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  • 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
  • Trinity League podcast: Albano & Barajas discuss Week 1's topics 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
  • 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
  • Roundup: Aliso Niguel opens strong behind Ure BY DAN ALBANO
    Junior attacker Nick Ure scored six goals to help Aliso Niguel's boys water polo team open the 2015 season Tuesday with a 15-8 victory against visiting Peninsula in a nonleague match. Patrick Dempsey, Trent Kalinak and Colin Knight each added two goals apiece for the Wolverines (1-0). Aliso Niguel is p
    Wed Sep 02, 2015
  • Santa Ana Unified honors first group for new Hall of Fame BY STEVE FRYER
    The Santa Ana Unified School District celebrated the opening of its Santa Ana Public Schools Sports Complex by inducting 27 members into its first athletics hall of fame. Inductees names are on a Wall of Fame at the complex.
    Wed Sep 02, 2015
  • Calhoun Countdown: Tustin-Foothill our favorite rivalry BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    This week the Calhoun Countdown spotlight is on …. Tustin vs. Foothill. There are several good rivalries across the county, but for the staff here in the Calhoun Countdown office (myself), my favorite is Tustin vs. Foothill. According to MapQuest (and you can always trust MapQuest), the schools are separated by approximate
    Tue Sep 01, 2015
  • OCVarsity Gridiron Crew visits Tesoro for Week 1
    The OCVarsity Gridiron Crew - Steve Fryer, Dan Albano and Jonathan Khamis - stopped by Tesoro on Monday to discuss the Orange County football scene. Among the topics: Can Tesor
    Tue Sep 01, 2015
  • Bad news for Orange County's Trinity League teams BY DAN ALBANO
    The road to the Trinity League football title goes through St. John Bosco, and that route was supposed to be less treacherous this fall for Orange County contenders because of the departure of quarterback Josh
    Tue Sep 01, 2015
  • CIF-SS preseason boys water polo polls (8-31-15) BY DAN ALBANO
    The CIF-SS released its 2015 preseason coaches polls in boys water polo on Monday:  Division 1 1. Harvard-Westlake (defending champion) 2. Mater Dei 3. Loyola
    Mon Aug 31, 2015
  • Girls volleyball CIF-SS preseason rankings
    The CIF-SS girls volleyball preseason rankings were released Monday. (Selections made by the CIF-SS Girls Volleyball Advisory Committee)GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Division 1AA1. Redondo Union2. Mater Dei3. Corona del Mar
    Mon Aug 31, 2015
  • Albano notebook: San Juan Hills moving up BY DAN ALBANO
    San Juan Hills coach Aaron Flowers didn’t want to dwell on it, but he knows the perception of his team’s season-opening triumph against then-No. 9 San Clemente. Bigg
    Mon Aug 31, 2015
  • Fryer on football: Mater Dei had the will to win BY STEVE FRYER
    Mater Dei trailed Bishop Amat of La Puente by a touchdown at halftime this past Friday night. The Monarchs won, 24-21. That has the looks of a game in which one team perhaps out-condit
    Mon Aug 31, 2015
  • OCVarsity O.C. Top 10 for Week 1 BY STEVE FRYER
    Here is this week's updated OCVarsity football poll for Week 1 of the season: OCVARSITY'S O.C. TOP 10
    Mon Aug 31, 2015
  • Boys water polo: Mater Dei center Duncan commits BY DAN ALBANO
    Mater Dei water polo center Sean Duncan has committed to Princeton, Monarchs coach Chris Segesman reports. Duncan, a senior, scored 48 goals last season for Mater Dei. P
    Mon Aug 31, 2015
  • Week 1: Schedule of O.C. games
    The schedule for the Week 1 football games for Orange County teams: All games 7 p.m. unless noted THURSDAY, SEPT. 3 (11 games)
    Mon Aug 31, 2015
  • Fryer's rankings: O.C.'s 11-25 teams
    The OCVarsity Orange County football top 10 is the result of a poll by 10 members of the county media. After
    Mon Aug 31, 2015
  • CIF-SS football rankings for Week 1
    The CIF-SS football rankings for Week 1 were released Monday. FOOTBALL PAC-5 DIVISION1. Centennial/Corona (Big VIII) 2. St. John Bosco (Trinity) 3. Santa Margarita (Trinity) 4. Mater Dei (Trinity) 5. Bishop Amat (Mission) 6. LB Poly (Moo
    Mon Aug 31, 2015
  • Offensive player of the week: Devon Modster, Tesoro BY STEVE FRYER
    OCVarsity's selection for Offensive Player of the Week for the Week 0 games:  DEVON MODSTER TESORO The 6-foot-2, 220-pound senior quart
    Mon Aug 31, 2015
  • Defensive player of the week: Chris Evagues, Tesoro BY DAN ALBANO
    CHRIS EVAGUES Tesoro The senior defensive lineman (5-11, 225) recorded five sacks and seven unassisted tackles to help the Titans defeat Edison, 35-16, in the tea
    Mon Aug 31, 2015
  • OCVarsity's Week 0 wrap-up
    Here is this week's wrap up of the Week 0 games in Orange County:
    Sun Aug 30, 2015
  • Mission Viejo offense clicks again in victory over Liberty BY ZACH EWING
    BAKERSFIELD – What a difference a year makes. Facing one of two teams that beat it in a championship 2014 season, Mission Viejo thumped Liberty of Bakersfield 27-14 in a nonleague game Saturday night. Brock Johnson threw two touchdown passes and Isaiah Miller ran for two touchdowns as the Diablos (2-0) jumped
    Sat Aug 29, 2015
  • CVC shuts down opponent's tricky game plan BY ZACH CAVANAGH
    MISSION VIEJO – Capistrano Valley Christian took advantage early of Tri-City Christian of Vista’s trick-play miscues in a 37-12 nonleague victory at Capistrano Valley High on Saturday. Things didn’t start out in CVC’s favor as Tri-City’s first two drives were lengthy, but Tri-City was held to only one touchd
    Sat Aug 29, 2015
  • Agustin lifts Century with two early touchdowns BY BRIAN REED-BAIOTTO
    LYNWOOD – Century senior Juan Agustin didn’t put up the biggest numbers Saturday night, but his two early touchdowns set the tone in the Centurions’ 35-6 victory over Firebaugh in a nonleague season opener. Agustin sprinted in from 19 yards out with 5:28 to play in the first quarter for a 7-0 lead. His 40-yard TD
    Sat Aug 29, 2015