June 17, 2010
It's one of the tidiest stretches of road in Newport Beach. On one end, Mercedes-Benz hoods gleam in the Fletcher Jones Motorcars lot. On the other, a gated condo development looms from behind tall palms. Jamboree Road, with its wide lanes, absence of retail development and speeding cars, is one of the last places you'd expect to see someone hanging out on the corner. Especially if that man is homeless. For the past month or so, Nate Meador, 50, has been leaning against lampposts between MacArthur Boulevard and Coast Highway.
May 15, 2010
IRVINE — Brian Hurst started his Friday thinking of Corona del Mar High's must-win Pacific Coast League playoff game. Lose and the Sea Kings miss the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs. When the baseball team hopped on the bus after class, the senior learned of a new assignment. Hurst wasn't playing second base. He was taking the mound. The last time Hurst pitched was on April 6. Hurst couldn't remember if he pitched in league this season. He had not, nor had he started a game with the ball in his hand.
May 11, 2010
Corona del Mar High and Foothill renew their intense rivalry tonight, when the Sea Kings meet the Knights in the U.S. Lacrosse Orange County Southern Section Division I boys' final at 7:30 at Laguna Hills High. It's a rematch of last year's section title game, won by Foothill, 10-8, to give the Knights their third straight section crown. Top-seeded CdM (19-2) got the best of No. 2-seeded Foothill, 7-6 in overtime, in a nonleague contest March 20 at Peninsula Park. Coach G.W. Mix's Sea Kings reached the final with an 8-4 semifinal triumph over Los Alamitos on Saturday.
May 8, 2010
SAN CLEMENTE — Corona del Mar High scored the final six goals to claim an 8-4 victory over Los Alamitos in the semifinals of the U.S. Lacrosse Orange County Southern Section Division I Championships Saturday at San Clemente High. The win allows the top-seeded Sea Kings (19-2) to advance to the title match against No. 2-seeded Foothill, Tuesday at 7:45 p.m. at Laguna Hills High. Foothill defeated CdM, 10-8, in last year’s title match to claim its third straight Southern Section title.
May 8, 2010
. This corrects an earlier version. . LAGUNA HILLS — Corona del Mar High senior Jaycee Olsen won the shot put and discus and finished second in the 200 meters to help the Sea Kings girls’ track and field team to the Pacific Coast League title Friday at Laguna Hills High. Melanie Powers won the 1,600 and 3,200, while Lelia Pozin won the 300 hurdles. Times and marks were not available. Marisa Cummings, Ali Hummelberg and Sarah Keddington followed in succession behind Powers in the 1,600, while Cummings and Hummelberg went 2-3 in the 3,200.
March 24, 2010
LAGUNA HILLS — Like the short-porch center-field fence perched atop a virtual cliff, the Corona del Mar High baseball team spent the majority of its Pacific Coast League game at Laguna Hills Tuesday on the precipice. But, time after time, the Sea Kings found footing on higher ground in an 8-1 victory that helps them maintain their spot at the top of the league standings. “Superior defense, clutch pitching and great hitting,” said CdM Coach John Emme, whose squad, after a 2-5 start, has opened league 2-0 and is tied for first with defending league champion Beckman.