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July 31, 2007
Scott Colton, a Newport Coast resident who will be a senior at Mater Dei High, has committed to Stanford University to play baseball, his father, Dave, said. Colton was a Daily Pilot Little League Dream Team selection in 2002 as part of Newport Beach Little League. At Mater Dei, he tied school records with 44 hits and 14 doubles this past spring. He hit eight home runs and produced 24 RBIs. Scott also led Mater Dei with a .440 batting average. Colton received notification of his admission to Stanford from baseball coach Mark Marquess on July 19. Colton attended Carden Hall in Newport Beach through the eighth grade before going to Mater Dei. — From staff reports
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January 3, 2001
Gary Magner, one of the great high school football players to ever come out of Costa Mesa, died Dec. 27. He was 55. His death has been attributed to a heart problem, aggravated by hip replacement surgery, and services in the northern California town of Sonoma were held Dec. 30. A Daily Pilot Hall of Famer out of Costa Mesa, he was a blue chip player for Mater Dei High, Orange Coast College and USC. He spent two ...
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July 31, 2013
United Red Water Polo, which featured eight Newport Beach residents, captured the gold medal after beating Del Mar, 10-8, at UC Irvine in the highly competitive 18U platinum championship division Tuesday. The championship match featured a tough and exciting battle in front of a standing-room-only crowd. United Red is made up of players who attend or graduated from Mater Dei High. Newport Beach residents on the team included Neil LeVecke, Peter Seidner, John Walters, James Walters, Jeff O'Brien, Luke Wyatt, Spencer Carroll and Nick Silvers.
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November 8, 2002
A six-goal first quarter started the scoring for Mater Dei High and the visiting Monarchs went on to defeat Estancia High in a nonleague boys water polo game, 18-12, Wednesday. The Monarchs jumped to a 6-1 lead after one quarter and held off the Eagles, 8-12, 3-3 in the Golden West League, in the Eagles' final game of the season. Jess Hellmich led the Eagles with five goals while Frank Gamboa added four goals, Anthony Hermann contributed two scores and Ananth Varma scored one goal.
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January 6, 2009
Newport Beach resident Matt Barkley, the highly touted quarterback out of Mater Dei High, was named the White team’s MVP after a 27-16 win over the Black team in the Under Armour All-American Game in front of 25,382 at the Florida Citrus Bowl Sunday. Barkley threw for 237 yards, including 151 in the first half, and two touchdowns, completing 11 of 22 pass attempts. “It was a lot of fun to end my high school years that way,” said Barkley, the 6-foot-3, 223-pounder who will enroll at USC later this month.
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August 13, 2007
Former OCC receiver earns Arena accolade Former Orange Coast College football standout Chris Jackson, a receiver for the Georgia Force of the Arena Football League, was named first-team All-AFL after leading the team to a 14-2 record and the Southern Division championship. The 6-foot-2, 220-pounder, who has played eight seasons in the Arena League, including five with the Los Angeles Avengers, established single-season career highs for receptions (145), receiving yards (1,915)
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December 20, 2007
Matt Barkely, a Newport Beach resident who is the quarterback for Mater Dei High, has already been named Gatorade National Player of the Year and he’s in contention for two more awards, a national and a state honor. Barkley, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound junior, is one of seven finalists for the inaugural Joe Montana Quarterback of the Year Award, given to the nation’s best high school quarterback. The winner will be chosen by Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana and Steve Clarkson, a quarterback expert and President of DeBartolo Sports University.
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December 4, 2008
Scott Kevorken, a 6-foot-9 senior at Westlake High who helped the U.S. youth national team win a gold medal at the NORCEDA Youth Continental Championships in August, leads a list of three recruits who have signed national letters of intent to play men’s volleyball at UC Irvine, Anteaters Coach John Speraw said. Kevorken, a middle blocker, was a team MVP last season, when he earned first-team All-Marmonte League, second-team All-Ventura County and third-team All-CIF Southern Section laurels.
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February 19, 2008
Newport Beach resident Robbie Boyer, a Mater Dei High senior wide receiver, said he has chosen to be a preferred walk-on at USC in the fall. He said he was offered the same status at UCLA, Oregon and Cal, but felt comfortable with the Trojans’ coaches. It also didn’t hurt to know that his younger cousin, quarterback Matt Barkley, a junior at Mater Dei, had already committed to USC. The two played on an undefeated team, the Newport-Mesa Jr. Midget Seahawks (12-13-year-olds)
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January 27, 2008
Robbie Boyer and Carlo Valdes, Newport Beach residents who both starred for Mater Dei High, competed in the Southern California Bowl, a high school All-Star football game at Cal State Fullerton Saturday. They were on the Coastal team, which lost to Inland, 27-13. Boyer, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound senior receiver, led the Monarchs with 57 receptions for 1,026 yards and 14 touchdowns. The former Newport-Mesa Junior All-American Football standout has yet to make a commitment for college, but is being recruited by USC, UCLA, Air Force, Harvard, San Diego, San Diego State and Southern Methodist.
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By Steve Virgen | January 23, 2014
Sam Bush is proof that dreams can come true. The Mater Dei High senior is also proof that those dreams require hard work, and sometimes they are attached with adversity and challenges, yet with strong support from family, coaches, teachers, teammates and friends. Bush's story is not to suggest transferring is the best move for everyone. But it certainly worked for the Newport Beach resident who left Newport Harbor High to play for the Monarchs. So just how did Bush's story end?
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By Matt Szabo | September 28, 2013
How do you say "flair for the dramatic" in Italian? Don't ask Newport Harbor High senior Luca Cupido to translate. He showed everyone at the Sailors' pool late Saturday afternoon exactly what it means with his play. Sure, Mater Dei High beat Newport Harbor, 16-10, to capture the South Coast Tournament title for the fourth straight year. It's also the third straight year that the Monarchs (11-0) have topped the Sailors (9-3) in the finals of this tournament. But Cupido, the transfer from Italy, easily provided the moment of the match as he lined up to take a penalty shot late in the third quarter against Mater Dei's 6-foot-9 goalie, McQuin Baron.
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September 27, 2013
Costa Mesa Aquatics Club coaches Cody and Dustin Serrano have been named S&R Sport Coaches of the Month for September by USA Water Polo. The Serrano brothers, who are twins, have coached at CMAC since the club's inception three years ago. Most recently, they coached the club's 12-and-under boys' team to a gold medal at the USA Water Polo Junior Olympics. Costa Mesa Aquatics Club defeated top-seeded Alliance of Capistrano Valley, 9-7, to win the classic division gold medal on July 30 at Mater Dei High.
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By Steve Virgen | August 1, 2013
With regard to every day, every practice, every play it seems Ben Humphreys is bombarded with choices to make. The decisions hound him, as he realizes each step can be pivotal for a future in football. As he enters an important junior year at Mater Dei High, there are sometimes he must say no when so many others his age say yes even when the temptations are so enticing while growing up in Newport Beach. Before the summer began, the 16-year-old made yet another tough decision.
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July 31, 2013
United Red Water Polo, which featured eight Newport Beach residents, captured the gold medal after beating Del Mar, 10-8, at UC Irvine in the highly competitive 18U platinum championship division Tuesday. The championship match featured a tough and exciting battle in front of a standing-room-only crowd. United Red is made up of players who attend or graduated from Mater Dei High. Newport Beach residents on the team included Neil LeVecke, Peter Seidner, John Walters, James Walters, Jeff O'Brien, Luke Wyatt, Spencer Carroll and Nick Silvers.
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By Steve Virgen | 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.
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By Matt Szabo | September 13, 2012
SANTA ANA - Mater Dei High girls' volleyball Coach Adam Cutrell saw his team fall behind Corona del Mar in each of the first two sets of Wednesday night's nonleague match. Cutrell kept coaching, but never called a timeout. He let the Monarchs figure things out themselves. "It just takes a little bit of time for them to get into rhythm," Cutrell said. "Stopping and talking through things doesn't really help them. If anything, I'll get off the bench and talk to them and make a sub, but calling a timeout never really helps them too much.
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By Barry Faulkner, barry.faulkner@latimes.com | July 9, 2010
The UC Irvine baseball coaching staff has been reshuffled with the departure of pitching coach Ted Silva to Loyola Marymount. UCI Coach Mike Gillespie said Thursday that, pending administrative approval, Jason Dietrich, the Anteaters director of baseball operations the last three seasons, would replace Silva as pitching coach. Eric Deragisch, a former Anteater standout who was the student volunteer coach last season, will assume the role of director of baseball operations, pending approval, Gillespie said.
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December 19, 2009
BOYS’ BASKETBALL Estancia 53, Buena Park 44 ANAHEIM — Senior Kohl Jones scored 16 points to pace the Eagles in a consolation game of the Fairmont Prep Tournament Saturday at Fairmont Prep. Jones was named to the all-tournament team. Devon Joyner (12 points), Wes Shaw (11) and Ray Holmes (nine) also helped the Eagles improve to 8-4. The Eagles return to action Saturday when they play host to Laguna Hills in the first round of the Coast Classic at Estancia at 6:15 p.m. Sage Hill 60, Villanova Prep 36 NEWPORT COAST — Kevin Schaefer scored 12 points for the Lightning in the nonleague game Saturday.
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