March 24, 2012
BOYS' LACROSSE Newport Harbor 6, Mater Dei 3 NEWPORT BEACH - Alex Opyd scored two goals, helping the Sailors to their fifth straight win in Saturday's nonleague game. Matt Porteous, Jake Turner, Brian Team and Kole Escher also scored for Newport Harbor (5-3). Ritter Hagadorn and Luke Toohey had two assists each, and Zac Vayda made nine saves and scooped up three ground balls. Jack Murrel led the defensive effort with seven ground balls, seven takeaways and two knockdowns.
February 11, 2012
GIRLS' SOCCER Mater Dei 2, Corona del Mar 0 SANTA ANA - The visiting Sea Kings lost for the first time since Dec. 10 in the nonleague regular-season finale. CdM (20-2-2), the Pacific Coast League champion, rested standouts Maddie O'Connor (ankle) and Annie Alvarado (general soreness), Sea Kings Coach Bryan Middleton said. CIF Southern Section playoff pairings will be announced Monday.
May 10, 2012
Left tackle Sam Bush, who made the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclassmen first team for sophomores last football season, is transferring out of Newport Harbor High to Mater Dei, said Bush's father, Blaine, on Thursday. Blaine said his son's decision to leave Newport Harbor at the end of the school year and attend Mater Dei was based on his faith, the private school's curriculum and football program. He added the move was also a very difficult one for Bush, a 6-foot-5, 290-pounder, who earned Daily Pilot Newport-Mesa Dream Team and second-second All-Sunset League honors last season, his first starting on varsity for the Sailors.
May 19, 2009
SANTA ANA — The previous two matches for Corona del Mar High against Mater Dei this season have been short lived. Those two matches at the Orange County Championships in March weren’t supposed to go past three games due to the best-of-three format. The third meeting between these two boys’ volleyball teams lasted three games. Not exactly the way the Sea Kings wanted it to play out Tuesday night. Mater Dei swept CdM, 25-18, 25-20, 25-22, in the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs.
March 21, 2013
For Matt Barkley Thursday was a return to the school where he made his name and received an honor that football coach Bruce Rollinson said was long overdue. Jon Walters called his feat a culmination of the work he had put in during his time at Mater Dei High. Barkley and Walters, both from Newport Beach, were honored during a special all-sports rally at Mater Dei. Barkley had his jersey retired and put into a display case at the school's gym. Walters put in a robe, a symbol for the greatness he produced as a water polo player.
October 30, 2012
The Mater Dei High boys' frosh/soph water polo team captured the championship of the Gray Lunde Memorial Tournament in Newport Beach Saturday. The Monarchs defeated Huntington Beach in the final. Mater Dei beat Corona del Mar in a semifinal match, 4-2. Newport Harbor beat CdM, 6-3, for third place. The Mater Dei championship team includes Newport Beach residents Luke Wyatt, Ford Secrist, John Taschner, Ben Seybold, Ben Teishied, Colin Davis, Matt Brennan, Spencer Carroll and Peter Seidner.
November 16, 2013
In the first half on Saturday, the Corona del Mar High boys' water polo team did not give an inch. The underdog Sea Kings were playing inspired defense in their home pool, killing off five-on-six after five-on-six. They also were stepping up offensively, surprising Mater Dei senior goalkeeper McQuin Baron — who Coach Chris Segesman calls the best high school goalie in the nation — with creative plays and sweep shots. CdM was simply competing. These were two heavyweights going blow for blow.
October 14, 1999
COSTA MESA - The Costa Mesa High girls volleyball team dropped a 15-6, 15-12, 15-13 nonleague match with visiting Mater Dei Tuesday. However, the Mustangs (4-5) played well enough to nearly steal the second and third games, according to Coach Jeff Culver. Mesa rallied from an 11-4 deficit to take a 13-12 lead in the third game and was deadlocked, 12-12, before falling in the second game against the Monarchs, ranked No. 2 in Orange County behind Newport Harbor.
October 31, 2002
Newport Harbor High's club surfing team had too much in every department Wednesday morning as Mater Dei fell to the unbeaten hosts, 85-41, as Newport came within five points of a complete sweep. Newport Harbor, now 7-0, went 1-2 in every event in ideal conditions with 3- to 4-foot waves at the 56th Street site. Geoff Rill, David Neira, Erica Hosseini and Will Anderson were heat winners in the short board, and teammates Morgan Hill, Brian Pearson, Alex Knost and Matt Doheny backed them up with seconds.
November 4, 2012
SANTA ANA - Much of the talk in high school boys' water polo over the past week has been about the CIF Southern Section Division 1 seedings. Coaches have made cases for being No. 2 or No. 3. A big reason that's important is that nobody wants to face No. 1 Mater Dei until they absolutely have to. The Monarchs again showed why they are the team to beat in Division 1 in their home pool on Saturday night. They came out very strong and cruised by Newport Harbor, 15-4, in the regular-season finale for both schools.