December 6, 2018
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Costa Cross Country finishes a stellar season at
CIF State Championship!
XC had an excellent day at CIF Finals in Riverside on November 17th, with the boys team placing 6th and the girls placing 3rd in the Southern Section!

Both teams qualified for the 2018 CIF State Championships in Fresno. Up against fierce competition, the boys placed 11th as a team against all the Division 1 schools in the state. Cy Chittenden led in 30th place, with Cole Gamble a few seconds back in 37th place, Cormac Carew in 112th place, Alex Fiorito in 121st place, JP Soares in 139th place, and Thomas Velvin & Aidan Velleca finishing together in 161st & 162nd place.

The girls team was thrilled to make the podium for the first time in years, capturing 3rd place overall for California Division 1! They were led by freshman Dalia Frias in 8th place with a time of 17:53 (the 7th all-time best for Costa). Lucy Atkinson followed in 36th place, Brooke Inouye in 48th place, Cara Chittenden in 64th place, Pnina Tofler in 76th place, Carmen Mel in 112th place and Olivia Hacohen in 122nd place.

Congratulations to all 107 athletes of MCXC who have trained so hard all season and competed admirably. It’s been a season of tremendous accomplishment and personal records all around.

Click Here for The Beach Reporter Article: Mira Costa girls cross country finishes third in CIF state meet
Don't miss Mira Costa's upcoming
Holiday Events and Concerts!
Holiday-Themed ComedySportz Match Tonight!
Don’t miss the ComedySportz match this Thursday, December 6th, 7 pm, in the MCHS Small Theatre. This will be an intramural event — Costa vs. Costa — as two teams of CSz home players face off against each other in a fun and funny improv battle! Read More
Mira Costa Orchestra Winter Concert this Friday!
This Friday, December 7th, 7 pm, get into the holiday spirit and make time to attend Mira Costa Orchestra’s Winter Concert! The Grammy award winning Orchestra directed by Peter Park is truly impressive and a lovely way to spend your Friday evening! Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Read More
Mira Costa Choir Concert, This Shining Night, on Friday, December 14th!
Mira Costa Choirs has been quite busy and is getting ready to move into its Winter Concert,  This Shining Night . The concert will be performed in the MCHS auditorium on Friday, December 14th, at 7:00 pm. This year’s concert showcases four curricular choirs and two after school a capella groups. The evening is a mixture of classical and holiday music. $10 suggested ticket donation at the door. Students and seniors free. Read More

Wrestling takes 1st place in
6-way tournament!

Congratulations to the Mira Costa Girl’s Wrestling team. On November 29th, at San Pedro High School, the Girl’s Wrestling team took 1st place in a 6 way tournament;
Mira Costa 60 – Lawndale 21
Mira Costa 72 – San Pedro 12
Mira Costa 36 – Warren 36
Girls soccer start season with a win!
The Mira Costa girls soccer season kicked off Wednesday against Santa Monica. The Varsity started strong with a 10-0 win over Santa Monica and an 8-0 win over Lawndale on Friday.
Both JV and Frosh/Soph teams also came away with Frosh/Soph beating Santa Monica 3-2 and JV defeating Lawndale 12-0. Read More

2018/2019 Edition of Costa Ruggers Roll Over Redondo in Scrimmage

The 2018/2019 edition of the Mira Costa Rugby team scrimmaged rival Redondo Union HS Friday night. The Mustangs are coming off another semi-final finish and have moved into a new league. The new league features the top 8 high school rugby programs in Southern Cali­fornia so the boys from Costa will have their hands full every match with absolutely no walko­vers on their schedule. Read More
Congrats to Costa Rugby graduates!
C ongratulations to two former Mustang Ruggers! Jahlani Tavai ’14 (#31) and Justus Tavai ’16 (#50). Both former Mira Costa Rugby Captains are playing football for the Universi­ty of Hawai’i. Jahlani has become one of the top linebackers in the nation and has a great op­portunity to play in the NFL.  Read More
Homecoming and Winter Concerts highlight the Band Program’s talent!
On November 15th, a large crowd enjoyed the final performance of the Marching Band and Colorguard’s season show, “The Pack”, along with a parade, pop tunes and school spirit songs. Read More
Girls Water Polo update!
Girls Water Polo started their season last week with a game vs the Santiago Sharks. Mira Costa took an early lead, but the Sharks fought back in the second quarter. The Costa ladies staged a comeback in the 3rd quarter, including this breakaway goal by Leigh Lyter.  Read More
Girls Softball Winter Updates
The Mustang softball team has been working hard this fall to prepare for another successful spring season. The Mustang softball team will be hosting a refreshment station fundraiser at Candy Cane Lane in Torrance on Friday, December 14th from 5-10PM. Read More
Shout out to Mira Costa
Basketball Graduate Allie Navarette!

Congrats to Allie Navarette, who is a Sophomore on the Women’s Basketball team at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo. She played a key role in the wins of the first two games of the season, and was named Pepsi Athlete of the Week. Read More
Costa Boys Basketball faces Redondo Union
this Friday!
Costa Boys Basketball has a big game against Loyola this Friday, Dec 7th at Redondo Union HS small gym. The Freshman play at 4:30, JV at 6 and Varsity at 7:30. The Dance team will be there, DJ, t shirt giveaway, spirit necklaces. Wear your green and gold! Read More
Mira Costa Athletic Complex Update

And it Begins! Wondering what is happening on the east side of Mira Costa’s campus? Over the next 18 months, we’ll work to keep you updated on the progress of the Mira Costa Athletic Complex.
 
Last Saturday, Mira Costa Boys Basketball played their final game in Fisher Gym. There are so many amazing memories, the moment was bittersweet. Fans, athletes, parents, staff and alumni visited Fisher Gym one last time. Alumni in attendance were recognized and visitors took the time to read the memorials to athletic trainer, Tim Cooper, written on the walls. It was a special good-bye to a facility that holds many fond memories.
 
This week, the blue screen fence went up. Read More
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 to think about Holiday Gifts!
Support Dance Team and Dine in or Take out from CPK on Thursday, December 6th! ClickHere for flyer

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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