Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Sports

San Clemente Tackles Tesoro in Comeback Victory

After losing four consecutive football games, the San Clemente Triton’s hopes of making it to the Pac-5 Division playoffs were in doubt before the Oct. 26 league game against the Tesoro Titans. Then, when Tesoro was ahead 21-7 with little more than three minutes left, San Clemente’s playoff dreams seemed even more distant. But the Tritons rallied. Aided by first-time …

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Running In Two: The Eisele Sisters From San Clemente

San Clemente cross-country star Melissa Eisele has many accomplishments under her belt. As a sophomore, she ran with her high school Division I team all the way to the CIF championship awards podium. Melissa has also been a part of the Orange County All-County Cross-Country Team and has been deemed the most valuable player for the girls’ Triton cross-country team since her freshmen year. Melissa’s …

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Photos: Newport Harbor Water Polo

The Newport Harbor water polo team remains undefeated in Sunset League play for the season after a 14-2 league win against Fountain Valley. Check out some great pictures from the game in the Newport Harbor photo album. The Newport Harbor players hope the continue their winning streak during the “Battle of the Bay” game versus Corona del Mar. The match …

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University High School: Water Polo With a Side of Life Lessons

He’s only been at the job for a few years, but Andy Coffman, the head coach of the University High School water polo team, has already made a big splash: The varsity squad is among the top 10 in the county. But, don’t spend too much time complimenting Coffman. “They are the ones doing the work,” he says of the …

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Injured Quarterback Honored as Athlete of the Month

Johnny Stanton’s senior year seemed to be off to a great start. After returning from a CIF and State Championship his junior year, Stanton was poised to dominate again. Then, during a September game, Stanton tore his ACL — and his high school playing career came to an end. The disappointment was shared not just by the Santa Margarita football …

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El Modena Editorial: Should Boardsports be in the Olympics?

With the 2012 Olympics just recently ending, many fans cheer with pride and wish better-luck-next-time to their favorite teams and athletes. But what about all the different boardsports such as surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding and wakeboarding? All have come from humble beginnings and made great names for themselves. Now that they have accomplished gaining the media, sponsors and fans one can’t …

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PacSun Surfers Have Orange County Connections

Southern California is home to some of the world’s elite surfers — and many of them are still in high school. Here’s a look at the professional PacSun team. Boys Kolohe Andino Hometown: San Clemente Profile: 5’10”, 150 lbs. Sponsors: Nike 6.0, Red Bull, Target Accomplishments: Andino has won nine National Scholastic Surfing Association championships. He holds records for being …

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Local Diver to Compete in World Junior Championship

Camryn Hidalgo, a diminutive 13-year-old diver from Mission Viejo, is making a big splash in the world of competitive diving. Next week, she’ll take on her biggest stage yet during the FINA World Junior Championships in Adelaide, Australia. Hidalgo qualified by placing first in the 1-meter event during the 2012 Junior National Diving Championships in August. She also placed second …

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Olympic Recap: How Did O.C. Stars Fare?

Nearly 80 athletes with Orange County connections competed in the 2012 London Olympics. Here’s a look back on how some of the big stars fared… Misty May-Treanor Sport: Beach volleyball O.C. Connection: Newport Harbor High School graduate Results: May-Treanor and her partner Kerri Walsh Jennings won their third consecutive Olympic gold medals. Afterward, both women announced their retirements from professional …

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Vandals Hit the World-Famous Mission Viejo Diving Club

During the weekend of Sept. 29-30, the Mission Viejo Nadadores’ dive office was broken into and the complex was vandalized.  Practice at the world-famous club was canceled on Monday, Oct. 1, as police investigated the scene. According to a statement from the club, vandals threw a large cement block through the glass door of the office and flipped a 1-meter …

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