May 17, 2008
Cecil Whiteside of Newport Harbor High took first place in the Division II discus throw today at CIF Southern Section finals at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut. The result should be high enough for Whiteside to advance to the CIF Masters meet next week at Cerritos College, but that decision won't be finalized until all the Division I throwers are done. The top 12 throwers across all divisions advance to Masters. Whiteside finished seventh in his division in the shot put with a throw of 51 feet.
June 4, 2005
Three girls water polo players from Newport Harbor High, a CIF Southern Section Division I finalist last spring, along with two from Division II champion Corona del Mar, were selected to the United States women's junior national team announced Tuesday. CdM senior goalkeeper Brittany Fullen, who earned Division II Co-Player of the Year honors, along with sophomore teammate Katie Indvik, join Newport seniors Ashling Taylor, Melissa Wheeler and Leah Robertson on the 23-player team.
November 12, 2005
SANTA ANA -- Kyle Thorsness notched a game-high six goals, but the Costa Mesa High boys' water polo team fell to Mater Dei, 15-10, in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division II playoffs on Friday. Thorsness kept the game close by drawing several ejections and capitalizing on them. Sam Edman added two goals for the Mustangs, who took second place in the Golden West League this season. It marked the first playoff win in school history for Mater Dei, which has three Newport Beach residents on its roster -- Brendan O'Hara, Ryan Gladych and Nick Leonard.
July 30, 2004
The Splash Aquatics swim team, which trains at Estancia High, won the Division I title at the Orange County Swim Conference Linda Kamps Memorial Pentathlon at El Toro High July 17. With 1,422 points, Splash defeated both Dolphin Aquatics of Laguna Niguel (763 points) and Cerritos Aquatics (646 points). After winning Division II of the Pentathlon for the last three years, including the overall title at the OCSC championships last year, Splash was moved up into Division I. "We were worried about competing against these Division I teams because they have some amazing swimmers, but our kids came through with flying colors," said Coach Cynthia Bandaruk.
February 13, 2008
The last time the Costa Mesa High girls’ water polo team headed north up Highway 101, it was a very positive experience. In early January, the Mustangs went to the Arroyo Grande Tournament, and on the way up they played at Dos Pueblos of Goleta. Costa Mesa lost to the Chargers, now the top-seeded team in the CIF Southern Section Division II playoffs, 14-2. At the Arroyo Grande Tournament, the Mustangs finished 11th, beating Morro Bay and Chadwick and losing three other games.
February 12, 2008
Corona del Mar High, the defending CIF Southern Section Division II boys? volleyball champion, opens the season with the top ranking in the preseason coach?s poll. Newport Harbor is ranked No. 2 in Division I, while Sage Hill is ranked No. 4 in Division V. CdM went 33-2 last season to claim its second section title in three years. It was the fourth crown for Coach Steve Conti, entering his 13th season at the helm. Senior middle blocker Gus Ellis, who has committed to Stanford, figures to be a key asset for the Sea Kings, who lost setter Phil Bannan, outside hitter Blaine Nielsen, and opposite hitter Brad McCoy to graduation.
September 13, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH - The high-tech scoreboard is not currently working at the Newport Harbor High pool. The score was kept at the table during Tuesday afternoon's nonleague game against Long Beach Wilson. Each time one of the teams found the back of the net, someone at the scorer's desk flipped over a red or blue number to show the updated tally. Every so often someone would walk over from the bleachers to glance at the score. In the first half, it wasn't really necessary.
November 30, 2005
Cal State Stanislaus uses quickness, three-point shooting to hand UCI its first loss to a Division II school in 26 seasons.IRVINE -- Just 10 days after they played the role of giant killers, UC Irvine men's basketball players and coaches were taken down a few pegs Tuesday by Division II Cal State Stanislaus. The Warriors (3-0) built a 16-point lead late in the first half, led, 57-46, at halftime, then survived a late surge by the hosts to earn a 91-90 nonconference win. It was UCI's first loss to a Division II school since falling to Assumption College of Massachusetts, 67-65, in December of 1979.
March 7, 2011
Conventional wisdom has long proposed that charge or block is the most difficult call in basketball. But for UC Irvine senior Jade Smith-Willams, the toughest decision of her rollercoaster collegiate career was whether to leave or stay. And while the essence of the 5-foot-7 point guard's game is her virtual lack of ego, it was the assertion of her own self-interests in deciding to transfer from Chico State to UC Irvine after her sophomore season that the first-team All-Big West Conference honoree considers her defining moment.
January 26, 2005
Chris Yemma The high school soccer talent pool runs deep in South Orange County. The boys and girls teams of Santa Margarita High, Trabuco Hills and San Clemente are all ranked in the top 10 of CIF Southern Section Division I, while added to that list just in the girls division are Aliso Niguel, Capistrano Valley and Dana Hills. And, in Division II, you can add the defending CIF champion Tesoro girls soccer team to the list. That's who the Corona del Mar girls visited Tuesday, in the second Pacific Coast League meeting between the two teams this season.