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By Matt Szabo | November 17, 2012
Fans witnessed history Saturday night at Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine. That history continues for the Mater Dei High boys' water polo team, which won its third straight CIF Southern Section Division 1 title with a 13-6 victory over Long Beach Wilson in front of an overflowing crowd. It was the Monarchs' fifth straight CIF title overall, the first two coming in Division 2. They have now won 79 straight matches, which is a Southern Section record. And Newport Beach residents were at the core of the team, making it happen.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | November 11, 2012
CORONA DEL MAR - A fan kept yelling in the fourth set that Corona del Mar High's Hayley Hodson was running out of steam against Mater Dei. Hodson admitted she was fatigued, and 67 attempts can do that to the best of outside hitters. But Hodson was really more tired of losing to Mater Dei. The one girls' volleyball team to beat CdM twice this year wasn't going to on the Sea Kings' court Saturday. When her shot wasn't as lethal as it was in the first two sets in which the Sea Kings won, Hodson dug deep.
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December 20, 2005
high school roundupCOSTA MESA -- The Costa Mesa High boys' soccer team fought to a 1-1 draw against Mater Dei in a nonleague contest on Monday. The Mustangs took an early 1-0 lead when Abel Benitez scored the first goal in the second minute play. The Monarchs pulled even with a goal in the 70th minute. Mesa will resume play after the holiday break. GIRLS' WATER POLO Estancia 13, Pacifica 11 COSTA MESA -- The Eagles used a six-goal first period en route to a nonleague win Monday at Costa Mesa High.
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January 4, 2003
Bryce Alderton Seemingly deprived of luck for a majority of the first 11 games, the Newport Harbor High girls soccer team finally got the break it was looking for and made the most of it. After a Mater Dei player committed a hand ball within the 18-yard box, Parade Magazine All-American senior Amy Burlingham booted a ball that Monarch goalkeeper Tawny Poggio got her hands on but couldn't stop from sneaking into...
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By Barry Faulkner | November 16, 2013
Though the playoff draw might not have been, graduation should be kind to this year's Corona del Mar High girls' volleyball team. With their only senior starter out with an injury Saturday night, the Sea Kings were overtaken by visiting Mater Dei, 23-25, 25-19, 25-18, 25-15, in the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section 1AA playoffs. But with 6-foot-2 outside hitter Hayley Hodson back to anchor the rest of a lineup that gained valuable seasoning in a 24-7 campaign under first-year coach Steve Astor that included a pair of losses to the Monarchs (29-6)
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By By Matt Lewis | December 16, 2005
Lightning keep the game close, but come up short against Division II Mater Dei.NEWPORT COAST -- The Sage Hill School girls' basketball team knew the odds were slim on beating Mater Dei. But that didn't deter the Lightning from giving Mater Dei a few scares. The Lightning (2-1) suffered their first loss of the season Tuesday, 37-24, to the Monarchs in a nonleague game. The Lightning started the game with a defensive flurry. Center Haywood Wright ended Mater Dei's opening possession by blocking Mya Olivier's layup attempt.
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January 4, 2002
Steve Virgen SANTA ANA - Look out Corona del Mar High, the Newport Harbor girls soccer team is for real and those Sailors are fearless. Newport, which will play at Back Bay rival CdM Saturday at 1 p.m., stunned host Mater Dei with a 2-1 nonleague win Thursday. The Sailors (6-5-1), winners of five of their past six, didn't dominate the Monarchs (10-3-3), but controlled the tempo, outshooting Mater Dei, 13-4, 8-2 in the first half. Newport Harbor avenged a 4-0 loss to the Monarchs, Dec. 1 at the Mater Dei Tournament.
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July 5, 2013
Nic Sargeant scored 31 points to lead the Newport Harbor High boys' basketball team past Mater Dei's "B" team, 60-58, in the first round of the Yardley Tournament at Newport Harbor High Friday night. Caleb O'Neil added eight points and Garrett Davis led Newport with 10 rebounds in the impressive win. In other action, Brethren Christian beat Corona del Mar, 48-47. Jurupa Hills beat Sage Hill, 54-49. El Toro defeated Costa Mesa, 77-56. Newport will play Jurupa Hills on Saturday at 2:45 p.m. — From staff reports
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By Matt Szabo | October 13, 2012
CORONA DEL MAR - The match could not have started much better for the Corona del Mar High boys' water polo team. The Sea Kings scored the first two goals and saw visiting Mater Dei's starting center defender foul out. They even allowed themselves to have a bit of swagger. After CdM senior defender Colby Watson field blocked a shot near the end of the quarter, he waved his index finger at the Monarchs like former NBA center Dikembe Mutombo used to do after blocking a shot. "The Mutombo finger wag," Watson confirmed after the game.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | November 14, 2013
A fuse in the shot clock blew 30 seconds into the second period at Corona del Mar High. The teenagers working the scorer's table called for help and CdM Coach Barry O'Dea obliged. From the other side of the pool deck, O'Dea walked over. When he arrived, he asked a question. "System have power?" O'Dea said, before adding, "Hit reset. " At this point, with the Sea Kings ahead by three goals, their boys' water polo opponent might have wanted to start over. Play resumed five minutes later and CdM provided all the power it needed in and out of the water.
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By Matt Szabo | 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.
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By Barry Faulkner | November 16, 2013
Though the playoff draw might not have been, graduation should be kind to this year's Corona del Mar High girls' volleyball team. With their only senior starter out with an injury Saturday night, the Sea Kings were overtaken by visiting Mater Dei, 23-25, 25-19, 25-18, 25-15, in the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section 1AA playoffs. But with 6-foot-2 outside hitter Hayley Hodson back to anchor the rest of a lineup that gained valuable seasoning in a 24-7 campaign under first-year coach Steve Astor that included a pair of losses to the Monarchs (29-6)
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | November 14, 2013
A fuse in the shot clock blew 30 seconds into the second period at Corona del Mar High. The teenagers working the scorer's table called for help and CdM Coach Barry O'Dea obliged. From the other side of the pool deck, O'Dea walked over. When he arrived, he asked a question. "System have power?" O'Dea said, before adding, "Hit reset. " At this point, with the Sea Kings ahead by three goals, their boys' water polo opponent might have wanted to start over. Play resumed five minutes later and CdM provided all the power it needed in and out of the water.
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By Matt Szabo | November 2, 2013
SANTA ANA - Coach Barry O'Dea had been away from the Corona del Mar High boys' water polo team for the past week, and it was easy to understand why. Family comes first. O'Dea went to Ireland for the funeral of his aunt. "It's my dad's last sister who was alive in Ireland," said O'Dea, who left the country Oct. 26 in the middle of the Memorial Cup in San Jose and returned late Friday night. "I was representing my family. " O'Dea missed four of the Sea Kings' games, returning in time for the one at powerhouse Mater Dei, the three-time defending CIF Southern Section Division 1 champion that carried a CIF record 101-game winning streak.
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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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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 5, 2013
Nic Sargeant scored 31 points to lead the Newport Harbor High boys' basketball team past Mater Dei's "B" team, 60-58, in the first round of the Yardley Tournament at Newport Harbor High Friday night. Caleb O'Neil added eight points and Garrett Davis led Newport with 10 rebounds in the impressive win. In other action, Brethren Christian beat Corona del Mar, 48-47. Jurupa Hills beat Sage Hill, 54-49. El Toro defeated Costa Mesa, 77-56. Newport will play Jurupa Hills on Saturday at 2:45 p.m. — From staff reports
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By Matt Szabo | November 17, 2012
Fans witnessed history Saturday night at Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine. That history continues for the Mater Dei High boys' water polo team, which won its third straight CIF Southern Section Division 1 title with a 13-6 victory over Long Beach Wilson in front of an overflowing crowd. It was the Monarchs' fifth straight CIF title overall, the first two coming in Division 2. They have now won 79 straight matches, which is a Southern Section record. And Newport Beach residents were at the core of the team, making it happen.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | November 11, 2012
CORONA DEL MAR - A fan kept yelling in the fourth set that Corona del Mar High's Hayley Hodson was running out of steam against Mater Dei. Hodson admitted she was fatigued, and 67 attempts can do that to the best of outside hitters. But Hodson was really more tired of losing to Mater Dei. The one girls' volleyball team to beat CdM twice this year wasn't going to on the Sea Kings' court Saturday. When her shot wasn't as lethal as it was in the first two sets in which the Sea Kings won, Hodson dug deep.
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