CORONA DEL MAR — "This one's for Moose."
So read the back of the T-shirts worn by the Corona del Mar High boys' lacrosse team, coaches and fans Saturday. The Sea Kings didn't really need extra motivation for the Battle of the Bay game against rival Newport Harbor, but "Moose" provided some.
Warren "Moose" Mix is the father of CdM Coach G.W. Mix. In recent days "Moose" has been ill, in critical condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. G.W. Mix went to Maryland for more than a week to be with his father and his family, only getting back into Orange County late Friday night.
G.W. Mix said his dad is slowly getting better. His host Sea Kings upheld their part of the bargain, defeating Newport Harbor, 10-4, for their seventh straight Battle of the Bay victory.
Mix credited his assistant coaches, Jeremy Sieverts, Devin Arkison and Mike Ortlieb, as well as junior varsity coach Andy Chalupa, for keeping the Sea Kings running strong during his absence.