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    The passing of two great men: Frank Ciarelli and Doc Scudday

    August 27th, 2015, 1:58 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    Two great men on the Orange County high school sports scene died in recent days.

    Frank Ciarelli. He was the father of two of the county's great coaches, Tony (Newport Harbor football and track and field -- and a throws master) and Rocky (Huntington Beach volleyball, and elsewhere). Frank had a bunch of grandchildren who were outstanding athletes. He played on the 1946 HB football team that won the Sunset League title. And he coached the Orange Lionettes softball team, which was a national power. (I saw that team as a kid at Hart Park, in the 1960s, and it was a big deal back then.)

    Frank was also a Waterman -- bodyboarder, body surfer, surfer. A memorial service is Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. at the pier in HB. Wear a lei.

    Doc Scudday. His son Brian coached here and there. Doc was at a zillion high school basketball and football games. Doc loved watching the kids compete. He always had some quality insight to offer about teams and players.

    The services for Doc Scudday will be Saturday at 10 am. at Santa Ana First Church of the Nazarene, on 17th Street. There might be a Servite lapel pin seen at that one, although Doc went to games of all sorts of schools.

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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.

    PODCAST: LISTEN HERE

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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.)

    EAST VALLEY DIVISION    
    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)

    SOUTHERN DIVISION
    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)

    SOUTHWEST DIVISION
    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)

    WEST VALLEY DIVISION
    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)

    PAC-5 DIVISION
    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: 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: Servite's Riley nabs major Pac-12 offer

    August 6th, 2015, 7:08 pm by BY DAN ALBANO

    Servite senior safety Keyon Riley (6-2, 190) has been offered by UCLA, Friars football coach Scott Meyer confirmed Thursday.

    With the offer, Riley jumps to No. 10 in the OCVarsity rankings of class of 2016 recruits. His earlier offers included Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, Wisconsin, Arizona and San Diego State.

    Servite's summer highlights include capturing the Redondo passing tournament.

    Please send football recruiting news to Dan Albano at dalbano@ocregister.com

    Please send football recruiting news to Dan Albano at dalbano@ocregister.com

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    St. Browns enroll at Mater Dei

    June 22nd, 2015, 11:28 am by By STEVE FRYER

    Highly rated prospect Osiris St. Brown and his brother Amon-Ra St. Brown have enrolled at Mater Dei, Mater Dei athletic director Phil Bellomo confirmed today.

    The St. Brown brothers withdrew from Servite at the end of the 2014-15 school year.

    Osiris St. Brown, who will be a junior this coming school year, played receiver on the Servite varsity in 2014. Amon-Ra, who will be a sophomore, played running back and safety on the Friars freshman team.

    Osiris is among the top junior-to-be receiver prospects in California. He has scholarship offers from several colleges including Miami, Michigan and Notre Dame. Osiris, 6-foot-1 and 178 pounds, last year had 19 receptions and averaged 19 yards a reception.

    Bellomo did not know today if the St. Browns would make the change of residence that would make them eligible all season or if they would not move and thus have to sit out the first month of the 2015 season before becoming athletically eligible.

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    Basketball: Today's news

    June 15th, 2015, 6:59 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    Servite 6-foot-11 center Jacob Hugles, who will be a junior this coming school year, has scholarship offers from Montana and Washington State.

    Trey Smith transferred to Saddleback Valley Christian from St. John Bosco, SVC coach Tom Lewis confirmed today. Smith, a 6-2 guard who will be a junior this coming school year, averaged 5 points a game for the Braves in the 2014-15 season.

    In the Sonora Summer Tournament over the weekend, Sonora lost to Ayala of Chino Hills in the championship game. San Clemente advanced to the semifinals of the tournament.

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    Football: St. Browns departing Servite

    June 4th, 2015, 1:50 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    Osiris and Amon-Ra St. Brown have left Servite, Servite football coach Scott Meyer confirmed today.

    He declined to state the Trinity League school to which the St. Browns will transfer.

    Osiris St. Brown, who will be a junior this coming school year, played receiver on the Servite varsity in 2014. Amon-Ra, who will be a sophomore, played running back and safety on the Friars freshman team.

    Osiris is among the top junior-to-be receiver prospects in California. He has scholarship offers from several colleges including Miami, Michigan and Notre Dame. Osiris, 6-foot-1 and 178 pounds, last year had 19 receptions and averaged 19 yards a reception.

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    Football recruiting: Servite tackle Ramirez collects offer

    June 3rd, 2015, 10:01 pm by BY DAN ALBANO

    Servite senior-to-be offensive tackle Nicholas Ramirez (6-3, 240) has been offered by FCS San Diego, Friars football coach Scott Meyer confirmed.

    San Diego is a perennial contender in the Pioneer League.

    Please send football recruiting news to Dan Albano at dalbano@ocregister.com

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    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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