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  • Wrestling: O.C. league finals results By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Results from the league finals from the leagues across the county will be posted here as soon as they become available.  ***************************************** Orange Coast League finals At Saddleback HS 106 – 1. Palacio (Calvary Chapel); 2. Vazquez (Costa Mesa); 3. Alvarez (Santiago);
    Fri Jan 30, 2015
  • Notebook: Mater Dei prepares for strong finish BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Mater Dei wrestling coach Luis Renteria doesn’t have to look long to find a sizable challenge in the Trinity League. With Servite and St. John Bosco gearing up for more battles at league finals, CIF duals, individuals, CIF-SS Masters and maybe even the state tournament, Renteria and the Monarchs haven’t shied away from
    Fri Jan 30, 2015
  • Foothill overcomes slow start to beat Esperanza BY BRIAN WHITEHEAD
    ANAHEIM - The run started with two hustle plays and the uncontested layup that followed. An easy basket underneath and a tough make in transition followed that. And after two free throws cut Foothill’s once-16-point deficit to six, the floodgates opened. The fifth-ranked Knights began the fourth quarter Friday behind by 12
    Fri Jan 30, 2015
  • Aliso Niguel keeps its balance, beats El Toro BY STEVE FRYER
    ALISO VIEJO -- Aliso Niguel might not be very entertaining. But the Wolverines are good. It was a typical low-scoring, defense-led performance. Aliso Niguel beat El Toro, 57-50, Friday in a South Coast League game that strengthened Aliso Niguel’s chances of making the playoffs. The Wolverines are 4-1 and in second place in
    Fri Jan 30, 2015
  • Valencia cruises, stays atop Empire League BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Valencia’s Vivian Ocampo found herself heating up midway through the third quarter of what was a tight league showdown with Kennedy High. In the midst of her run minutes into the second half, the senior shooting guard found herself in NBA 3-point territory. Why not try a shot from downtown? Ocampo’s lon
    Fri Jan 30, 2015
  • Yorba Linda beats coach's former team with late goal BY DAMIAN DOTTORE
    YORBA LINDA – On Friday afternoon, Yorba Linda coach Kino Oaxaca pulled out the contracts he drew up during preseason camp and showed them to his boys soccer team. The time had come to pay up. The signatures were all there, sealing the pact that said the Mustangs would take care of rival Esperanza this season. &ldquo
    Fri Jan 30, 2015
  • Girls water polo: Rosary edges Villa Park in Div. 1 thriller BY DAN ALBANO
    Katie Tijerina scored the go-ahead goal with 1:38 minute left and Stephanie Gaston made a save in the closing seconds to help Rosary’s water polo team edge host Villa Park, 12-11, in a Division 1 nonleague match Friday. Rosary led, 2-0, but the score was tied 10 times before Tijerina’s winning s
    Fri Jan 30, 2015
  • Breeland, Waller good fits for Oregon's system BY DAN ALBANO
    Jake Breeland remembers his surprise as a junior when he learned a college football coach was at Trabuco Hills High to visit him. An avid college football fan growing up, Breeland’s mind raced with possibilities but barely paused on his childhood favorite USC, or UCLA or another school from the Pac-12 Conference. &ld
    Fri Jan 30, 2015
  • CIF State approves expansion of football playoffs BY STEVE FRYER
    The CIF State football playoffs will expand to 51 teams next season. The CIF State Federated Council, which makes and amends the high school rules and regulations in California, voted Friday to support a proposal that will give a spot in the state playoffs to every team that wins a division championship. Under the current system, a commi
    Fri Jan 30, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Updated commitment lists (1-30-15) BY DAN ALBANO
    OCVarsity's Dan Albano has put together a list of the college commitments - and potential destinations - for the top players in the county. Orange County’s top football recruits for 2015 Rankings by Dan Albano TOP COMMITTED O.C. PLAYERS NAME
    Fri Jan 30, 2015
  • OCVarsity's Fab 15 for 2015 BY DAN ALBANO
    The Register's Dan Albano has selected the top high school football players from the western region of the U.S. for our annual Fab 15 teams. There are two teams and a total of 30 players. The region is made up of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
    Fri Jan 30, 2015
  • Ernest, Connelly have arrived BY JEREMY BALAN
    ANAHEIM -- – Scott Sangren knew something was off. The third-year coach of Connelly’s girls basketball team was watching his brand-new junior forward Deepali Ernest play for the first time. When things would get complicated – an out-of-the-ordinary whistle or anything outside of what one might enco
    Fri Jan 30, 2015
  • Hot Shots: Thursday's girls water polo (1-29-15)
    Check out a slideshow of photos from the Beckman vs. Northwood girls water polo match played on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.
    Fri Jan 30, 2015
  • Hot Shots: Thursday's girls soccer (1-29-15)
    Click through the slideshow to see photos from the Sunny Hills vs. Sonora girls soccer match played on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.
    Fri Jan 30, 2015
  • Hot Shots: Thursday's girls basketball (1-29-15)
    Click through the slideshow to see photos from three girls basketball games -- San Clemente vs. Tesoro, Westminster vs. Loara and Marina vs. Fountain Valley-- played on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.
    Fri Jan 30, 2015
  • Hot Shots: Thursday's boys soccer (1-29-15)
    Check out a slideshow of photos from the Bolsa Grande vs. La Quinta boys soccer match played on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.
    Fri Jan 30, 2015
  • Football recruiting: JSerra's Nick Robinson commits to Georgia BY DAN ALBANO
    JSerra All-County quarterback Nick Robinson has committed to Georgia as a preferred walk-on, the senior confirmed moments ago. Interestingly, Georgia does not have a quarterback commit from the clas
    Fri Jan 30, 2015
  • Boys basketball: Josh Rodriguez, Sonora By STEVE FRYER
    JOSH RODRIGUEZ SONORA He scored 53 points over two Freeway League wins for the Raiders. Rodgriguez, a 5-foot-11 senior point guard, scored 25 points with six rebounds and five assists against Fullerton. He scored 28 points with seven rebounds and 10 assists against Buena Park. Rodriguez, who committed to Pt. Loma Na
    Fri Jan 30, 2015
  • Girls basketball: Samantha Leyds, Mission Viejo By JEREMY BALAN
    SAMANTHA LEYDS MISSION VIEJO The senior forward had her seventh and eighth games of 20 points or more last week in the Diablos’ Sea View League victories over El Toro and San Juan Hills. She had 27 points in each, and also had an 18-point performance in a 39-20 win over Capistrano Valley sandwiched in between.
    Fri Jan 30, 2015
  • Canyon shows urgency in victory BY ANDREW TURNER
    VILLA PARK – The Century Conference split leaves little margin for error. So when Canyon dropped its Crestview League opener against Foothill, Comanches coach Nate Harrison told his team that it could ill-afford another slip against rival Villa Park. Message received. Chandler Dignam scored a game-high
    Fri Jan 30, 2015
  • JSerra's Robinson follows 'dream' to Georgia BY DAN ALBANO
    JSerra quarterback Nick Robinson is forgoing scholarship offers to follow his dream. The senior, a second-team All-County selection, said Friday he has committed to Georgia, which plays in the powerful Southeastern Conference, as a preferred walk-on. Robinson (6-foot-2, 195 pounds) holds offers from an FBS school, Florida
    Fri Jan 30, 2015
  • Even on an off night, Mater Dei can't be beat BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    SANTA ANA - The Mater Dei basketball team didn’t earn any style points Friday night. Scoring points were difficult too, but the top-ranked Monarchs eventually found a late spark to pull away from fourth-ranked Santa Margarita for a 52-44 home Trinity League victory. The victory was about the only thing Coach Gary McKnigh
    Fri Jan 30, 2015
  • Hot Shots: Friday's boys soccer (1-30-15)
    See a slideshow of photos from the Magnolia vs. Savanna boys soccer match played on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015.
    Fri Jan 30, 2015
  • Hot Shots: Friday's girls basketball (1-30-15)
    See a slideshow of photos from the Cypress vs. Pacifica girls basketball game played on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015.
    Fri Jan 30, 2015
  • Fab 15: Second Team selections BY DAN ALBANO
    The Register’s Fab 15 Second Team: Rank, name, school, position, commitment 16. Ykili Ross, Riverside Poly, CB, USC 17. DeChaun Holiday, Mission Hills of San Marcos, CB, undecided 18. Jacob Daniel, Clovis North, DT, USC 19. Isaiah Langley, Foothill of Pleasanton, CB
    Fri Jan 30, 2015