| Jan 28, 2015
| 5:55 PM
The Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers, the union for teachers in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, announced the Teachers of the Year at 27 schools. They are:
Adams Elementary: Alice Formaneck
Andersen Elementary: Janet Bissett
| Jan 26, 2015
| 2:20 PM
He was a talented sportswriter who could write circles around most of his contemporaries.
When we first met in 1967, I viewed him from afar in the Santa Ana (now Orange County) Register newsroom, where I worked as a copy boy.
He was Carl Sawyer, a...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 9:28 PM
As brothers, Robert and Xavier Castellano know each other extremely well.
For instance, they know one important fact about each other and it's very crucial at this time of the year.
They know to steer clear of each other because their teams are...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 9:22 PM
Matt Ctvrtlik is the third teenage son in his family to attend Corona del Mar High. Just like the other two, Josef and Erik, Matt took up two sports at CdM, volleyball and basketball.
The father of the three boys is Bob Ctvrtlik, one of the most...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 8:17 PM
They say that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.
But Sage Hill School junior Lexi Magliarditi left Las Vegas last summer to pursue opportunities in soccer, the sport that she loves.
Magliarditi moved in with her aunt and uncle, Francine and Nick,...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 1:00 PM
This is an exciting time at Costa Mesa High School.
The Mustangs are about to hire a new football coach. This isn't to say the previous coach, Wally Grant, was a horrible fit.
This is about the opportunity to bring in a new head coach for what is...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 11:11 PM
Estancia 2, Costa Mesa 0
Junior Kevin Pizarro had a goal and an assist to lead the host Eagles in the Orange Coast League clash on Friday.
Pizarro's cross set up Ricardo Gutierrez's goal in the 25th minute. Pizarro then had an unassisted...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 11:09 PM
Samantha Falasco is used to taking instructions on the pitch for the Estancia High girls' soccer team.
When it comes to practice, though, Falasco makes sure that Coach Jessica Perry knows her opinion on other important matters.
"She's the girl who...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 10:46 PM
Mike Molina has experienced winning the Battle for the Bell basketball rivalry as a player and as a coach at Costa Mesa High. Xavier Castellano has as well as a player and a coach at Estancia.
While Molina's success against the Eagles has come with...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:13 PM
Brian Ricker is a tireless proponent of girls' tennis, not only at Corona del Mar High but in the CIF Southern Section as a whole.
Ricker, who has been the CdM girls' tennis coach for 11 years, doesn't do it for the attention. But he got a big award...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 11:15 PM
Chanel Schilling's favorite water polo memory is also one of her first.
It's been nearly eight years since Schilling helped her Newport Water Polo Foundation 10-and-under co-ed team win the prestigious San Diego Cup in May, 2007. Schilling remembers the...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 7:24 PM
Sam Kobrine spent much of December and the first week of the New Year playing two different roles in two different sports for two different teams.
Kobrine is a standout in volleyball and in basketball, and sometimes he plays both during the same time of...