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February 26, 2014
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL Orange Coast def. Golden West HUNTINGTON BEACH — Ty Hutchins notched 29 kills to help lead the undefeated Pirates to a 25-27, 25-20, 21-25, 25-18, 16-14 win in their Pacific Coast Conference opener Wednesday. Jimmy Webb finished with 15 kills and Brendan Huff amassed 53 assists and nine digs for OCC (8-0, 1-0 in conference). — MEN'S GOLF Orange Empire Conference meet CYPRESS — Orange Coast College's Marc Reyes shot two-under-par 70 to share medalist honors with Riverside's Wes Hatton and led the Pirates to a second-place finish at Navy Golf Course Wednesday.
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SPORTS
February 25, 2014
The Orange Coast College women's basketball team will begin play in the 2014 Southern California regional playoffs at Cuesta on Friday at 7 p.m. Coach Mike Thornton's Pirates (18-10), who had to settle for second place in the Orange Empire Conference after losing its final regular-season game, is the No. 9 seed . Cuesta (22-7), based in San Luis Obispo, is the No. 8 seed after finishing second in the Western State Conference's North Division. OCC, which returns to the playoffs after missing two straight seasons, boasts a balanced scoring attack led by sophomores Chanelle DiCroce (11.8 points per game)
SPORTS
February 21, 2014
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Riverside 53, Orange Coast 51 RIVERSIDE — The visiting Pirates lost a share of the Orange Empire Conference championship Friday as sophomore Mikayla Stitt made two free throws with 19 seconds left for the difference in the final conference game and regular-season finale. OCC (18-8, 9-3 in conference) finishes one game behind OEC champion Saddleback, which won Friday. Sophomore Chanelle Di Croce had 22 points and seven rebounds for the Pirates, for whom Jasmine Matar had 10 points and eight rebounds and Raechelle Davis had 11 rebounds and seven points.
NEWS
February 21, 2014
A Costa Mesa woman was robbed at gunpoint this week as she walked home from Orange Coast College, according to police. About 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, the 32-year-old victim was walking in the 1100 block of El Camino Drive in Costa Mesa when a man approached her from behind and asked for the time, Costa Mesa police spokesman Lt. Greg Scott said. "The suspect then pointed a black handgun at her and stole a rolling bag from her," he said. The bag reportedly contained textbooks, a purse and a wallet.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Miller and This post has been corrected, as noted below. | February 20, 2014
In frames around the Orange Coast College Photography Gallery, the images stand out on stark white backgrounds like specimens intended for close scrutiny: a Wendy's chili cup, a colander, a brush tangled with human hair. Wednesday morning, poet Lorene Delany-Ullman stood in front of the last image and shared her memories of the story behind it. Like each of the Jody Servon photographs in the gallery, the brush features a prose piece by Delany-Ullman below it, and in this case, the author didn't have to rely on an interview with a stranger.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | February 19, 2014
The objective for most baseball offenses is to knock out the starting pitcher and eventually feast on relievers. But if the first 10 games are any indication, Orange Coast College opponents this season should be careful what they wish for. The Pirates used five combined innings of hitless, scoreless relief from winner Brian Bass and Parker Manahan to secure a 9-2 nonconference triumph over visiting Long Beach City College on Tuesday, continuing a...
NEWS
February 18, 2014
Will Orange Coast College's new recital hall prove to be a hit? The "Jury" may decide. The campus' Opera Magnifica will present the inaugural production in the recently completed venue. "Trial by Jury…and More! A Gilbert and Sullivan Extravaganza" will run from Feb. 21 to 23. The recital hall is part of a $4.8-million music department renovation project, according to a campus news release. The venue, constructed in a former rehearsal space, has fixed seating for 77 people, stage lighting and state-of-the-art acoustics.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | February 14, 2014
It took Manny Argomaniz one game to earn hero status at Fresno State. The Bulldogs' junior second baseman, a transfer from Orange Coast College, doubled in two runs in the 10th inning to help the visitors upend UC Irvine, 2-0, in the nonconference season opener for both on Friday night. Argomaniz made winners of a Bulldogs squad, for which three pitchers limited the Anteaters to one hit through nine innings, three hits total. UCI's lone hit through nine innings was a 50-foot infield single rolled down the third-base line by sophomore second baseman Mikey Duarte to lead off the bottom of the third.
SPORTS
February 11, 2014
MEN'S GOLF Orange Empire Conference CHINO HILLS — Orange Coast College's Michael Chen shot four-under-par 68 to earn medalist honors Monday at Los Serranos Country Club Tuesday. Santiago Canyon won at 366, while the Pirates were second at 376. Riverside (378), Cypress (385), Saddleback (388) and Irvine Valley (402) followed. Jem Young (73), Cody Kelly (77), Zack Olson (79) and Zach Eddy (79) also scored for OCC.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | February 11, 2014
MISSION VIEJO - Orange Coast College women's basketball coach Mike Thornton has spent most of the season trying to figure out his team. But after a 48-42 win at Saddleback on Tuesday that extended the Pirates' Orange Empire Conference winning streak to six games and lifted them into a first-place tie with the Gauchos, Thornton turned his inquiring mind to the source of the surging squad's good fortune. As with most winning streaks, there are a number of factors, some of which the visitors (16-9, 7-2 in conference)
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