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  • Mission Viejo survives first day of Carew Classic BY ANDREW TURNER
    ANAHEIM – Taylor McQuillin has been as dominant they come for Mission Viejo’s softball team. The Diablos ace knew she had to summon her best against the stacked field of the Michelle Carew Classic. McQuillin chased her ninth career no-hitter deep into the night Wednesday, but in the end, she had to dig deep just to get
    Wed Apr 01, 2015
  • Marina stays hot against Los Alamitos
    The Marina boys golf team has always been tough to beat at Meadowlark Golf Club, but this year the advantage the Vikings have at their home course almost seems unfair. In four matches there, the Vikings have set a school record and finished under par twice. On Wednesday, the No. 7 Vikings finished 1-over-par in beating Sunset Lea
    Wed Apr 01, 2015
  • No. 6 CdM girls pull out victory over Woodbridge BY DAN ALBANO
    In girls swimming Wednesday: In the Pacific Coast League: No. 6 Corona del Mar 88, Woodbridge 82: Freshman Eva Merrell swam a blazing anchor for the winning 400-yard freestyle relay to lift the host Sea Kings (2-0 in league) to the dramatic victory. The score was tied, 78-78, going into the fin
    Wed Apr 01, 2015
  • El Dorado finds way past Esperanza in 12 innings BY STEVE FRYER
    El Dorado coach Matt Lucas knew his team had the top of the order coming up in the bottom of the 12th inning. “If this is going to happen,” Lucas said in the dugout, “it’s going to happen right here.” It did. Leadoff batter Brandon Mulrooney started the 12th with a single and eventually
    Wed Apr 01, 2015
  • Samuelson, West lose to East in McDonald's All-American Game
    CHICAGO - Asia Durr scored 14 points and Taja Cole added 13 points to lead the East to an 89-87 victory over the West in the McDonald’s All-American girls basketball game on Wednesday night at the United Center. Mater Dei's Katie Lou Samuelson scored 12 points for the West while shooting 5-for-17, including 2 of 10 on
    Wed Apr 01, 2015
  • O.C.'s signed and committed softball players
    OCVarsity's list of the signed and committed softball players in Orange County. The list was compiled using various sources, including information provided by coaches on our preview surveys, information provided by the athletes and their families, and recruiting sources. If we're missing a player, send the player's information to
    Wed Apr 01, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Esperanza defensive back commits to NAIA school BY DAN ALBANO
    Esperanza cornerback Kaizon Alon-Alon (5-10, 165) has committed to NAIA Bethany College in Kansas, Aztecs football coach Gary Bowers reports. Alon-Alon was a first-team all-Crestview League selection in 2014. Please send football recruiting news to Dan Albano at dalbano@ocregister.com
    Wed Apr 01, 2015
  • Girls swimming: Ella Eastin, Crean Lutheran BY DAN ALBANO
    Ella Eastin Crean Lutheran The Stanford-bound senior captured the 200-yard freestyle (1:50.32) and 100 butterfly (53.74) in Orange County-leading times to help the Saints finish fifth at the Mission Viejo Invitational. Eastin smashed the 2013 meet record in the butterfly (54.38) .
    Wed Apr 01, 2015
  • Water polo: Composite stats for U.S. men's team at Intercontinental BY DAN ALBANO
    USA Water PoloMen's national teamComposite offensive statsFINA Intercontinental TournamentAt Corona del Mar Goals through 2 gamesAzevedo 3B
    Wed Apr 01, 2015
  • Mann scores three goals to lead U.S. men past Japan BY DAN ALBANO
    Tuesday was homecoming day for the U.S. national men's water polo team at the FINA Intercontinental Tournament at Corona del Mar. It also was bounce-back day. Former Register player of the year and CdM alum John Mann scored three second-half goals to help Team USA even its record at 1-1 with a 10-6 victory against Japan.
    Wed Apr 01, 2015
  • Carew Classic scoreboard, schedule
    OCVarsity's scores from Wednesday's games and the updated schedule for the Carew Classic. All of the games will be played at Peralta Park (115 N. Pinney Drive, Anaheim) or Yorba Regional Park (7600 E. La Palma, Anaheim).
    Wed Apr 01, 2015
  • Boys swimming: Nick Norman, Capistrano Valley BY DAN ALBANO
    Nick Norman Capistrano Valley The Cal-bound senior won the 200- (1:38.68) and 500-yard (4:23.76) freestyles in Orange County-leading and automatic All-America times during a double-dual meet against Division 1 powers Corona del Mar and Loyola of Los Angeles.
    Wed Apr 01, 2015
  • Huntington Beach remains calm when pushed BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – Playing with a target on its back has been a way of life for the Huntington Beach boys volleyball team. At the outset of Wednesday’s Sunset League match, fifth-ranked Los Alamitos took aim and couldn’t miss, recording nine ace serves to win the opening set. From there, the top-ranked Oilers fo
    Wed Apr 01, 2015
  • Edison's 'Team Sally' sweeps Fountain Valley BY DAN ALBANO
    It was written in black ink on the backs, legs and forearms of Edison’s swimmers as they raced against visiting Fountain Valley on Tuesday. The words “Team Sally” and "#swim4sally" were seemingly everywhere but especially in the hearts of the Edison swimmers. They raced for Edison coach Diggy Riley’s
    Tue Mar 31, 2015
  • University still the team to beat in PCL BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    NEWPORT BEACH – University’s boys tennis team isn’t invincible like it has been in years past. Two nonleague losses to quality competition made that clear. But even after losing to graduation some of the county’s best players, the Trojans continue to demonstrate they are in an elite class. The Trojans ease
    Tue Mar 31, 2015
  • Beckman takes step forward with win over CdM BY JOHNNY NAVARRETTE
    At the beginning of the season, Beckman coach Kevin Lavalle said it would take some time for his young team to reach its potential. If the past two games are any indication, that time has come. The Patriots defeated visiting Corona del Mar, 11-5, in a Pacific Coast League matchup Tuesday afternoon. It was Beckman’s s
    Tue Mar 31, 2015
  • Baseball: Chris Puckett, San Clemente BY STEVE FRYER
    Chris Puckett San Clemente The senior had six hits and drove in four runs in four games to help the Tritons win the National High School Invitational in Cary, N.C. The 5-foot-10, 195-pound second baseman/pitcher allowed one earned run over six innings as the Tritons beat Huntington Beach, 5-1, on Friday. He had two
    Tue Mar 31, 2015
  • CIF-SS boys tennis polls (3-30-15)
    The CIF-SS boys tennis polls for March 30-April 5. BOYS TENNIS (The voting is done by CIF-SS boys tennis advisory committee.) DIVISION 1 1. Beverly Hills 2. Harvard-Westlake 3. Los Alamitos 4. University 5. San Marino
    Tue Mar 31, 2015
  • Mission Viejo hands No. 1 San Clemente its first loss BY NATHAN PERCY
    SAN CLEMENTE - San Clemente's baseball team had plenty of answers when facing deficits last week in the prestigious National High School Invitational in North Carolina, but Mission viejo left-hander Patrick Sandoval proved to be unsolvable Tuesday. The Vanderbilt commit threw a complete-game shutout, allowing only two hits while s
    Tue Mar 31, 2015
  • OCVarsity Dugout: A look at the O.C. tournaments
    OC Varsity's Steve Fryer and Jonathan Khamis travel to Glover Stadium to discuss the Anaheim Lions tournament and preview the upcoming Ryan Lemmon Invitational. Also, interviews with Dana Hills' Tom Faris and Luke Williams.
    Tue Mar 31, 2015
  • Girls lacrosse: O.C. Top 10 (3-30-15) By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    1. Foothill 2. Mater Dei 3. Woodbridge 4. Los Alamitos 5. Beckman 6. Aliso Niguel 7. St. Margaret’s 8. Trabuco Hills 9. Corona del Mar 10. San Clemente
    Tue Mar 31, 2015
  • Boys lacrosse: O.C. Top (3-30-15) By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    1. Foothill 2. Corona del Mar 3. Jserra 4. St. Margaret’s 5. Santa Margarita 6. San Clemente 7. Trabuco Hills 8. Aliso Niguel 9. Los Alamitos 10. Tesoro
    Tue Mar 31, 2015
  • Girls scholar-athlete: Roshni Patel, Yorba Linda BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    ROSHNI PATEL YORBA LINDA LACROSSE GPA: 4.25 Patel is first-year starting defender for the Mustangs. She is enrolled in AP government and economics, AP biology, AP statistics, AP environmental science, AP literature and band. Patel is involved in National Honor Society, California Schol
    Tue Mar 31, 2015
  • Spring notes: Tamagno earns spot in 'Dream Mile'
    Brea Olinda’s Austin Tamagno has repeatedly proved himself on the biggest stages. He rose to the occasion at the adidas Meet of Champions Distance Classic on Saturday, scorching the track at Azusa Pacific University to become the national pace-setter in the 1,600 meters. Tamagno won the adidas “Dream Mile&rdquo
    Tue Mar 31, 2015
  • Football recruiting: San Clemente lineman commits to Utah BY DAN ALBANO
    San Clemente junior offensive lineman Tucker Scott (6-4, 275) has committed to Utah, Tritons football coach Jaime Ortiz reports. Scott was selected first-team All-Sea View League and All-CIF last se
    Tue Mar 31, 2015