Newport Lightning 13u Black Captures Winter Classic Championship

posted: December 16th, 2014 12:22 pm | 0No Comments

By a Corona del Mar Today reader
The Newport Lightning Basketball Club’s 13u Black / 7th Grade team opened the winter season with a bang, winning the first tournament the team competed in last weekend in Orange.
The Lightning beat Supreme Court San Diego, Long Beach Nikos, GameFace and JSK to capture the championship of the tournament. [...]

Newport Lightning 11u Black Takes Movember Classic Tournament

posted: December 3rd, 2014 12:18 pm | 0No Comments

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The Newport Lightning Basketball Club’s 11u/5th Grade Black team continued its hot streak through the fall, winning the Movember Classic Tournament in Cerritos on Nov. 22 and 23.
The Lightning came back from a tough opening-game loss against Hawk Hoops on Saturday but swept Future Starz and Sherman Oaks heading into [...]

Newport Lightning 11u Black Wins Fall Octoberfest Tournament

posted: October 7th, 2014 10:36 am | 0No Comments

By NLBC Staff
The Newport Lightning Basketball Club’s 11u/5th Grade Black team continued its strong showing in the fall by winning last weekend’s Fall Octoberfest at Fountain Valley High School.
The Lightning topped Team PD in the championship game on Sunday 39-32 after going undefeated in pool play Saturday. The Lightning beat Eastvale Bulls and Beast-Up [...]

Lightning Tryouts to be Held Tuesday

posted: August 25th, 2014 08:28 am | 0No Comments

By NLBC Staff
Parents and players – The upcoming Newport Lightning (NLBC) 2014 FALL-WINTER AAU/Club Boys Basketball Season is just around the corner and we will be holding our boys team tryouts Tuesday at the Harbor Day School Gym for grades 3rd to 8th. Please note: the grade your son will be entering [...]

CdM Boy Wins Long Jump Event

posted: April 5th, 2014 08:18 am | 0No Comments

Matthew Poska, a Harbor Day School fifth-grader, placed first in the long jump at Friday’s Youth Track Meet of Champions held at Corona del Mar High School.
Matthew won the event with a jump of 13 feet 1 inch, said his mother, Kimberley Valentine-Poska. He also qualified to compete in the long jump, 100M and 200M [...]

Newport-Mesa All-Stars Win National Tournament

posted: April 1st, 2014 12:58 pm | 0No Comments

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The Newport-Mesa 4th Grade All-Star Team capped-off its undefeated march to a National Championship by defeating Redwood 40-37 on Sunday afternoon. The game was a back and forth contest, with Newport going up as many as 8 and being down by 3 at halftime. The champs played lockdown defense in [...]

Newport Lightning 2014 Spring AAU/Club Boys Basketball Tryouts Scheduled

posted: March 25th, 2014 13:46 pm | 0No Comments

A Corona del Mar Today reader contribution
The upcoming Newport Lightning (NLBC) 2014 Spring AAU/Club Boys Basketball Season is just around the corner and we will be holding our boys club team tryouts on April 1 and 3 at the Harbor Day School gym at 3443 Pacific View Drive.
The Newport Lightning Basketball Club (NLBC) is entering [...]

Third Grade Newport-Mesa NJB All-Star Team Competes in National Tournament

posted: March 24th, 2014 13:40 pm | 0No Comments

The Newport-Mesa National Junior Basketball third-grade All-Star boys’ team competed in the NJB national tournament last weekend in Hanford.
The team won their first two games to advance to the semi-finals where they lost to Covina Valley 54-51 in the final seconds of the game.
The team had qualified for the national tournament by going undefeated in [...]

3rd Grade Newport-Mesa NJB All-Star Team Competes in National Tournament

posted: March 24th, 2014 13:40 pm | 0No Comments

Story contributed by a CdM Today reader

The Newport-Mesa National Junior Basketball third-grade All-Star boys’ team competed in the NJB national tournament last weekend in Hanford.
The team won their first two games to advance to the semi-finals, where they lost to Covina Valley 54-51 in the final seconds of the game.
The team had qualified for the [...]

Newport-Mesa 4th Grade Gold Dominates Tournament

posted: March 24th, 2014 13:38 pm | 0No Comments

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The Newport-Mesa Boys 4th Grade Gold All-Star team continued its strong showing in the Spring by winning the NJB All-Star Sectional Championship last weekend after winning the NJB All-Star Area Championship the previous week.
The “Elite’s” (named after the Nike socks) have been dominant on the defensive end allowing only [...]