Sunday, February 1, 2015     Volume: 15, Issue: 47

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A family game: A local father-son duo takes their love of water polo to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado

Over winter break, 14-year-old Layne Porter spent a week playing water polo for eight hours a day with the best youth water polo players in the nation. He trained from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. more than 6,000 feet above sea level, and he isn’t even in high school yet. As part of USA Water Polo’s Olympic Development Program, Porter was one of 120 players vetted for a weeklong polo intensive and invited to train at th... [ Read More ]