| Aug 31, 2013
| 10:16 PM
COSTA MESA — Much of the allure of an NFL preseason is the play of the quarterbacks.
Often, the story line calls for fans to get behind a backup they hope might eventually displace a starter. There is also the flat-out competition for the starting...
| Aug 17, 2010
| 10:19 PM
The UC Irvine women's volleyball team received votes in the American Volleyball Coaches Assn. preseason poll for the second straight season.
The Anteaters collected 24 points. They spent nine weeks in the AVCA poll last season, ranking as high as No....
| Aug 18, 2010
| 11:36 PM
The UC Irvine men's soccer team has been picked to finish second in the Big West Conference preseason coaches poll announced Wednesday.
The Anteaters received 43 points, five behind defending regular-season conference champion UC Santa Barbara, which...
| Aug 22, 2010
COSTA MESA — The Orange Coast College defense appeared to pick up where it left off last season in the Pirates' intrasquad football scrimmage Saturday at OCC. But despite the offense's struggles on the ground against a unit that ranked No. 3 in...
| Aug 31, 2010
| 11:03 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — The thick blue binders on a shelve inside Coach Jeff Brinkley's office at Newport Harbor High are of last season's schedule. Eleven games in all.
Each game is broken down to an exact football science.
Producing material for 14...
| Sep 1, 2010
| 11:46 PM
IRVINE — The UC Irvine defense was more than impenetrable in the men's soccer season opener against visiting Gonzaga Wednesday night. At least half of the Anteaters' four-man back line was also, well, indefensible.
Junior left back Jimmy Turner and...
| Sep 2, 2010
| 11:32 PM
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO — Newport Harbor High senior linebacker Blair Luchs put the huge hit on the JSerra running back, standing him up and not allowing him to get anywhere near the goal line.
Luchs came off the field and pulled his helmet off,...
| Sep 4, 2010
| 12:10 AM
When media relations folks go looking for a preseason football poster boy, their first instinct is to head for the team's offensive huddle.
But unless they want to consider a receiver who did not score a touchdown, or perhaps an offensive lineman,...
| Sep 4, 2010
| 11:35 PM
COSTA MESA — Smack in the middle of Labor Day weekend, the Vanguard University women's volleyball team was, perhaps appropriately, hard at work Saturday night.
The Lions had to battle back and show a lot of heart after dropping the first two sets...
| Sep 6, 2010
| 6:02 PM
The UC Irvine men's water polo program is known for creeping up on the competition, starting slowly and peaking in the postseason.
But with seven noteworthy seniors on the roster, Coach Marc Hunt's Anteaters appeared to be slightly more advanced as they...
| Sep 7, 2010
| 11:23 PM
The "Boy" is getting the rock for the Estancia High football team.
Coach Mike Bargas said he is starting sophomore Robert Murtha at tailback when the Eagles kick off the season Thursday at home against Bolsa Grande.
Murtha, whose father Robert...
| Sep 8, 2010
| 10:24 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — It's an easy call for Jason Lynch.
The team he likes his Newport Harbor High boys' water polo teams to scrimmage resides just on the other side of the Back Bay.
Yes, it's rival Corona del Mar.
"It's great," Lynch said after the...