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September 16, 1993 | KENNEDY COSGROVE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The twins who now can't bear to be apart some of the time once couldn't stand to be together anytime. "In junior high it was constant bickering, like, 'You're on my side of the room!' " Janette Penfield said. "We almost had our parents build a wall in our room to separate us." Such a wall inevitably would have come tumbling down, because Janette and Carrie Penfield of Thousand Oaks High have long since reconciled such differences.
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August 11, 2012 | Bill Dwyre
LONDON - Perfect endings are for novels. Not so much for real life, or for volleyball teams and coaches. These London Olympics were to be the completion of the Hugh McCutcheon sweep, both as kind of payback for past Olympic-related indignities and as a success story with a gender twist. McCutcheon, a tall New Zealander with no hair, lots of personality and an irresistible back story, wasn't promoting any of that. He was coach of the men's U.S. Olympic volleyball team that won the gold medal four years ago in Beijing.
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September 10, 1991 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Craig Tefertiller, girls' volleyball coach at El Modena High, used his powers of persuasion when Marni Hichborn and Melizza Benitez tried out for his team three years ago. He convinced Hichborn and her parents that she should continue to play despite struggling with grades during her eighth-grade year. She improved her grades, and started as a freshman on the varsity. And he persuaded his assistant coaches not to cut Benitez, a newcomer to the sport, from the freshman-sophomore team.
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December 22, 2000
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Courtney Schultz, Harvard-Westlake, Jr. FIRST TEAM *--* Player School Ht Yr Position Ashlie Hain La Reina 5-9 Sr Setter/Outside Hitter *--* Two-time All-Southern Section selection played key role in helping Regents advance to the state Division IV semifinals for the first time. Signed with UC Irvine.
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August 26, 1989 | PETE THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
After taking a perfect record into the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. final four last season, UCLA's women's volleyball team was somewhat humbled when it lost in the semifinals to eventual champion Texas. But, says Coach Andy Banachowski, that may prove helpful this season. "They know they had such a tremendous year (34-0 before losing to Texas) and came away with a totally disappointing feeling at the end of the year," he said.
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April 27, 1998 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She was called a pixie by a national magazine, scrawny by her college coach and considered too small to make it big. But the introspective dark-haired girl from Westminster had a heart that wouldn't quit and unmatched determination.
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March 26, 1993 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Walt Ker, one of the most successful women's volleyball coaches in NCAA Division II history, built his success at Cal State Northridge on coaching acumen and the warm, personal relationships he developed with his players. Through the force of his magnetic personality, Ker attracted outstanding athletes to Northridge. He helped them choose their classes, apartments and roommates. He counseled them, often holding long one-on-one meetings after matches.
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June 27, 1991 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are days when Angela Rock doesn't know if she can keep dealing with the burning buildings, the medical emergencies and the alarms clanging in her ears at 3 a.m. But she has to. There are days when she leaves her job exhausted, only to look forward to a weekend of pounding a volleyball into the hot sand. But she has no complaints. Rock, a firefighter in training with the San Diego Fire Department, moonlights on the weekends with the Women's Professional Volleyball Assn. beach tour.
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June 17, 1994 | IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gail Castro, professional volleyball player, was getting ready for work. She changed into a purple bathing suit and tied back her long blond hair. Then she donned a visor and a pair of mirrored wraparound sunglasses and jogged off barefoot, towel in one hand and thermos in the other. Castro, 36, is one of the pioneers of the Women's Professional Volleyball Assn., yet with a washboard stomach, muscular legs and well-defined biceps she wears her age well.
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November 21, 1990 | BARBIE LUDOVISE
I am short. My family is short. My dog is short. For 5-foot and not-quite-an-inch me, life is best viewed on tippy-toe. Oversized fashion is a cruel joke; baggy pants a bane to my existence. In a world that's always two sizes too big, my credo is this: I hem, therefore I am. Maybe that's why I find Ana and Zrinka Kristich, the two towers of La Habra High School's girls' volleyball and basketball teams, so fascinating. Ana, a senior middle blocker and forward, is 6-2.
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December 15, 2000 | ERIC STEPHENS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Speed was the card played so well by the USC women's volleyball team. Quick attacks on offense and its scrambling ability on defense made 29 opponents fold. But in its first NCAA final four appearance in 15 years, the Trojans didn't count on Wisconsin playing that same card along with another fatal one. Power.
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December 7, 2000 | ERIC STEPHENS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As much as he focused on stocking the USC women's volleyball program for years to come, Coach Jerritt Elliott has his thoughts squarely on the present. Once a dream, the NCAA Final Four is now within the grasp of the Trojans. They will try to take the next step tonight when they face Florida in the Pacific Regional semifinals at the Sports Arena. Penn State plays Colorado State in tonight's other semifinal. The winners advance to Friday's regional final with a berth in the Final Four at stake.
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December 3, 2000
Freshman April Ross had 13 kills and 13 digs Saturday night to help USC to a 15-4, 17-15, 15-6 victory over Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the second round of the NCAA women's volleyball tournament. In front of 646 in the Lyon Center, the Trojans, seeded No. 1 in the Pacific Region, improved to 27-2 and advanced to the tournament's round of 16. They'll play Florida (29-4) on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the regional semifinals at the Sports Arena.
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November 1, 2000 | ERIC STEPHENS
Success is nothing new to the Cal State Los Angeles women's volleyball team, so it is not surprising that the Golden Eagles are poised to win their first California Collegiate Athletic Assn. championship outright. They will win the conference title with one victory in their final four regular-season matches, which shouldn't be a problem. The streaking Golden Eagles have won all 26 of their matches in what is easily the finest season in the school's history.
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September 27, 2000 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Can you dig it? The U.S. women's volleyball team--once not even a sure bet to qualify for the Olympics--is in the semifinals, one victory from a medal. These are the Underdogs Down Under. Underrated and under the radar. After an epic five-set victory over South Korea on Tuesday--26-24, 17-25, 25-23, 25-27, 16-14--the U.S. will face Russia on Thursday for the right to play for the gold medal. Even if the U.S.
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September 23, 2000 | MIKE KUPPER, TIMES ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
Cuba, Russia, Brazil. Don't forget Italy, and watch out for China. The United States? Well . . . So went the talk before the Olympics. Funny how things turn out. The team that didn't figure in the talk suddenly is the talk of the women's volleyball tournament. That, of course, would be the U.S., the team that not only thinks it can, but does . . . and keeps on doing.
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January 29, 1992 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
David Stow, the men's gymnastics coach at Cal State Fullerton, passed women's volleyball Coach Jim Huffman on the way to work Tuesday morning and said Huffman was "waving and smiling" as he drove by. Not for long. Shortly after Huffman arrived at his office, he was informed by Athletic Director Bill Shumard that the women's volleyball and men's gymnastics programs were being eliminated for the 1992-93 school year.
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June 29, 1990 | MIKE REILLEY
While growing up in Fountain Valley, Lori Zeno-Biller thought there was only one way to play volleyball, and it sure wasn't on the beach. "I played club volleyball (indoors) and I never so much as went to the beach," she said. "I tried playing on the beach once during my senior year at La Quinta (High School) and I hated it. I couldn't move in the sand." It wasn't until her senior year at UCLA that Zeno-Biller started playing regularly on the beach.
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May 9, 2000 | ERIC SONDHEIMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Proudly carrying the Olympic flame, Rafer Johnson climbed 99 steps to the top of the Coliseum, stood still momentarily for the whole world to see, then ignited a fuse that set ablaze five Olympic rings and the torch, launching the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles. Johnson's children, Jenny, then 11, and Josh, then 9, were mesmerized by the pageantry and elegance of the celebration.
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December 18, 1999 | SCOTT MOE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long Beach State's Hawaiian getaway ended two days earlier than the 49ers wanted late Thursday night. Stanford got 27 kills from All-American Logan Tom and 14 from All-American Kerri Walsh in a 15-10, 15-10, 15-3 victory over the 49ers in the semifinals of the NCAA women's volleyball tournament at Honolulu. It was the third time this decade that Stanford defeated Long Beach in the semifinals. The Cardinal also won in 1992 and 1997, and won the national championship both years.
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