November 30, 2004 |
Revenge is the theme of the girls' volleyball state playoffs tonight when five Southern California regional champions will be crowned. Top-seeded Manhattan Beach Mira Costa (27-3) will play host to Temecula Chaparral (30-5) in Division I, a rematch of Mira Costa's victory Nov. 20 in the Southern Section Division I-A final. Top-seeded Huntington Beach Edison (25-6) has a home date with second-seeded Santa Ana Mater Dei (27-4) in a rematch of the Division II-AA final won by Edison.
September 17, 2004 |
Football is often regarded as the king of high school sports across most of the country. But for the sleepy, laid-back town of Manhattan Beach, the sport of preference is volleyball. Many of the talented players who have helped Manhattan Beach Mira Costa become a perennial power in the sport learned their skills on the nearby sand, where generations of the town's residents have grown up with the game. "This is our life," said Michelle Kandell, the Mustangs' senior captain.
March 3, 2003 |
Boys' volleyball fans, mark March 21 on your calendar. That's when Los Angeles Loyola High, ranked No. 1 by The Times, plays at No. 2-ranked Manhattan Beach Mira Costa in a showdown that could set the tone for the remainder of the season. "This game is always a thrill," Loyola Coach Michael Boehle said. "These will be two of the top teams in the country. It's a good show in front of a lot of people. It's good for volleyball."
November 20, 2001 |
An autopsy conducted Monday by the Los Angeles County coroner's office was inconclusive in determining the cause of death Friday of a sophomore soccer player at Manhattan Beach Mira Costa High. Ryan King, a 16-year-old junior varsity player, collapsed at practice and was pronounced dead at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance.
November 8, 2001 |
Tyler Krikorian's numbers aren't as big, and Manhattan Beach Mira Costa doesn't appear as hungry. Could last season's Southern Section championship be a one-time deal for Krikorian and the Mustangs, or is the real season just beginning? "I think the kids have been looking forward to the playoffs the last couple weeks," Coach Jon Reichardt said. "The last few games, our focus hasn't been there." Krikorian had 147 goals last season, earning Division III player of the year honors.
December 2, 2000
Upland 33, Diamond Bar 14--Bo Drake passed for 198 yards and two touchdowns and scored on a one-yard sneak to lead the Highlanders to victory in a Division II semifinal at Cal State Fullerton. Newhall Hart 13, La Canada St. Francis--Stanford-bound Kyle Matter completed 20 of 32 passes for 182 yards and rushed for 76 yards in 11 carries, and his Hart teammates sacked UCLA-bound John Sciarra eight times to spark the Indians to a Division III semifinal victory at College of the Canyons.
November 18, 2000 |
4:30 TODAY CYPRESS COLLEGE The Division I-A final features Mira Costa, ranked fourth in the state, and ninth-ranked Mater Dei. Mira Costa is one of the best passing and defensive teams in the section, so the Monarchs will have to be sharp with their ball control to win their first title. The Mustangs have won 15 in a row after suffering their only loss Oct. 14 to Chula Vista Bonita Vista, the top-ranked team in the San Diego section, which also defeated Mater Dei.