December 4, 2007
Michael Jae Woo Im, a senior at Sunny Hills High, has signed a national letter of intent to compete for the UC Irvine men’s golf program, Anteaters Coach Paul Smolinski announced Monday. Im is currently No. 22 nationally No. 4 in California in the American Junior Golf Association Polo Junior Rankings. He won the AJGA CORE Realty Holdings Junior tournament at Old Ranch Country Club last summer and was second in the 2007 TEE UP Junior Challenge and ReBath Heather Farr Classic.
July 5, 2008
Could this be the year? The Santa Ana Country Club will be entering the ninth annual Jones Cup looking for its first win in tournament history. Past Jones Cup tournaments have seen the battle for the top spot usually ending with a Big Canyon Country Club victory. The club near Fashion Island in Newport Beach has won the Jones Cup five times. But this year’s very talented group out of Santa Ana Country Club will try to change all that on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Newport Beach Country Club.
August 23, 2007
The Newport Beach Country Club will have an intriguing man in the mix when it aims for its first Jones Cup since 2004 on Sept. 6 at Big Canyon Country Club. The NBCC men’s representative in the squad of five will be Haesung Lee, who finished third in the club men’s championship. Lee will be playing in place of men’s champ Eric Vallely, who will be out of town. Brian Linley, the NBCC men’s runner-up, was also asked but he won’t be able to make it. Enter Lee. He will join head pro Paul Hahn, Richard Ortega, Debbie Fleming, and Ron Ramsey as they go up against Big Canyon, defending champion Mesa Verde and Santa Ana country clubs.
October 17, 2007
The 431 student-athletes who earned letters in 22 sports at Orange Coast College during the 2006-07 school year recorded a combined grade-point average of 2.83. Pirates athletes in 12 men’s sports and 10 women’s sports helped the school win the Pepsi Cup, awarded to the top athletic program in the state by the Commission on Athletics and the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators. OCC won state titles in women’s volleyball, women’s cross country and men’s swimming and diving.
April 15, 2008
UC Irvine student-athletes have earned 2008 Winter Academic All-Big West Conference honors. The 19 Anteaters recognized are spearheaded by the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams, including men’s representatives Eddie Erazo, Blaine Fletcher, Danny Giometti, Brian Johnson, David Lefstein, Cina Moheimani, Eric Nugent, Nate Rogers and Walid Wasfy, as well as women’s team members Sarah Deyoreo, Kelly Janicki; Avi...
August 15, 2008
BEIJING, China — Kevin Hansen, a Corona del Mar High product, helped the steadfast U.S. men’s volleyball team win in the return of its head coach Hugh McCutcheon this morning in China. McCutcheon missed three matches with the team following an attack on his in-laws, who were visiting a popular Beijing tourist site. Assistant Ron Larsen was interim head coach in McCutcheon’s absence, and John Speraw, the UC Irvine men’s volleyball coach, remained the lone assistant.
July 23, 2008
LINZ, Austria — A.J. Brooks and J.P. Hogan, both Newport Harbor High students, finished second in their heat to qualify for the quarterfinals of the Junior Rowing World Championships Wednesday in Linz, Austria. Brooks and Hogan, representing the U.S. in the junior men’s pair, followed Greece and finished ahead of Serbia. The junior men’s pair featured 25 nations. The teams were divided into six heats with the three boats in each heat, plus the next fastest time, advancing to today’s quarterfinals.
August 18, 2008
BEIJING — Former UC Irvine All-American Jeff Powers scored two goals as the U.S. Olympic men’s water polo team defeated Germany, 8-7, Monday in China to advance to the medal round for the first time since 1992. Ryan Bailey and Tim Hutten, two other previous UCI All-Americans, scored one goal each as Team USA won Group B with a 4-1 record. The U.S. earned a bye into the semifinals and will face the winner of the Spain-Serbia quarterfinal. The U.S. men’s water polo team is scheduled to play its semifinal Friday at 7:40 p.m. in Beijing (2 a.m., PST)
November 8, 2007
In support of the UC Irvine Masters Golf Invitational to be held this Monday at El Niguel Country Club, Mark O’Meara has generously donated the opportunity for a foursome to join him for a day of golf at The Madison Club in La Quinta, Calif. A live auction for this unique item will be conducted during the dinner portion of Monday’s event which supports the UCI men’s and women’s golf programs, and UCI’s Department of Education. O’Meara earned 16 PGA Tour victories, including The Masters and the British Open, both in 1998.