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Serguei Prokopiev from Russia dives for a ball during the Beach Volleyball match against Switzerland at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Sand volleyball isn’t just a game to Tempe resident Diana McNaughton.
Ahwatukee Foothills resident Kelly Andrew helped Xavier win the state sand volleyball title, a pilot program introduced by Arizona Interscholastic Association this spring.
About 8,000 people turned out Saturday for the AVP Nissan Series Pro Volleyball Beach Tour at Tempe Town Lake. And it wasn’t just for the world-class volleyball.
Phoenix Desert Vista gave notice to the 5A-I ranks Tuesday — the Thunder are back.
Auto racing has tried it. Football has been doing it on Monday for years. Now it's volleyball's turn to experiment with playing under the lights.
A crowd of beach volleyball fans takes in action at the Tempe Open at Tempe Beach Park. TRIBUNE FILE
March 30, 2005
Beach wrestling, one of the hottest events in wrestling, is coming to the East Valley with the help of Kauffman Homes. The event, scheduled for weigh-in at 9 a.m. May 13 at Jacob’s Ranch subdivision (2181 E. Pima Ave., Apache Junction) is for youths in grades 9-12 with five weight classes — 120, 135, 150, 165 and 190 pounds.
Another sporting event is bolting the East Valley for the west side after a tiff over turf. The AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour won’t return to Tempe because the city demanded it repair the lawn at Tempe Beach Park after dumping tons of sand to make massive play courts.
For the first 10 years of this century, the boys volleyball landscape was startlingly consistent.
Statistics don’t lie, but they don’t always tell the whole story.
The players change but the programs and coaches stay the same. Since 2000, the large-school class of Arizona volleyball has crowned eight champions.
GOLDEN MOMENT: Gold medalist Kerri Walsh celebrates after winning the women's gold medal match this summer against China at the Beijing Olympics at the Chaoyang Park Beach Volleyball Ground August 2008 in Beijing.
April 21, 2005
Holly McPeak, the first woman to break the $1 million mark in career earnings on the women’s pro volleyball circuit, knows a good team when she sees one and she’s got her eyes on knocking that team off their perch this weekend.
Don't expect to see beach volleyball Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh dancing anywhere but on the sand court after a victory.
Many Americans became familiar with Todd Rogers during the Beijing Olympics.
Athlete of the week
It was a new day, new venue, and a new result. For the second time in three days, the girls volleyball team from Desert Vista took the court against the Wolves of Desert Mountain.
It’s a new year, but that doesn’t mean there will be a new crop of favorites as the 2009 high school volleyball season begins in Arizona. The programs that were the strongest in 2008 will likely be strong again, with precious little room for the up-and-comers.
From the beginning of her high school career, Cat Highmark exhibited exceptional talent. And she exhibited an exceptional attitude for a player with exceptional talent.