Newport Lightning High School Alumni

Newport Lightning High School Alumni

Bo St Geme (Corona Del Mar / USC Football) PCL Male Athlete Of The Year / PCL All-League BB/FB / Daily Pilot Dream Team x 2 BB/FB

Kevin Fults (Corona Del Mar / Santa Barbara Volleyball) PCL MVP / PCL All-League / Daily Pilot Dream Team x 2

Nic Sargeant (Newport Harbor / Oregon) All-Sunset League 1st Team x 2 / Daily Pilot Dream Team Player Of The Year

Nick Flamson (JSerra) All-Trinity League 1st Team

Alec Markling (Redmond / University Of St Thomas Basketball)

Jack Killelea (Brethren Christian / Simpson University Basketball)

Mark Loper (Sage Hill / Haverford Basketball) Academy League 1st Team

Blake Grable (Corona Del Mar / TCU) PCL 1st Team / Daily Pilot Dream Team x 2 / Daily Pilot Dream Team Player Of The Year

Keisean Lucier-South (Orange Lutheran/UCLA Football)  All-Trinity League 2nd Team / Trinity League 1st Team FB x 2

Josh Mendoza (Estancia / Orange Coast College Basketball) All Orange Coast League x 3 / Daily Pilot Dream Team x 2

Ryan Stone (Corona Del Mar / Miami) PCL 1st Team /  Daily Pilot Dream Team

Blake Flamson (Corona Del Mar / Arizona) PCL 1st Team / Daily Pilot Dream Team

Max Stone (Corona Del Mar / Miami) PCL 1st Team / Daily Pilot Dream Team

Ben Humphreys (Mater Dei / Duke Football) All-Trinity League FB

Jack Williamson (Sage Hill / Yale) All-Academy League x 2 / Academic 1st Team x 4

Cole Norris (Newport Harbor / NAU Football) All-Sunset League FB x 2, Daily Pilot Dream Team FB x 2, Daily Pilot Dream Team POY FB, Sunset League POY FB

Joey Faris (Newport Harbor / Cal Poly) Daily Pilot Dream Team / All-Sunset League

Chase Davis (Newport Harbor / Colorado) All-Sunset League

Kevin Rakestraw (Newport Harbor / Stanford Volleyball) Daily Pilot Dream Team / All-Sunset League BB / VB x 4

Tyler Lopp (Corona Del Mar / Aurora University Basketball)

Brian Robbs (Newport Harbor / Cypress College Basketball) All-Sunset League

Robby Bracho (Corona Del Mar / Cypress College)

Jeff Johnston (Corona Del Mar / Arizona) PCL All-League

Tyler Hague (Sage Hill / Michigan) Academy League 1st Team x 2

Krishan Tarsadia (Sage Hill / SMU) All-Academy League x 2

Clayton Johnston (Servite / USC Football)

Grant Moore (Mater Dei / USC Football)

Andrew Moore (Servite / Fullerton College Football)

Dash Johnson (Mater Dei / USC Baseball)

Ryan Schroth (Mater Dei / Penn Baseball)

Blake Bauer (Newport Harbor / Washington Crew)

Connor Sage (Corona Del Mar / Menlo College FB / Orange Coast Football)

Hale Furey (Corona Del Mar / Harvard Golf)

Augie Miller (Corona Del Mar / Pepperdine Volleyball)

Justin Hess (Corona Del Mar / Pomona Pitzer Football)

Brett Greenlee (Corona Del Mar / Denver Lacrosse)

Logan Miller (Corona Del mar / Claremont Lacrosse)

Harrison Carter (Corona Del Mar / Georgetown Football)

Blake Motal (Corona Del Mar / Cal Poly Swimming)

Armen Mavusi (Corona Del Mar / UCLA Water Polo)

Reid Chase (Corona Del Mar / Stanford Water Polo)

Newport Lightning Spring-Summer Tryouts 3/10/16!

The Newport Lightning Basketball Club’s Spring-Summer Club Team tryouts will be held on March 10, 2016 from 530-830pm at Harbor Day School Gym in Corona Del Mar as follows:

3rd/4th Grade – 5:30-6:30pm

5th/6th Grade 6:30-7:30pm

7th/8th Grade 7:30-8:30pm

Harbor Day School Gym

3443 Pacific View Drive

Corona Del Mar CA 92625

Newport Lightning Basketball Club Enters It’s 9th Season in Orange County AAU/Club Hoops!

The Newport Lightning Basketball Club (NLBC) is entering it’s 9th highly successful season in Orange County AAU/Club hoops.  We are always looking for dedicated basketball players at the 9u-14u level who would like to compete within a structured, highly-competitive and fun basketball environment.  Our goal is to prepare your son to play high school basketball.

Please see below for further details or email us at

Our club feeds to all high schools in the area, not just one high school (which normally means one coach, one system, one voice).  Players from our club have played at Corona Del Mar, Orange Lutheran, Servite, Mater Dei, Edison, Estancia, Costa Mesa, Newport Harbor, Irvine, University, Sage Hill, JSerra, Santa Margarita, Saddleback Valley Christian, Ocean View, St. Margaret’s, Villa Park, Fountain Valley, Laguna Beach, TVT, Calvary Chapel, Laguna Beach and many many more.  We have over 90+ years of high school and club coaching experience in the program!

Come be a part of our great family of basketball players and professional coaches!  We are entering our 9th season in Orange County and have established ourselves as a top AAU Basketball Club winning over 150 tournaments and sending our players on to compete in high school and college basketball.  Our basketball program will prepare your son to compete at the highest level by working hard within a challenging, yet positive environment.  We are a fundamentals-first program and understand if you don’t work hard, success will not happen.  Our players are learn to become future high school students and athletes.

Newport Lightning Basketball Club Boys Champions Row!

The Newport Lightning Basketball Club's 12U Black team won the Focus/SGV Invitational Tournamen. Bottom row, from left: Julian Daaboul, Lucas Newton, Sanjay Tewari, Ryder Brooks and Jordan Stucki. Top row, from left: Jack Johnston, Braedyn Benhard and Coach Scott Stucki.

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NLBC 11u Black Fall OctoberFest Champions!

Newport Lightning 12u Black Wins Focus March Madness Tournament!

The Newport Lightning Basketball Club’s 12u Black team continued it’s strong showing in the Winter by winning the Focus March Madness Tournament last weekend at Gahr High School.  The NLBC beat ACES in the championship game 43-30 behind strong offensive games by Jack McKenna, Cade Overfelt, John Humphreys and Luke Bashore.  Jack Rettig was a force on both the offensive and defensive ends scoring and dishing out assists throughout the game while Clay Liolios, Haig Mavusi, Luke Hatfield and Nic Ayala provided key defensive stops and some great team play throughout the game.  The 12u Black team finished the Winter session going 11-0 in the final eleven games.NLBC12uBlackFocusMarchHoopsChamps2014

NLBC Teams Dominate 2014 Focus MLK Tournament!

The NLBC continued it’s strong start to the 2014 season by dominating the competition at the FOCUS MLK Tournament last weekend.  The NLBC 13u Black team won the Gold Division Championship by defeating OC Premier, while the 14u Green team picked-up their 1st tournament championship beating South Bay Basketball in the finals.  The NLBC 13u Green team went 2-1 and lost a close semi-final game while the NLBC 12u Black team went undefeated in the Sunday shootout.  The 11u Black team continued it’s recent success by rolling the competition in the 5th grade division and losing a tough game in the championship against Pacific Elite.  Overall, the NLBC went 15-2 on the weekend and picked up two more championships!  congrats to all of the teams and coaches!

NLBC 11u Black Team Continues Dominance!

The Newport Lightning Basketball Club continued its dominance in big tournaments this fall by winning the SGV Aloha Classic Gold Division last weekend in Anaheim.

The NLBC 11U/Fifth-grade team beat Impact, SNU Showtime and Baseline To Baseline in pool play to advance into the semifinals where it beat a game Jr. Hoops team to get back into the finals.

Once again the NLBC boys faced SNU Showtime, who played a great game against the NLBC, but the Lightning prevailed with a 38-26 victory, capping a great weekend of hoops.

This tournament championship marked the sixth championship in the last seven tournaments for the NLBC 11U Black team. The Lightning won the prestigious ACES Coca Cola Classic, SPAAU DIII Nationals, Swoosh Extravaganza, Focus World Championships and Jr. Hoops Season Opener and placed second in the Open Gym/WCE Elite 25 Tournament.

The team features: Vanis Buckholz, Asher Hamilton, Adam Garza, Luke Barnes, Tommy Griffin, Hunter Schimmelpfennig, Levi Darrow, Austin Clark and Tyler Li. The team is coached by Jeff Hamilton and Joe Schimmelpfennig.

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NLBC 11u Black Wins Jr Hoops Season Kick-Off Classic!

The Newport Lightning Basketball Club’s 11u Black team continued it’s hot streak last weekend winning the Gold Division Championships of the Jr Hoops Season Kick-Off Classic beating Rebels, Dominators, Prodigy and MOC Magic in the Championship Game to take home the gold!

Photo: Check out Coach Hamilton's NLBC 11u Black winning the Gold Division of the Jr Hoops Season Opener Tournament this weekend at the MAP.  Way to go boys!


NLBC 13u Green Wins Focus Fall Invitational!

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