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By Matt Szabo | March 29, 2012
NEWPORT BEACH - Righty against lefty, junior against freshman. The Battle of the Bay softball game turned into a pitcher's duel Tuesday at Bonita Creek Park. Newport Harbor junior Hattie Marshall and Corona del Mar freshman Sydney McKeown matched each other nearly pitch for pitch. Newport-Mesa Girls' Softball hosted the game. Plenty of young girls in Newport-Mesa uniforms watched the teams fail in their quests to put up crooked numbers on the nonexistent scoreboard. This was not the blowout of years past.
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August 23, 2010
The Newport Harbor High tennis program won the inaugural World Team Tennis Pacific Challenge high school tournament Saturday at The Tennis Club Newport Beach, beating Sage Hill, 37-21, in the final. In high school WTT competition each match consists of eight no-ad sets, starting with one set each of boys' and girls' doubles, going to two boys' and girls' singles sets and finishing with two mixed doubles sets. Total number of games won determines who advances. Newport Harbor also beat Mater Dei and Tesoro to make the final.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | September 23, 2011
COSTA MESA - Coach Jeff Brinkley turned 59 years old on Wednesday. His Newport Harbor High football team gave him his birthday gift a couple of days late. The wait was worth it to Brinkley. The present turned out to be a classic one Friday night, a victory in the 50th Battle of the Bay. Make that the Sailors' first win of the season. Newport Harbor came from behind to defeat host Corona del Mar, 29-26, in front of a packed house at Orange Coast College. Brinkley was all smiles, hugging and shaking hands with everyone in sight.
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May 10, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH — The Newport Harbor High boys' volleyball team made sure to respond from an emotional loss with a playoff-opening victory Tuesday. The No. 3-seeded Sailors, who lost to Back Bay rival Corona del Mar Friday, opened the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs with a 25-20, 25-22, 25-19 victory over Harvard-Westlake. Newport Harbor (22-8) will face San Clemente on Thursday at a site to be determined by a coin flip Wednesday. The Sailors beat San Clemente during pool play of the Orange County Championships.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza, david.carrillo@latimes.com | September 10, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH — The scoreboard went out before the start of the second half of Newport Harbor High's season opener. For the Sailors' sake, they did not really have to put up numbers on their scoreboard again. The defense and special teams bailed Newport Harbor out of trouble on numerous occasions on the football field Thursday night. Special teams recorded a touchdown in the second quarter to give the Sailors enough points to beat Trabuco Hills. Newport Harbor added a touchdown late as it won, 17-6, making it eight straight years the Sailors have kicked off the season with a victory.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | October 21, 2011
HUNTINGTON BEACH - Coach Jeff Brinkley stood on the football field while his Newport Harbor High team walked back to the bus dejected. He said his Sailors had played better teams than Huntington Beach and will play better teams in the future. In the present, the Sailors dropped a crucial Sunset League game at Huntington Beach. Brinkley explained his team's 35-7 setback on Friday night. "They were more motivated," Brinkley said of the Oilers. "They were more motivated than we were.
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By David Carrilo Peñaloza, david.carrillo@latimes.com | September 20, 2010
HUNTINGTON BEACH — Newport Harbor High became the first girls' volleyball team to knock off Los Alamitos in a set at the three-day Dave Mohs Tournament. The Sailors fell short of winning another over their rivals on Monday night. Los Alamitos defended its Dave Mohs title by defeating rival Newport Harbor, 25-23, 12-25, 18-16, in a best-of-three format at Edison High. The Griffins claimed their second straight crown at the event featuring Orange County's top programs.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | March 20, 2012
NEWPORT BEACH - In less than a 24-hour period, the Newport Harbor High boys' volleyball team played its toughest two matches of the season. The Sailors faced rival Corona del Mar, the No. 2-ranked team in the CIF Southern Section Division 2 poll, on Monday. They had Manhattan Beach Mira Costa, the No. 3-ranked team in Division 1, on Tuesday. That is a tough back-to-back draw, but Newport Harbor Coach Steve Astor said he loves to play the best teams. The Sailors swept their first test on Monday by claiming the Orange County Championships Division 1 title on a neutral site.
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By Matt Szabo, matthew.szabo@latimes.com | December 9, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH — The Newport Harbor High girls' soccer team was on fire for the first few minutes of Thursday's Aliso Cup game. The Sailors were taking it to visiting Palos Verdes, creating several scoring opportunities. Coach Larry Draluck called it "amazing" soccer. Senior midfielder Natalie Swift said the team "killed it" at the beginning of the game. But the Sea Kings didn't panic. Newport Harbor somehow lost its edge and lost, 3-1, in the pool-play game at Newport Harbor High.
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