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    CIF Div. 2 final preview San Clemente-El Toro

    February 27th, 2015, 10:58 am by BY DAN ALBANO


    At Woollett Aquatics Center, Irvine


    SAN CLEMENTE (19-7) VS. EL TORO (22-9), 4 p.m.

       Outlook: The South Coast League rivals clash for a CIF title just like the schools’ boys teams did in 1988 (El Toro won, 19-11). The Chargers’ top-seeded girls are in the finals for the first time. Third-seeded San Clemente is making its second finals appearance. The Tritons captured the Division 2 crown in 2011. The teams split their two league matches but the Chargers captured the South Coast title after Dana Hills upset the Tritons. El Toro won the first meeting in early January at San Clemente, 8-7, while the Tritons and goalie Hylah Prussak returned the favor Feb. 10 at El Toro, 7-5. San Clemente’s offense is led by 106-goal scorer Amber McCutcheon, a left-handed center who has scored the winning goals on late counterattacks the past two games. But San Clemente also features capable scorers in Cassidy Smithson (51 goals), versatile attacker Alaina Cousineau (44) and Makenna Smith (42). El Toro employs a swift and balanced offense led by attackers Maddy Parenteau and Jessica Rodriguez among others. Goalie Tori Rainone and defender Maddy Damato anchor the defense.

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    Girls water polo: Saturday's CIF finals schedule, semifinal scorelist

    February 26th, 2015, 9:51 am by BY DAN ALBANO

    Here's Saturday schedule for the CIF girls water polo championships at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center in Irvine:

    Div. 7 10 a.m. (right course) No. 2 Foothill Tech vs. No. 1 Hillcrest

    Div. 6 11:30 a.m. (left) No. 2 Ocean View vs. No. 1 Pasadena Poly

    Div. 5 1 p.m. (right) Los Altos vs. No. 1 Palm Desert

    Div. 3 2:30 p.m. (left) No. 1 Arroyo Grande vs. No. 2 M.L. King

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    Girls water polo: Div. 2 semifinal preview: San Clemente-Agoura

    February 24th, 2015, 9:28 pm by By DAN ALBANO



    AGOURA (25-6) VS. SAN CLEMENTE (18-7)

    Site, time: William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center, 5 p.m.

       Outlook: The No. 3-seeded Tritons need to sink the No. 2 Chargers to reach their second CIF final and first since their championship season of 2011. Agoura has been hot since losing to El Toro, 6-3, at the Santa Barbara TOC. In its past 16 games, Agoura has only dropped a pair of one-goal decisions to Royal and Dos Pueblos. San Clemente defeated both in January but not by much. Agoura features nine seniors, including Wagner-bound Natalie Kayton and Northridge-bound Lauren Rothermel, a 5-foot-11 utility. Left-handed center Amber McCutcheon leads a talented San Clemente offense with 104 goals. Cassidy Smithson (49), Makenna Smith (42) and Alaina Cousineau (42) each have at least 40 goals. The key for the Tritons is defense. When they played well defensively, they’re a difficult foe.

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    Darnold injured in basketball game

    February 5th, 2015, 10:14 am by By STEVE FRYER

    San Clemente All-Orange County quarterback Sam Darnold signed his letter of intent with USC on Wednesday morning and was injured early in the school's basketball game that evening.

    Darnold fell on his tailbone three minutes into the home game against Aliso Niguel and did not play the rest of the game.

    San Clemente coach Marc Popovich said via text message that more will be known about Darnold's injury Friday.

    Darnold was county offensive player of the year for the 2014 football season. He also is an outstanding basketball player and is a top candidate for South Coast League player of the year in the sport.

    ESPN ranked Darnold as the No. 8 quarterback recruit in the nation.

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    Winter Signing Day: San Clemente's Darnold signs with USC

    February 4th, 2015, 9:12 am by BY DAN ALBANO

    San Clemente quarterback Sam Darnold, The Register's 2014 offensive player of the year and No. 2-ranked OCVarsity recruit, has signed with USC, the senior confirmed in a text message Wednesday morning.

    Darnold said he signed at the San Clemente football office along with Boise State recruit and All-County linebacker Riley Whimpey.

    "Dream come true," Darnold said of signing. "It's amazing."

    Darnold said his dream of playing college athletics was sparked by attending his first USC football game at age 6.

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    Football recruiting: Los Al's Locher switches commitment to Boise St.

    February 1st, 2015, 8:29 pm by BY DAN ALBANO

    Los Alamitos linebacker Matt Locher, The Register's 2014 defensive player of the year, has committed to Boise State, he and the Griffins football program said Sunday.

    Locher (6-3, 245) had committed to Cal Poly SLO but visited the Broncos over the weekend.

    "Announcing my decision to switch my committment to Boise State! Thank you to everyone who has supported me thus far," Locher posted on Twitter.

    Los Alamitos football program reported that Locher committed as a defnsive end.

    The Broncos also have a commitment from San Clemente All-County linebacker Riley Whimpey, who will enroll in 2017 have serving a mission.

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    Football recruiting: San Clemente linebacker Whimpey commits

    January 28th, 2015, 6:14 pm by BY DAN ALBANO

    San Clemente first-team All-County linebacker Riley Whimpey has committed to Boise State, the Tritons football program announced on Twitter.

    Whimpey made a recruiting trip to the Mountain West Conference school last weekend.

    The senior also was offered by Utah State.

    Whimpey racked up a school-record 173 tackles last season, helping the Tritons reach the Southwest Division finals. He plans to serve his LDS mission before enrolling at Boise State in 2017, Tritons football coach Jaime Ortiz reports.

    Boise State featured former Tritons Blake Gonzalez (redshirt freshman) and Terrell Johnson (senior) in 2014.

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    Football recruiting: San Clemente juniors offered by BYU

    January 15th, 2015, 11:33 pm by BY DAN ALBANO

    San Clemente junior tight end Cole Fotheringham and junior offensive lineman Tucker Scott were both offered by BYU today, Tritons football coach Jaime Ortiz reports.

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    Football recruiting: San Clemente TE offered by Utah

    January 7th, 2015, 8:09 am by BY DAN ALBANO

    San Clemente junior tight end Cole Fotheringham (6-4, 215) has been offered by Utah, Tritons football coach Jaime Ortiz reports.

    Fotheringham led the Southwest Division runner-up this past season with 50 receptions for 585 yards and eight TDs.

    He also is being recruited by Washington, Cal, Missouri and Oregon and holds a 4.0 grade-point average. Fotheringham also is San Clemente's junior class president.

    In other San Clemente recruiting news, defensive back Jake Russell (5-10, 170) has been offered preferred walk-ons at USC and UC Davis. Russell was voted San Clemente's Nick Pasquale Triton of the Year as the team's overall MVP.

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    Boys water polo: San Clemente's Chase Hamming commits

    December 11th, 2014, 8:38 am by By DAN ALBANO

    San Clemente utility Chase Hamming, who led Orange County boys water polo in scoring this past season, has committed to Cal, the senior reports.

    Hamming netted 152 goals but also added 64 steals to emerge as one of the top two-way seniors in Orange County.

    At 6-foot-2, Hamming also brings the ability to set 2 meters. He was a key player for the Orange County club this past summer.

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