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  • Boys water polo: CIF rankings (9-29-14) BY DAN ALBANO
    This week's CIF boys water polo polls: Division 1 1. Harvard-Westlake 2. Mater Dei 3. Loyola 4. Corona del Mar 5. Orange Lutheran 6. Hun
    Tue Sep 30, 2014
  • Mater Dei continues So. Coast Tournament dominance By DAN ALBANO
    NEWPORT BEACH – The mega-star players are gone for now. The breathtaking, power moves at center have been replaced by chemistry, depth and creativity. But not everything has changed with Mater Dei’s boys water polo team. The Monarchs still rule the South Coast Tournament. Mater Dei captured the 32-team tournament Satu
    Sun Sep 28, 2014
  • Roundup: Orange Lutheran upsets Laguna at South Coast BY DAN ALBANO
    Sophomore Jake Markle and freshman lefty Ash Molthen each scored three goals and sophomore goalie Jake Simmons made eight saves as Orange Lutheran's No. 10 boys water polo team knocked off No. 2-ranked Laguna Beach, 11-9, in the second round of the South Coast Tournament at Newport Harbor on Thursday night. The Lance
    Fri Sep 26, 2014
  • Boys water polo: JSerra off to strong start BY DAN ALBANO
    JSerra's boys water polo team is quietly off to a 9-1 start after defeating Division 3 contender La Canada, 16-3, on Wednesday. Damian Kertesz scored a team-high four goals while Cooper Dola
    Thu Sep 25, 2014
  • South Coast Tournament to showcase Div 1 contenders BY DAN ALBANO
    The reigning CIF Division 1 boys water polo champion won’t be part of this week’s South Coast Tournament but there are plenty of other contenders to make it an important gathering for the Southern Section's elite division.
    Wed Sep 24, 2014
  • Huntington Beach shows resolve against Servite BY DAN ALBANO
    Huntington Beach’s boys water polo roster tantalizes on paper with several of the hottest up-and-coming names in Orange County. But the No. 3 Oilers showed a deeper side Tuesday against visiting No. 7 Servite. In their first match since the resignation of Coach Brian Anderson, the Oilers
    Tue Sep 23, 2014
  • Huntington Beach coach Anderson resigns BY DAN ALBANO
    Huntington Beach boys water polo coach Brian Anderson, who helped build the Oilers into one of Orange County's top programs, has resigned for personal reasons just weeks into one of the school's most antic
    Tue Sep 23, 2014
  • Tourney Tracker '14: Results heading into third weekend By DAN ALBANO
    TOURNAMENT TRACKER 2014 Ayala Tournament (9-6-14) 1. Redlands; 2. Webb; 3. Ayala; 4. Glendora; other: 8. Troy Poway Invitational (9-6-14) 1. The Bishop's'; 2. Beckman Weisz Cup at El Dorado (9-6-14) 1. Palos Verdes; 2. Peninsula Santa Barbara Invitational (9-13-14)
    Thu Sep 18, 2014
  • Boys water polo: CIF-SS polls BY DAN ALBANO OC
    Here are this week's CIF-SS boys water polo polls: Division 1 1. Harvard-Westlake 2. Mater Dei 3. Loyola 4. Huntington Beach 5. Corona del Mar
    Tue Sep 16, 2014
  • Mater Dei falls in Santa Barbara tournament final BY DAN ALBANO
    Mater Dei’s boys water polo team played well Saturday but still had two regular-season streaks snapped by Harvard-Westlake of Studio City. Morio Saito, Ben Hallock, Duncan Froomer and Evan Rosenfeld each scored twice and Anthony Ridgley added 13 saves as the Wolverines defeated Mater Dei, 10-8, in
    Sat Sep 13, 2014
  • Boys water polo flash: Harvard halts another Mater Dei streak BY DAN ALBANO
    Harvard-Westlake of Studio City's boys water polo team snapped another one of Mater Dei's streaks Saturday at the Santa Barbara Invitational. The Wolverines dethroned the Monarchs as the tournament's
    Sat Sep 13, 2014
  • Mater Dei, Laguna Beach reach semifinals in Santa Barbara BY DAN ALBANO
    Mater Dei's top-ranked boys water polo team and No. 3 Laguna Beach each won twice Friday to reach the semifinals of the Santa Barbara Invitational, the first major tournament of the season. The Monarchs (3-0), the defending tournament champion and No. 2 seed, play the third-seeded Breakers (3-0) in the semifinals at Santa Barbara at 10:0
    Sat Sep 13, 2014
  • Unranked Orange Lutheran surprises in Santa Barbara BY DAN ALBANO
    Collin See scored three goals and Jake Simmons made 12 saves to help Orange Lutheran's unranked boys water polo team upset Murrieta Valley, 10-9, in a first-round match at the Santa Barbara Invitational on Thursday night. Murrieta Valley was seeded third in the teams' group while the Lancers were sixth. Murriieta Valle
    Fri Sep 12, 2014
  • Mater Dei, Harvard-Westlake rivalry shifts to Santa Barbara BY DAN ALBANO
    Mater Dei and Harvard-Westlake’s first opportunity to renew their boys water polo rivalry arrives this weekend in Santa Barbara. The fourth Santa Barbara Boys Invitational, the first major tournament of the season, begins in e
    Thu Sep 11, 2014
  • Crean Lutheran's Ella Eastin commits to Stanford BY DAN ALBANO
    Former Register swimmer of the year and small-school athlete of the year Ella Eastin of Crean Lutheran and the SOCAL club has committed to Stanford, the senior said Wednesday night.
    Wed Sep 10, 2014
  • Huntington Beach turns loose its talented lineup BY DAN ALBANO
    Huntington Beach’s recent habit of stockpiling boys water polo talent delivered an early reward Tuesday. The sophomore duo of attacker Matt Robert and center Quinten Osborne combined for seven goals and senior goalie Alex Wolf made 14 saves as the No. 4 Oilers defeated visiting San Clemente and Chase Hamming
    Wed Sep 10, 2014
  • Santa Margarita's McLaughlin commits to Cal BY DAN ALBANO
    Santa Margarita and Mission Viejo Nadadores standout Katie McLaughlin, the Register's reigning female swimmer of the year and female athlete of the year, has committed to Cal, she announced on Twitter on Sunday night. "Committed to Cal!!" M
    Sun Sep 07, 2014
  • Beckman takes second in Poway tournament BY DAN ALBANO
    Beckman’s boys water polo team might be young but the Patriots showed Saturday they have no intention of backing down. Counting on a starting lineup that included three sophomores and a freshman, Beckman finished second at the Poway Invitational for the second consecutive season. Beckman (4-1) fell in the final to San Diego
    Sat Sep 06, 2014
  • Boys water polo: Crean Lutheran debuts today at Weisz Cup BY DAN ALBANO
    Crean Lutheran's aquatics program will take another major step today when the Saints play their first water polo match. Crean Lutheran's boys team will take on Corona del Mar JV at the varsity Weisz C
    Thu Sep 04, 2014
  • Santa Margarita finds formula to beat Tesoro BY DAN ALBANO
    Santa Margarita’s first attempt at blending its returning water polo talent with some intriguing newcomers started a bit slowly Wednesday but eventually produced a winning formula. Sam Slobodien scored six goals and goalie Ryan Melosini made 12 saves as the No. 10 Eagles recovered from an early two-goal deficit to bea
    Wed Sep 03, 2014
  • Water polo roundup: Aliso Niguel sinks Peninsula in opener BY DAN ALBANO
    In boys water polo Tuesday: Nonleague:    Aliso Niguel 12, Peninsula 7: Senior Ben Argersinger scored four goals and goalie Ji-Hoon Ha added seven saves as the visiting Wol
    Wed Sep 03, 2014
  • Boys water polo: Foothill, Laguna top preseason CIF polls, Mater Dei second BY DAN ALBANO
    Here are the 2014 preseason CIF polls in boys water polo: Division 1 1. Harvard-Westlake (2013 Div. 1 champ) 2. Mater Dei (2013 Div. 1 runner-up) 3. Loyola 4. Hu
    Wed Sep 03, 2014
  • Girls water polo: O.C. stars help U.S. youth claim world title BY DAN ALBANO
    Laguna Beach sophomore Aria Fischer scored four goals and Newport Harbor senior goalie Carlee Kapana was selected tournament MVP as the U.S. women's youth water polo team defeated C
    Tue Sep 02, 2014
  • San Clemente brings trouble, in triplicate BY DAN ALBANO
    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
    Mon Sep 01, 2014
  • Swim: Edison grad Tom Shields breaks own American record BY DAN ALBANO
    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. Please send swimming news to Dan Albano at da
    Wed Aug 27, 2014