| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:52 PM
Preston Hartsell roamed the same hallways as the baseball players at Corona del Mar High last school year.
Hartsell attended CdM Middle School, which shares a campus with CdM High. Most of the time, the high school kids don't pay much attention to the...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 7:52 PM
Vanguard University baseball standout Brandon Sandoval helped produce the game-winning run Friday to propel the Hornell Dodgers to the championship series of the New York Collegiate Baseball League.
Sandoval, a freshman center fielder for the Lions...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 3:31 PM
When it comes to the top 10 Newport-Mesa sports stories of 2013, as selected by the Daily Pilot sports staff, a singular mantra emerges: Work hard. Compete. Win. Celebrate. Repeat.
Five of the top six stories in 2013 shared similar status in 2012,...
| Jan 1, 2014
Howie Kendrick, the Angels second baseman, wrapped up his two-day MLB Pro Players Skills Camp Monday at TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa.
Youngsters, ages 8 to 14, received the rare opportunity of training with pros and also posed for photos and had items...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 9:50 PM
Three worthy baseball veterans were admitted to the Hall of Fame on Wednesday. The voters were right to honor their achievements.
Pitcher Roger Clemens and outfielder Barry Bonds did not receive enough votes. Clearly, their alleged use of steroids...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Leigh Steinberg was once known for his boyish good looks and an elite clientele that included Troy Aikman, Warren Moon and a multitude of other famous names.
Until it all fell apart.
Sipping from a bottle of water, he talks about it in the third...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:42 PM
UC Irvine junior Taylor Sparks has been named first-team preseason All-American in baseball by Perfect Game.
It's the third entity to recognize Sparks, the 2013 Big West Conference Co-Player of the Year, as a preseason All-American.
Sparks, a third...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 9:55 PM
Seven high school players have signed national letters of intent to play baseball at UC Irvine, though one was hardly a recruiting coup.
Cole Kreuter, the grandson of UCI Coach Mike Gillespie, is among three infielders set to join the program. The class...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 7:20 PM
While covering sports in Newport-Mesa is usually always engaging, some stretches are more memorable than others. I had one dramatic seven-day run recently that will stick with me for a while.
It began on Nov. 23, when the Vanguard University women's...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:26 PM
When she's not playing volleyball or hanging out with her friends, Maddy Abbott enjoys to write.
Abbott, a junior at Sage Hill School, is the sports editor for the Lightning school newspaper, "The Bolt."
"There's a lot of volleyball in our school...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 9:48 PM
ANAHEIM — A reporter asked Jeff Brinkley for his thoughts on Kai Ross and it drew a short response from the Newport Harbor High head football coach. He preferred to talk about his Sailors, not the Huntington Beach player who again proved to be...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:56 PM
Ron Shelton has an answer ready if you ask him why he stopped playing baseball.
"The low-and-away slider," he says.
And he's not entirely joking.
In reality, there were other reasons he let go of the game and eventually went on to become a big-...