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May 10, 2011
The Costa Mesa High boys' tennis team has advanced to the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division IV playoffs because Silverado of Victorville forfeited its first-round match, the CIF Southern Section announced Tuesday. Silverado and Hesperia were involved in an improper scrimmage that took place Monday, the CIF Southern Section said in a release. Hesperia forfeited its wild-card match. CIF member schools are allowed one scrimmage a year and that scrimmage must take place before each school's allowable regular-season contest, or Feb. 28. The players at Monday's scrimmage are ruled ineligible.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | July 16, 2012
Red was not Juan Becerra's favorite color during his first season as coach of the Costa Mesa High boys' soccer team. At the start of his debut, the color turned up in the form of red cards. In one tournament, Becerra said the Mustangs received four red cards. Becerra said the fourth put Costa Mesa on probation because it violated a CIF Southern Section rule. Bylaw No. 2413.5 in the section's Blue Book states that any program receiving a fourth red card (excluding soft reds)
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By Steve Virgen | October 13, 2007
As the Orange Coast League season nears, Costa Mesa High Coach Jeremy Osso has noticed his football players become motivated. Sure, they’re winless, but all the more reason to be passionate about grabbing that first victory. This week, it’s homecoming at Costa Mesa, but that’s actually secondary to what’s priority for the Mustangs (0-6), who play host to Rim of the World (4-1) tonight at 7 at Newport Harbor High. “I don’t think [the players’ desire to win]
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By Matt Szabo | October 6, 2007
For a photo gallery of this game, click here. COSTA MESA — Costa Mesa High senior John Salyer stood on the sideline after the game, his helmet still on and frustrated. It was hard to take another loss for the team captain, the Mustangs’ starting free safety, after Costa Mesa’s 28-18 setback to Katella Friday night at Orange Coast College. But Coach Jeremy Osso came up to Salyer, reminding him that the nonleague game was just that — nonleague. “I told him, ‘Hey, it doesn’t matter what the record is; you still have a shot at playoffs,’ ” Osso said.
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September 15, 2010
The Newport-Mesa girls' fastpitch softball 10-and-under select team, known as the Mustangs, finished second in the highly competitive Fall Brawl tournament this past weekend in Mission Viejo. The Mustangs went 5-1, playing four games on Sunday, the championship game against Huntington Beach. The Mustangs had an early lead, but by the fifth inning, the Mustangs were trailing, 9-5. The Mustangs refused to give up and in the sixth inning, the Mustangs tied the score. Newport Mesa did not score in the top of the seventh.
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December 15, 2010
BOYS' SOCCER Costa Mesa 3, Beckman 1 IRVINE — Jesus Delgado, Jesus Estrada and Oscar Dorantes scored a goal each for the Mustangs in the nonleague game at Harvard Park Wednesday. Dong-gi Shin had one assist for Costa Mesa (4-3), which led, 1-0, at halftime. The Mustangs play in another nonleague game at Los Amigos Friday at 3:15 p.m. Corona del Mar 1, Mater Dei 1 SANTA ANA — Mason Case scored for the Sea Kings in the nonleague match Wednesday.
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By Jim Carnett | May 16, 2011
Fifty years ago this week, the Costa Mesa High School baseball team participated in the school's first CIF playoff game. The school opened for classes in the fall of 1958. The 1960-61 school year was the first for varsity sports on campus. The Mustang baseball squad entered the CIF playoffs for the first time in the spring of '61. Comprised solely of sophomores and juniors, the team finished second in the CIF's A division. The following season, in 1962, the senior-laden Mustang squad became the first Newport-Mesa team ever to win a varsity CIF title.
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March 14, 2014
BOYS' TENNIS Newport Harbor 17, Costa Mesa 1 Seniors Garrett Hall and Peirce Ward won both their doubles sets for the Sailors in Thursday's nonleague match at home. Eddie Nolan and Cole Chapin also went two for two in doubles for the Sailors (4-0). Newport Harbor plays Crean Lutheran on Friday at Costa Mesa Tennis Center. — Sage Hill 10, Mater Dei 8 Adam Langevin and Kenan Torlic swept in singles for the Lightning in Thursday's nonleague match at The Tennis Club Newport Beach.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | November 5, 2013
On Tuesday night, three days before Costa Mesa High tries to wrap up an outright Orange Coast League title, almost half the team spent it inside a computer classroom. The 18 players focused on schoolwork, not their next opponent. Frank Albers, one of the team's assistant coaches, sat in the room. He volunteers his time to make sure the players are doing their homework or making up missed assignments. He remembers a time five years ago, when the Mustangs finished perfect in league.
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By Matt Szabo | May 1, 2014
Estancia High senior Nikkie Blinn could feel Costa Mesa junior Lauren Smith breathing down her neck. Blinn and Smith were perhaps the two best girls' water polo players in the city of Costa Mesa last winter. But they were battling in the anchor leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay at Wednesday's Orange Coast League swim meet at Costa Mesa High, and Smith was closing fast in the final 25 yards. Blinn said after the meet that she found a second wind. She held off Smith, touching in 1 minute, 52.45 seconds, with the Mustangs close behind in 1:52.78.
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By Barry Faulkner | May 1, 2014
While a gusting head wind was about the only challenge faced by Costa Mesa High boys' sprinter Quinton Bell on Thursday, Estancia girls' sprint star Persis Williams-Mensah received a rare Orange Coast League challenge in the boys' and girls' league dual track and field meet between the crosstown rivals at Jim Scott Stadium. Williams-Mensah, a senior three-time league champion in the 100 and 200 meters who has never lost a race in league competition, held off Costa Mesa sophomore Paige LaBare by a step in the 200 on Thursday.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | April 22, 2014
Toward the end of the second set on Tuesday, someone at Estancia High turned on the bright lights in the gym. The lights shined right into the eyes of the Costa Mesa players on the court. The lights appeared to blind the Mustangs, keeping them from finishing the Eagles at set point. Their coach, Todd Hanson, argued that the point should not have counted because of the lights. There would be no replay, but the Mustangs didn't have to squint against rival Estancia. They swept the Eagles, 25-12, 25-19, 25-21, and swept the Battle for the Bell boys' volleyball series for the second straight season.
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By Matt Szabo | April 15, 2014
As the younger sister of Tyler Rios, the 2013 Newport-Mesa Baseball Player of the Year, Felicia Rios feels a bit of pressure. And, as a sophomore in an Estancia High softball infield that otherwise has nothing but seniors, Felicia Rios feels the need to rise to the occasion. "It's tough trying to keep up with them," said Rios, the shortstop. "Yeah, it's tough having to prove myself and show what I got. It's fun, though. " Rios said that she struggled with her hitting at times in the Eagles' preseason.
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April 8, 2014
BOYS' TRACK AND FIELD Costa Mesa 81, Calvary Chapel 44 Senior Quinton Bell won two events to help the Mustangs win Tuesday's Orange Coast League meet at Jim Scott Stadium. Bell won the 100-meter race in 10.3 seconds, and the 200 in 21.7 seconds. Marco Zalpa, who captured the shot put (39 feet, 11 inches) and the discus (102-10), was another double winner for Costa Mesa. — GIRLS' TRACK AND FIELD Costa Mesa 90, Calvary Chapel 18 Sophomore Paige LaBare won two sprint races for the Mustangs in Tuesday's Orange Coast League meet at Jim Scott Stadium.
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April 3, 2014
Mike Molina understands what it's like to have a new boys' basketball coach. He played for four head coaches in four seasons at Costa Mesa High. The Mustangs won't have to go through a fourth coach in as many seasons because of Molina. Costa Mesa named Molina the permanent boys' basketball coach after he served as the interim coach last season. In his debut season, Molina, a 23-year-old, led the Mustangs to 19 overall wins, tying the program's single-season record. "It's really humbling and it's really a blessing," Molina said of getting the chance to coach at his alma mater again.
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By Matt Szabo | March 25, 2014
Winning was something that the Corona del Mar High softball team got to experience just once in Carly Smith's first year at the helm. The Sea Kings came out on the wrong side of the score every time but once last year. They finished 1-21, only winning a nonleague game against Costa Mesa. CdM showed Tuesday that it could again beat the Mustangs, taking a 7-1 decision at Bonita Creek Park. But this time, it's more than just a footnote. It's a continuation of the momentum the Sea Kings have been building in the early part of the season.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | March 19, 2014
A couple of times on Wednesday morning, Estancia High Coach Nate Goellrich checked on Tyler Ross. He texted Ross to calm him down before his second career start on the mound. Ross admitted to Goellrich after he made his debut last week that he wanted to throw up. That's how nervous Ross felt. Before Ross went back out there to pitch again, to face rival Costa Mesa at home, Goellrich assured the freshman. "There's nobody better for us in this game. We have a chance to win the series today," Goellrich said of the texts he sent Ross.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | March 18, 2014
The Battle for the Bell baseball opener went eight innings, and the usual team won yet again. It wasn't the usual dominating effort turned in by Estancia High. Costa Mesa appears to have closed the gap in the rivalry. Extra innings decided the outcome at Costa Mesa on Tuesday. A two-out error and a two-out single proved to be the difference in the Eagles taking the opener in this week's three-game Orange Coast League series against the Mustangs, 6-5. "It's huge for us," Estancia Coach Nate Goellrich said of opening league with a victory.
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