| Feb 2, 2013
| 8:31 PM
IRVINE — Quarterfinals, semifinals, third-place match, championship match. It doesn't really matter.
The last two seasons, the Corona del Mar and Newport Harbor High girls' water polo teams have always found a way to meet up in a tournament.
| Dec 9, 2011
| 11:38 PM
SANTA ANA — It was going to take a total team effort for the Newport Harbor High girls' water polo team to upset Foothill on Friday afternoon.
Maybe that's why the Sailors were so excited for the opportunity. They feel like they have a better...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 9:51 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — It was the kind of shot that, if captured on video, someone might upload to YouTube to get a bunch of hits.
It was the kind of shot that uplifts the spirits of one team and crushes the other, all in the blink of a eye.
It was the...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 10:53 PM
IRVINE — You can excuse Corona del Mar High senior Pippa Saunders if she's been a little emotional lately.
Last weekend, she stood there crying on the Dos Pueblos High pool deck as her CdM girls' water polo team nearly lost in regulation before...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 11:10 PM
IRVINE — They were underdogs in the second game of their season, when they were ranked No. 5 in CIF and stunned Foothill on the road without senior Maddy McLaren.
In the eyes of many they were underdogs in the last game of their season, when they...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 11:42 PM
The atmosphere was electric Saturday night at Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine.
An overflow crowd watched two Back Bay rivals slugging it out for 28 minutes of water polo in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship match.
Only one of the teams...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 11:41 PM
Just two years ago, Presley Pender was frustrated.
She was a sophomore in the Newport Harbor High girls' water polo program. She wanted to play on varsity, but instead played on JV after having a chat with Coach Bill Barnett.
"It was kind of an iffy...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 9:33 PM
A recent presentation before the Newport-Mesa school board underscored both the strengths and weaknesses of the federal "No Child Left Behind" act.
NCLB, a decade old this year, has created a deep well of data on student achievement, exposed great...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 10:59 PM
Flintridge Sacred Heart Tournament
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE — Sophomore goalie Kendall Mulvaney was named tournament MVP after helping lead Corona del Mar to its first tourney championship under Coach Bryan Middleton, who is in his...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 7:18 PM
CORONA DEL MAR — At the start of the Holiday Cup, the Corona del Mar High girls' water polo team had played just one match in the past 26 days.
The match was a thrilling Battle of the Bay win, sure, but that's not a lot of game experience. Still,...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 8:19 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Pippa Saunders said it's hard to explain to people who don't play water polo.
When they ask how well she's been playing, they're usually asking how many goals she's been scoring. Nevermind that Saunders, who did lead the Corona...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 8:40 PM
COSTA MESA — Prior to its Orange Coast League opener, the Costa Mesa High girls' water polo team spent last weekend up north at the Arroyo Grande tournament.
The young Mustangs started out slow, losing their first two games. They came back much...