Sunset League Sportsmanship Conference 2014


On Monday, September 22, 2014, 30 of our Student Athletes joined student athletes from the other five schools in the Sunset League at Marina High School for the First Annual Sunset League Sportsmanship Conference. The theme of the gathering was how to be better teammates through sportsmanship, interaction and communication.

CIF Southern Section Commissioner Rob Wigod opened up the festivities explaining the reasons why Pursuing Victory with Honor and practicing good sportsmanship are so important in high school athletics. He challenged the 180+ student athletes to serve as leaders not only at their individual schools, but within their non-league and Sunset League schedules as well.

The keynote speaker was Jerry Dipoto, General Manager of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Mr. Dipoto spoke of his career in Major League baseball and the importance of being a good teammate. He explained that most of the memories that the students will take from their high school athletic careers will be the relationships that are built within the teams the students play on and the life lessons learned through their participation in athletics. Mr. Dipoto went on to answer many questions and was a true inspiration for all in attendance.

Finally, Keith Hawkins, a local motivational speaker, rallied the students in several activities that had them involved, engaged and engrossed. His message was simple; Strive for excellence, and we will realize our goal of changing lives and ultimately changing the world.

All in all the Conference was considered a huge success, not only by the staffs of the six Sunset League Schools, but more importantly, the student athletes who attended. A very special THANK YOU goes out to Marina H.S. for hosting the event and doing such a great job organizing and coordinating the proceedings.  We look forward to trying to make next years’ conference even better.

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Athletic Office

Athletic Director:  Mike Zimmerman


Athletic Secretary:  Joanne Austin

Athletic Office: 949-515-6308

Athletic Fax: 949-515-6343
Office Hours: 7:30am-4:00pm

Closed for lunch 12:00-1:00pm

Athletic Clearance Forms

Click here for Athletic Clearances Form.    If your student is planning to participate in athletics at Newport Harbor, it is mandatory for them to have the following documents completed and submitted to the athletic office prior to participating in a sport or summer program.  Please be sure to attach a copy of your student's current medical insurance card. If you do not have medical insurance, you can obtain coverage for your student for school athletic events from Myers-Stevens. Click here for information/application.

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Athletic Survey

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CIF Victory with Honor

The NHHS Athletic Department in association with the NMUSD, CIF, the Josephson Institute of Ethics and the community share the goal of teaching the importance of character. All of the athletes at NHHS strive to understand the importance of being a “Person of Character” by living according to the Six Pillars of Character. All of the coaches at NHHS have been trained with the Josephson objectives as noted below:

The Student Athlete at NHHS

  • Is a good person, someone to look up to and admire
  • Knows the difference between right and wrong and always tries to do what is right
  • Sets a good example for everyone
  • Makes the world a better place
  • Lives according to the “Six Pillars of Character”

2014-15 Regular Season Sports Schedules


Fall Winter Spring
Boys/Girls Cross Country - Varsity & F/S Boys Basketball - Varsity, JV, & Frosh/Soph Baseball - Varsity, JV & F/S
Field Hockey - Varsity & JV Girls Basketball - Varsity, JV & Frosh/Soph  Boys Golf - Varsity & JV
Football - Varsity, JV, Frosh Boys Soccer - Varsity, JV & F/S Boys Lacrosse - Varsity & JV
Girls Golf - Varsity & JV Girls Soccer - Varsity, JV & F/S Girls Lacrosse - Varsity & JV  
Girls Tennis - Varsity & JV Girls Water Polo - Varsity & JV Softball - Varsity & JV  
Boys Water Polo - Varsity, JV & Frosh  Wrestling - Varsity, JV & F/S Boys/Girls Swim & Dive - Varsity & JV
Girls Volleyball - Varsity & JV   Boys Tennis - Varsity & JV
    Boys/Girls Track & Field - Varsity & JV
    Boys Volleyball - Varsity, JV & F/S


All American Riley Campbell


~ Riley has been playing water polo since he was 12 (2009)


~ Junior year Riley entered the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at NHHS and  completed the year with a 5.0 GPA


~ Junior year he was nominated by teaching staff, interviewed by American Legion Vets,  & then choosen to attend  2014 Boys State Program which takes place in Sacramento. 


~ He volunteers every year  for the Miracle for Kids Summer Paddle Camp


~ For his Senior CAS Project (Creativity, Action, & Service) he and Mallory Gyulay founded OCREAD.ORG. Their goal is to spread literacy throughout the community by having free easy access to books. Soon you will see their lavendar boxes in various locations around town where people can leave a book and/or take a book.  "One page, one book, one community!"

NHHS Athletics In The News

Kapana a wall for Sailors
The play of the senior goalie, who came up with 15 big saves in Battle of the Bay win over CdM, speaks for itself.

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 12/26/14

Siemonsma big threat for Newport Harbor
Sophomore forward, who helped Sailors upset CdM last week, will not back down from physical play.

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 12/20/14

Football: Newport Harbor's Riley Gaddis can see clearly now
Newport Harbor senior standout, who had trouble with vision in left eye, has made big plays throughout his time for Sailors.

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 11/13/14

Water polo players highlight National Letter of Intent signing day
Newport Harbor has five who sign, two to UCLA, and Corona del Mar has three who are a part of ceremony.

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 11/12/14

Football: Kinder next man up for Newport Harbor
Sophomore tailback has stepped up and he stood out in rout of Marina last week with 188 yards and three TDs.

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 11/6/14

CONGRATULATIONS TO Newport Harbor Varsity Field Hockey!
CONGRATULATIONS TO Newport Harbor Varsity Field Hockey!  They ended their season with a 3rd Place win in the final Los Angeles Field Hockey Association- Tournament of Champions last Thursday. The Sailors were trailing 0-1 at halftime, but the... Continue
Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 11/4/14

Burke, Cosenza tough to beat
Sailors' No. 1 doubles duo, which came up big in win at Fountain Valley, has improved mental toughness this year.

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 10/18/14

Cablay makes plays for Tars
Senior intercepts pass on game's final play, securing Newport Harbor's 52-48 win against Huntington Beach. He also caught 14 passes for 177 yards and four touchdowns.

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 10/16/14

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Contact An Athletics Coach - Evan Chalmers

Basketball: Boys Robert Torribio

  Girls Van Dusen

Cross Country:  Boys -Nowell Kay

                        Girls Eric Tweit

Field - Amanda Boyer - Jeff Brinkley

Golf:  Boys and Girls - Scott Tarnow

Lacrosse:  Boys - Mark Todd

                Girls - Matt Armstrong

Soccer:  Boys - Juan Mares

             Girls - Larry Draluck - Mike Hunter

Swim:  Boys - Trevor Basil

           Girls - Brian Melstrom

Tennis:  Boys and Girls - Kristen Case

Track:  Boys - Nowell Kay

           Girls - Eric Tweit

Volleyball:  Girls - Dan Glenn

                   Boys TBA

Water Polo:  Boys - Marco Palazzo

                   Girls - Bill Barnett - Dominic Bulone










NHHS Athletics Websites

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