May 28, 2004
Barry Faulkner The connection between a high school baseball player and his slide rule is usually more stable than any relationship he might have with the status quo. So, it is exceptional that Corona del Mar High has gone 53 days since it last experienced a loss. In the time since a 4-1 setback to La Habra in the Pride of the Coast tournament April 5, the Sea Kings (22-5) have won 14 games, scored 129 runs, seen players both sustain and recover from serious injuries and, in all likelihood, had some life-changing experiences away from the diamond.
February 24, 2003
Looking back, 5 years ago this week: Newport Harbor High's girls water polo team upsets No. 4-seeded Los Alamitos, 4-3, to advance to the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Division I Playoffs against undefeated Long Beach Wilson. The Tars burst to a 2-0 lead on a pair of lob shots by Jocelyn Manderino and Kyndra Cox before Los Al ties it, 2-2. Cox would score again an Alden Moore adds a goal for the victors. Estancia High escapes, barely. A last-second shot by San Dimas' Josh Smith caroms off the rim, giving the Eagles a 47-46 victory to reach the boys basketball semifinals in CIF Division III-A.
June 3, 2004
Steve Virgen Regarding a baseball team known for its depth and experience with 11 seniors, it might be difficult to determine who would be the leader of the Corona del Mar High Sea Kings. However, a closer look at how CdM has been able to come within one win of a CIF Southern Section Division IV championship, one should see the Sea Kings' catalyst. His name is Blake Contant, a senior left-handed pitcher. Corona del Mar is 24-5 and a big reason for that has been the quiet cool and team-first attitude of Contant, who has collected 11 wins and four saves.
November 9, 2000
The CIF Southern Section girls volleyball playoffs are underway and both Newport Harbor High and Corona del Mar will be hosting early-round matches tonight at 7 p.m. The Sailors (15-9) opened their Division I-A playoffs on Tuesday with a 15-0, 15-7, 15-10 win over University in first-round action. They will host Hart in the tonight's second-round action. "I don't know anything about Hart," Sailors Coach Dan Glenn said. "Sometimes you just have to worry about your own team and take care of our group.
November 19, 2004
Bryce Alderton Corona del Mar High girls volleyball coach Bill Christiansen's hope at the beginning of the season that his seniors would provide leadership the rest of the team would rally around has come to fruition. If the Sea Kings have encountered any trouble, which hasn't been too often this fall, at least one of the team's nine seniors has usually stepped in to show the way. "At each key position, we have a senior leader," said Christiansen, who leads the top-seeded Sea Kings into tonight's CIF Southern Section Division III-A championship match against third-seeded Nipomo at 7 at Cypress College.
January 19, 2006
Newport-Mesa's congressmen back most of proposed reform but balk at travel strictures.Newport-Mesa's congressmen said Wednesday they'll back lobbying reforms proposed this week by their GOP colleagues, Rep. David Dreier of San Dimas, and House Speaker Dennis Hastert. If the reforms are approved, it could mean the end of federal pork -- at least some of it. A reform package could include banning privately funded travel by members of Congress, banning gifts from lobbyists, barring special access Congress-members-turned-lobbyists get to the House floor and gym, and -- what some consider the most significant reform -- ending the practice of earmarks, by which members of Congress slip funding for pet projects into bills.
October 7, 2006
1. Neighbors of a group home for addicts battling drug and alcohol problems recently convinced the facility's managers to drop a bid for a permit from Newport Beach and move their large-group meetings to Costa Mesa. What is the name of this organization? A. Sobriety by the Sea B. Sober Living by the Sea C. Sober Living by the Ocean D. Sober Living by the NIMBYs 2. The Irvine Co. has told the "Donut Derelict" car show organizers they're no longer welcome to hold their Saturday gatherings in the Crystal Cove Promenade.
May 29, 2004
Barry Faulkner Intimidation may be too strong a word, but the air of invincibility starting to emanate from the Corona del Mar High baseball team may have helped the Sea Kings earn their 5-1 victory over visiting San Dimas in a CIF Southern Section Division IV quarterfinal Friday. Unseeded San Dimas (19-9) broke with baseball convention and, arguably, bent some rules in trying to upset the No. 3-seeded Sea Kings (23-5), who have now won 15 straight and 21 of their last 22 to advance to Tuesday's semifinal at Pacific Coast League rival Northwood.
September 4, 2002
ANTEATER STADIUM -- UC Irvine senior Robyn Piotrowski received Big West Conference Co-Player of the Week honors after she scored both goals in the Anteaters' 2-0 win over Eastern Washington Friday. Piotrowski scored both of her goals in the first half at Titan Stadium in the Cal State Fullerton Fila Classic. She is a 5-foot-5 defender from San Dimas High. Last year, Piotrowski earned All-Big West Honorable Mention laurels, dishing out two assists and starting in 13 of 15 games played.
September 13, 2001
Barry Faulkner NEWPORT BEACH - Corona del Mar High football coach Dick Freeman could be compared to a linesman this week, as his Sea Kings prepare to host Troy Friday at 7 p.m. at Newport Harbor High. The main thing he's looking for is forward progress. "We just need to improve," said Freeman, whose squad got better as the game went along in last week's season opener, rallying with 28 fourth-quarter points to claim a 42-17 triumph over Cypress. The Sea Kings, ranked No. 4 in CIF Southern Section Division IX, will try to keep it rolling against a Troy unit that has plenty of momentum of its own. The Warriors, coached for the 17th season by John Turek, trounced San Dimas, 35-0, to open their 2001 campaign.