September 6, 2012
GIRLS' TENNIS Newport Harbor 9, Woodbridge 9 Newport wins on games, 75-64 NEWPORT BEACH - Seniors Megan Bathen and Kaitlyn Cosenza swept at No. 1 doubles, 6-1, 6-0, 6-0, to help lead the Sailors to the nonleague win Thursday. Junior Kate Knight won two of three sets at No. 1 singles. Seniors Kelsey Christensen and Lexy DeSantis won two of three sets at No. 2 doubles for Newport Harbor (2-3), which plays in the Sage Hill tournament Friday at The Tennis Club Newport Beach.
June 19, 2007
Dogs will have more time to run and play at Costa Mesa's Bark Park if the City Council votes today to hire a contractor to put in lights for nighttime use. Opened in 1994 at TeWinkle Park, the Bark Park has been one of the city's most popular public facilities, rivaled only by the adjacent skate park that opened in 2005. The council put money for Bark Park lighting in the current year's budget, and staff members are recommending the city hire D & J Foothill Electrical Contractors Inc., of La Verne, for the work.
May 6, 2003
Longtime Daily Pilot sports writer Rich Dunn, who has been with the paper for nearly 20 years, has been named the paper's new sports editor. Dunn replaces Roger Carlson, who retired last month after 35 years with the Pilot. "I can't think of a better person to fill Roger Carlson's shoes than Rich Dunn," Pilot Editor Tony Dodero said. "His institutional knowledge of local sports is immeasurable and his enthusiasm and love for the work he does will serve our readers well.
October 5, 2000
Barry Faulkner LA VERNE - The Newport Harbor High football team will travel in style for Friday's 7:30 p.m. nonleague road clash with Claremont at Bonita High. And, if the outcome mirrors recent history against competition outside of Orange County, Coach Jeff Brinkley's Sailors will have fun bus ride home. The Tars (3-1 and ranked No. 6 in CIF Southern Section Division VI) have not lost a regular-season game to a team outside the county since a 1980 setback against Long Beach Millikan.
July 2, 2002
Looking back, 5 years ago this week: Costa Mesa High Athletic Director Jerry Howell announces that baseball coach Doug Deats has resigned after four years. Deats cites the need to spend more time with family and "explore other areas in life." He guides Mesa to back-to-back playoff appearances in 1995-96, collecting a 42-55 overall record. He sent four players to the college ranks: Jeremy Starns, (Chapman), Matt Broesamle (Concordia), Seth Halvorson (La Verne)
July 11, 2000
Danette Goulet NEWPORT-MESA -- Patrick Ryan has dedicated his life to children -- his own and others'. Ryan, 53, the district's new director of special education, set up his office as a veritable shrine to the family he adores. The first things unpacked early Monday morning were pictures of his wife Stephana and his four daughters, Gail, Karen, Katie and Annie. Although his career in education has spanned 29 years, he held off on getting into the administrative side for many years so he would have time to be with his daughters.
June 3, 2002
Don Cantrell Almost 60 years ago, Harbor High gridders, like many, were confronted with numerous problems due to World War II, especially transportation to football games. It was not an ordinary war since the entire globe was engulfed with the critical needs and shortages. Many things were rationed like gas, oil, rubber, sugar and meat. The Neth brothers, Bill and Roger, members of the championship '42 grid team, will remember. Outside possibly the two road contests, there were no buses being extended to the gridders.
February 1, 2008
For the first time in the new millennium, the Vanguard softball team doesn’t have to rely upon the alumni game to hear about the experience of playing in the postseason. The 2007 Lions earned the school’s first postseason bid since 1999, competing in both the NAIA Region II and NAIA national tournament, where they finished tied for ninth among the 20-team field. So, the 10 returners have first-person accounts with which to familiarize the program’s nine freshman about what is expected to return to the national stage.
May 25, 2001
Barry Faulkner LA VERNE - Just as several of this year's Costa Mesa High seniors were in the dugout urging them on, the upper classmen from the Mustangs' 1999 CIF quarterfinalist have made their presence felt during this year's run through the CIF Southern Section Division IV baseball playoffs. That run continues today with a 3:15 quarterfinal road date at Bonita High. "I'm glad those guys are around," Mesa Coach Kirk Bauermeister said of the former players, who are both proud and protective of the program's recent success.
May 26, 2001
Barry Faulkner LA VERNE - The Costa Mesa High baseball team revealed a chink in its Teflon Friday as the normally resilient Mustangs found a CIF Southern Section playoff foe they could not overcome: Themselves. Mesa (17-10-1), which had stepped past pitfalls all season, committed eight errors and allowed five unearned runs in a 5-4 Division IV quarterfinal loss in eight innings at Bonita High. The Mustangs executed flawlessly on offense to post single runs in the first, third and fourth innings.