| 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...
| May 31, 2014
| 6:26 AM
When it's third- and fourth-grade girls silver division play at the Daily Pilot Cup youth soccer tournament, the action is somehow never quite how a coach might draw it up.
Both Kaiser Elementary and Lincoln benefited from an unlikely scoring chance,...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 12:44 AM
The fifth- and sixth-grade girls' soccer team from St. John the Baptist School's 3-0 pool-play win over Victoria Elementary on Saturday wasn't enough for it to advance into the Daily Pilot Cup silver division playoffs.
But for one member of the Irish,...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 11:47 PM
The game-winning goal scored by Mariners Christian School forward Rusty Dahlke also turned out to be a memorable parting shot in the boys third- and fourth-grade Gold Division soccer final against Pegasus School in the Daily Pilot Cup on Sunday at Jack...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 12:10 AM
Overcoming adversity is often essential for success at the Daily Pilot Cup youth soccer tournament.
Just ask the kids on the Mariners Elementary boys' fifth- and sixth-grade Gold Division team.
Mariners saw one of its top players, center midfielder...
| 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.
| 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...