| Feb 12, 2013
| 8:34 PM
COSTA MESA — In its second CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoff appearance in three years, the Estancia High girls' water polo team lasted just one round again.
The Eagles lost at home to Huntington Beach, 18-3, in a wild-card game on Tuesday....
| Mar 28, 2013
| 1:37 PM
Rob Wigod, the commissioner of the Southern Section, wants to start a debate over whether there are too many teams being allowed in the Southern Section playoffs because of Blue Book Rule 3214.1.
That rule, passed several years ago, allows schools...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 10:31 PM
Accolades have been plentiful for Corona del Mar High senior Cassidy Papa after she helped the Corona del Mar High girls' water polo team capture its first CIF Southern Section Division 1 title.
Papa, the Pacific Coast League MVP, also has earned...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 10:59 PM
When Newport Harbor High hosted a men's water polo pre-Olympic showcase last May, the pool deck was absolutely packed.
Many felt that it was an appropriate place to watch some world-class water polo. One of those people was former Corona del Mar and...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 7:32 PM
IRVINE — Growing up, Kaleigh Gilchrist always was known as the two-sport star.
She was a surfer, and she was a water polo player. She was great with a board and a big wave, or with a No. 15 cap on her dome in the pool.
Gilchrist, the former...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 7:46 PM
Curtis Fink has a certain passion for the sport of water polo.
That might help explain how, at 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds, he is believed to have drawn the most exclusions this year for the Newport Harbor High boys' water polo team.
And if he is fouled...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 9:18 PM
The Mater Dei High boys' frosh/soph water polo team captured the championship of the Gray Lunde Memorial Tournament in Newport Beach Saturday.
The Monarchs defeated Huntington Beach in the final.
Mater Dei beat Corona del Mar in a semifinal match, 4-2....
| Oct 30, 2012
| 11:40 PM
Newport Harbor High senior middle blocker Kevin Rakestraw has verbally committed to the Stanford men's volleyball program, his club team, Balboa Bay Volleyball Club, posted on its Facebook page Monday.
Rakestraw, who is 6-foot-11, earned Daily Pilot...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 7:43 PM
The third Battle of the Bay boys' water polo match of the year could go down Saturday.
Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar high schools have to win just one match each to make it happen, the teams learned Sunday when the CIF Southern Section Division 1...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 5:45 PM
Newport Harbor High senior Elissia Schilling has verbally committed to play women's water polo at UCLA, her father, John, confirmed in an email Tuesday.
Schilling, a center, was a first-team All-Sunset League and first-team All-CIF Southern Section...
| Nov 8, 2012
NEWPORT BEACH — The burning question after the Newport Harbor High boys' water polo team advanced to the CIF Southern Section Division 1 quarterfinals dealt with the status of senior standout Dan Stevens.
Will Stevens play on Saturday at Corona del...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 8:45 PM
Film producer Samuel Goldwyn is credited with the phrase, "The harder I work, the luckier I get."
Goldwyn — the "G" in "MGM" — never got to meet Newport Harbor High junior Cleo Harrington. But even he would probably be impressed with the...