| Feb 28, 2015
| 7:19 PM
Thursday's Newport Harbor High boys' swim practice appeared to be a simple and standard early-season workout.
But there's hardly anything simple or normal about a five-time Olympic gold medalist pacing the pool deck and directing distances needed....
| Feb 28, 2015
| 8:58 PM
Newport Harbor High won the tournament for the third straight year, going undefeated in the round-robin format Friday and Saturday at The Tennis Club Newport Beach.
Newport Harbor beat Canyon, 6-3, St. Ignatuis, 5-4,...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 10:05 PM
Vanguard 54, Hope International 45
Riley Holsinger scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, to go with six assists and three steals for the No. 9-ranked Lions in the Golden State Athletic Conference game Tuesday.
| Feb 6, 2015
| 9:07 PM
Aaron Peirsol, the five-time Olympic gold medalist known as the Backstroke King, has been named the boys' varsity swim coach at his alma mater Newport Harbor High, Principal Sean Boulton announced Friday night.
Peirsol, the world-record holder in the...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 6:21 PM
There are several great identifiers that accompany Aaron Peirsol.
Five-time Olympic gold medalist.
World-record holder in the 100- and 200-meter backstroke.
Now add another label: high school boys' swim coach.
| Dec 11, 2014
| 7:24 PM
Small drain pipes carrying runoff from Newport Beach streets could be causing high fecal bacteria counts frequently detected in bay waters at so-called "baby beaches," according to a UC Irvine study.
Bays often are home to baby beaches because the water...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 2:49 PM
Al Irwin, a longtime Newport Beach lifeguard and well-known local coach and trainer, died Monday at his home on the Balboa Peninsula. He was 96.
Irwin's first experience with ocean rescues came even before he joined the Newport Beach lifeguard team. The...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 1:02 PM
When 32-year-old lifeguard Ben Carlson died while rescuing a distressed swimmer in July, he was mourned by his students in the junior guards, players he had coached in water polo and people with whom he worked on the shores of Newport Beach.
| Dec 30, 2014
| 9:38 PM
More than 50 people attended the memorial service for David Stiller to speak of his loyalty, passion for civic affairs and propensity for sending emails. He died March 9 at 78.
At the time of his death, the active community member had been serving on...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 1:59 PM
When beachgoers walk past the lifeguard headquarters at the Newport Pier, they soon will see the name of Ben Carlson, a lifeguard who drowned in July while trying to rescue a distressed swimmer.
Carlson, a 15-year Newport Beach lifeguard, became the...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Spending time with friends at a house near the Balboa Pier last month, Dillon Connolly decided to join the group for a swim.
He ran toward the shoreline and dove into the waves, like any other day.
The 25-year-old had been swimming his whole life....
| Sep 10, 2014
| 11:49 PM
The last time that the Estancia High boys' water polo program had numbers like this, it was half a lifetime ago for Coach John Carpenter.
There are 35 boys in the program this year. The Eagles have three levels — frosh-soph, junior varsity and...