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  • 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
  • Katie McLaughlin blazes in Nadadores farewell BY DAN ALBANO
    MISSION VIEJO – The smiles and high fives from Katie McLaughlin seemed to flow with a new-found confidence and comfort over the weekend at the TYR Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions. And once again Sunday, her world-class execution in the pool featured a similar ease. If this really was a farewell meet of sorts fo
    Sun Jun 28, 2015
  • McLaughlin earns perk with record at Swim Meet of Champions BY DAN ALBANO
    MISSION VIEJO – Katie McLaughlin flashed a sly smile just before the finals of the women’s 50-meter freestyle Saturday night at the TYR Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions. The 17-year-old was about to experience the spoils of her record-setting performance earlier in the 200 freestyle and wore the look of a youngste
    Sun Jun 28, 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
  • McLaughlin delivers world-ranked surprise in prelims BY DAN ALBANO
    MISSION VIEJO One trademark of Bill Rose’s hall-of-fame coaching career has been his ability to challenge swimmers in ways that unlock potential. But even the Mission Viejo Nadadores’ master motivator doesn’t always know what surprise awaits. Katie McLaughlin proved that Frid
    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
  • Update on Tyler Murray's condition BY STEVE FRYER
    Tyler Murray, the starting catcher for Huntington Beach’s baseball team this past season, remains hospitalized today because of injuries suffered in a car crash Thursday night. Murray was the driver of a 2004 Toyota Tacoma truck that was
    Fri Jun 26, 2015
  • Nevada's Houck wins close 1,500 free with strong finish BY DAN ALBANO
    MISSION VIEJO Like a youth eager to impress and full of vigor, Nitro Swimming attacked the first part of the men’s 1,500-meter freestyle Thursday. The up-and-coming club from Austin, Texas, had two 16-year-olds and a 17-year-old holding down the top three spots early in the longest race on the opening night of the TYR Fran Crippen
    Thu Jun 25, 2015
  • O.C. All-Star Game: Rosters, ticket info, updates
    Information about the upcoming Orange County All-Star Football Game. Orange County All-Star Game When: Thursday, July 9, 7:15 p.m. Where: Orange Coast College Fan info: Tickets ($10) can be purchased in advance (c
    Thu Jun 25, 2015
  • Stanley Johnson: From Mater Dei to the NBA
    Click through OCVarsity’s slideshow of Stanley Johnson’s four memorable seasons at Mater Dei, which paved the way for his selection by the Detroit Pistons - No. 8 overall - in the first round of the NBA Draft on Thursday night.
    Thu Jun 25, 2015
  • Enright, Bucher named All-Star coaches BY DAN ALBANO
    Rancho Alamitos’ Mike Enright and Capistrano Valley’s Ernie Bucher have been selected coaches for the Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game on July 9. The annual football game will be played at Orange Coast College. Enright will guide the North while Bucher will lead the South. The North defeated the So
    Thu Jun 25, 2015
  • Football: OCVarsity Early Summer O.C. Top 10 BY STEVE FRYER
    Check out OCVarsity's early summer rankings of the top 10 football teams in Orange County for the 2015 season.
    Thu Jun 25, 2015
  • Top 31 O.C. football recruits for 2016 BY DAN ALBANO
    The Register's Dan Albano has updated his list of the top football recruits (Class of 2016) in Orange County. The list now is at 31 players. In late August, Albano will have the O.C. Hot 150, a list of the top 150 players in the county regardless of their grade. That will be released as part of the Register's football preview cov
    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
  • OCVarsity Early Summer O.C. Top 10 BY STEVE FRYER
    Creating an Orange County football top 10 two months before the season begins might seem like a foolhardy endeavor. We went for it anyway. This is not the OC Varsity top 10 that will appear in our “Kickoff 2015” season preview package that comes out in late August. We will know much more about county football when tha
    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
  • 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
  • Mass ceremony for Spencer Becker on Thursday
    Hundreds took part Wednesday evening in a paddleout ceremony for Spencer Becker, the Mater Dei student and volleyball player who died Tuesday in a two-car crash in Newport Bea
    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
  • O.C. Top 25 recruits for Class of 2016 (updated) BY DAN ALBANO
    This past May, the Register's Dan Albano updated his rankings of the top football recruits for the Class of 2016 in Orange County. The list is shown below. OCVarsity will reveal its Hot 150 - a list of the top 150 players in the county - shortly before the 2015 season kicks off in late August.  *************** O.C
    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