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March 3, 2005
Chris Yemma While crosstown rival Corona del Mar High consistently steals the headlines, the Newport Harbor boys tennis team has quietly been moving up the ladder. The last two seasons under now fourth-year coach Jeff Thomsen have proved that solid coaching does make a difference. Two years ago the Sailors reached the CIF Southern Section playoffs for the first time in 13 seasons. Last season, Newport reached the Division I second round, losing to eventual semifinalist Santa Barbara.
September 3, 1999
Joseph Boo NEWPORT BEACH - By returning everyone from last year's team, Newport Harbor's girls golf team should have little trouble surpassing last year's fourth place in the Sea View League. Instead, the Sailors have their eyes squarely set on the league title. "We think we have a good chance of winning the Sea View League," Newport Harbor Coach Jim Warren said. "I think it's Woodbridge and us as the top two contenders. We were pretty equal last year."
By By Matt Lewis | December 13, 2005
nh vs. costa mesa boysSailors win on the road at Costa Mesa despite losing Hill in the second half to an ankle injury.COSTA MESA -- The Costa Mesa High boys's soccer team was able to stake a lead against a talent-laden Newport Harbor team, but in the end, the Sailors rallied for the road win. The Sailors -- after a pedestrian first half -- erupted for three goals in the second half. Trafford Hill scored the first sailor goal on an assist from Eric Paine. After a long clearing kick by the Sailor defense, Paine -- winning a fifty-fifty ball -- flicked a headball to Hill, who had inside position on his defender in front of the goal.
November 7, 2002
Barry Faulkner With two games left in the Sea View League season, the Newport Harbor High football team remains in position to reach the summit of the standings. But to earn a chance to battle for at least a share of their second straight league crown in a Nov. 14 showdown against first-place Foothill, Coach Jeff Brinkley's Sailors must first avoid a misstep tonight against Woodbridge at Irvine High. The Warriors (1-7, 0-3 in league) are hoping to fulfill their spoiler role in the 7 o'clock contest against Newport Harbor (6-2, 2-1)
October 29, 2003
Steve Virgen As the season draws closer to the end the seniors of the Newport Harbor High girls volleyball team are becoming more familiar with what Coach Dan Glenn discussed with them in years past. Glenn would tell his players they would become more motivated and play with a different sort of emotion during their senior year, and he told them, "You won't totally understand that until you're a senior." Well, the message is hitting home, and the Sailors are hitting back ... at opponents.
September 1, 1999
Don Cantrell One of the most inspirational players ever to play Newport Harbor High football in the early days was a youngster who weighed 124-pounds, soaking wet. He arrived at a critical hour when the late Coach Wendell Pickens could only count up 13 players on the 1941 varsity. Out of desperation, Pickens went to the Bee grid team and called on four of them to turn varsity. The list inluded George Matoba, Ed Stephens, "Chili" Chaplin and a 124-pound scatback named Johnny Ikeda.
March 9, 2004
Bryce Alderton The respect meter has finally started tilting toward the Newport Harbor High boys tennis team. Third-year coach Jeff Thomsen got a phone call from Corona del Mar Coach Tim Mang asking if the Sailors would like to compete in the prestigious national tournament CdM hosts later this month. Mang wanted to attract more area teams to a field that last year included schools from Northern California, Hawaii and New York. Add Newport Harbor to that list.
October 8, 1999
Don Cantrell Al Muniz is one of the finest football guards ever to come out of Harbor High and Orange Coast College. Muniz, a 1949 graduate of Newport Harbor, is the brother of the late Manuel Muniz, a second-team All-CIF selection at tackle off the championship '42 grid team at Newport and the brother of Joe, a two-year veteran at Harbor in 1943 and '44. He was also named first string All-Eastern Conference once...
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