February 4, 2004
Bryce Alderton The score was 0-0 and the weather was wintry, but emotions ran at high temperatures in the suddenly burgeoning girls soccer rivalry between Newport Harbor and Irvine high schools this season, adding its latest chapter Tuesday. The Sailors (2-15-3, 1-5-2 in the Sea View League) and Vaqueros (8-6-4, 3-2-3) bumped each other, collided frequently and slipped across Davidson Field in a league game punctuated by physicality, and often, frustration.
November 1, 2003
Newport Harbor High's freshmen football team remained undefeated with a 44-0 Sea View League victory over visiting Irvine Thursday with running back Jasen Ruiz scoring four touchdowns. Ruiz returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and Newport (8-0) then scored on its first offensive play. Quarterback Kevin Williams hit Jarrett Daniel across the middle and Daniel sprinted untouched for the final 60 of the 80-yard scoring play. Ruiz scored his second touchdown on a 25-yard run with blocks from an offensive line of James Skahen, Ian Fowler, Frank Muscatello, Brian Lawler and Bryce Jardine.
March 27, 2003
Newport Harbor High's baseball team never got it going Wednesday in a Sea View League encounter at Irvine. The host Vaqueros scored three in the first inning and broke it open with four more in the fifth inning to post a 7-0 victory. The Sailors, 2-8, 0-2 in league, got just two runners as far as second base off Irvine starter Shuhei Fujiya, who spun a three-hitter to help Irvine improve to 1-1 in league play. Dave Erickson got to second by virtue of Irvine's only error when a pop fly in the infield was misplayed and Erickson made it to second on the play, only to be left stranded.
January 18, 2003
Steve Virgen To get their third straight Sea View League win, the Newport Harbor High Sailors completed one of their better first-half performances of this boys basketball season. The Sailors (11-7, 3-0) shot 20 of 23 from the field (87%) in the first half and built a 46-26 lead. Newport's advantage proved to be insurmountable for the Vaqueros (3-14, 0-3) and the Sailors coasted to a 79-55 victory Friday night at Irvine. "Offensively, it has to be (one of our best first-half performances)
January 17, 2003
Contributions abounded for the visiting Newport Harbor High girls basketball team in its 56-34 win over Irvine in Sea View League play Thursday night. Whether it be scoring, steals, rebounds or assists, Coach Jen Thompson's squad responded. "We tried a few new things on defense and came out with different lineups," Thompson said. Jillianne Whitfield led the Sailors with 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting with Amanda Campbell pouring in 10 points with five rebounds and three steals.
December 18, 2002
Steve Virgen Costa Mesa High boys basketball coach Bob Serven knows his team is a lot different than last year's squad. And, with that knowledge, he told his team to get the most out of the offensive half-court set, instead of the up-tempo style of last season. The Mustangs followed their coach's orders, executed three solid half-court set plays and outscored the Vaqueros, 8-0, in the final four minutes, leading to a 48-40 first-round win over Irvine in the 21st annual Irvine World News Basketball Classic at Irvine High Tuesday night.
December 13, 2002
Steve Virgen It was a story of two halves for the Costa Mesa High girls soccer team Thursday at Irvine. In the first half, the Mustangs did everything Coach Dan Johnston asked and gained a 2-0 advantage on goals by sophomore Nilani Duarte and senior Sharon Day. But, in the second half, Costa Mesa (4-1-1) lost its edge, while Irvine appeared to play with more intensity, as the Vaqueros (5-1-1) came back to earn a tie, 2-2, in nonleague action. Because the Mustangs lost a two-goal lead, Johnston said the result felt more like a loss than a tie. "I think we just gave this game away in the second half," Johnston said.
May 16, 2002
GARDEN GROVE - Amid coaching changes and injuries, some teams might cringe and give up. But not the Corona del Mar High girls softball team. The Sea Kings (11-9, 7-3 in the Pacific Coast League) battled through injuries such as catcher Amy Tyson getting hit in the face with a comebacker in a Pacific Coast League game, and adjusted to a coaching change earlier in league play. They showed the same toughness Wednesday, battling with host Rancho Alamitos (14-11)
May 2, 2002
IRVINE - Newport Harbor High senior Cameron Pemstein drove in two runs and senior teammate Jon Vandersloot went 2 for 2 with three walks, but host Irvine captured an 11-3 Sea View League baseball victory Wednesday. Pemstein doubled in a run and plated another on a groundout for the Sailors (4-18, 0-14), who host Laguna Hills Friday at 3:15 p.m. Newport led, 2-0, heading into the fourth, but one the Sailors' five errors led to four unearned runs in a six-run outburst for the Vaqueros, who added four in the fifth to blow it open.
April 13, 2002
Steve Virgen NEWPORT BEACH - When Newport Harbor High and Irvine duel in boys swimming at full strength, believe the hype. The Sailors and Vaqueros did not disappoint Friday in their anticipated Sea View League matchup that resulted in the visitors, Irvine, winning, 89-81, in a meet that featured two ties and 200-meter backstroke world-record holder Aaron Peirsol. The Newport Harbor girls could not match up with the depth of defending Sea View League champion Irvine and lost, 109-61.