October 29, 2009
Calvary Chapel vs. Costa Mesa When/where: Tonight, 7 at Estancia Key Mustangs: Sr. QB Todd Davis (1,165 yards and 11 TDs with two interceptions on 79 of 153 passing); Jr. LT Andrew Albers; Sr. WR-LB Brian Waldron (31 catches for 523 yards and four TDs). Breakdown: Costa Mesa (5-3, 2-0 in league) has won seven straight Orange Coast League games dating back to 2007 … Calvary Chapel (3-3, 0-1) dropped its league opener at Laguna Beach, 56-24 … Coach Jeremy Osso said the Mustangs’ No. 10 ranking in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division poll is the first time the program has been ranked in the CIF since 2003.
December 8, 2003
Steve Virgen Whenever there was an important football game for the Estancia High Eagles, Dave Jeranko became excited. He knew he would be a key player as the starting quarterback in an option offense. But what took place on the field wasn't the only reason he loved the games that had that playoff-type aura about them. Take the season-opening game against Edison, for example, in 1977. Edison was the powerhouse, the standard for most prep football teams.
June 6, 2002
Barry Faulkner NEWPORT BEACH - In the ever cyclical world of high school football, news faces are just part of the landscape. A familiar face, however, is among the "new" participants this spring for Newport Harbor High's Sailors. Assistant coach Tony Ciarelli, a key ingredient to the onset of extended Sailor postseason runs in the early 1990s, is back in the fold for Coach Jeff Brinkley, coordinating the defense after five seasons as head coach at Huntington Beach High.
June 5, 2002
NEWPORT BEACH - Newport Harbor High senior Adam Kerns, an All-Newport-Mesa District and All-Sea View League wide receiver last fall, said Monday he will continue his football and academic career at the University of Puget Sound. Kerns committed to the Division III school after a visit in February. He is enrolled in the university's exclusive business school. Kerns caught a team-leading 29 passes for 627 yards (21.6 per catch) and 11 touchdowns and also shared the team lead with five interceptions as a senior.
June 1, 2002
Barry Faulkner NEWPORT COAST - The Sage Hill High football team, preparing for its first varsity season in 2002, is enjoying its first spring session. But, with six coaches overseeing just 19 players, it's more like a spring tutorial than the more traditional spring practice. "A lot of kids are getting a lot of one-on-one coaching," said Tom Monarch, who has guided the program from its inception in the fall of 2000. "As opposed to working seven-on-seven like most programs, we'll break down into individual positions.
May 31, 2002
Barry Faulkner COSTA MESA - Though there is no contact allowed, the Costa Mesa High football team is undergoing a bit of a crash course, as spring drills continue through June 7. The Mustangs, enjoying a greater comfort zone under second-year head man Dave Perkins, are learning on both sides of the ball, but focusing primarily on a return to the flex defense, which the team abandoned early in last year's 7-4 season....
May 30, 2002
Barry Faulkner COSTA MESA - This time last year, Jay Noonan was preparing his resume. This spring, he is relieved to be preparing his Estancia High football team for the 2002 season, his second at the school. Toward that end, as many as 70 players are wrapping up their first week of spring practice, enjoying the familiarity with the program in place and determined to turn around a winless record in 2001. "I've been very impressed with the enthusiasm, but the thing I notice most is how relaxed the kids seem," said Noonan, who was hired after the completion of a makeshift spring practice last season.
May 29, 2002
Barry Faulkner CORONA DEL MAR - With a nucleus of experienced returners, Corona del Mar High football coach Dick Freeman said leadership is abundant as the Sea Kings' continue the second of their three weeks of spring practice. But, Freeman said, it's the style of leadership being administered that pleases him most. "This is the best group of seniors we've had since 1995 (when the Sea Kings went to the CIF Southern Section Division V semifinals)," Freeman said.
May 20, 2002
Barry Faulkner Spring practice is usually about solidarity and schemes. If they accomplish nothing else, Newport-Mesa high school football coaches will be happy to come away from this year's spring drills, which begin today at Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa and Estancia, having initiated the bonding of their players and established the foundation of their offensive and defensive systems. Scheming and teaming will begin for Newport Harbor May 28, while Sage Hill, the new kid on the Newport-Mesa block, is already a week into drills in preparation for the 2002 season.
April 23, 2002
Barry Faulkner Newport Harbor High seniors Morgan Craig, Brian Gaeta and Jeff Marshall, as well as Corona del Mar senior standout Steven Russell, have been named to represent the South in the Orange County All-Star Football Game, scheduled July 12 at Orange Coast College. The four Back Bay stalwarts made the 36-player roster, selected by sportswriters working with South Coach Bob Johnson from Mission Viejo High. Craig, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound quarterback, was an All-CIF Southern Section selection last fall in Division VI, after leading the Sailors to the Sea View League championship and a berth in the CIF Division VI semifinals.