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2014 Boys Swimming Archive Stories

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  • Santa Margarita's Blancs share national honor By STEVE FRYER
    Santa Margarita co-coaches and brothers Rich and Ron Blanc were named national girls swimming coaches of the year by the National High School Coaches Association. The Eagles' girls swimming team won its 15th consecutive Trinity League championship this past school year, and were CIF-Southern Section Division 1 champions. Mater De
    Tue Jul 22, 2014
  • Newport Harbor jolted by club departure of Lynn By DAN ALBANO
    NEWPORT BEACH One by one, Newport Harbor’s boys water polo players emerged on the pool deck Friday afternoon with a display of solidarity and disapproval regarding a coaching change that caught them off guard just hours earlier. The players walked toward their locker room at Newport Harbor with their team T-shirts turned inside out
    Fri Jul 18, 2014
  • Smith sets an inspiring example, in the pool and out BY DAN ALBANO
    IRVINE – Thomas Smith of Edison dominated the Sunset League swim finals in May but his victories and awards don’t seem to be his favorite memories from the meet. He instead cites his interaction with a boy from rival Fountain Valley after a race. “As we were getting out of the water, he (said), ‘Hey, I read
    Fri Jul 18, 2014
  • Boys water polo: East Coast star seeks to enroll at Mater Dei By DAN ALBANO
    U.S. national team water polo player Thomas Dunstan of New Canaan High in Connecticut -- one of the hottest rising talents in the sport -- said Tuesday at the
    Tue Jul 15, 2014
  • O.C. stars help Team USA sweep gold at Jr. Pan Am's By DAN ALBANO
    RIVERSIDE Huntington Beach senior-to-be goalie Alex Wolf made 11 saves and Dana Hills junior-to-be attacker Bennett Williams added a goal and three assists as the U.S. men's water polo team rallied from a three-goal deficit to edge Brazil, 10-9, in the gold-medal match of the Junior Pan American Championships at Riverside City Coll
    Tue Jul 15, 2014
  • Okubo, Eastin rack up titles, memories as Crippen meet ends By DAN ALBANO
    MISSION VIEJO There was three individual titles and two high-point awards, complete with accompanying iPads. But those weren’t the rewards that meant the most to Orange County’s standouts Sunday as the TYR Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions drew to a close. The sharing of relationships meant more. And relationships,
    Sun Jun 29, 2014
  • Okubo wins third Crippen title, rallies for injured swimmer By DAN ALBANO
    MISSION VIEJO Corey Okubo and many of his fellow competitors at the TYR Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions made time Saturday to remember a legend in the sport enduring a challenging time. The recent University graduate was among the mass of swimmers who gathered in the diving pool during prelims to snap a tribute picture for s
    Sun Jun 29, 2014
  • Okubo, McLaughlin help lead youth movement at Crippen meet By DAN ALBANO
    MISSION VIEJO Olympic gold medalist Jessica Hardy patted Abbey Weitzeil on the shoulder and smiled at the 17-year-old as they hung out near the awards area Friday at the TYR Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions. The Saugus High senior-to-be then took her place atop the podium for the 100-meter freestyle. It
    Fri Jun 27, 2014
  • Swim: Mission Viejo grad Heron captures mile at Crippen meet By DAN ALBANO
    David Heron signaled Thursday night he could be one of Orange County’s rising contenders to watch when the U.S. national swimming championships roll into Irvine in early August. The 19-year-old captured the 1,500-meter freestyle on the opening night of the TYR Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions in 15minutes, 24.82seconds,
    Fri Jun 27, 2014
  • Swim: Psych sheet for Crippen Swim Meet of Champions By DAN ALBANO
    Mission Viejo Nadadores HY-TEK's MEET MANAGER 5.0 - 7:59 PM 6/23/2014 Page 1 2014 CA TYR/MVN Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions hosted by MVN Psych Sheet Event 1 Women Open 800 LC Meter Freestyle Meet Record: 8:22.57 2007 Kate Ziegler Pool Record: 8:22.57 2007 Kate Ziegler American Rec: 8:11.00
    Wed Jun 25, 2014
  • Girls water polo: Ex-Foothill coach Colton lands in Pacific Coast League By DAN ALBANO
    Former Foothill girls water polo coach Jeff Colton, who resigned in
    Mon Jun 23, 2014
  • Boys water polo: Los Alamitos hires Brent Danna By DAN ALBANO
    Los Alamitos has named Brent Danna as its boys water polo coach, ex-Griffins coach Dave Carlson said Wednesday afternoon. Danna also has been hired as a social science teacher at the Sunset League sch
    Wed Jun 11, 2014
  • 2013-14 champions: Spring sports
    Here is a list of the Orange County teams that won CIF-SS championships during the spring of the 2013-14 school year. SPRING SPORTS Baseball: Santa Margarita (Division 1), Capistrano Valley Christian (Division 6) Boys swimming:
    Wed Jun 11, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Athletes of the Year banquet (6-10-14)
    Check out photos from the Register’s Athletes of the Year banquet at the O.C. Sports Grill in Anaheim on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Among the awards that were handed out were the Register’s Boys Athlete of the Year (Mater Dei’s Stanley Johnson), Girls Athlete of the Year (Santa Margarita’s Katie McLaughlin), Small Sc
    Wed Jun 11, 2014
  • 2013-14 AOYs: Engel got the party started BY DAN ALBANO
    Lindsey Engel locked on her target and quickly made her move. With Crean Lutheran’s post-CIF celebration about to start on the bulkhead of the pool, the swimmer grabbed her coach’s arm and started to push. “There was no getting off that plank without getting wet,” said Coach Craig Brown, who
    Tue Jun 10, 2014
  • Swim: JoySplash returns Saturday at Marguerite Recreation Center By DAN ALBANO
    The third annual JoySplash, a fundraiser for the
    Tue Jun 10, 2014
  • 2013-14 AOYs: McLaughlin was the real deal BY DAN ALBANO
    Katie McLaughlin thrives in competition, but there was an episode last summer at a mall in Saudi Arabia that was a bit overwhelming for her. During a trip to Dubai for the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships, McLaughlin tried her hand at bartering for some inexpensive jewelry near the team hotel. McLaughlin attempted
    Tue Jun 10, 2014
  • Swim: JSerra names USC assistant swim coach, aquatics director By DAN ALBANO
    JSerra has named former Auburn All-American swimmer and USC assistant coach Kevin Clements as its aquatics director and swim coach, Lions athletic director Jim Hartigan announced Monday.
    Mon Jun 09, 2014
  • Girls water polo/swim: Veteran Costa Mesa coach resigns By DAN ALBANO
    Veteran Costa Mesa girls water polo and girls swim coach Tim Postiff has resigned for personal reasons, he confirmed Friday. Postiff said the decision to resign was difficult but was the best
    Fri Jun 06, 2014
  • Boys water polo: Mater Dei trio helps U.S. men strike gold in China BY DAN ALBANO
    Mater Dei products Bret Bonanni, McQuin Baron and Anthony Daboub helped the U.S. men's water polo team defeat Brazil, 11-7, to capture the recent FINA Intercontinental Tournament in Ch
    Tue Jun 03, 2014
  • Santa Margarita's McLaughlin is girls swimmer of the year BY DAN ALBANO
    A season and school-year full of significant changes couldn’t slow Katie McLaughlin in the pool. The Santa Margarita junior got faster, which at her level, is a considerable undertaking. McLaughlin blazed to a national high school record in the 100-yard butterfly, an Orange County record in the 200 freestyle and led
    Fri May 30, 2014
  • Uni's Okubo is boys swimmer of the year BY DAN ALBANO
    Corey Okubo experienced the best of both worlds, and the accompanying valuable lesson. The senior helped University’s boys swim team capture its first CIF-SS Division 1 title and achieved record-setting personal success. For Okubo, the latter wouldn’t have been possible without him putting the Trojans first in
    Fri May 30, 2014
  • Edison's Riley is boys swim coach of the year BY DAN ALBANO
    The progress of Edison’s boys swim team in one season was startling. The Chargers climbed from a runner-up finish in the Sunset League in 2013 to undefeated league champions this spring. And at the CIF Division 1 finals, they sprung from 16th last season to a third-place finish earlier this month in Riverside. At the helm o
    Fri May 30, 2014
  • All-County boys swimming and diving team BY DAN ALBANO
    BOYS SWIMMER OF THE YEAR Corey Okubo University
    Fri May 30, 2014
  • Swim: Laguna Beach girls to relinquish CIF runner-up plaque By DAN ALBANO
    Laguna Beach’s girls swim team will relinquish its CIF-Southern Section Division 3 runner-up plaque from the championships earlier this month because it mistakenly had a swimmer compete in five e
    Wed May 28, 2014