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April 25, 2001
Barry Faulkner CORONA DEL MAR - Gordon McNiell, a varsity boys basketball assistant coach who also guided the Sea Kings' junior varsity team, will not replace Paul Orris, who resigned as varsity coach Feb. 26 after 16 seasons at the helm. McNiell, who teaches at CdM, announced Tuesday he will be the boys varsity coach at Sage Hill High in Newport Coast, beginning next year. McNiell, who initially expressed interest in succeeding Orris' at CdM, said he will be the Dean of Students at Sage Hill, which opened this fall with freshmen and sophomores and will field its first varsity team next season.
SPORTS
April 12, 2013
The Costa Mesa seventh-grade boys' soccer team captured the Coastal Athletic League championship with a 2-0 victory over TeWinkle 2-0 March 27 at Sowers Intermediate. It is believed to be the first time in Costa Mesa Middle School history that the seventh-grade boys' soccer team has won a league title. Coach Amos Hernandez is excited about the future of the Costa Mesa boys' soccer program. Coach Hernandez also coaches the Costa Mesa High varsity team and sees potential in the middle-school athletes to raise the bar when they get to the high-school level.
NEWS
February 1, 2005
Rick Devereux When Jason Simco was a senior at Estancia High in 2000, current Eagles star basketball player Carlos Pinto was in seventh grade. Simco was a Newport-Mesa Dream Team and first-team All-Pacific Coast League performer his senior year, when he averaged 13.3 points per game. Simco planned on playing collegiately at Concordia University in Irvine. He played in four scrimmage games at Concordia, but tore his ACL in a pick-up game at Estancia, putting a halt to his playing career.
NEWS
May 10, 2003
Bryce Alderton What Corona del Mar High's boys varsity swim team lacked in participation at the Pacific Coast League finals Friday was more than made up for at the junior varsity level. CdM's varsity squad finished in last place with 144 points out of the five teams competing in the CdM pool. University won the title with 616. CdM varsity coach Tim Salvino inserted his "faster" swimmers on the junior varsity level for Friday's finals and they responded with 669 points to win the division.
NEWS
July 11, 2004
Steve Virgen Ernie Wright, who coached the Estancia High girls junior varsity basketball team during the 2003-04 school year, has been named the Eagles' varsity coach. The position had been vacant since March 23, when Estancia fired former coach Tami Rappa, who said she was terminated for "running up the score," among other things. Wright, who assisted Rappa with the varsity team last year, has been directing the squad and preparing them for summer competition since Rappa was fired.
NEWS
By: | October 12, 2005
CROSS-COUNTRY Burroughs in 38th annual Kenny Staub Invitational: The Indian girls' varsity team did well in the meet Saturday at Crescenta Valley Park, as it placed third in Division I. Burroughs was led by Michelle Martinez, who finished seventh in 19 minutes 36 seconds on the three-mile course. She was followed by teammate Sadee Martinez (ninth; 20:10), Lilyana Morejon (14th; 21:07), Brenda Santana (16th; 21:13), Kerry Hodgins (31st; 22:00) and Tryn Campos (38th; 22:48)
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | November 10, 2013
There were many uplifting events during a momentous 10-0 regular season for the Corona del Mar High football team. But perhaps the Sea Kings' biggest moment/win came Week 4 when CdM upended its rival Newport Harbor. The Sea Kings had lost six straight to the Sailors, but put an end to Newport Harbor's supremacy with a convincing 34-14 win Sept. 20. "That was a huge win for our players," CdM Coach Scott Meyer said. "I think it just really let our guys know that we can play with anybody.
NEWS
April 4, 2001
HUNTINGTON BEACH - Nicole Kim, riding for Corona del Mar High, was runner-up in the varsity individual overall competition at the final two shows of the Interscholastic Equestrian League season, Saturday and Sunday at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center. Kim was first in hunt seat equitation both days and was also first among varsity riders in IEL medal class. Her efforts, as well as those by teammate Whitney Weidner, helped CdM finish second in the varsity team standings both days.
NEWS
December 4, 1999
Joseph Boo It seems sudden, but the 1999 fall season has ended for frosh-soph and junior varsity sports. Here are some names to remember from this year. Football: Remember how Ohio State's Orlando Pace dominated on the offensive line enough to become a Heisman Trophy finalist in 1997? Well, Costa Mesa High's Andrew Carich had that type of season for a 7-3 Mustangs football team, producing pancakes like IHOP. The beneficiaries of Carich's blocking were Jason Hurley and Kaeola Aswega.
NEWS
July 2, 2003
Carolyn Conway scored four goals and Anne Belden added two to lead the Newport Harbor water polo club team to a 9-8 victory over Coronado in the final of the Fullerton College Open tournament last weekend. Conway will be a senior and Belden will be a junior at Newport Harbor High in the fall. Playing against open club and college level teams, the Newport club team, which features several Newport Harbor High varsity team members, used speed and defense to surge past the opposition and win the tournament title.
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By Steve Virgen | November 10, 2013
There were many uplifting events during a momentous 10-0 regular season for the Corona del Mar High football team. But perhaps the Sea Kings' biggest moment/win came Week 4 when CdM upended its rival Newport Harbor. The Sea Kings had lost six straight to the Sailors, but put an end to Newport Harbor's supremacy with a convincing 34-14 win Sept. 20. "That was a huge win for our players," CdM Coach Scott Meyer said. "I think it just really let our guys know that we can play with anybody.
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SPORTS
April 12, 2013
The Costa Mesa seventh-grade boys' soccer team captured the Coastal Athletic League championship with a 2-0 victory over TeWinkle 2-0 March 27 at Sowers Intermediate. It is believed to be the first time in Costa Mesa Middle School history that the seventh-grade boys' soccer team has won a league title. Coach Amos Hernandez is excited about the future of the Costa Mesa boys' soccer program. Coach Hernandez also coaches the Costa Mesa High varsity team and sees potential in the middle-school athletes to raise the bar when they get to the high-school level.
SPORTS
December 17, 2008
The Corona del Mar High boys’ junior varsity team won its second straight tournament title after beating Back Bay rival Newport Harbor, 55-41, in the championship game of the 16-team Bolsa Grande Tournament Saturday. The Sea Kings used a trapping press defense to built a big first-half lead, and then withstood a second-run by the Sailors. Corona del Mar, coached by Jason Simco, beat La Quinta, Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley en route to the title game. Newport Harbor surged past Servite in the semifinals to advance to the championship game.
SPORTS
By Jeanne Almaraz and Phillip Greenberg | December 16, 2008
 On a cold, damp Tuesday afternoon, the Corona del Mar High girls’ junior varsity team ran past Costa Mesa High, 5-1, at CdM. Costa Mesa struck early, netting a shot off a cross in the sixth minute. However, the Mustangs never really tested CdM goalkeeper Taryn Greenberg again. CdM responded quickly with freshman Rachel Smith scoring on a breakaway goal in the ninth minute. Despite a couple of deep puddles that brought the ball to a stop, Smith ran the ball all the way to the goal and struck a sharp shot just inside the right post.
FEATURES
By Steve Virgen | October 14, 2008
Martin Babovic, a foreign exchange student who wants to play water polo, should be cleared today by the Orange County Superior Court to compete for the Corona del Mar High boys’ varsity team, attorney Richard Bridgford said. Babovic was ruled ineligible to play varsity because the CIF Southern Section deemed that Babovic was not randomly placed at Corona del Mar by the school or the foreign exchange student agency, said Bridgford, the attorney for Babovic. He is eligible to play junior varsity.
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By Soraya Nadia McDonald | April 25, 2008
Blaine Bolus discovered the secret to his success the hard way. The people watching him, the pressure he felt, had as much to do with winning as the power in his legs and the spikes in his shoes, something he discovered after a year of competing on the junior varsity level. When Bolus, a junior, transferred from Sage Hill to Corona del Mar High after his freshman year, he was barred from varsity competition. Per CIF Southern Section rules, he could not compete on the varsity level for one year.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | September 5, 2007
The word Coach Brian Ricker used to describe last year’s Corona del Mar High girls’ tennis team was “special.” But really, other adjectives like “outstanding,” “loaded” and, most of all, “unbeaten,” could work just as well. The 2006 Sea Kings went 24-0 on their way to a CIF Southern Section Division I championship. Not only that, but no match was really even close. In the traditional 18-set format, the closest win CdM got was 11-7, in a nonleague victory over Peninsula.
NEWS
By: | October 12, 2005
CROSS-COUNTRY Burroughs in 38th annual Kenny Staub Invitational: The Indian girls' varsity team did well in the meet Saturday at Crescenta Valley Park, as it placed third in Division I. Burroughs was led by Michelle Martinez, who finished seventh in 19 minutes 36 seconds on the three-mile course. She was followed by teammate Sadee Martinez (ninth; 20:10), Lilyana Morejon (14th; 21:07), Brenda Santana (16th; 21:13), Kerry Hodgins (31st; 22:00) and Tryn Campos (38th; 22:48)
NEWS
February 1, 2005
Rick Devereux When Jason Simco was a senior at Estancia High in 2000, current Eagles star basketball player Carlos Pinto was in seventh grade. Simco was a Newport-Mesa Dream Team and first-team All-Pacific Coast League performer his senior year, when he averaged 13.3 points per game. Simco planned on playing collegiately at Concordia University in Irvine. He played in four scrimmage games at Concordia, but tore his ACL in a pick-up game at Estancia, putting a halt to his playing career.
NEWS
July 11, 2004
Steve Virgen Ernie Wright, who coached the Estancia High girls junior varsity basketball team during the 2003-04 school year, has been named the Eagles' varsity coach. The position had been vacant since March 23, when Estancia fired former coach Tami Rappa, who said she was terminated for "running up the score," among other things. Wright, who assisted Rappa with the varsity team last year, has been directing the squad and preparing them for summer competition since Rappa was fired.
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