A Duke City Aquatics Water Polo Practice

Watch this slide show to see some images of a typical Duke City Aquatics water polo practice.

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Janet Lyon-Huffman is a Swimming and Water Polo Athlete and Coach in New Mexico

Janet Lyon-Huffman has been coaching and competing in swimming and water polo both within and outside of New Mexico for most of her life.

She was an elite level swimmer and player herself, and has coached swimmers and water polo players of all levels, from the beginner athlete to pre-olympic swimmers.

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Check Out Results from the First High School Water Polo Matches

Goalie Ryan Grady explains a play to the currently undefeated Volcano Vista Boys


A total of eight games were played over the weekend of March 26-27. Five were played on Saturday and three were played on Sunday. I was unable to be present at the games, but I have reports from those who were, as well as official score cards from each game.

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Bova Coaching La Cueva

I was just informed that Robbie Bova is now the head coach of La Cueva High School’s water polo team. The reasons are unclear at this point, but sources have said that the previous head coach stepped down because he was no longer able to commit the necessary time. It is unclear whether Bova is still involved in St. Pius’s water polo team.

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Colorado Water Polo Honors Coach Grier Laughlin with Memorial Tournament

Coach Grier Laughlin

To honor the memory of water polo coach Grier Laughlin, Colorado Water Polo will be hosting the first annual Grier Laughlin Memorial Tournament April 2-3, 2011. Proceeds of the tournament will be donated to a memorial fund which was created to help support Laughlin’s wife and children.

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Northern Swim Teams Sprint to Win at Waukesha Sectionals Swim Meet

Waukesha High School, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, hosted a sectionals swim meet March 10-13, 2011.

While New Mexico’s teams did not place as well as they might have hoped, the home team did well. Teams from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan also placed in the top at this sectionals meet.

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Cibola Struggles to Fill Its Roster

So far, Cibola and Valley high schools have had little response for their boy’s water polo team. Only two players are on the roster. Janet Lyon-Huffman, head of New Mexico High School Water Polo is looking for more players. This weekend she asked Bryce Lockett, a swimmer and water polo player with both Cibola and Duke City Aquatics, to try and recruit any Cibola boys he could find.

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