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Orange Coast College baseball returned in grand fashion this week, as the Pirates won three out of four games against conference-rival Fullerton Hornets to open the exhibition season.

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It seems like only yesterday when a mountain of white and blue Los Angeles Dodgers jerseys gathered in the middle of Globe Life Park in celebration of the franchise’s seventh World Series victory.

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Uncertainty continues to hang over the future of the 2020-21 athletic season at Orange Coast College, as there is still no expected date for any sports to get underway.

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The Orange Coast College community came together in an online celebration of life for John Altobelli, his wife Keri and youngest daughter Alyssa one year after a tragic helicopter accident took their lives.

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John Altobelli won 705 games and four state championships over his 27 seasons as head coach of Orange Coast College baseball. He also took home the California Community Colleges Coach of the Year Award twice (2009, 2014), as well as ABCA National Coach of the Year in 2019 after winning his f…

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January 26 is a dark day for the sports world, and an even darker day for the Orange Coast College community. It will signify the one year anniversary of the tragic helicopter crash that took nine lives, one of which was OCC’s longtime baseball coach John Altobelli. 

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Sharp white lines, tightly stretched nets and royal blue pavement reflecting the school’s colors adorn the new and improved tennis courts at Orange Coast College. However, something is missing: the athletes. 

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On Thursday night the Los Angeles Dodgers booked its ticket into the divisional series as it continues its pursuit to claim the Commissioner’s Trophy. However, the same journey does not await its crosstown foe, the Los Angeles Angels. 

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Sports was one of the first facets of society to feel the wrath of COVID-19. Even before schools shut down, the biggest leagues in the world fell like dominoes; the NBA, MLB and even MLS all followed suit. About seven months later, the world finds itself slowly easing back into our normal state.

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The Orange Coast College water polo program will now be headed by former Long Beach State assistant coach Dan Matulis, the school announced in late May.

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With about five months left until the scheduled start for athletics, Orange Coast College’s women’s basketball team, alongside other sports, are uncertain when they’ll be allowed to return to the gym, let alone the court.

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For decades, professional and premier collegiate athletes have used their platform to further social, political and communal change. Often overlooked, however, is the effect these boycotts, demands and protests have on amature athletes.  

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Orange Coast College’s School of Sailing and Seamanship received a Reach Hub grant and distinction as a “center of excellence” in STEM education this past July. 

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Exactly four years ago Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the playing of the national anthem at an NFL game for the first time.

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On August 24, Orange County officially celebrated Kobe Bryant Day, recognizing the late Lakers legend, as well as Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife Keri and daughter Alyssa who were among the nine killed in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26. The date, 8/24, was selecte…

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Sports will not be returning to Orange Coast College this fall semester, or the Orange Empire Conference for that matter, amid the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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After two long months in quarantine, top-flight professional European football made its return through the German Bundesliga this weekend.

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The series was set to get underway on March 17, and as the Pirates were coming off of an earlier series win, all indicators were pointing toward another set of victories against the struggling Fullerton Hornets.

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Just two weeks ago the Orange Coast College Pirates baseball team would have finished its regular season. The team would have hoped to be preparing for another deep playoff run as it attempted to defend its title as the victors of the 2019 California Community College Baseball State Championship.

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While our favorite sports are at a standstill due to quarantine, here’s a look at some of the best and most iconic sports moments in history.

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As the sports world waits impatiently for COVID-19 to ease, the thought running through everyone’s mind is not when sports will return, but how it will actually operate when it does.