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By Mike Sciacca | August 8, 2012
Huntington Beach Water Polo Club teams turned in strong showings at the 2012 SwimOutlet.com Junior Olympics water polo national championships. The clubs' girls' 18-and-under "Blue" team won silver, and the boys' 12-and-under and 16U teams, and the 10-U Coed team, all won bronze medals. The tournament, in its 43rd year, was held in the San Francisco Bay area. The boys' tournament was played July 28-31. The girls' tournament started Aug. 2 and ended Sunday . 12U Boys Championship division: The team, paced offensively by center-forward Wyatt Benson, won bronze after finishing in third-place.
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November 22, 2011
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.
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By: | September 29, 2005
The Huntington Beach High boys' water polo team came up with a big rally Monday and pulled out a 12-11 overtime victory over host Tesoro in nonleague play. The Oilers trailed throughout the match and were down by two at the half, but they rallied in the second of two overtime periods. They outscored the Titans, 3-0, in the second overtime. "This was a great win for us," Huntington coach Eugene Char said. "We were down 5-3 at the half and shut them out in the second overtime.
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By Mike Sciacca, michael.sciacca@latimes.com | November 9, 2010
HUNTINGTON BEACH — It wasn't pretty, but Diggy Riley will take it. The Edison High boys' water polo coach wasn't pleased — and his expression showed it — as he watched his Chargers flutter away several first-half opportunities during Tuesday's CIF Southern Section Division I wild-card game against visiting Buena. Riley, however, was pleased with his team's second-half performance which pushed the Chargers to a 9-6 victory at Golden West College and into a first-round match against top-seeded Mater Dei Wednesday.
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May 22, 2008
Kyle Kopp has been named the new women?s water polo and swim coach at Golden West College. For the past seven years, he has served as an assistant coach for the women?s national water polo team and will be in Beijing for the Summer Olympics. The U.S. women?s water polo team is ranked No. 1 in the world and the favorite to win gold in China. Kopp is a former Olympian, having competed at the 1996 and 2000 Summer Games. While with the men?s national team, he helped lead the U.S. to the 1997 FINA World Cup gold medal and two Pan American Games gold medals in 1995 and 1999.
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March 12, 2009
The Edison High girls? water polo team finished its season last weekend at the CIF Southern Section Masters Tournament, capturing the consolation championship. Edison lost its first game to Riverside Poly, 10-7, but the Chargers came back for a trio of wins. They topped Los Osos, 10-2, before edging Mater Dei, 13-12, and Santiago of Corona, 11-10. Sophomore Haley Kunert ? a transfer from Estancia ? and freshman Alys Williams each scored three goals in the win over Santiago.
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By: | September 23, 2005
The Laguna Beach water polo boys' 14-and-under team opened its new season Sunday with a 13-3 victory over visiting Chino Hills. Laguna led from the start as Robert Chew scored three goals, Spencer Dodson scored twice and Nolan McConnell had a goal in the first period of play. Goalie Peter Weidner, a newcomer to the team, got off to a strong shot with a block of a four-meter attempt in the opening quarter. Dodson, Chew, Cole Kennedy and Nicky Brunner scored in the second frame, and the defense of Robbie Quellmalz, Zach Riegler, Derek Kott, Tommy Renner and new players Brent Donenfeld, Trevor Bass and Casey Connors held Chino Hills to a single first-half goal.
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September 18, 2003
William Meripol posted six goals and the Huntington Beach High boys' water polo team successfully launched its 2003 season Monday with a 13-8 victory at Tustin. The Oilers led, 7-3 at the half and held the Tillers at bay in the second half. Nicholas Sullivan added three goals for the Oilers. Marina won the championship of the Conejo Valley Classic at Westlake High Saturday by defeating Leland High of San Jose, 11-6, in the tournament final.
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March 5, 2009
The Edison High girls? water polo team earned an at-large berth to the CIF Southern Section Masters Tournament, which begins Friday at four pools across Orange County. Edison, the No. 10-seeded team, will face No. 7-seeded Riverside Poly in its first game Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Newport Harbor High. Should the Chargers win, they would face either No. 2 Newport Harbor or No. 15 Los Osos in a quarterfinal game Friday night at 7:30 at the same venue. The 16-team Masters Tournament includes the champions and runners-up from all six Southern Section divisions, plus semifinalists from Divisions I and II. But Edison earned one of the available at-large berths.
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By Mike Sciacca | August 26, 2008
The sting is still fresh, less than a week after a last-minute goal prevented the U.S. women’s water polo team from capturing Gold at the Olympic Games in Beijing. “Right now, it still hurts,” said first-year Golden West College women’s water polo coach, Kyle Kopp who is an assistant coach on Guy Baker’s U.S. women’s national team staff. On Aug. 21, Belgium scored in the final seconds to take a 9-8 victory over the U.S. to win the gold medal.
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By Mike Sciacca | March 1, 2014
IRVINE - The CIF Southern Section Division 7 girls' water polo championship game matched the top two teams from the Golden West League and like the previous two meetings this season between Segerstrom and Ocean View, Saturday's final favored Segerstrom. Second-seeded Ocean View stayed with the Golden West League champions late into the third quarter but the top-seeded Jaguars were able to pull away to record a 7-4 victory that gave the program its first Southern Section title in the sport.
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February 19, 2014
It was a stellar weekend for Vanguard Aquatics competing in the Kap7 International Water Polo Tournament played at several locations in south Orange County. The 10U coed Silver team earned the third-place finish in the 10U Division. The team is composed of mostly female players, one of the few teams at the 10U level that has such a program. Ellen Hayami , former standout player at Huntington Beach High and Golden West College, coaches the team. The 10U Blue team captured third place in the 12U Gold Division.
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By Mike Sciacca | February 19, 2014
The wild-card way is how the Edison High girls' water polo team has begun its postseason drive. The Chargers opened CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoff action by playing a wild-card game Tuesday, and their thorough performance Tuesday at the Costa Mesa High pool has them moving on in the postseason. Edison cruised to a 12-2 victory over El Dorado. The ninth-ranked Chargers shut out the Golden Hawks (Century League No. 4) in the first quarter and the entirety of the second half.
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February 12, 2014
Thursday Girls' Soccer (3:15 p.m.) Edison at Fountain Valley (5 p.m.) Los Alamitos at Huntington Beach Marina at Newport Harbor Ocean View at Orange Girls' Water Polo (3:15 p.m.) Ocean View at Orange Girls' Basketball (7 p.m.) Ocean View at Orange Boys' Basketball (7 p.m.) Fountain Valley at Edison Huntington at Los Alamitos Newport Harbor at Marina (7:30 p.m.) Brethren Christian at Downey Calvary Chapel — Friday Wrestling (11 a.m.)
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January 15, 2014
Thursday Girls' Soccer (3 p.m.) Santa Ana at Ocean View (5 p.m.) Los Alamitos at Edison Fountain Valley at Newport Harbor Marina at Huntington Girls' Water Polo (3:15 p.m.) Ocean View at Santa Ana Girls' Basketball (7 p.m.) Los Alamitos at Edison Fountain Valley at Newport Harbor Marina at Huntington Santa Ana at Ocean View * Friday Wrestling (10 a.m.) Five Counties Tournament (at Fountain Valley High) Boys' Soccer (3 p.m.)
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By Mike Sciacca | January 8, 2014
The Edison High girls' water polo team prepped for the start of the Sunset League race by competing last weekend at the Holiday Cup. The Chargers, who rose to No. 7 in this week's CIF Southern Section Division 1 poll, split four games at one of the premiere girls' water polo events in the Southland. Edison began the tournament Friday and lost, 9-8, to Riverside Poly, but bounced back to edge Carlsbad, 8-7. Sabrina Jensen scored four goals, Delaney Cleveland three goals, and Josette Santos had nine saves in the loss to Riverside Poly, the top-ranked team in CIF Southern Section Division 5. Jensen again led the scoring with four goals, and Cleveland scored twice, in the win against a Carlsbad team that is ranked No. 1 in CIF San Diego Section Division 1. In their third tournament game, against Coronado (No. 4, CIF San Diego Section Division 4)
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