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By Barry Faulkner | February 21, 2014
In the CIF Southern Section postseason, no measure of respect is awarded free. It's earned, one possession, one game, one victory at a time. Perhaps no team in the 3AA Division boys' basketball playoffs knows this better than Palm Desert High, a team that entered Friday's second-round game at Corona del Mar seeking respect as much as a win. The No. 13-seeded Aztecs, who went 12-0 to win the Desert Valley League, have made the playoffs six...
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By: | September 12, 2005
The UC Irvine women's soccer team fell to San Diego State, 2-0, Sunday afternoon in the UCI Nike/Holiday Inn invitational at Anteater Stadium. San Diego State (5-2), which won the tournament, outshot the Anteaters, 19-2, and forced four corner kicks as UCI fell to 1-4-1. Britney Webster and Kathleen Lemieux took the Anteaters only two shots, while 10 different Aztecs attempted shots on goal. Erika Sutton tallied both goals for SDSU, the first coming in the 56th minute off of an assist from Alicia Piz on a cross over the middle.
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April 11, 2006
NEWPORT BEACH ? The Newport Harbor High baseball program added another eye-opening victory this season by rallying or a 2-1 triumph over La Quinta in the quarterfinals of the Beach Pit Classic on Monday at Newport Harbor High. The Sailors (9-7), scored two in the sixth inning to overcome a 1-0 deficit and held on to topple the Aztecs (14-3), ranked No. 3 in CIF Southern Section Division III. Newport Harbor advances to today's semifinals against El Rancho at noon at Corona del Mar High.
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February 27, 2006
SAN DIEGO ? The UC Irvine baseball team scored three in the ninth inning to tie and two in the 10th to defeat San Diego State, 8-6, Sunday at Tony Gwynn Stadium. The Anteaters (9-5) swept the three-game nonconference series and have won five straight. Cody Cipriano capped the three-run ninth with a two-out RBI single to knot the score. In the 10th, Josh Tavelli singled in the go-ahead run with two outs, then scored on Gary Dudrey's triple. Junior All-American closer Blair Erickson pitched two scoreless relief innings to earn his first victory of the season.
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November 1, 1999
Tony Altobelli NEWPORT BEACH - Some games are played where the action on the field was much closer than the lopsided score would indicate. This was not the case Thursday night. Costa Mesa High, led by C.J. Zuniga's 160 yards rushing and three rushing touchdowns, cruised to a 63-0 blowout win over hapless and winless La Quinta at Newport Harbor High. Mesa (6-2), ranked No. 8 in CIF Southern Section Division IX, jumped out to a 56-0 lead at halftime, shattering the all-time school record for points in a half.
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February 27, 2005
After falling behind, 1-0, after doubles play, the visiting San Diego State women's tennis team claimed four out of six singles sets to halt UC Irvine's winning streak at three and claim a 4-3 nonconference victory Saturday at Anteater Tennis Stadium. Inna Agababian gave UCI (4-4) a 3-2 lead with her 6-3, 6-4 victory over Indra Erichsen at No. 3 singles after UCI's Anna Bentzer downed Dita Hauerlandova, 6-0, 7-5, to make it 2-2. But the Aztecs (4-3)
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | October 20, 2007
For a photo gallery of this game, click here. PLACENTIA — The helicopter landed at midfield, stirring the crowd as it shook the stadium at halftime. Newport Harbor High was not nearby, but it desperately needed its offense to be rescued. Too bad the helicopter was for Esperanza’s homecoming festivities. The Sailors came to Esperanza’s turf, Valencia High, trying to show that last year’s upset against the Aztecs in their return to the Sunset League was no fluke.
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By Barry Faulkner | May 28, 2009
IRVINE — Will he or won’t he? San Diego State Coach Tony Gwynn was adamant about not revealing whether junior pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg would start today against Virginia in the first game of the Irvine Regional at 4 p.m. at Anteater Ballpark. But he might have inadvertently done just that Thursday after the Aztecs’ brief workout at UCI. After showing some frustration with media inquiries about whether Strasburg — the projected No. 1 pick in the June 9 major league draft who is 13-0 with a 1.24 earned-run average and has 180 strikeouts in 102 innings this season — would get the opening-game start or be held until Saturday, Gwynn might have slipped when talking about Strasburg’s pitching prowess.
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December 22, 2000
COSTA MESA - An offensive onslaught by the Costa Mesa High girls soccer team made visiting La Quinta goalie Lilliana Cabrera thankful for the upcoming holiday break, while also producing a 4-0 nonleague win Thursday. Cabrera, whom Costa Mesa Coach Dan Johnston said "was terrific," had 21 saves, 21 more than two Mesa keepers, as the Mustangs improved to 6-2-2 to close out their preleague campaign. Sophomore Sharon Day had a goal and two assits, while Devin Denman, Natalie Masciale and Chelsea Soria accounted for the other Mesa goals.
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December 14, 2001
Barry Faulkner COSTA MESA - The Estancia High boys basketball team exchanged customary handshakes with nonleague visitor La Quinta Thursday night, following the Eagles' 61-47 triumph. But, since the Aztecs have been party to most of the good times during the first quarter of the Eagles' season, perhaps postseason banquet invitations would have been more appropriate. The victory was Estancia's second over La Quinta in six days, improving the Eagles to 3-4 and dropping the Garden Grove League representative to 0-7. But, unlike the 82-59 pasting Estancia put on the Aztecs Saturday in the 15th-place game of the La Quinta Tournament, this one held some suspense, at least until halftime.
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By Barry Faulkner | April 19, 2014
With its next game six days away, the UC Irvine baseball team can use a little reflection time to spin their recent struggles, which continued Saturday with a 4-3 nonconference loss to visiting San Diego State. Despite dropping the three-game series to the Aztecs, losing three of four games during the week and falling to 2-6 in their last eight nonconference games, the Anteaters actually might have improved their position in the Big West Conference standings by being the odd team out of the weekend fray in the nine-team conference.
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By Barry Faulkner | April 17, 2014
It would perhaps be easier for UC Irvine baseball coach Mike Gillespie to deal with his unbeatable pitching duo getting beat, if Thursday's nonconference series opener against visiting San Diego State weren't so, well, winnable. But it was the Aztecs who dealt the Anteaters some seldom-seen futility in a 3-1 victory that lit Gillespie's fuse. UCI senior starting pitcher Andrew Morales threw seven shutout innings and handed the ball over to the nation's most productive closer in Sam Moore, after Morales had thrown 106 pitches.
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By Barry Faulkner | February 21, 2014
In the CIF Southern Section postseason, no measure of respect is awarded free. It's earned, one possession, one game, one victory at a time. Perhaps no team in the 3AA Division boys' basketball playoffs knows this better than Palm Desert High, a team that entered Friday's second-round game at Corona del Mar seeking respect as much as a win. The No. 13-seeded Aztecs, who went 12-0 to win the Desert Valley League, have made the playoffs six...
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By Barry Faulkner | April 23, 2013
SAN DIEGO — In his 26th season, having pulled the strings in more than 1,500 Division I college baseball games, UC Irvine Coach Mike Gillespie apparently knows when he has seen enough. Gillespie hit his breaking point for the second time in three games on Tuesday, when the Anteaters allowed eight runs in the sixth inning of a 18-2 nonconference loss at San Diego State. Gillespie was ejected during the Aztecs' big inning Tuesday, just as he was shown the gate during a nine-run fourth inning on Saturday in a 14-13 loss at the University of the Pacific.
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By Barry Faulkner | April 18, 2012
IRVINE - Even though UC Irvine freshman designated hitter Connor Spencer continues to solidify his spot atop the team batting average leader board, it's still the seniors who move the productivity needle most often for the Anteaters. Spencer, who came in batting a team-best .367, had two singles and drove in three runs in a 10-5 nonconference baseball triumph over visiting San Diego State on Tuesday. But seniors Jordan Fox, Tommy Reyes and D.J. Crumlich combined for seven hits, four RBIs and six runs to help the Anteaters get back on track after having lost five of their previous six. Senior starting pitcher Crosby Slaught allowed one hit in three scoreless innings to record the victory.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | February 16, 2012
COSTA MESA - The Estancia High girls' basketball team picked a bad time to play its worst game of the season. Twenty-one points is all the Eagles managed to score in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 3A playoffs. They have struggled shooting all season, but never like Thursday's contest at home. Despite converting just six field goals, Estancia still had a shot to beat Azusa. The Aztecs shot slightly better and it was enough for the at-large team to pull off a 25-21 victory.
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By Barry Faulkner | December 19, 2011
San Diego State is set to join the Big West Conference in several sports, most notably men's basketball, for the 2013-14 school year. The recent announcement was heralded enthusiastically by Big West officials, who are paid to be enthusiastic about such things. For those who follow Big West basketball, the arrival of the Aztecs, currently surging under Coach Steve Fisher, clearly adds some legitimacy to a conference that has lacked impact on the national stage since before most of its current players were born.
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By Barry Faulkner | December 16, 2011
IRVINE - The UC Irvine women's basketball team got a jump on the temperature gauge Friday night, as its nationally-ranked shooting proficiency cooled considerably in a 76-57 nonconference home loss to San Diego State. The Anteaters (4-6), who had won three straight, came into the week ranked No, 16 nationally, shooting 45.4% from the field. But the taller, quicker, more aggressive Aztecs limited UCI to a 29.5% clip from the field (18 for 61). Junior Jazmyne White, who came in shooting 59.5% (No. 11 in the nation)
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza, david.carrillo@latimes.com | May 19, 2011
PALM DESERT — Twenty hours after the Estancia High baseball program was on a high it last experienced 19 years ago, the Eagles came back down to earth Thursday. Tyler Rios said he was exhausted when he got off the bus at Palm Desert. Making a 115-mile trip after Estancia the night before won its first CIF Southern Section playoff game since 1992 took its toll. A second postseason victory in Division IV was out of the picture. The 2½-drive to Palm Desert lasted longer than the actual first-round game.
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By Matt Szabo, matthew.szabo@latimes.com | March 30, 2011
WESTMINSTER — In practice this week, Newport Harbor High softball Coach Tony Qualin said the Sailors went over bunting and base running. His team did neither well Wednesday in the La Quinta Tournament championship game. Twice bunts were popped up and caught in foul territory. Two runners were doubled off second base, and a sign was missed that resulted in another runner being tagged out on a squeeze play. There's always room for improvement for the Sailors. There was also room in Qualin's hands for a championship trophy.
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