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  • Brea Lions O.C. All-Star football game a happy reunion for Garden Grove League coaches BY DAN ALBANO
    GARDEN GROVE – It was an invitation full of hope and friendship but pitted against enough obstacles that some probably believed it was unlikely to happen. On the morning of Nov. 14 last fall, Rancho Alamitos football coach Mike Enright sent text messages to his fellow league coaches at Garden Grove, Los Amigos and Santiago inviting
    Sun Jul 05, 2015
  • Football: Brackets announced for Edison High's passing tournament BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Edison High’s 7-on-7 Battle at the Beach passing tournament is set for Saturday, July 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chargers' coach Dave White finalized and released the tourney's brackets on Thursday for what's annually regarded as one of the area’s top preseason showcases. Group A: St. John Bosco, Tesoro, Oaks Christian o
    Thu Jul 02, 2015
  • Western shut outs Kennedy to advance to summer league semifinals By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    FULLERTON – The Western boys soccer team has only one goal – hang a league championship banner in the gym for the first time in the program's history. That could be about happen this winter. Usingprecise passing and an organized defense, the Pioneers shutout Kennedy, 1-0 in a Sunny Hills Summer League quarterfinal mat
    Thu Jul 02, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Edison's White commits Ivy League contender BY DAN ALBANO
    Edison senior-to-be wide receiver Garrett White (6-2, 200) has committed to Yale, said his father, Edison football coach Dave White. White recently received offers from Yale, Penn and Columbia.
    Thu Jul 02, 2015
  • Brea Olinda hires Canyon's Dreux Valenti to coach track team BY ANDREW TURNER
    BREA – The future of Brea Olinda’s track program was in question after their long-time distance coach Jeremy Mattern left. Just three weeks after Mattern vacated the position to take a job at Granada High of Livermore, the Wildcats found a well-established replacement from right in their backyard. Dreux Valenti, who s
    Thu Jul 02, 2015
  • Football: Five South players to watch BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    With the O.C. All-Star game officially one week away, we caught up with South coach Ernie Boucher and picked his mind on some of the players who have caught his eye the past few weeks. Here are five of the guys the Capistrano Valley coach pointed out after the team’s first full-contact practice Wednes
    Thu Jul 02, 2015
  • Football: North adds Mater Dei's Nickerson BY DAN ALBANO
    The North has added Mater Dei linebacker Ronald Nickerson (5-10, 210) to its roster for next week's Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game, North coach Mike Enright of Rancho Alamitos announced.
    Thu Jul 02, 2015
  • Fullerton is in unusual place in Sunny Hills Summer League By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    FULLERTON – Fullerton boys soccer coach George Shumaker has rarely been in a position such as this before so he thought the Indians’ time in the Sunny Hills Summer League was over. His players had to remind him that they did indeed have one game remaining in the tournament. After ending pool play with a 0-0 tie with K
    Wed Jul 01, 2015
  • Football: South all-star practice notebook BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    With Thursday and Friday both serving as off days because of the upcoming holiday weekend, the South squad suited up in helmet and pads Wednesday morning at Capistrano Valley High for its first full-contact practice in preparation for next Thursday’s Orange County All-Star game at Orange Coast College.
    Wed Jul 01, 2015
  • Three county golfers make Wyndham Cup roster By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    Recent Tesoro graduate Gordon Neale, Woodbridge senior-to-be Hide Yoshihara and Corona del Mar junior-to-be Alyaa Abdulghany have been selected to the West Team's roster that will compete in the 26th annual Wyndham Cup at Old Town Club in Winston-Salem, N.C, July 27-30. For the past 25 years, the tournament brings toget
    Tue Jun 30, 2015
  • Sunny Hills' defense shines in a summer league win over Sonora By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    FULLERTON – This has been a strange summer for Sunny Hills boys soccer coach Mike Schade. Normally, the Lancer smother their opponents with an unrelenting, well-organized defense. But for some reason, Schade said, the Lancers haven’t bought into the system just yet, and through eight summer league games, Sunny Hills h
    Mon Jun 29, 2015
  • Rosary's Tice takes AD job, remains softball coach BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Tom Tice has accepted the athletic director position at Rosary High School and will continue serving as the school’s head softball coach, he confirmed Monday afternoon. Because Rosary belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, Tice is able to serve as both head of the athletic department in addition to keeping his duti
    Mon Jun 29, 2015
  • Football: North roster moves BY DAN ALBANO
    North coach Mike Enright of Rancho Alamitos has made a few roster moves recently for the Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game on July 9. The Vaqueros' football coach has added his defensive back,
    Mon Jun 29, 2015
  • Katie McLaughlin blazes in Nadadores farewell BY DAN ALBANO
    MISSION VIEJO – The smiles and high fives from Katie McLaughlin seemed to flow with a new-found confidence and comfort over the weekend at the TYR Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions. And once again Sunday, her world-class execution in the pool featured a similar ease. If this really was a farewell meet of sorts fo
    Sun Jun 28, 2015
  • McLaughlin earns perk with record at Swim Meet of Champions BY DAN ALBANO
    MISSION VIEJO – Katie McLaughlin flashed a sly smile just before the finals of the women’s 50-meter freestyle Saturday night at the TYR Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions. The 17-year-old was about to experience the spoils of her record-setting performance earlier in the 200 freestyle and wore the look of a youngste
    Sun Jun 28, 2015
  • Football recruiting: San Clemente QB, Villa Park WR land offers BY DAN ALBANO
    San Clemente junior-to-be quarterback Jack Sears (6-3, 190) has been offered by Utah, Tritons football coach Jaime Ortiz announced Saturday. Ortiz said Sears -- who flashed his potential last season as a brief backup to Sam Darnold in the CIF Southwest final -- received the offer at a satellite ca
    Sat Jun 27, 2015
  • McLaughlin delivers world-ranked surprise in prelims BY DAN ALBANO
    MISSION VIEJO One trademark of Bill Rose’s hall-of-fame coaching career has been his ability to challenge swimmers in ways that unlock potential. But even the Mission Viejo Nadadores’ master motivator doesn’t always know what surprise awaits. Katie McLaughlin proved that Frid
    Sat Jun 27, 2015
  • Football: Los Alamitos captures Orange Coast College passing tourney BY DAN ALBANO
    Los Alamitos went 5-0 to capture the inaugural Orange Coast College passing tournament on Friday. The Griffins defeated Mater Dei, 20-19, and, 25-20, en route to the title of the eight-school event.
    Fri Jun 26, 2015
  • Update on Tyler Murray's condition BY STEVE FRYER
    Tyler Murray, the starting catcher for Huntington Beach’s baseball team this past season, remains hospitalized today because of injuries suffered in a car crash Thursday night. Murray was the driver of a 2004 Toyota Tacoma truck that was
    Fri Jun 26, 2015
  • Nevada's Houck wins close 1,500 free with strong finish BY DAN ALBANO
    MISSION VIEJO Like a youth eager to impress and full of vigor, Nitro Swimming attacked the first part of the men’s 1,500-meter freestyle Thursday. The up-and-coming club from Austin, Texas, had two 16-year-olds and a 17-year-old holding down the top three spots early in the longest race on the opening night of the TYR Fran Crippen
    Thu Jun 25, 2015
  • O.C. All-Star Game: Rosters, ticket info, updates
    Information about the upcoming Orange County All-Star Football Game. Orange County All-Star Game When: Thursday, July 9, 7:15 p.m. Where: Orange Coast College Fan info: Tickets ($10) can be purchased in advance (c
    Thu Jun 25, 2015
  • Stanley Johnson: From Mater Dei to the NBA
    Click through OCVarsity’s slideshow of Stanley Johnson’s four memorable seasons at Mater Dei, which paved the way for his selection by the Detroit Pistons - No. 8 overall - in the first round of the NBA Draft on Thursday night.
    Thu Jun 25, 2015
  • Enright, Bucher named All-Star coaches BY DAN ALBANO
    Rancho Alamitos’ Mike Enright and Capistrano Valley’s Ernie Bucher have been selected coaches for the Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game on July 9. The annual football game will be played at Orange Coast College. Enright will guide the North while Bucher will lead the South. The North defeated the So
    Thu Jun 25, 2015
  • Football: OCVarsity Early Summer O.C. Top 10 BY STEVE FRYER
    Check out OCVarsity's early summer rankings of the top 10 football teams in Orange County for the 2015 season.
    Thu Jun 25, 2015
  • Top 31 O.C. football recruits for 2016 BY DAN ALBANO
    The Register's Dan Albano has updated his list of the top football recruits (Class of 2016) in Orange County. The list now is at 31 players. In late August, Albano will have the O.C. Hot 150, a list of the top 150 players in the county regardless of their grade. That will be released as part of the Register's football preview cov
    Wed Jun 24, 2015