| Oct 5, 2013
| 11:15 PM
Luca Cupido is something of a rock star at Newport Harbor High this fall, from the water polo fans who enjoy his electrifying game to the, ahem, high school girls who enjoy his 6-foot-4 frame in a Speedo.
The loudest cheers during introductions at...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 10:15 PM
How do you say "flair for the dramatic" in Italian?
Don't ask Newport Harbor High senior Luca Cupido to translate. He showed everyone at the Sailors' pool late Saturday afternoon exactly what it means with his play.
Sure, Mater Dei High beat Newport...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:24 PM
CORONA DEL MAR — Every time Corona del Mar High plays Long Beach Wilson in boys' water polo, Coach Barry O'Dea knows what to expect.
"A one-goal game," he said.
It seems every time the teams go at it, the game is that close.
The Sea Kings'...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 11:36 PM
The Orange County Youth Sports Foundation honored/roasted hockey great Teemu Selanne as its Sportsman of the Year Thursday night at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach.
The OCYSF folks just might still be trying to crack jokes and praising him as you read...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 10:17 PM
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA — They came, they saw and they conquered.
In the process, members of the CdM Aquatics 18-and-under girls' team won gold medals.
Nobody could stop CdM in the classic division at the USA Water Polo Junior Olympics. CdM...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 10:23 PM
IRVINE — Carly Christian is used to being called the underdog.
She heard it often during her last two years at Newport Harbor High. That didn't stop her from helping lead the Sailors to the 2012 CIF Southern Section Division 1 title, and a...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 12:34 PM
The Orange County Youth Sports Foundation will honor Teemu Selanne as the 2013 Sportsman of the Year during its 40th annual banquet at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach on Aug. 22.
Selanne is the first National Hockey League player the Orange County...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:49 PM
MISSION VIEJO — One thing most people have noticed about Cleo Harrington is that she tends to play her best in the biggest moments.
In 2011-12, she stepped in as a sophomore and helped the Newport Harbor High girls' water polo team win the CIF...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 9:02 PM
SANTA ANA — It took nine players, seven games and 112 goals for Costa Mesa Aquatics Club to prove itself on a national stage.
Oh yeah, and one gold-medal effort.
The program is making its first appearance at the USA Water Polo Junior Olympics....
| Apr 6, 2013
| 7:32 PM
IRVINE — Growing up, Kaleigh Gilchrist always was known as the two-sport star.
She was a surfer, and she was a water polo player. She was great with a board and a big wave, or with a No. 15 cap on her dome in the pool.
Gilchrist, the former...
| May 28, 2013
| 11:16 PM
COSTA MESA — With nothing but sixth-graders on its roster, The Pegasus School fifth- and sixth-grade boys' gold division team feels that it can make a run at this year's Daily Pilot Cup.
The Thunder certainly made a statement on the opening day of...
| May 24, 2013
| 9:33 PM
LOS ALAMITOS — Goalie Tumua Anae, a former Corona del Mar High standout, recorded six saves to help the U.S. women's water polo team defeat Canada, 11-7, in the Americans' first match since winning gold at the 2012 Olympics, during the first day...