Water Polo/ Nov 19 2023

Bonita’s 10-5 Victory Over Palisades Secured First CIF D-3 Southern California Title in School History; Distaso & Carlson Combine for 7 Goals

Photos by Beth Oualline Boys Water Polo: What a historic week it has been for the Bonita High School boys water polo program. Seven days after claiming a CIF-SS Division 4 championship, the Bearcats secured its first CIF Southern California Division 3 title. And the Bearcats dominated throughout the playoffs. On Saturday afternoon, BHS defeated […]

By Brian Baiotto

Water Polo/ Nov 18 2023

Bonita Earned Spot in Today’s CIF State Division 3 So Cal Regional Title Match After its 17-2 Beatdown of Ayala

Photos by Josh Thompson Boys Water Polo This Bonita High School boys water polo program is not messing around. After claiming a CIF-SS Division 4 championship one week ago, the Bearcats will play for a CIF State Division 3 So Cal Regional title today at Mt. SAC. The Bearcats dismantled Ayala, 17-2, on Friday. And […]

By Brian Baiotto

Water Polo/ Nov 15 2023

Max Distaso & Jake Carlson Combined for 11 Goals in Bonita 16-8 Victory Over Cleveland in First Round of CIF State D-3 Playoffs

Photos by Beth Oualline Boys Water Polo: Three days after securing a CIF-SS Division 4 championship, Bonita was back in the pool for the CIF State Division 3 playoffs. The Bearcats made it a drama-free afternoon by getting out to an 8-1 lead in the first quarter, and cruising to a 16-8 victory. Max Distaso […]

By Brian Baiotto

Water Polo/ Oct 19 2023

Gonzalez & Duenes Combine to Score Nine Goals in San Dimas’ 13-2 Valle Vista League Victory at Charter Oak

Thanks to Jack Nance for the SDHS stats & photo Boys Water Polo: San Dimas remained perfect in Valle Vista League play on Wednesday. The Saints cruised to a 13-2 victory at Charter Oak, and they improved to 5-0 in league. SDHS used a 9-1 run in the second half to pull away from the […]

By Brian Baiotto

Water Polo/ Oct 10 2023

Matthew Munoz Outscores Cathedral 9-5 in the Bulldogs 12-5 Valle Vista League Victory Over the Phantoms

Boys Water Polo: West Covina is trying to close out the 2023 boys water polo season on a high note. And they got a solid team effort on Monday. The Bulldogs easily dispatched of visiting Cathedral, 12-5, in a Valle Vista League contest. West Covina’s Matthew Munoz exploded for nine goals, which meant he outscored […]

By Brian Baiotto

Water Polo/ Oct 03 2023

CIF-SS Water Polo Poll: Bonita & San Dimas are Ranked No. 1 & 8 in Division 4, Respectively, & La Salle is No. 3 in D-5

Boys Water Polo: Division 1: 1- JSerra 2- Newport 3- Harvard-Westlake 4- Oaks Christian 5- Corona Del Mar 6- Loyola 7- Mater Dei 8- Huntington Beach 9- Santa Margarita 10T- Foothill 10T- Laguna Beach Division 2: 1- Ventura 2- San Marcos/Santa Barbara 3- Camarillo 4- El Dorado 5- Beckman, Arnold 6- Portola 7- Capistrano Valley […]

By Brian Baiotto

Water Polo/ Sep 04 2023

Glendora Finishes in Fifth Place at Corona Invitational; Villagran Led Offense w/13 Goals

Boys Water Polo: Thanks to Glendora coach Alba Espinar Gomez for this report: Glendora finished in fifth place at this past weekend’s Corona Invitational. On Thursday, we defeated Citrus Valley, 11-7, and then the Tartans dropped a 10-9 decision to Roosevelt. Two days later, Glendora fell to University, 12-9, and then GHS edged Valley View, […]

By Brian Baiotto

Water Polo/ Dec 06 2022

San Dimas’ Killian Pressley & Danny Feola Named CIF-SS D-5 Player & Coach of the Year; Saints Claimed First Title in Program History

Photos by Josh Thompson Boys Water Polo: All-CIF Division 5: Coach of the Year: Danny Feola, San Dimas Player of the Year: Killian Pressley, San Dimas senior First Team: Andon Hanson, San Dimas sophomore David Gonzalez, San Dimas junior Joshua Rizzo, Don Lugo senior Ethan Brown, Don Lugo senior Noah Plunkett, Don Lugo senior Owen […]

By Brian Baiotto

Water Polo/ Nov 13 2022

San Dimas Wins First CIF-SS Boys Water Polo Title in School History; Zazueta Scores 5 Goals in Saints 11-6 Victory Over Don Lugo

Photos and game info/stats from Josh Thompson Boys Water Polo: San Dimas didn’t just win their first-ever CIF-SS (Division 5) boys water polo championship on Saturday at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center in Irvine. They did so in dominating fashion. SDHS got out to an early two-goal lead and cruised to an 11-6 victory […]

By Brian Baiotto

Water Polo/ Nov 10 2022

San Dimas Earns Way Into Saturday’s CIF-SS D-5 Finals After Wednesday’s 10-4 Victory Over Buena Park

Boys Water Polo: San Dimas is one win away from claiming a CIF-SS Division 5 championship. The Saints picked up a 10-4 road victory at Buena Park on Wednesday to earn a spot in Saturday’s final against Don Lugo. SDHS already has two wins against the Conquistadores in 2022. The Saints had a balanced offensive […]

By Brian Baiotto

Water Polo/ Nov 06 2022

Duenas Scores 5 Goals, as San Dimas Defeats Oxnard, 13-6, in D-5 Quarterfinal; Gonzalez Shuts Down Yellowjackets Offense

Boys Water Polo: San Dimas had a long day on Saturday. But it was worth every second. The Saints took a 90-mile trip to Oxnard in the CIF-SS Division 5 quarterfinal round. SDHS trailed by one goal after the first period. San Dimas, however, would out-score Oxnard, 12-4, the rest of the way. Anthony Duenas […]

By Brian Baiotto

Water Polo/ Nov 03 2022

Anthony Duenas & Killian Pressley Score 4 Goals Apiece in San Dimas’ 20-3 Victory Over Palm Springs in CIF D-5 Opener

Thanks to Jack Nance for stats/info/photo Boys Water Polo: For all intents and purposes, San Dimas put Tuesday’s CIF-SS Division 5 playoff opener away in the first period. The Saints led 7-0 after eight minutes of play and cruised to a 20-3 victory over their visitors from Palm Springs. Anthony Duenas and Killian Pressley led […]

By Brian Baiotto

Water Polo/ Sep 16 2022

Munoz & Encarnacion Lead West Covina to 26-6 Thumping of Monrovia; Bulldogs Improve to 10-3

Boys Water Polo: West Covina didn’t waste any time in putting away Thursday’s nonleague contest with visiting Monrovia. The Bulldogs had an 11-goal lead at the half and cruised to a 26-6 victory over the Wildcats. Andrew Encarnacion and Matthew Munoz led WCHS with seven goals and two assists apiece. Zachary Elhusseiny had six goals […]

By Brian Baiotto

Water Polo/ Sep 10 2022

West Covina Defeats Chaffey & Bishop Diego at Friday’s Chino Hills Tournament; Munoz Scores 12 Goals for Bulldogs

Boys Water Polo: West Covina picked up a pair of victories on Friday in the Chino Hills Tournament. The Bulldogs defeated Chaffey, 18-4, and closed out the day with a 16-9 triumph of Bishop Diego. In game one, West Covina is looking to secure a 1st place trophy this weekend at the Chino Hills Tournament. […]

By Brian Baiotto

Water Polo/ Sep 09 2022

West Covina Jumps Out to 8-0 Lead & Cruises to 21-11 Victory Over Wilson

Boys Water Polo: West Covina put Thursday’s nonleague contest with Wilson away early. The Bulldogs outscored the Wildcats, 8-0, in the first quarter, and cruised to a 21-11 victory. WCHS is now 6-2 to start the 2022 season. Zachary Elhussieny led the way with five goals, three assists and a steal. Matthew Munoz netted three […]

By Brian Baiotto

Water Polo/ Sep 04 2022

Matthew Munoz Scores 10 Goals in West Covina’s 14-10 Victory Over Beaumont; Bulldogs Finish Third in Gold Division at Corona Invite

Boys Water Polo: West Covina rebounded nicely from a setback on Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs dropped a 13-9 decision to Xavier Prep, but shortly after that disappointment, the Bulldogs would finish the day with a 14-10 victory over Beaumont. It was good enough for third place at the Corona Invite. Matthew Munoz was unstoppable, scoring […]

By Brian Baiotto

Water Polo/ Aug 26 2022

Matthew Munoz Scores Six Goals in West Covina’s 14-8 Victory at Ontario High School

Boys Water Polo: For the second consecutive match, West Covina found itself in a high-scoring shootout. On Tuesday, the Bulldogs fell, 14-12, at Saddleback. Fast forward two days, and WCHS would claim a 14-8 victory at Ontario High School. West Covina led 9-3 at the half and the outcome was never in doubt. Matthew Munoz […]

By Brian Baiotto

Water Polo/ Sep 23 2021

Glendora Gets 16 Saves From Alex Thomas & Claims a 9-8 Victory Over Rancho Cucamonga

Boys Water Polo: Glendora finished strong in Wednesday’s showdown with visiting Rancho Cucamonga. After not scoring in the first quarter, the Tartans’ outlasted the Cougars, and claimed a 9-8 victory. Alex Thomas: had 16 saves in goal for GHS. Josh Lamberton had four goals, two assists and four steals. Charlie Peralta contributed three goals, five […]

By Brian Baiotto

Water Polo/ Sep 21 2021

CIF-SS Boys Water Polo Poll: Alta Loma, Etiwanda, Los Osos, Rancho Cucamonga & St. Francis all Ranked

Boys Water Polo: September 20, 2021 Division 1: T-1 Mater Dei T-1 Newport Harbor T-1 Huntington Beach 4- Orange Lutheran 5- Harvard Westlake 6- JSerra 7- Laguna Beach T-8: Foothill T-8 Loyola T-8 Palos Verdes 11- Los Alamitos 12- Santa Barbara 13- Oaks Christian 14- LB Wilson 15- Santa Margarita 16- Corona del Mar 17- […]

By Brian Baiotto

Water Polo/ Sep 18 2021

Glendora Defeats Western & Arcadia in Tournament Play on Friday

Water Polo: After dropping their first three matches of the 2021 season, Glendora has now won four in a row. On Friday, GHS defeated Western, 27-7, and later, the Tartans edged Arcadia, 17-13, in tournament play. In the first match (Western), Josh Lamberton had six goals, an assist and two steals. Charlie Peralta contributed four […]

By Brian Baiotto