| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:04 PM
Corona del Mar High senior Annie Mortimer has verbally committed to play water polo at the University of Michigan, she said Tuesday night.
Mortimer is an emerging center defender for the Sea Kings, who recently won the Foothill Fall Fling preseason...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 11:29 PM
Family and friends of Al Irwin lined in up in front of the 95-year-old man who sat in a furniture chair in a brand new academic center named after him Wednesday afternoon at UC Irvine.
They wanted to congratulate the legend, who was a great coach at...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:05 AM
Newport Harbor High baseball players Shaun Vetrovec and Connor Seabold signed their letter of intent with UC Irvine and Cal State Fullerton, respectively, on Wednesday, highlighting two seniors who took part on the first day of national signing day....
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:32 AM
A fuse in the shot clock blew 30 seconds into the second period at Corona del Mar High. The teenagers working the scorer's table called for help and CdM Coach Barry O'Dea obliged.
From the other side of the pool deck, O'Dea walked over. When he arrived,...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Newport Harbor boys' water polo coach Robert Lynn is not one to talk about a potential opponent in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs and look past the first round.
But Lynn was willing to talk about No. 2-seeded Harvard-Westlake because he...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:39 PM
Luca Cupido, the senior transfer from Italy, has become a pretty familiar sight inside the pool at Newport Harbor High this fall.
Cupido's familiarity with another program up the coast aided his college decision.
Cupido has verbally committed to...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:13 PM
BOYS' WATER POLO
Newport Harbor 12, Los Alamitos 11
Luca Cupido scored five goals and Mitchell Mendoza added four goals to help the Sailors hold off the Griffins in the Sunset League opener for both teams Wednesday at Newport Harbor.
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:37 PM
The water polo game ended in a football score Wednesday, just before the skies opened up with pouring rain.
Two days before the Battle for the Bell football game, the contest was played in water polo at Costa Mesa's pool.
The Mustangs topped rival...
| 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 1, 2013
| 7:20 PM
As young players for the Sage Hill School boys' water polo team, sophomore Rachael Jaffe and freshmen Paige Solaas and Laurenz Dodge could be considered X-factors.
One way they differ from their teammates, though, is the XX chromosome.
| 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 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 "#...