Displaying the diversity that exists on the Newport-Mesa sports scene, the top 10 sports stories of the decade, as chosen by the Daily Pilot sports staff, represent 10 different sports.
Individuals, events and programs, from the professional ranks, college, high school and the youth realm are also represented.
1 Misty May-Treanor: Misty May-Treanor: The Newport Harbor High product has not only established herself as the preeminent figure in her sport, but has also become a cultural icon and international celebrity known to millions who have never even seen her jump serve.
It is her work on the beach volleyball court, however, that has produced the bulk of her fame.
The all-time wins leader and money winner on the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals women’s tour, May-Treanor and partner Kerri Walsh have claimed gold medals at the last two summer Olympic Games in Beijing (2008) and Athens (2004).