NEWPORT BEACH — G.W. Mix joined the staff of the Corona del Mar High boys' lacrosse team as a volunteer assistant two years ago to help his son.
He is now in his second season as the Sea Kings' head coach. The man at the other end of the sideline Friday night used to be the coach Mix was under.
Mark Todd has returned to coaching after stepping down as CdM's coach two years ago. The move never surprised Mix, not even the fact that Todd is now with the Sea Kings' rival, Newport Harbor.
The two programs met at Newport Harbor, but nothing has changed. The Sea Kings still own the Battle of the Bay, winning 8-3 in front of a good-sized crowd.
"I thought the game was pretty well contested," Mix said. "As it always is, [it was] pretty heated, pretty aggressive."
Mix and Todd even exchanged words during the match. Mix had the last ones after he said CdM claimed the rivalry game for the sixth straight season.