| 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...
| 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...
| 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 "#...
| 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...
| 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'...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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 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...