The Golden West College men's water polo team won the California Community College Men's Water Polo State Championship title Saturday by defeating Long Beach City College, 9-6, at the Cerritos Aquatic Complex in Cerritos.
Golden West freshman Bero Rusz was named the men's tournament Most Valuable Player. He scored five goals in the title-game victory over Long Beach City College and had 11 goals in two state tournament games. Rustler teammates Marko Madaras and goalie Taylor Lapin also made the state's all-tourney team.
The Rustlers, who finished the year 31-2, won the state championship for the 22nd time.
Golden West also finished runner-up to the women's state title Saturday. The Rustlers (24-5) fell, 6-4, to Riverside Community College (32-1) in the final. Gabriela Cabrera and Kellie Guerin represented the Rustlers on the women's all-tourney team.
Vikings headed to Fresno
The Marina High girls' cross-country team is heading to Fresno this weekend for the CIF State Cross-Country Championships. The Vikings qualified for state after finishing in fifth place in Division 1 Saturday at the CIF Southern Section Cross-Country Championships at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut.