| Oct 17, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Estancia (2-4, 0-1) vs. Laguna Beach (4-2, 1-0)
When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Laguna Beach
Key Eagles: Jr. RB Christian Laurent (870 yards and two TDs on 179 carries); Jr. DB-FB Ronnie Urquiza; Fr. CB Dylan Laurent
Key Breakers: Sr. RB Nathan...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 11:14 AM
The home team in Friday's Battle for the Bell rivalry football game is Costa Mesa High. Playing on their rival's campus hasn't really felt like home to the Mustangs since the erection of Jim Scott Stadium five years ago.
The Mustangs are the hosts in...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 8:50 PM
The key chain isn't really gaudy. It simply says "Team USA," but Corona del Mar High junior Hayley Hodson smiles when it's brought up.
Those two words encompass many of Hodson's hopes and dreams. They are most likely part of her past, present and...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 9:00 PM
As you can tell this season, I haven't done so well picking high school football games.
This week I went winless. For the year, I'm 15-10.
There are at least five more weeks left in the season. The biggest game in town next week is the Battle for...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:59 PM
On many Tuesday nights, up to two dozen football players pack a classroom at Costa Mesa High. They arrive after a long and grueling football practice for help with their schoolwork.
Some players don't even have to show up for tutoring. They come and...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:39 PM
When Sage Hill School girls' volleyball coach Dan Thomassen compares his star outside hitter Kekai Whitford to Bo Jackson, there is admittedly a bit of a disconnect.
Jackson was known for being a freak athlete, a two-sport star in professional...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 11:10 PM
Newport Harbor (1-2) vs. San Clemente (2-2)
When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at San Clemente High
Key Sailors: Sr. WR-CB Quest Truxton; Jr. QB Cole Norris; Sr. OT-DT Ramsey Hufford; Sr. WR-CB Cory Stowell.
Key Tritons: Jr. QB Sam Darnold; Sr. TE Jason...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:41 PM
When April Ross walked onto the runway Sunday night, she showed swagger as she pulled out a camera to take a photo of her friends behind her, that would be Misty May-Treanor and Steve Timmons.
May-Treanor followed with a silly bit, too. She danced...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees refused this week to pay more than $28,000 to a Costa Mesa High School athlete who sustained four broken front teeth during what has been characterized as a friendly scuffle with a teammate.
| Sep 21, 2013
| 6:44 PM
Covering the Battle of the Bay football game is always one of the best parts of this job.
Friday night proved to be no exception.
I made it to Orange Coast College, the site of this year's game, 90 minutes before kickoff. On the field, Newport...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 12:16 AM
Robbie Rosoff threw three touchdown passes to lead Sage Hill School's football team past host Escondido Charter Friday night.
Rosoff completed 12 of his 20 pass attempts and had no interceptions for the Lightning (2-2), which led, 14-0, at halftime...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:05 PM
When Corona del Mar High cross country coach Bill Sumner says the cat's out of the bag, he's not kidding.
That cat probably can beat you in a three-mile race.
CdM freshman Raquel Powers did not even start the year on varsity, running on JV instead....