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  • Swim: SOCAL's Ella Eastin claims another title at Juniors BY DAN ALBANO
    Ella Eastin is staying hot in San Antonio. The former Crean Lutheran swimmer and Stanford signee added the 400-meter individual medley to her title haul Friday at the Speedo Junior Natio
    Sat Aug 01, 2015
  • Swim: Ella Eastin captures 200 fly at Speedo Juniors BY DAN ALBANO
    Former Crean Lutheran standout swimmer Ella Eastin captured the 200-meter butterfly for her SOCAL club on the first day of the Speed
    Fri Jul 31, 2015
  • Santa Margarita's Shoults picks Stanford BY DAN ALBANO
    Reigning Register boys swimmer of the year Grant Shoults has committed to Stanford, the Santa Margarita senior-to-be announced Saturday. "It's been an exciting process learning about some of the top swimming programs across the country and getting to know some of the best coaches and swimmers in the world," the Mission Viejo
    Sat Jul 25, 2015
  • Katie McLaughlin blazes in Nadadores farewell BY DAN ALBANO
    MISSION VIEJO – The smiles and high fives from Katie McLaughlin seemed to flow with a new-found confidence and comfort over the weekend at the TYR Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions. And once again Sunday, her world-class execution in the pool featured a similar ease. If this really was a farewell meet of sorts fo
    Sun Jun 28, 2015
  • McLaughlin earns perk with record at Swim Meet of Champions BY DAN ALBANO
    MISSION VIEJO – Katie McLaughlin flashed a sly smile just before the finals of the women’s 50-meter freestyle Saturday night at the TYR Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions. The 17-year-old was about to experience the spoils of her record-setting performance earlier in the 200 freestyle and wore the look of a youngste
    Sat Jun 27, 2015
  • McLaughlin delivers world-ranked surprise in prelims BY DAN ALBANO
    MISSION VIEJO One trademark of Bill Rose’s hall-of-fame coaching career has been his ability to challenge swimmers in ways that unlock potential. But even the Mission Viejo Nadadores’ master motivator doesn’t always know what surprise awaits. Katie McLaughlin proved that Frid
    Sat Jun 27, 2015
  • Nevada's Houck wins close 1,500 free with strong finish BY DAN ALBANO
    MISSION VIEJO Like a youth eager to impress and full of vigor, Nitro Swimming attacked the first part of the men’s 1,500-meter freestyle Thursday. The up-and-coming club from Austin, Texas, had two 16-year-olds and a 17-year-old holding down the top three spots early in the longest race on the opening night of the TYR Fran Crippen
    Thu Jun 25, 2015
  • Swim Meet of Champions boasts its largest field BY DAN ALBANO
    A blend of U.S. national team members, international Olympians and up-and-coming talent is set to lead almost 1,000 swimmers into this weekend’s TYR Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions in Mission Viejo. The four-day meet kicks off Thursday at the Marguerite Recreation Center at 5 p.m. and will boast its largest field, said
    Wed Jun 24, 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
  • Boys water polo: Northwood's Manderino resigns after two playoff seasons BY DAN ALBANO
    Northwood boys water polo coach Jocelyn Manderino, who guided the Timberwolves to the Division 1 playoffs in each of her two seasons in the challenging Pacific Coast League, has resigned for personal r
    Fri Jun 05, 2015
  • 2015 Register's All-County girls swimming & diving team BY DAN ALBANO
    The Register’s All-County girls swimming and diving team. 200 MEDLEY RELAY Crean Lutheran (Emily Eastin, Jr., Ella Eastin, Sr., Tianna Jorgenson, Jr., Katia Young, Jr.) 1:42.23-CA; JSerra (Katie Glavinovich, So., Catherine Lowengrub, Jr., Sonia Wang, Sr., Kaitlyn Albertoli, Sr.) 1:42.29-D1; Santa Margarita (Andrea La
    Fri May 29, 2015
  • 2015 Register's girls swimmer of the year: Katie McLaughlin, Santa Margarita BY DAN ALBANO
    It was a perfect ending for Katie McLaughlin. The Santa Margarita swimmer known for placing a high-value on team competition blazed the final four laps of the 400-yard freestyle relay earlier this month to seal her fo
    Fri May 29, 2015
  • 2015 Girls swim coach of the year: Kevin Clements, JSerra BY DAN ALBANO
    The challenges for JSerra girls swimming coach Kevin Clements seemed to pile up this spring. Standout sprinter Kaitlyn Albertoli was on the comeback trail after surgery and she battled asthma and allergies. Distance stalwart Brittany Kahn was slowed by a cranky shoulder. The Lions tried to stay afloat in the challeng
    Fri May 29, 2015
  • Spring notes: CIF sees 'bigger' future for new state meet
    California’s inaugural CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships didn’t attract the majority of the top Orange County swimmers, but the state organization remains excited about the future of the meet even with a new obstacle on the horizon. “This is only going to grow and become bigger and bigger,” Roger Blak
    Mon May 25, 2015
  • Girls swimming AOW: Ella Eastin, Crean Lutheran BY DAN ALBANO
    Ella Eastin Crean Lutheran The senior won the 200 individual medley and breaststroke and led off the Saints’ national private high school-record 400 free relay at the first CIF State meet.
    Mon May 25, 2015
  • Girls scholar-athlete: Eliana Yellin, Capistrano Valley BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Eliana Yellin Capistrano Valley Swimming GPA: 4.34 Yellin is a four-year varsity member of the Cougars’ swim team. She is also a two-year captain. She is taking five AP classes (calculus, Spanish, English literature, U.S. Government and psychology). She won the 200 free at the So
    Mon May 25, 2015
  • JSerra beats out Crean Lutheran for first state title BY DAN ALBANO
    FRESNO - They burst onto Orange County’s swimming scene as freshmen, instantly helping turn a school into a powerhouse. They stayed champions the next season, but after a high-profile transfer in their ranks, they persevered to stay contenders without as much of the spotlight. And so went the story of JSerra’s girls until the
    Sat May 23, 2015
  • State swim/dive: Finals top-8 results (JSerra girls claim first California title) BY DAN ALBANO
    BOYS SWIMMING CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships At Clovis West Finals Final team standings – 1. Northgate 192; 2. San Ramon Valley 133; 3. Oak Ridge 123;
    Sat May 23, 2015
  • State title comes with a twist for Crean's Young BY DAN ALBANO
    FRESNO - Colten Young’s favorite dives are twisters. So with a chance Saturday to seal a convincing victory at the inaugural CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships with a twister, he was in perfect position. The Crean Lutheran sophomore hurtled toward the end of the 1-meter springboard in the 11th and final round, leape
    Sat May 23, 2015
  • Fairmont Prep's Lee finishes eighth in state BY DAN ALBANO
    FRESNO - Die-hard aquatics fans know Michelle Lee for mentoring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on a celebrity diving show a few years ago. “It was really fun and I’m happy I got to do that,” Lee said of her time on the short-lived series “Splash”. Lee stays in touch with the basketball legend thro
    Sat May 23, 2015
  • CIF state/dive: Prelim results, girls diving results BY DAN ALBANO
    PHOTOS: Trojan club teammates Michelle Lee of Fairmont Prep, Olivia Rosendahl of Immaculate Heart and Carly S
    Fri May 22, 2015
  • O.C. swimmers positioned for impact at state finals BY DAN ALBANO
    FRESNO - Orange County’s small but determined fleet of swimmers had its reasons Friday for arriving at the inaugural CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships. JSerra’s Kaitlyn Albertoli came for a chance to race after a health scare last week. Teammate Karli Thuen wanted another attempt at improving her times
    Fri May 22, 2015
  • Notes: Crean Lutheran, JSerra girls contenders for state title BY DAN ALBANO
    FRESNO Crean Lutheran and JSerra’s girls are both expected to contend for team titles at the inaugural CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships, which begin in earnest Friday afternoon with swimming prelims at Clovis West. Both Orange County powers are at full-strength for the two-day meet. JSerra’s roster has been bolster
    Fri May 22, 2015