Athlete of the Week

Girls' Volleyball: Abbott awesome for Sage Hill

Girls' Volleyball: Abbott awesome for Sage Hill

Calling Maddy Abbott a setter for the Sage Hill School girls' volleyball team, while accurate, is also vastly underselling what she means to the Lightning.

Boys' Water Polo: Trush tough for CdM

Boys' Water Polo: Trush tough for CdM

The best player on the Corona del Mar High boys' water polo team this year was also perhaps the toughest, and that's not by accident.

Football: CdM's Greenlee can make game-changing plays

Football: CdM's Greenlee can make game-changing plays

The football field at Trabuco Hills High holds a special place in Brett Greenlee's heart.

Cross Country: Lowe leads Lightning

Cross Country: Lowe leads Lightning

Sage Hill School sophomore Julia Lowe is used to people mispronouncing her last name.

Football: Newport Harbor's Riley Gaddis can see clearly now

Football: Newport Harbor's Riley Gaddis can see clearly now

A mom never forgets her child's birthday.

Cross Country: Hansen wants to make a State-ment

Cross Country: Hansen wants to make a State-ment

Before Corona del Mar High senior Kirsten Hansen ever broke in a pair of running shoes, before she ever worried about her mile time, she was...

Football: Kinder next man up for Newport Harbor

Football: Kinder next man up for Newport Harbor

Cole Kinder talks with somewhat of a Scottish accent and he's not Scottish. Whenever people hear him talk for the first time, they ask...

Golf: Alyaa amazing for CdM

Golf: Alyaa amazing for CdM

Alyaa Abdulghany realizes the power of first impressions.

Football: Curet is all heart for Mesa

Football: Curet is all heart for Mesa

Rarely does Cameron Curet take a play off in a Costa Mesa High football game.

Mesa's Magana motivated

Mesa's Magana motivated

Anuare Magana was interested in running when he enrolled at Costa Mesa High, but he wasn't really familiar with cross country as a sport.

Football: CdM's Barbato can play offense too

Football: CdM's Barbato can play offense too

Leading up to last week's football game, Corona del Mar High's Barrett Barbato switched sides. He went from strong safety to lining up at...

Cablay makes plays for Tars

Cablay makes plays for Tars

Not many will remember how on the first play from scrimmage last week Keaton Cablay dropped an easy pass. Cablay does, and he can laugh...

Jajonie steps up for CdM

Jajonie steps up for CdM

In a different world, Corona del Mar High senior Ashton Jajonie might have played in a different Battle of the Bay game.

Football: Norris thrives in spotlight for Sailors

Football: Norris thrives in spotlight for Sailors

By one football season, Jeff Brinkley missed coaching Shane Foley at Newport Harbor High.

Whitford continues to make her mark

Whitford continues to make her mark

The "Aloha Spirit" is alive and well in Sage Hill School senior Kekai Whitford.

Football: Estancia rides O'Daly to victory

Football: Estancia rides O'Daly to victory

Dalton O'Daly loves to ride horses when he's not playing football, his favorite sport at Estancia High. His family owns three thoroughbreds,...

Craig helped CdM stay golden

Craig helped CdM stay golden

Corona del Mar High senior Katie Craig considers her 18th birthday as one she'll never forget.

Football: Plenty to say about CdM's Hess

Football: Plenty to say about CdM's Hess

Justin Hess doesn't say much on the football field. He saves his words for speeches and debates.

Football: St. Geme makes name for himself at CdM

Football: St. Geme makes name for himself at CdM

Before Scott Meyer coached Bo St. Geme at Corona del Mar High, Meyer's father coached against St. Geme's dad in high school 36 years ago.

Football Player of the Week: Younger Laurent wears many hats for Eagles

Football Player of the Week: Younger Laurent wears many hats for Eagles

The Estancia High football team has four sets of brothers. The Laurents, the Browns, the O'Dalys and the Barrioses make up 21% of the 42-man...

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