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By Bruce Bourquin, Special to the Daily Pilot | November 19, 2011
The Corona del Mar High girls' and Sage Hill School boys' squads qualified for the state meet after strong finishes Saturday at the CIF Southern Section Cross-Country finals at Mt. San Antonio College. The Sea Kings' 190 points were good enough fifth place in Division 3, just making the top-seven cutoff to race at Fresno's venerable Woodward Park next week. The Lightning also finished fifth in Division V with 176 points. Senior Ashlee Powers led the way for CdM, finishing fifth with a time of 18 minutes, 17 seconds.
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By Barry Faulkner | October 22, 2011
COSTA MESA - Few things can be more precious than those that are slipping away. With a 3-4 Golden State Athletic Conference record and only fewer than a dozen matches left before turning in their uniforms for good, seven seniors on the Vanguard University women's volleyball team decided that a sense of urgency would be a terrible thing to waste. So, the veteran contingent, including six players who play a lot in first-year coach Eryn Leja's competition-based rotation, decided after an Oct. 4 loss at Azusa Pacific that there was no time like the present.
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September 3, 2011
MEN'S WATER POLO UC Irvine 28, Fresno Pacific 8 IRVINE — Trent Baxter notched five goals to lead 10 Anteaters who scored in the season opener Saturday. Mitch Wise, Sam Figueroa, Alan Robertson and Kyle Kittlitz added four goals each for the No. 6-ranked Anteaters. * WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL Delaware Invitational NEWARK, Del. — UC Irvine pushed No. 14-ranked Northern Iowa to five sets and then fell in a sweep to No. 25-ranked Florida State Saturday.
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By Barry Faulkner, barry.faulkner@latimes.com | August 10, 2011
UCLA transfer Natalia Ledezma came to UC Irvine to win friends and influence scoreboards. The sophomore had managed the former by blending her unselfish style of play and an infectiously vibrant personality with a group of new teammates, a large number of whom contributed to the Anteaters' 19-3-2 campaign in 2010. Ledezma, a former ESPN Rise second-team All-American at La Mirada High who also played for the U.S. national team at the under-15, U-17 and U-18 levels, wasted little time achieving the latter as well.
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June 20, 2011
The UC Irvine men's basketball team's gaping hole in the middle left by the transfer of three-year starter Eric Wise to USC looks a little less huge with Coach Russell Turner's announcement Monday of the addition of Fresno State transfer John Ryan. Ryan, a 6-foot-10, 250-pound center, played in 17 games for the Bulldogs as a freshman last season. He produced 19 points, 18 rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots. He will sit out the 2011-12 season, per NCAA transfer rules, then have three years of eligibility remaining for the Anteaters.
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By Barry Faulkner, barry.faulkner@latimes.com | June 3, 2011
LOS ANGELES — First came the breaks, then the rare game-breaker. UC Irvine junior designated hitter Jordan Leyland hit a three-run home run to cap a five-run first and the Anteaters went on to defeat Fresno State, 12-6, in the opening baseball game of the NCAA Los Angeles Regional on Friday at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Leyland added a two-run single to post a career-high five runs batted in as UCI (40-16) posted 10 runs, half of those unearned, against All-American starter Greg Gonzalez, who came in with an 11-0 record and a 1.43 earned-run average.
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By Barry Faulkner, barry.faulkner@latimes.com | May 31, 2011
UC Irvine All-American candidate Matt Summers will be the starting pitcher when the Anteaters open NCAA Regional play Friday against Fresno State at 2 p.m., UCI Coach Mike Gillespie said Tuesday. Gillespie said determining who would start subsequent games in the four-team, double-elimination Los Angeles Regional that also includes UCLA and San Francisco, would be decided later, based upon the opponent. Summers, a junior right-hander who threw a no-hitter in his final regular-season start, was named Big West Conference Pitcher of the Year on Monday.
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By Barry Faulkner, barry.faulkner@latimes.com | May 30, 2011
It didn't take UC Irvine senior Brian Hernandez long to identify the potential for revenge associated with the Anteaters' placement in the NCAA Los Angeles Regional hosted by UCLA was announced Monday morning. Hernandez, the baseball team's star third baseman and closer, noticed quickly that by winning the four-team regional that also includes Fresno State (40-14) and San Francisco, UCI (39-16) could get a crack at Virginia, the No. 1 national seed, in the subsequent super regionals.
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May 19, 2011
MEN'S TENNIS Fresno Pacific 6, Vanguard 1 MOBILE, Ala. — The Lions' season ended in the NAIA Tournament quarterfinal match Thursday. Vanguard's Yahor Kryvaruchka and Samdro Bucher won the Lions' lone set, defeating Fresno Pacific's Cledson Carvalho and Jaime Canamares, 8-4, at No. 2 doubles. But top-seeded Fresno Pacific (23-2) won the other two doubles sets, earning the point, and clinched the match after winning the first five singles sets. Vanguard, which was unseeded but upset No. 8 Xavier (La.)
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By Matt Szabo, matthew.szabo@latimes.com | November 26, 2010
A luxury car company runs commercials urging consumers to buy its product and make it a "December to Remember. " This week, Corona del Mar High cross country coach Bill Sumner talked about the Sea Kings making it a "November to Remember. " The Sea Kings usually do just that at the CIF State Meet. Corona del Mar's girls' team is going for its third straight CIF State Division III title this morning at Woodward Park in Fresno. CdM's girls, who finished third at the CIF Southern Section Division III finals Nov. 20 at Mt. San Antonio College, have won four of the last five state titles.
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