| Apr 16, 2014
| 11:49 PM
Corona del Mar High girls' swimming coach Doug Volding is always a bit apprehensive before the Battle of the Bay swim meet.
He had reason to be nervous Wednesday. Volding found out shortly before the meet began that one of his top club swimmers, freshman...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 11:40 PM
Oak Hills 1, Newport Harbor 0
Shaun Vetrovec delivered a gem but finished as the hard-luck loser in the Sailors' Beach Pit Classic game Tuesday at Newport Harbor.
Vetrovec, bound for UC Irvine, struck out 15, walked one and allowed four hits...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:41 PM
Corona del Mar 105, Beckman 65
Senior Liam Karas won two events for the Sea Kings in Wednesday's Pacific Coast League meet at home.
Karas won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:45.15, and the 200 IM in 1:54.47.
CdM improved to 3-0 in league....
| Apr 24, 2014
| 11:11 PM
BOYS' TRACK & FIELD
Corona del Mar 84, Beckman 43
Matt Hurst, bound for Harvard University, won two events and was on two victorious relay teams for the Sea Kings in the Pacific Coast League meet Thursday.
Hurst won the 200 meters in 22.1 and the 400...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Over the phone to New York City, I ask my sister, "How's swim team?"
"I went this morning," she answers, "and a substitute coach complimented me on my arm turnover. Really made me feel good."
Hiding the sudden lump in my throat, I say, "You're nuts....
| Dec 28, 2013
| 11:11 PM
There are obvious reasons why first-year Corona del Mar High girls' water polo coach Ross Sinclair would appreciate senior Annie Mortimer.
Mortimer has put in time at the lower levels of the program, building her way to the senior team captain status...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 11:28 PM
Wella Hartig, the mother of Aaron and Hayley Peirsol, smiles when she talks about the three spots she'll speak at within six days.
The Newport Beach YMCA, Newport Harbor High and Woollett Aquatic Center are meaningful sites to her, a chance for her to...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Joan Dan, 82; The Balboa Bay Mermaid
Joan Dan, a native of Newport Beach, passed away on Sunday, September 1st, 2013. Often in the paper for her swimming accomplishments, Joan was Newport Beach’s “Bathing Beauty” and the city’...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:49 PM
Tim Hanson, a Corona del Mar High student, played a big role in the Irvine-based Aquazot Swim Club breaking the 13-14 boys' national age-group record in the 400-yard medley relay at the Southern California Swimming Junior Olympics meet in Riverside last...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 9:18 PM
More than 300 kids ages 4-18 competed in the Harbor View Swim Team's "Aquaman" event two weeks ago.
The first meet of the season, an intrasquad competition, features all participants racing freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly, with the...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 7:48 PM
The 1,300 supporters of the Hoag Hospital Foundation fastened their seat belts last week for the Orange County premiere of"The Bourne Legacy."
Regal Entertainment Group and Universal Pictures generously donated the film for a foundation event chaired...
| May 18, 2013
| 8:18 PM
Top swims in high school swimming do not happen in a vacuum.
Take away University High junior Corey Okubo, and CdM junior Liam Karas would currently be the Orange County record-holder in the 200-yard individual medley.
Of course, take away Okubo and...