Hands clapping. Fans shouting. Chants rising. Thunder, lightning, flashes of green and gold. Swelling noise, and chilling silence. Stillness. Motion. Growth. Unity. This is the Mira Costa High School sports family. This is the experience of an eternity. This is more than sports—this is life. And this was only the first semester.
Mira Costa High School, 2014-2015.
– Jimmy Shaw and Connor Layden
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