| May 25, 2013
| 6:58 PM
Jesse Sapolu gathered his big students Saturday morning at Edison High.
"We're not coaching today," the former Pro Bowl center said, referring to himself and his coaching staff. "Today is about competition."
Sapolu, the Costa Mesa resident who won...
| May 25, 2013
| 9:01 PM
Laird Hayes, the NFL referee and a Newport Beach resident, was among several "celebrities" who helped raise $90,000 at the inaugural KidWorks Classic Golf Tournament April 29 at Aliso Viejo Country Club, according to a KidWorks press release.
| Oct 12, 2013
| 3:59 PM
I have been writing for my hometown paper, The Daily Pilot, for several years now, commenting on a variety of news and issues surrounding the world of sports. This week, the news spread about my own plans, and I wanted to share the rationale and...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 7:11 PM
A group of students with leather helmets, shoulder pads, cleats and a football took the field one Friday afternoon in October of 1931 behind the leadership of Coach Ralph Reed, and when the dust had cleared they had come up short, 7-0, to Orange High. The...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 6:47 PM
The New England Patriots have been the model franchise for the National Football League.
Owner Robert Kraft embodies all the best values we look for in sports — character, integrity, stability and high standards for off-field behavior. They were...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:25 PM
Young athletes from elementary and intermediate schools in Costa Mesa sat in the stands at Jim Scott Stadium on Tuesday to take in words from a pro who was once in their shoes and went on to great achievements.
Matt Leinart, an NFL free agent...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 11:26 PM
For the 10th straight year the IMPACT Foundation and several others in the community celebrated Ronnie Lott, the trophy named after him and all things football, at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach Sunday night.
It wasn't called the 10th annual Lott...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 3:49 PM
The final phase of NFL scouting has begun. Many of the teams are now flying prospects to their complexes to get a closer look.
The collegiate career, All-Star games, scouting combine, and on-campus pro scouting days are all complete. This final phase...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 5:19 PM
At the "Draft Day" special movie screening at Big Newport Thursday night, the film's stars Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner did not show.
But that was OK, there were plenty of other stars, and some who did not have a role in the movie. You could call...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Forty-six members of the 99-student Circle K Club of Orange Coast College attended the 60th annual convention of the California-Nevada-Hawaii District of Circle K International in Burbank from March 21 to 23.
They joined 750 students from colleges and...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 1:54 PM
It was the first football game with the words "Super Bowl" emblazoned on the cover of its printed program.
That game today is known as Super Bowl III.
The game took place Jan. 12, 1969, in Miami's Orange Bowl. The previous two years the game's...
| May 14, 2014
| 5:13 PM
Before some of his high school football games, Riley Gaddis has watched video clips of Ronnie Lott, one of his NFL favorite players, deliver monster hits.
Gaddis says he got the idea from a coach, Kirk Norton, during freshman football, when the...