Water Polo/ Feb 20 2022

Bonita’s Defense Stifles Potent Woodbridge Offense in Bearcats’ 8-6 Victory Over Warriors in CIF-SS Division 3 Championship Game

Photos by Peter Jackson Girls Water Polo: The famous “defense wins championships” saying was proven true yet again. This time the author was the Bonita High School girls water polo program. The Bearcats and goalie, Maddie Jackson, held Woodbridge to half of their 12-goal per-game average, and won the CIF-SS Division 3 championship, 8-6, on […]

By Brian Baiotto


Water Polo/ Feb 19 2022

Bonita Faces Woodbridge in Saturday Morning’s CIF-SS D-3 Title Game; Bearcats Travel to Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine

Photo by Peter Jackson Girls Water Polo Preview: Who: Bonita vs Woodbridge What: CIF-SS Division 3 Championship Where: William Woollett Aquatic Center in Irvine When: Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Bonita is just one win away from a potential CIF-SS Division 3 championship. The Bearcats enter Saturday morning’s title tilt with Woodbridge playing great defense, and […]

By Brian Baiotto


Water Polo/ Feb 17 2022

Hailee Heaton’s 5 Goals Leads Bonita to 9-6 Victory in CIF D-3 Semifinal; Bearcats Will Face Woodbridge in Saturday’s Title Tilt

Girls Water Polo: It’s on to the D-3 title game! Bonita made a 54-mile trip to Rolling Hills Estates in Wednesday’s semifinal round of the CIF-SS Division 3 playoffs. And the traffic and drive home didn’t bother the girls from La Verne one bit, after a 9-6 victory over Peninsula. The Bearcats scored three goals […]

By Brian Baiotto


Water Polo/ Feb 14 2022

Clare Baty Scores 5 Goals in Ayala’s 10-9 Victory Over La Salle in CIF-SS Division 5 Quarterfinals

Photos by Alex Veliz Girls Water Polo: Ayala earned a spot in the CIF-SS Division 5 semifinals after edging La Salle, 10-9, on Saturday. The Bulldogs outscored the Lancers 4-2 in the second half. Clare Baty had a game-high five goals in the win. Jamie Bracht chipped in with two goals. Savannah Robles led La […]

By Brian Baiotto


Water Polo/ Feb 13 2022

Heaton & Hugar Scored Two Goals Apiece & Jackson Blocks 19 Shots in Bonita’s 6-4 Victory Over Vista Murrieta in CIF D-3 Quarterfinal

Girls Water Polo: Bonita was able to use the same recipe for victory on Saturday as they have all season. The Bearcats get a lead, and then let their defense and goalie, Maddie Jackson take over. Bonita got two goals apiece from Hailey Heaton and Katie Hugar in Saturday’s 6-4 victory over Vista Murrieta. Tori […]

By Brian Baiotto


Water Polo/ Feb 13 2022

Glendora Defeats Ventura, 8-5, on Saturday; Tartans Host Top-Seeded Yucaipa in Wednesday’s CIF D-2 Semifinals

Girls Water Polo: Ventura held Glendora to six goals under their scoring average in Saturday’s CIF-SS Division 2 quarterfinal. But the Tartans grinded out an 8-5 victory and have earned a spot in the D-2 semifinals. Hailey Andress led the way with goals, three assists, five steals and one ejection drawn. Liz Ramirez: scored twice, […]

By Brian Baiotto


Water Polo/ Feb 11 2022

Turner Scores 4 Goals & Villasenor Blocks 10 Shots in La Salle’s 9-7 Victory Over Redlands in D-5 Playoffs

Photos by Alex Veliz Girls Water Polo: Talk about your tightly-contested postseason games. La Salle hosted Redlands in Thursday’s second round of the CIF-SS Division 5 playoffs. It was so close that two of the four quarters were decided by one goal each, and in the second (1-1) and fourth periods (2-2), the Lancers and […]

By Brian Baiotto


Water Polo/ Feb 10 2022

Oxnard Ends Pasadena’s Season, 22-6, in Wednesday’s First Round of CIF-SS D-4 Playoffs; Dylan Robertson Scores all 6 PHS Goals

Girls Water Polo: Dylan Robertson finished her junior season on a high note. And while Robertson would have preferred to extend the season, she did score all six PHS goals on Wednesday. The Bulldogs fell at Oxnard, 22-6, in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 4 playoffs. Robertson ended the season with 110 goals. PHS […]

By Brian Baiotto


Water Polo/ Feb 10 2022

Glendora Takes Over Early in Wednesday’s 14-7 Victory at Sunny Hills in CIF-SS Division 2 Playoffs

Girls Water Polo: Glendora wasn’t messing around on Wednesday. The Tartans jumped on Sunny Hills early, and cruised to a 14-7 road victory in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 2 playoffs. GHS led 5-1 after the first period, and had a 10-1 advantage at the break. Liz Ramirez had six goals, three steals […]

By Brian Baiotto


Water Polo/ Feb 01 2022

Andress Tallies 7 Goals & 7 Steals in GHS’ 16-8 Victory Over Ayala; Tartans Can Catch First-Place Bonita w/Win on Tuesday

Girls Water Polo: With Monday’s 16-8, Palomares League victory over visiting Ayala, Glendora has set up a very dramatic showdown today (Tuesday). The Tartans welcome the first-place Bearcats to their pool 19 days after a one-goal loss at Bonita. GHS trails BHS by one-half a game with two to play. Hailey Andress led the way […]

By Brian Baiotto


Water Polo/ Jan 31 2022

La Salle Wins Eighth Consecutive Game, Defeating Poly, 18-16; Audrey Turner Scores 7 Goals For First-Place Lancers

Photos by Alex Veliz Girls Water Polo: La Salle is heading into the playoffs on the highest of notes. With one game remaining in the regular season, the Lancers are riding an eight-game win streak. And thanks to its 18-16 victory over Pasadena Poly, La Salle is 9-0 in league play. Audrey Turner led the […]

By Brian Baiotto


Water Polo/ Jan 28 2022

Dylan Robertson (13 Goals) Outscores Muir; Pasadena Wins First Game of Season, 18-10, on Wednesday

Girls Water Polo: If Pasadena only won a single game this year (as their record shows on their MaxPreps page), at least it was over Muir. The Bulldogs defeated the Mustangs, 18-10, on Wednesday afternoon. Dylan Robertson had 13 goals, and actually outscored Muir’s offensive output by three goals on her own. Robertson had two goals […]

By Brian Baiotto


Water Polo/ Jan 18 2022

Anika Nichols Scores 6 Goals in Glendora’s 18-8 Victory Over Claremont in Monday’s Palomares League Match Up

Girls Water Polo: Glendora stayed one-half game back on first-place Bonita thanks to an 18-8 victory over visiting Claremont on Monday. Anika Nichols led GHS with six goals and an assist. Hailey Andress contributed four goals, six assists, seven steals and an ejection drawn. Liz Ramirez finished with a pair of goals and assists, as […]

By Brian Baiotto


Water Polo/ Dec 16 2021

West Covina Edges Wilson of Hacienda Heights, 6-5, in Wednesday’s Nonleague Thriller

Girls Water Polo: West Covina hung tough in Wednesday’s nonleague showdown at Wilson of Hacienda Heights. The Bulldogs trailed the Wildcats, 3-1, after the first quarter, but WCHS would outscore Wilson the rest of the way to claim a 6-5 victory. Sam Guerra had eight saves in the Bulldogs’ victory. Aliana Solorzano led WCHS with […]

By Brian Baiotto


Water Polo/ Dec 03 2021

Genesis Moradel Scores 7 Goals in West Covina’s 24-2 Victory at Baldwin Park

Girls Water Polo: For all intents and purposes, West Covina put the game away in the first quarter. The Lady Bulldogs had a seven-goal lead at Baldwin Park, and cruised to a 24-2 victory. Genesis Moradel led the way with seven goals. Salma Valle and Aliana Solorzano each scored four goals. Kassidy Lu scored her […]

By Brian Baiotto


Water Polo/ Dec 03 2021

Hailey Andress Outscores La Serna on Thursday; Glendora Senior Scores 11 Goals in Tartans’ 15-10 Victory

Girls Water Polo: So far, so good. GHS is now 4-0 after Thursday’s 15-10 victory over La Serna. Hailey Andress led the way with 11 goals and nine steals. Liz Ramirez contributed four assists, 11 steals and one ejection drawn. Anika Nichols chipped in with two goals, two steals, a pair of ejections drawn and an […]

By Brian Baiotto


Water Polo/ Dec 02 2021

Hailey Andress’ Six Goals Leads Glendora to a 14-12 Overtime Victory at Downey; Tartans Improve to 3-0

Girls Water Polo: Glendora watched its 8-3 halftime lead disappear on Wednesday. Downey outscored the visiting Tartans, 7-2, in the second half, and forced overtime. GHS, however, stayed unbeaten, defeating the Vikings, 14-12, in overtime. Hailey Andress paced the offense with six goals, three assists, five steals, four field blocks and an ejection drawn. Rachelle […]

By Brian Baiotto


Water Polo/ Dec 01 2021

Hailey Andress Scores 9 Goals in Glendora’s 20-12 Victory Over St. Lucy’s; Tartans Improve to 2-0

Girls Water Polo: Glendora got goals from six different players and cruised to a 20-12 victory over St. Lucy’s. Hailey Andress led the way with nine goals, four assists, a steal and ejection drawn. Liz Ramirez chipped in with three goals, three assists and four steals. Aria Ng added three goals, three assists and an […]

By Brian Baiotto


Water Polo/ Dec 01 2021

Aliana Solorzano Scores 7 Goals in West Covina’s 12-5 Victory at Montclair; Bulldogs Improve to 2-2

Girls Water Polo: West Covina got back into the pool after a week off. And the Bulldogs jumped on Montclair early, and claimed a 12-5 road victory. Aliana Solorzano actually outscored the Cavs on her own. Solorzano scored seven goals. Sam Guerra was solid in goal, blocking 16 shots. Genesis Moradel, who was double teamed […]

By Brian Baiotto


Water Polo/ Nov 19 2021

Glendora’s Second-Half Surge Leads Tartans to 12-9 Victory at Los Osos in Season Opener

Girls Water Polo: Glendora opened its 2021-22 season with a 12-9 victory at Los Osos. The Tartans used a 9-4 surge in the second half to overcome a two-goal deficit at the half. Aria Ng had three goals and three assists. Jezreel Gomez scored three goals of her own, and one assist. Rachelle Herrera chipped […]

By Brian Baiotto