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September 8, 2007
Ryan Bousquet, who won a state championship in men’s cross country as a sophomore for Orange Coast College in 2001, died in a motorcycle accident on Aug. 27. Bousquet, 25, was dead on the scene in Anaheim and speed was believed to have been a factor, according to various reports. Bousquet transferred to OCC from Arizona State and competed for the Pirates for one year. He then transferred back to Arizona State. Recently, he had been an assistant coach for Esperanza High’s cross country program.
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October 29, 2011
College of the Desert 28, Orange Coast 24 SCORE BY QUARTERS College of the Desert 7 – 7 – 7 – 7 — 28 Orange Coast 7 – 10 – 0 – 7 — 24 FIRST QUARTER COD – Steib 2 run (Symonds kick), 10:30. OCC – Duncan 9 pass from Frank (Dionne kick), 4:12. SECOND QUARTER COD – Washington 14 pass from Fortis (Symonds kick), 2:29. OCC – Betts 5 run (Dionne kick), 2:39. OCC – Dionne 42 FG, 1:14. THIRD QUARTER COD – Johnson 44 pass from Fortis (Symonds kick)
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December 29, 2010
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL San Bernardino Valley 62, Orange Coast 57 VENTURA — Samantha Hansen had 18 points and Helena Robel added 14 for the Pirates in the semifinals of the Ventura Tournament on Wednesday at Ventura College. Amanda Deal had 10 points for OCC (12-5), which saw San Bernardino Valley (13-1) score the final five points in the last 19 seconds. OCC plays either Southwestern or Ventura for third place today at 4 p.m.
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March 24, 2012
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL Orange Coast def. Grossmont COSTA MESA - Dillon Emery had 18 kills to help lead the Pirates to a 25-19, 25-22, 25-18 Pacific Coast Conference win Friday. Rusty Sary had 10 kills, Michael Ensign had 34 assists and Victor Schaefer had eight digs for OCC (9-4, 6-1 in conference).
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January 11, 2012
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Orange Coast 61, Santa Ana 44 COSTA MESA — Jenna Arnett led three Pirates in double figures in the Orange Empire Conference clash at OCC Wednesday. Arnett had 13 points, while Anna Bartel had 12 and Ashley Engeln added 11 for the winners (9-10, 1-1 in conference). Michelle Angel had seven points, six assists and four rebounds for OCC, which led, 35-18, at halftime. Santa Ana (4-13, 0-3), coached by former OCC star Flo Luppani, had 26 turnovers.
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September 19, 2013
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL Orange Coast def. Glendale GLENDALE - Sierra Brown, a Newport Harbor High product, had 29 kills to lead the Pirates to a 25-19, 25-22, 25-23 nonconference win Thursday night. Kalya Mayer had 11 kills, Megan Ritchie amassed 39 assists and Carina Perez had 29 digs for OCC (4-0). Glendale is 1-3. The Pirates play at Pasadena Friday at 3 p.m.
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December 9, 2011
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Chaffey 66, Orange Coast 45 IRVINE — Sophomore Ashley Engeln had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Pirates in the championship semfinals of the Irvine Valley Tournament on Friday at IVC. The Pirates (5-5) shot 28.6% from the field for the game and were four of 22 from three-point range to fall into Saturday's third-place game at noon. Only two Pirates besides Engeln had more than one field goal for OCC, which was outrebounded, 50-32, and committed 19 turnovers, six more than the winners (9-2)
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April 10, 2012
BASEBALL Orange Coast 8, Fullerton 7 FULLERTON - Boog Powell, Joel Licon and Chris Carlson were a combined five for 10 with six runs batted in to pace the visiting Pirates in the Orange Empire Conference game Tuesday. Sophomore Keegan Yuhl yielded 11 hits and five runs (three earned) in 5 2/3 innings, but earned the win and is now 9-0. Bijan Rademacher worked a perfect ninth to earn his first save in his mound debut. OCC (25-3-1, 12-2 in conference)
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March 25, 2011
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL Orange Coast def. San Diego COSTA MESA — Johl Awerkamp had seven kills and three aces to help the Pirates to a 25-22, 25-17, 25-21 Pacific Coast Conference win Friday. Jeff Patton, Chris Pratt and Troy Tomasello each added six kills for OCC (11-2, 6-1 in conference), while the setter combination of James Anderson and his brother, Brett Anderson, combined for 31 assists. The libero combination of Danny Baker and Brad Rostratter teamed up for 11 digs in the Pirates' win. OCC plays host to Palomar Wednesday at 6 p.m. BASEBALL Gonzaga 4, UC Irvine 1 SPOKANE, Wash.
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November 18, 2011
The Orange Coast College women's soccer team earned an at-large berth into the 16-team California Community College Athletic Assn. Southern California Regional tournament. The Pirates (13-4-4) are the No. 16 seed and visit top-seeded Cerritos (20-1) on Saturday. OCC finished third in the Orange Empire Conference with a 10-3-3 record. The Pirates lost their last two regular-season games after having compiled a 7-0-3 stretch. OCC is led by freshman midfielder Emma Pridmore, who has 14 goals and five assists.
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By Barry Faulkner | May 3, 2014
Redemption may be too strong a word. But Two players who had recently found themselves in less than good graces with Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli responded with strong performances Saturday to help the Pirates sweep their best-of-three Southern California Regional playoff series against visiting El Camino. Freshman right fielder Tommy Bell, who was dressed down for not hustling in Friday's opening-game win, went four for four with two runs batted in and two runs scored in the 8-2 triumph that sent No. 1-seeded OCC (28-9)
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May 2, 2014
BASEBALL Orange Coast 7, El Camino 4 The host Pirates rallied from deficits of 3-0 and 4-3 and scored four in the eighth inning to prevail in the first game of a Southern California Regional playoff series Friday. Sophomore outfielder Tommy Bell drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth and was three for four, while Orange Empire Conference Player of the Year Cody Nulph was three for four with one run batted in for the winners (28-9). OCC starting pitcher David Hill allowed four runs, all earned, on eight hits in seven innings and was not involved in the decision.
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May 1, 2014
Orange Coast College is the No. 1 seed and will play host to El Camino in a best-of-three series beginning Friday in the Southern California baseball regionals. The Pirates (27-9) bring a six-game winning streak into the postseason after sharing the Orange Empire Conference crown with Santa Ana. The regionals are the first of three potential best-of-three playoff series that will send two Southern California qualifiers to the four-team state championships held in Fresno. — From staff reports — OCC's Chen lauded Orange Coast College golfer Michael Chen has been named All-Orange Empire Conference after leading the Pirates to a 50-10 record in conference play.
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May 1, 2014
Orange Coast College sophomores Cody Nulph, David Hill and Jacob Hill top 10 Pirates named All-Orange Empire Conference in baseball after helping OCC earn a share of the conference title and a No. 1 seed in the Southern California playoffs. Nulph, a shortstop bound for Auburn University, is the Player of the Year while the Hills, identical twins bound for the University of San Diego, share Pitcher of the Year laurels. OCC's John Altobelli shares Coach of the Year honors the fifth time he has been so honored.
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By Barry Faulkner | April 25, 2014
ORANGE - Orange Coast College freshman Jim Webb plans to give up volleyball to begin Navy SEAL training this summer. But in his final match on Friday, his service was entirely to his team. Webb, a powerfully built 6-foot-6 opposite, had a team-best 20 kills and five aces, including four kills and two aces in the decisive fifth set. His performance led the Pirates to a 25-18, 25-23, 17-25, 21-25, 15-10 victory over Santa Monica in the California Community College Athletic Assn. state championship match at Santiago Canyon College.
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By Barry Faulkner | April 24, 2014
HUNTINGTON BEACH - After an April 5 loss at Saddleback College left the Orange Coast baseball team 9-7 in Orange Empire Conference play, Pirates Coach John Altobelli decided it was time to make a point with his players. Make that a power point. Altobelli, in his 22nd season at the helm, broke out a 5-year-old power-point presentation made after the Pirates captured the 2009 state title. The visual compilation illustrated how that team came through great adversity, including the death of then-redshirt catcher Jourdan Watanabe, to claim the program's first state crown since 1980.
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By Barry Faulkner | April 24, 2014
Hank Stram, a former NFL coach in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, used to describe his offense's drives as matriculating the ball down the field. Kevin Emerson, introduced formally on Thursday as the Orange Coast College football coach, believes that matriculating the ball down the field is no more important than helping his players matriculate to four-year schools. It was one of his points of emphasis in a brief address delivered before a group of coaches, administrators and others in the foyer of the OCC gym. Other bullet points included: •His desire to make OCC the leading destination for local high school football standouts.
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By Barry Faulkner | April 23, 2014
ORANGE - Upsets had been trending at the California Community College Athletic Assn. men's volleyball state championship, but heavily favored Orange Coast College upset that run by sweeping Irvine Valley in the semifinals at Santiago Canyon Community College. "Thank God it wasn't a trend," OCC Coach Travis Turner said after his squad (19-1) dispatched IVC, 25-20, 25-18, 25-20, for the third sweep of the Lasers (13-8) this season. Santa Monica (14-6), the third-place team from the Western State Conference, posted a 25-19, 25-19, 25-19 semifinal upset of WSC champion El Camino (15-5)
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By Barry Faulkner | April 22, 2014
Kevin Emerson's first stint with the Orange Coast College football program was short and uneventful. But the former coach at Citrus and San Bernardino Valley community colleges, announced as the seventh coach in OCC's 66-year football history on Monday, is hoping for a much more meaningful association with the Pirates this time around. Emerson, chosen from more than 80 applicants, replaces Mike Taylor, who will be the Pirates' defensive coordinator after 15 seasons at the helm. Taylor was 62-91 to produce the worst winning percentage (.405)
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By Barry Faulkner | April 22, 2014
A Hill on the hill has been good news for the Orange Coast College baseball team all season. So whether it was Jacob Hill or his identical twin brother David, the Pirates figured to be in good hands against Orange Empire Conference visitor and district rival Golden West on Tuesday. Jacob (9-0 in nine appearances, including eight starts, with a 1.31 earned-run average) is the usual Tuesday starter for Coach John Altobelli. But, having thrown 55 innings, more than the sophomore left-hander has ever compiled, Altobelli said, the OCC brain trust elected to shift David Hill, the typical Thursday starter, up a couple days.
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