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April 3, 2006
NEWPORT BEACH ? Champions were crowned in seven divisions at the sixth annual Newport Classic surfing contest, completed Sunday at 56th Street. The men's open division was won by Newport Harbor High alumnus Nick Johnson, with former Sailor Joe Alani finishing second. Daniel Shea, who won the high school division, finished third in the men's open division. Shea was also one of two competitors to post perfect 10.0 scores for a single ride in their semifinal heats. Shea's average wave score was 7.7 in the finals.
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February 9, 2004
Newport Harbor High's Joey Head won the high school division, Geoff Moysa, a Newport Beach pro, won the men's open short board division and the "skins event," Newport Harbor High alumnus Alex Knost won the open long board division and Lisa Turk of Newport Harbor High won the women's open division to highlight action at the fifth annual Newport Classic surf contest, completed Sunday. The two-day event at 56th Street in Newport Beach featured 100 entrants competing in eight divisions in less-than-ideal conditions.
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March 14, 2003
Richard Dunn Stars have always been linked to golf in Newport Beach. While entertainers such as Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, Huey Lewis and Barbara Mandrel have performed at past parties for the Toshiba Senior Classic or former Newport Classic Pro-Am, the pro-am events for both have had no shortage of celebrities teeing it up. Last year, Mark McGwire quietly showed up and played in a Monday pro-am round, while an...
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By Barry Faulkner | August 1, 2008
Athletics has always come fairly easily to Eric Vallely, a high school volleyball and basketball standout at Newport Harbor who went on to play volleyball at UCLA, where his father, John, played on NCAA championship teams under legendary basketball coach John Wooden in 1969 and 1970. But despite the younger Vallely’s exposure to golf at an early age — his grandfather was an original member of the Newport Beach Country Club, then known as the Irvine Country Club — Vallely always figured pitches and putts were the athletic equivalent to the pocket protector.
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September 7, 2000
Big Canyon Richard Dunn If there's a local golfer with a legitimate chance of winning the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur championship, it's Marianne Towersey of Santa Ana Country Club. The national championship for women amateurs 25 and older will be played at Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach Oct. 3-8, and Towersey, the women's course-record holder at Big Canyon, qualified for the event Tuesday on her home course, Santa Ana, which was one of several sites around the country to host qualifying rounds.
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March 31, 2008
NEWPORT BEACH — Newport Harbor High’s Chase Wilson and Kaleigh Gilchrist were among the local winners Sunday at 56th Street in the Newport Classic, an event in its ninth year that raises funds for Newport Harbor’s surf team. Wilson, who is a USA surf team member, won the high school division with an 8.6 average wave score, the top score of the day. Newport Harbor’s Victor Done had the second best score of the day at 7.7 and took second behind Wilson. Chad LaBass, a Newport Harbor graduate, won the men’s open division.
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February 7, 2004
TODAY Baseball College -- Vanguard at Cal State Dominguez Hills, noon. Basketball College men -- Cal State Northridge at UC Irvine, 7:35 p.m.; Vanguard at Westmont, 7:30 p.m. College women -- Cal State Northridge at UC Irvine, 5:15 p.m.; Vanguard at Westmont, 5:30 p.m. Softball College -- Vanguard at Las Vegas Classic. Surfing High school -- Newport Classic at 56th Street, Newport Beach, 9 a.m. Swimming College men and women -- Cal Poly San Luis Obispo at UC Irvine, 1 p.m. Tennis College women -- UC Irvine at Hawaii Pacific, 10 a.m. Track and field College women -- UC Irvine at Mountain invitational, Flagstaff, Ariz.
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March 18, 2003
Richard Dunn Fuzzy Zoeller might have been the biggest name to play in the Toshiba Senior Classic Monday Pro-Am, but it was R.W. Eaks, a longtime friend of Newport Beach Country Club, making the biggest news about 45 miles inland. Eaks, the back-to-back champion of the former Newport Classic Pro-Am in 1995-96, shot 67 and tied for second in the Toshiba Senior Classic Monday open qualifier at Goose Creek Golf Club in Mira Loma. The top three finishers qualified for the 54-hole PGA Champions Tour event Friday through Sunday at Newport Beach Country Club.
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April 18, 2005
Winners in seven divisions, as well as one exhibition event, were crowned Sunday at the sixth annual Newport Classic surf competition at 56th Street in Newport Beach. Locals captured six titles, including Newport Harbor High's Joey Head topping the field in the high school division. Head was also fifth in the men's open event, which was won by Nate Tyler, who resides along the Central Coast. Newport Harbor alumnus Josh Hoyer was second in the men's open event, and also won the expression session exhibition.
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April 5, 2014
Josh Hoyer, a Newport Harbor High alumnus, won the Graduated Division title and $500 at the 15th annual Newport Surf Classic March 30 at 54th Street in Newport Beach. The surf event, which featured about 180 surfers of all ages, was the fundraiser for the Newport Harbor High surf team. The Newport Harbor surf team hosted the event in conjunction with Volcom and Surfside. The event raised over $10,000. The competition along with the festive atmosphere during the two-day event also made it a success for the Newport Harbor surf team.
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April 12, 2013
Chase Wilson, the pro surfer from Newport Beach, and Newport Harbor High senior Colin Moran were among the winners in the 14th annual Newport Surf Classic at 54th Street last weekend. Volcom and Newport Harbor High were the hosts for the surf contest that benefited the Newport Harbor surf team. Wilson won the Graduated Division (18 and older) and the $500 cash purse. Moran took the top spot in the High School Division. "Epic weekend," said Matt Burns, Newport Harbor's surf coach.
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March 30, 2009
More than 100 surfers competed in the 10th annual Newport Classic, contested Saturday and Sunday at 56th Street in Newport Beach. The annual fundraiser for the Newport Harbor High surf team included eight divisions, in which 110 participants tested the wind-blown, knee-high surf. In the men’s open division, Newport Harbor High representative Victor Done edged local pro Josh Hoyer for first place. Bobby Okvist narrowly topped fellow Newport Harbor teammate Cannon Call in the high school division final, Newport Elementary student Tyler Gunter won both the elementary and middle school divisions.
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By Barry Faulkner | August 1, 2008
Athletics has always come fairly easily to Eric Vallely, a high school volleyball and basketball standout at Newport Harbor who went on to play volleyball at UCLA, where his father, John, played on NCAA championship teams under legendary basketball coach John Wooden in 1969 and 1970. But despite the younger Vallely’s exposure to golf at an early age — his grandfather was an original member of the Newport Beach Country Club, then known as the Irvine Country Club — Vallely always figured pitches and putts were the athletic equivalent to the pocket protector.
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March 31, 2008
NEWPORT BEACH — Newport Harbor High’s Chase Wilson and Kaleigh Gilchrist were among the local winners Sunday at 56th Street in the Newport Classic, an event in its ninth year that raises funds for Newport Harbor’s surf team. Wilson, who is a USA surf team member, won the high school division with an 8.6 average wave score, the top score of the day. Newport Harbor’s Victor Done had the second best score of the day at 7.7 and took second behind Wilson. Chad LaBass, a Newport Harbor graduate, won the men’s open division.
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April 3, 2007
Pat Towersey won the men's open event and Devyn Hartnett captured the women's open to highlight more than 100 competitors who took part in the eight annual Newport Classic surf contest, Saturday and Sunday at 56th Street in Newport Beach. The event, a fundraiser for the Newport Harbor High surf team, awarded champions in seven divisions. Reagan Riley topped the field in the high school division, while Blake Davis won the middle school division. Charlie Waite won the longboard division, while Yuji Kanbayashi was the bodyboard division champion.
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April 3, 2006
NEWPORT BEACH ? Champions were crowned in seven divisions at the sixth annual Newport Classic surfing contest, completed Sunday at 56th Street. The men's open division was won by Newport Harbor High alumnus Nick Johnson, with former Sailor Joe Alani finishing second. Daniel Shea, who won the high school division, finished third in the men's open division. Shea was also one of two competitors to post perfect 10.0 scores for a single ride in their semifinal heats. Shea's average wave score was 7.7 in the finals.
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By Dominic Perrone | March 10, 2006
Peter Jacobsen's career is coming full circle. When Jacobsen steps onto the Newport Beach Country Club course, it will not be for the first time. March 17 will be his first round of golf in the Toshiba Classic. But the Champions Tour player made a stop here 30 years ago, playing the old Newport Classic as a 22-year old rookie fresh from the University of Oregon. Jacobsen is anticipating his return to the course and playing in the Toshiba Classic. "I'm very excited about my first Toshiba Classic," Jacobsen said via e-mail.
NEWS
By: | September 23, 2005
With the sun blazing like it's the middle of summer and the waves crashing down, the first bit of big news has emerged from the Op Newport Classic surfing championship, which opened yesterday in Newport Beach and continues through the weekend. Professional surfer Percy "Neco" Padaratz Jr. has been stripped of his 2005 points and banned from competition for the rest of the year after testing positive for steroids, a surfing official said Wednesday.
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