January 13, 2002
The foundation for Newport Harbor High's success in girls water polo continues to grow deeper following the Sailors' conquest of the Lady Chargers Cup at El Toro, a 16-team invitational on the frosh/soph level. Coach Les Cutler's Sailors won it for the third time in four years with a flourish, besting Long Beach Wilson in the final, 8-4, after shelling El Toro in the semifinal, 9-2, on Saturday. Friday the Sailors punished Villa Park, 19-1, after a forfeit victory over no-show Long Beach Poly.
February 22, 2004
Steve Virgen Corona del Mar High took one step closer to its third straight CIF Southern Section division title in girls water polo, but the Sea Kings' figurative shoes seemed to have been filled with concrete when facing Villa Park. The Spartans threw off Corona del Mar in the first half by slowing the game down and they tied the score, 2-2, 47 seconds into the third quarter. But the Sea Kings woke up, went on a 5-0 run and defeated Villa Park, 7-4, in a quarterfinal of the CIF Division II playoffs at El Toro Saturday.
September 19, 2000
CORONA DEL MAR - Corona del Mar High doubles teams Katie Tenerelli and Laura Claster, as well as Hilary Fuller and Brittany Minna each swept their three sets to lead the Sea Kings to a 12-6 nonleague girls tennis win over visiting Villa Park Monday. CdM, now 4-0 and ranked No. 1 in Orange County, visits perennial Southern Section power Peninsula today. NONLEAGUE Corona del Mar 12, Villa Park 6 Singles - Yelsey (CdM) lost to Nelson, 2-6, def. Iyer, 7-5, def. Tortorea, 6-0; Damion (CdM)
April 17, 2001
IRVINE - The Corona del Mar High softball team was defeated by Villa Park, 7-4, Monday in the second round of consolation play in the Woodbridge Tournament at Bob Barber Park. Monday's loss came after the Sea Kings split a pair Saturday, when they defeated Serra, 7-1, after a 3-2 loss to Faith Baptist. In the victory over Serra, senior Mijanou Pham tossed a complete-game two-hitter, while freshman outfielder Katrina Ridelscheimer, called up from the junior varsity, was 2 for 3 with an RBI. Alissa Zoelle went 2 for 3 with an RBI to lead the six-hit attack against Villa Park.
May 7, 2012
SAN CLEMENTE — Corona del Mar High can add another CIF Southern Section championship banner inside its gym full with section titles. The latest will be for boys' golf. The Sea Kings' perfect season keeps getting sweeter as they claimed the CIF Southern Section South Coast Team Divisional title on Monday, shooting a three-over-par 363 at Talega Golf Club. Coach Mike Starkweather said the section crown is the boys' golf program's first since 1967. "When you look at the gym at Corona del Mar, where they don't acknowledge league championships like they do at most high schools, you can only get a banner up for winning a section, state or national championship," Starkweather said.
September 24, 2006
BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY Righetti Invitational SANTA MARIA — The Estancia High varsity finished third and the junior varsity first at the 11-school event Saturday. Fernando Orozco was third in the 3.1-mile varsity race in 17 minutes, 4 seconds. Wes Barloon (eighth in 17:31), Cesar Casillas (20th in 17:59), Damian Leon (25th in 18:14) and Miguel Perez (27th in 18:19) also scored for the Eagles. Roberto Ramirez (18:43), Adrieo Robles (18:46), and Willy Rodriguez finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively, to lead the Eagles' junior varsity.
October 9, 1999
Susan McCormack COSTA MESA -- In Mayor Gary Monahan's own words, the city of Costa Mesa has received its "wake-up call" on the El Toro debate. At a press conference held Friday morning at City Hall, Monahan said he was outraged by Assemblywoman Pat Bates' (R-Laguna Niguel) recent comments that John Wayne Airport could be expanded to accommodate growing air transportation demands in the county. "This will necessitate the need to condemn and bulldoze a large area around the airport, including substantial properties in Costa Mesa," he said.
November 14, 2000
Barry Faulkner CERRITOS - In about four weeks, some lucky CIF Southern Section football teams will be able to declare themselves No. 1. But, Newport Harbor was more than happy to proclaim "We're No. 4," when Division VI playoff pairings were announced Sunday at the section office. The statement refers to the Sailors' seeding in Division VI, a development made possible when previously unbeaten Villa Park lost to Foothill, 14-7, Friday. The final-week upset allowed the Sea View League runner-up Sailors (8-2)
March 5, 2002
Zoran Korac Jr. Born: Sept. 16, 1981 Height: 6-foot-1 Weight: 180 Sport: Tennis Pos: No. 1 singles Year: Sophomore High school: San Marino Coach: Rodney Gabuya Major: Business Favorite food: Chicken Parmigiana Favorite movie: "Love Stinks" Best athletic moment: "Winning the Ojai Tennis championship." Athlete of the Week: Korac has not lost a challenge match. Stephanie Chang Born: May 17, 1982 Height: 5-foot-5 Weight: 125 Sport: Tennis Pos: No. 2 singles, No. 1 doubles Year: Sophomore High school: Villa Park Coach: Janice Maran Major: Nursing Favorite food: Italian Favorite movie: "The Goonies" Best athletic moment: "Winning the doubles conference finals with teammate Veronica Sommer."