October 27, 1999
Barry Faulkner COSTA MESA - Joanna Danner, who threw four no-hitters, including a perfect game, en route to earning Newport-Mesa District Player of the Year laurels as a sophomore softball pitcher at Estancia High last year, has transferred to Pacifica. Cathy Danner, Joanna's mother, said logistics require Joanna to stay with her grandparents during the week. The grandparents reside within the Pacifica attendance boundaries, making a daily commute to Estancia problematic.
May 10, 2008
CORONA DEL MAR — Corona del Mar High Coach Steve Conti knows what he has in junior setters Connor Bannan and Michael Ensign. “There are some things that Connor gives us that maybe Michael doesn’t,” he said. “There are some things that [Michael] gives us that maybe Connor doesn’t.” In the opening round of the CIF Southern Section Division II boys’ volleyball playoffs, Conti didn’t have to worry about Ensign passing along a bug Friday.
February 16, 2002
Steve Virgen COSTA MESA - This time around, there won't be any reason for postgame penalty kicks. That's what Costa Mesa High Coach Eugene Day wants out of his boys soccer team, which fulfilled that goal for at least one game with a 3-0 CIF Southern Section Division IV first-round victory over visiting Pacifica Friday. The Mustangs (14-3-3), the two-time Pacific Coast League champions, did not have to sweat out a close game. Not with seniors Mike Gardiner and Eli Solis and freshman Alfonso Pineda scoring goals; and especially not when Mesa outshot Pacifica, 19-4, including 15-3 in the second half when the Mustangs scored two goals to put the game away.
November 17, 2007
GARDEN GROVE — It was a bit of senior silliness, really, an opportunity to jump one last time through a window of opportunity that closes on everyone playing in their last high school football game. But the leap Costa Mesa High senior outside linebacker Cody De La Mater made off the back of a Mustangs defensive lineman into the Pacifica backfield before the snap late in Pacifica’s 34-0 victory in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Southern Division playoffs, was, perhaps a fitting metaphor for the Mustangs’ improbable season.
December 27, 2012
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - They hadn't played in a week, so there could have been rust. They were missing three starters due to family holiday trips, so there could have been apprehension. But the Corona del Mar High Sea Kings just keep on rolling. The CdM girls' soccer team won its three-team pool at the North Orange County Classic on Thursday. The Sea Kings beat Pacifica, 1-0, before topping Fountain Valley, 2-0, at St. Margaret's High. Corona del Mar (8-1) plays against St. Margaret's at 11 a.m. Friday, back at St. Margaret's.
March 31, 2001
ESTANCIA - The Estancia High girls swimming team grabbed four first-place finishes but lost, 100-66, to visiting Pacifica, in a nonleauge meet Friday. Eagles senior Jennifer Cassity won the 50-yard freestyle (27.18) and the 100 freestyle (1:01.46), while sophomore Jaime Fay touched first in the 200 free (2:39.56) and senior Somer Flaherty won the 200 individual medley (2:48.08). Estancia fell to 0-6. NONLEAGUE Girls Pacifica 100, Estancia 66 200 medley relay - 1. Pacifica.
March 9, 2003
Newport Harbor High's baseball team dropped a pair of nonleague games to Pacifica Saturday, 10-2 and 16-0, and they have Tuesday to look forward to when the resume play in the Newport Elks Tournament against ... second-round foe Pacifica. Newport Harbor pitching surrendered 29 hits and the Sailors were guilty of eight errors, but there were some bright spots offensively, especially with junior Karo Makserjian, Matt Erickson, Ryan Torrey and Greg Miner.
March 2, 2002
COSTA MESA - Estancia High's baseball team returns to the Eagles' diamond today at 11 a.m. against the loser of the Bolsa Grande-Orange Lutheran duel following a 12-3 loss to Pacifica in the first round of the Newport Elks Tournament Friday. Coach Doug Deats sent five pitchers to the mound, but the Eagles could not put a lid on Pacifica's 15-hit attack. Paul Flory started and took the loss, and he'll be back on the mound again today for the razor thin Eagles.
April 26, 2000
SANTA ANA - Estancia High's boys swim team was second with 47 points among three teams at a nonleague meet Tuesday with winner Pacifica and host Calvary Chapel of Santa Ana. David Collier and Brian Monette each finished second in two events for the Eagles (5-6). Nonleague Pacifica 84, Estancia 47, Calvary Chapel 38200 medley relay - 1. Pacifica, 1:51.19; 2. Calvary Chapel, 1:58.12; 3. Estancia, 2:02.63. 200 free - 1. Calvary Chapel, 1:58.28; 2. Collier (E)
November 8, 2002
Steve Virgen The Estancia High football team, which lost its eighth straight game of the season, managed to find a small victory against nonleague foe Pacifica at Bolsa Grande Thursday night. The Eagles (1-8) ended their three-game scoreless streak, but Pacifica gained 439 rushing yards, leading to a 58-7 win. "We have to take our victories where we can get them," Estancia Coach Jay Noonan said. "Rome wasn't built in a day. Even Milpitas wasn't built in a day. We're not Rome, but we sure aren't Milpitas, either."