| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 7:03 PM
Kerri Walsh Jennings has three Olympic gold medals and three children. She's 35 years old and has won 112 beach volleyball tournaments, tied for most in the history of the sport with her now-retired former partner Misty May-Treanor.
And still a loss...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Top-seeded Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson, who had won four consecutive beach volleyball tournament titles, won't play for a fifth Sunday afternoon after being upset in their semifinal match, 19-21, 26-24, 15-13, by fourth-seeded Theodore Brunner and...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings and partner April Ross, the top-seeded team at the AVP Championships beach volleyball tournament, were upset in the semifinals by third-seeded Lauren Fendrick and Brittany Hochevar, 21-15, 21-17, on...
| 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...