| Oct 25, 2013
The high-water mark of the UC Irvine men's water polo season was Sept. 18, after the Anteaters trounced Chapman to improve to 9-0.
Then, the deluge began.
The No. 9-ranked 'Eaters collapsed after taking a 5-4 halftime lead to absorb a 9-6 loss to...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:16 PM
IRVINE — This was not how Matt Sherburne wanted the last regular-season game of his high school career to end.
The Corona del Mar High senior center was excluded twice in the first quarter of Tuesday's huge Pacific Coast League finale at...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:32 PM
Newport Harbor High senior Luca Cupido is the water polo equivalent of Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry.
Fans watch Cupido, the exuberant transfer from Italy, closely every time he gets the ball. Don't take your eyes off him, or you might...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 12:58 AM
From the sound of things in the locker room, Coach Justin Taylor figured his Costa Mesa High boys' water team was ready for revenge. The Mustangs were about to play host to Temecula Chaparral in the wild-card round of the CIF Southern Section Division 2...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:32 AM
A fuse in the shot clock blew 30 seconds into the second period at Corona del Mar High. The teenagers working the scorer's table called for help and CdM Coach Barry O'Dea obliged.
From the other side of the pool deck, O'Dea walked over. When he arrived,...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 8:07 PM
Matt Sherburne grew up playing basketball and baseball, but his father Rick always wanted him to try water polo.
Rick was certainly successful in the water. He played water polo for Sunny Hills High and UCLA in the 1970s. While in Westwood, he was...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 11:31 PM
In the first half on Saturday, the Corona del Mar High boys' water polo team did not give an inch.
The underdog Sea Kings were playing inspired defense in their home pool, killing off five-on-six after five-on-six. They also were stepping up offensively,...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 11:43 PM
Newport Harbor High senior Mitchell Mendoza is usually pretty reserved, but not on Saturday.
After walking the ball in from the right side, he scored cross-cage. He then violently splashed the water, in the direction of some of his friends on the east...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 10:37 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — The south side of the Newport Harbor High pool deck — the shady side — was the place to be late on a hot Saturday afternoon.
Few people tried to sit on the other side. The Newport Harbor and Coronado boys' water polo...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 10:14 PM
LONG BEACH — With 13 seniors and one junior on his roster, maturity is not a problem for Corona del Mar High boys' water polo coach Barry O'Dea.
After watching his Sea Kings lose a 16-15 back-and-forth contest to Long Beach Wilson on Tuesday at...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 9:51 PM
CORONA DEL MAR — The game was played in the pool Friday night, but it ended in a football score.
It wasn't really the result the Corona del Mar High boys' water polo team wanted.
CdM suffered a surprisingly lopsided loss in its home pool,...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 11:20 PM
COSTA MESA — Costa Mesa High senior Wyatt Ferris faced a bit of adversity at the start of Wednesday's Orange Coast League boys' water polo opener against cross-town rival Estancia.
Ferris picked up his second exclusion late in the first quarter....