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By Barry Faulkner | July 31, 2013
This is the traditional dead period for high school sports, during which players and coaches get a chance to leave their respective sports behind to pursue other interests. But baseball is never truly left behind in the Patrick Murphy household, and the Newport Harbor High Coach is preparing to watch his 12-year-old son, Braden, compete for Los Alamitos Youth Baseball Bronco Division All-Stars in the Bronco World Series, beginning Thursday night in Los Alamitos. Los Alamitos received its bid by hosting the World Series and will open the double-elimination bracket against North Carolina on Thursday at 7:30 p.m..
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SPORTS
July 30, 2013
April Ross and Jake Gibb both cashed in on the final day of the World Series of Beach Volleyball on Sunday at Marine Green Park in Long Beach. Ross, a Costa Mesa resident and Newport Harbor High product, teamed with Jennifer Kessy to defeat the Brazilian duo of Taiana Lima and Talita Antunes, 15-21, 21-18, 17-15, in the final of the four-team women's World Series Cup. The Brazilians are the top-ranked team in the world. Gibb, a Costa Mesa resident, and Huntington Beach resident Casey Patterson defeated Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins from Latvia, 22-20, 21-11, in the men's final of the World Series Cup. Gibb and Patterson, who finished fourth in the Federation Internationale de Volleyball Grand Slam event that concluded Saturday, defeated the Grand Slam event winners, Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal, 21-19, 21-17, in the World Series Cup semifinals to avenge a loss to their American rivals in the Grand Slam event semifinals.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | July 27, 2013
LONG BEACH - It was somehow fitting that the team with the most history behind it came out on top in the inaugural final of the World Series Cup as part of the World Series of Beach Volleyball on Saturday at Marine Green Park. This was, after all, a celebration of beach volleyball's past as much as a postcard to its potential future, with the return of the refurbished Assn. of Volleyball Professionals domestic tour ready to kick off a schedule next week that includes six events in seven weeks.
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By James P. Gray | July 26, 2013
Life is short, so we all need reminders that our lives are fleeting. I remind myself by trying to keep in mind some rules I made long ago to help design my life which I call "The Designer Niners. " They have helped me, and maybe to some extent they will do the same for you. So here they are: 1.) Live your life while you have it . It is truly sad when people are at the end of their lives and look back and say, "I really wish I had done this or I had not done that. " For example, throughout my life, when people have heard I was in the Peace Corps, they have told me that they wished they had done that too. But when I say that it is not too late, they always have some type of excuse.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | July 26, 2013
Heading into the final round of the Lockton Kansas City Junior golf tournament in Raymore, Mo., Amy Matsuoka sent a text message to her father, Denis. Matsuoka, a 15-year-old who will be a sophomore at Corona del Mar High, was contending in the American Junior Golf Assn. event at Creekmoor Golf Club, where she was tied for the lead after two rounds. "She texted me, 'Dad, I'm going to win,'" Denis Matsuoka said. "It was a given. When I was following the players on the live scoring I saw that she was neck and neck with two other players and she broke away and after that she was never looking back.
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By Steve Virgen | July 24, 2013
When Alexander Yang was 4 he went to the driving range with his father and mother, and eventually he complained. Yang didn't whine because he wanted to leave. "He used to cry and say, 'it's my turn to hit the ball,'" said Nancy Wong, Yang's mother. Soon enough, Yang was striking golf balls, and with precision. Now at 10 he's become one of the top golfers in the nation for his age group. You could actually say the Newport Coast resident is the best in the world among his peers.
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By Bradley Zint | July 22, 2013
Some things are still hard for David Lester to talk about, as they would be for anyone who's seen his friends die and rivers turn red with blood. Eventually the 94-year-old Costa Mesa resident did open up, in the form of a 400-page manuscript, "A Combat Engineer," detailing his life and World War II experiences in Europe. He has since condensed it into a smaller book that has a strategically placed "Made in America" sticker on the cover. Since last month, Lester has had something new to add to his memoirs: the National Order of the Legion of Honor from the French government.
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By Lauren Williams | July 18, 2013
Early College High School, Costa Mesa, graduate Ruben Morales, 20, was one of several fire Explorers to get their hands a little dirty on Wednesday during a training session at Costa Mesa Fire Station 4 on Placentia Avenue. The Orange County Explorers, including several from the Costa Mesa post, learned how to use a jackhammer, move heavy objects, rescue someone and rappel down a five-story building during the one-day session. "It was pretty brutal," Saxon Lyons, 17, of Lake Forest said of using the jackhammer.
SPORTS
July 16, 2013
Center John Mann, a former Corona del Mar High standout, and defender Tim Hutten, a former UC Irvine All-American, are on the U.S. men's senior national team roster for the 2013 FINA World Championships that begin on Monday in Barcelona, Spain. Mann and Hutten are among the 13 athletes selected and two of the five returners from the team that competed at the 2012 Olympic Games. The team competed in a Four Nations Tournament held in Belgrade, Serbia this week as a warm-up to the world championships.
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