| Jan 20, 2011
| 11:06 PM
Steve Timmons, one of the greatest volleyball players to come out of the Newport-Mesa area, is one of four inductees who will enter the California Sports Hall of Fame next month.
Timmons, a former Newport Harbor and Orange Coast College standout who led...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 10:48 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Mr. Irrelevant met the Nigerian Nightmare for the first time. Cheta Ozougwu was just happy to hear his name pronounced correctly by someone other than his Nigerian parents.
Christian Okoye said "oh-ZOO-goo" just once. To the...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 11:29 PM
I have been covering sports for more than a decade and in practicing journalism, we're conditioned to focus on the champions; to seek interviews with the athletes who are the most successful, accruing the loftiest awards and achieving their ultimate...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 9:16 PM
COSTA MESA — Alipa Peters has experienced a lot of adversity, from financial hardship to the death of loved ones. Tuesday afternoon was a time to celebrate his ability to rise above it all.
At Estancia High's training center, teammates applauded...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 8:51 PM
Paul Salata is a living testament to the all-American ideal that hard work, perseverance and a bit of luck will pay off for any person living under the stars and stripes, regardless of race, creed, gender or national origin.
"I made it from L.A. to...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 4:13 PM
Sometimes dreams are never realized simply because they are never believed to be possible. For Alipa Peters, a defensive end on the Estancia High football team, possible should never again be in question after he spent the weekend in Canton, Ohio with Pro...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 3:49 PM
If a Springfield man gets out of jail, the court will track his whereabouts because deputies say they caught him stealing phone wiring for the third time. In 60 days, prosecutors charged William L. Ritter three times with tampering with service of a...
| Oct 8, 2011
| 7:33 PM
Adam Neugebauer completed 41 of 66 passes for 412 yards and six touchdowns to lead West Virginia Wesleyan to a 46-45 win in overtime over Shepherd University in West Virginia Conference action Saturday.
The Bobcats (6-0, 3-0) scored first in overtime...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 1:09 AM
Paul Salata, the founder of Irrelevant Week, hesitated a bit before naming the biggest celebrity coming to Wednesday's All-Star Lowsman Banquet.
As he thought, his daughter, Melanie Salata-Fitch said, "Oh, here it comes."
Salata, acted cool, as he said,...