| Aug 2, 2015
| 10:44 PM
IRVINE — Perspective is not always something easily gained by a 10-year-old.
Yet, after the Newport Beach Water Polo Club 10-and-under team won the bronze medal in the 10U mixed division Sunday at the USA Water Polo Junior Olympics with a 12-6...
| Aug 1, 2015
| 8:56 PM
MISSION VIEJO — Incoming Corona del Mar High senior girls' water polo goalie Heidi Ritner is not brash, and she's certainly not boastful.
To be clear, however, Ritner also does not like to lose.
CdM had done much of that in the past year to...
| Jul 31, 2015
| 10:27 PM
IRVINE — Somebody forgot to tell the CdM Aquatics 18-and-under girls' water polo team that it is young and relatively inexperienced and has a new coach.
The success of No. 19-seeded CdM has been one of the more interesting stories of the first two...
| Jul 30, 2015
| 10:22 PM
MISSION VIEJO — The way that Newport Water Polo Foundation 18-and-under girls Coach Brian Melstrom sees it, the USA Water Polo Junior Olympics is best taken one game at a time.
It's a cliché, sure, but it's also reality at the biggest water polo...
| Jul 28, 2015
| 9:24 PM
IRVINE — Before the biggest water polo game of their young lives, members of the Back Bay Water Polo Club 10-and-under girls team waited in the pool Tuesday at Woollett Aquatics Center.
Coach Dreason Barry asked Mia Bernhoit to lead a cheer before...
| Jul 28, 2015
| 9:56 PM
IRVINE — No. 3 was the number the Regency Water Polo Club aimed for, as in claiming three straight titles in the under-18 boys' championship division at the USA Water Polo Junior Olympics.
Regency wound up with a different No. 3, as in third...
| Jul 2, 2015
| 8:32 PM
Two documents that mean a lot to Keith Yonkers are framed on the wall of his office building on the Lido Peninsula.
One is his bachelor's degree from USC, where he graduated in 1980. The other, above that, is much more recent.
It's the letter...
| Jun 3, 2015
| 11:17 PM
Along the Harbor Day School sideline one of the greatest Los Angeles Lakers stood with a video camera next to his wife, Vanessa. All the rest of the parents and families did their best to leave Kobe Bryant alone and let him be a parent.
But, on the...
| May 28, 2015
| 5:31 AM
As Aiden Higuera's goal total continued to mount, the uninitiated soccer observers began to consider potential terminology to describe his scoring feat, when the familiar hat trick no longer applied.
When four Higuera goals became five to help the Rea...
| May 9, 2015
| 10:13 PM
MISSION VIEJO — Nicholas Shanks cut Corona del Mar High's season short of perfection.
Two and a half weeks ago, he and St. Margaret's tried to spoil the Sea Kings' undefeated season, only to fall short at home. On a neutral site and in the...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Newport Harbor High alumna Kaleigh Gilchrist scored twice as the U.S. senior national women's water polo team beat China, 8-2, at the FINA Intercontinental Tournament on Tuesday night in Auckland, New Zealand.
Newport Harbor senior goalie Carlee Kapana...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 7:05 PM
Luca Cupido may be known for his athleticism and blistering hard shot, but the most spectacular play he made Saturday afternoon at the FINA Intercontinental Men's Water Polo Tournament was a pass.
Cupido, the Newport Harbor High graduate, fed teammate...