Newport Lightning 14u Wins Winter Classic Tournament

posted: December 30th, 2015 11:24 am | 0No Comments

A Corona del Mar Today reader submission The Newport Lightning Basketball Club’s 14u Black team closed out the highly successful 2015 season by winning the Winter Classic Tournament Dec. 19 and 20 in Lake Forest. The NLBC was back in action for the first tournament since the end of June as many of its core […]

Newport Lightning 13u Black & 13u Green Win So Cal Championships

posted: December 10th, 2015 15:19 pm | 0No Comments

A Corona del Mar Today reader submission The Newport Lightning 13u Black and 13u Green teams both won the recent So Cal Championships in South Orange County by going undefeated 8-0 in the tournament. The 13u Black team comprised of Tyler Li, Vanis Buckholz, Asher Hamilton, Tommy Griffin, Luke Barnes, Hunter Schimmelpfennig , Adam Garza, […]

Newport Lightning Basketball Club Wins Big One X

posted: October 16th, 2015 14:52 pm | 0No Comments

A Corona del Mar Today reader submission The Newport Lightning Basketball Club continued its successful fall season winning The Big One X Tournament in Orange on October 3 and 4. The Lightning went undefeated on the weekend, beating Triple Threat, Evolution, South Coast and Eastvale in the championship Game. The NLBC was led by stellar […]

CdM Boys Help Team Win Hoops Championship

posted: August 8th, 2015 13:14 pm | 0No Comments

Coaches Kim Valentine-Poska and John Kirkowski led a their team to a championship victory in the 7th and 8th grade division at the Harbor Area Boys and Girls Club. “It was a great season and the boys played so well together all summer,” Valentine-Poska said. “The team came out strong each game with our signature […]

Newport Lightning 13u Black Wins Focus/SGV Summer Finale Championship

posted: July 22nd, 2015 08:13 am | 0No Comments

Story Submitted By The NLBC The Newport Lightning Basketball Club’s 13u Black team continued its strong 2015 season with another championship last weekend at the Summer Finale Tournament in Garden Grove, making it three tournament titles in a row for the club. The Lightning won the 14u division championship, playing up as seventh graders at […]

Newport Lightning 13u Black Wins SPK Bad Boys Summer Slam Title

posted: July 2nd, 2015 10:06 am | 0No Comments

Story submitted by the NLBC The Newport Lightning Basketball Club’s 13u Black team continued its strong 2015 season with another championship last weekend at the SPK Bad Boys Summer Slam Tournament. The Lightning won the tough gold division championship and beat Compton Magic, High Desert Phenoms and Shoreline Shockwave en route to the final game […]

Newport Lightning 14u Players Make All-Tournament Team

posted: June 10th, 2015 13:36 pm | 0No Comments

Story submission from the NLBC The Newport Lightning Basketball Club’s 14u Black team competed in the EBC/WCE25 King Of The Coast Invitation-Only Tournament on May 16 and 17 at Santiago Canyon College in Orange. This tournament featured some of the top-ranked 14u teams on the West Coast and California. The team went 2-2 on the […]

Newport Lightning 13u Black Wins MayFest California State Games Qualifer

posted: May 20th, 2015 13:12 pm | 0No Comments

A Corona del Mar Today Reader Submission The Newport Lightning Basketball Club’s 13u/7th Grade Black team won the MayFest California State Games Qualifying Tournament last weekend at the MAPS in Garden Grove. The NLBC showed a tremendous defensive presence, holding teams to 31 points per game and winning the championship game by 19 while averaging […]

Clippers Fifth-Grade Team Claims Perfect Season

posted: March 29th, 2015 14:49 pm | 0No Comments

Talk about March Madness — a fifth-grade team can boast of a perfect season, winning their final game to go 11-0 for the year. The Clippers, coached by Ron Touchard, were 10-0 going into the championship game. In that game, they were down 27-26 and had the ball with 30 seconds left in the game. […]