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By Matt Szabo | February 20, 2013
IRVINE - The late UCLA men's basketball coach John Wooden is quoted as saying, "The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team. " Some people outside of the team, fairly or unfairly, have called the Corona del Mar High girls' water polo team a team of individuals at points this season. The Sea Kings, struggling to find their chemistry at times, never made it to the finals of any of the three in-season tournaments. But CdM Coach Sam Bailey, a UCLA alumnus, believes in the legendary Wooden and his "Pyramid of Success.
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February 19, 2013
CIF Southern Section Division 1 semifinal No. 2 Foothill (25-3) vs. No. 3 Corona del Mar (25-4) When/where: Wednesday, 5 p.m. at Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine Key Knights: Sr. utility Nikki Stansfield (team-high 61 goals); Sr. attacker Brenna Thomas (44 goals); Sr. center Hannah Lapkin (41 goals); Soph. utility Cana Manzella (40 goals); Sr. GK Kelsey Rowland (146 saves). Key Sea Kings: Sr. utility Stephania Haralabidis (team-high 56 goals, 22 assists, 48 steals)
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By Matt Szabo | February 2, 2013
IRVINE - Quarterfinals, semifinals, third-place match, championship match. It doesn't really matter. The last two seasons, the Corona del Mar and Newport Harbor High girls' water polo teams have always found a way to meet up in a tournament. "We can't avoid Newport," CdM senior Cassidy Papa said. "It just goes back and forth. It's fun. " The Sea Kings and Sailors now have played nine times in that two-season span. Their latest encounter was Saturday, in the third-place match of the Irvine Southern California Championships.
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By Andrew Shortall | December 28, 2012
COSTA MESA - Expectations weren't that the Newport Harbor boys' basketball team was going to be playing one of the top teams in the CIF Southern Section after dropping both its pool-play games of the Estancia Coast Classic Tournament. While the Sailors were relegated to the tournament's silver division, they still found themselves squaring off with Foothill - the No. 9-ranked team in CIF Southern Section Division I-AA which won both its pool-play games. It looked like Newport Harbor, which came into the game ranked No. 11 in Division II-A, was outmatched when it found itself down 16 at halftime.
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September 19, 2012
GIRLS' GOLF Foothill 203, Newport Harbor 233 TUSTIN - Freshman Grace Ferrell shared medalist honors by shooting two-under-par 34 for nine holes in the nonleague match Wednesday at Tustin Ranch Golf Club. Tara Hannah shot 43 for the Sailors (4-6), for whom Christina Ferraro, Hannah Perry and Bowie Viloria all shot 52. Foothill is 9-1. * GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL Loara def. Estancia ANAHIEM - Freshman outside hitter Emma Griffith finished with 13 kills for the Eagles in a nonleague match, which Loara won, 25-16, 25-23, 25-17, on Wednesday.
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August 4, 2012
The top-seeded SOCAL Black 18-and-under girls' team, which features five local players, has advanced to the semifinals of the USA Water Polo Junior Olympics in the Bay Area. SOCAL Black defeated 680 Drivers, 9-2, in a quarterfinal match Saturday. SOCAL, which features recent Corona del Mar High graduates Alex Musselman, Pippa Saunders, Diana Murphy and Victoria Pierotti, as well as Newport Harbor graduate Maddy McLaren, will play second-seeded Santa Barbara in a semifinal match Sunday at 9 a.m. at Stanford University.
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By Matt Szabo | July 31, 2012
Local high school water polo teams tend to have tempered expectations at the Junior Olympics, going up against other clubs that are basically all-star teams drawing from several different schools. The Newport Beach Water Polo Club's 18-and-under boys flipped that script at this year's USA Water Polo Junior Olympics. Big time. Newport Beach, made up mostly of Newport Harbor High players, took bronze Tuesday at Stanford University. The locals defeated Foothill, 8-4, in the third-place match.
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By Matt Szabo | May 5, 2012
ALISO VIEJO - The day after his father passed away, G.W. Mix said it was not hard to come out and coach his Corona del Mar High boys' lacrosse team Saturday. Mix said his dad, Warren "Moose" Mix, would have wanted it that way. "My dad was a baseball player in college," G.W. Mix said. "He was an athlete and a coach, and he wouldn't have wanted me to be anywhere else. Consequently, I didn't want to be anywhere else. " The Sea Kings still had a great night in the U.S. Lacrosse Southern Section South Division semifinals.
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By Matt Szabo | May 3, 2012
CORONA DEL MAR - Nobody ever said the road to a title would be easy, even if you're the top seed and undefeated. There was the Corona del Mar High boys' lacrosse team Thursday evening, down a goal at halftime to visiting No. 8 seed Huntington Beach. Coach G.W. Mix said after the game that he couldn't remember the last time his Sea Kings had been down at the half. But Corona del Mar never forgot what it was playing for. Senior captain Michael Keasey said as much after the Sea Kings dominated the second half to secure a 10-6 victory in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Lacrosse Southern Section South Division playoffs.
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May 3, 2012
SANTA ANA - After most games, Corona del Mar High girls' lacrosse coach Aly Vislocky hands out a game ball to her team's top player of the contest. But after Thursday's huge win, Vislocky gave the game ball to the entire team. It was fitting after the No. 7-seeded Sea Kings upset No. 2 Foothill, 11-6, in a quarterfinal of the U.S. Lacrosse Southern Section South Division playoffs. CdM (16-3) advances to Saturday's semifinals against Pacific Coast League rival and No. 3 Beckman Saturday at 3 p.m. at Aliso Niguel High.
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