Eleven-year-old Tyler Armstrong is gearing up to become the youngest person to climb Mt. Everest, the world's highest mountain. He wakes up every morning and fills his backpack with bags of rice and walks on a incline treadmill to simulate some of the trek's stresses.

11-year-old Tyler Armstrong preparing to conquer Mount Everest

BY DENISSE SALAZAR
 Kyle Hildebrandt takes a wicked slap shot on goal during a summer skills clinic at the Top Flight Street Hockey League in Huntington Beach.

Puck power

BY JENELYN RUSSO
 Adam Nguyen of Garden Grove, right, concentrates as he plays a video game with teammates at eSports Arena in Santa Ana.

What the heck is eSports?

A look at the growing trend in Orange County!
BY JENELYN RUSSO
 Jeremy Guilmette of the Huntington Beach High School surf team rides a wave.

Talent, enthusiasm drive Huntington High surf team

BY JENELYN RUSSO
Paul Resong of Servite High School

Senior profile: Paul Resong

This speedy Servite High student hits the track with passion
BY JENELYN RUSSO
Zoe Garduno blows bubbles.    ///ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Life.Family.Cover.SwimLabs.0411 â€

Twins with autism find success at SwimLabs OC

BY JENELYN RUSSO
JSerra football coach Jim Hartigan shakes hands with D.J. Bailey who is one of many Orange County athletes who announced their college choices Wednesday. Bailey is a little different. Bailey is good enough to play at a big football school, but he chose Harvard for its academics.

Nurture brawn or brains?

BY TODD HARMONSON