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  • Swim: Orange Lutheran boys tie No. 1 Santa Margarita (Thursday leaderboard) By DAN ALBANO
    BOYS SWIMMING Orange Coast League LAGUNA BEACH 101, CALVARY CHAPEL 64 Trinity League SANTA MARGARITA 85, ORANGE LUTHERAN 85 MATER DEI 115, ST. JOHN BOSCO 51 Nonleague CORONA DEL MAR 90, NEWPORT HARBOR 80
    Thu Apr 28, 2016
  • Swim: Wednesday's leaderboard By DAN ALBANO
    BOYS SWIMMING Crestview League FOOTHILL 117, VILLA PARK 53 Golden West League Ocean View 125, Loara 36 North Hills League BREA OLINDA 116, CANYON 54 Orange Coast League ESTANCIA 115, GODINEZ 53 COSTA MESA 117, SADDLEBACK 42 Pacific Coast League NORTHWOOD 111,
    Wed Apr 27, 2016
  • Foothill triumphs in league showdown with Villa Park By DAN ALBANO
    SANTA ANA Probably no other high school in America could match the collection of former Olympian offspring that was assembled Wednesday at Foothill’s pool. Five children of two medal-winning U.S. Olympic swimmers raced as the host Knights and Villa Park tried to settle the dual-meet lead in the Crestview League. The proud f
    Wed Apr 27, 2016
  • McLaughlin's comeback continues this weekend at SMOC By DAN ALBANO
    Katie McLaughlin’s comeback from a neck injury will be among the storylines at the TYR Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions this weekend in Mission Viejo. The Mission Viejo Nadadores and U.S. national team swimmer frac
    Wed Apr 27, 2016
  • Swim: Tuesday's leaderboard By DAN ALBANO
    BOYS SWIMMING Empire League KENNEDY 121, TUSTIN 45 Nonleague DANA HILLS 102, SAN JUAN HILLS 68 Sea View League MISSION VIEJO 92.5, EL TORO 77.5 South Coast League TESORO 113, SAN CLEMENTE 57 TRABUCO HILLS 110, CAPO VALLEY 60 Sunset League EDISON 99, NEWPORT H
    Wed Apr 27, 2016
  • Boys water polo: Huntington Beach's Wojciechowski, Hurst commit to Cal By DAN ALBANO
    All-County water polo player Ethan Wojciechowski of Huntington Beach and fellow junior teammate Ryan Hurst have committed to Cal, Oilers boys coach Sasa Branisavljevic confirmed Wednesday. Wojciechowski was a first-team All-County selection last season and is one
    Wed Apr 27, 2016
  • Swim notes: Pacific Coast boys race ramped up By DAN ALBANO
    One of the most competitive leagues in Orange County swimming has gotten even tougher. The upcoming Pacific Coast League boys finals, featuring top-five ranked University, Northwood and Corona del Mar, add
    Tue Apr 26, 2016
  • Girls swimming O.C. top 10 (4-25-16) By DAN ALBANO
    GIRLS O.C. TOP 10 1. Tesoro 2. Santa Margarita 3. Crean Lutheran 4. Edison 5. Woodbridge 6. Mater Dei 7. Irvine 8T. Foothill 8T. Fountain Valley 10. Los Alamitos Contact the writer: dalbano@ocregister
    Mon Apr 25, 2016
  • Girls swimmer of the week: Elise Garcia, Crean Lutheran By DAN ALBANO
    ELISE GARCIA CREAN LUTHERAN The sophomore claimed the 50-yard freestyle (23.54) and 100 butterfly (54.29) and anchored two winning relays to help the Saints place second overall at the Foothill Swim Games. She received female swimmer of the meet honors. Contact the writer:
    Mon Apr 25, 2016
  • Swim: Santa Margarita's Shoults receives humorous congratulations from Cavic By DAN ALBANO
    Santa Margarita’s Grant Shoults received a humorous congratulatory message on Twitter after the Foothill Swim Games from a legendary Orange County swimmer. Tustin graduate M
    Mon Apr 25, 2016
  • Girls water polo: Laguna Beach's Leggett departs for Dos Pueblos By DAN ALBANO
    Laguna Beach water polo player Sophie Leggett, a second-team All-County pick last season as a freshman, has enrolled at Dos Pueblos of Goleta, her father, Keith, confirmed Saturday. Leggett, a
    Sat Apr 23, 2016
  • Santa Margarita's Shoults breaks two meet records at Foothill Swim Games By DAN ALBANO
    Maybe rest is overrated, at least for some. Many of Orange County’s elite swimmers showed again Saturday at the 44th Foothill Swim Games that they don’t need to be fully rested to blaze times in the pool. Behind a pair of eye-popping meet records by Santa Margarita’s Grant Shoults, county swimmers raced t
    Sat Apr 23, 2016
  • Swim: Foothill Swim Games finals results (top-8) By DAN ALBANO
    Mater Dei's 200-yard free relay, from left, of Payton Thomas, Kirby Slater, Clint Hurdle and Christian Hockenbury won in a meet-record 1:26.50 on Saturday at
    Sat Apr 23, 2016
  • Swim: Updated records watch for Foothill Swim Games finals By DAN ALBANO
    Foothill Swim Games meet records (updated) BOYS200 MR -- 1:34.05 University 2014200 free -- 1:39.21 Shoults 2014200 IM -- 1:48.51, Shoults 201550 free - 19.96 Cavic 2002100 fly - 48.87 Cavic 2002100 free -- 45.71 Hofstadter 2015500 free -- 4:21.13 Shoults 2015200 free relay --
    Sat Apr 23, 2016
  • Swim: Foothill's Mykkanen, Crean's Garcia blaze prelims at Foothill Swim Games By DAN ALBANO
    BOYS SWIMMING Nonleague VILLA PARK 114, BUENA PARK 55 GIRLS SWIMMING Nonleague VILLA PARK 135, BUENA PARK 21 Foothill Swim Games Prelims Top-8 a
    Fri Apr 22, 2016
  • Swim: Girls prelims psych sheet for Foothill Swim Games By DAN ALBANO
    The girls take their turn at prelims this afternoon at the Foothill Swim Games. And just like on the boys side, plenty of fast racing appears ahead. T
    Fri Apr 22, 2016
  • Fast times surface during boys Foothill Swim Games prelims By DAN ALBANO
    If Thursday's boys prelims were any indication, the finals of the Foothill Swim Games on Saturday morning will be fast. Top-ranked Santa Margarita and No. 2 Mater Dei each blazed in the 200-yard freestyle relay while red-hot Hunter Hitchens set the Northwood record
    Fri Apr 22, 2016
  • Swim: Foothill Swim Games boys prelims results (updated) By DAN ALBANO
    BOYS SWIMMING Trinity League ST. JOHN BOSCO 90, JSERRA 81 Foothill Swim Games Prelims Top 8 advance to Saturday’s 10 a.m. finals 200 medley relay (OCR standard 1:47.00) – Nor 1:37.71; Uni 1:39.43; MD 1:39.95; NH 1:40.56; Irv 1:40.67; Buchanan 1:41.76; SM 1:42.27; MD B 1:42.5
    Thu Apr 21, 2016
  • Swim: Edison coach Riley to step down after season By DAN ALBANO
    Veteran Edison swim coach Diggy Riley will resign at the end of the season, he said Thursday. Riley, 53, said he is excited for the season's stretch drive of the Sunset League finals and CIF but is looking forward to a break and traveling.
    Thu Apr 21, 2016
  • Swim: Psych sheet for boys Foothill Swim Games By DAN ALBANO
    The Foothill Swim Games begin today with the boys prelims at Foothill. The psych sheet below shows that red-hot Hunter Hitchens of Northwood will race along side Santa Margarita's Grant Shoults in the 200 free this afternoon.
    Thu Apr 21, 2016
  • Swim: Wednesday's leaderboard By DAN ALBANO
    BOYS SWIMMING Garden Grove League GARDEN GROVE 86, LOS AMIGOS 80 North Hills League BREA OLINDA 132, EL MODENA 38 Orange Coast League LAGUNA BEACH 117, ESTANCIA 48 Orange Coast League CALVARY CHAPEL 102, SADDLEBACK 58 Pacific Coast League NORTHWOOD 86, CORONA DEL MAR
    Thu Apr 21, 2016
  • Hitchens provides huge lift as Northwood boys slip past CdM By DAN ALBANO
    NEWPORT BEACH Hunter Hitchens waited about a year for Wednesday to arrive. The Northwood sophomore swimmer didn’t let the opportunity at Corona del Mar slip away. He reeled it in. In his first meet of the season, Hitchens rallied from a body-length deficit going into his anchor leg in the 400-yard freestyle r
    Wed Apr 20, 2016
  • Swim: Tesoro's Kim breaks 50-seconds in fly to pace Tuesday leaderboard By DAN ALBANO
    Edison's Nora Deleske and her breaststroke help pace an updated O.C. print-edition leaderboard from Tuesday. To update times on the OCVarsity.com leaderboards, please contact dalbano@ocre
    Wed Apr 20, 2016
  • Girls swimming O.C. top 10 (4-18-16) By DAN ALBANO
    O.C. TOP 10 1. Tesoro 2. Santa Margarita 3. Crean Lutheran 4. Edison 5. Mater Dei 6. Woodbridge 7. Irvine 8. Fountain Valley 9. Foothill 10. Los Alamitos Contact the writer: dalbano@ocregister.com
    Mon Apr 18, 2016
  • Swim notes: Aliso Niguel boys on the rise By DAN ALBANO
    They’re young and not drawing much attention yet but Aliso Niguel’s boys swim team is on the rise. The Wolverines took a major step toward defending their Sea View League title last week by upsetting No. 10 and host Mission Viejo, 86-84.
    Mon Apr 18, 2016