| Jun 2, 2014
| 4:29 PM
With the World Cup less than two weeks away, many say that Coach Jurgan Klinsmann's United States side is in a "Group of Death" with Germany, Portugal and Ghana.
Advancing past the group stage in Brazil appears to be a big challenge. What the...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 7:37 PM
Last year, when Mariners Christian won a Daily Pilot Cup championship, the school's athletic director, Mac Thompson, forgot to pick up a trophy at the engraving company's shop.
This year, he said he'll make sure to retrieve the hardware. He might need...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 12:53 PM
I came to The Beautiful Game — futbol — rather late in life.
I'm referencing, of course, the sport that most Americans know as soccer.
Let me warn you. This sort of life-altering process — falling in love with soccer — begins...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 9:37 PM
As a councilman and bar and restaurant owner Gary Monahan maintains a hectic schedule. But Thursday figures to be maddening, mainly in terms of business.
World Cup begins, yet Monahan will be interested in more things than just the beautiful game.
| May 8, 2014
| 10:58 PM
TUSTIN — Returning to the field where her last high school season ended, Corona del Mar High senior Kendall Mulvaney almost saw it happen again Thursday evening.
Mulvaney was the goalie for the CdM girls' soccer team, which made a memorable run to...
| May 28, 2014
| 11:43 PM
In the first half, Harbor Day played uphill and against the wind. The third- and fourth-grade girls from Corona del Mar still managed to score in the final minute of the half against Newport Beach Andersen.
Isabel Gomez continued to put away goals,...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Midway through the second half of a Daily Pilot Cup soccer game, Jack Del Signore lined up for a penalty kick. The thoughts that danced in his head were familiar to that of many little footballers getting their kicks during the 15th annual six-day...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 11:00 PM
Go to a Corona del Mar High girls' lacrosse game, and you probably won't hear the name "Sabrina" uttered once by any of the Sea Kings.
Senior Sabrina Smith? She goes by "Bean," a funny nickname for the tall and slender Smith, who stands 5-foot-10....
| Apr 29, 2014
| 5:33 PM
All it takes is one look at Thomas Castets for people to arrive at a conclusion — he must have a girlfriend.
The sun-kissed surfer is then forced to drop somewhat of a bomb on them.
"People just assume I'm straight," Castets, 36, said. "So every...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 9:07 PM
Estancia High junior girls' soccer player Alba Barrios is a success story.
Barrios' parents, Carlos and Evelyn, immigrated from Guatemala about 20 years ago. They were in Guatemala last weekend, too, and Alba hit them with some great news when they...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 8:45 PM
The place the Estancia High boys' soccer team frequents is where Abarham Cortez, one of its players, works. Subway is the spot the Eagles bond off the field.
Coaches and teammates say they enjoy watching Cortez make them a sandwich. They joke that he'...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 11:00 PM
TUSTIN — They came back to the place where it all started, the crazy four straight wins that propelled the Corona del Mar High girls' soccer team to its fourth straight Pacific Coast League title and the CIF Southern Section Division 1...