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  • Briefs: 'Eaters picked second

     Briefs: 'Eaters picked second
    The UC Irvine men's soccer team has been picked to finish second in the Big West Conference preseason coaches poll announced Wednesday. The Anteaters received 43 points, five behind defending regular-season conference champion UC Santa Barbara, which...
  • Peirsol misses the cut

    This time, Aaron Peirsol doesn't get a second chance at defending a backstroke gold medal at the Pan Pacific Championships. The Newport Harbor High product on Friday could not depend on a U.S. teammate to reach the finals in his second backstroke event...
  • CdM plays numbers game

    CdM plays numbers game
    Brian Ricker doesn't like cutting girls from his teams. The Corona del Mar High girls' tennis coach hasn't done too much of it since becoming coach in 2004. "I've heard, 'Oh, why don't you just cut all those seniors,' " Ricker said. "I don't like...
  • 'Eaters ahead of curve

    'Eaters ahead of curve
    The UC Irvine men's water polo program is known for creeping up on the competition, starting slowly and peaking in the postseason. But with seven noteworthy seniors on the roster, Coach Marc Hunt's Anteaters appeared to be slightly more advanced as they...
  • Tars, sans Lynch, dominate in win

    NEWPORT BEACH — The Newport Harbor High water polo program is known for its press defense. In the first three matches of the season, though, scoreboard operators have been the ones hard-pressed to keep up with the Sailors. The trend continued...
  • Whitelegge a wall for Tars

    Whitelegge a wall for Tars
    Both feature a rectangular playing surface. The main goal of both is to get a round ball into a net. Newport Harbor High senior Chris Whitelegge got used to juggling basketball and water polo in his first couple of years with the Sailors. On the...
  • The ultimate pool party

    The ultimate pool party
    COSTA MESA —Jeffrey Hubbard leaned over to Frank Albers, father of Costa Mesa senior football lineman Andrew Albers. "You're a big guy," Hubbard, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Superintendent, said before the ribbon cutting at the...
  • Dedicate press box for a legend

    Dedicate press box for a legend
    Back in the day, whenever my Long Beach Wilson water polo team played (and usually beat, by the way) a high school from Newport-Mesa, early the next morning I'd drive down to Orange County to pick up the Daily Pilot. This newspaper covered (and still...
  • Belden poses nude

    Anne Belden has experienced many high-pressured situations in her time as a water polo player. But that's difficult to compare to the feelings she had while at a photo shoot in Los Angeles back in July. That's because she was nude. Belden, a former...
  • High School Roundup: Eagles rally for win

    COSTA MESA — Junior Derek Andrews scored on a lob shot from five meters out with three seconds left to lift the Estancia High boys' water polo team to a 9-8 Orange Coast league win over visiting Saddleback Wednesday. Senior Charlie Umansky led...
  • CdM moving forward

    It was a scary moment on the pool deck for all involved. This week, the Corona del Mar High boys' water polo team is moving forward. CdM has decided not to discipline a boys' water polo player after an incident during the team's Pacific Coast League...
  • South emerges as Sailors' go-to guy

    The first thing you'll notice about Farrel South is his shot. It stands out in a water polo match, on the high school level or at the next level. And that's just from the bleachers — imagine how fast it must seem in the water as the ball speeds by...