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  • OCVarsity Gridiron: Semifinals preview
    Steve Fryer, Dan Albano, and Jonathan Khamis preview the semifinals of the CIF-SS playoffs. Can Mater Dei take down mighty Centennial? Will Mission Viejo advance to the finals again? Who makes it out of the Southwest? Video by Jonathan Khamis,
    Tue Nov 24, 2015
  • Segerstrom claims Div. 6 title with sensational finish By DAN ALBANO
    IRVINE The motivation sprung into focus. High-scoring freshman Jose Barajas and goalie Christian Sanchez
    Tue Nov 24, 2015
  • Girls golf final O.C. top 10 (11-23-15)
    OCVarsity's final girls golf O.C. top 10 for the 2015 season: GIRLS GOLF FINAL O.C. TOP 1. Corona del Mar 2. University 3. Santa Margarita 4. Troy 5. Beckman 6. San Clemente 7. Marina
    Mon Nov 23, 2015
  • Girls golf athlete of the week: Alyaa Abdulghany, Corona del Mar
    ALYAA ABDULGHANY CORONA DEL MAR The junior shot a 2-under-par 69 at Poppy Hills Golf Course to win the CIF State Championship. The triumph capped a remarkable postseason performance in which she finished with scores in the 60s in six of her seven rounds.
    Mon Nov 23, 2015
  • Boys water polo final O.C. top 10 (11-23-15) By DAN ALBANO
    The Register's boys water polo final O.C. top 10. FINAL O.C. TOP 10 1. Mater Dei 2. Foothill 3. Huntington Beach 4. Dana Hills 5. Orange Lutheran 6. Corona del Mar 7. Newport Harbor 8. El Toro 9. Capistrano Valley 10. Laguna Beach
    Mon Nov 23, 2015
  • Albano notes: SVC looks for finals breakthrough By DAN ALBANO
    Saddleback Valley Christian football has visited this emotional ledge before. So has its 26-year-old, first-year head coach. This week’s CIF-SS semifinals pack plenty of challenges, but the Warriors and Coach Brendan Chambers are armed with more experience than one might guess. SVC (12-0) will attempt to win
    Mon Nov 23, 2015
  • Fryer: Garden Grove knows the way to semifinals By STEVE FRYER
    It would not feel right if Garden Grove wasn’t playing in the CIF-SS football semifinals this week. For the fourth year in a row, and for the sixth time in seven seasons, Garden Grove has advanced to a semifinal. Garde
    Mon Nov 23, 2015
  • Boys water polo player of the week: Jose Barajas, Segerstrom By DAN ALBANO
    JOSE BARAJAS SEGERSTROM The freshman center scored two of his team-high three goals in the fourth, including the winner with 2:37 left, to help the Jaguars defeat Temescal Canyon of Lake Elsinore, 7-6,
    Mon Nov 23, 2015
  • Final girls volleyball O.C. Top 10 (11-23-15) By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    1. Mater Dei 2. Huntington Beach 3. Santa Margarita 4. Trabuco Hills 5. Corona del Mar 6. Edison 7. Aliso Niguel 8. Beckman 9. Los Alamitos 10. Laguna Beach
    Mon Nov 23, 2015
  • Girls volleyball athlete of the week: Shannon Geraty, SVC By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Shannon Geraty Saddleback Valley Christian Gerraty, a senior middle blocker, recorded 22 kills, eight in the deciding fifth set to lead the Warriors to their third consecutive CIF title with Saturday’s 18-25, 25-16, 22-25, 25-19, 15-12 victory over Templeton in the Division 3A final. She also had 11 kills and fo
    Mon Nov 23, 2015
  • OCVarsity O.C. football top 10 for semifinals week By STEVE FRYER
    A weekly poll of O.C. media members: 1. Mater Dei (10-2, 95 poll points) Monarchs return to top of poll after getting late defensive touchdown and clutch two-point conversion to beat Serra of Gardena, 28-27, i
    Mon Nov 23, 2015
  • Girls tennis O.C. Top 10 (11-23-15) By KENNY CONNOLLY
    1. Corona del Mar 2. Dana Hills 3. Northwood 4. University 5. San Clemente 6. Newport Harbor 7. JSerra 8. Santa Margarita 9. Villa Park 10. Valencia
    Mon Nov 23, 2015
  • Girls tennis athlete of the week: Danielle Willson, CdM By KENNY CONNOLLY
    Danielle Willson Corona del Mar The Sea Kings sophomore won the decisive match against Arcadia High in last week’s CIF Southern California Regional Team Championship. Willson’s three-set victory gave CdM a 4-3 win in the tournament’s second round before it was eventually upended by the eventual cha
    Mon Nov 23, 2015
  • Girls cross country O.C. top 10 (11-23-15) By a
    1. Esperanza 2. Capistrano Valley 3. Dana Hills 4. Canyon 5. Trabuco Hills 6. Woodbridge 7. Mission Viejo 8. Corona del Mar 9. Tesoro 10. Yorba Linda Also Considered: Brea Olinda, JSerra, Foothill, San Juan Hills, Laguna Hills
    Mon Nov 23, 2015
  • Boys cross country O.C. top 10 (11-23-15) By ANDREW TURNER
    1. Dana Hills 2. Brea Olinda 3. Canyon 4. El Toro 5. Trabuco Hills 6. Valencia 7. Tesoro 8. Mission Viejo 9. Yorba Linda 10. JSerra Also Considered: Servite, Woodbridge, San Juan Hills, Ocean View, Huntington Beach
    Mon Nov 23, 2015
  • Boys cross country athlete of the week: Chance Lamberth, Canyon By ANDREW TURNER
    Chance Lamberth Canyon Lamberth finished third in 15:20 to help the Comanches take second place in the CIF-SS Division 2 Final on Saturday at Mt. San Antonio College.
    Mon Nov 23, 2015
  • Girls cross country athlete of the week: Sapna Dholakia, Esperanza By ANDREW TURNER
    Sapna Dholakia Esperanza Dholakia’s seventh place showing helped the Aztecs win the CIF-SS Division 3 title Saturday at Mt. San Antonio College. It is Esperanza’s first championship since 1996.
    Mon Nov 23, 2015
  • Boys scholar-athlete of the week: Riley Zachary, Dana Hills By DAN ALBANO
    RILEY ZACHARY DANA HILLS WATER POLO GPA: 4.4 The senior goalie led the county with 389 saves to help push the Dolphins to the South Coast League title and a runner-up finish in the CIF-SS Division 2 finals. Zachary is taking AP literature and government. The former USA Water Polo academ
    Mon Nov 23, 2015
  • Fall notes: Capo Valley enjoyed journey despite loss
    A loss in the CIF-SS Division 3 championship game frustrated the Capistrano Valley boys water polo team, but didn’t wash away the Cougars’ feeling of accomplishment. “I told them only two teams from our division got to play tonight,” Capistrano Valley coach Steve Yancey said Saturday after a 12-8 loss again
    Mon Nov 23, 2015
  • Girls scholar-athlete of the week: Madie Chou, Foothill By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    MADIE CHOU FOOTHILL GOLF GPA: 4.81 Chou, who has signed with Stanford, recently finished tied for the seventh at the CIF State Championship, shooting a 3-over-par 74. She’s a three-time Register first team all-county performer. She’s also earned AJGA Rolex All-America honors and
    Mon Nov 23, 2015
  • Offensive player of the week: Eric Barriere, La Habra By STEVE FRYER
    ERIC BARRIERE LA HABRA He amassed 361 total yards in the Highlanders’ 42-14 win over Laguna Hills in a CIF-Southern Section Southwest Division second-round playoff game. Barriere had a season-high 114 rushing yards. In the second
    Mon Nov 23, 2015
  • Defensive player of the week: Khalil Wilson, Villa Park By DAN ALBANO
    Khalil Wilson Villa Park The senior cornerback racked up 13 total tackles and three pass knock downs, one of which led to an interception, to help the Spartans defeat previously undefeated Valencia, 28-15, in the second round of the CIF So
    Mon Nov 23, 2015
  • Steve Fryer's 11-25 teams football rankings By STEVE FRYER
    Here is Steve Fryer's rankings of the Nos. 11 through 25 teams in Orange County. The Orange County Top 10 is voted on each week by a panel of 10 media members. After the top 10 is set, Fryer rank
    Mon Nov 23, 2015
  • Updated schedule for CIF-SS football semifinals
    Schedule for this week’s CIF-SS football playoff games. SEMIFINALS FRIDAY Pac-5 Division Centennial of Corona (12-0) vs. Mater Dei (10-2), at Santa Ana
    Mon Nov 23, 2015
  • Wrestling: CIF-SS Preseason Dual Meet Rankings (11-16-15) By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Central Division 1. Northview 2. Bloomington 3. Alta Loma 4. Hillcrest 5. Chino Hills 6. Montclair 7. La Sierra 8. Norte Vista 9. Ayala 10. Etiwanda ********************** Coastal Division 1. Servite 2. Santa An
    Sun Nov 22, 2015