RIVERSIDE – The CIF-SS Division 1 swim championships seem to rage faster every season.
"You can't breathe in this," Corona del Mar girls coach Doug Volding said after Saturday night's edition at Riverside City College. "There are so many great teams and swimmers in Division 1."
But despite another sizzling finals, wh
RIVERSIDE - Troy's girls swim program brought four years of improvement to Friday's CIF Division 2 prelims.
The Warriors unleashed that speed at Riverside City College.
Troy positioned itself to contend for its first team championship Saturday by qualifying two relays for finals, earning five individual swims in the "big fi
RIVERSIDE – They're all over the Orange County record book, and working their way into the nation record book. And now their school is part of the CIF-Southern Section's list of team champions.
Crean Lutheran's duo of Lindsey Engel and Ella Eastin continued to rewrite county history Thursday night -- while Eastin also
RIVERSIDE – Lindsey Engel didn't want to wait for finals. She wanted to blaze to records in prelims.
Not record, records.
The Crean Lutheran junior did just that at the CIF-SS Division 3 swim prelims Wednesday night.
She became Orange County's new queen of speed by setting county records in the 50- and 100-ya
USA water polo has selected highly-successful Serbian Dejan Udovicic as its men’s coach through the 2016 Olympics, the Huntington Beach-based federation announced Tuesday.
Udovicic guided Serbia to bronze medals at the past tw
RIVERSIDE – Mark Anderson of El Toro and Alexandra Caplan of Mission Viejo achieved historical three-peats with plenty of style Tuesday at the CIF-SS Division 1 diving championships.
Anderson closed out a dominating, 11-dive performance at Riverside City College by scoring three perfect 10s on his last dive.
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Corey Okubo arrived at the Pacific Coast League swim finals with lofty goals. But the University junior still didn't expect to surpass those times the way he did Friday at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center.
Okubo smashed one of Orange County's legendary swim records, out-dueled friendly rival Michael Chang of Northwood and
Sisters Sofia and Natalie Contreras blazed across the pool Tuesday for a combined four top seeds at the Garden Grove League swim prelims. They were part of a dominating qualifying session by host Garden Grove but they stayed humble.
The girls quickly remembered how they learned to swim as youngsters at Salgado Community Cen
IRVINE UC Irvine’s players swam slowly toward their bench as Hawaii celebrated in the pool after earning a trip to the NCAA championships.
When the waves from Sunday’s Big West Conference women’s water polo tournament finally settled, UC Irvine and Hawaii appeared headed in different directions, at least for now.
UC Irvine’s women’s water polo team will be seeking an automatic bid to the NCAA championships when it plays host to the Big West Conference tournament this weekend.
The winner of the three-day event, which runs Friday through Sunday at Anteater Aquatics Complex, earns a spot in the eight-team N
Troy girls water polo coach Jason Wilson has been selected state coach of the year in the sport by the California Coaches Association, he said in a text message.
Wilson guided Troy (25-8) to its first CIF-Southern Section title with a 9–5 victory against La Serna of Whittier in the Division 4 final in
2013 ALL-SOUTHERN CALIFONIA WATER POLO TEAMFirst Team
1. Cassidy Papa Corona Del Mar 12 90 points2. Carly Christian Newport Harbor 12 903. Madeline Trabucco Santa Barbara 12 90 G4. Nikki Stansfield Foothill 12 905. Makenzie Fisher Laguna Beach 10 896. Ioanna Haralabidis Corona Del Mar 12 887. Kel
Elijah Brown has heard it before.
He expects to hear it again, that his famous father is a large reason for his opportunities.
Brown, a basketball player Mater Dei, signed his letter of intent with Butler University on Wednesday, the first day of the regular signing period for senior athletes in basketball and many other sports.
This list contains the names of athletes who signed their letters of intent Wednesday. (Athletes who will be attending Ivy League schools or the service academies sign letters of commitment, and they are included on this list.)
The CIF-Southern Section released its list of the 100 greatest athletes over the weekend to go along with its 100-year anniversary.
The list included 20 athletes who participated in a CIF-SS sport for an Orange County high school. The list also represents the the inaugural class for the CIF-SS Hall of Fame.
Criteria for selection
LOS ANGELES – Rivalries filled the pool Saturday as USC's women's water polo team played host to Stanford.
The match pitted the top two ranked squads in the nation along with several ex-Orange County standouts with their own history.
Stanford and Corona del Mar graduate Kate Baldoni had the final say.
Baldoni made n
For the past couple of seasons, Corona del Mar's boys golf team hardly had to work up a sweat as it cruised to the Pacific Coast League championship. The Sea Kings were that talented and that far ahead of the competition.
This year, though, Beckman appears to be ready to challenge the Sea Kings.
Last week, the Patriots won both t
ALL-CIF GIRLS WATER POLO TEAMS(Selected by the Southern California Water Polo Coaches’ Association)
Player of the year: Cassidy Papa, Corona del Mar, Sr.
Coach of the year: Sam Bailey, Corona del Mar
First team: Ioanna Haralabidis, Sr., Corona del Ma
MVP: Ashley Zwirner, Foothill, Sr.
First Team: Nicole Williams (Canyon, Sr.); Sydney Stocks (El Dorado, Sr.); Megan Little (El Modena, Sr.); Ashley Diaz (Esperanza, Sr.); Jessica Wilson (Esperanza
Orange County's historic postseason in girls water polo continues to pay dividends for the winners.
A foursome of players and four coaches have captured All-CIF awards, the Southern Section announced Monday. In February, the county won four CIF titles in girls water polo for its best postseason showing.
Santa Margarita junior Hal
Team builder. Calming presence. Winner.
Water polo coach Sam Bailey displayed those traits and more in guiding Corona del Mar's girls squad to a breakthrough 2012-13.
The Sea Kings (27-4) captured their first CIF-SS Division 1 title after being runners-up three times. For that, Bailey is The Register's coach of the year.
When Santa Margarita's girls water polo team needed a goal in sudden-death overtime in a key league game, Haley Wan delivered.
When the Eagles needed to rally for a CIF title, she poured in more goals.
When they needed someone to guard the best player on the rival school, she took the assignment.
And when Santa Mar