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By Matt Szabo | October 25, 2013
Carolyn Bockrath has come a long way during her career with the Newport Harbor High girls' volleyball team, but the distance that could best represent her progress might be a mile exactly. Players need to run a seven-minute mile as part of varsity tryouts. Bockrath was able to do so in the past, but only with the help of Newport girls' cross country and track coach Eric Tweit. "Last year, I got 6:54 with a lot of help," Bockrath said. "[Tweit] rode his bike next to me. There was no way I wasn't going to make my mile.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | October 28, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH - Coach Jeff Brinkley cannot really explain why his Newport Harbor High football team has played well against Los Alamitos in four of the last five years. The Sailors just have since rejoining the Sunset League five years ago. With the Sailors backs against the wall at home Friday night, Brinkley needed them to make it a game against the Griffins again. Not many picked the Sailors to beat the defending league champions. Eric Tweit, the school's former athletic director, came over and pointed that out to Brinkley, who was all smiles.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza, david.carrillo@latimes.com | October 5, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH — To the surprise of Coach Dan Glenn, a banner with the No. 25 hung inside the Newport Harbor High gym Tuesday night. The number represented how many years Glenn has coached and taught at the school. Glenn said he felt honored by the tribute and then added that the program is all about his players and not him. The Sailors honored him on the court by opening Sunset League play with a win at home. Newport Harbor swept Marina, 25-15, 25-16, 25-16, showing no signs of a letdown before its upcoming showdown with Los Alamitos.
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July 26, 2010
The Corona del Mar High girls' water polo team nearly ralled in the title game, but finished runner-up in the Californa State High School Championships Sunday at CdM. Los Alamitos beat CdM, 6-5, in the final. The Sea Kings were down, 2-1 at halftime, and, 4-1, early in the third, but rallied back to tie it at 4-4, heading in to the fourth period. Cassidy Papa led the Sea Kings with two goals, while Pippa Saunders, Diana Murphy and Maddie Schwartz added one goal each. CdM beat Back Bay rival Newport Harbor, 8-3, in the semifinals Sunday morning.
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October 15, 2013
Behind Newport Harbor High senior middle blocker Carolyn Bockrath's 24 kills, the Sailors picked up a 25-22, 25-22, 21-25, 25-19 Sunset League girls' volleyball upset win at home against Los Alamitos, ranked No. 1 in the CIF Southern Section Division 1-AA poll, on Monday night. Bockrath, who hit .560, helped Newport Harbor improve to 3-1 in league. "It was just one of those weird Monday nights we played on and we had that going for us," said Newport Harbor Coach Dan Glenn, adding that each year the league has matches one Monday during the season because the limited amount of officials available in Orange County on Tuesdays.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | March 29, 2012
Shaun Vetrovec wasn't sure what to do at Newport Harbor High last week. Stay on first base or return to the batter's box? It was late, the bottom of the ninth inning against Los Alamitos. The game-winning run was on second with one out. After facing a couple of pitches, the home plate umpire told Vetrovec to take first base. Apparently, the Griffins put him on, not wanting to pitch to the clean-up hitter. He hurt them in the seventh, when he singled in the game-tying run to force extra innings.
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By Matt Szabo | May 5, 2012
ALISO VIEJO - Gabby Smith, a four-year varsity player in the Corona del Mar High girls' lacrosse program, celebrated her 18th birthday on Saturday. It happened to coincide with a huge game, the semifinals of the U.S. Lacrosse Southern Section South Division tournament against league rival Beckman. Smith now can vote. The senior certainly gave her No. 7-seeded team a vote of confidence following a historic 13-8 victory over the No. 3-seeded Patriots at Aliso Niguel High. "Best birthday present ever," Smith said after CdM earned its second straight upset, earning a spot in the Orange County title match against top-seeded Los Alamitos at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Dana Hills.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | November 8, 2012
Quest Truxton caught 12 passes for 216 yards and three touchdowns last week. Afterward, Truxton said he looked inside the Newport Harbor High program to see where his performance stood in the school's record book. He found out that he couldn't compare his stats. "The only record [the program] keeps is for individual rushing yards for a game," Truxton said. "I talked to the coaches and they said the yards have to be one of the higher records for a receiver at the school. " The kind of night Truxton delivered is rare in the Sailors' run-first offense.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | April 10, 2013
LOS ALAMITOS - Sunset League play resumed this week for the Newport Harbor High boys' volleyball team. Coach Steve Astor said his Sailors, who didn't play last week, haven't kicked one bad habit - starting slow. They came out sluggish at Los Alamitos on Wednesday, but for the second straight night the Sailors finished strong. Newport Harbor swept the Griffins, 25-16, 25-12, 25-18, and improved to 5-1 in league play. "I wasn't happy with how we started the match," Astor said.
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By Matt Szabo | January 12, 2013
SANTA BARBARA - On Friday night at the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions, Corona del Mar High girls' water polo Coach Sam Bailey said his squad played like individuals instead of a team. On Saturday afternoon, Bailey saw the opposite. In fact, during a fifth-place semifinal against Los Alamitos, he saw what he said was a defining moment for his team. The player who provided the moment during a break in the action was senior Ioanna Haralabidis. "I felt that all of [my teammates]
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