| Jan 2, 2015
| 9:26 PM
On a sunny yet chilly winter afternoon at Newport Harbor High, Bill Barnett used a walker to get around the pool deck.
Barnett, in his 49th and final year coaching at Newport Harbor, was back in action Friday after missing two games due to two...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 9:32 PM
Corona del Mar High Coach Ross Sinclair calls Mark Walsh the Bill Barnett of Santa Barbara. Not in terms of age, but success as a coach in water polo.
Sinclair's girls faced Barnett's Newport Harbor team a couple of weeks ago, without Barnett at the...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 10:07 PM
John Mann loves returning home.
"Home" could mean Newport Beach, or even the United States, for the Corona del Mar High water polo graduate who competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics.
"It's something I look forward to this time of year, because I'm always...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 7:00 PM
Jack Trush has the kind of toughness one might expect of a two-meter defender in boys' water polo.
Corona del Mar High Coach Barry O'Dea moved Trush to the position early in the season, after an 11-7 loss to Loyola in the South Coast Tournament...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 10:53 PM
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA — Ross Sinclair hasn't been in charge of the Corona del Mar High girls' water polo team for that long. He's in his second season as the coach, but Sinclair said on Saturday that he witnessed something for the first time...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 10:47 PM
Whenever the Estancia High boys' soccer team plays host to Corona del Mar, there always seems to be a glitch.
Two seasons ago, the lights at Jim Scott Stadium went out at halftime of the nonleague contest. The lights almost had to be turned off before...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 8:47 PM
Bill Barnett has been coaching at Newport Harbor High for 49 years, and Friday was billed as his last Battle of the Bay rivalry game against Corona del Mar.
But Barnett, who has announced that he's retiring after this girls' water polo season, was not...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 9:52 PM
LONG BEACH — They say that duct tape can fix just about anything, but whoever came up with that saying probably didn't have the right ankle of Corona del Mar High senior Jack Trush in mind.
Trush broke it four weeks ago while skateboarding. He has...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 11:50 PM
The UC Irvine men's soccer team's Big West Conference Tournament magic might have had more to do with its former coach than the Anteaters thought.
Cal State Fullerton, guided for the first time by George Kuntz, who spent 19 seasons at the UCI helm and...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 10:56 PM
IRVINE — Corona del Mar High boys' water polo coach Barry O'Dea has been proud that his team was the top-ranked public school team in CIF Southern Section Division 1 for much of the season.
The Sea Kings earned the No. 4 seed in the playoffs....
| Oct 23, 2014
| 12:05 AM
The Newport Harbor High boys' water polo team picked an opportune time Wednesday night to play perhaps its most complete game of the season thus far.
If the Sailors would have lost the Sunset League game against Edison, they could have missed the CIF...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 12:18 AM
HUNTINGTON BEACH — Newport Harbor High field hockey coach Amanda Boyer said her Sailors did everything but score in the Tournament of Champions semifinal loss at Edison on Tuesday.
And while the Sailors are one of just two teams to post a goal...