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May 10, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH — The Newport Harbor High boys' volleyball team made sure to respond from an emotional loss with a playoff-opening victory Tuesday. The No. 3-seeded Sailors, who lost to Back Bay rival Corona del Mar Friday, opened the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs with a 25-20, 25-22, 25-19 victory over Harvard-Westlake. Newport Harbor (22-8) will face San Clemente on Thursday at a site to be determined by a coin flip Wednesday. The Sailors beat San Clemente during pool play of the Orange County Championships.
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By Matt Szabo, matthew.szabo@latimes.com | May 27, 2011
EDITOR'S NOTE: This corrects the name of the new water polo club. It is Newport Beach Water Polo, Inc. Robert Lynn has accepted the Newport Harbor High boys' water polo and swimming head coaching position, Principal Michael Vossen announced in an email to Newport aquatics families late Friday night. "Coach Lynn comes to us with impeccable credentials that helped make him a unanimous choice with our interview panel," Vossen wrote in the email. "His extensive experience in the sport and strong affiliation with the U.S. National Team will be a tremendous asset to our program.
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By Matt Szabo | May 15, 2012
CORONA DEL MAR - After his team won the first six sets Tuesday, Corona del Mar High boys' tennis coach Brian Ricker called it the best round his team has played all year. The Sea Kings did not stop there in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 quarterfinal match. They put together one of their best efforts of the season to thump visiting Calabasas, 16-2, at CdM. "I think maybe the boys were getting a little flat because of too many easy wins, but then they came in fired up for this one," Ricker said.
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By Matt Szabo, matthew.szabo@latimes.com | May 17, 2011
VALLEY GLEN — The bus ride to Los Angeles Valley College is getting pretty familiar for Corona del Mar High tennis coach Brian Ricker. Ricker traveled there twice during the girls' season last fall, only to have his Sea Kings lose to eventual CIF Southern Section Division I champion Campbell Hall of North Hollywood. The second time it was a season-ending loss in a Division I semifinal match. On Tuesday afternoon the CdM boys played a different opponent in a different playoff round.
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By Matt Szabo, matthew.szabo@latimes.com | December 28, 2010
COSTA MESA — The Costa Mesa High girls' water polo team made itself right at home Tuesday at the inaugural House of Stickers Winter Classic. A new 50-meter pool means the Mustangs can host the tournament they plan to make an annual event. They showed Tuesday that they can also contend for the title. Costa Mesa downed Etiwanda, 14-3, before getting past the Aliso Niguel "B" team, 8-3, in pool-play action. The Mustangs, who won the three-team pool, play Harvard-Westlake of North Hollywood in a semifinal at 10 a.m. today.
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By Steve Virgen | November 11, 2013
Newport Harbor boys' water polo coach Robert Lynn is not one to talk about a potential opponent in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs and look past the first round. But Lynn was willing to talk about No. 2-seeded Harvard-Westlake because he had coached there prior to Newport Harbor and helped with the building of a strong program for the Wolverines. Newport Harbor, one of three Newport-Mesa area teams in the playoffs, is the No. 3 seed and if the brackets hold up, the Sailors will meet Harvard-Westlake in the semifinals Nov. 20 at William Woollett Aquatic Center in Irvine.
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November 16, 2005
NORTH HOLLYWOOD -- Corona del Mar High's boys' water polo team upset Harvard-Westlake in overtime, 11-8, in a CIF Southern Section Division I quarterfinal match on Tuesday. The Sea Kings, ranked No. 7 in Division I, moved into to the semifinals to face Back Bay rival Newport Harbor. The match will take place Friday afternoon at William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center in Irvine. Harvard-Westlake was the No. 2 seed in Division I. Overtime goals by Ryan Hultman, Kyle Hersh, Ryan Kent and Tom Money propelled CdM to victory.
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November 18, 2002
Corona del Mar High's boys water polo team won Sunday's coin flip and will host No. 3-seeded Harvard-Westlake in the CIF Division I Playoffs Wednesday, at Newport Harbor. The No. 2-seeded Sea Kings, who split two games with Harvard-Westlake in the regular season, edged Foothill in the quarterfinals, 6-5, while Harvard-Westlake eliminated San Clemente, 13-8. In girls volleyball, both local entries are on the road Tuesday night, automatically.
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October 30, 1999
SAN JOSE - Newport Harbor High's boys water polo club won its first two games of the 1999 Cal State Water Polo Tournament with an 11-7 win over Menlo High and a 10-5 win over Harvard-Westlake. In the opener against Menlo, the Sailors jumped out to a 10-3 first-half lead and never looked back. Robert Weiner had three goals, while Peter Belden and Brandan Hansen each had two goals for Newport (22-1). Tim Birdsong, Brandon McClain and Tim Johnson combined for 14 saves in goal for the Tars.
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February 28, 2001
Tony Altobelli NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Different nightmare, same cold sweat. The Corona del Mar High girls soccer team's dream of a trip to the CIF Southern Section Division IV final again sank in the mud as host Harvard-Westlake stunned the top-seeded Sea Kings, 2-1, in sudden-death overtime in Tuesday's semifinal. "Without a doubt, this is the toughest loss I've ever dealt with, both as a player and as a coach," CdM Coach Ron Evans said. "Our girls gave everything they had, but we fell just short.
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By Matt Szabo | February 20, 2014
Members of the Costa Mesa High boys' basketball team tied a program record this year with 19 wins. They also won the Battle of the Bell series against cross-town rival Estancia for the third straight year. What they weren't able to do prior to Wednesday night's CIF Southern Section Division 4AA first-round playoff game, though, was grow several inches each. Visiting Harvard-Westlake had a size advantage, and the No. 8-seeded Wolverines exploited it on their way to a 64-48 victory that ended Costa Mesa's season.
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By Matt Szabo | November 20, 2013
IRVINE - The last instructions Newport Harbor High boys' water polo coach Robert Lynn gave to his team coming out of halftime were crystal clear. "Keep it under control, guys," Lynn told his players as they waited along the lane line. "Keep covering back. Take their counter away. " For the better part of three quarters, the Sailors indeed were able to take away Studio City Harvard-Westlake's counterattack in Wednesday night's CIF Southern Section Division 1 semifinal match. But then Harvard-Westlake junior Johnny Hooper got free for a goal with two seconds left in the third quarter.
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By Steve Virgen | November 11, 2013
Newport Harbor boys' water polo coach Robert Lynn is not one to talk about a potential opponent in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs and look past the first round. But Lynn was willing to talk about No. 2-seeded Harvard-Westlake because he had coached there prior to Newport Harbor and helped with the building of a strong program for the Wolverines. Newport Harbor, one of three Newport-Mesa area teams in the playoffs, is the No. 3 seed and if the brackets hold up, the Sailors will meet Harvard-Westlake in the semifinals Nov. 20 at William Woollett Aquatic Center in Irvine.
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By Matt Szabo | May 15, 2013
CORONA DEL MAR - To be the best, you have to beat the best. But first, you have to put yourself in a position to play the best. The Corona del Mar High boys' tennis team gave itself that opportunity Wednesday afternoon in a CIF Southern Section Division 1 semifinal match. The No. 2-seeded Sea Kings topped No. 3 Harvard-Westlake at home, 12-6, earning a trip back to the Division 1 final for the second straight year. CdM will play its rival, three-time defending Division 1 champion University, for the title at 11:30 a.m. Friday at The Claremont Club.
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March 3, 2013
LA JOLLA - The Corona del Mar High boys' tennis team won the La Jolla Country Day School Invitational Saturday. In the final, CdM played its best tennis defeating Harvard-Westlake, 7-2. CdM defeated La Jolla, 9-0, and Cathedral Catholic, 9-0, on Friday. CdM beat a strong Torrey Pines team 7-2 in the semifinals. The format of three doubles sets and six singles showcased CdM's depth. Alec Adamson went undefeated in singles and doubles and teamed with Carson Williams. Chaz Downing and Josh Kliger played great doubles in the semifinal and final matches.
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September 4, 2012
The Newport Harbor High field hockey team began its quest for a fifth straight season-ending championship with a scoreless tie against Harvard Westlake Tuesday at Davidson field. The action went back and forth, but both defenses and goalies held strong throughout the game. Harvard Westlake had four shots on goal, while the Sailors had three shots on goal. Cailynn Smethurst had a great game in goal and made four strong saves, said Newport Harbor Coach Amanday Boyer, whose Sailors have won four straight Los Angeles Field Hockey Assn.
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By Matt Szabo | May 22, 2012
VALLEY GLEN - The night before the biggest match of his high school career, Corona del Mar High senior tennis player Zach Williams couldn't sleep. It wasn't because he was nervous. It was because had a very raspy throat and felt nauseous. Players on CdM sometimes call Williams "Sausage" because of his tall, thin frame. For breakfast on Tuesday, Williams did not eat sausage. Instead, he said he swallowed eight Advil. "Probably not good for me, but I toughed it out," Williams said.
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