Newport Harbor Baseball

Principal Sean Bolton

2019 spring athletic season is upon us, and the upcoming baseball season should be another exciting one as the Sunset League is filled with an abundance of talent everywhere. Sailor Baseball has been working hard all fall, is strong minded, and has been taking care of all the little things for another strong showing in one of the most demanding high school baseball leagues in Southern California. It is also a great opportunity for our educational community to show its school spirit as spring weather brings everyone out to root for our boys. NHHS athletes, coaches, teachers, staff, students, and parents come together every week to cheer for a common goal: Sailor Baseball VICTORY.

The Newport Harbor High School Baseb all program tips off the 2018 season with Coach Evan Chalmers entering his 5th year as head coach. Last year, there were too many close games for the stomach and heart to withstand, but we found a way to make it interesting every inning–for many of us we see life lessons in these crucial moments that our student-athletes can draw upon later in life. Never give in, never give up, and always compete at the best level possible-your team depends on it. As we prepare for a second league title, the last one coming seventy years ago in 1948, I know that Coach Chalmers will prepare our baseball players well. Coach Chalmers’ contagious enthusiasm for baseball and instilling character in his young men is shared by his dedicated coaching staff, and is well received by the Newport Harbor High School educational community.

Duke Synder, legendary Dodger baseball center fielder, was quoted as saying: “Swing hard, in case they throw the ball where you’re swinging.” Swing at pitches that look good, have fun, and let’s get after it! It is through weight training, summer/fall leagues, practice, and games, that our young men develop an appreciation for team building and the will to persevere and trust while in our program. learning to get along with teammates, to respect opponents, and to develop disciplined work habits provide athletes with the life-long skills and character that are essential traits for a successful life after high school. On behalf of Newport Harbor High School, I would like to thank Coach Chalmers, his coaching staff, our dedicated baseball players and all the baseball parents and supporters who have devoted time and money to our program. I would like to thank, too, the many businesses that have pledged their support for the Newport harbor High School Baseball program.

Go Sailors!
Sean Bolton
Newport Harbor High School