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  • High School Roundup: CdM's Larsen delivers no-hitter

    BASEBALL Corona del Mar 2, San Juan Hills 0 Junior Evan Larsen threw a no-hitter, striking out six and walking one in the Sea Kings' home opener in the Foothill Division of the Newport Elks Tournament on Thursday. Larsen singled in the first run....
  • Boys' Swimming: Aaron Peirsol named coach at Newport Harbor

    Boys' Swimming: Aaron Peirsol named coach at Newport Harbor
    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...
  • Virgen's View: Peirsol perfect for Newport Harbor

    There are several great identifiers that accompany Aaron Peirsol. Five-time Olympic gold medalist. World-record holder in the 100- and 200-meter backstroke. World champion. Now add another label: high school boys' swim coach. That's right,...
  • College Roundup: VU women's basketball takes down Hope International

    WOMEN'S BASKETBALL 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. Amber Alexander...
  • In Memoriam: The people we lost in 2014

    In Memoriam: The people we lost in 2014
    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...
  • Al Irwin, longtime lifeguard and coach, dies at 96 in Newport

    Al Irwin, longtime lifeguard and coach, dies at 96 in Newport
    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...
  • DP 103 In memoriam: Ben Carlson

    DP 103 In memoriam: Ben Carlson
    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. The 15-year...
  • Study links small drain pipes to pollution at Newport's 'baby beaches'

    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...
  • Newport lifeguard HQ to be named in memory of Ben Carlson

    Newport lifeguard HQ to be named in memory of Ben Carlson
    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...
  • Fundraising effort aids ex-USC swimmer severely injured in Newport ocean accident

    Fundraising effort aids ex-USC swimmer severely injured in Newport ocean accident
    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....
  • Commentary: Teaching public about beach safety can prevent lifeguard deaths

    Our hearts are broken. On July 6, Ben Carlson became the first Newport Beach lifeguard to die in the line of duty. The job of this 15-year veteran of the city's marine operations was to protect swimmers and surfers, and he died doing just that, diving...
  • Newport Beach lifeguard dies during rescue

    Newport Beach lifeguard dies during rescue
    A 15-year veteran lifeguard drowned while rescuing a swimmer Sunday evening in Newport Beach. Ben Carlson, 32, is the first lifeguard to die in the line of duty in the city's history, Newport Beach fire chief Scott Poster said in a televised news...