| Dec 31, 2013
| 3:31 PM
When it comes to the top 10 Newport-Mesa sports stories of 2013, as selected by the Daily Pilot sports staff, a singular mantra emerges: Work hard. Compete. Win. Celebrate. Repeat.
Five of the top six stories in 2013 shared similar status in 2012,...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 12:26 PM
Kerri Walsh Jennings has set a record for beach volleyball tournament victories by a woman Monday.
Walsh Jennings and teammate April Ross beat Taiana Lima and Talita Da Rocha Antunes of Brazil, 21-14, 17-21 and 15-12, in the women’s final of...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 11:00 AM
As a member of Baltimore Beach Volleyball for the past three years, I take strong exception to how volleyball at Rash Field is viewed so negatively by The Sun ("Inner Harbor reborn," Nov. 17). Being a new resident of the city several years ago,...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 9:22 PM
At 5-foot-7, Sage Hill School junior Halland McKenna does not tower over many people on the volleyball court.
The height certainly isn't short outside of the gym. It certainly is short, though, for a high school outside hitter, even at a small school...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 7:53 PM
When Misty May-Treanor was asked all for that she had to be thankful, the three-time Olympic gold medalist said she is grateful to be starting a family.
May-Treanor, the beach volleyball legend, said she is about three months pregnant with her first...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Family reunions are just around the corner for many. Planning for this type of trip is important, as these reunions that offer opportunities to reconnect, catch up on each other’s lives and have fun together can also be tricky to arrange...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 9:47 PM
XIAMEN, China — Costa Mesa resident April Ross and her partner, Kerri Walsh Jennings, won the Federation International de Volleyball Xiamen Grand Slam beach volleyball tournament on Sunday in China.
Ross and Walsh Jennings, who breaks a tie with...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 10:02 PM
Defense doesn't always win championships in beach volleyball, but it might for Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal at the FIVB Grand Slam in Long Beach.
Tied 11-11 in the first set of their semifinal match against Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson,...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Casey Patterson rode his bike down to the Huntington Beach Pier Tuesday morning to get in a workout.
It's a luxury the 33-year-old has, now that he's at home and has the opportunity to put in final preparations for the final Assn. of Volleyball...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Donald Sun grew up playing volleyball, so when the opportunity arose to purchase the then-bankrupt Assn. of Volleyball Professionals tour in 2007, the Newport Beach resident who was an Orange County All-Star outside hitter at University High dived at...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 11:15 PM
HUNTINGTON BEACH — The road to an Assn. of Volleyball Professionals tournament title can be strewn with challenges that may even include defeat.
To some degree, three Costa Mesa residents, including two who are seeded atop their respective...