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  • CIF Central '16: Pairings for all seven divisions By DAN ALBANO
    Welcome to CIF Central '16, OCVarsity's landing page for coverage of the 2016 CIF-SS girls water polo playoffs: Pairings Saturday Division 1
    Sat Feb 13, 2016
  • CIF Girls water polo: Division 7 pairings By DAN ALBANO
    CIF Girls water polo: Division 7 pairings First round Tuesday Hillcrest bye Rowland at Fontana SA Valley bye Carpinteria at Los Amigos Bolsa 
    Sat Feb 13, 2016
  • CIF Girls water polo: Division 6 pairings By DAN ALBANO
    CIF Girls water polo: Division 6 pairings Wild card Tuesday A - Morro Bay at Pasadena Poly B -- Loara at Tustin C - West Valley at Lakeside D - Elsinore at El Se
    Sat Feb 13, 2016
  • CIF Girls water polo: Division 5 pairings By DAN ALBANO
    CIF Girls water polo: Division 5 pairings Wild card Tuesday A - REV at Charter Oak B -- Xavier Prep at SoPasadena First round Wednesday Pacifica/O at Palm Desert
    Sat Feb 13, 2016
  • CIF girls water polo: Division 3 pairings (revised bracket 12:54 p.m.) By DAN ALBANO
    CIF Girls water polo: Division 3 pairings Note: (revised bracket 12:54 p.m.) Wild card Tuesday A -- Sunny Hills at Corona (updated) B -- SLO at Alem
    Sat Feb 13, 2016
  • CIF Girls water polo: Division 2 pairings By DAN ALBANO
    CIF Girls water polo: Division 2 pairings Wild card Tuesday A - Alhambra at Thousand Oaks B -- Lakewood at Murrieta Mesa First round Thursday Wild card A a
    Sat Feb 13, 2016
  • CIF Girls water polo: Division 1 pairings By DAN ALBANO
    CIF girls water polo playoff pairings Division 1 Wild card Tuesday A - HB at Santa Marg First round Feb.
    Sat Feb 13, 2016
  • Girls basketball: Brea Olinda named No. 2 seed in Open Division BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    The CIF-SS released the official Open Division bracket on Saturday morning, naming Brea Olinda the division’s No. 2 overall seed behind only Long Beach Poly. The Ladycats finished the regular season with a 23-2 record and take a 17-game winning streak into the postseason. Brea notched wins over five Open Division squads during the
    Sat Feb 13, 2016
  • CIF Girls water polo: Division 4 pairings (updated) By DAN ALBANO
    CIF girls water polo Division 4 pairings Wild card games Tuesday A - Arcadia at JW North (updated) B
    Sat Feb 13, 2016
  • CIF girls water polo: league-by-league primer By DAN ALBANO
    The CIF-SS girls water polo playoffs pairings will be released Saturday at 10 a.m., so here’s a league-by-league preview of Orange County’s contenders heading into the postseason: Crestview (Div. 1): Foothill and center Noelle Wijnbelt
    Fri Feb 12, 2016
  • Girls wrestling: First day recap at CIF Championships By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Miyuki Pugrad (Kennedy) won all three of her matches by fall, Friday at the first day of the CIF-SS Individual Championships at Eleanor Roosevelt HS of Eastvale. Pugrad (131 pounds) is one of nine O.C. wrestlers that advanced to the semifinals and secured a spot in the CIF State Tournament, Feb. 27-28. Also at 131 pounds a
    Fri Feb 12, 2016
  • Football recruiting: Buena Park's Gates, CdM's Garbers land Pac-12 offers By DAN ALBANO
    It has been a busy week in football recruiting. Here's a few more notes on rising juniors: Buena Park corner Elijah Gates was offered Friday by Oregon, Coyotes football coach Anthony W
    Fri Feb 12, 2016
  • Godinez's Ibarra specializes in 'wow' moments By MARK CARLISLE
    What feels better, scoring a goal in soccer or running for a touchdown in football? “Oh, that’s a hard one,” says Godinez junior Bryan Ibarra as he steps back and looks skyward to think it over. It’s a question few can relate to. Fewer still can approach it with the amount of experience that Ibarra
    Fri Feb 12, 2016
  • Wrestling: O.C. league finals results By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    This list will be updated throughout the upcoming weeks with the results from the league finals across the county **************************************** Orange League 106 - 1. Chavez (Magnolia); 2. Solis (Katella); 3. Madrid (Anaheim) 113 - 1. Mendez (Santa Ana Valley); 2. Arcilia (Savanna); 3. Perez (Ana
    Fri Feb 12, 2016
  • Loud and proud: O.C.'s top student sections By STEVE FRYER
    Be true to your school. That’s the title of an old Beach Boys song. OK, all Beach Boys songs are old. Being true to your school is new again. School spirit has made a comeback, as best exemplified by the student sections cheering on their teams at all sorts of sporting events. We ranked the top 10 student sections f
    Fri Feb 12, 2016
  • Girls basketball: Four O.C. teams to appear in Open Div. playoffs By KENNY CONNOLLY
    Four Orange County girls basketball teams were selected to the CIF-Southern Section Open Division on Friday afternoon. Brea Olinda, Mater Dei, Troy and Fairmont Prep were the local programs chosen to compete in the CIF's elite playoff bracket.  Originally, the Open Division bracket was set to be released today. But with a nu
    Fri Feb 12, 2016
  • Boys basketball: Four O.C. teams in Open Div. playoffs By STEVE FRYER
    Four Orange County teams will play in the CIF-Southern Section boys basketball Open Division playoffs: Los Alamitos, Mater Dei, Orange Lutheran and Santa Margarita. The bracket will be released Saturday at 11 a.m. The plan was for the Open Division bracket to be released today. But games on today's schedule, in both boys and girl
    Fri Feb 12, 2016
  • Football: Esperanza lands Oberlander as coach By DAN ALBANO
    Esperanza has named former Western Christian of Upland coach and one-time Marina hire Kevin Oberlander as its football coach, the Aztecs announced Friday. Oberlander turned around Western
    Fri Feb 12, 2016
  • Football: Huntington Beach selects Brown as coach By DAN ALBANO
    Huntington Beach has named assistant coach Brett Brown as its football coach, replacing Eric Lo, the Huntington Beach Union High School District announced on Twitter on Friday morning. B
    Fri Feb 12, 2016
  • Servite turns in strong performance at Trinity League finals By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    BELLFLOWER The first step toward winning a third consecutive CIF title was a successful one for the Servite wrestling team and coach Alan Clinton. The Friars qualified all 14 wrestlers for next week’s CIF-SS Individual Championships, with seven winning league titles at the Trinity League finals, Friday at St. John Bos
    Fri Feb 12, 2016
  • Cypress team manager, who is autistic and has prosthetic feet, delivers big shot
    The Register's Jeff Miller writes about the big shot made by Blaze Vigil, the manager for Cypress' junior varsity boys basketball team who has prosthetic feet and is autistic. He got in the final game of the season against Kennedy. Vigil had an open look for a layu
    Fri Feb 12, 2016
  • Canyon ends season with Crestview crown By ANDREW TURNER
    It’s always nice to exceed expectations. Canyon’s girls soccer team did just that in defeating Villa Park, 2-0, to clinch the Crestview League title Thursday night at El Modena High. Taylor Rasmussen had a goal and an assist for the Comanches (13-10-1, 4-2-0), who won both games this week to finish on top of th
    Thu Feb 11, 2016
  • Yorba Linda fends off El Dorado in a thriller By DAVID DELGADO
    PLACENTIA - In a league-finale that featured 14 second-half lead changes, it seemed only fitting that the game was decided on the final possession. Yorba Linda protected a two-point lead in the final 4.9 seconds, and escaped with a 50-48 win despite El Dorado’s Ryan Perry getting a decent look at a potential tying layup.
    Thu Feb 11, 2016
  • CIF bound: O.C. automatic playoff qualifiers in girls water polo By DAN ALBANO
    O.C. automatic playoff qualifiers in girls water polo: Division 1Foothill (Crestview 1)Villa Park (Crestview 2)Laguna Beach (Orange Coast 1)Costa Mesa (Orange Coast 2)Saddleback (Ora
    Thu Feb 11, 2016
  • Capo Valley's seniors help secure playoff berth By STEVE FRYER
    MISSION VIEJO – Capistrano Valley’s boys basketball team has relied a lot on sophomores this season. But when it’s the final game of the regular season and a playoff berth is at stake, a team needs its seniors to come through. Wolfgang Schultz provided that senior leadership Thursday in Capistrano Valley&
    Thu Feb 11, 2016