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SPORTS
April 1, 2013
Sage Hill School junior midfielder Will Burns and goalkeeper Adam Ellingson are two of four boys' soccer players garnering first-team All-Academy League laurels for the Lightning, who finished in second place in league for the second straight season. The other two Sage Hill players representing the first team are sophomore defender Gordon Strelow and halfback sophomore Nicolai Sadeghi. The Lightning (11-8-1, 6-3-1 in league) won at Riverside Woodcrest Christian, 3-2, in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 6 playoffs.
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SPORTS
April 17, 2014
Kekai Whitford, Sage Hill School's dynamic junior, has committed to play for the Loyola Marymount University women's volleyball team, said Billy Whitford, Kekai's father. Whitford led Sage Hill to its most successful season in the fall, when the program shared the Academy League title, claimed the CIF Southern Section Division 3A title, and advanced to the CIF State Southern California Regional Division III finals. Whitford, an outside hitter at Sage Hill, earned the CIF Southern Section Division 3A Player of the Year and Academy League MVP awards after she finished with 424 kills, 350 digs and 84 service aces.
NEWS
By Hannah Fry and Emily Foxhall | February 19, 2014
A group interested in founding a private Christian high school in Newport Beach found a possible location at the site of their alma mater, a school that has since been converted into the West Newport Community Center. Newport Beach is hoping to get a school to open at the location, which would be shared with the city as it works to finalize a location for a new community center, officials confirmed Wednesday. The property seemed ideal to David Bahnsen, vice president of Pacifica Christian High School of Orange County's board of trustees, which is interested in the former site of Newport Christian High School.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | November 29, 2013
At 5-foot-7, Sage Hill School junior Halland McKenna does not tower over many people on the volleyball court. The height certainly isn't short outside of the gym. It certainly is short, though, for a high school outside hitter, even at a small school like Sage Hill. McKenna has to play smart, using the angles and picking her spots. "I definitely think it's placement," she said. "I can't hit like [Sage junior outside] Kekai [Whitford]. Kekai, oh my God, she can knock someone's head off. I can hit anywhere, but it's just that I can't get up that high to hit straight down.
NEWS
By Alexandra Baird, dailypilot@latimes.com | June 3, 2011
NEWPORT COAST — When Olivia Simon sat down in Cha for Tea to write the speech she would give at her graduation from Sage Hill School, she wasn't sure how to explain her time there, but all that changed when three junior girls walked in. Simon, who will attend Washington University in St. Louis in the fall, said although she didn't know the girls well, they recognized each other from school and immediately sat down and started talking. "We laughed together like we were old friends," she said.
SPORTS
May 13, 2013
The Estancia High and Sage Hill School baseball teams are the lone survivors/playoff squads from the Newport-Mesa area. Both teams were assigned Tuesday wild-card games when CIF Southern Section playoff pairings were released Monday. Games are scheduled to begin at 3:15 p.m. In Division 4, Estancia (16-9), the Orange Coast League third-place team will play at Montebello (15-9), the Almont League second-place team. The winner will play at South Torrance (17-10, Pioneer League champion)
SPORTS
May 4, 2013
Corona del Mar High, Newport Harbor and Sage Hill School secured home matches to open the CIF Southern Section playoffs in boys' volleyball, as pairings were released Saturday morning. In Division 1, CdM (18-10), the Pacific Coast League champion, will play host to Trabuco Hills, Tuesday night. Matches are scheduled to being at 7 p.m. Trabuco Hills (27-5) finished third in the South Coast League. Also in Division 1, Newport Harbor (20-8), the Sunset League second-place team, will play at home against Newhall Hart (17-13-1)
SPORTS
August 27, 2013
SEIGNOSSE - LE PENON, France - Courtney Conlogue, a graduate of Sage Hill School, won the Swatch Girls Pro France surfing event completed Sunday. Conlogue, celebrating her 21st birthday Sunday, defeated Joanne Defay in the final, posting a wave score of 9.60, the second-best of the event, and 8.87 to total 18.47 points out of a possible 20. Defay, a French competitor, totaled 14.0 for her two waves in the final. It was the second straight Girls Pro France victory for Conlogue, who earned $8,000.
SPORTS
March 7, 2011
BOYS' GOLF Estancia 216, Loara 267 COSTA MESA — Junior Jake Knapp shot two-over-par 39 to earn medalist honors and lead the Eagles in the Golden West League match Monday at the Costa Mesa Golf & Country Club. Courtland Lee (41), Jake Stone (45), Aaron Wood (45) and Ryan Quinlan (46) also scored for Estancia (3-0, 1-0 in league). BOYS' TENNIS Lightning Invitational NEWPORT BEACH — Sage Hill School finished second and Newport Harbor third in the five-team event Monday at The Tennis Club.
SPORTS
May 12, 2011
YUCAIPA — Sage Hill School boys' volleyball coach Dan Thomassen said his team couldn't finish in Game 2 and it made a difference against Yucaipa Thursday night. The sixth-seeded Thunderbirds (21-1) fed off their home crowd and beat No. 10 Sage, 18-25, 25-23, 22-25, 25-18, 15-9, in a CIF Southern Section Division IV second-round match. "It was one of the games that we couldn't find a way to win it," Thomassen said of the second set. "It was 22-all. They kept getting better in front of their crowd.
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