November 14, 2013
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL Irvine Valley def. Orange Coast Megan Ritchie had 26 assists for the host Pirates, who fell, 25-18, 25-20, 25-22, in the Orange Empire Conference match on Wednesday. Megan Rawlings had eight kills and Carina Perez had 10 digs for OCC (11-6, 6-6 in conference), which is in fifth place in the eight-team OEC. OCC, ranked No. 20 in the state, has been swept just three times this season, twice by IVC. IVC, (18-0, 12-0) is ranked No. 2 in the state.
October 21, 2013
The Costa Mesa Sanitary District is helping organize a donation drive Saturday that will benefit Orange Coast College. The district, in conjunction with the Costa Mesa campus and Goodwill, is accepting used clothing, e-waste, household goods, furniture and children's items. The collection point is OCC's Lot C, near Fairview Road and Merrimac Way. The drive runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations are tax-deductible, and donors can receive two free children's tickets to the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana. For every container that Goodwill collects, the organization will give $75 toward the new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Garden Classroom at OCC's Harry and Grace Steele Children's Center.
April 22, 2013
The Orange Coast College Friends of the Library spring book sale is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. The used books, most of which cost $1, are of a variety of genres. The sale is at OCC, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, in its library on the southwest side of campus. The last two hours of each sale day will have a "dollar-a-bag" session. Metered parking is in Lot E, near Merrimac Way and Fairview. For more information, call (714) 432-0202 ext. 21058. —Bradley Zint Twitter: @bradleyzint
December 18, 2013
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Chaffey College 63, Orange Coast College 62 Guard Chanelle DiCroce produced 13 points and 10 rebounds as the Pirates opened the Erin Tomlinson Coast Christmas Classic at home on Wednesday. Dominique Worthy hit a game-winning jumper with 12 seconds left to lift Chaffey into the championship semifinals against Cuesta College on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The Pirates (8-4) resume tournament play on Thursday against Palomar in a consolation semifinal at 3:30 p.m. Raechelle Davis finished with 11 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks for OCC, and Jasmine Matar had 13 points and nine rebounds.
March 28, 2014
Orange Coast College sophomore Chanelle DiCroce, who helped the Pirates advance to the second round of the Southern California Regional playoffs, earned third-team All-State honors in women's basketball. DiCroce, a first-team All-Orange Empire Conference honoree, averaged 11.9 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game for the Pirates (19-11). She scored in double figures 20 times, including OCC's final eight games. Over that eight-game span, she averged 16 points and 10 rebounds per contest.
June 14, 2011
Orange Coast College is offering the community the chance to prepare themselves for retirement. OCC is hosting two, two-day retirement planning workshops starting Saturday morning on campus. The seminars are $59 a session and come with a 226-page illustrated textbook. The first session is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sunday and the second is 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. June 21 and June 28. Parking is free for the weekend classes, but weekday students must park in metered spots.
August 9, 2011
Orange Coast College is hosting a retirement planning workshop from 9 a.m. to noon, Aug. 20 and Aug. 27, in Social Science, Room 104. The workshop is $59 and includes a 226-page illustrated textbook. Parking is free. The college is located at 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. To register, call (714) 432-5880 or go online to http://orangecoastcollege.augusoft.net . —Britney Barnes
March 24, 2011
BASEBALL Orange Coast 6, Fullerton 4 FULLERTON — The Pirates' Colton Hamill hit a game-winning two-run home run off of the left field pole in the top of the ninth inning of the Orange Empire Conference game Thursday. The homer broke a 4-4 tie. Chris Carlson went two for three with a run batted in for OCC (20-4,6-3 in conference). Fullerton is 8-14, 1-8. MEN'S TENNIS Orange Coast 5, Saddleback 4 MISSION VIEJO — Felix Demiro (No. 2)
September 15, 2011
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL Orange Coast def. Southwestern CHULA VISTA — Karlee Riggs had 11 kills to lead the Pirates to a 25-6, 25-13, 25-18 nonconference win Thursday. Andi Frisina had 16 digs and Allison Lumsden added 21 assists for OCC (3-0). Southwestern is 1-5. The Pirates play at San Diego City Friday at 3 p.m. * Biola def. Vanguard LA MIRADA — Jamie Heenan and KaUwila Lavea had 15 kills each for the No. 21-ranked Lions, but the No. 13-ranked Eagles won the Golden State Athletic Conference match, 25-19, 33-31, 25-16, Thursday.
March 6, 2012
MEN'S TENNIS Orange Coast 8, Cypress 1 CYPRESS - The Pirates swept in singles in the Orange Empire Conference match Tuesday. Pat Wright (No. 1 singles player), Rex Miller (No. 2) and Derek Wong (No. 3) swept for OCC (3-6, 2-1). * WOMENS' TENNIS Orange Coast 9, Cypress 0 COSTA MESA - No. 1 singles player Madelyn Koehly led the way for the Pirates in the Orange Empire Conference match Tuesday. OCC improved to 5-1, 3-0 in conference.