August 30, 2001
COSTA MESA - When she's not leading her players to state titles, Orange Coast College badminton and women's soccer coach Barbara Bond is leading softball teams to world championships. Bond, who coached Cynthia Tran, the winner of two state titles in the spring, earned her third world softball championship last week. Bond's team, named "Second Wind," beat the Ohio Cardinals 6-5 Friday at the Senior Softball World Series to take the title. Bond picked up a pair of rings with Second Wind last year.
September 20, 2003
James Jerome Snyder Mr. James Jerome Snyder, a Costa Mesa resident and a Corona del Mar High School graduate, died Wednesday in an auto accident. He was 26. Mr. Snyder graduated from Corona del Mar High in 1995 and was the CIF Badminton Champion during his senior year. He is survived by his parents, Denise Snyder of Newport Beach and Javen Poyyak of Costa Mesa; his brother Denny Snyder of Costa Mesa; and grandparents, Denny and Marge Snyder of Lake Havasu.
December 22, 1999
In terms of wins and losses, and CIF Southern Section and league championships, no coach in Estancia High history can match Lillian Brabander. But Brabander, retired since 1992, could never be measured by scoreboards and trophies, considering her enormous heart and warm personality touched so many lives. Brabander, who always knew where she stood regardless of the sport or contest, believed it was all about the kids. "Coaching's a challenge -- you get feedback right away (from students)
June 3, 2002
Looking back, 5 years ago this week: The United States men's water polo team wins the gold medal at the FINA World Cup, 8-5, over host Greece. The medal is the Americans' first since 1991, captured in the same event. In the final, the U.S. jumps out to a 5-0 lead. Corona del Mar High product Chris Oeding scores two goals to make the margin 6-1. Estancia High product Dina Birch wins her first Adoption Guild Tennis Tournament in the mixed open division with partner Desi McBride from the Calabasas Tennis Center, defeating Nicole Elliot and David Roditi in straight sets, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)
August 8, 2008
Eleven individuals with UC Irvine ties will participate at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China that began Friday. The Anteater contingent consists of five former student-athletes, two current students, two former students, a current coach and a former coach. Former All-American water polo players Ryan Bailey, Tim Hutten, Rick Merlo and Jeff Powers will compete for Team USA in water polo. UC Irvine has had at least one men’s water polo player in each of the seven Olympic Games.
May 9, 2001
Steve Virgen COSTA MESA - The interim title from Fred Hokanson's job has been removed as Orange Coast College announced Tuesday he is the school's Athletics Director and Dean of Physical Education. Hokanson, who held the position on an interim basis since January, after his predecessor, Jane Hilgendorf, retired, says he is focused on maintaining, what he called, "the Orange Coast College tradition." "We are the best community college in Orange County," Hokanson said.
June 12, 2001
1. Football team shares the Mission Conference title with Palomar, earns a bowl bid and upsets the nation's fourth-ranked team, Mt. San Antonio. It's the Bucs' first winning season since 1993 and first conference title since 1990. 2. Men's soccer team reaches state title game, finishing 19-4-4. The 16-win improvement over previous season includes a huge regular-season victory over Santa Ana, ending the Dons' 70-game unbeaten streak. 3. California Community College Men's Swimmer of the Year Tyler Townsend breaks national junior college 100-meter butterfly record (48.1)
April 11, 2003
TODAY Baseball College -- Long Beach State at UC Irvine, 7 p.m. High school -- Santa Ana at Costa Mesa, 3:15 p.m. Volleyball College men -- University of the Pacific at UC Irvine, 7 p.m. High school -- Ocean View at Costa Mesa, 3:15 p.m.; Estancia at Westminster, 3:15 p.m.; Sage Hill at Pasadena Poly, 4:30 p.m. Swimming Community college men and women -- Orange Coast at Pasadena Invitational, all...