December 17, 2006
SLAMMERS WIN THREE The Newport Beach based Slammers Futbol Club girls under-13 team recently completed a noteworthy sweep winning their league championship, the San Diego Surf Cup championship, and the Coast Soccer League Cup title. Local players included former Daily Pilot Cup participants defender Allyson Brahs and goalkeeper Sarah Cox of Harbor Day School, as well midfielder/forward Megan Khademi from Ensign Intermediate. WILSON LEADS CDM Corona del Mar High senior Kate Wilson won her division and was named Varsity High Point Rider on Dec. 9 at the fourth Interscholastic Equestrian Competition (IEL)
July 28, 2003
It was a perfect ending to a very, long trip. The Newport Beach-based Slammers Futbol Club under-14 girls team captured its second consecutive national title Sunday, defeating FC Delco Fusion 4-2 in penalty kicks after playing to a 1-1 tie in regulation at Germantown, Maryland to capture its age bracket at the 2003 Snickers U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships. The victory came after Delco had defeated the Slammers 2-0 on Friday in a meaningless, round-robin game.
November 15, 2003
The Sea Queens went through an undefeated season while allowing just one goal -- in their first game -- in AYSO Region 57 girls under-14 soccer action recently. Rachel Pidgeon, Taylor Rhodes, Megan Barrett and Shay Whitaker shut down the opposition along with goalkeeper Amy Youngman. Chelsea Kring led the team in goals followed by Emily Spindler. Rachel Hupp while Emily Carvelli had several assists. Katie Hitch scored game-winning goals in the final two contests.
December 25, 2010
Connor Turnbow-Lindenstadt and Jackson Seybold III helped lead the Orange County Water Polo team to first place in the boys' 12-and-under division of the Commerce Holiday Invitational at Santa Ana Valley High. Turnbow-Lindenstadt is a seventh-grader at Corona del Mar Middle School and Seybold is a fifth-grader at Harbor View Elementary. OC Water Polo outscored opponents, 78-27, winning six games to claim the championship out of 24 teams. Lions take second The Pacific Soccer Club Lions, a Newport Beach-Costa Mesa boys' under 11 club soccer team, concluded its inaugural season with a second-place finish in the Coast Soccer League.
June 19, 2003
Bryce Alderton Grab the shinguards, along with the cleats and water bottle. Soccer beckons. Begging to catch on the United States, here in Newport-Mesa, the game commonly referred to as "futbol" in the rest of the world has grown in numbers and interest, according to area coaches and commissioners. The added amount of players brings along more coaches trying to capitalize on that talent. Some coaches want to jump-start their own club teams, while established groups continue to flourish in the Newport-Mesa area.
August 10, 2010
What's more fun than watching a group of 7-year-old girls, all from the Newport-Mesa area, play soccer? Ask the parents and they will immediately reply, "nothing. " Such is the case this summer as a group of gifted locals are playing tournaments in the "club" under-8 division under the Slammers FC banner. Although Coach Kirk McIntosh is quick to point out that winning is a distant fourth to fun, technical development, and reading the game, he can't deny the success of the girls.
November 26, 2009
Kieran Headington and Connor Kincaid scored two goals each to lead the Blue Cyclones to a 5-1 win over the Red Team and the league championship in a AYSO Region 97 boys’ under-12 game. The Blue Cyclones, coached by Bryan Duncan , dominated. Kincaid scored the first Cyclone goal in the opening minutes. Headington produced several shots on goal, one of which Jack McKasson followed up to give the Cyclones a 2-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, Cole Schattinger nearly scored.
January 9, 2004
The Heartbreakers, a girls under-10 soccer team from AYSO Region 57, won the Area Q championship with a victory against North Irvine in a shootout following two sudden-death overtime periods Dec. 15. The game was scoreless until Hailey Senske, Lindsay Susolik and Gina Scholey each found the back of the net and goalkeeper Riley Senske saved a potential-game tying goal, giving the Heartbreakers a 3-2 shootout edge and...
July 22, 2009
Submitted by Martin Klein Killer Whales are one of the fastest creatures in the ocean, traveling up to 30 miles per hour, and this past Saturday the Newport Hills Killer Whales certainly needed all of their speed to overcome the determined Lake Forest II Dolphins, 673.50-593.50 in South Coast Swim Conference action. Newport Hills was led by their 7-8 girls, 9-10 boys and 13-14 boys in its victory over the Dolphins. All groups won both their medley and freestyle relays, as well as all five individual events within their age groups: for the 7-8 girls that was the 25-yard freestyle, 25 breaststroke, 25 butterfly, 25 backstroke and 50 free, while for the 9-10 boys and the 13-14 boys it was the freestyle, breaststroke, fly, back and individual medley.
June 2, 2007
As the Pilot Cup soccer tournament revs into high gear today and Sunday, there are many players behind the scenes who make the tournament happen. One of those is Mark Arblaster, 47, a local certified financial planner and vice president with The Keller Group Investment Management in Irvine. Arblaster is president of the Newport Mesa Soccer Club, which he says was formed two years ago out of necessity to allow five local teams to continue to play club soccer in the Coast Soccer League, the largest in the U.S. Arblaster shared his feelings about soccer, the Pilot Cup and his group's affiliation with it. Question: So how did the Newport Mesa Soccer Club get affiliated with the Pilot Cup?