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Mariners Christian stands out at 15th Pilot Cup

Mariners Christian stands out at 15th Pilot Cup

Last year, when Mariners Christian won a Daily Pilot Cup championship, the school's athletic director, Mac Thompson, forgot to pick up a trophy at the engraving company's shop.

Daily Pilot Cup: Mariners storms back

Daily Pilot Cup: Mariners storms back

Overcoming adversity is often essential for success at the Daily Pilot Cup youth soccer tournament.

Daily Pilot Cup: Klinsmann stars for MCS

Daily Pilot Cup: Klinsmann stars for MCS

With the World Cup less than two weeks away, many say that Coach Jurgan Klinsmann's United States side is in a "Group of Death" with...

Daily Pilot Cup: Paularino boys blank Whittier to defend Silver title

The exercise of hauling the fifth and sixth grade boys' Silver Division Daily Pilot Cup from the Paularino Elementary trophy case back to...

Daily Pilot Cup: Eastbluff outlasts St. Joachim

About as evenly matched as a title game can get, the difference in the girl's fifth- and sixth-grade Silver Division Daily Pilot Cup final...

Daily Pilot Cup: Irish dominate Voyagers

The fifth- and sixth-grade girls' soccer team from St. John the Baptist School's 3-0 pool-play win over Victoria Elementary on Saturday...

Daily Pilot Cup: Dahlke's goal propels MCS

The game-winning goal scored by Mariners Christian School forward Rusty Dahlke also turned out to be a memorable parting shot in the boys...

Daily Pilot Cup: Lions prevail in shootout

Still a few years shy of teenager status, freckle-faced Camille Waltos may never again be quite as reluctant to step forward and become a...

Daily Pilot Cup: Pegasus moves to semis

Daily Pilot Cup: Pegasus moves to semis

The fourth-grade boys at The Pegasus School did not all get to play together last year at the Daily Pilot Cup.

Daily Pilot Cup: Kaiser comes through, tops Lincoln

Daily Pilot Cup: Kaiser comes through, tops Lincoln

When it's third- and fourth-grade girls silver division play at the Daily Pilot Cup youth soccer tournament, the action is somehow never...

Daily Pilot Cup: Paularino holds off Harbor Day

Daily Pilot Cup: Paularino holds off Harbor Day

Firing the first shot proved to be productive for both teams, but it was the last shot that sent a charge into both sidelines in the boys'...

Daily Pilot Cup: Mariners wields its 'club' against Rea

Daily Pilot Cup: Mariners wields its 'club' against Rea

The Daily Pilot Cup typically brings together teammates who have seldom, if ever played alongside one another outside of the construct of...

Daily Pilot Cup: Harbor Day's in the sun

Daily Pilot Cup: Harbor Day's in the sun

In the first half, Harbor Day played uphill and against the wind. The third- and fourth-grade girls from Corona del Mar still managed to...

Daily Pilot Cup: Tournament starts with fun

Daily Pilot Cup: Tournament starts with fun

Midway through the second half of a Daily Pilot Cup soccer game, Jack Del Signore lined up for a penalty kick. The thoughts that danced in...

A message to Daily Pilot Cup fans: 'We will not tolerate sideline interference'

A message to Daily Pilot Cup fans: 'We will not tolerate sideline interference'

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is an edited message from Jeff Grant, the Daily Pilot Cup referee director. The six-day...

Wilson weathers storm to hold off Newport Heights

Wilson weathers storm to hold off Newport Heights

COSTA MESA — There are two parts to Wilson Elementary Coach Eddie Ceja's game plan. The first: Get the lead. The second: Defend said...

Boys' 3-4

Daily Pilot Cup: Pegasus moves to semis

The fourth-grade boys at The Pegasus School did not all get to play together last year at the Daily Pilot Cup.

Daily Pilot Cup: Tournament starts with fun

Midway through the second half of a Daily Pilot Cup soccer game, Jack Del Signore lined up for a penalty kick. The thoughts that danced in...

Mariners has fun in win

COSTA MESA — The old saying goes, boys will be boys, and that was the thought shortly after a championship game Sunday at the 14th...

Mariners Christian has last word

COSTA MESA — While the opposing team jumped around in a huddle, repeatedly yelling, "I believe that we will win!" Mariners Christian...

California tops Sonora in noble duel

COSTA MESA — It was less than a marquee matchup, on the most remote field at Jack Hammett Sports Complex, played with the last of...

Whittier wins, hopes to continue

COSTA MESA — A bunch of third- and fourth-graders from Whittier Elementary School weren't so much worried about winning. The boys...

Girls' 3-4

Daily Pilot Cup: Kaiser comes through, tops Lincoln

When it's third- and fourth-grade girls silver division play at the Daily Pilot Cup youth soccer tournament, the action is somehow never...

Mariners' ride ends with championship

COSTA MESA — Reese Bodas' father told her if she and her teammate, Lily Moore, scored two goals apiece, he was taking the girls to...

Daily Pilot Cup: Harbor Day's in the sun

In the first half, Harbor Day played uphill and against the wind. The third- and fourth-grade girls from Corona del Mar still managed to...

Newport Coast starts strong

COSTA MESA — The girls' third- and fourth-grade bronze division is an interesting one at the Daily Pilot Cup.

Coyotes 'get ugly' to capture championship (Corrected)

COSTA MESA — Before the Newport Coast Elementary girls' third- and fourth grade silver division team took to the field for its biggest...

Davis shines in triumph

COSTA MESA — Joel De Marzo, a former water polo player at Costa Mesa High, likes to say he has coached soccer a few times.

Boys' 5-6

Daily Pilot Cup: Mariners storms back

Overcoming adversity is often essential for success at the Daily Pilot Cup youth soccer tournament.

Paularino makes history

COSTA MESA — The moment that Marco Argueta had envisioned for years finally became reality Sunday afternoon at the Daily Pilot Cup.

Daily Pilot Cup: Paularino holds off Harbor Day

Firing the first shot proved to be productive for both teams, but it was the last shot that sent a charge into both sidelines in the boys'...

Wilson weathers storm to hold off Newport Heights

COSTA MESA — There are two parts to Wilson Elementary Coach Eddie Ceja's game plan. The first: Get the lead. The second: Defend said...

Daily Pilot Cup: Mariners wields its 'club' against Rea

The Daily Pilot Cup typically brings together teammates who have seldom, if ever played alongside one another outside of the construct of...

Lemmon scores, wins on his birthday

COSTA MESA — Richard Lemmon's teammates waited for the right time to wish him a happy birthday on Saturday.

Girls' 5-6

Newport Coast hardly sub-standard

COSTA MESA — The only bench the Newport Coast Elementary fifth- and sixth-grade girls' silver division soccer team had during this...

Eastbluff trounces Mariners

COSTA MESA — Cyndi Lauper would have loved the Mariners Elementary fifth- and sixth-grade girls' bronze division soccer team that...

Kaiser does it again

COSTA MESA — Sami Nowak just wanted to make a difference Sunday afternoon in the Daily Pilot Cup girls' fifth- and sixth-grade gold...

Carden Hall moves on

COSTA MESA — Carden Hall has earned a reputation as a powerhouse in girls' soccer at the Daily Pilot Cup.

Mariners still dancing at Pilot Cup

COSTA MESA — Many of Coach Lori Williams' girls said they are dancers, not soccer players.

These Coyotes not ugly

COSTA MESA — Newport Coast Elementary Coach Ramzi Ammari has the rarest of rosters for the fifth- and sixth-grade girls' silver...

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