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August 27, 2009
USC freshman quarterback Matt Barkley, a Newport Beach resident, will start the Trojans’ season-opening football game Sept. 5 against San Jose State, USC Coach Pete Carroll announced Thursday. Barkley, who enrolled at USC in the spring after graduating early from Mater Dei High, won the job over Aaron Corp. Barkley, 18, will be the first true freshman to start a USC opener, after showing well in spring and fall workouts. “It’s clear to us as a staff that Matt Barkley is ready to be the starting quarterback at USC,” Carroll said in a statement.
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January 2, 2008
Matt Barkley, a Newport Beach resident and quarterback of the Mater Dei High football team, was named MVP of the Trinity League and was one of four locals who received all-league honors. Barkley, who completed 63% of his passes for 3,576 yards, 35 touchdowns and nine interceptions, was also presented the inaugural Joe Montana Quarterback of the Year award at the Outback Bowl Tuesday in Tampa, Fla. Barkley was also named Gatorade National Player of the Year. Barkley’s cousin, Robbie Boyer, a senior also from Newport Beach, was named first-team all-league as a receiver.
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December 27, 2007
Matt Barkley, a Newport Beach resident and quarterback of the Mater Dei High football team, has been named the winner of the inaugural Joe Montana Quarterback of the Year award. The honor, given to the nation’s best high school quarterback, will be presented to Barkley by Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana on Tuesday at the Outback Bowl (Tennessee vs. Wisconsin) in Tampa, Fla. In addition to Montana, the award is also selected and presented by Steve Clarkson, president of DeBartolo Sports University.
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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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September 5, 2009
LOS ANGELES — Matt Barkley, a Newport Beach native, didn’t start out so hot in his debut at quarterback for the USC football team Saturday. But the Trojans’ first true freshman to start at quarterback finished strong, throwing for 233 yards and a touchdown on 15-of-19 passing in USC’s 56-3 victory against San Jose State. Barkley’s first four series resulted in two fumbles and two punts, but then he led the No. 4-ranked Trojans on four straight scoring drives in the second quarter.
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December 10, 2008
Matt Barkley, a Newport Beach resident and a Mater Dei High senior, is one of 32 finalists up for the Joe Montana High School Quarterback of the Year Award. The award will be presented to the nation’s best high school quarterback and will be chosen by Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana and Steve Clarkson, quarterback expert and President of DeBartolo Sports University. The quarterbacks will be graded and evaluated through DeBartolo Sports University’s scouting division, which is comprised of former college and NFL coaches.
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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 2, 2009
Newport Beach resident Matt Barkley, perhaps the most decorated high school football player in Orange County history during four seasons at quarterback for Mater Dei, will compete in the Under Armour All-American game today at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. Former Balboa Island resident and one-time Newport Harbor assistant coach Mike White, a former head coach for the Los Angeles Raiders, Cal and Illinois, will coach one of the teams, comprised...
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August 27, 2010
Irrelevant Week XXXV, the annual Newport Beach event that celebrates the final pick in the NFL draft, generated more than $30,000 for Goodwill of Orange County's fitness center, event organizers said. Tim Toone, a receiver-kick returner from Weber State University was this year's honoree after being taken No. 255 by the Detroit Lions. Irrelevant Week, created by Newport Beach resident Paul Salata, who played football in the NFL and at USC, has raised more than $1 million for Orange County charities.
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By Steve Virgen | June 14, 2013
When Matt Barkley agreed to a four-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, much of the talk shifted to the money the quarterback lost for staying another year at USC. Whatever the amount (terms of the contract weren't disclosed), he gained something that could be more valuable than the dollars he could've earned. Because Barkley, a Newport Beach native, wasn't selected until the fourth round, he acquired a much-needed chip on his shoulder. He's out to prove to everyone he can achieve success in the NFL and be a productive pro quarterback.
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April 19, 2013
Los Angeles Galaxy soccer player Jack McBean, the former Corona del Mar High standout, and NFL official Laird Hayes highlight those involved in the inaugural KidWorks Classic Golf Tournament at Aliso Viejo Country Club April 29. In addition to McBean and Hayes, former athletes expected to appear are former USC great Paul McDonald, former UCLA quarterback Wayne Cook, former USC fullback Brandon Hancock and former UCLA quarterback Matt Stevens....
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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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October 23, 2012
The Vanguard University women's basketball team is ranked No. 4 in the NAIA preseason coaches' poll released Tuesday. The Lions, who were 23-7 last season, lost in the first round of the NAIA Tournament, their 11th straight trip to the national tournament. Coach Russ Davis' Lions return three of their top six scorers, including All-Golden State Athletic Conference senior Esther Timmermans, who averaged a team-high 12.3 points and 7.5 rebounds as a junior. Vanguard, which opens a three-game exhibition schedule on Nov. 1 at Cal and begins the regular season at home against Point Loma Nazarene on Nov. 8, also returns starters Alison Drennan, Maree Drennan and Taylor Belmont.
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By Steve Virgen | July 26, 2012
The City of Costa Mesa will show its pride for Olympians who hail from its town. A banner for Olympians Misty-May Treanor, April Ross and Sharon Day will be on display near City Hall during the Olympics, which begin Friday. "Costa Mesa is proud of Sharon Day, April Ross,Misty May-Treanor," are the words at the top of the banner. At the bottom, it reads "Bring home the Gold. " Photos of each athlete are placed within three of the five Olympic rings. A British flag is colored in the middle with "London 2012" on it. Day, the former Costa Mesa High standout, will compete in the heptathlon.
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April 6, 2012
Mariners Christian School raised $250,000 through its spring fundraiser in Newport Beach for programs and school supplies. The money raised at the Costa Mesa K-8 private school's annual Spring Benefit and Auction on March 30 at the Balboa Bay Club will be used for teacher iPads, golf practice nets and a rubberized outdoor play surface as well as academic and extracurricular programs. "It was an amazing evening," Head of School Bob Sladek said in a prepared statement. "The Balboa Bay Club is a great place to hold the event.
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By Leigh Steinberg | December 24, 2011
Kosher Claus wants to wish all of his readers a very Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah. My father wanted us to feel comfortable in a primarily Christian country and we were the luckiest kids in the neighborhood. We received presents for eight nights of Chanukah and then found stockings and more gifts on Christmas morning. I figured out later that my Dad really liked dressing up as Santa Claus and loved to give gifts. Remember the spirit of the holidays - love, family, faith as well as food and presents.
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December 6, 2011
USC junior quarterback Matt Barkley, a Newport Beach resident who set USC season records for touchdown passes and completion percentage, was named the team's Most Valuable Player at the annual awards banquet Monday. Barkley, a three-year starter, also set four USC game records this past season: completions (35 vs. UCLA), pass yardage (468 vs. Arizona), touchdown passes (six vs. Colorado and UCLA) and total offense (470 vs. Arizona). Barkley was also named to the All-Pac 12 second team.
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November 28, 2011
USC junior quarterback Matt Barkley, a Newport Beach resident, has been named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week and he also earned second-team all-conference honors in football, it was announced Monday. Barkley completed 35 of 42 passes (83.3%), a school record, for 423 yards and six touchdowns in the Trojans' 50-0 blowout of crosstown rival UCLA on Saturday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. His six touchdown passes tied his own school single-game record set earlier this year at Colorado.
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August 15, 2011
Newport Beach resident Matt Barkley, who will be a junior on the USC football team in 2011, has been named to the watch list for the Manning Award, given annually to the top collegiate quarterback. Barkley, entering his third season as the starter, is one of 31 on the watch list, hoping to be among the 10 finalists named on Nov. 28. The winner will be named Jan. 18. Barkley, who played at Mater Dei High after a stint with Newport-Mesa Junior All-American Football, enters the Sept.
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