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  • La Habra girls basketball coach resigns BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Jim Bohn confirmed Monday evening that after four seasons coaching La Habra High’s girls basketball team, he has resigned for personal reasons. “There are some family issues that I have to direct my attention to right now,” Bohn explained. “It was a tough decision. We have a great varsity class returning ne
    Mon Aug 18, 2014
  • Lofink to coach Canyon girls basketball team
    Mark Lofink has been hired as the girls basketball coach at Canyon, the school announced on July 16. Lofink has been a junior varsity head coach and assistant coach at Orange Lutheran for the past 15 seasons. "Coach Lofink brings a weath of knowledge from his almost two decades of coaching experience in high-profile progra
    Tue Jul 22, 2014
  • Samuelson back at work after winning world title BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Mater Dei girls basketball coach Kevin Kiernan spent part of this past Sunday on his couch, tuned in to ESPN to watch his star player, Katie Lou Samuelson, help Team USA’s U17 squad win the FIBA World Championship in the Czech Republic. With a day of traveling ahead of her to get back stateside, the last place the Mon
    Fri Jul 11, 2014
  • El Dorado uses summer to improve BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    There’s no question the El Dorado girls basketball team had one of the most successful showings in the school’s history this past season. The Golden Hawks went 28-6 and made deep runs in the CIF-Southern Section and Regional playoffs. As memorable as the season was, however, El Dorado wants to top it next season, and
    Tue Jul 01, 2014
  • Summer notebook: Samuelson leading unbeaten U.S. team
    Mater Dei’s Katie Lou Samuelson is leading Team USA in scoring at the U-17 World Championships in the Czech Republic. Samuelson, the Register's two-time girls basketball player of the year, has averaged 15 points in the team’s three games, which were victories over China, France and Mali. - KENNY CONNOLL
    Tue Jul 01, 2014
  • Santa Margarita's DeBusk regains urge to coach BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    The last time Craig DeBusk was on the sideline for a high school basketball game was in 2008. An associate head coach at Santa Margarita alongside his father, Jerry, at the time, Craig helped the boys squad earn a trip to Sacramento, where it eventually won the Division 3 state championship. As sweet and rewarding a
    Tue Jun 24, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Athletes of the Year banquet (6-10-14)
    Check out photos from the Register’s Athletes of the Year banquet at the O.C. Sports Grill in Anaheim on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Among the awards that were handed out were the Register’s Boys Athlete of the Year (Mater Dei’s Stanley Johnson), Girls Athlete of the Year (Santa Margarita’s Katie McLaughlin), Small Sc
    Wed Jun 11, 2014
  • 2013-14: All of the OCVarsity award winners
    OC VARSITY’S 2013-14 AWARD WINNERS O.C. ATHLETES OF THE YEAR Boys athlete of the year: Stanley Johnson, Mater Dei Girls athlete of the year: Katie McLaughlin, Santa Margarita Boys small schools athlete of the year: Josh Davis, St. Margar
    Tue Jun 10, 2014
  • Santa Margarita coach Houser resigns BY MARK GARCIA
    Santa Margarita girls basketball coach Matt Houser, who guided the Eagles to two CIF championships in 2010 and 2014, announced his resignation Thursday. Santa Margarita High said in a news release Houser has accepted a women’s basketball assistant coaching position at Concordia University. In a telephone interview Th
    Thu May 22, 2014
  • Mater Dei's Samuelson makes her decision: UConn BY MARK COOPER
    Mater Dei junior Katie Lou Samuelson committed to national champion Connecticut on Monday. Samuelson, the Register’s girls basketball player of the year the last two seasons, visited UConn this spring and "loved it," Monarchs coach Kevin Kiernan said in an email. Samuelson averaged 26.3 points per game and sho
    Mon May 19, 2014
  • CIF-SS supports limits on athletes' weekly hours BY STEVE FRYER
    The CIF-Southern Section Council voted to support a statewide proposal to limit student-athlete sports participation hours to 18 hours a week and no more than four hours a day. Also at its Wednesday session, the CIF-SS Council, the section’s rules-making and rules-changing body, voted to not support a statewide proposal that would
    Wed Apr 30, 2014
  • Girls basketball: Mater Dei senior commits to Evansville By MARK COOPER
    Mater Dei senior guard Peyton Langston has committed to the University of Evansville (Ind.), Monarchs coach Kevin Kiernan said in an email. Langston averaged 5.0 points and 3.9 rebounds per game this season. She scored a season-high 13 on Jan. 28 against JSerra.
    Mon Apr 21, 2014
  • Spring Signing Day: O.C. athletes who signed
    NOTE TO OUR READERS: This list consists of athletes who officially signed their letters of intent Wednesday. The only athletes who can sign during this period are those who participate in the following sports: boys and girls basketball, baseball, softball, boys and girls golf, boys and girls lacrosse, boys and girls tennis, boys a
    Wed Apr 16, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Spring Signing Day photos
    Check out all of the Register and OCVarsity photos that were taken today at the Signing Day ceremonies across Orange County.
    Wed Apr 16, 2014
  • OCVarsity wants your Signing Day news, photos
    Wednesday is the beginning of the spring period when high school students can sign a National Letter of Intent for the following sports: baseball, softball, basketball, golf, lacrosse, volleyball, tennis, girls water polo, swimming, wrestling and hockey.  Please email your signing news to the Register and OCVarsity.com at preps@ocre
    Tue Apr 15, 2014
  • Mater Dei's Samuelson is girls basketball player of the year BY MARK COOPER
    Katie Lou Samuelson is in Nashville, Tenn., this weekend to root on her sisters and Stanford players Bonnie and Karlie in the Final Four. Three teams in the Final Four – Stanford, Connecticut and Notre Dame – are among the five schools the younger Samuelson lists as finalists for where she will attend. Th
    Fri Apr 04, 2014
  • Troy's Anderson is girls basketball coach of the year BY MARK COOPER
    After losing five of its top six players from last season, Troy entered this season with tempered expectations. The Warriors’ original goal was just to reach the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 1AA playoffs. The top 10 players in Troy’s rotation were sophomores and juniors. “We were supposed to
    Fri Apr 04, 2014
  • All-County girls basketball team BY MARK COOPER
    PLAYER OF THE YEAR KATIE LOU SAMUELSON Mater Dei, Forward, 6-3, Jr. Season highlights: Samuelson is the Register’s Player of the Year. Samuelson’s 26.3 points per game broke the Monarchs’ all-time individual points average for a season, previously held b
    Fri Apr 04, 2014
  • 2013-14 All-league girls basketball
    GIRLS BASKETBALL ALL-LEAGUE TEAMS (Please email us your league's information if you don't see it listed below.) ACADEMY LEAGUE MVP: Rachel Nagel, Whitney, Sr. First Team: Reyna Ta'amu, Whitney, Sr.; Nicole Lee, Whitney, Fr.; Lisa Yamashita, Cr
    Fri Apr 04, 2014
  • 2013-14 All-County girls basketball: Second team BY MARK COOPER
    ABBY CONKLIN San Juan Hills, F, Sr. The UC San Diego-bound Conklin led the Stallions to their best season in team history, averaging 14.7 points and 6.5 rebounds. She scored a season-high 34 in the playoffs against Charter Oak of Covina, hitting 6-of-7 3-pointers. REILI RICHARDSON Brea Olin
    Fri Apr 04, 2014
  • 2013-14 All-County girls basketball: Other teams, players BY MARK COOPER
    THIRD TEAM Tori Anderson, Santa Margarita, G, Fr. Emily Arellanes, Rosary, G, Jr. Shaylissa Jarrett, Brea Olinda, G, Jr. Priya Prasad, Tesoro, G, Jr. Jayde Woods, Mater Dei, F, So. FOURTH TEAM Gloria Bat
    Fri Apr 04, 2014
  • All-CIF girls basketball teams
    ALL-CIF GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAMS (Selected by the Southern California coaches) OPEN DIVISION Player of the Year: Jordina Canada, Windward, Sr. Coach of the Year: Vanessa Nygaard, Windward Team: Kennedy Burke, Sierra Canyon, Jr.; Chyanne Butler, Serra, Sr.,
    Tue Mar 25, 2014
  • Eagles' Williams wins Division 3A award
    Santa Margarita senior Zaire Williams was selected the player of the year in CIF-SS Division 3A, and the Eagles’ Matt Houser was selected as the division’s coach of the year. The CIF-SS announced its award winners and All-CIF selections Monday. The teams were selected by the coaches. Santa Margarita won
    Mon Mar 24, 2014
  • Magic finally runs out for Santa Margarita girls BY MARK COOPER
    ONTARIO - Almost 30 minutes after Santa Margarita’s season ended, Zaire Williams appeared through the doors of the locker room and buried her face into her father’s chest. The lone senior on the team locked down Santa Barbara’s superlative scorer Amber Melgoza, holding her to 33 pe
    Sat Mar 22, 2014
  • Santa Margarita girls have fresh outlook BY MARK COOPER
    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA – At first, they didn’t say a word to each other. When Tori Anderson found out she had to go to Morgan McMullen’s house after Santa Margarita’s summer practices while her parents were at work, she resisted. The freshmen knew little about each other but got off on the wrong foot
    Fri Mar 21, 2014