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August 24, 2009
Kirby Burnham and Cinnamon Sary will have more than enough to write about if asked to give details about their summer when they go back to Newport Harbor High in a few weeks. Burnham, a senior outside hitter for the Sailors, and teammate Sary, a sophomore setter, won the girls’ 18-and-under title in the California Beach Volleyball Assn. tournament in Huntington Beach Saturday. As the championship team, Burnham and Sary qualified to play in the Manhattan CBVA Championships Sept.
February 12, 2004
Bryce Alderton If the players on the Orange Coast College men's tennis team need any history lessons about the school they are playing for, first-year head coach Mike Mayne would be a good place to turn. Mayne, 57, who has coached both baseball and football at OCC, took the program's reins at the end of last school year as administrators were ready to drop the program due to lingering effects on the school's finances caused by the state's budget deficit.
May 17, 2003
Barry Faulkner So vast is the CIF Southern Section, postseason competition can sometimes bring together schools and teams that are, seemingly, worlds apart. Such was the case Friday night, when Long Beach Poly visited Newport Harbor for a CIF Division I first-round boys volleyball match. But the gap was revealed more in styles than on the scoreboard, even though Newport Harbor prevailed, 15-5, 15-9, 15-9, to advance to Tuesday's second round at No. 2-seeded San Clemente.
By Soraya Nadia McDonald | November 19, 2007
Just when it was supposed to, everything clicked into place for Newport Harbor High. The resulting 7-3 win pushed the Sailors into the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Pac-5 playoffs in dramatic fashion, and now, Newport Harbor is staring squarely at a rematch with Long Beach Poly. The absence of Notre Dame starting quarterback Dayne Crist was a factor, Coach Jeff Brinkley acknowledged, but he was more impressed with the performance of Sailors’ defense. Crist suffered a concussion when he was tackled running ball against Crespi Nov. 9. That left the Tars’ defensive line to contain Notre Dame running back Thaddeus Brown.
By David Carrillo PeƱaloza | November 7, 2013
Quinton Bell used to rely on a dirt bike to generate speed. In two years, he's learned how to use his own set of wheels to break away in a different sport. Bell is the fastest football player at Costa Mesa High. When he arrived last year as a junior, Bell says he felt awkward when he moved. No longer could he just straddle a bike and apply the throttle as he did when he competed in motocross. Bell strapped on a different helmet, one with bars. He began his second year of playing tackle football.
By Soraya Nadia McDonald | September 10, 2007
The euphoria of Newport Harbor’s season-opening win over Aliso Niguel was sweet, but brief, since it was overshadowed by the news of coach Jeff Brinkley’s hospitalization. Brinkley was released after a three-night, four-day stay at Hoag Hospital, where he was treated for a heart arrhythmia. Athletes visited Brinkley with cards and balloons after a Saturday morning team meeting, but coaches have been cautious about not letting Brinkley’s condition seep too much into the minds of his players.
By Barry Faulkner | September 15, 2007
NEWPORT BEACH — Even when the parade to the pocket had ceased and Newport Harbor High junior quarterback Andrew McDonald shuffled to the end of the line awaiting midfield postgame handshakes with visiting Long Beach Poly, the Jackrabbits came at him from all sides. McDonald, discolored by grass stains on nearly every visible surface of his uniform — the product of eight sacks and nine carries that wound up worse than where they began — merely extended both palms inches from his hips, pointed them toward the onslaught of rivals and accepted open-handed acknowledgment of a courageous and, perhaps, career-turning performance.
By Steve Virgen | June 6, 2008
NEWPORT BEACH — Andrew McDonald remembers the scene all too well. It replayed for him, in a sense, in the CIF playoffs. But now he’s not thinking about Long Beach Poly. Well, not about the past anyway. The Newport Harbor High quarterback and the rest of the Sailors know Poly is on this fall’s schedule, but apparently that’s a good thing. “I think it’s going to be fun [against Poly],” said McDonald who was sacked eight times in a 34-7 loss to the Jackrabbits last September and saw his season end to Poly, 35-14, in the CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division quarterfinals in November.
May 22, 2013
Chloe Kellum of Long Beach Poly High has signed a national letter of intent to play women's basketball at UC Irvine, Anteaters women's basketball coach Doug Oliver recently announced. Kellum, a 6-0 forward for the Jackrabbits, was a member of the Moore League championship and the California state championship for Division 1 AA teams as a senior. Kellum helped the Jackrabbits to a record of 29-5. Kellum also played for the Cal Storm Team Taurasi club. "Chloe has tremendous potential and a great work ethic," Oliver said in a release.
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