| Feb 22, 2014
| 8:55 PM
After a hot shooting start, Newport Harbor High junior Ellie Reid hit the wall about halfway through the girls' water polo season.
The left-hander was battling fatigue, sickness and a nagging shoulder injury. She stopped scoring as many goals, not...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 9:36 PM
The last time that the Corona del Mar High girls' water polo team played Santa Barbara, CdM sophomore Maddie Musselman burned the Dons.
She scored five goals in the Irvine Southern California Championships quarterfinal game Feb. 7, matching Santa...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:10 PM
A fan brought a sign to Saturday's CIF Southern Section Division 1 girls' water polo quarterfinal playoff game at Newport Harbor High.
"We're Number Seven! (Yeah right)," the sign read.
The host Sailors, indeed seeded No. 7, were playing host to No. 2...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 11:52 PM
IRVINE — Newport Harbor High junior girls' water polo player Kate Pipkin got a little bit antsy on the sidelines Wednesday night at Woollett Aquatics Center.
Pipkin was excluded twice in the first quarter of the Sailors' CIF Southern Section...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 11:27 PM
SANTA ANA — Kaleigh Gilchrist is about seven months removed from winning the top prize in college women's water polo. Last May, the Newport Harbor High alumna helped USC win the NCAA Division 1 title.
But now, Gilchrist is playing at an even...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 11:08 PM
When does one stop using adjectives like "young" and "inexperienced" to describe a team?
That time already may have passed for the Corona del Mar High girls' water polo team.
Other CIF Southern Section Division 1 squads better start using words like...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 11:13 PM
LAKE FOREST — The message was not exactly new, but Newport Harbor High girls' water polo coach Bill Barnett gave it to his girls anyway before Saturday's nonleague game at El Toro.
Barnett told his players that he wanted to see them play good...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 11:19 PM
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA — Corona del Mar High sophomore Maddie Musselman managed to score a key goal, get a key steal and frustrate her head coach — all within the final minute of the game.
The first two actions were key in helping the Sea...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 11:33 PM
A shocking development took place Saturday afternoon at Newport Harbor High.
For the first time in three years, the Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar girls' water polo teams did not meet each other in a high school tournament.
The teams that have...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 11:15 PM
Corona del Mar High girls' water polo coach Ross Sinclair was greeted by Jason Lynch following Wednesday afternoon's nonleague game against Foothill.
Lynch, an assistant coach with Foothill, is the former Newport Harbor High boys' water polo coach. He...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 11:11 PM
Costa Mesa High junior Lauren Smith likes to be a team player in girls' water polo, setting up her teammates.
When needed, though, she definitely can take matters into her own hands. When the ball left Smith's hand on Wednesday, it usually went right...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 11:28 PM
SANTA BARBARA — The pool deck at Santa Barbara High is fairly cramped, so it's pretty easy to see the different girls' water polo teams playing or getting warmed up.
Colors also can provide a cue, especially when it's Back Bay rivals Newport...