December 19, 2018
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Warm wishes from MBX
for a
safe and happy holiday!
Boys Soccer starts off season with two big wins!
The Boys’ Soccer program is off to a strong start. The Varsity record (W-L-T) as of now is 8-0-0, JV is 8-1-0 and FS is 8-0-1. Varsity is now #4 in the 36 team C.I.F. Division 1 rankings with a great chance to climb to the top with a great showing in the South High Holiday Tournament coming up this weekend. Read More
Costa Girls Soccer off to a great start!
Costa soccer is off to a great start. Congratulations to the Mira Costa Frosh/Soph team who won the South High Holiday Tournament. The Varsity played a tough game against rival Redondo High in teh quarterfinals on Tuesday. The score ended tied 0-0, however, Redondo ended winning in PK's. Costa will take on Marymount in the semi-finals on Saturday, December 23rd.
Click Here for Daily Breeze article
Girls Water Polo starts season 2-0!
The Varsity girls played in the Villa Park tournament. They played all Division 1 and 2 schools, and looked really strong. Congratulations on the win against El Toro!
In league play, the girls are 2-0 with wins against Peninsula (13-3) and PV (8-5) and another (non-league) win against Esperanza High. Junior Varsity played PV (1-8) and Esperanza (2-6). The Frosh/Soph team won their games against Peninsula (5-4) and Esperanza (8-6)
Click Here for Daily Breeze article: Daily Breeze All-Area Boys Water Polo Coach of the Year: Jon Reichardt, Mira Costa.
Wrestling has successful pre-season!
On Thursday, December 13th, the wrestling had a successful first League Match with a win:
Mira Costa 43 – Santa Monica 33.

On Saturday, December 15th, the Girls Wrestling team had a match at Western High School.
Due to upcoming finals, there were only 7 girls wrestling, but they finished in 5th place out of 16 teams.
Click Here for Daily Breeze Athlete of the Week: Tyler Gordon
Girls Golf finishes season with standout accomplishments!

The 2018 Bay League Champion Girls Golf team ended their season with many accomplishments. Mira Costa Girls were well represented in post season honors. Klara Nagy (Sr.), Shani Waite (Jr.), and Gabrielle Kiger (Jr.) earned 1st Team All League while, Juliae Shoda (Soph) and Isabella Walker (Jr). earned 2nd Team All League.
Happy Holidays and
December updates from Orchestra!
Hermosa Pier Menorah lighting
For the fourth straight year, the MCHS Chamber Orchestra performed at the Hermosa Beach Pier Lighting. It was an honor to open for the first night of Chanukah event and the performance was incredible.
Winter Concert 
The Mira Costa Varsity football team finished the season strong with a record of 7-5. The Mustangs placed 2nd in the Bay League. They won the last 4 games of the regular season, shutting down their rivals, the Redondo Seahawks, 21-0. Costa defeated Long Beach Wilson in the 1st round of CIF playoffs (Southern Section – Division 6), but they lost to South Hills in the quarter finals.
All-League 1st Team Offense: Read More
Costa Girls Basketball starts Bay League!
The Girls Basketball Season has started out well. They played in a couple of tournaments so far and have had some nice wins. They started the Bay League with a game against Palos Verdes High School with a big victory!  Read More
Costa Varsity Boys Basketball plays North Torrance this Friday night, 12/21 at MBMS!

Frosh at 4pm, JV at 5:30pm and Varsity at 7pm!  
All levels will be playing in tournaments during the Winter Break, too –Varsity in Santa Barbara, JV will host the Winter Classic Tournament at MBMS, Frosh will play in Yorba Linda and Frosh/Soph will play in a tournament at Redondo Union. Go Costa!
Costa Cheer competes in regional
UCA Competition!
Mira Costa Cheer competed in the regional UCA competition in Anaheim. JV took first in their division and Varsity took second place.
Next they are off to Orlando Florida in February for the National competition!
Costa Ruggers Out!

The Mira Costa Ruggers hit the road for a rematch of last year’s Semi-final game as they took on the Saint Augustine Saints in San Diego. The Costa boys were completely out-sized. The Mustang forwards weigh on average about 155 pounds while the Saints forwards were eas­ily 130+ pounds heavier. Read More
Shout out to Costa Rugby
Alumni Harrison Dulgarian
Congratulations to former Mira Costa Captain Harrison Dulgarian ‘17 (above with the ball). Harrison has been the starting Scrum-Half at the University of Alabama the past two years. His Freshman year he beat out a 5th year senior for the job and hasn’t looked back since. Read More
Drama Holiday Benefit Raises Money for

On Tuesday, Dec. 4th, Mira Costa’s Drama/Tech Dept. held their annual Holiday Benefit show. Students performed holiday songs, dances, and short scenes in a night filled with talent and good cheer. Proceeds from the show were used to benefit Drama/Tech’s Adopt-A-Family.
Happy Holidays from
MCHS Jazz 1!
The MCHS Jazz 1 Band and special guest singer, Kira Levin, wowed the crowd at the annual Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks.
On behalf of all the bands, we wish you a happy holiday season and best wishes for the new year!
Mira Costa Athletic Complex Update
Abatement activities have begun; in order to facilitate larger portions of this work while school is not in session, the entire Mira Costa High School campus will be closed during winter break (12/21/18-1/6/19). Asbestos abatement contractors are following strict regulations with independent third-party oversight while performing abatement to ensure that asbestos does not move into uninvolved areas. The demolition should be complete by February. There will be a ground breaking event in February, then everyone will be able to watch the new gym rise and progress toward the planned 2020 completion.
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
Click Here for more information
This is a great time to support the
Costa Booster Club Fundraisers!

There are some great Dining Options, Kids Camps,
and Mira Costa Gear!

It's a perfect time for Holiday Gifts!
Support La Vista and purchase from downtown MB Subway on the last Sunday of the month. Just mention La Vista to receive credit.

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