October 24, 1989 |
Adam Johnson didn't have quite the same perspective on the U.S. Olympic volleyball team's victory in the 1988 Seoul Olympics as did Scott Fortune, his former teammate at Laguna Beach High School. But he hopes he'll have a better vantage point in 1992. Johnson sat at home last October, nursing an injured left ankle, and watched the gold-medal game against the Soviet Union on television. Meanwhile, Fortune came off the bench and scored the final point as the U.S.
July 29, 1991 |
The new team of Ricci Luyties, of San Diego, and Adam Johnson, of Capistrano Beach, won their first beach volleyball tournament at Milwaukee. Luyties and Johnson beat John Hanley and Mike Whitmarsh, 14-13, for the title.
June 2, 1994
Capistrano Beach's Adam Johnson and Randy Stoklos of Pacific Palisades have been fined $7,500 each and Johnson has been suspended for one tournament by officials of the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals beach tour. Johnson and Stoklos violated tour rules by using a conflicting sponsor's equipment. Stoklos will be eligible to play this weekend in Grand Haven, Mich., but Johnson must sit out because he used the conflicting sponsor's water bottles and towels on several occasions.
May 27, 2000
Cal State Fullerton pitcher Adam Johnson was selected to Collegiate Baseball's All-American team, which was announced Friday. Johnson, the Titan career leader in strikeouts, was one of six pitchers named to the first team. Louisiana State's Brad Cresse, who played at Marina High, also earned first-team honors at catcher. Cresse has hit 25 home runs this season and is batting .393. Two other former Orange County players were honored.
June 21, 1999 |
Miscellany Ze'Marco de Melo and Ricardo Santos defeated fellow Brazilians, Emanuel Scheffer and Jose Loiola, 15-10, in the gold-medal match in the $500,000 Labatt Blue Toronto Open FIVB beach volleyball tournament. The winners split $30,000. San Clemente's Karch Kiraly, who was seeking a record 140th title, and partner Adam Johnson (Laguna Beach High) lost to de Melo and Santos in the semifinals, 15-9. Rob Heidger and Kevin Wong defeated Kiraly and Johnson in the bronze-medal match, 16-14.
June 10, 2013 |
Simon Cowell egged - it's something we're supposing any number of "American Idol" and "Britain's Got Talent" wannabes have wanted to see for years now. And on Saturday night, during the "BGT" finale, it happened. During a performance by an operatic duo, a woman in a black dress popped up on stage with a carton of eggs and began hurling them toward the judges, Cowell especially, landing a few before security hustled her away. After the performance, Mr. Not-So-Nice-Guy could be seen removing his jacket, which was presumably covered with goo. (See the video above.)