September 13, 2018
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MBX Welcomes Costa Athletes with New Turf in Waller Stadium!

Mira Costa football opened their 2018 season on brand new turf on Cooper Field in Waller Stadium. MBX is pleased to fund this $600K+ project, our second large turf project in 2 years. Just a year ago, MBX donated $2.1M to install West Field, off Meadows Blvd. Additionally, last year, Costa Baseball, funded infield turf installation in Carl Osterhaus Field. Together, these projects have greatly improved the playing surfaces for field sports at Mira Costa.

MBX thanks our construction manager, Johnnie Morgan from Coastline Construction Management (and former football booster president) and our contractor Asphalt Fabric & Engineering for working hard to complete the Cooper Field installation this August in just five weeks!

In addition to the beautiful new turf, Waller Stadium, is glowing green & gold, with new Mira Costa banners, bringing Costa colors, the mustang logo, and showcased photos of Costa athletes to the fences around the stadium. Thank you very much to Costa football, rugby, cheer, dance, boys and girls lacrosse, boys and girls soccer, track & field, and cross country for funding this project and to MCXC Coach Jeff Atkinson for the conception. Visiting teams will have no doubt whose turf they are on when playing in Waller Stadium!

And finally, a big thank you to Costa Girls Soccer for their generous donation of two new sets of bleachers on the West Field. Many spectators will be thankful for the added seating!
(photo by Paul Towers)
Girls Golf Team off to a great start!
The Girls Golf Team is off to a great start. The Varsity Team is 4-1 and the JV Team is 4-0. The Varsity Team kicked off the season this year by placing 2nd in the Simi Valley High School Girls Golf Tournament that was held on 08/27/2018 at the Los Robles Greens Golf Course in Thousand Oaks, CA. The Varsity and JV Teams have added some great talent and are looking forward to a winning season. Read More
Costa Boys Beach Volleyball remains
undefeated halfway through the season!
The Costa Boys Beach Volleyball Team started their started in August and is at the halfway point. Costa is undefeated at all three levels.
In the season opener, Costa faced PV High and Saddleback Valley Christian. At the Varsity level, Juniors Jack Walmer and Jack Hopkins played on Court 1, Junior Dain Johnson and Sophomore Ben Coordt played on Court 2, and Junior Luke Snyder and Sophomore Kalani Rusher played on Court 3. Walmer and Hopkins faced two tough opponents, requiring a third set tie-breaker to get the win against both PV and Saddleback. Read More
Mira Costa High School Drama/Tech Department presents 
The Laramie Project
Mira Costa High School Drama/Tech is proud to announce its fall production of The Laramie Project, an emotionally riveting drama by Moisés Kaufman and the Techtonic Theatre Company, which centers on the death of gay college student, Matthew Shephard, and how his murder affected his community and sent ripple effects across the nation. The Laramie Project is playing November 2nd-10th in Mira Costa’s Small Theatre Read More
Undefeated MCHS Surf Team has Kick Off Classic coming up next!
The MCHS Surf Team is up and running for the 2018/19 season. After an undefeated 2017/18 season, the Costa Surf Team is poised for an even stronger year with many returning students and several new team mates. The team has an excellent mix of female and male athletes with all grade levels represented. The athletes are committed and practicing every day at the early hour of 6:30am at 26th Street in Manhattan Beach. Read More
Costa Girls Tennis competes in Finals at Golden State Classic!
Friday, 9/7/18 Golden State Classic @ Stanford University
Mira Costa 5
Valencia High School, Valencia 1
In the first round of the Golden State Classic tournament, the Mustangs defeated the Vikings 5 to 1.  In singles, Nicole Wuelfing (MC) won 6-3, 7-5; and Haily Huynh (MC) won 6-0, 6-1. In doubles, Olga Nagy/Kacey Feng (MC) won 6-0, 7-5; Lindsay Giese/Kendall Lebbin (MC) won 6-0, 6-0; and Hannah Bergin/Sydney Miller (MC) 6-2, 6-1. Read More
Costa Football starts a winning season!
Game #1: Mira Costa Mustangs vs St.Francis Knights
Varsity: 27-22
JV: 25-28
Freshman: 13-14
 
Game #2: Mira Costa Mustangs vs La Serna Lancers
Varsity: 20-23
JV: 6-26
Freshman: 27-34
 
Game #3: Mira Costa Mustangs vs El Segundo Eagles
Varsity: 42-21
JV: 41-0
Freshman: 47-34

Click here for The Beach Reporter article Mira Costa football faces old rival West Torrance
Click here for Daily Breeze article High School Football Top 10 for Week 4
Click here for Daily Breeze Football Player of the Week Nick Carpino
Click here for Daily Breeze article Nick Carpino accounts for 6 TDs, carrying Mira Costa football past El Segundo
(photo by Steve Dunlap)
Costa Cross Country season begins!
Mira Costa Cross Country opened the season on August 30th with a low key meet in Palos Verdes, running a shorter 2 mile course instead of the traditional 3 mile distance. Both boys and girls Varsity teams had strong showings against some tough competitors. Race results can be found here - Read More
Click Here for Easy Reader article: Cross Country runners facing tough competition in Invitational meets

Costa Girls Rugby Team Hosts Canadians
The Mira Costa Girls Rugby Team hosted the Hornets of Namaimo HS from Vancouver Island, Canada last week. The two sides faced off in what was basically a scrimmage but treated as a game situation. The Costa girls, despite a week of practice, were still in summer mode while the Canadians were well prepared as they open their season in the next few weeks. De­spite the gutsiness of the Costa Girls, nevertheless the outcome was not surprising. The Hornets played some excellent rugby. Read More
Marching Band/Colorguard Season Off to Great Start!
The Mira Costa Marching Band and Colorguard spent two weeks in the summer heat and continue to spend many after-school hours practicing for their new season’s show “The Pack.”
They debuted the first part of the show for parents and friends at a Sneak Preview Night, and then for a larger audience at the first Mustang football games of the season. Read More
CHOICE gets ready for the annual Pumpkin Races!
Save the Date!
MB Pumpkin Races: 
Sunday October 28th @ at 11am
CHOICE will once again kick off the races at 12p! Stop by the CHOICE Booth to purchase Pumpkin Kits, or make a donation!
All donations will receive a free bag of popcorn! Read More
Dance Team holds successful Mini Mustang Dance Camp!
On Monday, September 10th, the Mira Costa Dance Team held a Mini Mustang dance camp for young dancers from Kindergarten through 8th grade. There was a great turn out with about 50 future dance team members! They learned choreography, made craft projects, ate lunch and a great time was had by both campers and Dance Team members! A special shout out to Gia Busse and Steffany Canty for organizing this wonderful event and of course, to Victoria Brown, the team’s inimitable coach and leader!
20th Anniversary for Costa’s award winning Broadcast Journalism and Cinematic Arts Classes!
The nationally award-winning broadcast journalism and cinematic arts classes celebrate their 20th anniversary this year. Founded by adviser Michael Hernandez (Apple Distinguished Educator and 2015 LA County Teacher of the Year), the program boasts 3 MCHS Students of the Year (and one finalist), and alumni that work for NBC, ABC, MTV and Disney.  Read More
MCHS Choirs Off to a
Great Start!
Mira Costa Choirs has started off the year in spectacular style. All the choirs are up and running and already sounding great. Auditions for Coterie and Muscle are scheduled, and those ensembles will be chosen in the next two weeks. Read More
Costa Choir graduates achieve
success in college!

Congratulations goes out to Emma Kittay! As a Freshman at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, she auditioned and was placed into the premiere 25-voice Marist Chamber Choir and the very competitive coed a cappella group. Way to go Emma!

Congratulations goes out to Camden Padilla! He is a Freshman at University of Redlands, Redlands, California, where he auditioned and was placed into the University Choir. You rock Camden!
Soccer Updates!
Girls Soccer Team begins off-season training!
The Mira Costa Girls Soccer Team has just kicked off with training during the off season. The team held a great summer program and is excited for the new freshman to join the team. Something new and exciting is the upcoming one-day camp which will be held on Wednesday Sept. 19th from 9am-2pm for girls ages 5-12.  The team will also will be taking part in the Hometown Fair with their Annual Hairspray booth. Read More
Boys Soccer completes
successful summer training
The Boys Varsity Soccer program finished off a great 2017-18 season making it to the third round of CIF playoffs this past March. Congratulations to all the graduating seniors who have moved on.  The coaches and Mustang soccer families wish you well in your future endeavors.
The freshman summer soccer program kicked off in June with Coach Gary Smith.  The off season program will continue through tryouts at the end of October/beginning of November. Read More
Summer Updates for Girls Water Polo!
Over the summer, many of the Mira Costa Girls Water Polo players qualified and played in Northern California for the 2018 USA Water Polo Junior Olympics.  Costa was represented on several of the teams – South Bay United, OC Riptides, and HB Water Polo. Congratulations to Leigh Lyter who was named 2018 Junior Olympics All-American for the Girls U16 division. Read More
Girls Beach Volleyball finishes another winning season!
The Girls Beach Volleyball team capped off a great season with their sixth consecutive IBVL League Championship, and their second consecutive IBVL State Championship!
Another highlight of the 2018 season was the induction of Head Coach Eric Fonoimoana into the Mira Costa Beach Volleyball Hall of Fame.   Read More

Congrats to Costa Graduate, Piper Monk, for being selected to the 2018 AVCA High School Beach First-Team All-America! Way to go! Click here for article
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