While Gunn is celebrating its 50th year anniversary this school year, the Titans' water polo program may have something special to celebrate, as well.
The Gunn boys and girls began this season having never won back-to-back titles together. That could happen, however, with both teams holding two-game leads in SCVAL De Anza Division action with only three to play.
At stake is a No. 1 seeding and first-round bye for the league playoffs.
The girls opened up their two-game lead following a 5-2 victory over visiting Los Gatos on Tuesday night. The Titans (9-0, 14-3) handed the Wildcats only their second loss in league play.
Senior Nia Gardner scored three times and freshman Zoe Banks added two. Senior goalie Sam Acker came up with 14 saves for Gunn, which can clinch no worse than a tie for the regular-season title by beating host Saratoga on Thursday.
The Gunn boys, meanwhile, got six goals from Ari Wayne and moved closer to wrapping up their second straight undefeated league season with a 15-6 dunking of host Monta Vista on Tuesday in Cupertino.
The Titans (9-0, 11-5) grabbed an 8-2 halftime lead and cruised behind two goals each from Christian Znidarsic, Calder Hilde-Jones and Aaron Babian.
Gunn can clinch no worse than a tie for the league title by beating host Saratoga on Thursday.
The Palo Alto boys, meanwhile, kept their slim title hopes alive and moved into a second-place tie by knocking off visiting Mountain View, 8-5, on Tuesday.
With junior Winston Rosati tossing in five goals and senior Lucas Novak tallying twice, the Vikings (8-2, 9-10) tied the Spartans (7-2, 12-8) for the second spot with two matches remaining, the final one against Gunn.
The Palo Alto girls got back on the winning track by getting four goals from junior Gigi Rojahn in a 7-4 triumph over visiting Mountain View.
Captain Oliva Scola threw in two goals and junior Katie Francis added one on a speedy breakaway as the Vikings moved to 6-4 in league play.