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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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August 12, 1993 | KIM Q. BERKSHIRE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It doesn't take much to make Scott Fortune feel at home these days. For the Laguna Beach native, a bright yellow Denny's sign and its familiar breakfast menu are comforts that may not be home, but for now, are the next best thing to being there. "We were in Colorado over the weekend and Denny's was the only restaurant around," Fortune said recently from a Denny's booth near the Del Mar Racetrack. "We ate here every morning. I know this menu well."
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February 5, 1992 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scott Fortune entered Laguna Beach High School in 1980 as a reluctant volleyball player, participating in the sport only under the insistence of his mother. Four years later, Fortune had played for two Southern Section championship teams and wasbeing wooed by the top college programs. And by 1988, Fortune had an Olympic gold medal draped around his neck. Shortly after the Olympics, Fortune went to the Richard Henry Dana Elementary School in Dana Point, where his mother had been a teacher.
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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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July 25, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Scott Fortune of the U.S. national volleyball team will be honored at the World League Final Four Championship this weekend in Milan, Italy, for leading the World League in digs and receptions per game. Fortune is from Laguna Beach. Bryan Ivie of Manhattan Beach, the two-time NCAA player of the year from USC, finished third in aces per game.
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December 14, 1991
Scott Fortune, a former standout at Laguna Beach High School and Stanford, has been named the most valuable player of the U.S. national volleyball team. Fortune, a member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic gold-medal team, also was named the top volleyball player of the year by the U.S. Olympic Committee. Mark Arnold, a former Costa Mesa High and Pepperdine player, was the recipient of the team's coach's award for the second time in three years.
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April 20, 1989 | LONNIE WHITE, Times Staff Writer
In a battle between the top two volleyball teams in the nation, No. 2-ranked Stanford easily defeated top-ranked UCLA, 15-7, 15-10, 15-6, Wednesday night before 1,600 fans at Pauley Pavilion. With the victory, the Cardinal, 20-5 overall, closed within a half-game of the Bruins in the Western Intercollegiate Volleyball Assn. with a 15-3 record. UCLA fell to 16-3 in the league and 26-5 overall. Last week, the Bruins defeated the Cardinal at Palo Alto, getting off to a fast start.
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October 9, 1988 | TOM FORTUNE, Tom Fortune lives in South Laguna. and
It happened in an instant. Scott Fortune smacked the ball to the floor to touch off a jumping and arm-waving celebration by the U.S. volleyball team while my wife and I watched with other parents in the Seoul gymnasium. That final point in the match with the Soivet Union meant another Olympic Games gold medal for the United States, and it brought Scott, our son, a greater measure of fame than he has known before. "Ladies and gentlemen.
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July 3, 1992 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In only four years, Scott Fortune's Olympic moments made a drastic change. He helped run statistic sheets at the 1984 Summer Games in Long Beach, watching as Steve Timmons and Karch Kiraly led the U.S. volleyball team to its first gold medal. In 1988, he was a role player on the U.S. gold-medal team, pounding the final kill in the championship match against the Soviet Union. "I figured there was no way I would do it in 1988," said Fortune, 26.
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May 7, 1989 | GARY KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
The NCAA men's volleyball championship game played out to a familiar scenario at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion Saturday night. As it had done in six previous Final Four appearances at Pauley, UCLA won the national title, this time by defeating Stanford, 15-1, 15-13, 4-15, 15-12, before a crowd of 7,244. "I expected us to do this," UCLA Coach Al Scates said. "But I didn't expect Stanford to be that good." It was the 13th national title for UCLA, which won its last championship in 1987.
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July 3, 1992 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In only four years, Scott Fortune's Olympic moments made a drastic change. He helped run statistic sheets at the 1984 Summer Games in Long Beach, watching as Steve Timmons and Karch Kiraly led the U.S. volleyball team to its first gold medal. In 1988, he was a role player on the U.S. gold-medal team, pounding the final kill in the championship match against the Soviet Union. "I figured there was no way I would do it in 1988," said Fortune, 26.
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February 5, 1992 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scott Fortune entered Laguna Beach High School in 1980 as a reluctant volleyball player, participating in the sport only under the insistence of his mother. Four years later, Fortune had played for two Southern Section championship teams and wasbeing wooed by the top college programs. And by 1988, Fortune had an Olympic gold medal draped around his neck. Shortly after the Olympics, Fortune went to the Richard Henry Dana Elementary School in Dana Point, where his mother had been a teacher.
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December 14, 1991
Scott Fortune, a former standout at Laguna Beach High School and Stanford, has been named the most valuable player of the U.S. national volleyball team. Fortune, a member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic gold-medal team, also was named the top volleyball player of the year by the U.S. Olympic Committee. Mark Arnold, a former Costa Mesa High and Pepperdine player, was the recipient of the team's coach's award for the second time in three years.
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July 25, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Scott Fortune of the U.S. national volleyball team will be honored at the World League Final Four Championship this weekend in Milan, Italy, for leading the World League in digs and receptions per game. Fortune is from Laguna Beach. Bryan Ivie of Manhattan Beach, the two-time NCAA player of the year from USC, finished third in aces per game.
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June 3, 1991 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What started as another routine match for the Italian national volleyball team ended as one of the biggest upsets by the United States so far in World League Volleyball. After giving up 15 consecutive points in the first game, the U.S. national team rallied for a 3-15, 15-11, 15-10, 3-15, 15-10 victory over defending world-champion Italy in front of a crowd of 2,109 Sunday night at UC Irvine's Bren Center. The U.S. team improved to 3-1, while Italy dropped to 2-2.
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April 18, 1991 | TOM HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
So you want to be a member of the U.S. national volleyball team? Figure you'll travel to exotic cities and see the world? Maybe even go for the gold a third consecutive time in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona? Well, Scott Fortune of Laguna Beach says the life of a world-class volleyball player is a lot of work. For the past four years, Fortune has spent four hours a day working out with the national team in San Diego.
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May 5, 1989 | GARY KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
Scott Fortune has been feeling sick to his stomach. However, that's a positive sign for Stanford's volleyball team. Fortune, the Cardinal's do-everything hitter from Laguna Beach, has a penchant for suffering abdominal misery shortly before--and sometimes during--the most important matches of his career. Last summer in Seoul, for instance, Fortune was stricken with food poisoning four days before the United States played the Soviet Union in the Olympic gold-medal match. Fortune, a backup middle blocker for Team USA, missed the semifinal against Brazil.
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April 18, 1991 | TOM HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
So you want to be a member of the U.S. national volleyball team? Figure you'll travel to exotic cities and see the world? Maybe even go for the gold a third consecutive time in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona? Well, Scott Fortune of Laguna Beach says the life of a world-class volleyball player is a lot of work. For the past four years, Fortune has spent four hours a day working out with the national team in San Diego.
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May 7, 1989 | GARY KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
The NCAA men's volleyball championship game played out to a familiar scenario at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion Saturday night. As it had done in six previous Final Four appearances at Pauley, UCLA won the national title, this time by defeating Stanford, 15-1, 15-13, 4-15, 15-12, before a crowd of 7,244. "I expected us to do this," UCLA Coach Al Scates said. "But I didn't expect Stanford to be that good." It was the 13th national title for UCLA, which won its last championship in 1987.
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May 5, 1989 | GARY KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
Scott Fortune has been feeling sick to his stomach. However, that's a positive sign for Stanford's volleyball team. Fortune, the Cardinal's do-everything hitter from Laguna Beach, has a penchant for suffering abdominal misery shortly before--and sometimes during--the most important matches of his career. Last summer in Seoul, for instance, Fortune was stricken with food poisoning four days before the United States played the Soviet Union in the Olympic gold-medal match. Fortune, a backup middle blocker for Team USA, missed the semifinal against Brazil.
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