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  1. Volleyball player Austin Roberts overcomes brain tumors, bacteria...

    Walter Villa

    Volleyball player Austin Roberts has overcome two brain tumors and two bouts with bacterial meningitis and is now hoping to earn a scholarship.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2012
  2. Flag football is a growing high school sport for girls.

    Walter Villa

    In Massachusetts, that state's Equal Rights Amendment allows boys to compete against girls in sports such as field hockey, swimming, volleyball and gymnastics.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2012
  3. Paint and play weekend for Kessels

    Walter Villa

    By Walter Villa Every year on Father's Day, McKenzie Kessel and her brother Cody paint their dad's car. "We'll write: 'No. 1 Dad' or 'Best Dad in the World' with an arrow pointing to the driver's seat," McKenzie said. "Or we'll say: 'Honk if ...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  4. Audriana Fitzmorris, 14, gets early USA call

    Walter Villa

    By Walter Villa Audriana Fitzmorris, a 6-foot-4 middle blocker, is a straight-A student and a part of the USA Volleyball pipeline. Her coaches describe her as a "once in a lifetime" player and rave about her unselfishness and maturity. And, o...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  5. Digging deep to honor a fallen teammate

    Walter Villa

    After losing its star setter in a tragic accident, Iowa City West set out to defend its state title in her honor

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2012
  6. Warren puts substance violation in the past

    Walter Villa

    By Walter Villa Julia Warren had made a serious mistake, but she wasn't going to compound it by lying. Warren, who had led La Cueva (Albuquerque, N.M.) to a state final as a freshman and had attracted recruiting interest from volleyball powers ...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  7. Dakota Hampton making a name for herself

    Walter Villa

    By Walter Villa When Dakota Hampton and her father, Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Hampton, get together they don't usually play sports. They make music. "I play piano, and my dad plays the saxophone, guitar and the drums," said Dakota. "We pla...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  8. Early grads adjusting to college life

    Walter Villa

    By Walter Villa Just a few weeks ago, Cassidy Vaughn was a high school senior, surrounded by loving friends and family members at every turn. Everything was familiar, and everything was fun. But after her decision to graduate early from Bowie (...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  9. Long Beach chasing another national title

    Walter Villa

    By Walter Villa If Mizuno Long Beach's 2011 season were a TV show, it might have been canceled after just a few weeks. The team's only libero left the team because of financial issues. The star middle blocker had a conflict with a beach volleyb...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  10. Alexis Austin's Power? Her Vertical Leap

    Walter Villa

    By Walter Villa Alexis Austin has made a giant leap in her game the past couple of years. She went from being a sophomore bench-warmer to earning a scholarship to the University of Colorado and making the U.S. Youth National team during the sum...

    Blog | February 01, 2012
  11. Courts that transform into Houses of Horror

    Walter Villa

    By Walter Villa A small, cozy gym. Loud, raucous fans. A big, bad volleyball team. Combine all three elements, and you get the kind of place most teams don't want to visit after dark. Today, in honor of Halloween, we present some of the nation...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  12. Nevada's Green Valley holds its own against top teams at Durango

    Walter Villa

    By Walter Villa LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Green Valley (Henderson, Nev.) exceeded expectations on Friday, showing that Las Vegas-area teams can compete with some of the nation's elite. Green Valley, seeded 32nd in this weekend's 48-team Durango Fall C...

    Blog | September 17, 2011
  13. Katie George dressed for success at Durango Classic

    Walter Villa

    By Walter Villa LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Wearing a helmet and pads, Katie George may look like a like a football player - but she's not. She's tougher than that. George, a 5-foot-10 senior setter for Assumption (Louisville, Ky.), had her tonsils re...

    Blog | September 17, 2011
  14. Kamehameha looking to ride wave of support at Durango Classic

    Walter Villa

    By Walter Villa Hawaii is comprised of eight major islands. The ninth part of the state, some joke, is Las Vegas. That may seem especially true this weekend, when thousands of Hawaiians are expected to travel to the Nevada desert for two of ...

    Blog | September 15, 2011
  15. Las Vegas teams hoping for good showing at Durango Classic

    Walter Villa

    By Walter Villa There is such a thing as being too good a host, and that, in essence, is what has happened to Las Vegas girls volleyball teams at the annual power-packed Durango Fall Classic. No Nevada team has won the tournament, which returns...

    Blog | September 13, 2011