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May 1, 2002 | From staff reports
Four volleyball players from Los Angeles Loyola High--Paul Beckwith, Jimmy Killian, Jake Schkud and Garret Smith--and Josh Schwartzapel of Manhattan Beach Mira Costa have been selected as finalists for the U.S. boys' 16 national team that will compete this summer in the 2002 zone championships, a qualifier for the 2003 Youth World Championships. Final tryouts will be Memorial Day weekend. The zone championships are June 24-30 in the Dominican Republic.
January 15, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Reseda High boys' volleyball players were asking politely, "Please be our coach," and the school has finally found its new coach. Steven Shneir, an All-City player last season at Taft, has been named the new coach. He's 19. "He knows volleyball," Reseda assistant principal Robert Clarke said. Shneir has been attending Pierce College. He was a volunteer assistant for Taft's girls' team.  
January 28, 1994
Leslie Nolan of Santa Margarita and Leigh Readey of Irvine made oral commitments to play volleyball at Massachusetts, Readey's father, Jack, said Thursday. Nolan, a 5-foot-11 outside hitter and middle blocker for Santa Margarita, and Readey, a 6-foot middle blocker for Irvine, play for the Mission Valley Blue club team. Massachusetts is the site of the women's volleyball 1995 NCAA Final Four.
November 28, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
The former UCLA football player glistened with tough, his blade prosthetic a shiny blur as he sprinted into the Rose Bowl. This popular offensive lineman who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident 16 months ago brought the blue-clad crowd to its feet Saturday night as he led UCLA out of the locker room for the second half against Arizona State, thousands cheering the epitome of a gutty little Bruin. If only they had seen what happened next. If only they had seen their powerful Bruins symbol jog off into the deep embrace of the popular volleyball player who has been quietly carrying him through this nightmare.
February 18, 1991
Cal State Fullerton announced Sunday the signing of six California high school recruits for its women's volleyball program. Setter Stacy Stanek of San Luis Obispo, setter-outside hitter Alyssa Donaldson of Ventura, middle blocker-outside hitter Kristin Sharples of El Dorado Hills, middle blocker Christina Bennet of Tupman, outside hitter Casey Baldwin of Clovis and outside hitter Lisa Parbst of Porterville will join the Titans next season.
December 9, 1986
Karen Taeatafa of Sweetwater High School and Tracy Hughes of Francis Parker have been named San Diego Section players of the year by a vote of section coaches. Taeatafa, who led Sweetwater to the section 3-A final and a berth in the state tournament, received the 3-A award. Hughes, who led 1-A Francis Parker to the state Small Schools Division III championship, received the 2-A honor. The 2-A team includes any players selected from the 1-A division.
August 24, 1992 | RON SOBLE
More than 130 top amateur volleyball players competed on the sand near the Ventura Pier over the weekend. Forty-eight teams clashed in the Men's AAA division, while 18 teams contested for the top spot in the Women's Open division. Each team had two players. "California is the mecca for beach volleyball," said Dale Hoffman, 38, president of the Ventura-based California Beach Volleyball Assn., which organized the event.
September 22, 1998 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Barely two weeks into the girls' volleyball season and injuries are taking a toll among county standouts. Foremost is outside hitter Lauren Warner of third-ranked Mater Dei. She had back surgery Saturday to repair a herniated disc and is out for the season. Senior outside hitter Katie Beauregard, a teammate, said it won't be easy to replace Warner. "She was such a leader, both on and off the court," Beauregard said.
May 5, 1994
Holly Falkenhagen of Trabuco Hills signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Baylor, Trabuco Hills girls' volleyball Coach Gregg Swenson said. Falkenhagen, an outside hitter, was first-team all-league last season. Center Jenny Wilson, also of Trabuco Hills, has signed to play volleyball at the University of Denver, Swenson said. Wilson also was first-team all-league.
April 18, 1991
This is a group response prompted by an article that appeared Thursday, March 28. We are but one of many groups that frequent Neff Park in La Mirada on Sundays. We are volleyball players. We are also a group of steady-working parents who enjoy our Sunday outings with our children. We have been playing volleyball at Neff Park for close to 10 years. The faces may have changed over the years, but the principles have remained the same. We are responsible people; we leave the park clean.
October 15, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
From the annals of no good deed goes unpunished comes the latest tribulation of a teenage volleyball player who was punished by her Massachusetts school for coming to the aid of a drunk friend who needed a ride home from a party.  Erin Cox, was suspended for five games and stripped of her captaincy of the volleyball team at North Andover High School for the incident two weeks ago. She received a call from a drunk friend at a party. When she arrived police were already there making arrests and handing out summonses to everyone at the party for underage drinking.  Cox was given a summons even though she hadn't been drinking and at least one officer had vouched for her sobriety.
September 11, 2012 | Staff and wire services
Karch Kiraly , one of the most decorated volleyball players of all time, has been chosen as head coach of the U.S. women's national volleyball team in preparation for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Kiraly, the only athlete to win Olympic gold medals in both indoor and beach volleyball, takes over for Hugh McCutcheon , who led the women's team to a silver-medal finish at the London Olympics. McCutcheon, who also coached the men's national team that won the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Games, has taken over as head women's coach at Minnesota.
July 24, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
LONDON--It was hurtful enough that Loyola Marymount cut its men's volleyball team during Reid Priddy's senior season. It was what came next that baffled him. "By the next basketball season," he said, "there was a million-dollar scoreboard put in place. " Priddy freely admits he does not understand all the dollars and sense of college athletic funding. But, as the U.S. men prepare to defend their gold medal, the rapidly shrinking number of college volleyball opportunities could jeopardize the future ability of the U.S. men to play at a world-class level.
June 24, 2012 | By Alene Dawson, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Looking beautiful isn't the goal, but it's often a natural byproduct of the discipline, tenacity and good health required to be an Olympic champion. The beauty and fashion industries have taken note, sponsoring athletes, naming them brand ambassadors and featuring them on magazine covers, as Vogue did this month with a picture of tennis star Sabrina Williams and soccer goalie Hope Solo arm in arm with swimmer Ryan Lochte, all dressed in swimsuits and running on a sandy beach. Now that it is officially summer, we turned to some California Olympians for their thoughts on how to beat the heat and humidity that are intrinsic to their sports.
June 12, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
Clay Stanley's 80-mph jump serve is one of the most potent weapons in international volleyball. And as a right-side hitter, he may be the best in the world. But when U.S. national team Coach Alan Knipe is asked what Stanley brings to the court, the first thing he mentions is "the stare. " "He has the ability to look right through his teammates," Knipe says. And more often than not, Knipe says, those teammates get the message. "It's time to go," Knipe says. "The guys respond to him because they know he's their leader.
June 12, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes, Los Angeles Times
Gene Selznick, a beach volleyball player who pioneered the sport in Southern California and twice coached U.S. teams in the Olympics, died Sunday at Kindred Hospital in Los Angeles. He was 82. His family said he had multiple health issues, including pneumonia. Selznick had been involved in volleyball - playing indoors and on the beach - from his teens until he was 81, when his health failed him to the point where he could no longer coach club teams. "It is hard to imagine anyone who will by the level of their skill and personality have a greater influence on the sport he loved so much," USA Volleyball Chief Executive Doug Beal said in a statement . "Gene's accomplishments are legendary, and he was truly someone who became larger than life.
Four Cal State Northridge volleyball players received passing grades on Wednesday, while the campus remained closed and classes were not in session. Jason Hughes, Ed Bond, Cameron Green and Eric Klootwyk were granted waivers giving them immediate academic eligibility, associate athletic director Judith Brame said. The players were taking classes between semesters in an attempt raise their grade-point averages above 2.0, thereby satisfying Northridge's academic requirement for eligibility.
June 5, 2012
Pedro Borbon Pitcher helped Reds win 2 World Series Pedro Borbon, 65, a right-hander who pitched 10 years for the Cincinnati Reds and helped the team win back-to-back World Series titles, died of cancer Monday at his home in Pharr, Texas, his family said. A native of the Dominican Republic, Borbon was a key member of the bullpen on Cincinnati's 1975 and '76 championship teams, winning 13 games during those two seasons. He also pitched for the Angels, San Francisco and St. Louis in a 12-year career, finishing with a 69-39 record and 80 saves.
May 3, 2012 | By Gary Klein
USC outside hitter Tony Ciarelli, who will lead the Trojans in the NCAA men's volleyball Final Four, was announced as the national player of the year by the American Volleyball Coaches Assn. Ciarelli, a 6-foot-6 senior from Huntington Beach, became the second consecutive USC player to win the award. Former Trojan Murphy Troy won in 2011. Ciarelli is the sixth USC player to be selected player of the year, joining Adam Johnson, who won in 1986, Tom Duke (1988), Bryan Ivie (1990 and 1991)
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