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  • Girls tennis O.C. Top 10 (9-29-14) By KENNY CONNOLLY
    1. University 2. Corona del Mar 3. Los Alamitos 4. Dana Hills 5. Santa Margarita 6. Tesoro 7. San Clemente 8. Northwood 9. Fountain Valley 10. Laguna Beach
    Tue Sep 30, 2014
  • Boys water polo: CIF rankings (9-29-14) BY DAN ALBANO
    This week's CIF boys water polo polls: Division 1 1. Harvard-Westlake 2. Mater Dei 3. Loyola 4. Corona del Mar 5. Orange Lutheran 6. Hun
    Tue Sep 30, 2014
  • Beckman breaks 180 in beating Northwood By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    Chae-Kim Lee birdied five holes on the front nine of Oak Creek Golf Club to post a 4-under 32 and help No. 2 Beckman card the lowest score on a par-36 course this girls golf season.  As a team Beckman finished 3-under as a team, shooting a 177 to beat Northwood in a Pacific Coast League match by 41 strokes.  The Patriot
    Mon Sep 29, 2014
  • Fall notebook: Mater Dei out to regain No. 1 status
    One of the strengths of Mater Dei’s boys water polo program in recent seasons has been its focus. The ability to focus helped the Monarchs win a state-record 105 consecutive games and five consecutive CIF titles. True to form, Mater Dei’s focus quickly returned Saturday after claiming the South Coast Tournament for a
    Mon Sep 29, 2014
  • Valerio gives Beckman a leg up on most teams BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Beckman coach Glen Fisher believes Sebastian Valerio has the potential to be one of the best football players on the Patriots roster. “He’s one of the most athletic kids on the team,” Fisher explained. “He’d be a great receiver. He’s strong and has some great football attributes.”
    Mon Sep 29, 2014
  • Fryer on football: CdM streak ends right way BY STEVE FRYER
    Corona del Mar’s 30-game winning streak ended in the most noble of ways. Sea Kings coach Scott Meyer lined up a challenging nonleague schedule that put his team to the test. No Trinity League schools are on Corona del Mar’s nonleague schedule, but, hey, most of the larger public school programs don’t pursue playi
    Mon Sep 29, 2014
  • O.C. Top 10 for Week 5: Mater Dei leads the way BY STEVE FRYER
    O.C. FOOTBALL TOP 10 1. Mater Dei, 4-0 (100 poll points): Monarchs’ offensive line had its best outing in 34-12 win over Edison. This week: at We
    Mon Sep 29, 2014
  • SoCal Varsity Top 20 for Week 5 BY DAN ALBANO
    St. John Bosco suffered its first loss of the season last week, but the Braves remained solidly - if not unanimously - at the top of the SoCal Varisty Top 20 poll. Four of the five voters gave the No. 1 spot to St John Bosco despite its loss to Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas, 34-31. Bishop Gorman (6-0) is ranked No. 1 in the nation by USA To
    Mon Sep 29, 2014
  • CIF-SS girls volleyball rankings (9-29-14) BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Here are the CIF-SS girls volleyball rankings that were released Monday (Sept. 29): DIVISION 1AA 1. Redondo Union 2. Flintridge Sacred Heart 3. Lakewood 4. Mira Costa 5. Corona del Mar 6. Santa Margarita 7. Marymount 8. Vista Murrieta 9. Edis
    Mon Sep 29, 2014
  • Mater Dei, Abdulghany win Long Beach Wilson Invitational By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    LONG BEACH - Mater Dei girls golf coach Derek Uyesaka and Corona del Mar sophomore Alyaa Adbulghany shared a similar feeling on Monday after collecting their first place plaques as the team and individual champions of the Long Beach Wilson Invitational. Of course, both were extremely proud. As Uyesaka said after the Monarchs posted a 311
    Mon Sep 29, 2014
  • Girls golf O.C. Top 10 (9-29-14) By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    1. Mater Dei 2. Beckman 3. Troy 4. Santa Margarita 5. Tesoro 6. Valencia 7. University 8. Corona del Mar 9. Foothill 10. Yorba Linda
    Mon Sep 29, 2014
  • Girls golf AOW: Brittany Park, Valencia BY DAMIAN DOTTORE
    Brittany Park Valencia She fired her lowest score of the season at Alta Vista Country Club, a 2-under-par 35, in a victory against Tustin. She helped the Tigers post a 206, which tied the course record they set at Alta Vista earlier in the season
    Mon Sep 29, 2014
  • Boys water polo O.C. Top 10 (9-29-14) By DAN ALBANO
    1. Mater Dei 10-1 2. Corona del Mar 5-2 3. Orange Lutheran 9-3 4. Huntington Beach 9-3 5. Foothill 7-3 6. Laguna Beach 8-4 7. Dana Hills 5-7
    Mon Sep 29, 2014
  • Boys water polo AOW: Nick Silvers, Mater Dei BY DAN ALBANO
    Nick Silvers Mater Dei The USC commit had 13 goals, seven assists and played multiple positions to help lead the Monarchs to a fifth consecutive South Coast Tournament title. “He did a lot of great things for us,” Coach Chris Segesman said after Mater Dei’s 15-10 victory against Loyola of Los Angel
    Mon Sep 29, 2014
  • Offensive player of the week: Carlos Martin, La Habra BY STEVE FRYER
    Carlos Martin La Habra High School He rushed for 429 yards and four touchdowns on 31 carries in the Highlanders’ 55-48 win over Colony of Ontario. Colony was ranked No. 1 in the CIF-Southern Section Central Division at the time.
    Mon Sep 29, 2014
  • Girls volleyball O.C. Top 10 (9-29-14) By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    1. Aliso Niguel 17-1, 58 points (4 first-place votes) 2. Corona del Mar 8-1, 53 (2 first-place votes) 3. Santa Margarita 17-3, 51 4. Sage Hill 7-3, 42 5. Edison 12-4, 28 6. Villa Park 13-5, 27 7. Mater Dei 8-9, 26 8. Saddleback Valley Christian 9-3, 20 9. JSerra 7-4, 11 10.
    Mon Sep 29, 2014
  • Girls volleyball AOW: Olivia Amador, Aliso Niguel BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Olivia Amador Aliso Niguel High School The senior libero helped lead the Wolverines to a perfect week, including the championship of the University Tournament. Amador had 37 digs, 12 assists and 2.18 average passing score during the week. Contact the writer:
    Mon Sep 29, 2014
  • Boys scholar-athlete: Tristan Wasley, Laguna Hills BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Tristan Wasley Laguna Hills High School Cross country GPA: 4.73 Wasley is the co-captain of the Hawks’ cross country team. He is a four-year letterman and has qualified for CIF in each of the previous three years. He recently placed fourth at the Laguna Hills Invitational, leading the
    Mon Sep 29, 2014
  • Defensive player of the week: Tristan Kafentzis, Tesoro BY DAN ALBANO
    Tristan Kafentzis Tesoro The hard-hitting safety racked up 14 total tackles, including one for a loss, and recovered a fumble to help the Titans snap Corona del Mar’s state-leading 30-game winning streak with a 28-14 victory. The seni
    Mon Sep 29, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Dana Hills Invitational
    Click through the slideshow to see photos from the Dana Hills Invitational cross country meet held on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.
    Mon Sep 29, 2014
  • CIF-SS football rankings for Week 5
    The updated CIF-SS football rankings that were released Monday (Sept. 29): PAC-5 DIVISION1. St. John Bosco2. Mater Dei3. Alemany4. Centennial/Corona5. Long Beach Poly6. JSerra7. Chaminade8. Servite9. Westlake10. Santa MargaritaOthers: Serra, Orange Lut
    Mon Sep 29, 2014
  • OCVarsity Gridiron: This week in O.C. football
    OCVarsity's Steve Fryer, Dan Albano and Jonathan Khamis discuss Week 5 of the football season, including a preview of Tesoro vs. San Clemente, which shapes up as a battle of the top two public schools in the county. Video by Jonathan Khamis, OCVarsity.com.
    Mon Sep 29, 2014
  • Boys water polo: Final standings from South Coast Tournament BY DAN ALBANO
    Final standings from the South Coast boys water polo tournament Saturday: 1. Mater Dei, pictured; 2. Loyola; 3. Orange Lutheran; 4. The Bishop's'; 5. Corona del Mar; 6. Huntington Beach; 7. D
    Sun Sep 28, 2014
  • De La Salle runs away from Servite BY CHACE BRYSON
    CONCORD – After going toe-to-toe with state power De La Salle for a little more than a half, a costly turnover began a nightmarish final 17 minutes for visiting Servite in a 47-24 loss Saturday. The Friars trailed, 27-17, with 5:15 left in the third quarter, when Travis Waller was intercepted on a deep seam route. The Sparta
    Sat Sep 27, 2014
  • Football: Week 4 stat leaders BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Here are the stat leaders from the action from Week 4. RUSHING 1. Carlos Martin, La Habra 31 carries, 429 yards, 4 tds 2. Edward Vander, JSerra 16 carries, 231 yards, 6 tds 3. Moby Contreras, Los Amigos 28 carries, 209 yards, 2 tds 4. Joshua Hill, Full
    Sat Sep 27, 2014