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By Mike Sciacca | August 18, 2006
It was a different feeling for Rachel Wacholder when she took the sand last weekend in Manhattan Beach. For the first time in nearly two years, the former Laguna Beach High volleyball star would compete in an Assn. of Volleyball Professionals tournament without being teamed with Elaine Youngs. The two, who had been a force on the women's tour for the past 18 months, ended their playing relationship earlier this month. Wacholder said that personality differences played a role in their split, and "something" that happened in Paris during recent international tournament play also contributed to the decision.
SPORTS
August 4, 2006
The Assn. of Volleyball Professionals' Crocs Tour returns to the southland Thursday with the Manhattan Beach Open. Laguna Beach High alums Rachel Wacholder (1993) and Dain Blanton (1990) will compete in the women's and men's events respectively. Qualifier-round competition begins Thursday at the south side of the Manhattan Beach pier. The main draw competition starts Aug. 11 and continues both Aug. 12 and Aug. 13. Wacholder and Blanton will not begin competing until Fri., Aug. 11. The men's final is Sat., Aug. 12 and the women's final is Sun., Aug. 13. Both finals will be televised by NBC. Wacholder, who lives in Redondo Beach, and teammate Elaine Youngs are the No. 2 seed in the women's tournament, behind No. 1-ranked Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh.
NEWS
June 18, 2004
Laguna Beach's Rachel Wacholder and partner Angie Akers finished in a tie for ninth-place at last weekend's San Diego Open, the sixth stop on the 2004 Assn. Of Volleyball Professionals Nissan Series. Wacholder and Akers, the women's sixth-seed, lost to No. 11 seed Tanya Fuamata/Heidi Ilustre, 21-17, 19-21, 12-15, in winner's bracket play. Prior to that loss, the pair opened the tournament with a 21-17, 21-11 win over No. 20 seed Kristen Schritter/Helen Reale in Contender's Bracket action.
SPORTS
March 27, 2014
The Assn. of Volleyball Professionals, the premiere domestic professional beach volleyball tour in the U.S., announced Monday its 2014 schedule. The seven-tournament tour starts in May and runs through September culminating with the AVP Championships at the north side of the Huntington Beach Pier Sept. 25-28. Tournament dates: May 29-June 1:St. Pete Open (St. Petersburg, FLA.); July 3-6, Milwaukee Open (Milwaukee, WI.); Aug. 7-10, Salt Lake City Open (Salt Lake City, Utah); Aug. 15-17, Manhattan Beach Open; Aug. 28- 31, Cincinnati Open(Mason, Ohio)
NEWS
June 11, 2004
For the fourth time in five tournaments during the 2004 Assn. of Volleyball Professional Nissan Series, former Laguna Beach High athlete Dain Blanton and teammate Jeff Nygaard have finished third. The duo advanced last Sunday to the semifinal round of the Manhattan Beach Open, where they fell to the team of Matt Fuerbringer and Casey Jennings, 15-21, 23-21, 13-15. It was the pair's fourth, three-game match in a row. Blanton and Nygaard won five matches, overall, and both of their losses came to Fuerbringer and Jennings.
SPORTS
August 29, 2013
Former Laguna Beach High volleyball standout Whitney Pavlik (Laguna Hills) and partner Kerri Walsh Jennings (Manhattan Beach) won the women's title Sunday at the 53rd annual Manhattan Beach Open. It was the third-straight triumph for Pavlik at Manhattan Beach, who had won the women's title the previous two years with player partner Jenny Kroop. The pair, which was coming off an equal fifth-place finish at the Salt Lake City Open Aug. 18, pocketed $20,000 and 750 points for Sunday's win. The Salt Lake City Open and Manhattan Beach Open events were the first two of seven total stops on the 2013 Assn.
SPORTS
August 17, 2007
Wacholder, Turner reach semis The oldest beach volleyball event ? the Manhattan Beach Open, which is the considered the top stop on the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals Crocs Tour ? celebrated its 46th year with a four-day tournament that ended Sunday. Laguna Beach High products Rachel Wacholder (Class of 1993) and Dain Blanton (1990) competed at the event. Wacholder and partner Tyra Turner, the No. 4 seed, reached the women's semifinals but were eliminated from the title chase following a 16-21, 21-15, 15-11 loss Saturday to top-seeds and eventual champion Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
June 26, 2009
OCEAN CITY, Md. ? Laguna Beach resident Whitney Pavlik and teammate Stacy Rouwenhorst finished tied for ninth at the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals Ocean City Open last weekend. Pavlik and Rouwenhorst split $3,960 for their finish, which is the third straight AVP tour stop at which they?ve been seeded 12th and ended up tied for ninth. At Ocean City, Pavlik and Rouwenhorst topped No. 21 Kathleen Olsovsky and Jenny Pavley in their opening match, 24-22, 21-11, before falling to No. 5 Annett Davis and Jenny Johnson Jordan, 21-15, 21-19.
SPORTS
April 3, 2014
The Laguna Beach High Baseball Boosters will host a Rocking Spring Fundraiser Sunday at historic Sandpiper (1183 South Pacific Coast Highway) in Laguna Beach. The event runs from 4 to 7 p.m. and offers live music by the Blues Offenders, delicious food by Wood Ranch Barbecue, and an exciting silent auction. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at the door. The full proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Laguna Beach High baseball program. For more information, email Robb at skyler7@cox.net , or call (949)
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April 24, 2014
South Coast Medical Group will offer sports physicals to incoming Laguna Beach High athletes for the 2014-15 school year from 3 to 4:30 p.m. both June 3 and June 4 at the school. Students who plan on participating in Laguna Beach High athletics are required by the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) to have a sports physical with clearance. The cost per physical is $40, with $25 of that fee going to the Laguna Beach High School Athletic Boosters. — From staff reports — Cardiac screenings Heartfelt Cardiac Projects is teaming up with Laguna Beach High School Athletic Boosters to offer cardiac screenings June 3-4 for Laguna Beach High students and their families.
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SPORTS
April 3, 2014
The Laguna Beach High Baseball Boosters will host a Rocking Spring Fundraiser Sunday at historic Sandpiper (1183 South Pacific Coast Highway) in Laguna Beach. The event runs from 4 to 7 p.m. and offers live music by the Blues Offenders, delicious food by Wood Ranch Barbecue, and an exciting silent auction. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at the door. The full proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Laguna Beach High baseball program. For more information, email Robb at skyler7@cox.net , or call (949)
SPORTS
March 27, 2014
The Assn. of Volleyball Professionals, the premiere domestic professional beach volleyball tour in the U.S., announced Monday its 2014 schedule. The seven-tournament tour starts in May and runs through September culminating with the AVP Championships at the north side of the Huntington Beach Pier Sept. 25-28. Tournament dates: May 29-June 1:St. Pete Open (St. Petersburg, FLA.); July 3-6, Milwaukee Open (Milwaukee, WI.); Aug. 7-10, Salt Lake City Open (Salt Lake City, Utah); Aug. 15-17, Manhattan Beach Open; Aug. 28- 31, Cincinnati Open(Mason, Ohio)
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | October 17, 2013
It's been a different type of season for Rachel (Wacholder) Scott on the national Assn. of Volleyball Professionals beach volleyball tour, but it will conclude this weekend for the former Laguna Beach High athlete on familiar sand. Scott, a 1993 graduate of Laguna Beach, will close out the tour when she and playing partner Jen Kessy vie for the women's title at the smart AVP Championships at Huntington Beach. The four-day tournament, the last of seven stops on the 2013 AVP Tour, started Thursday and concludes with women's and men's championship finals Sunday at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier.
SPORTS
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)
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
August 29, 2013
Former Laguna Beach High volleyball standout Whitney Pavlik (Laguna Hills) and partner Kerri Walsh Jennings (Manhattan Beach) won the women's title Sunday at the 53rd annual Manhattan Beach Open. It was the third-straight triumph for Pavlik at Manhattan Beach, who had won the women's title the previous two years with player partner Jenny Kroop. The pair, which was coming off an equal fifth-place finish at the Salt Lake City Open Aug. 18, pocketed $20,000 and 750 points for Sunday's win. The Salt Lake City Open and Manhattan Beach Open events were the first two of seven total stops on the 2013 Assn.
SPORTS
September 20, 2012
Junior Breakers Volleyball Clinics, a series of youth volleyball classes presented by Laguna Beach High boys' volleyball Coach Scott Panaro, start Oct. 3 at the North Gym on the Laguna Beach campus. The clinics are designed for boys ages 14 and younger and of all skill levels. Clinic dates and costs are: Oct. 3-28 (eight classes, $200); Nov. 4-18 (five classes $125); Nov. 25-Dec. 19 (eight classes, $200); Oct. 3-Dec. 19 (21 classes, $450); Oct. 3-Dec. 16 (10-11classes, one per week, $275)
SPORTS
August 30, 2012
Four Laguna Beach High teams are ranked in this week's CIF Southern Section polls. The Laguna girls' volleyball team, which started play Thursday, holds down the No. 1-ranking in Division 1-A. The football team, which begins its season Friday at Bolsa Grande, is ranked fourth in the Southern Division. The boys' water polo team, the two-time defending Division 3 champion, has moved up to Division 2 and is ranked fourth. The Breakers start their season Sept. 7 at eighth-ranked Villa Park.
SPORTS
August 9, 2012
Volleyball camps available The second of three summer volleyball camp sessions run by Laguna Beach High boys' volleyball Coach Scott Panaro starts Monday and runs through Thursday at Laguna Beach High. The final camp session is Aug. 20 through 23. Camps are from 4 to 7 p.m. at Dugger Gym and are open to players in grades sixth through 12th. The cost is $165 per camp. Registration information can be found at http://www.lagunabeachcity.net . * Pavlik, Kropp, third at shootout Whitney Pavlik of Laguna Beach and playing partner Jenny Kropp had their undefeated run in the Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series come to an end Sunday at the Milwaukee Shootout in Wisconsin.
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