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May 16, 2012
There will be two former Newport Harbor High volleyball standouts in the London Olympics. April Ross, who starred at Newport Harbor, and Jennifer Kessy have qualified for their first Olympics. They will join Misty May-Treanor, also of Newport Harbor, and Kerri Walsh, the two-time gold medalists, in the Olympic beach volleyball tournament. Ross and Kessy were the No. 3 team at the Beijing Olympics, but the duo clinched the second of two American women's berths after finishing fifth in the Beijing Grand Slam this past weekend.
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August 13, 2012
Former UC Irvine All-American Ryan Bailey scored two goals in the U.S. men's water polo team's 10-9 loss in the seventh-place game at the London Olympics on Sunday. Tim Hutten, another Anteaters alum, also scored a goal for the Americans, who lost their last five contests after opening 3-0. Bailey scored consecutive American goals in the fourth quarter as a furious rally with four U.S. goals in the final 4:09 fell just short. Bailey scored 13 goals in eight games at the 2012 Olympics.
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June 2, 2012
PASADENA - Captain Tony Azevedo scored twice as the U.S. men's national water polo team defeated Croatia, 9-5, in an exhibition match Friday before a capacity crowd at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center. Former UC Irvine standouts Ryan Bailey and Tim Hutten each scored once for Team USA, as did former Corona del Mar High standout John Mann. Team USA improved to 3-1 in four pre-Olympic showcase games over the past week against world powers Croatia and Hungary, including two matches last weekend at Newport Harbor High.
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October 29, 2011
GUADALAJARA, Mexico - - Former UC Irvine All-Americans Jeff Powers and Tim Hutten each scored fourth-quarter goals to lead the United States men's water polo team to a 7-3 win over Canada in the championship game of the Pan American Games on Saturday. With the victory, Team USA earns a berth in the 2012 London Olympics. Hutten converted a power-play goal with 4:16 left in the final quarter for a 6-2 lead and Powers scored with 2:34 remaining for a 7-2 margin. UCI alum Ryan Bailey did not score on two shot attempts Saturday.
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August 8, 2012
Corona del Mar High graduate Tumua Anae will attempt to become the third local athlete to win a gold medal at the London Olympics on Thursday. Anae, a backup goalie on the U.S. women's water polo team, will help the Americans battle Spain in the gold-medal game. The two teams, both 4-0-1 in the tournament, played to a 9-9 tie in group play. Newport Harbor High graduatesMisty May-Treanor(women's beach volleyball) and Esther Lofgren (women's eight rowing) have both earned gold medals in London.
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By Steve Virgen | May 25, 2012
Misty May-Treanor, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a former Newport Harbor High star, will be the special guest speaker at the 51st annual Athletic Awards Breakfast Thursday at 7:15 a.m. at Balboa Pavilion. The awards breakfast honors the top 15 athletes from Corona del Mar High and Newport Harbor. May-Treanor is no stranger to accolades. May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh won the gold medal at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics in beach volleyball. The duo will be in the London Olympics going for an unprecedented third straight gold medal.
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June 21, 2013
Sharon Day, a former Costa Mesa High standout, used one word to help her win her second national women's heptathlon title Friday at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. That word? Fun. "I was just trying to remember why I do this in the first place and just tried to have fun," Day said during a telephone interview. "I've learned it's about just trying to have fun and stay loose and not put too much pressure on myself. " The mentality worked for Day, who achieved a lifetime-best 6,550 points, which ranks No. 1 in the world this season and is fifth all-time in American history.
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By Steve Virgen | July 21, 2012
It seemed inevitable their paths would cross in a meaningful way. After all Misty May-Treanor and April Ross went to the same high school, Newport Harbor, though they graduated at different times. They grew up in the same town, played at the same gyms and learned the sand game on the same beaches. Of course they have a connection. Five years ago, so the story goes, Ross was about to form a team with Jennifer Kessy. The new duo played in a secluded practice match against the best: Misty and her partner Kerri Walsh.
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By Matt Szabo | July 23, 2012
IRVINE - On the eve of the London Olympics, former world No. 1 tennis player Andre Agassi discussed Monday what it meant for him to win gold in 1996 in Atlanta. Agassi, who played against the Breakers in 2009, has always been a big supporter of World Team Tennis. He wasn't playing Monday night, but he made a special appearance at UC Irvine's Bren Events Center for the Orange County Breakers' 24-17 home victory over the Springfield Lasers. "Being a part of the greater athletic world, seeing all these athletes giving their whole life to this one moment, you felt like you were a part of something much larger," Agassi said of his Atlanta experience in a pre-match news conference.
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By Steve Virgen | June 22, 2012
Before the 2008 Olympics, Esther Lofgren prepared as best she could, trying to fulfill a dream she's had since she was 7. The announcement came and she soon learned that she missed the U.S. women's eight by one spot. The American rowers went on to win gold at the Beijing Olympics. However, this time it's Lofgren's turn to attempt to bring home a gold medal from the London Olympics. Lofgren has fulfilled her dream of making it to the Olympics. Lofgren, a Newport Harbor High alum who competed at Harvard, was named to the U.S. Olympic team for rowing on the women's eight, USRowing announced Friday.
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By Matt Szabo | October 4, 2013
The key chain isn't really gaudy. It simply says "Team USA," but Corona del Mar High junior Hayley Hodson smiles when it's brought up. Those two words encompass many of Hodson's hopes and dreams. They are most likely part of her past, present and future. In this way, the key chain is more than just an inanimate object for Hodson, who is one of the best high school outside hitters in the country. "I think I got it at the Olympic training center," she said. "I think I also have a 'London 2012' one sitting around at home.
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By Steve Virgen | September 25, 2013
When April Ross walked onto the runway Sunday night, she showed swagger as she pulled out a camera to take a photo of her friends behind her, that would be Misty May-Treanor and Steve Timmons. May-Treanor followed with a silly bit, too. She danced like Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta did in "Grease," and swirled her make-believe lasso. Timmons had a little breakdance move, it appeared, as he also modeled on the runway. It was all silly and fun, and to raise money for their favorite high school sports program at the OC Mix in Costa Mesa.
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By Barry Faulkner | August 13, 2013
The UC Irvine women's soccer team lost just one conference game last season and has lost only two in the last three years. But last year's 5-1-3 Big West Conference record was good for only fourth place for the then-two-time-defending conference champions, who were 9-8-4 overall and missed out on an NCAA Tournament berth for the first time in three seasons. So, never afraid of new concepts, sixth-year coach Scott Juniper has shaken the program's emotional tree in order to try to maximize success.
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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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June 21, 2013
Sharon Day, a former Costa Mesa High standout, used one word to help her win her second national women's heptathlon title Friday at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. That word? Fun. "I was just trying to remember why I do this in the first place and just tried to have fun," Day said during a telephone interview. "I've learned it's about just trying to have fun and stay loose and not put too much pressure on myself. " The mentality worked for Day, who achieved a lifetime-best 6,550 points, which ranks No. 1 in the world this season and is fifth all-time in American history.
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By Steve Virgen | April 16, 2013
The Bird. Turtle. The Backstroke King. They are known as three of Newport Harbor High's greatest athletes. Newport Harbor's "Big Three" can also be known as among the best in CIF Southern Section history. George Yardley (basketball), Misty May-Treanor (volleyball) and Aaron Peirsol (swimming) are featured in the CIF Southern Section's "100 Athletes for 100 years," and represent the inaugural CIF Southern Section Athletes Hall of Fame, it was announced Monday. Each of the Sailors' athletes hold a special place in Newport Harbor's Long Gray Line, and went on to reach stardom in the NBA for Yardley, and with Olympic gold for May-Treanor and Peirsol.
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By Matt Szabo | August 27, 2012
NEWPORT BEACH - Robert Lynn said it felt good to be back home in Southern California after the London Olympics. Lynn was an assistant coach on the U.S. Olympic men's water polo team that finished eighth in London. He said he got funny text messages from friends and family watching on television, telling him not to be so angry during the contests. But Lynn felt less comfortable about having a microphone in his hand, he joked at the Newport Beach Aquatics Summer Soiree on Saturday night at the Newport Aquatic Center.
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August 13, 2012
Former UC Irvine All-American Ryan Bailey scored two goals in the U.S. men's water polo team's 10-9 loss in the seventh-place game at the London Olympics on Sunday. Tim Hutten, another Anteaters alum, also scored a goal for the Americans, who lost their last five contests after opening 3-0. Bailey scored consecutive American goals in the fourth quarter as a furious rally with four U.S. goals in the final 4:09 fell just short. Bailey scored 13 goals in eight games at the 2012 Olympics.
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August 8, 2012
Corona del Mar High graduate Tumua Anae will attempt to become the third local athlete to win a gold medal at the London Olympics on Thursday. Anae, a backup goalie on the U.S. women's water polo team, will help the Americans battle Spain in the gold-medal game. The two teams, both 4-0-1 in the tournament, played to a 9-9 tie in group play. Newport Harbor High graduatesMisty May-Treanor(women's beach volleyball) and Esther Lofgren (women's eight rowing) have both earned gold medals in London.
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By Matt Szabo | July 23, 2012
IRVINE - On the eve of the London Olympics, former world No. 1 tennis player Andre Agassi discussed Monday what it meant for him to win gold in 1996 in Atlanta. Agassi, who played against the Breakers in 2009, has always been a big supporter of World Team Tennis. He wasn't playing Monday night, but he made a special appearance at UC Irvine's Bren Events Center for the Orange County Breakers' 24-17 home victory over the Springfield Lasers. "Being a part of the greater athletic world, seeing all these athletes giving their whole life to this one moment, you felt like you were a part of something much larger," Agassi said of his Atlanta experience in a pre-match news conference.
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