Courtney Conlogue, a Sage Hill School product, won the Estoril Surf & Music Billabong Girls Pro completed Saturday in Praia do Guincho, Portugal.

Conlogue, who claimed the $4,500 winner's purse, defeated fellow Californian Lakey Peterson in the 30-minute main event final. She has $51,550 in winnings on the tour this season.

Conlogue solidified her No. 1 position in the Assn. of Surfing Professionals Women's Star rankings. She has 11,720 points, well ahead of No. 2-ranked Sage Erickson (7,640).

The tour concludes Aug. 1-6 at the Nike U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach.

— From staff reports


Thornton stands out

Former UC Irvine All-American setter Brian Thornton helped the U.S. men's national volleyball team defeat Brazil, 25-21, 25-22, 16-25, 26-24, Sunday in FIVB World League action in front of 17,846 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

It was the first loss in league play for Brazil, ranked No. 1 in the world.

Thornton played the entire match for Team USA, which lost in four games to Brazil on Saturday.

The Americans are 4-2 in the World League, while Brazil is 5-1.

Team USA, which also includes veteran setter and Corona del Mar High product Kevin Hansen, will face Poland on Friday and Saturday in Hoffman Estates, Ill., near Chicago.

It faces Brazil in Tulsa, Okla., June 24-25, then takes on Puerto Rico in Long Beach on July 1-2.

— From staff reports


Bernatz collects honor

Newport Beach resident Connor Bernatz, a four-year starter for the University of San Francisco baseball team, won the Troy Nakamura Kipono Aloha Deep Love Award given to the Dons' player who best exemplifies commitment to the team and the program.

Bernatz, a right fielder who earned first-team All-West Coast Conference recognition for a second season in 2011, helped the Dons win the WCC title and advance to the Los Angeles Regional at UCLA. They finished 32-25.

Bernatz, who played in every game and started all but one this season, hit .292 with 62 hits, two home runs and 24 runs batted in.

He was successful on seven of eight stolen-base attempts and scored 33 runs. He set a school single-season record with 14 sacrifice hits as a senior.