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By Barry Faulkner | August 7, 2008
Molly Goodenbour came to UC Irvine to embrace a challenge and the Anteaters’ newly hired women’s basketball coach said Wednesday her players should expect to be challenged by her and her future staff. “I told them they were going to be challenged in ways they probably hadn’t been challenged before,” said Goodenbour, the 2008 California Collegiate Athletic Assn. Coach of the Year at Chico State, where she led the Wildcats to a school-record win total in a 28-6 season that included a conference title and the program’s sixth straight appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament.
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By Barry Faulkner | August 15, 2008
Molly Goodenbour, hired last week, is still settling in as women’s basketball coach at UC Irvine, but a pair of additions to the program have already made the former Chico State coach feel more at home. Jade Smith-Williams, a first-team All-California Collegiate Athletic Assn. at Chico State last season, has told Goodenbour she plans to transfer to UCI. In addition, George Liveon, a former member of Goodenbour’s staff at Chico State, where Goodenbour led the Wildcats to a 52-11 record the last two seasons as head coach, has been hired as an assistant coach, Goodenbour said Friday.
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By: | September 11, 2005
The UC Irvine women's cross country team finished second among 17 teams and the men's squad was fourth in a 12-school field in the UCI invitational at Central Park in Huntington Beach Saturday. Chico State won the women's team title with 48 points, followed by UCI with 78 and Long Beach State with 95. Katie Lee of Chico State won the 5,000-meter race in 17 minutes, 59.1 seconds. UCI redshirt freshman Laura Olvera was third in 18:38.7 and senior Amber Steen, a former Newport Harbor High standout and transfer from Arizona, placed 13th in 18:54.
NEWS
May 3, 2000
COSTA MESA - Orange Coast College men's basketball players Dave Elliott and Jeff Beeler have each accepted scholarship offers to four-year universities, according to head coach Mark Hill. Elliott will continue his collegiate career at Chico State, while Beeler will move on and play at Cal State Dominguez Hills. Elliott, a 6-foot-7 center, averaged 14.9 points and a team-high 8.2 rebounds for the Pirates last season, while Beeler averaged 12.6 points and 7.4 boards per game.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | August 4, 2008
UC Irvine went to a notorious college party school to find its next women’s basketball coach. Now the Anteaters are counting on Molly Goodenbour to take them to the big dance for the first time. Goodenbour, a successful coach at Chico State the last two years, took over at UCI Monday. UCI went on a nationwide search for its seventh women’s basketball coach in school history. Mike Izzi, the school’s athletic director, is expecting a big return in his latest hire.
NEWS
April 27, 2002
NEWPORT BEACH - Newport Harbor High senior boys basketball star Tony Melum has signed to continue his career at Colorado School of Mines, Sailors Coach Larry Hirst announced Friday. Melum, a 6-foot-6 forward, was a two-time All-CIF Southern Section performer who helped lead the Sailors to their first outright Sea View League championship since 1985 as a senior. He averaged 21.5 points as a senior, three points better than his average as a junior.
SPORTS
July 4, 2006
Ross Land, an assistant coach the last two seasons at Northern Arizona University, has been hired in the same role by UC Irvine men's basketball coach Pat Douglass. Land, who played at Northern Arizona, also spent one season as an assistant coach for his stepfather, Prescott "Puck" Smith, at Chico State. Land played three years of professional ball in the FIBA SuproLeague in France and Croatia. He replaces Terry Boesel, who resigned after two seasons to become an associate athletic director at Chapman University.
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Barry Faulkner, barry.faulkner@latimes.com | March 7, 2011
Conventional wisdom has long proposed that charge or block is the most difficult call in basketball. But for UC Irvine senior Jade Smith-Willams, the toughest decision of her rollercoaster collegiate career was whether to leave or stay. And while the essence of the 5-foot-7 point guard's game is her virtual lack of ego, it was the assertion of her own self-interests in deciding to transfer from Chico State to UC Irvine after her sophomore season that the first-team All-Big West Conference honoree considers her defining moment.
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By Steve Virgen | August 3, 2013
COSTA MESA - Shortly after shooting a sensational round, Ricky Owaki took out his phone to take a photo of his score on the board at Costa Mesa Country Club Saturday. Owaki, 21, then posted his picture on Twitter. "Club house leader for now … #7under #lessgo," Owaki wrote with the photo. Owaki, who shot a seven-under-par 63 on Mesa Linda, hopes to take another photo Sunday, posing with the hardware for winning the 41st annual Costa Mesa City Championship at Costa Mesa Country Club.
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Barry Faulkner, barry.faulkner@latimes.com | March 7, 2011
Conventional wisdom has long proposed that charge or block is the most difficult call in basketball. But for UC Irvine senior Jade Smith-Willams, the toughest decision of her rollercoaster collegiate career was whether to leave or stay. And while the essence of the 5-foot-7 point guard's game is her virtual lack of ego, it was the assertion of her own self-interests in deciding to transfer from Chico State to UC Irvine after her sophomore season that the first-team All-Big West Conference honoree considers her defining moment.
NEWS
By Barry Faulkner | August 15, 2008
Molly Goodenbour, hired last week, is still settling in as women’s basketball coach at UC Irvine, but a pair of additions to the program have already made the former Chico State coach feel more at home. Jade Smith-Williams, a first-team All-California Collegiate Athletic Assn. at Chico State last season, has told Goodenbour she plans to transfer to UCI. In addition, George Liveon, a former member of Goodenbour’s staff at Chico State, where Goodenbour led the Wildcats to a 52-11 record the last two seasons as head coach, has been hired as an assistant coach, Goodenbour said Friday.
NEWS
By Barry Faulkner | August 7, 2008
Molly Goodenbour came to UC Irvine to embrace a challenge and the Anteaters’ newly hired women’s basketball coach said Wednesday her players should expect to be challenged by her and her future staff. “I told them they were going to be challenged in ways they probably hadn’t been challenged before,” said Goodenbour, the 2008 California Collegiate Athletic Assn. Coach of the Year at Chico State, where she led the Wildcats to a school-record win total in a 28-6 season that included a conference title and the program’s sixth straight appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament.
NEWS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | August 5, 2008
UC Irvine went to a notorious college party school to find its next women’s basketball coach. Now the Anteaters are counting on Molly Goodenbour to take them to the big dance for the first time since 1995. Goodenbour, a successful coach at Chico State the last two years, took over at UCI Monday. UCI went on a nationwide search for its seventh women’s basketball coach in school history. Mike Izzi, the school’s athletic director, is expecting a big return in his latest hire.
SPORTS
July 4, 2006
Ross Land, an assistant coach the last two seasons at Northern Arizona University, has been hired in the same role by UC Irvine men's basketball coach Pat Douglass. Land, who played at Northern Arizona, also spent one season as an assistant coach for his stepfather, Prescott "Puck" Smith, at Chico State. Land played three years of professional ball in the FIBA SuproLeague in France and Croatia. He replaces Terry Boesel, who resigned after two seasons to become an associate athletic director at Chapman University.
NEWS
By: | September 11, 2005
The UC Irvine women's cross country team finished second among 17 teams and the men's squad was fourth in a 12-school field in the UCI invitational at Central Park in Huntington Beach Saturday. Chico State won the women's team title with 48 points, followed by UCI with 78 and Long Beach State with 95. Katie Lee of Chico State won the 5,000-meter race in 17 minutes, 59.1 seconds. UCI redshirt freshman Laura Olvera was third in 18:38.7 and senior Amber Steen, a former Newport Harbor High standout and transfer from Arizona, placed 13th in 18:54.
NEWS
By: | August 3, 2005
Nine players from Orange Coast College's baseball team that reached last season's state final four have signed national letters of intent with four-year colleges, head coach John Altobelli announced. Right-handed freshman Daniel Cooper, a Costa Mesa High product who led the Pirates with an 8-3 record in 21 appearances, received a scholarship offer from Rice University, the 2003 NCAA Division I national champion. Cooper finished last season with a 3.25 ERA and team-leading 57 strikeouts.
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