March 28, 2001
NEWPORT BEACH - Newport Harbor High's Sabrina Couch threw a two-hitter to lead the Sailors' softball team to a 5-0 win over visiting Costa Mesa. Tars sophomore Amanda Campbell pounded a two-run double in the first inning, while Shelby Crisp and Athena Vasquez finished with two hits each. Mesa's Ann Marie Topps spoiled Couch's no-hitter in the sixth inning with one out. Katy Renish followed Topps with a single of her own. Harbor (8-6) will host Santiago in a doubleheader Saturday, while Mesa (5-4-1)
April 28, 2001
Steve Virgen NEWPORT BEACH - If a team's persona is, in fact, a reflection of its coach's personality, it could be plenty interesting how Jim Kiefer's Newport Harbor High baseball team will perform in its final four Sea View League games. After the Sailors (7-13-1, 2-10 in league) lost, 12-1, in six innings to visiting Aliso Niguel Friday, Kiefer didn't offer wisecracks or cliches about four errors or another bad-break loss. He, with little regret of the past, focused on the possible opportunities of next week.
January 8, 2002
In recent years' a Sea View League home has been where the heartache is for the Newport Harbor High girls basketball team. This season, however, the circuit boasts only two winning teams, providing hope that the Sailors can end their 16-game league losing streak. Woodbridge (12-2), ranked No. 3 in last week's Orange County poll, is, once again, the clear-cut favorite. Aliso Niguel enter's Tuesday night's league opener against visiting Newport Harbor with a 9-6 record, while Irvine (6-7)
September 30, 2002
Don Cantrell The 1950 Newport Harbor High football team sparkled with ample promise after the '49 grid season that found the Tars winning eight, losing one and scoring 323 points. With nine outstanding senior lettermen returning, Coach Al Irwin felt the outlook was considerably bright with a strong line and backs like Larry McMasters, Mel Smalley, Dick Jones, Wayne Welty and Bob Scotland. Three key injuries slowed the operation at points, including the '49 leading scorer, Smalley, and Andrew Knox and senior quarterback Scotland.
October 20, 1999
IRVINE - Newport Harbor High senior Jenny Meyer won all 18 singles games and the Sailors doubles team of Allison Schneider and Kelly Nelson won 18 of 19 to lead the visiting Sailors to an 18-0 Sea View League girls tennis win Irvine Tuesday at Heritage Park. Senior Chelsea Godbey was also swept all 18 singles games for the No. 1 team in Orange County, which improved to 12-1, 6-0 in league. The Tars continue their run toward a league championship Thursday when they host Laguna Hills.
April 4, 2002
Steve Virgen NEWPORT BEACH - True to the name of the tournament they hosted and true to the words of their coach, the Newport Harbor High Sailors had much to be proud of while playing in the Pride of the Coast baseball tourney. Newport (4-9) was able to improve and won back-to-back games Monday and Tuesday, after a one-run loss to Back Bay rival Corona del Mar Saturday. So, an 8-6 consolation championship loss to Pacifica Wednesday could not dim the Sailors' light at the end of the tunnel.
April 26, 2001
Barry Faulkner NEWPORT BEACH - Apparently, there is a mandatory waiting period for success among Newport Harbor High boys track and field coaches. Bob Hailey, who coached the Sailors for 20 seasons (1960-79) didn't win his first Sunset League crown until his 13th year, before reeling off six straight. Now, Bim Barry, who worked 10 seasons before finishing atop the Sea View League last year, the school's first title since 1979, is building a streak of his own. "Maybe it just took me that long to figure out what I was doing," quipped Barry, following his Sailors' hard-fought 70-66 Sea View League dual meet over visiting Aliso Niguel Wednesday.
January 9, 2001
Barry Faulkner NEWPORT BEACH - The Newport Harbor High boys basketball team won 42 games the last two seasons, but couldn't manage a Sea View League title. And while Coach Larry Hirst's Sailors have begun the 2000-01 campaign 14-3 and came into the week ranked No. 7 in Orange County, chances are they won't be collecting their first league crown since earning a co-championship in 1990. The Tars, in fact, would appear to have all they can handle trying to secure one of the five-school circuit's three guaranteed playoff berths.
May 12, 2001
Steve Virgen WALNUT - Chris McMillen says he wants to work for Dreamworks Inc. someday. If his work ethic is any indication, you can bet you'll soon see a movie with his name in the credits. Despite a poor start in the 1,600-meter race, the Newport Harbor High senior won his heat and qualified second with a personal best 4:23.59 in the CIF Southern Section preliminaries at Mt. San Antonio College Friday. McMillen, who possesses great talent in art, also qualifed in the 3,200.
May 17, 2000
Barry Faulkner NEWPORT BEACH - The moment of silence came first. But after 146 subsequent minutes and five games of contentious competition, the Newport Harbor High boys volleyball team eventually delivered a second-round CIF Southern Section Division I playoff victory which helped, if ever so mildly, sooth the collective psyche of a grief-stricken community Tuesday night. The Sailors, playing with black bands on their legs bearing a white No. 2 to memorialize senior football star Andre Stewart, whose death in a auto accident Sunday virtually brought the campus to a halt Monday, outlasted visiting San Clemente, 15-9, 13-15, 5-15, 15-11, 15-5.