The Miramonte High boys water polo team added to its massive collection of league championships Wednesday, beating one of its top rivals in the process.
The Matadors celebrated a 13-5 win over Campolindo at the Soda Aquatic Center in Moraga -- taking their eighth Diablo Foothill Athletic League championship in the last 10 years.
Tyler Kirchberg scored on Miramonte's first possession, and the Matadors never gave up the lead. Campolindo (16-5, 4-1 DFAL) kept it close for a quarter before Miramonte (12-8, 5-0) erupted for eight straight goals.
Miramonte coach James Lathrop said that defensive effort was something his team had focused on.
"It's already a big game no matter what just because it's Campo," Lathrop said. "But being for the league title I think our guys wanted to make sure that they didn't let the emotions of the rivalry game get to them. They wanted to make sure that they buckled down and executed."
Kirchberg scored three of Miramonte's first four goals and finished with four total. Jack Fellner added three.
Though Miramonte's overall record isn't stellar, the Matadors are undefeated against North Coast Section teams and should receive the top seed in the Division I tournament when brackets are released Sunday.
Girls water polo
Campolindo 14, Miramonte 4: The Cougars improved to 20-1 overall and completed an undefeated DFAL season.
Annika Jensen and Sam Flower scored four goals each, but sophomore goalie Maddie Tagg was just as impressive. She saved 17 shots and kept the Matadors scoreless until just before halftime. By then, Campolindo already had a six-goal lead.
Miramonte (3-2 DFAL) could have created a three-way tie for the league championship with a victory but struggled to get much going offensively against Tagg and the Cougars.
Former Bishop O'Dowd defensive back Trent Trammell, who now plays for City College of San Francisco, has orally committed to BYU, according to multiple reports. The 6-foot, 190-pound sophomore also held scholarship offers from Utah and UTEP, and had interest from Kansas State.
Trammell, a native of Hayward, hopes to enroll at BYU in January. In seven games for CCSF this season, Trammell has 20 tackles and one interception.
Point guard Desiree Harris of St. Joseph Notre Dame High has orally committed to Colorado. Harris took official visits to Colorado and the University of the Pacific, and also seriously considered Santa Clara. Harris averaged 23.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.9 steals and 2.7 assists per game last season for the Pilots.
-- Phil Jensen