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Beach volleyball: April Ross, Kerri Walsh Jennings return to throne

Beach volleyball: April Ross, Kerri Walsh Jennings return to throne

LONG BEACH — They're the best in the world, they are no longer "slumping," and the bad news for the competition is, it appears they are only going to get better.

Beach volleyball: Ross, partner roll into final

Beach volleyball: Ross, partner roll into final

LONG BEACH — Late July in Southern California and, go figure, not a cloud in the sky. But a revved-up stadium-court crowd...

Steinberg: Charlie Strong demanding change in Texas football culture

Texas football head coach Charlie Strong was hired to bring an immediate change to the Longhorns' fortunes.

Ciarelli steps down as Newport Harbor football strength coach

Ciarelli steps down as Newport Harbor football strength coach

Stephanie and Tony Ciarelli were born two days apart in 1954. The married couple wound up sharing their 60th birthdays in June.

Volleyball: Rakestraw makes U.S. junior national team

Volleyball: Rakestraw makes U.S. junior national team

At 7 feet tall, Kevin Rakestraw said he's still growing. He hasn't reached his full potential in volleyball.

Water Polo: CMHS hires Serrano twins to coach boys' and girls' teams

Water Polo: CMHS hires Serrano twins to coach boys' and girls' teams

Many say, "it's all about timing," when referring to a good relationship. Perhaps the same could be said for Costa Mesa High School and...

Beach Volleyball: Gibb-Patterson ousted

LONG BEACH — Though they were hardly the whippersnappers of beach volleyball last year, Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson, then 37 and 33,...

Surfing's best to converge on H.B.

Surfing's best to converge on H.B.

For the past few weeks, the area surrounding the Huntington Beach Pier has gone through a detailed transformation in anticipation of one...

Costa Mesa cheerleaders press on, dominate in Palm Springs

Costa Mesa cheerleaders press on, dominate in Palm Springs

This past month has been very difficult on the Costa Mesa High cheerleaders. Back in June their beloved cheer coach Kori Johnson lost her...

Wilder joins UCI men's basketball staff

Mike Wilder, who played four seasons of men's basketball at UC Irvine from 2009 through 2013, has been named director of administration...

Newport Harbor alumni basketball tournament Saturday

The Newport Harbor High alumni basketball tournament is Saturday, with registration at 8 a.m. and the games starting at 9 a.m.

CdM team runner-up at AYSO National Games

CdM team runner-up at AYSO National Games

A team representing AYSO Region 57 and featuring several Corona del Mar residents performed at a high level at the AYSO National Games in...

CdM alumni basketball tournament Saturday

Corona del Mar High will play host to the 26th annual Jack Errion Alumni Basketball Tournament on Saturday at 8 a.m.

OCTC Pancake race on Saturday

The 17th annual Orange County Track Club Pancake Race is at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa on Sunday at 8 a.m.

Tennis: Newport Harbor's Stalder commits to TCU

Tennis: Newport Harbor's Stalder commits to TCU

A couple of weeks ago, Reese Stalder spent time in New Braunfels, Texas. He visited a friend for a couple of days.

Softball: Unity key for Newport-Mesa All-Stars

Softball: Unity key for Newport-Mesa All-Stars

Together they went, walking from table to table at Skosh Monahan's in Costa Mesa. The girls from the Newport-Mesa Softball 14U All-Star team...

Beach Volleyball: Ross, Walsh Jennings finding rhythm

LONG BEACH — For three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, anything short of winning consistently is, well,...

Football lifts Estancia's Urquiza

Football lifts Estancia's Urquiza

Two weeks after Ronnie Urquiza turned 18 on June 6, he sat down to write the hardest four paragraphs in his life. It took him two days to...

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.

Beach Volleyball: Pavlik partner shuffle continues

LONG BEACH — Whitney Pavlik is looking for a break. A sprain, dislocation, muscle pull or impending birth, not so much.

Virgen: Klug shines at Pipeline to a Cure

Virgen: Klug shines at Pipeline to a Cure

There were several highlights, and plenty of examples of heroism and altruism at the seventh annual Pipeline to a Cure charity dinner to...

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.

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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.

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...

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...

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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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