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Water polo team splashes into late night practice

Chico State men's water polo attempts to score. Orion Stock Photo

Kenta Mcafee

August 27, 2016

The sound of a whistle pierces the night air and reverberates through the streets as the men's water polo team trains at the Wildcat Recreation Center late at night. While most people are packing up to go home for the day at 8 p.m. head coach Clifford Kunkel is preparing his swimmers with a pep talk ...

Team plans to end championship drought

Chico State's water polo club player Misha Sinkevich takes a shot last season. The club, founded in 1985, is hoping for its first championship this year. Orion file photo. Photo credit: Veronica Hodur

Samuel Wolfson

September 14, 2014

The Chico State water polo club has yet to win a championship since it began in 1985. But, according to the players and coach, this is going to be the year. Since former player Cliff Kunkel became the coach in 2010, the team has been a threat to other schools. Kunkel led the squad to three Sierra Pacific Division Championship games in the last four ye...

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