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    Boys water polo: Academy League to debut in 2015

    August 27th, 2015, 12:39 pm by BY DAN ALBANO

    There's a new boys water polo league coming to Orange County in 2015.

    The Academy League, featuring Crean Lutheran, Sage Hill, Whitney of Cerritos and Webb of Claremont will debut this fall, Crean Lutheran boys coach Craig Brown said.

    The league will reside in Division 5 for the Southern Section playoffs.

    In other Crean Lutheran water polo news, junior center Eli Lew has transferred to the school from Orange Lutheran but will observe the sit-out period until Oct. 5, Brown said.

    Please send water polo news to Dan Albano at

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    Trinity League insider: Albano-Barajas podcast debuts

    August 27th, 2015, 10:16 am by BY DAN ALBANO

    Can't get enough coverage of Trinity League football? Well, OCVarsity has a new podcast for you.

    OCVarsity's Dan Albano has teamed with Trinity League insider Scott Barajas, former publisher of Orange County's Gridiron magazine, for an expanded venture into Orange County's toughest league.

    In their first installment, Dan and Scott discuss St. John Bosco's dominance, Servite's hire of Coach Scott Meyer, preview each team -- including Mater Dei, Orange Lutheran, Santa Margarita, JSerra -- and offer predictions on the playoff race and league MVP awards.

    Give their debut podcast a listen and return each week for in-depth Trinity League coverage.


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    Football: CIF-SS preseason polls

    August 26th, 2015, 9:27 am by By STEVE FRYER

    Three Orange County teams are No. 1 in their CIF-Southern Section rankings. Of course, two of the divisions, the Southwest and Southern, are exclusively Orange County divisions so an O.C. team will be No. 1. St. Margaret's is No. 1 in the East Valley Division, a smaller-schools division that covers a large geographic area.

    It is interesting that Santa Margarita is ranked ahead of Mater Dei in the Pac-5 Division. Our O.C. top 25 had Mater Dei at No. 1, Santa Margarita at No. 3. In a preason ranking, the difference between Nos. 1 and 3 is slim.

    The CIF-SS polls are created by coaches advisory committees. Here are the rankings for divisions that include Orange County teams. (Whittier Christian, the only county team in the the Northwest Division, was not in that division's top 10.)

    1.    St. Margaret’s (Academy)
    2.    Grace Brethren (Frontier)
    3.    St. Anthony (Santa Fe)
    4T.    Saddleback Valley Chr (San Joaquin)
    4T.    St. Genevieve (Santa Fe)
    6.    Desert (Desert Mountain)
    7.    Capistrano Valley Chr (San Jaoquin)
    8.    Brethren Christian (Academy)
    9.    Calvary Murrieta (South Valley)
    10T.  St. Monica Catholic (Santa Fe)
    10T.  Santa Paula (Frontier)

    1.    Garden Grove (Garden Grove)
    2.    Brea Olinda (North Hills)
    3.    Canyon/A (North Hills)
    4.    El Modena (North Hills
    5.    Westminster (Golden West)
    6.    Calvary Chapel/SA (Orange Coast)
    7.    Rancho Alamitos (Garden Grove)
    8.    Los Amigos (Garden Grove)
    9.    Estancia (Orange Coast)
    10.   Katella (Orange)

    1.    San Clemente (Sea View)
    2.    La Habra (Freeway)
    3.    Trabuco Hills (Sea View)
    4.    Villa Park (Crestview)
    5.    Corona del Mar (Pacific Coast)
    6.    Capistrano Valley (Sea View)
    7.    Buena Park (Freeway)
    8.    Foothill (Crestview)
    9.    Troy (Freeway)
    10.   Sonora (Freeway)

    1.    Vista Murrieta (Southwestern)
    2.    Rancho Cucamonga (Baseline)
    3.    Mission Viejo (South Coast)
    4.    Great Oak (Southwestern)
    5.    Tesoro (South Coast)
    6.    El Toro (South Coast)
    7.    Upland (Baseline)
    8.    Los Alamitos (Sunset)
    9.    Edison (Sunset)
    10.   Chino Hills (Baseline)

    1.    Centennial/Corona (Big VIII)
    2.    St John Bosco (Trinity)
    3.    Bishop Amat (Mission)
    4.    Santa Margarita (Trinity)
    5.    Mater Dei (Trinity)
    6.    LB Poly (Moore)
    7.    Crespi (Mission)
    8.    Alemany (Mission)
    9.    Orange Lutheran (Trinity)
    10.   Servite (Trinity)

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    Football recruiting: Orange Lutheran junior DE offered by Hawaii

    August 19th, 2015, 4:02 pm by BY DAN ALBANO

    Orange Lutheran junior defensive end Travis Yates has been offered by Hawaii, Lancers football coach Chuck Petersen confirmed Wednesday.

    Yates teams with Scean Mustin to give the Lancers' two of the best defensive linemen in the Trinity League.

    Please send football recruiting news to Dan Albano or on Twitter at @ocvarsityguy

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    Football recruiting: Orange Lutheran's Lj Northington commits

    August 18th, 2015, 4:05 pm by BY DAN ALBANO

    Orange Lutheran quarterback Lj Northington has committed to Harvard, the senior announced Monday.

    "Proud to announce that I've committed to further my education and football career at Harvard University!" he announced on Twitter.

    The left-handed senior is a dual-threat quarterback who showed improvement over the summer during 7-on-7 passing competition.

    Please send football recruiting news to Dan Albano at

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    Football: National rankings, local impact

    August 11th, 2015, 4:27 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    A poll that combines the national football rankings of Max Preps, USA Today and others to produce a composite poll has Bishop Gorman of Nevada at No. 1 and De La Salle of Concord at No. 2 in the nation. It has Centennial of Corona at No. 9, St. John Bosco at No. 10 and Bishop Amat of La Puente at No. 18.

    Servite plays three of those teams in nonleague games: Gorman; De La Salle; and Amat. Orange Lutheran has nonleague games against two of them: De La Salle and Centennial. Mater Dei plays Amat in the Monarchs’ opener Aug. 28 at Santa Ana Stadium.

    Of course, all of Orange County’s Trinity League teams play St. John Bosco in league games.

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    Football recruiting: Orange Lutheran lineman Heigis receives two offers

    August 6th, 2015, 12:23 pm by BY DAN ALBANO

    Add Orange Lutheran's Adam Heigis to the list of class of 2016 offensive linemen to watch in Orange County.

    The 6-6, 280-pound senior has been offered by San Jose State and San Diego, Lancers football coach Chuck Petersen confirmed.

    The Toreros also have offered Servite offensive linemen Nicholas Ramirez (6-4, 230).

    Heigis plays left guard for Orange Lutheran, which also features Oregon commit Logan Bathke.

    Please send football recruiting news to Dan Albano at

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    Boys water polo: Northwood 16's (Orange Lutheran) reach Junior Olympics final

    July 28th, 2015, 10:32 am by BY DAN ALBANO

    Northwood's 16-and-under boys club water polo team has reached the finals of today's Junior Olympics at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center.

    Northwood, featuring players from Orange Lutheran, takes on Del Mar of San Diego at 3:30 p.m.

    Regency's two-time defending champion 18-and-under boys fell to Santa Barbara Polo Pals, a newly-formed group featuring ex-Harvard-Westlake star Johnny Hooper among others, in the semifinals, 15-8.

    Regency, composed of players from Mater Dei, also lost to L.A. Premier, 11-10, on Monday. The 18's boys final between Premier and Santa Barbara Polo Pals is at 4:45 p.m.

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    Two boys water polo standouts enroll at Orange Lutheran

    June 23rd, 2015, 3:59 pm by BY DAN ALBANO

    Two highly-regarded boys water polo players have enrolled at Orange Lutheran, Lancers coach Steve Carrera confirmed Tuesday.

    Junior-to-be center Josh Orrick from Carmichael's Jesuit High and sophomore-to-be attacker Hannes Daube from Newport Harbor have enrolled at the Trinity League school, Carrera said.

    Both players are well-known in the U.S. national development pipeline system. Daube was a second-team All-Sunset League selection last fall for the Sailors. Orrick played last summer for the U.S. national cadet team in Serbia. Jesuit captured last season's Division 1 title in the Sac-Joaquin Section.

    In girls water polo, Carrera said Santiago of Corona's Alyse Tyler and Madison Vincent have enrolled at Orange Lutheran. Both will be sophomores this coming season. Vincent is a left-hander.

    Tyler's sister, Kelsey, has been a standout the past two seasons for Orange Lutheran and transferred from Santiago of Corona.

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    New boys basketball coaches at Orange, Westminster

    June 17th, 2015, 10:29 am by By STEVE FRYER

    Tim Williams is the varsity boys basketball coach at Orange, Orange athletic director Mitch Ryan confirmed Wednesday morning.

    Williams has been an assistant coach at Northwood.

    We are pursuing confirmation that C.J. Hollingsworth is the new coach of the Westminster boys basketball team. Hollingsworth has been an assistant coach at Villa Park.

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