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There’s something in the water: Cross-town girls water polo rivalry strong in La Jolla

There’s something in the water: Cross-town girls water polo rivalry strong in La Jolla

At the start of the new year, the first of two of legendary cross-town rivalry games will begin, when the La Jolla High School Vikings and The Bishop’s School Knights square off for girls water polo matches.

Game one is 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3 at La Jolla High, 750 Nautilus St. and the second is almost a month later, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at Bishop’s, 7607 La Jolla Blvd.

With close proximity to one another (and the ocean), the rivalry has meant high-quality play, including battles that bring out throngs of classmates and families. In 2016 and 2017, the teams fought it out for the San Diego CIF title.

But with neither team making it to the 2018 CIF championship...

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