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2014 Blog: OC Varsity Archive Stories

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  • Swim: Ella Eastin, Okubo capture medals in Hawaii BY DAN ALBANO
    Former Register swimmers of the year Corey Okubo and Ella Eastin have captured medals the past two days at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Maui, Hawaii. University graduate Okubo claimed the bronze in the 200-meter butterfly (1:59.23) while Crean Lutheran senior-to-be Eastin won the gold in the 400 individual medley
    Fri Aug 29, 2014
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Kickoff '14 photos
    Just as some football fans love defense over offense, running over passing, there are some fans who love the pictures more than the stories. So here is a slideshow of some of the great images taken by the Register's photographers for the OCVarsity Kickoff ’14 football preview section.
    Thu Aug 28, 2014
  • Boys water polo: University coach Coffman resigns BY DAN ALBANO
    University boys water polo coach Andy Coffman, who guided the Trojans the past five seasons, has resigned, he confirmed Tuesday. Coffman said he is moving to San Diego with his girlfriend. University has been a solid contender in the Pacific Coast League under Coffman. Two seasons ago, the Trojans tied for second in the le
    Wed Aug 27, 2014
  • Football: Albano's Orange County Top 10 BY DAN ALBANO
    The OCVarsity preseason football rankings have been released, but here is my Top 10, after a bit of flip-flopping over the past week or two: 1. Servite 2. Mater Dei 3. Santa Margarita
    Wed Aug 27, 2014
  • Swim: O.C. foursome set for Junior Pan Pacific Championships BY DAN ALBANO
    Two-time Register swimmer of year Corey Okubo, Crean Lutheran senior and former Register swimmer of the year Ella Eastin, Capistrano Valley senior Nick Norman and Santa Margari
    Wed Aug 27, 2014
  • Football recruiting: Tesoro WR Smeltzer picked for national all-star game BY DAN ALBANO
    Tesoro senior wide receiver Jake Smeltzer (6-3, 187) will play in the NUC Sports All-American Bowl on Dec. 30 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, his father, Bryan, reports. The National Underclassmen Combine event will be played at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium. Smeltzer is ranked No. 23 in the annual
    Wed Aug 27, 2014
  • Swim: Edison grad Tom Shields breaks own American record BY DAN ALBANO
    Former Edison and Ca swimmer Tom Shields broke his American short-courd record by capturing the 200-meter butterfly in 1:50.08 at a FINA World Cup meet in Doha, Qatar. Shields also moved closer to the world record of 1:48.56 set by Chad Le Clos of South Africa in 2013. Please send swimming news to Dan Albano at da
    Wed Aug 27, 2014
  • Football recruiting: Capo Valley's Gordon offered trip by Army BY DAN ALBANO
    Capistrano Valley senior wide receiver/cornerback Adam Gordon (5-11, 170) has been offered an official recruiting trip by Army, Cougars football coach Ernie Bucher reports. Gordon had 48 catc
    Tue Aug 26, 2014
  • Football: Servite wants to keep Bishop Gorman on the schedule BY DAN ALBANO
    Servite's football team is 0-3 against Bishop Gorman of Nevada heading into the teams' clash Friday night, but the Friars want to keep playing the Gaels in future seasons. Servite football coa
    Tue Aug 26, 2014
  • Beard takes over as San Clemente volleyball coach BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Tom Beard is returning to San Clemente as the school's girls volleyball coach. Beard replaces Rob O'Rear who resigned after last season. Beard is a San Clemente alum, former All-American at Pepperdine and a former member of the U.S. National team. He is also the director of the San Clemente Volleyball Club. “After an
    Tue Aug 26, 2014
  • Football: La Mirada running back enrolls at Buena Park By DAN ALBANO
    Speedy La Mirada senior running back Marcus Loudon (5-11, 190) has enrolled at Buena Park, Coyotes football coach Anthony White said Monday. In April, Loudon won an award for his speed a
    Mon Aug 25, 2014
  • Volleyball: New coaches at Foothill BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Foothill has a pair of new volleyball coaches. Mark Roberts is the new girls coach and Kelly Caldwell is the new boys coach. Roberts was previously an assistant at Beckman. Caldwell previously coach at Mission Viejo.
    Fri Aug 22, 2014
  • Paramount transfer lands at JSerra BY DAN ALBANO
    Paramount junior Edward Vander (6-1, 195) has enrolled at JSerra and is playing running back and linebacker, Lions football coach Jim Hartigan said. Vander is the second Paramount standout pl
    Fri Aug 22, 2014
  • Boys water polo: Serrano twins take over at Costa Mesa BY DAN ALBANO
    Twin brothers Cody and Dustin Serrano are the new co-coaches of the Costa Mesa boys and girls water polo teams, Mustangs athletic director Sharon Uhl reports. The pair replace Justin Taylor on the boys side and Tim Postiff on the girls, both of whom resigned. The Serranos both played water polo at Costa
    Thu Aug 21, 2014
  • McLaughlin grabs bronze at Pan Pacific champs BY DAN ALBANO
    Santa Margarita senior swimmer and reigning Register female athlete of the year Katie McLaughlin claimed a major international medal Thursday at the Pan Pacific Championships in Gold Coast, Austra
    Thu Aug 21, 2014
  • Football recruiting: Tustin's Wilson commits to Utah BY DAN ALBANO
    Tustin senior-to-be wide receiver George Wilson (6-3, 190) has committed to Utah, Tillers football coach Winter Welz confirmed Wednesday. Please send football recruiting news to Dan
    Wed Aug 20, 2014
  • Football recruiting: QBs Norris, Wilber commit to Northern Arizona BY DAN ALBANO
    Newport Harbor All-County quarterback Cole Norris (6-0, 193) and Dana Hills quarterback Cole Wilber (6-4, 205) have committed to Northern Arizona, Norris and Dolphins coach Todd Rus
    Wed Aug 20, 2014
  • Boys water polo: East Coast star not headed to Mater Dei BY DAN ALBANO
    U.S. national team water polo player Thomas Dunstan of New Canaan in Connecticut,
    Wed Aug 20, 2014
  • Football recruiting: Ex-Fullerton running back commits to NAIA school BY DAN ALBANO
    Former Fullerton running back Damani Roberts (5-5, 175) has committed to NAIA Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, Indians co-coach Gus Martinez reports. Roberts was a senior last season, rushi
    Wed Aug 20, 2014
  • Water polo: U.S. women capture World Cup BY DAN ALBANO
    Goalkeeper Sami Hill made 16 saves and Melissa Seidemann, Courtney Mathewson (Canyon) and Kiley Neushul combined for seven goals as the U.S. women's water polo team defeated Australia, 10-6, to capture the FINA World Cup in Russia. Team USA won the tournament for the second consecutive time, adding to its  World Cup titles in
    Mon Aug 18, 2014
  • JSerra's Eugenio suffers broken foot BY ANTONIO MORALES
    JSerra outside linebacker David Eugenio will miss the first 4-to-6 weeks of the season after suffering a broken foot, Lions coach Jim Hartigan confirmed in a text message on Monday. The 5-foot-8, 189-pound Eugenio was a second-team All-Trinity League selection as a junior, when he posted 97 tackles. Hartig
    Mon Aug 18, 2014
  • Football: Former standout Talavou returns to Fountain Valley BY DAN ALBANO
    Former Fountain Valley standout defensive lineman Kelly Talavou, who played at Idaho and Utah and four years in the NFL, has joined the Barons' football staff as a defensive line coach, Fountain Valley coac
    Sat Aug 16, 2014
  • Coaches take part in Ice Bucket Challenge BY DAN ALBANO
    The Ice Bucket Challenge has reached South County football and the fun is being shared by a few rival teams for the 2014 season. Check out
    Sat Aug 16, 2014
  • Football recruiting: Cypress' Pounds adds Pac-12 offer BY DAN ALBANO
    Cypress senior-to-be wide receiver/defensive back Quinten Pounds (6-1, 180) has been offered by Cal, Centurions football coach Rick Feldman reports. Pounds also has Pac-12 offers C
    Sat Aug 16, 2014
  • El Toro hires Johnson as boys, girls water polo coach BY DAN ALBANO
    El Toro has hired former national team player Justin Johnson (Mission Viejo) as its boys and girls water polo coach, athletic director Jimmy Martin announced Friday. Johnson played at UCLA a
    Fri Aug 15, 2014