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October 20, 2003
Steve Virgen Making the best of a bad situation is a habit Jim Weeks has used to overcome adversity and find success. Weeks, a Costa Mesa High math teacher and coach for the past 22 years, learned to use this type of solution at a young age while being influenced by his parents. When Weeks was 14, his family moved from Texas to Orange County. They did so because the young boy had an asthma problem and the sunny coastal conditions in California would help.
NEWS
December 23, 2000
Name: Nancy Hatsushi Born: Aug. 5, 1983 Hometown: Costa Mesa Height: 5-foot-4 Weight: 125 Sport: Basketball Position: Guard Coach: Jim Weeks Favorite food: Pizza Favorite movie: "Pretty Woman" Best athletic moment: "Going to the CIF semifinals in girls basketball my sophomore year." Athlete of the Week: She scored a career-high 25 points and tied a school record with six three-pointers in Costa Mesa's 56-44 nonleague win over Newport Harbor.
SPORTS
March 26, 2007
Costa Mesa High junior point guard Michelle Figueroa was named first-team All-CIF Southern Section Division IV-AA in girls' basketball to highlight coaches' selections. Mustangs senior forward Jennifer Courtney received second-team All-CIF recognition. Figueroa and Courtney were instrumental in helping Costa Mesa win the Orange Coast League and reach the Southern Section Division IV-AA championship game. The Mustangs also represented the section in the opening round of the Division IV state tournament.
NEWS
September 5, 2000
Joseph Boo COSTA MESA - Costa Mesa High's three singles girls tennis player are a year older and perhaps a year wiser. Sophomore Hilary Havens and seniors Sung Lee Kim and Misa Lee are the only three varsity returners for the Mustangs. While that signifies Mesa's youth, it might not hurt that much. "Those three gives us a real good foundation," Jim Weeks, who is Mesa's co-coach with Joe Havens, said. "Hopefully, they'll show all the girls who play doubles something."
NEWS
June 28, 2000
COSTA MESA - Former Costa Mesa High's boys tennis coach Joe Havens and current Mustangs girls basketball coach Jim Weeks have been named co-coaches of Mesa's girls varsity tennis team, Boys Athletic Director Kirk Bauermeister said. They will take over for John Tichy, who stepped down as the boys and girls coach after a two-year stint. Havens last coached at the varsity level in 1997, when he headed the boys program. His daughter, Hillary, figures to be the No. 1 singles player for the Mustangs next year.
NEWS
December 19, 2001
Costa Mesa High's girls basketball team came up with its best effort of the season, according to the Mustangs' coach, Jim Weeks, but in the end fell in overtime to Lakewood in the first round of the Artesia Tournament Monday, 48-45, at Lexington Junior High. The loss drops Mesa to 2-5. The Mustangs meet Peninsula today at 3:15 in a consolation round game at Hawaiian Gardens Center. Rhondi Naff, who sent the game into overtime with three free throws in the final 20 seconds of regulation, led all scorers with 28 points, including five boards and two assists.
NEWS
January 17, 2001
COSTA MESA - Costa Mesa High senior Nancy Hatsushi paced the Mustangs girls basketball team with 22 points, leading to a 53-43 Pacific Coast League victory over visiting Northwood Tuesday. Hatsushi scored 13 of her points in the second half and finished with eight assists and eight steals. Mesa (11-8, 2-1 in league) also received contributions from Rhondi Naff (9 points) and Christine Caron (8). Down 16-15, the Mustangs used a 24-4 run, which spanned over eight minutes, closing out the second period and opening the third.
NEWS
February 13, 2004
Patrick Laverty And the streak goes on. Probably. The Costa Mesa High girls basketball team did its part, winning the final two games of the season, including a 38-25 defeat of visiting Santa Ana Thursday, to reach the 11 wins necessary to be eligible for a postseason at-large berth. Now the Mustangs (11-13, 5-7 in Golden West League play) must sit back and await the decision on their playoff fate. There is an excellent chance that they will extend their consecutive playoff appearance streak to 15 years.
NEWS
December 15, 2000
Steve Virgen COSTA MESA - Sparked by an attacking defense and sophomore Rhondi Naff's career-high 16 points, the Costa Mesa High girls basketball team took out visiting Cypress, 56-45, Thursday. Naff came off the bench and drew foul after foul as she went strong to the basket. She made six of her eight free throws. "That is her best game," Mustangs coach Jim Weeks said of Naff, who injured her right leg with 33 seconds remaining. "Last year, she had a stress fracture in that leg. Let's just hope it's not anything serious."
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SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | January 8, 2009
COSTA MESA — Jay Supple is in his first year coaching girls’ basketball at Costa Mesa High. On campus, Supple has run into the program’s former successful coach, Jim Weeks. “We don’t talk basketball,” said Supple since taking over for Weeks, who retired after 16 seasons. “He’s in a different department.” Weeks might want to tell the newbie the Mustangs aren’t used to losing to cross-town rival Estancia. Under Weeks, Costa Mesa beat the Eagles 11 straight times.
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By Steve Virgen | September 9, 2008
Jay Supple is seemingly filled with excitement because for the first time he’ll guide a team in a varsity sport as girls’ basketball coach at Costa Mesa High. He is one of three new coaches, whom also include Alex Cordoba for boys’ soccer and Fausto Hinojosa for girls’ tennis, the school recently announced. Supple, an on-campus physical education teacher, appears to be at the right place at the right time. He takes over for Nancy Hatsushi, who was the coach for less than three months.
SPORTS
By Soraya Nadia McDonald | December 27, 2007
COSTA MESA — A 27-0 run can do many things. Wednesday night, it sent Valencia High of Valencia surging to a 75-38 win over Costa Mesa in the first round of the Costa Mesa Winter Classic. It also kept Costa Mesa coach and tournament director Jim Weeks free from suspicion. “That’s a tough team,” Weeks said. “I knew I was giving myself a tough game first game, but nobody can say I stack my tournament so I have easy games.” Weeks allowed himself to laugh.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | December 13, 2007
Michelle Figueroa’s left knee still bothers her. She wears a brace, but the brace has torn and she waits for a new one. It’s a running joke between the Costa Mesa High senior and her coach, Jim Weeks. Sometimes the question for Figueroa isn’t whether she’ll have pain on a given game night, but how much pain. “She’s the oldest high school senior there ever was,” Weeks said. “I tell her I’m going to be 60, and she’s older than I am.” But Figueroa also brings the pain herself.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | December 2, 2007
Jim Weeks couldn’t hide the laughter in his voice. The Costa Mesa High girls’ basketball coach is a year removed from starting 5-foot-6 Jennifer Courtney as a main post presence for the Mustangs. It worked out for everyone involved, as Courtney, the Orange Coast League Player of the Year, helped lead the Mustangs to the league title, the CIF Southern Section Division IV-AA championship game and a berth in the CIF State Southern California Regional Division III tournament.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | October 5, 2007
COSTA MESA — The skies got darker as the match went on, and the winds picked up to make players and coaches alike put on their jackets. For Estancia High’s girls’ tennis team, though, the prognosis remained bright throughout the Eagles’ 15-3 win at crosstown rival Costa Mesa on Thursday. Estancia was dominant in both singles and doubles in the Orange Coast League opener for both teams. In singles, junior Ellie Edles and sophomore Kendra Fisher had little trouble sweeping their three sets.
SPORTS
By MATT SZABO | September 24, 2007
Throw out the Newport Harbor High boys’ water polo team’s 7-1 record. Disregard the fact that the Sailors were ranked No. 2 in the CIF Southern Section Division I coaches’ poll a week ago. For the Sailors and Coach Jason Lynch, it’s already been an up-and-down season. But Newport Harbor was way up by the end of the day Saturday, after winning the South Coast Tournament for the first time since 1999. “It’s great to win,” Lynch said.
SPORTS
April 24, 2007
Six Newport-Mesa area basketball players and Costa Mesa High girls' coach Jim Weeks have been chosen to participate in the Kiwanis/PlyoCity High School All-Star festivities, scheduled Saturday at El Toro High. Costa Mesa senior forward Jennifer Courtney, who shared Newport-Mesa Player of the Year honors, will represent the South in the girls' big schools game at 6:30 p.m. She will be coached by Weeks. Costa Mesa High senior Larry Puente will represent the South in the boys' big schools game at 8 p.m. The Dream Team honoree is the lone boys' participant from Newport-Mesa schools.
SPORTS
March 26, 2007
Costa Mesa High junior point guard Michelle Figueroa was named first-team All-CIF Southern Section Division IV-AA in girls' basketball to highlight coaches' selections. Mustangs senior forward Jennifer Courtney received second-team All-CIF recognition. Figueroa and Courtney were instrumental in helping Costa Mesa win the Orange Coast League and reach the Southern Section Division IV-AA championship game. The Mustangs also represented the section in the opening round of the Division IV state tournament.
SPORTS
By Delton Lowery | March 9, 2007
OAKHURST — If Thursday night's game was a half-court showdown, the Costa Mesa High girls' basketball team still might be in the CIF state playoffs. As it is, teams still have to bring the ball up the court, and things didn't work out as well as the visiting Mustangs would've liked in a 72-41 loss to Yosemite in a quarterfinal of the Southern California Division III regional. "Coulda, shoulda, woulda," Costa Mesa's Jennifer Courtney said. But the Mustangs senior wasn't displeased about her team's effort.
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