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November 19, 2010
The Ensign eighth-grade girls' basketball team defeated Dwyer, 21-18, to win the Coastal Athletic League championship. It was the second straight championship for the group of girls. With the game going back and forth throughout, Ensign took control late in the fourth quarter with key shots and tough defense. Ensign ended the regular season in a three-way tie for first place and defeated Costa Mesa, Corona del Mar and Dwyer en route to the title. Ensign avenged its only loss of the season by defeating CdM in the semifinals.
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November 5, 2003
The Ensign eighth-grade boys volleyball team remained undefeated with a 25-12, 25-16 victory over Dwyer Oct. 28. Dusty Campbell and Mark Libermann served eight and six consecutive points, respectively, in the first set while Kyle Caldwell added four kills. R.J. D'Cruz converted several kills on sets from Erik Bonn and Garrett Heiser and Andrew Kaban made two diving saves to maintain possession. Jimmy Burger served to put Ensign ahead in the second set with John Puppo adding a few digs.
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March 22, 2001
IRVINE - The Ensign club roller hockey team extended its winning streak with two wins last week. On March 13, Ensign defeated the Newhart Panthers, 5-4. Kyle Pfeiffer and Collin Insley each had two goals, while Rhett Palmer and Rory Campbell each added single tallies. Michael Matthews had one assist, while Zack Boston, Jesus Sotelo, Alex Yerkes and Tristen McNeill also played solid games. On Saturday, Ensign edged Serrano, 10-8. Pfeiffer led the offense with five goals, while Insley added one goal and six assists.
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February 10, 2007
CORONA DEL MAR — When the Ensign seventh-grade girls' volleyball team dropped the second game of its Coastal Athletic League playoff championship, forcing a decisive third game, thoughts went to the post-match cupcake selection. Excited to get to the tasty treats afterward, Ensign relaxed and quickly disposed of Sowers, starting the final game 7-0 on its way to a 25-18, 16-25, 15-6 victory Friday at Harbor Day School. Allison Schelin had a team high six kills while Cinnamon Sary had three aces for Ensign, which was coached by Kari Rush.
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November 23, 1999
Danette Goulet NEWPORT-MESA -- It would cost an estimated $14 million to demolish Ensign Intermediate School and start from scratch, according to architects' latest reports. The latest estimate is almost $6 million more than the price of refurbishing the decaying school. "That is a big difference," said Mark Schultheis, chairman of the committee investigating the need for repairing the school. "What we're interested in doing is trying to understand that difference and see what it really means."
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May 23, 2000
JUNIOR HIGH TRACK AND FIELD Boys Ensign 200, Costa Mesa 26 Eighth grade Ensign 69, Costa Mesa 7 100 - 1. Encinias (E), 11.63; 2. Campos (E), 12.17; 3. Ruiz (CM), 12.84. 200 - Encinias (E), 24.42; 2. Campos (E), 25.07; 3. Figueroa (E), 28.57. 400 - 1. Figueroa (E), 1:00.2; 2. Estrada (CM), 1:01.16; 3. Campos (E), 1:02.82. 800 - 1. Sankey (E), 2:38; 2 Forsythe (E), 3:05.33. 1,600 - 1. Forsythe (E), 5:19.09; 2. Estrada (CM), 5:38.02; 3. Spuir (E)
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November 1, 2003
The Ensign eighth-grade boys volleyball team improved to 4-0 with a 25-8, 25-17 victory over Costa Mesa Oct. 22. Ensign fell behind, 6-3, but scored the next 14 points to claim the first game. Cory Hanley had a block and kill while Erik Bonn set up Kyle Caldwell and Dusty Campbell for kills. Mark Liebermann and Andrew Kaban made passed well. R.J. D'Cruz served 11 straight points, including a few aces, to give Ensign the first-game victory. Ensign battled back in the second set with strong serving from Jimmy Burger and Murphy Hitchcock.
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November 20, 2003
The Ensign eighth-grade girls basketball team would not be denied this time, defeating its rival Sowers, 20-17, to claim the league championship Friday. Ensign used strong defense and character to defeat Sowers, which they had lost to by one point in the final game of the regular season when both teams came in 5-0. The win was especially gratifying since Ensign lost to Sowers for the championship last year. Sowers claimed victories in playoff finals of basketball, volleyball and soccer last year.
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May 10, 2000
TeWinkle Boys 146, Ensign boys 85 Eighth-grade boys TeWinkle 42, Ensign 35 100 - 1. Encinias (E), 11.79; 2. B. Campos (E), 11.90; 3. Koreerat (T), 12.24. 200 - 1. B. Campos (E), 24.84; 2. Koreerat (T), 25.77; 3. Figueroa (E), 25.9. 400 - 1. Zuniga (T), 57.62; 2. Montillo (T), 59.23; 3. Junovich (E), 59.93. 800 - 1. Crom (T), 2:25.32; 2. Forsythe (E), 2:25.40; 3. Walker (E), 2:28.19. 1600 - 1. Crom (T), 5:13.41; 2. Forsythe (E)
SPORTS
February 17, 2012
The Corona del Mar eighth-grade boys' basketball team completed back-to-back, undefeated seasons by claiming its second straight Coastal Athletic League championship. CdM's team showed strong ability on both offense and defense outscoring opponents by an average of 15 points per game. The team was characterized by true team play with every player contributing to every win. This year's championship game was no exception. In a game that started quickly with a fast-paced offense and smothering defense the eighth-grade team dominated both ends of the floor on its way to a 52-23 victory over cross-bay rival Ensign.
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November 20, 2013
Willy Axton, an eighth-grader from Ensign Intermediate School and a Costa Mesa resident, recently became International Karting Federation Grand National Champion after winning the Grand Nationals. Axton won the IKF Grand Nationals held at the Buttonwillow International Raceway Park just north of Bakersfield. He built on momentum from last year, after winning the 2012 United States Southwest Regional Karting Title. As IKF Grand National Champion, Axton follows in the footsteps of past winners of the prestigious title, including Kevin Harvick, Scott Speed, Danica Patrick, Colin Fleming and Joey Hand.
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By Matt Szabo | June 21, 2013
FOUNTAIN VALLEY — Nicole Knickerbocker comes from a tall family. Her father, Louis, stands 6-foot-2. Her brother Brandon, who will be a sophomore at Newport Harbor High this fall, is 6-1. Nicole, a 12-year-old, already stands 5-5. "We're expecting her to be at least 5-10," said her mother, Diana. Nicole Knickerbocker's tennis game also seems to be growing day by day. That remains true, even as she suffered a tough 7-5, 6-4 loss to Jordan Hickey of Los Angeles in a Southern California Junior Sectionals girls' 12 round of 64 match Thursday at Los Caballeros Racquet & Sports Club.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | February 28, 2013
Ensign Intermediate School just installed a new monument sign on a corner of its campus highly visible to drivers. But an error also unintentionally rebranded Ensign for a few weeks. Until last week, the 5-foot-tall, 8-foot-wide concrete slab at Irvine Avenue and Cliff Drive in Newport Beach welcomed passersby to "Ensign Middle School. " The mistake has since been fixed. The district happened to make the mistake - substituting "Middle" for "Intermediate" on design drawings, school district spokeswoman Laura Boss said.
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By Steve Virgen | January 31, 2013
Misty May-Treanor said it was surreal to return to Ensign Intermediate School in Newport Beach on Thursday, where she spoke to students and answered questions. The three-time Olympic gold medalist had not been on the campus since graduating to Newport Harbor High School, "many moons ago. " The school holds a special place in her heart, she said. Ensign was the first school she attended when her family moved to Orange County from Muscle Beach in Santa Monica. "From the moment we moved to Orange County my eighth-grade year, I felt like an outsider," May-Treanor says in her 2010 autobiography, "Misty: Digging Deep in Volleyball and Life.
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By Charlie Brande | November 23, 2012
There was plenty of action and competitiveness at the Coastal Athletic League's annual boys' volleyball tournament for seventh- and eighth-graders from local schools Nov. 8 and 9. The tournament was played at Harbor Day School's Blatt Gymnasium under the excellent direction of Harbor Day's Mike and Pam Coleman. The playoff format is based on the results of two months of league play featuring TeWinkle, Costa Mesa, Corona del Mar, Ensign, Harbor Day as well as Huntington Beach's Sowers and Dwyer.
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By Britney Barnes | October 20, 2012
When Alex Posa, 12, was asked if he wanted to meet the president, he didn't hesitate to say yes. The experience didn't disappoint. "I was pretty excited," Alex said. "I couldn't wipe the smile off my face for the next week. " The Ensign Intermediate School seventh-grade student played hooky with his mother, Carol Seguin, Oct. 8 to meet President Obama. After meeting the president, Alex wrote a report about the experience for his teachers to make up for the absence. "It was a chance of a lifetime to meet the president of the United States and the leader of the free world," Seguin said.
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By Brittany Woolsey | June 15, 2012
Ensign Intermediate School's gym fell silent Friday as classmates, friends and family gathered to commemorate Madison "Maddy" Boutelle. The 13-year-old Newport Beach resident suffered a brain aneurysm at a friend's birthday party June 8 and died Tuesday at Children's Hospital of Orange County. Dozens of Maddy's friends jumped at the opportunity to speak, many saying she will always be remembered for her smile and positive attitude. "I think the biggest thing was that she was always happy," said Kira Ellis, 14, Maddy's best friend.
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By Joseph Serna | June 14, 2012
Kira Ellis remembers meeting Madison "Maddy" Boutelle two years ago. "When we first saw each other, we knew we were going to be best friends," the 14-year-old said. "She came up to me, I stuck out my hand to shake her hand, and she just hugged me. " Maddy, a beaming 13-year-old who attended Ensign Intermediate School in Newport Beach, suffered a brain aneurysm June 8 at a friend's birthday party in Newport. It was the result of a previously unidentified set of thin arteries in her brain, relatives and friends said.
SPORTS
May 12, 2012
Orange Coast College sophomore setter Michael Ensign tops three Pirates named first-team All-Pacific Coast Conference in men's volleyball as conference Player of the Year. Ensign, a 6-foot-5 product of Corona del Mar High, helped guide the Pirates (15-5) to the conference title and a berth in the state title match. He had 667 assists, 81 digs, 28 kills, 10 ace serves, nine solo blocks and 36 block assists. Joining Ensign on the first team are fellow Pirates Chris Van Vuuren and Dillon Emery.
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