| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:25 PM
If Southern California is the seat of beach volleyball in the U.S., then Manhattan Beach is the well-worn sweet spot of the chair.
The 55th Manhattan Beach Open takes place Thursday through Sunday near the Manhattan Beach Pier. The tournament first...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 8:09 PM
Football coaches stalk the sidelines wearing headsets. In hockey and basketball, coaches stand out in their perfectly tailored suits. Baseball managers leave the dugout to pull pitchers and badger umpires.
But in beach volleyball, you never notice the...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 4:21 PM
KLAGENFURT, Austria — Costa Mesa resident Jake Gibb and his partner, Casey Patterson from Huntington Beach, were eliminated in the round of 16 on Saturday at the Federation Internationale de Volleyball Grand Slam beach volleyball tournament.
| Aug 17, 2014
| 7:00 AM
T.J. DeFalco of Huntington Beach and Louis Richard of Redondo, representing the United States, were beaten in their opening beach volleyball match on Sunday at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China, losing 21-14 and 22-20.
The team of Zana Muno from...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 12:38 PM
The center of the beach volleyball world may still be southern California, but it's now not the only place for champions.
Naperville native Brooke Burling and her partner, Josie Herbst of Davenport, Iowa, won the national beach volleyball championship...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 4:47 PM
If Wayne Gretzky hadn't been traded to the Kings in 1988, hockey in Southern California would still be the pursuit of a passionate few.
The Ducks wouldn't exist if not for the enthusiasm generated by Gretzky's unprecedented scoring feats and knack for...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:22 PM
Lessons learned Saturday from the Ducks' 3-0 victory over the Kings at Dodger Stadium:
-- It's possible to play an NHL game outdoors in Southern California without the ice turning into a swimming pool.
-- The Kings, who have struggled to score goals...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:10 PM
This all started with a cough.
Bill Porter said his son, Kyle, had a persistent cough. So they went to an urgent care clinic. Tests showed there was a chance he could have asthma but nothing more. Weeks passed and Kyle Porter didn't look like himself....
| 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,...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Splashball at HB High
Huntington Beach Water Polo Club is accepting registration for its 12-week Splashball program.
The program is open to youth ages six to 14 and will be conducted at the Huntington Beach High pool.
The cost is $175 per player and...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 5:13 PM
It was just a matter of time before Laguna Beach High, a school steeped in a rich volleyball tradition, tried its hand in the sand.
For the first time, the school is fielding a girls' sand volleyball team. The Breakers are in their second week of...