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December 4, 2007
Michael Jae Woo Im, a senior at Sunny Hills High, has signed a national letter of intent to compete for the UC Irvine men’s golf program, Anteaters Coach Paul Smolinski announced Monday. Im is currently No. 22 nationally No. 4 in California in the American Junior Golf Association Polo Junior Rankings. He won the AJGA CORE Realty Holdings Junior tournament at Old Ranch Country Club last summer and was second in the 2007 TEE UP Junior Challenge and ReBath Heather Farr Classic.
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By Mark Ratto | July 5, 2008
Could this be the year? The Santa Ana Country Club will be entering the ninth annual Jones Cup looking for its first win in tournament history. Past Jones Cup tournaments have seen the battle for the top spot usually ending with a Big Canyon Country Club victory. The club near Fashion Island in Newport Beach has won the Jones Cup five times. But this year’s very talented group out of Santa Ana Country Club will try to change all that on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Newport Beach Country Club.
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August 23, 2007
The Newport Beach Country Club will have an intriguing man in the mix when it aims for its first Jones Cup since 2004 on Sept. 6 at Big Canyon Country Club. The NBCC men’s representative in the squad of five will be Haesung Lee, who finished third in the club men’s championship. Lee will be playing in place of men’s champ Eric Vallely, who will be out of town. Brian Linley, the NBCC men’s runner-up, was also asked but he won’t be able to make it. Enter Lee. He will join head pro Paul Hahn, Richard Ortega, Debbie Fleming, and Ron Ramsey as they go up against Big Canyon, defending champion Mesa Verde and Santa Ana country clubs.
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October 17, 2007
The 431 student-athletes who earned letters in 22 sports at Orange Coast College during the 2006-07 school year recorded a combined grade-point average of 2.83. Pirates athletes in 12 men’s sports and 10 women’s sports helped the school win the Pepsi Cup, awarded to the top athletic program in the state by the Commission on Athletics and the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators. OCC won state titles in women’s volleyball, women’s cross country and men’s swimming and diving.
NEWS
April 15, 2008
UC Irvine student-athletes have earned 2008 Winter Academic All-Big West Conference honors. The 19 Anteaters recognized are spearheaded by the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams, including men’s representatives Eddie Erazo, Blaine Fletcher, Danny Giometti, Brian Johnson, David Lefstein, Cina Moheimani, Eric Nugent, Nate Rogers and Walid Wasfy, as well as women’s team members Sarah Deyoreo, Kelly Janicki; Avi...
FEATURES
August 15, 2008
BEIJING, China — Kevin Hansen, a Corona del Mar High product, helped the steadfast U.S. men’s volleyball team win in the return of its head coach Hugh McCutcheon this morning in China. McCutcheon missed three matches with the team following an attack on his in-laws, who were visiting a popular Beijing tourist site. Assistant Ron Larsen was interim head coach in McCutcheon’s absence, and John Speraw, the UC Irvine men’s volleyball coach, remained the lone assistant.
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July 23, 2008
LINZ, Austria — A.J. Brooks and J.P. Hogan, both Newport Harbor High students, finished second in their heat to qualify for the quarterfinals of the Junior Rowing World Championships Wednesday in Linz, Austria. Brooks and Hogan, representing the U.S. in the junior men’s pair, followed Greece and finished ahead of Serbia. The junior men’s pair featured 25 nations. The teams were divided into six heats with the three boats in each heat, plus the next fastest time, advancing to today’s quarterfinals.
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August 18, 2008
BEIJING — Former UC Irvine All-American Jeff Powers scored two goals as the U.S. Olympic men’s water polo team defeated Germany, 8-7, Monday in China to advance to the medal round for the first time since 1992. Ryan Bailey and Tim Hutten, two other previous UCI All-Americans, scored one goal each as Team USA won Group B with a 4-1 record. The U.S. earned a bye into the semifinals and will face the winner of the Spain-Serbia quarterfinal. The U.S. men’s water polo team is scheduled to play its semifinal Friday at 7:40 p.m. in Beijing (2 a.m., PST)
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November 8, 2007
In support of the UC Irvine Masters Golf Invitational to be held this Monday at El Niguel Country Club, Mark O’Meara has generously donated the opportunity for a foursome to join him for a day of golf at The Madison Club in La Quinta, Calif. A live auction for this unique item will be conducted during the dinner portion of Monday’s event which supports the UCI men’s and women’s golf programs, and UCI’s Department of Education. O’Meara earned 16 PGA Tour victories, including The Masters and the British Open, both in 1998.
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April 15, 2014
Orange Coast College earned a bye into the semifinals of the California Community College Athletic Assn. men's volleyball state championship tournament at Santiago Canyon Community College in Orange. The tournament begins with quarterfinals on Friday, with the winner of the Irvine Valley-Long Beach matchup advancing to meet the Pirates (18-1) in the semifinals on April 23 at 8 p.m. The Pirates, who shared the Pacific Coast Conference crown with Grossmont, but earned a top seed by virtue of winning more games against the Griffins, are bidding for the program's third state title, the first since 1994.
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April 9, 2014
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL Orange Coast def. Irvine Valley The host Pirates clinched at least a share of the Pacific Coast Conference title and assured themselves of being the conference's No. 1 postseason representative with a 25-19, 27-25, 25-21 triumph on Wednesday. Earning the conference's No. 1 playoff seeding propels OCC (17-1, 10-1 in conference) directly into the State Final Four that begins April 23 at Santiago Canyon College. OCC owns the tiebreaker advantage with PCC co-leader Grossmont, based on games won in the two matches the teams split.
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By Barry Faulkner | April 2, 2014
One more time they packed The Pit on Wednesday to recognize a pair of noteworthy Vanguard University basketball teams. About 300 students, faculty, staff, fans and community members filed into the cozy campus gymnasium to pay tribute to the Vanguard men's team that won the program's first NAIA Division I national championship, as well as the Lions' women's team, which was ranked No. 1 all season. The men's program's most successful season ever included Golden State Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament titles and an unprecedented 32-6 record.
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March 22, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Vanguard University is no longer just a women's basketball power. The Costa Mesa school's men's team defeated defending NAIA champion Georgetown of Kentucky, 93-85, on Friday to reach the NAIA Division I Final Four. The Lions (30-6) will meet St. Gregory's of Oklahoma (24-9) in the semifinals on Monday at 2 p.m. PT at Municipal Auditorium. No. 6-seeded Vanguard had not advanced past the second round in its two previous NAIA Tournament appearances. But Coach Rhett Soliday's squad, which claimed the Golden State Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament championships, has won seven in a row, including three straight in Kansas City, and is the highest seeded team remaining in the 32-team tournament.
SPORTS
March 21, 2014
Vanguard University Pregame Vs. Georgetown of Kentucky Saturday at 2 p.m. PT The Vanguard University men's basketball team is in uncharted territory when it faces Georgetown of Kentucky in the quarterfinals of the NAIA Tournament on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo. The No. 6-seeded Lions (29-6) set a school single-season record for wins by topping Benedictine of Kansas, 81-70, in Friday's second round. Vanguard had never gone further than the second round and had not won an NAIA Tournament game since 1990 until this week.
NEWS
March 18, 2014
Costa Mesa police are looking for three men suspected of robbing two men - after pepper spraying one of them - near The Triangle on Sunday evening. The two victims - a 21-year-old Norco resident and a 24-year-old from Anaheim - were sitting on a bench facing Harbor Boulevard just outside the shopping center when they were approached by the three men at about 6 p.m., authorities said. Two of the aggressors demanded a cellphone that one of the victims was holding and then one of the bunch grabbed it, a Costa Mesa Police Department news release said.
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By Barry Faulkner | March 18, 2014
For the second straight game, the UC Irvine men's basketball team will attempt to pony up, when the Anteaters visit the SMU Mustangs in the first round of the NIT on Wednesday at 6 p.m. PT. UCI (23-11), the Big West Conference regular-season champion, is making its fifth appearance in the NIT after falling to the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Mustangs, 61-58, in the semifinals of the Big West tournament on Friday at Honda Center. UCI has won twice in the NIT, both first-round triumphs over UCLA in 1986 and San Diego State in 1982.
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By Barry Faulkner | March 15, 2014
Coach Russell Turner was 6 when the UC Irvine men's basketball program entered the Division I ranks. Now, 37 years later, the Anteaters have still yet to qualify for what has commonly been referred to as The Big Dance, the NCAA Tournament that sweeps the nation every March and April. UCI came up short in its most recent attempt on Friday night, as the Big West Conference regular-season champion and No. 1 seed in the conference tournament was upset in the semifinals, 61-58, by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo at Honda Center.
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