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  • League Finals Central '16: South Coast/Sea View finals today, 9 records in books By DAN ALBANO
    Welcome to League Finals Central '16, your landing page for coverage of league finals in O.C. swimming and diving: LEAGUE RECORD SETTERS (INDIVIDUAL) Dash Farr Villa Park,
    Thu May 05, 2016
  • 3 things learned from Wednesday's prelims By DAN ALBANO
    Three things we learned from Wednesday’s prelims: 1. The boys breaststroke has been the most exciting individual event in Orange County swimming this spring, and thankfully, there’s more racing left. Just
    Thu May 05, 2016
  • El Toro's Spooner quietly building stellar resume By NATHAN PERCY
    For three years, Bradley Spooner waited, never giving any sign he was growing impatient. Spooner, a senior right-handed pitcher for El Toro, spent his first three years in the program developing at the lower levels, while younger kids were brought up to varsity to help out immediately. Throughout those years, Spooner trusted the
    Thu May 05, 2016
  • Swim: South Coast, Sea View move finals to Thursday because of weather By DAN ALBANO
    The swimming league finals in the South Coast and Sea View leagues have been moved up one day to Thursday at Capistrano Valley and El Toro, respectively, because of weather
    Wed May 04, 2016
  • Swim: Wednesday's prelims leaderboard By DAN ALBANO
    BOYS SWIMMING (Selected times) Empire League Pacific Coast League Sea View League South Coast League Sunset Le
    Wed May 04, 2016
  • Laguna Beach girls look strong defending league crown By DAN ALBANO
    Laguna Beach swimming maintained its grip on the Orange Coast League on Wednesday, but the Breakers’ girls team offered something extra. With a dominating performance at the league finals meet at Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach’s girls signaled that they might be on the rise next week at the CIF-SS Division 2 meet in Riverside.
    Wed May 04, 2016
  • Stephen makes sure Mater Dei gets much-needed win By ANDREW TURNER
    SANTA ANA – The setting sun might have served as a metaphor for the playoff hopes of Mater Dei’s baseball team. Down by a run in the sixth inning, the Monarchs were holding out for a ray of hope that could save their season. They got one in the biggest of spots. Josh Stephen drove in two runs with a two-ou
    Wed May 04, 2016
  • Wrestling: Capistrano Valley's Hernandez signs By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Capistrano Valley's Brandon Hernandez signed with Jamestown University of North Dakota this week. Over the last three years, Hernandez posted a sixth, second and first-place finishes at CIF. He was first team all-county as a junior.
    Wed May 04, 2016
  • Roundup: Tustin stays hot, knocks off Kennedy By STEVE FRYER
    Tustin beat Kennedy, 5-1, Wednesday to solidify its chances of winning a playoff berth while damaging Kennedy’s shot at the Empire League championship. Cole Hoskins pitched a three-hitter for
    Wed May 04, 2016
  • Mission Viejo earns 'absolutely huge' win over San Clemente By ZACH CAVANAGH
    SAN CLEMENTE – Andre Pallante of San Clemente and Tanner Bibee of Mission Viejo were squarely locked in a pitching duel. The starters traded zero after zero into an extra eighth inning, and that’s where Mission Viejo grabbed its opportunity. The Diablos scored six runs in the eighth inning to defeat San
    Wed May 04, 2016
  • Updated lacrosse playoffs schedule By: DAMIAN CALHOUN
    The pairings for the boys and girls lacrosse playoffs. Southern Section Lacrosse Championships THURSDAY SECOND ROUND (Updated) BOYS No. 8 Tesoro at No. 1 Corona del Mar, 3:15 p.m. No. 5 Great Oak at No. 4 Santa Margarita, 7 p.
    Wed May 04, 2016
  • Football recruiting: San Clemente's Sears offered by USC By DAN ALBANO
    Could San Clemente quarterback Jack Sears follow his predecessor, Sam Darnold, to USC? That became a more intriguing question Wednesday when the Trojans offered rising junior Sears. Tritons football coach Jaime Ortiz said Sears received the offer from USC coach Clay Helton during lunch Wednesday.
    Wed May 04, 2016
  • 3 things learned from Tuesday's swim prelims By DAN ALBANO
    Three things we learned from Tuesday’s swim prelims: 1. Kate Krolikowski and Woodbridge are more than just darkhorse contenders in Division 1: The Warriors’ junior blasted county-leading times in the 200 (1
    Wed May 04, 2016
  • Los Alamitos survives fifth set, earns spot in playoffs By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    FOUNTAIN VALLEY Through the first two league meetings, there wasn’t much that separated the Edison and Los Alamitos boys volleyball teams. They had met twice during the regular season, the Chargers won their home match in five sets and the Griffins did the same on their court. Neither team won consecutive sets in the fi
    Wed May 04, 2016
  • Swim: Woodbridge's Krolikowski sizzles to pace Tuesday leaderboard By DAN ALBANO
    BOYS SWIMMING Freeway League Prelims Academy League Prelims 200 free (1:47.50) -- Kao (SH) 1:46.51; 200 IM (2:02.90) -- Frausto (Troy) 1:59.76; Chao (
    Tue May 03, 2016
  • Super effort carries Sage Hill to victory over Crean Lutheran By STEVE FRYER
    Sage Hill’s pitcher lived up to his name. Brett Super threw a two-hitter Tuesday in Sage Hill’s 2-0 win over Crean Lutheran in an Academy League baseball game at Sage Hill. Super has been superior before. A junior right-hander, Super is 9-0 with a 0.72 ERA. He has 93 strikeouts with only 15 walks in 68 innings.
    Tue May 03, 2016
  • Water polo recruiting tracker: Class of 2017 commitments, rankings By DAN ALBANO
    BOYS WATER POLO Class of 2017 commitments NAME, SCHOOL/CLUB, POSITION, COLLEGE, RANKING Ryan Hurst, Huntington Beach/Vanguard, defender, Cal, (3 stars)Quinten Osborne, Huntington Beach/Vanguard
    Tue May 03, 2016
  • Hawkins continues Beckman's dominance at PCL finals By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    LONG BEACH – Hide Yoshihara was the only player to post two sub-par rounds during the Pacific Coast League championship, but the Woodbridge senior once again finished second to a rival from Beckman after coming up short in a sudden death playoff. His 20-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole grazed the edge of the cup as rolled t
    Tue May 03, 2016
  • Water polo recruiting: Huntington Beach's Osborne commits to UCLA By DAN ALBANO
    Huntington Beach All-County water polo center Quinten Osbornehas committed to defending NCAA champion UCLA, Oilers boys coach 
    Tue May 03, 2016
  • Football: CdM's Chase Garbers nabs Washington offer; Montgomery, Yates also receive offers By DAN ALBANO
    Corona del Mar quarterback Chase Garbers has been offered by Washington, the junior announced on Twitter. The offer from the Pac-12 school arrives on the heels of an offer fr
    Tue May 03, 2016
  • Marina's Tenhulzen, Los Alamitos' Sojin capture Sunset dive titles By DAN ALBANO
    The first titles of league championship week in Orange County aquatics have been earned. Marina's Tanner Tenhulzen and Los Alamitos' Mary Sojin captured diving titles at the Sunset League finals Monday at Los Alamitos. Tenhulzen,
    Tue May 03, 2016
  • Swim: O.C. Register swim standards for 2016 By DAN ALBANO
    Here are the 2016 high school swimming standards for times to be published in the print edition of the O.C. Register. The recommended way to report times and meet scores is to post them on the
    Tue May 03, 2016
  • Lacrosse playoffs: Tuesday's scores
    US Lacrosse Southern Section Playoffs Orange County Bracket First Round BOYS SANTA MARGARITA 14, JSERRA 10 TRABUCO HILLS 13, NEWPORT HARBOR 2 CORONA DEL MAR 14, YORBA LINDA 3 TESORO 5, EL TORO 4 (3OT) GREAT OAK 15, B
    Tue May 03, 2016
  • Freshman Bloom helps Edison pass important test By KENNY CONNOLLY
    Academics always come first, and with AP exams taking place at Edison High on Tuesday afternoon, the Chargers softball team was facing a must-win situation with two of its top players – Kiana Pancino and Riley Wester – hitting the books. Thrust into the pitching circle, freshman Jenna Bloom had quite the
    Tue May 03, 2016
  • Trabuco Hills rolls to playoff win despite slow start By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Trabuco Hills boys lacrosse coach Eric Bassett didn’t like the way his team started its first-round game in the U.S. Lacrosse Southern Section championships on Tuesday. The Mustangs didn’t score their first goal until late in the first period and struggled with possession. The remainder of the game told a bette
    Tue May 03, 2016