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By Matt Szabo | July 3, 2013
NEWPORT BEACH - The first home run that Morgan Derifield hit Tuesday night at Bonita Canyon Sports Park was impressive, as he had to reach down to club a three-run shot to center field. The second home run that Derifield hit, a two-run rocket shot down the left-field line? By the time you read this, that ball may have stopped rolling somewhere near Santa Ana. "First pitch, up and in," Derifield said of his shot that cleared the black fence 300 feet away. "Black fence, I've one-hopped it, but only in practice.
April 20, 2012
UC Irvine senior opposite Carson Clark, who is the first player to earn first-team All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honors four times, tops a group of six locals recognized by conference coaches on Thursday. Clark is joined on the first team by UCI junior outside hitter Kevin Tillie, UCI sophomore outside hitter Jeremy Dejno, UCLA senior setter Kyle Caldwell and UCLA senior middle blocker Weston Dunlap. Caldwell and Dunlap are both Newport Harbor High products. UCI senior middle blocker Dan McDonnell is a second-team selection.
By Steve Virgen | March 10, 2012
It's not how you start but how you finish. That's among the favorite lines for a coach to use. But Nick Price's start proved to be very important last year when he won the 17th Toshiba Classic. He opened the three-day tournament with an 11-under-par 60, which was a course, tournament and Champions Tour record. He ended up needing that score. He prevailed after two rounds of 68 and held off to win by one stroke over Mark Wiebe. Price's hot start was too much for the field at the Toshiba Classic.
By Hannah Fry | March 20, 2014
Sophomores at Corona del Mar High School tossed aside their textbooks Thursday and welcomed a new way of learning about history: through the eyes of a veteran. More than 80 military men and women, some dressed in full uniform adorned with medals and other accolades, and countless teenagers filed into the gym for the annual Living History Program luncheon. The lunch is the culmination of the program, which has sophomore world history and European history students work together in small groups to interview a veteran about his or her experiences in the military.
By Matt Szabo | May 18, 2012
CORONA DEL MAR - Everyone else had gone home, but Alex Manolakas and Eric Magliarditi were still on the court at Corona del Mar High. As 4 p.m. neared, the Sage Hill School doubles team was entering the seventh hour of its workday at the CIF Southern Section Individuals regionals. Manolakas and Magliarditi were locked in an intense match with Ricky Kurtz and Max Boice of Santa Margarita. Manolakas and Magliarditi survived, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4). In doing so, they made history. Their third win of the day made them the first player or doubles team in Lightning boys' tennis history to advance out of the CIF Individuals regionals.
By Jeremiah Dobruck | March 14, 2013
Gladiators, facing both mental and physical challenges, will invade Sage Hill School in Newport Beach this weekend. With trebuchets, chariots and PVC-pipe weapons, they'll compete in physical challenges. And armed with history, mythology and the Latin language, they'll compete in events testing their mental prowess Sage Hill, a small private school of more than 450 students, will be bathed in ancient culture as it hosts this year's California Junior Classical League's statewide convention Friday and Saturday.
By Brianna Bailey | September 19, 2009
Children and local history buffs learned how to make adobe bricks out of straw and mud and watched leather workers make tool belts and key chains at the Diego Sepulveda Adobe as part of Early California Days on Saturday. The annual event sponsored by the Costa Mesa Historical Society was a chance this year to show of recent renovations at the nearly 200-year-old adobe. “It’s a good event for public education and raising awareness of local history,” said Terry Shaw, vice president in charge of programs for the Costa Mesa Historical Society.
By Michael Miller | February 7, 2013
Think of those restaurant chains that deliberately keep their menus simple - Chipotle, say, or In-N-Out Burger. Then apply that approach to the world of art, and you might have something akin to the Irvine Museum. The small venue, which takes up part of an office building at 18881 Von Karman Ave., restricts itself to a single field: California paintings from approximately 1875 to 1950 that capture the sprawling landscape of a state that developers had only begun to touch. To preserve that part of California's art history, the museum draws on its own stock, as well as on the private collections of Irvine family matriarch Joan Irvine Smith and her son, museum President James Irvine Swinden.
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