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By Lauren Williams | March 5, 2013
Criminal and traffic cases from Costa Mesa will soon be heard in Westminster court, officials said Tuesday. Newport Beach's Harbor Justice Center will handle Costa Mesa misdemeanor and felony cases filed before March 18. The West Justice Center, at 8141 13th St. in Westminster, will hear cases filed after that date, according to an announcement from the Orange County Superior Court. All Costa Mesa traffic cases, regardless of when they were filed, will move to the West Justice Center on May 6. The Orange County Superior Court said state budget cuts and the closure of Laguna Hills' traffic operations contributed to the change.
NEWS
December 9, 2000
COSTA MESA - Chad Vakili had 18 points, including four three-pointers to lead the Costa Mesa High boys basketball team to a 57-52 nonleague win over visiting Westminster Friday night. David Conte dished out 10 assists to go along with his seven points, while Mike Payne had eight points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots for Mesa (4-2). The Mustangs will compete in the Trabuco Hills Tournament on Dec. 19 against Laguna Hills, beginning at 6:30 p.m. NONLEAGUE Costa Mesa 57, Westminster 52 Westminster 10 18 9 15 - 52 Costa Mesa 13 19 16 9 - 57 Westminster - Miranda 17, Diebel 2, Graham 10, Lacey 6, Villegas 11, Marinca 6. 3 pt. goals - Miranda 4, Villegas 2. Fouled out - None.
NEWS
December 1, 2001
COSTA MESA - Eli Solis of Costa Mesa High scored two goals in the first half Friday as the host Mustangs went on to a 3-1 nonleague boys soccer victory over Westminster. Solis scored in the 12th and 26th minutes, while teammate Hector Hernandez added a goal for Costa Mesa (1-1) in the 50th minute. Steve Gonzalez scored for Westminster in the 55th minute to break the ice offensive for the visitors. Bryce Sheridan (three saves) and Christian Lopez (five)
FEATURES
March 19, 2009
The Vanguard University women’s basketball team continues its quest to defend its NAIA Division I championship today in Jackson, Tenn. The Lions (30-3), the Golden State Athletic Conference champions who finished the regular season ranked No. 2 in the NAIA, will take on Westminster of Utah today at 10:45 a.m. Vanguard, led by senior Lauren Gregory, opened the NAIA national tournament with a 72-51 win over Berry of Georgia Wednesday. Daily Pilot staff writer Barry Faulkner is on assignment, reporting on the Lions in Jackson.
NEWS
November 21, 2003
Barry Faulkner Russ Davis isn't coaching the calendar, nor the scoreboard, nor to win favor with his players. Even at this early stage of the women's basketball season, the Vanguard University head man is driving his team with his determination to obtain a singular, lofty objective. "We want to win the national championship," Davis said immediately following the Lions' 83-54 nonconference win over visiting Westminster of Utah, Thursday at the Pit. The voluntary admission came after an inquiry about him calling a timeout to make a heated point to his players with 1:19 left in the runaway victory.
NEWS
October 18, 2000
Tony Altobelli WESTMINSTER - Lauren Birchfield scored three goals to lead the Newport Harbor High field hockey team to a 7-0 Sunset League win over host Westminster Tuesday afternoon. The Sailors (16-1-1, 11-0 in league) scored their first goal 27 seconds into the contest and never looked back. Sarah Green, Allison McKenzie, Shirin Oskooi and Kaley Nix also scored goals for Newport, while goalie Chloe Cox recorded one save. The Sailors have outscored their opponents by a whopping 46-2 margin this season and with only three contests remaining, the league title is Newport's to win. "I'm not sure exactly where we stand, but if we win against Edison, that should do it," Coach Sharon Wolfe said.
NEWS
March 27, 2003
Estancia High's baseball team (2-6, 0-1) dropped its Golden West League opener Wednesday as visiting Westminster struck for one run in the second inning and that was all the Lions needed in a 1-0 decision that took just 98 minutes to complete. Estancia, limited to two base hits and strikeout victims 14 times, had numerous chances, but could not convert. Westminster scored by virtue of a walk, a base hit, a hit-batsman and a 6-4-3 double play. Estancia had the bases loaded in the third inning with none out, runners on second and third with one out, and again with two out, before a strikeout ended the threat.
NEWS
April 19, 2002
COSTA MESA - Co-captain Jess Hellmich of Estancia High won the 100-yard butterfly (1:06.10) and the 200 individual medley (2:27.03), while swimming on two winning relays, as the host Eagles defeated Westminster, 110-56, in a nonleague boys swim dual meet Thursday. Estancia (4-5) was also led by Anthony Herman, who captured the 100 breaststroke with a personal-best 1:19.76 and swam on the first-place 400 free relay, and Frank Gamboa, who won the 200 free (2:07.
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From staff reports | March 17, 2014
Diana Carey, who fought against an unpopular proposal to add toll lanes to the 405 Freeway in Orange County, has been named the 2014 Woman of the Year for state Assembly District 74. Carey, a Westminster councilwoman and the I-405 Freeway Corridor Cities representative for Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, Rossmoor and her city, received the honor at a recent ceremony in the state Capitol in Sacramento....
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SPORTS
November 29, 2013
Corona del Mar (12-0) vs. Westminster (8-4) When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Westminster High Key Sea Kings: Sr. QB Luke Napolitano (2,152 yards passing, 20 TDs, eight INTs); Jr. RB Cole Martin (219 carries for 1,438 yards and 19 TDs); Jr. DE Parker Chase (67 tackles, team-best 9.5 quarterback sacks). Key Lions: Sr. QB Daniel Thomsen (1,105 yards passing, seven TDs, nine INTs; 1,547 yards rushing and 22 TDs); Jr. RB Humberto Maciel (1,364 yards rushing, 16 TDs)
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | November 29, 2013
WESTMINSTER - The first halftime song to play Friday night at Westminster High was "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey. The host Lions may not have stopped believing, but like 22 teams before them, their resistance was futile against the Corona del Mar High football team. The belief got a little more far-fetched after CdM junior running back Cole Martin ripped off a 63-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter, as well as every time the Sea Kings stopped scrambling Westminster quarterback Daniel Thomsen for a minimal gain.
SPORTS
November 5, 2013
The Newport Harbor High field hockey team took third place in the Los Angeles Field Hockey Assn. Tournament of Champions after winning by forfeit against Westminster Saturday. Westminster showed up two hours late to the scheduled third-place game at Moorpark College and Newport Harbor won by forfeit because the teams could not play due to the championship game's start time, Newport Harbor Coach Amanda Boyer said. "It was very disappointing, but the girls earned their spot to be there after the hard-fought semifinal game," Boyer said in an email.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | October 29, 2013
WESTMINSTER - They came en masse under the mantra of keeping the freeways free. More than 150 people crowded Westminster's Civic Center on Tuesday night to formally voice their opposition to any toll roads within a 14-mile portion of the 405 Freeway, from the 73 Freeway in Costa Mesa to the 605 Freeway outside Rossmoor. Representatives from communities nearby and along the busy thoroughfare - Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Westminster, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor and Fountain Valley - were in universal opposition to the toll option, officially called Alternative 3 by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA)
NEWS
By Lauren Williams | March 5, 2013
Criminal and traffic cases from Costa Mesa will soon be heard in Westminster court, officials said Tuesday. Newport Beach's Harbor Justice Center will handle Costa Mesa misdemeanor and felony cases filed before March 18. The West Justice Center, at 8141 13th St. in Westminster, will hear cases filed after that date, according to an announcement from the Orange County Superior Court. All Costa Mesa traffic cases, regardless of when they were filed, will move to the West Justice Center on May 6. The Orange County Superior Court said state budget cuts and the closure of Laguna Hills' traffic operations contributed to the change.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | December 12, 2012
COSTA MESA — Estancia High senior team captain Alexis Paul is a rarity in high school water polo: a player who has been the starting varsity goalie for all four years. There also aren't too many left-handers who play goalie. Paul is one of those, too. But more than anything, she is one of a group of determined seniors for the Eagles. They want to improve upon last year, when they finished fourth in the Orange Coast League and missed the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | November 29, 2012
CORONA DEL MAR - Natalie Perales has acted as a one-player roadblock to the Corona del Mar High girls' basketball team the last two years. The Segerstrom High senior point guard has met the Sea Kings in the semifinals of the CdM Tip-Off Classic twice. Each time, she has put on a big performance to dump the hosts from championship contention. CdM Coach Mark Decker asked Segerstrom Coach Jeff Watts after Thursday night's game if Perales was a senior. Decker smiled, simply saying, "Good," after he was told that this is Perales' last year of high school.
NEWS
November 15, 2012
Police and California Highway Patrol units pursued a suspected stolen vehicle into Corona del Mar on Thursday afternoon, police said. The vehicle was reportedly stolen from Anaheim in mid-October. Westminster police spotted the vehicle and began pursuing it about noon Thursday, according to Newport Beach Police Sgt. Chuck Freeman. As the vehicle traveled along a freeway, CHP joined in the pursuit. The vehicle exited and took Jamboree Road down to Coast Highway, Freeman said. The male driver fled the vehicle and was arrested by Westminster police.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | December 22, 2011
Last year many referred to Andrew McCormack as Jackie Moon, the character from the movie, "Semi-Pro. " The nickname seemed to fit, as the Corona del Mar High 6-foot-3 forward sported an afro and had that Will Ferrell look. But this year McCormack has toned down the 'fro. No one's laughing about a silly nickname now. When people hear, "Andrew McCormack," the words, "hustle," and, "all-out effort," come to mind. That's what he's always been known for, but it now seems at an elevated level because this is his senior year.
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