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2014 Player of the Week Archive Stories

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  • Girls golf: Alyaa Abdulghany, CdM By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    Alyaa Abdulghany Corona del Mar High Scool She fired a 4-under-par 32 on the front nine at Newport Beach Country Club to lead the Sea Kings to a 10-stroke victory against Aliso Niguel.
    Sat Sep 20, 2014
  • Girls tennis: Mikayla Shipley-Rinker, Fullerton By KENNY CONNELLY
    Mikayla Shipley-Rinker Fullerton The Indians’ sophomore has opened eyes early on, compiling an 18-0 record through the first six matches of the season. In a 9-9 match against El Dorado last week, Shipley-Rinker did not drop a single game, which allowed Fullerton
    Sat Sep 20, 2014
  • Offensive player of the week: T.J. Williams, Kennedy By STEVE FRYER
    T.J. WILLIAMS KENNEDY He rushed for 251 yards and four touchdowns on 35 carries in the Fighting Irish’s 30-28 nonleague win over El Modena. Williams, a 6-foot-1, 230-pound senior running back, is second in Orange County in rushing
    Fri Sep 19, 2014
  • Defensive player of the week: Matt Locher, Los Alamitos By DAN ALBANO
    Matt Locher Los Alamitos High School The middle linebacker racked up four solo tackles and 21 assisted tackles to help Los Alamitos defeat San Diego’s ninth-ranked Eastlake of Chula Vista, 17-16
    Fri Sep 19, 2014
  • Girls cross country: Stephanie Ortega, Segerstrom BY ANTONIO MORALES
    Stephanie Ortega Segerstrom At the Santa Ana City Meet at Centennial Park, Ortega set a school, meet and course record with her time of 17:34.21. The mark breaks Ortega's previous school record of 17:58, which she set last season. The record performance also helped th
    Thu Sep 18, 2014
  • Boys cross country: Andrew Burkhardt, JSerra BY ANTONIO MORALES
    Andrew Burkhardt JSerra Burkhardt ran the best time for any county boy at the Laguna Hills Invitational on Saturday. He won the Division 3 junior boys race with a time of 15:21. Burkhardt's mark was the second-best time of the day by any boy on the three-mile course, j
    Thu Sep 18, 2014
  • Boys water polo: Max Weber, Servite By DAN ALBANO
    MAX WEBER Servite The senior center scored 23 goals to help the Friars go 5-1 last week. Weber scored five goals in a 9-8 victory against then-No. 7 Dana Hills and then averaged 3.6 goals per game to help the Friars go 4-1 at the Santa Barbara Invitational to finish ninth.
    Wed Sep 17, 2014
  • Girls volleyball: Emily Miller, St. Margaret's By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Emily Miller St. Margaret’s One week after earning tournament MVP honors at the Segerstrom tournament, Miller, a senior outside hitter, helped lead the Tartans to title of Dave Mohs Division 2 tournament, recording 52 kills, 29 digs, seven aces and 1.5 blocks in
    Wed Sep 17, 2014
  • Offensive player of the week: Nick Brown, Rancho Alamitos By STEVE FRYER
    NICK BROWN RANCHO ALAMITOS He passed for 481 yards and seven touchdowns Friday in a 48-27 nonleague win over Savanna. The 6-foot-1, 165-pound senior has been involved in all 12 touchdowns scored this season by the Vaqueros (2-0). He has thrown for 11 touchdowns and ran for one. Over two games, Brown has completed 53
    Tue Sep 09, 2014
  • Offensive player of the week: Nick Brown, Rancho Alamitos By STEVE FRYER
    NICK BROWN RANCHO ALAMITOS He passed for 481 yards and seven touchdowns Friday in a 48-27 nonleague win over Savanna. The 6-foot-1, 165-pound senior has been involved in all 12 touchdowns scored this season by the Vaqueros (2-0). He has thrown for 11 touchdowns and ran for one. Over two games, Brown has completed 53
    Tue Sep 09, 2014
  • Defensive player of the week: Jalen Cole, Mater Dei By DAN ALBANO
    JALEN COLE MATER DEI The sophomore cornerback intercepted three passes and returned two of them for touchdowns, to help the Monarchs beat Villa Park, 63-0, on Friday. Cole returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown midway through the first quarter and returned an interception 96 yards for a score on the final
    Tue Sep 09, 2014
  • Boys water polo AOW: Sam Slobodien BY DAN ALBANO
    SAM SLOBODIEN Santa Margarita The senior scored six goals and added two steals to help lead the No. 10 Eagles past Tesoro, 15-7, in a nonleague match.
    Mon Sep 08, 2014
  • Offensive player of the week: Nick Brown, Rancho Alamitos BY STEVE FRYER
    NICK BROWN RANCHO ALAMITOS He passed for 481 yards and seven touchdowns Friday in a 48-27 nonleague win over Savanna. The 6-foot-1, 165-pound senior has been involved in all 12 touchdowns scored this season by the Vaqueros (2-0). He has thrown for 11 touchdowns and ran for one. Over two games, Brown has completed 53
    Mon Sep 08, 2014
  • Defensive player of the week: Jalen Cole, Mater Dei BY DAN ALBANO
    JALEN COLE MATER DEI The sophomore cornerback intercepted three passes and returned two of them for touchdowns, to help the Monarchs beat Villa Park, 63-0, on Friday. Cole returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown midway through the first quarter and returned an interception 96 yards for a score on the final
    Mon Sep 08, 2014
  • Offensive Player of the Week: KJ Costello
    KJ COSTELLO SANTA MARGARITA Costello set a school single-game record for completions in the Eagles’ 26-21 win against Bishop Amat of La Puente. He completed 27 of 43 passes for 308 yards and two touchdowns. Santa Margarita has had some excellent quarterbacks in the past, including Carson Palmer, Mark
    Tue Sep 02, 2014
  • Defensive Player of the Week: Hugh Crance, CdM
    HUGH CRANCE Corona del Mar The senior safety/outside linebacker had two interceptions and five total tackles to help beat La Costa Canyon of Carlsbad, 38-0, in San Diego to extend its state-leading winning streak to 27 games. “Hugh played a great game,” Corona del Mar coach Scott Meyer said. &ldqu
    Tue Sep 02, 2014
  • Offensive Player of the Week: KJ Costello BY STEVE FRYER
    KJ COSTELLO SANTA MARGARITA Costello set a school single-game record for completions in the Eagles’ 26-21 win against Bishop Amat of La Puente. He completed 27 of 43 passes for 308 yards and two touchdowns. Santa Margarita has had some excellent quarterbacks in the past, including Carson Palmer, Mark
    Mon Sep 01, 2014
  • Defensive Player of the Week: Hugh Crance, CdM BY DAN ALBANO
    HUGH CRANCE Corona del Mar The senior safety/outside linebacker had two interceptions and five total tackles to help beat La Costa Canyon of Carlsbad, 38-0, in San Diego to extend its state-leading winning streak to 27 games. “Hugh played a great game,” Corona del Mar coach Scott Meyer said. “
    Mon Sep 01, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Athletes of the Year banquet
    Crean Lutheran's Lindsey Engel (Small School Girls Athlete of the Year), left, St. Margaret's Josh Davis (Small Schools Male Athlete of the Year) and Santa Margarita's Katie McLaughlin (Girls Athlete of the Year) pose with their awards after the Register's Athletes of the Year banquet at the O.C. Sports Grill in Anaheim. Keep clicking
    Wed Jun 18, 2014
  • All 2013-14 OCVarsity award winners
    OC VARSITY’S 2013-14 AWARD WINNERS O.C. ATHLETES OF THE YEAR Boys athlete of the year: Stanley Johnson, Mater Dei Girls athlete of the year: Katie McLaughlin, Santa Margarita Boys small schools athlete of the year: Josh Davis, St.
    Wed Jun 18, 2014
  • Boys track: Rocky Fenton, San Clemente BY ANTONIO MORALES
    Rocky Fenton San Clemente High School Fenton won a CIF State championship in the discus with a throw of 184 feet, 10 inches. In the process, Fenton became the first athlete at San Clemente to ever win a state championship in track and field. The throw was also Fenton's best in the discus this season.
    Thu Jun 12, 2014
  • Girls track: Bethan Knights, Northwood BY ANTONIO MORALES
    Bethan Knights Northwood Knights took home a state title in the girls 3,200. She ran a 10:00.19, to finish off an outstanding senior season, in which she set the new county record in the event (9:54.89). Knights was the only female athlete from the county to win a state championship.
    Thu Jun 12, 2014
  • Boys golf: Jacob Biss, Mater Dei By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    Jacob Biss Mater Dei He fired a 1-under-par 71 at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena to help the Monarchs finish third in the SCGA So Cal Championship and qualify for the CIF State Championship for the first time in school history. In the state championship he posted a 4-over-par 75 at San Gabriel Country Club.
    Wed Jun 11, 2014
  • Baseball: AJ Discenzo, CVC By STEVE FRYER
    AJ DISCENZO CAPISTRANO VALLEY CHRISTIAN He pitched a no-hitter for the Eagles in their 5-0 win over Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth in the CIF-SS Division 6 championship game. Discenzo, a junior left-hander, struck out five and walked three. On the final out of the game he fielded a ground ball, slipped and then
    Tue Jun 10, 2014
  • Boys tennis: Eric Tseng, University By KENNY CONNELLY
    Eric Tseng University The Trojans senior captain capped off his stellar four-year career with a second consecutive doubles title at this past weekend's CIF Individual Championships. Tseng and partner Arash Hafezi successfully defended their doubles crown by defeating San Marino's top-seeded duo, 6-4, 6-4, in
    Tue Jun 10, 2014