Casey Patterson of Huntington Beach and Jake Gibb (Costa Mesa) won their second tournament title on the 2014 Assn. of Volleyball Professionals 2014 tour by winning the men's championship of the AVP Cincinnati Open.
The tournament started Aug. 28 and concluded Sunday at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio.
Patterson and Gibb, seeded second in the tournament, defeated the sixth-seeded team of Ryan Doherty (Fountain Valley)/Nick Lucena (El Segundo), 21-13, 23-21, in Sunday's final. Doherty/Lucena reached the final by knocking off the No 1-seeded team of Tri Bourne (Manhattan Beach)/John Hyden (Sherman Oaks), 21-18, 21-19, in Sunday's semifinals.
Patterson and Gibb previously won the Salt Lake City Open Aug. 10.
Bourne/Hyden finished equal third-place. The No. 4-seeded team of Brad Keenan (Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley High)/John Mayer (Mar Vista) finished equal fifth-place.
The top-seeded team of April Ross (Costa Mesa)/Kerri Walsh Jennings (Manhattan Beach) stayed perfect on the current AVP tour and captured their fifth title by winning the women's tournament at the Cincinnati Open. Ross/Walsh Jennings defeated second-seeded Brooke Sweat (Costa Mesa)/Lauren Fendrick (Hermosa Beach) in the final, 21-14, 21-15.
Summer Ross of Huntington Beach and teammate Emily Day (Hermosa Beach), the No. 3-seed, finished equal fifth-place.
Two tour stops remain on the 2014 AVP schedule. The next tournament is the Atlantic City (N.J.) Open which starts Friday and runs through Sunday. The tour ends with the AVP Championships Sept. 18-21 at the Huntington Beach Pier.
Surfers' videos sought for contest
The O'Neill Coldwater Classic currently is accepting video submissions from unsponsored surfers for the chance to win a wild-card entry into the event which is in its second year.
The classic will be run between Oct. 28-Nov. 1 at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz.
The Assn. of Surfing Professionals (ASP) specialty event will give 16 non-sponsored professional surfers the chance to win an exclusive O'Neill Wetsuits contract worth $50,000 in travel incentives and contest fees.
To apply, surfers must provide a 30-second unedited action video representing his best surfing capabilities, a head shot and a completed application.
All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges, with four being selected for an Online Public Voting phase from Sept. 30-Oct. 6. The surfer in the one video receiving the most votes will earn the wild-card invitation.
Applications will be accepted through Sept. 19. More information can be found at http://www.oneill.com/cwc/.
Youth swimming tryouts in H.B.
Riptide Aquatics, a competitive age-group swimming and water polo club based out of Ocean View High School pool in Huntington Beach, will hold an open tryout session Sept. 13 for competitive swimmers looking to join the club team.
For registration information, visit http://www.ocriptideaquatics.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NJB offers online registration
Huntington Beach National Junior Basketball currently is accepting online registration through Sept. 30.
The cost is $200 per player and online registration can be found at https://huntingtonbeach-njb.rsportz.com.
Huntington Beach NJB, a tradition since 1985, fields teams in grades K through eighth.
League playoffs games will be held at the end of the regular season, and the chapter will put together all-star teams that will compete during the all-star season.
Volunteers sought for surf camp
The second Waves of Valor Surf Camp along with VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and Red White and Blue, is looking for volunteers to serve as surfing coaches, surfing assistants and various administrative assistance (check-in, beach logistics, First Aid).
The camp is from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept 27 at Bolsa Chica State Beach.
For information, contact Chris.Merkle@TeamRWB.org, or Kristina.Enriquez@TeamRWB.org. For volunteer information, visit http://www.//https:/tinyurl.com/wavesofvalor.
— From staff reports