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By Soraya Nadia McDonald | November 8, 2007
Newport Harbor High’s football team has become accustomed to facing big quarterbacks who are difficult to rattle and even more difficult to take down. These athletes are not just run-of-the-mill signal callers. They’re kids being courted by Division I college football programs, and as a rule, they almost always present dual threats. Clark Evans (6-4, 210) of Los Alamitos was one, and the Sailors got the best of him with a 31-27 win over the Griffins Oct. 29. Now the Sailors face Edison’s Nick Crissman, another big quarterback, tonight at 7 in a game that’s for the share of the Sunset League title.
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By Matt Szabo | October 31, 2007
NEWPORT BEACH — “Shoot it!” The Los Alamitos fan yelled at Newport Harbor High goalie Myles Christian in the closing seconds Tuesday night, then yelled at him again for effect. “Shoot it!” No need for Christian to attempt a desperation, full-pool fling at the buzzer. His team was up on the scoreboard. And the Sailors are the Sunset League champions, too, after defeating Los Alamitos, 8-6, at Newport Harbor High in a Sunset League game between the last two remaining undefeated teams in the league.
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By Barry Faulkner | January 20, 2007
LOS ALAMITOS — What most expected to be a battle of big men was decided closer to 20 feet from the basket Friday night, when Newport Harbor High visited Los Alamitos in a clash of Sunset League unbeatens. The Griffins, benefiting from the Sailors' zone defense — implemented in order to focus attention on Los Al's twin towers — netted eight of 13 three-point attempts (61.5%) on their way to a 68-41 boys' basketball blowout. Los Al (17-4, 5-0 in league), the defending CIF Southern Section Division I-AA champion, ranked No. 6 in Division I-A this season, forced the Sailors (13-5, 4-1)
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | October 18, 2008
COSTA MESA — The navy blue shirt under Brandon Kula’s Newport Harbor High football jersey said it all. It read “WAR” in white letters. It was a bold statement coming from the Sailors. This time, they approached their game against Edison with a different mentality than the previous two seasons. Those late-season games ended up ugly for Newport Harbor. Coach Jeff Brinkley reminded his Sailors this was a different time of the season. The two programs opened Sunset League play Friday night.
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By Barry Faulkner | October 19, 2006
For the better part of two decades, the high school football teams from Newport Harbor High and Los Alamitos have put consistent excellence on a public stage. Tonight, two of the top public-school programs in Orange County put their reputations, as well as a share of the Sunset League lead, on the line in a league clash that kicks off at 7 at Veterans Stadium in Long Beach. "Los Al is used to winning, and so are we," said Newport Harbor Coach Jeff Brinkley, who shares a mutual respect for a Los Al program guided by John Barnes, the winningest coach in county history.
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By Mark Ratto | April 2, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH — A game should never come down to a call. But, unfortunately for the Newport Harbor High baseball team it did Thursday. Down by one run in the bottom of the seventh with runners on second and third base, Sailors center fielder Alex Maddox stepped to the plate with two outs against Edison ace Henry Owens. With the wind howling to center field and the crowd on its feet, Maddox hit a soft roller toward the shortstop, who after bare-handing it, flung a one-hopper to first.
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By Steve Virgen | October 20, 2009
NEWPORT BEACH — Late in the second set, a defining moment came for the Newport Harbor High girls’ volleyball team. With the score tied, 21-21, and the Sailors on the brink of falling 2-0 in sets, it was time for the Tars to show why they are ranked No. 1 CIF Southern Section Division I-AA. It was time for them to display why they are the favorite to win the Sunset League. It was time for Kirby Burnham. The senior bound for USC scored three of the final four points to give Newport Harbor the pivotal win. It helped the Sailors beat visiting Edison, 17-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-16, Tuesday night.
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By Dominic Perrone | September 19, 2006
The Newport Harbor High girls' tennis team learned in difficult fashion last year that what happens in the regular season stays in the regular season. In 2005, the Sailors went 10-0 in the Sea View League to capture their third consecutive league title. But the celebration did not last long as Newport Harbor was bounced from the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs in the first round. With four returning players, the Sailors are focused on winning in the postseason this year.
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