September 11, 2008
Deanna Schnabel prepared herself for a shock when she flew to Louisiana to assist victims of Hurricane Gustav. The biggest shock, though, was one she hadn’t anticipated. That was the heat. In the wake of the hurricane, which slammed the Gulf Coast last week, a number of areas lost electricity — which, at the tail end of a muggy Louisiana summer, meant no air conditioning. When Schnabel, a Newport Beach resident, arrived with 29 other Orange County volunteers to assist the American Red Cross, she saw residents lined up around the street to buy generators and ice. In the shelter where she stayed with other volunteers, she had to take care not to slip, since the humidity in the air dampened the floors.
April 23, 2008
WOMEN’S TENNIS Orange Coast 6, Rio Hondo 0 COSTA MESA — The Pirates swept to win the first round of the Southern California regional playoffs Tuesday. No. 1 singles player Brittany Bass dropped just one game, while Brittnie Furuvald and Jasmine Mathieson both won in three sets for OCC (17-0). MEN’S TENNIS Cerritos 8, Orange Coast 1 CERRITOS — Kevin Tran earned the Pirates’ lone win at No. 5 singles in their quarterfinal loss of the Southern California Regional playoffs Tuesday.
December 31, 2006
COSTA MESA ? The Orange Coast College women's basketball team set a school record for points in a game in a dominating 127-59 win over Rio Hondo in the OCC New Year's Crossover on Saturday. OCC's 127 points breaks the previous-best school record of 116 set in 1992. It also ties the OCC men's basketball record. Devin Hundley scored a team-high 24 points, including six three-pointers, for the Pirates (14-3), while Courtney Ford added 21 and Robin Smith contributed 20. Katie Kissee scored 18 points ?
August 11, 2004
Bryce Alderton Matt Larson can stop dreaming of making it into professional baseball. The former Corona del Mar High standout is there now, even after an arm ailment tried to stall his progress. The 23-year-old right-hander, who didn't pitch for a year following two seasons as a starter for Cal State Northridge, struck out one in two innings of no-hit relief for the Princeton Devil Rays, the rookie-ball affiliate of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, on July 29 in his professional debut in Princeton, W.Va.
February 24, 2004
Rio Hondo College scored six times in the second inning to take a commanding lead and pounded out 16 hits on its way to a 15-3 victory over host Orange Coast in a nonconference game shortened to five innings Monday. Third baseman Toni Porrazzo had the only run batted in for the Pirates, who fell to 6-9 this season. OCC committed seven errors in the game, leading to five unearned runs. -- Nonconference Rio Hondo 15, Orange Coast 3 Score by Innings Rio Hondo 361 50 -- 15 16 0 OCC 201 00 -- 3 3 7 Stern and Sundberg, Jimenez; Bell, Diaz (3)
September 4, 2003
Steve Virgen If one game is an indication of what type of season the Orange Coast College men's soccer team could have, then the Pirates' 2003 season could be a special one. The Pirates, who were in control for the majority of the game, scored three goals in the second half en route to a 3-0 season-opening nonconference victory over visiting Rio Hondo Wednesday. Throughout the first half, OCC missed on several opportunities, yet still managed to show glimpses of the type of talent it has. "We have the potential to be a great team, but we just look at this as one game," said Kevin Smith, the OCC assistant coach.
December 29, 2002
It's billed as the Coast-Cerritos New Year's Classic, but the only item which appeared to be in the "Classic" category was a classic blowout as Orange Coast College's women's basketball team destroyed visiting Rio Hondo Saturday night, 81-23. Reserves led the way in scoring as Liz Mendoza and Amy Shaw came off the bench to score 14 and 12 points, respectively. Lauren Murray was the only starter in double figures with 10 points. Starters Nancy Hatsushi and Lindsey Galasso had nine and eight points, respectively.
December 29, 2002
COLLEGE MEN Cal Poly Pomona 86, Vanguard 61 Vanguard -- Moreau 5, Pierson 15, Cotter 9, Adamczak 7, Burnette 8, Barney 2, Seekins 0, Hartman 0, Rosborough 12, Enns 0, Egkan 3. 3-pt. goals -- Pierson 3, Cotter 1, Rosborough 1. Fouled out -- none. Technicals -- none. Cal Poly Pomona -- Williams 8, Bonds 17, Sybesma 9, Lambert 5, Ridgway 2, Etemadi 7, Marshall 2, Peterson 5, Boyd 5, Malone 9, Beahm 4, Strange 13. 3-pt. goals -- Malone 2, Williams 1, Sybesma 1, Etemadi 1, Peterson 1. Fouled out -- none.
December 23, 2002
Freshman forward Alisa Carrillo connected on 9 of 14 from the floor and finished with game highs of 22 points and 12 rebounds to claim MVP honors of the Coast Christmas Classic on the OCC campus. The Pirates used their height advantage to its fullest, pounding the ball inside to Carrillo, Liz Mendoza and Lauren Murray throughout the game. The trio combined for 43 points and knocked down 18 of 35 shots to help the Pirates pull away in the second half. The Gauchos raced out of the gate with the first seven points of the game, but the Pirates answered with a 10-2 run to take their first lead of the game just two minutes later.
August 30, 2002
WHITTIER -- The Orange Coast College men's soccer team started its season with a 2-0 loss to nonconference host Rio Hondo Thursday. The Pirates played strong defensively, OCC Coach Laird Hayes said, as Rio Hondo fired off only six shots. However, the Pirates had just four shots on goal. OCC freshman goalkeeper Josh Cotsenmoyer recorded five saves, including a stop on a penalty kick in the second half. Rio Hondo (1-1) scored with 30 seconds remaining in the first half, and, "took the wind out of our sails," Hayes said.