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  • O.C.'s hot topics going into the 2015 football season BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    ANAHEIM – Scott Meyer looked ready for a day at the beach instead of an evening on the gridiron on a recent afternoon, some three hours before a 7-on-7 passing league at Servite High. When the new Servite coach emerged amidst the near ceiling-high stacks of boxes in the football offices, he donned a black Friars T-shirt &nda
    Sat Aug 01, 2015
  • Swim: SOCAL's Ella Eastin claims another title at Juniors BY DAN ALBANO
    Ella Eastin is staying hot in San Antonio. The former Crean Lutheran swimmer and Stanford signee added the 400-meter individual medley to her title haul Friday at the Speedo Junior Natio
    Sat Aug 01, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Mater Dei's Collins collects first offer BY DAN ALBANO
    Mater Dei wide receiver AJ Collins (6-5, 195) is back from injury, and college recruiters have noticed. The senior-to-be has picked up his first scholarship offer courtesy of North Texas of Conference USA, he announced on Twitter. Collins suffered a season-ending ankle injury last fall against St. John Bosco but has s
    Fri Jul 31, 2015
  • Fryer: Intro to O.C. Football 2015 BY STEVE FRYER
    It’s high school football season. Already. All ready? The first day of “fall practice,” as it’s called by the CIF-Southern Section, is Monday for teams that play Week 0 games. The first day of fall practice for teams that start the season in Week 1 is Aug. 10. In recent years, a football te
    Fri Jul 31, 2015
  • Swim: Ella Eastin captures 200 fly at Speedo Juniors BY DAN ALBANO
    Former Crean Lutheran standout swimmer Ella Eastin captured the 200-meter butterfly for her SOCAL club on the first day of the Speed
    Fri Jul 31, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Fast-rising Harris of JSerra commits to Huskies BY DAN ALBANO
    Now that didn't take long. One day after news surfaced that Washington offered JSerra center Nick Harris, the senior-to-be committed to the Huskies on Thursday, giving the Pac-12 football pr
    Thu Jul 30, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Santa Margarita's Costello grabs third at Elite 11 BY DAN ALBANO
    Santa Margarita senior-to-be quarterback KJ Costello (6-5, 218), a Stanford commit and
    Thu Jul 30, 2015
  • Park and Brame finish second at Wood Ranch AJGA Tournament By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    Valencia junior Brittany Park posted a 1-over-par 73 in the final round of The Yang Foundation Junior at Wood Ranchon Thursday in Simi Valley to finish second in the 54-hole AJGA Tournament with an even-par 216. She entered Thursday's round tied for first in the girls division after shooting a 1-under-par 71 durin
    Thu Jul 30, 2015
  • Hollingsworth 'excited' to take over at Westminster BY BRIAN WHITEHEAD
    WESTMINSTER - Beads of sweat are forming atop C.J. Hollingsworth’s head. It’s the final day of summer practice, and for whatever reason, the air conditioning in Hollingsworth’s office is on the fritz. Just the other week, the white-walled, carpeted room cooled to a crisp 60 degrees. Today, it’s a sweltering
    Thu Jul 30, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Sunny Hills' Dixon adds two Ivy League offers BY DAN ALBANO
    Sunny Hills senior-to-be cornerback/safety Malcolm Dixon has been offered by Penn and Cornell, raising his haul of Ivy League offers to six, Lancers football coach Pete Karavedas reports. Dixon's offers: Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, Columbia, Penn and Cornell. Dixon also has joined
    Thu Jul 30, 2015
  • OCVarsity Blitz: Nonstop O.C. football coverage
    OCVarsity is ready to start 2015 high school football season in Orange County. But are you ready for the OCVarsity Blitz? Starting Saturday and continuing throughout August, it will be nonstop football coverage at OCVarsity.com. We'll have something to highlight each day - notebooks, features, lists and analysis,
    Wed Jul 29, 2015
  • Football recruiting: JSerra's Harris lands Pac-12 offer, Lions add Coach Harlow BY DAN ALBANO
    JSerra senior-to-be center Nick Harris (6-2, 275) has been offered by Washington, Lions football coach Jim Hartigan confirmed Wednesday. Harris also has offers from Cal Poly SLO and New Hamps
    Wed Jul 29, 2015
  • Football recruiting: JSerra offensive lineman adds offer BY DAN ALBANO
    JSerra senior-to-be center Nick Harris (6-2, 275) has been offered by Cal Poly SLO, Lions football coach Jim Hartigan reports. Harris also has been offered by New Hampshire. Please send football recruiting news to Dan Albano at dalbano@ocregister.com
    Wed Jul 29, 2015
  • Northwood Club climbs to the top at Junior Olympics BY DAN ALBANO
    IRVINE - The rise of an Orange County water polo power moved Tuesday to the coronation stage, complete with medals and wonder about what the future holds. Northwood Water Polo Club’s 16-and-under boys defeated top-seeded Del Mar of San Diego, 7-5, to capture gold in their age group’s top
    Tue Jul 28, 2015
  • Boys water polo: Northwood 16's (Orange Lutheran) reach Junior Olympics final BY DAN ALBANO
    Northwood's 16-and-under boys club water polo team has reached the finals of today's Junior Olympics at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center. Northwood, featuring players from Orange Lutheran, takes on Del Mar of San Diego at 3:30 p.m. Regency's two-time defending champion 18-and-under boys fell to Santa Barbara Polo Pals, a
    Tue Jul 28, 2015
  • OCVarsity O.C. Top 10 (Summer Edition) BY STEVE FRYER
    (Editor's note: This story was first published in late June.) Creating an Orange County football top 10 two months before the season begins might seem like a foolhardy endeavor. We went for it anyway. This is not the OCVarsity top 10 that will appear in our “Kickoff 2015” season preview package that c
    Tue Jul 28, 2015
  • Largest Junior Olympics under way in Orange County BY DAN ALBANO
    If Orange County’s most spacious pools seem more crowded than usual the next week or so, fear not: it’s just the arrival of the nation’s largest youth water polo tournament. Starting on Saturday, USA Water Polo’s Junior Olympics roll into 24 high school pools along with the William W
    Sat Jul 25, 2015
  • Santa Margarita's Shoults picks Stanford BY DAN ALBANO
    Reigning Register boys swimmer of the year Grant Shoults has committed to Stanford, the Santa Margarita senior-to-be announced Saturday. "It's been an exciting process learning about some of the top swimming programs across the country and getting to know some of the best coaches and swimmers in the world," the Mission Viejo
    Sat Jul 25, 2015
  • Mater Dei hires new boys lacrosse coach By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Johnny Rodriguez, who coached the previous two seasons at Trabuco Hills HS, has been hired as the new coach at Mater Dei, it was announced Friday. Rodriguez led the Mustangs to consecutive playoff appearances. He was selected South Coast League coach of the year last year. Rodriguez player at Salisbury University, earning all-Am
    Fri Jul 24, 2015
  • 2015 All-league baseball teams
    The all-league baseball teams for the 2015 season. Academy League MVP: Brett Super, Sage Hill, So. First team: Brett Super, Sage Hill, So.; Conner Bock, Sage Hill, Jr.; Parker Reposa, Sage Hill, Sr.; Kellen Ochi, Sage Hill, Sr.; Chris Cooper, Crean Lutheran, Sr.;
    Wed Jul 22, 2015
  • Mayoral expects easy transition at El Toro BY ZACH CAVANAGH
    El Toro High named Mike Mayoral as its new head football coach, the program announced on its website July 16. Mayoral replaces Athletic Director Robert Frith, who resigned as coach to take his current position earlier this month. “He was the best qualified person for the job is what it came down to,” Fri
    Wed Jul 22, 2015
  • Williams sees bright future for Orange basketball program BY BRIAN WHITEHEAD
    ORANGE - Not one of the keys on Tim Williams’ lanyard appears to open the door to the Orange High gymnasium. “All part of being a new coach, I guess,” he says after another failed turn. “You get a set of keys, and you’ve got to figure out where they all go.” After trying every key twice over, W
    Wed Jul 22, 2015
  • Updated: O.C.'s Top 34 recruits for 2016 BY DAN ALBANO
    The Register's Dan Albano continues to update his list of Orange County's top football recruits for the Class of 2016. The list now is at 34 players heading into August. In late August, OCVarsity will reveal its annual O.C. Hot 150 list -- which ranks the top players in the county regardless of their grade. The Hot 150 will be pa
    Mon Jul 20, 2015
  • Clarke ready to rebuild at Laguna Beach BY NATHAN PERCY
    It was less than two years ago when Ted Clarke decided to take a spontaneous trip to south Orange County. The longtime football coach, 57, was sitting alone in his Whittier College office on a Friday night, weary from recruiting trips to San Diego, Oregon and Washington. Not long after losing his wife, Nancy, to can
    Mon Jul 20, 2015
  • Mater Dei boys, Laguna Beach girls capture state titles BY DAN ALBANO
    SANTA ANA Mater Dei’s boys water polo team couldn’t get past Harvard-Westlake of Studio City last fall in four matches, including the CIF-SS Division 1 final. On Sunday, the Monarchs continued to progress on reversing that trend by defeating the top-seeded Wolverines in the final of the biggest high school summer tournament.
    Sun Jul 19, 2015