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June 22, 1988 | GARY KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
As the starting setter for thS. men's volleyball team, Jeff Stork is much like the eye of a hurricane. The former All-City and All-American player from Taft High and Pepperdine is a calm, low-pressure center surrounded by a swirling and unforgiving group of hitters who form the most powerful volleyball team on the planet. "If you're emotional and getting caught up in everything, you can't figure things out," Stork said. "So that's pretty much what I do--try and be rational."
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January 20, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
In the 78-year history of high school sports in the Los Angeles Unified School District, the number of Olympians produced, major league players developed and Hall of Fame members inducted from a variety of sports is staggering. So now you can understand how difficult it is to be selected to the Los Angeles City Section Hall of Fame. The second class of 42 recipients has been selected, and it is a who's who of greatness. There are baseball Hall of Fame members Robin Yount (Taft 1973)
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June 20, 1989
Jeff Stork, the U.S. Olympic volleyball team's setter, signed with the professional Maxicono Volleyball Club of Italy.
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May 3, 2000 | MIKE BRESNAHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Jeff Stork invites guests home, the futons need to be folded up, the toothpaste needs to be scraped off the bathroom sink and the leaves of the dining-room table need to come out. Stork and his family used to live in a four-bedroom, 2,400-square-foot house on a five-acre spread in New Mexico. There, the mere idea of his three children sleeping in one bed would have been laughable.
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August 5, 1987
The U.S. men's volleyball team, in a final tuneup before the Pan Am Games in Indianapolis next week, will face the Canadian national team at Pepperdine's Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu at 7:30 tonight. The U.S. team is coached by Marv Dunphy of Topanga and includes Craig Buck of Tarzana and Jeff Stork of Topanga. Tickets, available at the door, are $6 for adults and $4 for students.
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July 7, 1992 | TOM HAMILTON and MIKE REILLEY
Laguna Beach's Scott Fortune missed the U.S. Olympic volleyball team's 3-0 loss to Brazil on Sunday night with a strained right hip, but he is expected to return to the lineup in time for the Olympics. Fortune, the team's captain and starting outside hitter, was injured during practice Thursday. He played in Friday night's 3-0 victory over Brazil before sitting out Sunday. "I can't bend my leg too well or put much weight on it," Fortune said.
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January 17, 1987 | JERRY CROWE
Jeff Stork is ready to take flight. Grounded most of last year by a torn patella tendon in his right knee, Stork is in position to deliver the sets as the U.S. men's volleyball team prepares to defend its Olympic championship next year in Seoul, South Korea. The former All-City and All-American setter from Taft High and Pepperdine moved into the Americans' starting lineup last October after Dusty Dvorak left to play for a club team in Italy.
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June 5, 1992 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeff Stork fidgets and says he's going to dodge the question. He is not definite on whether he is the world's greatest setter. Then he launches into a sermon on an athlete's responsibility to the team. The most conceited thing you can get out of him? "I will admit that I'm kind of humble." His teammates call him uncomplicated, nice, unpretentious. He is more comfortable with this idea--the greatest sweater in the world.
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January 20, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
In the 78-year history of high school sports in the Los Angeles Unified School District, the number of Olympians produced, major league players developed and Hall of Fame members inducted from a variety of sports is staggering. So now you can understand how difficult it is to be selected to the Los Angeles City Section Hall of Fame. The second class of 42 recipients has been selected, and it is a who's who of greatness. There are baseball Hall of Fame members Robin Yount (Taft 1973)
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May 3, 2000 | MIKE BRESNAHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Jeff Stork invites guests home, the futons need to be folded up, the toothpaste needs to be scraped off the bathroom sink and the leaves of the dining-room table need to come out. Stork and his family used to live in a four-bedroom, 2,400-square-foot house on a five-acre spread in New Mexico. There, the mere idea of his three children sleeping in one bed would have been laughable.
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January 25, 2000 | SCOTT MOE
Jeff Stork should feel as if he has the weight of Malibu on his shoulders. A volleyball star at Pepperdine in the 1980s, Stork is not only serving as interim coach at his alma mater, he's replacing a coaching legend. Expectations are high with the Waves ranked in the top five. And for the first time in five years, Pepperdine will be without two-time national player of the year George Roumain.
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July 7, 1992 | TOM HAMILTON and MIKE REILLEY
Laguna Beach's Scott Fortune missed the U.S. Olympic volleyball team's 3-0 loss to Brazil on Sunday night with a strained right hip, but he is expected to return to the lineup in time for the Olympics. Fortune, the team's captain and starting outside hitter, was injured during practice Thursday. He played in Friday night's 3-0 victory over Brazil before sitting out Sunday. "I can't bend my leg too well or put much weight on it," Fortune said.
SPORTS
June 5, 1992 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeff Stork fidgets and says he's going to dodge the question. He is not definite on whether he is the world's greatest setter. Then he launches into a sermon on an athlete's responsibility to the team. The most conceited thing you can get out of him? "I will admit that I'm kind of humble." His teammates call him uncomplicated, nice, unpretentious. He is more comfortable with this idea--the greatest sweater in the world.
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August 10, 1989 | GARY KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
Karch Kiraly and Steve Timmons commanded most of the headlines and adulation last month during a five-match, five-city tour of the United States by the U. S. and Soviet national volleyball teams. Kiraly and Timmons, perhaps the most recognizable volleyball players in the world, were calling it quits after almost a decade of dominance that included two Olympic gold medals and one world championship for the U. S. team.
SPORTS
June 20, 1989
Jeff Stork, the U.S. Olympic volleyball team's setter, signed with the professional Maxicono Volleyball Club of Italy.
SPORTS
June 22, 1988 | GARY KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
As the starting setter for thS. men's volleyball team, Jeff Stork is much like the eye of a hurricane. The former All-City and All-American player from Taft High and Pepperdine is a calm, low-pressure center surrounded by a swirling and unforgiving group of hitters who form the most powerful volleyball team on the planet. "If you're emotional and getting caught up in everything, you can't figure things out," Stork said. "So that's pretty much what I do--try and be rational."
SPORTS
January 25, 2000 | SCOTT MOE
Jeff Stork should feel as if he has the weight of Malibu on his shoulders. A volleyball star at Pepperdine in the 1980s, Stork is not only serving as interim coach at his alma mater, he's replacing a coaching legend. Expectations are high with the Waves ranked in the top five. And for the first time in five years, Pepperdine will be without two-time national player of the year George Roumain.
SPORTS
August 10, 1989 | GARY KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
Karch Kiraly and Steve Timmons commanded most of the headlines and adulation last month during a five-match, five-city tour of the United States by the U. S. and Soviet national volleyball teams. Kiraly and Timmons, perhaps the most recognizable volleyball players in the world, were calling it quits after almost a decade of dominance that included two Olympic gold medals and one world championship for the U. S. team.
SPORTS
August 5, 1987
The U.S. men's volleyball team, in a final tuneup before the Pan Am Games in Indianapolis next week, will face the Canadian national team at Pepperdine's Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu at 7:30 tonight. The U.S. team is coached by Marv Dunphy of Topanga and includes Craig Buck of Tarzana and Jeff Stork of Topanga. Tickets, available at the door, are $6 for adults and $4 for students.
SPORTS
January 17, 1987 | JERRY CROWE
Jeff Stork is ready to take flight. Grounded most of last year by a torn patella tendon in his right knee, Stork is in position to deliver the sets as the U.S. men's volleyball team prepares to defend its Olympic championship next year in Seoul, South Korea. The former All-City and All-American setter from Taft High and Pepperdine moved into the Americans' starting lineup last October after Dusty Dvorak left to play for a club team in Italy.
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