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December 20, 2013
The Corona del Mar High and Newport Harbor girls' water polo programs are joining forces for the Sparks of Love Toy Drive today at CdM. The varsity teams will compete at 5 p.m. The players are asking that anyone coming to the game, players, family and fans, to bring an unwrapped toy. There will be volunteers at the gate to collect the toys. For the older kids donations are asked for: skateboards, footballs, soccer balls, blow dryers, flat irons and make-up brushes/bags.
December 14, 2013
Newport Beach resident and longtime AYSO Coach Adam Muchnick's U-10 HOGO team from the Corona del Mar Region 57 AYSO won the regional finals last weekend. HOGO is an acronym for "Hustle Our Guts Out," a team name that Muchnick has coined for many years with his older sons, and now with his youngest son, Ross. This group of boys certainly enjoyed learning the game of soccer and important life lessons that they can apply both on and off the field. The team record this fall was 18-0.
By Michael Miller | December 14, 2013
Brandon Fischer may not be the king of the world, but considering his dancing experience, he was happy to settle last year for king of Corona del Mar High School's male faculty. The math teacher was crowned co-champion of the school's first Dancing with the Teachers contest, in which faculty members paired with students to hoof it onstage. Fischer's group got the assignment of lyrical dance, and someone - he's not quite sure whom - decided on the "Titanic" anthem "My Heart Will Go On" for the music.
By Rhea Mahbubani | December 13, 2013
"Hi, Mommy!" "Hi, baby, how ever are you?" "Oh, in heaven, everything is fine. There's no pain, sickness, sadness. What about on Earth?" "Well, there's all of that and we miss you terribly. " "I miss you too, Mommy, but please smile for me. I see you every day. I have a pony and I am in charge of watering the old man's garden. " If any of the 20 Sandy Hook Elementary School students who lost their lives last year were able to talk to their mothers, that's how the conversation would sound.
By David Carrillo PeƱaloza | December 6, 2013
Everything seemed to be going as planned for the Corona del Mar High football team Friday night. The Sea Kings had been on this stage before, as they made their third straight trip to the CIF Southern Section Southern Division finals. For the second consecutive year and against the same opponent, CdM jumped out to a fast start against Garden Grove. Then the penalties began to pile up, seven for 80 yards. The biggest one came with less than 8 minutes left in the first half, as the usually respectful CdM sideline erupted and for the wrong reason.
November 30, 2013
The Galaxy youth soccer team won the 2013 Corona del Mar AYSO Region 57 boys' 12-and-under division championship last week, winning, 3-1, finishing an unbeaten region season with a record of 13-0-1, and outscoring opponents, 37-5. The Galaxy are coached by Mike Plumb and his assistant Gary Vaughan. The team consists of Michael Vaughan, Jason Plumb, Luke Joyce, Carter Duss, Christian Lopez, Kai Coop, Cole Dearmin, AJ Plumb, Tyler Whitehead, AJ Luesebrink, George Gemayel, Nicholas Stauffer and Sam Johnson.
November 29, 2013
Corona del Mar (12-0) vs. Westminster (8-4) When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Westminster High Key Sea Kings: Sr. QB Luke Napolitano (2,152 yards passing, 20 TDs, eight INTs); Jr. RB Cole Martin (219 carries for 1,438 yards and 19 TDs); Jr. DE Parker Chase (67 tackles, team-best 9.5 quarterback sacks). Key Lions: Sr. QB Daniel Thomsen (1,105 yards passing, seven TDs, nine INTs; 1,547 yards rushing and 22 TDs); Jr. RB Humberto Maciel (1,364 yards rushing, 16 TDs)
November 14, 2013
Corona del Mar (10-0) vs. Loara (6-4) When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Davidson Field Key Sea Kings: Jr. RB Cole Martin (1,232 yards and 13 TDs on 195 carries); Sr. QB Luke Napolitano (1,644 yards, 15 TDs and eight INTs on 127-of-210 passing, eight rushing TDs); Jr. MLB Hoyt Crance (65 tackles, two sacks, two INTs) Key Saxons: Sr. QB David Gistlinck (1,772 yards, 24 TDs and three INTs on 118-of-213 passing); Jr. WR Edson Velasquez (38 catches for 471 yards and 12 TDs); So. RB Robert Downs (620 yards and three TDs on 127 carries)
By Steve Virgen | November 13, 2013
Alyaa Abdulghany has heard plenty of compliments about her game and her great potential in golf. She'll smile and say, "thank you," but in no way does that indicate she is content with the praise. "People will say that I'm good when I'm out there, but I'm not sure about that," said Abdulghany, Corona del Mar High's freshman phenom. "I know I just want to do better than what I did that day or the day before. " It's this type of drive that keeps those compliments coming and several accolades too. Her motivation keeps her on track to achieve her goals: for this year to reach the CIF state championship; after high school to play in college and put herself in position to turn pro. Remember that name, it's pronounced Ah-lee-yuh Ahb-dool-gon-ee.
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