June 23, 1996 |
The talk at the FIVB international volleyball tournament Saturday in Hermosa Beach was about chemistry. Specifically, the lack of chemistry that exists between Holly McPeak and Nancy Reno, the top U.S. team which is seeded second in this event. McPeak and Reno earned the country's automatic Olympic berth earlier this year, but the team split for three events--one in April, two in May--and recently reunited. They've been inconsistent since reuniting three weeks ago.
May 26, 1991
El Camino College football player Jim Justice died Thursday night at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center after losing a long bout with cancer. He was 18. Justice, a 6-foot-3, 265-pound offensive lineman during his playing days at El Camino and Leuzinger High, underwent surgery in December to remove a malignant tumor from his brain. He was undergoing radiation treatments when, about a month ago, tests revealed the cancer had returned and spread to his back.
July 6, 1992
Third-seeded Karolyn Kirby of San Diego and Nancy Reno of Carlsbad captured the $40,000 Coors Light Atlantic City Open Sunday at Trump Plaza Beach Front in their first women's pro volleyball event together. Kirby, the tour's season money ($48,300) and points (336) leader, and Reno defeated fourth-seeded Cammy Ciarelli of Huntington Beach and Jackie Silva of Redondo Beach, 15-11, in the finals to win the $9,400 first prize. Ciarelli and Silva earned $7,000 for second.
June 22, 1996 |
David Reid will remain on the U.S. Olympic boxing team despite his arrest on battery and domestic violence charges, officials said. A five-member panel from USA Boxing met for 40 minutes and questioned Reid before deciding he could stay on the squad and compete in Atlanta. Reid, a 156-pounder, was arrested Wednesday after an incident with his girlfriend at an Orlando-area motel. He was released on $350 bond.
August 8, 1993
MEN The following are the top money leaders in the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals. Through Monday PLAYER, (WINS) AMOUNT 1. Karch Kiraly (13) 216,937 Kent Steffes (13) 216,937 3. Brian Lewis (1) 72,876 Randy Stoklos (2) 72,876 5. Mike Whitmarsh 67,710 6. Mike Dodd (1) 67,063 7. Adam Johnson (1) 63,822 8. Ricci Luyties 59,666 9. Bruk Vandeweghe (1) 57,510 10. Brent Frohoff 55,291 11. Sinjin Smith (1) 52,028 12. Tim Hovland (1) 51,051 13. Jose Loiola 39,706 14. Eduardo Anginho 39,331 15.
June 11, 1995 |
If Liz Masakayan didn't play with a large blue brace on her right knee, it would be virtually impossible to tell she had major reconstructive surgery six months ago. Masakayan, a former UCLA All-American, was almost at full strength in Saturday's pro beach volleyball tournament at Hermosa Beach. Her jump serve was intact and her speed had returned. For the first time in months, Masakayan played the in-your-face style that has made her one of the tour's best players.
August 8, 1993 |
The top-seeded team of Karolyn Kirby and Liz Masakayan cruised through the quarterfinals of Saturday's pro beach volleyball tournament in Long Beach, but they had one complaint: the sand. The event is being held four blocks from the beach. The city decided to have it in a downtown parking lot in an effort to promote the area.
June 30, 1991 |
Jackie Silva's temper sometimes gets out of hand, and it proved costly Saturday in the second round of the $40,000 Camp Pendleton Open pro beach volleyball tournament at Club del Beach. With the score tied, 12-12, against second-seeded Gail Castro and Lori Kotas, Silva was whistled for a foot fault on a serve. The head official overruled the line judge, who said Silva hadn't stepped over the line. Silva was warned with a yellow card when she complained about the call to the official.
May 5, 1996 |
Karolyn Kirby, the winningest player in the Women's Professional Volleyball Assn., has gotten lost amid the controversy caused by the recent breakup of Nancy Reno and Holly McPeak, Olympic qualifiers and formerly the tour's No. 1 team. Reno dumped McPeak two weeks ago to play with Kirby, but will reunite with McPeak for the Atlanta Games in July. Which leaves Kirby with one day to decide on a partner for next month's Olympic trials in Baltimore.
August 19, 1994 |
Karolyn Kirby has proved through the years that she is the best player in women's pro beach volleyball. The 33-year-old has been ranked No. 1 for the last four seasons and has won a record 51 tournaments with eight partners. At 5 feet 11 she is powerful, quick and consistent. Today in Manhattan Beach, Kirby will begin a quest to win her fifth consecutive World Championship title. She has won the season-ending event with four partners, including her current one, Liz Masakayan, in 1993.