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  • Boys water polo: Foothill reaches semifinals in NorCal BY DAN ALBANO
    Foothill's boys water polo team won twice Friday to reach the semifinals of the Memorial Cup in San Jose. The Knights, ranked No. 1 in Division 2, will take on Coronado in the semifinals Saturday at Bellarmine Prep at 11:20 a.m. after defeating Miramonte, 13-7, and San Ramon Valley, 18-8. In the other semifinals, Sacred Heart Pre
    Fri Oct 31, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Thursday's volleyball (10-30-14)
    Click through the slideshow to see photos from Edison vs. Newport Harbor girls volleyball match played on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.
    Fri Oct 31, 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
    Fri Oct 31, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Thursday's water polo (10-30-14)
    Click through the slideshow to see photos from photos from the Costa Mesa vs. Laguna Beach boys water polo match played on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.
    Fri Oct 31, 2014
  • OCVarsity Hot 150: Studs, snubs after Week 8 BY DAN ALBANO
    With the regular season quickly winding down, it's time for another review of the Register's annual Hot 150 list of football players to watch. The "studs"
    Fri Oct 31, 2014
  • Sunny Hills earns share of Freeway League title BY DAN ALBANO
    Matt Chang scored three goals and Brandon Sellens added two as Sunny Hills' boys water polo team defeated visiting La Habra, 9-4, Thursday to claim a share of the Freeway League title. The Lancers improved to 18-8 overall and 7-1 in the Division 4 league. They close league next week with matches at Fullerton (Tuesday) and h
    Fri Oct 31, 2014
  • Defensive Player of the Week: Grady Higgins, Santa Margarita By DAN ALBANO
    Grady Higgins Santa Margarita The senior linebacker racked up 12 total tackles and forced and recovered a key fumble at his 22-yard line late in the third quarter to help lead the Eagles
    Fri Oct 31, 2014
  • Offensive Player of the Week: Zach Taylor, Buena Park By STEVE FRYER
    Zach Taylor Buena Park He passed for 370 yards and three touchdowns in the Coyotes’ 41-19 win over Troy. Taylo
    Fri Oct 31, 2014
  • Mission Viejo stops El Toro, extends reign BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    MISSION VIEJO - The Mission Viejo sighs of relief could be both heard and seen when El Toro quarterback Trey Tinsley’s fourth-down pass sailed out of bounds with just over a minute remaining in the contest. After slowing down the Chargers high-powered offense for the first 20 minutes of the second half, the Diablos defense withstoo
    Fri Oct 31, 2014
  • More milestones, momentum for JSerra BY DAN ALBANO
     COSTA MESA - JSerra passed its first test as Orange County’s top-ranked team, but the Lions took a giant step toward a more important landmark Thursday night in the Trinity League. With their faithful chanting “CIF! CIF! CIF!” from the stands in the closing seconds, the Lions held off No. 5 Orange Lutheran, 24-20,
    Fri Oct 31, 2014
  • San Clemente wins a wild one BY STEVE FRYER
    SAN CLEMENTE - Andrew Frohner made an interception in the end zone late in the fourth quarter to preserve San Clemente’s win over Trabuco Hills on Thursday. Or so it seemed. Trabuco Hills recovered a San Clemente fumble to get another chance. On fourth and goal at the San Clemente 5-yard line with just over a minute
    Fri Oct 31, 2014
  • Balanced Los Al overwhelms Huntington Beach BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – Jack Telenko probably feels like a little kid on Christmas morning when he lines up as the Los Alamitos quarterback and takes a look at all the offensive contributors in the backfield and at wide receiver. “Everyone can play and can perform,” he said. Friday night was just another example of t
    Fri Oct 31, 2014
  • OCVarsity's Halloween Night Pregame Madness BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    First, a quick Halloween-related PSA. If you see me at a game this week, or next week or even the week after, feel free to bring me any of your leftover Halloween candy. Now, back to the football … This is a scary time for all of the coaches whose teams are hanging around in third and fourth place in their respecti
    Fri Oct 31, 2014
  • Playoff Picture: Updated league races BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    There are two weeks left in the regular season, and league titles and playoff spots up for graps all across the county. OCVarsity's Kenny Connolly takes a look at every team and every league race. (Each team and league was updated after Thursday night's games.) Click on the links below to the league and team breakdowns:
    Fri Oct 31, 2014
  • Thursday's stories, photos, scores and more
    This is the place to find all of OCVarsity's game stories, photos, scores, league updates, video and more from the Week 9 football games on Thursday night: Playoff Picture: Breaking down the league races
    Fri Oct 31, 2014
  • La Habra holds off Troy, clinches Freeway title BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    LA HABRA - La Habra’s reign on top of the Freeway League has been tested greatly this year, but Thursday night, the Highlanders again proved why they’ve been on top for so long. With a one-touchdown lead, the Highlanders were unable to recover the onside kick with less than two minutes remaining, but found one final defensive
    Fri Oct 31, 2014
  • Week 9: Thursday's football scores
    Scores from the CIF Southern Section football games on Thursday night: WEEK 9 SOUTHERN SECTIONACADEMY LEAGUEBrethren Christian 35, Crean Lutheran 28AMBASSADOR LEAGUERiverside Notre Dame 49, Western Christian 35BASELINE LEAGUEChino Hills 38, E
    Fri Oct 31, 2014
  • Brethren Christian's Miller sets record vs. Crean Lutheran BY TIM BURT
    IRVINE - Brethren Christian quarterback Conner Miller set the Orange County single-season touchdown record in dramatic fashion Thursday night. Miller threw his fourth touchdown of the night, a 59-yard screen pass to Andrew Assaf with 44 seconds left in the game, to lift the Warriors to a 35-28 victory over Crean Lutheran in
    Fri Oct 31, 2014
  • Canyon pulls out victory with gutsy call BY LOU PONSI
    ORANGE - A big gamble paid off for Canyon in a key North Hills League game on Thursday night, and the Comanches came away with a 22-21 overtime victory over Brea Olinda at El Modena High School. The victory gives the Comanches (3-6, 2-0) at least a share of first place and and a berth in the Southern Division playoffs with one game remain
    Fri Oct 31, 2014
  • Pounds, Cypress find way to get past Kennedy BY TIM TUTTLE
    ANAHEIM - Kennedy had Cypress star Quinten Pounds bottled up and the Centurions on the ropes in an Empire League game Thursday night at Western High. Pounds, who committed to Washington the day before, didn’t catch a pass and gained 78 yards on 11 carries. But the swift 6-foot-1, 180-pounder was there when Cypress needed him
    Fri Oct 31, 2014
  • Saddleback closer to title after OT win over Costa Mesa BY ANDREW TURNER
    COSTA MESA – Saddleback coach Rob Thompson has often told his players that luck will come only to those who work hard. The Roadrunners are strong believers in his philosophy after Saddleback made good on its second chances to defeat Costa Mesa, 21-14, in overtime Friday night in an Orange Coast League game at Estancia High.
    Fri Oct 31, 2014
  • Once Buena Park clicks, it's over for Sonora BY TOM CONNOLLY
    LA HABRA – Each week Buena Park coach Anthony White chooses a word to use as motivation for his players. This week, White emphasized the word ‘effort.’ The Coyotes responded with an impressive effort Thursday. Quarterback Zach Taylor threw four touchdown passes and ran for a TD to lead the Coyotes
    Fri Oct 31, 2014
  • Velasquez does it all for Loara against Orange BY PATRICK KINMARTIN
    ANAHEIM – Reasons why Edson Velasquez was on the All-Golden West League first team in 2013 were numerous. Reasons why he might not return to it this season were also abundant – until Friday night. Finally, Velasquez was able to display the immense prowess he has given Loara the past three seasons during the Saxons’ 27-1
    Fri Oct 31, 2014
  • Villa Park finds a way to win BY BRIAN WHITEHEAD
    YORBA LINDA – At this point in program history, Villa Park is accustomed to winning football games. Motivation, it seems, comes with the jersey. Villa Park is also accustomed to receiving every team’s best shot. For that reason, focus is of the utmost importance, and given the elite level at which Villa Park regularly plays,
    Fri Oct 31, 2014
  • El Modena shuts out El Dorado, stays alive in title race BY LOU PONSI
    ORANGE – El Modena stayed in the thick of the playoff picture with a 31-0 victory over El Dorado in a North Hills League game Friday at El Modena High. The Vanguards (3-6, 1-1) need a victory over Canyon (3-6, 2-0) in the regular-season finale next week to force at least a two-way tie for first place and a likely berth in the South
    Fri Oct 31, 2014