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  • Foothill tops Dana Hills in epic sudden-death battle for Div. 2 crown By DAN ALBANO
    IRVINE The Foothill and Dana Hills boys water polo teams proved Saturday that making championship history is no small
    Sat Nov 21, 2015
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: All of Championship Saturday's events
    Check out all of our photos from Championship Saturday - the most important day of the fall for the fall sports. County teams were competing for CIF-SS titles in cross country, volleyball and water polo, and we have photos from all of the action. For complete coverage, go to There are stories from all of the games, scores,
    Sat Nov 21, 2015
  • Capo Valley runs into unstoppable force in final By KYLE GLASER
    IRVINE - Capistrano Valley knew it had to shut down Ian Fleenor in order to upset Murrieta Valley on Saturday night. Knowing it was one thing. Being able to do it was another matter. Fleenor had five goals, three assists, three steals and three ejections drawn in a transcendent effort, and the top-seeded Nighthawks beat th
    Sat Nov 21, 2015
  • Swim: Newport Harbor's Peirsol to be inducted into International Hall of Fame By DAN ALBANO
    Aaron Peirsol, the Orange County-bred swimmer who became arguably the greatest backstroker of his generation and a five-time Olympic gold medalist, will be inducted into the International Swimming
    Fri Nov 20, 2015
  • Wednesday's CIF semifinal scores BY DAN ALBANO
    BOYS WATER POLOWednesday's CIF water polo scoresSemifinals Division 1Mater Dei 7, Loyola 6Harvard 12, HB 9 Division 2Foothill 12, Damien 8Dana Hills 11, Mira Costa 8 Division 3Capo Valley 9, Laguna Beach 8Murrieta Valley 13, Montebello 9 Division 4Crescenta Val
    Thu Nov 19, 2015
  • Mater Dei finds way to set up another showdown in final By DAN ALBANO
    IRVINE - Mater Dei’s quest to follow the path of its rival faced a double-edged threat during the second half of a tight CIF-SS Division 1 boys water polo semifinal Wednesday. The Monarchs encountered surging Loyola of
    Wed Nov 18, 2015
  • Semifinal previews, predictions for the Great Eight BY DAN ALBANO
    h\ There are eight boys water polo teams alive in the CIF-SS playoffs. Here's a preview of the games Wednesday:
    Wed Nov 18, 2015
  • Roundup: Late goal sends Capo Valley into Div. 3 final By DAN ALBANO
    IRVINE – Capistrano Valley’s boys water polo team is back in the CIF-SS finals. Skyler Stanton
    Wed Nov 18, 2015
  • Girls water polo: CIF-SS preseason polls (11-16-15)
    CIF-SS preseason poll for girls water polo. GIRLS WATER POLO Division 1 1. Laguna Beach 2. Foothill 3. Orange Lutheran 4. San Marcos 5. Corona del Mar 6. Dos Pueblos 7. Mater Dei 8. Newport Harbor 9. Santa B
    Mon Nov 16, 2015
  • Wojciechowski gives Oilers OT victory By DAN ALBANO
    Huntington Beach’s boys water polo team made the CIF-SS Division 1 semifinals last season for the first time since 1958. On Saturday, the Oilers showed no interest in giving up their spot in the semifinals showcase under the l
    Sun Nov 15, 2015
  • Water polo recruiting: Ex-CdM star Musselman signs in Brazil BY DAN ALBANO
    Ex-Corona del Mar water polo standout Maddie Musselman showed newfound range Thursday in Brazil. Musselman signed her letter of intent with UCLA while in Rio de Janeiro 
    Thu Nov 12, 2015
  • Newport Harbor loses in first round for first time By DAN ALBANO
    The two most storied boys water polo programs in Southern Section history woke the ghosts of past classic matches Wednesday night with roars from the crowd and a sudden-death overtime thriller. The first-round pairing between Newport Harbor and Long Beach Wilson always seemed like it held more than just a Division 1 playoff opener and th
    Thu Nov 12, 2015
  • Girls water polo: El Toro's Acquah-Asare commits By DAN ALBANO
    El Toro water polo center Dana Acquah-Asare has committed to Loyola Marymount, Chargers water polo coach Justin Johnson reports. The left-handed senior helped the Chargers capture the CIF Divi
    Wed Nov 11, 2015
  • Top sign/committed swimmers, water polo players (11-11-15) By DAN ALBANO
    Committed aquatics athletes from class of 2016 Early signing date for swimming/women's water polo: Nov. 11, 2015 Regular signing date for men's water polo: Feb. 3, 201DIVINGSteven Anderson, El Toro, MichiganCristian Herrera, Troy, Notre DameMEN'S, WOMEN'S SWIMMINGIsis Choi, Woodb
    Wed Nov 11, 2015
  • Fall Signing Day: Water polo, swimming notes By DAN ALBANO
    A notable athlete was absent from Santa Margarita’s signing day ceremony, but he had a good excuse. Grant Shoults, the Register’s reigning swimmer of the year who committed to Stanford in late July, was in Minneapolis preparing for the Arena Pro Swim Series meet, which runs Thursda
    Wed Nov 11, 2015
  • CIF Central '15: Albano's Div. 1 first round predictions By DAN ALBANO
    Welcome to CIF Central '15, OCVarsity's landing page for coverage of the 2015 boys water polo playoffs: Albano's playoff predictions
    Tue Nov 10, 2015
  • Water polo: USA women rout China in Irvine BY DAN ALBANO
    Kiley Neushul collected four goals and three assists and Makenzie Fischer (Laguna Beach) was one of three players with two goals as the U.S. women's team water polo team defeated China, 14
    Mon Nov 09, 2015
  • Mater Dei, Harvard-Westlake take top two seeds in boys water polo playoffs By DAN ALBANO
    LOS ALAMITOS – Changes might be coming to the format of the Southern Section’s boys water polo playoffs but there was plenty of familiarity Saturday with the release of the postseason pairings. Rivals Mater Dei (25-2) and Harvard-Westlake of Studio City (21-2) took their normal, opposite sides of the Division 1 bracket, the t
    Sun Nov 08, 2015
  • Fryer: Poly forfeits add to playoff pairings drama By STEVE FRYER
    Just when we thought we were getting a clearer view of the Pac-5 football playoffs … Long Beach Poly on Thursday forfeited four games for using an ineligible player. That might affect some of Orange County’s Trinity League teams trying to make the playoffs. Poly forfeited Moore League wins over Compton, Long Beach Ca
    Thu Nov 05, 2015
  • Boys water polo: Fountain Valley's Perales resigns after seven seasons By DAN ALBANO
    Orange County boys water polo is losing one of its good guys and best grinders ... at least for now. Fountain Valley coach Eric Perales has resigned after seven seasons to pursue academic goals
    Thu Nov 05, 2015
  • Water polo: Mater Dei's Constandse, OLu's Tyler, Dana Hills' Borisoff commit By DAN ALBANO
    The college commitments in girls water polo are starting to pile up quickly. Foo
    Thu Nov 05, 2015
  • Girls water polo recruiting: Foothill duo commits By DAN ALBANO
    The Foothill water polo duo of goalie Kenzi Snyder and attacker Brooke Maxson have committed to colleges, Knights girls coach Jim Brumm reports. Snyder has committed to UC Santa Barbara
    Wed Nov 04, 2015
  • Water polo recruiting: Mater Dei's Skyler Pyle commits to Michigan BY DAN ALBANO
    Mater Dei water polo attacker Skyler Pyle has committed to Michigan, Monarchs girls coach Chris Segesman reports. Pyle recorded 37 goals and 21 assists last season. She recorded three g
    Wed Oct 28, 2015
  • Girls water polo: Corona del Mar goalie Ritner commits to Michigan BY DAN ALBANO
    Corona del Mar girls water polo goalie Heidi Ritner has committed to Michigan, Sea Kings coach Kevin Ricks said Monday. Ritner, a senior, has been on the rise the past few seasons
    Mon Oct 26, 2015
  • Water polo recruiting: Laguna Beach's Parker commits to USC BY DAN ALBANO
    Laguna Beach standout water polo goalie Holly Parker, who has helped the Breakers capture the past two Division 1 titles, has committed to USC, Breakers coach Ethan Damato said Saturday night.
    Sat Oct 24, 2015