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By Mike Sciacca | August 8, 2012
The quest for a repeat gold medal came to a halt Wednesday for the U.S. Olympic men's volleyball team. Defending champion Team USA was eliminated from medal contention by Italy, which scored a 28-26, 25-20, 25-20 quarterfinal round victory at Earls Court in London. Team USA, ranked fifth in the world, had won gold at the Beijing Games. Team USA is coached by Alan Knipe, who attended Marina High, played at Orange Coast College, and coached at Golden West College and Cal State Long Beach.
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November 9, 2006
The Dwyer Middle School sixth-seventh-grade boys' volleyball team won three matches last week to claim the end-of-the-season middle school volleyball tournament title. The tournament featured middle school squads from Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Dwyer, coached by Scott Bradbury, opened the tournament on Nov. 2 with a victory over Huntington Beach rival Sowers and came back Friday to eliminate Harbor Day. The Jr. Oilers took on Corona del Mar in the division final and earned the title with a 25-15, 25-17 sweep.
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December 5, 2002
The Marina High School girls' volleyball team has a lot to be proud of. Yes, the team's season ended sooner than members would have wanted after a loss last Saturday in the first round of the state tournament to Torrey Pines. But by then, the season had lasted longer than most could have hoped. Just getting to the state level was an incredible accomplishment. After five years on the outside looking in, the team captured the CIF Southern Section championship by beating perennial powerhouse Mira Costa two weeks ago. And they did it in heart-racing fashion, pulling out the 15-4, 15-11, 14-16, 13-15, 15-9 upset victory.
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By Mike Sciacca | July 25, 2012
Imagine if not one, but three, athletes from the same community were selected to the U.S. Olympic team. Now imagine if all three were together in the same sport under the Team USA umbrella. That's exactly what Alan Knipe, David McKienzie and Russell Holmes have accomplished. Each is a member of the U.S. men's volleyball team that is in London for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Knipe played at Marina High and later coached at Golden West College, and is head coach of the U.S. men's team.
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June 28, 2007
Matthew Butler, 12, of Huntington Beach and Vinnie Rios, 13, of Torrance teamed to captured a gold medal at the California Junior Olympic Beach Volleyball Championships in the 14-and-Under Division at Dockweiller State Beach in Playa del Rey. It was the first beach competition of the year for the pair. In other youth volleyball action: The St. Bonaventure School boys' A volleyball team won the Parochial Athletic Coastal League championship with a record of 10-0.
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September 4, 2013
Thursday Girls' Tennis (3 p.m.) Huntington at Laguna Hills Estancia at Ocean View Girls' Golf (3 p.m.) Huntington vs. St. Joseph (at Lakewood CC) Estancia at Ocean View Boys' Water Polo (3:15 p.m.) Edison at Capistrano Valley Boys' Water Polo (TBA) Huntington at Poway Tournament Girls' Volleyball (5:45 p.m.) Edison at El Dorado Football (7 p.m.) Garfield vs. Edison (at Huntington Beach High) * Friday Field Hockey (3:15 p.m.)
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May 23, 2002
Mike Sciacca Tracy Lindquist remembers a time when she and her friends would go down to the volleyball sand courts near the Huntington Beach Pier and search for o7 anybodyf7 to accept a challenge match. "We would almost beg for a chance to play somebody," the 21-year-old recalls of her junior year of high school. "When we did play, we would routinely get whipped. But we had fun, and made friends with the other women who played volleyball at the pier on a regular basis."
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July 22, 2004
Jillian Ukropina The Junior Spikers volleyball camp only lasts a week. For many of its participants, that's not nearly enough time. "Everyone takes it for two to three weeks," said Ric Jennings, the program's creator and director. "Everyone always returns." Junior Spikers, a program created to introduce the basic skills of volleyball, includes training, drills, challenges, team competitions and a daily dip in the ocean. Even with the relatively short length of the camp, participants learn techniques quickly and enjoy the company of their friends.
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April 30, 2014
Thursday Boys' Golf (2:30 p.m.) Los Alamitos vs. Huntington (at SeaCliff CC) Boys' Tennis (3 p.m.) Huntington at Edison Fountain Valley at Marina Ocean View at Santa Ana Softball (3:15 p.m.) Edison at Marina Fountain Valley at Los Alamitos (6 p.m.) Newport Harbor at Huntington Boys' Tennis (3 p.m.) Huntington at Edison Boys' Volleyball (5:30 p.m.) Huntington at Edison — Friday Track and Field (2 p.m.) Sunset League Prelims (at Huntington Beach High)
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By Mike Sciacca | April 9, 2014
Huntington Beach High ran its mark of consecutive boys' volleyball matches won to 42 Friday by sweeping visiting Marina in Sunset League action. The Oilers ran their league record to 3-0 by taking down the Vikings, 25-14, 25-14, 25-13. Connor Kotchnik and Alex Wolf had five kills each for the CIF Southern Section's No. 1-ranked team in Division 1, now 18-0 on the season. Huntington's 42-match win streaks dates to last season. "This was a good team effort," Huntington Coach Craig Pazanti said.
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By Mike Sciacca | April 2, 2014
Huntington Beach High and Edison both won their first two matches in Sunset League boys' volleyball competition, each winning on Tuesday. Huntington , which continues at No. 1 in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 rankings, defeated host Fountain Valley , 25-12, 26-28, 25-18, 25-17. Outside hitters TJ DeFalco (nine digs) and Sean Morrissey had 19 and 14 kills, respectively, for the Oilers (17-0), who ran their league match win streak to 22. Will Thibodeau had eight kills and Brian Martinez 13 digs for the Barons (9-4)
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By Mike Sciacca | October 9, 2013
After two matches, Huntington Beach High and Los Alamitos have taken the early lead in the Sunset League girls' volleyball title race. The Oilers on Tuesday went to 2-0 in league by sweeping host Fountain Valley, 25-9, 25-23, 25-3. Senior setter/opposite Kendra Koelsch had three kills and seven blocks, junior defensive specialist Julia Hennekam seven aces, and senior outside hitter Katie Lespier six kills and eight digs for the Oilers. The win put Huntington at 18-4 overall. Fountain Valley slipped to 0-2 in league.
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September 4, 2013
The Huntington Beach High girls' tennis team launched its 2013 season Tuesday and scored a big victory. The Oilers dominated in both singles and doubles action and posted an 18-0 shutout of visiting Westminster. "Being that it was an opening game, I was very proud of the performance by all of our players," Huntington Coach Sam Sarria said. "Everyone performed well and all the girls came through. " The Oilers travel Thursday to face Laguna Hills in a 3 p.m. nonleague match.
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August 28, 2013
Friday Football (7 p.m.) Bakersfield Christian at Huntington Beach Edison at Compton Centennial Fountain Valley vs. Foothill (at Tustin High) Arrowhead Christian vs. Brethren Christian (at Ocean View High) * Tuesday Girls' Golf (2:30 p.m.) Edison at Rosary Tournament (at Western Hills GC) (3 p.m.) Marina vs. Long Beach Poly (at Recreation GC) Girls' Tennis (3 p.m.) Westminster at Marina Field Hockey (3:15 p.m.)
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