December 19, 2004
TODAY Basketball Community college women -- Orange Coast vs. Chaffey-Cerritos loser in third-place game of Coast Christmas Classic, 2 p.m. MONDAY Basketball High school boys -- Sage Hill vs. Zinsmeyer Academy at Tarbut V'Torah tournament, 9:30 a.m. Soccer High school boys -- Estancia at Millikan tournament. High school girls -- Irvine tournament: Corona del Mar vs. Santa Ana at Irvine High, 11:45 a.m.; Corona del Mar vs. Tustin, 3:45 p.m. at Irvine High.
September 13, 2004
DON CANTRELL Orange Coast College fielded its first football team in 1948 after the school had opened its doors for the first time. And there were no media projections of any happenings the first game. In fact, the college was rising out of the former Santa Ana Army Air Base in Costa Mesa and was considered a "cow town" fixture out in the middle of old Farm County. Costa Mesa had a population of around 10,000 at that time and single houses were spreading out for quite a distance in most directions.
February 5, 2005
TODAY Baseball College -- UC Irvine at Cal, 1 p.m.; Vanguard at UC San Diego, 1 p.m. Community college -- Chaffey at Orange Coast, 10 a.m. Basketball College men -- UC Irvine at Cal State Northridge, 7 p.m.; Concordia at Vanguard, 7:30 p.m. College women -- Cal State Northridge at UC Irvine, 7 p.m.; Concordia at Vanguard, 5:30 p.m. Swimming and diving College men and women -- UC Irvine at...
December 10, 2010
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Orange Coast 86, Chaffey 71 IRVINE — Alyssa Hanson and Amanda Deal scored 18 points each for the Pirates in the semifinal game of the Irvine Valley Tournament Friday. Samantha Hansen added 13 points, while Helena Robel and Sami Little scored 10 points each for OCC (9-2), ranked No. 17 in the state. Hanson also had six assists and three steals and Michelle Yamasaki also had six assists. The Pirates will face Irvine Valley in today's title game at 4 p.m. at Irvine Valley.
December 22, 2012
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Mt. San Jacinto 63, Orange Coast 41 SAN DIEGO - Freshman Dayanara Armenta scored 17 points to lead the Pirates in the championship game of the San Diego Mesa tournament on Saturday at San Diego Mesa. Armenta earned all-tournament honors for OCC (7-6), for which sophomore Michelle Angel had eight points. On Friday, OCC defeated San Diego Mesa, 63-47, behind 22 points from Armenta. Sophomores Jessica Johnson and Jenna Arnett had 16 and 10 points, respectively, against San Diego Mesa.
March 11, 2001
Don Cantrell When aging Orange Coast College football players reflect back around a half-century ago, they never fail to speak admirably of a sterling line coach named Johnny Owens. Although Owens passed away some years ago in the Stockton region, his heart still held a warm spot for OCC and the Pirates' campus. In addition to coaching, he taught in the industrial arts section. The balding, stocky Owens often featured broad smiles and grins on and off the field.
September 3, 2013
Orange Coast College's football team captured the National Junior College Championship 50 years ago this season. The Pirates beat Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, 21-0, at the 1963 Junior Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena. I was an 18-year-old OCC student at the time and attended the game along with 44,000 other fans. A reunion will be held on campus for OCC's 1963 players, coaches and cheerleaders Sept. 21. For information, call (714) 432-5707. Dick Tucker became OCC's head football coach in 1962, coming to the college from Brea-Olinda High School.
February 28, 2007
WOMEN'S GOLF Fresno State Invitational FRESNO — The UC Irvine women's golf team finished tied for second at the Kitahara Fresno State Invitational at the Copper River Country Club Tuesday. The Anteaters shot 598 for the tournament, two shots behind host Fresno State and tied with Hawaii. The finish is UCI's best team result of the season. UCI junior Jane Chin placed third individually with a two-day total of 148, including a 76 on Tuesday, for her best finish of the season.