| Jun 29, 2013
LOS ALAMITOS —There is a so-called mercy rule in place to protect the dignity of an overmatched opponent. But it occurs to one watching the Newport Harbor Baseball Assn. Bronco U12 All-Stars bludgeon another opponent on Friday, that an Ultimate...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 8:41 PM
COSTA MESA —Seven student films were selected to be screened at the 2011 Newport Beach Film Festival, while almost 50 others were left on the cutting room floor.
For those lucky — and talented — few, the opportunity means a padded...
| Nov 26, 2010
| 8:29 PM
His funeral at Crystal Cathedral drew thousands of friends and fans. People talked about how his ambition forced him to risk it all, leaving his job as a sheriff's deputy to sell TapouT shirts out of the back of his car. No one had even heard of his brand...
| Jun 26, 2010
| 4:09 PM
The Corona del Mar High Summer Wrestling Camp will feature a UFC fighter.
John Salter is taking time from his busy training schedule to work with local wrestlers from July 26 to Aug. 6 at CdM. Salter, along with CdM Coach Gary Almquist and assistant...
| Jul 6, 2010
| 8:04 PM
I like Christopher Hitchens.
He's erudite, charming, witty and the possessor of a massive ego. I find him fascinating to listen to, though in order to do so, one must abide his insufferable arrogance. Yet, I listen — and choose to disagree with...
| Jul 30, 2010
| 11:39 PM
John Salter kicked up his feet after working out with wrestlers at the Corona del Mar High camp on Friday. The professional mixed martial artist fighter sat next to CdM assistant coach Ryan Montgomery, the person most responsible for Salter being in...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 5:39 PM
The Bee Gees are playing on Roy Englebrecht's office radio, but the 67-year-old sports promoter has a saying taped on his wall to assure he's not stuck in days gone by.
"Don't judge me by my past. I don't live there anymore."
Southland boxing fans...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 5:23 PM
Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Ian Gregory McCall was sentenced to 34 days in jail Tuesday after his arrest last week by Laguna Beach detectives.
The sentence is due to probation violations related to his 2010 felony conviction of assault with...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Arm-wrestling is a time-honored way for two people to test each other's strength, but Robert Drenk felt he needed to take it to a new level.
The 32-year-old Huntington Beach native grew up arm-wrestling as a child and it was soon apparent that it was...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:51 PM
When Steve Hofstetter joined Hunter College High School's Improv club, his interest was otherwise occupied.
By a pretty girl, to be exact.
Two weeks later, she quit — but he didn't follow.
"I was hooked," said Hofstetter, 34, who will take the...