January 26, 2010
BOYS’ BASKETBALL Corona del Mar 68, Laguna Hills 48 CORONA DEL MAR — Clayton Ragsdale scored 22 points to lead the Sea Kings in the Pacific Coast League game Tuesday night. Chris Freeman added 12 points, while Danny Cheek had 10 points for CdM (18-3, 6-0 in league), ranked No. 7 in CIF Southern Section Division III-A. Parker Stone finished with seven points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Sea Kings, who will play at Irvine Friday at 7 p.m. Marina 80, Newport Harbor 58 NEWPORT BEACH — Junior Cody Caldwell scored 21 points for the Sailors in the Sunset League game Tuesday.
January 26, 2010
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO — The Corona del Mar High boys’ soccer team was forced to face a complete opposite Monday. The Sea Kings made up last week’s Pacific Coast League match that was postponed due to the rain. They knew what to expect at San Juan Hills. No offense from the winless Stallions. Teams have to try to score to win. San Juan Hills has yet to figure it out. San Juan Hills packed it in on the defensive end, ignoring any offensive duties. The Sea Kings provided the scoring punch, a Reed Williams goal on a penalty kick late in the first half that stood up for a 1-0 victory.
January 8, 2010
LAGUNA HILLS — The Corona del Mar High boys’ basketball team might have the best bench in the Pacific Coast League if Danny Cheek and Ramon Mejia continue to come off it. Coach Ryan Schachter would rather start his top two players, than sit next to them for long stretches during the game. That’s where the juniors found themselves during the first 11 minutes of the first half Friday night. Schachter didn’t start the guards after they were late to a practice heading into the league opener at Laguna Hills.
January 6, 2010
The Corona del Mar Plus Team of under-10 boys didn’t let the holidays or a short-handed squad stop them from collecting a tournament championship in soccer. The team, also known as Beach Cities United, from AYSO Region 57, captured the Costa Mesa Classic title on Dec. 27. Despite having only one substitute player, the local AYSO Plus team, coached by Greg Shockey and Andrew Nowak , went 3-0-1 in two days capped by a thrilling 3-2 double-overtime victory against North Irvine in the championship game.
December 28, 2009
COSTA MESA — Just before Laguna Hills High’s final shot nestled into the net, Estancia boys’ basketball coach Agustin Heredia looked away from the court. He sensed Amin Sharif’s game-winning free throw would go in. In his mind, the Eagles had already lost before Sharif’s foul shots connected with two seconds left to give the Hawks a 46-45 win in the first round of the Estancia Coast Classic Saturday night. “I knew it was going in because we didn’t deserve to win that game,” Heredia said.
November 23, 2009
Newport Harbor lost starting tailback Cedric Whitaker and backup Drew Diller to injuries before Friday’s CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division first-round playoff game at No. 4-seeded Lakewood. When the Sailors saw quarterback Austin Rios go down with a dislocated, left, non-throwing shoulder after he threw a 35-yard touchdown pass that cut the deficit to four points before halftime, the offense stopped consistently moving the ball. The Lancers dominated the second half, scoring three touchdowns and shutting down the Sailors to advance to the quarterfinals with a 41-17 victory.