| Sep 21, 2014
| 8:55 AM
Two promising young American tennis players will meet in the singles championship Sunday at the Costa Mesa Pro Classic, a $10,000 United States Tennis Assn. Pro Circuit event at Costa Mesa Tennis Center..
Dennis Novikov, 20, the 2012 USTA Boys' 18...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 11:28 PM
Jamere Jenkins has played professionally for only a year, but he's already made a major impact on the United States Tennis Assn. Pro Circuit Tour. The 23-year-old Georgia native rolled to a surprisingly easy victory Sunday in the men's singles final at...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 8:44 PM
The collective groan from the crowd is as much a part of soccer as the colorful cleats. Spectators who take in 90 minutes of action are virtually guaranteed to see a series of maddening misfires, marginal miscalculations and the inevitable lapses of...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 11:46 PM
In February, Marina Coskinas helped the Corona del Mar High girls' water polo team win its first CIF Southern Section Division 1 title in program history.
Last weekend, she committed to the defending NCAA Division 1 champions.
Call it a win-win...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 10:18 PM
SANTA ANA — Late Saturday afternoon, an emerging goalie at Newport Harbor High prepared to face a shootout shot against one of the better girls' field players that the Sailors have produced.
Welcome to the Futures 50 Classic, which is being played...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:17 PM
The Vanguard University women's basketball team is ranked No. 1 in the NAIA Division I preseason poll released on Tuesday.
Coach Russ Davis' Lions, who were 26-4 and reached the NAIA quarterfinals last season, received four of 10 first-place votes and...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:52 PM
An indisputable buzz exists around the UC Irvine men's basketball team this season. Coach Russell Turner and his staff, however, would prefer a purr, the product of the kind of contentment that eventually comes from a championship season.
"It can be a...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 11:29 PM
Family and friends of Al Irwin lined in up in front of the 95-year-old man who sat in a furniture chair in a brand new academic center named after him Wednesday afternoon at UC Irvine.
They wanted to congratulate the legend, who was a great coach at...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 7:29 PM
Westmont 1, Vanguard 0
SANTA BARBARA — The host Warriors, ranked No. 3, scored in the 47th minute to earn a two-game conference sweep of the defending champion Lions, ranked No. 10, on Saturday.
Tiffany DiMaculangan scored an...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 10:43 PM
With a team picked to win the Big West Conference and possibly earn the program's first NCAA Tournament berth, expectations are clearly high around the UC Irvine men's basketball program this season.
But as the opening moments of the Anteaters' 89-61...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 5:32 PM
The first time Chris Volk was a collegiate soccer rookie, he was the backup freshman goalkeeper on a San Diego State team that reached the 1987 NCAA championship game.
Volk became a rookie head coach on Monday when UC Irvine named the 17-year...
| 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,...