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  • Cage makes sure Mater Dei extends Trinity League reign By ANDREW TURNER
    At the end of the night, Mater Dei’s boys basketball team could say it had done what was expected. The top-ranked Monarchs extended their reign as king of the Trinity League, clinching their 28th consecutive league title with a victory over a short-handed Orange Lutheran team. MJ Cage had 12 points, 12 rebounds, five
    Tue Feb 09, 2016
  • Buena Park's title hopes survive battle with Troy By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    BUENA PARK - Buena Park’s dream of winning the program’s first title in boys basketball since 1992 is still alive thanks to a final defensive stand Tuesday night. Buena Park junior guard Rocky Watkins blocked Ryan Mickle potential game-winning 3-point attempt as time expired to help the host Coyotes esca
    Tue Feb 09, 2016
  • Savanna keeps league title streak going By STEVE FRYER
    ANAHEIM – Savanna proved it is not a one-man team in a 78-55 win over Anaheim on Tuesday in an Orange League boys basketball game at Anaheim High. Mark Butler, among Orange County scoring leaders at 22 points a game, scored 19 points in the first half for Savanna. In the third quarter, Butler was shut out, but Savann
    Tue Feb 09, 2016
  • CIF-SS boys soccer polls (2-8-16)
    CIF-SS BOYS SOCCER POLLS (Selected by the CIF-SS Boys Soccer Advisory Committee) DIVISION 1 1. Paramount 2. Servite 3. Loyola 4. Los Alamitos 5. St. John Bosco 6. Palos Verdes 7. Warren 8. Edison 9. Santa Barbara 10. Centennial/Corona
    Tue Feb 09, 2016
  • CIF-SS girls soccer polls (2-8-16)
    CIF-SS GIRLS SOCCER POLLS (Selected by the CIF-SS Girls Soccer Advisory Committee) DIVISION 1 1. Aliso Niguel 2. Harvard Westlake 3. El Toro 4. Tesoro 5. Mater Dei 6. Huntington Beach 7. San Clemente 8. Santa Margarita 9. Edison T10. Esp
    Tue Feb 09, 2016
  • CIF-SS girls basketball polls (2-8-16)
    CIF-SS GIRLSS BASKETBALL POLLS (Selected by the CIF-SS Girls Basketball Advisory Committee) OPEN DIVISION WATCH LIST Alemany Brea Olinda Cajon Chaminade Etiwanda Fairmont Prep Harvard Westlake Long Beach Poly Mater Dei Oaks Christian
    Tue Feb 09, 2016
  • CIF-SS boys basketball polls (2-8-16)
    CIF-SS BOYS BASKETBALL POLLS (Selected by the CIF-SS Boys Basketball Advisory Committee) OPEN DIVISION WATCH LIST Alemany Ayala Bishop Montgomery Cantwell-Sacred Heart Centennial/Corona Compton Chino Hills Crespi Damien Diamond Ranch
    Tue Feb 09, 2016
  • El Toro ties Mission Viejo, complicating its playoff hopes By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    LAKE FOREST – El Toro needed to win its South Coast League match Tuesday against Mission Viejo to remain in contention to earn one of the league's two guaranteed playoff berths. A victory would have improved the Diablos' postseason chances, too, strengthening their hold on first place. The game, however, ended in a 0-0 tie,
    Tue Feb 09, 2016
  • Who has the best student section in O.C.?
    We're just days away from the big announcement. Can you feel the excitement?   On Friday, OC Varsity will announce this year's rankings of the best student sections in the county. (This is for boys basketball only.)
    Tue Feb 09, 2016
  • OCVarsity Hoops: Final week of the regular season
    OC Varsity's Steve Fryer and Jonathan Khamis preview the final week of the regular season for boys basketball. They break down some of this week's biggest ma
    Tue Feb 09, 2016
  • Water polo recruiting: Newport Harbor goalie Ferraro signs with new program By DAN ALBANO
    Newport Harbor water polo goalie Joe Ferraro has signed with Wagner College in New York. Wagner added men's water polo to its lineup of sports in September and will compete in the Col
    Tue Feb 09, 2016
  • Water polo notes: SoCal Champs don't settle rankings debate By DAN ALBANO
    The Irvine Southern California Championships tournament has solved many rankings debates in girls water polo with its position late in the regular season and collection of talented teams. But in the wake of Laguna Beach’s dominant, 11-3, victory against San Marcos in the finals Saturday, the question
    Tue Feb 09, 2016
  • Woodbridge shares the load as it grabs piece of PCL title By KENNY CONNOLLY
    At the onset, it appeared as if it was going to be a night Sierra Vaglica simply took over. After a 10-point first quarter, the Woodbridge point guard fed teammate Lauren Baffo in the post in the second. Lauren Lum had the hot hand in the third, before Anjali Ghadi sealed the deal in the fourth. The Warriors,
    Tue Feb 09, 2016
  • Villa Park clears final hurdle on way into playoffs By DAN ALBANO
    Villa Park’s girls water polo team extended its streak of playoff appearances by navigating a final challenge and plot twist Tuesday. Attacker Lyndsy Peterson scored five goals, Bri Portales added three and four steals and Morgan Stiewig made eight save as the Spartans defeated host Yorba Linda, 10-6, to claim
    Tue Feb 09, 2016
  • Los Alamitos finishes strong, secures Sunset title By KENNY CONNOLLY
    HUNTINGTON BEACH - Los Alamitos’s girls basketball team can cross off the No. 1 goal on its preseason checklist. The seventh-ranked Griffins secured their second consecutive Sunset League title on Monday night, grinding out a 56-48 victory over No. 8 Huntington Beach in what was the penultimate game of the regular season for both s
    Mon Feb 08, 2016
  • Winter notes: Troy gains momentum with Freeway wins
    Troy’s girls soccer team is one of the hottest teams in the county going into the final week of the regular season. The Warriors moved to 7-0-1 in the Freeway League last week with a pair of shutout victories over Fullerton and Sonora. Brianna Diaz had four goals and an assist in the two
    Mon Feb 08, 2016
  • Water polo recruiting: Mater Dei's Dunstan commits to USC By DAN ALBANO
    Mater Dei left-hander and U.S. national team player Thomas Dunstan has committed to USC, Monarchs boys water polo coach Chris Segesman said Monday night. Dunstan picked the Trojans
    Mon Feb 08, 2016
  • Water polo: Latest CIF rankings (2-8-15) By DAN ALBANO
    The CIF girls water polo rankings going into the final week of the regular season: Div. 1 1. Laguna Beach 2. OLu 3. San Marcos 4. Dos Pueblos
    Mon Feb 08, 2016
  • Open Division bracket could grab O.C.'s top five teams By KENNY CONNOLLY
    The CIF-Southern Section will announce the Open Division selections on Friday afternoon, two days before the playoff brackets are released for every other girls division. The final Open Division watch list released Monday named 19 potential selections, including the teams in the top five of the county rankings: Brea Olinda, Mater Dei, Tr
    Mon Feb 08, 2016
  • Football: CVC lands Curtis as coach, athletic director By DAN ALBANO
    Capistrano Valley Christian has named former Santa Margarita and Northwood coach Rick Curtis as its football coach and athletic director, the San Joaquin L
    Mon Feb 08, 2016
  • Fryer on basketball: Tesoro healthy, surging at right time By STEVE FRYER
    Tesoro got better when it got healthy. “We’re eight games into having a full roster,” Tesoro coach Steve Garrett said. The Titans are 6-2 over those eight games and have won five in a row. Senior forward Chandler White missed all of December because of a tibia fracture. Senior guard Devo
    Mon Feb 08, 2016
  • Boys scholar-athlete of the week: Josh Miller, Yorba Linda By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    JOSH MILLER YORBA LINDA BASKETBALL GPA: 4.33 Miller, a senior guard, is averaging 8.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. He is enrolled in three AP classes (calculus AB, environmental science and macro economics), plus Spanish 4 and Language Arts 4. He is involved with the Y
    Mon Feb 08, 2016
  • Girls basketball O.C. top 10 (2-8-16) By KENNY CONNOLLY
    O.C. TOP 10 (Records through Sunday) 1. Brea Olinda, 21-2 Ladycats’ two losses came back in December by a combined eight points. 2. Mater Dei, 23-3 The 25-point loss to Centennial of Las Vegas was the Monarchs’ most lopsided under Coach Kevin Kiernan
    Mon Feb 08, 2016
  • Boys basketball O.C. top 10 (2-8-16) By STEVE FRYER
    A poll of Orange County media members (records through Sunday): 1. Mater Dei (23-3 record, 50 poll points) Monarchs had a fine week, with Nike Extravaganza wins over Shadow Mountain of Phoenix, Ariz., and Foothills Christian of El Cajon, plus Trinity League win over Santa Margarita. 2. Los Alamitos (21-
    Mon Feb 08, 2016
  • Wrestling: CIF-SS Dual Meet Championships final results By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Here are the final results from the six CIF-SS Division Dual Meet Championships on Saturday: Central Division Northview 44, Hillcrest 19 Coastal Division Servite 38, St. John Bosco 23 Eastern Division Victor Valley 43, Vista Mu
    Mon Feb 08, 2016