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 19, 2013
Newport Harbor (1-1) vs. Corona del Mar (3-0) When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Orange Coast College Key Sailors: Jr. QB Cole Norris (461 yards, five TDs and two INTs on 35 of 54 passing); Sr. OT Ramsey Hufford; Sr. WR-CB-KR-PR Quest Truxton (16 catches for 281 yards and four TDs) Key Sea Kings: Jr. RB Cole Martin (455 yards and five TDs on 72 carries); Sr. MLB Alex Moore (25 tackles); Jr. WR Cole Collins (13 catches for 249 yards and three TDs) Breakdown: Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar play the 52nd edition of the Battle of the Bay game on a neutral field, Orange Coast College … Sea Kings, the home team, have dropped the last six games to Newport Harbor … Sailors have edged CdM in the past two matchups by an average of two points per game … Sea Kings, ranked No. 1 in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division poll, are on a school-best 13-game winning streak that dates back to last year … Newport Harbor, No. 6 in the Southwest Division, holds a 38-13 edge in the Back Bay rivalry … Coach Jeff Brinkley won his 250th career game last week during the Sailors' 34-33 upset of defending Northern Division champion Palos Verdes at Davidson Field … CdM is coming off a 24-21 road win against El Toro ... The game is sold out. - David Carrillo Peñaloza
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)
August 17, 2013
Christophe Killian, a senior-to-be at Corona del Mar High, won the Lido 14 National Class Championships gold fleet title in Marina del Rey on Thursday. Killian, sailing for Balboa Yacht Club, won two of his five races and placed second in the final race to finish with 14 points. He edged Stephen Klotz of Richmond Yacht Club by two points. Steve Schupak of Newport Harbor Yacht Club placed eighth (35 points), while Balboa Yacht Club's Porter Killian was 12th (52). Killian helped CdM finished eighth out of 20 sailing teams in the High School Dinghy National Championships in Chicago in May. He also nearly qualified for the Governor's Cup, just missing out on the spot after falling to Ryan Davidson in a best-of-three petit final at the Rose Cup. The winner represented BYC in the Governor's Cup. - From staff reports
August 14, 2013
Their online surf and style magazine averages 2,000 hits a day, they have thousands of followers on Instagram, manage a team of contributing writers from Orange County to Australia - and they're only 17. While many girls their age are reading style magazines like Teen Vogue and Nylon, Courtney Garkani and Amanda Penna have been busy creating their own: CREST Independent. "We want to cater it to the youth, but at the same time I want it to inspire people to go out and be more creative," Garkani said as she sipped her latte.
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.