January 31, 2019
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Bay League Champions!
Boys Soccer!
Girls Soccer!
Girls Water Polo!

Costa Boys Soccer finishes Bay League with a perfect record of 10-0-0!
Last night Costa beat Redondo in a thriller! Down 3-2, the team scored twice in the last 4 minutes to win 4-3. Josh Gaudiano got the game winner with 2 minutes left on an assist from Dillan Argue. Josh scored the first goal also. Dillan had a goal and 2 assists to lead Costa in the comeback. Ian scored the tying goal. Zachary Cochran played great in goal. Defender George Boll had a great game and was the extra inspiration that Costa needed.
Costa Boys Soccer finished the Bay League with a perfect record of 10-0-0 and an undefeated overall record of 18-0-3. The CIF D1 playoffs start next week. The bracket comes out this Saturday, Feb. 2nd. Go Costa!

Costa Girls Soccer takes 1st place in Bay League!

Last night the Girls Soccer program honored their seniors on their Bay League game vs. Redondo after a very impressive season. The seniors received flowers and took to the field for their final game before CIF begins next week.  Although they had beaten Redondo in the first round of Bay League, they lost on Wednesday with a score of 2-1. Redondo scored in the first half, and Costa answered back with a goal by Ava Van’t Hof. Unfortunately, Redondo scored with approximately 4 minutes remaining in the game, and although Costa had some close shots, they were unable to tie the game. They still remain Bay League Champions with a winning record of 11-0-1. The CIF schedule will be released this weekend, and they anticipate a home game for the first round. Go Costa!

Girls Water Polo are Bay League Champions!

The Girls Water Polo team had a demanding schedule with 2 tournaments over 2 weekends, and league games during the week. The ladies fought to wins for 9 of the 12 games, defeating all of their division teams. Varsity remains undefeated in the Bay League, 9-1 in their division, and 16-9 overall. Junior Varsity is 8-6-1 and FS 4-3.
The final game against Redondo on Tuesday was a nail biter right to the end. Both teams played strong defense and aggressive offense, keeping the score close and the fans on their feet. Costa came into the final quarter down 4-6 (Costa goals by Celeste Almendariz, Camille Lyter, Charlee Wickemeyer, and Maiken Pardon.), but the Costa women dominated the end of the game with goals by Dylan Reed, Leigh Lyter, and another goal by Dylan Reed to tie the game. The go-ahead goal was scored by Celeste Almendariz.
Upcoming – Varsity and JV play at home against Pen on Thursday and CIF
playoffs start next week.
Click Here for The Beach Reporter article: Mira Costa rallies past Redondo in final minutes to claim Bay League girls water polo title
Click Here for Easy Reader article: Mira Costa, Redondo teams prepare for winter season playoffs

Summer School and Flex Registration is Open!

Please register for the grade your student will be entering in the fall.
2019 Summer School dates are:

Session 1: Monday, June 17 - Tuesday, July 2
(note classes meet Mon. – Fri. the first 2 weeks)
Session 2: Monday, July 8 - Thursday, July 25 (Mon. – Thurs.)

Academic courses meet from 8 am to 1:30 pm.

Courses and program information is available at www.mbxfoundation.org under Summer School or by clicking here .
MBX Flex courses are available to students needing a more flexible summer school schedule. Please check our website for more information and available courses by clicking here . Classes can begin as early as June 17 and must be completed by August 9.

Registration for summer athletics opens on March 2.

Costa Girls Basketball celebrates Senior Day!

The Lady Mustangs are finishing the second half of the Bay League season. After a few disappointing losses, they came out with a big win against Leuzinger in a double overtime win on Friday with a score of 56-55. Congratulations to our Lady Mustangs!! After that win, and with a win against Centennial, Coach John Lapham said, “The Lady Mustangs absolutely outperformed expectations this year, as we were widely expected to finish next to last in the Bay League.” After the win against Centennial, the team is now in sole possession of 2nd Place.

On Tuesday night they celebrated their Seniors: Kaylee Lo, Christine Garrison and Nicole Matsumoto. It was a special night topped off with a great win!  Congratulations to our Seniors!

Click Here for Daily Breeze article: Mira Costa girls escape with double overtime win over Leuzinger
Costa Boys Basketball recognizes seniors!
On Tuesday night, Costa Boys Basketball celebrated Senior Recognition before the Centennial game! Congrats to all of their seniors who have worked so hard this year. Many of them have played all 4 years with Costa Basketball; Carson Carey, Nicolas Diez-Rosario, Lucas Hobbs, Henry Householter, Parker Lynch, Kayan Mishra and Andrej Orban.

Come on out to cheer on Costa Varsity Boys Basketball at the final Bay League game this season on Thursday, 1/31 versus Redondo @ Redondo Union High School.
MCHS Cyber Security Club advances four teams to semifinals!

MCHS Cyber Security Club had nine teams compete this season. One team qualified at the platinum level for the state round and several qualified gold. This is the highest showing in the club history. Mira Costa has four teams going on to compete in the Semifinals which take place over the weekend of February 1st in the silver and gold tiers.
Good luck Cyber Patriots!
Costa Surf team dominates
early in the season!
MCHS Surf continues to dominate and is currently 3-0 in head to head competition. They had an excellent team effort vs PV in December, with a final score of 88-59.  Costa Surf continues to consistently dominate due to the depth of the team. They are looking forward to the upcoming team challenge, which was re-scheduled due to the rain over the past few weeks. The team continues to meet every morning at 26th St Manhattan Beach to work on heats and strategies. What a dedicated bunch of kids.
Remember to support MCHS Surf and purchase a discount card. It is good for a year’s worth of savings at many local merchants and is $20 per card.
Mira Costa Band member wins award!
Jesse Eads has been named a 2019 National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) Merit winner in Jazz Electric Bass. He will receive a cash prize of up to $10,000; is eligible to participate in YoungArts’ regional programs, including 
YoungArts Miami (February 19–24, 2019),
​YoungArts Los Angeles (March 26– 31, 2019)
and YoungArts New York (April 23–28, 2019),
and will join a professional network of distinguished artists.
​Congratulations Jesse!
The Mira Costa Lady Ruggers continue to impress as they win 2 out of 3 matches
at Lakewood HS!
The Mustangs opened up against an extremely formidable Carson Colts side. The Colts are extremely experienced (most of whom have been playing rug­by since age 5) and they are a physically imposing lot. The Colts pretty much had their way with the Mustangs as they won 29-12.   Read More
Costa Ruggers Have No Answer For Bosco Backs

 The Mira Costa Ruggers took to the road to take on their old friends, the Braves of St. John Bosco. The Braves were coming off a stinging last second loss to first place St. Augustine. Meanwhile the Mustangs were just thinking about getting back on the scoreboard after experiencing their first shutout in program history, af­ter the beat down by Cathedral Catholic. Read More
Boys and Girls Wrestling have a winning week!

Costa wrestling had an extremely busy week!
Thursday, January 17th  
Mira Costa 60 – Peninsula 6
Friday, January 18th
This was hyped up as the Battle of the South Bay with South Torrance High as the highest ranked team in the South Bay against Mira Costa.
Mira Costa 42 – South Torrance 38
Saturday January 19th
Varsity Girls Tournament at Brea Olinda.
Drama updates plus Mira Costa High School Drama/Tech Department presents The Drowsy Chaperone
Mira Costa High School Drama/Tech Department presents  The Drowsy Chaperone
Don’t miss Mira Costa Drama/Tech’s spring musical,  The Drowsy Chaperone.  Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score,  The Drowsy Chaperone  is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.  The Drowsy Chaperone  is playing April 26th-May 4th in the Mira Costa auditorium.
Performance Dates:
Friday, April 26 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 pm
Friday, May 3 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 4 at 2 pm & 7:30 pm
January Choir updates!
Winter Concert This Shining Night Now Available for Download
Mira Costa Choirs winter concert is now available as a digital download at the Soundset Recordings website. Click  HERE  to access the full concert recording.
All songs: $1 each
Full MP3 album cost: $15
This Shining Night is the 2018 winter concert of Grammy Award winning Mira Costa choirs, featuring four curricular choirs and two a capella groups under the direction of Michael Hayden, Director of Choirs, and accompanied by Mark McCormick, Piano. Read More
Mira Costa Athletic Complex Update
On November 8, 2016, voters in MB approved Measure EE, a $39 million bond measure to replace the outdated and undersized gym. 
The planned timeline is as follows:
  • December 2018 - February, 2019: Site and Building Abatement and Demolition
  • February 2019: Groundbreaking Ceremony
  • March 2019 - June 2020: Construction
  • July 2020: Construction Completion/Grand Opening
Abatement was completed over the winter break, and demolition is nearing completion. And now, we're looking forward to beginning construction on the new facility. Please join us for a ground breaking ceremony on February 15 at 12:30 p.m. If you'd like to join us, please check in at the Mira Costa administration office before heading over to the site.
Support these Costa Booster Club Fundraisers!
Support Performing Arts Mom's Night Out at the
Comedy Night on March 13!
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