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March 6, 2012
MEN'S TENNIS Orange Coast 8, Cypress 1 CYPRESS - The Pirates swept in singles in the Orange Empire Conference match Tuesday. Pat Wright (No. 1 singles player), Rex Miller (No. 2) and Derek Wong (No. 3) swept for OCC (3-6, 2-1). * WOMENS' TENNIS Orange Coast 9, Cypress 0 COSTA MESA - No. 1 singles player Madelyn Koehly led the way for the Pirates in the Orange Empire Conference match Tuesday. OCC improved to 5-1, 3-0 in conference.
NEWS
April 6, 2000
CYPRESS - Too many errors and not enough hits equalled an 8-0 Orange Empire Conference loss for the Orange Coast College Softball team on Wednesday against host Cypress. A triple by Tasha Thurmond and singles by Noelle Espinoza, Jennifer Jensen were the lone hits produced by OCC (15-20, 3-10 in conference). The Pirates will take on Riverside in a Friday night doubleheader, beginning at 5.ORANGE EMPIRE CONFERENCE Cypress 8, Orange Coast 0 Orange Coast 000 00 - 0 3 5 Cypress 341 0x - 8 6 1 Ortega, Thrumond (3)
NEWS
November 21, 2004
The Orange Coast College women's soccer team's season was cut short by an old nemesis Saturday in a Southern California regional semifinal. Top-seeded and host Cypress, with a defense that limited Coast, making its first playoff appearance since 2002, to one shot, scored two second-half goals and reached their 10th straight regional final with a 2-0 victory. Freshman Kara DeMille, who played at Newport Harbor High, tallied a game-high seven saves for the Pirates (13-5-3)
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September 26, 2002
The Orange Coast College men's water polo team earned its first win in the Orange Empire Conference with a 16-8 victory over host Cypress Wednesday. OCC's Billy Jolly, Nick Wilbar and Greg Worthing scored four goals each, while Abner Castorena netted three. Pirates Coach Mike Stachowski said his team's defense set up several fast breaks. Jolly recorded five steals and Worthing had four. OCC improved to 4-5, 1-2 in the OEC, while Cypress dropped to 1-8, 1-2. The Orange Coast College women's water polo team scored three fourth-period goals to break a 2-2 tie and win an Orange Empire Conference game against Cypress Wednesday.
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March 22, 2003
Orange Coast College's men's and women's swim teams recorded victories by significant margins Friday against host Cypress in an Orange Empire Conference dual meet. The OCC women won, 151-73, while the men posted a 122-64 triumph. The women posted wins in 11 of the 14 events Friday, getting two victories apiece from freshmen Sara Natalizio and Kimberly Frith. Natalizio touched first in the 100-yard backstroke (1:04.44) and the 50 breaststroke (33.65) while Frith placed first in the 50 backstroke (30.5)
NEWS
October 23, 2002
Steve Virgen Their performance was enough for them to cheer and be proud of, but the Orange Coast College Pirates were not content after tying, 1-1, with Orange Empire Conference defending champion Cypress Tuesday at OCC. "(The Pirates are) looking forward to next time," OCC Coach Barbara Bond said, referring to a rematch that will most likely come about in the regional playoffs. "We had them this time. We'll get them next time." OCC ended the Chargers' 21-game winning streak in conference, answered a 1-0 deficit and gained confidence that the Pirates are capable of defeating Cypress.
NEWS
March 28, 2000
ORANGE EMPIRE CONFERENCE Men OCC 87, Cypress 36 400 medley relay - 1. OCC (Becker, Lanelloff, Butler, Markham), 4:14.13. 50 free - 1. Ferreira (OCC), 22.27; 2. Markham (OCC), 23.70; 3. Dineen (OCC), 25.33. 100 free - 1. Dugger (OCC), 50.49; 2. Becker (OCC), 50.92; 3. Feoglio (C), 55.63. 200 free - 1. Dugger (OCC), 1:57.20; 2. Fenoglio (C), 2:06.80; 3. Lancelloiti (OCC), 2:10.4. 500 free - 1. Ferreira (OCC), 5:04.80; 2. Becker (OCC), 5:27.
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By Barry Faulkner | March 20, 2014
It was arm discomfort that prompted Cypress College baseball coach Scott Pickler to shuffle his pitching ace from a scheduled start Thursday against Orange Coast to Saturday. For Orange Coast ace David Hill, who awoke Thursday with a slight illness, it was a sore spot of a different variety that helped him talk Pirates Coach John Altobelli into giving him the ball against the visiting Chargers. "[Altobelli] mentioned maybe having me go Saturday instead, but I said 'No way!'" said Hill, who allowed one run and six hits in 10 innings but took a no-decision in Cypress' 2-1 win in 13 innings on Feb. 27 at OCC. "I said 'Give me the ball and let me throw against these guys and we'll get two out of three.
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By Barry Faulkner | February 27, 2014
The Orange Coast College baseball team had already amassed a 12-2 record and earned the No. 1 ranking in Southern California. But Pirates Coach John Altobelli said his players may have struggled with the diminished margin for effort that accompanies Orange Empire Conference competition. Host OCC, which came in batting .336 as a team, managed just five hits in 13 innings to come out on the short end of a 2-1 decision against No. 7-ranked Cypress, the defending state champion, in the conference opener for both teams Thursday.
SPORTS
January 15, 2014
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Cypress 48, Orange Coast 45 The visiting Chargers remained unbeaten in Orange Empire Conference play while handing the Pirates their first conference loss Wednesday. Cypress improved to 12-8, 3-0 against Orange Empire Conference foes, while OCC falls to 10-8, 1-1. Sophomore Raechelle Davis had 16 points and 18 rebounds for OCC. She connected on seven of 12 field-goal attempts, while adding three blocks and two steals. Sophomore Channelle DiCroce had 10 points and 11 rebounds for OCC. Coach Mike Thornton's Pirates, who have lost six of their last eight games, play host to Saddleback on Friday at 7:30 p.m. MEN'S BASKETBALL Cypress 79, Orange Coast 72 Noah Prouse had 31 points and nine rebounds for the host Pirates in the Orange Empire Conference game Wednesday.
SPORTS
October 29, 2013
MEN'S SOCCER Orange Coast 6, Cypress 1 Brice Manning had a pair of goals and Thales Serra added a goal and two assists to help the host Pirates in the Orange Empire Conference match on Tuesday. Jorge Sanchez and Maximiliano Aceves each had a goal and an assist, while Pedro Erhechury added a goals for the winners (7-4-2, 6-2-1 in conference). OCC has won three straight and is 6-1-1 in its last eight matches. Josh Madrid and Andrew Lane had assists for OCC, which plays Irvine Valley at home on Friday at 3 p.m. Cypress is 3-10-3, 1-7-1.
SPORTS
May 22, 2013
Newport Harbor High product Blake Davey, a sophomore at Cypress College, went four for 10 in three games, all wins, to help the Chargers win the state baseball championship over the weekend at Fresno City College. Davey, a first-team All-Orange Empire Conference pick who played primarily designated hitter, finished the season hitting .323 with one home run and 33 runs batted in. He had 12 doubles, one triple, scored 30 runs and stole three bases. In Fresno, he scored four times and drove in two runs.
SPORTS
May 3, 2013
Four players with local ties, including three from Orange Coast College, have been named first-team All-Orange Empire Conference by the conference's baseball coaches. Freshman pitcher David Wilson, as well as sophomore first baseman Danny Jiminez and sophomore outfielder Zach Nehrir represent OCC on the first team, while Cypress College sophomore designated hitter Blake Davey, a Newport Harbor High product, is also a first-team honoree. OCC sophomore pitcher Kyle Dowdy made the second team.
SPORTS
March 26, 2013
The TH Hoops fifth-grade basketball team comprised of players from Newport Beach became All-Net national champions for its division this past weekend. The team went undefeated in five games played and took home the hardware in the national championship game played at Cypress College. TH Hoops beat the Tustin Thunder for the championship, 45-37. Trailing by six at the end of the first quarter, the team rallied. Led by Chase Hall, who had 17 points while playing suffocating defense, TH Hoops battled back from its first-quarter deficit.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | March 22, 2013
COSTA MESA - As if it converted a March Madness buzzer-beater before halftime, the Orange Coast College baseball team seized itself some momentum, confidence and peace of mind on Friday before an extended intermission in the Orange Empire Conference schedule. With their next game 12 days away, following spring break next week, the Pirates posted an 8-0 conference win over visiting Cypress that was even more impressive for its thorough efficiency than its lopsided margin. "We needed it," said OCC Coach John Altobelli, whose squad fell to the Chargers, 2-1, on the road on Thursday to make their record against Cypress 0-2 this season.
SPORTS
February 20, 2013
BASEBALL Orange Coast 7, Southwestern 1 COSTA MESA — Zach Nehrir (one run batted in) and Ricky Navarro both went two for four to help Pirates Coach John Altobelli collects his 499th win Wednesday in nonconference action. Greg Espinsoa had two RBIs for OCC (10-2). Evan Porcella pitched six innings. He struck out five and allowed one run and six hits to improve to 2-0. * Vanguard 5, Menlo 2 COSTA MESA — The host Lions managed just five hits, but took advantage of six walks in the nonconference game Wednesday.
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