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  • Football recruiting: Sunny Hills' Dixon adds two Ivy League offers BY DAN ALBANO
    Sunny Hills senior-to-be cornerback/safety Malcolm Dixon has been offered by Penn and Cornell, raising his haul of Ivy League offers to six, Lancers football coach Pete Karavedas reports. Dixon's offers: Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, Columbia, Penn and Cornell. Dixon also has joined
    Thu Jul 30, 2015
  • Football recruiting: JSerra's Harris lands Pac-12 offer, Lions add Coach Harlow BY DAN ALBANO
    JSerra senior-to-be center Nick Harris (6-2, 275) has been offered by Washington, Lions football coach Jim Hartigan confirmed Wednesday. Harris also has offers from Cal Poly SLO and New Hamps
    Wed Jul 29, 2015
  • Football recruiting: JSerra offensive lineman adds offer BY DAN ALBANO
    JSerra senior-to-be center Nick Harris (6-2, 275) has been offered by Cal Poly SLO, Lions football coach Jim Hartigan reports. Harris also has been offered by New Hampshire. Please send football recruiting news to Dan Albano at
    Wed Jul 29, 2015
  • Boys water polo: Northwood 16's (Orange Lutheran) reach Junior Olympics final BY DAN ALBANO
    Northwood's 16-and-under boys club water polo team has reached the finals of today's Junior Olympics at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center. Northwood, featuring players from Orange Lutheran, takes on Del Mar of San Diego at 3:30 p.m. Regency's two-time defending champion 18-and-under boys fell to Santa Barbara Polo Pals, a
    Tue Jul 28, 2015
  • Santa Margarita's Shoults picks Stanford BY DAN ALBANO
    Reigning Register boys swimmer of the year Grant Shoults has committed to Stanford, the Santa Margarita senior-to-be announced Saturday. "It's been an exciting process learning about some of the top swimming programs across the country and getting to know some of the best coaches and swimmers in the world," the Mission Viejo
    Sat Jul 25, 2015
  • Mater Dei hires new boys lacrosse coach By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Johnny Rodriguez, who coached the previous two seasons at Trabuco Hills HS, has been hired as the new coach at Mater Dei, it was announced Friday. Rodriguez led the Mustangs to consecutive playoff appearances. He was selected South Coast League coach of the year last year. Rodriguez player at Salisbury University, earning all-Am
    Fri Jul 24, 2015
  • Girls water polo: Laguna-CdM to clash for state, two Breakers commit BY DAN ALBANO
    Reigning Division 1 champion Laguna Beach will play at Corona del Mar and new coach Kevin Ricks in the girls water polo final of the California State High School Championships later this afternoon. The game is set for about 3:45 p.m. The Breakers recently had Haley Evans (UCLA) and Natalie Selin (UC Santa Bar
    Sun Jul 19, 2015
  • Modster helps Tesoro take third in Huntington Beach tournament BY HAYDEN KNUDSEN
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – The Huntington Beach passing tournament ended Saturday and so did the summer tournament season. With its completion, high school football fans have a good idea of what they can expect during the regular season, and they got to see it all on display at Huntington Beach High on Saturday. Tesoro quarterback
    Sat Jul 18, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Santa Margarita's Crawford aiming for early-fall commitment BY DAN ALBANO
    Santa Margarita wide receiver Dylan Crawford (6-1, 185), Orange County's second-ranked class of 2016 recruit, has narrowed his list of potential colleges and targeted a time frame for his
    Fri Jul 17, 2015
  • Water polo: State tournament splashes down this weekend BY DAN ALBANO
    Forty-eight boys water polo teams and 48 girls squads will be in act
    Thu Jul 16, 2015
  • Water polo: U.S. men, women claim gold at Pan American Games BY DAN ALBANO
    Josh Samuels (Villa Park) and Luca Cupido (Newport Harbor) each scored three goals and Merrill Moses made 17 saves Wednesday as the Rio Olympics-bound U.S. men's water polo tea
    Thu Jul 16, 2015
  • Football: Huntington Beach passing tournament returns Saturday BY DAN ALBANO
    The 7-on-7 passing season continues Saturday with the second annual Huntington Beach summer tournament. Here are the four groups for the 16-team tournament that begins at 8:45 a.m. and finishes with the fi
    Wed Jul 15, 2015
  • Saddleback remains undefeated in Foothill Summer League By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    TUSTIN – Two years ago, Saddleback coach Mel Silva said a group club players “basically destroyed” his boys soccer team, intimidating some talented sophomores such as Brady Carbajal and Jorge Chavarria. “The club players didn’t come to play. They were looking for some way to stay in shape for club, and for t
    Tue Jul 14, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Sunny Hills' Dixon racking up Ivy League offers BY DAN ALBANO
    Sunny Hills senior-to-be cornerback/safety Malcolm Dixon (6-1, 180) has been offered by Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth and Columbia of the Ivy League, Lancers football coach Peter Karavedas reports.
    Thu Jul 09, 2015
  • Football recruiting: La Habra's Colacion commits to Arizona BY DAN ALBANO
    La Habra senior-to-be outside linebacker Jake Colacion (6-2, 209) has committed to Arizona, Highlanders football coach Frank Mazzotta recently posted on Twitter. Colacion, ranked 10th in OCVa
    Thu Jul 09, 2015
  • South offense finding its tempo for O.C. All-Star Game BY DAN ALBANO
    MISSION VIEJO - Notes from the South practice Tuesday night for the Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game at Orange Coast College on Thursday: • The South pushed the tempo of its multiple spread
    Tue Jul 07, 2015
  • O.C. All-Star Game: Six North players to watch BY DAN ALBANO
    GARDEN GROVE - Here are six players on the North roster to watch in Thursday's Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game at Orange Coast College: Nick Brown, Rancho Alamitos, QB:&nb
    Tue Jul 07, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Three O.C. players commit to Pac-12 schools BY DAN ALBANO
    Foothill defensive lineman Chris Yaghi, San Clemente tight end Cole Fotheringham and Orange Lutheran offensive lineman Logan Bathke --
    Tue Jul 07, 2015
  • Brea Olinda shuts out Valencia to win summer league title By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    FULLERTON – With eight minutes to go on Monday at Sunny Hills High, Brea Olinda’s one-goal lead suddenly seemed to be in serious jeopardy. The Wildcats committed a handball in the box, and Charlie Zuniga was getting ready to take a penalty kick for Valencia. Zuniga lined a shot toward the right post, but Sean O’
    Mon Jul 06, 2015
  • DeFalco selected to play for U.S. in Pan-Am Games BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Two-time Register boys volleyball player of year TJ DeFalco (Huntington Beach High) was selected to the 12-man U.S. roster for the upcoming Pan American Games. The U.S. will compete in Pool B with Canada Mexico and Puerto Rico. Pool A consists of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Cuba. The U.S. will open play against
    Mon Jul 06, 2015
  • Brea Lions O.C. All-Star football game a happy reunion for Garden Grove League coaches BY DAN ALBANO
    GARDEN GROVE – It was an invitation full of hope and friendship but pitted against enough obstacles that some probably believed it was unlikely to happen. On the morning of Nov. 14 last fall, Rancho Alamitos football coach Mike Enright sent text messages to his fellow league coaches at Garden Grove, Los Amigos and Santiago inviting
    Sun Jul 05, 2015
  • Brackets released for Edison's 'Battle at the Beach' BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Edison’s 7-on-7 Battle at the Beach passing tournament is set for Saturday, July 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chargers coach Dave White finalized the tourney's brackets on Thursday for what's annually regarded as one of the area’s top preseason showcases. Group A: St. John Bosco, Tesoro, Oaks Christian of We
    Thu Jul 02, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Edison's White commits to Yale BY DAN ALBANO
    Edison senior-to-be wide receiver Garrett White (6-2, 200) has committed to Yale, said his father, Edison football coach Dave White. White recently received offers from Yale, Penn and Columbia.
    Thu Jul 02, 2015
  • O.C. All-Star Game: Five South players to watch BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    With the O.C. All-Star Game officially one week away, we caught up with South coach Ernie Boucher and picked his mind on some of the players who have caught his eye the past few weeks. Here are five of the guys the Capistrano Valley coach pointed out after the team’s first full-contact practice Wednes
    Thu Jul 02, 2015
  • Football: North adds Mater Dei's Nickerson BY DAN ALBANO
    The North has added Mater Dei linebacker Ronald Nickerson (5-10, 210) to its roster for next week's Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game, North coach Mike Enright of Rancho Alamitos announced.
    Thu Jul 02, 2015