High School Roundup: Newport Harbor girls’ water polo beats San Clemente in battle of ranked teams

Laguna Beach’s Tea Poljak passes the ball under pressure from Newport Harbor’s Morgan Netherton agai
Newport Harbor’s Morgan Netherton (4), seen in a Dec. 28 match pressuring Laguna Beach’s Tea Poljak, led the Sailors to a 9-6 win over San Clemente on Thursday.
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Morgan Netherton had a team-high four goals for the Newport Harbor High girls’ water polo team, ranked No. 7 in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 and 2 poll, in a 9-6 win over No. 9 San Clemente on Thursday in a nonleague road match.

Olivia Giolas also had two goals, and Anna Reed made seven saves for Newport Harbor (4-0).


Edison 55, Santa Barbara 43: Connor Collins scored 17 points on Thursday, helping the Chargers advance to the semifinals of the Corona del Mar Beach Bash.

Bradley Luna had 16 points for Edison (6-2), which will play Mater Dei in the semifinals at CdM High on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Jackie Kwok added 12 points.

Newport Harbor 61, San Juan Hills 57: Robbie Spooner had 23 points to lead the Sailors on Thursday in a pool-play game of the Tartan Classic at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School.


Levi Darrow added 12 points for Newport Harbor (9-3).


Los Amigos 41, Estancia 22: Kathleen Nguyen had a team-high 12 points for the visiting Lobos on Thursday in a nonleague game.

Alexandra Lopez had nine points, and Leilani Cooley added six points for Los Amigos (7-4).

Estancia fell to 2-9.

Trabuco Hills 51, Ocean View 41: The Seahawks suffered their third straight defeat in the Villa Park Tournament at Canyon High on Thursday.


Ocean View is 4-6.


Edison 3, Bellflower 1: Luke Slavik and Riley Holmes each had a goal and an assist to lead the Chargers in Thursday’s match of the Adidas West Coast Showcase at Bellflower High.

Esteban Palacios also scored a goal that was assisted by Josh Tsuda for Edison (3-0).

San Bernardino Public Safety Academy 6, Pacifica Christian Orange County 0: The visiting Tritons dropped to 1-4 following Thursday’s nonleague match.


Pacifica Christian Orange County 5, Tarbut V’Torah 0: Leila Bahnsen set a single-match school record with four goals for the visiting Tritons in Thursday’s nonleague match.

Payton Reike added a goal and an assist for Pacifica Christian (4-1). Brooklyn Motske produced two assists.


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