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December 14, 2001
POCATELLO, Idaho - For the second time in six days, Idaho State defeated UC Irvine, 69-60, Thursday night in nonconference women's basketball action at Holt Arena. Kim Martin came off the bench to score a career-high 18 points for UCI, but it wasn't enough as the Bengals won both ends of a home-and-home series against the Anteaters (1-6). Reserve Mandi Carver led Idaho State with 25 points and 22 rebounds, becoming the first player to achieve a 20-20 game at the school since Charly Bond had 28 points and 23 boards in a game Jan. 11, 1979.
NEWS
January 8, 2008
Orange Coast College sophomores Chris Holmesly and Matt Harris will continue their football careers at Idaho State and Montana State, respectively, Pirates Coach Mike Taylor said Monday. Holmesly, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound cornerback, earned first-team All-Mission Conference American Division honors in 2007, when the Pirates finished 5-5, 3-2 in division play. Holmesly, a second-team All-National Division performer as a freshman, had two interceptions and ranked fifth on the team with 52 tackles in 2007.
NEWS
January 5, 2002
Steve Virgen Who would have thought a Newport Beach boy would be having fun in Idaho of all places? Eddie Johnson did. The former Newport Harbor High standout and star punter for Orange Coast College is not only having fun, he is making Idaho State coaches look like geniuses for recruiting him in the offseason. Johnson was the bright spot for the Division I-AA Bengals, who finished 3-7 overall and 1-6 in the Big Sky Conference. He earned All-American status after leading the nation in punt average, 46.3 yards per punt, and his hang time was a result of Idaho State leading the nation in net punt average (which subtracts return yardage)
NEWS
February 2, 2001
Dustin Davis and Justin Blackard, two of Orange Coast College's remarkable linebacker trio, have committed to universities, Pirates' Coach Mike Taylor said. Davis, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound outside linebacker, is already enrolled at West Virginia Wesleyan after committing Sunday. Blackard, a hard-hitting middle linebacker, committed to Arkansas State on Wednesday. Martin Janzon has just returned from Sweden where he was born and raised. The unanimous All-Mission Conference Selection has been trying to catch up with phone calls from universities, Taylor said.
NEWS
August 24, 2004
Eddie Johnson, a former star punter at Newport Harbor High and Orange Coast College, was waived by the Cincinnati Bengals Monday. Johnson, who was an All-American collegiately at Idaho State University, was a rookie last season for the Minnesota Vikings, who drafted him in the sixth round in 2003. In 14 games with the Vikings, he averaged 39.1 yards per punt, with a long of 55. He was benched late in the season after dropping snaps in three straight games.
SPORTS
December 5, 2005
williamsOCC's sophomore football standout named to third team by J.C. Grid-Wire.Orange Coast College sophomore football standout Justin Williams, who led the Mission Conference in sacks and tackles for losses, has been named third-team All-American by the J.C. Grid-Wire. A 6-foot, 235-pound defensive end, Williams had 13 sacks to help lead the Pirates to a 6-5 record and a berth in the East County Bowl. Williams, a two-time All-Mission Conference pick, finished the 10-game regular season with 95 tackles, third on the team, including 22 tackles for losses.
LOCAL
By Barry Faulkner | January 25, 2010
Orange Coast College sophomore tight end Anthony Vidal will continue his football career at UNLV, Pirates Coach Mike Taylor said. Vidal, who caught six passes for 58 yards in four games of an injury-shortened 2009 season, had received scholarship offers from Towson State and Southeast Missouri State. Offensive lineman Charles Schultz, a Newport Harbor High product, and linebacker Matt McCloskey have landed at Rocky Mountain College, an NAIA program in Billings, Mont., Taylor confirmed.
NEWS
December 9, 2001
Amara Aguilar The UC Irvine women's basketball team was shooting for a win, but it didn't shoot to win. The Anteaters suffered their third overtime loss of the season when they fell to Idaho State, 84-76, in a nonconference game Saturday at the Bren Events Center. The Bengals (3-4) went on a 17-9 run in the extra period to pull out the victory. "(Idaho State) was just as fatigued as we were, but they shot the ball well in overtime and we didn't," UCI Coach Mark Adams said.
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By Barry Faulkner | January 25, 2010
Orange Coast College sophomore tight end Anthony Vidal will continue his football career at UNLV, Pirates Coach Mike Taylor said. Vidal, who caught six passes for 58 yards in four games of an injury-shortened 2009 season, had received scholarship offers from Towson State and Southeast Missouri State. Offensive lineman Charles Schultz, a Newport Harbor High product, and linebacker Matt McCloskey have landed at Rocky Mountain College, an NAIA program in Billings, Mont., Taylor confirmed.
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NEWS
August 13, 2009
BY BARRY FAULKNER The UC Irvine men’s basketball program has added 35 years of coaching experience to its bench in the person of newly hired assistant Doug Oliver. Oliver, 57, the lead assistant at Stanford for two seasons under former Cardinal head man Trent Johnson, is also a former head coach at Idaho State. Oliver replaces Tod Murphy, UCI’s No. 2 all-time scorer who left after six seasons on Coach Pat Douglass’ staff to become head coach at Gordon College, a Division III school in Massachusetts.
SPORTS
January 8, 2008
Orange Coast College sophomores Chris Holmesly and Matt Harris will continue their football careers at Idaho State and Montana State, respectively, Pirates Coach Mike Taylor said Monday. Holmesly, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound cornerback, earned first-team All-Mission Conference American Division honors in 2007, when the Pirates finished 5-5, 3-2 in division play. Holmesly, a second-team All-National Division performer as a freshman, had two interceptions and ranked fifth on the team with 52 tackles in 2007.
SPORTS
December 5, 2005
williamsOCC's sophomore football standout named to third team by J.C. Grid-Wire.Orange Coast College sophomore football standout Justin Williams, who led the Mission Conference in sacks and tackles for losses, has been named third-team All-American by the J.C. Grid-Wire. A 6-foot, 235-pound defensive end, Williams had 13 sacks to help lead the Pirates to a 6-5 record and a berth in the East County Bowl. Williams, a two-time All-Mission Conference pick, finished the 10-game regular season with 95 tackles, third on the team, including 22 tackles for losses.
NEWS
August 24, 2004
Eddie Johnson, a former star punter at Newport Harbor High and Orange Coast College, was waived by the Cincinnati Bengals Monday. Johnson, who was an All-American collegiately at Idaho State University, was a rookie last season for the Minnesota Vikings, who drafted him in the sixth round in 2003. In 14 games with the Vikings, he averaged 39.1 yards per punt, with a long of 55. He was benched late in the season after dropping snaps in three straight games.
NEWS
February 26, 2004
The UC Irvine men's basketball team, just two games out of fourth place in the Big West Conference, hopes to make a final push in the standings, beginning tonight at 7:05 p.m. against visiting Idaho. The Anteaters (10-14, 5-9 in the Big West) enter this week's action tied for sixth place with Cal State Fullerton and UC Riverside. Cal State Northridge (7-8 in conference), and UC Santa Barbara (7-7) are still within reach Idaho (12-13, 8-7), has won six of its last seven conference games to rise to third place, behind co-leaders Utah State and University of the Pacific, both 14-1 against conference foes.
NEWS
July 7, 2003
Steve Virgen Eddie Johnson's quest to break into the NFL as a punter will begin July 25. He could be signed as a Minnesota Viking or become a free agent. That will be determined during training camp. The make-or-break situation is not uncharted territory for Johnson, a former standout punter at Newport Harbor High and Orange Coast College. Seemingly, he is battle-tested to overcome challenges. There were obstacles he had to surpass to reach levels as the best punter in OCC history, a two-time All-American at Idaho State University and the sixth-round selection by the Vikings in the 2003 NFL Draft.
NEWS
January 28, 2003
Barry Faulkner Costa Mesa High senior Keola Asuega, who firmly imprinted his name into the Newport-Mesa football record book, said Monday he has verbally committed to continue his career at Idaho State University. Now 6-foot, 210-pounds, Asuega set a Newport-Mesa record with 49 career touchdowns and his 3,932 rushing yards rank No. 2 in Newport-Mesa annals. But, he said, he will likely shift to safety with the Division I-AA Bengals, who won the recruiting battle with Montana State.
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