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  • Lacrosse playoffs: Tuesday's scores
    US Lacrosse Southern Section Playoffs Orange County Bracket First Round BOYS SANTA MARGARITA 14, JSERRA 10 TRABUCO HILLS 13, NEWPORT HARBOR 2 CORONA DEL MAR 14, YORBA LINDA 3 TESORO 5, EL TORO 4 (3OT) GREAT OAK 15, B
    Tue May 03, 2016
  • Boys and girls lacrosse second round schedule By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    The pairings for the boys and girls lacrosse playoffs. Southern Section Lacrosse Championships THURSDAY SECOND ROUND (start times will be updated) BOYS No. 8 Tesoro at No. 1 Corona del Mar No. 5 Great Oak at No. 4 Santa Margarita
    Tue May 03, 2016
  • Swim: Woodbridge's Krolikowski sizzles to pace Tuesday leaderboard By DAN ALBANO
    BOYS SWIMMING Freeway League Prelims Academy League Prelims 200 free (1:47.50) -- Kao (SH) 1:46.51; 200 IM (2:02.90) -- Frausto (Troy) 1:59.76; Chao (CL) 2:00.54; Schreiber (CL) 2:00.86; Moran (Son) 2:02.13; 50 free (23.20) -- Slope (SH) 22.42; Prado (Son) 22.76; Koo (SH) 2
    Tue May 03, 2016
  • Water polo recruiting: Huntington Beach's Osborne commits to UCLA By DAN ALBANO
    Huntington Beach All-County water polo center Quinten Osbornehas committed to defending NCAA champion UCLA, Oilers boys coach 
    Tue May 03, 2016
  • Football: CdM's Chase Garbers nabs Washington offer; Montgomery, Yates also receive offers By DAN ALBANO
    Corona del Mar quarterback Chase Garbers has been offered by Washington, the junior announced on Twitter. The offer from the Pac-12 school arrives on the heels of an offer fr
    Tue May 03, 2016
  • Swim: Laguna dominates Orange Coast prelims, Koustik breaks a minute in breast By DAN ALBANO
    Marina's diver Tanner Tenhulzen paces the leaderboard for Monday with his title at the Sunset finals. BOYS SWIMMING Sunset League Diving Finals
    Mon May 02, 2016
  • Boys basketball: Gardner to Fairmont By STEVE FRYER
    Joedy Gardner today was named coach at Fairmont Prep. Gardner coached at JSerra the past seven seasons. His contract was not renewed after the 2015-16 season in which the Lions finished fifth in the six-team Trinity League and advanced to the CIF-Southern Section Division 4AA quarterfinals. JSerra won the 4AA championship in the 2013-14
    Mon May 02, 2016
  • Former Garden Grove standout Austen Christian dies in car accident By DAN ALBANO
    Former Garden Grove All-County football player Austen Christian, 19, died early Saturday morning after a car crash near the school, Argonauts football coach Ricardo 
    Mon May 02, 2016
  • (Updated) Boys and girls lacrosse playoff pairings
    The pairings for the boys and girls lacrosse playoffs. Southern Section Lacrosse Championships TUESDAY FIRST ROUND BOYS No. 16 Yorba Linda at No. 1 Corona del Mar, 3:15 p.m. No. 9 El Toro at No. 8 Tesoro, 7 p.m. No. 12 Beckman at No. 5 Great Oak, 7
    Sun May 01, 2016
  • Buena Park trio offered by Fresno St., Mission Viejo's Griffin adds on By DAN ALBANO
    Buena Park's trio of juniors Elijah
    Sat Apr 30, 2016
  • Swim leaderboard: Saddleback Valley Christian girls win Freelance Invite By DAN ALBANO
    BOYS SWIMMING 2nd Freelance Invitational At Capo Valley Team results: 1. Maranatha 371; 2. Saddleback Valley Christian 314; 3. Gahr 286; 4. Loyola 243 200-yard medley relay (1:47.00) -- 1. Mara 1:50.62; 200 free (1:47.50) -- 1. Munaretto (Fairmont) 1:45.47
    Sat Apr 30, 2016
  • Girls wrestling: Valencia's Gabby Garcia finalist for national award By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Valencia’s four-time state champion Gabby Garcia is a finalist for the Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award. The award, which was first awarded in 2014, is named after Saunders, who was a four-time World Champion and women’s wrestling pioneer. She was the first woman inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame a
    Sat Apr 30, 2016
  • Boys basketball: Laguna Hills hires coach By STEVE FRYER
    Laguna Hills today announced David Yates is the school's new varsity boys basketball head coach. Yates was varsity girls basketball head coach at Mission Viejo the past two seasons. He was a varsity boys basketball assistant coach at Mission Viejo for the seven prior seasons. Laguna Hills this past season was 4-19 overall. The Hawks
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • Swim: Orange Lutheran boys tie No. 1 Santa Margarita (Thursday leaderboard) By DAN ALBANO
    Thu Apr 28, 2016
  • Bowman takes over as Crean Lutheran football coach
    Matt Bowman was named head coach of the Crean Lutheran football team on Thursday. Bowman has been an assistant coach in the program since 2009, and he served as the school's defensive coordinator since 2012. He replaces Bruce Mertens, who resigned in February. In a statement released b
    Thu Apr 28, 2016
  • Football recruiting: Mission Viejo's Osborne adds offer from Arizona State By DAN ALBANO
    Mission Viejo All-County wide receiver Austin Osborne has been offered by Arizona State, the rising sophomore announced on Twitter. Osborne also has been offered recently by Louisville and Michigan. He was a first-team All-County pick last season.
    Thu Apr 28, 2016
  • Swim: Wednesday's leaderboard By DAN ALBANO
    BOYS SWIMMING Crestview League FOOTHILL 117, VILLA PARK 53 Golden West League Ocean View 125, Loara 36 North Hills League BREA OLINDA 116, CANYON 54 Orange Coast League ESTANCIA 115, GODINEZ 53 COSTA MESA 117, SADDLEBACK 42 Pacific Coast League NORTHWOOD 111,
    Wed Apr 27, 2016
  • Boys lacrosse: City of Irvine Championship set for Saturday By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Saturday is annual City of Irvine Lacrosse Championship event, taking place at Irvine High. Play begins at 7:30 a.m. The day is a fundraiser for the high school programs and a good way to promote the sport in the city. The first city championship took place in 2008. Admission: $5 for adults; $3 for students; 14 and under
    Wed Apr 27, 2016
  • Boys water polo: Huntington Beach's Wojciechowski, Hurst commit to Cal By DAN ALBANO
    All-County water polo player Ethan Wojciechowski of Huntington Beach and fellow junior teammate Ryan Hurst have committed to Cal, Oilers boys coach Sasa Branisavljevic confirmed Wednesday. Wojciechowski was a first-team All-County selection last season and is one
    Wed Apr 27, 2016
  • Swim: Tuesday's leaderboard By DAN ALBANO
    BOYS SWIMMING Empire League KENNEDY 121, TUSTIN 45 Nonleague DANA HILLS 102, SAN JUAN HILLS 68 Sea View League MISSION VIEJO 92.5, EL TORO 77.5 South Coast League TESORO 113, SAN CLEMENTE 57 TRABUCO HILLS 110, CAPO VALLEY 60 Sunset League EDISON 99, NEWPORT H
    Wed Apr 27, 2016
  • Three water polo players among large Marina signing class By DAN ALBANO
    Three boys water polo players at Marina were among a large group of college signees honored by the Sunset League school Tuesday. Water polo players Luka Karaman (USC), Boris Posavec
    Tue Apr 26, 2016
  • Carew Classic postpones Saturday's championship game
    There has been another change to the schedule for the rain-interrupted Michelle Carew Classic. The championship game will not be played Saturday morning at Canyon High, tournament director Lance Eddy announced Tuesday
    Tue Apr 26, 2016
  • Boys water polo: Tesoro lands Christian Cardey as new coach By DAN ALBANO
    Tesoro has selected Christian Cardey as its boys water polo coach, replacing veteran Mike Gibson, athletic director Gil Ramirez reports. Cardey played at Riverside Poly for his father and well-regarded coach, Mike Cardey, and then at Pepperdine. He recently coa
    Tue Apr 26, 2016
  • Football: CdM's Garbers collects Vanderbilt offer; Buena Park, Tesoro players add offers By DAN ALBANO
    Chase Garbers' recruiting stock has found traction in the Southeastern Conference. The junior has landed his first offer from a SEC school courtesy of Vanderbilt, he s
    Tue Apr 26, 2016
  • Football recruiting: Villa Park's Stamos offered by Nevada By DAN ALBANO
    Villa Park All-County linebacker John Stamos (6-3, 215) has been offered by Nevada, recruiting service Playing for Envelops reports. Stamos emerged last season as a junior, racking up tackles to help the Spartans reach the CIF-SS Southwest Division semifinals. He also holds a 3.9 grade-point average. Pleas
    Mon Apr 25, 2016