October 11, 2018
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MBX Symposium


Student Athletes and the College Process
Presented by Mark Leinweaver
Please plan on attending this upcoming valuable presentation by Mark Leinweaver on the subject of student athletes and the college process. His honest approach to the subject has led him to be extremely successful in educating both parents and students.

Mark Leinweaver has spent 20 years working in sports as a baseball agent, media relations director, TV and radio broadcaster, author, television writer & producer and coaching convention director.

He is a frequent speaker at high schools nationwide, defining the fundamental elements of PERFECT PLAYCEMENT, the company he founded who is devoted to helping student athletes navigate their way through college decisions.

This event is open to and perfect for students, parents and coaches .
It’s a three-peat for Costa Boys Beach!
Costa Boys Beach Volleyaball won the IBVL Championship (equivalent to CIF Championships) for the third year in a row on Saturday, October 6th in Santa Monica. Costa came in as the top seed and had a bye in the first round held earlier in the week. The boys easily defeated Winward High School in the quarter-finals. In the semi-finals Costa beat a strong San Marcos team in straight sets.
This led to a showdown with Redondo Union in the final. Players on all three courts faced formidable opponents. On Court 1, junior Jack Walmer and sophomore Ben Coordt put on a master class, defeating Redondo’s top team of Sebastian Rodriquez and Keagan Benson in two sets. On Court 2, senior Thomas Kretschmer and junior Chase Coppedge prevailed in two tight sets. On Court 3, senior Adam Sevier and junior Jack Hopkins won the first set, but lost in the second. With all three courts playing at the same time, the third game tiebreaker for Sevier and Hopkins was suspended since Costa had won the other two duels.
It was a great season all around for Costa boys beach. All three levels were undefeated in league play. JV made the finals in the JV Championship. Walmer and Coordt won the Individual pairs gold and Sevier and Hopkins the bronze. And Costa took the IBVL Championship high school crown.
Congratulations to the seniors, who are the first full class to be in the program for four years: Will Bond, Lauch Farris, Troy Hampton, Thomas Kretschmer, Prescott Kwon, Collin Mattis, Maguire Peach, Chase Pinkerton, Billy Raylea, Adam Sevier, and Ethan Young.
MCXC has stellar performance at the
Masters University Cross Country Invitational!
MCXC had a stellar day at the Masters University Cross Country Invitational in Santa Clarita on September 29th. There were stand out individual performances across the board Read More
Costa Surf team has amazing first contest of the season!
The Costa Surf team had an amazing first contest of the season! The first 16 heats of the Kick off Classic Boys shortboard ran on Thursday in good surf in El Porto. Thirteen of twenty Costa boys won their heats, and the rest of boys shortboard and girls shortboard will run this week before school. The remaining heats and finals will run on Saturday in El Porto, so come to the beach and support Costa! Read More
(photos by Steve Gaffney)
Mira Costa Marching Band and Colorguard’s Winning Show
plus performance at the MB Hometown Fair!

On Saturday, September 29, Marching Band and Colorguard performed the show “The Pack” to a great response at the West High South Bay Invitational Field Tournament. They won first place in percussion, second place in auxiliary, and first place in band. They also won the High Visual Award for the entire competition. Everyone is very proud of the award-winning Marching Band and Colorguard! Read More
Girls Beach VB Announces New Head Coach!
Mira Costa High School is proud to announce their new head girls beach volleyball coach, Nancy Reynolds Mason. The team is excited to have Nancy and her experience as part of the Mustang coaching staff. Nancy has coached numerous AVP and FIVB top teams/players, including 2-time Olympic medalist April Ross, Olympian-Nicole Branagh, Angie Akers, Whitney Pavlik, Jenny Kropp, Geena Urango and Angela Bensed. Read More
Girls Golf having impressive season!
The MCHS Girl’s Golf Team would like to thank all who came by their booth this weekend at the 2018 Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair. All the donations were greatly appreciated.
The Varsity Girls have only two more matches this week to clutch the Bay League Championship! We are confident that the girls can take the winning title.
Costa Water Polo beats Foothill and Redondo;
takes 2nd place in South Bay Tourney
Costa Water Polo Varsity and JV teams triumphed over Foothill in upset victories, boosting Varsity’s CIF ranking to 12th. This week, the Mustangs rallied to a decisive win over Redondo (12-4). Costa then co-hosted the South Bay Tournament, with Varsity defeating El Segundo, Santa Barbara, and #16 Dos Pueblos to take 2nd place. Read More
Costa Girls Tennis Upsets Redondo
Thursday, 10/4/18 Bay League @ Redondo Union
Mira Costa 16
Redondo 2
In singles, Audrey Vo (MC) won one set in first position 6-0; Haily Hyunh (MC) won two sets 6-3 and 6-0; Sydney Vo (MC) won two sets 6-0 and 6-0; and Nicole Weulfing (MC) won two sets 6-2 and 6-1. In doubles, Kacey Feng/Olga Nagy (MC) won one set in first position 6-0; Evelyn Le/Sydney Miller (MC) won two sets 6-2 and 6-0; Amanda Scott/Hannah Bergin won three sets 6-0, 6-3, and 6-1; Kendall Lebbin/Peyton Douglas (MC) won two sets 6-1 and 6-2; and Lindsay Giese/Kiki Daviduk (MC) won one set 6-0. Read More
Boys and Girls Soccer Updates!
Girls Soccer:
The Mira Costa Girls Soccer Program has had a busy few weeks. They kicked off with their Girls Bonding Event at the beach including a taco cart and scavenger hunt. This weekend the team took part in the Annual Hometown fair. The Players had fun while raising money for the program in their traditional Hair Spray Booth.
Boys Soccer: The Boys Soccer Program hosted their annual Soccer Kicking Booth at the Hometown Fair. It was a huge success! Thanks to all the Parents and players who volunteered their time to make it such a great event and fundraiser for the program.
Homecoming Football Game this Friday!
Football Updates
Mira Costa Mustangs vs Peninsula Panthers
Varsity: 49 / 38
Junior Varsity: 34 / 14
Freshman: 32 / 21
Mira Costa Mustangs vs Palos Verdes Sea Hawks
Varsity: 18 / 42
Junior Varsity:  – / –
Freshman: 22 / 16

Click Here for Easy Reader article; Mira Costa gridders get back on track; Redondo, Palos Verdes to square off
Costa Rugby Off-Season Making Great Progress!
The Mira Costa Boys and Girls Rugby program is making great strides in preparation of the upcoming 2018/19 season. The teams have been working hard improving their skills and knowledge of the game. This is the first time the program has had a pre-season training camp and their hard work is beginning to show off. The boys have implemented a new offense which is de­signed to take full advantage of the fast and athletic players. Meanwhile, the girls have imple­mented most of their playbook and now are focusing on improving their skills, building their stamina and refining their game plan. Read More
Shout out to Costa Rugby Alumni Justin Johnson and Alexis Fonua!
Justin Johnson, Class of 2016, and Alexis Fonua, Class of 2018, are both on athletic scholarship playing Rugby for the Life University Running Eagles. Both the Men’s and Wom­en’s teams are currently ranked in the top 5 in the nation. Justin not only started on last year’s national championship team, he was also recently named to the Unit­ed States national U21 team. Alexis is just a Freshman but her future is extremely bright.
Girls Volleyball updates!
Congratulations to Memphis Glasgow, Rochelle Scott and Malea Stanton for being named to the Daily Breeze Girls Volleyball Players to Watch List!

Daily Breeze Girls volleyball preview: 
Mira Costa Choirs Staff 200+ Volunteers for the MB 10K Run!
Mira Costa Choirs was again part of the MB 10K Run. With the four choirs plus adult workers, Mira Costa Choirs provided over 200 volunteers who all helped to make the race run smoothly and efficiently. Thanks to all who helped, and a special thanks goes out to Sarah Olsen, Choir Liaison to the 10K Race Committee and overall coordinator, and to the Mira Costa Choir Booster Race Co-Chairs, Juliette Deinum-Buck and Erin De Baets, for all their hard work in coordinating choirs and volunteers! Read More
Accomplishments for Costa Choir Alumni!
Kellianne Safarik, Class of 2011 , has worked as a singer in Tokyo Disneyland, Viking Cruises, and this holiday season she will be singing in the The Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular in New York City, soloing with the Radio City Rockettes. How exciting to be singing with one of America’s iconic dance troupes. Congratulations, Kellianne!
Adam Gerber, Class of 2012  and 2016 Alumnus of Loyola, New Orleans majoring in Music Industry and minoring Business, has been working as a production assistant for live concerts. He next will be a production assistant of the Leon Bridges tour which will be headed to Europe! How exciting, Adam!
Olivia Morgan, Class of 2018 , recently won the Los Angeles division of the Broadway Princess Party and was the Los Angeles representative. She performed live with all the Broadway Stars in the Los Angeles Concert. Congratulations Olivia!
Ariel Floro, Class of 2015 , is studying at UCLA, currently working in a science research lab. She is working on the HIV virus, studying the localization of one of its proteins, hopefully to learn more about the virus in order to develop more and better treatments. Such important work, Ariel! Keep us up to date on your research!
Boys Baseball participates in Hometown Fair 10K!
Players and coaches from the Mira Costa Baseball Program ran in this year’s Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair 10K. The race featured 3,400 runners, with 2,832 finishing the 6.2-mile course. The team donned their pink race shirts acknowledging October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Fall Updates for Drama/Tech!
Podcast for The Laramie Project is Happening This Friday, Oct. 12th
Mira Costa Drama/Tech’s upcoming production of The Laramie Project will be featured on Blog Talk Radio’s “The South Bay Show: Manhattan Beach Chamber 360º” this Friday morning, Oct. 12th, at 8:00 am. Show hosts will interview The Laramie Project’s director, Jonathan Westerberg, and student cast members. Listen to the program live at 8 am or at your leisure via podcast  Click Here
Boys Basketball at Hometown Fair!
Mira Costa Boys Basketball players and Head Coach Neal Perlmutter sold Merci Clement Food Truck gelato pops at the Hometown Fair this weekend to support the booster club. Thanks to Julie Cortez and Erin Gordon Grady for organizing it all & to all the players and parents who stChaffed the booth through the weekend!
Mira Costa Cheer cheering on runners at 10K!
The Mira Costa Cheer Team assisted with the Hometown Fair 10K and cheered runners as the neared the finish line! Thanks for all the spirit!
Orchestra Updates!
The Orchestra Parent Party hosted by the Randolph family was a big success! It was a fun opportunity to welcome new parents and see the Orchestra Family grow!
Spain is a Go! The Orchestra is excited to announce that the orchestras will be going on a multi city tour to Spain next summer, June 23 to July 4, 2019! Read More
Sunday October 28 is the annual Skechers Friendship Walk!
The Friendship Circle and Walk were founded right here at Mira Costa and in Manhattan Beach. The walk is from MB to HB Pier and back. The purpose of the walk is to bring awareness to the challenges of non-traditional students. Proceeds from the walk go right back to schools to support student programs. We have received hundreds of thousands from this great event. Now, all South Bay schools attend and share in the experience and it’s benefits. Over the years the walk has gone from being predominately Mira Costa and MB to this year we have 13 people signed up so far.

Here are some good options that support the Booster Clubs:

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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