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.
October 1, 2013
As young players for the Sage Hill School boys' water polo team, sophomore Rachael Jaffe and freshmen Paige Solaas and Laurenz Dodge could be considered X-factors. One way they differ from their teammates, though, is the XX chromosome. Yes, Jaffe, Solaas and Dodge are girls playing on the boys' team for the Lightning. But more than that, they are valued contributors. "Everyone enjoys and welcomes them on the team," Sage Hill Coach Tom Norton said. "They're great additions to our squad.
December 14, 2012
Sage Hill School senior outside hitter Maggie Danner and sophomore outside hitter Halland Mckenna each made the All-Academy League first team after leading the girls' volleyball team to its second straight CIF Southern Section championship appearance. Sage Hill's second-team picks were sophomore opposite Kekai Whitford and sophomore setter Maddy Abbott. Brenna Van Hoogenstyn was an honorable mention. The Lightning played rival St. Margaret's for the section title again. While Sage Hill beat St. Margaret's in the Division 4-AA final in 2011, it lost to the Tartans in the Division 3-A final this year.
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.
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.
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.
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)
October 28, 2010
When/where: Tonight, 7 at Sage Hill School Key Lightning: Sr. TB/DB Taylor Ross (1,302 yards rushing, 20 TDs); Jr. LB David Fenner (team-high 82 tackles, two sacks); Sr. QB/DB Randall Mycorn (690 yards passing, six TDs, two INTs); Sr. OL/DL T.J. Danner. Key Tartans: Sr. QB/S Joey Seco; Jr. TB/CB Kent Izuka; Sr. WR/LB Davis Edwards. Breakdown: Tonight's rivalry game is the Academy League opener for both Sage Hill (6-1) and St. Margaret's (4-3) … Both teams are ranked in the CIF Southern Section East Valley Division, with the Tartans at No. 5 and the Lightning at No. 7 … The rivalry has been one-sided in its history, with St. Margaret's winning all eight previous meetings … The Lightning have never gotten closer than a 42-21 loss in 2006 against their rivals … St. Margaret's has won 18 consecutive Academy League games in a row since 2004 … Ross is leading Orange County in both rushing yards and rushing touchdowns, having already set school records in both categories.
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)
November 9, 2013
After going winless a year ago, Sage Hill School has qualified for the CIF Southern Section East Valley Division playoffs. Sage Hill's 50-40 victory at Crean Lutheran in an Academy League finale on Friday night helped the Lightning earn a berth into the postseason. The Lightning (5-5, 2-2 in league) received one of the East Valley Division's three at-large playoff entries on Saturday, when the CIF Southern Section released the at-large teams. Sage Hill needed an at-large berth because it finished third in the Academy league, which only receives two guaranteed playoff berths.