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Girls win CIF Round 1, drop semifinal game

February 20, 2017 by Ryan Flynn, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School

They sure don’t make it easy on themselves.

After a scorching start had Malibu girls water polo up four goals early, they let visiting Arlington slowly creep back during the Wednesday, Feb. 15 Round 1 playoff game. The...

Athlete of the Week: 10 Questions with Gaia Hinds, girls water polo

February 14, 2017 Sports, Athlete of the Week

Gaia Hinds, 17, is a junior utility player for the Malibu Sharks girls water polo team.

What first got you into water polo?

When I was 10 years old I went to surf...

Softball: Sophomore Goudzwaard looks to lead young Sharks team

by Erin Redmond, Assistant Editor Sports, High School

Last season, Amelia Goudzwaard was forced to grow up.

The Malibu High softball player was named to a senior-heavy varsity squad her freshman year, an intimidating challenge she rose to meet. Now, Goudzwaard faces...

Three-sport athlete’s weekly pastime drives her athletic finesse

by Chris Megginson, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School

Most of her week is spent at the gym or softball field, but come Sunday, Janet Ann Purtell, a freshman three-sport athlete at Malibu High School, and her border collie, Lucy, are herding sheep. 

“She’ll wake us all up...

Athlete of the Week: 10 Questions with Gabriella Cano, Malibu girls water polo

Sports, High School, Athlete of the Week

Gabriella Cano, 17, is a junior goalie on the water polo team. 

How did you first get into water polo?

My best friend and my cousin convinced me to try it. At first I...