24 Oct
2018

Game Recap

As seen in the Daily Pilot:

Newport Harbor field hockey keeps league title hopes alive with win over Edison

The home crowd grew restless as the Newport Harbor High field hockey team went into halftime locked in a scoreless tie with Edison on Tuesday night.

It was not the effort of the Sailors that they took issue with, but rather a call that had just been made.

Goals can be hard to come by in field hockey, and Newport Harbor had just had one taken away. Grace O’Neill appeared to have opened the scoring on the Sailors’ senior night, but the officials ruled that the ball did not clear the semicircle before O’Neill unleashed a slap shot on a short corner.

The Sailors went back to work in the second half, and in no time, the Sailors got the go-ahead goal.

Chanse Hill and O’Neill scored goals, and Newport Harbor came away with a 2-0 victory over the visiting Chargers in a Sunset League South game.

Newport Harbor finally broke through in the 33rd minute. Natalie Williams won a one-on-one battle as the Chargers tried to head up field. The ball rolled ahead to Hill, who evaded Edison goalie Mary Smith and swept a shot into the net on her backhand.

“It was really special because we got a goal taken away,” Hill said. “We had a goal that was past the line, and the ref didn’t call that. To finally get our team in motion into the game, it felt really good and got us more pumped up.”

The Sailors dominated possession and the scoring chances, earning 11 short corners while conceding just one.

After having a goal taken off the scoreboard at the halftime buzzer, O’Neill got some good karma when she converted her final opportunity with eight seconds remaining. She received the pass from Sara Robinson, the Sailors’ injector, and her hard shot rolled in.

“You can’t really control what the refs are going to do,” O’Neill said. “Those things are just out of our control, so I think the important thing was that we got right back into it, even though it was really disappointing, until we were able to get one that actually counted.”

More importantly, Newport Harbor won, moving its record to 19-4-1 overall and 10-1 in the league. The Sailors came into the night tied with Huntington Beach for first in the league with two games to go, and they are seeking their first league title since 2010.

“That’s one of the struggles that we’ve had is that during league, we’ve worked out all our kinks, and then we really, traditionally, have then shown up in Tournament of Champions,” Sailors coach Amanda Boyer said. “It would be so nice to get…a higher seeding and have a little bit more of an advantage going into playoffs.”

Smith made 10 saves to keep the Chargers (8-3 in league) in the game. Arleigh Ramsey and Madeline Solorzano also collapsed well on defense to help Smith defend a myriad of short-corner opportunities for the Sailors.

“I just felt like we were getting a little too panicky and frenzied with their attack if the calls didn’t go our way,” Chargers coach Rebecca Antongiorgi said.

Antongiorgi also praised Solorzano, a center back, saying, “There were a few times where she just came out of nowhere and just saved us.”

21 Oct
2018

Stix Weekly

PROGRAM WIDE
– This is the last week of scheduled games and practices for the Frosh/Soph & JV teams. There will still be some sort of a schedule on the Stix Weekly for the next two weeks for both teams since they will still be enrolled in field hockey. They will be expected to attend any varsity home playoff games; they have the option to attend any away varsity playoff games; they will also have a banquet video shoot day and a uniform turn in day. Attendance will be taken and noted.
– All players will need to let their coach know where they will be transferring to next for their PE credit (lacrosse, soccer, basketball, pre-track, pre-softball, yoga, etc.) by Friday, October 26. We will have post-season field hockey for 10th – 12th graders, but we are still working on field space. More info to come.
– Make sure to collect all of your photos and get them to your team photo collector or team mom for the Memory Book and Banquet Team Videos by Friday, October 26. The more photos we have, the better the book and videos!! The deadline for sending the memory books to print is Monday, October 29, so we need to have time to make the books.
– Senior Parents! Senior Day is on Tuesday, please report to Davidson field at 6:05 the presentation will begin at 6:15 p.m.
– Save the Date for the Banquet! Tuesday, November 13.

VARSITY
Monday – Practice at 1:45 – 4:00 p.m. at Davidson Field. Team Dinner hosted by the Lucore and O’Neill families.
Tuesday – Senior Home Game vs. Edison at 6:30 p.m. at Davidson Field. Be at the field at 5:00 p.m. ready to cheer on JV and warm up.
Wednesday – Away Game at Fountain Valley at 3:15 p.m. Bus departs at 1:45 p.m.
Thursday – Practice at 5:45 – 8:00 p.m. at Davidson Field
Friday – Practice at 1:45 – 4:00 p.m. at Davidson Field.

JUNIOR VARSITY
Monday –  Practice at 1:45 – 4:00 p.m. at Davidson Field. Team Dinner hosted by the Gaddis Family.
Tuesday – 
Home Game vs. Edison at 5:15 p.m. at Davidson Field. Be at the field at 4:00 p.m. ready to cheer on FS and warm up. You will also be expected to stay after the game for the Senior Game Presentation at the beginning of the Varsity Game.
Wednesday – Away Game at Fountain Valley at 4:30 p.m. Bus departs at 1:45 p.m.
Thursday – TBA
Friday –  TBA

FROSH/SOPH
Monday – Practice at 1:45 – 3:45 p.m. at Davidson Field. Team Dinner hosted by the Matsunami and Ward families.
Tuesday – Home Game vs. Edison at 4:00 p.m. at Davidson Field. Be at the field at 3:00 p.m. ready to set up the field and warm up. You are also invited to participate in the tunnel for the Senior Game Presentation at 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday –  Practice at 1:45 – 3:45 p.m. at Davidson Field.
Thursday – Away game at Edison High School at 4:30 p.m Bus departs at 3:00 p.m.
Friday – TBA

14 Oct
2018

Stix Weekly

PROGRAM WIDE
– Save the Date! The end of the year Banquet will be on the evening of Tuesday, November 13. Please let you team parent know if you can volunteer to help with this fun evening. More info to come.

VARSITY
Monday – Practice at 1:45 – 4:00 p.m. at Davidson Field and Team Dinner hosted by an Alum Family – the O’Connors!
Tuesday – Home game at 6:30 p.m. vs. Marina. Be at the field at 5:15 p.m. ready to cheer on JV and warm up.
Wednesday – Practice at 1:45 – 4:00 p.m. at Davidson Field.
Thursday – Away Game at 3:15 p.m. at Huntington Beach High School. Bus departs at 1:45 p.m.
Friday –  Practice at 1:45 – 4:00 p.m. at Davidson Field.

JUNIOR VARSITY
Monday – Practice at 1:45 – 4:00 p.m. at Davidson Field and Team Dinner hosted by the Bixby family.
Tuesday – Home game at 5:00 p.m. vs. Marina. Be at the field at 4:00 p.m. ready to set up the field and warm up.
Wednesday – Practice at 1:45 – 4:00 p.m. at Davidson Field.
Thursday – Away Game at 4:45 p.m. at Huntington Beach High School. Bus departs at 1:45 p.m.
Friday –  Practice at 1:45 – 4:00 p.m. at Davidson Field.
Saturday – Helix Highlander Cup at Helix High School, 7323 University Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942. Bus departs from NHHS at 5:15 a.m. Game times are 8:00, 11:00, Skills Challenge at 12:00, 1:00, and 3:00. Possible game at 4:15, 4:45, or 5:25 p.m.

FROSH/SOPH
Monday –  Practice at 1:45 – 3:30 p.m. at Davidson Field and Team Dinner hosted by the Ganzon and Crafton families.
Tuesday –  Practice at 1:45 – 3:30 p.m. at Davidson Field.
Wednesday – Team Event. More info coming.
Thursday – Practice at 1:45 – 3:30 p.m. at Davidson Field.
Friday – Practice at 1:45 – 3:30 p.m. at Davidson Field.

7 Oct
2018

Stix Weekly

PROGRAM WIDE
Click here for the Newport Harbor Field Hockey Merchandise Order Form! The window of time is very short so that we can get everything ordered as soon as possible. The deadline to order merchandise is this Thursday, October 11 at 8:00 p.m.
 Our ‘Play for the Cure’ games are on Tuesday! Be sure to check emails from the team parents for information and make sure to wear pink!
– Parents and players! Another reminder to make sure to be taking pictures at all field hockey events and submitting them to your team photo collectors for the team videos and memory book.

VARSITY
Monday –  Home game at 3:15 p.m. vs. Great Oak. Be at the field at 2:00 p.m. ready to set up the field and warm up.
Tuesday – Play for the Cure Home game at 6:30 p.m. vs. Fountain Valley. Be at the field at 5:15 p.m. ready to cheer on JV and warm up.
Wednesday – Practice at 1:45 – 4:00 p.m. at Davidson Field.
Thursday – Away Game at 3:30 p.m. at Westminster High School. Bus departs at 1:45 p.m.
Friday – No Practice
Saturday – Helix Highlander Cup at Helix High School in La Mesa, CA. Game times are 9:00, 12:00, and 3:00. Possible championship game at 7:00 p.m. Players must be at the field at 8:00 a.m. 7323 University Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942

JUNIOR VARSITY
Monday –  Home game at 4:30 p.m. vs. Great Oak. Be at the field at 3:15 p.m. ready cheer on Varsity and warm up.
Tuesday – Play for the Cure Home game at 5:15 p.m. vs. Fountain Valley. Be at the field at 4:00 p.m. ready to cheer on F/S and warm up.
Wednesday – Practice at 1:45 – 4:00 p.m. at Davidson Field.
Thursday – Away Game at 5:00 p.m. at Westminster High School. Bus departs at 1:45 p.m.
Friday – No practice.

FROSH/SOPH
Monday – Away Game at 4:30 p.m. at Bonita High School. Bus departs at 2:15 p.m.
Tuesday – Play for the Cure Home game at 4:00 p.m. vs. Fountain Valley. Be at the field at 3:00 p.m. ready to set up the field and warm up. (*Please make sure to note that time is different than originally scheduled)
Wednesday – Practice at 1:45 – 3:00 p.m. at Davidson Field.
Thursday – Practice at 1:45 – 3:00 p.m. Meet at Davidson Field.
Friday – No practice.

30 Sep
2018

Stix Weekly

PROGRAM WIDE
– Our Booster Board is assessing our finances to make sure we “finish strong” financially this season.  Click here to make your player team contribution of $375 or reach out to our treasurer, Nancy Vaughan at ncvaughan@yahoo.com for payment plan or scholarship information.

VARSITY
Monday – Practice at 1:45 – 4:00 p.m. at Davidson Field. Team Dinner hosted by the Cockrell family, location TBA.
Tuesday – Home game at 6:30 p.m. vs. Huntington Beach. Be at the field at 5:15 p.m. ready to cheer on JV and warm up.
Wednesday – Practice at 1:45 – 4:00 p.m. at Davidson Field.
Thursday – Practice at 5:45 – 8:00 p.m. at Davidson Field.
Friday – Away Game at 3:15 p.m. at Edison High School. Bus departs at 1:45 p.m.

JUNIOR VARSITY
Monday – Practice at 1:45 – 4:00 p.m. Team Dinner hosted by the Gaddis and Maskrey families.
Tuesday – Home game at 5:00 p.m. vs. Huntington Beach. Be at the field at 4:00 p.m. ready to set up the field and warm up.
Wednesday – Practice at 1:45 – 4:00 p.m. at Davidson Field.
Thursday – Practice at 5:45 – 8:00 p.m. at Davidson Field.
Friday –  Away Game at 4:45 p.m. at Edison High School. Bus departs at 1:45 p.m.

FROSH/SOPH
Monday – Away Game at 6:30 p.m. at Harvard Westlake. Bus departs at 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday –  Practice at 1:45 – 3:45 p.m. at Davidson Field. Team Dinner hosted by the Gregory Family.
Wednesday – Away game at 3:15 p.m. at Fountain Valley High School. Bus departs at 1:45 p.m.
Thursday – Practice at 1:45 – 3:00 p.m. Meet at Davidson Field.
Friday –  Away Game at 6:00 p.m. at Edison High School. Bus departure time is TBA.

22 Sep
2018

Stix Weekly

PROGRAM WIDE
– Parents and players! Please make sure to be taking pictures at all field hockey events and submitting them to your team parents for the team videos and memory book. The more photos we have, the better the video/book!
– Our Booster Board is assessing our finances to make sure we “finish strong” financially this season.  Click here to make your player team contribution of $375 or reach out to our treasurer, Nancy Vaughan at ncvaughan@yahoo.com for payment plan or scholarship information.

VARSITY
Monday – Practice and Goalie Training with Jill Dedman at 1:45 – 4:00 p.m. at Davidson Field. Team Dinner hosted by the Hill family.
Tuesday – League begins! Home game at 6:30 p.m. vs. Westminster. Be at the field at 5:15 p.m. ready to cheer on JV and warm up.
Wednesday – Away Game at 3:15 p.m. at Great Oak High School. Bus departs at 12:30 p.m.
Thursday – Away Game at 3:15 p.m. at Marina High School. Bus departs at 1:45 p.m.
Friday – Practice at 1:45 – 4:00 p.m. at Davidson Field.

JUNIOR VARSITY
Monday – Practice  and Goalie Training with Jill Dedman at 1:45 – 4:00 p.m. Team Dinner hosted by the Simon family.
Tuesday – League begins! Home game at 5:00 p.m. vs. Westminster. Be at the field at 4:00 p.m. ready to set up the field and warm up.
Wednesday – Away Game at 4:30 p.m. at Great Oak High School. Bus departs at 12:30 p.m.
Thursday – Away Game at 4:30 p.m. at Marina High School. Bus departs at 1:45 p.m.
Friday – Practice at 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. at Davidson Field.

FROSH/SOPH
Monday – Practice at 1:45 – 3:45 p.m. at Davidson Field.
Tuesday –  Practice at 1:45 – 3:45 p.m. at Davidson Field. Team Dinner at 4:00 p.m. hosted by the Vaughan and Karlin families.
Wednesday – Home game at 3:00 p.m. vs. Harvard Westlake. Be at the field at 2:00 p.m. ready to set up the field and warm up.
Thursday – Team Bonding Workout, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. More details to come.
Friday – Practice at 1:45 – 3:45 p.m. at Davidson Field.
Saturday – University Tournament in San Diego (6949 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92122). Bus departs at 6:30 a.m. from NHHS. Game times are at 9:05-9:35; 11:25-11:55; and 1:10-1:40 with the possibility of games at 3:40, 4:50, 5:25, and/or 6:10 depending on how the team places in their pool.

16 Sep
2018

Stix Weekly

Program Wide
– Picture Day is this Thursday! Players are to wear white uniforms and kilts (no shinguards/socks). The Varsity team wears their sweaters as well. All three teams will meet at 2:00 p.m. at Marina Park (1600 W Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach). Purchasing photos is completely optional. Click here for more information.

VARSITY
Monday – Practice at 1:45 – 4:00 p.m. at Davidson Field. Team Dinner hosted by Rhonda Knipp and Ding Dollars Make-Up.
Tuesday –  Practice at 1:45 – 4:00 p.m. at Davidson Field.
Wednesday – Practice at 1:45 – 4:00 p.m. at Davidson Field.
Thursday – Picture Day at 2:00 p.m. at Marina Park.
Friday – Practice at 1:45 – 4:00 p.m. at Davidson Field.
Saturday – Serra Tournament. Game times are TBA. Tournament is at Serra High School at 5156 Santo Road, San Diego 92124.

JUNIOR VARSITY
Monday –  No Practice. Team Dinner hosted by the Baldwin family at 5:30 p.m. and Ding Dollars Make-Up.
Tuesday –  Practice at 1:45 – 4:00 p.m. at Davidson Field.
Wednesday – Practice at 1:45 – 4:00 p.m. at Davidson Field.
Thursday – Picture Day at 2:00 p.m. at Marina Park.
Friday – Practice at 1:45 – 4:00 p.m. at Davidson Field.
Saturday – COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS NEEDED? FROSH/SOPH and JV Players here is your opportunity to obtain hours while working out and having fun!! Please join Team Kids Organization at the Newport Mesa YMCA’s Fit Fest on Sept 22nd.Event is from 7:30am-11am. Please reach out to Sarah Martinez at sarahfrostmartinez@gmail.com for further information.

FROSH/SOPH
Monday –  Away game at 3:15 p.m. at Huntington Beach High School. Bus departs at 1:45 p.m.
Tuesday –  Home game at 6:00 p.m. vs. Edison. Be at the field at 5:00 p.m. ready to set up the field and warm up.
Wednesday –  Practice at 1:45 – 3:45 p.m. at Davidson Field. Team Dinner hosted by the Dishon family and Ding Dollars Make-Up.
Thursday –  Picture Day at 2:00 p.m. at Marina Park.
Friday – Practice at 1:45 – 3:45 p.m. at Davidson Field.
Saturday – COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS NEEDED? FROSH/SOPH and JV Players here is your opportunity to obtain hours while working out and having fun!! Please join Team Kids Organization at the Newport Mesa YMCA’s Fit Fest on Sept 22nd. Event is from 7:30am-11am. Please reach out to Sarah Martinez at sarahfrostmartinez@gmail.com for further information.

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