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By Mike Sciacca | July 26, 2012
A second chance. A lifelong dream. Jennifer Kessy took advantage of one and made the other come to fruition. Kessy, a Laguna Beach resident, and teammate April Ross are in London for the 2012 Summer Olympics. The rising duo is one of two teams representing the U.S. in women's beach volleyball. The other is Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings, who have won Gold at the last two Summer Games and are going for an unprecedented three-peat. Kessy said that competing at the Olympics has been a longtime quest.
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September 26, 2013
Ian Cairns of Laguna Beach is leading the first PacSun USA Longboard Team in competition as its head coach this week at the ISA World Longboard Championships at Huanchaco, Peru. The team consists of returning ISA World Team members Tony Silvagni (Carolina Beach, N.C.) and Taylor Jensen (Oceanside) who were joined by winners at the Surfing America USA Championships at Church, San Onofre State Beach, in June. The team consists of Silvagni and Jensen in the Open Men division, Rachael Tilly (Capistrano Beach)
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September 12, 2013
The women's title at the Atlantic City Open, the fourth stop on the 2013 Assn. of Volleyball Professionals Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, was won Sunday by the team of Jennifer Kessy and April Rossat Atlantic City, N.J. The top-seeded team in the tournament, Kessy, of Laguna Beach, and Ross (Costa Mesa) came from a set down in Sunday's final to edge the No. 7 team of Emily Day/Summer Ross, 23-25, 21-6,15-13. Whitney Pavlik (Laguna Beach) and Kerri Walsh Jennings (Manhattan Beach)
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September 9, 2013
One week after winning the prestigious Manhattan Beach Open, Whitney Pavlik (Laguna Beach) and partner Kerri Walsh Jennings (Manhattan Beach) just missed out on capturing another title on the 2013 Assn. of Volleyball Professionals Pro Beach Volleyball Tour. Pavlik and Walsh Jennings reached the women's final at the AVP Cincinnati Open Monday but the No. 2 seeded team in the tournament was upended by the No. 14-seeded team of Emily Day and Summer Ross. Day and Ross scored a 21-15, 21-11 victory to take their first tour title.
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May 8, 2009
VALLEY CENTER ? Laguna Beach resident Whitney Pavlik and partner Stacy Rouwenhorst finished tied for 13th Saturday at the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals Crocs Tour San Diego Open. The No. 15-seeded team, Pavlik and Rouwenhorst defeated No. 18 Sara Dukes and Suzanne Stonebarger, 21-18, 21-12, to begin their tournament. But they then lost to No. 2 Jennifer Kessy and April Ross, 21-15, 22-20. Pavlik is winless in four matches against Kessy and Ross in her career. Pavlik and Rouwenhorst then fell in the contender?
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By Matt Szabo | August 7, 2009
Their 2009 seasons on the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals Tour have been very different. Rachel Wacholder is just beginning hers, while Laguna Beach resident Whitney Pavlik has been playing for months. But both Wacholder, who graduated from Laguna Beach High in 1993, and Pavlik will be at the AVP Hermosa Beach Open this weekend. Wacholder, 34, is playing in her first tournament of the year after having baby Koa in April. The six-time winner on the tour doesn?t have a bad partner ?
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By Matt Szabo | August 8, 2009
HERMOSA BEACH --- One of the more popular, if not exactly intimidating, nicknames for the new beach volleyball pairing of Rachel Wacholder and Kerri Walsh is “the Mom team.” Both have given birth to a baby boy since April, and they made their debut as a team this weekend at the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals Hermosa Beach Open. And, while “the Mom team” showed flashes of what may be a very successful pairing for the rest of the season, No. 3-seeded Wacholder and Walsh settled for fifth at Hermosa Beach after losing to Angie Akers and Tyra Turner, 21-11, 21-10, Saturday morning.
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June 4, 2004
Mike Sciacca Two Laguna Beach High alums nearly took center stage at the Huntington Beach Open last weekend at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. Dain Blanton, Class of 1990, and teammate Jeff Nygaard advanced to the men's semifinals where they suffered a tough, 19-21, 21-16, 17-19 loss to eventual champion Jason Ring and George Roumain. Rachel Wacholder, Class of 1993, and Angie Akers, playing for the first time as a team, reached the women's semifinals where they were eliminated by eventual champion Misty May and Kerri Walsh, 15-21, 16-21.
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July 22, 2010
Laguna Beach's Annika Dries has been selected to the USA Women's Senior National Team travel roster for the 2010 FINA World Cup. The tournament will run Aug. 17 to 22 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Dries is one of 14 players to be making the trip. Only 13 players will be selected for the World Cup event. The travel team will train in Hawaii and play in a pre-World Cup tournament in Sydney, Australia, before heading to New Zealand. Team USA will open World Cup play Aug. 17 against Russia.
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September 26, 2013
Ian Cairns of Laguna Beach is leading the first PacSun USA Longboard Team in competition as its head coach this week at the ISA World Longboard Championships at Huanchaco, Peru. The team consists of returning ISA World Team members Tony Silvagni (Carolina Beach, N.C.) and Taylor Jensen (Oceanside) who were joined by winners at the Surfing America USA Championships at Church, San Onofre State Beach, in June. The team consists of Silvagni and Jensen in the Open Men division, Rachael Tilly (Capistrano Beach)
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September 12, 2013
The women's title at the Atlantic City Open, the fourth stop on the 2013 Assn. of Volleyball Professionals Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, was won Sunday by the team of Jennifer Kessy and April Rossat Atlantic City, N.J. The top-seeded team in the tournament, Kessy, of Laguna Beach, and Ross (Costa Mesa) came from a set down in Sunday's final to edge the No. 7 team of Emily Day/Summer Ross, 23-25, 21-6,15-13. Whitney Pavlik (Laguna Beach) and Kerri Walsh Jennings (Manhattan Beach)
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September 9, 2013
One week after winning the prestigious Manhattan Beach Open, Whitney Pavlik (Laguna Beach) and partner Kerri Walsh Jennings (Manhattan Beach) just missed out on capturing another title on the 2013 Assn. of Volleyball Professionals Pro Beach Volleyball Tour. Pavlik and Walsh Jennings reached the women's final at the AVP Cincinnati Open Monday but the No. 2 seeded team in the tournament was upended by the No. 14-seeded team of Emily Day and Summer Ross. Day and Ross scored a 21-15, 21-11 victory to take their first tour title.
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By Mike Sciacca | July 26, 2012
A second chance. A lifelong dream. Jennifer Kessy took advantage of one and made the other come to fruition. Kessy, a Laguna Beach resident, and teammate April Ross are in London for the 2012 Summer Olympics. The rising duo is one of two teams representing the U.S. in women's beach volleyball. The other is Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings, who have won Gold at the last two Summer Games and are going for an unprecedented three-peat. Kessy said that competing at the Olympics has been a longtime quest.
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