November 11, 2000
Tony Altobelli NEWPORT BEACH - It wasn't quite as dramatic as last year's CIF Southern Section Division VI football championships, but a scoop and score is a scoop and score. Just ask Newport Harbor High senior Dane Barton. Barton recovered a blocked punt and returned it 8 yards for a touchdown, just one of many key plays in Friday night's 42-7 Sea View League win over visiting Aliso Niguel. "It reminded me of the Irvine game last year," Barton said, regarding last year's game-winning turnover and touchdown return in the title game.
October 19, 2002
Richard Dunn While Newport Harbor High's Sailors continued their streak of success against Sea View League football competition, they got a real kick out of themselves before the league opener even started Friday night. In pregame warmups, Newport Harbor kicker Brian Campos rolled his ankle on his first kickoff attempt after landing on the tee, forcing Sailors Coach Jeff Brinkley to scramble like his old quarterback days. "I've never had that happen before," said Brinkley, whose team, the defending league champion, responded without flinching as the host Sailors defeated Aliso Niguel's Wolverines, 35-6.
November 5, 2004
Bryce Alderton The first week of November brings with it shorter days, election fever and, for the past three years, Newport Harbor High battling Harvard-Westlake in the Los Angeles Field Hockey Association Tournament of Champions title game. The past two title tilts produced 1-0 and 2-0 decisions by Harvard-Westlake and Newport, respectively, and Thursday's latest edition at Fountain Valley High didn't deviate from the low-scoring, hard-fought outputs of the past.
October 18, 1999
I feel like the Daily Pilot may have fallen into a curse or funk and that I may just be the cause of it all. It involves the University of Michigan and our penchant for mixing up that fine school with its bitter foe, Michigan State. Some of you may remember a headline (I'm hoping you don't), written by me, that appeared in the Daily Pilot a couple of years ago. Michigan fans were in town for the upcoming Rose Bowl battle with Washington State and we were running a story and pictures of their show of spirit.
January 2, 2004
LOLITA HARPER Normally, I am a "people-pleaser." Ask my mom, she'll tell you that too often I care what others think. Today, I overcame that weakness. Call it a New Year's resolution but I could care less that Michigan fans Gary Burch, Ty Woodson and Kim Gierucki were left broken-hearted Thursday. We were all part of a semi-large crowd who had gathered to watch the Rose Bowl at The Corner Office in Costa Mesa. But I got to walk out the double doors with my head held high and my victory sign waving -- with a final scoreboard showing 28 to 14, in favor of my beloved Trojans.
October 18, 2002
Natalie Draganza took medalist honors with a 44 for the victorious Newport Harbor High girls golf team in a Sea View League match Thursday against Aliso Niguel won by the Sailors, 254-287, on the par-36 front nine at Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach. Amanda Campbell fired a 49, Kayleigh Horn shot a 51, Rachel Kone shot 52 and Ashley Jacobs shot 58 for the Sailors, 6-2, 4-1 in league. Newport is tied with Woodbridge for first in league, said Newport Coach Marianne Towersey.
October 20, 1999
ALISO VIEJO - The Newport Harbor High girls volleyball team closed out the first round of Sea View League competition with a 15-6, 15-13, 15-4 trouncing of host Aliso Niguel Tuesday. Senior Brenda Waterman and junior Heather Cullen had seven kills apiece for the winners (18-2, 4-0 in league and ranked No. 2 in Orange County), who also got six kills from senior Krista Dill. The Sailors visit second-place Irvine Thursday at 3:15 p.m. and a victory would all but assure Coach Dan Glenn's Sailors their seventh straight league championship.
November 8, 2003
Steve Virgen There are no buzzer-beaters in cross country, no last-second touchdowns. But what the Newport Harbor High boys cross country team accomplished at the Sea View League finals Friday was quite dramatic. The Sailors knew they had to finish ahead of Aliso Niguel to grab third place in the league standings and automatically qualify for the CIF Southern Section Division II preliminaries. They did so by one point. Sophomore Adam Mayfield wasn't the Sailors' top finisher, but he proved to be the difference-maker, passing two Aliso Niguel runners over the last half mile.