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Beach community honors Whitmarsh, helps good causes with annual tourney

The San Diego volleyball community came together Saturday for the fourth-annual Mike Whitmarsh invitational at Dog Beach in Del Mar, Calif. The event commemorates...
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AVP Austin: Cook and Spieler excited about role as surprise semifinalists

AUSTIN, Texas -- Hitting up the med tent was the first thing on Karissa Cook’s list Saturday after defeating Sarah Day and Nicolette Martin...
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AVP Austin: Fendrick-Sponcil go 2-0, Dalhausser-Lucena, Ross-Klineman hold form

AUSTIN, Texas -- Sarah Sponcil, playing in her first AVP tournament, is so fresh off of her college season she still has the spandex...
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AVP Austin: Sarah Day’s comeback, strong Long Beach, LSU presences

AUSTIN, Texas -- t’s hard to call Sarah Day qualifying for the main draw of the 2018 AVP Austin Open an underdog story, but...
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AVP Austin presents likely the toughest qualifier of the year for the men

What a difference a year, and a wrinkle in the Olympic qualification system, can make. A year ago, AVP Austin featured one of the lightest...

SANDCAST: Adam Johnson, the hall of famer hiding in plain sight

Adam Johnson couldn’t believe it. He’d had some rough losses in his day, narrow losses with a lot on the line. Twice he had been...
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Transfer to Cal Poly has been special in many ways for Torrey Van Winden

When Torrey Van Winden walked off Hermosa Beach on Saturday with a bronze medal in the USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships, it capped quite...
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Pro beach: Jake Gibb breaks toe, Taylor Crabb picks up Tim Bomgren

The entry list for AVP Austin was released Saturday and it had one notable omission: Jake Gibb. A two-time AVP champion in 2017, Gibb broke his...
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LSU’s Nuss-Coppola, FSU’s Justice-Wienckowski win USA Collegiate Beach titles

HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. -- LSU's Kristen Nuss and Claire Coppola and Florida State's Jon Justice and Adam Wienckowski were the surprise winners Saturday at...
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Florida State, Cal Poly, LSU pairs reach Collegiate Beach semis

Two Florida State pairs and one each from Cal Poly and LSU survived Friday’s elimination matches at the USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Nationals to...

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