Mike Sciacca was a sports writer for the Huntington Beach Independent and Coastline Pilot. He joined L.A. Times Community News in 1995 and covered prep, collegiate, professional and youth sports for both papers. He won California Newspaper Publishers Assn. sports writing awards in 2002, 2006, 2009 and 2011, and was a 2013 Los Angeles Times Editorial Award recipient. He is a graduate of Cal State Fullerton. He left Times Community News in 2016.