August 12, 2002
Christina Hewko, a senior this fall at Corona del Mar High, scored twice in an 11-5 Team USA victory over the Australia "B" entry in a five-game girls water polo series Down Under, and scored in a final 6-5 loss to Australia "A" to wind up competition Sunday. In the 11-5 victory, Long Beach Shore's Lauren Silver led the U.S. offensive with three goals, while Elsie Windes, Courtney Matheson and Hewko each scored twice. A 2-0 spurt in the second quarter expanded the U.S. lead to 5-2 at halftime, and a 4-2 run in the third period put it on ice. In the final match of what was a 3-1-1 overall record for the U.S., Hewko and her teammates were within a 6-5 count entering the final quarter, but both teams went scorelesss in the final segment.
April 13, 2009
The American Eagles Baseball Club is currently looking for experienced baseball players of ages 15-21 to participate in the 2009 Great Barrier Reef Baseball Tournament in Cairns and the Major League Baseball International Academy Tournamentin Surfers Paradise, Australia from July 28- August 11, 2009 . Long-time UC San Diego Assistant Coaches, Mike Oseguera & Chad Addison, will coach the Eagles for the second time...
December 3, 2008
Director Baz Luhrmann loves lavish spectacle just for the pure giddiness of it all. It worked in “Moulin Rouge” but comes across as a bit silly in “Australia,” an epic wannabe set just before World War II that’s as contrived as Nicole Kidman’s Brit accent. As Lady Ashley, Kidman is laced up way too tight (and in desperate need of a sandwich) as she frowns and pouts upon her arrival at Faraway Downs, her husband’s cattle station. But a couple glimpses of the Drover (a very buff Hugh Jackman)
July 21, 2007
NEWPORT BEACH — The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is from the land Down Under. It almost found itself going down into the Pacific Ocean Friday. The three-man crew wasn't too thrilled about having water coming into its keelboat. Another boat struck Australia's during the second round of round-robin action at the 41st annual Governor's Cup hosted by the Balboa Yacht Club. Fortunately for Australia, the team hitting it was the Southern Yacht Club of New Orleans.
July 20, 2007
East or West, who cares where the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is because it is well, cruising. Jon English still has no clue where he is. That's the least of his concerns, because the weather, 75 degrees, this time of the year is paradise for the three-man crew and its coach. Back home it's winter and the last couple of days in Sydney have been blistering cold. So after wrapping up another day of regatta racing at the 41st annual Governor's Cup, Australia stays under the sun longer than the rest of the competition at the Balboa Yacht Club.
July 20, 2013
NEWPORT BEACH - The best host Balboa Yacht Club can do is third place, after falling to a boat from Australia in the semifinals Saturday at the 47th Governor's Cup yacht race north of the Newport Pier. Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club of Perth, Australia won three straight races to advance to Sunday's final, in which it will compete against the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron that knocked off the San Diego Yacht Club in the other semifinal. Sam Gilmour, Chris Smith and Adam Negri topped the Balboa Yacht Club, led by Ryan Davidson, in the best-of-five format.
March 23, 2002
Harvey and Kathryn Takara of Kaaawa, Hawaii, announce the engagement of their daughter Natasha Takara of Redwood City, to Brad Harrington of Redwood City. Takara graduated from Hawaii Baptist Academy and Stanford University. The future bridegroom is the son of Bruce and Nancy Harrington of Newport Beach. He graduated from Corona del Mar High School and Stanford University. A June 22 wedding is planned in Oahu, Hawaii. Brock-Medland Katie Brock of Newport Beach and John Medland of Labrador, Queensland, Australia, exchanged wedding vows in Chapel by the Sea in Nandi, Fiji on Aug. 26. The bride is the daughter of JoAnn and Ray Brock of Newport Beach.
July 19, 2003
The U.S. men's national water polo team won its second consecutive game to place first in Group B at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, with a 13-7 victory over Australia on Friday. The U.S. (2-0-1) never trailed and Australia got as close as 1-1 and 3-3. But the U.S. took a 5-3 lead at halftime and scored eight second-half goals to only four for Australia. UC Irvine graduate Ryan Bailey scored the first of his two goals to begin the scoring four minutes, 49 seconds into the game on a pass from captain Wolf Wigo.
June 7, 2008
USA MEN TOP AUSSIES MORAGA, Calif. — Tony Azevedo scored three goals as the United States senior men’s national water polo team defeated Australia, 6-4, at Campolindo High on Saturday night. Former Corona del Mar High and Cal standout John Mann scored a goal for Team USA, which led throughout the game by as many as four goals. Former UC Irvine star Ryan Bailey drew a five-meter penalty shot, which Azevedo converted. Team USA, which also split a pair of games with Croatia in recent weeks, will play Australia again today at 4 p.m. at Dos Pueblos High in Goleta.
January 8, 2010
Clarice Ordaz might as well have been dreaming about a day when she got selected as the top dancer on the West Coast in a national competition and about getting selected to dance in a championship in Australia. But it’s not a dream. On Saturday, the 17-year-old will travel to Australia, where she’ll be performing among dancers from around the world. “I feel very privileged,” she said. “I couldn’t believe it.” Clarice is good enough to audition for the Juilliard School in New York, and is also trying to get into Chapman University.