| Nov 13, 2014
| 9:32 PM
A mom never forgets her child's birthday.
The one that stands out the most to Mary Lynn Gaddis is her son Riley Gaddis' second birthday. There wasn't much to celebrate on that day 16 years ago.
On the day Riley turned 2, Mary Lynn learned her son...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 11:29 PM
Before Corona del Mar High senior Kirsten Hansen ever broke in a pair of running shoes, before she ever worried about her mile time, she was an actor.
It began when Hansen was little, when she used to watch the "Cats" musical on repeat. Her mother,...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 8:41 PM
Alyaa Abdulghany realizes the power of first impressions.
At 4-foot-11, the Corona del Mar High sophomore stands out on the golf course for her height — or lack thereof.
"Quite the short one," Abdulghany said, flashing a big smile that reveals...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 9:59 PM
Cole Kinder talks with somewhat of a Scottish accent and he's not Scottish. Whenever people hear him talk for the first time, they ask Kinder, "Where are you from?"
"I tell them I'm from Hoag Hospital," said Kinder, who tends to elicit a strange look,...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 11:34 PM
CIF Southern Section Team Southern Divisional
Alyaa Abdulghany shot three-under-par 67 to earn medalist honors and led Corona del Mar High to a 10th-place finish Thursday on the Mesa Linda course at Costa Mesa Country Club.
Gabby Finear and Lauren...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 11:33 PM
Rarely does Cameron Curet take a play off in a Costa Mesa High football game.
He runs the ball, catches the ball, kicks the ball, punts the ball, returns the ball, intercepts the ball, deflects the ball, and tackles whoever has the ball.
| Oct 23, 2014
| 10:02 PM
Leading up to last week's football game, Corona del Mar High's Barrett Barbato switched sides. He went from strong safety to lining up at tailback in practice.
All week CdM's defense gave Barbato an earful before its Pacific Coast League game against...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 11:33 PM
Not many will remember how on the first play from scrimmage last week Keaton Cablay dropped an easy pass. Cablay does, and he can laugh about it now.
He made sure to come up with the pass on the game's final play.
The pass went in Cablay's direction,...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 11:26 PM
In a different world, Corona del Mar High senior Ashton Jajonie might have played in a different Battle of the Bay game.
Jajonie's mother, Krista, was known as Krista Lesh when she swam at CdM in the late 1980s. She prodded Ashton to try water polo, and...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 11:49 PM
Kintka Keju amassed 32 assists to help lead the Costa Mesa High girls' volleyball team past crosstown rival Estancia, 25-20, 25-27, 25-10, 25-16, in the Mustangs' gym Tuesday night.
Cat Kricorian recorded 10 kills and 12 digs and Stephanie Willett...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 10:30 PM
There probably isn't a high school boys' volleyball team in the country that can say it has two coaches on its staff part of the 500-win club.
Newport Harbor High will be able to stake a claim to that this spring.
Rocky Ciarelli, who won more than 500...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 10:26 PM
When Rocky Ciarelli retired from a storied 24-year volleyball coaching career at his alma mater Huntington Beach High in 2008, he said he never had any plans to return to the high school game. It took a friend to lure him back, but not with the Oilers....