February 12, 2013
Rio Mesa High girls water polo coach Keith McKnett wasn’t sure what kind of a performance he was going to get from his young team in the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 wild-card match against El Rancho.
He was pleased when he...
January 19, 2013
Oxnard High handed Rio Mesa its first Pacific View League loss in eight years with a 8-7 victory in triple overtime.
“It was a great win,” said Oxnard coach Rick Garcia. “We’re a young team.”
Oxnard is 5-0 in league and 12-8...
November 30, 2012
The Rio Mesa High girls’ water polo team is the frontrunner to win the Pacific View League championship for the eighth straight season.
The Spartans have earned the right to be favorites.
Rio Mesa hasn’t lost a league match since 2005, and...
October 26, 2012
It’s not easy being a member of the Camarillo High boys’ water polo team.
The Scorpions don’t walk to practice after the last school bell of the day rings.
Instead, the players hop on a bus to Rio Mesa, the rival campus...
September 28, 2012
The 1-8 record doesn’t rattle Derrick Timmons.
Yes, the Rio Mesa High boys’ water polo team has struggled in the pool.
Yes, the Spartans have experience and chemistry issues.
Yes, Rio Mesa—which has won four straight Pacific View League championships—appears vulnerable for the...
March 19, 2012
Courtney Walters of Rio Mesa is the Player of the Year, and Rio Mesa’s Keith McKnett and Oxnard’s Rick Garcia are the co-Coaches of the Year.
The first team features Walters, Tori Carson, Abby McCardell and Madison Wolfe of Rio Mesa;...
January 31, 2012
| Walters scored 28 goals, including the winner against Royal, in five games at the Bonita Tournament. Walters has more than 400 career...
January 28, 2012
Sabrina Hatcher scored four goals and Elissa Arnold added three as the Crescenta Valley High girls water polo team remained perfect by defeating tournament host Oxnard 12-4 on Saturday.
The Falcons (26-0) wrapped up their third tournament championship for the 2011-2012...
January 27, 2012
Rio Mesa High’s Courtney Walters is having a standout career.
The two-time Pacific View League MVP is scoring in droves against quality competition.
“She scored eight goals against Oxnard last week,” said head coach Keith McKnett, who reels in the USC-bound driver...
January 13, 2012
Although the Pacific View League girls’ water polo season hasn’t yet reached its midway point, the Rio Mesa High Spartans have once again established themselves as championship frontrunners.
The Spartans, who haven’t lost a league match since 2005 and have run...
December 31, 2011
Rio Mesa High senior Courtney Walters has signed a national letter of intent to play at USC.
Walters was All-Ventura County and Pacific View League MVP.
“It’s pretty cool,” said Rio Mesa coach Keith McKnett. “She’s had her eye on that school...