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  • Baseball athlete of the week: Drake Wood, Foothill By STEVE FRYER
    DRAKE WOOD FOOTHILL The senior outfielder went 6 for 8 with three doubles, three runs scored and four RBI in the Knights’ two North Hills League wins over Villa Park. Wood (6-fo
    Mon May 02, 2016
  • Softball athlete of the week: Alison Seng, Pacifica By KENNY CONNOLLY
    ALISON SENG PACIFICA The junior second baseman went 6 for 7 with six RBI in the Mariners’ wins over Tustin and Valencia. Seng also scored two runs and stole a pair of bases against Tustin. She went 3 for 4 with five RBI against against Valencia. Contact the writer:
    Mon May 02, 2016
  • Boys golfer of the week: Ellis Tirado, Los Alamitos By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    ELLIS TIRADO LOS ALAMITOS He posted a 7-under par 65 at Recreation Park Golf Course in a victory against Long Beach Wilson, and he is 11 under par in his last three matches. Contact the writer: ddottore@ocregister.com
    Sun May 01, 2016
  • Girls lacrosse athlete of the week: Ashley Olson, Corona del Mar By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    ASHLEY OLSON CORONA DEL MAR The sophomore goalie made 14 saves in a 14-6-victory over University and 16 saves in a 12-7 victory over Foothill. Contact the writer: dcalhoun@ocregister.com
    Sat Apr 30, 2016
  • Boys lacrosse athlete of the week: Justin Cheng, Beckman By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    JUSTIN CHENG BECKMAN The sophomore defender had 16 groundballs and 11 takeaways as Beckman defeated Sage Hill, 19-1, and Irvine, 18-1. Beckman will attempt to clinch the Pacific Coast League title this week. Contact the writer:
    Sat Apr 30, 2016
  • Boys tennis player of the week: Bjorn Hoffman, Corona del Mar By KENNY CONNOLLY
    BJORN HOFFMAN CORONA DEL MAR The senior finished as the runner-up at the prestigious Ojai Tournament for the second consecutive year. Hoffmann went 5-1 in the tourney, knocking off two of the top-seeded players, Jacob Brumm and Billy Rowe, to advance to the finale. Contact the writer:
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • Boys track athlete of the week: Keyon Riley, Servite By ANDREW TURNER
    KEYON RILEY SERVITE Riley won the 200 and 400 meters and anchored the Friars’ victory in the 400 relay at the Orange County Championships. The senior produced county-leading marks in the 200 (21.87) and 400 relay (42.26).
    Thu Apr 28, 2016
  • Boys volleyball player of the week: Ty Keyes, Mater Dei By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    TY KEYES MATER DEI The junior libero contributed to a pair of Trinity League victories for the first-place Monarchs. Keyes had a 2.33 passing average, five assists and 26 digs. Contact the writer: dcalhoun@ocregister.com
    Thu Apr 28, 2016
  • Girls track athlete of the week: Emma Kratzberg, Newport Harbor By ANDREW TURNER
    EMMA KRATZBERG NEWPORT HARBOR Kratzberg swept the 100- and 300-meter hurdles and added a victory in the 400 at the Orange County Championships. She is the county leader in the high and intermediate hurdles.
    Thu Apr 28, 2016
  • Boys swimmer of the week: Christian Hockenbury, Mater Dei By DAN ALBANO
    CHRISTIAN HOCKENBURY MATER DEI The junior captured the 50- (20.94) and 100-yard (45.85) freestyles in lifetime-best times and anchored the winning 200 free relay in a personal-best 20.17 to lead the Monarchs to the team title at the Foothill Swim Games. Contact the writer:
    Wed Apr 27, 2016
  • Girls swimmer of the week: Elise Garcia, Crean Lutheran By DAN ALBANO
    ELISE GARCIA CREAN LUTHERAN The sophomore claimed the 50-yard freestyle (23.54) and 100 butterfly (54.29) and anchored two winning relays to help the Saints place second overall at the Foothill Swim Games. She received female swimmer of the meet honors. Contact the writer:
    Wed Apr 27, 2016
  • Boys scholar-athlete of the week: Michael Chang, Beckman By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    MICHAEL CHANG BECKMAN VOLLEYBALL GPA: 4.92 Chang is a senior libero for the Patriots, who are ranked fourth in the county. Chang scored a 36 out of 36 on his ACT and a 2330 on his SAT. He won silver and bronze medals at the Junior Olympics. He is enrolled in AP Physics C, AP U.S. govern
    Tue Apr 26, 2016
  • Girls scholar-athlete of the week: Emma Reed, Aliso Niguel By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    EMMA REED ALISO NIGUEL TRACK GPA: 4.1 Reed, a senior, competes for the track team in several events, including the 100-meter hurdles, high jump and long jump. She also played for the school’s basketball team. She is enrolled in AP government, AP Spanish 4, statistics and English.
    Tue Apr 26, 2016
  • Softball player of the week: Krista Dalgarn, Villa Park By KENNY CONNOLLY
    KRISTA DALGARN VILLA PARK The senior went 5 for 5 at the plate last week, drove in five runs and scored four. She drew three walks to reach base in all eight of her plate appearances. Dalgarn also earned a pair of wins in the circle, allowing only two earned runs in starts against El Dorado and Brea Olinda to put Vi
    Mon Apr 25, 2016
  • Baseball player of the week: Jake Jackson, El Toro By STEVE FRYER
    JAKE JACKSON EL TORO The junior catcher was 6 for 10 with two doubles and four RBI as the Chargers won two league games against Capistrano Vall
    Mon Apr 25, 2016
  • Boys golfer of the week: Everton Hawkins, Beckman By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    EVERTON HAWKINS BECKMAN He medaled for the Patriots in victories against Irvine and University. He finished a cumulative 4-under-par in those two matches.
    Sun Apr 24, 2016
  • Boys lacrosse player of the week: Chase Anderson, Servite By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    CHASE ANDERSON SERVITE The senior scored 11 goals and added eight assists to help lead the Friars to victories last week against Esperanza, 22-4, JSerra, 15-13, and Beckman, 17-6. Contact the writer: dcalhoun@ocregister.com
    Sat Apr 23, 2016
  • Girls lacrosse player of the week: Mackenzie Wallevand, Mater Dei By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    MACKENZIE WALLEVAND MATER DEI The junior had a productive week for the top-ranked Monarchs, scoring nine goals with six assists in a pair of victories over Great Oak, 23-6, and Canyon Crest of San Diego, 13-3. She also 10 draw controls, four ground balls, forced two turnovers and had three interceptions.
    Sat Apr 23, 2016
  • Boys tennis co-players of the week: Hans Hwang & Josh Piatos, University By KENNY CONNOLLY
    Josh Piatos and Hans Hwang, University Piatos and Hwang went 9-0 as a doubleas team in wins over No. 2 Corona del Mar, No. 4 Beckman and No. 6 Woodbridge last week. The Trojans top doubles tandem has only dropped one set all season and avenged that loss against the Patriots on Thursday. Contact the writer:
    Fri Apr 22, 2016
  • Boys volleyball player of the week: Jack Ervin, Foothill By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    JACK ERVIN FOOTHILL The senior opposite had 31 kills, 20 digs and two aces in a pair of victories by the Knights, who are undefeated in the Crestview League. Contact the writer: dcalhoun@ocregister.com
    Fri Apr 22, 2016
  • Boys track and field athlete of the week: Mason Mitchell, Santa Margarita By ANDREW TURNER
    MASON MITCHELL SANTA MARGARITA Mitchell posted victories in the 200 and 400 meters to help the Eagles defeat No. 4 Servite, 73-63. The senior also anchored Santa Margarita's win in the 1,600 relay. He is the county leader in the 200 and 400.
    Thu Apr 21, 2016
  • Girls track and field athlete of the week: Hannah Tobin, El Toro By ANDREW TURNER
    Hannah Tobin El Toro Tobin won the 3,200 meters in a county-leading time of 10:36.07 in the Mt. SAC Relays at Cerritos College on Friday. With her victory, the junior earned a bid into the Brooks PR meet.
    Thu Apr 21, 2016
  • Girls swimmer of the week: Mackenzie Degn, Santa Margarita By DAN ALBANO
    Mackenzie Degn Santa Margarita The freshman swept the 50- (24.35) and 100-yard (51.83) freestyles in season-best times and anchored the winning freestyle relays to help the No. 2 Eagles defeat No. 5 Mater Dei, 111-59, in the Trinity League. Contact the writer:
    Wed Apr 20, 2016
  • Boys swimmer of the week: Marc Morizono, Santa Margarita By DAN ALBANO
    Marc Morizono Santa Margarita The Cornell-bound senior captured the 200- (1:41.88) and 500-yard (4:40.04) freestyles and raced on the winning freestyle relays to help lead the No. 1 E
    Wed Apr 20, 2016
  • Boys scholar-athlete of the week: Daniel Parahnevich, Brea Olinda By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    DANIEL PARAHNEVICH BREA OLINDA SWIMMING GPA: 4.37 Parahnevich is a senior swimmer for the Wildcats. He was recently awarded the Presidential academic scholarship to Cal State Fullerton. Last year he set a new school record in the 200 medley relay and a 22.7 in the 50 free and 1:02 in th
    Tue Apr 19, 2016