December 12, 2008
GIRLS’ WATER POLO Newport Harbor 10, Foothill 7 (OT) NEWPORT BEACH — Mia Butera scored four goals, including one with 23 seconds left in regulation, for the Sailors, who outscored the Knights, 3-0, in the two overtime periods Friday. Nicolina McCall scored with one second left in the first overtime period and Katie Jackson scored two of her three goals in the second overtime period for Newport Harbor (1-1), ranked No. 1 in the CIF Southern Section Division I preseason coaches’ poll.
December 9, 2008
CORONA DEL MAR — Screened by teammates and the opposition deep in the box, goalkeeper Emily Browne’s eyes stayed on the loose ball a few feet in front of her. Time was only on Browne’s side late in the Newport Harbor High girls’ soccer match against Back Bay rival Corona del Mar. The traffic and a sprained right thumb were not. In the freshman’s biggest match of her life, Browne made the best save of...
November 25, 2008
With all the canyon fires we’ve had, and with Irvine Lake just north of the property, Lennar should encourage the Marine Corps and Orange County Fire Authority to lease their El Toro property. The Marines would bring in their aerial tankers and other heavy equipment for use in battling fires. Anyone watching the recent fires can see how effective water drops from these huge tankers have been. Lennar would not only be doing something for the greater good, but its balance sheet would improve from the lease of this property as well.
September 24, 2008
The South Coast Tournament, one of the top high school boys’ water polo events, starts today. Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar play host to the three-day event. The Sailors won the title last year, making it the first time since 1999. The Sailors, the defending CIF Southern Section Division I champions, will have a tough time repeating. Los Alamitos, El Toro, CdM and Foothill, ranked No. 1, 2, 3, and 5, respectively, in the CIF Southern Section Division I preseason coaches’ poll, are the top four seeds.
April 17, 2008
Newport-Mesa elected officials are dismayed by a proposal that could make the Newport Coast onramp on the 73 toll road the most expensive entrance on the road per mile. The toll road agency’s consulting firm, Stantec, has issued a report that proposes raising the toll fee at the Newport Coast Drive ramp by 25 cents every two years while imposing smaller increases on most other entrances. The agency’s board of directors plans to vote to accept the report at its May 8 meeting.
February 16, 2008
LAKE FOREST — Just as she had done on the game-clinching play in the final seconds of Friday’s CIF Southern Section Division I girls’ water polo quarterfinal at El Toro High, Newport Harbor senior Kate Klippert failed to hesitate when asked to reveal the secret of her steal that thwarted the Chargers’ final possession in the Sailors’ 7-6 victory: “Actually, it was kind of just out of cheating,” Klippert said....