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June 2, 2012
FULLERTON - Corona del Mar High junior Brynne Wong made her U.S. Olympic swim trials cut in the 100-meter butterfly in an age-group meet Saturday hosted by Fullerton Aquatics Swim Team. Wong finished first in the race in a lifetime-best long-course time of 1:01.79. The standard to meet was a 1:01.99. "I was so happy," Wong, who swims club for the Irvine-based AquaZots, said of her race Saturday during a phone interview. "It was the best feeling ever. " Wong, who holds the CdM girls' 100-yard butterfly record of 54.38 seconds, can now prepare for the Olympic trials.
SPORTS
July 7, 2006
The Newport Harbor Killer Whales defeated the Greenbrook Gators, 845 to 436, in a home dual swim meet on June 24 in South Coast Conference action. The Killer Whales were led by the boys' 6-and-under age group, which swept the top three places in the 25-yard freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly and backstroke. The boys' 6-and-under team also captured the top three places in the freestyle relay. The Newport Harbor 7-8-year-old girls swept the top three spots in the 25-yard freestyle, breaststroke and butterfly, also taking first and second in both the medley relay and freestyle relay.
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By JW | June 23, 2009
Newport Hills defeats Green Valley   Even an atypical steady June rain in southern California, a number of sick swimmers and a strong opponent could not derail the Newport Hills Swim Team on June 20th when they hosted the Green Valley Dolphins in a South Coast Swim Conference dual meet at their home pool.  On a day full of strong individual performances by swimmers on both teams, with one pool record shattered and another tied, the Newport Hills Killer Whales defeated the Dolphins 715.
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By JW | June 10, 2009
Killer Whales defeat Dolphins 831-460 The Newport Hills Killer Whales kicked off their 2009 South Coast Swim Conference season with a solid 831-460 victory over their friendly rival Harbor View Dolphins this past Saturday, June 6th at the Newport Hills home pool.   The Killer Whales were led by their Under 6 Boys, 7-8 Girls, 9-10 Boys, 11-12 Boys and their 13-14 Boys, as each age group took first place in each of their individual events---- freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly and backstroke----as well as their medley and freestyle relays.
SPORTS
November 24, 2007
UC Irvine senior Eddie Erazo was named Big West Conference Athlete of the Week in men’s swimming, following his performance at the recent UC Irvine Nike Cup. Erazo won the 200-yard butterfly in 1 minute, 44.54 seconds on Nov. 17 at Belmont Plaza to set a meet record and qualify for the NCAA Championships for the second straight year. He also posted times of 49.14 in the 100 butterfly, 49.57 in the 100 backstroke and 1:50.50 in the 200 individual medley at three-day event.
NEWS
June 20, 2000
NEWPORT BEACH - The Harbor View swim team had a solid team effort to defeat Lake Forest, 903-412, in Saturday's South Coast Swim Conference action. Harbor View's girls team won, 478-190, while on the boys side, the Dolphins won, 425-222. Leading the Dolphins was Vivian Liao, the meet's only triple winner. She was victorious in the 50-yard freestyle (26.75), 50 butterfly (30.69) and 50 backstroke (32.19) in the girls ages 13-14 division.In girls ages 7-8 division, Kelli Feeley won both the 50 freestyle (36.44)
NEWS
June 7, 2000
IRVINE - Newport Harbor High freshman Nicole Mackey highlighted a group of local athletes representing the UCI-based AquaZot club program who fared well at the Speedo Grand Challenge Swimming Invitational, completed Sunday at Heritage Park. Mackey, who helped the Newport Harbor girls team finish second in CIF Southern Section Division I, finished eighth in the 400-meter individual medley in 5:04.81. She was 11th in the 800 freestyle (9:16.55), 11th in the 200 IM (2:26.
SPORTS
July 4, 2007
The first-place Newport Hills Swim Team built up a lead Saturday in the South Coast Swim Conference Relay Finals at El Toro High. The meet will not be completed until the SCSC league finals, as the pool had to be closed with five events remaining in the relay finals. But Newport Hills is currently in first place with 448 points, followed by rival Harbor View with 416 points. For the Killer Whales, as has been the case all season, the younger swimmers helped give them an advantage.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | May 18, 2012
Even with a year of school left, Corona del Mar High junior Brynne Wong is one of the most accomplished swimmers in program history. The Sea Kings' record board doesn't lie. Wong is the record-holder in the 50-yard freestyle and 100 butterfly. She's also on the board as the anchor of a record-setting 200 and 400 freestyle relay team. But that record board can't tell people Wong's resolve. It doesn't tell you how Wong stood on the CdM pool deck May 4, thrilled about swimming a 55.20 in the butterfly at Pacific Coast League finals.
SPORTS
April 4, 2012
BOYS' LACROSSE Corona del Mar 16, Northwood 2 IRVINE — Sophomore Casey Mix had five goals and two assists for the undefeated Sea Kings in the Pacific Coast League game Wednesday. Senior Hunter Molnar (two assists) and junior Jack Ortlieb scored three goals each for CdM (10-0, 7-0 in league). Junior Brett Nelson scored two goals and senior Michael Keasey had two assists. * GIRLS' SWIMMING Corona del Mar 87, Woodbridge 83 IRVINE — The Sea Kings clinched the meet in the meet-ending 400-yard freestyle relay for the second straight day. CdM finished second and third in the event to hang on for the victory.
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June 2, 2012
FULLERTON - Corona del Mar High junior Brynne Wong made her U.S. Olympic swim trials cut in the 100-meter butterfly in an age-group meet Saturday hosted by Fullerton Aquatics Swim Team. Wong finished first in the race in a lifetime-best long-course time of 1:01.79. The standard to meet was a 1:01.99. "I was so happy," Wong, who swims club for the Irvine-based AquaZots, said of her race Saturday during a phone interview. "It was the best feeling ever. " Wong, who holds the CdM girls' 100-yard butterfly record of 54.38 seconds, can now prepare for the Olympic trials.
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SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | May 18, 2012
Even with a year of school left, Corona del Mar High junior Brynne Wong is one of the most accomplished swimmers in program history. The Sea Kings' record board doesn't lie. Wong is the record-holder in the 50-yard freestyle and 100 butterfly. She's also on the board as the anchor of a record-setting 200 and 400 freestyle relay team. But that record board can't tell people Wong's resolve. It doesn't tell you how Wong stood on the CdM pool deck May 4, thrilled about swimming a 55.20 in the butterfly at Pacific Coast League finals.
NEWS
April 13, 2012
Celebrate the beginning of butterfly season with local artists and musicians. The Environmental Nature Center is hosting its annual Spring Faire and Butterfly House Opening from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 5 at 1601 16th St. in Newport Beach. Visitors can explore Orange County's only butterfly house, buy native butterfly host and nectar plants and hear performances by local musicians. There will also be a children's juried art exhibit, eco-friendly artwork and handmade items for sale, face painting, henna, crafts and food.
SPORTS
April 4, 2012
BOYS' LACROSSE Corona del Mar 16, Northwood 2 IRVINE — Sophomore Casey Mix had five goals and two assists for the undefeated Sea Kings in the Pacific Coast League game Wednesday. Senior Hunter Molnar (two assists) and junior Jack Ortlieb scored three goals each for CdM (10-0, 7-0 in league). Junior Brett Nelson scored two goals and senior Michael Keasey had two assists. * GIRLS' SWIMMING Corona del Mar 87, Woodbridge 83 IRVINE — The Sea Kings clinched the meet in the meet-ending 400-yard freestyle relay for the second straight day. CdM finished second and third in the event to hang on for the victory.
FEATURES
By JW | June 23, 2009
Newport Hills defeats Green Valley   Even an atypical steady June rain in southern California, a number of sick swimmers and a strong opponent could not derail the Newport Hills Swim Team on June 20th when they hosted the Green Valley Dolphins in a South Coast Swim Conference dual meet at their home pool.  On a day full of strong individual performances by swimmers on both teams, with one pool record shattered and another tied, the Newport Hills Killer Whales defeated the Dolphins 715.
FEATURES
By JW | June 10, 2009
Killer Whales defeat Dolphins 831-460 The Newport Hills Killer Whales kicked off their 2009 South Coast Swim Conference season with a solid 831-460 victory over their friendly rival Harbor View Dolphins this past Saturday, June 6th at the Newport Hills home pool.   The Killer Whales were led by their Under 6 Boys, 7-8 Girls, 9-10 Boys, 11-12 Boys and their 13-14 Boys, as each age group took first place in each of their individual events---- freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly and backstroke----as well as their medley and freestyle relays.
LOCAL
May 11, 2009
Submitted by Dannielle Padilla  University of California, Irvine Extension, along with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), join together to present “Butterflies of Iguazu Falls, Argentina” featuring  Dr. Bill Cooper, professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering. Dr. Cooper will share his latest photographs of butterflies taken during his December 2008 journey in South America. The luncheon is open to the public and will be held on Wednesday, May 13 at 11:15 a.m. on the UCI campus at the UClub McCulloch Library.
FEATURES
By Matt Szabo | April 5, 2008
Yutaro Yamashita was never one of those kids who tried every sport growing up, seeing which one would stick. Ever since he started swimming at 3 years old in Japan, Yamashita has been strictly a swimmer. And it never gets old for the Corona del Mar High senior, the thrill of competing against someone just a lane over before reaching out for the wall. The competitiveness Yamashita shows also lends itself to CdM relay teams, where he’ll often swim the anchor leg. “I like being the anchor,” he said.
SPORTS
November 24, 2007
UC Irvine senior Eddie Erazo was named Big West Conference Athlete of the Week in men’s swimming, following his performance at the recent UC Irvine Nike Cup. Erazo won the 200-yard butterfly in 1 minute, 44.54 seconds on Nov. 17 at Belmont Plaza to set a meet record and qualify for the NCAA Championships for the second straight year. He also posted times of 49.14 in the 100 butterfly, 49.57 in the 100 backstroke and 1:50.50 in the 200 individual medley at three-day event.
SPORTS
July 4, 2007
The first-place Newport Hills Swim Team built up a lead Saturday in the South Coast Swim Conference Relay Finals at El Toro High. The meet will not be completed until the SCSC league finals, as the pool had to be closed with five events remaining in the relay finals. But Newport Hills is currently in first place with 448 points, followed by rival Harbor View with 416 points. For the Killer Whales, as has been the case all season, the younger swimmers helped give them an advantage.
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