December 19, 2000
COSTA MESA - Orange Coast College defensive back Johnnie Peeples will continue his playing career at the University of Montana next season, according to Coach Mike Taylor. Peeples, who was honored with Coast's Outstanding Defensive Back award at the team's awards banquet, finished the season with 46 tackles, two fumble recoveries and two passes broken up. The 5-foot-9, 180-pound sophomore was the team's the same award for OCC last season. Montana wrapped up its season with a 13-2 record.
August 16, 2001
Barry Faulkner NEWPORT BEACH - Jeff Marshall, the starting center last year as a junior for the Newport Harbor High football team, said Tuesday he has verbally committed to accept a football scholarship from the University of Montana. The 6-foot-5, 215-pounder said he visited the Montana campus in late July and committed to Grizzlies coaches a week later. "The school really went with what I was looking for in a college and they have a great football program," Marshall said.
December 31, 2003
Vanguard University's women's basketball team, ranked third in NAIA, improved to 9-1 with a 71-56 over Montana-Western on the second day of the GSAC Challenge in Costa Mesa Tuesday. Lacey Mills droped in four three-pointers in an eight-minute span in the second half to turn a two-point Lions advantage into a 19-point lead. Mills finished with a game-high 24 points, hitting six of 11 three-pointers. Kelly Schmidt added 21 points for Vanguard, which resumes Golden State Athletic Conference play Saturday at 2:30 p.m. against Fresno Pacific.
August 18, 2007
The UC Irvine women's volleyball team's season opener is right around the corner. The Anteaters open their 2007 schedule competing in the Montana Tournament at Missoula, Mont., Friday and Aug. 25. UCI faces Montana this Friday at 6:00 p.m. On Aug. 25, the Anteaters meet Gonzaga at 9:00 a.m. and Canisius at 3:30 p.m. Eighth-year coach Charlie Brande's Anteaters were picked to finish third in the Big West Conference coaches' preseason poll. The Anteaters, who concluded the 2006 season winning nine of their last 12 matches, return four All-Big West selections.
December 2, 2006
It's been five long years of hard work for Newport Harbor High football product Jeff Marshall. Now, the University of Montana senior is trying to extend his college football career, week by week. The Grizzlies' starting center is preparing for the second round of the NCAA Division I-AA football playoffs, where his No. 2-seeded Montana squad (11-1) will play host to Southern Illinois (9-3) today at 12:30 p.m. "This is the best we've been playing all year, which is what you want going into the playoffs," Marshall said.
December 13, 2004
Newport Harbor High products Jeff Marshall and Alan Saenz helped the University of Montana earn a 34-13 win over Sam Houston State Saturday in the semifinals of the NCAA Division I-AA football playoffs at Montana. Saenz, a 6-foot-2, 295-pound junior defensive tackle, had two solo tackles and he also forced a fumble. Marshall, a 6-5, 275-pound sophomore center who earned second-team All-Big Sky Conference recognition this seasonl, helped the Grizzlies avenge a 41-29 road loss to the Bearkats Sept.
June 2, 2009
October 14, 1926 - May 20, 2009 Bruce died at his Corona Del Mar home on May 20, 2009 at age 82 from cancer. He is survived by Nancy his wife of 57 years, sons Anker (Christi) and Kevin (Mary), grandson Ryan Patrick and an extended family of cousins. He was preceded in death by his father and mother and brother Norman. Bruce was born and raised in Montana. Immediately upon graduation from high school he joined the US Navy, participating as an Aviation Ordnance man in World War II. After his discharge from the service in 1946, he attended the University of Montana in Missoula and completed his education with an MBA from Stanford University.
August 13, 2010
Bonnie Belle Hesse of Corona del Mar passed away in Missoula, Mont., Aug. 7 at the age of 67 from appendiceal cancer with her family at her side. Her husband and three sons will spread some ashes along the banks of her favorite Montana streams running through the family ranch. An informal gathering to honor Bonnie’s life will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 28 at the Newport Center United Methodist Church. Bonnie was an amazing mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was an educator, a mystic, an unmatched fly caster, and a wide-smiling beauty.
December 29, 2001
Amara Aguilar COSTA MESA - The Vanguard University men's basketball has been burned by the University of Montana-Western before. So the Lions didn't take the Bulldogs lightly this time around to earn a convincing, 86-78, nonconference victory at The Pit Friday night. Garid Beeler led the charge with 21 points and was responsible for an 8-0 spurt in the second half that kept the momentum rolling for Vanguard. Damion Morbley added 20 points for Vanguard.
August 15, 2003
Tom Titus Shortly after earning this column's accolade as the Daily Pilot's woman of the year in theater, Mary Sullivan Slack decided it was time for a change. The actress and director, who'd amassed a plethora of stage credits at the Newport Theater Arts Center and surrounding playhouses, took her act to Montana, where she proceeded to enrich the lives of theater lovers in the northwestern corner of that state. She changed not only her venue, but her name.