March 2, 2002
NEWPORT COAST - Sage Hill High scored two runs on wild pitches in the bottom of the seventh inning and Tim Wilkins pitched three perfect innings of relief to key a 4-3 season-opening baseball win Friday over nonleague visitor Saddleback Valley Christian. Sage Hill, competing in the school's first varsity baseball game, took a 2-1 lead in the second, when Scott Cho scored on a fielder's choice. Down, 3-2, entering its final at-bat, Sage Hill's Marty McKee hit a one-out single, stole second and came around to score on two wild pitches.
March 27, 2002
MISSION VIEJO - The Costa Mesa High softball team answered a 4-1 deficit with a three-run fourth inning, but was outscored 3-0 down the stretch in losing to nonleague host Capistrano Valley Christian at Saddleback College Tuesday. The Eagles (6-2) scored a run in the bottom of the fourth, fifth and sixth innings, while the Mustangs (6-4), who committed six errors, went scoreless. Costa Mesa freshman Kelly Topps finished with a single, a walk and two runs scored, while junior Jennifer Jordan also had a base hit, with two RBIs, one run scored and two walks.
January 14, 2007
BOYS' SOCCER Sage Hill 4, NEWPORT COAST — Senior Braden Ross had two first-half goals, helping the Lightning remain unbeaten in an Academy League game Saturday at Sage Hill. Capistrano Valley Christian 0 Alex Edelstein added a penalty-kick goal for Sage (7-0-2, 4-0 in league) and Beau Caillouette also scored. Jake Blitzer had 10 saves for the Lightning's eighth shutout of the season. BOYS' BASKETBALL Sage Hill 50, NEWPORT COAST — Connor Rose had 15 points and Jamie McGee added 12 for the Lightning in an Academy League victory Saturday.
September 1, 2004
Colors: Forest green, silver and white. League: Academy. 2003 record: 1-8, 0-3 in league. Type of offense: Single back, I-formation. Type of defense: Four-four. Head coach: Tom Monarch (third year, 4-15). Staff: Monarch (co-offensive coordinator); Brad Gossen (co-offensive coordinator, quarterbacks); Steve Hingst (defensive coordinator); Mike Marchetti (assistant defensive coordinator, linebackers); Jason Eldridge (receivers, secondary)
December 28, 2001
Costa Mesa High girls basketball coach Jim Weeks sat and watched his team miss its first 18 shots from the field, and that was just the first quarter in Thursday's 38-30 consolation bracket victory over Saddleback Valley Christian, at the Mustangs' Winter Classic. There was only about six minutes left in the half before the drought ended, then the Mustangs went on to lead going into the fourth quarter, 27-24. Rhondi Naff led Costa Mesa with 20 points and nine rebounds, and Tina Poncher came up with four assists, three in the second quarter.
March 25, 2013
Corona del Mar High quarterback Cayman Carter, Newport Harbor tailback Talalelei Teaupa and Estancia running back Robert Murtha highlight three of 17 seniors from Newport-Mesa Unified School District schools nominated to play in the 54th Brea Lions Club Orange County North-South Prep All-Star Football Game at Orange Coast College on June 28. If selected in the coming weeks, the Newport-Mesa players will be members of the South All-Stars. Carter, who plans to walk on at Southern Methodist University, is one of four players nominated from a CdM team that defended its CIF Southern Section Southern Division championship in December.
May 19, 2008
The Newport Harbor High boys? volleyball team won a coin flip and will play host to Santa Margarita Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the CIF Southern Section Division I semifinals. In a CIF Division II semifinal for boys? volleyball, Corona del Mar lost the coin flip and will play at Santa Barbara, also Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Sage Hill baseball team lost its coin flip and will play at Apple Valley Christian Tuesday at 3:15 p.m. in the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division VI playoffs.
September 8, 2005
Explosive offenses will converge when Saddleback Valley Christian High visits Sage Hill at 7 p.m. Friday night. Both teams enter the contest having defeated their previous opponents by a combined, 74-15. Sage battered Fairmont Prep, 41-8, Friday while SVC pummeled Capistrano Valley Christian, 33-7. History, however, is on the visitors' side, as the Lightning are shooting for their first victory against the Warriors. "They're a good, well-coached team," Sage Coach Tom Monarch said.