Archive for the 'Santa Margarita' Tag Under 'OC Varsity' Category

    Baseball: Saturday games

    May 15th, 2015, 7:38 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    Four games are on the Orange County baseball schedule Saturday (May 16).

    Garden Grove at Santiago, and Rancho Alamitos at La Quinta.Both at 9 a.m.

    Those Garden Grove League games are make-up games from Thursday. Both games were underway Thursday when rains forced postponement. Both must start from the beginning (according to the league constitution), which is bad news for Grove, which was leading Santiago, 4-0, and La Quinta, which was leading Rancho, 3-2.

    There all kinds of playoff scenarios from those games, too many to recount here. It is complicated.

    Also Saturday: JSerra at Santa Margarita at 9 a.m.; Servite at Mater Dei, 9 a.m.

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    Baseball: Some games with big implications

    May 14th, 2015, 12:32 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    There are a few playoff berths to be settled. A look at a couple of leagues ...

    Empire -- Cypress is the league champion and will go to the Division 1 playoffs as the league's No. 1 playoff representative. If today Pacifica (6-3 in league) beats Valencia (5-4), Pacifica is the league's No. 3 team -- the league's final playoff berth. If Valencia beats Pacifica, they both finish 6-4 in league. The first tiebreaker is how those teams did vs. the league champion. Valencia was 1-1 vs. Cypress, Pacifica was 0-2. So, a Valencia win today gives the Tigers the No. 3 spot. Tustin is going to the playoffs, but whether as a No. 2 or No. 3 is to be determined.

    Note: Valencia-Pacifica rained out; awaiting rescheduling information.

    Trinity League -- JSerra and Orange Lutheran are 1-2, respectively. Up for grabs between Mater Dei (7-7 in league) and Santa Margarita (6-8) is the No. 3 berth, the final playoff berth in the Trinity League. If Mater Dei beats Servite today, then Mater Dei is the league's No. 3 team. If Santa Margarita beats JSerra and Mater Dei loses, then Santa Margarita and Mater Dei finish at 7-8 each. As Santa Margarita won two of three against Mater Dei, Santa Margarita would go as the No. 3 team.

    Note: Servite at Mater Dei has been rescheduled for Friday, 6 p.m., at Mater Dei. JSerra at Santa Margarita was moved to a Saturday, 9 a.m. start.

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    Baseball: Fryer's top 10

    May 11th, 2015, 10:25 am by By STEVE FRYER

    The Register's Orange County Media Poll, the county top 10 we publish, is a poll of five media members. I am one of the five voters. Here is how I voted. It is not the final top 10, just one vote of five.

    How I voted today ...

    1. JSerra (22-4-1), 2. Huntington Beach (19-8), 3. San Clemente (21-6), 4. Orange Lutheran (19-8), 5. Aliso Niguel (17-11), 6. Dana Hills (23-6), 7. Fountain Valley (19-9), 8. Tesoro (19-8), 9. Mission Viejo (19-10), 10. El Dorado (18-8).

    Also considered (alphabetical order): Beckman (16-8); Capistrano Valley (11-16-1 – yeah, I see that record, but CV still in the hunt for championship of an excellent league, the South Coast); Cypress (19-7); Foothill (20-7); and Santa Margarita (16-11).

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    Baseball: Fryer's top 10

    May 4th, 2015, 12:03 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    The top 10 is a poll of media members. This is how I voted. This is not the final top 10. This is only one of five ballots. It is my ballot. This is not the top 10, or the Regsiter media poll's final top 10 for this week. Just one vote.

    1. JSerra (20-4 overall, 7-2 league); 2. Huntington Beach (16-7, 8-1); 3. Dana Hills (22-5, 4-4); 4. San Clemente (18-6, 7-1); 5. Orange Lutheran (17-7, 5-4); 6. Aliso Niguel (16-10, 6-4); 7. Fountain Valley (18-8, 7-4); 8. Tesoro (18-7, 5-5); 9. El Dorado (17-7, 8-0); 10. Mission Viejo (19-8, 7-1).

    Considered: Cypress (17-9, 5-1); Foothill (19-7, 8-0); Los Alamitos (12-11, 5-5); Santa Margarita (15-9, 5-4)

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    Football: Santa Margarita hopes transfer Crawford will play in opener

    May 1st, 2015, 10:09 am by BY DAN ALBANO

    Santa Margarita believes wide receiver Dylan Crawford, a standout transfer from St. Francis High of La Canada, is in the process of making a valid change of residence that could make him eligible for the Eagles' season-opener, Eagles associate athletic director Doug Williams said Friday.

    Crawford, a  6-foot-1, 175-pound junior, is currently slated to observe the CIF-Southern Section's Sit-Out-Period and miss the Eagles' first five games because he hasn't made a change of residence, Williams said. But once Crawford makes a valid change of residence, Williams said Santa Margarita will conduct the proper verification and re-file Crawford's transfer paperwork to the CIF-SS.

    Crawford's transfer process includes St. Francis' review and a decision by the section, Williams said. Santa Margarita has discussed Crawford's transfer with the CIF-SS office, Williams said.

    One of the requirements for Crawford will be to move into a different public school boundary, Williams said.

    The Trinity League school filed transfer paperwork with the CIF-SS so Crawford could participate in track this spring and the junior observed the Sit-Out-Period.

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    Swim: Thursday's leaderboard led by Santa Margarita-JSerra girls

    May 1st, 2015, 9:32 am by BY DAN ALBANO


    Academy League



    Trinity League

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    Girls swim: Wang edges McLaughlin in historic 200 IM

    April 30th, 2015, 4:16 pm by BY DAN ALBANO

    For the first time in Orange County swimming history, two girls raced under 2 minutes in the 200-yard individual medley in the same race.

    It happened moments ago Thursday as JSerra's Sonia Wang held off Santa Margarita's Katie McLaughlin to capture the race in the teams' Trinity League dual meet at Santa Margarita.

    Wang touched in 1:59.68 while McLaughlin finished in 1:59.84. The pair congratulated each other afterward and deservedly so.

    Wang and McLaughlin became only the fourth and fifth girls in county history to break 2 minutes in the 200 IM.

    More coverage to come

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    Baseball: Fryer's top 10

    April 27th, 2015, 11:50 am by By STEVE FRYER

    The Register's Orange County top 10 is, like our football and boys basketball top 10s, a poll of media members. I have one of the five votes for the top 10 poll in baseball. How I voted today ...

    1. JSerra, 2. Huntington Beach, 3. Dana Hills, 4. Mission Viejo, 5. San Clemente, 6. Santa Margarita, 7. Orange Lutheran, 8. Fountain Valley, 9. Aliso Niguel, 10. Cypress

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    Boys swim: Foothill Swim Games primer led by Shoults watch

    April 23rd, 2015, 11:39 am by BY DAN ALBANO

    This week's Foothill Swim Games is shaping up as one of the best meets of the regular season. And one of the biggest reasons: the potential matchups in the finals Saturday.

    Today's boys prelims at 3 p.m. will help set the stage for Saturday's 10 a.m. finals at Foothill.

    Santa Margarita's Grant Shoults has entered the 500-yard free and 200 individual medley.

    The junior leads the county in the IM with his early-season 1:48.33. Shoults is coming off a strong showing at the Arena Pro Swim in Mesa, Ariz. but could be challenged in the IM by surging Daniel Tran of University, who is ranked third in the county with a 1:51.24.

    Shoults could again blaze in the IM but will be intriguing to watch in the 500. In December, he sizzled a 4:17.52 in a meet for the Mission Viejo Nadadores. Could he set his sights this weekend on Nick Norman's county-leading 4:23.76?

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    Spring Signing Day: Santa Margarita water polo goalie commits

    April 15th, 2015, 11:19 am by BY DAN ALBANO

    Santa Margarita all-league water polo goalie Ryan Melosini has committed to Princeton, the senior reports.

    Melosini recorded 279 saves last season to help the Eagles reach the Division 1 playoffs out of the difficult Trinity League.

    Melosini was a second-team All-Trinity League selection as a senior.

    Please send water polo recruiting news to Dan Albano at

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