Brad Willis has been shifted from boys basketball lower levels coach to varsity girls basketball head coach at Villa Park, the school announced Wednesday.
Willis was boys basketball head coach at Pioneer of Whittier before moving to Villa Park where he is an on-campus teacher. Willis replaces Nelson Herrerra, who resigned a
Wayne Carlson, who led El Dorado’s girls basketball team to consecutive CIF-SS championship appearances, announced his retirement.
“I have had (the head coaching) position for 18 years, and during that time I have been blessed to have great student-athletes and the support of faculty, administration, and parents,&rdquo
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.
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
By year’s end, the medical tape wrapped around her left elbow and the brace supporting her right knee had become just as essential to Katie Lou Samuelson’s game day attire as the scarlet jerseys and grey Nikes.
Double-teams became the norm. Triple-teams weren’t uncommon, nor were jabs from the elbows of her oppon
Savanna girls basketball coach Don Fromknecht, who has been at the helm of the program for the past 15 seasons, announced this week he will retire at the conclusion of the school year.
Fromknecht, 61, led the Rebels to a 17-10 overall record and the Orange League title this past season.
“(Savanna administration) offe
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Please email us the name of any county athletes who will officially sign Wednesday. A list of the athletes who sign will be published in Thursday's Sports section a
Katie Lou Samuelson watched the NCAA women’s basketball national championship game in “enemy” territory Tuesday night.
With Mater Dei on spring break, she traveled to Stanford’s campus in Palo Alto to join her two sisters, Bonnie and Karlie, and all of their teammates on the Cardinal women&rsq
The Register’s All-Orange County girls basketball team for 2014-15.
GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Katie Lou Samuelson
Mater Dei, Guard/Forward, Sr.
Samuelson was also the Register’s player of the year in 2012-13 and 2013-14.
Tom Howard spent the start of this season getting to know the large collection of new players on the Orange Lutheran roster.
By the end of the season, he had seen enough to know it was a special group.
Despite having just one returning starter, Gloria Bates, the Lancers won a CIF-SS championship. For his role in tha
The Register’s All-Orange County girls basketball teams for 2014-15.
Gloria Bates, Orange Lutheran, Jr.
Cierra Hall, Fairmont Prep, So.
Shaylissa Jarrett, Brea Olinda, Sr.
Coco Miller, JSerra, Sr.
The following is a semi-encompassing review of the 2014-15 boys basketball season.
Subtitled “The State of Orange County Basketball” …
• The quality of play in the county is OK. It would be better if players would stop passing up open 12-foot jump shots so they can drive to the basket where three defenders
CHICAGO - Asia Durr scored 14 points and Taja Cole added 13 points to lead the East to an 89-87 victory over the West in the McDonald’s All-American girls basketball game on Wednesday night at the United Center.
Mater Dei's Katie Lou Samuelson scored 12 points for the West while shooting 5-for-17, including 2 of 10 on
BERKELEY – It was a game of big shots.
St. Mary’s simply made more.
Mater Dei lost to St. Mary’s of Stockton, 76-69, Saturday in the CIF State Open Division championship game at Cal.
The Monarchs shot 50 percent from the field. They made six 3-pointers.
As Mater Dei coach Kevin Kiernan sai
BERKELEY – It was a tie game at halftime.
Brea Olinda coach Jeff Sink succinctly and accurately described the rest of the game.
“In the second half,” he said, “their athletes dominated.”
Bishop O’Dowd’s Dragons quickly built a big lead in the third quarter and rolled to a 5
Katie Lou Samuelson and Andee Velasco sat at the podium at Walter Pyramid last Saturday night beaming with smiles and – maybe more so than anything – overcome with a sense of vindication.
They had finally knocked the proverbial monkey off their back.
After two previous meetings with Chaminade of West Hil
CIF STATE GIRLS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Mater Dei (31-2) vs. St. Mary’s of Stockton (33-1)
Where, when: Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, Saturday, 6 p.m.
Fan info: Tickets are $16 general admission; $10 (seniors and students with valid ID), $10 children. Parking: $10
BREA – The "Ghosts of the Alumni" overlook the basketball courts inside Brea Olinda’s on-campus gymnasium, serving as constant reminder of where the girls basketball program has been, as well as where it should strive to be.
Those ghosts are embodied in the form of nine state championship banners, hanging from the walls, fill
It’s been a challenging and successful March for Mission Viejo’s softball team.
How does April look? Also challenging.
The Diablos, undefeated going into Thursday’s game against Santa Margarita and No. 1 in county, state and national rankings, play in the Michelle Carew Classic that begins Wednesday. The tournam
CIF STATE GIRLS BASKETBALL FINALS
Brea Olinda (26-4) vs. Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland (24-9)
Where, when: at Haas Pavilion, Berkeley; Friday, 2 p.m.
Fan info: Tickets are $16 general admission; $10 (seniors and students with valid ID), $10 children. Parking: $10.
OC Varsity's Steve Fryer and Jonathan Khamis travel to Brea Olinda to preview the CIF state championships.
Can the Mater Dei boys win their fifth straight title?
Will the Mater Dei girls send off Katie Lou Samuelson with a championship?
Do the Ladycats have enough to win the title?
Mater Dei’s Katie Lou Samuelson (Open Division), Orange Lutheran’s Gloria Bates (Division 3A), Fairmont Prep’s Tristen Rollon (Division 4A) were selected the All-CIF girls basketball players of the year for their divisions. Orangewood Academy’s Jaqueline Saucedo and Estafania Giner were