| May 9, 2014
| 11:15 PM
IRVINE — Corona del Mar High junior swimmer Meagan Popp surged to the finish line from Lane 2, passing at least a couple of opponents on the way.
Popp was swimming in an "off" event, the 100-yard backstroke, at Friday's Pacific Coast League...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:23 AM
The CdM Aquatics Blue began the USA Water Polo Junior Olympic Championships with two losses in its first three matches in the under-18 championship tournament.
With the showing in pool-play action, CdM dropped from the platinum division to the gold...
| Aug 14, 2010
| 5:53 PM
In 1993, "Jurassic Park" was a hit on the movie screens, President Bill Clinton was still in his first year in the White House and Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" was in heavy rotation.
Justin Taylor has another memory from that time period....
| Aug 18, 2010
| 11:36 PM
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...
| Aug 21, 2010
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...
| Aug 23, 2010
| 10:07 PM
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...
| Sep 6, 2010
| 6:02 PM
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...
| Sep 18, 2010
| 11:14 PM
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...
| Oct 1, 2010
| 11:44 PM
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.
| Oct 5, 2010
| 9:22 PM
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...
| Oct 7, 2010
| 7:14 PM
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...
| Oct 9, 2010
| 10:59 PM
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...