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June 29, 2004
DON CANTRELL The Class of 1954 at Newport Harbor High, which helped lead the way to two league titles in basketball and cross country and three second-place finishes in track and field, swimming and baseball, is charting plans for its 50th reunion. Attorney and one-time track athlete Hal Seely has disclosed that the grand event will be Oct. 23 at the American Legion Hall in Newport Beach, beginning at 6 p.m. With high hopes of drawing many classmates out of the past and distant places, the '54 committee is urging, "missing mates," to respond relative to future planning.
NEWS
August 10, 2000
Don Cantrell Alvin "Pink" Pinkley was a three-time mayor of Costa Mesa and favored many things in life, but one of the major loves was sports, local and national. Before he passed away Dec. 8, 1998, he once made his opinions loud and clear during numerous mid-'40 basketball games at Harbor High. The late Ralph Reed, who once coached Tar basketball for almost three decades, probably looked at Pinkley with mixed emotions when he appeared for one of the Tuesday or Friday night cage battles on campus.
NEWS
January 27, 2000
Don Cantrell There is a wealth of interesting and humorous items that can be uprooted from many athletes that have surfaced from the Daily Pilot Sports Hall of Fame. The athletic achievements and statistics alone can be intriguing as some reflect on the past. Four who fit the realm are former Harbor High basketball players from the turn of the 1940s and 1943-44 varsity gridder Joe Muniz. Top humor from cagers Walt Kelly, Class of '37, and George Barnett, Class of '41, are firm recalls that have of the late Ralph Reed, athletic director and basketball coach for so many years.
NEWS
March 16, 2000
Don Cantrell One of the worst-ever rain storms to sweep over the grid at Davidson Field made its mark in the season of 1934 when Harbor High played host to Huntington Beach. One could have called it, "The Puddle and Mud Bowl." The late Judd Sutherland, the '34 Tar captain said, "It was so bad, both teams argued with the refs all afternoon as to where the ball should be placed following a tackle. The ball carriers would get hit, then slide 15-20 yards across the mud."
NEWS
July 22, 2000
Don Cantrell The lofty standards of Al Irwin, former UCI athletic director, have endured since his early days of learning sports at the knees of the late Ralph Reed and the late Amos Alonzo Stagg. Outside prep and college summer years, old friends struggle trying to recall if he ever applied for jobs after his mid-'40s coaching assignments at Antioch and Valencia high schools. Only one recall arose from 1947 as a near exception when Irwin considered applying for the athletic director's post at Orange Coast College.
NEWS
September 2, 2002
Don Cantrell Ralph Reed, Harbor High's first athletic director in 1930 and the varsity football coach from 1931 through '37, never won a grid title, but achieved a classy 6-2-0 winning record in his final season on the turf. A great assist arrived in the fall of '37 and that was a new coach named Dick Spaulding. His sharp assistance helped the Tars blank five rivals. He would take the head reins in 1938 and '39. Those five were Bonita, Claremont, Garden Grove, Long Beach Jordan and Huntington Beach.
NEWS
December 11, 1999
Don Cantrell The infamous Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese still brings back sour memories for many Americans, who lost friends, neighbors and family members that day. On Harbor High athlete from the early 1930s to survive the bombing was Billy V. Brown, one of the late Ralph Reed's first and favorite athletes. He was also a teammate of the rugged Bill Brown (no relation) in Tar athletics. It was Billy's squadron that fired the first shots back at the enemy aircraft.
NEWS
October 20, 1999
The late Ralph Reed, Newport Harbor High's first athletic director and its first football coach, had fun with football from 1931-1937. His basic loves were basketball and track, but gridiron pressures kept his other coaching desires limited. His early day gang of gridders generally followed Reed's direction with ample respect and good will, but there were some who resented his style and manner of coaching. Some felt that early Newport grid teams were not loaded with the super talent that came along in the championship '42 season and it sometimes prompted Reed to inject some fanciful plays to fool rivals.
NEWS
July 14, 2002
Don Cantrell Almost 72 years ago, a new high school named Newport Harbor opened its doors in Newport Heights and welcomed students who had been attending Santa Ana, Huntington Beach and Tustin high schools. The principal, Sidney Davidson, who had been serving on the staff at Huntington Beach High, expected a few hundred students. Enrollment reached about 500 by 1942. Davidson, a one-time prep basketball coach at Morgan Hill in California, chose to first hire an athletic director named Ralph Reed, who had served twice as principal at two high schools in Ohio.
NEWS
August 18, 2002
Roger Carlson Many of the treasures of Heritage Hall at Newport Harbor High once lie strewn in a Dempsey Dumpster, but the Sailors' original coach and athletic director, Ralph Reed, rescued the material, stowed it in his garage and hoped for better days to come. It was in the '70s that Daily Pilot Sports viewed Reed's treasures, stacked from floor to ceiling in his garage, packed away like so many bales of cotton, and he told of his treasures and the need to hold on to the past.
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NEWS
June 29, 2004
DON CANTRELL The Class of 1954 at Newport Harbor High, which helped lead the way to two league titles in basketball and cross country and three second-place finishes in track and field, swimming and baseball, is charting plans for its 50th reunion. Attorney and one-time track athlete Hal Seely has disclosed that the grand event will be Oct. 23 at the American Legion Hall in Newport Beach, beginning at 6 p.m. With high hopes of drawing many classmates out of the past and distant places, the '54 committee is urging, "missing mates," to respond relative to future planning.
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NEWS
September 2, 2002
Don Cantrell Ralph Reed, Harbor High's first athletic director in 1930 and the varsity football coach from 1931 through '37, never won a grid title, but achieved a classy 6-2-0 winning record in his final season on the turf. A great assist arrived in the fall of '37 and that was a new coach named Dick Spaulding. His sharp assistance helped the Tars blank five rivals. He would take the head reins in 1938 and '39. Those five were Bonita, Claremont, Garden Grove, Long Beach Jordan and Huntington Beach.
NEWS
August 18, 2002
Roger Carlson Many of the treasures of Heritage Hall at Newport Harbor High once lie strewn in a Dempsey Dumpster, but the Sailors' original coach and athletic director, Ralph Reed, rescued the material, stowed it in his garage and hoped for better days to come. It was in the '70s that Daily Pilot Sports viewed Reed's treasures, stacked from floor to ceiling in his garage, packed away like so many bales of cotton, and he told of his treasures and the need to hold on to the past.
NEWS
July 14, 2002
Don Cantrell Almost 72 years ago, a new high school named Newport Harbor opened its doors in Newport Heights and welcomed students who had been attending Santa Ana, Huntington Beach and Tustin high schools. The principal, Sidney Davidson, who had been serving on the staff at Huntington Beach High, expected a few hundred students. Enrollment reached about 500 by 1942. Davidson, a one-time prep basketball coach at Morgan Hill in California, chose to first hire an athletic director named Ralph Reed, who had served twice as principal at two high schools in Ohio.
NEWS
April 27, 2002
Roger Carlson Do you remember the $127 million school bond which was passed by voters a year or so ago? You know, the one which was ticketed to upgrade school facilities within the Newport-Mesa School District. It may have slipped your mind, if nothing else, because not much has changed since the vote. It takes time for these things to grind toward fruition, but come May 6 at 6:30 a.m. there is a two-hour meeting at Newport Harbor High's library where a great deal will be discussed about the rennovation of the Sailors' gymnasium complex.
NEWS
August 10, 2000
Don Cantrell Alvin "Pink" Pinkley was a three-time mayor of Costa Mesa and favored many things in life, but one of the major loves was sports, local and national. Before he passed away Dec. 8, 1998, he once made his opinions loud and clear during numerous mid-'40 basketball games at Harbor High. The late Ralph Reed, who once coached Tar basketball for almost three decades, probably looked at Pinkley with mixed emotions when he appeared for one of the Tuesday or Friday night cage battles on campus.
NEWS
July 22, 2000
Don Cantrell The lofty standards of Al Irwin, former UCI athletic director, have endured since his early days of learning sports at the knees of the late Ralph Reed and the late Amos Alonzo Stagg. Outside prep and college summer years, old friends struggle trying to recall if he ever applied for jobs after his mid-'40s coaching assignments at Antioch and Valencia high schools. Only one recall arose from 1947 as a near exception when Irwin considered applying for the athletic director's post at Orange Coast College.
NEWS
March 16, 2000
Don Cantrell One of the worst-ever rain storms to sweep over the grid at Davidson Field made its mark in the season of 1934 when Harbor High played host to Huntington Beach. One could have called it, "The Puddle and Mud Bowl." The late Judd Sutherland, the '34 Tar captain said, "It was so bad, both teams argued with the refs all afternoon as to where the ball should be placed following a tackle. The ball carriers would get hit, then slide 15-20 yards across the mud."
NEWS
January 27, 2000
Don Cantrell There is a wealth of interesting and humorous items that can be uprooted from many athletes that have surfaced from the Daily Pilot Sports Hall of Fame. The athletic achievements and statistics alone can be intriguing as some reflect on the past. Four who fit the realm are former Harbor High basketball players from the turn of the 1940s and 1943-44 varsity gridder Joe Muniz. Top humor from cagers Walt Kelly, Class of '37, and George Barnett, Class of '41, are firm recalls that have of the late Ralph Reed, athletic director and basketball coach for so many years.
NEWS
December 11, 1999
Don Cantrell The infamous Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese still brings back sour memories for many Americans, who lost friends, neighbors and family members that day. On Harbor High athlete from the early 1930s to survive the bombing was Billy V. Brown, one of the late Ralph Reed's first and favorite athletes. He was also a teammate of the rugged Bill Brown (no relation) in Tar athletics. It was Billy's squadron that fired the first shots back at the enemy aircraft.
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