| Oct 11, 2014
| 11:22 PM
IRVINE — After learning that his team would play Harvard-Westlake in the S&R Sport Water Polo tournament championship game, Corona del Mar High boys' water polo coach Barry O'Dea was diplomatic.
"Our guys are looking forward to going out there,"...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 11:26 PM
In a different world, Corona del Mar High senior Ashton Jajonie might have played in a different Battle of the Bay game.
Jajonie's mother, Krista, was known as Krista Lesh when she swam at CdM in the late 1980s. She prodded Ashton to try water polo, and...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 9:21 AM
If there is a single thing that would characterize the season of the Newport Harbor High boys' water polo team so far this year, it would be the heartbreaking loss.
The Sailors have played several of the other CIF Southern Section Division 1 powers...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 9:36 AM
A problem with Costa Mesa High's pool postponed an Orange Coast League opener last week. Mustangs Coach Cody Serrano blamed the pool's heater, saying it wasn't working.
The timing of the malfunction worked out for his boys' water polo team. Instead of...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 11:48 PM
Some things are worth the wait.
Angela Kraus has certainly found that to be true. It's been almost 10 years now since she sat down with then-Corona del Mar High boys' water polo coach Sam Bailey and girls' water polo coach Aaron Chaney, discussing...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 9:11 PM
The Battle of the Bay came a week early.
It dawned on Corona del Mar High boys' water polo coach Barry O'Dea as he was driving over to the Newport Harbor High pool Saturday morning. A week from now, his Sea Kings will play host to the Sailors in the...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 9:31 AM
Jenny Campos' dream became real last July when nearly 350 friends and family helped celebrate her quinceañera in Laguna Hills. Wearing a red dress, the shy 14-year-old, just weeks from her 15th birthday, danced to "Summer" by Calvin Harrisand was...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 11:53 PM
A deep Corona del Mar High boys' water polo team seemed more than ready for Saturday night's Battle of the Bay rivalry game.
The Sea Kings jumped on visiting Newport Harbor early, shutting down the Sailors and holding them scoreless for the first 11-...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 10:09 PM
The Sage Hill School boys' water polo team trains three days during the week at University High and one day at UC Irvine. The team has also worked out at a community pool.
On the days Sage Hill plays a game, it also travels.
Sage Hill doesn't have a...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 11:39 PM
LONG BEACH — "Anchors Aweigh" is intended to be more a fight song than a coaching point. But for the second time in as many games this season, the Newport Harbor High boys' water polo team shoved off almost as if it were tethered to the bottom....
| Aug 21, 2014
| 7:50 PM
The best 18-and-under girls' water polo players from around the world are descending on Madrid, Spain this weekend for the FINA Youth World Championships.
Three of them happen to be from Newport Beach.
They are Mater Dei High graduate Brianna Daboub,...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 8:41 PM
The U.S. women's senior national water polo team, which features Newport Harbor High and USC alumna Kaleigh Gilchrist, will play for gold at the FINA World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.
Team USA got past China, 11-4, in the semifinals on Saturday....