October 10, 2013
Corona del Mar (5-0) vs. Irvine (4-1) When/where: Friday 7 p.m. at Davidson Field Key Sea Kings: Jr. RB Cole Martin (650 yards and 7 TDs on 103 carries); Sr. QB Luke Napolitano (47 for 83 for 653 yards, 8 TDs, 2 INTs); Jr. DE Parker Chase (27 tackles, 13 solo, 5 sacks) Key Vaqueros: Jr. QB Nathan Arellano (21 for 31 for 378 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs); Jr. RB Mikey Filia (256 yards and 5 TDs on 28 carries); Jr. Wesley Kim (223 yards and 1 TD on 34 carries) Breakdown: Corona del Mar and Irvine open Pacific Coast League play ... Sea Kings are on a 15-game winning streak, a school record ... CdM has outscored opponents, 527-154, during its winning streak, which includes five shutouts ... CdM is averaging 35 points per game on offense and allowing 10 ppg. on defense during the streak ... The Sea Kings shut out the Vaqueros, 41-0, last year ... Martin makes his return, he said on Twitter, after sitting out with a sprained ankle Sept.
October 3, 2013
IRVINE - Before the week started, Corona del Mar High girls' tennis coach Brian Ricker leveled with his team. The Sea Kings, ranked No. 4 in CIF Southern Section Division 1, had a tough trio of matches. They played at Woodbridge on Tuesday, played host to No. 5 Mira Costa on Wednesday and played at No. 2 University on Thursday. Ricker told his girls the Mira Costa match was most important, followed by Woodbridge then rival University. "Mira Costa is important for the seeding in the playoffs, and if we didn't beat Woodbridge then we're not going to the playoffs," Ricker said.
September 20, 2013
COSTA MESA - The first place Scott Meyer checked out before he met his Corona del Mar High football team for the first time two years ago was Newport Harbor. He couldn't name any of his players back then, but he could identify the program the Sea Kings always seemed to lose to every year. When Meyer introduced himself as the Sea Kings' coach, he told his new team about his drive to the other side of the bay. He talked about narrowing the gap between CdM and rival Newport Harbor. Each year, with Meyer in charge, the gap narrowed, but each year the Sea Kings lost by either three points or one. He can finally say CdM has closed the gap. In his third year with the team, Meyer led CdM to a convincing 34-14 win against the Sailors in the Battle of the Bay game at Orange Coast College on Friday.
September 6, 2013
Old-school style on four wheels - and two - is heading to the seashore Sunday. The 10th annual Coastline Car Classic at Corona del Mar State Beach is expected to attract hundreds if not a couple thousand people, who will be able to gaze at more than 130 classic cars and motorcycles. The event, which benefits the Irvine-based Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, is hosted by the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the gate.
August 20, 2013
Sam Mikulak, a Corona del Mar High product and a two-time NCAA men's gymnastics champion at the University of Michigan, won the men's all-around title at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships that were completed Sunday in Hartford, Conn. Mikulak, 20, a member of the American team at the 2012 Olympics in London who will be a senior at Michigan in the fall, topped runner-up Alex Naddour by nearly three points, posting a two-day all-around total of 181.40. Mikulak, who led by a huge margin of 2.95 points over then runner-up Jake Dalton after the first day, also won national titles on the parallel bars (30.90)