February 13, 2007
TODAY Baseball Community college -- Orange Coast at Palomar, 2 p.m. Basketball College men -- San Diego Christian at Vanguard, 7:30. College women -- San Diego Christian at Vanguard, 5:30. Golf College men -- UC Irvine at True Blue Individual Collegiate, hosted by UCLA at TPC of Valencia. Tennis College women -- UC Irvine at UCLA, 1:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY Baseball College -- Vanguard at Concordia, 2 p.m. Basketball College men -- UC Irvine at UC Riverside, 7 p.m. Community college men -- Orange Coast at Saddleback, 7:30 p.m. Community college women -- Orange Coast at Saddleback, 5:30 p.m. High school boys -- Riverside Poly at Newport Harbor, CIF Southern Section Division I-A playoffs, first round, 7:30 p.m.; Costa Mea at Sultana of Hesperia, CIF Division III-A first round, 7:30 p.m.; Redlands Adventist Academy at Sage Hill School, CIF Division IV-AA first round, 7:30 p.m. Softball College -- Occidental at Vanguard, 1 p.m. Community college -- Orange Coast at Santa Ana, 3 p.m. Volleyball College men -- UC Santa Cruz at UC Irvine (Crawford Court)
June 15, 2001
Six senior boys volleyball standouts who competed for Back Bay high schools Corona del Mar and Newport Harbor have been named All-CIF Southern Section in their respective divisions by section coaches. Newport-Mesa District Player of the Year Blake Tippett, as well as Newport Harbor teammate Christian Berg-Hansen, are first-team honorees in Division III. CdM stalwarts Brian Gallagher and Forrest Mack are on the Division IV first team, while senior teammates Evan Burden and Charlie Alshuler are second-team picks.
November 12, 2002
I just read with indignation Sunday's Q&A with Sue Bryant, dean of UCI's biological science school ("FOCUSing on the Future"). Her claim that "We have some really smart kids who don't get into medical school who would make great teachers," feeds the myth that teachers choose their profession because they can't do any better. Unfortunately, Bryant's opinion has already filtered down to our youth. As a high school teacher in the Irvine Unified School District, I often get the query from my students as to why, with all my credentials, honors and potential, including more than 80 units of postgraduate work, I am "just a teacher."
February 15, 2007
MISSION VIEJO — Courtney Ford hit a game-tying three-pointer at the regulation buzzer, and the Orange Coast College women's basketball team hung on to beat Saddleback, 70-65, in overtime in an Orange Empire Conference thriller Wednesday at Saddleback. Ford, a 5-foot-7 freshman guard showed why she was recently named the state's Player of the Month, by the Commission on Athletics. She scored 29 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Pirates (27-3, 13-0 in conference). She hit another three-pointer in overtime for OCC (27-3, 13-0 in conference)
November 6, 2000
It's pronounced "you sea eye" -- a great university in nearby Irvine. You see, I think UCI is best known for its commitment to academia. Although they offer traditional sports programs, events and activities, let's face it, the "Anteaters" are better known for their preponderance of gray matter than muscle tissue. When you think about it, their name itself would never strike fear into the hearts of sporting opponents. Anteater, not really too scary is it?
February 14, 2009
Newport Beach residents Mike and Tina Catlin began their day on Saturday with a chilly dip in the 55-degree waters off Corona del Mar State Beach. This was no leisurely Valentine’s Day morning at the beach — the couple are training for the Lavaman Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii, in March. “Our kids probably think we’ve gone crazy,” Tina Catlin said. “It’s a way we can go through our mid-life crisis together.” The Lavaman Triathlon begins with a 1,500-meter swim in the Pacific Ocean, then continues with a 40-kilometer bike ride on the big island of Hawaii.
November 12, 2007
It was while biking through the campus of UC Santa Cruz years back that Tanya Petrovna gained the inspiration behind Squashfest. There the owner of Native Foods in Costa Mesa found a huge squash sampling, where scores of gourds were steamed and set out in bite-sized servings. The idea was genius in its simplicity, Petrovna, said. Let the food speak for itself. Somewhat imitating the event back in Orange County, the Palm Springs resident and the SoBeCa retail district harvested their own event completely devoted to the fall fruit.
August 11, 2002
Deirdre Newman The last thing 14-year-old Jacqueline Jung wanted to do this summer was spend a month with other teenagers who only wanted to talk about math. Bor-ing! So Jacqueline was not thrilled when her parents told her that instead of cheerleading camp, she would be attending an intensive math and science summer school called COSMOS at UC Irvine. The outgoing Ventura teenager said she was pleasantly surprised when she arrived on campus last month and found other students like herself who wanted to challenge themselves mathematically while having fun outside of class.
October 9, 2002
Tyler Brundage recently accomplished his 11-year goal of becoming an Eagle Scout, a goal that less than 2% of all scouts ever achieve. He was recognized for his achievements during a Court of Honor Ceremony in September. Brundage, who plays water polo at Corona del Mar High School, completed an extensive Eagle Project at the Environmental Nature Center, which consisted of reconstructing 70 feet of trail, replacing old railroad ties with rebar to create a more natural setting and constructing cages for snakes and lizards that simulate their natural environment .... Army National Guard Pvt. Gregory A. Jenkins, brother of Carol Berner of Costa Mesa, recently graduated from basic combat training.
December 20, 2006
At first glance, Costa Mesa resident Lucas Campanaro seems like the quintessential Orange County teenager. He likes to skateboard, play video games with his brothers, snowboard, and above all, he loves to surf. But Lucas is not typical. Over a year ago, he was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma , a cancer of connective tissues, and has been undergoing frequent chemotherapy ever since. For Lucas, the most devastating consequence of his diagnosis was simple — no surfing. "I wasn't scared or anything," the 15-year-old said.