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By William Lobdell | October 7, 2010
Back in the day, whenever my Long Beach Wilson water polo team played (and usually beat, by the way) a high school from Newport-Mesa, early the next morning I'd drive down to Orange County to pick up the Daily Pilot. This newspaper covered (and still does) the minor sport of prep water polo like it was Major League Baseball, which was quite thrilling to a 17-year-old who longed to see his name in type. I'm sure my mom still has the yellowed, musty clips somewhere in her garage.
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June 7, 2011
As the longtime former publisher of the Daily Pilot, I would offer my full support of the naming of the press box at Davidson Field at Newport Harbor High School for former Sports Editor Roger Carlson. Roger was tireless in his commitment to reporting on the Newport-Mesa athletic achievements of our children. I would add that I am certain that those who worked with him and for him would fully agree. He truly was one of a kind. Tom Johnson Newport Beach Finally, an associate's degree!
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By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | June 6, 2011
COSTA MESA — School district officials want to gauge community support for naming the football press box at Newport Harbor High School after a former Daily Pilot sports editor. School officials are considering whether to honor Roger Carlson, who spent 40 years covering Newport-Mesa sports. "His labor of love has a positive impact on literally tens of thousands of high [school] athletes who are forever grateful for having achievements from their glory days published in the Pilot," said Rachel Perez-Hamilton, who nominated Carlson, quoting from her application.
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By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | June 30, 2011
COSTA MESA — The press box at Davidson Field will soon bear the name of retired Daily Pilot sportswriter and Sports Editor Roger Carlson. The Newport-Mesa Unified school board voted Tuesday to approve naming the box at Newport Harbor High School in Carlson’s honor. The board unanimously endorsed a recommendation by a committee of school district stakeholders. Carlson, 74, covered the sports beat for the hometown paper for 40 years: 25 as a reporter and 15 as sports editor.
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February 15, 2008
OCC’s LeBard Stadium press box may not broadcast Jim Carnett’s words anymore, but it will still carry his name. Carnett, a longtime employee, recently retired as senior director of community relations for the college. The Coast Community College District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to honor Carnett by naming the press box after him by request of the school’s president, Robert Dees. Carnett was the sport’s director at OCC for 15 years, which allowed him the opportunity to announce football games from the press box. Carnett spent 36 years working at OCC and never relinquished his role as broadcaster, despite his being promoted.
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July 4, 2002
Bryce Alderton NEWPORT BEACH - Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Jamie Moyer and Newport Beach Little League Majors American League Manager Fred Silva made a bet during the 2002 Little League season. The two that met in 1996 made a bet that if the Major Reds, whom Silva coached, either won Newport Beach's American Division or played in the league's championship game, then Moyer would treat the team to a suite for a Mariners game at Safeco Field. Well, the Reds made it to the title game, losing to the Diamondbacks, 3-2 in nine innings, so Silva and his team made the two-day trip to Seattle June 25-26.
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By Paul Oginni | August 12, 2009
As I took my seat in the Pacific Amphitheatre recently, the roars of 8,500 screaming Black Eyed Peas fans were enough to make me wish that I had brought earplugs. The more seasoned journalists in the press box had come prepared with more than just earplugs; they were armed to the teeth with useful gadgets, big and small. I felt outgunned by their protruding Nikons and interchangeable lenses. But as an intern reporter, I guessed the experience was an initiation of sorts, as if to welcome me to the big leagues.
SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | September 21, 2013
Covering the Battle of the Bay football game is always one of the best parts of this job. Friday night proved to be no exception. I made it to Orange Coast College, the site of this year's game, 90 minutes before kickoff. On the field, Newport Harbor High's team stretched, while Corona del Mar's kicker and punter booted balls around. When I made it up to the press box, one longtime CdM supporter, Brent Ogden, yelled at me from the field. I found it hard to make out what he said because this is the one event CdM keeps the microphone away from the old guy, and with good reason.
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By Jim Carnett | December 26, 2011
The Rose Bowl Game has long been one of my favorite annual sporting events. I watched my first televised Rose Bowl on Jan. 2, 1956. I was 10 –- almost 11 –- and Michigan State defeated UCLA, 17-14. I remember my uncle from Seattle coming south in 1961 to attend the Washington-Minnesota game. The Huskies beat the No. 1-ranked Golden Gophers, 17-7, behind the efforts of quarterback Bob Schloredt. My family attended the Tournament of Roses Parade in 1963 with our cousins who lived in Arcadia.
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By Jim Carnett | April 16, 2012
Vin Scully has begun his 63rd season as play-by-play broadcaster for the Dodgers. Incredible. The mellifluous 84-year-old Hall of Famer stands as baseball's most gifted raconteur — ever. He's been my hero since I was a kid. The Dodgers moved to L.A. from Brooklyn in 1958. I was 13 when I began my love affair with the Dodgers via radio. Scully and his on-air partner, Jerry Doggett, provided the inspiration. Though I've admired countless players over the decades, my all-time favorite Dodger has always been Scully.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | September 21, 2013
Covering the Battle of the Bay football game is always one of the best parts of this job. Friday night proved to be no exception. I made it to Orange Coast College, the site of this year's game, 90 minutes before kickoff. On the field, Newport Harbor High's team stretched, while Corona del Mar's kicker and punter booted balls around. When I made it up to the press box, one longtime CdM supporter, Brent Ogden, yelled at me from the field. I found it hard to make out what he said because this is the one event CdM keeps the microphone away from the old guy, and with good reason.
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By Jim Carnett | June 4, 2012
Longtime Boston Red Sox public-address announcer Carl Beane died last month. Referred to by many as "The Voice of Fenway Park," he was in his 10th season as Red Sox announcer. His affable but measured style exuded class. In a moving tribute to Beane, Sports Illustrated depicted announcers generally as "voices from heaven. " That, I believe, is a perfect description for those who toil at press box microphones. They're disembodied beings — seraphim, if you will — who help set the character and tone for every stadium and arena in the land.
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By Jim Carnett | April 16, 2012
Vin Scully has begun his 63rd season as play-by-play broadcaster for the Dodgers. Incredible. The mellifluous 84-year-old Hall of Famer stands as baseball's most gifted raconteur — ever. He's been my hero since I was a kid. The Dodgers moved to L.A. from Brooklyn in 1958. I was 13 when I began my love affair with the Dodgers via radio. Scully and his on-air partner, Jerry Doggett, provided the inspiration. Though I've admired countless players over the decades, my all-time favorite Dodger has always been Scully.
SPORTS
By Jim Carnett | December 26, 2011
The Rose Bowl Game has long been one of my favorite annual sporting events. I watched my first televised Rose Bowl on Jan. 2, 1956. I was 10 –- almost 11 –- and Michigan State defeated UCLA, 17-14. I remember my uncle from Seattle coming south in 1961 to attend the Washington-Minnesota game. The Huskies beat the No. 1-ranked Golden Gophers, 17-7, behind the efforts of quarterback Bob Schloredt. My family attended the Tournament of Roses Parade in 1963 with our cousins who lived in Arcadia.
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By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | June 30, 2011
COSTA MESA — The press box at Davidson Field will soon bear the name of retired Daily Pilot sportswriter and Sports Editor Roger Carlson. The Newport-Mesa Unified school board voted Tuesday to approve naming the box at Newport Harbor High School in Carlson’s honor. The board unanimously endorsed a recommendation by a committee of school district stakeholders. Carlson, 74, covered the sports beat for the hometown paper for 40 years: 25 as a reporter and 15 as sports editor.
NEWS
June 11, 2011
Naming the Davidson Field press box after Roger Carlson just makes sense. The former Daily Pilot sports editor spent a lot of his time working in the press box at Newport Harbor High, covering his favorite sport of football. Carlson worked at the Pilot for 39 years. He started as a part-time reporter in 1964 and was the sports editor from 1988 to 2003. He paid close attention to providing fair, comprehensive and positive coverage of the Newport-Mesa high schools. The Pilot will always be known as the newspaper for which Roger Carlson worked.
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By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | June 6, 2011
COSTA MESA — School district officials want to gauge community support for naming the football press box at Newport Harbor High School after a former Daily Pilot sports editor. School officials are considering whether to honor Roger Carlson, who spent 40 years covering Newport-Mesa sports. "His labor of love has a positive impact on literally tens of thousands of high [school] athletes who are forever grateful for having achievements from their glory days published in the Pilot," said Rachel Perez-Hamilton, who nominated Carlson, quoting from her application.
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By William Lobdell | October 7, 2010
Back in the day, whenever my Long Beach Wilson water polo team played (and usually beat, by the way) a high school from Newport-Mesa, early the next morning I'd drive down to Orange County to pick up the Daily Pilot. This newspaper covered (and still does) the minor sport of prep water polo like it was Major League Baseball, which was quite thrilling to a 17-year-old who longed to see his name in type. I'm sure my mom still has the yellowed, musty clips somewhere in her garage.
NEWS
By Paul Oginni | August 12, 2009
As I took my seat in the Pacific Amphitheatre recently, the roars of 8,500 screaming Black Eyed Peas fans were enough to make me wish that I had brought earplugs. The more seasoned journalists in the press box had come prepared with more than just earplugs; they were armed to the teeth with useful gadgets, big and small. I felt outgunned by their protruding Nikons and interchangeable lenses. But as an intern reporter, I guessed the experience was an initiation of sorts, as if to welcome me to the big leagues.
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