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Sports, Ucla, Water Polo, Usc

UCLA Edges USC For NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship

Posted Dec. 8, 2014, 9:18 am

Top-seeded UCLA defeated six-time defending champion USC, 9-8, Sunday in the championship game of the NCAA National Collegiate Men's Water Polo Championship at UC San Diego, with Gordon Marshall scoring the winning goal with 34 seconds to play.

Sports, Ucla, Water Polo, Usc

UCLA, USC To Play For NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship

Posted Dec. 7, 2014, 9:15 am

Crosstown rivals UCLA and USC will play for the NCAA National Collegiate Men's Water Polo Championship today at UC San Diego.

Sports, Los Angeles, Ucla, Santa Monica, Water Polo, Usc

UCLA, USC To Play Separate NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship Semifinals

Posted Dec. 6, 2014, 8:28 am

Top-seeded UCLA will face UC San Diego in the opening semifinal of the NCAA National Collegiate Men's Water Polo Championship while six-time defending champion USC will face Stanford in the second semifinal today at UCSD.

Olympic water polo star Ryan Bailey (left) helps coach at the Santa Monica Splashball and Water Polo Club alongside head coach Karl Niehaus.

News, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Water Polo

Olympian Inspires Rising Stars At Santa Monica Splashball & Water Polo Club

Posted Dec. 26, 2013, 9:06 am

Four-time USA water polo Olympian Ryan Bailey started playing the sport as an eight-year-old. Decades later, Bailey is giving back to the community by part-time coaching at the Santa Monica Splashball and Water Polo Club.

Splash Ball youth get exited during practice during the Spring Session of Splashball at the Santa Monica High School Aquatics Center.

Sports, Samohi, Santa Monica, Water Polo

Samohi Spashball And Youth Water Polo Summer Camp Sign Ups Begin

Posted May. 24, 2013, 8:54 pm

Two aquatic sports will be offered at the Santa Monica High School aquatics center this summer and these popular water sports are none other then Splashball and U10 Youth Water Polo. Splashball and U10 Youth Water Polo head coach Matt Flanders said that the program has been successful since it was first offered to children two years ago. "This is the second year Santa Monica High school has offered the U10 Youth Water Polo program," said Flanders. "We run two programs right now. Splashball, which is Water Polo modified for the kids at the shallow end with smaller goals and smaller balls non contact, and U10 Water Polo which is full Water Polo rules with smaller balls and smaller goals but with all the deep end."

Waterpolo Vikings shooter Jackson Hauty attempts a shot against Los Osos defender Vince Gudenau at home Saturday afternoon.

Sports, Samohi, Santa Monica, Water Polo

Samohi Waterpolo Vikings Lose In Second Round Of CIF Playoffs To Los Osos

Posted Nov. 10, 2012, 8:00 am

After an amazing season where Santa Monica High School went 8-0 in the Ocean League, the Vikings Waterpolo attack was shut down Saturday afternoon by Los Osos 15-6.

Lefty shooter Robbie Staenberg has been adding firepower to the Vikings Varsity Waterpolo team at Santa Monica High School this year.  Staenberg has played a large role in the Vikings success of going 8-0 in the Ocean League.

Sports, Samohi, Santa Monica, Water Polo, Beverly Hills

Waterpolo Vikings Win Ocean League Title After Sinking Beverly Hills And El Segundo

Posted Oct. 30, 2012, 2:18 pm

The Santa Monica High School Boys Water Polo Team (21-6) played for the division title Monday and won decisively 16-8 over the Beverly Hills Normans. The Vikings continued their rout of the Ocean League by beating the El Segundo Eagles 11-6 on Wednesday, and with the win they are the undisputed Ocean League champions.

Santa Monica High School Senior Jack Schwartzman looks to pass the ball while defending the goal against Torrance High School.   The Vikings shut down Torrance High limiting them to only two goals in the game.

Sports, Santa Monica, Water Polo, Santa Monica High School, Torrence

Water Polo Vikings Prove Superiority Over Torrence With 12-2 Win

Posted Oct. 5, 2012, 4:40 am

The goalies at Santa Monica High School, Jack Schwartzman and Alex Harros, did their job well against Torrance High School Wednesday limiting the water Warriors to only two goals while the offense for the Vikings racked up 12.

Matthew Ciantrone of the Santa Monica High School Waterpolo Vikings is menaced by Patrick Huggins of the Palisades Dolphins while shooting the ball during a home game on Sept. 19. Ciantrone would go on to score four goals in the game.

Sports, Santa Monica, Water Polo, Santa Monica High School, Pacific Palisades, Palisades High School

Samohi Waterpolo Vikings Outscore Palisades Dolphins 14-11

Posted Sep. 19, 2012, 3:52 pm

Jackson Hauty, Matthew Ciantrone, and Robbie Staenberg powered the Santa Monica High School waterpolo team to victory in an intense aquatic shoot out against the Palisades Dolphins with the Vikings coming out on top 14-11.

All-League Sophomore shooter Jackson Hauty has stepped up his play for the Santa Monica High School Vikings this year and leads the team with most goals scored.

Sports, Water Polo, Santa Monica High School

Samohi Vikings Waterpolo Team Poised To Attack

Posted Aug. 29, 2012, 8:56 am

All-League Sophomore Jackson Hauty of the Vikings Waterpolo team at Santa Monica High School prepares to lead an aquatic team this Thursday that will return only three starters, but the team may hold a few surprises from some new comers that are going to get their first shot playing on the varsity team this season.

The 2012 K-5 Spashball season began this last week.

Sports, Samohi, Water Polo

Santa Monica High School Waterpolo Camp Begins

Posted Jun. 22, 2012, 6:16 am

The 2012 K-5 Spashball season and Waterpolo camp held at the Santa Monica High School Aquatics center began this last week with session one winding to a close Friday and session two scheduled to start up June 25 and lasting until June 29.

Pacifica Christian's John Register goes for the baby hook in the Seawolves' 54-30 win over Newbury Park on Saturday night.

Sports, Samohi, Crossroads, St. Monica, Basketball, Santa Monica, Pacifica Christian, Water Polo

Seawolves and Lady Mariners Get CIF Wins; Lady Roadrunners And Lady Vikings Out

Posted Feb. 19, 2012, 4:31 am

The Pacifica Christian dominated the Newbury Park Gators from the first point to the last on Saturday night, advancing to the third round of the CI...

Samohi's Fiona Ventura dodges a defender to shoot in the second half of the Lady Vikings 9-6 win over La Quinta on Thursday.

Sports, Samohi, Soccer, Video, Santa Monica, Water Polo

Samohi Teams Take Care of Business

Posted Feb. 16, 2012, 2:01 pm

A shootout and a blowout battled for viewing time at Samohi on Thursday. Both the boys' soccer and girls' water polo teams had their opening games ...

Samohi's Marina Krauss throws the ball in after one of her 15 saves that sprung the Vikings to a 5-1 win over Beverly Hills on Wednesday.

Sports, Samohi, Video, Santa Monica, Water Polo

Krauss' 15 Saves Send Samohi To CIF

Posted Feb. 9, 2012, 3:44 pm

In the first quarter, she caught breaks. Norman throws went high, wide or off the crossbars. But in the final three quarters, Samohi senior ...

El Segundo's Evan Peterson guards SaMoHi's Jordan Bishop in Thursday's match.

Sports, Samohi, Video, Santa Monica, Water Polo

SaMoHi Falls in League Finale

Posted Nov. 4, 2011, 7:50 am

In an aggressive water polo match, many competitors will end up underwater many times. But when a player is tackled from behind when it is j...

SaMoHi senior Charlie Olsen looks for an open swimmer in the Vikings' 14-11 win over Beverly Hills on Tuesday.

Sports, Samohi, Video, Santa Monica, Water Polo

SaMoHi Water Polo Knocks Off Normans

Posted Nov. 2, 2011, 12:01 pm

With 14 goals, a water polo match is usually a blowout. But in SaMoHi's case against Beverly Hills, they needed every one of them. The Vikin...

SaMoHi's Robert Staenberg reaches in to swat the ball from Culver City's Dario Fantella in SaMoHi's 9-8 overtime loss to the Centaurs on Wednesday.

Sports, Samohi, Video, Santa Monica, Water Polo

Culver City Comes Back to Beat SaMoHi

Posted Oct. 27, 2011, 9:40 am

A late rally in the second half of overtime pushed the Culver City Centaurs past SaMoHi's water polo team on Wednesday. But SaMo's efforts w...

SaMoHi's Robert Staenberg goes for the loose ball in the Vikings' 8-3 win over Torrance on Friday.

Sports, Samohi, Video, Tennis, Santa Monica, Water Polo

SaMoHi Teams Get League Wins

Posted Oct. 22, 2011, 5:56 pm

The No. 9 SaMoHi Viking girls' tennis team didn't need much to beat Culver City on Thursday. But even while holding some of their top player...

SaMoHi senior captain Charlie Olsen advances the ball against South Pasadena on Thursday. Olsen scored three goals in the 8-6 victory.

Sports, Samohi, Video, Santa Monica, Water Polo

SaMoHi Water Polo Starts Season with upset of No. 9 South Pasadena

Posted Sep. 2, 2011, 7:46 am

The season did not start with a cupcake for the SaMoHi Viking water polo team. The only thing comforting about their game against No. 9 South Pasad...

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