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By Steve Virgen | August 15, 2009
IRVINE ? A laugher. That?s the way the U.S. men?s volleyball national team win against Guatemala could have been described in the Americans? opener of the four-team qualifying tournament for the 2010 World Championships. At times Jayson Jablonsky nearly had to keep himself from laughing, as Team USA annihilated Guatemala, 25-8, 25-10, 25-6, in front of about 800 at UC Irvine?s Bren Event Center Saturday night. It was only two years ago that Jablonsky smiled plenty at UCI, then leading the Anteaters to their first national championship.
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July 26, 2001
Tony Altobelli COSTA MESA - In a game neither team deserved to lose, the Costa Mesa American Little League Majors Division All-Stars team took the first game of the 2001 Mayor's Cup with a 2-1, eight-inning victory over the CM Nationals Wednesday at Costa Mesa high. "It was a great game and it definitely took some of the sting off of some of the big losses we withstood at the District 62 Tournament," CMALL Manager Ted Spoulos said. "Both teams played great today and this is going to be a great series."
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August 16, 2007
NAKHONNAYAK, Thailand ? UC Irvine women's golfer Selaneé Henderson is in 45th place and she has helped the U.S. team to sixth place after two rounds of the World University Games at Watermill Golf and Gardens. Henderson, the Big West Conference Player of the Year as a junior last spring, shot 19-over-par 91 Wednesday. Her two-round total is 174, 30 over par. Team USA was led by Stanford's Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana, who shot one-under 71 Wednesday. Her 36-hole total is 154 and she is tied for eighth.
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July 29, 2001
Tony Altobelli COSTA MESA - It may have been Mayor's Cup No. 5 in terms of the calendar, but it will go down as the No. 1 three-game tournament in Costa Mesa Little League history. The Costa Mesa National Little League used the big bat of P.J. Errington as well as stellar defensive work to hold of the Costa Mesa American Little League, 4-2, in the tournament's first-ever Game 3 Saturday at Costa Mesa High. Errington had two home runs and drove in all for Nationals' runs, but according to CMNLL Manager Bill Redding, that was just one element of the team's success.
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August 13, 2007
BANGKOK, Thailand — Former UC Irvine All-American setter Brian Thornton provided a spark in the fifth game to help the U.S. men's volleyball team rally for a 25-22, 34-32, 22-25, 17-25, 15-13 victory over Poland Sunday in pool play at the World University Games. Poland, which entered the match 3-0 in Pool C, the same record posted by the Americans, seized a 5-0 lead in the fifth game. Poland was ahead, 9-3, when Thornton, who has been coming off the bench for Team USA, entered the contest.
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July 27, 2007
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Former UC Irvine All-Americans Ryan Bailey and Jeff Powers scored one goal each in the USA Men's National team's 9-2 win over host Brazil in the gold-medal game Thursday of the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro. Ex-Anteater Genai Kerr had six saves in goal. Tony Azevedo led the U.S. with four goals as the Americans led 5-0 at halftime at Julio Delamare Aquatic Park. With the victory, the Americans earned an automatic berth in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games at Beijing, China.
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September 29, 2000
SYDNEY, Australia - Saddled by a disastrous scoreless first quarter in which the Russians took a commanding 3-0 lead, the United States men's water polo team fell in the quarterfinals at the Olympic Games, 11-10, Thursday. The loss was the American's fourth in six starts at the Games, having gone 2-3 in pool play before today's loss to the Russians. It eliminates the Americans, including captain Chris Oeding, a Corona del Mar High product, who scored twice.
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July 27, 2003
The U.S. men's national water polo team settled for a sixth-place finish at the 2003 World Championships after a 9-7 loss to Spain in Barcelona, Spain on Saturday. Two-time defending champion Spain outscored the U.S. team, 3-1, after a 6-6 tie midway through the third period. Still, it was the best finish for the Americans since a fourth-place showing at the 1990 World Championships in Perth, Australia. The U.S. team had finished seventh at the last two World Championships.
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By Todd Perkins | January 21, 2010
The recent earthquake in Haiti and its aftermath have captured the country’s attention and mine, too, because of my personal involvement some years ago doing missionary work through my church in that island nation. For several years, I attended a congregation that supported an orphanage, school and other mission work in and around Cap Haitien. I was a member of mission teams to this area on three occasions, and formed friendships with many Haitians and a better understanding of the country.
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May 1, 2014
UC Irvine junior libero Michael Brinkley and senior middle blocker Scott Kevorken have been named All-Americans by the American Volleyball Coaches Assn. Brinkley was named first-team All-American for the second consecutive year. He becomes the third Anteater to earn first-team accolades twice in a career, joining Carson Clark (2010, 2012) and Kevin Tillie (2012, 2013). The libero averaged 2.52 digs per set and recorded double-figure digs 13 times this season, including a season-high 18 in a three-set win over Long Beach State on March 28. Brinkley, the only UCI player to play in every set this year, ranks second all-time in UCI digs.
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By Rhea Mahbubani | April 28, 2014
The threats came quickly. Alix Lambert had only just released a trailer about "Mentor" when she began getting unwanted attention by way of tweets, emails and YouTube messages. The director, nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for the HBO series "Deadwood," was attempting to raise money to finish producing her latest documentary, but residents of Mentor, Ohio saw things differently. Local students and community members criticized Lambert and insinuated illegal bodily harm, claiming that she was dredging up the past.
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April 24, 2014
UC Irvine junior libero Michael Brinkley and senior middle blocker Scott Kevorken have been named All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Assn. Brinkley is a first-team honoree for the second straight season, while Kevorken is a second-team choice. Brinkley averaged 2.52 digs per set and has recorded double-figure digs 13 times in 2014. The only UCI player to play in every set this year ranks second on the school's career digs list. He was named first-team All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation the last two seasons.
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By Anh Do, Los Angeles Times | April 22, 2014
Along with its manicured greenbelts and meticulously neat neighborhoods, Irvine suddenly has something else on its hands: an international incident. Members of its vast Chinese American community are fighting a city decision to bow to the demands of Vietnamese Americans, who arrived by the hundreds this month to demand that Irvine abandon its plans to formalize a relationship with a town in coastal Vietnam. A parade of speakers spent hours pleading with council members to reject the proposal, saying it would be insulting for the city to forge a “friendship” with a country they'd fled to escape a brutal communist regime.
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March 27, 2014
Vanguard University senior Nicole Ballestero has been named NAIA Player of the Year in women's basketball. The 5-foot-8 guard was joined on the 11-player All-American first team by senior teammate Taylor Belmont. Ballestero averaged 23 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game for the Lions, who were ranked No. 1 all season and won the Golden State Athletic Conference regular-season title. Vanguard was upset in the second round of the NAIA Tournament to finish 27-2. A two-time first-team All-American, Ballestero becomes the fifth Vanguard standout to be named National Player of the Year, joining former honorees Lisa Faulkner, Kelly Schmidt, Jessica Richter and Bridgette Reyes.
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March 27, 2014
Vanguard University's Rhett Soliday has been named NAIA Coach of the Year in men's basketball, while senior guard Preston Wynne (first team) and junior guard Chris Gorman (second team) earned All-American honors. Soliday, in his fourth season, guided Vanguard to the program's first NAIA Division I title, its third Golden State Athletic Conference regular-season crown and its first GSAC Tournament championship. The Lions won their final nine games to finish 32-6, capped by a 70-65 triumph over Emmanuel of Georgia in the NAIA title game on Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo. Wynne, the GSAC Player of the Year, averaged 20.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.9 steals per game, in his second season after transferring from Spokane Community College.
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By Matt Szabo | March 15, 2014
In some ways, the second day of the 15th annual Corona del Mar All-American Invitational tournament Saturday was tough for the host school. Corona del Mar finished eighth after suffering a pair of losses at The Tennis Club Newport Beach. The Sea Kings fell to Bellarmine Prep of San Jose, 6-2, before losing to Los Alamitos, 5-3, in the seventh-place match. Despite the tough finish, there were individual highlights for CdM. One was provided by CdM sophomore Bjorn Hoffmann, who won his only singles set of the weekend in the final one he played.
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By Matt Szabo | March 14, 2014
Corona del Mar High seniors Josh Kliger and Carson Williams played high-quality doubles Friday afternoon at CdM. That's nothing new for the Sea Kings' team captains and No. 1 doubles team, but they definitely were playing well against David Ball and Vikram Chari of the Menlo School of Atherton. In the end, it wasn't quite enough. Ball and Chari rallied from a break of serve down to win the set 8-7 in a tiebreaker. The set seemed indicative of the match. CdM battled, but Menlo was just too good.
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By Matt Szabo | March 14, 2014
As first-year varsity players, Corona del Mar High boys' tennis coach Jamie Gresh knows that sophomores Ari Coskinas and Oliver Kim feel that extra little bit of pressure. Gresh saw improvement in that area from his No. 3 doubles team during Thursday's nonleague match against Mira Costa. Coskinas and Kim won two sets and nearly swept. "Just getting on the board first with a win kind of set the tone for their day," Gresh said. "They're settling down, not getting so nervous in these matches.
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By Bradley Zint | March 14, 2014
A new Costa Mesa restaurant aiming for a classic American tavern feel with a modern twist held its grand opening Thursday afternoon. Fireside is located inside the Crowne Plaza hotel on Bristol Street and across the freeway from South Coast Plaza. Its contemporary American menu is headed by Orange County native Scott Brandon, formerly of the Corona del Mar's Crow Bar and Kitchen. Brandon, who was otherwise busy in the kitchen Thursday, said in a prepared statement about Fireside's menu that "simplicity and quality go a long way. I want nothing but the best for our guests at Fireside, while letting the food speak for itself.
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