November 7, 2000
CHINO - Seniors Taylor McCormick and Allison Schauppner each shot 11-over-par 83 to lead the Corona del Mar High girls golf team to seventh place in the South Team Division regional tournament Monday at the El Prado Golf Course. Sisters Jackie (92) and Kristin McCoy (93) helped the Sea Kings compile a team score of 258, behind University (232), Santa Margarita (237), Villa Park (238), Aliso Niguel (250), Los Alamitos (250) and Esperanza (255). The top five teams advance to the CIF state tournament Nov. 28. University was awarded a CIF title for its performance Monday.
May 22, 2000
Joseph Boo NORWALK - To all those skeptical about Corona del Mar High junior Jenny Cummins skipping the 400 meters to concentrate on the 800, she had one simple answer: 2:16.01. That was the personal record Cummins turned in for the 800 in Saturday's CIF Southern Section Division III girls track and field finals at Cerritos College. She finished second behind teammate Liz Morse, who won in 2:14.14. Those two earned 18 team points in the 800 and that catapulted CdM to a team title.
February 23, 2008
Newport Harbor High girls’ water polo coach Bill Barnett has never coached his girls against Back Bay rival Corona del Mar with a CIF title on the line. But, Barnett said, he knows what to expect for tonight’s CIF Southern Section Division I championship game at Irvine High. “It’s always been a barn-burner,” Barnett said. “Just like North Carolina and Duke, Cal and Stanford, UCLA and USC.” The longtime Newport Harbor coach would know.
November 16, 2001
Corona del Mar High juniors Jackie McCoy and Jennifer Woo and freshman Katie Albright fared well, but did not advance after the CIF Southern Section Individual Championships Thursday at Mission Lakes Country Club in Desert Hot Springs. McCoy shot 94 on the par-72 course, while Albright came in with 99 and Woo with 72, as they competed among 120 golfers. Nicole Smith of Martin Luther King earned medalist honors, shooting two-under. A 79 or better was needed to qualify for state competition.
May 16, 2007
BURBANK — The last time the Sage Hill School boys' volleyball team was in the second round of the playoffs, the Lightning didn't strike. But they made sure they would in Tuesday's CIF Southern Section Division V second-round match at Providence of Burbank. Bayle Smith and Joey Booth each recorded 14 kills to lead Sage Hill to a 25-23, 16-25, 25-19, 25-21 victory and a spot in the quarterfinals for the first time since 2004, when it made the semifinals. The Lightning (15-7)
November 28, 2008
Corona del Mar vs. Laguna Beach CIF Southern Section Southern Division quarterfinal When: Tonight, 7 Where: Laguna Beach High Key Sea Kings: Sr. QB Mitch Sands (98 for 194 passing for 1,322 yards and 19 TDs and eight interceptions); Jr. RB-SS J.D. Abbott (148 carries for 985 yards and eight TDs); Sr. WR-CB-KR-PR Dillon Norton (18 catches for 312 yards and four TDs, three kickoff returns for TDs) Key Breakers: Sr. RB-LB Zach Smith (132 carries for 964 yards and 13 TDs)
November 24, 2009
The coin toss pokes its ugly little head once again. This is not sour grapes that Newport Harbor High School football is denied a playoff berth after a hard-fought season. It’s a call to arm the CIF brain trust with some better technique to break a tie. After all, the players, coaches, parents and fans didn’t put their fate in blind luck when they committed to the sport. Why should they fall prey to this technique at the most critical time of the season? Apparently, this practice falls under the heading, “That’s how it’s always been done.
November 20, 2000
Tony Altobelli WALNUT - The Estancia High boys cross country team is always easy to spot during a cross country race. Not only are the Eagles one of the only teams decked out in the fan-favorite "hot pink" outfits, they are also always near the head of the pack, like in Saturday's CIF Southern Section Division IV finals at Mt. San Antonio College. Despite dealing with a flu bug that went through most of the team all week long, the Eagles took second place in the team competition with 73 points, only eight points behind champion Oak Park.
February 14, 2003
WRESTLING: Seven Costa Mesa High wrestlers qualified for the CIF Division I finals Feb. 21-22 following their efforts at Golden West League finals Thursday at Santa Ana High. Because of injuries, Mesa only suited eight wrestlers in the 14 possible weight classes. Carlos Ibarra (103 pounds), Silvio Estrada (130), Matt Grubisich (140), Jesse Franco (145), Adam Donovan (152), Mike Simonoff (160) and Sergio Cabrera (135) all advanced to the finals Thursday before losing and will compete at Westminster High in the CIF individual finals at Westminster High.