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By Hannah Fry | April 26, 2014
On a typical day at Harbor View Elementary School in Corona del Mar, students use iPads to complete spelling exercises, learn math facts and work on reading activities. The iPads were paid for by the Harbor View Dads group, a fundraising organization that spent several years raising enough money to purchase 172 devices for the students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Whittier Elementary is just a short drive up the freeway in Costa Mesa, but in many respects is worlds away from getting the technology the students at Harbor View have at their fingertips, said Patrick DeVusser, a fourth-grade teacher at Whittier.
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SPORTS
April 26, 2014
BOYS' GOLF Corona del Mar 173, University 208 The Sea Kings scored their lowest scored at Newport Beach Country Club Thursday. Chase Furey shot three-under-par 31, Hale Furey and Drew Hanson both shot even, Karick Brown finished at 35 and John Hong carded a 39 for CdM (13-3, 5-2 in league). — GRILS' TRACK & FIELD Edison 84, Newport Harbor 52 Rachelle A La Torre won the shotput (36 feet, 8 inches) and discus (108-1) for the Sailors on Thursday. Hope Bender won the 400 meters in 59.9 and the 200 in 26.5, both were personal-bests.
SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | April 25, 2014
Down the street from where CJ McCord used to compete in track and field and Darrien Burwell used to coach the sport, the two met at a coffee shop on Wednesday. They both live in Huntington Beach, walking distance to their former high school, Edison. McCord's time at the school was short lived, transferring after his freshman season to Sage Hill School for academic reasons. Burwell spent four seasons as the girls' track and field coach. She left for the chance to run a program at a small school.
SPORTS
April 24, 2014
BOYS' TRACK & FIELD Corona del Mar 84, Beckman 43 Matt Hurst, bound for Harvard University, won two events and was on two victorious relay teams for the Sea Kings in the Pacific Coast League meet Thursday. Hurst won the 200 meters in 22.1 and the 400 in 50.6. Giovanni Gentosi won the shotput (44 feet, 6 1/2 inches) and the discus (131-1) for CdM. Spencer Keith (4:42.3 in the 1,600), Thomas Robertson (10:43.5 in the 3,200) and Alex Wilde (6-0 in the high jump) were also winners for the Sea Kings.
NEWS
April 24, 2014
Costa Mesa High School jumped significantly in U.S. News and World Report's list of best high schools in the nation released this week. Costa Mesa's increase marks the largest jump in score in all of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District's high schools this year. Corona del Mar and Estancia high schools both saw improvement in their rankings. Newport Harbor High was the only school in Newport-Mesa to achieve a lower ranking than 2013. While Costa Mesa High moved up to the 650 spot, an increase of 613 from its ranking in 2013, Newport Harbor High's score dropped 167 points on this year's list.
NEWS
April 24, 2014
Coastline Community College showed off its Newport Beach campus to local high school students Wednesday. More than 200 students from Costa Mesa, Estancia, Newport Harbor, Corona del Mar, Back Bay, Godinez Fundamental and Huntington Beach high schools attended the College Preview Day, according to a news release. The students attended sessions about online learning, financial aid and scholarships, and several classes including public speaking, chemistry, psychology and human anatomy.
SPORTS
April 23, 2014
BOYS' SWIMMING Corona del Mar 105, Beckman 65 Senior Liam Karas won two events for the Sea Kings in Wednesday's Pacific Coast League meet at home. Karas won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:45.15, and the 200 IM in 1:54.47. CdM improved to 3-0 in league. — Calvary Chapel 86, Costa Mesa 84 Tyler Connors won the 200-yard individual medley and 100 backstroke for Mesa in Wednesday's Orange Coast League meet. Connors won the IM in 2:02.50, and the back in 55.56 seconds.
SPORTS
April 22, 2014
Sage Hill School junior CJ McCord cleared 6 feet, 9 inches to break a school record and win the high jump at the Ocean View Small Schools Invitational Saturday. McCord's mark is No. 2 in the state. Senior Eric Moore of Rialto Carter is No. 1 at 7-feet. McCord's 6-9 is an improvement of seven inches from his personal record last season. He will compete in the OC Championships Saturday at Mission Viejo High. - From staff reports
SPORTS
April 19, 2014
GIRLS' TRACK & FIELD Mt. SAC Invitational WALNUT — Newport Harbor High's Rachelle A La Torre finished second in the seeded shotput and fourth in the seeded discus Saturday. She had a mark of 37 feet, 4 inches in the shotput and 116-11 in the discus. Grace Clemence of the Sailors took fifth in the pole vault with a 10-foot clearance. The distance medley team of Emily Bacon, Hope Bender, Lauren Loucks and Erin Barth finished fifth in the invitational race in 10:17.59.
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