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  • Girls water polo: Sarah Siepker, Los Alamitos By DAN ALBANO
    Sarah Siepker Los Alamitos The senior racked up 21 goals, 17 assists and 22 steals in five matches to help lead the Griffins to the title at the Villa Park Classic.
    Sat Dec 20, 2014
  • Wrestling: Jared Salinas, Estancia By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Jared Salinas Estancia Salinas (126) earned Lower Weight MVP honors at the Edison Beach Bash Saturday. Salinas won all four of his matches by fall. He defeated the top two seeds during the tournament.
    Sat Dec 20, 2014
  • Bittersweet ending for St. Margaret's BY DAN ALBANO
    CARSON – The official signaled touchdown on the final play and St. Margaret’s players mobbed Charlie Beall for a wild celebration that featured lifted helmets and spirits. For the next several moments at StubHub Center, the final numbers on the scoreboard didn’t seem to match the postgame reactions of the players
    Sat Dec 20, 2014
  • Esperanza advances to Irvine final BY TIM BURT
    IRVINE - Esperanza held off a fourth-quarter rally by Woodbridge to capture a 61-52 victory in the championship semifinals of the Irvine World News / Gary Raya Classic on Friday night at Irvine. The Aztecs (7-2) moved into the championship of the 16-team tournament to face San Clemente today at 6 p.m. at Tustin High. “For t
    Fri Dec 19, 2014
  • Servite struggles in loss to Buchanan BY DAMIAN DOTTORE
    SAN CLEMENTE - Servite has scored two own-goals this season, the most recent Friday night at San Clemente High. This time, it turned out to be a game-winner. An uncharacteristic defensive lapse by the Friars in the 37th minute gave Buchanan of Clovis the lead and Diego Banda knocked in two goals after that in the Bears&rsq
    Fri Dec 19, 2014
  • Servite dominates first day of Mann Classic BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    ORANGE – Depending on your perspective, the Servite wrestling team is either halfway to another impressive showing in a tournament or already there. One week after a second-place finish at the Clovis West Shootout, the Friars kicked off the first day of the Mann Classic with 14 wrestlers combining to go 34-0 and advancing to the se
    Fri Dec 19, 2014
  • Canyon ends Sonora's run in North O.C. tourney BY STEVE FRYER
    LA HABRA - Sonora will not celebrate a “three-peat” in its tournament this year. Canyon beat Sonora, 74-73, on Friday in a semifinal of the North Orange County Championships that Sonora has organized and managed since 1976. Canyon (7-2) will play Edison (8-2) in the tournament championship game today at 7:30 p.m. at S
    Fri Dec 19, 2014
  • Loss hurts, but St. Margaret's still smiling BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    CARSON - The mood was surprisingly upbeat. No heads hanging. No one in need of consoling. In fact, the St. Margaret’s sideline at StubHub Center looked like a USC football tailgate as their players and fans waved two fingers in the air. “We had too good of a season to let this get us down,” offensive tac
    Fri Dec 19, 2014
  • Boys basketball: Brent Cahill, St. Margaret's By STEVE FRYER
    BRENT CAHILL ST. MARGARET’S He averaged 32 points a game for the Tartans in the Valley Christian of Cerritos Tournament. Cahill, a 6-foot-4 senior forward, had a high game of 38 points in a 68-56 win over South Torrance in the tournament. For the season, Cahill i
    Fri Dec 19, 2014
  • Girls basketball: Kaitlyn Hsu, Northwood By JEREMY BALAN
    KAITLYN HSU NORTHWOOD The junior guard led the Timberwolves (8-1) to a 4-0 week, averaging 24.5 points during the stretch, including a season-high 38 points in a 67-65 victory over El Modena. Against El Modena, Hsu made five 3-pointers and has duplicated that result tw
    Fri Dec 19, 2014
  • Huntington Beach's Wolf is 2014 boys water polo player of the year BY DAN ALBANO
    An early-season coaching change stirred waves of controversy. The Sunset League offered long-established currents of resistance. And the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs again tugged to pull Alex Wolf and his teammates under. But Wolf didn’t budge. The Huntington Beach senior remained an imposing fixture in goal, blocking
    Fri Dec 19, 2014
  • Aliso Niguel's Ruddins in 2014 girls volleyball player of the year BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    The CIF-SS title was quickly slipping away from the Aliso Niguel girls volleyball team. The Wolverines, who had lost just five sets all season, dropped the first two against Santiago of Corona in the Division 1A final. That’s when senior outside hitter Lindsey Ruddins challenged her teammates to fight for what they w
    Fri Dec 19, 2014
  • 2014 All-County girls cross country team BY ANDREW TURNER
    FIRST TEAM BRIANNA BARTELLO Laguna Hills, Senior The Register’s athlete of the year. Read about Bartello. ASHLEY LICATA Capistra
    Fri Dec 19, 2014
  • Laguna Hills' Bartello is 2014 girls cross country athlete of the year BY ANDREW TURNER
    It is not running unless you are running for something. Throughout her cross country career at Laguna Hills, Brianna Bartello held those words close to her heart as she competed to the best of her ability. The senior had many reasons to be inspired to do well this season. She was running alongside her identical twi
    Fri Dec 19, 2014
  • 2014 All-County girls volleyball team BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    FIRST TEAM LINDSEY RUDDINS Aliso Niguel, Senior, OH The Register’s player of the year. Read more about Ruddins. PAYTON CARTER
    Fri Dec 19, 2014
  • Capo Valley's Ta is 2014 girls tennis athlete of the year BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    The Capistrano Valley High tennis courts have become a sort of home away from home for Katie Ta. At 10 years old, Ta was introduced to the courts when she tagged along with her parents to watch her older brother, Matthew, compete for the Cougars boys team. Those trips became even more common when her older sister,
    Fri Dec 19, 2014
  • Brea's Tamagno is 2014 boys cross country athlete of the year BY ANDREW TURNER
    His talent seemed other-worldly. Everywhere he went, he won. He was the face of his team, the county, and quite possibly, the state. Brea Olinda’s Austin Tamagno had all eyes on him at every cross country meet, but the junior maintained a laser-like focus on one thing - the Foot Locker Nationals. He h
    Fri Dec 19, 2014
  • 2014 All-County boys cross country team BY ANDREW TURNER
    FIRST TEAM AUSTIN TAMAGNO Brea Olinda, Junior The Register's Athlete of the Year. Read more about Tamagno. ANDREW BURKHARDT JSerra,
    Fri Dec 19, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Garden Grove vs. Orange (12-18-14)
    Click through the slideshow to see photos from Garden Grove vs. Orange girls basketball game played on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.
    Fri Dec 19, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Rosary vs. El Toro (12-18-14)
    Click through the slideshow to see photos from the Rosary vs. El Toro girls water polo match played on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.
    Fri Dec 19, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Thursday's girls soccer (12-18-14)
    Click through the slideshow to see photos from the following two girls soccer matches played on Thursday, Dec. 18:Ocean View vs. Laguna Beach at Laguna Beach High School and Ocean View vs. Esperanza at the Mater Dei Premier Invitational.
    Fri Dec 19, 2014
  • Updates from today's state championship game
    OCVarsity will have live updates from today's CIF State championship game between St. Margaret's and Central Catholic of Modesto. Kickoff for the Division IV game is 4 p.m. The updates will be posted through the OCVarsity Twitter account (@OCVarsity), and you can search for the updates with the hash tag #ocvupdates. We have a Twi
    Fri Dec 19, 2014
  • Boys water polo: Four Mater Dei players commit BY DAN ALBANO
    Four members of Mater Dei's CIF Division 1 runner-up boys water polo team have committed to four-year schools, Monarchs coach Chris Segesman reports. All-CIF attackers Nick Lav
    Fri Dec 19, 2014
  • Football recruiting: Mission Viejo offensive lineman commits BY DAN ALBANO
    Mission Viejo offensive lineman Izrael Castellanos (6-5, 275) has committed to New Mexico of the Mountain West, Diablos football coach Bob Johnson reports. Castellanos played g
    Fri Dec 19, 2014
  • Santa Margarita's Sweet commits, Waller to enroll early BY DAN ALBANO
    Speedy Santa Margarita wide receiver Kyle Sweet (6-1, 190) has committed to Washington State, Eagles football coach Rick Curtis said. Curtis said Sweet committed on Thursday night to the Pac-12
    Fri Dec 19, 2014