July 7, 1994 |
Unlike many coaches of team sports at the Olympic Festival, Craig Cummings does not give all his volleyball players equal court time. That makes Misty May all the more impressive. "I don't think about age when I put my players on the court," said Cummings, who coaches at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. "I put my best players out there to go out and do a job and Misty deserves to be out there."
June 11, 2000 |
Gene Selznick is 70 years old. He rides his 1100 Yamaha motorcycle and dances up a storm whenever he can. Selznick also is the coach of Olympic beach volleyball hopefuls Holly McPeak and Misty May. In the funkiest of Olympic sports, it is the 70-year-old who can offer knowledge learned at the beach in Santa Monica 50 years ago that will, Selznick is convinced, lead McPeak and May onto the Olympic team. May, 22, loves learning from Selznick.
December 30, 1999 |
High school sports serve as a rite of passage for the athletes who play them, the students, friends and families that gather to watch them and the sportswriters who cut their professional teeth covering them. High school football games in Los Angeles date to 1896, but it wasn't until 1934 that the Los Angeles City Section was born. The Southern Section was established in 1912 and held its first athletic competition in 1913.
May 26, 2006 |
When Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh won their 50th beach volleyball tournament last week in Santa Barbara, it marked a rather significant milestone: No other American women's team has won as many and it is believed that no other team in the world had ever reached that mark. Surely the champagne would be flowing, right? Not quite. Asked what the milestone meant to her, Walsh responded not with romanticism or nostalgia, but with an unquestioned statement that she wasn't done yet.
September 30, 1991 |
If bloodlines mean anything, then it only makes sense that Newport Harbor High School freshman Misty May has excelled at a net sport. Her cousin is Brett Hansen-Dent, the top singles tennis player at UC Irvine. Her mother, Barbara, played volleyball at UCLA and Cal State Northridge before embarking on a pro tennis career in the late 1960s. Her father, Butch, played volleyball in the 1968 Olympics and is a top local beach volleyball player.
April 29, 2003 |
Misty May, one of the top beach volleyball players in the world, was a standout at Newport Harbor High and became national player of the year at Long Beach State in 1997 and 1998. She played briefly for the U.S. indoor national team but left almost immediately for a successful career on the beach. May, however, avoided the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals tour, choosing to play on the rival international tour until signing recently with the AVP.
July 11, 2000 |
The best U.S. women's beach volleyball team might not qualify for the Olympics. First in results, first in money earned, third on the Olympic qualifying list. That's where Costa Mesa's Misty May and Manhattan Beach's Holly McPeak stand. One spot removed from the Olympics. May and McPeak have done better in 2000 on the FIVB Tour, the international traveling show that serves as the Olympic qualification for all beach volleyball teams, than any other Americans.
August 7, 2012 |
The deficits were there, overwhelmingly and stunningly. But Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings kept coming back and pulled out a 22-20, 22-20 victory in a beach volleyball semifinal Tuesday against China's Xue Chen and Zhang Xi at Horse Guards Parade. The U.S. was down quickly in the first set, 13-7, but Walsh Jennings began to assert herself, piling up four blocks and an ace. One of her blocks put the U.S. ahead, 21-20, and then Zhang hit into the net to end the set. PHOTOS: Day 11 Olympic highlights The U.S. took a 12-8 lead in the second set but couldn't keep it, finding itself down, 20-19.
August 13, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug.12 - 18 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Hope Solo; Jordin Sparks; women's gymnastics team; Nicki Minaj; Ted Danson; Allison Fishman. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Sylvester Stallone; Clinton Kelly. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly Jordin Sparks; Chris Harrison. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View First Lady Michelle Obama.