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2014 Boys Water Polo Archive Stories

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  • Barnett focused on Newport heading into final Battle of the Bay BY DAN ALBANO
    Newport Harbor girls water polo coach Bill Barnett said he will feel sentimental Friday when he participates in his final nonleague Battle of the Bay clash against rival Corona del Mar. But the retiring, legendary coach will likely keep his emotions even because he also is thinking about his team. Third-ranked Newport
    Thu Dec 18, 2014
  • Podcast: Girls water polo season preview By DAN ALBANO
    OCVarsity's Dan Albano and Orange Lutheran girls water polo coach Steve Carrera preview the Division 1 girls water polo season in the Southern Section. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO
    Thu Dec 18, 2014
  • Girls water polo: University's Colton departing for Arizona State BY DAN ALBANO
    University girls water polo coach Jeff Colton, who had guided powerhouse Foothill the past few seasons, has accepted an assistant coaching position with the Arizona State women's team, he said Wednesd
    Wed Dec 17, 2014
  • Scott, Dodson earn top All-CIF honors (updated) BY DAN ALBANO
    Foothill center Gavin Scott and Laguna Beach utility Jack Dodson have been voted CIF boys water polo players of the year in Division 2 and Division 3, respectively, after leading their teams to titles last month. The honors highlighted the release Monday of the All-CIF teams for all seven divisions. Here are the sel
    Mon Dec 15, 2014
  • Winter notebook: University's Farah an emerging force
    WRESTLING University’s John Farah is picking up things quickly in the wrestling room and the results are showing this season. Farah, the fourth-ranked heavyweight in the county, picked up Upper Weight MVP honors at Saturday’s Andrew Pena Classic, winning all four matc
    Mon Dec 15, 2014
  • Boys water polo flash: Servite's Hassan resigns BY DAN ALBANO
    Respected Servite water polo coach Mustafa Hassan, who guided the Friars since 2008, has resigned to spend more time with his family and pursue other goals, he confirmed Thursday. "I think it's
    Thu Dec 11, 2014
  • Boys water polo: San Clemente's Chase Hamming commits By DAN ALBANO
    San Clemente utility Chase Hamming, who led Orange County boys water polo in scoring this past season, has committed to Cal, the senior reports. Hamming netted 152 goals but also added 64
    Thu Dec 11, 2014
  • Girls water polo: Updated CIF rankings (12-8-14) BY DAN ALBANO
    Here are the updated CIF rankings in girls water polo: Division 1 1. Laguna Beach 2. Foothill 3. Newport Harbor 4. CdM 5. San Marcos 6. Los Al
    Tue Dec 09, 2014
  • Boys water polo: O.C. all-star game set for Friday By DAN ALBANO
    Yorba Linda's Shardad Djahangiry and Capistrano Valley's Steve Yancey will coach the North and South, respectively, in the Orange County all-star boys water polo match Friday at Capistrano Valle
    Mon Dec 08, 2014
  • Girls water polo: Trabuco Hills captures Valley tourney BY DAN ALBANO
    Trabuco Hills' girls water polo team defeated Sunny Hills, 12-8, to capture the Valley tournament title at Santa Ana Valley on Saturday night. In the semifinals, the Mustangs beat St. Lucy's, 15-11. And on Friday, Trabuco Hills' football team defeated San Clemente for the CIF Southwest Division crown.
    Sat Dec 06, 2014
  • Mission Viejo back on top as West Valley champs BY DAN ALBANO
    ANAHEIM - Mission Viejo proved Saturday that there is plenty of satisfaction in finishing the race strong after a rocky start. The Diablos stormed to their 12th consecutive victory by handling Vista Murrieta, 21-10, to capture the CIF-SS West Valley Division title at Angel Stadium and wipe away the residue of an 0-2 start to the season.
    Sat Dec 06, 2014
  • Girls water polo: Villa Park captures Benson Cup BY DAN ALBANO
    Marcela Portales scored eight goals as Villa Park's girls water polo team defeated Valhalla, 13-6, in the finals of the Benson Cup at El Dorado to capture their first tournament title since 2010
    Sat Dec 06, 2014
  • Swim: San Clemente seeking coaches BY DAN ALBANO
    San Clemente is seeking boys and girls swim coaches, Tritons athletic director John Hamro reports. Boys coach Marc Parker has resigned while girls coach Don Laster retired.
    Mon Dec 01, 2014
  • Girls water polo '14-15: Valley tournament begins Thursday BY DAN ALBANO
    The Valley girls water polo tournament returns Thursday at Santa Ana Valley, Tustin and Garden Grove.  The field for the three-day event includes CIF-ranked St. Lucy's, Garden Grove, Pacifica, G
    Fri Nov 28, 2014
  • Boys water polo: Palazzo won't apply for permanent job at Newport (updated) BY DAN ALBANO
    Newport Harbor interim boys water polo coach Marco Palazzo, who took over for Robert Lynn just before the start of the season and guided the Sailors to the CIF Division 1 quarterfinals, will not
    Wed Nov 26, 2014
  • Water polo notes: Foothill's Brumm relishes journey BY DAN ALBANO
    There was talk Saturday that Foothill’s boys water polo team earned a degree of redemption by capturing the CIF Division 2 title, one season after falling in the championship game. Ever-steady and positive Foothill coach Jim Brumm, however, wasn’t on the redemption bandwagon. “It was not redemption (
    Tue Nov 25, 2014
  • Final boys water polo O.C. Top 10 (11-24-14) By DAN ALBANO
    1. Mater Dei 26-5 2. Huntington Beach 21-7 3. Corona del Mar 24-6 4. Laguna Beach 25-6 5. Foothill 25-6 6. Orange Lutheran 20-8 7. Santa Margarita 23-7 8. Dana Hills 20-11 9. Servite 19-11 10. El Toro 16-14
    Mon Nov 24, 2014
  • Boys water polo AOW: Jack Dodson, Laguna Beach BY DAN ALBANO
    Jack Dodson Laguna Beach The senior utility player scored 10 goals and added three assists and three steals in the semifinals and finals last week to help lead the top-seeded Breakers to the CIF Division 3 title. Dodson scored fo
    Mon Nov 24, 2014
  • CIF-SS boys water polo brackets By DAN ALBANO
    Click through the links below to find playoff brackets for all CIF-SS boys water polo divisions. We will update each bracket after each round: Division 1 Division 2
    Mon Nov 24, 2014
  • Fall notebook: O.C. runners ready for CIF State meet
    Seven boys and seven girls cross country teams from Orange County have advanced to the CIF State Championships on Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno. The teams earned the spots with their performances this past Saturday in the CIF-SS Finals at Mt. SAC in Walnut. Top-ranked Brea Olinda boys delivered a team title in Division 3.
    Mon Nov 24, 2014
  • Laguna Beach wins bitter battle to claim title BY ANDREW TURNER
    IRVINE – A band of brothers will fight for each other. That is the perfect way to describe Laguna Beach’s boys water polo, which battled past third-seeded Montebello for a 12-8 victory in the CIF-SS Division 3 final at Woollett Aquatics Center on Saturday night. The Breakers (25-6) had not faced Montebello since the 201
    Sat Nov 22, 2014
  • Boys water polo: Saturday's CIF scoreboard BY DAN ALBANO
    Saturday's CIF championship boys water polo scoreboard Division 1 Harvard-Westlake 10, Mater Dei 7
    Sat Nov 22, 2014
  • Mater Dei on wrong end of perfect ending BY DAN ALBANO
    IRVINE Mater Dei’s boys water polo players arrived at Saturday night’s CIF-SS Division 1 final with the resume and look to challenge undefeated Harvard-Westlake of Studio City. The second-seeded Monarchs went undefeated in 2011 and 2012. And in a sign of unity, several Mater Dei players shaved their heads, some leaving a litt
    Sat Nov 22, 2014
  • Foothill formula produces a CIF-SS title BY DAN ALBANO
    IRVINE - Foothill’s boys water polo team found another championship formula Saturday afternoon in the CIF-SS Division 2 finals. Or maybe it was a blend of forces that united the top-seeded Knights for their match against No. 3 seed Los Osos of Rancho Cucamonga. Whether the spark was redemption or selfless team play, Foothil
    Sat Nov 22, 2014
  • Championship Saturday: Stories, photos, results
    Saturday was is the biggest day of Fall for Orange County's high school athletes. CIF-SS championships were decided in boys and girls cross country, boys water polo and girls volleyball in a series of events that ran throughout the day. OCVarsity had all of it covered -- with a reporter and photographer at every event. Cl
    Sat Nov 22, 2014