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  • Football: Brackets announced for Edison High's passing tournament BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Edison High’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 and released 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 o
    Thu Jul 02, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Edison's White commits Ivy League contender 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
  • Football: 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
  • Fullerton is in unusual place in Sunny Hills Summer League By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    FULLERTON – Fullerton boys soccer coach George Shumaker has rarely been in a position such as this before so he thought the Indians’ time in the Sunny Hills Summer League was over. His players had to remind him that they did indeed have one game remaining in the tournament. After ending pool play with a 0-0 tie with K
    Wed Jul 01, 2015
  • Football: South all-star practice notebook BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    With Thursday and Friday both serving as off days because of the upcoming holiday weekend, the South squad suited up in helmet and pads Wednesday morning at Capistrano Valley High for its first full-contact practice in preparation for next Thursday’s Orange County All-Star game at Orange Coast College.
    Wed Jul 01, 2015
  • Three county golfers make Wyndham Cup roster By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    Recent Tesoro graduate Gordon Neale, Woodbridge senior-to-be Hide Yoshihara and Corona del Mar junior-to-be Alyaa Abdulghany have been selected to the West Team's roster that will compete in the 26th annual Wyndham Cup at Old Town Club in Winston-Salem, N.C, July 27-30. For the past 25 years, the tournament brings toget
    Tue Jun 30, 2015
  • Sunny Hills' defense shines in a summer league win over Sonora By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    FULLERTON – This has been a strange summer for Sunny Hills boys soccer coach Mike Schade. Normally, the Lancer smother their opponents with an unrelenting, well-organized defense. But for some reason, Schade said, the Lancers haven’t bought into the system just yet, and through eight summer league games, Sunny Hills h
    Mon Jun 29, 2015
  • Rosary's Tice takes AD job, remains softball coach BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Tom Tice has accepted the athletic director position at Rosary High School and will continue serving as the school’s head softball coach, he confirmed Monday afternoon. Because Rosary belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, Tice is able to serve as both head of the athletic department in addition to keeping his duti
    Mon Jun 29, 2015
  • Football: North roster moves BY DAN ALBANO
    North coach Mike Enright of Rancho Alamitos has made a few roster moves recently for the Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game on July 9. The Vaqueros' football coach has added his defensive back,
    Mon Jun 29, 2015
  • Football recruiting: San Clemente QB, Villa Park WR land offers BY DAN ALBANO
    San Clemente junior-to-be quarterback Jack Sears (6-3, 190) has been offered by Utah, Tritons football coach Jaime Ortiz announced Saturday. Ortiz said Sears -- who flashed his potential last season as a brief backup to Sam Darnold in the CIF Southwest final -- received the offer at a satellite ca
    Sat Jun 27, 2015
  • Football: Los Alamitos captures Orange Coast College passing tourney BY DAN ALBANO
    Los Alamitos went 5-0 to capture the inaugural Orange Coast College passing tournament on Friday. The Griffins defeated Mater Dei, 20-19, and, 25-20, en route to the title of the eight-school event.
    Fri Jun 26, 2015
  • Santa Margarita loses RB, Buena Park adds top WR BY DAN ALBANO
    The transfer winds whipping around Orange County football have produced two more noteworthy player moves. Santa Margarita running back Dre Hall has enrolled at Moreno Valley and rising Yorba Linda w
    Wed Jun 24, 2015
  • El Toro's Frith takes AD job, resigns as football coach By STEVE FRYER
    Robert Frith has accepted the athletic director position at El Toro and resigned as the school's football coach, school assistant principal Ed Begany confirmed today. In the Saddleback Valley Unified School District, to which El Toro belongs, an athletic director cannot simultaneously hold a head coaching position.
    Wed Jun 24, 2015
  • Football recruiting: O.C. players racking up offers in summer BY DAN ALBANO
    Football recruiting never seems to take a break, so here are some notes to catch up the fans who have taken time off this summer: * Orange Lutheran junior-to-be safety Bra
    Wed Jun 24, 2015
  • Swim Meet of Champions boasts its largest field BY DAN ALBANO
    A blend of U.S. national team members, international Olympians and up-and-coming talent is set to lead almost 1,000 swimmers into this weekend’s TYR Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions in Mission Viejo. The four-day meet kicks off Thursday at the Marguerite Recreation Center at 5 p.m. and will boast its largest field, said
    Wed Jun 24, 2015
  • Water polo: San Juan Hills coach resigns BY DAN ALBANO
    San Juan Hills boys and girls water polo coach Dan Newberry has resigned, Newberry and athletic director Armando Gonzalez confirmed Tuesday. Newberry was
    Tue Jun 23, 2015
  • Two boys water polo standouts enroll at Orange Lutheran BY DAN ALBANO
    Two highly-regarded boys water polo players have enrolled at Orange Lutheran, Lancers coach Steve Carrera confirmed Tuesday. Junior-to-be center Josh Orrick from Carmichael's Je
    Tue Jun 23, 2015
  • Adrease Jackson transfers to Santa Margarita By STEVE FRYER
    Adrease Jackson, who was All-Orange County last season as a sophomore at Tesoro, has transferred to Santa Margarita, his father Ben Jackson reported via email today. Santa Margarita athletic director Richard Schaaf confirmed that Jackson enrolled at Santa Margarita. Adrease Jackson, a 6-foot-8 forward, averag
    Tue Jun 23, 2015
  • Skolnik takes over as Edison boys volleyball coach BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Edison girls volleyball coach Matt Skolnik will also coach the boys volleyball team, Athletic Director Rich Boyce confirmed Tuesday. Skolnik replaces Trent Jackson as the boys coach.
    Tue Jun 23, 2015
  • Mater Dei lacrosse standout Houser commits to Cal BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Mater Dei's Grace Houser has committed to Cal, her father confirmed. Houser, who will be a junior next fall, is a two-time All-Orange County first team selection. Houser had offers from Cal, San Diego State and Oregon. Houser and teammate Kenzie Wallevand were selected to the West roster for the upcoming Und
    Tue Jun 23, 2015
  • County players selected to All-Star lacrosse roster BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Five Orange County lacrosse players will join the West roster for the upcoming Under Armour Underclass Tournament. Trabuco Hills midfielder Scotty Barger (Towson), Mater Dei defenseman Nick Bauer (Princeton), St. Margaret’s attack Samuel Harnisch (Denver), Foothill attack Kevin Kodzis (Holy Cross) and Co
    Tue Jun 23, 2015
  • St. Browns enroll at Mater Dei By STEVE FRYER
    Highly rated prospect Osiris St. Brown and his brother Amon-Ra St. Brown have enrolled at Mater Dei, Mater Dei athletic director Phil Bellomo confirmed today. The St. Brown brothers withdrew from
    Mon Jun 22, 2015
  • Water polo: Orange County well-represented on Pan Am rosters BY DAN ALBANO
    Several Orange County water polo products were selected to the U.S. men’s and women’s teams for the Pan American Games next month in Toronto. The men’s sel
    Mon Jun 22, 2015
  • Football: All-league WR leaves JSerra By STEVE FRYER
    Isaiah Diego-Williams, an All-Trinity League wide receiver as a junior in 2014, has withdrawn at JSerra, JSerra coach Jim Hartigan confirmed today. Hartigan also confirmed that Diego-Williams intends to enroll at Serra of Gardena. Diego-Williams is on the Serra roster at Diego-Williams, 5-foot-10 and 160 pounds on t
    Fri Jun 19, 2015