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  • Boys water polo: SoCal lineup set for North-South Challenge BY DAN ALBANO
    Four Orange County boys water polo teams will be among the Southern California representatives for the North-South Challenge on Oct. 23-24 at Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton. Mater Dei, Huntington Beach
    Fri Sep 04, 2015
  • Pregame Madness: We salute Tesoro's 'Titan Army'
    OCVarsity spends a lot of time each week shining the spotlight on the football players, coaches and teams in Orange County. But don't think we've forgotten about the other stars of the game -- the fans, bands, cheerleaders and spirit crews. We know some of the best action (and most fun) happens off the field, and that’s why
    Fri Sep 04, 2015
  • Roundup: Aliso Niguel rallies to edge Beckman By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    The Aliso Niguel girls volleyball team was pushed to the limit in Thursday’s nonleague match against visiting Beckman. The Wolverines lost two of the first three sets, but rallied to edge the Patriots in five sets. The scores were 23-25, 25-14, 22-25, 25-16, 15-7. Kathryn Plummer led the Wolverines with 19 kills.
    Fri Sep 04, 2015
  • Telenko stars for No. 8 Los Alamitos BY DAN ALBANO
    LONG BEACH – Los Alamitos played host to a trio of former Orange County players Thursday, but the Griffins weren’t in the mood for pleasantries at Veterans Stadium. The county’s eighth-ranked team was still
    Thu Sep 03, 2015
  • Second-half surge helps Esperanza roll Irvine BY STEVE FRYER
    YORBA LINDA – Esperanza dominated the second half Thursday in a 39-15 win over Irvine at Yorba Linda High in the season opener for both. The Aztecs outscored the Vaqueros, 32-0, in the second half. Irvine had taken a 15-7 lead early in the third quarter. Patrick Campos rushed for 157 yards and four touchdowns. In the
    Thu Sep 03, 2015
  • Lillie's record round helps Troy edge Foothill By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    HACIENDA HEIGHTS – When Beth Lille stood over her ball on the fifth fairway at Hacienda Country Club on Thursday, the Troy junior didn’t really know what to do. She had 131 yards left to the pin, which put her in between clubs. Eventually, she pulled her 9 iron out of her bag and decided to
    Thu Sep 03, 2015
  • Boys water polo '15: Important dates BY DAN ALBANO
    Here are some of the important dates for the 2015 boys water polo season: IMPORTANT DATES Huntington Beach at Corona del Mar (Sept. 9); Santa Barbara Invitational (Sept. 10-12); Loyola
    Thu Sep 03, 2015
  • OCVarsity's Top 17 football recruits for 2017 BY DAN ALBANO
    It's never too early to start looking ahead in football recruiting. Orange County's class of 2017 football recruits is already starting to take shape and it looks impressive with more players to come. Here's an initial list of the Top 17 recruits to watch from the class of 2017, with more detailed info to come on these current juniors:
    Thu Sep 03, 2015
  • OCVarsity's Trinity League podcast for Week 1 BY DAN ALBANO
    The latest Trinity League football podcast by Dan Albano and Scott Barajas, former publisher of Orange County's Gridiron magazine, is live. Episode 2 of the first-season podcast features an interview with
    Thu Sep 03, 2015
  • Thursday's football scores (Week 1)
    Scores from Thursday's high school footgball games: Beckman 29, Santa Ana Valley 14Chaffey 34, Patriot 10Esperanza 39, Irvine 15Godinez 29, Los Amigos 7Katella 43, Western 14La Serna 21, Lakewood 19Los Alamitos 49, Paramount 12Newport Harbor 44, Eisenhower 0Ontario 42, Bloomington 0Ra
    Thu Sep 03, 2015
  • All of Thursday's stories, photos, scores
    This is the place to find all of OCVarsity's game stories, photos, scores and more from the high school football games Thursday night: Telenko stars for No. 8 Los Alamitos
    Thu Sep 03, 2015
  • Offensive line clears the way for Beckman BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    TUSTIN – - For starters, this one went well for everyone associated with the Beckman football program. Beckman, under new coach Marcello Giuliano, used all facets of its attack, leading to a 29-14 season-opening victory over visiting Santa Ana Valley on Thursday at Tustin High. I’Jon Akahi rushed for 165
    Thu Sep 03, 2015
  • Troy turns to Shaw for second-half comeback BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    FULLERTON – - Halftime adjustments are vital in determining who wins tight football games. Fortunately for Troy’s coaching staff, the only real piece of fine-tuning it had to do during Thursday’s intermission included inserting its workhorse running back into the contest when the second-half whistle blew. After
    Thu Sep 03, 2015
  • Fryer: Officiating crews of 7 now more common BY STEVE FRYER
    Seven-man officiating crews will become more commonplace in football. The Edison-Tesoro game last week used a seven-man crew. So did Huntington Beach’s home game against West Adams Prep of Los Angeles, Fountain Valley-Servite and Bishop Amat-Mater Dei. Tesoro-Mater Dei tonight at Santa Ana Stadium will have a seven-man crew.
    Thu Sep 03, 2015
  • OCVarsity On the Record: Ties, upsets and a wild Week 0 BY BRIAN WHITEHEAD AND DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Welcome back to OCVarsity On the Record with Brian Whitehead and Damian Calhoun! This week, the guys share their musings on Week 0 and preview Week 1. What did Tesoro and San Juan Hills declare with victories over ranked Week 0 opponents? Can the Trinity League be stopped? And why couldn't Damian get Segerstrom and Santa Ana Vall
    Thu Sep 03, 2015
  • Newport Harbor cruises in opener BY ANDREW TURNER
    NEWPORT BEACH – If season openers are about discovering what you have, then Newport Harbor certainly arrived at one conclusion. The Sailors have every bit the blocking scheme they thought they had coming out of training camp. Newport Harbor’s offense faced little duress as the Sailors routed Eisenhower of Rialto, 44-0
    Thu Sep 03, 2015
  • Brown, O'Daley lead Estancia over Loara BY TOM CONNOLLY
    ANAHEIM – Estancia’s combination of quarterback Connor Brown and wide receiver Konrad O’Daley led a potent offensive attack Thursday evening as the Eagles won their nonleague opener, 37-14, over Loara at Western High. Brown, the reigning MVP of the Orange Coast League, completed 17 passes for 347 yards and
    Thu Sep 03, 2015
  • Katella ground game stomps on Western BY LOU PONSI
    ANAHEIM - Katella’s ground attack, featuring the contrasting running styles of Francisco Pineda and Randy Furbush, was too much for Western in a nonleague contest Thursday at Glover Stadium. Furbush ran for 129 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries, and Pineda carried 18 times for 111 yards and three scores to lead the
    Thu Sep 03, 2015
  • Ibarra runs for 240 yards in Godinez's victory BY JOHNNY NAVARRETTE
    GARDEN GROVE – Behind Bryan Ibarra and a spirited defensive effort, Godinez pulled away late and defeated Los Amigos, 29-7, in a nonleague matchup Thursday night at Garden Grove High. With the score tied at 7 in the third quarter, Grizzlies sophomore Izak Verduzco picked off an errant pass by Jorge Najera, turn
    Thu Sep 03, 2015
  • SVC gives Chambers a victory in his debut BY NATHAN PERCY
    IRVINE - Saddleback Valley coach Brendan Chambers couldn’t have asked for a better start in his coaching debut. The second quarter is more likely what he will be focused on during practices this coming week. The Warriors nearly gave up a large first-half lead, helping Crean Lutheran’s offense through penalties,
    Thu Sep 03, 2015
  • Rancho Alamitos triumphs as Culbert passes first test BY ZACH CAVANAGH
    GARDEN GROVE — Rancho Alamitos got three touchdown passes from Blake Culbert and its defense was stout against the in a season-opening victory, 20-12, over Savanna in a nonleague game at Bolsa Grande High on Thursday. “We showed a lot of experience for an inexperienced team,” Rancho Alamitos coach Mike Enright
    Thu Sep 03, 2015
  • Briseño twins lead Santa Ana to shutout BY DANIEL ARREOLA
    SANTA ANA – Twin brothers Jorge and Jonathan Briseño combined for four rushing touchdowns to help Santa Ana defeat Century, 43-0, in a nonleague game Thursday night at Santa Ana Stadium. The Saints (1-0) scored on their first four series in the opening half. Jorge Briseño’s 50-yard return o
    Thu Sep 03, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Servite QB Lytle lands two Pac-12 offers BY DAN ALBANO
    How good was Servite quarterback Tyler Lytle's performance last week against Fountain Valley? The junior passed for 422 yards and has landed three scholarship offers since the season-opening game.
    Wed Sep 02, 2015
  • Fryer on Football: Previews, predictions for Week 1 BY STEVE FRYER
    OCVarsity's Steve Fryer has previews and predictions for some of the top games this week.  GAME OF THE WEEK NO. 5 TE
    Wed Sep 02, 2015
  • Garrett White adds to family legacy at Edison BY DAN ALBANO
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – A smile gleams from Garrett White as he remembers growing up with two older brothers who included him in their roughhousing play. From being tossed into the family couch during WWE-style wrestling to a basketball game that would have generated a few flagrant fouls, he excitedly races through his formative
    Wed Sep 02, 2015