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  • Magnolia football player dies
    Magnolia senior football player Laquan Pleas died early Monday morning from cardiac arrest, according to Athletic Director Rick Penn. “He was a totally healthy kid. No (health) issues, ran track and did football,” football coach Ryan Olson said. “He was a solid kid, a quality individual.”
    Fri Apr 24, 2015
  • Events schedule for O.C. Championships
    Schedule of events for the 2015 Orange County Championships for track and field on Saturday at Mission Viejo High. O.C. CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE Start.. Event........... (# of Heats) 8:30 AM Boys Pole Vault Varsity 8:30 AM Girls Discus Throw Frosh Soph 8:30 AM Boys Shot Put Varsity 8:30
    Tue Apr 21, 2015
  • CIF-SS baseball polls (4-20-15)
    The CIF-SS baseball rankings released Monday for the week of April 20-26. BASEBALL (Selected by the CIF-SS Baseball Advisory Committee) DIVISION 1 1. JSerra 2. Dana Hills 3. Edison 4. Orange Lutheran 5. Alemany 6. Agoura 7. Harvard-Westlake
    Mon Apr 20, 2015
  • Sinclair hired as Newport boys coach, resigns with CdM girls BY DAN ALBANO
    Ross Sinclair is going home. The former Newport Harbor water polo standout has been hired at his alma mater as the boys varsity water polo coach, he confirmed moments ago Monday.
    Mon Apr 20, 2015
  • Football: Mitch Olson returns to O.C. as Loara's coach By STEVE FRYER
    Mitch Olson confirmed Friday night he is returning to Orange County football to coach at Loara. Olson, 54, coached at Kennedy for 21 seasons. His Fighting Irish teams won eight league championships and in 2006 won a CIF title. Olson was 163-85-3 at Kennedy. He will continue to teach the remainder of the spring at the high
    Fri Apr 17, 2015
  • Mission Viejo's Palomino ties state home run record BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Mission Viejo center fielder Alyssa Palomino hit a pair of home runs in a South Coast League game against Aliso Niguel on Thursday afternoon, tying the Diablos slugger for most career homers in state history with 53. Just two weeks ago at the Michelle Carew Classic, Palomino became only the fourth player in California history to r
    Thu Apr 16, 2015
  • Skinner hired as new Dana Hills football coach BY MARK GARCIA
    Dana Hills didn’t have to look far to find its newest head football coach. Athletic Director David Georgia announced Thursday that Phil Skinner, who has served numerous roles with the program since 2007, has been named the program’s football coach, replacing Todd Rusinkovich, who resigned during the offse
    Thu Apr 16, 2015
  • Hot Shots: Spring Signing Day (4-15-15)
    Check out OCVarsity’s photos from the Spring Signing Day ceremonies that took place at county schools on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. This slide show includes photos from Mater Dei, Sonora and Trabuco Hills, and it will be updated later with photos from events at other schools.
    Wed Apr 15, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Tesoro's Modster picks Arizona BY DAN ALBANO
    Tesoro junior quarterback Devon Modster (6-2, 215) committed to Arizona on Wednesday, he said in an announcement on Twitter. "Excited and extremely blessed to say that I have committe
    Wed Apr 15, 2015
  • All-County boys basketball team BY STEVE FRYER
    The Register’s All-Orange County boys basketball team for 2014-15. BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR Rex Pflueger Mater Dei, Guard, Senior
    Fri Apr 10, 2015
  • All-County girls basketball team BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    The Register’s All-Orange County girls basketball team for 2014-15. GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR Katie Lou Samuelson Mater Dei, Guard/Forward, Sr. Samuelson was also the Register’s player of the year in 2012-13 and 2013-14.
    Fri Apr 10, 2015
  • All-County girls soccer team BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    The Register’s All-Orange County girls soccer first team for 2014-15. GIRLS SOCCER PLAYER OF THE YEAR Olivia Ware Mater Dei, Forward, Jr.
    Fri Apr 10, 2015
  • All-County boys soccer team BY DAMIAN DOTTORE
    The Register’s All-Orange County boys soccer first team for 2014-15. BOYS SOCCER PLAYER OF THE YEAR J.T. Cook Servite, Midfielder, Sr.
    Fri Apr 10, 2015
  • All-County wrestling team BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    The Register’s All-Orange County wrestling team for 2014-15. WRESTLER OF THE YEAR Liam Cronin, Servite Read about Cronin.
    Fri Apr 10, 2015
  • 2014-15 All-County winter sports teams
    Here are links to All-County teams for the 2014-15 winter sports season Boys basketball Girls basketball
    Fri Apr 10, 2015
  • Baseball tournaments: Tuesday's scores, updated schedules
    Scores and updated schedules for the high school baseball tournaments going on this week in Orange County. **************** Boras ClassicTuesday's scoresSan Clemente 3, Chatsworth 1Alemany 4, Palm Desert 2 (10 inning)Great Oak 7, Damien 3JSerra 4, Gr
    Tue Apr 07, 2015
  • South roster selected for O.C. All-Star Game BY DAN ALBANO
    San Clemente linebacker Riley Whimpey is among four first-team All-County players who have been selected to the 36-player South roster for the Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game. The game will be played July 9 at Orange Coast College at 7:15 p.m. Defensive back Rick Ellison of Santa Margarita, offensive lineman
    Fri Apr 03, 2015
  • OCVarsity On the Record: Six months down By BRIAN WHITEHEAD and DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Welcome back to OCVarsity On the Record with Brian Whitehead and Damian Calhoun. This week, Brian and Damian celebrate the podcast's six-month anniversary by again hosting OCVarsity's Jonathan Khamis. Damian discusses midweek boys volleyball victories by Servite and Huntington Beach, before sharing his thoughts on S
    Fri Apr 03, 2015
  • Wooldridge resigns as Sunny Hills basketball coach By STEVE FRYER
    John Wooldridge resigned as Sunny Hills boys basketball coach, Sunny Hills athletic director Jon Caffrey announced Friday. Wooldridge coached the Lancers for nine seasons. They won two Freeway League championships during his tenure. Sunny Hills advanced to the CIF-Southern Section 2AA semifinals and qualified for the CIF St
    Fri Apr 03, 2015
  • Bendzick hired by St. Margaret's
    Patrick Bendzick is leaving Canyon to become the director of athletics at St. Margaret's, according an announcement the St. Margaret's website. Bendzick's new role becomes effective July 1. Bendzick has served as an athletic director at Canyon for the past seven years, and he has coached the school's track and field and cross cou
    Thu Apr 02, 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
    Wed Apr 01, 2015
  • Send OCVarsity your Signing Day news
    The spring period when high school athletes can sign a National Letter of Intent begins Wednesday, and OCVarsity would like your help to make sure we don't miss any signings. Please email us the name of any county athletes who will officially sign Wednesday. A list of the athletes who sign will be published in Thursday's Sports section a
    Wed Apr 01, 2015
  • Carew Classic scoreboard, schedule
    OCVarsity's scores and updated schedule for the Carew Classic. OCVarsity's list of committed & signed O.C. softball players CAREW CLASSIC SCORES AND SCEHDU
    Wed Apr 01, 2015
  • Signing Day Central: The latest news, updates
    OCVarsity will be keeping track throughout the day of the Signing Day news from Orange County's high schools. We'll have signing news and updates in our blog (click here). We'll also have a slideshow of Register photos from the Signing Day
    Wed Apr 01, 2015
  • CIF-SS softball polls (3-30-15)
    The CIF-SS softball polls for the week of March 30-April 5. The polls are selected by the CIF-SSSoftball Advisory Committee. SOFTBALL DIVISION 11. Orange Lutheran2. Santiago of Corona3. Los Osos4. Etiwanda5. West Ranch6. Canyon of Anahe
    Mon Mar 30, 2015