December 20, 2012
Newport Harbor High product Misty May-Treanor and Costa Mesa resident Jake Gibb have been named USA Volleyball Female and Male Athlete of the Year, respectively, in beach volleyball. May-Treanor, 35, and partner Kerri Walsh Jennings won their third straight Olympic gold medal in London last summer. The legendary duo lost only one set and swept to a 21-16, 21-16 final victory over April Ross and Jennifer Kessy. May-Treanor led Olympic women's players in digs with 107 on 225 attempts for a 48% success rate.
June 18, 2011
Former Newport Harbor High stars Misty May-Treanor and April Ross collided in the women's quarterfinals of the $1 million Federation International de Volleyball Beach Volleyball Swatch World Championships on Friday at Foro Italico Sports Complex in Rome, Italy. May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh outlasted Ross and Jennifer Kessy, the defending event champions, 21-18, 18-21, 15-10, in a 46-minute match. May-Treanor had 18 kills, 11 digs and one ace serve, while Ross had 15 kills, eight digs and one ace. May-Treanor and Walsh are two-time Olympic gold medal winners who are now 7-0 against Ross-Kessy in FIVB matches.
July 29, 2011
Former Newport Harbor High volleyball standout April Ross finally topped another former star with the Sailors, Misty May-Treanor, in international action. Ross and Jennifer Kessy upset May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh, the two-time Olympic champions, 21-16, 21-19, in the quarterfinals of the FIVB Stare Jablonki Grand Slam in Poland on Friday. The victory gives Ross and Kessy their first in international play against May-Treanor and Walsh, who are in their first season together since 2008.
June 11, 2011
Misty May-Treanor posted a video on her Facebook page for all her fans, and titled it, "Off to the Finals!" In the video, she is riding on a bus approaching Chaoyang Park in Beijing, China, site of the beach volleyball competition at the 2008 Olympics. "It's a bit of a surreal moment. It's like déjà vu," May-Treanor said in the video. "Getting ready I got goose bumps just thinking about it. Wish us luck and Kerri and I are going to play hard. " The duo that won gold in Beijing in 2008 did play hard.
June 19, 2010
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — April Ross and Jen Kessy won the Huntington Beach Open two weeks ago on the Assn. Volleyball of Professionals Tour. They were seeded No. 2 then and they are the second-seeded team again at the Virginia Beach Open. Ross, the former Newport Harbor High standout, and Kessy are out to prove they can be No. 1 again. They were impressive to open their competition Saturday. They won their three matches easily to remain in contention. They'll face Rachel Scott and Elaine Youngs today with a semifinal berth on the line.
June 15, 2010
Misty May-Treanor was so excited about her autobiography being released Tuesday, she said she went out and bought a copy for herself. The two-time Olympic gold medalist in beach volleyball posted a photo on her facebook fan page. The picture is of May-Treanor smiling with her new book. "Book comes out today … both nervous and excited. I hope those that read it will enjoy it … thanks everyone for your support," May-Treanor's status reads. The former Newport Harbor High standout's autobiography, "Misty, Digging Deep in Volleyball and Life," was written with Jill Lieber Steeg.
July 16, 2011
May-Treanor, Walsh victorious in Russia Newport Harbor High alumna Misty May-Treanor and partner Kerri Walsh won gold Saturday at the Federation Internationale de Volleyball Moscow Grand Slam. Second-seeded May-Treanor and Walsh defeated top-seeded Juliana Felisberta and Larissa Franca of Brazil, 23-21, 21-15, in the championship match. It was the 37th World Tour title for May-Treanor and Walsh, who split $43,500 in winnings. That number trails only Larissa and Juliana, who have 40. May-Treanor and Walsh improved to 12-6 head-to-head against their Brazilian rivals, though Larissa and Juliana had won the last three meetings, including at last month's FIVB World Championships in Rome.
October 24, 2012
A TV reporter had a question prepared for Mark Burnette and each of his family members Monday morning near a volleyball net on the sand at Huntington Beach Pier. She started with the youngest, and cutest, Burnette, Carinne, a 7-year-old who came with her family to California from Tennessee because her Dad won a contest put on by AT&T. They were there to play a friendly beach volleyball match against a famous duo. "Is this a dream come true for you," the TV reporter asked Carinne, who smiled.
May 3, 2011
UC Irvine junior Chris Kearney is the Big West Conference Player of the Year in men's tennis and UCI's Trevor Kronemann is Coach of the Year for a second straight season. Kearney earned first-team recognition in singles and doubles, while Anteaters junior Sam Gould was a first-team honoree in singles. Senior Stephen Stege, Kearney's doubles partner, also represents UCI, the two-time conference champion, on the first team. UCI's Ryan Cheung, who along with junior Fabian Matthews earned second-team doubles recognition, is the Co-Freshman of the Year.
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.