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  • Wrestling: 2014-15 O.C. Dual Meet Results By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    This page will be updated throughout the season with the dual results throughout the county. Feel free to email your results to preps@ocregister.com or dcalhoun@ocregister.com. Saturday, Jan. 24 Nonleague SANTA ANA 49, TRABUCO HILLS 13 106 - Cortez (SA) pin Matesole, 3:35; 113 - Solorio (SA) d
    Sun Jan 25, 2015
  • Girls water polo: Tustin, Newport Harbor JV capture tournaments BY DAN ALBANO
    Tustin's girls water polo team edged Santa Ana Valley, 7-6, to capture the Katella-hosted Roy Brown tournament while Newport Harbor's junior varsity claimed the varsity Segerstrom tournament. More details to come.
    Sat Jan 24, 2015
  • All-star game turns into classic mismatch BY DAN ALBANO
    CORONA – The allure of pitting Orange County and the Inland Empire in an inaugural all-star football game filled Corona High on Saturday night. But a tightly contested game didn’t follow. USC commit Ykili Ross of Riverside Poly scored three touchdowns as the Inland Empire defeated Orange County, 69-16, in the f
    Sat Jan 24, 2015
  • Santa Ana roll in front of ex-stars BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    SANTA ANA – With several eyes in the gym from Santa Ana High wrestling’s past, the present group of Saints wrestlers turned in a solid performance Saturday night. The sixth-ranked Saints, on their Alumni Night, won 11 of the 14 matches against fifth-ranked Trabuco Hills, leading to their 49-13 nonleague victory. &ldqu
    Sat Jan 24, 2015
  • Football: Stats, scoring from O.C.-I.E. All-Star Classic BY DAN ALBANO
    O.C. vs. I.E. All-Star Classic INLAND EMPIRE 69, ORANGE COUNTY 16 Orange County 10 0 0 6 -- 16 Inland Empire 14 24 17 14 -- 69 IE – Bixler 41 pass from Ketteringham (Moreira kick) OC -- FG Hernandez 42 IE -- Ross 12 pass from Drachslin (Moreira kick) OC &nd
    Sat Jan 24, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Los Alamitos' Brantley commits BY DAN ALBANO
    Los Alamitos running back Denzal Brantley has committed to Idaho, the Griffins football program reports. Please send football recruiting news to Dan Albano at dalbano@ocregister.com
    Sat Jan 24, 2015
  • Big finish propels OLu past St. John Bosco BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    BELLFLOWER – How are you going to respond in crunch time when it matters most? That’s the question Orange Lutheran was presented with Friday night, on the road in front of a hostile crowd at St. John Bosco High. After a back-and-forth third quarter, the stage was set for the Trinity League rivals to duke it out for on
    Fri Jan 23, 2015
  • Burch tallies 35 points as Westminster tops Ocean View BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    WESTMINSTER – Tyler Burch had all aspects of his game on display Friday night. The senior forward scored 35 points on 12-for-25 shooting from the field, made eight 3-point field goals as host Westminster (6-15, 5-0) took over sole possession of first place in the Golden West League with a 75-67 victory over Ocean View (11-10
    Fri Jan 23, 2015
  • Aluya nails free throw to lift No. 8 El Dorado BY JEREMY BALAN
    SANTA ANA – She didn’t even want to be there. El Dorado sophomore Brianna Aluya had already missed two free throws in the second half and the two she made were banked in unintentionally. But after a scramble for the ball in the final seconds with the Golden Hawks tied on the road against Foothill on Friday night, the b
    Fri Jan 23, 2015
  • Roundup: Skelly, Simmons score 4 apiece as OLu tops Los Al
    Emma Skelly and Myna Simmons each scored four goals to lead Orange Lutheran’s fifth-ranked girls water polo team past No. 6 Los Alamitos, 12-9, in a nonleague match Friday. The Lancers (19-3) led, 8-5, at halftime. Sarah Siepker scored four goals for the Griffins (13-6). In another nonleague
    Fri Jan 23, 2015
  • Shorts comes up big for Tustin BY STEVE FRYER
    His name fits his stature, but not the way he plays. Tustin’s 5-foot-9 point guard T.J. Shorts had another big game. He scored 14 points in the fourth quarter Friday as the Tillers beat Valencia, 43-37, in an Empire League game at Valencia High. The teams went into the game tied for first place in the Empire League.
    Fri Jan 23, 2015
  • Troy celebrates No. 184, but state mark raises questions BY ANDREW TURNER
    FULLERTON – Troy’s girls basketball team set a CIF-Southern Section record for consecutive league wins by defeating La Habra, 56-32, Friday night in a Freeway League game at Troy High. The Warriors (12-7, 4-0) won their 184th straight league game. In the final minute, the crowd chanted “1-8-4” as Troy clos
    Fri Jan 23, 2015
  • Sunny Hills rallies to defeat shorthanded Fullerton BY DAMIAN DOTTORE
    FULLERTON – Guillermo Jimenez is the only goalkeeper the Fullerton boys soccer team carries on its roster, and 10 minutes into Friday’s Freeway League match at Sunny Hills, Jimenez smashed into the post while trying to make a diving save. He left the game with a knot on the back of his head. So the Indians turned to
    Fri Jan 23, 2015
  • Players motivated for O.C. vs. I.E. All-Star Classic BY DAN ALBANO
    LAGUNA HILLS – Some are fueled by painful memories from the fall. Others hope for one last, successful audition in front of college scouts. Others seek the enjoyment of another game under the lights or the allure of a new rivalry. The county team for Saturday night’s inaugural Orange County vs. Inland Empire A
    Fri Jan 23, 2015
  • CdM changes: Ricker departs; Gresh takes over BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Corona del Mar girls tennis coach Brian Ricker resigned this week, stepping down after 11 seasons coaching one of the county’s top programs. He will be replaced by Jamie Gresh, who is also the school’s boys tennis coach. “It was a great experience,” Ricker said. “I thoroughly enjoyed my
    Fri Jan 23, 2015
  • Wrestling notes: Girls will have four CIF-SS qualifiers BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    In this case, change is good. A fourth qualifier has been added to the CIF-SS girls wrestling postseason. Now, the top eight in each weight class at each location will qualify for the CIF-SS Championships, creating a 32-wrestler bracket. Tustin High will host the Central Qualifier, which is where all of the county wrestlers will
    Fri Jan 23, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Updated O.C. commitments list BY DAN ALBANO
    Orange County’s top football recruits for 2015 Rankings by Dan Albano TOP COMMITTED O.C. PLAYERS(Updated list through Friday) NAME SCHOOL HT. W
    Fri Jan 23, 2015
  • Buena Park's Dixon glad he trusted coach BY DAN ALBANO
    Keven Dixon trusted Buena Park’s football program from the start, even when Coach Anthony White suggested a dramatic change. The senior, who recently committed to Utah as an offensive tackle, said he arrived at Buena Park four years ago with aspirations of starring at tight end, the position he played in Pop Warner.
    Fri Jan 23, 2015
  • Corona del Mar take command in PCL BY TIM BURT
    IRVINE – Corona del Mar’s boys basketball team shared the Pacific Coast League title last year with Woodbridge. But the Sea Kings put themselves in a pretty good position to claim the undisputed crown after an impressive 58-42 victory at Northwood on Friday night. With the first round complete, league-leading Corona d
    Fri Jan 23, 2015
  • O.C. stars have coach on rise in El Toro's Frith BY DAN ALBANO
    LAGUNA HILLS El Toro coach Robert Frith showed his ability to learn and adapt quickly long before he assembled a team in less than two weeks for tonight’s inaugural Orange County vs. Inland Empire All-Star Classic. Frith was a relatively unknown 32-year-old assistant when he was hired by El Toro in June of 2009 to take over
    Fri Jan 23, 2015
  • Basketball notes: Top O.C. teams in Matson Memorial Tournament BY STEVE FRYER
    The Tony Matson Memorial girls basketball tournament will be played Saturday at Orange Lutheran. Five of the teams in Orange County top 10 will take part. The schedule: Rosary vs. Esperanza, noon; No. 3 Foothill vs. Bishop Amat of La Puente, 1:30 p.m.; No. 6 Orange Lutheran vs. No. 2 Brea Olinda, 3 p.m.; and No. 1 Mater Dei vs. No. 7 Fai
    Fri Jan 23, 2015
  • O.C. players to watch in All-Star Classic BY DAN ALBANO
    Here are some of the Orange County players to keep an eye on in today's O.C. vs. Inland Empire All-Star Classic. O.C. PLAYERS TO WATCH Ethan Aguayo, JSerra: The wide receiver, who made one of the best grabs in practice this week, could be a top target tonight for QB Trey Tinsley. “He’s a really go
    Fri Jan 23, 2015
  • Motivated Crean Lutheran topples St. Margaret's BY JOHN SCAFETTA
    IRVINE – Crean Lutheran’s Michael Bagatourian is quickly learning that while the spotlight shines brightest in rivalry matchups, stage presence in the fourth quarter is what matters most. “It takes a lot of heart and a lot of defense,” the sophomore said of what is required to pull out a victory. Bu
    Fri Jan 23, 2015
  • Douglas, Yorba Linda turn away challenge from Villa Park BY BRIAN BAIOTTO
    YORBA LINDA - At first glance, it looked as though Villa Park's boys basketball team, based on its size and speed advantages, was going to run away from Yorba Linda during Friday night's nonleague basketball contest. But Yorba Linda used the ultimate team effort, timely 3-point shots and an 11-of-13 effort from the free-throw line i
    Fri Jan 23, 2015
  • Sonora turns back new challenger BY BRIAN WHITEHEAD
    LA HABRA – Sonora has seen its share of Freeway League contenders over the years: the Troys, the Sunny Hillses, the La Habras of the Mike Murphy era. And yet three of the past four seasons, including the past two, the program has secured the league championship. No. 4 Sonora got its first look Friday at a new challen
    Fri Jan 23, 2015