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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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By Jill Cowan | September 20, 2012
If Olympic beach volleyball players April Ross and Jennifer Kessy seemed right at home Wednesday afternoon as they signed autographs and posed for pictures at CdM Fitness, it's because they were. The pair have trained at the gym on East Coast Highway for about two years. The gym's owner, David Jurevich, accompanied the team to London as their trainer. And Ross and Kessy, who have spent the last month or so since the games toting around some new silver hardware, are both Orange County-bred.
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By Joe Haakenson, Special to the Daily Pilot | June 23, 2012
Concordia University's Master of Coaching and Athletic Administration (MCAA) department will host the California Coaches Conference this week, a five-day conference Monday through Friday focusing on "developing excellence in coaching and athletics. " Most of the conference will take place at Concordia, but some of it will be at Irvine Valley College, where the color gold will be prevalent. That's because IVC director of volleyball Tom Pestolesi will have two very gold-minded guest speakers for his course titled "Advanced theory and strategy for coaching volleyball.
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By Steve Virgen | 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.
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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.
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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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