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Fryer: Look ahead shows Mater Dei on top in two sports
The final high school sports column of the 2014-15 high school sports year starts with a look ahead to the 2015-16 high school sports year. The super-early football preseason top 10, super-subject to change between now and when our 2015 football pre... Full story
Fryer: Slow starts a distant memory for CIF champs
It is frequently said in sports. “It’s not how you start, but it’s where you finish.” Take a look at Orange County’s CIF baseball champions, Huntington Beach and Mission Viejo. Huntington Beach lost five of its first ... Full story
Fryer: Transfers begin to make their moves
It’s transfer season. Osiris St. Brown is leaving Servite, football coach Scott Meyer confirmed Thursday. St. Brown, who will be a junior this coming school year, is one of California football’s top receiver prospects. He has scholarsh... Full story
Fryer: Sunny Hills enjoying playoff thrill ride
Arlie Kearney might be the only 33-year-old man enjoying a rapidly advancing indicator of aging. “I’ve added some gray hairs these past few days,” Kearney said. Kearney is baseball coach at Sunny Hills. The Lancers have won thre... Full story
Fryer: Merritt earns spot among O.C. all-time greats
Santa Margarita’s Kaitlyn Merritt will be remembered as one of the county’s top girls field athletes of all time, having won the CIF-SS title in the pole vault for all four of her high school years. The event has some rising stars worth ... Full story
Fryer: Freeway, Sea View teams flex their muscles
Every Freeway and Sea View League team in the CIF-SS baseball playoffs advanced to the second round. From the Freeway League, Sonora, Troy and Sunny Hills still are playing in Division 4. Sunny Hills had to win a wild-card round game to get to the... Full story
Fryer: CdM now has team to threaten The Streak
Maybe this one will be different. Huntington Beach boys volleyball’s 100-match winning streak includes a 25-21, 25-19 victory over Corona del Mar in the Orange County Championships in March. They meet again in the CIF-Southern Section Division... Full story
Fryer: Predictions for the baseball playoffs
Last year, I correctly predicted the champion in only one of the seven CIF-Southern Section baseball playoff divisions. I learned how DeAndre Jordan and Dwight Howard feel when they are shooting freethrows. They get hacked; I’m a hack. They k... Full story
Fryer: Toughest test awaits in baseball playoffs
The most difficult team championship to win in the CIF-Southern Section is the Division 1 baseball championship. The quality of baseball in Southern California in general and at the Division 1 level in particular is as high or is higher than the qua... Full story
Fryer: Schools need more officials, less complaining
Orange County athletics has a shortage of game officials in several sports. Parents and coaches can help by being kinder to the refs and umps. Of course, the level of officiating in county high school sports is not at an MLB, NFL or NBA level. Gue... Full story
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