November 14, 2013
ROLLING HILLS ESTATES - Peninsula High girls' tennis coach Mike Hoeger wanted Wednesday afternoon's CIF Southern Section Division 1 semifinal match to move along as quickly as possible. As Hoeger explained during the team introductions, the tennis courts at Peninsula High don't have lights. When the sun goes down over the hill, it gets dark fast. "Do we want to go singles again?" Hoeger asked as he passed Corona del Mar's players near the end of the second round, ready to get everyone back on court.
June 2, 2013
COSTA MESA - The moment that Marco Argueta had envisioned for years finally became reality Sunday afternoon at the Daily Pilot Cup. Argueta, the Paularino Elementary liaison, made sure the school's Principal Stacy de Boom-Howard didn't miss the photo opportunity. "Get your iPhone ready," Argueta told de Boom-Howard in the waning seconds of the boys' fifth- and sixth-grade silver division championship match at Jack Hammett Sports Complex. Paularino made history, winning its first-ever title at the tournament.
December 1, 1999
GARDEN GROVE - After a shorthanded first half, the Newport-Mesa Junior All-American Football Midget Seahawks lost to the Garden Grove Panthers, 31-6, in the AFL Championship Saturday. With the Seahawks' head coach and three key players stranded on the freeway with a disabled vehicle, Garden Grove took advantage and scored 24 first-half points. In the second half, with a full squad, the Seahawks limited the Panthers to seven points, while scoring their lone touchdown of the game.
April 27, 2005
Rick Devereux The Costa Mesa High boys tennis team knew what the stakes were when the Mustangs faced host Orange Tuesday in a Golden West League showdown. Mesa needed to beat the Panthers in order to stay in contention for a shot at the league title. Orange needed to win the match in order to secure its first league championship since 1981, a span of 24 years. Even though the Panthers won, 11-7, Costa Mesa put a scare into Orange head coach Richard McFarland in the final round of play.
March 11, 2008
Former UC Irvine men’s basketball assistant coach Todd Lee, now head coach at Kentucky Wesleyan College, received the Great Lakes Valley Conference Coach of the Year Award. Lee, in his third season at the school, guided the Panthers back to national prominence with a 24-7 record and a first-place tie for the GLVC East Division title with a 14-5 mark. He also led the program back to the Top 25 and the NCAA regional rankings, as well as a berth in the conference tournament for the first time in four seasons.
October 2, 2004
Rick Devereux There were not going to be many surprises in the Golden West League opener for Estancia High and Orange Friday night at Newport Harbor High. The Panthers, ranked No. 4 in CIF Southern Section Division VII, were going to run the ball right at Estancia and pound away an easy victory. The Eagles, however, had other plans. Even though Estancia lost, 23-21, Coach Craig Fertig can take pride in the fact his team gave the defending league champions a scare.
December 16, 2004
Rick Devereux In soccer, sometimes all that matters is the final outcome. The Estancia High boys soccer team did not play its best but walked away with a 4-3 victory over Orange in the Golden West League opener for the Eagles, who secured their first win of the season Wednesday at TeWinkle Middle School. The Eagles play nonleague visitor Santa Ana Valley today at TeWinkle at 3 p.m. "I was a little worried [about the outcome]," first-year Coach Gannon Burks said.
September 20, 2000
Richard Dunn ROLLING HILLS ESTATES - Maybe it's not such a bad idea, after all, that Corona del Mar High's Sea Kings play in CIF Southern Section Division IV this season. In Tuesday's showdown against perennial Division I girls tennis powerhouse Peninsula, the host Panthers politely escorted the Sea Kings (4-1) down to earth while extending their winning streak to 42 matches. Ranked No. 1 in the Orange County preseason poll, Corona del Mar absorbed a humbling 15-3 setback as Peninsula (3-0)
October 24, 2003
BARRY FAULKNER From afar, dressed in a sweater vest, slacks and a tie, Orange High football coach Greg Gibson has the refined look of a 1960s college coach. But at field level, it's clear that the former Orange Coast College defensive lineman's mind-set belies his button-down appearance. Gibson's approach, in fact, is culled more from his time in the trenches than from springs and summers spent at sophisticated offensive coaching clinics. So, when he was named head coach three seasons ago, he chose to bring what amounted to offense concentrate to the Orange program.
February 6, 2004
Patrick Laverty Coming off its worst loss of the season, the Costa Mesa High boys basketball team could have gone in any direction in its second-place Golden West League showdown at Orange Thursday. In order to keep things simple, Mustangs Coach Bob Serven emphasized the philosophy of another Newport-Mesa coach. "We're trying to just win one game at a time," Serven said. "It's something I learned from [Newport Harbor High football coach] Jeff Brinkley.