November 6, 1999
MISSION VIEJO - Orange Coast College's men's and women's water polo teams shelled the opposition in the semifinals of the Orange Empire Conference Water Polo Championships Friday at Saddleback College, the men belting Cypress, 10-4, and the women handing Cypress the same sort of treatment, 10-2. Coast's men (22-6-2) will duel Riverside (20-10), an 11-7 winner over Saddleback, for thew title today at 1:30. The Pirates' women's team (21-5) has a similar arrangement, meeting Riverside (27-4-1)
October 19, 2012
Orange Coast (3-4, 1-2) vs. Saddleback (2-4, 1-1) When/where: Saturday, 6 at Saddleback College Key Pirates: So. RB Robert Penny (726 yards, nine TDs rushing); Fr. QB Cameron Biedgoly (785 yards, nine TDs passing); So. WR Tyler Duncan (29 catches, 583 yards, five TDs); So. OLB Nick Cody (72 tackles). Key Gauchos: So. RB Anthony Cade (456 yards, three TDs rushing and 45 receptions for 316 yards and two TDs); Fr. QB Tim Belman (1,426 yards, 10 TDs passing); Fr. WR Eric Lauderdale (32 catches, 417 yards)
February 15, 2007
MISSION VIEJO — Courtney Ford hit a game-tying three-pointer at the regulation buzzer, and the Orange Coast College women's basketball team hung on to beat Saddleback, 70-65, in overtime in an Orange Empire Conference thriller Wednesday at Saddleback. Ford, a 5-foot-7 freshman guard showed why she was recently named the state's Player of the Month, by the Commission on Athletics. She scored 29 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Pirates (27-3, 13-0 in conference). She hit another three-pointer in overtime for OCC (27-3, 13-0 in conference)
February 21, 2007
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Vanguard 66, SAN DIEGO — Senior Kelly Schmidt had 19 points, five rebounds and four assists as the Lions clinched their fifth straight Golden State Athletic Conference title Tuesday at Pt. Loma. Pt. Loma Nazarene 49 Jessica Richter added 15 points, seven rebounds and three three-pointers for Vanguard (23-0, 18-0 in conference), which won its 56th straight regular-season game and 43rd consecutive regular-season GSAC contest. Lacey Burns added 11 points for the Lions, who play host to Biola on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Golden State Athletic Conference Vanguard -- Schmidt 19, Richter 15, Burns 11, Goold 6, Besse 6, Cook 5, Rinke 4. Vanguard 66, Pt. Loma Nazarene 49 3-pt.
March 26, 2001
Steve Virgen Shame on Saddleback College. If the Gauchos would have tried to accommodate Julie Kroening, they might have received a budding track star. Kroening, who played soccer and competed in track and field for Costa Mesa High last year, started her first semester at Saddleback. But she then decided to transfer to Orange Coast. She wanted to train on Saddleback's facilities, but a track coach (we won't mention any names) there did not allow her since she was transferring.
April 29, 2000
MISSION VIEJO - Geraldo Ferreira and Emily Joos each had a second-place showing in the second day of the Orange Empire Conference men's and women's swim championships Friday at Saddleback College. Ferreira was runner-up to Palomar's Travis Lansing in the 200-yard freestyle with a 1:45.72, while Joos was second in the 50 breast (33.47) behind Saddleback's Caroline Staub (31.34). Other top-five finishes for the Pirates included Steve Dugger in the men's 100 back (58.55)
December 17, 2012
COSTA MESA - The Orange Coast College women's basketball team couldn't overcome a poor shooting performance as the Pirates lost to College of the Canyons, 57-53, in the championship game of the 2012 Erin Tomlinson Coast Christmas Classic on Sunday. The Pirates (5-5) attempted 71 shots in the game, converting just 17. OCC also struggled from behind the line, making just two three-pointers on 18 attempts. The only place the Pirates did shoot well was the free-throw line where they hit 17 of 23 attempts from the charity stripe.
September 22, 2007
MISSION VIEJO — Eleven yards away from a score, but too far away from making a comeback. With time running out, Estancia High quarterback Mike Morley took off for the end zone, trying to squeeze through an array of JSerra defenders. Bam. The senior’s helmet came flying out of the pile, a tell-tale sign that the quarterback’s Friday night was over. So was Estancia’s. Time to go home, even though Morley managed to score two plays later with no time left.