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September 8, 2009
Ross, Kessy capture fourth AVP title MASON, Ohio — Former Newport Harbor High star April Ross and her teammate Jen Kessy won their fourth Assn. of Volleyball Professionals women’s title this season. Ross and Kessy, the No. 2 seeded team, upset top-seeded Nicole Branagh and Elaine Youngs, 22-20, 21-18, at the AVP Crocs Tour Tournament of Champions Sunday. Ross and Kessy, the 2009 FIVB world champions, defeated Branagh and Youngs for the fourth time this season in an AVP final.
LOCAL
May 18, 2009
HOUSTON, Texas — Newport Harbor High product April Ross teamed with partner Jen Kessy to win their first Assn. of Volleyball Professionals women’s beach volleyball tournament title Sunday at the Houston Open. Ross and Kessy, the No. 2 seeded unit, defeated top-seeded Elaine Youngs and Nicole Branagh, 21-17, 18-21, 15-12, to end a streak of nine winless AVP finals. Ross and Kessy have won three international events. It also ended a 19-match win streak for Youngs-Branagh, who have assumed the mantle vacated by the absence this season of former Newport Harbor star Misty May-Treanor (torn Achilles tendon)
SPORTS
March 30, 2009
Former Newport Harbor High volleyball star April Ross and partner Jen Kessy lost to Elaine Youngs and Nicole Branagh in the women’s final of the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals season-opening tournament Sunday in Panama City, Fla. Ross and Kessy fell, 16-21, 21-18, 15-9, to Youngs and Branagh, who are staking their claim to the women’s division, which is without Newport Harbor High product Misty May (Achilles’ surgery) and Kerri Walsh (maternity) this season.
SPORTS
June 29, 2010
June has been a great month for April Ross, the Costa Mesa resident and former Newport Harbor High standout. Ross and Jennifer Kessy won their third consecutive Assn. of Volleyball Professionals tournament this month with a 21-16, 21-13 win over Rachel Scott and Elaine Youngs in Sunday's final of the AVP Nivea Tour Belmar Open in New Jersey. This tournament was the first time Ross and Kessy were the No. 1-seeded team. But that didn't mean things came easy for the duo. Unlike their previous title wins in Huntington Beach and Virginia Beach, Kessy and Ross needed to advance through the contenders' bracket after losing to Scott and Youngs, 21-14, 21-17, in the semifinals.
NEWS
July 25, 2004
The Newport Beach Breakers snapped a three-game losing streak by defeating the New York Sportimes at Harbor Island Stadium Saturday night in World Team Tennis action. The Breakers (8-5) took advantage of the Bryan brothers' presence, getting wins in the men's singles, mixed doubles and men's doubles sets. Bob Bryan started the night off for the Breakers in men's singles, beating Hermes Gamonal, 5-4 (2). Mike Bryan and Nana Miyagi played the mixed doubles third set, beating Gamonal and Bea Bielik, 5-4 (4)
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | August 12, 2007
MANHATTAN BEACH — Maybe Misty May-Treanor should take up art when her professional volleyball days are over. After all, May-Treanor is getting mighty used to etching her name in the Manhattan Beach pier, the tradition for winning the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals' Manhattan Beach Open. The Newport Harbor High alumna and partner Kerri Walsh had to sweat for it, but they did it again after winning the tour's most prestigious tournament for the third straight year. The top-seeded duo outlasted No. 2-seeded Nicole Branagh and Elaine Youngs, 15-21, 14-7 (ret.
LOCAL
By Steve Virgen | May 21, 2009
No regrets. That’s the mentality for April Ross. She is not shy about admitting that now is the best time to shine on the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals Tour. There are supposed to be new headlines for Ross and her teammate Jen Kessy. And, the story is supposed to go a little something like this: One former Newport Harbor High standout steps out the other steps in. There’s a chance for Ross and Kessy to be the new stars on the sand. There’s no dancing around that fact.
SPORTS
August 8, 2009
BY TONY LEE HERMOSA BEACH — The anger set in once again after April Ross let a chance to serve for the championship slip through her fingers at the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals’ Hermosa Beach Open. Ross, a former Newport Harbor High standout, hit the ball into the net and didn’t have another opportunity to serve for the championship Saturday as the top-seeded team of Nicole Branagh and Elaine Youngs won, 19-21, 23-21, 15-11. The Hermosa Beach champs are 20-9 against Ross and Kessy, 17-6 against them in AVP matches.
SPORTS
By Soraya Nadia McDonald | July 22, 2007
LONG BEACH — Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh received an ideal sendoff for the Fédération de Volleyball's World Championships Saturday afternoon. Not only did the pair win the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals' Long Beach Open before a rowdy crowd of May-Treanor's hometown supporters, they also received a small reprieve in the semifinals. May-Treanor and Walsh were scheduled to play Nicole Branaugh and Elaine Youngs, who forfeited due to injury. Youngs injured her calf muscle and the team pulled out to avoid worsening the problem according to AVP reports.
NEWS
August 17, 2003
Bryce Alderton They began training on this sand two years ago, on a court not far from the one they took Saturday afternoon. Misty May, a graduate of Newport Harbor High and 2000 Olympian, and partner Kerri Walsh, a four-time first-team All-American while at Stanford, have come quite a long way since they first began hitting balls to one another. The Huntington Beach Open of the Association of Volleyball Professionals Pro Beach Volleyball Tour was their latest triumph in a streak reaching dominating proportions.
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SPORTS
June 29, 2010
June has been a great month for April Ross, the Costa Mesa resident and former Newport Harbor High standout. Ross and Jennifer Kessy won their third consecutive Assn. of Volleyball Professionals tournament this month with a 21-16, 21-13 win over Rachel Scott and Elaine Youngs in Sunday's final of the AVP Nivea Tour Belmar Open in New Jersey. This tournament was the first time Ross and Kessy were the No. 1-seeded team. But that didn't mean things came easy for the duo. Unlike their previous title wins in Huntington Beach and Virginia Beach, Kessy and Ross needed to advance through the contenders' bracket after losing to Scott and Youngs, 21-14, 21-17, in the semifinals.
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LOCAL
September 8, 2009
Ross, Kessy capture fourth AVP title MASON, Ohio — Former Newport Harbor High star April Ross and her teammate Jen Kessy won their fourth Assn. of Volleyball Professionals women’s title this season. Ross and Kessy, the No. 2 seeded team, upset top-seeded Nicole Branagh and Elaine Youngs, 22-20, 21-18, at the AVP Crocs Tour Tournament of Champions Sunday. Ross and Kessy, the 2009 FIVB world champions, defeated Branagh and Youngs for the fourth time this season in an AVP final.
SPORTS
August 8, 2009
BY TONY LEE HERMOSA BEACH — The anger set in once again after April Ross let a chance to serve for the championship slip through her fingers at the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals’ Hermosa Beach Open. Ross, a former Newport Harbor High standout, hit the ball into the net and didn’t have another opportunity to serve for the championship Saturday as the top-seeded team of Nicole Branagh and Elaine Youngs won, 19-21, 23-21, 15-11. The Hermosa Beach champs are 20-9 against Ross and Kessy, 17-6 against them in AVP matches.
LOCAL
By Steve Virgen | May 21, 2009
No regrets. That’s the mentality for April Ross. She is not shy about admitting that now is the best time to shine on the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals Tour. There are supposed to be new headlines for Ross and her teammate Jen Kessy. And, the story is supposed to go a little something like this: One former Newport Harbor High standout steps out the other steps in. There’s a chance for Ross and Kessy to be the new stars on the sand. There’s no dancing around that fact.
LOCAL
May 18, 2009
HOUSTON, Texas — Newport Harbor High product April Ross teamed with partner Jen Kessy to win their first Assn. of Volleyball Professionals women’s beach volleyball tournament title Sunday at the Houston Open. Ross and Kessy, the No. 2 seeded unit, defeated top-seeded Elaine Youngs and Nicole Branagh, 21-17, 18-21, 15-12, to end a streak of nine winless AVP finals. Ross and Kessy have won three international events. It also ended a 19-match win streak for Youngs-Branagh, who have assumed the mantle vacated by the absence this season of former Newport Harbor star Misty May-Treanor (torn Achilles tendon)
SPORTS
March 30, 2009
Former Newport Harbor High volleyball star April Ross and partner Jen Kessy lost to Elaine Youngs and Nicole Branagh in the women’s final of the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals season-opening tournament Sunday in Panama City, Fla. Ross and Kessy fell, 16-21, 21-18, 15-9, to Youngs and Branagh, who are staking their claim to the women’s division, which is without Newport Harbor High product Misty May (Achilles’ surgery) and Kerri Walsh (maternity) this season.
SPORTS
By Soraya Nadia McDonaldDaily Pilot | May 4, 2008
HUNTINGTON BEACH — For the second straight year, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh walked away from the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals’ Cuervo Gold Crown series final empty-handed. May-Treanor and Walsh, who have won all three AVP tournaments since the season started last month, forfeited Sunday’s final in the Cuervo Gold Crown series because Walsh aggravated an injury in her right shoulder. Walsh had surgery in November 2007 to repair her rotator cuff and remove bone chips, bone spurs, and scar tissue which had accumulated.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | August 12, 2007
MANHATTAN BEACH — Maybe Misty May-Treanor should take up art when her professional volleyball days are over. After all, May-Treanor is getting mighty used to etching her name in the Manhattan Beach pier, the tradition for winning the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals' Manhattan Beach Open. The Newport Harbor High alumna and partner Kerri Walsh had to sweat for it, but they did it again after winning the tour's most prestigious tournament for the third straight year. The top-seeded duo outlasted No. 2-seeded Nicole Branagh and Elaine Youngs, 15-21, 14-7 (ret.
SPORTS
By Soraya Nadia McDonald | July 22, 2007
LONG BEACH — Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh received an ideal sendoff for the Fédération de Volleyball's World Championships Saturday afternoon. Not only did the pair win the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals' Long Beach Open before a rowdy crowd of May-Treanor's hometown supporters, they also received a small reprieve in the semifinals. May-Treanor and Walsh were scheduled to play Nicole Branaugh and Elaine Youngs, who forfeited due to injury. Youngs injured her calf muscle and the team pulled out to avoid worsening the problem according to AVP reports.
NEWS
By: Barry Faulkner | August 15, 2005
Through atypically overcast skies Sunday, a ray of hope emerged for the bullied masses of the Association of Volleyball Professionals' women's beach circuit. Newport Harbor High product Misty May-Treanor and partner Kerri Walsh, who have consistently kicked sand in the collective faces of the competition since teaming up in 2003, were upset, 21-15, 21-16, by Elaine Youngs and Rachel Wacholder in the title match near the Huntington Beach Pier. The loss snapped a streak of five straight AVP tournament victories for the reigning Olympic champions, who had also won seven of the first eight AVP events this season.
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