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  • Football recruiting: Orange Lutheran QB lands first offer BY DAN ALBANO
    Orange Lutheran junior quarterback LJ Northington (6-2, 190) has picked up his first offer courtesy of Air Force, Lancers football coach Chuck Petersen reports. Northington, ranked as one of Orange County Top 16 recruits for 2016, is an athletic, left-handed dual-threat quarterback. In other Orange Lutheran recruiting news
    Thu Feb 26, 2015
  • Boys soccer: Quarterfinal predictions By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    DIVISION 1 Servite vs. Paramount: Servite  Loyola vs, Santa Margarita: Santa Margarita  El Toro vs. Los Alamitos: El Toro  Edison vs. Corona: Edison  DIVISION 2 Millikan vs. La Quinta/LQ: Millikan  California vs. Sunny Hills:
    Thu Feb 26, 2015
  • Hot Shots: Wednesday's girls basketball playoffs (2-25-15)
    Check out a slideshow of photos from CIF-SS girls basketball playoff games --- Fairmont Prep vs. Maranatha, JSerra vs. Estancia, Fountain Valley vs. Windward -- played on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015.
    Thu Feb 26, 2015
  • Hot Shots: Wednesday's boys soccer playoffs (2-25-15)
    Check out a slideshow of photos from the CIF-SS Division 4 second round playoff game between Laguna Beach and Hart played on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015.
    Thu Feb 26, 2015
  • Girls water polo: Saturday's CIF finals schedule, semifinal scorelist BY DAN ALBANO
    Here's Saturday schedule for the CIF girls water polo championships at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center in Irvine: Div. 7 10 a.m. (right course) No. 2 Foothill Tech vs. No. 1 Hillcrest
    Thu Feb 26, 2015
  • OCVarsity On the Record: All the drama!!! By BRIAN WHITEHEAD and DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Welcome back to OCVarsity On the Record with Brian Whitehead and Damian Calhoun. This week, the guys discuss last weekend's CIF Individual Wrestling Championships, and Damian looks ahead to Friday, the first day of CIF Masters. Can Servite send 13 wrestlers to State? Can Fountain Valley build off its first CIF championship in 30 years? W
    Thu Feb 26, 2015
  • Scores, schedule for boys soccer playoffs
    Scores from Wednesday's games and updated schedule for all of the divisions of the CIF-SS boys soccer playoffs. Quarterfinals: Friday, Feb. 27Semifinals: Tuesday, March 3Championship games*: Friday-Saturday, March 6-7(*sites tbd) BOYS SOCCER
    Thu Feb 26, 2015
  • Scores, schedule for girls basketball playoffs
    Scores from Wednesday's games and updated schedule for all of the divisions of the CIF-SS girls basketball playoffs. GIRLS BASKETBALL OPEN DIVISION Championship semifinals Friday (Feb. 27), 7 p.m. Alemany at Mater Dei Long Beach Poly
    Thu Feb 26, 2015
  • Basketball: MD date change; OLu doubleheader By STEVE FRYER
    The Etiwanda-Mater Dei boys basketball playoff game will be played Tuesday at Mater Dei. It was scheduled for Saturday; a major fundraiser for Mater Dei was the impetus for the change that was agreed to by Etiwanda and the CIF-Southern Section office.That game is an Open Division semifinal. It will be an Orange Lutheran doubleheader Satu
    Thu Feb 26, 2015
  • Boys scholar-athlete: J.T. Cook, Servite By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    J.T. Cook Servite SOCCER GPA: 4.85 The senior midfielder had a goal and two assists in Servite’s 7-0 victory over Fountain Valley in the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs last week. Cook was the Register’s player of the year as a junior. He is enrolled in AP government, AP literatu
    Thu Feb 26, 2015
  • Girls scholar-athlete: Megan House, JSerra By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Megan House JSerra Girls basketball GPA: 4.5 The senior center is a four-year starter for the Lions. She is averaging 11 points and 10 rebounds a game for Lions, the top-
    Thu Feb 26, 2015
  • Orange Lutheran proves it can play with the elite BY STEVE FRYER
    FULLERTON - Any doubts that Orange Lutheran could cope in the CIF-SS Open Division of the boys basketball playoffs were eliminated Wednesday. Orange Lutheran advanced to the Open semifinals with a 78-73 win over Centennial of Corona at Hope International University. The Lancers (24-4) will play top-seeded Bishop Montgomery (28-1)
    Wed Feb 25, 2015
  • Bigger CdM wears down Sonora in quarterfinals BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    There were contrasting styles battling on the basketball court Wednesday night as Sonora and Corona del Mar met in the quarterfinals of the CIF-SS Division 3AA girls basketball playoffs. The smaller Raiders relied on their speed and quickness, which they used to create chaos with an in-your-face, full-court press. The Sea Kings s
    Wed Feb 25, 2015
  • Trio carries Mater Dei into semifinals BY ANDREW TURNER
    ONTARIO – La’vette Parker and Rex Pflueger combined for 45 points, and Mater Dei’s boys basketball team used the overall strength of its five-man unit to come away with a 73-62 victory over Chino Hills in the Open Division quarterfinals on Wednesday night at Colony High. Junior MJ Cage added 18 poin
    Wed Feb 25, 2015
  • Martinez, Sunny Hills stop Laguna Hills in PKs BY DAMIAN DOTTORE
    Daniel Martinez saw Jacob Huber take a quick look at the left side of the goal as he lined up to take his penalty kick for Laguna Hills. But Martinez knew the ball wouldn’t be heading that way. He noticed that Huber’s hips were turned to slightly to the right, so that’s where Martinez decided to dive. Just
    Wed Feb 25, 2015
  • Barbee to continue as St. Margaret's coach
    St. Margaret’s announced Tuesday that Stephen Barbee will stay on as the team's head coach. Barbee served as the interim head coach last season after Rod Baltau stepped down due to a health issue. Barbee led the Tartans to a 15-1 record, the CIF-SS East Valley Division championship and the Division IV regional champio
    Wed Feb 25, 2015
  • Updated schedule for girls soccer playoffs
    Scores from Tuesday's games and updated schedule for all of the divisions of the CIF-SS girls soccer playoffs. **UPDATED WEDNESDAY** GIRLS SOCCER DIVISION 1 Second round, Tuesday Long Beach Wilson 2, Aliso Niguel
    Wed Feb 25, 2015
  • Girls wrestling: O.C. qualifiers for CIF State tournament By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    O.C. GIRLS STATE QUALIFIERS 106 - Aleeah Gould, Canyon; Maria Alvarez, Aliso Niguel 111 - Michaela Kim, Sunny Hills 121 - Diana Hernandez, Godinez; Casandra Para, Santa Ana; Michelle Garcia, Buena Park 126 - Miyuki Pugrad, Kennedy; Gabby Garcia, Valencia 131 - Kayla Czelusniak, Kennedy 137 -
    Wed Feb 25, 2015
  • Wrestling: O.C. qualifiers for CIF-SS Masters Meet By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Here is the list of county wrestlers qualified for the CIF-SS Masters Meet, Feb. 27-28 at Citizen Business Bank Arena in Ontario. *********************************************** Servite (13) 106 – Liam Cronin, 2nd at Inland 112 – Matt Rodriguez, 2nd at Inland 120 – AJ Silva, 4th at
    Wed Feb 25, 2015
  • WBCA names Mater Dei's Samuelson its national player of the year
    Mater Dei’s Katie Lou Samuelson has been selected the 2015 WBCA High School Player of the Year, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced today. The 6-foot-3 senior forward is averaging 29.3 points per game, 8.5 rebounds per game and 2.4 steals per game. She has signed with Connecticut. “Congratu
    Wed Feb 25, 2015
  • Girls water polo: Albano, Weathersby predictions, Div. 6 scouting report BY DAN ALBANO
    Here are Santa Margarita girls water polo coach Brian Weathersby's predictions for today's CIF Division I semifinals -- the reigning coach of the year is perfect so far -- along with my picks for
    Wed Feb 25, 2015
  • Girls water polo: Orange County's semifinal schedule (updated) By DAN ALBANO
    Here is the semifinal schedule for Orange County girls water polo teams on Wednesday: Division 1 At William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center, Irvine Foothill vs. Newport, 5 p.m.
    Wed Feb 25, 2015
  • CIF notes: Laguna Beach's focus on CdM not O.C. record By DAN ALBANO
    Laguna Beach’s girls water polo team sprinted to an Orange County milestone over the weekend but the Breakers didn’t get too excited. They remained focused on another goal. Coach Ethan Damato’s squad took sole possession of the county record for most consecutive victories by notching No. 50 in an 18-5 triumph aga
    Wed Feb 25, 2015
  • Girls water polo: Div. 1 semifinal preview: Newport Harbor-Foothill By DAN ALBANO
    WEDNESDAY’S CIF-SS GIRLS WATER POLO SEMIFINALS DIVISION 1 NEWPORT HARBOR (23-6) VS. FOOTHILL (25-4) Site, time: William Woollett Jr. Aquatics
    Wed Feb 25, 2015
  • Girls water polo: Div. 1 semifinal preview: Corona del Mar-Laguna Beach By DAN ALBANO
    WEDNESDAY’S CIF-SS GIRLS WATER POLO SEMIFINALS DIVISION I CORONA DEL MAR (23-6) VS. LAGUNA BEACH (29-0) Site, time: William Woollett Jr. Aquatics
    Wed Feb 25, 2015