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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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    Boys basketball: Beeler goes from Sage Hill to CVC

    June 2nd, 2016, 2:57 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    Jeff Beeler is leaving Sage Hill where he has been the varsity boys basketball coach for nine years to take the boys basketball coaching position at Capistrano Valley Christian, Capistrano Valley Christian announced today.

    At Capistrano Valley Christian he replaces Zach Brogdon, who now is boys basketball coach at JSerra.

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    Gardner hired to coach Fairmont Prep boys basketball

    May 2nd, 2016, 12:44 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    Joedy Gardner did not stay out of Orange County basketball for long.

    Fairmont Prep hired Gardner on Monday to coach its boys basketball team. JSerra didn't renew Gardner’s contract after this past season, Gardner’s seventh as the school's boys basketball coach.

    JSerra advanced to the CIF-Southern Section Division 4AA quarterfinals in the 2015-16 season. The Lions won the 4AA championship in 2014.

    Fairmont Prep finished 5-16 overall and 0-6 in the San Joaquin League in 2015-16.

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    Boys basketball: Laguna Hills hires coach

    April 29th, 2016, 12:34 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    Laguna Hills today announced David Yates is the school's new varsity boys basketball head coach. Yates was varsity girls basketball head coach at Mission Viejo the past two seasons. He was a varsity boys basketball assistant coach at Mission Viejo for the seven prior seasons.

    Laguna Hills this past season was 4-19 overall. The Hawks finished fifth in the five-team Sea View League with a 0-8 league record.

    Yates replaces Omari Smith, who decided to not resume coaching the Hawks after having done so for one season on an interim basis.

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    Boys basketball: Gardner out as JSerra coach

    March 14th, 2016, 5:31 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    Joedy Gardner has been dismissed as JSerra boys basketball coach, the school announced today.

    Gardner coached the Lions for seven seasons. He coached JSerra to the CIF-Southern Section Division 4AA championship in the 2013-14 season.

    JSerra this season finished fifth in the six-team Trinity League. The Lions advanced to the quarterfinals in the 4AA playoffs.

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    Boys basketball: Hughes leaves Servite

    February 17th, 2016, 9:52 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    Jacob Hughes, a 6-foot-11 junior center, withdrew from Servite.

    Servite athletic director Alan Clinton and Friars basketball coach John Morris said via text messages that it is their understanding that Hughes is transferring to El Dorado.

    Hughes averaged seven points and six rebounds a game for Servite this season.

    Hughes spent his freshman year at Orange Lutheran. He transferred to Servite before his sophomore year.

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