| 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,...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 7:55 PM
CARSON — Corona del Mar High football defensive coordinator Dan O'Shea is not one to beat around the bush.
The Sea Kings had a historic run this season, including their third straight CIF Southern Section Southern Division title. They didn't...
| 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 18, 2013
| 5:00 PM
UC Irvine infielders Taylor Sparks and Connor Spencer, as well as pitcher Andrew Morales, have been selected first-team preseason All-Americans by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Assn.
Sparks was named Big West Conference Co-Player of the Year...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 11:26 PM
Howie Kendrick has heard some of the trade rumors about him, but the Angels second baseman said he really isn't paying attention to that.
"You know, being traded those things happen," Kendrick said Wednesday. "I'm just doing my best to be prepared for...
| 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-...
| 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 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 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 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 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...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:42 PM
The Newport Beach Sluggers, a 10-and-under travel baseball team, won the second annual Newport Cup Saturday, defeating the OCBA Colts, 20-19, in a game that ended with a thrilling walk-off hit by Jack Pluma.
To advance to the championship game, the...