| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 11:49 PM
Duran named MVP
Estancia High senior guard Celia Duran was named Orange Coast League MVP in girls' basketball.
Duran is joined on the first team by Eagles junior Slade Garnett and sophomore Maya Van Der Heever, while Costa Mesa senior Danielle Obong and...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 11:51 PM
Three years ago, Marco Pineda played much bigger than his size as a freshman at Estancia High. Pineda, then 4-foot-10, made sure no one pushed him around on the soccer field.
Size didn't matter to Pineda, who proved it as a defender with gritty play....
| Apr 10, 2014
| 3:53 PM
The Corona del Mar High football team, the defending CIF State Division III Bowl Game champion, won a CIF Southern Section Academic Award by having a cumulative 3.35 grade-point average, and the Newport Harbor girls' cross-country team won as well in...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:18 PM
Junior midfielder Shelby Brown called the end of the Corona del Mar High girls' soccer season "crazy," and nobody who saw the games would argue.
Two tight wins on the road at the end of league helped the Sea Kings win their fourth straight outright...