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By Matt Szabo | July 27, 2007
COSTA MESA — In the high school sports world, there really is no substitute for a CIF Southern Section Division I championship ring. Still, Calabasas High's Sabrina Man-Son-Hing got a small slice of revenge Thursday at the Costa Mesa Tennis Center. Man-Son-Hing and her partner, Estancia High's Ellie Edles, toppled No. 1-seeded Karen Ishii and Danielle Kaiden of Corona del Mar High in the girls' 16 doubles semifinals, 6-3, 6-2. Edles and Man-Son-Hing advance to today's championship match, scheduled for noon against CdM resident Neda Ghassemi and Courtney Pattugalan of Irvine.
June 23, 2003
With a clearance of 5 feet, 10 inches, the same height she won her second straight CIF State title in the girls high jump two weeks ago, Costa Mesa High graduate Sharon Day finished runner-up to Georgia Tech's Chaunte Howard at the USA Junior Outdoor track and field championships Saturday at Stanford University. Howard, a CIF State title holder in the event as well, soared 5-11 1/4 to earn the victory. Day, who graduated Thursday, competed in the senior nationals Sunday, but did not advance to the finals.
March 18, 2002
TORRANCE - A pair of Newport Harbor High football players placed sixth in their respective weight classes at the recent National Junior Weightlifting Championships at the Torrance Marriott. Senior Joe Foley, competing in the 231-pounds-plus classification for ages 17-20, recorded lifts of 220 pounds in the snatch and 308 in the clean and jerk to place sixth. Freshman Spencer Link, who saw some varsity action in the CIF Southern Section Division VI playoffs last fall, was sixth in the 152-pound class for ages 16-and-under.
March 21, 2009
There will be a preview of what’s to come in high school soccer in Costa Mesa Monday night at Estancia High. A junior high crosstown rivalry will be settled under the lights at Jim Scott Stadium. TeWinkle Intermediate, a feeder school for Estancia, will play against Costa Mesa junior high. The girls’ eighth-grade game at 6:30 p.m. should be one to watch. The players will do their best to live up to what happened on the high school level. Estancia and Costa Mesa shared the Orange Coast League championship.
October 26, 2001
The Costa Mesa Pop Warner Junior Pee Wee Black Mustangs shut out the Stanton Raiders, 25-0, Saturday. Andrew Millian, Josh Erno, Matt Viles and Jesse Dawson scored touchdowns for the Mustangs. Millian also piled up 103 yards on offense, had an interception and made a key 20-yard pass to Viles. Bobby Lenke, Robbie Greaney, Omar Luna, Daniel Lindquist, Joseph Galvez, Ethan Simonoff and Coleman Brown were strong on defense. Lenke was injured in the second quarter after he was hit in the knee.
By Robyn Moss | May 13, 2009
Newport Aquatic Center Junior Rowing is the Southwest Regional Regatta champion. This past weekend, the Newport Aquatic Center competed in the Southwest Regional Regatta at Lake Natoma in Sacramento and took home gold as well as the High-Point Team Trophy. The Newport Aquatic Center is the best Rowing Team in the State of California and this weekend they took home the hardware to prove it. Several of the key Newport Aquatic Center rowers and coxswains attend Corona del Mar High.
By Milda GoodmanCommunity Correspondent | October 8, 2008
Approximately 70 junior cheer cheerleaders performed at Saturday’s varsity football game against Dana Hills on Saturday.   The cheerleaders rallied onto the field at halftime and performed beautifully in front of a large home audience.  The performance this year included a dance routine, with stunts and tumbling incorporated into the performance.  The young girls’ ages ranged from 5 to 13. Newport Harbor’s cheerleaders conducted a junior cheer camp clinic in August for four days.
By Steve Virgen | December 14, 2006
Playing seven games in eight days didn't faze the Newport Harbor High junior varsity boys' basketball team. In that time frame, the Sailors won two tournaments, beating teams by double-digit margins. First, Newport Harbor won the Segerstrom Tournament, defeating Saddleback, 57-28, in the championship game on Dec. 2. Ned Lyon led the Sailors with 15 points. The victory capped a 4-0 run for Newport. The Edison Tournament championship also proved to be for the Sailors' taking.
June 19, 2009
Sage Hill School junior A.J. Wolfson earned a share of the Academy League MVP award for helping the Lightning to their second straight baseball league championship. Wolfson kept Sage Hill’s title hope alive in the regular-season finale. Wolfson belted a three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh against rival St. Margaret’s, tying the game at 8-8. The Lightning (16-5, 12-3 in league) went on to win the game to split the league title with Oxford Academy. Sage Hill advanced to the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division VI playoffs for the second straight year.
By Dominic Perrone | August 30, 2006
Cierra Gaytan-Leach has enrolled at Corona del Mar High and will play on the girls' tennis team, Sea Kings Coach Brian Ricker said Tuesday. The news ends some suspense over whether she would continue to be home schooled, which she began halfway through her eighth-grade year at Corona del Mar junior high. It also propels the Sea Kings into the tennis elite this year and for years to come. Gaytan-Leach has long been a tennis star in the junior tournament scene. The 14-year old sophomore is ranked No. 11 in the nation for girls 14 singles and No. 1 in 14 doubles with teammate Tayler Davis of San Jose.
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | April 25, 2014
Down the street from where CJ McCord used to compete in track and field and Darrien Burwell used to coach the sport, the two met at a coffee shop on Wednesday. They both live in Huntington Beach, walking distance to their former high school, Edison. McCord's time at the school was short lived, transferring after his freshman season to Sage Hill School for academic reasons. Burwell spent four seasons as the girls' track and field coach. She left for the chance to run a program at a small school.
April 22, 2014
Sage Hill School junior CJ McCord cleared 6 feet, 9 inches to break a school record and win the high jump at the Ocean View Small Schools Invitational Saturday. McCord's mark is No. 2 in the state. Senior Eric Moore of Rialto Carter is No. 1 at 7-feet. McCord's 6-9 is an improvement of seven inches from his personal record last season. He will compete in the OC Championships Saturday at Mission Viejo High. - From staff reports
By Matt Szabo | April 16, 2014
Corona del Mar High girls' swimming coach Doug Volding is always a bit apprehensive before the Battle of the Bay swim meet. He had reason to be nervous Wednesday. Volding found out shortly before the meet began that one of his top club swimmers, freshman Nicole Lin, would be out of action. Volding wasn't positive why, though he heard she may have hurt her shoulder. For the Sea Kings, who were already missing one of their best sprinters in Sami Pratt (dislocated collarbone), this was obviously cause for concern.
By Barry Faulkner | April 13, 2014
With the UC Irvine baseball team this season, Moore has meant less for opposing hitters. Anteaters junior closer Sam Moore nailed down his nation-leading 15th save Saturday to help UCI claim a 5-4 Big West Conference victory over visiting Cal State Northridge. It was the fourth consecutive conference game that Moore has saved for UCI and the 6-foot-1, 200-pound right-hander has not blown a save opportunity this season. Moore got the final five outs Saturday, the 10th time he has pitched more than one inning to collect a save, and continues to defy the odds, as well as hitters, by collecting outs without big-time velocity.
By Matt Szabo | April 10, 2014
Junior midfielder Shelby Brown called the end of the Corona del Mar High girls' soccer season "crazy," and nobody who saw the games would argue. Two tight wins on the road at the end of league helped the Sea Kings win their fourth straight outright league title. In the first, CdM had to survive a last-minute, penalty-kick attempt against Beckman. In the second, the Sea Kings had to rally from a two-goal deficit at Northwood in the final 20 minutes. CdM then earned two shootout wins in its first two games of the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs, against Fountain Valley and Upland.
By Steve Virgen | March 11, 2014
The ball smacked off the bat and fired right toward Liam Ogburn, the Newport Harbor High pitcher. He had no time to move away from the danger. He could only react to the damage. Boom! The ball pounded at his right foot. It wouldn't be a surprise if he had fallen and grimaced in pain. But no. Instead he made it seem as if nothing had hit him. His only concern was making the out. He did. He found the ball, picked it up and threw out the runner. He helped the Sailors win their season opener, 6-0, against Los Angeles Cathedral Thursday by making a play that came from his father's advice.
By Matt Szabo | February 28, 2014
They say that defense wins championships, and that always has seemed to be true for the Newport Harbor High girls' water polo team. But what makes up a defense? The most obvious piece to the casual fan is the goalie, and the Sailors have two great ones in senior captain Cleo Harrington and junior Carlee Kapana. Everyone in the stands is able to recognize when a goalie makes a huge block. But what about the center defender, whose perfect positioning on the play made the center shoot the ball with a little less force than she wanted?
By Matt Szabo | February 14, 2014
Corona del Mar High junior Shelby Brown is not the kind of girls' soccer player to boast about her accomplishments. Things got a little bit testy on Twitter after the Sea Kings won two games in dramatic fashion this week. They beat Beckman, 2-1, on Tuesday after a Patriots penalty kick went over the goal on the final play of the game. Then on Thursday, they rallied to stun Northwood, 3-2, and claim their fourth straight outright Pacific Coast League title. Some of the more vocal CdM players got into it a bit on the social media site with players from the other teams.
January 22, 2014
UC Irvine junior Taylor Sparks has been named first-team preseason All-American in baseball by Perfect Game. It's the third entity to recognize Sparks, the 2013 Big West Conference Co-Player of the Year, as a preseason All-American. Sparks, a third baseman, hit .360 with 10 home runs, 50 runs batted in and 25 extra-base hits as a sophomore and enters the 2014 season as Perfect Game's No. 26 prospect. Sparks and the Anteaters open the season Feb. 14 at home against Fresno State at 6 p.m. — From staff reports
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