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Boys' Basketball: Heredia steps down at Estancia

Boys' Basketball: Heredia steps down at Estancia

Five months ago, Coach Agustin Heredia tried to calm his Estancia High boys' basketball team down in the locker room. On the road, with a bunch of rowdy teenagers, it sure wasn't easy.

Beach volleyball: Gibb seeks return to form

Beach volleyball: Gibb seeks return to form

LONG BEACH — Now 38, most of Jake Gibb's peers operate under the popular athletic premise that the older you get, the better you were.

Girls' water polo: CdM finishes second at state tournament

For the second time in five days, the CdM Aquatics 18-and-under girls' water polo team reached the finals at a major tournament.

10-year-old highlights Flight of the Lasers

10-year-old highlights Flight of the Lasers

The 79th annual Flight of the Lasers race, which began near the Balboa Pavilion and covered the majority of the bay, was held in breezy...

Briefs: Robles in U-20 event

UC Irvine junior Clarissa Robles will compete for Mexico's women's national under-20 team in the U20 World Cup in Canada, beginning Aug. 6.

Gilmour rallies for Gov Cup repeat

Gilmour rallies for Gov Cup repeat

Sam Gilmour simply smiled when he heard he was described as "hungry" to win the 48th Governor's Cup, by fellow finalist Nevin Snow after the...

Muchnick makes cut as writer

Muchnick makes cut as writer

At 16, you can say Justin Muchnick is an accomplished writer and wrestler.

Baseball: NHBA steps up, wins

WHITTIER — With no game on Friday, the Newport Harbor Baseball Assn. All-Star team took the day off. Manager Mike Greer said he felt...

NHBA stunned by West Covina Blue

WHITTIER — The Newport Harbor Baseball Assn. All-Star team played the waiting game on Thursday night. The 12-and-under Bronco team saw...

Tennis: Willson finishes a winner

Danielle Willson did not stick around for long after winning the girls' 16 doubles title Friday at the 21st annual Costa Mesa Summer...

Baseball: CdM sweeps doubleheader at South Coast Classic

Jake Hastings hit a grand slam and JT Schwartz drove in three runs on a double, helping Corona del Mar sweep a doubleheader at the South...

Briefs: Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center to host nation's top swimmers

The William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center in Irvine is playing host to the Speedo Junior National Championships from July 30 to Aug. 3, and...

Water Polo: Lynn no longer coach at NBWPC

Water Polo: Lynn no longer coach at NBWPC

Robert Lynn is no longer coaching at Newport Beach Water Polo Club, it was announced to NBWPC families in an email Thursday night.

Governor's Cup: Gilmour, Snow clash in final

Governor's Cup: Gilmour, Snow clash in final

For the first time in Governor's Cup history, the regatta features two former champions. It just so happens those two former champs are in...

Governor's Cup: Members' reception features America's Cup

Governor's Cup: Members' reception features America's Cup

The racers in the Governor's Cup haven't been all about the competition this week in Newport Beach.

Sailing: Tradition of fun continues for Flight of the Lasers

Family-oriented fun and good-spirited competition are expected to take place during the 79th annual Flight of the Lasers race Sunday....

Governor's Cup: Defending champ clinches top spot for semifinals

Governor's Cup: Defending champ clinches top spot for semifinals

Thursday's final race of the 48th Governor's Cup pitted two past champions and proved to be especially crucial in the quarterfinals.

Baseball: Surf City Sharks to play in Super Regional All-Star Tournament

The Huntington Beach-based Surf City Baseball Club, which features a group of Newport-Mesa area players, has advanced to the Colt 16U...

Tennis: Gerken, Fogarty gain experience

Bella Gerken and Kayden Fogarty played doubles together last fall for the Corona del Mar High girls' tennis team.

Steinberg: Mike Trout leads Angels' resurgence

Don't look now, but baseball's hottest team is the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who entered the All-Star break with a 57-37 record, 1 1/...

Hodson leads U.S. volleyball to gold

Hayley Hodson, a Newport Beach resident, led the U.S. women's junior national team to a 25-15, 25-22, 25-16 sweep against Cuba in the gold...

NHBA All-Stars win regional title

After winning the Bronco District Championship two weeks ago, the Newport Harbor Baseball Assn.'s Bronco 12-and-under All-Stars will be...

Gillespie signs four-year extension as UCI's baseball coach

Mike Gillespie, who led UC Irvine to a surprising run to the College World Series, has signed a four-year contract extension as UC Irvine'...

Tennis: Reyna finds strength in family

As a rising junior tennis player, Corona del Mar resident Alex Reyna has a rigid training schedule at Advantage Tennis Academy in Irvine.

Water Polo: CdM girls win gold in New Zealand

The CdM Aquatics 18-and-under girls' water polo team captured gold Wednesday at the Pan Pacific Youth Water Polo Festival in New Zealand.

Governor's Cup: BYC's Killian stellar on first day

There were no rookie jitters for Christophe Killian during the first day of the 48th annual Governor's Cup Tuesday.

Kapana, Daboub win gold

RIVERSIDE — Another summer, another Pan American gold medal for Newport Beach residents Carlee Kapana and Brianna Daboub.

Governor's Cup: It's anybody's Cup

Every year a tough and talented fleet is expected at the Governor's Cup, the youth international match racing event.

Boys' Basketball: CdM wins Palm Springs summer tournament

Ryan Stone, an incoming senior forward at Corona del Mar High, helped the Sea Kings boys' basketball team win the Palm Springs summer...

Virgen: Special fun for Ballentine

After a day at Disneyland with his family, Mr. Irrelevant Lonnie Ballentine received an unexpected visit from an NFL representative Friday...

Governor's Cup features elite competition

Last year, skipper Ryan Davidson delivered Balboa Yacht Club's best finish in 32 years in the Governor's Cup.

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Daily Pilot Athlete of the Week: William-Mensah Estancia's all-time best female sprinter

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