August 21, 2003
Though the Balboa Yacht Club hosts the Governor's Cup every year, its members go out of their way to keep the event fresh and relevant. This year, the club ensured an even playing field by creating a new fleet of sailboats: the Governor's Cup 21s. The previous Santana 20s were wearing down, turning the event into a game of chance in which the lucky lads and lasses sailed the more shipshape boats. But the members wanted to change that so that everyone, including young sailors from as far away as Australia and New Zealand who made the trip to the annual U.S. Junior Match Racing Championship would have a fair shot at the Governor's Cup trophy.
October 9, 1999
When the discussion turns to Ron "Sleepy" Tripp, it has nothing to do with a lack of shut-eye or feeling a little disorderly. But if you followed Tripp's unique career of prep football star, and, later, midget auto racing legend, you'd find that the names fit perfectly. Tripp, inducted in 1986 into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in Marshall, Ind., got his nickname and his start in auto racing as a youngster in quarter-midgets. He would fall asleep while seated in the cockpit of his racer waiting for his next evening race to begin.
August 12, 2010
SYDNEY, Australia — Anne Belden, a former Newport Harbor High standout, was named to the all-tournament team after she helped lead the USA women's senior national team to second-place finish at the Six Nations Tournament held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Center. The U.S. women's team lost to Australia, 10-8, in the tournament final. The game was a rematch of the famed gold-medal match from 10 years ago in the first Olympics for water polo. Kami Craig of the Americans was named the tournament MVP, while Brenda Villa and Lolo Silver also joined Belden on the all-tournament team.
August 3, 2012
Picture some of the most thrilling moments in sports. The buzzer-beating jump shot in basketball, the game-winning touchdown in football, the walk-off home run in baseball. Now imagine a two-person sailing team taking on grueling 20-knot winds and choppy ocean waves, along with competing against 20 teams from eight different countries over a seven-day, 21-race period. And picture that gauntlet of a week coming down to the last race, and that team winning it by the slightest of margins.
June 9, 2009
Olive Millicent Maxwell 1922-2009 It is with deep regret that we have to announce the passing of Olive Millicent Maxwell, nee Hagen. Olive was born April 20th 1922, in England, to Carl and Winnifred Hagen nee Holland. Dear sister of Joan Crowch, nee Hagen, deceased. Ronald Hagen, now residing in New Zealand. Kenneth Hagen, deceased. Winnifred Clarke nee Hagen, residing in England, and Maurice Hagen, deceased. Olive is survived by numerous nieces and nephews residing in, Great Britain, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
July 22, 2006
Even the deepest pockets can't buy an advantage in the Governor's Cup. Except for their names, the racing sailboats used in this year's Governor's Cup are exactly alike. All 12 custom-made boats are identical in design, have the same pristine white hull and have spent precisely the same number of hours on the water. Keeping the boats as similar as possible ensures that this race is all about skill. "They are very equal," said Balboa Yacht Club member Karin Buxton, whose 17-year-old son, Wade, is racing in the competition.
March 29, 2003
SPECIAL EVENTS COOL IN THE FURNACE St. Andrews Presbyterian church will present "It's Cool in the Furnace," a concert featuring the Chorister Choir at 7:30 p.m. Friday. There is no charge. The church is at 600 St. Andrew's Road in Newport Beach. LENTEN CHORAL EVENSONG The Lenten Choral Evensong concert, the traditional evensong service, will be performed by St. Michael's choir and soloists at 5 p.m. April 6. It's the seventh concert in the 2002-03 Friends of Music "First Sundays at Five" Series.
September 6, 2008
Michael Cooke The United States Tennis Association (USTA) recently announced that Robert Duesler of Newport Beach, CA has been selected to play tennis for the USA Jack Crawford Cup team at the 28th ITF Seniors/ Super-Seniors World Team Championships being held October 12 – 18, in Antalya, Turkey. The United States will be defending championships in six of the 19 divisions at the Men’s and Women’s Senior & Super-Senior Championships. The American teams finished 1st or 2nd in 12 of the 19 divisions last year.
April 7, 2013
Courtney Conlogue, a former Sage Hill School athlete, claimed the TSB Bank NZ Surf Festival Saturday over Coco Ho in clean two- to three-foot waves at Taranki's Fitzroy Beach in New Zealand. The dramatic final featured two of surfing's rising stars, Conlogue and Ho, on event No. 4 of seven on the ASP Women's World Championship Tour. Conlogue, a Huntington Beach resident, came out on top with 14 points over Ho's 9.27. "I put in a lot of hard work between last year and this year and I'm stoked to have it paying off with a win," Conlogue told surfersvillage.com.
January 13, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH — One of Kaleigh Gilchrist’s friends lugged her around in front of the Newport Harbor High bleachers. Fans cheered every time the friend lifted Gilchrist in the air. Well, it was a life-sized cardboard cutout of Gilchrist in a wetsuit. The real Gilchrist was in the pool playing in a crucial Sunset League girls’ water polo match against Edison. Surfing wasn’t in the plans Wednesday night. The senior still wiped out the Chargers. Gilchrist recorded four of her five goals in the first 7 1/2 minutes, allowing the Sailors to cruise to a 9-3 home victory.