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  • Water polo: San Juan Hills coach resigns BY DAN ALBANO
    San Juan Hills boys and girls water polo coach Dan Newberry has resigned, Newberry and athletic director Armando Gonzalez confirmed Tuesday. Newberry was
    Tue Jun 23, 2015
  • Two boys water polo standouts enroll at Orange Lutheran BY DAN ALBANO
    Two highly-regarded boys water polo players have enrolled at Orange Lutheran, Lancers coach Steve Carrera confirmed Tuesday. Junior-to-be center Josh Orrick from Carmichael's Je
    Tue Jun 23, 2015
  • Water polo: Orange County well-represented on Pan Am rosters BY DAN ALBANO
    Several Orange County water polo products were selected to the U.S. men’s and women’s teams for the Pan American Games next month in Toronto. The men’s sel
    Mon Jun 22, 2015
  • Video: Highlights from the Athlete & Coach of the Year banquet By JONATHAN KHAMIS
    The 2014-15 athletes and coaches of the year were awarded at the Marconi Museum in Tustin. Angels hall of famer Bobby Grich and former Ducks' goalie Guy Hebert were the guest speakers. Video by Jonathan Khamis and Drew A. Kelley,
    Thu Jun 11, 2015
  • Hot Shots: 2015 O.C. Register Athlete & Coach of the Year Awards
    Check out a slideshow of the 2015 O.C. Register /OCVarsity Athlete & Coach of the Year Awards held at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.
    Wed Jun 10, 2015
  • Meet O.C.'s top high school athletes for 2014-15
    Click through the slideshow to see the Register's award winners and All-County teams for the 2014-15 season. Here is a list of the Register's award winners, starting with the Athletes of the Year and then a list of
    Wed Jun 10, 2015
  • Fischer is the O.C. Small School Girls Athlete of the Year BY DAN ALBANO
    LOS ALAMITOS - Makenzie Fischer recently recalled her rivals from the girls water polo season to form an illuminating list. The Laguna Beach senior rattled off Corona del Mar’s Maddie Musselman, Newport Harbor’s Carlee Kapana and San Marcos’ Paige Hauschild as CIF-SS Division 1 opponents who
    Tue Jun 09, 2015
  • Cupido's late strikes help U.S. extend streak against Serbia BY DAN ALBANO
    LAKE FOREST The U.S. men’s water polo team started the week winless against Serbia since its silver medal-run at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Now, the Americans can’t lose. Former Newport Harbor attacker Luca Cupido sco
    Sun Jun 07, 2015
  • Girls water polo: Corona del Mar's Storm commits to UCLA BY DAN ALBANO
    Corona del Mar senior-to-be water polo player Bridgett Storm has committed to NCAA runner-up UCLA, new Sea Queens coach Kevin Ricks reports. Storm emerged last season as an active cente
    Sat Jun 06, 2015
  • Defense leads U.S. men past Serbia in Riverside BY DAN ALBANO
    RIVERSIDE The impressive perimeter strikes generated the most chants of “USA! USA!” from the crowd but it was a hard-pressing defense that powered the U.S. men’s water polo team to a successful Riverside debut Thursday night. Before an early-arriving and energetic crowd of about 1,300, Tea
    Fri Jun 05, 2015
  • Girls water polo: Orange Lutheran attacker commits to UCLA BY DAN ALBANO
    Orange Lutheran first-team All-County water polo player Emma Skelly has committed to NCAA runner-up UCLA, Lancers girls coach Steve Carrera reports. Skelly, the reigning Trinity Le
    Thu Jun 04, 2015
  • Water polo: Mann, Bonanni lead U.S. men past Serbia BY DAN ALBANO
    Center John Mann (Corona del Mar) scored five goals and attacker Bret Bonanni (Mater Dei) added four as the U.S. men's water polo team posted its first victory against Serbia since 2008 with a 1
    Wed Jun 03, 2015
  • Girls water polo: Ocean View goalie Welfringer commits BY DAN ALBANO
    Ocean View All-CIF water polo goalie Alyssa Welfringer has committed to Chapman, the senior reports. Welfringer helped lead the Seahawks to a runner-up finish in CIF Division 6 and to th
    Tue Jun 02, 2015
  • USA men to take on world powerhouse Serbia BY DAN ALBANO
    U.S. men’s water polo coach Dejan Udovicic could have selected an easier opponent for a four-match tune-up series that runs through Southern California this week. He instead picked one of the toughest teams in the world. Serbia, the bronze medalist the past three Olympics and the two-time defending FINA World Cup cha
    Tue Jun 02, 2015
  • 2015 Register's girls swimmer of the year: Katie McLaughlin, Santa Margarita BY DAN ALBANO
    It was a perfect ending for Katie McLaughlin. The Santa Margarita swimmer known for placing a high-value on team competition blazed the final four laps of the 400-yard freestyle relay earlier this month to seal her fo
    Mon Jun 01, 2015
  • Girls water polo: Corona del Mar selects Santa Margarita veteran Ricks as coach BY DAN ALBANO
    Corona del Mar has named former Santa Margarita coach Kevin Ricks as its girls water polo coach, Sea Kings athletic director Don Grable said in an e-mail Wednesday afternoon. Ricks guid
    Wed May 27, 2015
  • JSerra beats out Crean Lutheran for first state title BY DAN ALBANO
    FRESNO - They burst onto Orange County’s swimming scene as freshmen, instantly helping turn a school into a powerhouse. They stayed champions the next season, but after a high-profile transfer in their ranks, they persevered to stay contenders without as much of the spotlight. And so went the story of JSerra’s girls until the
    Sun May 24, 2015
  • O.C. swimmers positioned for impact at state finals BY DAN ALBANO
    FRESNO - Orange County’s small but determined fleet of swimmers had its reasons Friday for arriving at the inaugural CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships. JSerra’s Kaitlyn Albertoli came for a chance to race after a health scare last week. Teammate Karli Thuen wanted another attempt at improving her times
    Sat May 23, 2015
  • Complete psych sheet for inaugural state meet BY DAN ALBANO
    Clovis Swim Club HY-TEK's MEET MANAGER 5.0 - 10:02 AM 5/18/2015 Page 1 2015 CIF Swim & Diving State Championships - 5/22/2015 to 5/23/2015 Psych Sheet Event 1 Girls 1 mtr Diving Name Yr School 1 Sherwood-Souza, Carly JR WERN-D1 564.55 2 Rosendahl, Olivia SR IMMU-D3 524.95 3 Lee, Michelle FR FAPR-D4 4
    Mon May 18, 2015
  • CIF swim: Crean girls, Laguna boys strike gold, Ella Eastin sets national record BY DAN ALBANO
    RIVERSIDE It's all over here from the CIF-SS Division 2 swim finals and it was an amazing morning for rare water feats. Crean Lutheran completes its "Crean sweep 3-peat" featuring a national private school record in the 200-yard individual medley by Ella Eastin -- a stunning 1:53.90 for the Stanford bound senior. Eastin la
    Sat May 16, 2015
  • Fountain Valley boys emerge on top at competive Sunset finals BY DAN ALBANO
    HUNTINGTON BEACH - The four-team boys race surfaced Friday at the Sunset League swimming finals with all of the drama it had promised. Defending champion Edison, Newport Harbor, Los Alamitos and Fountain Valley each spent time in contention at Golden West College. Edison, Los Alamitos and Fountain Valley each held leads. Los Alam
    Sat May 09, 2015
  • Roundup: Depth pushes Irvine girls to PCL title BY DAN ALBANO
    Irvine’s girls swimming team showed Friday how much it can accomplish with powerful roster depth. The Vaqueros didn’t crown an individual or relay champion at the Pacific Coast League Finals at the Woollett Aquatics Center, but won the meet to recapture the league crown outright for the first time since 2005.
    Fri May 08, 2015
  • Boys water polo: Laguna Beach announces three commitments BY DAN ALBANO
    Three players from Laguna Beach's CIF-SS Division 3 champion boys water polo team have made commitments, Breakers coach Ethan Damato reports. They are: attacker Cade Baldridge (San Jose
    Thu May 07, 2015
  • Boys water polo: Goalies Rydjeski, Sandor make commitments BY DAN ALBANO
    Standout water polo goalies James Rydjeski of Edison and Adam Sandor of San Clemente have committed to four-year college programs. Rydjeski is headed to Air Force while Sandor committed
    Tue May 05, 2015
  • League Finals Central '15: Thursday's results, records, roundup BY DAN ALBANO
    Welcome aquatics fans to League Finals Central, OCVarsity's annual landing page for coverage of league swimming and diving finals. Be sure to return daily for coverage of one of the most exciting weeks of the 2015 season. O.C. RECORD WATCH
    Tue May 05, 2015