July 23, 1999
Volleyball player Misty May, swimmers Aaron Peirsol and Kaitlin Sandeno and diver Erica Sorgi and her coach, Hongping Li, are among the many Orange County athletes in Winnipeg, Canada, for the Pan American Games, which begin today and continue through Aug. 8. May, a graduate of Newport Harbor High, was named college volleyball player of the year for the second time this spring after leading Long Beach State to a 36-0 season.
August 14, 1998
Mission Viejo's Erica Sorgi withdrew from the women's platform competition of the U.S. National Diving Championships Thursday at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta. Sorgi, a favorite going into the competition, removed herself from the semifinals on the advice of her coach, Hongping Li. "I've been to a lot of meets this year," said Sorgi, 16. "I did the Goodwill Games, juniors and this all in a row. It's hard."
August 28, 1999
Pete Bonny was fired Friday as girls' basketball coach at Marina High School, Athletic Director Paul Renfrow said. In nine seasons, Bonny had a record of 223-58, guided the Vikings to at least a share of six Sunset League titles and took them to the 1998 Southern Section Division I-A title.
July 4, 1993 |
The guard didn't change, but it did look over its shoulder once or twice. Erica Sorgi, a 4-foot-7, 75-pound diver, will be a sixth-grader at Mission Viejo's Castillo Elementary this fall. At the Southern California Invitational Diving meet Saturday afternoon, at the Marguerite International Swimming and Diving Complex. Sorgi put the entire senior women's field on notice with her performance in the three-meter competition.
April 15, 1997 |
One would think after six years of diving off the high platform, Erica Sorgi, 14, would be used to it. But every time she climbs to the top of the 10-meter concrete structure, she feels fear. "I've never gotten used to it, and I still get a little scared before I dive," said Sorgi, a freshman at Capistrano Valley High. "But I can't let that stop me. I have to rely on my training and the confidence I have knowing I can do it." Despite Sorgi's fear, she's still a good high platform diver.
July 31, 1995 |
In sports, being in sync is good. Being synchronized, that's not so good. The word summons images of waterproof makeup and costumes and odd underwater maneuvers. Synchronized swimming has ruined it for synchronized anything else. That's the PR problem faced by synchronized diving, a new event at most national and international diving competitions (with the notable exclusion of the Olympics). "It's totally different.