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From the Los Angeles Times | March 28, 2013
Rob Wigod, the commissioner of the Southern Section, wants to start a debate over whether there are too many teams being allowed in the Southern Section playoffs because of Blue Book Rule 3214.1. That rule, passed several years ago, allows schools that did not earn a guaranteed entry from their league into the playoffs in every sport but football, basketball and wrestling as long as their school finished in the next place beyond that league's guaranteed number of entries and the school has an overall record of .500 or better.
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By Matt Szabo | April 24, 2013
CORONA DEL MAR - Two losses this week did not provide the Corona del Mar High girls' lacrosse team with a lot of momentum going into the U.S. Lacrosse Southern Section South Division playoffs. But, as the Sea Kings showed last year, anything can happen once the playoffs begin. The postseason was the talking point Wednesday, after CdM dropped its Pacific Coast League finale to league champion Beckman, 9-6, at home. Corona del Mar (13-7, 7-3 in league) finished tied for second in league.
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April 1, 2006
The Newport Harbor High junior varsity club roller hockey team opened the Interscholastic Hockey Federation A Division playoffs with a 7-0 victory over Tesoro on Wednesday at the California Roller Hockey Center in Irvine. Newport Harbor, seeded No. 1, won the regular-season title with a 13-1-1 record, and will compete in the semifinal match Monday night. Should the Sailors win Monday, they would play in Wednesday's championship. The coed team, coached by Jim Irwin, is made up of seniors Rory Campbell, Sarah Taylor and goalie Colin Meatzie; juniors Christy Jenkins and Peter Do; sophomores Kurt Newmeyer, Ryan Panella, Josh Jobse and Cameron Monahan, the leading scorer; and freshman Richard De St. Jean.
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February 29, 2004
Cailea Eisenberg scored both goals and the Newport Beach girls under-12 all-star soccer team shut out South Irvine, 2-0, for one of its two victories Feb. 14 in the AYSO Region 97 playoffs. Ava Nelson assisted on Eisenberg's first goal early in the game. Newport relied on a strong defense to thwart any South Irvine attack. Christie Ohlhaver, Kelly Rorden, Jackie Graham and Emily Boone all controlled their areas. Sarah Buckingham, Nelson and Meghan Nance, in turn, pressured the Irvine defense.
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December 19, 2004
The AYSO Region 120 Costa Mesa girls under-10 Blue Thunder tied one game and lost the next two in the regional playoffs Dec. 11-12 at University Park Elementary School in Irvine. The Blue Thunder finished their season 13-2-3, after having compiled a 13-0-0 regular-season record. The Thunder tied South Irvine, 0-0, in their first game of pool play in the playoffs Dec. 11. The Thunder lost to Corona del Mar, 1-0, in the afternoon game Dec. 11 and Newport Harbor bested the Thunder, 2-0, Dec. 12 to end Costa Mesa's season.
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November 15, 2005
vanguard signings standaloneLions' women's volleyball team earns back-to-back Region II berth for first time in program history.Vanguard University will open the NAIA Region II women's volleyball playoffs at Cal Baptist tonight at 7. The Lions (23-10, 10-10 in the Golden State Athletic Conference) are the No. 7 seed in the eight-team event. The winner will earn a bid into the national tournament. Cal Baptist (26-3, 18-2 in the GSAC), the reigning national champion, is the No. 2 seed.
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May 12, 2004
Steve Virgen Newport Harbor High baseball coach Joel Desguin would have rather delivered a congratulatory speech, but as it was he issued a do-or-die challenge to his players. The Sailors (13-11, 7-7 in league) could not match the aggressiveness that Woodbridge displayed while scoring a key 6-0 Sea View League win at Windrow Park in Irvine Tuesday night. The Warriors' victory sets up a battle for the third and guaranteed berth into the CIF Southern Section Division II playoffs Thursday at 3:15 p.m. at Newport.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | May 10, 2007
COSTA MESA — Three hours before game time, Garrick Williams saw some of his Costa Mesa High teammates in their uniforms, eager to play. At another baseball field in town. Watching another game. Not just any other game. This Orange Coast League game between Laguna Beach and Calvary Chapel at Vanguard University factored into whether the Mustangs' season would continue after Wednesday. Keep in mind Costa Mesa really could decide that on its own, without needing Laguna Beach to lose.
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February 27, 2001
The Vanguard University men's and women's basketball teams open the Golden State Athletic Conference playoffs on enemy soil this week. The Vanguard women (17-11, 10-8 in conference) play at Westmont (20-10, 13-5) tonight, while the men (8-21, 4-14) play at Azusa Pacific (30-2, 17-1) on Wednesday. Both games are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. The lady Lions, seeded sixth in the playoffs, lost both contests to the third-seeded Warriors. The Vanguard men, seeded eighth, lost twice to the top-seeded Cougars but pushed APU (ranked third nationally by the NAIA)
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | May 3, 2014
Mark Todd is coming back to Corona del Mar High yet again, not to lead the Sea Kings, but to coach against them. Todd has returned to CdM a handful of times since leaving the school five years ago. He's in his fourth season in charge of Newport Harbor, CdM's Back Bay rival. The schools have played five times since Todd moved across the bay. The sixth meeting is Tuesday, when Todd guides the No. 15-seeded Sailors (8-8) to his former stomping ground to open the U.S. Lacrosse Southern Section South Division playoffs against No. 2 CdM (13-1)
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By Matt Szabo | April 28, 2014
IRVINE - The day after many of the players on the Corona del Mar High girls' lacrosse team returned from the three-day Stagecoach Country Music Festival, they had a huge Pacific Coast League game against Beckman. The festival was much more fun for the Sea Kings than the game at the Patriots' field Monday. CdM stayed competitive for most of the contest, but at the end the goals dried up, just like the festival grounds in the desert in Indio. The resulting 13-9 Beckman victory means that CdM is most likely denied its first outright league title in program history.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | March 22, 2014
Shaun Vetrovec's game ended on Friday, and he joined the rest of his Newport Harbor High teammates on the bus. They waited for their coach, Evan Chalmers, to wrap up interviews. Unlike most of the Sailors, Vetrovec had a long weekend ahead of him, filled with more baseball. Vetrovec planned to head out to Tempe, Ariz., with his father Bob later that night to catch a couple of spring training games. For the past seven years, Vetrovec and his dad have made the road trip to watch the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim before the season starts.
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By Matt Szabo | March 13, 2014
On its home floor and playing a lower-seeded squad, things appeared to be looking up for the Corona del Mar High girls' basketball team. The No. 6-seeded Sea Kings went up big on No. 11 Los Angeles Garfield midway through the second quarter of Wednesday night's CIF State Southern California Regional Division III opener. CdM looked well on its way to extending its first state playoffs appearance in program history. Then sophomore forward Natalia Bruening got her third foul. The lead nearly vanished by halftime.
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By Matt Szabo | March 12, 2014
Corona del Mar High girls' basketball coach Mark Decker plans to have players from the 1982-83 CIF championship team in attendance Wednesday night, when the Sea Kings open up the CIF State Southern California Regional Division III playoffs at home. Decker said that Kim Valentine-Poska, who still lives in Newport Beach, will be in the house. She was a junior guard on the '83 team and came off the bench. Decker said he expects at least one other player from that team, the only CIF championship team in program history, to attend.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | February 27, 2014
LOS ANGELES - Don't bring up the last time the Estancia High boys' soccer team won the CIF Southern Section title to Robert Castellano. He begrudgingly will thank you for reminding him. That special season 14 years ago can be a sensitive issue for him at times. He missed being a part of that section championship team because he graduated the year before the school won it all. Castellano never played for a section title, but he is now one win away from coaching the Eagles in one. As the coach, Castellano is in full control, always composed.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | February 26, 2014
For the second straight time in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs, the Corona del Mar High girls' soccer team survived penalty kicks. The difference from the first time and the second time is more CdM fans witnessed the Sea Kings keep their season alive. And they made sure to celebrate with the Sea Kings on the field. Corona del Mar won the second-round match against Upland in a shootout, 4-3, after the two sides didn't score in regulation and overtime on Wednesday.
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By Barry Faulkner | February 25, 2014
The letters across the Pasadena Poly boys' soccer team's warmup tops spelled out Polytechnic Soccer. Pyrotechnic Soccer might have been more fitting on Tuesday, when the visiting Panthers exploded for two goals in the first eight minutes and went on to record a 4-0 victory over Sage Hill in the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division 6 playoffs. The four goals were double the previous best output by a Sage Hill opponent this season and represented more than 50% of the total tallies (seven)
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | February 25, 2014
ANAHEIM - When the Corona del Mar High boys' soccer team showed up at Anaheim, the uneven field, with patches of grass, looked like the one the Sea Kings play on at home. Anaheim Coach Joe Chavez learned his team wasn't the only one in Orange County that plays on a poor field. "We're used to this," CdM Coach George Larsen told Chavez, who said he began to think, "Oh gosh! It might play in their favor. " While the Sea Kings played on the road in the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division 3 playoffs on Tuesday, they were 3 minutes away from getting the type of result they do at home.
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