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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | May 27, 2007
CORONA DEL MAR — Corona del Mar High's baseball team saw too much of the third-base coach from Crespi of Encino Tuesday. The coach signaled seven runners home in the first inning. Six in the second, four in the third, and by then CdM Coach John Emme said he knew the Sea Kings were doomed. They were. No second straight comeback in the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs, as the Sea Kings lost, 19-4, in a second-round game at home. As the Sea Kings (19-9) gathered one last time, the Celts (23-5-1)
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | December 29, 2007
NEWPORT COAST — When it was over, Sage Hill School Coach Lou Silverman pointed out the player coming up with the clutch shots. “Numerous times,” Silverman told his girls’ basketball players, none of which forgot who stepped up. Morgan Hembarsky left her mark each time visiting Corona del Mar inched closer Friday night. Whether it was banking a three-pointer to thwart off a threat, swishing a jumper, or hitting two free throws, the junior guard kept pushing the lead back to eight.
By Matt Szabo | September 15, 2007
LAGUNA BEACH — It was an impressive first drive for the Corona del Mar High football team Friday night against Troy. The Sea Kings marched 79 yards, only to come up empty on a missed field goal. Troy, by comparison, didn’t waste a lot of time with formalities. Josh Swaney caught a 75-yard touchdown pass from his cousin, Tyler Swaney, on the Warriors’ first play from scrimmage. Two more times, the Warriors scored a touchdown on the first play of a possession in Troy’s 27-7 nonleague win at Laguna Beach High.
By Barry Faulkner | November 17, 2009
CORONA DEL MAR — It is, of course, too soon for those in and around the Corona del Mar High girls’ volleyball program to savor the confluence of events that seem to be working in the Sea Kings’ favor. But after the No. 2-seeded Sea Kings dispatched South Torrance, 25-16, 25-23, 25-21, Tuesday in the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Division II-AA playoffs, it’s becoming more difficult to ignore the fact that fortune and fate may be two prongs in this team’s symbolic trident.
By Cesar Gonzalez | February 19, 2010
CORONA DEL MAR — Senior Lauren Smits delivered the clincher, helping the Corona del Mar High girls’ soccer team overcome a first-half deficit Friday. The Sea Kings beat Montclair, 4-2, in penalty kicks, as Smits’ PK won the game for the Sea Kings in a CIF Southern Section Division II first-round game. CdM (13-6-5) rallied from an early one-goal deficit and tied the game to send it into overtime. In the PK shootout, the Cavaliers shot first. Junior forward Erica Rivas had her back turned to the goalie and she prayed to score, but was unable to convert as her shot went over the crossbar.
June 30, 2012
At the U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials, Sam Mikulak, a Corona del Mar High alum, gained more notoriety, especially scoring the highest in the all-around Thursday. Cheers for Mikulak could be heard throughout the HP Pavilion in San Jose, especially from Team Sam, a group of fans supporting Mikulak. Team Sam did not have many opportunities to cheer during the men's finals Saturday. Mikulak, who had been third in the overall standings, competed only in the pommel horse because of a sprained left ankle from his performance on Thursday.
By Emily Foxhall | January 21, 2014
West Newport could become home to the Newport Beach Police Department's new headquarters, Mayor Rush Hill told the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. But no specific sites are under consideration, he explained, as the city begins to examine alternatives to the current location on the outskirts of Newport Center. West Newport requires a stronger police presence and lacks community centers, such as those found in other parts of the city, Hill explained following his remarks to a group of about 50 gathered for the chamber's networking lunch at Five Crowns restaurant.
May 1, 2012
Orange Coast College sophomore setter Michael Ensign tops three Pirates named first-team All-Pacific Coast Conference in men's volleyball as conference Player of the Year. Ensign, a 6-foot-5 product of Corona del Mar High, helped guide the Pirates (15-5) to the conference title and a berth in the state title match. He had 667 assists, 81 digs, 28 kills, 10 ace serves, nine solo blocks and 36 block assists. Joining Ensign on the first team are fellow Pirates Chris Van Vuuren and Dillon Emery.
June 22, 2010
Former Corona del Mar High standout Taylor Dent will face No. 3-seeded Novak Djokovic today in the second round at Wimbledon. Dent defeated Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, in the first round. He also previously won three qualifying matches to reach the main draw. Beating Chela, who is ranked No. 50 in the world, already qualified as a minor upset for Dent. He is currently ranked No. 96 but has been ranked as high as No. 21, in 2005. Dent is in his seventh Wimbledon and has made it past the first round for the fifth time.
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