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By Steve Virgen | December 7, 2013
ANAHEIM - Kai Ross delivered a spectacular performance to lead Huntington Beach High's football team to its first CIF Southern Section championship in the Southwest Division final Saturday at Angel Stadium. Ross threw three touchdown passes and returned two interceptions for TDs in leading the Oilers past Newport Harbor, 42-28, in front of 7,097. Huntington Beach (9-5), the Sunset League's fifth-place team that knocked off defending Southwest Division champ Edison in the semifinals, entered the playoffs as an at-large squad.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | December 5, 2013
Any time the Newport Harbor High football team holds a practice on Thanksgiving, the Sailors are in for a treat. Players from the past returned to campus last week and spoke to the team. It has been a tradition under Coach Jeff Brinkley to bring back alumni. The day they come is the day before the Sailors play in the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section playoffs. The message players like Chris Manderino give is easy. Enjoy this moment because it will be the best time of your life.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | November 29, 2013
The Newport Harbor High football team let a Sunset League title get away three weeks ago at Huntington Beach. Coach Jeff Brinkley called out his team's effort afterward. The Sailors are going to see that team again next week. You had better believe the Sailors aren't going to lay down in the next meeting. Newport Harbor will be playing the Oilers for a CIF Southern Section Southwest Division title at Angel Stadium Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. The Sailors earned a trip to their first section finals appearance in eight years after they defeated Fullerton, 28-17, in the semifinals at Davidson Field on Friday.
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November 14, 2013
Newport Harbor (5-5) vs. Dana Hills (5-5) When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Dana Hills High Key Sailors: Sr. WR-CB-KR-PR Quest Truxton (51 catches for 877 yards and 11 TDs, two INTs returned for TDs); Sr. OT-DT Ramsey Hufford; Jr. LB Riley Gaddis Key Dolphins: Sr. QB Mac Vail (1,343 yards, 20 TDs and six INTs on 101-of -186 passing); Sr. WR Sean Schulte (35 catches for 695 yards and nine TDs); Jr. WR Drew Falk (38 catches for 480 yards and four TDs) Breakdown: Newport Harbor opens the first round of the CIF Southern Section Southwest Division playoffs … The game features two second-place teams: Newport Harbor from the Sunset League and Dana Hills from the Sea View League … The Sailors are 15-6 in playoff openers under Coach Jeff Brinkley … Dana Hills is making its first postseason appearance in four years … Newport Harbor reached the quarterfinals last year … Dana Hills is one of two teams from the Sea View League to qualify for the Southwest Division playoffs, while the Sailors are one of five teams from the Sunset League that made the postseason … The Sailors last played the Dolphins in 2009, when Dana Hills won, 41-7, at home … Newport Harbor is 7-3 against Dana Hills.
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By Matt Szabo | November 9, 2013
Grace Ferrell has one grandfather who taught her how to play golf, and another grandfather who likes to take the credit for doing so. Grace grew up practicing with her father's dad, Doug Ferrell, at Tustin Ranch Golf Club. But last year Doug moved to Texas, where he works at a golf course. Now Grace sometimes plays with her mother's dad, Roger Johnson, although he's still getting the hang of the sport. "Luckily, my other grandpa plays too," Grace Ferrell said with a smile.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | November 8, 2013
HUNTINGTON BEACH - It was simple for Newport Harbor High going into its Sunset League football finale. Win and the Sailors claim a share of the league title. Lose and their shot at first was over. The latter happened on Friday night, as the Sailors lost at Huntington Beach, 40-14. Coach Jeff Brinkley couldn't believe it happened. How could a team that was playing for something as important as a league crown lose by 26 points to a fifth-place team? "Obviously, it didn't motivate them enough," Brinkley said of the Sailors trying to split their second league championship in five years.
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November 7, 2013
Newport Harbor (5-4, 3-1) vs. Huntington Beach (4-5, 1-3) When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Huntington Beach High Key Sailors: Sr. OT-DT Ramsey Hufford; Sr. WR-CB-KR-PR Quest Truxton (49 catches for 832 yards and 10 TDs, two INTs returned for TDs); Jr. LB Riley Gaddis Key Oilers: Sr. QB Kai Ross (1,603 yards, 17 TDs and five INTs on 115 of 214 passing); Jr. Maurice Barber (34 catches for 624 yards and seven TDs); So. RB Hunter Simmons (657 yards and three TDs on 91 carries)
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By Matt Szabo | October 31, 2013
HUNTINGTON BEACH - A popular term on the Newport Harbor High girls' tennis team is "right back. " Players often yell it to their teammates for support, indicating that they should come right back after a missed shot, refocus and get the next point. In their first time on the big stage at the Sunset League finals, Sailors sophomores Anna Burke and Kendall Cosenza did not win the tournament in doubles. But they left the courts with third-place medals, and their heads held high. Burke and Cosenza plan to be "right back" at this stage the next two years as well.
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October 29, 2013
NEWPORT HARBOR •Newport Harbor High finds itself back atop the Sunset League. The Sailors closed out their final regular-season home game with a 42-25 victory against Fountain Valley last week, moving Newport Harbor into a four-way tie for first place in the Sunset League. With two games left, the Sailors share first place with defending league champion Edison, Fountain Valley and Los Alamitos. The four teams are 2-1 in league. Out of the four, Newport Harbor has the easiest schedule the rest of the way. The Sailors, who are 4-4 overall, face Marina on Friday at Huntington Beach High at 7 p.m. They play at Huntington Beach the following week.
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