| Feb 6, 2013
| 10:56 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — The low shot from Los Alamitos High senior Stephanie Mutafyan came in at lightning speed, forcing Newport Harbor junior goalkeeper Cleo Harrington to react quickly.
It was a reaction that stunned Los Alamitos girls' water polo...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 10:13 PM
SANTA ANA — Out in the cold for three straight hours, Jennifer Broderick tried to flee her Estancia High girls' team when time expired.
She wanted to get warm.
She didn't get far on Thursday.
Players grabbed the coach, helped her take off...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 10:24 PM
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA — The regular season really was anything but regular for the Corona del Mar High girls' water polo team.
The Sea Kings were ranked No. 1 in CIF Southern Section Division 1 to start the year, and they opened in December...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 9:41 PM
CORONA DEL MAR — The Corona del Mar High girls' water polo team saw any chance for momentum heading into the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs slipping away.
The Sea Kings trailed Los Alamitos by three goals late in the first half of Friday...
| 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.
| Jan 25, 2013
| 11:57 PM
LAGUNA BEACH — The day before a big nonleague match against Laguna Beach High, Newport Harbor senior girls' water polo player Carolyn Smith wanted to talk to Coach Bill Barnett.
Smith asked for more playing time. Barnett listened.
| Jan 26, 2013
| 7:45 PM
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA — The Newport Harbor High girls' water polo team had to put up with the elements on a rainy and foggy Saturday afternoon at Santa Margarita High.
Putting up with Santa Margarita senior center Emily Loughlin, who plays on the...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 11:16 PM
IRVINE — Newport Harbor High senior Curtis Fink has never been known for backing down from a physical game of water polo.
On Saturday night at Northwood High, Fink and Sailors teammate Dan Stevens got a chance to show their skills against not high...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 11:30 PM
GOLETA — Maybe they should build a statue of the fictional boxer Rocky Balboa on the pool deck at Newport Harbor High.
The Sailors girls' water polo team has shown time and time again that it doesn't mind being considered the underdog. The team...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 8:37 PM
COSTA MESA — Aubry Hill shined Wednesday for the Costa Mesa High girls' water polo team, but it was her actions from months before that helped ensure the Mustangs would be victorious in the Battle for the Bell.
Hill got more serious about water...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 9:10 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Santa Margarita High senior Emily Loughlin is a known quantity in high school water polo circles.
Newport Harbor sophomore Rachel Whitelegge? Maybe not so much.
But that won't be true for long.
Whitelegge more than held her own...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 8:46 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — If the Newport Harbor High girls' water polo team is leading headed to the fourth quarter, junior goalie Cleo Harrington waits for the words from Coach Bill Barnett.
He said them again Saturday afternoon, going into the fourth...