| 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...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 8:50 PM
Corona del Mar High product Sam Mikulak and the other four members of the United States Olympic team finished a disappointing fifth in the men's gymnastics team final contested Monday in London.
The Americans were plagued by mistakes on the pommel...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 9:23 PM
Former UC Irvine All-American Ryan Bailey scored three goals to help lead the U.S. men's water polo team to a hard-fought, 10-8 win over Romania in group play at the Olympics in London on Tuesday.
Bailey, a center, drew the Americans even at 5-5 on an...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 7:52 PM
Misty May-Treanorhad her first taste of Olympic defeat since 2000 on Wednesday, but she and partner Kerri Walsh Jennings rallied for a 17-21, 21-8, 15-10 triumph over Doris and Stefanie Schwaiger of Austria in women's beach volleyball Group C action....
| Aug 2, 2012
| 7:52 PM
Newport Harbor High product April Ross and her partner, Jennifer Kessy, outlasted a team from Spain to complete Group D play undefeated in women's beach volleyball on Thursday.
Ross and Kessy posted a 21-19, 19-21, 19-17 triumph over Baquerizo McMillan...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 8:28 PM
The U.S. women's volleyball team will try to earn the country's first Olympic gold medal in the indoor version of the sport on Saturday, when the top-ranked Americans face No. 2-ranked Brazil in the gold-medal match at 10:30 a.m. (PT) at Earls Court in...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 7:42 PM
CORONA DEL MAR — The match could not have started much better for the Corona del Mar High boys' water polo team.
The Sea Kings scored the first two goals and saw visiting Mater Dei's starting center defender foul out. They even allowed themselves...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 8:52 PM
LAKE FOREST — A potential game-tying shot ricocheted off the post with one second left to provide frustration for the Newport Harbor High boys' water polo team, while giving confidence to El Toro.
The final buzzer sounded and the Chargers earned...
| 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...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 8:50 PM
SANTA BARBARA — Want a sure-fire way to boost the confidence of a high school girls' water polo team?
Send them on the road, way north on Highway 101, to begin the season. Take away three of their starters for the weekend, girls regarded as some...