April 12, 2000
HUNTINGTON BEACH - Ryan France went 2 for 5 with a home run and four RBI to lead the Orange Coast College baseball team to an 11-9 win over rival Golden West Tuesday on the Rustlers' field. France's blast keyed a seven-run fourth inning giving the Pirates the lead for good. Chris Laws, Jason Reuss and Blair Havens each had a pair of hits for the Pirates (11-19, 5-12 in conference), while Adam Anderson and Nick Orlandos each had two RBIs. Ty Harper (Corona del Mar High)
March 31, 2000
COSTA MESA - The Orange Coast College baseball team squandered a 3-0 first-inning lead, but rallied from a 10-5 deficit with six runs in the eighth to claim an 11-10 win from nonconference visitor Long Beach City Thursday. A bases-loaded double by Ryan France keyed the eight-inning outburst, in which the first eight Pirates reached base. France finished 4 for 5 with two RBIs, while Jason Reuss and Corona del Mar High product Eric Wiethorn each had two hits and combined for five RBI. Wiethorn hit the game's only home run, a solo shot in the seventh.
August 17, 2011
Meah Collins is 11 years old, and yes, she's a girl. These facts describe her as a person, but they don't come close to limiting her as a surfer. The Costa Mesa resident has a future in surfing that appears as bright as her pink and neon yellow board. In late June she captured the girls' 12-and-under title at the Quiksilver USA Championships, at Lower Trestles in San Clemente. She broke through at one of her favorite breaks. "I thought I could have done a little bit better," said Collins, who also placed fourth in the under-14 competition.
April 7, 2000
COSTA MESA - Orange Coast College pitcher Drew Parkin induced a bases-loaded groundout to earn his eighth save and preserve a wild 12-11 Orange Empire Conference baseball victory over visiting Cypress Thursday. The Chargers (22-6, 9-6 in conference) erupted for six runs in the first inning, but OCC (10-18, 4-11) answered quickly. Ryan France belted a three-run homer and Willie Keller followed with another dinger to key a five-run first. The hosts then scored four in the second and another in the third to seize a 10-6 cushion.
June 5, 2003
Sophomore left-hander Kyle Allen, the ace of Orange Coast College's pitching staff this season, was selected in the 32nd round -- No. 947 overall -- by the Colorado Rockies in the Major League Baseball first-year player draft Wednesday. Allen finished 2003 with a 3.35 ERA while going 6-5. The Trabuco Hills High grad struck out 120 batters in just 99 1/3 innings, including a school-record 18 in a 4-1 win against Riverside. Allen tossed six complete games and collected two saves for the Pirates (19-21-1, 8-16 in the Orange Empire Conference)
April 21, 2000
VISALIA - Orange Coast College's baseball team found things a lot more hospitable up north. The Pirates pounded out 25 runs in two victories Thursday at the College of the Sequoias Tournament. They remain unbeaten in the tournament, and they can be the only undefeated team if they win their last game today against the College of the Sequoias, OCC will be the only unbeaten team in the tournament. In Thursday's first game, OCC (15-20) scored six times in the fourth inning en route to an 11-5 victory over Reedley.
March 24, 2000
CORONA DEL MAR - The United States men's water polo team will continue its training for the upcoming 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia with the 2000 UPS Holiday Cup, scheduled June 28-July 2 at Corona del Mar High. The Americans are coached by Corona del Mar High Coach John Vargas and are captained by Orange Coast College water polo and swim coach Chris Oeding. Olympic water polo competition begins in Sydney Sept. 21 and runs through Oct. 1. The Americans will also have tournament competition in France, Croatia, Italy and Hungary before hitting the 2000 Olympics.
February 21, 2007
Laura H. Webb of Newport Coast, a Sage Hill School graduate, recently returned to Colby College in Waterville, Maine, after studying in France in the fall 2006 semester. Sophie I. Myers, a resident of Newport Beach, made the dean's list for the fall 2006 semester at Boston University. Costa Mesa resident Carley G. Millian, a graduate of Costa Mesa High School, made the dean's list for the fall 2006 semester in her sophomore year at Colby College. NEIGHBORS spotlights achievements in the community.
March 1, 2003
Christine Carrillo A somber au revoir was said at Corona del Mar High School Friday afternoon when six exchange students from Antibes, France headed back to their homeland. After bringing a bit of France to Newport Beach and getting a taste of America to take back with them, the hardest thing they had to do was leave their new friends behind. Unable to push back the tears, the six students from Lycee Audiberti, a high school in Antibes, and their six high school hosts embraced and assured one another that they'd be reunited very soon -- April 5, to be exact.
November 11, 1999
PHILADELPHIA - Newport Beach's Lindsay Davenport, playing in her first match since coming back from her time off the ATP Tour, defeated Alexandra Stevenson, 6-2, 6-3, Wednesday in the second round of the Advanta Championships. Davenport, ranked No. 2 in the world behind Martina Hingis, dominated early against the daughter of basketball legend Julius Erving, winning the first five games of the first set and breaking Stevenson twice. In the second set, after falling behind, 3-2, Davenport won the final four games to close out the match.