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High School Sports

Pacifica Christian Tritons Having Record-Setting Year

Newport Beach’s Pacifica Christian High School boys basketball and girls soccer are well on their way to record-setting seasons, despite recently suffering their first losses of the season. On Dec. 19, girls soccer traveled to the desert to face number nine ranked Palm...

CdM Sea Kings Beat Lompoc Braves 35-34 Friday Night

Corona del Mar High School Sea Kings staged a dramatic 35-34 come-from-behind victory over the Lompoc Braves football team on Friday night at Estancia High School stadium. This game, part of the 2016 CIF Southern Section High School Football Playoff Brackets – Division 4...
Posted On 26 Nov 2016

Sporting Off

Catching the Tennis Wave

It’s tennis time Newport Beach, and the Breakers season is in full swing!  World Team Tennis (WTT) kicked off last week all over the country, and our Newport Beach Breakers are looking good thus far, but unfortunately dropped Wednesday night’s match to the Kansas City...

Defining Sports

Recently I’ve been asked a certain question, and to be honest, I don’t really have a definitive answer. Being a sports writer, people ask me all the time, “What actually qualifies something as a sport?” This question is tricky because if you ask 100 sports...

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Under Sail

Newport to Ensenada Race Ready to Sail

Nearly 200 sailboats will leave Newport Beach and make the 125 mile trek to Ensenada, Mexico when the annual Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race gets underway today at 11 a.m. off the Balboa Pier. Dubbed the “world’s largest international yacht race,” the boats (and crews) compete for...

Governor’s Cup and the Flight of the Lasers

Summer continues and boating, fishing and sailboat racing are at full throttle. I want to make a correction: Marguerite Valdes added that the Columbia Yacht Corp., producer of thousands of sloops I mentioned in a previous column, had a photo of a man waterskiing behind a Lancer...

Waterfront

“Sea Gypsies” is a Wild Voyage

Whenever I watch a nautical film that is based on little boating experience or “fly by the seat of your pants” long distance cruising, I am simply amazed by sheer blind luck or divine intervention, (or both), which is the case with “Sea Gypsies” in this year’s Film Festival. My...

Waterfront: A Busy Month in Newport Harbor

Boy, what a difference a year can make! The last several years the drought we have lived through has allowed some of the warmest and best autumn, winter and spring weather any boater could dream of. Winter and spring allowed the Blue Fin tuna to stick around within daytrip...

Waterfront: A “Vendetta” in Newport Harbor

For those of us with the pleasure of growing up on Newport Harbor, many times we found ourselves admitting it’s a small world along our bay. Whether it be the yachts cruising in and out of the local waterfront, owners or families who own and use the yachts, or the men and women...