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October 31, 2011
Sage Hill School senior Erin Hong shot a career-best one-over-par 73 on Monday to advance from the Northern Regional at River Ridge Golf Club in Oxnard. She will compete in the CIF individual finals on Monday. Newport Harbor senior Charlotte Skjonsby shot 11-over 85 Monday at the Southern Regional at Recreation Park Golf Course in Long Beach. She missed advancing by two strokes.
NEWS
By Jim Carnett | May 16, 2011
Fifty years ago this week, the Costa Mesa High School baseball team participated in the school's first CIF playoff game. The school opened for classes in the fall of 1958. The 1960-61 school year was the first for varsity sports on campus. The Mustang baseball squad entered the CIF playoffs for the first time in the spring of '61. Comprised solely of sophomores and juniors, the team finished second in the CIF's A division. The following season, in 1962, the senior-laden Mustang squad became the first Newport-Mesa team ever to win a varsity CIF title.
SPORTS
January 20, 2012
Corona del Mar High senior quarterback Brent Lawson earned the All-CIF Southern Section Southern Division Offensive Player of the Year award and CdM senior outside linebacker Aaron White was the Defensive Player of the Year, highlighting 13 Newport-Mesa football players earning All-CIF honors. Lawson and White helped lead the Sea Kings to a CIF Southern Section Southern Division title in December. The Sea Kings saw their coach, Scott Meyer, receive the All-CIF Southern Section Southern Division Coach of the Year award.
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May 3, 2013
Seniors Quan Nguyen and Ashley Tfaye have been selected as the CIF Southern Section Academic Student-Athletes of the Year for Costa Mesa High, the school announced. Nguyen and Tfaye earned the awards, which are based on non-weighted grade-point averages of 3.0 or higher, participation in varsity sports and extracurricular activities during their final year of high school. The school announced that its baseball, cross-country, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling teams were also honored by the section.
FEATURES
By By James Lee | December 11, 2005
For the full story and more photos, see Page A7. COSTA MESA -- Newport Harbor High School won the CIF Southern Section Division VI football championship Saturday, holding off Valencia High School of Placentia, 28-21, in front of a near-capacity crowd at Orange Coast College. It was the fourth CIF football title in the Sailors' history, and the team's first since the 1999 season. The Tars lost in the championship game in 2004 and 2000. The Sailors (11-3), who shared the Sea View League title with Aliso Niguel and Laguna Hills high schools, scored 21 consecutive points in the second half to secure the victory.
NEWS
By: Bryce Alderton | September 29, 2005
In the words of Coach Jeff Andrews, Sage Hill School boys water polo players are extremely driven entering this season, in both mind and body. Andrews said Lightning players are hungry to improve upon last season's CIF Southern Section Division VI playoff berth, the first in the program's five-year history and advance past the first round. They boast the speed to increase their chances of reaching and moving through the postseason. "We're basically the same team we were last year, but this year's team is a lot faster," said Andrews, who played at UC Irvine and enters his third season at the helm.
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May 29, 2005
Bryce Alderton Corona del Mar High boys volleyball coach Steve Conti called this year's team his deepest in 10 years at the helm. And on Saturday the Sea Kings proved their coach right in more ways than one. A determined CdM team that included 10 seniors went the furthest it could in the CIF Southern Section Division II playoffs, which culminated with a 25-23, 25-18, 26-24 victory against Valencia of Valencia,...
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February 13, 2004
Five wrestlers from Estancia High and one from Costa Mesa qualified for the CIF Southern Section Individual divisionals following the Golden West League finals at Santa Ana High Thursday. Estancia's Gabriel Thaler finished second at 140 pounds while Anthony Herman took second at 160. Other Eagles to qualify for CIF include Alex Sotomoyer (third at 171), Juni Panduro (third at 130) and Martin Diaz (third at 125). Costa Mesa's Joe Amburgey (189) placed third.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo, matthew.szabo@latimes.com | May 11, 2011
Costa Mesa High junior James Lewis and sophomore Kellie Thorsness each won individual titles at the Orange Coast League swimming championships May 5. Their next challenge is to do well at Thursday morning's CIF Southern Section Division III preliminaries, at Belmont Plaza in Long Beach. Lewis won the 500-yard freestyle in 5 minutes, 2.34 seconds at the league finals, and he was second in the 200 free in 1:52.69. Thorsness won the 50 free in 25.97 seconds, out-touching Yoshi Andersen of Laguna Beach (25.97)
NEWS
May 27, 2004
Rick Devereux Zach Chandy took home two silver medals for Sage Hill School Saturday at the CIF Southern Section Division IV championships after coming in second place in the 200-meter (21.90) and 400-meter (49.36) runs. "My times were close to my PR [personal records]," Chandy said. "I was very nervous before the meet." Lightning teammate Laura Gordon took third in the division with a triple jump of 36 feet, 6 inches, a personal best. "I wanted to get 35 feet," Gordon said.
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By Matt Szabo | May 2, 2014
With two balls, two strikes and two outs in a 2-2 game, the deuces truly were wild for Fountain Valley High baseball senior Daniel Patzlaff on Friday afternoon. Patzlaff, who wears jersey No. 2 for the Barons, saw a pitch he liked in the top of the fourth inning. It was down and in, but he managed to hit it out to right field. The two-run home run was — you guessed it — Patzlaff's second round-tripper of the season. And it helped the Sunset League-leading Barons earn their second win over Newport Harbor in three days, 4-2, at the Sailors' field.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | May 1, 2014
Corona del Mar High Coach Steve Conti says he was a little bit smarter with his scheduling. Rather than start the season with Los Angeles Loyola again, he decided to push it back toward the end of it. Almost half of his boys' volleyball team plays a sport in the winter, and against Loyola, Conti preferred CdM to be at full strength. After last season's opener at Loyola, where Conti said it looked like his young Sea Kings had never played volleyball before, losing in three sets, the move made sense.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | April 23, 2014
After Josh Kliger and Carson Williams lost in the CIF doubles division quarterfinals last year at the Ojai Tennis Tournament, Corona del Mar High Coach Jamie Gresh gave them a goal. The goal was simple enough: Return to the tournament next year and win the whole thing. The time has come for Kliger and Williams, CdM's senior captains, to see if they can accomplish that goal. The 114th annual version of the prestigious tournament starts Thursday. Kliger and Williams are the lone Newport-Mesa doubles team competing.
SPORTS
April 18, 2014
At the end of a historic season in late December, reporters asked Coach Scott Meyer about next year. Can his football team repeat a perfect season? The Sea Kings had just beaten Atherton Sacred Heart Prep, 27-15, in the CIF State Division III Bowl Game to become the first team in the state to produce a 16-0 season. Meyer, standing inside the tunnel at the StubHub Center in Carson, tried not to look ahead. "We're not going to think about that for a little while," Meyer said back then, before going into the number of starters expected to return, 10 on defense and five on offense, and the challenging nonleague schedule next season.
SPORTS
April 10, 2014
The Corona del Mar High football team, the defending CIF State Division III Bowl Game champion, won a CIF Southern Section Academic Award by having a cumulative 3.35 grade-point average, and the Newport Harbor girls' cross-country team won as well in its sport with a 3.89 GPA. The Back Bay programs have the highest GPAs for schools with an enrollments above 1,500 students. The CdM girls' track and field team finished second in its sport with a 3.66 GPA, while boys' soccer took fourth (3.43 GPA)
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | April 10, 2014
Junior midfielder Shelby Brown called the end of the Corona del Mar High girls' soccer season "crazy," and nobody who saw the games would argue. Two tight wins on the road at the end of league helped the Sea Kings win their fourth straight outright league title. In the first, CdM had to survive a last-minute, penalty-kick attempt against Beckman. In the second, the Sea Kings had to rally from a two-goal deficit at Northwood in the final 20 minutes. CdM then earned two shootout wins in its first two games of the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs, against Fountain Valley and Upland.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | March 13, 2014
On its home floor and playing a lower-seeded squad, things appeared to be looking up for the Corona del Mar High girls' basketball team. The No. 6-seeded Sea Kings went up big on No. 11 Los Angeles Garfield midway through the second quarter of Wednesday night's CIF State Southern California Regional Division III opener. CdM looked well on its way to extending its first state playoffs appearance in program history. Then sophomore forward Natalia Bruening got her third foul. The lead nearly vanished by halftime.
SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | March 7, 2014
Chris Moya has arguably the best hair, the best nickname and the best shot on the Estancia High boys' soccer team. Coach Robert Castellano doesn't care much for the hair and nickname. As for the shot, it's special. With the shot comes the other two. Moya tends to run his fingers through his hair after he strikes the ball. Moya then hears teammates on the bench call him "The Beast. " Castellano just shakes his head when he hears anyone refer to a 5-foot-6 and 140-pound sophomore as "The Beast.
SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | March 4, 2014
Fans began to chant, "Si se puede!" and the Estancia High boys' soccer team never lost hope. The Eagles trailed by one late in the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Division 5 playoffs and they kept fighting. Time was running out on the Eagles against Baldwin Park on Tuesday. Their coach, Robert Castellano, raced to the fence to track down a ball with 5 minutes left, trying to save time to give the Eagles another chance to tie the match. He then turned to the home crowd, the biggest to see his team play during his five seasons in charge.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | March 3, 2014
The La Cañada High girls' soccer team came into Monday's CIF Southern Section Division 5 quarterfinal playoff match with 20 wins and one tie this season. All it takes in CIF, though, is one loss to be sent home. Unseeded Sage Hill pushed No. 3 La Cañada for 100 minutes of play on the pitch, and 10 penalty kicks. But all it took was one well-placed shot by Spartans sophomore Emma Tapp to end the game, as well as the Lightning's season. Tapp scored the game-winner on the 10th penalty kick as La Cañada won the shootout, 7-6, after the teams played to a 1-1 tie through regulation and two overtime periods.
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