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By Barry Faulkner | November 13, 2013
FULLERTON - Twenty-two years can diminish even the most novel sense of urgency. But Orange Coast College assistant men's soccer coach Glenn Strachan certainly wasn't willing to use that as an excuse. The Pirates, hoping to clinch their first Orange Empire Conference championship since 1991, waited their sweet time to unleash maximum intensity in a 1-1 tie at Fullerton on Tuesday. OCC erased a 1-0 deficit in the 89th minute to salvage a valuable point in the standings. The deadlock pared the Pirates' conference lead from four points to two with one game remaining.
November 8, 2013
Orange Coast (3-6, 1-4) vs. Fullerton (8-0, 4-0) When/where: Saturday 6 p.m. at Orange Coast Key Pirates: Fr. WR D.J. McFadden; So, LB Jason Kollock; So. S Shane Bauman; Fr. LB Paco Potter. Key Hornets: So. QB Jose Escobar; So. LB Justin Owens; So. RB Lavorrie Jones; So. WR Eli Pleasant. Breakdown: The Pirates are prohibitive underdogs against a Hornets squad ranked No. 1 in Southern California and No. 2 in the state … Fullerton ranks No. 4 in offense in the 37-team Southern California Football Assn., while OCC is No. 36 in defense … Fullerton is No. 3 in the SCFA in rushing (239.9 yards per game)
October 26, 2013
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL Vanguard def. Hope International Rachael Barker had 11 kills to lead the No. 15-ranked Lions to a 25-15, 25-10, 25-17 Golden State Athletic Conference win at the Pit Saturday. Jessica Neves had eight kills, Kelly Heenan led with 20 digs and Ashli Bellinger had 11 digs for Vanguard (17-5, 5-3 in conference). Hope International is 5-16, 1-7. — Long Beach State def. UC Irvine LONG BEACH — Allison Lee hit .522, knocking down 13 of 23 attempts with just one error to go along with nine digs and an ace for the Anteaters, but the 49ers won the Big West Conference match, 25-18, 25-21, 25-15 Saturday at the Pyramid.
By Emily Foxhall | October 25, 2013
Hiring in Orange County was more robust than anticipated last year, and gains are expected to continue, according to the 2014 economic forecast released by Cal State Fullerton. An increase of 28,200 jobs is projected for 2013, a 2% increase over 1.4 million jobs in 2012, according to the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics forecast, presented Thursday at the Hyatt Hotel in Irvine. Next year looks stronger. An increase of 35,900 jobs is projected in 2014, a 2.5% increase over 1.43 million jobs forecast in 2013.
By Barry Faulkner | October 9, 2013
FULLERTON - The Orange Coast College women's volleyball team used defense to not only get back into Wednesday's Orange Empire Conference clash with fellow unbeaten Fullerton, but eventually put the host Hornets on their heels. But, in the end, the Pirates' inability to defend a 23-19 lead in Game 4 led to its demise as Fullerton claimed a 25-14, 19-25, 25-22, 26-24 triumph in a dogged duel that displayed championship determination on both sides of the net. Fullerton (9-0, 2-0 in conference and ranked No. 4 in California)
August 21, 2013
The Costa Mesa Mayhem, a 16-and-under baseball team under the banner of Costa Mesa Pony Baseball, went 4-0 on Saturday and Sunday to claim the age 15-16 wood bat division of a four-team tournament at The Yard in Fullerton. Kaz Akamatsu threw a seven-inning no-hitter in a 3-0 pool-play victory over Venados of Paramount on Saturday, one of three complete-game wins for Mayhem pitchers. Akamatsu struck out nine and walked one. Evan Larsen, a Costa Mesa resident who plays at Corona del Mar High, struck out seven and allowed six hits in a 4-1 title-game win over Venados of Paramount on Sunday.
August 7, 2013
Newport Harbor High senior-to-be Connor Seabold has verbally committed to the Cal State Fullerton baseball program, Sailors Coach Patrick Murphy said on Facebook on Monday. Seabold is the first of two Newport Harbor pitchers to commit to colleges before their senior year. The other is Shaun Vetrovec, who went with UC Irvine, Cal State Fullerton's Big West Conference rival. Seabold garnered second-team All-Sunset League and Daily Pilot Newport-Mesa Dream Team honors as a junior.
August 3, 2013
Fight Club OC returns to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa on Aug. 15 with a seven-bout card featuring four professional boxing and three pro mixed martial arts fights inside the Hangar. Two women are in the main event of the boxing portion of the card. Rhonda Luna faces Crystal Morales for the second time since June. This time they are scheduled to go 10 rounds and fight for the vacant International Female Boxers Assn. World Lightweight title. Luna (17-3-2), who's from Rowland Heights, scored a unanimous decision against Morales (7-9-1)
By Barry Faulkner | May 19, 2013
FULLERTON - For the third straight game, Cal State Fullerton fifth-year senior Carlos Lopez erased a UC Irvine lead to produce a dramatic baseball victory for the Titans. Turns out, it was Lopez who also got away from the Anteaters. "It's pretty funny, because I was supposed to go to Irvine," Lopez said after he hit his second walk-off home run in two days on Sunday, this time a three-run shot with one out in the ninth off reliever Evan Brock to give the host Titans a 7-5 triumph to sweep the three-game Big West Conference series in front of 2,551 at Goodwin Field.
By Barry Faulkner | May 18, 2013
FULLERTON - Two pitches after he nearly swung out of his shoes, Cal State Fullerton senior Carlos Lopez left visiting UC Irvine on the field, stunned in their tracks. Lopez launched a 1-1 split-finger fastball off a banner about 10 feet over the top of the right-field fence to lift the host Titans to a 3-2 walk-off victory over the Anteaters in front of 2,399 on Saturday at Goodwin Field. The winning homer, which Lopez said was pre-ordered by Titans head man Rick Vanderhook, clinched the Big West Conference series victory for the Titans, who also wrapped up at least a share of the conference regular-season crown.
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