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September 11, 2013
Costa Mesa residents Jake Gibb and April Ross won men's and women's titles, respectively at the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals' latest stop, Friday through Sunday in Atlantic City, N.J. Gibb and partner Casey Patterson, the No. 2-seeded team, defeated top-seeded Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal, 21-19, 21-15, in the 41-minute final on Sunday. Ross, a product of Newport Harbor High, and her partner, Jennifer Kessy topped Emily Day and Summer Ross, 23-25, 21-16, 15-13, in a 64-minute women's final.
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June 5, 2010
Misty starts strong Misty May-Treanor has won in Huntington Beach five times during her illustrious career. Based on how she kicked off the AVP Tour Huntington Beach Open on Friday, she could be on her way to a sixth. On Friday, the Newport Harbor High alumna and partner Nicole Branagh swept their first two matches of the tournament, beating 32nd-seeded Kim Whitney and Carrie Wright, 21-13, 21-13 and toppling 17th-seeded Jennifer Snyder and Christal Morrison, 21-11, 22-20. The Huntington Beach Open continues today starting at 9 a.m. and runs through Sunday on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier.
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November 20, 2013
Costa Mesa residents April Ross and Jake Gibb earned top individual and team honors in the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals' 2013 season awards announced Tuesday. Ross, a Newport Harbor High product, was named women's Most Valuable Player, as well as Best Offensive Player and Server of the Year. Ross, along with Jennifer Kessy, also claimed Team of the Year honors. Gibb was named Men's MVP and along with Casey Patterson of Huntington Beach, the Team of the Year in the men's circuit.
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June 27, 2013
Multiple media outlets have reported that April Ross, a Newport Harbor High product who won a silver medal in beach volleyball at the 2012 Olympics in London, will partner with three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh-Jennings for most of the 2013 season. Ross has been playing with Jennifer Kessy, with whom she lost to Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor, since retired, in the Olympic final. Ross and Kessy finished second in a Federation Internationale de Volleyball beach event in Rome on Sunday.
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October 18, 2013
The top-seeded men's and women's pro beach volleyball teams advanced to Saturday's second round of the $200,000 smart AVP Championships at Huntington Beach, the AVP Tour's 2013 season finale taking place through Sunday at the Huntington Beach Pier. Seeking their fifth consecutive AVP tournament championship this weekend, Costa Mesa resident and two-time Olympian Jake Gibb and Huntington Beach resident Casey Patterson toppled qualifiers Andrei Belov and Jake Elliott, 21-16, 21-16, in their first-round match Friday.
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By Barry Faulkner | August 8, 2013
Technically, its borders do not reach the sand. But thanks to the achievements of Misty May-Treanor and April Ross, who both grew up there, Costa Mesa has become known as the epicenter of women's beach volleyball in the United States. May-Treanor retired from international competition after claiming her third consecutive gold medal at the 2012 Olympics in London, and Ross, who won silver in London and has won a world championship, will likely contend for Olympic gold in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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By Barry Faulkner | July 26, 2013
LONG BEACH - The next great American men's beach volleyball rivalry is still in its early stages, but the semifinal matchup between Costa Mesa resident Jake Gibb and partner Casey Patterson against 2008 Olympic gold medalist Phil Dalhausser and his partner Sean Rosenthal delivered a big dose of what figures to be many future thrills on Friday. Dalhausser and Rosenthal, the former Corona del Mar resident who played in two Olympics with Gibb before changing sides this season, posted a 21-16, 21-19 triumph in the Federation Internationale de Volleyball Grand Slam event as part of the World Series of Beach Volleyball at Marine Green Park.
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By Barry Faulkner | July 24, 2013
LONG BEACH - A two-time cancer survivor who never played indoor volleyball, Jake Gibb is used to having something to overcome. And despite finishing No. 1 in the world on the Federation Internationale de Volleyball beach tour in 2012, a disappointing fifth-place finish in the London Olympics left the then-36-year-old standout in anything but a celebratory mood. The Costa Mesa resident, now 37, said he spent his entire off-season contemplating whether to keep competing on the beach, as well as whether he wanted to eventually make a run at an Olympic medal that has eluded him at the last two Summer Games (he also finished fifth in Beijing in 2008, the first of his two appearances with former partner Sean Rosenthal)
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December 17, 2013
April Ross, a Costa Mesa resident and former Newport Harbor High volleyball standout, has been named 2013 Female Beach Athlete of the Year by USA Volleyball. Ross, a 2012 Olympic silver medalist who played with three partners, played in nine domestic and 13 international tournaments in 2013, earning six titles and several other top-three finishes. In seven Assn. of Volleyball Professionals events, she won three times, twice with longtime partner Jennifer Kessy (Salt Lake City, and Atlantic City)
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November 20, 2013
Costa Mesa residents April Ross and Jake Gibb earned top individual and team honors in the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals' 2013 season awards announced Tuesday. Ross, a Newport Harbor High product, was named women's Most Valuable Player, as well as Best Offensive Player and Server of the Year. Ross, along with Jennifer Kessy, also claimed Team of the Year honors. Gibb was named Men's MVP and along with Casey Patterson of Huntington Beach, the Team of the Year in the men's circuit.
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By Barry Faulkner | October 20, 2013
To help promote the title sponsor, players on the stadium court at the AVP Championships near the Huntington Beach Pier crammed their lengthy, sweaty bodies into small convertible smart cars that served as benches that must have lacked supreme comfort. Turns out, uncomfortable was a fitting theme for both the top-seeded men's and women's teams, both of which included a Costa Mesa resident. The men's duo of Costa Mesa's Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson of Huntington Beach, as well as the favored women's tandem of Costa Mesa's April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings were both upset in the semifinals on Sunday.
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October 18, 2013
The top-seeded men's and women's pro beach volleyball teams advanced to Saturday's second round of the $200,000 smart AVP Championships at Huntington Beach, the AVP Tour's 2013 season finale taking place through Sunday at the Huntington Beach Pier. Seeking their fifth consecutive AVP tournament championship this weekend, Costa Mesa resident and two-time Olympian Jake Gibb and Huntington Beach resident Casey Patterson toppled qualifiers Andrei Belov and Jake Elliott, 21-16, 21-16, in their first-round match Friday.
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August 27, 2013
MANHATTAN BEACH - Apparently, retirement is merely a state of mind for Estancia High product Matt Fuerbringer, who five months after "retiring" from beach volleyball to become an assistant coach with the U.S. men's national indoor team, won the prestigious Assn. of Volleyball Professionals Manhattan Beach Open on Sunday. Fuerbringer, teamed with Casey Jennings, upset top-seeded Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal, 21-18, 21-23, 15-12, in an 86-minute final. With the victory, Fuerbringer and Jennings split $20,000.
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By Steve Virgen | August 16, 2013
Misty May-Treanor stands with her hands on her hips in a bikini with also her game-face on in a poster ad created to help the Newport Harbor High girls' volleyball program. In the background, April Ross stands in the same pose, also wearing a bikini. They are on what appears to be a catwalk covered in sand. The image also has a gold medal and a silver medal from the 2012 Olympics. The poster was made for the upcoming, "Style In Sports," a fundraiser fashion show for the Newport Harbor High girls' volleyball program.
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