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Virgen: This one is for Augie Nieto

Virgen: This one is for Augie Nieto

Augie Nieto, ALS, Kimberly Valentine-Poska, Tony Lee, Bo St. Geme, George Yardley, Paul Anderson, Mark Keys, Teran Rodriguez

Softball: McKeown commits to Ole Miss

Corona del Mar High incoming senior Sydney McKeown knows the value of hard work.

Brande: Hawaii trip helps teams bond

The Newport Harbor High girls' volleyball team played at the Ann Kang Volleyball Invitational at Iolani High School on the island of Oahu,...

Women's Soccer Preview: UCI's schedule front-loaded

A UC Irvine women's soccer program coming off a pair of disappointing finishes the last two seasons, is facing an imposing start in 2014.

Girls' Volleyball: Sage Hill wins Hawaii tournament

The Sage Hill School girls' volleyball team traveled to Hawaii to play in the fifth annual Kamehameha Maui Invitational.

Briefs: Local trio part of U.S. women's water polo gold medal team

Former Newport Harbor High standout Kaleigh Gilchrist, Newport Beach resident Danielle Warde and Corona del Mar incoming junior Maddie...

Water Polo: Palazzo, Melstrom to lead Sailors

Water Polo: Palazzo, Melstrom to lead Sailors

A sign caught Marco Palazzo's eye as he went out to breakfast Sunday morning.

Men's Soccer: 'Eaters display strength

Though a virulent fungus has taken over much of the UC Irvine soccer field, the Anteaters' men's program's 2014 season appeared to have...

Football: Sailors support Werner in his battle against bone cancer

Football: Sailors support Werner in his battle against bone cancer

Max Werner says he doesn't keep track of time anymore.

Water Polo: Gilchrist, Team USA into title match

The U.S. women's senior national water polo team, which features Newport Harbor High and USC alumna Kaleigh Gilchrist, will play for gold at...

Men's Volleyball: Team USA sweeps Iran

Men's Volleyball: Team USA sweeps Iran

The surroundings were familiar indeed and the result was also reminiscent of glory days past for former UC Irvine men's volleyball staples...

Men's soccer preview: Volk era begins at UCI

Though for the first time in 20 seasons there is a new man at the helm, the UC Irvine men's soccer team is, to a large degree, picking up...

Sailing: Newport Harbor Yacht Club can't be denied

Sailing: Newport Harbor Yacht Club can't be denied

The previous 11 times the Morgan Cup Invitational Team Race was sailed, either host New York Yacht Club or Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht...

Susolik back in swing of things

Susolik back in swing of things

Back surgery is a scary proposition for any athlete, especially a power hitter in softball.

Briefs: UCI thrower lauded

UC Irvine standout thrower Itos Aikhionbare has been named 2013-14 All-Academic recognition by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross...

Bay swim is woman's 80th birthday gift to herself

Bay swim is woman's 80th birthday gift to herself

For 28 years, Connie Modnick vowed that she would one day swim across the Newport Bay channel outside her condominium complex on the Lido...

Football: Tolver steps down, Kirchmeyer takes over as interim coach

Football: Tolver steps down, Kirchmeyer takes over as interim coach

J.R. Tolver and Tom Kirchmeyer met five years ago while working as doubles during a commercial for the popular Madden NFL video game.

Espero masters verbal volley

Espero masters verbal volley

Soon after Rob Espero was bitten hard by the volleyball bug, he gravitated toward the setter position because, he said, he liked the idea of...

Briefs: Gilchrist helps Team USA top Singapore

Newport Harbor High and USC alumna Kaleigh Gilchrist scored four goals as the United States women's national water polo team blasted...

Manhattan Beach lures the best in beach volleyball this weekend

If Southern California is the seat of beach volleyball in the U.S., then Manhattan Beach is the well-worn sweet spot of the chair.

Virgen: Steinberg definitely ready for radio

Virgen: Steinberg definitely ready for radio

At 65, and having experienced some of the highest of highs and the depths of rock bottom, Leigh Steinberg paused before answering a non-...

Water Polo: Gilchrist scores two in win

Newport Harbor High and USC alumna Kaleigh Gilchrist scored twice Wednesday, helping the United States women's senior national water polo...

Briefs: Ross, Gibb earn AVP titles

Newport Harbor High product April Ross and Costa Mesa resident Jake Gibb swept the women's and men's titles Sunday at the Assn. of...

Virgen: Foley evokes emotion in 'West Newport Blues'

The past five years for Steve Foley has included darkness, depression, yet victory and happiness, resolve that led to writing a book about...

NHHS aquatics meeting set for Monday

Newport Harbor High will be holding an informational meeting Monday to address the transition of the boys' and girls' aquatics programs, the...

These competitors pull their weight at arm wrestling

In a nightclub just down the road from John Wayne Airport in Newport Beach, hundreds of burly men and women gathered Saturday to compete...

Newport-Mesa boys' soccer team wins Pyramid Cup

The Newport-Mesa boys' 14 team coached by Damien O'Brien won the Pyramid Cup in Long Beach recently.

Youth Soccer: Big weekend for Blues girls

The only big tournament the Southern California Blues Under-12 girls hadn't won was the Surf Cup.

Men's Basketball: Vanguard hires Kelly as assistant

Former Vanguard University men's basketball player Taylor Kelly has been hired as an assistant coach at his alma mater.

Steinberg: A new era erupts in college sports

That cracking sound you hear is the destruction of NCAA's control over collegiate athletics as we have known it.

Briefs: Former 'Eaters Smith, Clark compete in USA Volleyball Cup

UC Irvine men's volleyball alumni David Smith and Carson Clark are on the U.S. men's national team roster for the first match of the USA...

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

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

The first three days of the month Persis William-Mensah took part in a musical. She played a cheerleader in Estancia High's staging of "High...

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