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September 8, 2003
Steve Virgen John Carpenter describes his first season as coach as a baptism by fire. But because of his rich experience in aquatics, he overcame the challenge of taking over the Estancia High boys water polo team one week into the 1979 season. Carpenter was 26 and an assistant to Barry Fry, who stepped down as coach. All he did was guide the Eagles to the Irvine League title. "That was pretty exciting," said Carpenter, who is preparing to enter his 24th season at the Estancia helm.
NEWS
January 1, 2000
(Part III ESTANCIA Ricardo Aguilar Alan Akana Rich Amaral Charlie Appell Johann Appell Dina Birch Jill Black Ed Blanton Adam Bollenbach Chad Bollenbach Rich Boyce Leah Braatz Lillian Brabander Jim Bratten Phil Brown Brandi Brooks Abel Cachola Mike Camp Tony Camp Chris Candlish Dave Carlisle John Carpenter ...
NEWS
February 1, 2001
COSTA MESA - Michele Spanley resigned as girls water polo coach at Estancia High, Eagles Girls Athletic Director Nancy Ferda announced Wednesday. Spanley, a third-year coach who could not be reached for comment, was replaced immediately by John Carpenter, the school's boys coach. Carpenter guided the Eagles in Wednesday's Pacific Coast League road game against Northwood and will coach the team the remainder of the season (three additional games). About five Estancia players, two of whom later said they had disagreements with Spanley, threatened to boycott the Jan. 24 game against Corona del Mar. Ferda, concerned the team would not have enough players, forfeited the PCL contest to the Sea Kings.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | August 22, 2006
Estancia High boys' water polo coach John Carpenter has no seniors on this year's squad. All that means, he said, is that the juniors will have to be ready. "They're pretty much all going to have to step up," said Carpenter, entering his 27th year as coach. "They'll be thrust into that varsity role, so hopefully they can respond." Although they weren't starters in 2005, juniors Josh Young and Jeff Crosson are the only two returning players with much varsity experience.
NEWS
March 8, 2002
Amara Aguilar Time improvement will be the name of the game for the Estancia High boys and girls swimming teams this season. Both coaches realize the competition in the Pacific Coast League is tough, but believe if swimmers make strides personally, the Eagles will have a successful season. "In the Pacific Coast League, realistically, we're looking to give everyone a good competition," boys coach John Carpenter said. "Corona del Mar is head and shoulders above the rest, but we will look to do well against every team.
NEWS
April 30, 2004
Steve Virgen Continuity has been John Carpenter's best friend. The Estancia High boys swim coach has guided the Eagles to their most successful regular season in his 25 years as the head man. One of the main reasons for the Eagles' success has been the fact that they did not lose much from last year's squad. "It's pretty much the same team we had last year," Carpenter said. "And, that's a good thing. They are at a better place than they were last year.
NEWS
September 15, 2003
Steve Virgen What's good for the NFL has, apparently, also rejuvenated Estancia High boys water polo coach John Carpenter, who has translated that energy to his players. After one year of experience in the Golden West League, Carpenter is well aware of the circuit's parity, which, much like the NFL, has brought excitement to the players and their supporters. "I love the Golden West League," Carpenter said. "It's very competitive and, going into every single game, we have a realistic shot to win. We finished fourth last year.
NEWS
March 17, 2003
Bryce Alderton Same team, different league. Those were the words Estancia High boys swim coach John Carpenter, in his 24th year with the program, gave when asked to give his impressions of the season that has begun. The Eagles return a corps from a team that made strides to finish fifth in the Pacific Coast League last season, but now will compete in the seven-school Golden West League. "Our goal is to finish in the top three in league," Carpenter said.
NEWS
By Daniel Tedford | June 3, 2008
When Brenda Mendoza was younger she would play teacher with her siblings and cousins. She liked the idea of educating, taking care of people, and providing those around her with new ideas. At Paularino Elementary on Monday, Brenda got to continue what she started doing as a young girl when she and some of her fellow students from Estancia High School presented a science lesson to the children at the school. “It was challenging,” Mendoza, 18, said. “We try to get kids the right information.
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By Matt Szabo, matthew.szabo@latimes.com | October 27, 2010
COSTA MESA — John Carpenter said before the season that this is the best Estancia High boys' water polo team he's had in at least 20 years. When you've been a coach at a school for 32 years, you can make a claim like that. The Eagles are doing their best to prove Carpenter correct. They showed their skills at their home pool Wednesday afternoon, against cross-town rival Costa Mesa. Estancia dominated, scoring early and often to earn a 16-2 victory that clinches outright second place in the Orange Coast League for the Eagles.
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SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | August 31, 2010
Estancia High boys' water polo coach John Carpenter has seen plenty in his 32 years on the job. He admits that the years, the teams can start to run together sometimes. But not this year. Not this team. Carpenter said the 2010 Eagles are the best team he's had in at least 20 years. That much he can be sure of as his squad returns all seven starters from last year. "I don't think that's ever happened at Estancia," Carpenter said. "We were pretty good last year, and we had no seniors.
NEWS
By Daniel Tedford | June 3, 2008
When Brenda Mendoza was younger she would play teacher with her siblings and cousins. She liked the idea of educating, taking care of people, and providing those around her with new ideas. At Paularino Elementary on Monday, Brenda got to continue what she started doing as a young girl when she and some of her fellow students from Estancia High School presented a science lesson to the children at the school. “It was challenging,” Mendoza, 18, said. “We try to get kids the right information.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | September 4, 2007
After a year of learning on the job, the Estancia High boys’ water polo team wants a promotion. The Eagles, who went 2-19 last season and winless in the Orange Coast League, should be vastly improved since they return virtually their whole team. Estancia had no seniors last season, and the juniors who endured those losses are eager to show what a year of seasoning can do. John Carpenter, in his 28th year at the helm of the program, dispatched notions that last season was one of his toughest.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | August 22, 2006
Estancia High boys' water polo coach John Carpenter has no seniors on this year's squad. All that means, he said, is that the juniors will have to be ready. "They're pretty much all going to have to step up," said Carpenter, entering his 27th year as coach. "They'll be thrust into that varsity role, so hopefully they can respond." Although they weren't starters in 2005, juniors Josh Young and Jeff Crosson are the only two returning players with much varsity experience.
NEWS
September 6, 2004
Bryce Alderton Estancia High boys water polo coach John Carpenter wants his players ready for anything. He also wants them prepared to do everything once the season begins this fall. Both scenarios should include mastering such skills as taking turns firing on goal or blocking shots in the cage, as well as the ability to focus on strategy as much as the physical demands of the sport. Carpenter, entering his 25th season at the helm, inherits an experienced corps that includes seven returners he hopes will keep defenses constantly guessing.
NEWS
May 7, 2004
Rick Devereux The Golden West League swim finals were supposed to be a close meet, but the Costa Mesa High boys handily defeated all opponents as the girls edged out a victory Thursday at the Orange High pool. The Mustangs boys amassed 408 points, beating their closest opponent by 182 points, while the girls edged out second-place Estancia, 337-310. Costa Mesa Coach Tim Postiff gave a lot of credit to the Eagles, who finished league dual meets undefeated, for the Mustang victory.
NEWS
April 30, 2004
Steve Virgen Continuity has been John Carpenter's best friend. The Estancia High boys swim coach has guided the Eagles to their most successful regular season in his 25 years as the head man. One of the main reasons for the Eagles' success has been the fact that they did not lose much from last year's squad. "It's pretty much the same team we had last year," Carpenter said. "And, that's a good thing. They are at a better place than they were last year.
NEWS
September 15, 2003
Steve Virgen What's good for the NFL has, apparently, also rejuvenated Estancia High boys water polo coach John Carpenter, who has translated that energy to his players. After one year of experience in the Golden West League, Carpenter is well aware of the circuit's parity, which, much like the NFL, has brought excitement to the players and their supporters. "I love the Golden West League," Carpenter said. "It's very competitive and, going into every single game, we have a realistic shot to win. We finished fourth last year.
NEWS
September 8, 2003
Steve Virgen John Carpenter describes his first season as coach as a baptism by fire. But because of his rich experience in aquatics, he overcame the challenge of taking over the Estancia High boys water polo team one week into the 1979 season. Carpenter was 26 and an assistant to Barry Fry, who stepped down as coach. All he did was guide the Eagles to the Irvine League title. "That was pretty exciting," said Carpenter, who is preparing to enter his 24th season at the Estancia helm.
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