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  • Orange Lutheran upsets No. 3 Newport Harbor BY DAN ALBANO
    The cheer started moments after Myna Simmons scored off a pass by Kelsey Tyler to give Orange Lutheran’s girls water polo team a four-goal lead late in the fourth period. “We are … OLu! We are ... OLu” the Lancers’ faithful chanted from the stands at Newport Harbor. The third-year vars
    Sat Jan 31, 2015
  • Breeland, Waller good fits for Oregon's system BY DAN ALBANO
    Jake Breeland remembers his surprise as a junior when he learned a college football coach was at Trabuco Hills High to visit him. An avid college football fan growing up, Breeland’s mind raced with possibilities but barely paused on his childhood favorite USC, or UCLA or another school from the Pac-12 Conference. &ld
    Fri Jan 30, 2015
  • Girls water polo: Rosary edges Villa Park in Div. 1 thriller BY DAN ALBANO
    Katie Tijerina scored the go-ahead goal with 1:38 minute left and Stephanie Gaston made a save in the closing seconds to help Rosary’s water polo team edge host Villa Park, 12-11, in a Division 1 nonleague match Friday. Rosary led, 2-0, but the score was tied 10 times before Tijerina’s winning s
    Fri Jan 30, 2015
  • Hot Shots: Thursday's girls water polo (1-29-15)
    Check out a slideshow of photos from the Beckman vs. Northwood girls water polo match played on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.
    Fri Jan 30, 2015
  • Cosentino, Izoura lead Cypress by Tustin BY DAN ALBANO
    Aly Cosentino scored five goals and goalie Courtney Izoura made 14 saves as Cypress’ girls water polo team improved to 2-0 in the Empire League with a 10-3 victory against visiting Tustin on Thursday. Sarah Smith added three goals, two assists and five steals for Cypress (14-7, 2-0), ranked fourth in Division 6
    Thu Jan 29, 2015
  • Roundup: Santa Ana Valley bounces back to sink Savanna BY DAN ALBANO
    Emy Castaneda and Ale Barajas each scored five goals Wednesday to help lead Santa Ana Valley's girls water polo team past visiting Savanna, 12-8, in an Orange League match for first place. The victory also helped the Falcons (3-1 in league) recover from consecutive losses in sudden-death overtime to Tusti
    Thu Jan 29, 2015
  • Hot Shots: Tuesday's girls water polo (1-27-15)
    S ee a slideshow of photos from the Canyon vs. Villa Park girls water polo match played on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.
    Wed Jan 28, 2015
  • Orange Lutheran earns share of first Trinity title BY DAN ALBANO
    It was a difficult test featuring an unexpected twist, but Orange Lutheran’s girls water polo team still passed Tuesday night and continued its breakout winter. Utility Emma Skelly scored four goals and attacker Campbell Ruh added three as the No. 5 Lancers overcame Kelsey Tyler’s foul trouble to sink No.
    Tue Jan 27, 2015
  • Boys water polo: National team standout enrolls at Mater Dei BY DAN ALBANO
    The boys water polo rivalry between Mater Dei and reigning Division 1 champion Harvard-Westlake got more intriguing Tuesday. U.S. national team left-hander Thomas Dunstan of Connecticut began a
    Tue Jan 27, 2015
  • Girls water polo: Updated CIF rankings (1-26-15) BY DAN ALBANO
    This week's CIF rankings in girls water polo (for O.C. divisions): Division 1 1. Laguna Beach 2. Foothill 3. Newport Harbor 4. CdM 5. Orange Lutheran
    Tue Jan 27, 2015
  • Notes: Improving Tustin, Newport JV capture tournament titles BY DAN ALBANO
    Tustin’s girls water polo team notched one of its biggest victories of the season Saturday, setting the stage for another intriguing week in the Empire League. Senior Angela Chacon scored from the perimeter with about 30 seconds left in sudden-death overtime to lift the host Tillers past Santa Ana Valley, 7-6, in t
    Tue Jan 27, 2015
  • Boys water polo: Promising Huntington Beach center enrolls at Mater Dei BY DAN ALBANO
    Promising sophomore-to-be center Wyatt Benson of Huntington Beach has enrolled at Mater Dei, Monarchs boys water polo Chris Segesman confirmed Tuesday. Benson mostly served as sophom
    Tue Jan 27, 2015
  • Girls water polo O.C. Top 10 (1-26-15) By DAN ALBANO
    1. Laguna Beach 17-0 2. Foothill 16-3 3. Newport Harbor 12-4 4. Corona del Mar 11-5 5. Orange Lutheran 19-3 6. Los Alamitos 13-6 7. El Toro 13-5 8. San Clemente 12-6 9. Santa Margarita 10-6 10. Mater Dei 9-6
    Mon Jan 26, 2015
  • Girls water polo AOW: Emma Skelly, Orange Lutheran BY DAN ALBANO
    Emma Skelly Orange Lutheran The junior attacker scored a season-high nine goals in a 21-5 victory against JSerra and had five goals, three assists and a steal in a 12-9 victory against fellow Division 1 contender Los Alamitos. Contact the writer: dalban
    Mon Jan 26, 2015
  • Winter notes: Improving Tustin takes Roy Brown title
    Tustin’s girls water polo team notched one of its biggest victories of the season Saturday, setting the stage for another intriguing week in the Empire League. Senior Angela Chacon scored from the perimeter with about 30 seconds left in sudden-death overtime to lift the host Tillers past Santa Ana Valley, 7-6, in the finals
    Mon Jan 26, 2015
  • Girls water polo: Tustin, Newport Harbor JV capture tournaments BY DAN ALBANO
    Tustin's girls water polo team edged Santa Ana Valley, 7-6, to capture the Katella-hosted Roy Brown tournament while Newport Harbor's junior varsity claimed the varsity Segerstrom tournament. Mor
    Sat Jan 24, 2015
  • Roundup: Skelly, Simmons score 4 apiece as OLu tops Los Al
    Emma Skelly and Myna Simmons each scored four goals to lead Orange Lutheran’s fifth-ranked girls water polo team past No. 6 Los Alamitos, 12-9, in a nonleague match Friday. The Lancers (19-3) led, 8-5, at halftime. Sarah Siepker scored four goals for the Griffins (13-6). In another nonleague
    Fri Jan 23, 2015
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Thursday's girls water polo (1-22-15)
    Check out all of OCVarsity’s photos of the action from the Foothill vs. Coronado and Valencia vs. Kennedy girls water polo game played on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.
    Thu Jan 22, 2015
  • Ocean View earns victory over rival Segerstrom BY ZACH CAVANAGH
    It wasn’t a full act of revenge, but it was a start for Ocean View’s girls water polo team. In their first match-up since Segerstrom beat them in last year’s CIF-SS Division 7 final, the Seahawks grabbed an early lead and held on for a 7-6 victory in a Golden West League game Thursday at Ocean View High. “
    Thu Jan 22, 2015
  • Girls water polo: CIF rankings, key league games surface BY DAN ALBANO
    The latest CIF girls water polo rankings are out and there's a key Division 6 match to watch today in Division 6: Segerstrom at Ocean View at 3:15 p.m. The Golden West League plays a double-round so today wo
    Thu Jan 22, 2015
  • Hot Shots: Wednesday's girls water polo (1-21-15)
    See a slideshow of photos from the San Clemente vs. Dana Hills girls water polo match played on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015.
    Thu Jan 22, 2015
  • Roundup: Sunny Hills rallies past La Habra in sudden-death BY DAN ALBANO
    In girls water polo Tuesday: In the Freeway League: Sunny Hills 9, La Habra 8 (OT): Diana  Vargas scored from 9 meters in sudden-death overtime to lift the visiting Lancers (15-6, 3-0). La Habra led, 5-2, at halftime but Sunny Hills rallied behind five goals from Kendall Smith and 13
    Tue Jan 20, 2015
  • Day 1 scores from Segerstrom tournament BY DAN ALBANO
    Girls water polo results Segerstrom varsity tournament Monday, Jan. 19 Shadow Hills 5CDM JV 11 Yucaipa 10Godinez 1 Estancia 2El Dorado 14 Segerstrom 17Shadow Hills 1 Segerstrom 14Savanna 4 Yucaipa 16Estancia 2 El Dorad
    Tue Jan 20, 2015
  • Winter notebook: Foothill's Manzella back on the attack
    Foothill’s girls water polo team received a boost at the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champion with the re-emergence of All-County center Cana Manzella. The UC Irvine-bound senior scored twice from center and matched her season-high with three goals to help the Knights beat Newport Harbor, 6-2, in the semifinals. The
    Mon Jan 19, 2015
  • Girls water polo O.C. Top 10 (1-19-15) By DAN ALBANO
    1. Laguna Beach 16-0 2. Foothill 14-3 3. Newport Harbor 12-4 4. Corona del Mar 9-5 5. Orange Lutheran 17-3 6. Los Alamitos 13-5 7. El Toro 12-4 8. San Clemente 9-6 9. Santa Margarita 10-6 10. Mater Dei 9-6
    Mon Jan 19, 2015