November 2, 2009
COSTA MESA — The ice ran low during the Newport Harbor High field hockey game. Players from Louisville of Woodland Hills used most of the ice to fill bags for injuries to the face, ankle and knee. The bags felt frigid to a couple of the injured players on the sideline as the game went on Monday. The Royals’ offense looked just as cold. Newport Harbor froze visiting Louisville, practically playing the entire 60-minute game on the Royals’ end at Harper Elementary.
August 5, 2009
Paul Anderson states, incorrectly, that the joining of Glenn Tipton to Judas Priest introduced a twin lead guitar that, up to that point, had never been done (“Holding up the heavy metal altar,” Tuesday). Nothing could be further from the truth. The fact is, Wishbone Ash, behind Ted Turner and Andy Powell, gave birth to the innovation of twin-lead guitars back in the ’60s, and the Allman Brothers Band popularized it. Judas Priest is only one of several bands that have effectively used that style to signature results, after the previously mentioned pioneering bands.
July 24, 2009
The Orange County Fair was a little redder than usual Thursday when thousands of Angels fans showed up in jerseys to meet catchers Jeff Matthis Mathis and Mike Napoli, who were signing autographs from noon to 1 p.m. “It was great,” said 11-year-old Dillon Murphy of Newport Beach. “As a baseball player myself, it was nice to meet them.” Matthis and Napoli greeted about 500 fans, officials estimate. The line ? stretched dozens of yards, then looped back again.
June 1, 2009
For a video, click here. For a photo gallery, click here. COSTA MESA — The Lakers had Shaq and Kobe and the Bulls had Jordan and Pippen. The third- and fourth-grade Carden Hall boys’ gold division team introduced another dynamic duo to the sports world at this year’s Daily Pilot Cup: the Campos twins, Dylan and Travis. Travis Campos scored five goals to lead Carden Hall to a 7-1 victory over Whittier Sunday in the gold division’s final match at the Costa Mesa Farm Complex.
May 31, 2009
For a video, click here. For a photo gallery click here. COSTA MESA — The Lakers had Shaq and Kobe and the Bulls had Jordan and Pippen. The third- and fourth-grade Carden Hall boys’ gold division team introduced another dynamic duo to the sports world at this year’s Daily Pilot Cup: the Campos twins, Dylan and Travis. Carden Hall, who outscored teams, 30-4, in five games of the tournament, was led by Travis Campos’ five goals Sunday and defeated Whittier, 7-1, in the gold division’s final match at the Costa Mesa Farm Complex.
April 29, 2009
Costa Mesa High seniors Cody and Dustin Serrano have committed to continue their water polo careers at Long Beach State, they said Wednesday. “It’s perfect for us,” Dustin Serrano said. “It’s where we can work our way up to being the best we want to be.” Both of the twins were first-team All-Orange Coast League players their senior years. Cody, a two-meter threat, led the Mustangs with 111 goals, while defender Dustin led the team with 110 steals and also had 100 goals.
October 15, 2008
COSTA MESA — Though their campuses are only a few miles apart, when it comes to the boys’ water polo programs at Costa Mesa High and Estancia, the water is wide. Still. Costa Mesa opened a 9-0 lead on its way to an 18-2 Orange Coast League win Wednesday at the Eagles’ pool, thoroughly impressing Estancia Coach John Carpenter. “Mesa has a great team this year,” Carpenter said. “[The Mustangs] have a lot of team speed and they have size. I see them going really far in CIF. I think they have a shot at beating Laguna Beach [ranked No. 4 in CIF Southern Section Division III]
September 10, 2008
On the shallow part of the Costa Mesa High water polo pool, twins stand tall. Cody and Dustin say they are 6-foot-5. From looking at them in the water, two feet of them are above water. Somehow they’re not supposed to touch the bottom of the pool with their feet. This is just a practice. At home matches, they’ve learned how to adjust their knees in every awkward way. But back in ninth grade, the brothers were nowhere close to being the Twin Towers they are today.
June 11, 2008
The Lunch Tables recently beat the Twins in the eighth annual Corona del Mar Whiffle Ball tournament championship game, 15-10.5. Players for the winning Lunch Tables included Dan Grable, James May, Gary Maithison, Peter Selby, Kim Rapp and tournament director Gary Almquist. The Twins, so-named because the team included three sets of twins, consisted of Hunter and Hayley Alder, Cory and Kirk MacDonald, and Erik and Kevin Rask. The 32-team tournament consisted of junior high and high school teams, and raised money for the CdM wrestling program, which Almquist coaches.
May 30, 2008
At first glance, Scott Gorgen came out of nowhere to become one of the elite pitchers in UC Irvine baseball history. An unheralded recruit out of Clayton Valley High in Concord, Calif, the undersized, somewhat inexperienced right-hander — he did not pitch until his senior year of high school — chose UCI over Long Beach State and the University of Nevada, neither of which were overly committal about his chances to grace the mound, let...