The CIF-Southern Section Council today approved a proposal that will reduce the number of playoff teams in several sports, including baseball, softball and soccer.
Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, teams that do not finish high enough in their leagues' final standings to automatically qualify for the playoffs still must have overal
Troy High has hired Will Fritz to take over as its boys and girls tennis coach.
Fritz, who teaches French at Sunny Hills, previously coached at Diamond Ranch of Pomona and John Glenn of Norwalk. He was officially hired as coach at Troy on Tuesday.
He takes over one of the most successfu
When Katie Ta advanced to the semifinals of CIF Individuals, she found herself in a quartet of players she admired.
Her next opponent, Peninsula of Rolling Hills Estates’ Annika Ringblom, will be playing at Harvard next year. The other semifinal – Peninsula’s Ena Shibahara vs. Campbell Hall of Los A
Here’s are OCVarsity's and the Register's selections for the 2013 All-County girls tennis teams, including O.C. Player of the Year, O.C. Coach of the Year and second and third teams.
GIRLS TENNIS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Capistrano Valley, Jr.
After Corona del Mar lost to University a second time on Oct. 22, marking the distance between the county's top two teams, Sea Kings coach Brian Ricker was still optimistic about where his team stood.
“We've gone way past my expectations,” said Ricker, in his 10th year as Corona del Mar's girls te
The senior pulled out a come-from-behind, marathon victory over Northwood’s Chloe Pham in the Round of 16 of CIF Individuals last week. Elyse Pham lost the first set 5-7 before winning the next two 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals. The match lasted three hours and 40 minutes. “She w
Capistrano Valley's Katie Ta and two University doubles teams each fell in the semifinals of CIF-SS Individuals on Thursday as no Orange County players reached a final.
Ta lost to Penininsula of Rolling Hills Estates senior Annika Ringblom in straight sets, 6-1 and 6-3.
University's Danielle Pham and Yuki Asami nearly came back a
SEAL BEACH — Katie Ta felt a little shaky at the start of play on Wednesday.
Ta, a Capistrano Valley junior, didn't practice on Tuesday and had historically struggled against Dana Hills' Margo Pletcher.
Here are the results from CIF Individuals on Wednesday from Seal Beach Tennis Center. Look for a full story in tomorrow's Orange County Register and online at OCVarsity.com.
Round of 16
Annika Ringblom (Peninsula) def. Risa Fukushige (Campbell Hall) 6-1, 6-1
Lilit Vandanyan (Burbank) def. Jennifer A
The Mater Dei and Los Alamitos girls volleyball teams will meet Tuesdsay for the second time in the postseason, this time with a spot in the CIF State Division I final at stake.
Los Alamitos defeated Mater Dei in four sets in the CIF-SS Division 1AA final on Nov. 23. Three of the four sets were decided by two points.
Eight singles players and seven doubles teams from Orange County remain in the CIF Individuals tournament as play resumes today.
Many of them have a bye through today's Round of 32 and will pick up play on Wednesday at Seal Beach Tennis Center. Two singles players and two doubles pairings are among the eight of each playing in the Round
Despite having to wait a couple hours in between matches, the senior cruised through the sectional round of CIF individuals last Tuesday. She lost one game in two matches, sweeping sets against Garden Grove’s Ashley Truong and Cerritos’ Shirlene Wee.
Whether the senior was in singles or doubles, she was able to deliver for the Trojans in each round of the Southern California Regionals last week. Pham won in singles against Canyon and at No. 1 doubles against Torrey Pines of San Diego and Peninsula of Rolling Hills Estates on Friday and S
The top seeds for singles and doubles in the Corona del Mar regional advanced without much of a threat Monday in the opening rounds of the CIF-SS Individuals Championships.
Laguna Hills junior Alex Valenstein and University's doubles pairing of Danielle Pham and Yuki Asami each had no trouble winning two matches to a
NEWPORT BEACH — The top seeds for singles and doubles in the Corona del Mar regional advanced without much of a threat on Monday in the opening rounds of CIF-SS Individuals Championships.
Laguna Hills junior Alex Valenstein and University's doubles pairing of Danielle Pham and Yuki Asami each had no trouble win
The Troy girls tennis team had a lot of pressure on its shoulders this season. First, it was the last season under Coach Donna Judd. Second, the Warriors haven’t lost a Freeway League match since 1995.
The girls handled the expectations well, and sent Judd out with a bang.
“It was really a dream season,”
Here are the doubles results from the regional round of play in CIF Individuals at Corona del Mar high school on Monday:
Julie Quach/Codie Pham (Garden Grove) def. Melissa Gobel/Kristy Reyes (Capistrano Valley Christian) 6-0, 6-0
Lauren Candia/Justine Phillips (Canyon) def. Rochelle Salvador/Joanne Cheung (
Here are the results today in singles from the regional round of the CIF Individuals at Corona del Mar High School:
Brandy Walker (El Dorado) def. Katie Wee (Cerritos) 6-3, 6-3
Jackie Acosta (Savanna) def. Alexis Elfend (Tarbut V'Torah) 6-1, 6-2
Ashley Truong (Garden Grove) def. Julie Pham (Westminster) 6-
CLAREMONT – Celine Gruaz and Yuki Asami sat together on the bus Friday to devise a plan they thought could beat undefeated Peninsula of Rolling Hills Estates.
The two University junior tennis players knew they needed to try something after the Trojans lost to the Panthers twice this year. Gruaz and Asami – both