| 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...
| 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'...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:53 PM
Jocelyn Manderino wrote a telling quote on her Twitter account, @flip612, before the big game.
"Never give up; for even rivers someday wash dams away," Manderino posted, the quote attributed to Arthur Golden. She added two hashtags, "#gameday" and "#...
| 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...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 11:11 PM
IRVINE — The last instructions Newport Harbor High boys' water polo coach Robert Lynn gave to his team coming out of halftime were crystal clear.
"Keep it under control, guys," Lynn told his players as they waited along the lane line. "Keep...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 10:07 PM
SANTA BARBARA — Corona del Mar High girls' water polo coach Ross Sinclair was not exactly happy after watching his team give an uninspired effort early Saturday afternoon in the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions semifinals.
Losing by four...
| 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...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 9:12 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — There was a certain buzz at the pool deck at Newport Harbor High on Tuesday afternoon.
Everyone watched to see what senior Luca Cupido would do next for the Sailors.
Cupido, a 6-foot-4 transfer from Italy, said he arrived in...