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January 5, 2013
SANTA BARBARA - The UC Irvine men's volleyball team, ranked No. 1 in the nation, captured the UCSB Invitational with a 25-17, 25-17, 24-26, 22-25,15-13 victory over No. 6 UCLA at Robertson Gym Saturday. It is the fourth time UCI has won the tournament (2003, 2007, 2012) as the Anteaters improve to 3-0 on the year. UCLA goes to 2-1. Junior middle blocker Collin Mehring was named the tournament MVP, while junior outside hitter Connor Hughes was selected to the all-tournament team.
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By Jill Cowan | December 31, 2012
Ezekiel "Zeke" Kendall is, by most measures, a nice guy. He's friendly, upbeat and enjoys spending time with his family. Still, you wouldn't be wrong if you called him heartless. The Costa Mesa 19-year-old - who's awaiting the first of what could be multiple heart transplants throughout his life - had his own failing ticker removed and replaced with a SynCardia artificial device Dec. 5. "It's weird to think, man, I have a completely synthetic metal and plastic device in my body," he said.
SPORTS
November 30, 2012
Corona del Mar High product Reed Williams, a junior forward at UCLA, was named first-team All-Pac-12 in men's soccer. Williams produced seven goals, tied for the team lead with teammate and Pac-12 Player of the Year Ryan Hollingshead, and four assists. His 18 points (two for a goal and one for an assist) ranked second at UCLA. Williams, also an Academic All-District team honoree with a 3.34 grade-point average in business economics, helped the Bruins (13-3-3) win the conference title and advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
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By Joanna Clay | November 23, 2012
Some Southland families will get a special treat Saturday, thanks to the ingenuity of a couple of Newport Beach businessmen. Northwestern Mutual Financial Advisor Paul Glowienke and Financial Representative Nate Fikse are giving 40 families a "Great Escape" this weekend from dealing with the struggles of pediatric cancer. FOR THE RECORD: A previous version of this story had the wrong first name for Nate Fikse. They teamed up with Starlight Children's Foundation to come up with the day spent at the UCLA vs. Stanford game at the Rose Bowl.
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By Barry Faulkner | November 13, 2012
LOS ANGELES - A UCLA men's basketball program battling to restore prominence held off a UC Irvine outfit searching for relevance. The No. 13-ranked Bruins, coming off a season in which they did not reach the NCAA Tournament, defeated UCI, a school that has never been to the Big Dance, 80-79, in an overtime classic at New Pauley Pavilion Tuesday night. UCI took a 79-78 lead on a Mike Wilder three-pointer with 23 seconds left, but Larry Drew answered with a layin with 17 seconds left for the Bruins (2-0)
SPORTS
November 6, 2012
Newport Harbor High senior Elissia Schilling has verbally committed to play women's water polo at UCLA, her father, John, confirmed in an email Tuesday. Schilling, a center, was a first-team All-Sunset League and first-team All-CIF Southern Section Division 1 selection last year for the Sailors. The Newport-Mesa Dream Team selection scored 45 goals, adding 20 assists and 34 steals. She helped Newport Harbor win its fifth CIF Division 1 title. At UCLA, Schilling will be reunited with her former Newport teammate Maddy McLaren, who was last year's Newport-Mesa Player of the Year.
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By Bree Ogden | November 5, 2012
My grandmother, Joanne Ruth "Mimi" Mulder, was born Nov. 6, 1936, in Seattle. She spent a short while in Yakima, where her grandparents, Ruth and Wheeler Warren, ran one of the first Washington apple-packing companies. Soon after, she moved to sunny California and was raised in South Pasadena. Her beauty was discovered at 15, when she was chosen as a Jonathan Logan contestant winner, whereupon she flew to Paris for two weeks with her mother, Marjorie Warren Mulder. She was nominated and crowned a Rose Princess in the Rose Parade's 1954 Court.
SPORTS
August 10, 2012
The UC Irvine men's basketball team will face eight opponents that competed in postseason tournaments last season, including NCAA participants UNLV, Southern Miss and Long Beach State. The schedule also includes a home game against LSU on Dec. 18, the home opener against Nevada on Nov. 10, and road dates at UCLA (Nov. 13), USC (Dec. 20), Pepperdine (Sept. 24) and Fresno State (Dec. 15). UCI, with five starters and 10 players back under third-year coach Russell Turner, will also visit UNLV on Nov. 28. It's UCI's first clash with its former Big West Conference rival since 1997.
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By David Carrillo PeƱaloza | July 19, 2012
UCLA came on late in trying to recruit Parker Brown. The Bruins might have been last in pursuing Brown, but they finished first in landing the standout outside hitter from Corona del Mar High. Brown has committed to play for the UCLA men's volleyball program, the Balboa Bay Volleyball Club announced on its Facebook page on Thursday. Last week, Brown said UCLA moved up to the top of his list because of its new coach, John Speraw. Brown said Speraw recruited him while Speraw was at UC Irvine, which won the NCAA title this past season, the program's third crown in the last six seasons under Speraw.
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By Steve Virgen | July 9, 2012
For so many years it had seemed John Speraw would leave UC Irvine to become the coach at UCLA, where he would succeed Al Scates. While the speculation took place and the feeling that Speraw's departure from the Anteaters was inevitable, David Kniffin always thought about becoming the next UCI men's volleyball coach. "I truthfully felt like I could be the person," Kniffin said of his thoughts of taking over at UCI when all that speculation took place. "That's the reason more than any that I jumped on it. " Kniffin now has the opportunity.
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