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2014 Boys Water Polo Archive Stories

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  • Mater Dei leads O.C. contingent into North-South Challenge BY DAN ALBANO
    Top-ranked Mater Dei, No. 3 Huntington Beach, No. 4 Laguna Beach along with Century League contender Villa Park are among the boys water polo teams competing at the North-South Challenge on Friday and Saturday in Atherton. The Monarchs (14-3) are the four-time defending tournament champion and could clash f
    Fri Oct 24, 2014
  • Water polo recruiting: Laguna Beach's Fischer commits to Stanford BY DAN ALBANO
    Laguna Beach water polo player and U.S. national team member Makenzie Fischer has committed to reigning NCAA champion
    Thu Oct 23, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Wednesday's water polo (10-22-14)
    Click through the slideshow to see photos from the Sage Hill vs. Laguna Beach boys water polo match played on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.
    Thu Oct 23, 2014
  • Swim recruiting: Laguna Beach's Juliusson commits to Purdue BY DAN ALBANO
    Laguna Beach senior swimmer Erik Juliusson of the Irvine Novaquatics has committed to Purdue, Novaquatics coach Adam Crossen reports via Twitter. Juliusson captured CIF Division 3 titles
    Thu Oct 23, 2014
  • Water polo recruiting: Beckman's Daurio commits to Harvard BY DAN ALBANO
    Beckman senior water polo player Nikki Daurio, pictured right, has committed to Harvard, Patriots girls coach Sam Bailey reports. Daurio racked up 103 goals, 46 assists and 1
    Thu Oct 23, 2014
  • McMorris determined to reach his goal line BY DAN ALBANO
    SANTA ANA – Before Malik McMorris plays a down of football Friday night for Mater Dei, he plans to pose for a family picture on the field as part of the school’s homecoming tradition for seniors. He hopes to have his father, Patrick, and perhaps his siblings by his side along with a special keepsake. McMorris wi
    Thu Oct 23, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Tuesday's water polo (10-21-14)
    Click through the slideshow to see photos from O.C. boys water polo played on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.
    Wed Oct 22, 2014
  • Troy adds to Freeway congestion at the top BY DAN ALBANO
    If water polo fans are looking for an entertaining league race to follow the next few weeks, the Freeway League might be the best pick. Troy added another plot twist to the league’s script Tuesday by defeating league favorite Sunny Hills, 13-9, behind a barrage of perimeter strikes at Troy High. The six-time defending leagu
    Tue Oct 21, 2014
  • Boys water polo: CIF rankings (10-21-14) BY DAN ALBANO
    Here are this week's CIF boys water polo polls: Division 1 1. Harvard-Westlake 2. Mater Dei 3. Loyola 4. LB Wilson 5. Corona del Mar 6.
    Tue Oct 21, 2014
  • Fall notebook: Segerstrom ready to be tested
    Segerstrom’s boys water polo team picked up a key league victory last week, but the Jaguars aren’t interested in relaxing. The reigning CIF Division 7 champion has entered this week’s Canyon/Valencia tournament, which runs Friday and Saturday. The tournament includes JSerra, Division Ayala and Empire League contender Va
    Mon Oct 20, 2014
  • Boys scholar-athlete: Bryan Carbaugh, Villa Park BY DAN ALBANO
    Bryan Carbaugh Villa Park Boys water polo GPA: 4.87 Carbaugh is a second-year varsity player who serves as one of the Spartans’ captains and plays attacker. He also swims butterfly on the varsity swim team. Carbaugh is taking four AP classes and a linear algebra and differential e
    Mon Oct 20, 2014
  • Boys water polo Top 10 (10-20-14) By DAN ALBANO
    1. Mater Dei 13-3 2. Corona del Mar 14-3 3. Huntington Beach 13-4 4. Laguna Beach 14-4 5. Foothill 13-5 6. Servite 12-8 7. Orange Lutheran 15-6 8. Dana Hills 10-8 9. Santa Margarita 15-4 10. Los Alamitos 8-10
    Mon Oct 20, 2014
  • Boys water polo AOW: Ash Molthen, Orange Lutheran BY DAN ALBANO
    Ash Molthen Orange Lutheran The freshman lefty scored four of his game-high five goals in the second half to lead Orange Lutheran past Santa Margarita, 9-6, in a key Trinity League match. He also had 11 goals and seven assists en route to earning MVP honors at the Jesuit Capital Classic in Carmichael.
    Mon Oct 20, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Thursday's water polo (10-16-14)
    Click through the slideshow of photos from the Northwood vs. Corona del Mar and the St. John Bosco vs. JSerra boys water polo matches played on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.
    Fri Oct 17, 2014
  • Laguna Beach strengthens grip in Division 3 BY DAN ALBANO
    LAGUNA BEACH Laguna Beach’s boys water polo team found the right combination Thursday to strengthen its grip atop Division 3. The Breakers, ranked No. 1 in the division, started fast and finished strong to defeat second-ranked Murrieta Valley, 11-6, in a nonleague match.
    Fri Oct 17, 2014
  • Swim: Edison's Smith commits to LSU (updated) BY DAN ALBANO
    Inspiring Edison All-County swimmer Thomas Smith of the Aquazot club has committed to LSU, the senior said Friday. Since his freshman year at Edison, Smith has shared his journ
    Fri Oct 17, 2014
  • Boys water polo: Laguna Beach defends No. 1 ranking in Division 3 BY DAN ALBANO
    Cade Baldridge scored five goals, Trent Sadler netted three and Jack Dodson scored twice and drew five exclusions as Laguna Beach's boys water polo team defeated visiting Murrieta Valley, 11-6, Thursday in a showdown of the top-two ranked teams in Division 3. Laguna Beach is ranked No. 1; Murrieta Valley second.
    Thu Oct 16, 2014
  • Boys water polo: Sonora-Troy game remains in limbo BY DAN ALBANO
    The Freeway League boys water polo match Monday between Sonora and host Troy, which went overtime but wasn't completed, will be discussed by the Fullerton school district on Friday, Warriors coach Jason Wi
    Thu Oct 16, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Wednesday's water polo (10-15-14)
    Click through the slideshow to see photos from the following boys water polo matches played on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Orange Lutheran vs. Santa Margarita; Fountain Valley vs. Marina; Costa Mesa vs. Godinez.
    Thu Oct 16, 2014
  • Orange Lutheran earns biggest victory BY DAN ALBANO
    Orange Lutheran’s up-and-coming boys water polo team has accomplished plenty, but the Lancers made their biggest move in the Trinity League on Wednesday night. Freshman left-hander Ash Molthen scored four of his five goals in the second half, and visiting No. 7 Orange Lutheran played stingy defense at 2 meters en route to a
    Wed Oct 15, 2014
  • Kennedy's Minott turns passion into goals BY BRIAN WHITEHEAD
    The cancer was in remission. Had been for seven months. A longtime smoker, Gary Minott quit 10 years ago. In February 2012, he was diagnosed with throat and lung cancer. It wasn’t believed to be terminal. Surgery would give him a clean bill of health. No matter the diagnosis, Minott continued on his own accord. He li
    Wed Oct 15, 2014
  • Swim: Servite's Marcin commits BY DAN ALBANO
    Servite swimmer Stephen Marcin of the Irvine Novaquatics has committed to Penn, the swim club announced on Twitter. Marcin finished second in the 500-yard free last season at the CIF-SS Division 1 finals with a time of 4 minutes, 24.30 seconds. He also took fourth in the 200 free with a swift time of 1 minute, 38.16 seconds.
    Wed Oct 15, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Tuesday's water polo (10-14-14)
    Click through the slideshow to see photos from the Sonora vs Fullerton and Dana Hills vs. San Clemente boys water polo matches played on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2014.
    Wed Oct 15, 2014
  • Mater Dei defeated again by Harvard-Westlake BY DAN ALBANO
    Mater Dei's boys water polo team didn’t solve rival Harvard-Westlake of Studio City on Tuesday night, but Orange County’s top-ranked squad still maintained its resolve after losing, 11-7, in an emotionally charged match at Harvard-Westlake. Center Ben Hallock and attacker Johnny Hooper each scored three goals an
    Tue Oct 14, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Monday's water polo (10-13-14)
    Click through the slideshow to see photos from Godinez vs. host Santa Ana Valley High School in boys water polo on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.
    Tue Oct 14, 2014