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By Matt Szabo | November 16, 2007
When the Sage Hill School football team won at Linfield Christian of Temecula, 36-35, on Oct. 19, it was really nothing more than a nonleague win. Exciting, sure, but the Lightning’s last-minute touchdown drive only served to give Sage Hill a momentum boost going into Academy League play. Much more will be on the line tonight at 7:30, when the teams meet again in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Northeast Division playoffs at Sage Hill. “At the seeding meeting, several coaches I talked to from our league said they were surprised we were paired with a team we’d played so recently,” Sage Hill Coach Pete Anderson said.
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October 14, 2006
SCORE BY QUARTERS Linfield Christian 0 0 0 8 - 8 Sage Hill 8 6 16 7 - 37 FIRST QUARTER SH -- Ayres 37 pass from McGee (Ayres run), 1:42. SECOND QUARTER SH -- Ayres 1 run (pass failed), 0:35. THIRD QUARTER SH -- Ayres 10 run (McGee pass to Ayres). SH -- Ross 40 interception return (Higgins run). FOURTH QUARTER SH -- Torres 79 run (Edelstein kick)
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By Matt Szabo | October 14, 2006
NEWPORT COAST ? It was a game that featured often-heavy rain, lightning in the distance and a scoreboard that shorted out in the first quarter. Through all of this, Sage Hill School stuck to its game plan in its Academy League football opener against Linfield Christian on Friday night. Don Ayres scored the first three Lightning touchdowns as Sage Hill (3-3, 1-0 in league) romped, 37-8. The rain, especially in the first half, made a ground game necessary. But equally impressive was how comfortable Sage Hill quarterback Jamie McGee looked in the pocket, considering the playing conditions.
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By Barry Faulkner | October 24, 2008
NEWPORT COAST — The measure of the fight in the Sage Hill School football team was evident to the end of a 38-0 nonleague home loss Friday to Linfield Christian. But, perhaps, the best display of pluck from the Lightning came several moments after both teams exchanged postgame handshakes at midfield. That’s when Lightning sophomore quarterback Colton Gyulay, whose 5-foot-7, 130-pound frame had been leveled, yanked, flung and flexed in ways a healthy human should not, approached Sage Coach Derek McIntyre with a simple, but symbolic question.
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By Matt Szabo | November 17, 2007
NEWPORT COAST — Just like the first time Sage Hill School played Linfield Christian this year, Lions running back Daniel Musquiz ran wild against the Lightning Friday night. This time, the Lightning had no answer, and their season is over. Musquiz rushed for 339 yards and scored six touchdowns as Linfield Christian toppled the Lightning, 62-32, in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Northeast Division playoffs at Sage Hill. Sage Hill, which had come back from a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit in its 36-35 nonleague victory at Linfield Christian on Oct. 19, had no such tricks to pull out of the bag this time.
NEWS
November 24, 2004
For the second home game in a row, the Newport Harbor High football team wore silver pants with blue jerseys. The Sailors have traditionally worn blue pants and blue jerseys at Davidson field. Coach Jeff Brinkley said we wanted to do something special for the homecoming game against Laguna Hills Nov. 5 "I had gotten [the silver pants] before the season started," he said. "The team wore silver pants in the early '80s before I got here [in 1986]. I changed the uniform to all blue and I thought it would nice to change it up for homecoming."
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By Matt Szabo | October 20, 2007
TEMECULA — Sage Hill School Coach Pete Anderson compared the Lightning football team to a car. Fitting, because Sage definitely needed a drive at Linfield Christian of Temecula on Friday night. Down by seven points with less than four minutes to go, the Lightning were backed up to their own 14-yard line. Senior quarterback Jamie McGee and the offense didn’t panic. The drive that followed was an exercise in precision. Max Torres scored from two yards out with 41 seconds left, and the two-point conversion pass from McGee to Nick Witte helped the Lightning come back for a thrilling, 36-35 nonleague victory.
NEWS
November 18, 2004
Rick Devereux The turnaround in the level of play for the Sage Hill School football team is one of the best in the county, going from 1-8 in 2003 to 7-3 and a CIF Southern Section Division XIII playoff berth in 2004, the first in the program's three-year varsity existence. But the euphoria of winning its first ever Academy League game, a 24-12 victory over Capistrano Valley Christian in the season finale, wore off when it was realized Sage Hill would play Linfield Christian, the Big Sky League runner up, in the opening round of the playoffs.
SPORTS
November 12, 2007
Sage Hill School enters the postseason for the fourth time in the school?s history with an edge: The Lightning are facing a team they?ve already seen. Sage Hill (8-2), the No. 2 team out of the Academy League, will face Linfield Christian (7-3) at home at 7:30 Friday. Sage Hill played Linfield Christian during the regular season, and whisked by with its narrowest victory margin of the year, a 36-35 win. ?The biggest advantage is having already played the team and having already prepared for them once,?
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October 29, 2009
Calvary Chapel vs. Costa Mesa When/where: Tonight, 7 at Estancia Key Mustangs: Sr. QB Todd Davis (1,165 yards and 11 TDs with two interceptions on 79 of 153 passing); Jr. LT Andrew Albers; Sr. WR-LB Brian Waldron (31 catches for 523 yards and four TDs). Breakdown: Costa Mesa (5-3, 2-0 in league) has won seven straight Orange Coast League games dating back to 2007 … Calvary Chapel (3-3, 0-1) dropped its league opener at Laguna Beach, 56-24 … Coach Jeremy Osso said the Mustangs’ No. 10 ranking in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division poll is the first time the program has been ranked in the CIF since 2003.
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By Matt Szabo | October 23, 2009
TEMECULA — The keys to a Sage Hill School football victory were written on the hand of Coach J.R. Tolver. The Lightning had to limit their penalties and win the turnover ratio. After Linfield Christian breezed by the Lightning, 56-0, in the nonleague game Friday night, Tolver glanced at his hand. But in the end, he simply had to hand it to the Lions, who recovered four Sage Hill fumbles, including two inside the Lightning 10-yard line, and intercepted two passes. The turnovers were probably not going to get the job done against undefeated Linfield Christian (7-0)
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By Barry Faulkner | October 24, 2008
NEWPORT COAST — The measure of the fight in the Sage Hill School football team was evident to the end of a 38-0 nonleague home loss Friday to Linfield Christian. But, perhaps, the best display of pluck from the Lightning came several moments after both teams exchanged postgame handshakes at midfield. That’s when Lightning sophomore quarterback Colton Gyulay, whose 5-foot-7, 130-pound frame had been leveled, yanked, flung and flexed in ways a healthy human should not, approached Sage Coach Derek McIntyre with a simple, but symbolic question.
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October 23, 2008
When: Tonight, 7 Where: Sage Hill School Key Lightning: Sr. DT Adam Donchess; Jr. MLB Brendan Killaly; Jr. LB-WR Dusty Orrantia. Key Lions: Sr. RB Daniel Musquiz (108 carries, 536 rushing yards, 12 TDs); Sr. QB Jason Morelez (896 yards, 10 TDs passing); Jr. WR-DB Brandon Blake (16 receptions, 259 yards, four TDs in ’08; 10 interceptions the last two seasons). Breakdown: The Lions are ranked No. 4 in the CIF Southern Section Northeast Division, after reaching the quarterfinals in the same division last season ... Sage Hill has lost four straight and has been outscored, 165-20, during that stretch ... Linfield Christian is on a three-game winning streak, during which it has outscored its foes, 143-33.
FEATURES
October 9, 2008
When/where: Tonight, 7 at Sage Hill Key Lightning: So. QB Randall Mycorn (526 yards, three TDs, three INTs); Sr. RB Jelani Reynolds (17 carries, 62 yards); Sr. TE Craig Jackson (25 receptions for 96 yards); Sr. DT Adam Donchess Key Warriors: Sr. RB-LB Sherman Coley; Jr. RB-DB Tommy Brown; QB Varden Berstein Breakdown: Sage Hill’s first-year coach Derek McIntyre knows Army-Navy of Carlsbad quite well from playing against the program in his days as the head man at The Bishop’s in La Jolla three years ago. McIntyre says the Warriors are big and physical and will try to run the football ... The Warriors will also try to minimize mistakes.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | November 17, 2007
NEWPORT COAST — Just like the first time Sage Hill School played Linfield Christian this year, Lions running back Daniel Musquiz ran wild against the Lightning Friday night. This time, the Lightning had no answer, and their season is over. Musquiz rushed for 339 yards and scored six touchdowns as Linfield Christian toppled the Lightning, 62-32, in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Northeast Division playoffs at Sage Hill. Sage Hill, which had come back from a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit in its 36-35 nonleague victory at Linfield Christian on Oct. 19, had no such tricks to pull out of the bag this time.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | November 16, 2007
When the Sage Hill School football team won at Linfield Christian of Temecula, 36-35, on Oct. 19, it was really nothing more than a nonleague win. Exciting, sure, but the Lightning’s last-minute touchdown drive only served to give Sage Hill a momentum boost going into Academy League play. Much more will be on the line tonight at 7:30, when the teams meet again in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Northeast Division playoffs at Sage Hill. “At the seeding meeting, several coaches I talked to from our league said they were surprised we were paired with a team we’d played so recently,” Sage Hill Coach Pete Anderson said.
SPORTS
November 12, 2007
Sage Hill School enters the postseason for the fourth time in the school?s history with an edge: The Lightning are facing a team they?ve already seen. Sage Hill (8-2), the No. 2 team out of the Academy League, will face Linfield Christian (7-3) at home at 7:30 Friday. Sage Hill played Linfield Christian during the regular season, and whisked by with its narrowest victory margin of the year, a 36-35 win. ?The biggest advantage is having already played the team and having already prepared for them once,?
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | October 20, 2007
TEMECULA — Sage Hill School Coach Pete Anderson compared the Lightning football team to a car. Fitting, because Sage definitely needed a drive at Linfield Christian of Temecula on Friday night. Down by seven points with less than four minutes to go, the Lightning were backed up to their own 14-yard line. Senior quarterback Jamie McGee and the offense didn’t panic. The drive that followed was an exercise in precision. Max Torres scored from two yards out with 41 seconds left, and the two-point conversion pass from McGee to Nick Witte helped the Lightning come back for a thrilling, 36-35 nonleague victory.
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By Matt Szabo | October 19, 2007
Just as quickly as the Linfield Christian School football team had joined the Academy League, the Lions left. Linfield Christian, of Temecula, went from the Big Sky League in 2005 to the Academy League in 2006 and back to Big Sky this year. So the game at Linfield Christian tonight at 7 won’t be a league game for Sage Hill School. But, in terms of preparation for league, Lightning Coach Pete Anderson said no game could be better than playing another competitive team.
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