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  • Huntington Beach earns top seed for So Cal D1 Regionals BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    The Huntington Beach boys volleyball team will attempt to end a third consecutive season as CIF Southern California Regional champion. The Oilers, who survived the CIF-SS Division 1 championships with a five-set victory over Corona del Mar on Saturday for their third consecutive CIF title, have also won consecutive regional titles.
    Sun May 24, 2015
  • Boys golf: Patrick Pockels, Marina By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    Patrick Pockels Marina He won he CIF-SS Southern Individual Regional by two strokes, shooting a 5-under-par 67 at Skylinks Golf Course in Long Beach.
    Sun May 24, 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
  • DeFalco extends Huntington Beach's reign BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    NORWALK – Before the streak took on a life of its own and became “The Streak,” the Huntington Beach boys volleyball team had to sweat out a pair of five-set victories over Loyola of Los Angeles to start the title run that the Oilers are currently on. Saturday night, the Oilers were back in that same situation, this time
    Sat May 23, 2015
  • Santa Margarita girls reach the top in Div. 3 BY ANDREW TURNER
    NORWALK – Gil Garcia’s conversation with his girls track team at the start of the season was short and to the point – opportunities like this do not come around often. Santa Margarita had the leader that every good team needs in pole vault champion Kaitlyn Merritt, but the Eagles surrounded her with talent
    Sat May 23, 2015
  • Woodbridge boys sprint to Div. 2 title BY ANDREW TURNER
    NORWALK – It was their finest hour. As the sprints were carried out in the early afternoon of Saturday’s CIF-SS Track and Field Finals, Woodbridge’s boys team produced a symphonic performance in a trio of dominating victories. Those wins helped the Warriors nail down the first CIF-SS boys team title in school hist
    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
  • Boys tennis: SoCal Regional schedule
    The pairings for the boys tennis CIF Southern California Regionals were announced Saturday. ScheduleFirst round: Tuesday (May 26), 2 p.m. Quarterfinals: Friday (May 29), Claremont Club Semifinals: Friday (May 29), Claremont Club Final
    Sat May 23, 2015
  • Baseball playoffs: Updated schedule (2nd round)
    Updated schedule for the CIF-SS baseball playoffs. See below for scores from the Friday and Saturday games. BASEBALL DIVISION 1Second round, Tuesday, 3:15 p.m. unless notedFountain Valley at JSerraHart at Calab
    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
  • Fryer: Updates for second round of baseball playoffs By STEVE FRYER
    Only one coin flip was needed Saturday to determine a home team in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Divison 1 playoffs. JSerra won the flip, but still did not get exactly the type of home game it wanted. The Lions have played at night for the large majority of its home games at its on-campus field. For their second-ro
    Sat May 23, 2015
  • Baseball: Second round schedule/info By STEVE FRYER
    Only one coin flip was needed to determine a home team in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Divison 1 playoffs.JSerra won the flip, but still did not get exactly the type of home game it wanted.The Lions have played at night for the large majority of its home games at its on-campus field. For their second-round
    Sat May 23, 2015
  • Boys track: Alex Young, Woodbridge
    Alex Young Woodbridge Young moved up to second on the county leaderboard in the 100 and the 200 in the CIF-SS Division 2 Prelims on Saturday.
    Sat May 23, 2015
  • Girls track: Kathryn Plummer, Aliso Niguel By ANDREW TURNER
    Kathryn Plummer Aliso Niguel High School Her lifetime best throw of 42 feet, 7½ inches in the shot put at Saturday’s CIF-SS Division 1 Prelims leads the county.
    Sat May 23, 2015
  • SVC collects third consecutive CIF title BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    NORWALK – The Saddleback Valley Christian boys volleyball team comes from a school with an enrollment of fewer than 400 students. However, the small-school label doesn’t fit the Warriors on the volleyball court. Saddleback Valley Christian captured its third consecutive CIF title, this time defeating St. Margaret’s, 28-
    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
  • Foothill can't get past first round this time BY STEVE FRYER
    SANTA ANA - Vince Brown has been coaching baseball a long time. He knows how difficult the playoffs can be. “There are a lot of good teams sitting around right now who’ve just called it a year,” Brown said, “and they’re talking about ‘what if’ and ‘what could have.’” Brown
    Fri May 22, 2015
  • San Clemente bats lead the way to 12-2 triumph BY NATHAN PERCY
    SAN CLEMENTE - It had been nearly three weeks since San Clemente's offense had experienced a power surge. While five runs was enough to make starting pitcher Andre Pallante feel at ease on the mound, San Clemente was hungry for more. The Tritons scored seven runs in the sixth inning to turn a three-run lead into a 12-2 rou
    Fri May 22, 2015
  • Ocean View finds comfort zone on Angels' field BY NICK SELBE
    ANAHEIM — Ocean View took the field Friday afternoon facing a fair amount of pressure. After losing in the wild-card round last season, and with most of last year’s roster returning, the Seahawks were trying to avoid another early-round loss. Raising the stakes even higher was the fact the Seahawks were playing at Angel Stadi
    Fri May 22, 2015
  • Rested Santa Margarita dances off with D2 title BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    CLAREMONT – Curfew on Thursday was 9:30 p.m. for the seniors on Santa Margarita’s boys tennis team. That check-in time wasn’t put in place by Eagles coach Doug Williams nor by the players’ parents. The curfew was self-imposed. Santa Margarita’s veterans had been on a mission since the
    Fri May 22, 2015
  • Valencia triumphs in nerve-wracking final BY ANDREW TURNER
    CLAREMONT – Two Empire League boys tennis rivals with different histories went toe-to-toe in the CIF-SS Division 3 title game. Perennial contender Valencia was playing in its fifth championship game in the last seven years. Cypress was making just its second appearance on the Southern Section’s biggest stage, but its second i
    Fri May 22, 2015
  • Inspired Los Al wins title with dominating effort BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    CLAREMONT – The energy from court to court was contagious. Already regarded as one of the more lively teams in Southern California, Los Alamitos played on another emotional atmosphere Friday afternoon, thanks in large part to he remarkable play of their junior star, Riley Smith. Fueled by Smith’s dominant 6-0 showing
    Fri May 22, 2015
  • Previews of Saturday's boys volleyball finals BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Previews for Saturday's CIF-SS boys volleyball championship matches. BOYS VOLLEYBALL Division 1 No. 1 Huntington Beach (36-0) vs. Corona del Mar (28-6) Where, when: Cerritos College, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Outlook: The teams met earlier t
    Fri May 22, 2015
  • Los Al, Santa Margarita lead charge into CIF-SS Finals BY ANDREW TURNER
    Last month, the Los Alamitos girls track and field team won the Orange County Championships for the first time in school history. The Griffins will be seeking another first today - their first CIF-SS team title. Los Alamitos, which has set school records this year in every event with the exception of the hurdles, is among the fav
    Fri May 22, 2015