Small but thriving high school water polo community isn’t for the faint of heart – or the selfish

By , Daily Memphian Published: May 02, 2019 1:53 PM CT
<strong>St. George&rsquo;s Independent School freshman Mark Addison busts out of the water on his way to scoring a goal during a Monday, April 29, water polo scrimmage.&nbsp;Beginning Friday, May 3, five Memphis teams &ndash; St. George&rsquo;s, Arlington, Collierville, CBHS and St. Benedict &ndash; will be in Huntsville, Alabama, to compete in the Tennessee Interscholastic Water Polo state tournament.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

St. George’s Independent School freshman Mark Addison busts out of the water on his way to scoring a goal during a Monday, April 29, water polo scrimmage. Beginning Friday, May 3, five Memphis teams – St. George’s, Arlington, Collierville, CBHS and St. Benedict – will be in Huntsville, Alabama, to compete in the Tennessee Interscholastic Water Polo state tournament. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Memphis is home to a growing high school water polo scene, where a sense of community is as important as winning. Well, almost.

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John Varlas is a lifelong Memphian who has covered high school sports in various capacities for over 20 years.


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