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By Barry Faulkner | September 15, 2012
LONG BEACH - The Orange Coast College football team is enjoying a recent warming trend … the kind that has nothing to do with the thermometer. For while rising temperatures shifted the Pirates' kickoff time five hours later to 6 p.m. Saturday, it's a hot streak that continued against host Long Beach that has OCC Coach Mike Taylor wiping his brow with satisfaction. Orange Coast controlled the Vikings effectively in a 34-12 victory that marked its first two-game win streak since a 4-0 start in 2009.
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By Barry Faulkner, barry.faulkner@latimes.com | March 11, 2011
COSTA MESA — The Orange Coast College men's volleyball team won impressively Friday night, sweeping visiting Irvine Valley, 25-23, 25-22, 25-20, in a Pacific Coast Conference match. But duly humbled by Wednesday's four-game home loss to conference rival Grossmont, OCC Coach Travis Turner expects the Pirates to be anything but impressed. "We were motivated tonight, which we haven't been since [a Feb. 11 home win over perennial state powerhouse Long Beach]," Turner said.
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April 26, 2012
BASEBALL Orange Coast 5, Irvine Valley 2 COSTA MESA - The Orange Empire Conference champion Pirates concluded their regular season with a home win Thursday at OCC. Joel Licon had a two-RBI single to left for OCC in the sixth inning, helping the Pirates (31-4-1, 18-3 in conference) rally from a 2-0 deficit. Eilert Meyers, Boog Powell and Stefan Sabol also had RBIs for OCC. Brandon Brennan improved to 9-1 after pitching five innings of relief. He allowed a run on three hits, striking out five and walking one. Josh Evans pitched a scoreless nitnh to earn his second save of the year.
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By Barry Faulkner, barry.faulkner@latimes.com | October 26, 2010
COSTA MESA — Orange Coast College women's soccer coach Kevin Smith believes the tangible difference between his Pirates and the top teams in the state may be equal to the miniscule separation between a tie and a loss in Tuesday's Orange Empire Conference setback to visiting Cypress. In other words, about four inches. The estimated four-inch width of the crossbar was all that kept OCC (9-5-2, 8-3-1 in conference) away from drawing even with the Chargers (13-1-3, 9-1-2)
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By Matt Szabo, matthew.szabo@latimes.com | April 9, 2011
SANTA ANA — Orange Coast College sophomore pitcher Ryan Doran battled inning after inning, matching Santa Ana sophomore lefty Ruben Orosco pitch for pitch. Doran didn't catch many breaks in the key Orange Empire Conference game Saturday afternoon at Santa Ana College. In the bottom of the eighth inning, the defense behind him didn't catch many balls. Three errors in the frame helped the hosts score four runs, the difference in a 5-1 Santa Ana victory that keeps the Dons alone in first place in the conference.
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By Barry Faulkner | January 11, 2012
COSTA MESA - Sometimes, Steve Spencer gets so caught up coaching his Orange Coast College men's basketball team, he forgets his own exceptions. So it was with 9:00 left in his team's 85-63 trouncing of Orange Empire Conference visitor Santa Ana on Wednesday that the 11th-year Pirates head man confounded his own logic. "Settle down! Settle down!" Spencer yelled from the bench as sophomore guard Will Ligon sped past in transition with the ball on his fingertips and a back-pedaling defender drifting into the lane.
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March 14, 2014
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL Orange Coast College 3, Irvine Valley College 0 Orange Coast College improved to 11-1 on the season and 4-1 in Pacific Coast Athletic Conference play following Friday's road victory. Brendan Dau had 29 assists for the Pirates and AJ Hammer had 11 kills for Irvine Valley, which dropped to 7-5, 3-2. * MEN'S TENNIS Orange Coast College 6, Mount San Antonio College 3 The Pirates improved to 8-5 on the season and 3-3 in the Orange Empire Conference with Friday's road victory.
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November 1, 2013
MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY Orange Empire Conference Championships ORANGE - Orange Coast College runners placed first through fifth to create a perfect score for the victorious Pirates at Irvine Regional Park. Luis Morales, who completed the four-mile course in 20 minutes, 36.15 seconds, was the individual champion. His OCC teammates, Brandon Ferguson (20:37.73), Jose Ortiz (20:46.38), Lucio Ramirez (20:53.41) and Jay Bonthius (20:55.50), finished second through fifth, respectively.
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February 21, 2011
OCC women's basketball team will play host to Southwestern in second round of SoCal Regionals. The Orange Coast College women's basketball team will play host to Southwestern of Chula Vista on Saturday in the second round of the Southern California Regional playoffs. The Pirates (22-8), who finished second in the Orange Empire Conference, return to the playoffs after missing the postseason last year. It's the 20th trip to the playoffs in Coach Mike Thornton's 22 seasons at the helm of OCC, the No. 5 seed in the SoCal Regional.
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