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  • CIF Girls water polo: Division 7 pairings By DAN ALBANO
    CIF Girls water polo: Division 7 pairings First round Tuesday Hillcrest bye Rowland at Fontana SA Valley bye Carpinteria at Los Amigos Bolsa grande at Malibu Pacific at Ontario Ramona at Workman Summit at Webb
    Sat Feb 13, 2016
  • CIF Girls water polo: Division 5 pairings By DAN ALBANO
    CIF Girls water polo: Division 5 pairings Wild card Tuesday A - REV at Charter Oak B -- Xavier Prep at SoPasadena First round Wednesday Pacifica/O at Palm Desert Chino at Cajon Wild card A at Rio Mesa Brea at La Canada lower Yucaipa at Los Altos Wild card B a
    Sat Feb 13, 2016
  • CIF Girls water polo: Division 3 pairings By DAN ALBANO
    CIF Girls water polo: Division 3 pairings Wild card Tuesday A -- Flintridge SH at SLO B -- Sunny Hills at Alemany C -- Paso Robles at El Rancho First round Wednesday Corona at Arroyo g Notre Dame/SO at
    Sat Feb 13, 2016
  • CIF Girls water polo: Division 2 pairings By DAN ALBANO
    CIF Girls water polo: Division 2 pairings Wild card Tuesday A - Alhambra at Thousand Oaks B -- Lakewood at Murrieta Mesa First round Thursday Wild card A at Mur Vly Dana at LB Wilson St Lucy's at Schurr Newbury at San Clem lower bracket LB Poly at Los Osos
    Sat Feb 13, 2016
  • CIF Girls water polo: Division 1 pairings By DAN ALBANO
    CIF girls water polo playoff pairings Division 1 Wild card Tuesday A - HB at Santa Marg First round Feb. 17 Irvine at Laguna Newport at Mater Dei Wild card A at Foothill Beckman at No. 4 DP Lower b
    Sat Feb 13, 2016
  • CIF Girls water polo: Division 4 pairings By DAN ALBANO
    CIF girls water polo Division 4 pairings Note: glendale listed twice, OCV pursuing fix with CIF-SS Wild card games Tuesday A - glendale at JW North B -- Claremont at Capo
    Sat Feb 13, 2016
  • CIF girls water polo: league-by-league primer By DAN ALBANO
    The CIF-SS girls water polo playoffs pairings will be released Saturday at 10 a.m., so here’s a league-by-league preview of Orange County’s contenders heading into the postseason: Crestview (Div. 1): Foothill and center Noelle Wijnbelt
    Fri Feb 12, 2016
  • CIF bound: O.C. automatic playoff qualifiers in girls water polo By DAN ALBANO
    O.C. automatic playoff qualifiers in girls water polo: Division 1Foothill (Crestview 1)Villa Park (Crestview 2)Laguna Beach (Orange Coast 1)Costa Mesa (Orange Coast 2)Saddleback (Ora
    Thu Feb 11, 2016
  • Roundup: Troy finishes on top in Freeway League
    Troy’s girls water polo team led La Habra by four goals early and by five goals in the second half Thursday night, but still didn’t feel comfortable. The Warriors knew the teams’ history. They knew the rivalry. “I knew it was going to tighten up,” Troy coach Jason Wilson said. La Habra
    Thu Feb 11, 2016
  • Boys water polo recruiting: Fountain Valley's Reilly commits By DAN ALBANO
    Fountain Valley senior water polo player Kyle Reilly has committed to UC Davis, ex-Barons coach Eric Perales reports. Reilly, a utility player for the Barons, racked up 90 goals, 50
    Thu Feb 11, 2016
  • Roundup: La Habra advances to Freeway final By DAN ALBANO
    In girls water polo highlights Wednesday: In the Freeway League: La Habra 15, Sunny Hills 4: Maddi Garcia made 14 saves and Natasha Velez scored four goals as the Highlanders (6-1 in league) won at Fullerton to advance to Thursday’s league final against Troy. The final, at Son
    Wed Feb 10, 2016
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Katella-Savanna girls water polo (2-10-16)
    Check out OCVarsity’s photos of the girls water polo game between Katella and Savanna on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016.
    Wed Feb 10, 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: 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
  • Water polo notes: SoCal Champs don't settle rankings debate By DAN ALBANO
    The Irvine Southern California Championships tournament has solved many rankings debates in girls water polo with its position late in the regular season and collection of talented teams. But in the wake of Laguna Beach’s dominant, 11-3, victory against San Marcos in the finals Saturday, the question
    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
  • Water polo: Latest CIF rankings (2-8-15) By DAN ALBANO
    The CIF girls water polo rankings going into the final week of the regular season: Div. 1 1. Laguna Beach 2. OLu 3. San Marcos 4. Dos Pueblos
    Mon Feb 08, 2016
  • Girls water polo O.C. top 10 (2-8-16) By DAN ALBANO
    The Register's girls water polo top 10 for the week of Feb. 8-14, 2016. O.C. TOP 10 1. Orange Lutheran 2. Laguna Beach 3. Foothill 4. Corona del Mar 5. Mater Dei 6. El Toro 7. Santa Margarita 8. San Clemente 9. Newport Harbor 10. Los Alamitos
    Mon Feb 08, 2016
  • Girls water polo athlete of the week: Jaleh Moaddeli, Corona del Mar BY DAN ALBANO
    Jaleh Moaddeli Corona del Mar The junior attacker racked up 16 goals, seven assists and six steals in four matches at the Irvine SoCal Championships to earn all-tournament honors and help the Sea Kings place fifth. She also scored seven goals in an 11-4 league victory at Beckman.
    Mon Feb 08, 2016
  • Girls water polo O.C. Top 10 (2-8-16) BY DAN ALBANO
    O.C. Top 10 (2-8-16) 1. Orange Lutheran 2. Laguna Beach 3. Foothill 4. Corona del Mar 5. Mater Dei 6. El Toro 7. Santa Margarita 8. San Clemente 9. Newport Harbor 10. Los Alamitos Other: 11. Huntington Beach
    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
  • Laguna Beach captures Irvine SoCal crown By DAN ALBANO
    IRVINE – Laguna Beach’s girls water polo team returned to championship form Saturday doing what it does best. With a balanced and movement-based offense and a stingy defense, the top-seeded Breakers stormed past
    Sat Feb 06, 2016
  • Water polo: All-tournament team from Irvine SoCal Champs By DAN ALBANO
    Irvine SoCal girls water polo championships all-tournament team: Outstanding goalie: Heidi Ritner, CdM, Sr. Outstanding field player: Paige Hauschild, San Marcos
    Sat Feb 06, 2016
  • CdM sinks in sudden-death overtime By DAN ALBANO
    NEWPORT BEACH – Corona del Mar’s girls water polo team earned the chance Friday night to upset San Marcos of Santa Barbara in sudden-death overtime at the Irvine Southern California Championships. Considering who San Marcos had sprinting to open the extra period, that was no small feat. Considering the personnel challenges Co
    Fri Feb 05, 2016
  • Girls water polo: Fantastic four set for Irvine SoCal Champs By DAN ALBANO
    Saturday's semifinal schedule is set for the Irvine SoCal girls water polo championships is set: At Woollett Aquatics Center on Saturday: Championship semifinals
    Fri Feb 05, 2016