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August 26, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
At the Manhattan Beach Open this year, an adage proved true: different year, same result. Sean Scott and John Hyden repeated as the men's champions of the professional beach volleyball event Sunday, and Jenny Kropp and Whitney Pavlik did the same on the women's side. Both teams won the event, which is part of the Jose Cuervo Professional Beach Volleyball Series, for the first time last year. Because of those wins, their names were engraved on a plaque that was put on the Manhattan Beach Pier's Volleyball Walk of Fame during a ceremony Friday.
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September 24, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman, Los Angeles Times
It was an afternoon of goodbyes on the sand. Of course, they weren't long goodbyes on Sunday in Huntington Beach because beach volleyball remains a wonderfully efficient sport. If you blink, you might miss a turning point. In short, one team finished the domestic beach volleyball season with another victory, capping off a nearly flawless run on the Jose Cuervo tour. Two men put an indelible stamp of ownership on Southern California beachfront, a hat trick of wins this summer: Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and now Huntington Beach.
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July 21, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
The top-seeded men's and women's teams advanced through Saturday's main draw competition at the Hermosa Beach Open. Sean Scott and John Hyden, the No. 1 pair in the 32-team men's bracket, will face fourth-seeded Ryan Mariano and Ed Ratledge in a quarterfinal match at 8 a.m. Sunday. Jenny Kropp and Whitney Pavlik, No. 1-seeded in the 32-team women's bracket and the winners of three straight Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series events, open quarterfinal play at 8 a.m. against fifth-seeded Kristen Batt and Raquel Ferreira.
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August 26, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
There were 32 men's and 32 women's teams that competed in the main-draw competition at the Manhattan Beach Open on Saturday. But heading into Sunday's final day of play at the professional beach volleyball event, only eight teams from each side remain - and the top-seeded teams are among them. The U.S. Olympian pair of Sean Rosenthal and Jake Gibb, the No. 1-seeded men's team that finished fifth in London, will face Adrian Carambula and Steve Grotowski, the seventh-seeded team, in the quarterfinals.
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July 19, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
The Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series hits the South Bay this weekend, when 32 men's and 32 women's teams will be vying for a piece of the $100,000 purse in the Hermosa Beach Open, Friday through Sunday. None of the 2012 Olympic qualifiers will be competing, as they've been overseas since June, but several notable players will be present. On the women's side, Jenny Kropp and partner Whitney Pavlik, runners-up in Hermosa last year, have won the first three Cuervo tournaments this year in dominating fashion.
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August 26, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
There were 32 men's and 32 women's teams that competed in the main-draw competition at the Manhattan Beach Open on Saturday. But heading into Sunday's final day of play at the professional beach volleyball event, only eight teams from each side remain - and the top-seeded teams are among them. The U.S. Olympian pair of Sean Rosenthal and Jake Gibb, the No. 1-seeded men's team that finished fifth in London, will face Adrian Carambula and Steve Grotowski, the seventh-seeded team, in the quarterfinals.
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September 24, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman, Los Angeles Times
It was an afternoon of goodbyes on the sand. Of course, they weren't long goodbyes on Sunday in Huntington Beach because beach volleyball remains a wonderfully efficient sport. If you blink, you might miss a turning point. In short, one team finished the domestic beach volleyball season with another victory, capping off a nearly flawless run on the Jose Cuervo tour. Two men put an indelible stamp of ownership on Southern California beachfront, a hat trick of wins this summer: Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and now Huntington Beach.
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July 22, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
Sean Scott and John Hyden opened this year's Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series with a win in its first event in May in Florida. It wasn't unusual. Scott and Hyden are one of the top U.S. duos in the sport. That win was their 14th together since 2009. But after that event, Scott suffered a lower-back injury that kept their team from a podium finish in each of the next two Jose Cuervo events. On Sunday, they made their return, winning the Hermosa Beach Open, where the top-seeded tandem took down the second-seeded pair of Brad Keenan and John Mayer, 21-19, 21-23, 15-9.
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September 25, 2011 | By Mike Bresnahan
It's been an unbelievable season for Sean Scott and John Hyden, give or take one bad chicken sandwich, but Saturday was a rough time for one of the top U.S. beach volleyball teams. Scott and Hyden were bounced into the losers bracket of the Hermosa Beach Open after Matt Prosser and John Mayer beat them in the double-elimination tournament of the Jose Cuervo series, 16-21, 22-20, 15-13. The only thing preventing Scott and Hyden from winning every U.S. tournament they've entered this season is Scott's bout with food poisoning two weeks ago in a National Volleyball League event in Miami.
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September 25, 2011 | By Mike Bresnahan
The thick screen of clouds created an obvious deterrent on the final day of the Hermosa Beach Open. Or maybe the sparse crowd could have been blamed on the third Sunday of the NFL season. Then the sun came out and beach volleyball fans seemingly followed it to the Hermosa Beach Pier to see Casey Jennings and Pedro Salgado beat Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal, 21-18, 21-17, to win the third and final event of the Jose Cuervo series. Jennings hadn't done much on the beach this season other than a fifth-place finish in a tournament in the Netherlands.
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August 26, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
At the Manhattan Beach Open this year, an adage proved true: different year, same result. Sean Scott and John Hyden repeated as the men's champions of the professional beach volleyball event Sunday, and Jenny Kropp and Whitney Pavlik did the same on the women's side. Both teams won the event, which is part of the Jose Cuervo Professional Beach Volleyball Series, for the first time last year. Because of those wins, their names were engraved on a plaque that was put on the Manhattan Beach Pier's Volleyball Walk of Fame during a ceremony Friday.
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August 23, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Padraig Harrington found a way to take some of the attention away from Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy on Thursday. He made six birdies on the tough back nine of Bethpage Black at Farmingdale, N.Y., and opened the FedEx Cup playoffs with a seven-under-par 64 for a one-shot lead at the Barclays. Harrington came to life on the back nine with four consecutive birdies to cap off his 64, giving him a one-shot lead over Nick Watney and Brian Harman among the early starters. The hotter it became, the crustier the greens were, and it was unlikely anyone would catch him. No one did. Thousands of fans chased after Woods and McIlroy, in the marquee group based on their standing in the FedEx Cup - Woods at No. 1, McIlroy at No. 3. Both of them got off to a reasonable start.
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July 22, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
Sean Scott and John Hyden opened this year's Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series with a win in its first event in May in Florida. It wasn't unusual. Scott and Hyden are one of the top U.S. duos in the sport. That win was their 14th together since 2009. But after that event, Scott suffered a lower-back injury that kept their team from a podium finish in each of the next two Jose Cuervo events. On Sunday, they made their return, winning the Hermosa Beach Open, where the top-seeded tandem took down the second-seeded pair of Brad Keenan and John Mayer, 21-19, 21-23, 15-9.
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July 21, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
The top-seeded men's and women's teams advanced through Saturday's main draw competition at the Hermosa Beach Open. Sean Scott and John Hyden, the No. 1 pair in the 32-team men's bracket, will face fourth-seeded Ryan Mariano and Ed Ratledge in a quarterfinal match at 8 a.m. Sunday. Jenny Kropp and Whitney Pavlik, No. 1-seeded in the 32-team women's bracket and the winners of three straight Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series events, open quarterfinal play at 8 a.m. against fifth-seeded Kristen Batt and Raquel Ferreira.
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July 19, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
The Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series hits the South Bay this weekend, when 32 men's and 32 women's teams will be vying for a piece of the $100,000 purse in the Hermosa Beach Open, Friday through Sunday. None of the 2012 Olympic qualifiers will be competing, as they've been overseas since June, but several notable players will be present. On the women's side, Jenny Kropp and partner Whitney Pavlik, runners-up in Hermosa last year, have won the first three Cuervo tournaments this year in dominating fashion.
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September 25, 2011 | By Mike Bresnahan
It's been an unbelievable season for Sean Scott and John Hyden, give or take one bad chicken sandwich, but Saturday was a rough time for one of the top U.S. beach volleyball teams. Scott and Hyden were bounced into the losers bracket of the Hermosa Beach Open after Matt Prosser and John Mayer beat them in the double-elimination tournament of the Jose Cuervo series, 16-21, 22-20, 15-13. The only thing preventing Scott and Hyden from winning every U.S. tournament they've entered this season is Scott's bout with food poisoning two weeks ago in a National Volleyball League event in Miami.
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August 23, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Padraig Harrington found a way to take some of the attention away from Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy on Thursday. He made six birdies on the tough back nine of Bethpage Black at Farmingdale, N.Y., and opened the FedEx Cup playoffs with a seven-under-par 64 for a one-shot lead at the Barclays. Harrington came to life on the back nine with four consecutive birdies to cap off his 64, giving him a one-shot lead over Nick Watney and Brian Harman among the early starters. The hotter it became, the crustier the greens were, and it was unlikely anyone would catch him. No one did. Thousands of fans chased after Woods and McIlroy, in the marquee group based on their standing in the FedEx Cup - Woods at No. 1, McIlroy at No. 3. Both of them got off to a reasonable start.
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August 28, 2011 | By Baxter Holmes
Last year, Sean Scott and John Hyden reached the final of the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals' last event before it ran out of money and shut down its tour. They lost, and it stung more so than usual. "I remember going, 'If this was my last beach volleyball event, it would've been nice to go out with a win,' " Scott said. But entering this year, the duo came up with a scheme. "We knew to make a living at this sport in a transition year, we've got to win every tournament," Hyden said.
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September 25, 2011 | By Mike Bresnahan
The thick screen of clouds created an obvious deterrent on the final day of the Hermosa Beach Open. Or maybe the sparse crowd could have been blamed on the third Sunday of the NFL season. Then the sun came out and beach volleyball fans seemingly followed it to the Hermosa Beach Pier to see Casey Jennings and Pedro Salgado beat Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal, 21-18, 21-17, to win the third and final event of the Jose Cuervo series. Jennings hadn't done much on the beach this season other than a fifth-place finish in a tournament in the Netherlands.
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August 28, 2011 | By Baxter Holmes
Last year, Sean Scott and John Hyden reached the final of the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals' last event before it ran out of money and shut down its tour. They lost, and it stung more so than usual. "I remember going, 'If this was my last beach volleyball event, it would've been nice to go out with a win,' " Scott said. But entering this year, the duo came up with a scheme. "We knew to make a living at this sport in a transition year, we've got to win every tournament," Hyden said.
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