March 3, 2007
BEAUDETTE BOWS OUT BAKERSFIELD — In his first trip to the CIF State wrestling championships, Newport Harbor High senior heavyweight Brian Beaudette lasted only two matches. Beaudette opened the two-day, double-elimination tournament at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield with a tough loss. He fell, 8-5, to Ira Winn of Foothill of Palo Cedra. Newport Harbor Coach Dominic Bulone said the result impacted Beaudette going into his second match. Beaudette was eliminated from the tournament after losing to Willie Hernandez of Norte Vista, 6-3. "He had to wrestle again in less than an hour, and he had not recovered mentally," Bulone said.
February 18, 2001
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA - Estancia High's Nathan Thaler, a senior wrestler in the 215-pound weight class, won the CIF Southern Section Division IV title at Santa Margarita High. He earned a 6-4 overtime decision over Steve Gonzales of St. John Bosco on Saturday. Corona del Mar senior Aaron Hacker (152 pounds) finished third after a major decision victory, 10-2, over Noah Harrison of Diamond Ranch. Thaler and Hacker will try to advance to the state championships as they wrestle in the Masters meet, Friday and Saturday, at Fountain Valley, where the top eight in each class qualify for State.
July 22, 2006
Attending a Lucha Libre match in Mexico is like therapy for wrestling fans. "People go to the matches and they scream and vent and escape their worries," said Jorge Guzman, the Mexican wrestler known as "El Hijo del Santo" [The Son of the Saint]. "When they leave the arena, they leave content and come back for another match. I think this is why the Lucha Libre is successful." Guzman thinks Lucha Libre, which translates loosely to "free-style fighting," will become more popular in the United States.
December 16, 2007
NORWALK — For the second straight week, Josh George was wanting to don the white singlet. That’s what Newport Harbor High wrestlers get to wear once they reach a title match in a tournament. It’s a reward that also serves as a motivational tool thought up by Coach Dominic Bulone. The coach might want to have the white singlet ready when CIF competition comes later in the season. The senior won the 140-pound division championship Saturday in the Eagle Invitational at John Glenn High and remained perfect with a 19-0 record this season.
February 27, 2005
Andrew Keligian, Corona del Mar High's 215-pound wrestler, finished 2-2 in the CIF Southern Section Masters meet after winning once and losing once Saturday at Fountain Valley High. Keligian, who finished third in the Southern Division, needed to win three matches Saturday in order to place in the top eight and advance to the state tournament March 4-5 in Bakersfield. Keligian defeated Ivan Castro from San Marcos, 6-2, in the first match of the morning, but was pinned in the second period by Geoff Hewitt from Santiago of Corona.
February 26, 2011
TEMECULA — For the past three years, Bradley Beaudette has improved as a wrestler. The Newport Harbor High senior's progression led to a huge breakthrough during his final year as a Sailor. Beaudette, a 189-pounder, placed eighth at the CIF Southern Section Masters Meet Saturday at Temecula Valley High and qualified for next week's CIF State Championship Meet. Beaudette, who was one match away for qualifying for Masters last year, won the CIF Southern Section Inland Division and Sunset League titles this season.
September 25, 2002
79, Newport Beach ... President of the Marinapark Homeowners Assn. ... Leads residents of the mobile home park in the fight against eviction to make room for a luxury hotel ... Successfully opposed a city-proposed lease renewal that would have roughly doubled rents there without offering any long-term lease security ... Graduated the U.S. Naval Academy in 1941 ... Holds a doctorate in accounting, which he taught at...
February 23, 2008
WRESTLING CIF Masters Meet RIALTO ? Newport Harbor High senior wrestler Josh George won two matches at the CIF Southern Section Masters Meet Friday at Carter High, advancing to the championship quarterfinals. The 140-pounder beat Justin Irribarren of Santa Fe, 20-9, before topping RJ Pilkington of El Dorado, 14-5. Pilkington had beaten George at the Five Counties Invitational, 9-8, in January. George (42-4) will wrestle Five Counties champion Cody Bollinger from Sultana in today?