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September 27, 2012
GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL Corona del Mar def. University CORONA DEL MAR - Haley Hodson led the host Sea Kings with nine kills in the 25-11, 25-20, 25-7 Pacific Coast League-opening sweep on Thursday. Alexis Cage (seven kills), Brooke Dunning (six), Jenna Johnson (five) and Grace Kennedy (five) also contributed for CdM (8-4), ranked No. 2 in CIF Southern Section Divison 1-AA. The Sea Kings will play host to Newport Harbor in the Battle of the Bay at 7 p.m. * Laguna Beach def. Estancia COSTA MESA - Emma Griffith had six kills for the Eagles, who lost the Orange Coast League mach, 25-12, 25-22, 25-23, Thursday.
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By Barry Faulkner | October 8, 2009
CORONA DEL MAR — Not long into the final and deciding set in the Pacific Coast League girls’ tennis showdown between University and Corona del Mar high schools, players and coaches from both teams sat in formation on the center line of the adjoining court Thursday. The regimented assembly of supporters was a fitting metaphor for the marathon singles duel between Sea Kings senior Melissa Matsuoka and Uni sophomore Kyra Scott, since everything was, in fact, on the line.
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April 12, 2000
Joseph Boo IRVINE - For the first two innings, Costa Mesa High's baseball team was hanging in there with Pacific Coast League titan University. And then, as chef Emeril Lagasse would say, bam! The Trojans exploded for 10 runs in three innings and host University was standing on top of an 11-1 mercy rule victory Tuesday. If there was a consolation for the Mustangs in their five-inning appearance, it's that they won't be the first, or the last team to get steamrolled under Uni's General Sherman-like march through the PCL. "I told our kids we'll probably lose two games this week," Costa Mesa Coach Kirk Bauermeister, whose team faces Uni Thursday, said.
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January 22, 2000
IRVINE - Armando Ortiz, Cesar Terrones and Martin Sanchez scored goals for Estancia High as the visiting Eagles defeated University, 3-1, in a Pacific Coast League boys soccer game Friday. Ortiz scored in the 25th minute to tie the game, 1-1, then Terrones gave Estancia (11-1-1, 4-0 in PCL) a 2-1 halftime lead. Sanchez provided a cushion with a second-half goal. Chris Baez scored in the 22nd minute to give Uni an early 1-0 edge. Uni fell to 10-5-4, 2-1-1.
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January 16, 2002
Steve Virgen CORONA DEL MAR - A third straight Pacific Coast League title will definitely not come easy for the Corona del Mar High girls soccer team. The proof of that came after a 1-1 result with visiting University Tuesday. The Sea Kings (9-3-4, 2-0-1 in the PCL) allowed their first goal of the season in a game that featured playoff-type atmosphere in just the third league matchup of the season. "The PCL is one of the top two leagues in all of Division IV," CdM Coach Ron Evans said.
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November 11, 2000
Barry Faulkner COSTA MESA - Determined to earn a share of the Pacific Coast League title and improve its postseason draw, the Corona del Mar High football team got macho Friday night. The Sea Kings, leading visiting University, 15-14, midway through the fourth quarter at Orange Coast College, spurned the punt on fourth-and-inches from their own 30-yard line. But the Trojans, seeking their first outright league crown in their 31-year history, stuffed an off-tackle play and, four plays later, scored the winning touchdown to cap a 22-15 victory before a modest gathering of 700. "We had been running the ball well," said CdM Coach Dick Freeman on his decision to try to move the chains.
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February 9, 2000
Tony Altobelli IRVINE - It wasn't a game for the highlight reels, but for Corona del Mar High's girls basketball team, Tuesday's 49-45 Pacific Coast League win over host University will definitelybe remembered. Not only did the win give the Sea Kings 20 wins this season, not bad for a team that had had not made the playoffs since 1996, but they clinched a share of the Pacific Coast League crown, their first league title in recent memory. CdM could win the title outright with a home win against Costa Mesa Thursday night at 7. "I'm very happy right now," Coach Elbert Davis said.
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February 3, 2000
IRVINE - Costa Mesa High's boys soccer team got its first Pacific Coast League win of the year against host University Wednesday, 1-0. Mesa's Mike Gardiner scored in the first half off an assist from Zack Powell. The Mustangs' defense then held Uni in check. Mesa goalie Justin Schoettler made 10 saves. "This was a very big win," Costa Mesa Coach Mike Dunn said. "They're defending league champs, and the game was away. Everybody came ready to play today, and we're peaking at the right time."
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By Matt Szabo | April 29, 2014
IRVINE - Do not underestimate the girls' water polo contingent on the Corona del Mar High girls' swim team. Two weeks ago it was junior Grace Morgan stepping in on the "A" relays, helping CdM win the Battle of the Bay for another year. On Tuesday afternoon at University High, sophomore Bridgett Storm took center stage. Storm sure picked a great time to win her first 200-yard freestyle race of the season. She gave her team some early-meet momentum, helping CdM accomplish something it hadn't done in eight years.
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By Matt Szabo | April 1, 2014
IRVINE - It must be a nice feeling, playing against some of the top talent in Southern California and still coming out on top year after year. The University High boys' tennis team definitely has its cake and eats it too. The Trojans did actually eat cake after Tuesday's home match, a 14-4 Pacific Coast League win over rival Corona del Mar in a first-place showdown. They had good reason to do so. University, the four-time defending CIF Southern Section Division 1 champion, celebrated its 100th straight dual match win. The Trojans have not lost a dual match since falling to Thousand Oaks in the 2009 Division 1 title match.
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March 28, 2014
SOFTBALL Estancia 7, University 6 Chloe Davis belted a three-run home run and made the tag for the final out for the Eagles in the nonleague game Friday. Bree Vernon went three for four, Steph Enriquez tripled and singled, and Kelly Hinkle struck out seven for Estancia (10-2). — BOYS' VOLLEYBALL Corona del Mar def. Irvine Joey Martino recorded 12 kills and Ryan Moss added eight kills to lead the Sea Kings to a 25-17, 25-16, 25-15 Pacific Coast League win Friday at CdM. Sam Kobrine and Kevin Fults had six kills each, while Finn Jeffrey (three kills, one solo block, three block assists)
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January 17, 2014
GIRLS' WATER POLO Corona del Mar 13, University 2 IRVINE — Senior center Marina Coskinas scored three goals in Thursday's Pacific Coast League game on the road. Jaleh Moaddeli and Bridgett Storm each scored twice for the Sea Kings (8-2, 3-0 in league). Grace Morgan had two assists, Bobbi Hoose had two steals and Heidi Ritner made seven saves. CdM, ranked No. 3 in CIF Southern Section Division 1, plays at the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions beginning Friday. CdM opens the tournament against Dos Pueblos at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Dos Pueblos High.
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By Matt Szabo | October 22, 2013
To a casual observer, it would seem that not much changed between the first and second Pacific Coast League meetings of rivals University High and Corona del Mar. The Trojans beat CdM, 14-4, in the second league meeting Tuesday on the Sea Kings' courts, the same score as the first meeting. And, just like before, Uni won eight singles sets and six doubles sets. But, in terms of competitive sets, the Sea Kings showed just how much they have improved. Seven of their 14 lost sets were by scores of 6-3 or closer.
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By Matt Szabo | October 3, 2013
IRVINE - Before the week started, Corona del Mar High girls' tennis coach Brian Ricker leveled with his team. The Sea Kings, ranked No. 4 in CIF Southern Section Division 1, had a tough trio of matches. They played at Woodbridge on Tuesday, played host to No. 5 Mira Costa on Wednesday and played at No. 2 University on Thursday. Ricker told his girls the Mira Costa match was most important, followed by Woodbridge then rival University. "Mira Costa is important for the seeding in the playoffs, and if we didn't beat Woodbridge then we're not going to the playoffs," Ricker said.
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By Matt Szabo | June 2, 2013
SEAL BEACH - Anyone who was at Seal Beach Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon was able to witness history, both individual and team. University High senior Gage Brymer rallied to defeat Rancho Cucamonga Alta Loma junior Victor Brown, 6-4, 6-0, capturing his third straight CIF Individuals singles title. Brymer staked his claim as the top boys' tennis player in Southern Section history. The scary part is that the 2013 Trojans might be able to say the same thing as a team. It was an all-University doubles final as well.
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