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By Matt Szabo | September 27, 2006
COSTA MESA ? Playing against a strong opponent didn't worry the Estancia High volleyball team on Tuesday night at Estancia. In fact, it was all part of the plan. Estancia Coach Jim Huffman said he wanted his team to play at least one playoff contender before heading into Orange Coast League play and facing Laguna Beach ? another squad on an elite level. So, even after the Eagles' 25-14, 25-17, 25-19 loss to El Modena, they knew they had stayed competitive against a team that advanced to the CIF Southern Section Division II-A quarterfinals last year.
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March 27, 2001
ORANGE - The Corona del Mar High girls swim team battled host El Modena to an 85-85 nonleague tie Monday afternoon. The Sea Kings' foursome of Emily McKay, Heather Hapeman, Vivian Liao and Lauren Powers cruised to victories in both the 200- (1:46.20) and 400-yard (3:58.20) freestyle relays. Powers and Liao also teamed with Christina Hewko and Jackie McCoy to win the 200 medley relay (1:58.51). McKay (26.54) edged teammate Brittany Bowlus (26.59) in the 50 free for CdM (2-1-1)
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January 4, 2001
Steve Virgen EL MODENA - By the time the fourth quarter came, in a nonleague girls basketball game between Costa Mesa High and host El Modena, the Mustangs were in need of just one more element to complete their comeback. Mesa (9-7) trailed, 24-16, at halftime. But, with defense it pulled within one to start the fourth quarter and then hopped aboard the "L-Train", known to non-teammates as senior Leigh Marshall. The senior guard scored 11 of her career-high 20 points in the fourth on five-for-five shooting to lead Mesa to a 49-37 victory Wednesday.
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September 23, 1999
ORANGE - Costa Mesa High's girls tennis team relied on its singles play to defeat host El Modena, 10-8, in Wednesday's nonleague tennis action. Hillary Haven (7-5, 6-2, 6-1), Minthi Doan (6-3, 6-2, 7-5) and Misa Lee (6-2, 6-2, 7-6) won nine of Mesa's 10 sets by sweeping each of their three sets. The Mustangs improve to 3-2 and will travel to Marina High to take on the Vikings today at 3 p.m. NONLEAGUE Costa Mesa 10, El Modena 8 Singles: Haven (CM)
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March 27, 2001
ORANGE - The Corona del Mar High boys swim team posted a 81-62 nonleague win over host El Modena Monday afternoon. Matt Moyer led the Sea Kings with two individual wins. He won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:53.51 and followed that with a winning 100 freestyle time of 52.11, edging out teammate Chriss Street (52.19). Street was victorious in the 50 free (23.50), beating out teammate Bobby Messinger (24.39). James Strack pulled out a strong win in the 500 free (5:18.
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By Steve Virgen | November 15, 2008
NEWPORT BEACH — “Unleash the beast.” Newport Harbor High Coach Kristen Case has used that phrase in an attempt to motivate her girls’ tennis team. But it was actually an out call by El Modena that brought out the best in the Sailors during their second round CIF Southern Section Division II playoff match. Seniors Natalie Small and Jeanne Frei were able to grab momentum after a heated dispute and went on to help lead the Sailors to an 11-7 victory Saturday at Newport Harbor.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | April 24, 2008
Jason Hitchens knew only a couple of the players names at Corona del Mar High last week. Now he’ll have to learn a whole lot of names. Hitchens accepted the position to become the Sea Kings’ next football coach Wednesday afternoon at the Newport-Mesa Unified School District office, Laura Boss, director of district communications, said. Hitchens’ signing ended an arduous four months with those involved with the program. The Sea Kings now have their on-campus leader before spring practice starts next month.
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February 22, 2013
BOYS' TENNIS Estancia 12, El Modena 6 ORANGE - The Eagles' No. 1 and No. 2 doubles teams swept in the nonleague match Friday. Senior Erik Cerros and sophomore Sterling Gates won, 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles. Sophomores Charlie Griffin and Dave Doran won, 6-1, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3 at No. 2 doubles for Estancia (3-0). The Eagles play host to Tustin Tuesday.
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September 10, 2012
High School Roundup FIELD HOCKEY Newport Harbor 3, Chaminade 0 NEWPORT BEACH — Taury Hlinka, Sophie Templin and Sydney Dexter scored for the host Sailors (5-1) on Monday. BOYS' WATER POLO Yorba Linda 10, Costa Mesa 5 COSTA MESA — Quinn Stone scored two goals for the host Mustangs in the nonleague game Monday. Wyatt Ferris, Mason Cooper and Deighton Tachiki also had goals for the Mustangs (1-1). — El Modena 24, Estancia 8 COSTA MESA — Jacob Sperling scored four goals to lead the host Eagles in the nonleague game Monday.
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April 21, 2012
GIRLS' TRACK & FIELD Meet of Champions ORANGE - Estancia High's Diana Guido won the 300-meter hurdles in a personal-best 49.25 seconds to win at El Modena Saturday. Persis Williams finished second in the 200 in 26.12. Jessica Placentia took third in the 100 in 14.21. Guido and Williams were also on the 4x100 and 4x400 teams that both finished fourth. Mariah Chapin and Marissa Lamerton were also on the 4x400 team. Placentia and Lamerton were also on the 4x100 team.
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By Matt Szabo | April 7, 2012
IRVINE - It's hard to win a softball game without scoring any runs. It's hard to score any runs without getting any hits. Therein lied the dilemma for the Newport Harbor High softball team. The Sailors came into the prestigious Woodbridge Softball Classic at a bad time to be slumping. They were "mercied" twice in pool-play games Saturday at Bill Barber Park. Newport Harbor fell to Pomona Catholic, 7-0, before losing to El Modena, 6-0. Both games were called after the sixth inning as Newport Harbor was losing by more than six runs.
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By Steve Virgen, steve.virgen@latimes.com | November 12, 2010
CORONA DEL MAR — There was plenty of talent on the pool deck at Corona del Mar High Thursday afternoon. Water polo fans there to see the Sea Kings also saw Ryan Bailey, Genai Kerr and John Mann. Bailey, a U.S. national team member and a former UC Irvine standout, is on the CdM coaching staff. Kerr, a Team USA goalie and former UCI star, was there to work with a youth program, as was Mann, the former CdM standout who is on the U.S. national team. If people saw Mann up close they would notice he was wearing something the Sea Kings hope to have: a championship ring.
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By Steve Virgen | November 15, 2008
NEWPORT BEACH — “Unleash the beast.” Newport Harbor High Coach Kristen Case has used that phrase in an attempt to motivate her girls’ tennis team. But it was actually an out call by El Modena that brought out the best in the Sailors during their second round CIF Southern Section Division II playoff match. Seniors Natalie Small and Jeanne Frei were able to grab momentum after a heated dispute and went on to help lead the Sailors to an 11-7 victory Saturday at Newport Harbor.
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By Steve Virgen | May 28, 2008
Nancy Hatsushi, who was a standout point guard at Costa Mesa High and Orange Coast College, has been named the Costa Mesa girls’ basketball coach, the school announced Tuesday. Hatsushi takes over for Jim Weeks, who retired at season’s end. “I’m very excited,” Hatsushi said. “It’s always where I wanted to go back. I am very excited to get this opportunity to coach there.” After excelling at Costa Mesa High as a player, Hatsushi went on to lead OCC to its first state championship and was named the state tournament’s MVP in 2003.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | April 24, 2008
Jason Hitchens knew only a couple of the players names at Corona del Mar High last week. Now he’ll have to learn a whole lot of names. Hitchens accepted the position to become the Sea Kings’ next football coach Wednesday afternoon at the Newport-Mesa Unified School District office, Laura Boss, director of district communications, said. Hitchens’ signing ended an arduous four months with those involved with the program. The Sea Kings now have their on-campus leader before spring practice starts next month.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | April 22, 2008
The Corona del Mar High football program went another day without a coach. Paul Orris, the school?s athletic director, said Monday night Jason Hitchens was in contract negotiations with the Newport-Mesa Unified School District all day, but nothing has been finalized in Hitchens becoming the Sea Kings? next coach and joining the school as a history teacher. ?We?re waiting,? said Orris. A decision could be made today. Orris held out hope in the afternoon that Hitchens, a successful coach at St. Margaret?
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