| Dec 11, 2014
| 11:19 PM
Costa Mesa resident April Ross has been named 2014 Female Beach Player of the Year by USA Volleyball.
Ross, a former Newport Harbor High standout, played her first full season with Kerri Walsh Jennings in 2014, dominating the Assn. of Volleyball...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 5:24 PM
A long line of people waited with the hopes of taking a photo with their favorite volleyball legend Wednesday night.
Misty May-Treanor smiled for each one, provided her autograph and offered words of encouragement for young athletes. Everyone felt great...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 10:01 PM
The key looped through the chain April Ross wore around her neck didn't seem special, maybe for her locker or front door, until a closer examination showed the word "dream" etched onto it.
Kerri Walsh Jennings, Ross' partner at Huntington Beach in the...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 11:24 PM
It wasn't so much that Carolyn Bockrath needed a challenge. It was more about wanting it.
Fresh off a stellar senior year with Newport Harbor High, Bockrath went to West Point. Just before joining the Army women's volleyball team for practices, the...
| 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...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:31 PM
Maksim Chmerkovskiy says he's hanging up his "Dancing With the Stars" shoes.
The widely proclaimed "bad boy of ballroom" (though he believes that moniker makes no sense) and most recent "DWTS" champ made the announcement Tuesday on "The View."
| 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 26, 2014
| 8:59 PM
Costa Mesa residents Jake Gibb and April Ross will attempt to regain their dominance on the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals tour when it begins its seven-event schedule in May.
Gibb, with partner Casey Patterson, won four of seven AVP men's events...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 3:49 PM
Name: Samantha Krug
Age/year in school: 17/Junior
What's your favorite thing about your sport?
Coming together with people who love volleyball as much as I do and not only working hard, but having fun because...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 11:13 PM
Misty May-Treanor smiles when she says the name of her newborn baby girl, Malia. The Hawaiian name means "calm and peaceful."
Baby Malia, born June 3, did remain calm with her father, Matt Treanor, as they watched Mom being honored along with nine other...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Don Miyada remembers the classes he took, the carefree days with his high school classmates and the building excitement as graduation day approached.
But that moment never arrived.
A month before he was to put on his cap and gown and march with the...