SAN CLEMENTE – If one wants to experience an entertaining side of the Hamming’s sibling rivalry, ask the San Clemente water polo triplets how they share a car when it comes to their conflicting work schedules.
Good-natured banter follows and their different personalities quickly surface.
In a high-pitched voice, Mi
O.C. PRESEASON TOP 10 1. Mater Dei: Well-balanced Monarchs are chasing Division 1 champion Harvard-Westlake of Studio City but remain the clear leader in Orange County. 2. Foothill: The Knights return 40-goal scorers Chas Hornecker and Gavin Scott, along with enough surrounding talent to contend i
O.C. PLAYERS TO WATCH
Marko Asic, Dana Hills, Sr.: The sharp-shooting attacker will be counted on heavily but will be supported by rising junior Bennett Williams.
Jack Dodson, Laguna Beach, Sr.: The utility player leads a deep roster, which includes his Orange Coast
OTHER PLAYERS TO WATCH
Aki Andersen (Laguna Beach, Sr.)
Sam Baber (Trabuco Hills, Sr.)
Kyle Beeler (Trabuco Hills, Sr.)
Cade Baldridge (Laguna Beach, Sr.)
Nigel Bress (Corona del Mar, Sr., GK)
Jakob Colladay (Laguna Beach, Jr.)
Sept. 25-26, South Coast Tournament; Oct. 2-4, Villa Park Classic; Oct. 8, Huntington Beach at Newport Harbor; Oct. 10-11, S & R Sport invite; Oct. 14, Mater Dei at Harvard-Westlake; Oct. 24-25, North-South Challenge; Nov. 4, Foothill at Villa Park; Nov. 9, CIF playoff pairings released; Nov. 22, CIF finals.
Former Edison and Ca swimmer Tom Shields broke his American short-courd record by capturing the 200-meter butterfly in 1:50.08 at a FINA World Cup meet in Doha, Qatar.
Shields also moved closer to the world record of 1:48.56 set by Chad Le Clos of South Africa in 2013.
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University boys water polo coach Andy Coffman, who guided the Trojans the past five seasons, has resigned, he confirmed Tuesday.
Coffman said he is moving to San Diego with his girlfriend.
University has been a solid contender in the Pacific Coast League under Coffman. Two seasons ago, the Trojans tied for second in the le
Twin brothers Cody and Dustin Serrano are the new co-coaches of the Costa Mesa boys and girls water polo teams, Mustangs athletic director Sharon Uhl reports.
The pair replace Justin Taylor on the boys side and Tim Postiff on the girls, both of whom resigned.
The Serranos both played water polo at Costa
Despite losing seven seniors to graduation after a successful year, Dana Hills water polo coach Matt Rosa believes his team returns enough experience and young athletes to make a run for a third consecutive league title in 2014.
After dropping in the quarterfinals of CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs each of the past two years, the Dolphins wil
NEWPORT BEACH Former U.S. Olympic men’s assistant coach Marco Palazzo was introduced Monday night as Newport Harbor’s interim boys water polo coach while the school’s assistant girls water polo coach, Brian Melstrom, was named the su
Goalkeeper Sami Hill made 16 saves and Melissa Seidemann, Courtney Mathewson (Canyon) and Kiley Neushul combined for seven goals as the U.S. women's water polo team defeated Australia, 10-6, to capture the FINA World Cup in Russia.
Team USA won the tournament for the second consecutive time, adding to its World Cup titles in
IRVINE Katie Ledecky brought the crowd to its feet at the Phillips 66 National Championships after just three laps of the women’s 400-meter freestyle final Saturday night. The 17-year-old was more than a second under world-record pace and the towel-waving and Thunder-Stick-pounding faithful knew a historic swim could be unfolding.
IRVINE Tom Shields pumped his fist and unleashed a mighty splash after touching the wall first in the 200-meter butterfly Wednesday night. The first stunning twist of the Phillips 66 National Championships had surfaced.
On an opening night that saw Michael Phelps make a surprising and costly mistake, Shield
Mater Dei’s boys water polo team might not feature a star player this fall like in years past. But because of the teamwork they showed Tuesday, the Monarchs could be just as good as seasons past.
Regency’s 18-and-under boys club team, a near replica of Mater Dei’s upcoming squad, outlasted
As we head toward the 2014 fall sports season, we need your help to supply us with rosters and other information about your teams.
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NEWPORT BEACH – Nothing unites a team like a plunge or two … or three … off a 600-foot building, right?
It sounds extreme, but that’s one of the experiences the Corona del Mar girls water polo players bonded over during a recent trip to New Zealand.
The players also hiked inactive volcanoes, endured the
Evidence of lacrosse’s growth in Orange County was plentiful at the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic, which was held last weekend at Towson University in Baltimore.
Seven county players were on the West boys underclassmen team, which made an appearance in the event’s semifinals for the first time ever.