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  • Swim: Top times from Mission Viejo Invitational BY DAN ALBANO
    Mission Viejo Invitational At Marguerite Recreation Center Finals Team scores – 1. Campolindo 515 ; 2. Granite Bay 334.5; 3. Las Lomas 331 Dive – 1. Hidalgo (CV) 582.30; 200-yard medley relay (2:01.00) – Acalanes 1:48.29; CL 1:51.32; 200 free (2:00.90) – El. Eastin (CL) 1:50
    Sun Mar 29, 2015
  • Girls swim: Final results from Millikan Southern Section Relays BY DAN ALBANO
    GIRLS SWIMMING Millikan Southern Section Relays At Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos Finals Team scores – 1. Santa Margarita 258; 2. Edison 226; 3, Fo
    Sat Mar 28, 2015
  • McLaughlin leads Santa Margarita girls to Millikan Relays title BY DAN ALBANO
    Santa Margarita’s girls swim team utilized its depth and a pair of speedy anchors to defend its title at the Millikan Southern Section Relays on Saturday night in Los Alamitos. Anchor Katie McLaughlin’s dash of nostalgia provided another boost.
    Sat Mar 28, 2015
  • All-County girls water polo team BY DAN ALBANO
    The Register’s All-County girls water polo team for the 2014-15 season. ******************* MAKENZIE FISCHER Laguna Beach, Senior The Register’s player of the year.
    Fri Mar 27, 2015
  • Girls swim: Santa Margarita claims six top seeds at Millikan SS Relays BY DAN ALBANO
    Sometimes domination isn't just about winning but how teams win. Laguna Beach girls water polo coach Ethan Damato recently raised that point when reviewing the Breakers' improved play this past season
    Fri Mar 27, 2015
  • Major events at Mission Viejo, Los Alamitos on Saturday BY DAN ALBANO
    Two major meets on opposite ends of Orange County will make Saturday one of the busiest and most competitive days of the swimming and diving regular season. The Mission Viejo Invitational will play host to teams from throughout the state while the finals of the girls Millikan Southern Section Relays will be held at the Joint Forces Train
    Fri Mar 27, 2015
  • Boys swim: Capo Valley's Norman sizzles against CdM, Loyola BY DAN ALBANO
    The high school swim season is young but that didn't stop Capistrano Valley's Nick Norman from throwing down times Thursday worthy of the championship season. The senior out of the Mission Viejo
    Thu Mar 26, 2015
  • Mater Dei sweeps JSerra in a dual swim meet BY DAN ALBANO
    Mater Dei swim coach Ken Dory loves the dual-meet format because of days such as Thursday. The Monarchs’ No. 9-ranked girls used their depth and strategy to open the Trinity League with a 99-70 dual-meet victory at No. 3 JSerra. “I wish there was a CIF championship for dual meets,” Dory said. “I&rsq
    Thu Mar 26, 2015
  • CdM freshman blazes two school records in victory BY DAN ALBANO
    Corona del Mar freshman Eva Merrell blazed two school records Wednesday to help lead the Sea Queens' No. 5 girls swim team past host No. 8 Irvine, 90-80, in the Pacific Coast League. The Aquazot club swimmer won the 100-yard butterfly (54.26 seconds) and 100 backstroke (56.20) in school records but also anchored the
    Wed Mar 25, 2015
  • Boys water polo: CdM's Spruth joins wave to Pepperdine BY DAN ALBANO
    Corona del Mar water polo player Garrett Spruth has committed to Pepperdine, Sea Kings boys coach Barry O'Dea confirmed. Spruth was a first-team all-Pacific Coast League selection w
    Tue Mar 24, 2015
  • Spring notes: Peirsol makes his debut
    The large straw hat and sunglasses offered protection from the sun but briefly hid his identity Saturday afternoon before the boys Millikan Southern Section Relays. But as he approached, the embroidered name on his shirt - Coach Aaron - gave him away. In his typical low-key and humble style, five-time Olympic gold medalist and world-reco
    Tue Mar 24, 2015
  • Girl swimming O.C. Top 10 (3-24-15) By DAN ALBANO
    Dual Meet Poll 1. Santa Margarita 2-0 2. Tesoro 1-1 3. JSerra 0-1 4. Crean Lutheran 0-0 5. Corona del Mar 0-0 6. Edison 1-1 7. Foothill 1-0 8. Irvine 3-0 9. Mater Dei 1-1-1 10. Capistrano Valley 0-0
    Mon Mar 23, 2015
  • Girls swimming AOW: Samantha Shelton, Santa Margarita BY DAN ALBANO
    Samantha Shelton Santa Margarita The freshman captured the 100 (52.58) and 200-yard (1:51.40) freestyles and anchored the 200 (23.63) and 400 (53.09) freestyle relays to help the No. 1 Eagles defeat No. 2 Tesoro, 101-69, in the teams’ “Dual in the Pool.”
    Mon Mar 23, 2015
  • University pushed but wins Millikan boys relays BY DAN ALBANO
    LOS ALAMITOS – The finals of the boys Millikan Southern Section Relays shifted Saturday night to the Joint Forces Training Base, offering swimmers new starting blocks and sight lines to navigate. But nothing changed with University’s championship mentality. The reigning CIF-SS Division 1 champion captured its trademar
    Sat Mar 21, 2015
  • Swim: Results from boys Millikan Southern Section Relays BY DAN ALBANO
    BOYS SWIMMING Millikan Southern Section Relays At Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos Finals Team results: 1. University 254; 2. Northwood 244; 3. Corona
    Sat Mar 21, 2015
  • University, CdM headed toward showdown at Millikan-SS Relays BY DAN ALBANO
    Pacific Coast League boys swimming rivals University and Corona del Mar are set to duel Saturday night at the finals of the 44th annual Millikan Southern Section Relays in Los Alamitos. And if either squad falters, watch out for another PCL contender: Northwood. The annual relay meet shifts to the Joint Forces Training Base in Lo
    Sat Mar 21, 2015
  • Swim: Boys Millikan SS Relays prelims pace Friday leaderboard BY DAN ALBANO
    BOYS SWIMMING Millikan SS Relays At Joint Forces Training Base, Los Al Combined Prelims (Tues, Thurs sessions) Top 8 advance to Saturday’s 5 p.m. finals 400-yard IM -- 1. CdM 3:30.02; 2. Uni 3:36.33; 3. SM 3:45.33; 4. Arc 3:45.11; 5. Nor 3:47.15; 6. Lake 3:48.18; 7. NH 3:49.16; 8. SoPa 3:57.01
    Fri Mar 20, 2015
  • Swim: Santa Margarita-Tesoro 'Dual in the Pool' paces Thursday leaderboard BY DAN ALBANO
    BOYS SWIMMING Nonleague SANTA MARGARITA 92, TESORO 78 DANA HILLS 114, EL TORO 56 OCEAN VIEW 107, ESTANCIA 59 LOS AMIGOS 117, SANTA ANA 46 HUNTINGTON BEACH 106, MIRA COSTA 64 200-yard medley relay (1:48.00) – Tes 1:36.51; SM 1:36.69; DH 1:46.76; ET 1:47.57 200 free (1:48.50) &n
    Thu Mar 19, 2015
  • Santa Margarita girls lean on depth to beat Tesoro BY DAN ALBANO
    LAS FLORES - Santa Margarita’s depth was put to the test Thursday by the No. 2-ranked girls swim team in Orange County and the absence of two CIF qualifiers. The top-ranked Eagles and Katie McLaughlin passed with record-setting numbers, defeating host Tesoro, 101-69, to capture the schools’ “Dual in the Pool&rdqu
    Thu Mar 19, 2015
  • Swim notes: Woodbridge hauls in three titles in single weekend BY DAN ALBANO
    Woodbridge’s swim teams had a busy but successful weekend. The Warriors’ girls emerged from a tight competition to capture the Canyon Relays on Friday and then turned in a dominant effort at the Kennedy Invitational on Saturday. Woodbridge also claimed the boys title at Kennedy. At the Canyon Relays, the Woodbridge and Or
    Mon Mar 16, 2015
  • Fast times produced by Sonora's Ault, Blevins-Boor BY DAN ALBANO
    LA HABRA - Sonora swimmers Taylor Ault and Ben Blevins-Boor hit their early-season marks Monday at the Sonora Invitational. The late-season breakthroughs could arrive in May, but both were encouraged by their final session of the two-day meet, which started Saturday. Ault, a sophomore, captured the 500-yard freestyl
    Mon Mar 16, 2015
  • Girls swimming O.C. Top 10 (3-16-15) By DAN ALBANO
    1. Santa Margarita 1-0 2. Tesoro 1-0 3. JSerra 0-1 4. Crean Lutheran 0-0 5. Corona del Mar 0-0 6. Edison 1-1 7. Foothill 0-0 8. Irvine 3-0 9. Mater Dei 1-1-1 10. Capistrano Valley 0-0
    Mon Mar 16, 2015
  • Girls swimming AOW: Katie McLaughlin, Santa Margarita BY DAN ALBANO
    Katie McLaughlin Santa Margarita The Cal-bound senior helped the Eagles capture two relays and finish second in another as they defended their title at the Capistrano Valley Relays. She split a sizzling 48.63 anchor in the 400 free relay, which placed second, and split a 23.77 in the butterfly on a meet-record medley
    Mon Mar 16, 2015
  • Roundup: Santa Margarita, CdM win Capo Valley Relays BY DAN ALBANO
    Santa Margarita’s No. 1 girls swim team edged No. 2 Tesoro to defend its title at the Capistrano Valley Relays on Saturday. Corona del Mar’s second-ranked boys had a bit easier path in its title defense at the early-season relay meet. Santa Margarita’s girls led Tesoro, 86-84, going into the meet-ending 200-yard
    Sat Mar 14, 2015