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November 10, 2010
LA VERNE — The Estancia High boys' water polo team finished the season in the same fashion it did a year ago. The Eagles lost in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs. Second-seeded Damien of La Verne eliminated the Eagles with a 20-9 home victory Wednesday. "Eight guys on their team scored," said Estancia Coach John Carpenter, adding that his team fell behind the Spartans, 15-4, at halftime. "They have a lot of depth. " Senior Charlie Umansky led Estancia with eight goals.
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April 14, 2011
SOFTBALL Godinez 11, Estancia 10 SANTA ANA — The Eagles nearly completed a rally from a 9-2 deficit, but the Grizzlies scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to win the Orange Coast League game Thursday. Estancia (3-14, 0-2 in league) scored three in the sixth inning to pull within, 9-5. In the seventh with two outs, Maliah Murtha singled in a run to make it 9-7. Later with the bases loaded, Rachelle Reynolds delivered a three-run triple, giving the Eagles a 10-9 lead.
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January 17, 2012
MEN'S BASKETBALL Concordia 94, Vanguard 69 COSTA MESA — Cameron Nettles had 15 points to lead the host Lions in the Golden State Athletic Conference game Tuesday. Taylor Kelly (12), Christopher Kupets (11) and Chris Pynch (11) also scored in doube figures for the Lions (11-6, 3-3 in conference). No. 6-ranked Concordia (14-2, 4-2) shot 53.8% from the field and posted a 50-25 rebounding advantage to overcome 21 turnovers, eight more than the Lions. Vanguard visits Fresno Pacific on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
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August 28, 2012
GIRLS' GOLF Edison 209, Estancia 266 COSTA MESA - Cassie Stevenson shot a five-over-par 40 for the Eagles in their season opener at Costa Mesa Country Club's Mesa Linda course Tuesday. Edison's Jennifer Yu was the medalist with a one-over 36. Estancia plays against Long Beach Millikan Thursday at El Dorado Country Club.
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By Soraya Nadia McDonald | November 3, 2007
NEWPORT BEACH — Estancia High seniors Sean Ulrich and Connor McKendry have never known a time when the bell didn’t belong to Estancia. Ever since the two defensive ends were freshmen, they’ve always heard the bell clanging and crowd roaring after the annual cross-town rivalry game and known that they’d be the ones eating at Newport Rib Company afterward. Why stop now? “This is our biggest game by far,” said McKendry, who forced a fumble to give the Eagles (5-4, 2-0 in the Orange Coast League)
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By Barry Faulkner | November 7, 2008
COSTA MESA — Teammates and runners from rival schools alike were happy to meet Fernando Orozco’s post-race smile with a high-five and well-wishes Thursday afternoon at Fairview Park. Virtually no sooner than he had officially put the field behind him at the Orange Coast League cross country finals, the Estancia High senior was eager to engage in the friendly exchanges, accepting congratulations and offering same with a sincerity as genuine as his running talent. “It’s fun,” said Orozco, who helped lead the Eagles to the boys’ team title.
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November 29, 2011
BOYS' BASKETBALL Estancia 44, Anaheim 27 ANAHEIM - Senior Rashad Davis had 13 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Eagles, who opened their season in the first round of pool play at the Godinez Invitational at Loara High on Tuesday. Chad Fackler added four points and six assists for the Eagles, who play Wednesday against Irvine at Loara at 7:45 p.m. * Costa Mesa 62, Pacifica 40 WESTMINSTER - Senior guard Jordan Walden finished with 18 points in the Mustangs' game in the consolation bracket at the La Quinta Shootout on Tuesday.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | March 15, 2013
COSTA MESA - Near the bleachers behind the backstop at Estancia High, the Paul Troxel Trophy was in full display. The trophy is what the Estancia and Costa Mesa baseball programs play for each year. The winner of the rivalry gets to ring the trophy toward the end of Orange Coast League play. A teenager rang it in the first inning of the league opener between the Eagles and Mustangs on Friday. It might have been premature to do so, but the sound is an all too familiar one for the Eagles.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza, david.carrillo@latimes.com | January 26, 2011
COSTA MESA — Someone from the stands must have tossed a penny on to the basketball court at Estancia High. Players do not carry change during games. Coach Agustin Heredia picked up the penny, and was about to keep it, possibly for good luck. He tossed the penny behind the bench. Heredia did not need any luck. His boys' basketball team was 99 seconds away from knocking off rival Costa Mesa Wednesday. The Eagles took care of business in the first Battle for the Bell game, picking up a 50-38 victory to help them move into a first-place tie in the Orange Coast League.
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By Matt Szabo | May 1, 2014
Estancia High senior Nikkie Blinn could feel Costa Mesa junior Lauren Smith breathing down her neck. Blinn and Smith were perhaps the two best girls' water polo players in the city of Costa Mesa last winter. But they were battling in the anchor leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay at Wednesday's Orange Coast League swim meet at Costa Mesa High, and Smith was closing fast in the final 25 yards. Blinn said after the meet that she found a second wind. She held off Smith, touching in 1 minute, 52.45 seconds, with the Mustangs close behind in 1:52.78.
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By Barry Faulkner | May 1, 2014
While a gusting head wind was about the only challenge faced by Costa Mesa High boys' sprinter Quinton Bell on Thursday, Estancia girls' sprint star Persis Williams-Mensah received a rare Orange Coast League challenge in the boys' and girls' league dual track and field meet between the crosstown rivals at Jim Scott Stadium. Williams-Mensah, a senior three-time league champion in the 100 and 200 meters who has never lost a race in league competition, held off Costa Mesa sophomore Paige LaBare by a step in the 200 on Thursday.
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By Matt Szabo | April 15, 2014
As the younger sister of Tyler Rios, the 2013 Newport-Mesa Baseball Player of the Year, Felicia Rios feels a bit of pressure. And, as a sophomore in an Estancia High softball infield that otherwise has nothing but seniors, Felicia Rios feels the need to rise to the occasion. "It's tough trying to keep up with them," said Rios, the shortstop. "Yeah, it's tough having to prove myself and show what I got. It's fun, though. " Rios said that she struggled with her hitting at times in the Eagles' preseason.
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By Steve Virgen | April 14, 2014
Sophomore went up against sophomore with one out, the bases loaded and the score tied, 4-4. This wasn't necessarily a play that defined young players pitcher Connor Brown of Estancia High and Evan Larsen of Corona del Mar. It actually turned out being a bit anticlimactic as a pass ball became the final play when Nick Premer scored to give CdM a 5-4 victory in a Beach Pit Classic game at CdM Monday. But both players, Larsen's a pitcher too, made plays throughout the game that caused their coaches to continue to be excited about their respective futures.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | April 13, 2014
A week had gone by since the Estancia High baseball team saw live pitching. The Eagles returned to the field on Saturday and they almost went hitless. Their first game back was in the Beach Pit Classic opener at home against Sun Valley Village Christian. With their opponent having won two games during the week to stay in a first-place tie in the Olympic League, the Eagles figured to see someone who hasn't thrown a whole lot for the Crusaders. They were right, as David Barta had pitched just one inning this season.
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By Matt Szabo | April 3, 2014
Even with a very young squad this year and rough preseason results, the Newport Harbor High softball team may still be the class of the Newport-Mesa district. The Sailors continued building their case for that Thursday. Freshman pitcher Sammy Del Toro recorded both her first win and first save of the season and the Sailors hung on to edge Estancia, 10-9, in a nonleague game at Newport Harbor High. "Any win is good," said Newport Harbor Coach Russell Hartman after his team improved to 2-11-1.
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By Matt Szabo | March 21, 2014
Estancia High senior Kelly Hinkle said her softball pitching three years ago was "bad. " Eagles assistant coach "Papa" Joe Salcido put it more bluntly, saying that Hinkle "couldn't pitch a lick" as a freshman. It wasn't totally unexpected. She had only began playing softball two years before that, starting as an outfielder. When Hinkle volunteered to pitch in her freshman year, it started off as just an inning or two per game. She couldn't really find the strike zone. "She was walking an average of 12, 13 players a game," said Salcido, who couldn't blame Hinkle for this.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | March 19, 2014
A couple of times on Wednesday morning, Estancia High Coach Nate Goellrich checked on Tyler Ross. He texted Ross to calm him down before his second career start on the mound. Ross admitted to Goellrich after he made his debut last week that he wanted to throw up. That's how nervous Ross felt. Before Ross went back out there to pitch again, to face rival Costa Mesa at home, Goellrich assured the freshman. "There's nobody better for us in this game. We have a chance to win the series today," Goellrich said of the texts he sent Ross.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | March 18, 2014
The Battle for the Bell baseball opener went eight innings, and the usual team won yet again. It wasn't the usual dominating effort turned in by Estancia High. Costa Mesa appears to have closed the gap in the rivalry. Extra innings decided the outcome at Costa Mesa on Tuesday. A two-out error and a two-out single proved to be the difference in the Eagles taking the opener in this week's three-game Orange Coast League series against the Mustangs, 6-5. "It's huge for us," Estancia Coach Nate Goellrich said of opening league with a victory.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | March 14, 2014
HUNTINGTON BEACH - With his Estancia High boys' volleyball team outside the gym, Coach Ricardo doMonte stood and watched Marina warm up on the court. He observed the host Vikings swing the ball, their timing, and how they distributed the ball. "Then I saw that we were in trouble," doMonte said. The Eagles faced their toughest nonleague opponent to date and suffered their fourth straight loss in three sets. Marina swept, 25-9, 25-8, 25-4, on Thursday night. The contest was the Eagles' fourth in eight days.
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