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April 23, 2001
COSTA MESA - The A Division (seventh- and eighth-grade) basketball team representing Rea School in Costa Mesa has been recognized by the Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation Board of Directors for its sportsmanship during the Southern California Tournament, March 24-25. The team, which won the Costa Mesa city championship to qualify for the tournament, is coached by Edgar Marquez. Team members are: Jonathan Aguilar, Mauricio Aguilera, Hugo Escobedo, Brian Molina, Jose Molina, Richie Molina, Imelda Pena and Jorge Vivar.
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By Michael Miller | September 12, 2006
On Thursday, Vanguard University basketball player Brian Roberts stood inside a circle of children at California Elementary School in Costa Mesa. Roberts, a member of the varsity squad, had 15 minutes to drill kids in the finer points of the game — and he started with the most basic one. "Can anybody tell me what sportsmanship is?" asked Roberts, sporting his Vanguard uniform and tucking the basketball under his arm. The crowd was silent for a moment, and then third-grader Spencer Sjoberg put up his hand.
NEWS
November 27, 2001
Recently, the Pilot carried an article with a 5-year-old's view of competitive sports ("AYSO . . . the awesome beginning," Nov. 8). In this case, it was soccer, but I think the message would apply to any sport. The essential message was: "We laugh and play at practice. We have cool uniforms and shoes. We use magic words like please and thank you. If someone falls down or gets an owie, we kick the ball out of bounds to stop the game and make sure they are all right.
SPORTS
May 12, 2008
BASKETBALL “Five for 5 on 5” Newport-Mesa league The Andersen 1 team won the girls’ league title on May 2, defeating Andersen 2, 39-17, at Lincoln Elementary in Corona del Mar. The “Five for 5 on 5,” in its first year, is a league for fifth and sixth-graders, featuring local girls’ teams from Andersen Elementary, Eastbluff Elementary, Lincoln and a combination team from Newport Coast Elementary...
FEATURES
May 19, 2006
You've seen them at Hoag Hospital, volunteering. You've seen them at Newport-Mesa elementary schools, tutoring. You've seen them on the playing fields, winning. Costa Mesa's top students for 2006 ? high school seniors and college students both ? once again have shined in the classroom and in the community. They have carried on a tradition of service, scholarship and sportsmanship that defines the city's best and the city's brightest. You next can expect to see them as doctors at Hoag.
NEWS
November 20, 1999
We at Costa Mesa High School would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Corona del Mar High School football players, staff and administration for their show of sportsmanship and valor this past week. We battled this past week in three games, each with league championship implications. All three games were clean, hard-hitting and exciting contests. While taunting and trash talking may be the order of the day in high school sports, it is not at Corona del Mar High School.
NEWS
May 20, 2000
1. The essential elements of character building and ethics in CIF sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and good citizenship. The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these "six pillars of character." 2. It's the duty of School Boards, superintendents, school administrators, parents and school sports leadership-including coaches, athletic administrators, program directors and game officials-to promote sportsmanship and foster good character by teaching, enforcing, advocating and modeling these "six pillars of characters."
NEWS
January 24, 2002
The Costa Mesa Pride girls under-11 APP soccer team of AYSO Region 120 took first place in the Costa Mesa Classic. The Pride defeated South Irvine, 2-0, in the final. Kayla McComb scored a goal in the first half to give the Pride a 1-0 lead at the break. Costa Mesa's Sarah Braunsdorf snuck in a shot from just inside the penalty box to give the Pride some breathing room. The Pride defense of Natalie Plascencia, Kristina Roche, Kristen Gilligan, Kerry Kiser, Teresa Fox and goalkeeper Tiffany Ranney held the opposition scoreless throughout the tournament.
SPORTS
By By Natalie Venegas | December 19, 2005
Ashoff featureAYSO Region 57 Boys Under 10 soccer coach praises opponents' team by presenting players with medals after loss.It was just another season-ending game for Andy Austwick and his AYSO Region 57 Blue Barracudas Boys Under 10 soccer team. One final game in a tough season in which his team hadn't won a game. And as the Blue Barracudas gathered at midfield after their 6-0 loss to the Blue Thunder in a playoff pool play contest, it seemed like one final postgame handshake with a victorious team.
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SPORTS
May 3, 2013
Seniors Quan Nguyen and Ashley Tfaye have been selected as the CIF Southern Section Academic Student-Athletes of the Year for Costa Mesa High, the school announced. Nguyen and Tfaye earned the awards, which are based on non-weighted grade-point averages of 3.0 or higher, participation in varsity sports and extracurricular activities during their final year of high school. The school announced that its baseball, cross-country, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling teams were also honored by the section.
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SPORTS
July 1, 2011
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was submitted by a parent from the community. Several of the spectators did a double-take at Saturday's South Coast Swim Conference relay finals when they noticed a girl lined up at the blocks for Newport Hills in the third lane of the age 7-8 boys' 25-yard backstroke relay. Newport Hills apparently thought that the upcoming race was an unofficial "mixed" (boy-girl) relay, rather than an official race worth 12 potential points. Harbor View Swim Team Coach Ted Bandaruk, realizing his neighborhood rival's error, jumped over his own starting block from lane No. 4 and risked falling into the pool to warn Newport Hills that it had lined up the wrong swimmer.
SPORTS
May 12, 2008
BASKETBALL “Five for 5 on 5” Newport-Mesa league The Andersen 1 team won the girls’ league title on May 2, defeating Andersen 2, 39-17, at Lincoln Elementary in Corona del Mar. The “Five for 5 on 5,” in its first year, is a league for fifth and sixth-graders, featuring local girls’ teams from Andersen Elementary, Eastbluff Elementary, Lincoln and a combination team from Newport Coast Elementary...
SPORTS
By Soraya Nadia McDonald | December 16, 2007
For Estancia High boys’ soccer coach Gannon Burks, a 2.0 just isn’t enough. Blame it on the teacher in him. Burks is a math teacher at Ray Everett Elementary, but lately, he’s been focusing on Estancia students as well. Losing athletes because of grades has been a problem, he said. In an effort to retain more players, Burks has instituted mandatory homework hours, and created a tutor system. Players on the team with better grades tutor their teammates who need help.
SPORTS
June 23, 2007
Corona del Mar High tennis player Melissa Matsuoka has been named a Southern California Tennis Association sportsmanship award winner in the girls' 14s division. Matsuoka, who just finished her freshman year at CdM, now plays in 16s but the award is for 2006. The Junior Sportsmanship award, along with the Player of Year and Most Improved Player, are the highest honors given to SCTA junior tennis players. She is invited to the SCTA Junior Awards banquet on Sunday at Los Caballeros Racquet and Sports Club in Fountain Valley.
NEWS
By STEVE SMITH | October 7, 2006
Last Monday, I watched the Estancia High School boys' junior varsity water polo team play Santa Ana Valley High School at the Estancia pool. Being a new spectator to water polo, I'm still learning some of the rules. In water polo, players can do almost anything below the surface of the water that they can get away with. Above the water, however, the rules are pretty tight. As a result, there are two referees to maintain order and a lot of whistles being blown to indicate fouls.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | September 12, 2006
On Thursday, Vanguard University basketball player Brian Roberts stood inside a circle of children at California Elementary School in Costa Mesa. Roberts, a member of the varsity squad, had 15 minutes to drill kids in the finer points of the game — and he started with the most basic one. "Can anybody tell me what sportsmanship is?" asked Roberts, sporting his Vanguard uniform and tucking the basketball under his arm. The crowd was silent for a moment, and then third-grader Spencer Sjoberg put up his hand.
FEATURES
May 19, 2006
You've seen them at Hoag Hospital, volunteering. You've seen them at Newport-Mesa elementary schools, tutoring. You've seen them on the playing fields, winning. Costa Mesa's top students for 2006 ? high school seniors and college students both ? once again have shined in the classroom and in the community. They have carried on a tradition of service, scholarship and sportsmanship that defines the city's best and the city's brightest. You next can expect to see them as doctors at Hoag.
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