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.
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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.
June 23, 1996 |
Volleyball is a game that's as old as basketball, older than pro football, as American as the banjo, as balletic as a Bolshoi. Every sports honk knows who Dr. James Naismith is. He invented basketball, right? Put a peach basket up and away he went. But how many have heard of William G. Morgan? He invented volleyball at about the same time and in almost the same place, Holyoke, Mass. Both of the inventions were in YMCA gyms. They each wanted a sport that didn't involve contact or brute strength.
March 16, 1989 |
Dominating. If one word can be used to describe a team, this would be the most apt for the Chatsworth High boys' volleyball team after it dismantled perennial City Section power University, 15-1, 15-3, 15-1, in a nonleague match at Chatsworth on Wednesday. The Chancellors (3-0) controlled the match from the opening serve and kept University (1-2) off balance with hard spikes and pinpoint serves. "That's the widest margin we've ever beaten University by," Chatsworth Coach Steve Berk said.
June 13, 1997
JON ALLEMAN Esperanza, Sr. One of the most versatile and dominant players in the county, he will play at Brigham Young next season. He consistently delivered in the clutch for the Aztecs. * RYAN HISKEY Edison, Sr. His team was overshadowed by league rivals Esperanza, which was Division I champion, and Huntington Beach, but the 5-11 senior still distinguished himself as a top-flight setter. * NICK MAURO Santa Margarita, Sr.
December 8, 2001 |
USC's dreams of playing in a Final Four for a second consecutive season came crashing to a halt when sophomore outside hitter April Ross went crashing to the Sports Arena floor. Ross, who suffered a sprained left ankle coming down after attempting a block, could only sit idly by, her lower leg wrapped in ice, and watch as the Trojans fell to Arizona, 30-25, 24-30, 24-30, 30-28, 12-15, before a crowd of 1,078 in the an NCAA regional final at USC.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 2010 |
Since 1961, the city has hosted the Charlie Saikley 6-Man Volleyball Tournament. But attendance has grown to 60,000, and businesses and residents complain about excessive partying and trash. [body]You might find 3,000 people on the sand on the average summer Saturday in Manhattan Beach. Except when the Charlie Saikley 6-Man Volleyball Tournament comes to town. Then serious volleyball mixes with outrageous partying. Olympic gold medalists and other top pros may play a team dressed as WWE wrestlers or a squad dressed as Magnum P.I., down to the Tom Selleck mustaches and Hawaiian shirts.