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  • OCVarsity On the Record: Episode 8 By BRIAN WHITEHEAD and DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Welcome back to OCVarsity On the Record with Brian Whitehead and Damian Calhoun. This week, the guys celebrate their two-month anniversary by hosting OCVarsity's Kenny Connolly (again) and Nathan Percy. How does St. Margaret's feel about playing a 16th football game? And how important are head coaches to gridiron success?
    Thu Dec 18, 2014
  • Mission Viejo ends Northwood's streak
    Samantha Leyds scored 24 points to lead visiting Mission Viejo to a 56-49 victory over Northwood in a nonleague girls basketball game Wednesday. The loss snapped a seven-game win streak for the Timberwolves (7-3). Taylor Loskot added 18 points for Mission Viejo (6-2), which led 28-26 at halftime. Kaitlyn
    Wed Dec 17, 2014
  • Girls basketball: Rugged TOC great for development BY JEREMY BALAN
    The Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix this week isn’t necessarily about winning for the three Orange County teams entering the elite tournament. All three coaches – Mater Dei’s Kevin Kiernan, Brea Olinda’s Jeff Sink and Huntington Beach’s Russell McClurg – are stressing devel
    Mon Dec 15, 2014
  • Girls basketball AOW: Kaitlyn Hsu, Northwood BY JEREMY BALAN
    KAITLYN HSU NORTHWOOD The junior guard led the Timberwolves (8-1) to a 4-0 week, averaging 24.5 points during the stretch, including a season-high 38 points in a 67-65 victory over El Modena. Against El Modena, Hsu made five 3-pointers and has duplicated that result twice this season. She’s made at least one s
    Mon Dec 15, 2014
  • Girls basketball: OCVarsity Top 10 (12-15-14) BY JEREMY BALAN
    Records through Sunday 1. Mater Dei, 7-1 Took off last week to prepare for the Nike Tournament of Champions. 2. Brea Olinda, 5-0 Impressed with 55-34 win over No. 7 Fairmont Prep on Friday. 3. Troy, 4-4 Four losses, but all to quality teams. Single-digit losses to Redondo and
    Mon Dec 15, 2014
  • Richardson lifts Brea in top-10 battle BY JEREMY BALAN
    BREA – Brea Olinda was impressive in phases Friday night. In the first quarter against visiting Fairmont Prep, the Ladycats shot the lights out. In the second quarter, they overcame shooting woes with key offensive rebounds. In the second half, Brea locked down the Huskies, who came into the game averaging just more than 64 points
    Fri Dec 12, 2014
  • Brea Olinda's Sink talks titles as wins pile up BY JEREMY BALAN
    Brea Olinda’s Jeff Sink likes to joke that he started coaching when Moses was still a point guard. That longevity has also featured a ton of success, and the coach, who has won six state titles and is in his 32nd year of coaching girls basketball, passed another milestone last week. With a 74-21 win over Highland of
    Mon Dec 08, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Thursday's girls basketball (12-4-14)
    Click through the slideshow to see photos from two girls basketball games played on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014: Fairmont Prep vs. Fullerton and Huntington Beach vs. Beckman.
    Fri Dec 05, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Monday's girls basketball (12-1-14)
    Click through the slideshow to see photos from photos from two girls basketball games - Foothill vs. University and Yorba Linda vs. Woodbridge - played on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014.
    Wed Dec 03, 2014
  • OCVarsity Girls Basketball Preview '14-15
    The Register and OC Varsity have put together their preview for the 2014-15 girls basketball season. It is appearing now online, and it will be included in Saturday's OC Varsity section of the Register. Click on the links to check it out:
    Thu Nov 27, 2014
  • Girls basketball preview: O.C. Top 10 BY JEREMY BALAN
    THE REGISTER'S O.C. TOP 10 FOR 2014-15: 1. MATER DEI: The Monarchs will have plenty of talent to surround Katie Lou Samuelson, but Mater Dei is ranked at the top of the county because it returns the top player in the country. Samuelson, a Connecticut commit, averaged 26.3 points and 9.8 rebounds per game while
    Wed Nov 26, 2014
  • Girls basketball preview: Top 10 Players to Watch BY JEREMY BALAN
    The Register's list of the Top 10 Players to Watch for the 2014-15 season. TOP 10 PLAYERS TO WATCH (Listed alphabetically) Tori Anderson Santa Margarita, So. The 5-foot-9 guard was Orange County’s top freshman last season, leading the Eagles in scoring with 14
    Wed Nov 26, 2014
  • No Coco, but JSerra has House, lots of confidence BY JEREMY BALAN
    One of Orange County’s most dynamic and exiting scorers likely won’t be able to participate this season, impacting not only her own decorated high school career, but also the prospects of one of the county’s best teams. Coco Miller, who already holds JSerra’s career scoring record after averaging 22.8 point
    Wed Nov 26, 2014
  • Girls basketball preview: Other players to watch BY JEREMY BALAN
    The Register's Other Players to Watch for the 2014-15 season. OTHER PLAYERS TO WATCH Julia Ackerman, JSerra, So. Medina Ali, Connelly, Sr. Chynna Autele, Tustin, Sr. Emma Bankson, San Clemente, Sr. Gloria Bates, Orange Lutheran; Jr. Karen Beltran
    Wed Nov 26, 2014
  • Girls basketball preview: Important dates BY JEREMY BALAN
    IMPORTANT DATES Nike Tournament of Champions, Phoenix, Ariz., Dec. 18-22; West Coast Jamboree, various sites, Northern California, Dec. 27-30; Battle at the Beach, Dec. 1-6; Ladycat Classic, Dec 1-6; Matt Denning Hoops Classic, Jan. 3; Nike Extravaganza, Feb. 6-7; CIF-SS first round, Feb. 20-21; CIF-SS second round, Feb 24-25; CIF
    Wed Nov 26, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Fall Signing Day photos (updated)
    Click through the slideshow to see more photos from Orange County Register photographers from Signing Day events throughout Orange County. This slideshow has been updated to include photos from Canyon, Capistrano Valley and Trabuco Hills. It also includes photos from Aliso Niguel, Beckman, JSerra, Laguna Beach, Mater Dei, Mission Viejo a
    Wed Nov 12, 2014
  • Fall Signing Day 2014: O.C. athletes who signed
    A list of the Orange County athletes who signed their National Letter of Intent (or submitted a letter of commitment to an Ivy League school or military academy) during the Fall signing period. The next signing day for the 2014-15 school year - Feb. 4, 2015. Football, soccer and boys water polo players can sign at that time. 
    Wed Nov 12, 2014
  • 2014-15 winter sports surveys
    Coaches, As we head toward the 2014-15 winter sports season, we need your help to supply us with rosters and other information about your teams. 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@ocre
    Thu Oct 30, 2014
  • Girls basketball: Neah Odom transfers out of Mater Dei BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Mater Dei girls basketball coach Kevin Kiernan confirmed Wednesday evening that talented junior forward Neah Odom is no longer a part of the Monarchs program.  "I have not seen Neah since spring when school let out," Kiernan said via text message. "Not sure where she went, have not heard from her. "She is a rea
    Wed Sep 03, 2014
  • 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