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March 4, 2000
COSTA MESA - David Collier was a double-winner for Estancia High's boys swim team in Friday's 88-61 nonleague win over visiting Savanna. Collier took first place in the 200-yard freestyle at 2:09.63, as well as the 500 freestyle (6:01.00). Phil Westphal prevailed in the 100 butterfly (1:19.39) and came in second in the 200 individual medley (2:42.0). Other solo winners for the Eagles include Frank Gamboa in the 200 individual medley (2:37.21) and Matt Thorpe in the 50 freestyle (25.53)
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September 20, 2000
COSTA MESA - The Estancia High boys water polo team scored 14 first-half goals en route to an 18-7 nonleague win over visiting Savanna Tuesday afternoon. Senior Phil Westfall and sophomore Frank Gamboa each scored four goals to lead the Eagles (1-1), while sophomore Jesse Hellmich and junior Cliff Glacy each chipped in with three. The Eagles will battle Mater Dei at the Irvine Tournament Thursday afternoon. NONLEAGUEEstancia 18, Savanna 7 Savanna 0 5 0 2 - 7Estancia 7 7 3 1 - 18 Estancia - Westfall 4, Gamboa 4, Hellmich 3, C. Glacy 3, D. Glacy 2, Thorpe 2. Saves - Wotta 7, Marsteller 4.
NEWS
March 23, 2002
COSTA MESA - Paul Collier, Jess Hellmich, Frank Gamboa, Skipper Todd and David Silva led the Estancia High boys swim team to a 97-67 nonleague victory over visiting Savanna Friday. The Eagles (3-2) broke from Pacific Coast League action and took advantage of their dual meet against the Rebels. Hellmich was the only double winner of the day (100-yard butterfly and 200 individual medley, while Collier (200 freestyle), Gamboa (500 free), Todd (100 backstroke)
SPORTS
By Hamlet Nalbandyan | September 2, 2006
ANAHEIM — For D.J. Lepper, his first varsity football game was as forgettable as it was memorable. Sure, years from now the Costa Mesa senior running back will boast of his 173 rushing yards on 29 hard-fought carries, all of which came against a Savanna squad that towered over him and his teammates. Chances are though, when Lepper talks about Friday night's nonleague contest, he'll leave out the part about Savanna posting a 55-7 victory at La Palma Park. It was that kind of a season opener for the Mustangs, who are coming off a 2-8 campaign in 2005.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | September 1, 2006
After finishing 2-8 last season, the Costa Mesa High football team hopes for a new beginning this season. What the Mustangs appear to have in their opener is a good test, as Costa Mesa plays Savanna tonight at 7 at La Palma Park in Anaheim. First-year Mustangs Coach Jeremy Osso said Savanna will likely run a 50 defensive scheme, with five defensive linemen and two linebackers, to try to thwart senior running backs D.J. Lepper and Asa Hawks, who will run out of the Mustangs' I-formation.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | September 6, 2012
COSTA MESA - The scheduled 3:15 p.m. start time came and went Thursday afternoon, and there were no referees to be found on the Costa Mesa High pool deck. Mustangs boys' water polo Coach Justin Taylor made some phone calls. He said there was some confusion with the referee assigner, but the confusion was resolved and the match started about a half-hour late. "Fortunately, one of the nice things about our sport is that these guys make themselves available," Taylor said. "I was able to get ahold of the assigner, and he was able to get some officials out here at the last minute.
SPORTS
By Bruce Bourquin, Special to the Daily Pilot | May 18, 2012
ANAHEIM - Compared to the beginning of last season's CIF Southern Section Division 4 baseball playoffs, Estancia High made a nice improvement, playing in the first round this season as opposed to the wild-card round. But unlike last season's team, which won, 5-3, at Anaheim High, the Eagles ran into a buzzsaw known as Savanna left-handed senior starting pitcher Ryan Hartman, in a 7-0 loss Thursday at Savanna. Hartman (10-2) used his high fastball and sharp, breaking curve on his way to allowing just two hits in six innings, striking out six, as the Rebels won their ninth straight game.
NEWS
September 22, 1999
COSTA MESA - Phil Westfall and Brett Hellmich combined for eight goals to key a 9-1 halftime lead and the host Estancia High boys water polo team cruised to an 11-5 nonleague victory over Savanna Tuesday. Westfall, a junior, paced the Eagles (2-2) with five goals, while Hellmich added three and fellow senior David Collier two. Collier led the winners with three assists and Westfall spelled starting goalie D.J. Glacy (eight saves) to record two saves in his first stint in net. The Eagles return to action today, hosting La Quinta.
NEWS
December 14, 1999
COSTA MESA - Costa Mesa High senior Ryan Naff set a school and Newport-Mesa District record with nine three-pointers to lead the Mustangs to a 76-66 nonleague boys basketball win over visiting Savanna Monday. Naff connected on 9 of 12 from beyond the arc en route to a career-high 32 points. Mesa (5-2) opens the Trabuco Hills Tournament Friday at 5:30 p.m. against A.B. Miller. HIGH SCHOOL BOYS Nonleague Costa Mesa 76, Savanna 66 Score by Quarters Savanna 12 13 20 21 - 66 Costa Mesa 10 19 18 29 - 76 Savanna - Hutton 10, Butler 14, Tangonan 6, Purnell 23, Valdez 6, Medina 5, Eastman 2. 3-pt.
NEWS
March 24, 2002
The Newport Harbor High softball team displayed clutch play to grab two victories in the Garden Grove Tournament at Lake Elementary School Saturday, advancing to the title game Monday. The Sailors (11-1) scored two runs in the extra-inning eighth to pull out a 4-3 semifinal win over Savanna. Sophomore Lindsay Bearden, a courtesy runner, scored the gamewinning run on senior Elizabeth Pfeifer's bunt. With the score tied 1-1 after six innings, the international tie-breaking rule was put into effect, meaning the team up to bat has one runner on second automatically to begin the seventh and every inning thereafter.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | October 3, 2013
On many Tuesday nights, up to two dozen football players pack a classroom at Costa Mesa High. They arrive after a long and grueling football practice for help with their schoolwork. Some players don't even have to show up for tutoring. They come and support their teammates who need to improve their grades or improve in certain subjects. Some come to just eat. "It's not a cheap dinner. They're getting some solid food in there," Costa Mesa Coach Wally Grant says of the chicken and steak bowls players ate on a recent Tuesday night.
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By Matt Szabo | September 27, 2013
ANAHEIM - Seniors Oronde Crenshaw and Quinton Bell returned to action for the Costa Mesa High football team Friday night. Think their presence was felt? Crenshaw's five-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, combined with Cameron Curet's subsequent extra point, gave the Mustangs their first lead in three weeks. They hadn't led since the last game in which Crenshaw played. The senior tailback and linebacker had a big game in his return from nagging right foot injuries. Savanna probably wished he had stayed on the sidelines.
SPORTS
September 26, 2013
Costa Mesa (1-3) vs. Savanna (1-2) When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Glover Stadium, Anaheim. Key Mustangs: Sr. RB/LB Oronde Crenshaw (44 carries for 259 yards, six total TDs); Sr. QB/DB Oliver Ferris (324 yards passing, three TDs, three INTs); Sr. TE/DL Joseph Quiroz (three quarterback sacks last week). Key Rebels: Jr. RB/LB Kai Williams; Sr. QB/S Cameron Griffith; Sr. RB/DB Ben Torres. Breakdown: Friday's game is the Mustangs' last before they open Orange Coast League play against rival Estancia on Oct. 11 ... Costa Mesa has a bye next week ... Crenshaw has missed Mesa's last two games with right ankle/foot injuries, and senior receiver/linebacker Quinton Bell has not played this season due to a hip flexor injury.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | September 6, 2012
COSTA MESA - The scheduled 3:15 p.m. start time came and went Thursday afternoon, and there were no referees to be found on the Costa Mesa High pool deck. Mustangs boys' water polo Coach Justin Taylor made some phone calls. He said there was some confusion with the referee assigner, but the confusion was resolved and the match started about a half-hour late. "Fortunately, one of the nice things about our sport is that these guys make themselves available," Taylor said. "I was able to get ahold of the assigner, and he was able to get some officials out here at the last minute.
SPORTS
By Bruce Bourquin, Special to the Daily Pilot | May 18, 2012
ANAHEIM - Compared to the beginning of last season's CIF Southern Section Division 4 baseball playoffs, Estancia High made a nice improvement, playing in the first round this season as opposed to the wild-card round. But unlike last season's team, which won, 5-3, at Anaheim High, the Eagles ran into a buzzsaw known as Savanna left-handed senior starting pitcher Ryan Hartman, in a 7-0 loss Thursday at Savanna. Hartman (10-2) used his high fastball and sharp, breaking curve on his way to allowing just two hits in six innings, striking out six, as the Rebels won their ninth straight game.
SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | May 14, 2012
Coach John Emme said his Corona del Mar High baseball team could make a run at a CIF Southern Section Division 3 title. The Sea Kings will have to start early. Their road in the playoffs begins in the wild-card round, surprising Emme on Monday, when he learned of the section playoff pairings. "There is one third-place team that isn't playing a wild-card game," said Emme, referring to Paramount of the San Gabriel Valley League. "Since we were ranked 10th in the [final]
SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza, david.carrillo@latimes.com | September 7, 2011
Brent Lawson's debut as the starting quarterback for Corona del Mar High wasn't last week. His first shot came last year, in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Southern Division playoffs. Lawson said he wasn't as nervous last week in the Sea Kings' season opener as he felt when he got the call for last year's playoff opener. On a Monday, three days after the team wrapped up its first outright league title in 22 years, the coach called Lawson into his office. Jason Hitchens had already talked to the starter, Mitch Gardner, one of Lawson's best friends, who helped CdM go unbeaten in league.
SPORTS
September 5, 2011
In his debut as coach at Corona del Mar High, Scott Meyer won big. The Sea Kings trounced host Savanna, 40-7, at Glover Stadium in Anaheim. While CdM fell behind, 7-0, midway through the first quarter, the Sea Kings went on to score the game's final 40 points. Meyer has his Sea Kings, who went into the season ranked fourth in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division poll, off to a blazing start. Next is a game at Huntington Beach, which opened the season at home last week with a 23-21 victory against El Toro.
SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza, david.carrillo@latimes.com | September 2, 2011
ANAHEIM - New football coach at Corona del Mar High, yet it was the same result for the Sea Kings football program when it comes to season openers since 2001. It took the offense more than 20 minutes to find the end zone in Coach Scott Meyer's debut with the Sea Kings on Friday night. Once the offense found its rhythm, CdM poured it on, scoring five straight touchdowns to rout host Savanna, 40-7, at Glover Stadium. The Sea Kings actually fell behind, 7-0, midway through the opening quarter.
SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza, david.carrillo@latimes.com | November 25, 2010
Corona del Mar High is the lone local football team with a game after Thanksgiving. The Sea Kings are grateful to be playing around this time of the year. The second-seeded Sea Kings face Anaheim in the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Southern Division playoffs at Estancia High Friday night at 7. The game is at a neutral site due to both teams playing host to opening-round games last week. The Sea Kings (9-1-1) advanced after defeating Ocean View, 21-13, at Orange Coast College.
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