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October 17, 2012
Corona del Mar (5-2, 2-0) vs. Irvine (4-3, 1-1) When/where: Thursday night, 7 at Irvine High Key Sea Kings: Sr. QB Cayman Carter (1,040 yards, five TDs and five INTs on 82-of-151 passing, 695 yards and eight TDs on 104 carries); Sr. RB Kai Wilson (370 yards and four TDs on 57 carries); Sr. WR Troy Reese (28 catches for 370 yards and three TDs) Key Vaqueros: Jr. RB-LB Gary Renteria (346 yards and three TDs on 73 carries); Sr. WR Adam Searl (20 catches for 222 yards and one TD)
August 20, 2012
League: Pacific Coast CIF Division: Southern Coach: Scott Meyer (second year, 12-2) Staff: Kevin Hettig (offensive coordinator, quarterbacks), Dan O'Shea (defensive coordinator, inside linebackers), Kevin Purtell (running backs), Dan Collins (tight ends, outside linebackers), Dennis Wilbanks (offensive line), Aaron Huerta (secondary), Brian Pearsall (defensive line, strength and conditioning), Brad Bohn (receivers, special teams), Jack O'Shea (operations), Craig Trujillo (trainer)
February 14, 2013
Newport Beach police arrested a man they said is connected to at least three burglaries and possibly up to 30 in the West Newport area. Since 2009, there have been numerous burglaries in West Newport in the late evening or early morning hours while victims were asleep in their homes, the Newport Beach Police Department said in an announcement Thursday. Police said in most of the burglaries, someone entered the home through an open door or window and stole a laptop computer. Police arrested Richard Kevin Rocha, 47, of Corona, at his home Wednesday after months of follow-up investigation.
July 23, 2013
A Corona del Mar High School alumnus was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to do research in Japan beginning this fall. Daniel Ward, who recently graduated from Cornell University after graduating from CdM in 2009, will study optimal care environments for the elderly, Ward wrote in an email. According to a news release, the Fulbright program is “the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding” between residents of the U.S. and those of other countries.
November 26, 2012
Another game in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division playoffs resulted in a Corona del Mar High shutout. The top-seeded Sea Kings blanked Woodbridge, 25-0, in the semifinals Friday night at Irvine High, making it three straight shutouts by CdM in the postseason. The last time the Sea Kings held the opposition scoreless in their first three playoff games was in 1989, the same year they went on to complete back-to-back section title runs. CdM is in that position again. CdM gets to defend its Southern Division title against third-seeded Garden Grove (11-2)
May 11, 2010
A Costa Mesa man was killed Monday when an SUV hit him while he was cycling in Riverside County. Alan Earl Miller, 55, was northbound on Temescal Canyon Road in an unincorporated part of Riverside County, near Corona, about 2:30 p.m. when Scott J. Reis, 42, of Corona, hit him from behind with his 2003 Ford SUV, California Highway Patrol officials said. Miller was thrown from the bike and died at the scene. CHP officials said that Reis drove off the roadway and hit Miller.
September 5, 2013
Corona del Mar (1-0) vs. Laguna Hills (0-0) When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Laguna Hills High Key Sea Kings: Sr. QB-P Luke Napolitano (137 yards, one TD on six of 13 passing); Sr. MLB Alex Moore (nine tackles); Jr. RB Cole Martin (201 yards and three TDs on 17 carries) Key Hawks: Jr. LB Will Sedgwick; Sr. WR-CB Kephren Spigner; Sr. RB Brandon Biron Breakdown: Corona del Mar, ranked No. 1 in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division poll, plays the first of three straight road games … Sea Kings opened the season at home with a 35-0 win against Pacifica … Laguna Hills is making its season debut … Hawks beat CdM last year, 21-12, but they later forfeited the game because they used an ineligible player … CdM's victory turned out to be its first against Laguna Hills since 1989 … Laguna Hills is 24-1-1 against Pacific Coast League teams since 2006 … Game features the defending Pacific Coast League champion Sea Kings and defending Sea View League champion Hawks … CdM's 11-game winning streaking dating back to last season matched the program's best run. - David Carrillo Peñaloza
By Matt Szabo | May 1, 2014
IRVINE — Corona del Mar High tennis senior Carson Williams does not know the name of the mystery man who he hit with last weekend in Ojai. Williams said the man was in the men's open division of the 114th annual Ojai Tennis Tournament, and he needed a warmup partner. He hit with the man for about 90 minutes. "I couldn't find him on the draw," Williams said. "He said his first name is Dane, but that must have been short for something. He was really good. He needed a warmup [partner]
By Matt Szabo | April 3, 2014
In terms of the rankings, the result of Wednesday's Pacific Coast League girls' lacrosse match had to be considered an upset. Beckman came into the match ranked No. 4 in Southern California by, and CdM was No. 10. The Patriots, who own impressive wins over Los Alamitos and Mater Dei, were also the top-ranked team in Orange County. CdM was again at the No. 10 spot. The team that always seems to have the "LAX power" in the league is Beckman. But CdM might just be ready to change that this year.
March 28, 2014
Corona del Mar High senior center back Jay Damon received the Pacific Coast League Defensive MVP for leading the Sea Kings to an unbeaten league boys' soccer title. Damon's presence allowed CdM (15-4-4, 8-0-2) to claim its first outright league championship in Coach George Larsen's five seasons in charge. The Sea Kings won their final seven league matches, four via shutout, and only gave up four goals during the span. Senior forward John O'Connor, senior defensive midfielder Max Premer and senior midfielder Liam Stimpson each made the first team for the Sea Kings, who reached the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division 3 playoffs.
By Matt Szabo | March 14, 2014
Corona del Mar High seniors Josh Kliger and Carson Williams played high-quality doubles Friday afternoon at CdM. That's nothing new for the Sea Kings' team captains and No. 1 doubles team, but they definitely were playing well against David Ball and Vikram Chari of the Menlo School of Atherton. In the end, it wasn't quite enough. Ball and Chari rallied from a break of serve down to win the set 8-7 in a tiebreaker. The set seemed indicative of the match. CdM battled, but Menlo was just too good.
March 5, 2014
Corona del Mar High alumna Stephania Haralabidis has earned her second straight Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Newcomer of the Week honor for the USC women's water polo team. Haralabidis, a freshman left-hander with the Trojans, scored three goals in top-ranked USC's 15-6 win over No. 5 Arizona State in the MPSF opener March 1. She also won three sprints, dished out three assists and had three steals. Haralabidis' effort against Arizona State gave her 26 goals scored, second on the Trojans (13-0)
By Emily Foxhall | March 4, 2014
Standing on the sidewalk in Corona del Mar, 25-year-old Ashley Sourapas consulted her map. "We skipped one, but I don't know where it is," she said, looking up again to scan the storefronts across the street. Sourapas was searching for the missing stop on the Corona del Mar Bridal Walk, a Sunday afternoon affair that sent brides-to-be on a tour of the varied wedding offerings local businesses had to offer. Looking at everything from wedding venues to bridal dress boutiques, about 26 brides wandered the short stretch of Pacific Coast Highway during the six-hour event, which ended with a complimentary cocktail reception at Five Crowns.
By Emily Foxhall | March 1, 2014
Driving down Coast Highway in Newport Beach, travelers know they have reached Corona del Mar when they pass by a pod of topiary dolphins - or are they manatees? The iconic plant sculptures have grown past the point of remedy, their sleek shapes no longer as clear as they once were, explained Corona del Mar Business Improvement District Chairman Bernie Svalstad. Leaf-trimming couldn't save the creatures; no specialty pruner could be found. So the city has stepped up to replace them.
By Jill Cowan | February 27, 2014
The new sports complex, Bill Sumner insisted, will not be a 5,000-seat behemoth of a stadium. Its lights will not shine into neighbors' homes through the night, the longtime Corona del Mar High School track coach said. And its footprint, Sumner added, will not be any larger than the aging, patched-up track and field that are already there. Sumner - who is spearheading the high school's efforts to revamp its outdoor sports facilities - wanted to make that much clear Thursday, as he showed off a series of illustrations depicting a state-of-the-art field complex that would seat about 1,400 and include lights, new bathrooms, two team rooms and two snack bars.
By Emily Foxhall | February 26, 2014
Two former planning commissioners will face off in the race for the Newport Beach City Council seat for District 6. Scott Peotter, who served on the commission from 2006 to 2010, announced his bid Tuesday for the seat, which is currently held by Nancy Gardner. He will face Michael Toerge, who served on the Planning Commission for more than 10 years. The way the city spends its funds should be changed, according to Peotter, who pointed to the new Civic Center as symbolic of an irresponsible council.
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | February 26, 2014
In the spring, Corona del Mar High's Kelly Tam played on the same girls' club basketball team with the starters on the San Juan Hills basketball team. "I know how they play," Tam said. Tam reminded her club teammates how dangerous she can be with the ball in her hands. In the final minute of the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Division 3AA playoffs, the host Sea Kings went to Tam with the game on the line on Wednesday. She hadn't made a basket all night. She wasn't even CdM's first option.
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