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  • Water polo recruiting: Newport Harbor goalie Ferraro signs with new program By DAN ALBANO
    Newport Harbor water polo goalie Joe Ferraro has signed with Wagner College in New York. Wagner added men's water polo to its lineup of sports in September and will compete in the Col
    Tue Feb 09, 2016
  • Villa Park clears final hurdle on way into playoffs By DAN ALBANO
    Villa Park’s girls water polo team extended its streak of playoff appearances by navigating a final challenge and plot twist Tuesday. Attacker Lyndsy Peterson scored five goals, Bri Portales added three and four steals and Morgan Stiewig made eight save as the Spartans defeated host Yorba Linda, 10-6, to claim
    Tue Feb 09, 2016
  • Water polo recruiting: Mater Dei's Dunstan commits to USC By DAN ALBANO
    Mater Dei left-hander and U.S. national team player Thomas Dunstan has committed to USC, Monarchs boys water polo coach Chris Segesman said Monday night. Dunstan picked the Trojans
    Mon Feb 08, 2016
  • Mission Viejo's Klein returns after high-risk heart procedure By DAN ALBANO
    Ashley Klein felt perfectly healthy. There were no hints that anything was wrong. But her sports physical last June suggested something was indeed amiss. The resting heart beat of the Mission Viejo water polo player and swimmer was elevated.
    Sun Feb 07, 2016
  • CdM pride shows in win over Newport Harbor By DAN ALBANO
    Corona del Mar’s girls water polo team lost Maddie Musselman to the U.S. national team before the season, and it entered a pivotal showdown Thursday night in the Irvine Southern California Championships without another standout. Corona del Mar still has plenty of pride, perhaps the top goalie in Orange County and some emergi
    Thu Feb 04, 2016
  • Water polo recruiting: El Toro's Wilde, Mater Dei's Lule commit By DAN ALBANO
    El Toro left-handed attacker Connor Wilde has committed to UC Santa Barbara, Chargers water polo coach Justin Johnson reports. Wilde was a first-team All-CIF selection in the fall for El Toro.
    Thu Feb 04, 2016
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Your Signing Day photos (Part 2)
    Click through the slideshow to see more reader-submitted photos of Orange County athletes signing National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Click here to see Part 1 of our slideshow. Send your Signing Day photos to (I
    Thu Feb 04, 2016
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Your Signing Day photos
    Click through the slideshow to see reader-submitted photos of Orange County athletes signing National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Send your Signing Day photos to (Include the athlete’s name, sport, high school and university or college attending.)
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • Simmons' long-shot goal propels Orange Lutheran to victory By DAN ALBANO
    ORANGE Mollie Simmons isn’t known as a scorer for Orange Lutheran’s girls water polo team, but the junior came through with an important and stunning goal Tuesday in a Trinity League showdown. The attacker, known for her speed, tossed in a shot from beyond midpool to beat the halftime buzzer, sparking the top-ranked La
    Tue Feb 02, 2016
  • Water polo recruiting: Foothill's Hornecker makes decision By DAN ALBANO
    Foothill All-County water polo attacker Chas Hornecker has committed to USC, Knights coach Jim Brumm reports. Hornecker helped Foothill capture the past two CIF Division 2 championships.
    Tue Feb 02, 2016
  • Los Alamitos maneuvers its way past Newport Harbor By DAN ALBANO
    NEWPORT BEACH - Los Alamitos’ girls water polo team had an answer for No. 9 Newport Harbor at seemingly every turn Thursday night. The seventh-ranked Griffins scored twice on plays after timeouts. They slowed the Sailors’ ball-side attack by double-teaming the driver. Coach Dave Carlson even had alumnus and U.S
    Thu Jan 28, 2016
  • Boys water polo recruiting: A trio of Corona del Mar players commit By DAN ALBANO
    A trio of Corona del Mar boys water polo players have committed to universities, Sea Kings coach Barry O'Dea reports. Center Brendan Hack and defender Ben Brooks have commit
    Wed Jan 27, 2016
  • What the South Coast, Sea View boys water polo leagues will look like in '16 By DAN ALBANO
    The Coast View Conference has set its alignments for the South Coast and Sea View leagues for the fall sports in 2016. Here's a look at boys water polo, along with their playoff divisions in 20
    Wed Jan 27, 2016
  • Improved power play makes a difference for Mater Dei By DAN ALBANO
    Mater Dei’s girls water polo team repaired a troublesome deficiency Tuesday night to post one of its biggest victories and set up a showdown next week. The No. 5 Monarchs converted 7 of 10 chances on the power play en route to a 15-9 victory against visiting No. 8 Santa Margarita to remain unbeaten in the Trinity League. &l
    Tue Jan 26, 2016
  • CIF-SS to vote on earlier start date for some sports By STEVE FRYER
    The CIF-Southern Section Council, the section’s legislative body, will meet Wednesday to vote on proposals that include changing the first day of competition and final day of competition for a few sports’ seasons for the 2016-17 school year. If the proposal is approved, it would move the date of first contest for girls tennis
    Thu Jan 21, 2016
  • Mission Viejo continues its run of dominating efforts By DAN ALBANO
    Mission Viejo’s season-long quest to reach its first CIF-SS final in girls water polo continued to build momentum Tuesday. The Diablos used a hard press and a combined 10 goals from Megan Wright, Megan Patterson and Skylar Newhouser-Flores to defeat visiting Laguna Hills, 15-4, and stay undefeated in the Sea Vi
    Tue Jan 19, 2016
  • Motivated Newport Harbor shuts down Huntington Beach By DAN ALBANO
    A new coach guides the Newport Harbor girls water polo team, but many of the philosophies of the man who built the powerhouse program live on. The winning hasn’t followed as frequently just yet, but the Sailors posted their biggest victory Wednesday night, making a major statement in the Sunset League. With legendary former
    Wed Jan 13, 2016
  • Girls water polo: El Toro goalie Rainone commits BY DAN ALBANO
    El Toro water polo goalie Tori Rainone, who helped the Chargers capture the CIF Division 2 girls title last season and a key victory last week against San Clemente, has committed to UC San
    Mon Jan 11, 2016
  • Water polo recruiting: Foothill's Miller commits to Air Force By DAN ALBANO
    Foothill All-County water polo attacker Mike Miller, who helped the Knights capture back-to-back CIF Division 2 titles, has committed to Air Force, the senior reports. Miller helped form Foothi
    Fri Jan 08, 2016
  • El Toro pulls out win in league showdown with San Clemente By DAN ALBANO
    El Toro’s girls water polo team endured a lopsided first period in a game three weeks ago, but like many setbacks, there was a lesson hidden in the loss. The defending CIF-SS champion Chargers showed Thursday that they didn’t miss it. Ninth-ranked El Toro locked down on high-scoring center Amber McCutcheon and
    Thu Jan 07, 2016
  • Troy's counterattack sinks Sunny Hills in league opener By DAN ALBANO
    The lure and reward of the counterattack in water polo are the shots it yields. If teams commit to strong defense and fast-break swimming, they can end up with high-percentage shots in front of the opponent’s cage. Troy’s girls water polo team committed to a tight press and plenty of swimming Wednesday night, and foll
    Wed Jan 06, 2016
  • Boys water polo: Yorba Linda's Dionne claims MVP in North Hills By DAN ALBANO
    All-league boys water polo North League League MVP: Justin Dionne, Yorba Linda, Sr. First team: Cade Walker (Yor
    Thu Dec 31, 2015
  • Boys water polo: Troy center Kim earns Freeway League MVP By DAN ALBANO
    All-league boys water polo/2015 Freeway League (Division 4) MVP: Andrew Kim, Troy, Jr. First team: Jared Tanielu (Sunny Hills, Jr.); Kevin Glavy (Sunny Hills,
    Thu Dec 31, 2015
  • Laguna Beach wins third straight Holiday Cup By DAN ALBANO
    NEWPORT BEACH – Laguna Beach’s girls water polo team had almost finished posing for a historic group photo Wednesday night at the Holiday Cup when a request to flash the No. 1 sign arrived. Like the hopes of opposing offenses earlier in the day, the playful gesture didn’t get far. “Too early (in the season
    Wed Dec 30, 2015
  • Swim flash: Corona del Mar's Merrell taking spring off to focus on Olympic Trials By DAN ALBANO
    Rising Corona del Mar sophomore swimmer Eva Merrell, who challenged Katie McLaughlin in the 100-yard butterfly at the CIF-SS Division 1 finals in May and won the backstroke, has ente
    Wed Dec 30, 2015