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  • Boys water polo: Palazzo won't apply for permanent job at Newport (updated) BY DAN ALBANO
    Newport Harbor interim boys water polo coach Marco Palazzo, who took over for Robert Lynn just before the start of the season and guided the Sailors to the CIF Division 1 quarterfinals, will not
    Wed Nov 26, 2014
  • Boys water polo: Jack Dodson, Laguna Beach By DAN ALBANO
    Jack Dodson Laguna Beach The senior utility player scored 10 goals and added three assists and three steals in the semifinals and finals last week to help lead the top-seeded Breake
    Wed Nov 26, 2014
  • Girls volleyball: Halland McKenna, Sage Hill By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Halland McKenna Sage Hill McKenna had 22 kills, 19 digs and four aces to lead Sage Hill to its second consecutive CIF title in Saturday’s four-set victory over St. Margaret&rsqu
    Wed Nov 26, 2014
  • SoCal Varsity Top 20 (11-26-14) BY DAN ALBANO
    St. John Bosco remains atop this week’s SoCal Varsity Top 20 poll but there’s plenty of intriguing movement to watch below as the Pac-5 Division semifinals approach. Centennial of Corona, coming off a second-round upset of Mater Dei
    Wed Nov 26, 2014
  • Girls volleyball: CIF SoCal Regional scores; schedule By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Here are the results from the first round of the CIF SoCal Regional girls volleyball championships and the schedule for Saturday's second round. Division I Redondo Union def. Palisades, 25-11, 25-12, 25-13 Clovis def. Aliso Niguel, 25-14, 25-22, 14-25, 9-25, 15-8 Mater Dei def. Point Loma, 25-17, 25-19, 25-
    Tue Nov 25, 2014
  • Mater Dei sweeps in regional BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    The Mater Dei girls volleyball team needed to have a short memory regarding its loss Saturday in the CIF-SS Division 1AA final. From the looks of things, that’s the exact approach they took as they opened the CIF Division I Southern California Regional championships with a sweep of visiting Point Loma of San Diego, 25-17, 25-19, 25
    Tue Nov 25, 2014
  • Girls golf AOW: Ysabel Tran, Troy By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    YSABEL TRAN TROY She tied for eighth in the CIF State Championship, shooting a 1-over-par 75 at Red Hill Country Club in Rancho Cucamonga. She was one of just two Orange County girls golfers to qualify for the tournament.
    Tue Nov 25, 2014
  • Water polo notes: Foothill's Brumm relishes journey BY DAN ALBANO
    There was talk Saturday that Foothill’s boys water polo team earned a degree of redemption by capturing the CIF Division 2 title, one season after falling in the championship game. Ever-steady and positive Foothill coach Jim Brumm, however, wasn’t on the redemption bandwagon. “It was not redemption (
    Tue Nov 25, 2014
  • Boys soccer: CIF-SS preseason polls
    Here are the CIF-SS preseason boys soccer polls for the 2014-15 season. BOYS SOCCER Division 1 1. Loyola, 2. San Clemente, 3. Corona, 4. Servite, 5. St. John Bosco, 6. Edison, 7. Palos Verdes, 8. Royal, 9. Warren, 10. Paramount Division 2 1. Anaheim, 2. Esperanza, 3. Century, 4. Aliso
    Tue Nov 25, 2014
  • Girls soccer: CIF-SS preseason polls
    The CIF-SS preseason soccer polls for the 2014-15 season: GIRLS SOCCER Division 1 1. Santa Margarita, 2. Edison, 3. Harvard-Westlake, 4. Foothill, 5. Aliso Niguel, 6. Chino Hills, 7. San Clemente, 8. Villa Park, 9. Upland, 10t. Capistrano Valley, 10t. Los Osos, 10t. Los Alamitos Division 2
    Tue Nov 25, 2014
  • OCVarsity Gridiron: Looking at West Valley, Southwest semis
    OC Varsity's Steve Fryer, Dan Albano and Jonathan Khamis preview the CIF semifinals in the West Valley and Southwest divisions. Can Mission Viejo make it to the finals? Is it Buena Park's year? Video by Jonathan Khamis, OCVarsity.com.
    Tue Nov 25, 2014
  • Football playoffs: Updated semifinals schedule
    Here is an updated schedule for the CIF-SS football semifinals: **Updated Tuesday, 5 p.m.** CIF-SS FOOTBALL SEMIFINALS All games Friday unless noted PAC-5 DIVISION Long Beach Poly vs. St. John Bosco, at Ce
    Mon Nov 24, 2014
  • Capistrano rivals put perfect seasons on line BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Thanksgiving morning practice is sacred ground in the high school football community. Strapping up the helmet for walk-throughs prior to a holiday feast is one of the signs a team has had a successful campaign. This year, 11 local teams are in a position to practice Thursday morning. Of those schools, two squads have made it to t
    Mon Nov 24, 2014
  • Fryer on football: QBs in Southwest spotlight BY STEVE FRYER
    Quarterback might be the most difficult position to master in team sports. The Southwest Division semifinalists have masters at the position. Three of the four quarterbacks starting for Southwest semifinals teams are in the top 10 in Orange County for passing yards. A fourth is 19th in that category. In one of
    Mon Nov 24, 2014
  • Girls cross country O.C. Top 10 (11-24-14) By ANDREW TURNER
    1. Capistrano Valley 2. Esperanza 3. Canyon 4. Trabuco Hills 5. Tesoro 6. Dana Hills 7. JSerra 8. Northwood 9. Corona del Mar 10. Laguna Hills
    Mon Nov 24, 2014
  • Boys cross country O.C. Top 10 (11-24-14) By ANDREW TURNER
    1. Brea Olinda 2. Dana Hills 3. Canyon 4. Tesoro 5. Yorba Linda 6. El Toro 7. JSerra 8. Santa Ana 9. Mater Dei 10. Huntington Beach
    Mon Nov 24, 2014
  • Girls cross country AOW: Briar Brumley, Tesoro By ANDREW TURNER
    Briar Brumley Tesoro Brumley ran a 17:50 to grab the final at-large berth for the Division 2 state meet in Clovis. The Titans senior tied for the fourth-best county time of the day, improving her season-best time on the course by 11 secon
    Mon Nov 24, 2014
  • Boys cross country AOW: Austin Shellito, Brea Olinda By ANDREW TURNER
    Austin Shellito Brea Olinda Shellito ran a time of 15:01 to help Brea Olinda to the CIF-SS Division 3 title. The Wildcats senior ran the third best county time on Saturday. He set a personal record for the Mt. SAC course.
    Mon Nov 24, 2014
  • O.C. Top 10: Season's over for No. 1 BY STEVE FRYER
    REGISTER O.C. MEDIA POLL 1. JSerra, 10-2 (100 points) The Lions school-history-making season ended with a 24-17 loss to Bishop Amat of La Puente in the second round of the Pac-5 Division playoffs. They beat Mater Dei for the first time, got to
    Mon Nov 24, 2014
  • Football-Defense: Mathew Sifuentes, Buena Park By DAN ALBANO
    Mathew Sifuentes Buena Park The senior safety racked up eight solo tackles and three assists, broke up a pass and recovered a fumble
    Mon Nov 24, 2014
  • Defensive Player of the Week: Mathew Sifuentes, Buena Park BY DAN ALBANO
    Mathew Sifuentes Buena Park The senior safety racked up eight solo tackles and three assists, broke up a pass and recovered a fumble to help Buena Park defeat fourth-seeded Villa Park, 14-0, in the second round of the CIF Southwest Division playoffs.
    Mon Nov 24, 2014
  • Football-Offense: Sam Darnold, San Clemente By STEVE FRYER
    SAM DARNOLD SAN CLEMENTE He threw for 286 yards and five touchdowns in the Tritons’ 56-6 win over Foothill in a CIF-Southern Section Southwest Division second-round playoff game.
    Mon Nov 24, 2014
  • Girls tennis O.C. Top 10 (11-24-14) By KENNY CONNOLLY
    1. University 2. Corona del Mar 3. Los Alamitos 4. Santa Margarita 5T. San Clemente 5T. Dana Hills 7. Villa Park 8. Tesoro 9. Northwood 10. JSerra
    Mon Nov 24, 2014
  • Offensive Player of the Week: Sam Darnold, San Clemente BY STEVE FRYER
    SAM DARNOLD SAN CLEMENTE He threw for 286 yards and five touchdowns in the Tritons’ 56-6 win over Foothill in a CIF-Southern Section Southwest Division second-round playoff game. Darnold, a 6-foot-4, 209-pounds senior who comm
    Mon Nov 24, 2014
  • Girls tennis AOW: Summer Dvorak, Laguna Beach By KENNY CONNOLLY
    Summer Dvorak Laguna Beach High School After leading the Breakers to a semifinals appearance in the CIF-SS Division 2 team playoffs two weeks ago, Dvorak helped Laguna Beach win a match in last week’s Southern California Regional tournament. The talented senior went unbeaten this season in capturing the Orange
    Mon Nov 24, 2014