| 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 12, 2013
| 9:27 PM
SANTA BARBARA — It is really an unexplainable statistic.
The Newport Harbor High girls' water polo team has never won the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions title.
Newport assistant coach Brian Melstrom questioned Santa Barbara Coach Mark...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 7:47 PM
Julie Clayton, a mother of a Newport Harbor High School water polo player, reported that a number of the boys' water polo team members took advantage of one of their only breaks from practice this holiday to volunteer their time at the Someone Cares...
| 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 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...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 11:09 PM
The Summer Olympics in London helped transfix the eyes of the sports world on representatives of Newport-Mesa.
No spotlight was as brilliant as that created when Misty May-Treanor and her partner met fellow Newport Harbor High alumnus April Ross and her...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 3:20 PM
There were several valuable lessons to learn for young athletes at a water polo clinic at Costa Mesa Aquatic Center Saturday afternoon.
There so many messages to keep tucked away, or perhaps write them down, stick them onto a wall.
Some of the...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 9:45 PM
Corona del Mar High senior Jake Wyatt has committed to play water polo at Brown University, he announced in an email Wednesday.
Wyatt was a third team All-CIF Southern Section Division 1 performer for CdM in 2012. He also earned Newport-Mesa Dream...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 10:16 PM
Carly Christian got to experience winning a CIF Southern Section Division 1 title a year early.
Like many prep water polo players, Christian thought that her senior year would be her best shot at the title. But she helped the upstart Newport Harbor High...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 11:06 AM
Olympic gold medalist Courtney Mathewson and fellow Olympic water polo player Shea Buckner will host a clinic at the Costa Mesa Aquatic Center from noon to 4 p.m. on Dec. 29.
Participants will have a chance to get autographs, learn about the sport of...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 9:21 PM
COSTA MESA — Newport Harbor High sophomore Carlee Kapana could be a varsity starter on the majority of girls' water polo teams in Orange County.
The Sailors have another great goalie playing on varsity, junior Cleo Harrington. Kapana plays on...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 10:39 AM
1.) Our Olympians: No one made us prouder this year than the capable athletes, coaches and announcers from Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Irvine who represented Team USA in the 2012 Summer Olympics Games in London. They grew up, trained or live here. Costa...