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September 22, 2012
Future Sailors cheerleaders showed their stuff at Newport Harbor High School's football game at Davidson Field against San Clemente High. Newport Harbor's junior cheer camp participants gave a performance at halftime Friday night, demonstrating everything they learned during the week-long camp over the summer. The camp brought together about 130 pre-K to eighth-grade girls who wanted to learn the basics of cheer, song and baton twirling from the Newport Harbor High cheerleaders. The camp, which was the squad's biggest fundraiser of the year, helped the girls build confidence and a sense of rhythm while instilling the importance of exercising and being healthy, advisor Kristin Higman has said.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | June 29, 2012
Estancia High School cheerleaders on Thursday attended a political fundraiser for a Costa Mesa City Council candidate - the second time this a month. But this time they didn't sport their uniforms. The group - seven of the squad's 30 or so cheerleaders - acted as greeters at Councilman Steve Mensinger's campaign kick-off at South Coast Collection, but did not don their Estancia gear, cheer Coach Yumi Wantanabe-Patterson said. On June 14, seven uniformed Estancia cheerleaders greeted guests to Planning Commissioner Colin McCarthy's campaign launch for City Council at The Triangle.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | August 9, 2013
When Kori Johnson was a cheerleader at Costa Mesa High in the late 80s, she was a part of a different type of "stunt" team. Back then, Johnson, who is now the Costa Mesa cheer coach, and the Mustangs didn't compete. They were left to performing wild stunts and tricks at sporting events. "We did crazy stunts that are so illegal now," Johnson says with a laugh. "We would go three [people] high and I would get on the top and do a back flip. We did flips on the concrete. I think all the crazy things we did back in the 80s is the reason we have rules now. Every stunt we did back then now it's illegal.
NEWS
By Mike Brumbaugh | September 17, 2011
Admirable, commendable and praiseworthy are a few words I use to describe the Costa Mesa High School cheerleaders and their coach. Along with keeping up good grades and their personal lives, these young ladies always find time for community involvement. Coach Kori Johnson is the driving force behind this noteworthy squad. I asked her to explain the type of standards the cheerleaders are held to: "All the girls are held to high standards and are expected to maintain and achieve high academics (3.0 or higher)
NEWS
January 9, 2002
Deirdre Newman NEWPORT BEACH -- The end to an unusual controversy over pompoms at Newport Harbor High School came Tuesday when Principal Michael Vossen announced the 17 girls who didn't make the original teams will have to try out again. The late afternoon announcement upheld an independent committee's recommendation to let the original judging decision stand and hold an extra tryout to fill two more spots on both the varsity and junior varsity teams.
NEWS
April 26, 2001
NEWPORT BEACH - Registration for the upcoming Newport-Mesa Junior All-American Football season will take place May 5 & 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lincoln Elementary's multipurpose room. Player registration is $220, which includes all equipment, a game jersey, a trophy, insurance and a physical exam. Cheerleader registration is $110 per player, which includes a trophy, insurance and a physical exam. New players/cheerleaders are asked to bring a proof of residence and an original or certified copy of a birth certificate.
NEWS
February 5, 2008
Costa Mesa High School cheerleaders have been selected along with four other Orange County high schools to appear in a fashion show at Gods and Heroes Studios in Costa Mesa at 7 p.m. Feb. 17. The event will be hosted by two stars of MTV’s “Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County,” Clay and Allie. Corona Del Mar, Edison, University and Laguna Hills high schools are also represented. Tickets cost $20 at the door, but the Costa Mesa High School cheer program will pre-sell tickets to the event for $15 with $5 from each pre-sale going to the team.
NEWS
May 2, 2002
signups Newport-Mesa football players and cheerleaders can sign up for the upcoming Jr. All-American season on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the multipurpose room at Lincoln Elementary School, 3101 Pacific View Dr. in Corona del Mar. A second signup session is planned for the same site and time on May 18. Football players' registration fee is $220. It is $110 for cheerleaders. After May 18, registration increases to $250 for football and $130 for cheerleading.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2008
Cheerleaders from Estancia High School will flaunt some of the hottest styles today and Sunday during a fashion show at Gods & Heroes salon and boutique in Costa Mesa. The magazine Flaunt OC incorporates four Orange County high school cheerleading squads, including Estancia, as models. The show features a new line designed by Linkin Park?s front man, Chester Bennington. The event raises money for the schools, as well as for THINK Together, a charity program that helps needy children in Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
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NEWS
February 18, 2014
The Costa Mesa High School cheer team took home a top honor from the National Cheerleaders Assn. last week. The team won the American School Spirit Award, which names the top overall cheer program in the nation for contributions made in community service, academics, school spirit and cheer skills. Kori Johnson, the Costa Mesa High cheer coach and advisor, said she almost didn't apply for the award this year. "No team had ever won it twice," she said. "I didn't think we'd win again.
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NEWS
January 8, 2014
Twenty-four sixth-graders performed as cheerleaders for the first time in front of their peers during an assembly at Whittier Elementary School Wednesday morning. Two Newport Harbor High School pep squad members, Ocean Aragon and Matilda Higman, and their advisor, Kris Higman, visited Whittier Elementary in Costa Mesa this week to teach the students the dance routine for their show. "It's all about self-empowerment," Higman said. "It's that 'You can do anything' idea. The students really seemed to have fun and enjoy themselves.
NEWS
By Steve Virgen | October 22, 2013
There were events that involved Costa Mesa High School cheer or athletics when Sue Ross would show what she was all about: amazing, loyal and loving. "She would say, 'I am doing chemo in the morning, but I can be there by 3,'" said Kori Johnson, the Costa Mesa cheer coach. "Or she would say, 'I'm getting a blood transfusion, but I can be there later in the day.'" Ross, a Costa Mesa booster whose two daughters are on the school's cheer squad, died of cancer Sunday morning at age 53. She is survived by her husband, Kea, and their two daughters, Andrea and Allie.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | August 9, 2013
When Kori Johnson was a cheerleader at Costa Mesa High in the late 80s, she was a part of a different type of "stunt" team. Back then, Johnson, who is now the Costa Mesa cheer coach, and the Mustangs didn't compete. They were left to performing wild stunts and tricks at sporting events. "We did crazy stunts that are so illegal now," Johnson says with a laugh. "We would go three [people] high and I would get on the top and do a back flip. We did flips on the concrete. I think all the crazy things we did back in the 80s is the reason we have rules now. Every stunt we did back then now it's illegal.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | April 30, 2013
Costa Mesa High senior Alyssa Dasca admitted being nervous just before trying out to be a cheerleader for UC San Diego this past weekend. The three-day tryout didn't seem so intimidating to Dasca, the Mustangs' cheer captain. The stress really came from not knowing the San Diego area too well. But once she found the spot, she was fine. "It was different than something I was used to," Dasca said. "But I just did my best. " Dasca made the team to be a Tritons cheerleader. She went to UC San Diego Sunday to be fitted for her cheerleading gear.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | February 12, 2013
The Costa Mesa High cheerleaders never stole any moves or routines from a squad in Compton. In that sense, their captain, Alyssa Dasca, would never be subject to the challenge: "Bring it. " However, this past weekend it was as if Dasca and the Costa Mesa cheerleaders said, "Oh, I'll bring it. Don't worry. " Excuse my point of reference. It's from the 2000 movie, "Bring It On," a cult classic and a guilty pleasure of mine. I don't feel too guilty because, "Bring It On," can be classified as a sports film.
SPORTS
December 6, 2012
The Costa Mesa High cheerleaders won the Southern California Regional title in their division at the Universal Cheerleaders Assn. competition that took place this past weekend. The Costa Mesa girls earned first place in the large varsity non-tumbling division, bringing home the trophy and championship banner. They also received a bid to the National High School Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, Fla. The team also won in the Time Out dance division. This season, Costa Mesa has won three division titles (Sharp, Golden State Spirit Assn.
SPORTS
November 16, 2012
Everyone looks forward to the long weekend, but a long weekend took on a different meaning to the Costa Mesa High cheerleaders. The team competed in two different competitions this past weekend. Competition season is when cheer becomes a sport. The cheerleaders must be flawless to win against other teams. The Mustangs did just that. On Saturday the Mustangs traveled to Los Angeles and competed against some of the best in the area. Winning Grand Master champions, the team took home almost every award.
NEWS
September 22, 2012
Future Sailors cheerleaders showed their stuff at Newport Harbor High School's football game at Davidson Field against San Clemente High. Newport Harbor's junior cheer camp participants gave a performance at halftime Friday night, demonstrating everything they learned during the week-long camp over the summer. The camp brought together about 130 pre-K to eighth-grade girls who wanted to learn the basics of cheer, song and baton twirling from the Newport Harbor High cheerleaders. The camp, which was the squad's biggest fundraiser of the year, helped the girls build confidence and a sense of rhythm while instilling the importance of exercising and being healthy, advisor Kristin Higman has said.
SPORTS
July 13, 2012
This past week, 40 Costa Mesa High cheerleaders and their two coaches traveled to Palm Springs to attend a different type of summer camp than usual. The Mustangs chose to go "elite" and challenge themselves to a more difficult and competitive summer camp. An "elite" camp features cheer squads from some of the best programs around the surrounding states. Mesa came and represented well. During the grueling, fast paced four days the team showed its spirit, skills and dedication.
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