March 15, 2014
BASEBALL Newport Harbor 3, Laguna Hills 2 LAGUNA HILLS - Ryan McCully drove in the game-winning run in the top of the sixth inning on Friday, helping the visiting Sailors close out Foothill Division play of the Newport Elks Tournament with a 4-1 record. Jonah Dipoto picked up the win and Connor Seabold the save. The Sailors play rival Corona del Mar in a Battle of the Bay doubleheader at UC Irvine on Monday. The first game is at 4 p.m. * Costa Mesa 24, Santa Ana Valley 4 COSTA MESA - Connor Howard picked up the win for the host Mustangs in their last OC Division game at the Newport Elks Tournament on Friday.
March 4, 2014
GIRLS' LACROSSE Newport Harbor 6, Downey 4 Alex Palmer scored three goals to lead the Sailors to their season-opening win Tuesday. Rylie Siegfried added two goals for Newport Harbor(1-0), which plays host to Laguna Hills on Thursday. — BOYS' TENNIS Corona del Mar 14, Peninsula 4 PALOS VERDES — Bjorn Hoffmann, Ryan Andrews and Josh Kliger swept in singles for the Sea Kings in Tuesday's nonleague match on the road. Carson Williams and Johnny Rone also swept at No. 1 doubles for CdM (2-0)
March 1, 2014
The Toshiba Classic Scholarship Fund has named its dozen finalists for the two $10,000 scholarships it will award this year during the 20th edition of the Toshiba Classic. The two winners will be presented with a scholarship by Mark Simons, the president and CEO of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., during the Toshiba Classic's Breakfast with a Champion event at the Balboa Bay Resort on March 11. The breakfast's keynote speaker is Colin Montgomerie, a World Golf Hall of Famer.
February 24, 2014
Costa Mesa police arrested a Laguna Hills man after he allegedly prompted reports that a person armed with a gun was on the loose near apartments, authorities said Monday afternoon. A caller reported hearing a man "screaming that someone nearby had a rifle" in the 400 block of Merrimac Way about 8:30 p.m. Friday, Lt. Greg Scott said. "Believing a possible active shooter incident was underway," Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach officers responded to the apartment complex, said Scott, adding that help was provided by the Huntington Beach Police Department's helicopter and canine unit.
February 18, 2014
The Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department married a record number of couples on Valentine's Day, according to a recent news release. In all, 266 pairs said their vows at the department's three marriage locations, in Santa Ana, Fullerton and Laguna Hills, after Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen and his deputies expanded their hours of operation to handle all the nuptials. That number broke Orange County's record of 173 civil ceremonies on Valentine's Day in 1997, according to Nguyen.
February 10, 2014
Thinking about getting hitched on Valentine's Day? Unsurprisingly, you and your future spouse would be choosing one of the year's most popular days to tie the knot, according to the Orange County Clerk-Recorder. To handle an invasion by the love-struck, the department will keep its three marriage office locations open late Friday, with extra staff able to perform ceremonies in more rooms, department officials said. "My staff is dedicated to making this day as convenient and romantic as possible for the couples," Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen said in a statement.
January 24, 2014
GIRLS' SOCCER Sage Hill 2, St. Margaret's 1 Claire Novotny scored the game-winning goal on a free kick in the 73rd minute in Friday's Academy League game at Sage Hill. Paige Burke also scored in the 14th minute for Sage Hill, which beat rival St. Margaret's for the first time since 2008. It is also the first time in program history that Sage scored more than one goal on St. Margaret's. Kekai Whitford made 10 saves for Sage Hill (8-5-2, 4-1 in league), which plays host to Oxford Academy on Tuesday at 5 p.m. - BOYS' BASKETBALL Costa Mesa 63, Calvary Chapel 36 Sean Comer had 26 points, seven rebounds and four assists for the Mustangs in Friday's Orange Coast League game at home.
September 24, 2013
FIELD HOCKEY Newport Harbor 4, Marina 0 NEWPORT BEACH - Team captain Jordan Blanchfield scored two goals to help lead the Sailors to the Sunset League-opening win Tuesday. Daniela Vazquez and Elizabeth Muenchow also scored, while Emily Conant and Alexa Luckow provided an assist each for Newport Harbor. Goalkeeper Erika Nilsson made four saves for the Sailors, who play at Fountain Valley on Thursday. - GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL Sage Hill def. Calvary Chapel Downey DOWNEY - Juliette Singarella had nine kills and four aces to help lead the Lightning to a 25-9, 25-9, 25-9, 25-9 victory in their Academy League opener Tuesday.
September 20, 2013
When Corona del Mar High cross country coach Bill Sumner says the cat's out of the bag, he's not kidding. That cat probably can beat you in a three-mile race. CdM freshman Raquel Powers did not even start the year on varsity, running on JV instead. Ask Sumner to list his top seven runners, and she wasn't one of them. But that all changed Sept. 14 at the Laguna Hills Invitational. Powers forced her coach's hand. She won the freshman girls' Division 3 race in 19 minutes, 20 seconds, finishing in front of second-place Samantha Murphy of Northwood by six seconds.
September 10, 2013
COSTA MESA •Costa Mesa High will be without the services of standout senior Oronde Crenshaw for at least this week. Crenshaw said he suffered a right high ankle sprain and a bone bruise on top of the foot during the Mustangs' 24-6 win against Santiago at Garden Grove High last week. The running back suffered the injuries during a run early in the second quarter. Crenshaw returned later in the quarter, only to leave again after two carries. "Nothing major," Crenshaw said on Tuesday.