Thursday, September 22, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

CHS Polo Fundraiser

Attention parents:

Ken Doo (parent of senior Nick Doo) is a professional photographer who often see on the pool deck taking amazing action shots of all our boys.  (Ande Parker, mom of Noah Parker also helps taking some great photos of the JV)

Please go to Ken's website to view all his photos this season at

Purchase is easy from that site and he graciously donates the proceeds back to our program.

Tip and recommendation:
Please buy a lot :)  I joke that each wall of your son's room should dedicated to photos from each year of playing polo at CHS.  CHS POLO WALLPAPER!!

Also:  Don't forget to "Like" our water polo page on Facebook at

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Carmel vs. Aptos highlights and Stevenson game details

The Padres traveled to Aptos High School on Monday to meet league opponent, Aptos.  The varsity came out of the gate well and finished the 1st quarter with a 2-0 lead.  It became a 1 goal lead at halftime leading 6-5.  The boys came out in the second half with lock down defense once again, holding the Mariners to only 1 goal the entire second half.  Leo Gonzales Smith led the charge in the 3rd quarter with 2 goals and multiple steals and assisted on another goal.  The game ended 11-6 with Parker Fisher leading the scoring with 4, Kevan Auger 3, Leo Gonzales-Smith 2, West Whittaker 1, Jack "Pancakes" Johnston 1.  Carter Whitaker finished the game with 9 saves.

The JV won handily.  Score and stats not available.

The Frosh lost 6-3.

The cross town rivalry with Stevenson School returns as Stevenson has moved up to the Gabilan (upper, A division) on Thursday.  The varsity game starts early at 4pm with the JV playing at 5pm.
Departure for JV is 3:45.  Varsity is on their own to get to Stevenson by 3:00pm.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

An exciting week for CHS polo!

Santa Cruz:
Lots of action and lots of press this week.  We don't usually get a whole lot of news press, but the Herald was out to watch our Varsity come back against the defending league champions, Santa Cruz, from a 9-4 deficit at the end of the first half to win 11-10.  The boys held Santa Cruz to only 1 goal in the 3rd and 4th quarter combined.  The game winning goal came from the beautiful pass by Leo Gonzales-Smith to Kevan Auger with 22 secs. left.  Goalie Carter Whitaker locked things down to close out the game.  Kevan finished the game with 6 big goals.
Here is the link to the Herald article

The JV came a couple goals short of a comeback of their own while the freshman won!

The varsity found themselves in a hole once again in the first quarter going down 4-1.  They cut the deficit to 4-3 by the end of the first and then went into halftime tied at 6-6.  The second half, the defense once again locked down holding Salinas to just 2 goals in the remaining half while the Padres rattled off 9 goals.  Final score 15-8.  Parker Fisher finished with 6 goals.

The JV finished the sweep by defeating the Cowboys for their first league win.

The Freshman team travels to Watsonville to play in their JV tourney.  Departure times will be announced very soon.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Frosh practice Tues. 3:15-5:15

Frosh will have practice with Coach Brett and Carl at 3:15-4:15pm, Tues.  They along with the JV will assemble the pool for the games vs Salinas that began at 5pm for varsity and 6pm.  It is encouraged that freshman stay and watch games.  Much learning goes on watching and supporting the older program members.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Grade Check Due Weds at practice

We had mandatory grade check on the calendar last week, but many/most obviously did NOT read the calendar.  Don't wait to be told please.  Stop waiting for mom/dad or your coaches to remind you about things.  Check the calendar and the blog regularly.  Kudos to those that noticed that and turned in your grades.

We will be gracious this once and extend this grade check to Weds.  If not turned in by practice time on Weds. has a 100 burpee penalty.

Coach Gaily

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Follow Carmel High Boys Polo on Social Media

Students and Parents:
Join our Facebook page at for more connection to what we're doing in the program.

Check it out now and see some fun pics and videos from the Alumni game and Belly Flop Contest.