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 By Myke Williams    Sports    December 3, 2015

USC, UCLA Host Volleyball This Weekend

By Myke Williams Sports Reporter The No. 1-seeded USC Trojans and the No. 14 seeded UCLA Bruins will be at home this weekend when they host the first round of the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Tournament. The Trojans played Cleveland State Thursday and...

 
 Sports    November 5, 2015

AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour Recognizes Top Performances

The AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) Pro Beach Volleyball Tour announces its year-end award winners recognizing the top performers from the 2015 season. The AVP enjoyed another successful year as the tour continued to flourish in its...

 
 By Myke Williams    Sports    October 22, 2015

USC, UCLA Volleyball Eye Upcoming Road Wins

By Myke Williams Sports Reporter The No. 1 USC Trojans and the No. 11 UCLA Bruins women’s volleyball teams will go on a four -game road trip starting tonight when they travel to Oregon and Oregon State this weekend. The following weekend they will...

 
 By Myke Williams    Sports    October 8, 2015

USC Women Become Number 1 In Volleyball

By Myke Williams Sports Reporter The USC women’s volleyball team dream season got even better when it claimed the No. 1 ranking in the nation this week after beating No. 5 Washington last Sunday. Their 3-1 victory over previously unbeaten Huskies...

 
 Sports    September 24, 2015

Ross/ Fendrick and Bourne/Hyden Win At Huntington Beach

Coming off the 2014 AVP Tour season, April Ross and Lauren Fendrick had been able to generate a healthy respect for each other from the other side of the net, as they faced off against each other in five finals over the AVP’s seven events last...

 
 By Myke Williams    Sports    September 17, 2015

USC Women Stay Undefeated In Volleyball

By Myke Williams Sports Reporter The USC football team is not the only athletic squad capturing headlines this fall. The women’s volleyball team is 10-0 and ranked number three in some of the recent polls. Led by senior outside hitter Samantha...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    September 6, 2015

Culver Volleyball Girls Want Another Championship

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter Culver City High girls volleyball has won the Ocean League title the past two years. But they are not resting on their laurels as they prepare for the 2015 fall...

 
 Sports    July 23, 2015

AVP Manhattan Beach Open Set For August 13-16

The AVP Manhattan Beach Open, presented by Acer, is set for August 13-16 just south of the Manhattan Beach Pier. In addition to top-notch competition, the 56th annual tournament promises to offer four days filled with activities surrounding the...

 
 Sports    June 25, 2015

Youth Volleyball Coaches Wanted

Supporting the growth of youth volleyball participation in Culver City, former Centaur volleyball head coach and athletic director Marty Siegal is recruiting volleyball coaches for next season of the Culver City Middle School team and Culver...

 
 Sports    May 28, 2015

Youth Volleyball Summer Camps Available This Summer

Summer volleyball camps for boys and girls of all abilities and experience in four day sessions, July 13-30, will be conducted by the Culver Volleyball Club at the Culver City middle and high schools. Former Culver City High volleyball head coach...

 
 Sports    May 14, 2015

New York Joins APV Volleyball

Manhattan Beach and Huntington Beach are fixtures on the AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) tour and New York has joined the group. For the first time in the AVP’s 32-year history a tournament in Manhattan has been added. The Inaugural...

 
 Sports    May 7, 2015

AVP Returns To Manhattan Beach, Huntington Beach

The AVP professional volleyball tour will return to Manhattan Beach and Huntington Beach this summer. A tournament in scheduled in Cincinnati too, as it was last summer. Four cities that weren’t on last year’s schedule will complete the seven...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    April 23, 2015

Culver Volleyball Tournament Called a Success

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter The 2nd Annual Culver City Varsity Volleyball Tournament was once again a resounding success for the eight teams that participated at Del Goodyear Gymnasium on...

 
 Sports    November 20, 2014

Olympic Medalist Jennifer Kessy Returns to Beach Vollyball Tour

Jennifer Kessy, a 2012 Olympic silver medalist and the winner of 29 beach volleyball tournaments worldwide, announces that she will return to the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour for the 2015 season. Kessy, who missed the 2014 season for the birth of...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    November 20, 2014

Culver Girls Vollyball Bids Farewell

By Fred Altieri Observer Reporter "Six or seven rallies back and forth over the net for a point is incredible. It wasn't like it was free ball. It was straight down hit, dug, transition, block,...

 
 Sports    October 16, 2014

Culver Volleyball Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

The Culver City High Girls Varsity Volleyball team defeated Santa Monica High in four games. It was the team's Dig Pink game in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Honored were two people: Varsity...

 
 By Bosmat Eynav    Sports    October 2, 2014

'I'M A BELIEVER'

By Bosmat Eynav Sports Columnist As a professional volleyball player in my younger years I have a special affinity to that sport. As an Israeli woman I was obligated to serve in the army for two...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    April 24, 2014

Culver Volleyball Hosts Tournament, Gains Experience

By Fred Altieri Observer Reporter The Culver City High boys volleyball program hosted an all-day, Varsity Classic, nine-team invitational tournament on Saturday, April 19 on a glistening newly...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    November 28, 2013

Culver Volleyball Loses In Playoffs

The Culver City High girls volleyball team was well on its way toward the CIF Championship match when things took a sudden detour a few nights before that. It happened just one block south of the 405...

 
 Sports    November 14, 2013

Culver Girls Are Volleyball Champs

The Culver City High girls volleyball team has won the Ocean League championship. Santa Monica High hsd a long streak of winning the championship but Culver City defeated Santa Monica on Oct. 30,...

 
 Sports    November 7, 2013

Paperny Hits Through El Segundo Block

The Centaurs' outside-hitter, Cassidy Paperny, hits through the El Segundo block. The Culver City High girls volleyball team is 19-6 overall and undefeated in Ocean League play at...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    August 8, 2013

Coach Explains Success of Culver Volleyball

Coach Explains Success of Culver Volleyball (EDITOR’S NOTE: This is an interview with Culver City High head volleyball coach Joe Manzo) I enjoy coaching volleyball because my kids are into it and I...

 
 By Bosmat Eynav    Sports    June 26, 2013

Venice Event Restores Spirit of Beach Volleyball

Sports Columnist Five years ago a vision and insight awakened in Coach Mika's mind. Slowly, with trepidation, and humility, he slowly built the routine and practice of the game in Ocean Park, Venice B...