High School Sports

Campus Sports: Lightning Football Returns to Sage Hill School

Lightning football is back at Sage Hill School, however, this year it’s with a twist. After struggling in recent years to have the numbers necessary to safely field a traditional 11-man team, the administration – led by  Athletic Director, Megan Cid – made the decision to move...

Pacifica Christian Girls Volleyball Defeats Carnegie School

Pacifica Christian Girls Volleyball defeated Carnegie School (formerly Riverside Christian) in three straight sets on Wednesday, Aug. 24 to improve to 2-0 in their inaugural year competing at the Varsity level.  The Lady Tritons, led by former Newport Harbor alum and Princeton...

Sporting Off

Taking the Plunge Into Scuba

Looking for a new sport to pick up this summer? Try scuba diving – it’ll change your life. Not that I need to say it, but “scuba” is actually an acronym for “self-contained underwater breathing apparatus.”  Certain tanks can let you stay underwater for...

The Great Debate

It’s an age old question, one that’s been asked millions of times. There is no right answer, although most people have a strong opinion one way or another. The question will be asked up and down beaches all over Newport this summer. And that question is: Longboard or...

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Under Sail

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...

Summertime is Regatta Time

Following the end of the school year, sailboat racing commenced with a strong showing from adults and the younger crowd. The end of June was the Summer Gold Cup at Newport Harbor Yacht Club, and the weekend prior was the Adult Sabot Association Series at the same club. Also at...

Waterfront

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...

Sailing and Fishing and Boating—Oh My!

I had the pleasure for the first time to attend the trophy presentation following the Newport to Ensenada race. This year’s race had a substantial increase in participants, and all were treated to vibrant winds allowing for several record breaking finishes. The boisterous and...