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  • Girls basketball O.C. Top 10 (12-22-14) BY JEREMY BALAN
    (Records through Sunday 12/21) 1. Mater Dei, 10-1 Monarchs untouchable in top spot after run at Nike Tournament of Champions. 2. Brea Olinda, 8-0 Played close, tough games in Nike TOC and have yet to lose. 3. Foothill, 7-1 Knights were dominant in four wins to take Santa
    Mon Dec 22, 2014
  • Wrestling O.C. Top 10 (12-22-14) By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    1. Servite 100 points (10 first-place votes) 2. Laguna Hills 87 3. Trabuco Hills 77 4. Yorba Linda 63 5. Fountain Valley 61 6. Dana Hills 49 7. Santa Ana 41 8. San Clemente 29 9. Calvary Chapel 16 10. Irvine 12 Others: El Dorado 6; Sonora 2; Villa Park 2
    Mon Dec 22, 2014
  • Wrestling AOW: Jeremy Huang, El Modena BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Jeremy Huang El Modena Huang, a senior, defeated the top seed, Nicholas Piwonka of Southridge High of Oregon, 6-3, in the 145-pound finals. Piwonka finished third at last year’s Oregon State championships. Huang won two matches by fall and three by decision on his way to the title. Huang was seeded seventh.
    Mon Dec 22, 2014
  • Girls scholar-athlete: Taylor Ivicevic, Pacifica BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    TAYLOR IVICEVIC PACIFICA BASKETBALL GPA: 4.2 Ivicevic is a senior guard and captain for the Mariners. She’s a three-year varsity starter and earned first team All-Empire League honors last season. She led the Mariners in points scored as a junior and so far this season she’s ave
    Mon Dec 22, 2014
  • Boys soccer O.C. Top 10 (12-22-14) By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    1. Servite 2. Aliso Niguel 3. San Clemente 4. Fountain Valley 5. Anaheim 6. El Toro 7. Santa Margarita 8. Huntington Beach 9. Sunny Hills 10. JSerra
    Mon Dec 22, 2014
  • Girls water polo: Carlee Kapana, Newport Harbor By DAN ALBANO
    Carlee Kapana Newport Harbor The UCLA-bound goalie recorded 14 saves, including one in the final seconds, and four steals to help the Sailors defeat Corona del Mar, 5-4, in the teams’ annual Battle of the Bay match.
    Mon Dec 22, 2014
  • Boys soccer AOW: Ivan Canales, JSerra BY DAMIAN DOTTORE
    Ivan Canales JSerra He finished the week with three goals, scoring both of the Lions’ goals in a 2-0 victory against San Juan Hills giving him nine goals which put him in a tie for first in the county. Top 10 1. Servite 2. Aliso Niguel 3. San Clemente 4. Fountain Valley 5. Anahe
    Mon Dec 22, 2014
  • Boys scholar-athlete: Vince Smetona, San Clemente BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    VINCE SMETONA SAN CLEMENTE BASKETBALL GPA: 4.57 Smetona, a senior forward, has played in six games so far this season and is averaging 3.7 points and 2.2 rebounds a game. He’s currently enrolled in AP Calculus, AP Biology, AP Literature, AP Economics and Spanish 4. On campus, Smetona
    Mon Dec 22, 2014
  • Girls water polo O.C. Top 10 (12-22-14) By DAN ALBANO
    1. Laguna Beach 4-0 2. Foothill 6-0 3. Newport Harbor 3-1 4. Corona del Mar 2-1 5. Los Alamitos 9-1 6. Orange Lutheran 8-1 7. Santa Margarita 4-2 8. San Clemente 6-2 9. Mater Dei 6-2 10T. El Toro 6-3 10T. Rosary 3-3
    Mon Dec 22, 2014
  • Girls water polo AOW: Carlee Kapana, Newport Harbor BY DAN ALBANO
    Carlee Kapana Newport Harbor The UCLA-bound goalie recorded 14 saves, including one in the final seconds, and four steals to help the Sailors defeat Corona del Mar, 5-4, in the teams’ annual Battle of the Bay match. Contact the writer: dalbano@ocr
    Mon Dec 22, 2014
  • Valencia was more lucky than good in NOCC soccer semi By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    PLACENTIA - Valencia couldn't hold its defensive shape, was slow to the ball and lacked any movement  in the midfield. Coach Barry Gardner needed only one word to describe the Tigers' performance in the first half of Monday's North Orange County Championship semifinal. "Terrible," he said. "We got lucky today." And for the s
    Mon Dec 22, 2014
  • Boys basketball: Jarrett Brodbeck, Esperanza
    JARRETT BRODBECK ESPERANZA He was tournament MVP of the Irvine World News/Gary Raya Classic. Brodbeck, a 6-foot-5 senior guard, scored 36 points with five 3-pointers in the Aztecs’ 60-57 win over San Clemente in the tournament champi
    Mon Dec 22, 2014
  • Boys basketball AOW: Jarrett Brodbeck, Esperanza BY STEVE FRYER
    JARRETT BRODBECK ESPERANZA He was tournament MVP of the Irvine World News/Gary Raya Classic. Brodbeck, a 6-foot-5 senior guard, scored 36 points with five 3-pointers in the Aztecs’ 60-57 win over San Clemente in the tournament champion
    Mon Dec 22, 2014
  • Boys basketball O.C. Top 10 (12-22-14) BY STEVE FRYER
    REGISTER MEDIA POLL 1. Mater Dei, 7-1 (50 points) Monarchs did lose, but it was to a team ranked No. 2 in the nation so Mater Dei remains No. 1 in O.C. 2. Orange Lutheran, 7-1 (45) Lancers did lose, but it was to a team ranked No. 1 in California so Orange Lutheran remains No. 2 in O.C.
    Mon Dec 22, 2014
  • Boys soccer: San Clemente vs. Brophy Prep
    Click through the slideshow to see photos from the San Clemente vs. Brophy Prep boys soccer match played on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014.
    Mon Dec 22, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Friday's basketball (12-19-14)
    Click through the slideshow to see photos from the following boys basketball games played on Friday, Dec, 19, 2014: Esperanza vs. Woodbridge and San Clemente vs. Tustin in the IWN/Gary Raya Classic semifinal; Huntington Beach vs. Westminster in the Charlie Wilkins Memorial Tip-Off Classic
    Mon Dec 22, 2014
  • Football: Scores from the state championship games
    Scores from the CIF State Championship bowl games. SATURDAY Open Division De La Salle of Concord 63, Centennial of Corona 42 Division II Redlands East Valley 34, Clayton Valley of Concord 33 Division III Campolindo of Morada 35, El Capitan of Lakeside 28
    Sun Dec 21, 2014
  • Girls wrestling: Tustin's Cordero wins title By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Tustin’s Jasmine Cordero won the 143-pound weight class at the fourth annual Lady Warrior Classic at Bishop Amat High, Saturday. Cordero won her semifinal and final matches by fall. Aliso Niguel’s Jaylinn Vega (111) and Kennedy’s Miyuki Pugrad (131) were finalists at their weights, eventually finishing second. M
    Sun Dec 21, 2014
  • Brodbeck shoots Esperanza to title in Irvine tournament BY STEVE FRYER
    Esperanza’s Jarrett Brodbeck has the coach’s permission to shoot at Brodbeck’s discretion. “Any shot I can get I’m going to try to take for my team,” Brodbeck said. “As long at it’s a good shot.” Brodbeck took plenty of good shots Saturday. He scored 36 points to lead E
    Sat Dec 20, 2014
  • Wrestling: Fountain Valley places 3 at Zinkin By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Fountain Valley’s Andrew Morgan finished second at 170 pounds at the Zinkin Classic at Buchanan HS in Clovis. Morgan lost to Dominic Kincaid of Clovis, 7-3 in the finals. Morgan had three victories by fall and another by major decision to advance to the finals. Blake Vasquez finished sixth at 160 pounds for the Bar
    Sat Dec 20, 2014
  • Servite dominates Mann Classic BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    ORANGE – Heavyweight VJ Leuta put the wraps on another big weekend for the Servite wrestling team in his finals match in the Mann Classic. Leuta won his finals match by fall, giving the Friars six individual champions, 14 medalists (entire lineup) and 382 team points to conclude the two-day tournament at Santiago Canyon Coll
    Sat Dec 20, 2014
  • Girls water polo: Sarah Siepker, Los Alamitos By DAN ALBANO
    Sarah Siepker Los Alamitos The senior racked up 21 goals, 17 assists and 22 steals in five matches to help lead the Griffins to the title at the Villa Park Classic.
    Sat Dec 20, 2014
  • Wrestling: Jared Salinas, Estancia By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Jared Salinas Estancia Salinas (126) earned Lower Weight MVP honors at the Edison Beach Bash Saturday. Salinas won all four of his matches by fall. He defeated the top two seeds during the tournament.
    Sat Dec 20, 2014
  • Bittersweet ending for St. Margaret's BY DAN ALBANO
    CARSON – The official signaled touchdown on the final play and St. Margaret’s players mobbed Charlie Beall for a wild celebration that featured lifted helmets and spirits. For the next several moments at StubHub Center, the final numbers on the scoreboard didn’t seem to match the postgame reactions of the players
    Sat Dec 20, 2014
  • Fischer's six goals help Laguna Beach top Orange Lutheran BY DAN ALBANO
    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA – Top-ranked Laguna Beach and No. 6 Orange Lutheran found the competition they were seeking Saturday at the girls water polo showcase at Santa Margarita. The reigning CIF Division 1 champs just found more success despite not being at full strength. U.S. national team defender Makenzie Fischer s
    Sat Dec 20, 2014