Edison BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    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-
    Tue Mar 24, 2015
  • Fast start carries Dana Hills' boys past San Clemente BY DAN ALBANO
    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
    Tue Mar 24, 2015
  • Hot Shots: Tuesday's baseball (3-24-15)
    Check out a slideshow of photos from two baseball games -- Beckman vs. University and Saddleback vs. Laguna Beach -- played on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.
    Tue Mar 24, 2015
  • Hot Shots: Tuesday's softball (3-24-15)
    Check out a slideshow of photos from the San Clemente vs. Dana Hills softball game played on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.
    Tue Mar 24, 2015
  • Fryer: Depth might be Dana Hills' biggest weapon BY STEVE FRYER
    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,
    Mon Mar 23, 2015
  • Baseball O.C. Top 10 (3-23-15) BY STEVE FRYER
    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
    Mon Mar 23, 2015
  • Softball O.C. Top 10 (3-23-15) BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    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 The Griffin
    Mon Mar 23, 2015
  • Sophomore pitchers ease Dana Hills' concerns BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    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
    Mon Mar 23, 2015
  • Huntington Beach captures O.C. Championships title BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    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
    Mon Mar 23, 2015
  • 2014-15 All-CIF boys basketball teams
    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
    Mon Mar 23, 2015
  • 2014-15 All-CIF girls basketball teams
    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
    Mon Mar 23, 2015
  • Santa Margarita falls in nationals final BY MARK GARCIA
    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
    Mon Mar 23, 2015
  • Mater Dei girls turn heartbreak into 'special' victory BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    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.
    Sat Mar 21, 2015
  • Mater Dei refuses to let drive for five be stopped BY STEVE FRYER
    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)
    Sat Mar 21, 2015
  • CdM, Huntington Beach advance to final BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    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
    Sat Mar 21, 2015
  • Brea Olinda beats El Dorado with late surge BY ANDREW TURNER
    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,
    Sat Mar 21, 2015
  • Mission Viejo wins title behind McQuillin no-hitter BY JOHN SCAFETTA
    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
    Sat Mar 21, 2015
  • University pushed but wins Millikan boys relays BY DAN ALBANO
    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
    Sat Mar 21, 2015
  • San Clemente loses Allard to injury, but beats Trabuco Hills BY NATHAN PERCY
    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
    Fri Mar 20, 2015