December 6, 2013
Just the other day, Jeff Brinkley summed up coaching high school football to a new Toby Keith song. The song titled "Hard Way To Make An Easy Living" aptly fits his job at Newport Harbor High. "People look at [coaching] and think, 'What an enjoyable [job],' and it is enjoyable, but it's a lot of hard work," says Brinkley, sitting in his office while he and his assistants prepare to head out to the practice field on Wednesday afternoon. "These guys put in a lot of hours and they're away from their families.
November 20, 2007
The boys’ water polo teams from Newport Harbor High and Corona del Mar earned berths into the CIF Southern Section Masters Tournament, scheduled Friday and Saturday at Irvine High. The Sailors (27-3), who won the Southern Section Divsision I crown Saturday with an 11-3 triumph over Northwood, are the No. 1 seed. They face Cerritos at 10 a.m. Friday to open the 16-team event. CdM (16-7), which lost to El Toro in the Southern Section Division I quarterfinals, meets Mater Dei at 11:15 a.m. Friday.
February 5, 2000
Name: Heather Deyden Born: Aug. 10, 1983 Hometown: Tustin Height: 5-foot-9 Weight: 150 Sport: Water polo Position: Goalie Coaches: Bill Barnett Favorite food: Sushi Favorite movie: "Beaches" Best athletic moment: "When I was able to be at the CIF(Southern Section Division I) championship game, (a victory over Irvine last season which she watched from the Harbor bench). It was so exhilarating." The week that was: She made six saves and scored a goal in a 15-2 league romp over Woodbridge, then made eight saves to help the Tars rally for a 7-5 nonleague triumph over powerful Foothill.
August 17, 2001
CORONA DEL MAR - Season Meservey, who helped the Corona del Mar High girls cross country team win Pacific Coast League, CIF Southern Section Division IV and CIF State Division IV titles last fall, confirmed Thursday she will transfer to Santiago High in Corona for the upcoming season. Meservey, who transferred to CdM from Aliso Niguel before her sophomore year, was a valuable member of Bill Sumner's team last year. She finished fifth at league finals, 13th at Southern Section finals and 11th at state finals.
November 23, 2007
Devin Hester, Matt Hasselbeck and Brian Urlacher would have to wait. There was hardly anything keeping Laird Hayes from watching his son play for a championship. His colleagues were missing work because of injuries. But Hayes called his boss Mike Pereira, the NFL vice president of officiating, to let him know he was not going to Seattle to work the Seahawks-Bears game. Hayes wanted to watch Andy and the Newport Harbor High boys’ water polo team play against Northwood in the CIF Southern Section Division I title game.
April 13, 2006
At Corona del Mar High, the student-athletes are doing a pretty good job of being both students and athletes. Three Corona del Mar teams are slated to be honored at Angel Stadium before the Los Angeles Angels-Detroit Tigers game April 25 for being 2006 CIF Southern Section Academic Award winners. Among Southern Section high schools with an enrollment of 1,501 or more, the Corona del Mar boys' cross country team, softball team and girls' golf team each had the highest grade point average in their respective sports.
November 21, 2003
Another year, another step closer. Sage Hill School's girls tennis team became the first squad from any sport at the school to advance to the semifinals in the CIF Southern Section playoffs. But the Lightning, seeded No. 1 in Division V playoffs, had their run end on the road Thursday when they were upset by Malibu, 10-8. Last season, Sage Hill (18-4) bowed out in the quarterfinals. The Lightning received strong play from their doubles teams, which won two games each.
September 6, 2007
Nate Miller has more time on his hands now. This bodes well for Sage Hill School’s cross country programs. Miller stepped down in July as athletic director, a position he held for almost as long as the private school has been around. Six years as athletic director. The school opened its doors in 2000. But instead of making sure every team has a coach now, he’s been focusing on assembling strong boys’ and girls’ cross country teams in his seventh year as coach.
April 1, 2003
Four Newport-Mesa players have been named second-team All-CIF Southern Section in their respective boys and girls divisions by the Southern California Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association. Newport Harbor High senior Nedim Pajevic was recognized in Division II-AA, after leading the Sailors' boys team to a 16-10 record. The 6-foot-9 center, who shared Player of the Year honors in the Sea View League, averaged 15.7 points and just more than 13 rebounds for the Tars.
June 12, 2003
Barry Faulkner Though the complexity of the task defies concise explanation, Costa Mesa High senior Sharon Day thought only a few seconds before professing her keys to defying gravity. "I think you have to have speed and control at the same time," said the two-time CIF State girls high jump champion, who defended that title Saturday at Cerritos College, capping a momentous season and monumental prep track and field career. Speed and control, in fact, could also prove analogous to Day's pliable personal traits; those that allow her to balance a raging competitive fire with a cryptic cool that has rendered her virtually resistant to the most pressurized situations.