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    Boys basketball: Aihara not coaching at Western

    November 28th, 2016, 8:10 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    For the first time in a long time, Western opens the boys basketball season this week without Joe Aihara.

    Aihara resigned as Western's coach on Oct. 31. He had coached the Pioneers for 16 seasons.

    Aihara declined to describe the reasons for his departure from the basketball program at Western, where he remains on the teaching staff. 

    "I do wish I was still coaching there," Aihara said Monday.

    Dan Davidson is coaching the Western varsity boys basketball team. Davidson also is the school's varsity football coach.

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    Signing Day update: Early list of boys basketball players who signed

    November 9th, 2016, 1:39 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    The following were reported to have signed letters of intent today for basketball:

    Evan Battey, Villa Park, Colorado

    Miles Brookins, Mater Dei, La Salle

    Myle Franklin, Villa Park, Northeastern

    Sebastian Much, JSerra, Princeton

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    Signing Day update: Villa Park's Evan Battey signs with Colorado

    November 9th, 2016, 1:33 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    Evan Battey can't play at Villa Park this coming season, his senior year. Battey, though, remains one of Orange County's most-prized basketball prospects.

    He signed a letter of intent with Colorado on Wednesday, the first day of the one-week early signing period for basketball and many other sports.

    Battey, a 6-foot-7, 235-pound senior forward, exausted his eight semesters of athletic eligibilty before this school year. He repeated his freshman year at Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies. He played basketball at LACES during his repeated freshman year and as a sophomore there before transferring to Villa Park before his sophomore year, 2015-16. 

    Although he did not play sports during his first freshman year at LACES, those two semesters still count toward the eight semesters of athletic eligibity each student-athlete has under CIF rules. So, adding the four semesters as a freshman, his two semesters as a sopohomore and his two semesters as a junior, Battey's eight semesters of athletic eligibility have been completed.

    Battey took recruiting trips in September to Colorado, Purdue and Miami of Florida.

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    Basketball: Riley transfers to Los Alamitos

    October 14th, 2016, 7:07 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    Senior point guard Joseph Riley transferred to Los Alamitos from Orange Lutheran.

    Los Alamitos athletic director Richard Smith said Riley enrolled at Los Alamitos earlier this month.

    Riley, 5-foot-10, was All-Trinity League second team last season when he averaged 11 points a game for Orange Lutheran.

    At Los Alamitos he would be expected to replace at point guard Eyassu Worku, last season's Orange County player of the year who is at UC Irvine.

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    Basketball: Much commits to Princeton

    October 3rd, 2016, 7:49 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    JSerra forward Sebastian Much committed to Princeton, JSerra announced Monday.

    Much, a 6-foot-8 forward, averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds this past season. He was named All-Trinity League first team and was selected to the All-CIF Southern Section Division 4AA Team.

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    Villa Park's Evan Battey commits to Colorado

    September 27th, 2016, 1:54 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    Villa Park senior Evan Battey has committed to Colorado, Battey announced Tuesday.

    Battey, 6-foot-7 and 235 pounds, cannot play for Villa Park this basketball season because he already has used all of his eight semesters of high school athletic eligibility.

    Battey was All-Orange County first team last season when he averaged 24 points a game. He is extraordinarily quick and agile for his size, and is a fine outside shooter.

    Battey repeated the ninth grade at Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies – LACES, as the public school often is called. Although Battey did not play sports his first freshman year at LACES, those two semesters, according to CIF-Southern Section by-laws, still would count toward the eight semesters of athletic eligibility that belong to each high school student-athlete.

    His third and fourth semesters were exausted at LACES during his second freshman year, and his fifth and six semesters were consumed by his sophomore year at LACES. Battey played basketball at LACES during his second freshman year and during his sophomore year.

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    Basketball: Dixon leaving El Toro after 2016-17 season

    September 19th, 2016, 6:31 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    Todd Dixon will coach one final season at El Toro before resigning to become men's basketball coach at Santiago Canyon College.

    This will be Dixon's 21st season as El Toro's varsity boys basketball head coach. His teams have won 10 league championships and have advanced to three CIF-Southern Section championship games during his tenure. Dixon's record at El Toro is 431-148.

    Dixon, 49, will lbe the first coach of the men's basketball program at Santiago Canyon, a community college in northeast Orange County.

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    Basketball: Harmon returns to Santa Ana Valley as coach

    August 30th, 2016, 12:02 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    Ike Harmon, an All-Orange County basketball player at Santa Ana Valley in the 1990s, is now the school's varsity boys basketball coach, Valley announced Monday.

    One of his assistant coaches also was an All-O.C. player. Carrie Egan, a great guard at Brea Olinda in the '80s, in on the Valley boys basketball staff. 

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    Basketball: Villa Park's Battey ruled ineligible

    June 29th, 2016, 4:04 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    All-Orange County basketball player Evan Battey of Villa Park is ineligible to play in the 2016-17 season. 

    All eight of Battey’s semesters of athletic eligibility have been used. Battey repeated the ninth grade at Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies – LACES, as the public school often is called. He is going into his senior year at Villa Park. 

    A hardship request for a fifth year of eligibility – a ninth and 10th semester of eligibility --  was denied by the CIF-Southern Section, the governing body for high school sports in Orange County and much of Southern California.

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    Edison all-league WR, guard Atencio tears ACL

    June 20th, 2016, 6:14 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    All-Sunset League basketball and football player David Atencio of Edison suffered an anterior cruciate ligament tear and will not play football this fall. Edison athletic director and basketball coach Richard Boyce that Atencio likely will miss the 2016-17 basketball season, too.

    Atencio was named All-League second team in football and basketball as a sophomore this past school year.

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