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By Barry Faulkner | February 25, 2014
The letters across the Pasadena Poly boys' soccer team's warmup tops spelled out Polytechnic Soccer. Pyrotechnic Soccer might have been more fitting on Tuesday, when the visiting Panthers exploded for two goals in the first eight minutes and went on to record a 4-0 victory over Sage Hill in the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division 6 playoffs. The four goals were double the previous best output by a Sage Hill opponent this season and represented more than 50% of the total tallies (seven)
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By Matt Szabo | November 14, 2013
ROLLING HILLS ESTATES - Peninsula High girls' tennis coach Mike Hoeger wanted Wednesday afternoon's CIF Southern Section Division 1 semifinal match to move along as quickly as possible. As Hoeger explained during the team introductions, the tennis courts at Peninsula High don't have lights. When the sun goes down over the hill, it gets dark fast. "Do we want to go singles again?" Hoeger asked as he passed Corona del Mar's players near the end of the second round, ready to get everyone back on court.
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By Matt Szabo | June 2, 2013
COSTA MESA - The moment that Marco Argueta had envisioned for years finally became reality Sunday afternoon at the Daily Pilot Cup. Argueta, the Paularino Elementary liaison, made sure the school's Principal Stacy de Boom-Howard didn't miss the photo opportunity. "Get your iPhone ready," Argueta told de Boom-Howard in the waning seconds of the boys' fifth- and sixth-grade silver division championship match at Jack Hammett Sports Complex. Paularino made history, winning its first-ever title at the tournament.
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December 1, 1999
GARDEN GROVE - After a shorthanded first half, the Newport-Mesa Junior All-American Football Midget Seahawks lost to the Garden Grove Panthers, 31-6, in the AFL Championship Saturday. With the Seahawks' head coach and three key players stranded on the freeway with a disabled vehicle, Garden Grove took advantage and scored 24 first-half points. In the second half, with a full squad, the Seahawks limited the Panthers to seven points, while scoring their lone touchdown of the game.
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April 27, 2005
Rick Devereux The Costa Mesa High boys tennis team knew what the stakes were when the Mustangs faced host Orange Tuesday in a Golden West League showdown. Mesa needed to beat the Panthers in order to stay in contention for a shot at the league title. Orange needed to win the match in order to secure its first league championship since 1981, a span of 24 years. Even though the Panthers won, 11-7, Costa Mesa put a scare into Orange head coach Richard McFarland in the final round of play.
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March 11, 2008
Former UC Irvine men’s basketball assistant coach Todd Lee, now head coach at Kentucky Wesleyan College, received the Great Lakes Valley Conference Coach of the Year Award. Lee, in his third season at the school, guided the Panthers back to national prominence with a 24-7 record and a first-place tie for the GLVC East Division title with a 14-5 mark. He also led the program back to the Top 25 and the NCAA regional rankings, as well as a berth in the conference tournament for the first time in four seasons.
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October 2, 2004
Rick Devereux There were not going to be many surprises in the Golden West League opener for Estancia High and Orange Friday night at Newport Harbor High. The Panthers, ranked No. 4 in CIF Southern Section Division VII, were going to run the ball right at Estancia and pound away an easy victory. The Eagles, however, had other plans. Even though Estancia lost, 23-21, Coach Craig Fertig can take pride in the fact his team gave the defending league champions a scare.
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December 16, 2004
Rick Devereux In soccer, sometimes all that matters is the final outcome. The Estancia High boys soccer team did not play its best but walked away with a 4-3 victory over Orange in the Golden West League opener for the Eagles, who secured their first win of the season Wednesday at TeWinkle Middle School. The Eagles play nonleague visitor Santa Ana Valley today at TeWinkle at 3 p.m. "I was a little worried [about the outcome]," first-year Coach Gannon Burks said.
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September 20, 2000
Richard Dunn ROLLING HILLS ESTATES - Maybe it's not such a bad idea, after all, that Corona del Mar High's Sea Kings play in CIF Southern Section Division IV this season. In Tuesday's showdown against perennial Division I girls tennis powerhouse Peninsula, the host Panthers politely escorted the Sea Kings (4-1) down to earth while extending their winning streak to 42 matches. Ranked No. 1 in the Orange County preseason poll, Corona del Mar absorbed a humbling 15-3 setback as Peninsula (3-0)
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October 24, 2003
BARRY FAULKNER From afar, dressed in a sweater vest, slacks and a tie, Orange High football coach Greg Gibson has the refined look of a 1960s college coach. But at field level, it's clear that the former Orange Coast College defensive lineman's mind-set belies his button-down appearance. Gibson's approach, in fact, is culled more from his time in the trenches than from springs and summers spent at sophisticated offensive coaching clinics. So, when he was named head coach three seasons ago, he chose to bring what amounted to offense concentrate to the Orange program.
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By Barry Faulkner | February 25, 2014
The letters across the Pasadena Poly boys' soccer team's warmup tops spelled out Polytechnic Soccer. Pyrotechnic Soccer might have been more fitting on Tuesday, when the visiting Panthers exploded for two goals in the first eight minutes and went on to record a 4-0 victory over Sage Hill in the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division 6 playoffs. The four goals were double the previous best output by a Sage Hill opponent this season and represented more than 50% of the total tallies (seven)
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By Matt Szabo | November 14, 2013
ROLLING HILLS ESTATES - Peninsula High girls' tennis coach Mike Hoeger wanted Wednesday afternoon's CIF Southern Section Division 1 semifinal match to move along as quickly as possible. As Hoeger explained during the team introductions, the tennis courts at Peninsula High don't have lights. When the sun goes down over the hill, it gets dark fast. "Do we want to go singles again?" Hoeger asked as he passed Corona del Mar's players near the end of the second round, ready to get everyone back on court.
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By Matt Szabo | September 25, 2013
Corona del Mar High junior Riley Gerdau heard some last-minute advice Wednesday, as she stood on the tennis court waiting for her second set of the afternoon to begin. The words came from her father, Ken. "Take it easy on her," Ken said to Riley, and she couldn't help but smile. Gerdau was playing Peninsula High sophomore Ena Shibahara, who is ranked No. 1 in the country in the girls' 16s. The Panthers also are ranked No. 1, in CIF Southern Section Division 1. They showed the Sea Kings why. Peninsula started strong and earned a 12-6 victory over No. 4 CdM, handing the hosts their first loss of the season.
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By Bradley Zint | July 18, 2013
The white primer paint had gotten on his hands, feet and legs - even his face - but Pete Carolan maintained a steady pace and concentration as he applied it to the jet fighter. Fortunately for the retired Navy SEAL, the mixture could be washed off with water. Carolan was part of a team Wednesday working toward restoring the Grumman F9F Panther in the Lions Park playground. The former Korean War-era plane has been a fixture in the downtown Costa Mesa park since 1960. Costa Mesa police Sgt. Vic Bakkila, a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, and longtime resident Al Bernstein are helping to lead the restoration effort.
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By Matt Szabo | June 2, 2013
COSTA MESA - The moment that Marco Argueta had envisioned for years finally became reality Sunday afternoon at the Daily Pilot Cup. Argueta, the Paularino Elementary liaison, made sure the school's Principal Stacy de Boom-Howard didn't miss the photo opportunity. "Get your iPhone ready," Argueta told de Boom-Howard in the waning seconds of the boys' fifth- and sixth-grade silver division championship match at Jack Hammett Sports Complex. Paularino made history, winning its first-ever title at the tournament.
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By Matt Szabo | September 5, 2012
PALOS VERDES - Since becoming the Corona del Mar High girls' tennis coach in 2004, Brian Ricker has had his share of matches with Palos Verdes Peninsula. CdM and Peninsula consistently have been two of the best programs in CIF Southern Section Division 1. But when the Sea Kings and the Panthers actually play their matches, nail-biting isn't usually required. In some years, CdM has been clearly superior. In other years, Peninsula has dominated. "We've never had a close match, even though we're both pretty much near the top every year," Ricker said.
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By Matt Szabo | June 3, 2012
COSTA MESA - It was a joyous celebration after the Pomona Elementary boys' fifth- and sixth-grade gold division team made history Sunday afternoon at the Daily Pilot Cup. Family members made a huge human tunnel, one that stretched out to near midfield. The Pomona boys ran through it, before sprinting off to the awards ceremony. How did it feel to be the first Pomona team to win a gold division title at the annual tournament? You could say it felt like a big accomplishment.
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March 15, 2011
BOYS' TENNIS Corona del Mar 10, Peninsula 8 CORONA DEL MAR — Freshman Carson Williams earned his biggest win of the season to help the No. 6-ranked Sea Kings upset the No. 4-ranked Panthers in a key nonleague match of CIF Southern Section Division I teams Tuesday. Williams scored a 6-2 win over Shuhei Shibahara, ranked No. 9 in the 18s in the United States Tennis Assn. Southern California rankings. The first round ended in a 3-3 tie, and the second round ended tied 6-6 in sets, and 49-49 in games.
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By DAVID CARRILLO PENALOZA | December 18, 2009
COSTA MESA — There isn’t a quarter in which Kassie Stratton can avoid contact in a girls’ basketball game. The blows to the back, the midsection, the arms, the shoulders, and the knockdowns are becoming a ritual. Each time, the guard rises from the floor more motivated. “It makes me want to retaliate,” Stratton said. She’s finding out the best way is to light up the opposition. The junior has turned into scoring machine at Estancia High.
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