March 23, 2007
COSTA MESA — As the victorious Estancia High boys' tennis team left Thursday's Orange Coast League opener at Costa Mesa High, the Mustangs yelled. But not at the Eagles. They yelled to keep count. "One! Two! Three!" The Costa Mesa players were running sprints, back and forth along the width of the court. They had to do 140 of them, 10 for each set lost after Estancia's 14-4 win. It's a rule Costa Mesa Coach Sean Lance instituted earlier this season when the Mustangs had several members missing practice.
June 7, 2013
The Costa Mesa High STUNT team ended its season undefeated Friday with victories over Downey and Covina at Costa Mesa. This is the first year that STUNT was competed at the high school level in Oklahoma, Florida and Virginia. The Mustangs were one of the first teams to compete in California and have earned the state title. STUNT is the new, emerging collegiate and high school sport, which also helps satisfy the Title IX requirements to give more sport opportunities to female athletes.
September 8, 2006
GARDEN GROVE — A fourth coach in four years meant the Costa Mesa High football team would spend the early part of the season learning. School continued to be in session Thursday. The location of class was Bolsa Grande High and Rancho Alamitos was doing the teaching. But Costa Mesa also added in some home schooling in learning from its own mistakes. The score was 42-12, the grade was 'L' and the Mustangs dropped to 0-2 on the year as a result of the nonleague contest, Rancho Alamitos' first game of the season.
May 18, 2010
Nichole Maddox joked that she didn't know what she was getting herself into when she took over the Costa Mesa High softball team. Maddox held the title of girls' basketball coach in the winter. After a successful first season in which the Mustangs reached the playoffs, it was time to go outdoors and lead a new team. Maddox coached two sports before, never believing it would happen again. Maddox is happy she's busy again. Costa Mesa is the lone Newport-Mesa softball program in the playoffs.
October 22, 2003
Steve Virgen There didn't seem to be a rivalry present between the boys water polo teams of Costa Mesa High and Estancia Tuesday because the Mustangs won easily. However, the rivalry was still apparent, as there were several moments of physical play. But that was all just a sideshow and you could say Mesa was the main attraction. The Mustangs built an 8-0 lead in the first quarter and continued to show their speed to coast to a 19-4 Golden West League victory over Estancia.