May 12, 2008
The Orange Coast College baseball team will play Cypress in its first game of the four-team, double-elimination Super Regional, beginning Friday at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo. The Pirates (32-13-1) swept Long Beach, 9-4 and 9-7, in the best-of-three first-round Southern California Regional completed Saturday at OCC. Cypress (29-17) rallied to eliminate College of the Canyons in its best-of-three, first-round series, winning 9-3 and 11-9 Saturday after losing Friday.
May 17, 2008
The Orange Coast College baseball team will try to stay alive in the Southern California Super Regional by winning two games today in the four-team, double-elimination tournament. That?s what the Pirates are up against after suffering a 10-5 loss to Orange Empire Conference rival Cypress. Even if OCC wins twice today, it will then need to rack up two more wins Sunday to advance to the state championships in Fresno. For a story of the game against Cypress, go to page B4. COTA HEART OF OCC Orange Coast College catcher Gabe Cota doesn?
November 25, 2006
ANAHEIM ? A kickoff return called the "Starburst" hit Corona del Mar High. Or more like burst its bubble. "Beware of the burst," is something the Sea Kings didn't look out for Friday night, making mistakes on special teams and costing themselves a shot of continuing their season. A blocked extra point followed up by an 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown gave Cypress an edge, one it didn't let go of. The Centurions knocked off CdM, 24-20, in a CIF Southern Section Southern Division quarterfinal game at Western High.
February 19, 2009
COSTA MESA — Inevitably it was the way the ball bounced that proved deleterious to the Costa Mesa High girls’ soccer team Thursday afternoon. But the speed with which it caromed off a Cypress attacker, back onto her body, then her feet as she bypassed a challenging defender, might have had more to do with the Mustangs’ 2-1 overtime loss in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs at Estancia High. The rapid-fire ricochet, which Costa Mesa Coach Dan Johnston — and the Mustangs defender directly in front of Cypress senior Emily Mizarhi — said struck Mizarhi’s hand or arm, making it an illegal hand ball, went undetected by the referee.
October 18, 2001
COSTA MESA - Matt DeMartino and Greg Worthing scored three goals each for Orange Coast College as the host Pirates defeated Cypress, 14-2, in Orange Empire Conference men's water polo Acton Wednesday. Mitch Probert, Sergio Gonzalez, Jeff Sample and Billy Swanson each scored twice for the Pirates (11-10, 3-2 in conference), who outscored the Chargers, 6-0, in the first quarter to ignite a rout. Cypress fell to 1-10, 0-6. OCC Coach Jason Gall sat nine of his 17 players for disciplinary reasons and got results from the eight who played, including goalie Graham Harvey (16 saves)
September 8, 2001
Tony Altobelli NEWPORT BEACH - Despite a lack of troops, the Corona del Mar High football team still brought plenty of firepower to Friday night's season opener against Cypress. The Sea Kings accumulated 483 yards of net offense while the defense kept the Centurions off the scoreboard in the second half en route to a 42-17 nonleague win at Newport Harbor High. "That was one of the bigger efforts we've ever had here at CdM," Sea King Coach Dick Freeman said.
January 6, 2007
COSTA MESA — Orange Coast College center Steve Cornett was establishing himself down low, forcing visiting Cypress to try to double-team him. Teammate Shaun Engle had an answer for that. Engle poured in 17 of his game-high 24 points in the second half, leading the Pirates to a 72-66 men's basketball win Friday in their Orange Empire Conference opener at OCC. The Pirates were holding a tenuous 58-56 lead with 5:42 left when Engle started to feel it. After steals by Cornett and Shaun Campbell, he drained consecutive three-pointers, giving OCC a 64-56 lead with 4:40 to go. Cornett (23 points and nine rebounds)
April 11, 2003
Sophomore left-hander Kyle Allen pitched his second straight complete game, allowing four earned runs and striking out seven, to lead host Orange Coast to a 7-5 Orange Empire Conference baseball victory over Cypress Thursday. Allen, who set a school record with 18 strikeouts a week ago in a 4-1 win over Riverside, got into trouble in the first inning. He hit the first batter, then allowed a single to right. Paul Smyth followed with a three-run homer to center for a 3-0 Cypress lead.
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.
October 26, 2010
COSTA MESA — Orange Coast College women's soccer coach Kevin Smith believes the tangible difference between his Pirates and the top teams in the state may be equal to the miniscule separation between a tie and a loss in Tuesday's Orange Empire Conference setback to visiting Cypress. In other words, about four inches. The estimated four-inch width of the crossbar was all that kept OCC (9-5-2, 8-3-1 in conference) away from drawing even with the Chargers (13-1-3, 9-1-2)