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By: Barry Faulkner | September 16, 2005
Trailing, 27-0, in a extension of a season in which little had gone right, the Costa Mesa High football team gathered its collective feet Thursday night against visiting Huntington Beach. The thick, muscled legs of the linemen, as well as those thinner, fleeter ones propelling ball carriers, all seemed to settle underneath Coach Jay Johnson's teetering team. And though a 37-14 nonleague defeat was the end result, the Mustangs clearly emerged from their third setback of the season with a foundation to, perhaps, build the rest of the season upon.
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By: Barry Faulkner | October 6, 2005
The Costa Mesa High football team lost its Golden West League opener last week, but the Mustangs may have gained their offensive identity. Coach Jay Johnson's squad (0-5, 0-1 in league) will try to assert its newfound offensive confidence Friday against visiting Westminster, at 7 p.m. at Orange Coast College. Mesa, decimated by early injuries, had struggled mightily for the first 4 1/2 games of the season, scoring just three offensive touchdowns in its first 18 quarters.
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By: Bryce Alderton | September 3, 2005
The Costa Mesa High football team was forced to play catch-up early in its season opener Friday night against host Brea Olinda. The Mustangs also tried to catch their breath from chasing Brea receivers, tailbacks and tight ends for most of the evening. The beginning of the Jay Johnson era began auspiciously for the Mustangs, with a fumble on the first play of the contest, one of four turnovers committed by the visitors. Brea, meanwhile, motored like a well-oiled machine, amassing 414 yards of offense and sending the Mustangs to a 30-0 setback.
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May 18, 2000
Mike Sciacca, Independent The Ocean View High softball team played one of its most complete games of the 2000 season Wednesday in beating Costa Mesa, 4-1, in a CIF Southern Section Division IV wild card game at Ocean View. Sophomore pitcher Crystina Cruz, who received a game ball from Coach Kathy Ponce after the victory, had just enough to hold off the Mustangs. Cruz, who gave up eight hits, was backed up by an infield that helped her get out of three different jams.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | September 30, 2011
HUNTINGTON BEACH - Both Fountain Valley and Trabuco Hills hobbled into Friday's nonleague football game missing key components to their respective offenses. Each team has been without its starting senior quarterback the last two weeks, the Barons missing Kai Fernandez and the Mustangs, Jonathan Newsom. To compensate, the Mustangs relied heavily on the legs of senior running back Mitchell Simonsen. The word "workhorse" certainly applied to Simonsen at Huntington Beach High's Sheue Stadium.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | October 24, 2009
HUNTINGTON BEACH — The Huntington Beach High football team drove the ball down the field, perhaps surprising visiting Trabuco Hills early in the teams’ Sea View League showdown Thursday night. Then, an interception at the Mustangs’ three-yard line. The rest of the half? Six Oilers punts. A game after Huntington Beach shocked defending league champ Foothill, the Oilers came back down to earth. And Trabuco Hills showed why it was considered a favorite to win league this year after posting a 51-10 victory.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | September 14, 2013
HUNTINGTON BEACH - Ray Fenton preached to his Fountain Valley High football team the value of lessons learned late Friday. The first-year coach of the Barons urged his players to take his postgame words to heart, hoping that they would draw upon their experience, although tough to do so just coming off a close defeat, to make progress in the coming weeks. Fountain Valley and Trabuco Hills were locked in a nonleague battle at Huntington Beach High's Cap Sheue Field that wasn't decided until the final minute.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | May 16, 2013
And the sweep goes on. When Huntington Beach fell behind by six points late in the first set of Wednesday's CIF Southern Section Division 1 boys' volleyball semifinal match with Manhattan Beach Mira Costa, the Oilers were in danger of having their straight-sets win streak snapped. Not only that, but a first set loss to the top-ranked Mustangs would force the No. 4-seeded Oilers to play catch-up the remainder of the match. Danger averted. Huntington regrouped after falling behind, 19-13, in that first set, and stormed back with an incredible rally that produced an eventual, 25-23 win. The comeback ignited a spark under the Oilers, who never looked back.
NEWS
By: Barry Faulkner | October 8, 2005
What was supposed to be a hard count, turned out to be an awfully hard way to lose for the Newport Harbor High football team Friday night. But the Sailors didn't go down without first finding a miraculous way to push visiting Mira Costa into overtime as the Mustangs came away with a 23-20 nonleague triumph. Newport Harbor went 84 yards on 12 plays after falling behind, 20-12, with 3:05 left to tie the game in dramatic fashion. Tom Jackson's pass went into and out of the hands of Mira Costa defender Kevin Romero at the Mustangs' 5-yard line, and Jarrett Daniel hauled it in and ran into the end zone.
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By Mike Sciacca | September 21, 2013
HUNTINGTON BEACH — Mistakes. They hurt Huntington Beach last week, and did in the Oilers again Friday. Huntington took an early lead on Trabuco Hills but couldn't garner much else after that, and the Oilers were saddled with a 27-17 nonleague loss at Cap Sheue Field. Mistakes, mainly in the form of penalties — and there were plenty of them, contributed heavily to the Oilers' demise. The loss, which came during the first of five consecutive games on their home field, left Huntington, ranked No. 10 in the CIF Southern Section Southwest Division poll, at 2-2 overall.
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SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | September 14, 2013
HUNTINGTON BEACH - Ray Fenton preached to his Fountain Valley High football team the value of lessons learned late Friday. The first-year coach of the Barons urged his players to take his postgame words to heart, hoping that they would draw upon their experience, although tough to do so just coming off a close defeat, to make progress in the coming weeks. Fountain Valley and Trabuco Hills were locked in a nonleague battle at Huntington Beach High's Cap Sheue Field that wasn't decided until the final minute.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | May 16, 2013
And the sweep goes on. When Huntington Beach fell behind by six points late in the first set of Wednesday's CIF Southern Section Division 1 boys' volleyball semifinal match with Manhattan Beach Mira Costa, the Oilers were in danger of having their straight-sets win streak snapped. Not only that, but a first set loss to the top-ranked Mustangs would force the No. 4-seeded Oilers to play catch-up the remainder of the match. Danger averted. Huntington regrouped after falling behind, 19-13, in that first set, and stormed back with an incredible rally that produced an eventual, 25-23 win. The comeback ignited a spark under the Oilers, who never looked back.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | September 30, 2011
HUNTINGTON BEACH - Both Fountain Valley and Trabuco Hills hobbled into Friday's nonleague football game missing key components to their respective offenses. Each team has been without its starting senior quarterback the last two weeks, the Barons missing Kai Fernandez and the Mustangs, Jonathan Newsom. To compensate, the Mustangs relied heavily on the legs of senior running back Mitchell Simonsen. The word "workhorse" certainly applied to Simonsen at Huntington Beach High's Sheue Stadium.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | October 24, 2009
HUNTINGTON BEACH — The Huntington Beach High football team drove the ball down the field, perhaps surprising visiting Trabuco Hills early in the teams’ Sea View League showdown Thursday night. Then, an interception at the Mustangs’ three-yard line. The rest of the half? Six Oilers punts. A game after Huntington Beach shocked defending league champ Foothill, the Oilers came back down to earth. And Trabuco Hills showed why it was considered a favorite to win league this year after posting a 51-10 victory.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | August 6, 2009
They never gave up, going from battling local teams from Orange County to teams from Washington and Hawaii. And, although they didn?t quite make it to the World Series, players from the Fountain Valley Pony baseball Mustang division All-Stars fought until the end. Fountain Valley?s season ended Saturday at the Mustang (9 and 10-year-old) Zone tournament. There, they were edged by Corona, 5-4, in extra innings in the first game of the day at the Chino Hills fields. Then, Fountain Valley was bounced out of the tournament by host Chino Hills, 1-0, the lone run scoring on a passed ball.
SPORTS
September 27, 2007
A meeting Saturday between two undefeated teams left the Huntington Beach Green Chargers perfect. Huntington combined a stingy defense with an offense that was able to penetrate a tough Costa Mesa defense to hand the Mustangs their first loss, 16-0, in a Pop Warner Football Pee Wee Division game. Treavon Coley rushed for a pair of touchdowns, and Tyler Macleod added both point-after kicks in the second quarter. Aaron Vargas and Allen Vogelsang came up with interceptions for a Green Chargers defense that also received outstanding play from Elijah Herrera, Matt Oakley, Bradley Dominick, Charles Mendola, Jake Dailey, Steven Tovatt and Peter Russo.
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By Mike Sciacca | June 21, 2007
The Huntington Beach High School surf team competed in the first-ever Red Bull High School Cup national title final Tuesday night but it was the San Dieguito Academy Mustangs of Encinitas who claimed the first-place trophy by scoring a 74-61 victory at Trail 6 in San Onofre. The Oilers reached the final after defeating Ocean City High of New Jersey in a semifinal game played earlier in the day. Freshman Evan Kane earned MVP honors for that semifinal game with the surfing of Logan Strook, Taylor Pai, Kyle McGeary and Eddie Elles contributing to the triumph.
SPORTS
October 12, 2006
The Huntington Beach High girls' volleyball team got out of a recent rut with a sweep of Trabuco Hills in a Sea View League match. The Oilers posted a 25-14, 25-17, 25-17 victory over the host Mustangs on Friday. Kalyn Klaess had 14 digs, Tori Thompson five kills and 27 assists, Lindsey Benac 10 kills and three aces, Brooke Mullins six kills and two blocks and Jenna Catalano five kills, to lead the Oilers. "We have been in a rut, but tonight our team showed up to play," Huntington Coach Kim Clarke said.
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