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By David Carrillo Peñaloza, | October 7, 2010
LOS ALAMITOS — Behind the Newport Harbor High bench, trainers worked on the right knee of its best player. While Alex Holbrook lay on a table, Coach Dan Glenn took a knee in front of his bench and followed the action. What he saw was that the Sailors were in a vulnerable position in a Sunset League showdown at rival Los Alamitos Thursday. They lost Holbrook after she landed awkwardly on her right leg in the second set of the first meeting between two programs that shared the league title last season.
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | November 16, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH - In his 26 years at Newport Harbor High, Coach Dan Glenn called this girls' volleyball season an up-and-down one. A standout starter quit for the first time under Glenn's watch. Key players dealt with knee and shoulder injuries. The Sailors finished third in the Sunset League for the first time under Glenn. Newport Harbor has moved past all of the setbacks. The Sailors are now in position to win their eighth CIF Southern Section title with Glenn at the helm.
By Matt Szabo, | February 5, 2011
IRVINE — There's usually not supposed to be any running on the pool deck. The girls on the Newport Harbor High girls' water polo team ran off the deck as fast as they could late Saturday afternoon. Hair needed to be done, and makeup applied. The Sailors needed to get ready for their winter formal at Knott's Berry Farm. Nobody could block the exits. UCLA-bound senior Sarah Wilkey did all the blocking her team needed during the Irvine Southern California Championships.
By Matt Szabo | October 6, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH - Coach Jeff Brinkley said his Newport Harbor High football team needed some momentum going into a difficult Sunset League schedule. The nonleague games haven't been pushovers either. But Thursday night, the Sailors played perhaps their most complete game of the season. Newport Harbor turned it on after a slow start to blast Mira Costa of Manhattan Beach, 33-3, at Davidson Field. "We needed the momentum going into this league," said Brinkley, whose team opens Sunset League play at home against Fountain Valley on Oct. 14. On the night the press box was named after longtime Daily Pilot sports reporter/editor Roger Carlson, the Sailors (2-3)
By David Carrillo Peñaloza, | October 12, 2010
HUNTINGTON BEACH — Coach Dan Glenn went into Newport Harbor High's toughest two-match stretch in the first half of Sunset League play thinking he'd be fine with a split. When the Sailors stole the girls' volleyball match at Los Alamitos last week, Glenn wanted to be greedy. "Once you get that first one, you want to see if you can get them both," Glenn said. The Sailors had their chances to pick up a big road victory at Edison Tuesday night. Three times in the fourth set they had match point and each time they came up short as the Chargers forced a decisive fifth set. Newport Harbor's second five-set match in league turned out different from the first.
By Matt Szabo | October 19, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH - Newport Harbor High junior Curtis Fink has been feeling sick for more than a week. How sick? Fink said he vomited three times during the Sailors' nonleague victory over El Toro on Saturday. The past week, he's been down about 10 pounds. On Wednesday night, Newport Harbor had a must-win Sunset League showdown against Huntington Beach. It was not an ideal time for one of the Sailors' top players to be under the weather. Fink still came up huge. How huge?
By Matt Szabo, | December 31, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH — The drop got dropped, and the press was impressive. The Newport Harbor High girls' water polo team is known for that press defense, and the Sailors went back to it Friday afternoon at the Holiday Cup tournament. It showed in the pool as the Sailors took fifth in the tournament by beating Santa Barbara, 5-2. Earlier in the day, they bested Palos Verdes, 14-6, in a fifth-place semifinal. The game against Santa Barbara didn't feature much offense. Defensively, though, the press obviously worked, as the Dons couldn't get on the scoreboard until Charlotte Hendrix skipped in a goal with 5:18 left in the contest.
By Bruce Bourquin, Special to the Daily Pilot | February 18, 2012
PALOS VERDES - For the first four-and-a-half minutes Saturday of a CIF Southern Section Division 1 girls water polo quarterfinal, Newport Harbor was struggling to solve the puzzle that was Palos Verdes junior goalie Carley Radov. The Sailors could not seem to find a seam against the long-armed, quick-reacting goalie. Lobs hit the crossbar, hard shots found her fingers, even pump-fake shot attempts didn't work. But with 3:29 left in the first quarter, Newport Harbor patiently found a way to crack the code that was Radov, who made 11 saves, thanks to a goal by Avery Peterson.
February 5, 2006
FULLERTON -- Newport Harbor High defeated Hawthorne, 60-55, at the Hope International University Boys' Basketball Challenge on Saturday night. The Sailors, who struggled from the free-throw line in regulation time, made 6 of 8 from the line in overtime to emerge with the victory. Kyle Caldwell had 18 points and made 4 of 6 free throws in overtime. Dennis Heenan tallied 18 points and made both of his free throws in overtime. Tony Yaghjian added 12 points for the Sailors (19-5)
September 29, 1999
MISSION VIEJO - Newport Harbor High's girls golf team pushed aside host Laguna Hills in a Sea View League opener Tuesday with Kelly Hunt leading the way with a 4-over 31 for nine holes at Casta Del Sol. Hunt, who has been the match's medalist in every match the Sailors (4-0, 1-0) have played this fall, was backed up by another sophomore, Shelley Roberts, who carded a 36. Emily McKay, a junior, was Harbor's other scoring player with a 38. Lindsay Galbraith, as an alternate, had a 42. Laguna Hills, ranked No. 7 in Orange County, fell to 5-2, 0-1. The Sailors are back in action today at Santa Ana Country Club, hosting El Dorado at 3:15 p.m.
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