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January 4, 2005
Chris Yemma If winning half of a basketball game counted for something, the Corona del Mar High boys basketball team would have been victorious in Monday's 77-55 nonleague loss to Canyon. The Sea Kings (5-9) outplayed, out hustled and out scored host Canyon (10-5) to take a 33-25 lead going into the intermission. But the raw talent of the Comanches evolved in the second half, as Canyon put up 30 points in the third quarter and 22 in the fourth on its way to outscoring CdM, 52-32.
February 26, 2004
Patrick Laverty Behind five goals from Katya Eadington and 14 saves from junior goalie Brittany Fullen, the Corona del Mar High girls water polo team had little trouble disposing of Canyon of Anaheim, 13-6, in the CIF Southern Section Division II semifinals. The Sea Kings (21-9) will attempt to win their third straight CIF championship on Monday at 8:15 p.m. against Peninsula (23-4) at Belmont Plaza in Long Beach. Peninsula defeated CdM's Pacific Coast League foe, Laguna Beach, 4-2, in the other semifinal Wednesday.
January 10, 2003
ANAHEIM -- Corona del Mar High's boys basketball team, on the heels of a near-miss upset of Esperanza Wednesday, rallied from a 7-0 deficit to post a 62-54 nonleague victory at Canyon High Thursday night to give the Sea Kings a 7-9 record entering Wednesday's Pacific Coast League opener at Laguna Beach. "I was really proud of our kids," said CdM Coach Ryan Curry. "We've had a lot of close games and we lost a heart-breaker Wednesday. "We really regrouped.
January 4, 2001
ANAHEIM - The Corona del Mar High girls basketball team took care of host Canyon, 51-24, Wednesday night in nonleague action. Senior Kristin McCoy scored 17 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead the Sea Kings (5-9) Courtney Kawata chipped in with 10. The elder McCoy played her second game of the season after recovering from a bruised kidney. Junior Carrie Hawkins also returned to the CdM lineup after missing the past seven games with a fractured wrist.
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | April 8, 2008
CORONA DEL MAR — One step this way, two steps too short, and a step the other way, and the Corona del Mar High baseball team fell off stride. The Sea Kings were on path to get another chance to reach a third straight Beach Pit Classic championship game. But they shot themselves in the foot each time against visiting Canyon of Canyon Country Monday. A second baseman fielding a grounder collided with a base runner heading to second in the top of the fifth inning. Soon the shortstop let a grounder come to him and the ball went under his glove and between his legs to the outfield, costing CdM two runs.
December 28, 1999
Joseph Boo GARDEN GROVE - The holidays have given Corona del Mar High's girls basketball team reasons to become Scrooge. Instead, it's acting like Tiny Tim with the Christmas goose. The Sea Kings won their fifth game in a row on Monday, a 49-46 squeaker against Canyon in the Cavalier Classic at Santiago. The win wasn't pretty though. CdM (8-3) had to overcome turnovers and a 31 % shooting percentage. "I anticipated this," CdM Coach Elbert Davis of his team's performance.
December 13, 1999
Joseph Boo PLACENTIA - Estancia High's girls basketball team didn't win pretty against Canyon in Saturday's third-place game at the El Dorado Tournament, but it did win dramatically. The Eagles hit seven free throws and one field goal in the fourth quarter, but it was a three-pointer by Lauren Cassity with 2:47 left in the game that turned the tide. That shot gave Estancia a one-point lead that ended up being a 41-37 victory. "We were playing hard," Estancia Coach Paul Kirby said.
October 13, 2004
Alicia Robinson City officials will try to balance the competing concerns of fire, water and private-property rights as they explore new rules for planting and irrigation on slopes around Buck Gully and Morning Canyon. At a study session Tuesday, council members and residents heard about a comprehensive program for the Newport Coast watershed that includes ordinances to decrease the risk of fire in the Buck Gully area and protect environmentally sensitive coastal waters by limiting runoff.
September 22, 2001
Tony Altobelli ORANGE - Coach Jay Noonan is correct when stating his Estancia High football team has some offensive weapons. It's just a matter of getting the ball to them. With Canyon defenders in the backfield quicker than a jackrabbit on a date, the Eagles had little shot to let the weapons work for them in Friday's 57-13 nonleague loss to the host Comanches Friday night at El Modena High. "Despite the score, I still think we made some positive things happen out there," Noonan said.
February 22, 2003
MURRIETA -- Corona del Mar High's girls soccer team improved to 11-5-2 with a dominating 2-1 victory over host Murrieta Valley in the first round of the CIF Division II Playoffs Friday. The victory sends the Sea Kings into Tuesday's second round as the home team against Century League representative Canyon, starting at 3 p.m. Canyon defeated Rialto in the first round, 7-0. Jenny Long got CdM ahead in the 29th minute when she took the ball down the right side and shot from the top of the 18-yard box, sending the ball into the back post.
By Barry Faulkner | March 21, 2014
Perfection is not a matter of Andrew Morales' concern, though his record continues to assert otherwise. Coming off his only shaky outing of the season, and arguably his career, the UC Irvine senior right-hander provided a concise and commanding reminder of just how good he has been for the Anteaters on Friday night. His complete-game two-hitter helped the hosts defeat Grand Canyon, 2-0, in the first of a three-game nonconference series at Anteater Ballpark. Morales, who is 4-0 this season and 14-0 in his career at UCI after transferring from Rio Hondo Community College, where he was merely 21-1, struck out 10, induced nine groundouts and threw just 96 pitches to send the 467 in attendance home after just one hour, 49 minutes.
January 20, 2014
The Irvine Ranch Conservancy led a volunteer event to help with the planting of native species in Big Canyon on Saturday. The work comes as part of an ongoing habitat and trail enhancement project being conducted in the area on behalf of Newport Beach, said Riley Pratt, the project manager for the conservancy. The contract was awarded by the city in the late summer, Pratt said. During past events, volunteers helped remove invasive species like ice plant. The project will also include trail improvements and increased signage.
By Barry Faulkner | November 30, 2013
ORANGE - Internet directions to the Santiago Canyon Community College campus end with a left turn on Trails End. Recent history would suggest that Orange Coast College women's soccer coach Kevin Smith considers the command more foreshadowing than coincidence. For the third straight season, OCC was eliminated from the Southern California Regional playoffs by the host Hawks, who have a history of mastery over the Pirates that spans well beyond the scope of Smith's memory. This time, No. 2-seeded Santiago Canyon (20-1-2)
By Emily Foxhall and This post has been corrected, as noted below. | October 25, 2013
A residence formerly owned by John Wayne in the Big Canyon area of Newport Beach is for sale for nearly $4 million. It underwent a major redesign recently, but several elements original to the time Wayne owned the property remained throughout the roughly 4,500-square-foot home, such as the dentil moldings in the high-ceilinged living room, the shelving in the former library and the door handles, plated in nickel silver, in the dining room....
By Adolfo Flores | September 9, 2013
A 19-year-old from Irvine has been arrested on suspicion of felony manslaughter after an early morning crash in Silverado Canyon that left a 16-year-old girl dead and six others injured. Antonio Escamilla of Irvine was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and felony vehicular manslaughter, said Todd Kovaletz, spokesman for California Highway Patrol. At about 1:30 a.m., two 2006 Honda Civics were traveling south about 70 mph on Santiago Canyon Road when the driver of the front car slammed his brakes to avoid hitting a deer, authorities said.
By Jeremiah Dobruck | July 11, 2013
Half a dozen visually impaired teenagers and a group of guides listened in silence in the middle of a tight trail at Crystal Cove State Park. Some cupped their ears or turned their heads to hear the different bird calls they were trying to count. "I got 10," said Nick Avalos, 16. He and his classmates from the Braille Institute in Los Angeles were at Moro Canyon in Laguna Beach on Thursday. There they participated in a pilot project of sorts with Crystal Cove Alliance, a nonprofit partner of the state park.
By Barry Faulkner | June 26, 2013
SANTA ANA - What did the five golfers representing Mesa Verde Country Club on Wednesday at the 14th annual Jones Cup have in common with ornithologists? Both thoroughly lament the birdies that got away. Mesa Verde missed five birdie putts at or inside 10 feet and it turned no fewer than 20 missed birdie putts into tap-in pars to finish nine-under-par 63 in the two-best-ball format at Santa Ana Country Club. Big Canyon Country Club won the event at 11 under to capture its third straight crown and nine out of 14 overall.
By Steve Virgen | June 26, 2013
SANTA ANA - Last year it was Mike Carpenter's 25-foot eagle putt that proved to be a memorable, heroic shot for Big Canyon Country Club's Jones Cup victory. This year, it was head pro Robert Pang who stepped up with the seemingly improbable theatrics at the 14th annual Jones Cup Wednesday at Santa Ana Country Club. Pang rebounded from a drive on 18 that pulled and hit a tree. No one thought Pang could pull off a birdie when his ball landed to the left, behind the green on 17. But Pang stunned them all and provided a birdie that eventually proved to be the difference, giving Big Canyon its third straight Jones Cup win and ninth overall.
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | June 26, 2013
SANTA ANA - Shady Canyon Golf Club's second act at the Jones Cup ended far worse than its debut. The five-member team had an excuse for finishing dead last, if it wanted to use one on Wednesday. The players haven't played as much because their home course has been closed the last 4 1/2 months as the Irvine club resurfaced the course's greens. Brian Gunson, the director of golf, didn't offer any excuses for Shady Canyon's fifth-place showing in the five-team tournament between local country clubs at Santa Ana Country Club.
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | June 21, 2013
Kirk Manley says he hasn't seen his golf clubs as much as he would like. That might be hard to believe coming from a head professional like Manley, who works at Shady Canyon Golf Club in Irvine. Nevertheless, Manley is telling the truth. He said with Shady Canyon's closure the last 4 1/2 months, as the club resurfaced the course's greens, it has been hard to find time to play. The club, Manley said, reopens on July 3. A week before then, Manley and four members from Shady Canyon will play a round of golf on a different course.
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