Search:

Newport Harbor shuts down boys basketball

March 24th, 2012, 1:51 pm ·

· posted by Steve Fryer

Because of what Newport Harbor principal Michael Vossen described as "criminal threats" made toward Newport Harbor boys basketball coach Larry Hirst and Hirst's wife, the school has suspended its boys basketball program.

Hirst took a leave of absence in January. He did not say what that was about at the time -- "Some day, we'll sit down and I'll let you know what's going on," Hirst told me then.

This is bad stuff. Crazy-bad stuff. Hirst is one of the nicest, most-balanced guys coaching in Orange County high school sports.

Here is a story with details, from the Daily Pilot which does a great job covering the Newport Beach-Costa Mesa community.

More boys basketball news from the OCVarsity blog:


 
Ads by Google


Other Varsity coverage:
Inland Empire
ADVERTISEMENT 
Search Players


ADVERTISEMENT 
Lacrosse:

El Toro 4, Tesoro 5 - 00:00 3rd Period - Completed

Lacrosse:

Los Alamitos 4, San Clemente 14 - 00:00 3rd Period - Completed

Lacrosse:

Newport Harbor 9, San Juan Hills 7 - 00:00 2nd Period - Completed

Volleyball:

Newport Harbor 3, Los Alamitos 0 - 3rd Set - Completed

Volleyball:

Laguna Hills 0, San Clemente 3 - 3rd Set - Completed

Volleyball:

San Clemente 3, Dana Hills 0 - 3rd Set - Completed

Lacrosse:

El Dorado 5, Estancia 14 - 00:00 2nd Period - Completed

Baseball:

Trabuco Hills 0, El Toro 8 - 7th Inns - Completed

Volleyball:

Edison 2, Newport Harbor 3 - 5th Set - Completed

Baseball:

Marina 2, Huntington Beach 1 - 7th Inns - Completed