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)
March 1, 2003
Bryce Alderton The numerals next to the division may have changed, but the No. 1-seeded Corona del Mar High girls water polo team finds itself in familiar territory -- a date in the final of the CIF Southern Section Division II Playoffs today against Villa Park at 5:30 p.m. at Belmont Plaza. In the same pool last year, the Sea Kings won their first title in girls water polo history, an 11-6 decision over El Dorado, in Division IV. CdM senior Brittney Bowlus scored three times while teammates Danielle Carlson and Daniela DiGiacomo each found the back of the cage twice in that game.
November 21, 2012
The Corona del Mar High football team shined defensively in its 26-0 victory over Los Amigos in a CIF Southern Section Southern Division quarterfinal game at Bolsa Grande High. The top-seeded Sea Kings, the defending CIF champions who play Woodbridge in the semifinals Friday night at Irvine High, allowed the Lobos to get into the red zone just once all game. It happened on Los Amigos' second drive of the game. But on third-and-seven at the CdM nine-yard line, the snap was fumbled and CdM sophomore Hoyt Crance recovered the ball.
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.
November 12, 2012
Predicting high school football games isn't as easy as it looks. Before the CIF Southern Section playoffs began last week, I thought the three local teams were sure winners. I don't always go with the teams in our coverage area because they're local. Just ask the five football coaches in the area. But I had Corona del Mar and Estancia penciled in to play each other in the Southern Division quarterfinals. The matchup, featuring CdM's no-huddle attack and Estancia's physical ground game, would've been great to cover.
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."