| Jun 10, 2010
| 2:00 AM
Vinnie St. John Jr. couldn't make the baseball team at USC last season.
"The coaches told me because I had [solely] become a pitcher that they didn't think I would be able to play on the collegiate level," said Vinnie St. John, who joined the Trojans as...
| Jun 15, 2010
Mr. Irrelevant is usually cut in training camp, not during the week Newport Beach worships him for being the last pick in the NFL Draft.
Tim Toone is Mr. Irrelevant XXXV, but his week has been cut short.
Instead of the usual six or seven days, Mr....
| Jun 14, 2010
| 11:44 PM
Late Saturday night on a lush backyard in Newport Beach, UCLA football coach Rick Neuheisel played the guitar with an 80s cover band, Flashback Heart Attack.
They performed, "Jesse's Girl," the Rick Springfield hit that's about a guy who pines for his...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 8:36 PM
A picture can sometimes seem so simple, especially a group photo. But this wasn't just any typical picture.
There weren't any special poses, mind you. Just smiles. From those faces you could still see the youth and carefreeness that constantly showed...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 8:44 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — The highest-performing seniors from the city's two public high schools were recognized Tuesday for top grade and community service.
The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce's Commodores Club honored 31 students from Newport Harbor and...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 5:08 PM
Until the end of his career at San Clemente High, few would have contested that Cory Yoder was destined to play at USC.
And, so it is that five years later, the 6-foot-3 redshirt senior will play the biggest match of his final collegiate campaign at...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 8:46 PM
It's as much a clash of styles as collegiate men's volleyball powers when UC Irvine squares off against USC.
The latest meeting, a semifinal in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Galen Center, pits the No. 1-...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 9:51 PM
Corona del Mar High junior girls' water polo goalie Alex Musselman has verbally committed to UCLA, she confirmed Wednesday night.
Musselman was the Newport-Mesa Dream Team Player of the Year this past winter for the Sea Kings. The two-year varsity...
| Dec 27, 2010
| 7:25 PM
Time will tell if Russell Turner is the genuine basketball coaching star some identify in the former NBA assistant who also cut his coaching teeth at Stanford and Wake Forest.
But now a dozen games into his first season at the helm of the UC Irvine men'...
| Dec 31, 2010
You would be hard-pressed to find anyone in town who had a bigger news year than Costa Mesa City Councilman Jim Righeimer. The former Planning Commission chairman went toe-to-toe with the police union, which smeared his name on...
| Jul 23, 2010
| 11:48 PM
As I sat down for dinner at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa Thursday night, I thought to myself, "awkward."
It's bound to happen with local events, running into the folks from the Newport Beach Independent (our new competition), but I wasn't...
| Feb 6, 2011
| 12:09 AM
Costa Mesa High senior offensive lineman Andrew Albers has committed to play football at the University of Utah, where he will be a preferred walk-on, Mustangs Coach Jeremy Osso said Saturday night.
The 6-foot-8, 285-pound Albers wil enroll at Utah...