FALL SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS : Royal Wins 5th Straight Water Polo League Title

Royal High secured its fifth straight Marmonte League water polo title Wednesday with a 23-8 rout over Newbury Park.

The Highlanders’ 22nd consecutive league win improved their Marmonte record to 8-0 and their overall mark to 15-3. The 15 wins is a school record.

Senior Dain Hurst led Royal with seven goals. Teammates Greg Frazier and Geoff Hoover added three goals apiece.

In other water polo action, brothers Derek and Steve Strong each scored three goals to lead Westlake High to a 10-3 Marmonte League victory over Simi Valley.


Chaminade defeated Alemany, 15-11, 15-7, 15-6, to put the final touches on a perfect San Fernando Valley League girls volleyball season.

Chaminade (14-0, 17-1), ranked fourth in the 4-A Division of the Southern Section, has won two straight league championships.

Senior Melissa Ingalls paced the Eagles’ attack with 11 kills. Teammate Daiva Tomkus had 10 kills, 4 blocks and 6 aces. Anna Suarez added eight kills.

In other volleyball action, Louisville (11-3, 12-3) defeated Bell-Jeff, 15-9, 15-5, 15-7, to clinch second place in the San Fernando Valley League. Simi Valley Lutheran (9-2, 13-5) beat Ventura Temple Christian, 15-13, 10-15, 15-1, 15-9, to secure second place in the Heritage League.


Bell-Jeff’s Chris Morgan set a course record and led the Guards to a first-place finish in the San Fernando Valley League girls cross-country championships at Griffith Park.

Morgan ran the course in 18:00, beating Alemany’s Soibhan O’Reilly, who finished in 18:55. Bell-Jeff’s Carissa Bongi and Patti Cutler were third and fourth.

Alemany and Notre Dame finished second and third and qualified for the Southern Section Preliminaries at Mount San Antonio College on Nov. 9.

Jeff Allen and Jonathan Doering finished first and second to lead Simi Valley Lutheran to a 28-29 nonleague cross-country win over Thatcher.


Jim Wilcox scored with 7:15 left in the first half of overtime to give Cal Tech a 2-1 nonconference victory over Master’s College. Master’s fell to 3-12.