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  • South roster announced for O.C. All-Star Game By DAN ALBANO
    First-team All-County selections Brenden Schooler of Mission Viejo, Hayden McGinnis and Chris Evagues of Tesoro and Vlad Dzhabiyev of San Clemente are among the South roster selections for the 57th Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game on July 8 at Orange Coast College. South coach Mike Maceranka of La
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • San Clemente grad Wilson hoping for a chance at NFL By DAN ALBANO
    Travis Wilson is ready for whatever comes his way, or doesn't, from this weekend’s NFL Draft. The former San Clemente and Utah quarterback doesn’t know any other way to handle life's offerings but to take on all challenges.
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • Bowman takes over as Crean Lutheran football coach
    Matt Bowman was named head coach of the Crean Lutheran football team on Thursday. Bowman has been an assistant coach in the program since 2009, and he served as the school's defensive coordinator since 2012. He replaces Bruce Mertens, who resigned in February. In a statement released b
    Thu Apr 28, 2016
  • Tracking the football coaching changes
    There has been a lot of movement in Orange County's football coaching ranks since the end of the 2015 season. Here is a list of the coaching moves that have been announced since December: Capistrano Valley Christian: Eric Preszler (resigned). Rick
    Thu Apr 28, 2016
  • North roster announced for O.C. All-Star Game By DAN ALBANO
    First-team All-County running back Jacob Fimbres of Sonora and second-team All-County athlete Brennan Corbin of Villa Park highlight the North roster selections for the 57th Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game on July 8 at Orange Coast College. North coach Anthony White of Buena Park’s 36-player roster inclu
    Fri Apr 22, 2016
  • Football: St. Paul quarterback lands at La Habra By DAN ALBANO
    St. Paul of Santa Fe Springs quarterback Joe Hernandez has enrolled at La Habra, Highlanders football coach Frank Mazzotta confirmed. Hernandez (5-11, 188) will be a s
    Mon Apr 18, 2016
  • Darnold has held his own in USC quarterback battle By RICH HAMMOND
    LOS ANGELES – USC’s quarterback competition apparently will be extended to the fall, and that’s good news for Sam Darnold, the young underdog. Yet Darnold will accept this news with surprising trepidation. “I would be OK with it, but I’m not sure that’s the same answer the team would give,” Darno
    Fri Apr 15, 2016
  • South nominees for O.C. All-Star Game (updated 4-18-16)
    The South nominees for the Brea Lions O.C. All-Star Game have been released. The annual game will be played Juy 8 at Orange Coast College at 7:15 p.m. New Laguna Hills coach Mike Maceranka will guide the South team. SOUTH NOMINEES Aliso Niguel –
    Mon Apr 11, 2016
  • North nominees for O.C. All-Star Game (updated) By DAN ALBANO
    The North nominees for the Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game on July 8 have been released. Schools in the North were encouraged to nominate as many as five players who are able to play in the 57th annual game, which will be played at Orange Coast College.
    Mon Apr 11, 2016
  • Football: New quarterbacks land at Buena Park, San Juan Hills By DAN ALBANO
    Lakewood junior quarterback JD Rafkin (6-2, 176) has enrolled at Buena Park, continuing a busy offseason for transfers by talent
    Mon Apr 11, 2016
  • Morales hired as Sonora's football coach By BRIAN PATTERSON
    Daniel Morales was looking forward Tuesday night to making a phone call to his former high school football coach to give him the day's big news: Morales has been hired as the head coach at Sonora. "I'm looking forward to having that conversation," Morales said. "I think he's going to be pretty happy about it."
    Tue Apr 05, 2016
  • Brown comfortable, confident as Huntington Beach's head coach By BOB KEISSER
    When Brett Brown convenes his first fall football practice of 2016, the young men on his Huntington Beach football team will have a coach who has been in their shoes, and cleats. Brown was raised in Huntington Beach, played football at Marina, got his first coaching job at Ocean View, and has been on the Oilers staff for nine year
    Thu Mar 31, 2016
  • White, Maceranka to coach Brea Lions O.C. All-Star Game By DAN ALBANO
    Anthony White of Buena Park and Laguna Hills’ Mike Maceranka have been selected as the North and South coaches for the 57th Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Football Game. The contest will be held July 8 at Orange Coast College.
    Tue Mar 15, 2016
  • O.C. winners of National Football Foundation awards
    The list of Orange County athletes who received National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete awards on Monday night. Beckman: Demitrius Goods; Jett ZeimantzBrea Olinda: Zach Arnold; Nick Drury; Brandon Legendre; Jeremy 
    Mon Mar 14, 2016
  • Schaeffer hired as Fountain Valley football coach By STEVE FRYER
    Justin Schaeffer is the new football coach at Fountain Valley. He had been Murrieta Mesa’s only football head coach since the school opened in 2009. Schaeffer replaces Ray Fenton, who resigned in January to become the coach at Los Alamitos. “It was clear from the start of our process that Coach S
    Fri Mar 11, 2016
  • Football: Booty resigns; Sage Hill might switch to 8-man next season By STEVE FRYER
    Abram Booty resigned as football coach at Sage Hill, the school announced today. Booty coached Sage Hill for only the 2015 season in which the Lightning finished 2-8 overall and 0-3 in the Academy League. Sage Hill athletic director Megan Cid said Sage Hill will pursue fielding an 8-man team for the 2016 season.&nbs
    Mon Mar 07, 2016
  • Abdelnour named football coach at Trabuco Hills By STEVE FRYER
    Trabuco Hills promoted John Abdelnour to head coach of the school's football team, the school announced Wednesday. Abdelnour was Trabuco Hills offensive coordinator last season. He also has been quarterbacks coach there.  Abdelnour, a math teacher at Trabuco Hills, replaces Joe Silvey who resigned after the 201
    Wed Mar 02, 2016
  • Football recruiting: CdM's Garbers, Edison's Saffell earn MVP awards at Nike event By DAN ALBANO
    Corona del Mar quarterback Chase Garbers and Edison center Mike Saffell earned MVP honors at the Nike The Opening Regional, a high-profile football recruiting combine Sunday attended by many of
    Sun Feb 28, 2016
  • Miller: Michigan's Harbaugh a hit with recruits By JEFF MILLER
    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA – The reactions were varied, almost as much as they were abundant, when Jim Harbaugh spent part of a recruiting trip to Los Angeles last month climbing a tree. Some people considered the behavior completely ridiculous for an adult. Others thought it was entirely appropriate … just as long as Harbaugh a
    Sat Feb 27, 2016
  • Football: Top recruits headed to Nike event Sunday in Redondo By DAN ALBANO
    Several of Orange County's top junior football recruits will compete at the Nike Football The Opening Regional at Redondo Union High on Sunday. The combine-style event begins at
    Sat Feb 27, 2016
  • Players leave California Showcase with offers, enthusiasm By MATTHEW BAIN
    IRVINE - It’s 6 a.m. in Reno, Nevada. Brandon Hunter and three of his teammates on the Reno High football team aren’t going to school today. Instead they pile into a car, shake sleep from their eyes and take the I-80 West toward Sacramento. After nine hours, 560 miles and a turgid grind through Los Angeles traf
    Sun Feb 21, 2016
  • Terry Donahue's California Showcase to be held Saturday in Irvine
    Local high school football players who are currently seniors are invited to attend the National Football Foundation California Showcase on Saturday at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine. The event is free and hosted by former UCLA coach Terry Donahue.&n
    Fri Feb 19, 2016
  • Former San Clemente star Murphy could be limited by injury at Combine By RICH HAMMOND
    INDIANAPOLIS – Stanford offensive tackle Kyle Murphy probably won’t get to display all of his skills to teams at this week’s NFL Scouting Combine, but he hopes he showed enough during his senior season. Murphy, a product of San Clemente High and a probable mid-round pick in the April draft, said he injured his hamstring
    Fri Feb 19, 2016
  • Former Mater Dei, Fullerton College punter Nick O'Toole takes clean approach to NFL Scouting Combine By RICH HAMMOND
    INDIANAPOLIS – The days of “Boomstache” and “Boombeard” are gone. Now, Nick O’Toole simply is attempting to establish himself as a punting prospect, minus the look. O’Toole, a Corona native who attended Mater Dei High and Fullerton College, showed up at the NFL Scouting Combine with only stubble
    Thu Feb 18, 2016
  • Tagaloa to coach Segerstrom football team By STEVE FRYER
    Joe Tagaloa was promoted to football head coach at Segerstrom, the school announced today. Tagaloa, 36, served as a varsity football assistant coach at Segerstrom since 2006, the year the school opened. As head coach he replaces Mike Maceranka, who departed to become football head coach at Laguna Hills. Maceranka was Seger
    Wed Feb 17, 2016