March 7, 2014
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL Orange Coast College def. Palomar Jim Webb finished with 13 kills in the Pirates' 25-16, 25-17, 25-15 sweep in an Pacific Coast Conference match at home on Friday, helping them improve to 10-0 overall. Ty Hutchins had eight kills and Nic Amado added seven kills for OCC, which is 3-0 in conference play. The Pirates travel to Grossmont on Wednesday at 6 p.m. — WOMEN'S BASKETBALL UC Irvine 78, Cal State Fullerton 72 Seniors dominated on Senior Night on Thursday for the host Anteaters, who moved in position to potentially finish fourth in the Big West Conference with a win in the regular-season finale on Saturday at UC Davis.
March 4, 2014
BASEBALL Doubleheader Host Vanguard University swept Biola in Golden State Athletic Conference play on Monday, behind the strong hitting of Thomas Mobley and a pair of quality performances from starting pitchers. Mobley went two for four with a run batted in in the 3-1 opening win and was two for three with an RBI to help the Lions post a 4-3 win in Game 2. Scott Torrey allowed just one earned run and seven hits in nine innings in Game 1 to improve to 4-1. In the second game, Richard Perry allowed one earned run and four hits in five innings, but wasn't around for the decision.
February 28, 2014
BASEBALL Doubleheader PORTLAND, Ore. — UC Irvine swept a nonconference doubleheader against Portland, winning the first game, 5-1, and the second game, 6-2, on Friday. Andrew Morales went eight innings in the opener, striking out five while allowing one unearned run and five hits. During one stretch, Morales (2-0) retired 14 straight batters. Taylor Sparks went two for three with one run batted in and a stolen base for UCI in the first game. Grant Palmer, Chris Rabago, Connor Spencer and Mikey Duarte each collected two hits.
February 15, 2014
Junior right fielder Gabrielle Jackson was a combined five for six with six runs batted in and two doubles, as host Vanguard University swept Embry Riddle in a nonconference softball doubleheader Saturday. Vanguard claimed an 8-0 victory in the opener. Junior catcher Breanne Gomez and junior shortstop Haley Croce each were two for two, while sophomore starting pitcher Taylor Doyle scattered five hits in four shutout innings, striking out five to improve to 3-0. Freshman Taylor Wilson and junior Taylor Hallahan each had two hits and scored twice as Vanguard won the second game, 9-1. Sophomore Alexandra Olvera allowed one earned run and six hits to improve to 2-0. Vanguard is now 9-2, while Embry Riddle is 1-3. — WOMEN'S BASKETBALL UC Riverside 87, UC Irvine 75 RIVERSIDE — UCI senior forward Camille Buckley had 28 points and 15 rebounds for her 11th double-double of the season in Saturday's Big West Conference game.
February 14, 2014
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL UC Irvine def. Pepperdine Opposite Zack La Cavera had a match-high 17 kills as the No. 9 Anteaters swept past the No. 3 Waves, 27-25, 25-23, 25-19, in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match Friday night at Bren Events Center. Jeremy Dejno added 13 kills for UC Irvine (9-7, 6-6 in conference). Roberto Frazzoni had 41 assists and eight digs, which matched the total by Michael Brinkley. Scott Kevorken had eight kills and Collin Mehring six on six attempts for UCI, which out-hit Pepperdine, .402 to .312.
January 29, 2014
Police arrested six suspects Tuesday during an eight-hour sweep through Costa Mesa to make sure probationers were complying with the conditions of their release. Costa Mesa police have been working with the Orange County Probation Department to regularly make rounds through the city to check on convicts on probation. Officers contacted 20 probationers. Nine were out of jail on the Post-Release Community Supervision (PCS) program that puts nonviolent offenders eligible for parole under the supervision of local authorities, instead of the state.
January 15, 2014
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Cypress 48, Orange Coast 45 The visiting Chargers remained unbeaten in Orange Empire Conference play while handing the Pirates their first conference loss Wednesday. Cypress improved to 12-8, 3-0 against Orange Empire Conference foes, while OCC falls to 10-8, 1-1. Sophomore Raechelle Davis had 16 points and 18 rebounds for OCC. She connected on seven of 12 field-goal attempts, while adding three blocks and two steals. Sophomore Channelle DiCroce had 10 points and 11 rebounds for OCC. Coach Mike Thornton's Pirates, who have lost six of their last eight games, play host to Saddleback on Friday at 7:30 p.m. MEN'S BASKETBALL Cypress 79, Orange Coast 72 Noah Prouse had 31 points and nine rebounds for the host Pirates in the Orange Empire Conference game Wednesday.
January 9, 2014
Admit it. At some point in your life, you've done an impression of Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa wailing, "Adria-a-a-a-a-a-an!" And now, thanks to Irvine resident Kevin Derek, you'll get to meet the man who directed that iconic moment. While writer-star Stallone may dominate most people's memory of "Rocky," it was actually director John G. Avildsen who picked up the Oscar for that 1976 classic - and he'll be a guest of honor at this month's Irvine International Film Festival, which will bestow on him its Lifetime Achievement Award.