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  • Fryer: JSerra basketball takes familiar path By STEVE FRYER
    In 2006, JSerra hired Brett Kay, then 26, away from Capistrano Valley Christian to coach its baseball team. That worked out well for JSerra. Kay has coached the Lions to three Trinity League championships, recently earned his 200th career coaching victory and has the team in first place in the league and at No. 1 in the
    Thu Apr 28, 2016
  • Rosters for O.C. North-South All-Star Game on Saturday
    The 51st annual Orange County North-South All-Star Basketball Games will be held Saturday at Cypress College. The girls game starts at 5 p.m. and the boys at 7 p.m. Both games are presented by the Orange Coast Optimist Club. GIRLS GAME
    Thu Apr 21, 2016
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: All-County boys and girls basketball teams
    The Register has made its selections for the All-County boys and girls basketball teams, including the winners of the O.C. Player of the Year and O.C. Coach of the Year awards. As part of our coverage, we
    Fri Apr 01, 2016
  • Girls basketball player of the year: Reili Richardson, Brea Olinda By KENNY CONNOLLY
    There was no guarantee that she would be back on that stage. No way of knowing she and her teammates would get another crack at capturing a state title. Of the 12 girls basketball teams that reached the 2015 CIF State Championships, only two found their way back for the 2016 championship round. Brea Olinda, led by standout guard Reili
    Fri Apr 01, 2016
  • All-County girls basketball: First team By KENNY CONNOLLY
    The Register’s All-County girls basketball team. FIRST TEAM Reili Richardson Brea Olinda, Guard, Sr. The Register's player of the year. A
    Fri Apr 01, 2016
  • Girls basketball coach of the year: Melissa Barajas, Sonora By KENNY CONNOLLY
    Sonora basketball has been good to Melissa Barajas and her family, and the same can be said the other way around. The Barajas family has been more than good to Sonora hoops. In the last 13 months, Barajas has watched her son, Christian Rhodes, help the Raiders capture a CIF-SS boys championship, and she guided - wit
    Fri Apr 01, 2016
  • All-County girls basketball: Second Team through Sixth Team By KENNY CONNOLLY
    The Register’s All-County girls basketball teams. SECOND TEAM Jayda Adams, Mater Dei, Jr. Natalia Bruening, Corona del Mar, Sr. Cierra Hall, Fairmont Prep, Jr. Tristen Rollon, Fairmont Prep, Jr. Sydney Sharp, Foothill, Sr. THIRD TE
    Fri Apr 01, 2016
  • Girls basketball: Richardson up for state player of the year By KENNY CONNOLLY
    Brea Olinda senior Reili Richardson was recently named one of seven finalists for the coveted title of Ms. Basketball in California, Cal-Hi Sports’ annual State Player of the Year award. The Arizona State-bound guard averaged better than 21 points and six assists per game for the Ladycats this season. Brea turned in a 29-4 r
    Fri Apr 01, 2016
  • CIF State basketball championships: Saturday's scores
    The scores from the CIF State Championship games for boys and girls basketball. CIF STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPSat Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento Saturday's scores BOYS BASKETBA
    Sat Mar 26, 2016
  • Brea Olinda girls make 10th state title a special one By LANDON NEGRI
    SACRAMENTO – He won one for his own thumb, and his program earned one for its other thumb. But maybe the secret to success for the Brea Olinda girls basketball team and Coach Jeff Sink is that it has never, ever felt like a routine. “It doesn’t get old,” Sink said. “I get old, clearly. But the
    Thu Mar 24, 2016
  • Richardson motivates Brea Olinda in quest for 10th state title By KENNY CONNOLLY
    BREA – Thirty-plus years of coaching experience in the books and Jeff Sink has never made a deal with a devil, until now. The Brea Olinda girls basketball roster – loaded with players too young to even have a learner’s permit for driving – has agreed to the same pact, which was vocalized Saturday night by s
    Wed Mar 23, 2016
  • CIF State championship preview: Brea Olinda vs. St. Francis By KENNY CONNOLLY
    The Register's preview of the CIF State Championship game between Brea Olinda and St. Francis of Sacramento. CIF STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS DIVISION I Brea Olinda (28-4) vs. St. Francis of Sacramento (29-5) Where, when: Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, Thursday, 6 p.m. Fan info: t
    Wed Mar 23, 2016
  • 2015-16 All-CIF girls basketball teams (updated)
    The All-CIF girls basketball teams. OPEN DIVISION (updated) Player of the year: Valerie Higgins, Chaminade Coach of the year: Kelli Di Muro, Chaminade First team: Alexis Griggsby, Sierra Canyon; Cierra Hall, Fairmont Prep; Jasmine Jones, Long Beach Poly; Amber Melgoza, Santa Ba
    Mon Mar 21, 2016
  • Richardson, Brea Olinda leave big stage with DI regional title By KENNY CONNOLLY
    LONG BEACH – Brea Olinda’s players refer to it as “arena ball,” the product of playing on a significantly larger, foreign stage. Eyes get a little bigger and shooting percentages drop. Having played in such a venue before, Ladycats senior Reili Richardson knew the remedy for it: attack the rim.
    Sat Mar 19, 2016
  • Mater Dei flustered, falls to Cajon in regional title game By KENNY CONNOLLY
    LONG BEACH – Their miscues were uncharacteristic gaffes. Traveling violations. Stepping on end lines. Failing to switch on ball screens. As those blunders added up, so too did the deficit Mater Dei was facing.
    Sat Mar 19, 2016
  • Orange Lutheran roars back at end, but falls short in DIII final By LANDON NEGRI
    ONTARIO – Tom Howard knew his team’s runaway victory over Lakeside of Lake Elsinore three weeks ago was going to be a distant memory in Saturday’s CIF Division III Southern California Regional final. For Howard and the Orange Lutheran girls basketball team, it became too distant of a memory. Senior guard
    Sat Mar 19, 2016
  • Girls basketball regional final previews By KENNY CONNOLLY
    CIF STATE REGIONAL GIRLS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS DIVISION I Brea Olinda (27-4) vs. Vista Murrieta (30-4) Where, when: Walter Pyramid at Long Beach State, Saturday, 1 p.m. Fan info: General admission, $18; students (w/school ID), seniors, children (13 and under), $10; parking, $5
    Fri Mar 18, 2016
  • Boys & girls basketball regionals: Updated schedule
    The scores and updated schedule for the CIF boys and girls basketball regional and state playoffs.  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
    Thu Mar 17, 2016
  • Richardson leads Brea past Troy, into final By ANDREW TURNER
    FULLERTON – Brea Olinda girls basketball coach Jeff Sink has one of his younger teams in recent memory. There is only one senior on the roster, but that doesn’t matter when the one senior is Arizona State signee Reili Richardson. Richardson scored 21 points to go with nine rebounds in leading the Ladycat
    Wed Mar 16, 2016
  • Revamped Mater Dei earns chance to play for regional title By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    SANTA ANA – Losing is never an acceptable conclusion, but for the Mater Dei girls basketball team, one loss helped get them refocused and now they’re one step away from a CIF State title appearance. After losing in the CIF-SS Open Division, the Monarchs hit the reset button on the season and con
    Wed Mar 16, 2016
  • Orange Lutheran girls reach regional final By MICHAEL AMBROSE
    Orange – Orange Lutheran continued to steamroll through the postseason, pasting Mark Keppel, 66-43, at home to advance to the CIF Division III Southern California Regional final. The Lancers have won nine in a row with an average margin of victory of 21, and are poised to advance to their third state
    Wed Mar 16, 2016
  • Richardson leads Brea Olinda past Troy By ANDREW TURNER
    FULLERTON – Brea Olinda girls basketball coach Jeff Sink has one of his younger teams in recent memory. There is only one senior on the roster, but that doesn’t matter when the one senior is Arizona State signee Reili Richardson. Richardson scored 21 points to go with nine rebounds in leading the Ladycat
    Tue Mar 15, 2016
  • Basketball regionals: Tuesday & Saturday schedules
    Schedule for the boys and girls basketball Southern California Regional. BOYS BASKETBALLOPEN DIVISIONRegional semifinals, Tuesday, 7 p.m.Foothills Christian vs. Chino Hills at Colony HighCathedral/San Diego vs. Bishop Montgomery at El Camino College
    Mon Mar 14, 2016
  • Roundup: No drama this time as CdM falls to La Cañada By KENNY CONNOLLY
    Their thrilling first installment produced plenty of drama: a double-digit fourth-quarter comeback and a controversial buzzer-beating winner. It also also left open the prospect for a rematch somewhere down the road. While the excitement and anticipation for Saturday night’s sequel between Corona del Mar and La Cañad
    Sat Mar 12, 2016
  • Girls basketball regionals: Saturday's scores, updated schedule
    Scores and updated schedule for the Southern California Regionals for girls basketball. GIRLS BASKETBALL OPEN DIVISIONRegional semifinals, Tuesday, 7 p.m.Mission Hills at ChaminadeLong Beach Poly at Clovis West
    Sat Mar 12, 2016