November 5, 2013
GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL Sage Hill def. St. Margaret's Kekai Whitford had 16 kills and one ace to help lead the Lightning to a 25-19, 25-16, 25-7 win, as host Sage Hill clinched a share of the Academy League championship on Tuesday. Halland McKenna had nine kills, two aces and nine digs, Maddy Abbott amassed 31 assists and eight digs and Allie Mowrey had 17 digs and seven aces for the Lightning (21-5, 11-1 in league), who shared the league title with Crean Lutheran. Sage Hill, ranked No. 1 in CIF Southern Section Division 3-A, awaits CIF playoff pairings to be released Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
March 4, 2011
Andy Berglund brought winning baseball to Sage Hill School. He is planning to bring the same kind of success to the Czech Republic. Berglund said he has resigned after three successful seasons as Sage Hill's coach for the opportunity to guide the Czech Republic senior and junior national baseball programs. Berglund, who went 51-18 overall and 36-9 in the Academy League, led the Lightning to many firsts. In his first season in 2008, he guided Sage Hill to its first league title and first CIF Southern Section first-round playoff victory.
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.
July 15, 2013
Three more Newport Beach students were named National Merit Scholars this week, bringing the city's total this year to six. Liana Korber and Tiffany Silverstein, from the private Sage Hill School, were selected along with Kelsey Christensen, from Newport Harbor High School. Each year, the National Merit Scholarship Corp.awards $35 million in college scholarships to about 8,000 students based on academic achievement. A statement from the nonprofit Monday announced the final 1,800 recipients who had been selected by colleges to receive annual scholarships of $500 to $2,000.