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  • Heroic efforts of 'Duke' off Corona del Mar remembered

    Heroic efforts of 'Duke' off Corona del Mar remembered
    It was in the turbulent Pacific waters off Corona del Mar 90 years ago when Duke Kahanamoku, the celebrated Hawaiian surfing and Olympic swimming titleholder, proved once again to be a genuine American champion. Dawn was breaking that Sunday, June 14,...
  • Newport and Huntington beaches reopen after surfer's shark encounter

    Newport and Huntington beaches reopen after surfer's shark encounter
    A 200-yard stretch of Newport and Huntington beaches reopened to swimmers Friday morning after a reported shark encounter that forced beachgoers out of the water the day before. Authorities closed the water from Newland Street in Huntington Beach to...
  • Surfing ban: Newport favors giving lifeguards more discretion over blackball time

    Surfing ban: Newport favors giving lifeguards more discretion over blackball time
    Newport Beach lifeguards could soon have more control over the time when surfing is prohibited along the city's beaches. The City Council indicated during a Tuesday afternoon study session that it favors allowing lifeguards to blackball, or prohibit,...
  • Harbor View Swim Team edges Newport Hills for SCSC crown

    Harbor View Swim Team edges Newport Hills for SCSC crown
    The Harbor View Swim Team came out on top, edging Newport Hills to win the South Coast Swim Conference Championships Saturday at Corona del Mar High. Harbor View Swim Team scored 1,605 points, just 25 more than second-place Newport Hills. Green Valley...
  • Swimmers go pier-to-pier in annual tradition

    Swimmers go pier-to-pier in annual tradition
    Hundreds of swimmers dived into the waves off Newport Beach on Saturday morning for the annual pier-to-pier swim. The open-ocean swimming challenge has been a tradition in the area for decades, but this year it was held in honor of Ben Carlson, the...
  • Statue of lifeguard Carlson, who died rescuing swimmer, wins Newport council's OK

    Statue of lifeguard Carlson, who died rescuing swimmer, wins Newport council's OK
    A stainless-steel likeness of Ben Carlson, the Newport Beach lifeguard who died while helping a struggling swimmer last summer, will soon stand watch over the coastline, reminding beachgoers to respect the ocean and the lifeguards who watch over them....
  • High School Swim: CdM girls win

    High School Swim: CdM girls win
    With the meet already decided on both the girls' and boys' side, the meet-ending 400-yard freestyle relay was still notable at Wednesday's Pacific Coast League swim meet between host Corona del Mar High and University. CdM girls' Coach Doug Volding,...
  • College Roundup: UCI women's water polo clinches Big West title

    WOMEN'S WATER POLO UC Irvine 7, Long Beach State 2 LONG BEACH — Junior McKenna Mitchell scored three goals to help the visiting Anteaters clinch the outright Big West Conference regular-season title on Thursday. No. 5-ranked UCI (18-7, 4-1 in...
  • Commentary: Newport should maintain current `blackball' regulations

    Re. "Newport surfers may get a break with 'blackball' reduction," (April 9): Newport Beach's Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission's misguided recommendation to allow hardboard surfing to mix with boogie boarders, body surfers and swimmers in the ocean...
  • College Roundup: OCC men's volleyball advances to state semifinals

    MEN'S VOLLEYBALL Orange Coast def. Long Beach City Adrian Faitalia finished with 28 kills, leading the host Pirates to the semifinals of the California Community College Athletic Assn. playoffs with a 25-19, 25-18, 22-25, 25-16 win against Long Beach...
  • Commentary: Preserve blackball at Wedge but not at 44th St.

    I remember my first surfboard. It was a beat-up piece of brown foam and fiberglass. The foam was exposed on the nose and on the tail, so calling it waterlogged would be an understatement. I was 12 years old. Growing up surfing in Huntington Beach, I...
  • Boys' Water Polo: Sinclair takes over at alma mater

    Boys' Water Polo: Sinclair takes over at alma mater
    Newport Harbor High had to look less than five miles away, even less than that as the crow flies, to find its next boys' water polo head coach. Ross Sinclair never seemed that far away, even as he led the Corona del Mar girls' program the last two...