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By Steve Virgen | March 24, 2012
Here is a statement from Larry Hirst emailed to me regarding his resignation as boys' basketball coach at Newport Harbor High. * After 28 years of coaching (Southern Calif. College, Edison and Newport Harbor) I have decided to retire. The decision was based on what I thought was best for Newport Harbor High School, the Boys Basketball Program and my family. After all these years it seems that my "old fashioned/old school" ways were not reaching the bar that our staff and players had set over the years.
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June 28, 2004
Steve Virgen Patience and loyalty were key aspects for Larry Hirst while he was growing up in Huntington Beach. And, when he truly matured, physically, he came into his own at Vanguard University, then Southern California College. But this story is not about Larry Hirst the player. It's about the boys basketball coach of Newport Harbor High. Coincidentally, patience and loyalty are still themes within his coaching style for the Sailors. For Hirst, the work to acquire the tools to become a coach of a respected program began on the bench at Edison High.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | April 19, 2012
Boys' basketball is back at Newport Harbor High. Principal Michael Vossen said the school has reinstated the program, three weeks after he suspended it because of criminal threats made against then-coach Larry Hirst and his wife. The question facing Vossen and the Sailors is what kind of an impact has a turbulent past four months had on the program. "We want to take the program into a positive place right now," Vossen said. "The first step in doing that is hiring a new coach.
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January 8, 2000
Name: Dustin Illingworth Born: April 12, 1982 Hometown: Costa Mesa Height: 6-feet-4 Weight: 185 Sport: Boys basketball Position: Forward Coach: Larry Hirst Favorite food: Pizza Favorite movie: "Braveheart." Best athletic moment: "Winning last week's Carson City tournament and being named MVP. That was pretty special." Athlete of the Month: The senior was named the Carson City Capital Classic's Most Valuable Player after leading the Sailors to a 61-59 upset overtime win over previously-unbeaten Sacramento's Kennedy High in the championship game.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | January 11, 2012
Larry Hirst stepped down as Newport Harbor High boys' basketball coach Wednesday, said Michael Vossen, the school's principal. Vossen said Hirst, 50, is taking a personal leave of absence and there is a possibility that Hirst can return to his post as coach. Vossen said he could not comment as to why Hirst, who was in his 16th season, decided to step away from the program with nine Sunset League games left to play. Vossen said Bob Torribio, an assistant coach, is taking over for the Sailors (5-11, 0-1 in league)
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July 10, 2000
Tony Altobelli NEWPORT BEACH - If there ever was an opportunity to be happy over a loss for the Newport Harbor High boys basketball team, Sunday's 67-53 setback to powerhouse Mater Dei in the finals of the George Yardley Summer Cage Classic just might be it. "We knew going in that we were going to have to play the game of our life and even be a little lucky to beat Mater Dei tonight," Sailors coach Larry Hirst said....
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By Steve Virgen, steve.virgen@latimes.com | January 19, 2011
Newport Harbor High is expecting boys' basketball coach Larry Hirst to return within a week after he collapsed during a game Friday night, Sailors' Athletic Director Mike Zimmerman said Wednesday. Hirst is recovering and resting at home after dealing with dehydration and flu symptoms last week, Zimmerman said. Bob Torribio, who coached the Sailors during Hirst's one-year hiatus in the 2008-09 season, has been coaching the team in Hirst's absence. Hirst, 49, collapsed during the fourth quarter in a game against Edison, where he graduated from in 1979.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | March 6, 2012
Larry Hirst is back as the Newport Harbor High boys' basketball coach, two months after he stepped down during the season. Mike Zimmerman, the school's athletic director, sent an email on Monday to the parents of players to announce Hirst will return. In the message, Zimmerman wrote that Hirst would have a meeting on campus with parents on Wednesday at 5 p.m. "to discuss the direction of the program. " Hirst has taken a leave of absence from his head coaching duties with the Sailors three times in the past four seasons.
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July 5, 2002
Barry Faulkner With 44 teams and 93 games at no less than six different gymnasiums in three action-packed days, the second annual George Yardley Summer Cage Classic will serve up a veritable boys basketball buffet. One might even say the event, orchestrated by Newport Harbor High, has everything from A to Z. To wit: A-liso Niguel, Newport's Sea View League rival, is in the field. B-olsa Grande, from where Bill Reynolds moved on to coach Southern California College (now Vanguard University)
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By Steve Virgen | July 3, 2013
During the summer last year, Newport Harbor High boys' basketball coach Robert Torribio and his assistant Jason Carey made a vow to bring back the George Yardley Tournament that takes place in the summer. There were several reasons they wanted to bring back the tournament. One of those reasons was to continue to honor George Yardley and to keep the name for the tournament. Yardley, who is in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, is one of the greatest athletes to have competed at Newport Harbor High.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | December 14, 2012
The Newport Harbor High boys' basketball season began much the same way as last season. Brian Robbs is well aware of how the Sailors won early, reached the Coyote Classic title game at Buena Park High. The trip to the championship game in their first tournament this past week ended the same way as last season's finale: a loss. The difference this season is the Sailors have continued to win after their first setback. The difference this season, Robbs said, is the Sailors believe they can win every time they step on the court.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | April 19, 2012
Boys' basketball is back at Newport Harbor High. Principal Michael Vossen said the school has reinstated the program, three weeks after he suspended it because of criminal threats made against then-coach Larry Hirst and his wife. The question facing Vossen and the Sailors is what kind of an impact has a turbulent past four months had on the program. "We want to take the program into a positive place right now," Vossen said. "The first step in doing that is hiring a new coach.
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By Steve Virgen | March 24, 2012
Here is a statement from Larry Hirst emailed to me regarding his resignation as boys' basketball coach at Newport Harbor High. * After 28 years of coaching (Southern Calif. College, Edison and Newport Harbor) I have decided to retire. The decision was based on what I thought was best for Newport Harbor High School, the Boys Basketball Program and my family. After all these years it seems that my "old fashioned/old school" ways were not reaching the bar that our staff and players had set over the years.
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By Steve Virgen | March 23, 2012
Newport Harbor High School Principal Michael Vossen has suspended the boys' basketball program indefinitely because of "criminal threats" directed toward Coach Larry Hirst and his wife, Sheridan, Vossen said in an email sent to parents of the players Wednesday night. The Newport Beach and Huntington Beach Police Departments are investigating the matter, the email said. Possible suspects include individuals associated with the Newport Harbor boys' basketball program, Vossen said in the email.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | March 6, 2012
Larry Hirst is back as the Newport Harbor High boys' basketball coach, two months after he stepped down during the season. Mike Zimmerman, the school's athletic director, sent an email on Monday to the parents of players to announce Hirst will return. In the message, Zimmerman wrote that Hirst would have a meeting on campus with parents on Wednesday at 5 p.m. "to discuss the direction of the program. " Hirst has taken a leave of absence from his head coaching duties with the Sailors three times in the past four seasons.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | February 17, 2012
Chance Beauchamp kept hearing his coaches tell him that one of these nights, he and his Newport Harbor High teammates would hit their shots. Nothing was going right for the boys' basketball team. The Sailors lost their head coach, Larry Hirst, before their second Sunset League game of the season. With a new coach, Bob Torribio, the losing continued. Newport Harbor was on a 14-game losing skid. The Sailors hadn't won since Dec. 10. Losing a coach and games took a toll.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | January 11, 2012
Larry Hirst stepped down as Newport Harbor High boys' basketball coach Wednesday, said Michael Vossen, the school's principal. Vossen said Hirst, 50, is taking a personal leave of absence and there is a possibility that Hirst can return to his post as coach. Vossen said he could not comment as to why Hirst, who was in his 16th season, decided to step away from the program with nine Sunset League games left to play. Vossen said Bob Torribio, an assistant coach, is taking over for the Sailors (5-11, 0-1 in league)
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By Steve Virgen, steve.virgen@latimes.com | January 19, 2011
Newport Harbor High is expecting boys' basketball coach Larry Hirst to return within a week after he collapsed during a game Friday night, Sailors' Athletic Director Mike Zimmerman said Wednesday. Hirst is recovering and resting at home after dealing with dehydration and flu symptoms last week, Zimmerman said. Bob Torribio, who coached the Sailors during Hirst's one-year hiatus in the 2008-09 season, has been coaching the team in Hirst's absence. Hirst, 49, collapsed during the fourth quarter in a game against Edison, where he graduated from in 1979.
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