| Nov 9, 2013
| 9:15 PM
Grace Ferrell has one grandfather who taught her how to play golf, and another grandfather who likes to take the credit for doing so.
Grace grew up practicing with her father's dad, Doug Ferrell, at Tustin Ranch Golf Club. But last year Doug moved to...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 11:26 PM
When Alexander Yang was 4 he went to the driving range with his father and mother, and eventually he complained.
Yang didn't whine because he wanted to leave.
"He used to cry and say, 'it's my turn to hit the ball,'" said Nancy Wong, Yang's mother....
| Jul 31, 2012
| 1:17 PM
It would seem easy, or refreshing, to write a story about Mike Carpenter and provide the impression that he stumbled upon the game of golf.
But that would be unfair to his persona and to the reason he continues to play. To put it simply, Carpenter is a...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 8:41 PM
Derek Smith was used to being around volleys and overhead slams as an assistant tennis coach at Estancia High. This season though he'll be in the midst of chip shots and putts as head coach of Costa Mesa's girls' golf team.
The Mustangs are young, with...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 9:14 PM
NEWPORT COAST — Scott Brooks said he is hardly overwhelmed by fame. The former UC Irvine basketball star who earned more television air time than Arsenio Hall last summer by coaching the Oklahoma City Thunder to the NBA Finals, said he is recognized...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 10:57 PM
Estancia 11, Costa Mesa 7
COSTA MESA — Junior Doris Corona, playing No. 3 singles, won a critical set for the Eagles late, securing the Orange Coast League opener on the road Tuesday.
Serena Kao and Brooke Thomas swept at No. 1...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 9:36 PM
IRVINE — Even though the Corona del Mar High girls' golf team lost, Coach Mike Starkweather could extract some positives from the Pacific Coast League match against host University.
"Considering we were 0-16 last year and our best score was 244,...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 11:01 PM
Estancia def. Costa Mesa
COSTA MESA — Freshman Emma Griffith had 16 kills and her junior sister Abby added nine to pace the host Eagles to the 25-14, 25-19, 25-12 sweep in the Orange Coast League opener on Tuesday.
| Aug 2, 2012
| 8:08 PM
The Costa Mesa City Championship keeps plugging along, with a resume built on tough pins and firm, fast greens.
Organizers wouldn't have it any other way.
The city's premier tournament settles in for its traditional first August weekend slot at Costa...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 10:54 PM
COSTA MESA — Lyon Lazare says he has taken a break from performing as a pianist and musical composer. But he still seems to be making sweet music with his golf game.
His talents on the course were on display Sunday at Costa Mesa Country Club, where...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 10:56 PM
Former Vanguard University baseball player Nick Akins, now playing professionally in the Los Angeles Dodgers' organization, had an eight-game hitting streak through Thursday for the Great Lakes Loons of the Class-A Midwest League.
Akins, a 6-foot-1, 220-...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 6:54 PM
COSTA MESA – Jake Knapp said it had been five years since he and older brother Ryan played in the same group in an official tournament.
Boy did the hometown guys make Saturday count.
Ryan Knapp shot seven-under-par 63 while Jake shot 64 playing...