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.
April 6, 2003
Bryce Alderton Light faded away as the sun disappeared along the horizon, but Corona del Mar High's girls 1,600-meter relay team seemed to master the incoming darkness as if it was a creature of the night. The edges of the track were clothed in darkness as the stadium lights at Trabuco Hills High began to gleam brighter with each passing second at the 12th annual Trabuco Hills Invitational Saturday. Ideal conditions for a solid CdM relay. Sara Claster, Anne St. Geme, Kelly Morgan and Melissa Swigert brought a smile to Coach Bill Sumner's face with a 4:02.
February 10, 2003
Bryce Alderton After 25 years of the beige desert sands, Bruce Chapman looks toward greener pastures, as in Oregon. The former Costa Mesa High, Orange Coast College and University of Nevada Las Vegas basketball phenom has purchased 6 1/2 acres of land in Oregon with plans of building a home there. "Las Vegas is all asphalt drive," Chapman, 55, said last week upon returning from a trip to Hawaii, where he and his partner took third place in a handball tournament.
January 13, 2002
The foundation for Newport Harbor High's success in girls water polo continues to grow deeper following the Sailors' conquest of the Lady Chargers Cup at El Toro, a 16-team invitational on the frosh/soph level. Coach Les Cutler's Sailors won it for the third time in four years with a flourish, besting Long Beach Wilson in the final, 8-4, after shelling El Toro in the semifinal, 9-2, on Saturday. Friday the Sailors punished Villa Park, 19-1, after a forfeit victory over no-show Long Beach Poly.
December 28, 2001
ANAHEIM - The Costa Mesa High boys soccer team outshot opponents a combined 42-5, and outscored foes, 11-0, in two wins in the Magnolia Tournament at Magnolia High Thursday. The Mustangs (3-3), who won the Magnolia Tournament last year, opened the day with a 7-0 victory over John Glenn of Norwalk. Mesa allowed three shots on goal and on offense fired off 22 shots. Senior Billy Lund and freshman Alfonso Pineda scored two goals each, while seniors Irwin Salas, Eli Solis and Socrates Cruz added one apiece.
March 17, 2001
HUNTINGTON BEACH - The Corona del Mar High boys volleyball team needs a victory over top-seeded Fountain Valley today at 9:15 a.m. to advance out of pool play to the championship round of the Orange County Tournament. Friday, the Sea Kings defeated Long Beach Poly, 12-15, 15-12, 16-14, in pool play at Huntington Beach High, before falling to Marina, 15-11, 15-4. Brian Gallagher had 16 kills, Evan Burden 41 assists and Charlie Alshuler 11 kills and five digs against Long Beach Poly.
December 28, 2000
Tony Altobelli Five games in four days? None at home? No problem. In a grueling stretch of the season that can demoralize a program, the Costa Mesa High boys soccer team used the block of games to show the soccer community that the Mustangs are here to crash the party near the top of the pack. Senior forward Trinidad Hernandez helped the Mustangs not only win all five games played, but he also helped Mesa to its first boys soccer tournament title in recent memory.
December 21, 2000
Steve Virgen CORONA DEL MAR - Who's next? Newport Harbor? That's who the Corona del Mar girls water polo team is getting ready for on Friday as the Sea Kings warmed up with a 12-3 nonleague victory over visiting Long Beach Poly Wednesday. "We've been thinking about the Newport game," said sophomore Danielle Carlson, who scored four goals and had six steals. "But, we were just trying to focus on this game first. And then, if we won this game, then we would go on to beat Newport next time."
September 22, 2000
Steve Virgen NEWPORT BEACH - Corona del Mar High opened its season with two victories over Long Beach Poly and Servite in the South Coast boys water polo tournament. CdM's Garrett Bowlus scored four goals in each game. The host Sea Kings started with a 12-2 win over Long Beach Poly. Michael March and Artie Dorr punched in three apiece. Bobby Messenger and Chriss Street scored one goal apiece. Goalie Sherwin Kim recorded six saves. March scored CdM's first goal at the 4:39 mark of the first quarter.
May 12, 2000
Joseph Boo LONG BEACH - Well, at least the Jackrabbits still have their dates. Meanwhile, Newport Harbor High has another match in the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs on Tuesday. The visiting Sailors jumped on host Long Beach Poly early and held on for a 15-7, 15-7, 8-15, 15-9 victory Thursday in a CIF first-round match that was moved up a day because of Long Beach Poly's prom. While the Jackrabbits are dancing, Newport will find out who it will face next when favored San Clemente and Corona meet in a first-round match tonight.