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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | November 5, 2009
CORONA DEL MAR — Two balloons, a No. 1 and No. 8, flew next to each other in the Corona del Mar High gym. The numbers together represented the age one of the players in the girls’ volleyball match turned on Thursday. The home fans wished Madie Smith “Happy Birthday” at the right time. They sang the song loudly as the senior closed out the Sea Kings’ perfect Pacific Coast League season with three straight serves. The best gift of the night for Smith was seeing CdM celebrate the outright league championship at home.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | April 4, 2014
TUSTIN - As Corona del Mar High began to mount a comeback on Friday, an assistant coach told the boys' lacrosse team of what he believed was the inevitable. "They're going to fall," said Jeremy Sieverts, referring to Beckman. In the past, that has always been the case. The Sea Kings always beat the Patriots, and they always beat them up badly. The teams met a dozen times in the previous six seasons, CdM winning by an average of 11 goals per game. Eleven goals are how much the Sea Kings needed to score in their latest matchup to knock off Beckman again.
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By Soraya Nadia McDonald | October 12, 2007
TUSTIN — They might just be another couple of fraternal twins to anyone else, but ask Corona del Mar High Coach Dick Freeman about seniors Erik and Kevin Rask, and he’ll tell you differently. “The only thing that makes a difference is that they’re both studs,” Freeman said, laughing. “These guys are great linebackers. It seems like every game, they have a better game, and they’re getting better all the time.” Those ‘studs’ helped the Sea Kings’ defense contain Beckman (4-2, 0-1 in league)
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By Matt Szabo | November 7, 2008
CORONA DEL MAR — The CIF playoffs actually start next week, but in terms of intensity they started Thursday night for the Corona del Mar High girls’ volleyball team. Yelling fans on both sides? Check. An extremely close, seesaw-type match in the Pacific Coast League finale? Check. Only Beckman stood in the way of the Sea Kings winning the title outright, and the Patriots weren’t giving an inch for much of the match. Eventually, however, the Sea Kings came from behind to make sure the title was all theirs after posting a 25-21, 21-25, 16-25, 26-24, 15-11 victory at CdM. The league title is the third straight for Corona del Mar (17-6, 7-1 in league)
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza, david.carrillo@latimes.com | March 4, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH — The same three geese that Coach Patrick Murphy has seen land on the Newport Harbor High outfield appeared again. This time, the Sailors were playing a baseball game and not practicing. In a matter of minutes, the geese had the entire field to themselves. The umpires called the Sailors' season opener Friday in the top of the seventh inning because of darkness. Newport Harbor did not bat in the bottom half of the final inning and there was hardly a reason to because Beckman was on its way to winning.
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By Barry Faulkner, barry.faulkner@latimes.com | October 8, 2010
TUSTIN — The opponent's quarterback was named Hazard and the hosts also donned stop-sign red jerseys for the first time all season. As omens go, one might suggest the visiting Estancia High football team had come up empty Friday night against Beckman at Tustin High. The Eagles also experienced emptiness on the scoreboard in a 31-0 nonleague setback. For the fourth straight game, Estancia (1-4) also missed out on the fulfillment of victory, as the Patriots (3-2) earned their third shutout of the season.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | January 11, 2007
IRVINE — Watching Corona del Mar High junior Stefan Kaluz easily elevate over everyone in the paint, the startled opposing coach asked for the referee's help. When Kaluz dunked home a miss with 59 seconds left in the third quarter, Steve Fischel could no longer tolerate the 6-foot-9 center. "That one was over the rim," Fischel cried to the referee sprinting toward the sideline. The referee heard Fischel, stopped, smiled, and then said, "Why are you telling me this now?"
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By Matt Szabo, matthew.szabo@latimes.com | February 15, 2011
COSTA MESA — The Costa Mesa High girls' water polo team played the first CIF Southern Section playoff game in the Mustangs' 50-meter pool Tuesday. The Mustangs had a sizable crowd, including cheerleaders, on hand. Jolene Guiliana stole the show. The Beckman High senior scored 10 times for the visiting Patriots, who posted a 17-7 victory in the Division I wild-card match. Mesa's season ends with a 15-14 record. Guiliana did not surprise the Mustangs by scoring her season-high in goals, only adding to her Orange County-leading total of 142. But she also had six steals, helping lead what was at times a relentless Patriots defense.
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By Matt Szabo | January 10, 2008
CORONA DEL MAR — Senior guard Kirk MacDonald hit a jumper for his first points of the season, then dived on the ground at mid-court for a steal. The ball was then worked around to junior guard Joey Jones, who buried a three-pointer. Not a typical sequence for the Corona del Mar High boys’ basketball team, but it was one that produced smiles on the Sea Kings’ bench Wednesday night. The fact that everyone on the team got to play meant CdM was on its way to a comfortable victory over Beckman, 65-40, to open Pacific Coast League play.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | April 5, 2012
CORONA DEL MAR - In the same week, against the same team, the Corona del Mar High baseball put up the same number of zeros every inning. In all, 14 zeros. As the Sea Kings met near left field, trying to figure out how they failed to score in two big Pacific Coast League games against Beckman, the opposing coach looked over on Thursday. "If you were here watching these two games, you might not believe me, but that's a good baseball team over there," Coach Kevin Lavalle said after his Patriots shut out host CdM, 8-0. "I feel bad for them and I feel bad for [CdM Coach]
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