October 3, 2012 |
Whether setting, digging, hitting, serving or passing, 16-year-old Zana Muno of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame is volleyball's version of a utility player. There isn't a position she can't play or a skill she can't master. As her brother, JJ, a football-baseball standout for the Knights, points out, "She can do everything. She has the height, the speed, the athleticism, the smarts. " Seeing her on the court with her smile, energy and constant competitiveness helps explain why she was able to accomplish what no other teenager had done in the 19-year history of the junior beach volleyball tour.
September 9, 1987
The Cal State Fullerton women's volleyball team defeated the University of San Diego, 15-3, 13-15, 15-13, 15-10, in a nonconference match Tuesday at Titan Gym. Sophomore outside hitter Susan Herman led the Titans (5-0) with 15 kills. Freshman Keri Pier had 12 kills, and sophomore Tammy Miller had 11 kills and 5 blocks.
May 20, 1989
For the first time, the Southern Section high school boys' volleyball tournament will have three divisional finals, with a newly-added 2-A Division, today at Marina High School in Huntington Beach. The Southern Section expanded to three divisions this season because of the increase in the number of schools with volleyball programs. Playa Del Rey St. Bernard will play Simi Valley Royal in the inaugural 2-A final at 2:30 p.m. In the other divisional finals, top-seeded Manhattan Beach Mira Costa, 21-0.
April 28, 1990 |
Aaron Boone of Edison High School has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at USC this fall. Boone, a 6-foot-5 setter, will join former Orange County standouts Jason Perkins (Corona del Mar), Chris Knowles (Dana Hills) and Drew Sheward (Newport Harbor). "UCLA also wanted him but he had already made up his mind," Edison Coach Brian Rofer said. "UC Santa Barbara recruited him too, and I know a lot of other schools would have loved to have him."
April 30, 1994
Mark Alleman and Mike Allison each had 17 kills Friday to help Esperanza defeat Valencia, 15-7, 15-11, 15-10, and clinch its fourth consecutive Empire League championship. Jason Klems added 16 kills for the Aztecs (12-2, 8-0), who are ranked sixth in the county.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1996
We have lived at the foot of Pittsfield Lane for more than 15 years, less than 50 yards from the site of the neighborhood-built volleyball court. We are not players, but we feel the attitude that "we know what's best for you" shown by the Ventura County Parks Department's decision to remove it is bureaucratic arrogance. The posts were planted and the net put in place at no cost to the taxpayers. There is no threat to public safety, there are portable restrooms half a block away at the end of Seward, and most of the players live in the neighborhood and use their own facilities.
December 4, 1986
The Grossmont College women's volleyball team eliminated Orange Coast College from the Southern California playoffs Wednesday night, 16-14, 15-12 and 15-7, in a quarterfinal match at Grossmont. The Pirates, who finished the season 14-3, were led by sophomores Ann Javage and Cindy Thomas, each with seven kills, and sophomore setter Kim Rochow with 29 assists. The Griffins are 14-2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1997
Manhattan Beach officials on Tuesday unveiled an agreement with the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals that calls for the tournament promoter to fully subsidize the annual Manhattan Beach Open and limits the number of spectators who may attend the event. Under the agreement, the association will be allowed to charge admission for all seats at the 35-year-old tournament, compared with just 25% of seating in the past.
April 24, 1992 |
Saturday's Tournament of Champions, the largest high school volleyball invitational in California, has been canceled, coordinator Neil Newman said Thursday. Seventy teams were scheduled to participate, including Edison, the seventh-ranked team in Orange County, and ninth-ranked Esperanza. Also, schools from San Francisco and San Diego were scheduled to play.