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Kratzberg collected medals for Sailors

Kratzberg collected medals for Sailors

Emma Kratzberg did not grow up thinking she wanted to be a runner. She was actually more comfortable in the water, where she would swim in the summers with the neighborhood Newport Hills Swim Team.

Sage Hill's home run hitter: Bock

Sage Hill's home run hitter: Bock

Even in high school baseball, Conner Bock found out that you have to negotiate a little bit to retrieve a memorable home run ball.

Softball: Camarena small but mighty for Eagles

Softball: Camarena small but mighty for Eagles

Estancia High senior Karina Camarena may have been born to be a leader.

High School Swimming: Popp showing finishing kick for CdM

High School Swimming: Popp showing finishing kick for CdM

The 200-yard individual medley is a difficult event in high school swimming because it requires proficiency in all four strokes, the...

High School Baseball: Sage Hill's Super pitcher

High School Baseball: Sage Hill's Super pitcher

Five games into Sage Hill School's baseball season, Brett Super unveiled his cape in the dugout. It seems like he hasn't taken off the...

Girls' Lacrosse: Rausch's competitive spirit drove Sailors

Girls' Lacrosse: Rausch's competitive spirit drove Sailors

Don't cross Newport Harbor High junior Jordan Rausch in lacrosse, and you'll be sorry if you play against her in the board game "Sorry."

Boys' Lacrosse: Sailors' Lenk driven to succeed

Boys' Lacrosse: Sailors' Lenk driven to succeed

As a kid, Blake Lenk wanted to be a professional off-road racer. He grew up racing with his family.

Boys' Tennis: Bjorn playing big for CdM

Boys' Tennis: Bjorn playing big for CdM

The first name of Corona del Mar High junior Bjorn Hoffmann stands out to anyone who is aware of tennis history, and that isn't by accident.

Girls' Track & Field: No one messes with Newport's A La Torre

Girls' Track & Field: No one messes with Newport's A La Torre

Rachelle A La Torre always seems to be performing at her best for Newport Harbor High with something in her hand. You will find the junior...

Boys' Volleyball: Captain Augie leads CdM

Boys' Volleyball: Captain Augie leads CdM

Augie Miller is one of those players Corona del Mar High Coach Steve Conti can always count on, no matter the situation. Whether the Sea...

Girls' Lacrosse: Coop emerges as a star for CdM

Girls' Lacrosse: Coop emerges as a star for CdM

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, and that just might be true for Corona del Mar High sophomore girls' lacrosse player Jensen Coop.

Boys' Volleyball: Tufuga leads Mustangs

Boys' Volleyball: Tufuga leads Mustangs

When Todd Hanson took over the Costa Mesa High volleyball programs last school year, he wasn't sure what he had with the boys. There...

Girls' Swim: Merrell is CdM's freshman phenom

Girls' Swim: Merrell is CdM's freshman phenom

She's only about a month into her high school swimming career, but Corona del Mar High freshman Eva Merrell is already doing the limbo...

Boys' Lacrosse: Sea Kings give thumbs up for Kline's all-around play

Boys' Lacrosse: Sea Kings give thumbs up for Kline's all-around play

The ice bath was ready for Max Kline and two of his Corona del Mar High boys' lacrosse teammates on Wednesday. The two waited for Kline to...

Boys' Volleyball: Fults makes smooth switch for CdM

Boys' Volleyball: Fults makes smooth switch for CdM

Like most teenagers, Kevin Fults is looking forward to spring break. It cannot come soon enough for the Corona del Mar High senior.

Track & Field: Magana desires to be great

Track & Field: Magana desires to be great

Anuare Magana has heard the names from the past many times. The names provide motivation for him. They bring tradition to Costa Mesa High...

Track & Field: Hope springs forward for Newport Harbor

Track & Field: Hope springs forward for Newport Harbor

Hope Bender graduates from Newport Harbor High in a matter of months, which is good news for fans of the track and field program at rival...

High School Baseball: Larsen riding high for Sea Kings

High School Baseball: Larsen riding high for Sea Kings

There were days when baseball was just a game. Today, it's a lifestyle, perhaps a future career, for Evan Larsen.

CdM's Westrup shines, from pitch to court

CdM's Westrup shines, from pitch to court

Corona del Mar High senior Brianna Westrup played several sports growing up, three of them the most.

Boys' Basketball: CdM's St. Geme rediscovers his shot

Boys' Basketball: CdM's St. Geme rediscovers his shot

Something was off with Bo St. Geme down the stretch in Pacific Coast League play. The Corona del Mar High boys' basketball team kept...

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