| Jun 20, 2015
| 6:01 PM
Fort Lauderdale native Nick Lucena and his partner on the AVP pro beach volleyball tour, Theodore Brunner, finished third at the St. Petersburg Grand Slam on Saturday at Spa Beach.
The duo was one of two U.S. teams to finish in the top three of the FIVB...
| Jun 16, 2015
| 4:07 PM
Fresh from playing tournaments in Russia, Croatia and Norway, Nick Lucena returns to the sands of Florida this week looking to earn a ticket to Brazil -- for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
The Fort Lauderdale native and his partner on the AVP...
| Jun 17, 2015
| 10:43 AM
After abandoning plans to host beach volleyball on Boston Common, organizers for the city's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics are now proposing holding competitions for one of the games' most popular events at a waterfront park in Quincy, the city directly...
| Jun 9, 2015
| 9:33 AM
When Jason Erkes and a group of investors bought the Chicago Sport & Social Club out of a dot-com bubble bankruptcy, the club's most valuable assets were its Park District permits and its database of about 70,000 mailing addresses stored on floppy disk....
| Jun 6, 2015
| 6:29 PM
Glenbard West balances the court with so much talent that Parker Swartz only had three opportunities to swing in Saturday night's first set, and he delivered all three times.
He had four chances in the second, and buried all those too.
| Jun 6, 2015
| 5:37 PM
The third-place trophy it earned with a 25-18, 25-23 victory Saturday against Sandburg was the first trophy Addison Trail had won since 2003.
Not in volleyball, mind you. The Blazers had never participated in that state tournament.
In 12 years,...
| Jun 5, 2015
| 6:14 PM
A 31-29 loss in a marathon first set of a state quarterfinal has the potential to be deflating.
"It is the exact opposite," Dylan DeBoer said. "It is quite interesting. We are volleyball players. We are here to play. I told our guys, 'We like to play...
| Jun 5, 2015
| 4:22 PM
There are seven taller players on Sandburg's current roster — one by nine inches — and countless notable others in the history of a program with four state championships and twice was the runner-up.
But none has ever been more productive...
| Jun 4, 2015
| 3:29 PM
The juniors have final exams Friday morning.
The seniors have graduation Friday night.
In between is a tournament they've all been obsessing about for the past year.
Athletes on teams still alive in the state-championship hunt are always extremely...
| May 28, 2015
| 8:35 AM
Three-time Olympic champion Kerri Walsh has withdrawn from a beach volleyball tournament in Russia and flown home to seek treatment for an injured right shoulder.
Walsh and partner April Ross were leading 5-2 in an early match at the FIVB Moscow Grand...
| May 20, 2015
| 8:42 AM
Isle Casino poker dealer Mike DiPierro was wheeling and dealing on the Pompano Beach volleyball courts as he and partner Piotr Marciniak came up aces by capturing the Dig the Beach Men's Open Division with a 21-17, 21-18 victory over Gregor Lah and...