January 26, 2005
TODAY Basketball Community college men -- Orange Coast at Irvine Valley, 5:30 p.m. Community college women -- Orange Coast at Irvine Valley, 7:30 p.m. High school boys -- Foothill at Newport Harbor, 7 p.m.; Corona del Mar at Tesoro, 7 p.m. High school girls -- Estancia at Orange, 7 p.m.; Sage Hill at Oxford, 7:30 p.m.; Westminster at Costa Mesa, 7 p.m. Soccer High school boys -- Corona del...
December 24, 2004
Chris Yemma One step forward and two steps back. Season-wise, that is the case for the Newport Harbor High boys basketball team. After an overtime win against Sanger Tuesday, the Sailors stumbled to host Tesoro Thursday, losing, 47-28, in the Plyocity North/South Challenge at El Toro High. One step forward and..."this was like three steps back," Sailors' Coach Larry Hirst said. "I think overall we were pretty disappointed with our starting five's kind of lackadaisical approach."
December 13, 2004
Chris Yemma Corona del Mar High girls soccer Coach Bryan Middleton has a distinct philosophy for the first half of every season: to prepare for the middle and end of the year. After all, the league schedule and playoffs are what matter the most, so why not be prepared? So, Middleton stacked his nonleague schedule again this season with quality opponents. The Sea Kings opened their season against Dana Hills, ranked No. 8 in CIF Southern Section Division I, Mater Dei, No. 7 in Division I, Arcadia, No. 1 in Division II and Martin Luther King Jr. of Riverside, No. 1 in Division IV. CdM had a similar opening schedule in 2003-04 and started 1-4-1, but rebounded and were prepared for later teams.
November 14, 2004
I read the Thursday Daily Pilot article regarding the escalation of the cost of the new loop road at Newport Coast Elementary with great concern ("Price tag for new loop road balloons"). As a former resident of the Tesoro neighborhood, I feel the story focused far too much of the blame on the Tesoro residents instead of on the elected officials, where blame truly lies. To begin with, the residents of Tesoro only heard about this project for the first time in the form of a flier stuffed into their mailboxes on June 18 to notify them of an informational presentation at the school on June 21. This was to be followed immediately the next night with a vote on the matter by the City Council and groundbreaking within a week or two. Obviously, the council had more than four days notice to prepare to vote on the matter since it made the agenda and construction contracts were already underway.
November 11, 2004
Deirdre Newman Work on a road meant to reduce traffic near Newport Coast Elementary School ballooned 47% over the original bid, extra spending that has two councilmen concerned. The road already generated a significant amount of controversy when residents in the nearby Tesoro gated community threatened a lawsuit to stop the work. The City Council closed out the contract Tuesday for work on the road, which cost about $650,000. But there is still more work to be done on the project to appease the Tesoro residents, including landscaping and installing an automatic gate to restrict access.
October 30, 2004
Rick Devereux The final Corona del Mar High football game before Halloween figured to be a thriller, in more ways than one. With a festive halftime show and costumed venders working the concession stand, it was bound to be a freaky evening between the Sea Kings and Tesoro. The Titans held off CdM, 20-7, in a Pacific Coast League game at Newport Harbor High. It was anything but an easy win for the visitors. Tesoro (6-2, 3-0 in league) had to settle for a 45-yard field goal from Joe Robles after the CdM (4-4, 1-2)
April 17, 2004
Corona del Mar High's boys volleyball team faced a familiar foe Friday, beating Tesoro, 25-23, 25-16, 24-26, 25-18, in Pacific Coast League action. The two teams played Wednesday at Tesoro, with CdM sweeping three straight games. The schools played twice this week because they were the only two not on spring break. "It was unusual circumstances," Sea Kings Coach Steve Conti said of the back-to-back matches. Corona del Mar (11-7, 4-0 in league)