November 22, 2010
The Orange Coast College women's volleyball team, the defending state champion, is the No. 7 seed in the Southern California Regional playoffs and will play host to Golden West in a first-round match tonight at 7. Coach Chuck Cutenese's Pirates (15-5), who won their last five regular-season matches to finish third in the Orange Empire Conference with a 10-4 record, have beaten the Rustlers (9-12), who finished sixth in the OEC, twice this season. OCC swept Golden West, 25-23, 25-8, 25-10, in a Nov. 5 road match.
November 6, 2010
COSTA MESA — Immediately after the last play ended, most of the Golden West College football players sprinted toward the north end zone, where the perpetual victory bell trophy awaited the winner of the annual showdown with rival Orange Coast College. And, for once, the OCC secondary did not have to give pursuit. Chasing was required of the Pirates' defensive backs during virtually all the big plays produced by the Rustlers, who registered all but one of their points in a 33-17 triumph via the pass.
November 5, 2010
When/where: tonight, 6 at OCC Key Pirates: So. WR Keali'i Doll (26 catches, 302 yards, two TDs); So. OLB Travis McNaughton (31 tackles); Fr. C Alec Davis; So. SS Bryan Pali (team-best 45 tackles). Key Rustlers: Fr. QB Raymond Huizar (1,055 yards, nine TDs passing); So. LB Raheem Ivey (team-best 72 tackles); Fr. WR Jared Cohen (28 catches, 351 yards, two TDs); So. WR Peter Adams (20.5-yard average on 25 catches). Breakdown: It's the 43rd meeting in what has become known as the West Coast Showdown between district rivals Orange Coast (2-6, 1-2 in the East Division)
October 13, 2010
COSTA MESA — Aimee Melone had 20 kills and 13 digs to lead the Orange Coast College women's volleyball team to a 22-25,25-22, 27-25, 26-24 Orange Empire Conference win over rival Golden West College Wednesday night. The Pirates, ranked No. 5 in the state, rallied from an opening-game loss to top the No. 12-ranked Rustlers, maintaining their unbeaten record in the OEC (4-0). Whitney Crosby and Katherine Wichner each had eight kills for OCC (9-1 overall), while setter Kimya Jafroudi paced the offense with 44 assists.
April 9, 2010
MEN’S VOLLEYBALL UC Irvine def. UC San Diego LA JOLLA — Sophomore Austin D’Amore had a career-high 12 total blocks (one solo) to help the No. 10-ranked Anteaters to a 30-23, 30-13, 30-21 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation win Friday. Sophomore Carson Clark also posted a career-high seven total blocks to go with a match-high 17 kills for UCI (14-13, 9-11 in the MPSF). Setter Jeff Schmitz recorded 37 set assists. Setter Phil Bannan, a Corona del Mar product, recorded 28 assists and a team-high seven digs for the No. 14 Tritons (8-18, 4-15)
February 19, 2010
HUNTINGTON BEACH — Every week, Corona del Mar High girls’ water polo Coach Aaron Chaney gives his team a quote of the week. This week, they’ve had several. One of the ones delivered Friday afternoon was “One finger cannot lift a pebble,” an old Hopi Indian saying. “They understood what it meant,” Chaney said after he got a total team effort, with goals from four different players in a 4-3 win over Edison in the CIF Southern Section Division I quarterfinals at Golden West College.