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2014 Boys Water Polo Archive Stories

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  • 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
  • Segerstrom battles to the end but falls short BY DAN ALBANO
    IRVINE - There was a few tears afterward but just as many supportive hugs. There was an unfamiliar sting but credit given to a deserving champion and optimism about next season. Segerstrom’s boys water polo team seemed to find its balance Saturday morning after falling to top-seeded Malibu, 10-7, in the CIF-SS Division 6 final at t
    Sat Nov 22, 2014
  • Boys water polo: Segerstrom falls in Division 6 final By DAN ALBANO
    Malibu's boys water polo team claimed its first CIF title by defeating Segerstrom, 10-7, in the Division 6 final in Irvine on Saturday. Martin Madrigal scored three for the Jaguars, the 2013 Division 7 champion.
    Sat Nov 22, 2014
  • OCVarsity updates: boys water polo finals
    OCVarsity's Dan Albano will have live updates on Twitter from today's CIF-SS boys water polo finals today at Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine. You can follow Dan on his Twitter handle (@ocvarsityguy) or by searching for the hash tag #ocvupdates. We'll also have the streaming updates on the Twitter feed on the OCVarsity homepage.
    Sat Nov 22, 2014
  • Laguna Beach's water polo success in its blood BY DAN ALBANO
    Several members of Laguna Beach’s boys water polo team will be following their siblings’ pursuit of excellence when they leap into the pool Saturday night for the final CIF-SS championship game at the Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine. Five senior players for Breakers, the top seed in Division 3, have siblings who experience
    Fri Nov 21, 2014
  • Previews, predictions for today's finals BY DAN ALBANO
    SATURDAY’S CIF-SS BOYS WATER POLO FINALS All games at Woollett Aquatics Center, Irvine DIVISION 1 Mater Dei (26-4) vs. Harvard-Westlake of Studio City (28-0), 5:30 p.m. Outlook: The No. 2 seeded Monarchs and No. 1 Wolverines clash in the
    Fri Nov 21, 2014
  • Water polo podcast: Div. 1 final preview By DAN ALBANO
    OCVarsity's Dan Albano and Steve Carrera of GoLivePolo.com and Orange Lutheran water polo discuss the CIF Division 1 boys water polo semifinals and preview then final between Mater Dei and Harvard-Westlake of Studio City that will be played on Saturday in Irvine.
    Fri Nov 21, 2014
  • Boys water polo: Foothill-Los Osos CIF Division 2 final preview BY DAN ALBANO
    SATURDAY’S CIF-SS BOYS WATER POLO FINALS All games at William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center, Irvine Division 2 Los Osos of Rancho Cucamonga (18-9) v
    Fri Nov 21, 2014
  • Boys water polo: Laguna Beach-Montebello CIF Division 3 final preview BY DAN ALBANO
    SATURDAY’S CIF-SS BOYS WATER POLO FINALS All games at William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center, Irvine Division 3
    Fri Nov 21, 2014
  • O.C. stars to play key roles at MPSF tournament BY DAN ALBANO
    An automatic berth to the NCAA men’s water polo championships will be up for grabs this weekend at the MPSF tournament at Long Beach State. The university’s newly-dedicated Ken Lindgren Aquatics Center will play host to the tournament Friday through Sunday. The winner of Sunday’s 3 p.m. ch
    Fri Nov 21, 2014
  • Boys water polo: Segerstrom-Malibu CIF Division 6 preview BY DAN ALBANO
    SATURDAY’S CIF-SS BOYS WATER POLO FINALS All games at William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center, Irvine Division 6 Malibu (25-4) vs. Segerstrom (25-3),
    Fri Nov 21, 2014
  • Boys water polo: Mater Dei-Harvard CIF Division 1 final preview BY DAN ALBANO
    SATURDAY’S CIF-SS BOYS WATER POLO FINALS All games at William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center, Irvine Division 1 Mater Dei (26-4) vs. Harvard-Westlake
    Thu Nov 20, 2014
  • Boys water polo: Saturday's CIF championship schedule set BY DAN ALBANO
    The William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center in Irvine will be a destination spot for water polo fans Saturday. Here's the boys CIF championship schedule for the two-pool complex: Div. 6 10 a.m. Segerstrom-Malibu Div. 5 11:30 a.m. Claremont-Los Altos Div. 4 1 p.m. Cerritos-Righetti Div. 2 2:30 p.m. Foothill-Los O
    Thu Nov 20, 2014
  • Foothill holds off Mira Costa to make finals BY DAN ALBANO
    IRVINE – It took Foothill’s boys water polo team one period to warm up Wednesday night. After that, the Knights were mostly fine, outside a nervous final two minutes against Mira Costa of Manhattan Beach in the CIF Division 2 semifinals. Attacker Billy Cranshaw grabbed a rebound on a shot off the post with abou
    Wed Nov 19, 2014
  • Lavayen's return sparks Mater Dei BY DAN ALBANO
    IRVINE – The return of a standout player and a trademark counterattack powered Mater Dei’s boys water polo team back to familiar waters Wednesday night. Attacker Nick Lavayen returned from about a month absence because of a thumb injury to score four goals off the bench, leading the second-seeded Monarchs past upstart
    Wed Nov 19, 2014
  • Segerstrom rallies to win semifinal with its quickness BY ERIC-PAUL JOHNSON
    WALNUT – For the better part of three quarters, the Temescal Canyon boys water polo team used its vastly superior size and strength to muscle out the narrowest of advantages. Segerstrom countered with speed in the final period, and the Jaguars surged to an 11-9 victory on Wednesday over the team from Lake Elsinore in a Division 6 s
    Wed Nov 19, 2014