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  • Hot Shots: Wednesday's boys basketball (1-28-15)
    Check out action photos from the Buena Park vs. Fullerton Freeway League boys basketball game played on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015.
    Thu Jan 29, 2015
  • On the Record: More change, more of the same By BRIAN WHITEHEAD and DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Welcome back to OCVarsity On the Record with Brian Whitehead and Damian Calhoun. This week, the guys discuss the state of Orange County boys and girls wrestling. Damian breaks down what to watch for down the stretch, and shares his thoughts on the St. John Bosco/Servite duel he jinxed last week. He also shares his greatest snack bar esca
    Thu Jan 29, 2015
  • Ivey gets tricky in Edison victory over Los Alamitos BY STEVE FRYER
    Brae Ivey thought about doing it earlier, but it was not the right time. When the time was right, the time on the clock showed just six seconds remaining. With his Edison team down by one point, Ivey took the basketball from the official to inbounds it from the baseline, just a few feet to the side of the basket. L
    Wed Jan 28, 2015
  • No stopping surging Godinez, Smith BY NATHAN PERCY
    LAGUNA BEACH – In a battle of the Orange Coast League’s top two teams, Laguna Beach tried all they could to deny Brandon Smith any space. It put the Breakers in foul trouble, but kept the senior 6-foot-5 forward limited in the first half. But Smith showcased his versatility, got teammates involved and found room in the
    Wed Jan 28, 2015
  • Hot Shots: Tuesday's boys basketball (1-27-15)
    See a slideshow of photos from two boys basketball games -- St. Margaret’s vs. Sage Hill and Orangewood Academy vs. Saddleback Valley Christian -- played on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.
    Wed Jan 28, 2015
  • Berkley makes sure Orangewood tops rival SVC BY BRIAN WHITEHEAD
    GARDEN GROVE – Marcus Berkley is playing basketball differently at this point in the season, and has no qualms acknowledging as much. The San Joaquin League is up for grabs for the first time in four years. But to capture the program’s first league championship, Orangewood Academy needs Berkley, its best player, to pla
    Tue Jan 27, 2015
  • Schedule, ticket info for Nike Extravaganza
    Schedule for the 2015 Nike Extravaganza at Mater Dei High on Feb. 6-7. FRIDAY, FEB. 6 4 p.m.: Santa Margarita vs. Village Christian of Sun Valley 5:30 p.m.: Girls, Mater Dei vs. Bishop Gorman (Nevada) 7 p.m.: Oak Hill Academy (Virginia) vs. Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth 8:30 p.
    Tue Jan 27, 2015
  • Boys basketball O.C. top 10 (1-26-15) BY STEVE FRYER
    REGISTER MEDIA POLL (Records through Sunday) 1. Mater Dei, 16-3 (50 poll points) Monarchs beat Palm Desert and Servite, and are back at full-roster strength. 2. Orange Lutheran, 17-3 (45) Lancers came out blazing in the first quarter in important Trinity League win over Santa Ma
    Mon Jan 26, 2015
  • Fryer on basketball: Nike field includes No. 1 team BY STEVE FRYER
    No. 1 is one more reason to get excited about the Nike Extravaganza. USA Today’s national rankings that were released Monday have Oak Hill Academy at No. 1. The co-ed private school in Mouth Of Wilson, Va., is scheduled to play twice in the Nike Extravaganza at Mater Dei: on Feb. 6 against Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth, and F
    Mon Jan 26, 2015
  • Boys scholar-athlete: Michael Sun, Cypress BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    MICHAEL SUN CYPRESS BASKETBALL GPA: 4:17 Sun, a senior, is the starting point guard this season for the Centurions. He played both baseball and basketball in his previous three years at Cypress, but is only playing basketball this season. He leads the team in assists. This is his second yea
    Mon Jan 26, 2015
  • Boys basketball AOW: Josh Rodriguez, Sonora BY STEVE FRYER
    JOSH RODRIGUEZ SONORA He scored 53 points over two Freeway League wins for the Raiders. Rodgriguez, a 5-foot-11 senior point guard, scored 25 points with six rebounds and five assists against Fullerton. He scored 28 points with seven rebounds and 10 assists against Buena Park. Rodriguez made five 3-pointers in the F
    Mon Jan 26, 2015
  • CIF-SS boys basketball rankings (1-26-15)
    The CIF-SS boys basketball rankings released Monday (Jan. 26, 2015): OPEN DIVISION WATCH LIST *These are the teams being considered for the Open Division playoff bracket. No more than 16 teams will be selected (Listed in alphabetical order)AlemanyBeverly HillsBishop MontgomeryCampbell
    Mon Jan 26, 2015
  • Orangewood star Berkley is blowing up fast BY BRIAN WHITEHEAD
    GARDEN GROVE - Marcus Berkley felt slighted. His playing time dissipated as the year wore on. His role shrank. He rarely played late in games, and when the postseason came around, Berkley fell out of the rotation altogether. He felt he should’ve been in the mix. He felt he was better than the guys receiving heavy minutes.
    Mon Jan 26, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Friday's basketball (1-23-15)
    Check out OCVarsity’s photos from the San Clemente vs. Dana Hills and Fountain Valley vs. Huntington Beach boys basketball game played on Friday, Jan. 23, 2014.
    Fri Jan 23, 2015
  • Hot Shots: Wednesday's boys basketball (1-21-15)
    See a slideshow of photos from the Servite vs. JSerra boys basketball game played on January 21, 2015.
    Thu Jan 22, 2015
  • OCVarsity On the Record: Episode 13 By BRIAN WHITEHEAD and DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Welcome back to OCVarsity On the Record with Brian Whitehead and Damian Calhoun. This week, the guys preview the inaugural Orange County/Inland Empire All-Star Football Game, and wonder if it's a true all-star game if Orange County's leading quarterbacks, running backs and receivers aren't playing. Damian shares Five Counties mus
    Thu Jan 22, 2015
  • Harris' effort puts Trabuco Hills alone at top BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    MISSION VIEJO – Aaron Harris has come a long way in a short period of time. Last year, he was a reserve for the Trabuco Hills boys basketball team. This year, as the team’s only returner, he has stepped into the role of leader. The senior guard scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Wednesday to lead to host
    Wed Jan 21, 2015
  • Orange Lutheran earns meaningful win BY STEVE FRYER
    Mater Dei made it obvious last week that it is the No. 1 boys basketball team in Orange County. Orange Lutheran made it obvious Wednesday that it is No. 2. The Lancers took control early and did not lose it Wednesday. They beat Santa Margarita, 67-49, in a Trinity League game at Orange Lutheran High. Orange Lutheran is No
    Wed Jan 21, 2015