June 24, 2008
Leah Robertson, a former Newport Harbor High standout, recently earned All-American honorable mention recognition for her performance on the Michigan women’s water polo team. Robertson became the seventh player to receive All-American honorable mention in the program’s history. Robertson set the single-season record for steals at Michigan this past season, her sophomore year, with 121, which surpassed her previous record of 109. She added to her career record of 230 steals and helped the Wolverines appear in the NCAA tournament for the third time.
January 9, 2007
KLIPPERT EARNS HONOR Amy Klippert, a Newport Harbor High product, was one of four athletes from the University of Michigan women's soccer team to be named All-Great Lakes Region by Soccer Buzz magazine. Klippert was named to the all-freshman team. She started all 20 games for Michigan, which went 9-7-6 and lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to Wisconsin Milwaukee on penalty kicks. JORTH GOALS AID WINS Newport Harbor High junior Clinton Jorth scored four combined goals to help the U.S. youth water polo team earn a pair of victories over New Zealand, Saturday and Sunday at Newport Harbor High.
July 29, 2008
Robert Clayton Woodruff, M.D. July 1, 1920 – July 19, 2008 Born and raised in Bay City, Michigan, and a graduate of the University of Michigan in 1948. Robert specialized and was Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Married for 65 years to Phyllis Bushbaum whom he met in college while Phyllis was studying nursing. He served in the United States Army and was discharged to pursue medicine. In 1954, Robert moved his young family to California. The Woodruff family settled in Newport Beach where Robert’s OBGYN practice continued to grow for the next 42 years including service as Chief of Staff at Hoag Memorial Hospital in 1971.
January 21, 2005
MIKE WHITEHEAD Ahoy. You have read it here before, and then "it" was retracted later. You have always wondered how Michigan beat California in anything nautical, especially "it." However, this time "it" is for real. The 2003 United States Recreational Boat Registration Statistics Report states that California is "it" as the state with the most registered boats. The National Marine Manufacturers Assn. issued the results of its registration statistics report that has clarified data from the Coast Guard.
June 20, 2004
PUBLIC SAFETY AND COURTS New technology helps solve a 1988 murder case A former security guard serving a 50-year prison term in Michigan was linked using DNA evidence to the 1988 murder of Malinda Gibbons, a 22-year-old woman who was raped and stabbed in her Costa Mesa apartment, officials said. A judge issued an arrest warrant Monday for 34-year-old Jason Michael Balcom, who police say was living in a Costa Mesa motel at the time and working as a security guard at the Fedco department store on Harbor Boulevard.
July 28, 2008
BARBARA JOAN MARTIN-ELLS Barbara Martin-Ells, born June 19, 1921, in Detroit, Michigan, passed away on June 27, 2008 (at 87 years of age). Barbara was born in Michigan and came to California as a young adult. Most of her early life growing up was spent in or around Detroit, Michigan. In her early married life, she and her husband and their three children lived in Sherman Oaks in a very nice mansion; and after their divorce, she and her mother subsequently moved to Van Nuys in the San Fernando Valley.
November 8, 2011
Newport Harbor High senior Presley Pender has committed to play water polo at the University of Michigan, the Newport Harbor Aquatics program announced Tuesday. Pender will be a team captain this winter for the Newport girls' water polo team. Last year the driver had totals of 34 goals and 41 steals for the Sailors. She will be the third Newport Harbor girls' water polo product in the last several years to play for Michigan, joining Leah Robertson and Sarah Roberts. Pender can sign her national letter of intent with the Wolverines on Wednesday, when the early signing period for women's water polo begins.
November 23, 2002
UC Irvine men's basketball coach Pat Douglass said last week Western Michigan backed out of playing against the University of Oklahoma in the Sooner Invitational. There will be no backing out now. The Anteaters, who lost to No. 7 Oklahoma Friday, will face Western Michigan today at 10 a.m. (PST) in a consolation game in the Sooner Invitational. The Broncos lost their opener to Princeton, 62-59. Western Michigan, which was picked to finish second in the Mid-American West Division behind Ball State, was led by forward Mike Williams, who scored 12 points.
September 13, 2005
Newport Harbor High senior Leah Robertson has verbally committed to play water polo at Michigan, she said Monday. Robertson, a second-team All-CIF Southern Section Division I performer as a junior, helped Newport Harbor reach the section title game for the second straight season. Robertson, who helped the Sailors win the CIF Division I title in 2003, scored 45 goals in 2004. She is a member of the U.S. junior national team and was named MVP after helping Newport Harbor win the Hawaiian invitational in August.