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Local standout Jonathan Kang qualifies for U.S. Amateur Championship

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Taylor Crabb, new partner Jacob Gibb claw their way into quarterfinals

LONG BEACH >> What a difference a year makes. Taylor Crabb played with fellow former Long Beach State players in the open 6’s tournament at the World Series Of Beach Volleyball last year because he didn’t qualify for FIVB competiti...

By JJ Fiddler|

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  • Boys Volleyball

    Oak Park setter Adam Parks headlines 2017 Daily News All-Area volleyball team

    2017 DAILY NEWS BOYS VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR ADAM PARKS Oak Park, Senior, Setter Normally, back-to-back CIF champions do not have much to prove. Adam Parks and his Oak Park boys volleyball teammates had captured back-to-back CIF Southern Section Division 2 crowns, but the impending move to the merciless CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs was looming large. Parks took it as another opportunity to rise...

    Tony Ciniglio
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  • Boys Basketball

    Redondo Union High basketball star Ryse Williams dies of cancer a day before graduation

    Redondo Union High boys basketball standout Ryse Williams, the 2017 Bay League Most Valuable Player who was headed to Loyola Marymount in the fall, died early Thursday morning at age 18. Williams’ coach at Redondo last season, Victor Martin, said his star player had been hospitalized a little more than a week ago after falling ill. Martin said tests on Monday revealed Williams was suffering from a rare, aggressive form of cancer that got into his lungs and liver and had reached...

    Dave Thorpe
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  • Breaking News

    Friends, basketball fans mourn the sudden death of Ryse Williams, Redondo Union standout and Loyola Marymount commit

    Redondo Union High School basketball player Ryse Williams has passed away, the school’s coach Victor Martin says. Williams died after a brief battle with a rare form of cancer, Martin said. Williams was set to graduate from Redondo Union on Friday and had committed to play basketball at Loyola Marymount University in the fall. News of Williams’s death spread quickly on Twitter Thursday morning. Friends and family as well as Southern California high school...

    Angela Ratzlaff
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  • High school track and field

    Agoura’s Tara Davis leads Daily News All-Area Girls Track and Field Team

    GIRLS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Tara Davis, Agoura, Sr. It’s hard to believe but Tara Davis was once a shy introvert. The girl who will stop the crowd from clapping on the jumps runway just to get them on beat used to be uncomfortable in front of people. So what changed? Becoming a cheerleader at Agoura. “We do a lot of crowd leading so I was forced to talk to the crowd. It made performing a lot easier,” Davis said. Davis carried that fun...

    Evan Barnes
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  • High School Sports

    All-CIF baseball, softball, boys volleyball teams announced

    Hunter Greene’s prep career ends with the Notre Dame alum being a three-time All-CIF Southern Section Division 1 selection for baseball. Greene, who was picked No. 2 overall by the Cincinnati Reds in last week’s MLB player draft, was joined on the Division 1 team by RJ Schreck (Harvard-Westlake), Chase Farrell (Valencia) and West Ranch junior Christos Stefanos. In Division 2, honorees included Crescenta Valley duo Trevor Beer and Kewin Ledesma, Moorpark’s...

    Evan Barnes
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  • College Sports

    Iconic Pepperdine men’s volleyball coach Marv Dunphy steps down after 34 seasons

    The task was arduous. Marv Dunphy and his Pepperdine men’s volleyball coaching staff recently began the process of digitalizing their VHS game films. With over 1,000 tapes to convert, there were certainly nuggets from Dunphy’s decorated career. “We’d get excited. We’d say, ‘Let’s pop this practice from 1986. Or this match from 1991,” Dunphy said. “I think it would be neat to send to a few of the players once the...

    Tony Ciniglio
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  • High school track and field

    Oak Park’s Robbie Otal leads All-Area boys track-and-field team

    BOYS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Robbie Otal, Oak Park, Sr. Three weeks before the Arcadia Invitational, Robbie Otal was at his lowest point of the season. He threw 178 feet in the discus to win a dual meet at Simi Valley on March 23 but after the Oak Park senior threw 201 in January, he was disappointed and began re-evaluting his entire mindset. “When you know you’re going to hit something big, you tend to skip the cultivating phase...

    Evan Barnes
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  • Skateboarding

    Dew Tour embracing Long Beach skateboarding community

    LONG BEACH >> The Long Beach skateboarding community will be well represented at the Summer Dew Tour Skateboard Competition and Festival this weekend. The elite skateboarding and Dew Tour programs for the entire family are bigger in its second year outside the Long Beach Sports Arena. “We were community ambassadors last year, and this year we’ve done even more,” ASK Long Beach Founder and Executive Director Mike Donelon said. “They’ve done a...

    JJ Fiddler
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  • High School Sports

    Campbell Hall’s Sean Maruyama leads Daily News All-Area boys golf

    Player of the Year SEAN MARUYAMA Campbell Hall, Junior Sean Maruyama is one of the nation’s best junior golfers. Every weekend he’s competing on the national or global stage, which usually takes away from his opportunity to win anything at the high school level. But this season, Maruyama was eager to take on the tall task of winning the CIF State Championship. He came very close. “It was a new challenge,” Maruyama...

    Tarek Fattal
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  • Skateboarding

    L.A.’s Alex Midler takes early lead in Dew Tour amateur street

    Alex Midler had home turf advantage in the opening round of the Dew Tour’s first round of amateur competition on Thursday on the grounds of the Long Beach Convention Center. The Los Angeles resident had the highest score among 54 amateurs in the three-part street course skateboard semifinals. Midler had a score of 261.40 out of 300 points to edge Maurio McCoy of Reading, Pennsylvania by 0.40 points. Pro athletes take to the street course on Friday for the same three-part...

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