Summer is generally seen as a time for football teams from across Orange County to develop their teams in preparation for the upcoming season. Well, the same holds true for the county's high school basketball teams.
Some basketball teams will continue making progress toward next season at the El Toro Varsity Summer Tournament beginning F
COSTA MESA – The most recognizable running back on the South roster for the Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game is Laguna Beach's Drake Martinez.
But it will be two other running backs striving to prove they belong in the same regard during next week's annual all-star football game at Orange Coast College.
Jake Bauers needed a moment. The Marina senior had just seen one teammate thrown out at the plate in the seventh inning and another ground out to end the game while Bauers was on deck.
As the Vikings gathered in the outfield grass of Dodger Stadium after their 1-0 loss in the CIF-SS Division 1 final to Harvard-Westlake of North Hollywood
The North has added 10 players to its roster for the Brea Lions Orange County all-star football game June 28 at Orange Coast College.
The additions are: Fullerton running back Jesus Nodarse (5-8, 160), Katella fullback Jose Mora (5-11,
Two Orange County high school students were among the recipients Wednesday of the Southern California Amateur Hockey Association's Scholastic Financial Assistance Awards, which were sponsored in large part by the Ducks and Kings.
The Ducks-sponsored award went to Megan Crandall, a senior at Troy. Crandall, who played club hockey for the
MVP: Tory Valdivia, Crean Lutheran, Sr.
Coach of the year: Jim Valdivia, Crean Lutheran
First team: Abby Allen, Crean Lutheran, So.; Lorna Morris, Crean Lutheran, Fr.; Lo Caimey, Crean Lutheran, So.; Alyssa Jimez, Oxford Academy, Sr.; Taylor Fuller, Oxford Academy, Jr.; Jesse Hil
IRVINE – University tennis star Gage Brymer and Santa Margarita pole vaulter Kaitlyn Merritt were announced as Orange County's 2012-13 athletes of the year Wednesday at the Orange County Register/OCVarsity Athlete and Coach of the Year awards.
Former Mater Dei High and USC star Matt Leinart presented the awards following a speech i
IRVINE – Thomas Smith was warming up for his race at the Speedo Grand Challenge last month when he noticed two crutches on the pool deck at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center.
For a swim meet that attracts chiseled, world-class athletes to rising teenagers, signs of fragility are rare.
Smith, 15, who just finished his
Singles MVP: Ben Lee, Valley Christian, Fr.
Doubles MVP: Wesley Oliver, Sr., and Chris Chung, Jr., Maranatha
Singles first team: Stephen Kobata, Valley Christian, Sr.; Ben Lee, Valley Christian, Fr.; Grant Kendall-Bell, Village Christian, Jr.; Chris Nagapetyan, Village Christian,
MVPs: Oliver O'Donnell, St. Margaret's; Kent Kawaguchi, Sage Hill
Coach of the year: Jeremy Dailey, St. Margaret's
First team: Oliver O'Donnell, St. Margaret's, Sr.; Matt Nicholaas, St. Margaret's, So.; Brandon Miura, St. Margaret's, Sr.; Kent Kawaguchi, Sage Hill, Sr.; Cameron H
MVP: Harrison White, St. Margaret's, Sr.
Coach of the year: Jake Haney, Crean Lutheran
First team: Chris Cooper, Crean Lutheran, So.; Brenden Salt, Crean Lutheran, Sr.; Matt Markus, Crean Lutheran, So.; Paul Sardo, Crean Lutheran, So.; Harrison White, St. Margaret's, Sr.; Chaz Wi
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE
MVP: Trevor Keene, Beckman, Jr.
First team: Wes Filipek, Beckman, Jr.; Matt Blackburn, Northwood, Sr.; Nick White, Beckman, Jr.; Raylan Chen, University, Sr.; Ben Berkow, Woodbridge, Jr.; Nick Sims, Irvine, Sr.; Eric Nelson, Northwood, Sr.; Tanner Culley, Beckman, Jr.; Jeff Lynch, Woodbri
ALL-CIF BASEBALL TEAMS
(Selected by the Baseball Coaches' Association)
Player of the year: Jack Flaherty, Harvard-Westlake
Coach of the year: Matt Lacour, Harvard-Westlake
First team: Tyler Cohen, Agoura; Mario Losi, Canyon; Myles Hager, Chaminade; Ryan
Ella Eastin made a lasting impression as a youth athlete.
"She was always very aggressive," recalls her father, Jeff.
Eastin ventured briefly into volleyball and basketball, the sport dear to her 6-foot-6 father. But she also discovered competitive swimming one summer with the Irvine Swim League.
Before long, the attacks
Taking a look, backward and forward, around Orange County high school sports ...
•We had quite a competition, and plenty of staff debate, for county boys athlete of the year. It came down to Max Redfield of Mission Viejo, who was the county's top all-around male athlete as he was great in football, very good in basketball and plenty
Santa Margarita pole vaulter Kaitlyn Merritt produced several spectacular achievements that brought her national notoriety during the 2013 track and field season.
But the 16-year-old gymnast-turned-track star refused to let the attention distract her, using it instead to further fuel her dedication to master her craft.
Nick Worrell's athletic career might be over.
Here he is, just a few weeks after helping Saddleback Valley Christian to a CIF-SS volleyball championship. He was league player of the year in volleyball, and basketball, too, and All-CIF in basketball.
Worrell, a 6-foot-5 senior who is the Orange County Register's small schools athl
Even on the drive to his last high school match, a spring day from 2011 remained in the back of Gage Brymer's mind.
It's not that the University tennis star was still dwelling on the loss to Peninsula's Horea Porutiu that ended his bid for an undefeated sophomore season. But that defeat, the lone blemish on an otherwise perfect final thr
Nine Register All-Orange County players are on the South roster for the Brea Lions Orange County North-South All-Star Football Game.
Five South players were first-team All-County: Edison offensive lineman Jeremiah Frost; Corona del Mar kicker Griff Amies; Edison defensive lineman Derek Baljeu; Mission Viejo defensive
Cypress shortstop David Fletcher was chosen the CIF-Southern Section baseball player of the year in Division 2.
Fletcher, a senior who signed with Loyola Marymount, batted .437 and broke the school record for hits in a single season (52). He scored 38 runs and swiped 23 bases.
The shortstop committed just three errors in 1
Former USC and NFL receiver Keyshawn Johnson, left, now an ESPN football analyst, has been added to the Mission Viejo football coaching staff. Mission Viejo coach Bob Johnson confirmed Tuesday that Johnson will help coach Diablos receivers. Johnson’s son Rob also coaches receivers at Mission Viejo. Rob Johnson and Keyshawn Johnson we