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Shadowlands

May 01, 2001

Looking back, 5 years ago this week.

The Costa Mesa High softball team ends a four-game losing streak with

a 6-1 victory over crosstown rival Estancia. Mustang pitchers Sonia

Correa and Niki Montgomery combine to one-hit the Eagles. Correa

maintains a shutout into the sixth inning when Montgomery takes over and

records five of the final six outs via strikeouts. In the first, Jennifer

Brunick scores for Estancia. Costa Mesa's Julie Collett rips a double to

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right-center field to score Kristin Chisholm and Collett later scores on

Krissy Genet's bunt.

The Corona del Mar boys tennis team, which ranks No. 1 in Orange

County, wraps its first unbeaten Sea View League season in three years

with a 15-3 victory over visiting Irvine. Sea King freshman doubles

standout Shameer Chopra follows the unbeaten theme, completing his Sea

View League season with a 30-0 record, with various partners, including

junior Greg Coleman, who finishes 27-3 against league competition.

Corona's Taylor Dent and John Cappello sweep in singles, while the

doubles teams of Andy D'Angelo and Drew Fuller as well as Sam Sharmardi

and Kai Miller also handle their competition to contribute in the

commanding victory.

Newport Harbor's Shane Reese adds his name to the long list of

celebrated Sailor throwers in boys track and field. He wins the boys

discus in the Sea View League finals when he hurls a 161-foot 6-inch

throw, a mark that in most years is good enough to qualify for the state

meet. Reese becomes the third Sailor to win the Sea View boys discus

title in the 90s, following Tony Mancuso (1992) and Steve Gonzales

(1994). Newport Harbor also has individual shot put winners in Mancuso

(1991 and 1992), Beau Ralphs (1993) and Wade Tift (1994). Reese throwsa

personal best 165-5 earlier in the season at the Orange County

Championships to finish in third place.

Costa Mesa's Mike Adelmund pounds a two-run homer in the fifth inning

to lift the Mustangs baseball team past visiting Laguna Beach, 6-5. Mesa

pitcher Jeremy Starns scatters eight hits and escapes the wrath of four

Mustang miscues. Matt Broesamle finishes with an RBI double while Ray

Ohrel smacks a double and scores a run.

Looking back, 10 years ago this week.

The Corona del Mar High baseball team answers a 7-0 deficit with nine

runs in the sixth and claims a 9-7 victory over University. Doing his

best Pete Rose imitation, George Chelius, a 5-10, 190-pound reliever who

enters the game in the fourth inning, belly flops at home plate, scoring

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