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By Jim Carnett | January 5, 2010
The top-ranked University of Alabama and Texas football teams have been practicing in the area this week for Thursday’s Bowl Championship Series title game at the Rose Bowl. While the Longhorns practiced at UC Irvine, the Crimson Tide squad has been using Orange Coast College’s locker room, weight room, training facility and cardio-lab. It’s practicing across the street on the natural turf of the Farm Sports Complex in anticipation of the Rose Bowl’s natural surface.
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LOCAL
By Steve Virgen | December 23, 2009
When Ned Lyon arrived for the fall semester at Oregon, there was something gnawing at him. Call it regret. But it was something urging him to try the game he left behind at Newport Harbor High. He hated how his final football season with the Sailors ended. They won their last game, but they missed the playoffs after a bizarre process to determine postseason berths among five teams in the Sunset League. White-out bottles were picked out of a wooden bucket and Newport Harbor missed the playoffs.
FEATURES
By Tony Lee | December 5, 2009
MISSION VIEJO — The Seattle Seahawks in the National Football League may not have a chance for the Super Bowl this year, but that was not the case for the 2009 Newport-Mesa Pee Wee Seahawks. With a perfect 12-0 record heading into Saturday’s Orange County Junior All American Football conference Super Bowl held at Mission Viejo High, the Seahawks made it back to the Super Bowl for the first time in the last four years, However, despite starting off with a 46-yard run by Hugh Crance, the Seahawks were held scoreless and lost to the Mission Viejo Cowboys, 14-0, and will have to wait another year for the title.
NEWS
September 21, 2009
RIVERSIDE — Freshman Mar Rodriguez and junior Tanya Taylor scored to lead the UC Irvine women’s soccer team to a 2-0 win over Bowling Green in the UC Riverside Tournament Sunday. The win extended the Anteaters’ unbeaten streak to eight games. UCI (7-1-1) is 7-0-1 since dropping its season opener at Arizona State. During that stretch, Coach Scott Juniper’s squad has outscored opponents, 19-3. UCI, ranked No. 6 in the West Region, has allowed just one goal in its last six matches.
NEWS
By Paul Oginni | July 29, 2009
Nelly the pig may soon give Babe a run for his money. Her owners call her the smartest pig in the world, and Wednesday she stole the show at the Livestock Area of the Orange County Fair. Nelly has been featured on Animal Planet, the “Today Show,” the “Late Show with David Letterman,” and various nightly news programs. Wednesday, she proved to be quite the athlete. With the aid of her catapult, she played catch with one of the audience members. She later used her snout to play golf, and to push a bowling ball into a cluster of pins.
SPORTS
By Brooke Thomson | February 13, 2009
The first weekend of January, USC and Alamitos Bay Yacht Club hosted the Rose Bowl Regatta in Long Beach. As is common for Southern California events, both Saturday and Sunday were very light breeze and racing started later in the day. Mike Segerblom, USC coach and race committee compromised by racing through late afternoon completing a total of nine races in each division, making it a solid event. Boston College took first place with MIT and Georgetown in a close 2nd and 3rd. On the high school scene, Point Loma won followed by Newport Harbor and Santa Barbara.
NEWS
By Michael Alexander | January 31, 2009
As Tampa gears up for today’s kickoff, Newport-Mesa has plenty of ties to the NFL, from superstar sports agent Leigh Steinberg to Paul Salata, who bestows the “Mister Irrelevant” title on the last draft pick every year. But back at home, the real action on Super Sunday is at the numerous parties that spring up every year to celebrate the big game. Of them all, the largest is put on by Costa Mesa resident Chuck Cassity, whose local bashes feature chili, hot dogs, sushi, pool betting and more than 300 people.
LOCAL
By Paul Anderson | January 29, 2009
Super Bowl Sunday. Three little words that make even girlie girls want to block out some time on a Sunday to watch grown men in body armor barrel into each other like animals. But you can’t watch it at home if you want to really get your blood up with the crowd. Besides, we know most of you weren’t invited to Leigh Steinberg’s shindig in Tampa. Well, fortunately, in Newport Beach there’s Rudy’s Pub & Grill where you can wave your Terrible Towel or, uh, I don’t know, tweet like a Cardinal or something.
NEWS
January 21, 2009
James E. Bowling Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Loved Friend. James Edward Bowling died on January 16th, 2009 after a lengthy illness. Jim is survived by his wife Pat who was his faithful companion for over 48 years of marriage, his son James Edwin Bowling, daughter Sandra Fay Lujan, grandchildren Brandon, Derrick, Darah and Zachary. Sisters; Christine, Joan, Gail, Ruby and brother Rex. Jim was proceded in death by his grandson, Devon.
FEATURES
By Ashley Breeding | December 10, 2008
The Orange County Sport and Social Club plans to score touchdowns for tots during its first “Charity Bowl” event in Huntington Beach. The club, a social network that draws people together through sporting activities, is hosting the football tournament to raise money for Toys for Tots, in the spirit of giving back to the community and the holiday season, the club’s President Gus Mundth said. “All of the proceeds will benefit the charity,” he said.
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