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  • Football: Brackets announced for Edison High's passing tournament BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Edison High’s 7-on-7 Battle at the Beach passing tournament is set for Saturday, July 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chargers' coach Dave White finalized and released the tourney's brackets on Thursday for what's annually regarded as one of the area’s top preseason showcases. Group A: St. John Bosco, Tesoro, Oaks Christian o
    Thu Jul 02, 2015
  • Football: Five South players to watch BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    With the O.C. All-Star game officially one week away, we caught up with South coach Ernie Boucher and picked his mind on some of the players who have caught his eye the past few weeks. Here are five of the guys the Capistrano Valley coach pointed out after the team’s first full-contact practice Wednes
    Thu Jul 02, 2015
  • Football: North adds Mater Dei's Nickerson BY DAN ALBANO
    The North has added Mater Dei linebacker Ronald Nickerson (5-10, 210) to its roster for next week's Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game, North coach Mike Enright of Rancho Alamitos announced.
    Thu Jul 02, 2015
  • Football: South all-star practice notebook BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    With Thursday and Friday both serving as off days because of the upcoming holiday weekend, the South squad suited up in helmet and pads Wednesday morning at Capistrano Valley High for its first full-contact practice in preparation for next Thursday’s Orange County All-Star game at Orange Coast College.
    Wed Jul 01, 2015
  • Football: North roster moves BY DAN ALBANO
    North coach Mike Enright of Rancho Alamitos has made a few roster moves recently for the Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game on July 9. The Vaqueros' football coach has added his defensive back,
    Mon Jun 29, 2015
  • O.C. All-Star Game: Rosters, ticket info, updates
    Information about the upcoming Orange County All-Star Football Game. Orange County All-Star Game When: Thursday, July 9, 7:15 p.m. Where: Orange Coast College Fan info: Tickets ($10) can be purchased in advance (c
    Thu Jun 25, 2015
  • Enright, Bucher named All-Star coaches BY DAN ALBANO
    Rancho Alamitos’ Mike Enright and Capistrano Valley’s Ernie Bucher have been selected coaches for the Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game on July 9. The annual football game will be played at Orange Coast College. Enright will guide the North while Bucher will lead the South. The North defeated the So
    Thu Jun 25, 2015
  • Top 31 O.C. football recruits for 2016 BY DAN ALBANO
    The Register's Dan Albano has updated his list of the top football recruits (Class of 2016) in Orange County. The list now is at 31 players. In late August, Albano will have the O.C. Hot 150, a list of the top 150 players in the county regardless of their grade. That will be released as part of the Register's football preview cov
    Wed Jun 24, 2015
  • OCVarsity Early Summer O.C. Top 10 BY STEVE FRYER
    Creating an Orange County football top 10 two months before the season begins might seem like a foolhardy endeavor. We went for it anyway. This is not the OC Varsity top 10 that will appear in our “Kickoff 2015” season preview package that comes out in late August. We will know much more about county football when tha
    Wed Jun 24, 2015
  • El Toro's Frith takes AD job, resigns as football coach By STEVE FRYER
    Robert Frith has accepted the athletic director position at El Toro and resigned as the school's football coach, school assistant principal Ed Begany confirmed today. In the Saddleback Valley Unified School District, to which El Toro belongs, an athletic director cannot simultaneously hold a head coaching position.
    Wed Jun 24, 2015
  • Santa Margarita loses RB, Buena Park adds top WR BY DAN ALBANO
    The transfer winds whipping around Orange County football have produced two more noteworthy player moves. Santa Margarita running back Dre Hall has enrolled at Moreno Valley and rising Yorba Linda w
    Wed Jun 24, 2015
  • O.C. Top 25 recruits for Class of 2016 (updated) BY DAN ALBANO
    This past May, the Register's Dan Albano updated his rankings of the top football recruits for the Class of 2016 in Orange County. The list is shown below. OCVarsity will reveal its Hot 150 - a list of the top 150 players in the county - shortly before the 2015 season kicks off in late August.  *************** O.C
    Tue Jun 23, 2015
  • North roster for O.C. All-Star Game (updated) BY DAN ALBANO
    First-team All-County defensive end Rasheed Williams of Mater Dei and record-setting quarterback Nick Brown of Rancho Alamitos highlight the North roster for Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game on July 9. The game will be played at Orange Coast College at 7:15 p.m. Williams, who signed with Idaho State, led a str
    Tue Jun 23, 2015
  • Kartje: Is 'satellite camp' tour a recruiting trip in disguise? BY RYAN KARTJE
    MISSION VIEJO – This is stop eight of 10 on his barnstorming, feather-ruffling, cross-country “Summer Swarm” football tour, and even after nearly 6,000 miles of travel, shirtless Internet memes, commitments from prospects in every corner of America and plenty of SEC agitation to go around, Jim Harbaugh is still going strong.
    Tue Jun 23, 2015
  • St. Browns enroll at Mater Dei By STEVE FRYER
    Highly rated prospect Osiris St. Brown and his brother Amon-Ra St. Brown have enrolled at Mater Dei, Mater Dei athletic director Phil Bellomo confirmed today. The St. Brown brothers withdrew from
    Mon Jun 22, 2015
  • O.C. teams tested in Adidas passing tournament BY OSCAR TERRONES
    CARSON – The best coaches recognize an opportunity when they see one, and that’s how some of Orange County’s top coaches used the Adidas 7on7 Passing Tournament at the StubHub Center on Sunday. Events like this are often an excuse for powerhouse teams to show off their talent to the other top dogs. Santa Margarita coach
    Mon Jun 22, 2015
  • O.C. teams gear up for Adidas 7on7 event Sunday BY OSCAR TERRONES
    Three Orange County football teams are slated to participate in the inaugural Adidas 7on7 Passing Tournament on Sunday at the StubHub Center in Carson. The event, which is expected to last most of the day, is being coordinated by Long Beach Poly coach Antonio Pierce. JSerra, Santa Margarita and Los Alamitos were invited to partici
    Wed Jun 17, 2015
  • 2015 fall sports surveys
    Orange County High School Coaches, We need your help to supply us with rosters and other information about your teams for the 2015 fall sports. Click on a link below to download a team survey in Microsoft Word format (.doc). Fill out the survey, save it and e-mail it back to us at preps@ocreg
    Wed Jun 17, 2015
  • Fryer: Look ahead shows Mater Dei on top in two sports BY STEVE FRYER
    The final high school sports column of the 2014-15 high school sports year starts with a look ahead to the 2015-16 high school sports year. The super-early football preseason top 10, super-subject to change between now and when our 2015 football preview is published in August, goes like this … 1. Mater Dei (9-3 in 2014): T
    Thu Jun 11, 2015
  • Video: Highlights from the Athlete & Coach of the Year banquet By JONATHAN KHAMIS
    The 2014-15 athletes and coaches of the year were awarded at the Marconi Museum in Tustin. Angels hall of famer Bobby Grich and former Ducks' goalie Guy Hebert were the guest speakers. Video by Jonathan Khamis and Drew A. Kelley, OCVarsity.com.
    Thu Jun 11, 2015
  • Hot Shots: 2015 O.C. Register Athlete & Coach of the Year Awards
    Check out a slideshow of the 2015 O.C. Register /OCVarsity Athlete & Coach of the Year Awards held at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.
    Wed Jun 10, 2015
  • Meet O.C.'s top high school athletes for 2014-15
    Click through the slideshow to see the Register's award winners and All-County teams for the 2014-15 season. Here is a list of the Register's award winners, starting with the Athletes of the Year and then a list of
    Wed Jun 10, 2015
  • Darnold is the O.C. Boys Athlete of the Year BY STEVE FRYER
    “One town, one team” is not the official motto of San Clemente High, although it accurately summarizes the close school-community relationship. That dynamic produced one heck of an athlete this year. Sam Darnold led San Clemente to a CIF-SS football championship game while setting school passing records. He was
    Tue Jun 09, 2015
  • Football: Orange County to be well-represented at 605 all-star game BY DAN ALBANO
    Orange County will be well-represented tonight at the 48th annual 605 All-Star Football Classic at Cerritos College. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. and Coach Anthony White of Buena Park is guiding the East te
    Fri Jun 05, 2015
  • Football: OLu's Bynum transfers to Buena Park, Nelson grabs Pac-12 offer BY DAN ALBANO
    Orange Lutheran senior-to-be slot back and return man Elijah Bynum (5-10, 170) has enrolled at Buena Park, Coyotes football coach Anthony White confirmed. Bynum rushed for 288 yard
    Fri Jun 05, 2015