December 5, 2008
When: Tonight, 7 Where: Newport Harbor High CIF Southern Section Southern Division semifinals Key Sea Kings: Sr. QB-CB Mitch Sands (108 for 208 passing for 1,475 yards and 21 TDs and eight interceptions); Jr. LB-FB Alex Swigert; Jr. RB-SS J.D. Abbott (158 carries for 1,014 yards and nine TDs) Key Monsoons: So. RB Dominique Small (101 carries for 1,039 yards and eight TDs); Sr. QB Jimmy Ohiri (90 for 168 passing for 1,591 yards and 21 TDs and seven interceptions)
November 28, 2008
Corona del Mar vs. Laguna Beach CIF Southern Section Southern Division quarterfinal When: Tonight, 7 Where: Laguna Beach High Key Sea Kings: Sr. QB Mitch Sands (98 for 194 passing for 1,322 yards and 19 TDs and eight interceptions); Jr. RB-SS J.D. Abbott (148 carries for 985 yards and eight TDs); Sr. WR-CB-KR-PR Dillon Norton (18 catches for 312 yards and four TDs, three kickoff returns for TDs) Key Breakers: Sr. RB-LB Zach Smith (132 carries for 964 yards and 13 TDs)
November 21, 2008
NEWPORT BEACH — A drawn-up play for this particular football game for Corona del Mar High worked to perfection. Not the first time. The second time, yes. Dillon Norton raced out of the backfield and underneath a pass, taking it 60 yards for a touchdown with 61 seconds left before halftime. Mr. Big Play finally delivered against La Mirada at Newport Harbor High. Fourteen seconds into the second half, Norton was off and running again. Norton’s 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown proved to be the game-winner as the No. 2-seeded Sea Kings won, 26-15, in the opening round of the CIF Southern Section Southern Division playoffs Friday night.
November 20, 2008
Jason Hitchens makes his coaching playoff debut in his first year at Corona del Mar High tonight. On paper, the No. 2-seeded Sea Kings (8-2) open with a first-round game, just as the rest of the schools in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division playoffs. Hitchens said the game against La Mirada (4-6) at Newport Harbor High at 7 p.m. feels more like a quarterfinal game. “You kind of need to get past the formula and look at the team itself,” said Hitchens, referring to La Mirada earning the Suburban League’s third playoff entry despite sharing second place with two others teams.
May 13, 2008
Down the stretch, Sage Hill School rested, whereas Costa Mesa was restless. These two are the only local high school baseball teams making the playoffs. But they’re also entering on losing streaks. The Lightning aren’t as concerned. They wrapped up their first league championship in school history before closing out the regular season with back-to-back Academy League losses. As for the Mustangs, they should be worried. They lost out in claiming their first league title in 31 years by dropping three in a row in the Orange Coast League.
January 17, 2008
Irwin Putnam McElroy, born June 27th 1919 in Moscow, Idaho. Passed away Sunday January 13th 2008 at 88 Years old with Son's Richard, Donald & Kenneth by his side. Heart failure was the main cause of death, he passed away at Kaiser Hospital Woodland Hills, Ca. at 3:20 pm Irwin served in the 93rd Infantry in 1945, eventually reaching the rank of Supply Sergent, was stationed in the Alution Islands in Alaska and post war Japan for 6 months. Irwin was honorably disharged.
July 7, 2007
FULLERTON — The trains, running nearby and parallel to the right-field line, deafened the crowd, the chatter between baseball players. The latter is the last thing Costa Mesa Manager Kirk Stone wanted during an elimination game against La Mirada Friday night at Amerige Park. Costa Mesa needed to communicate. He's seen his all-star team fall apart before in the 13-year-old Pony District Tournament in Fullerton. Not again he said to himself. Stone figured the trains weren't going to derail, but what about his players?
February 18, 2007
BASEBALL UC Irvine 15, Houston 6 HOUTSON ? The Anteaters erased a 6-4 deficit with a four-run seventh and continued to pull away with a 17-hit attack Saturday in the second game of a three-game nonconference road series with the Cougars. Senior outfielder Matt Morris went five for five with an RBI, while junior outfielder Taylor Holiday went three for five with a home run and a double, to drive in four runs for the winners. Senior Cody Cipriano, who also homered, and junior Taylor Vaughn had two hits and three RBIs apiece for the Anteaters (5-2-1)
December 28, 2006
JOSH GEORGE Hometown: La Mirada Born: Dec. 26, 1989 Height: 5-foot-6 1/2 Weight: 133 pounds Sport: Wrestling Weight class: 135 Coach: Dominic Bulone Favorite food: Sushi Favorite movie: "Pirates of the Caribbean" Favorite athletic moment: Beating three seniors at the CIF Southern Section individual tournament, where he placed sixth as a...