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  • Roundup: Trabuco Hills, Santa Margarita pull upsets BY DAN ALBANO
    Kyle Beeler scored five goals Thursday to help Trabuco Hills’ boys water polo team defeat host Capistrano Valley, 10-8, to move into a first-place tie with the Cougars atop the Sea View League. Jacob Rendina and
    Fri Oct 24, 2014
  • Mater Dei leads O.C. contingent into North-South Challenge BY DAN ALBANO
    Top-ranked Mater Dei, No. 3 Huntington Beach, No. 4 Laguna Beach along with Century League contender Villa Park are among the boys water polo teams competing at the North-South Challenge on Friday and Saturday in Atherton. The Monarchs (14-3) are the four-time defending tournament champion and could clash f
    Fri Oct 24, 2014
  • Los Alamitos surges back into Sunset race BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    LOS ALAMITOS - The Los Alamitos girls volleyball team has come a long way in a short time. The Griffins, ranked 10th in the county, started Sunset League play with a pair of five-set losses. Thanks to a sweep of seventh-ranked Huntington Beach, 25-21, 25-19, 25-19, on Thursday, Los Alamitos (15-11, 5-2) has played its way into a
    Thu Oct 23, 2014
  • Water polo recruiting: Laguna Beach's Fischer commits to Stanford BY DAN ALBANO
    Laguna Beach water polo player and U.S. national team member Makenzie Fischer has committed to reigning NCAA champion
    Thu Oct 23, 2014
  • Katella stays on track for Orange showdown BY JEREMY BALAN
    ANAHEIM – When sophomore Jorge Fonseca recovered Katella’s game-opening onside kick Thursday night, Coach Fred DiPalma got an inkling things were going to be breaking the Knights’ way in their Orange League matchup with Savanna. Everything seemed to work for Katella during and after the opening kickoff, as
    Thu Oct 23, 2014
  • Navarro breaks record as Villa Park rolls BY DAN ALBANO
    ORANGE Quarterback Anthony Navarro and Villa Park gave their fellow contenders in the CIF-SS Southwest Division plenty to ponder Thursday with their stellar play and potential injury news. The first-year starting senior passed for a school-record 367 yards and two touchdowns to wide receiver Kyle Harlin as Villa Park won it
    Thu Oct 23, 2014
  • Updates on Twitter for tonight's football games
    OCVarsity will have score and game updates from all of tonight's Orange County high school football games. Fans can keep track of their favorite team along with the rest of the games through OCVarsity's Twitter feed (@OCVarsity). You can follow along by searching Twiter for the hash tag
    Thu Oct 23, 2014
  • Girls golf league finals results By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    In case you missed them, here are some of the results from the league finals held this week:  Sunset League Finals At Costa Mesa Country Club, Mesa Linda Course, Par 70 1. Vu (FV) 104; 2. Ferrell (NH) 107; 3. Hurtado (Edi) 111; 4. Poljak (HB) 113; 4. Do (Mar) 113; 6. Wu (Mar) 122; 6. Sm
    Thu Oct 23, 2014
  • Top boys soccer teams coming to San Clemente By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    San Clemente boys soccer coach Mike Pronier is organizing a 12-game soccer showcase in December which will feature a field of some of the Western United State's most successful progams of the last four years.  Four games will be played each day beginning Dec. 18, finishing with a final match at 6 p.m. on Dec. 20. All games will be p
    Thu Oct 23, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Wednesday's water polo (10-22-14)
    Click through the slideshow to see photos from the Sage Hill vs. Laguna Beach boys water polo match played on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.
    Thu Oct 23, 2014
  • OCVarsity Offsides: El Toro's secret weapon By JONATHAN KHAMIS
    Jonathan Khamis travels to El Toro High School and hears voices in his head. The voices lead to the unveiling of El Toro's secret weapon. Video by Kevin Warn and Jonathan Khamis, OCVarsity.com. Click here to go to the video.
    Thu Oct 23, 2014
  • New OCVarsity podcast with Whitehead & Calhoun By BRIAN WHITEHEAD and DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Welcome to Week 1 of what we're temporarily calling the OCVarsity Podcast with Brian Whitehead and Damian Calhoun! (If you have a better name, let us know.) During what we hope becomes a weekly podcast, Damian and I will discuss the happenings of Orange County varsity sports. This week: Who do Damian and I think will capture the
    Thu Oct 23, 2014
  • Swim recruiting: Laguna Beach's Juliusson commits to Purdue BY DAN ALBANO
    Laguna Beach senior swimmer Erik Juliusson of the Irvine Novaquatics has committed to Purdue, Novaquatics coach Adam Crossen reports via Twitter. Juliusson captured CIF Division 3 titles
    Thu Oct 23, 2014
  • Water polo recruiting: Beckman's Daurio commits to Harvard BY DAN ALBANO
    Beckman senior water polo player Nikki Daurio, pictured right, has committed to Harvard, Patriots girls coach Sam Bailey reports. Daurio racked up 103 goals, 46 assists and 1
    Thu Oct 23, 2014
  • Boys cross country: Connor Dunne, San Clemente By ANDREW TURNER
    Connor Dunne San Clemente Dunne won the Division 2 varsity race at the Orange County Championships with a time of 15:30. The junior led the Tritons to a fourth place finish in the Division 2
    Thu Oct 23, 2014
  • Girls cross country: Jeanette Zambrano, Bolsa Grande By ANDREW TURNER
    Jeanette Zambrano Bolsa Grande Zambrano won the girls Division 2 race at the Orange County Championships on Saturday. Her time of 17:43 established a new personal best, and it marked a new sc
    Thu Oct 23, 2014
  • Girls golf: Jakeishya Le, Mater Dei By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    Jakeishya Le Mater Dei She won the Ayala Fall Classic after shooting a 6-under-par 68 on the North Course at Los Serranos in Chino Hills, and then medaled
    Thu Oct 23, 2014
  • Thursday's stories, scores, photos and more
    This is the place to find all of OCVarsity's game stories, photos, video and more from the Thursday games for Week 8 of the football season:  Week 8: Thursday's scores and Friday's schedul
    Thu Oct 23, 2014
  • Week 8: Thursday's scores & Friday's schedule
    Scores from the Orange County football games on Thursday night. CRESTVIEW LEAGUEVilla Park 49, Foothill 7 GARDEN GROVE LEAGUEGarden Grove 68, La Quinta 14 NORTH HILLS LEAGUECanyon 41. El Dorado 26 ORANGE COAST LEAGUECosta Mesa 24,  Godinez 0 ORANG
    Thu Oct 23, 2014
  • OCVarsity Hot 150: Studs, snubs after Week 7 BY DAN ALBANO
    After a few busy weeks on the high school scene, it's time to return to my reviews of
    Thu Oct 23, 2014
  • Still plenty of fight left in Huntington Beach BY STEVE FRYER
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – Huntington Beach might have just saved its season. The Oilers beat Fountain Valley, 27-12, Thursday at Huntington Beach High. A loss would have kept them in last place in the Sunset League with an 0-3 league record Instead, Huntington Beach is 1-2 in league and back in the hunt for one of the Sunset Leagu
    Thu Oct 23, 2014
  • Los Alamitos uses 'amazing' start to stay unbeaten in Sunset BY CHARLES PANNUNZIO
    LONG BEACH – No. 8 Los Alamitos scored six first-quarter touchdowns and cruised to a 49-6 victory over Marina in a Sunset League game at Veterans Stadium on Thursday night. Junior quarterback Jack Telenko threw for three scores, hitting Connor Iris for a 49-yard touchdown 50 seconds into the game, then connecting with
    Thu Oct 23, 2014
  • Canyon stays grounded, wins North Hills opener BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    PLACENTIA - The race for the North Hills League title is going to be sprint. Comprised of only four teams, three victories will win you the league, while two should get you a spot in the Southern Division playoffs. On Thursday night, it was Canyon who shot out of the gate first. Quarterback Jason Harman totaled 312
    Thu Oct 23, 2014
  • Fryer: Orange a nice surprise in girls tennis BY STEVE FRYER
    Only one Orange County school has a girls tennis team ranked No. 1 in its CIF division. The school is not a private school or a beach school. It’s not south of the El Toro “Y” nor is it in the county’s northeast hills. Orange is No. 1 in Division 5 girls tennis. The Panthers are 16-1 overall and 10
    Thu Oct 23, 2014
  • Garden Grove offense clicks in 68-14 romp BY ANDREW TURNER
    GARDEN GROVE – Garden Grove’s football team has ruled the Garden Grove League for some time. The Argonauts showed they are not about to loosen theirs grip on the league standings as they defeated La Quinta, 68-14, on Thursday night at Garden Grove High. Alejandro Ceja threw for 241 yards and five touchdowns for
    Thu Oct 23, 2014