| 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 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 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
| 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,...
| 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 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 15, 2014
| 11:51 PM
This CIF Southern Section Division 1AA quarterfinal girls' volleyball match practically had it all: momentum shifts, long rallies, big blocks, intensity and a racous crowd.
There also had to be a winner, and a team that would be eliminated.
| Nov 19, 2014
| 7:46 PM
It was a night to remember for senior receiver Bo St. Geme as Corona del Mar (10-1) defeated Tustin, 17-7, in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Southwest Division playoffs Friday night at Davidson Field.
St. Geme had nine catches for 141...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 9:01 PM
The football field at Trabuco Hills High holds a special place in Brett Greenlee's heart.
He doesn't play for the school, or attend it. In fact, his team, top-seeded Corona del Mar, is traveling to Trabuco Hills on Friday for the quarterfinals of the...