April 25, 2007
IRVINE — The Corona del Mar High boys' tennis team knew what was needed coming into Tuesday's Pacific Coast League showdown at University. The Sea Kings' formula hasn't exactly been a secret this season. CdM Coach Tim Mang knows his team needs sweeps from junior Fabian Matthews at No. 1 singles, as well as from the doubles teams of sophomores Parker Rhodes and Chris Damion, and seniors Ryan Caughren and Dustin Hladek. "There's no guessing," Mang said. "We don't have a lot of flexibility.
April 19, 2007
IRVINE — After the 400-yard freestyle relay, Corona del Mar High girls' swim coach Doug Volding unleashed fist pumps that would make Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods proud. Volding was celebrating his birthday on Wednesday at the Sea Kings' Pacific Coast League meet at University, and told his swimmers that. The CdM girls gave him the best present they could. CdM took first and third place in that last relay, forging an 85-85 tie that likely means both teams will split the league dual meet title.
May 15, 2005
Rick Devereux It was a record-setting day in the Belmont Plaza pool Saturday, as the Corona del Mar High girls swim team set six school marks and the Sea Kings finished as runners-up in CIF Southern Section Division II to Pacific Coast League rival University, 252-248. CdM's 248 points were 10 more than last year when the Sea Kings won the division title, but a strong Uni team was too much. The Trojans finished fourth in the division last year with 185 1/2 points.
January 13, 2005
Rick Devereux "We're not into moral victories," Corona del Mar High boys basketball coach Ryan Curry said Wednesday night after the Sea Kings lost, 67-52, to host University in a Pacific Coast League contest. Unfortunately, that is the only type of victory CdM has gotten over the Trojans recently. Uni (9-8, 2-0 in league) has won three of the last four meetings, dating back to last year. The Trojans dismantled Corona del Mar, 80-42, in a consolation round of the La Quinta tournament.
November 5, 2004
Barry Faulkner In linier terms, the Corona del Mar High football team moved one win closer to wrapping up third place and the Pacific Coast League's final guaranteed berth into the CIF Southern Section Division IX playoffs Thursday night. But whether the Sea Kings' 42-14 league win over visiting University at Newport Harbor High elevated their brand of play to that of a team worth of postseason promise was another matter. "It was ugly and we did our best to give it to them," said CdM Coach Dick Feeman, whose squad started slowly and was plagued by penalties throughout.
October 5, 2003
Steve Virgen It's safe to say Newport Harbor High's preparation for Wednesday's Sea View League boys water polo showdown with Foothill High was not ideal, to say the least. The Sailors struggled with a lineup that was not at full strength, yet still managed to pull out a 10-9 nonleague overtime victory over University at Corona del Mar High Saturday afternoon. Newport Harbor senior Andrew Belden scored the game-winning goal with 1:30 left in the second overtime period, taking a pass from Clay Jorth on a six-on-five situation.
April 23, 2003
The bats came alive in the middle innings for Corona del Mar High's softball team Tuesday as it collected an 18-2 win in a Pacific Coast League game called after five innings at University. Kianna Jaye, who went 4 for 5 with a triple and three RBIs, as well as Heather Lohrman paced the 21-hit attack for the Sea Kings. Lohrman homered to lead off an eight-run fourth inning and went 3 for 4 with three RBIs. Melanie Cole knocked in four runs, going 2 for 3. Alissa Zoelle picked up her fifth win in the circle with a complete game and scored a run on Jaye's triple in the fourth inning.
October 24, 2002
Barry Faulkner His personality has a lot to do with it, but there is more than one reason why Kris Cooper prefers defense to offense. For one thing, the Corona del Mar High senior outside linebacker and tight end is more likely to touch the ball when the other team has possession. In eight varsity starts at tight end, including all six games this fall, Cooper has fielded a grand total of one pass, for a 13-yard pickup last year against Saddleback.
October 21, 2002
Barry Faulkner The Corona del Mar High players pumped their fists, raised their helmets, howled at the moon and appeared to thoroughly savor the Sea Kings' crucial Pacific Coast League-opening 14-13 football victory over University Thursday night at Newport Harbor High. Meanwhile, most of the CdM coaches quivered with emotion, slumped from exhaustion and wondered how it would look if they called in spent for work Friday, after having emphasized to their players the importance of not shirking their 8 a.m. classes.